So I have been using Synths for the last 7-8 years in marching band and wanted to also share some pointers here as well. . .
So after doing this and seeing the crap my synths go through year in and year out, I have decided to do this differently the next time my boss says I can spend a lot of money. (Which I hope is sometime soon because my triton is about to bite the dust!)
Many of us are using the various flavors of the following synths: Roland Fantom Yamaha Motif Korg Triton Korg M3
After watching my 3 expensive synths be destroyed by heat, loading, unloading and the various other things that happen during a marching season, here is my plan for the future when I put these puppies to rest.
Also, if you are really in a financial bind and have an iPad (kind of an oxymoron) the DJ Sampler App works like a charm! (and its only $.99) We used it all season for voiceovers and sound effects and never had a problem.
[quote author=RGreen link=topic=3825.msg21528#msg21528 date=1313695491] I would not use the synth as a sampler if you are needing to do what you are wanting to do. Is it possible. . . Yes. . .Is it easy to set it up. . .Not really.
I would purchase one of the two samplers below. . .run your samples from here and keep your synths dedicated to music instruments. It's also easier to manage on the board when you want to have multiple instances when you need to separate and balance the levels of music and text.