I direct a musical each year, and I also end up directing most of the technical aspects. One thing we have struggled with is the playback of sound effects. We started using CDs (slow and unreliable), moved to iTunes, then VLC, and last year we moved to a piece of PC software which worked well, but crashed just before closing night and wiped our thumb drive. Needless to say, I'd like to avoid that piece of software this year. I just got a MacBook Pro last month and I ordered Logic Studio today. Can any Logic users think of a way that I can easily playback sound effects through Logic? I was hoping there would be a way to use a USB keyboard (M-Audio Keyrig) to play the sound effects, perhaps within MainStage. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks. Also: I should note that just using iTunes, VLC etc to play the files was not ideal. There is often a tiny bit of lag before the file starts. You also have to deal with playlists and such to separate the sounds, and change playlists throughout the show.