What is your live set up?

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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by nvining » Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:22 pm

Live setup:

Fender Rhodes - I use a Mk. II 54 key Rhodes, which has a lovely action and has been modified to be very barky and growly. It likes to pretend it's a Wurli. I used to use a 73 suitcase, but that just got to be too heavy. Sometimes I put it through a Maestro PS-1 phase shifter, and sometimes I put it through a Space Echo.
Clavinet D6 (on top of the Rhodes), run through a Mu-tron III or a Maxon AF9 for those days when I just want it to work.
Alesis Andromeda A6 - to the side of the Rhodes.

Prior to getting the Andromeda, I'd lug either the Pro Soloist or the SH around to use as a monosynth. I want to add a nice little monosynth to the rig - a Moog Prodigy would be ideal, as would a Voyager OS for that matter - and a chopped Hammond with a nice Leslie. I'm tempted to try swapping the Andromeda out for a Poly Evolver, but I don't think I'd ever want to sell the Andy.
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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by CZ Rider » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:41 am

clusterchord wrote:
CZ Rider wrote:Moog Modular System 1P
16 voice NED synclavier II
Arp Odyssey
Korg MS-20
Oberheim 2 voice
Moog Opus3
Voyager PE
Indigo 2

Playing out live the weekend Nov 2 on the radio and internet stream.

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze6s1hi/
now, this is my kind of live setup :wink:

but, but.. no pictures?? you GOTTA have some pictures of this set.. 8)
Just updated the site with pics of the Moog Modular and the Synclavier II. For the Back In Time 4 Concert next weekend.

Here is the scoop:
This concert will begin at aproximately 1:59 AM when we will "Time Warp " for an hour long piece, and finish at about 1:58 AM a minute before we started. (Huh?)

Don't miss it!! Live on the internet this time next week!
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze6s1hi/

PS: Forgot to mention the concert will be a tribute to Richard Wright of Pink Floyd, who recently passed away.

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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by StepLogik » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:31 pm

For a live acid-house rig, I was thinking about the following setup:

* Roland Fantom G
* 2x FR Revolution OR 2x x0xb0x OR 1 of each (variety is the spice of life?)
* Effects for 303's (Boss VF-1 and Electro-Harmonix big muff)
* Korg Kaoss Pad 3
* Small behringer eurorack mixer (Might be able to avoid this by running the 303's into the G and mixing internally)
* Yamaha YME-8 MIDI thru box (Distribute MIDI clock from G to 303's, VF-1, Kaoss Pad, and DMX lighting console)

I think anything more elaborate than that is probably over-complicating things. I suddenly wish there was a desktop version of the Fantom G without a keyboard... the G is big. I don't want to bring my TB-303 out on the road for obvious reasons and I think the Revo or the x0xb0x is more than adequate for live performance.

The x0xb0x can't receive pattern changes via MIDI program change which is a crock. However, I think there is a firmware patch for this. The revo's really seem better suited for live PA since they have shuffle, a potentially useful remix function, and can receive pattern changes via MIDI program change. This allows me to control the performance from the G without having to worry about keeping the 303's in sync.

I also figure an APC power backup UPS and Furman Power Conditioner (the real ones with voltage regulation) are in order as well.

Any glaring omissions besides talent? :lol:

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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by th0mas » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:36 pm

StepLogik wrote:
Any glaring omissions besides talent? :lol:
Personally I've found that mixing internally (or 'chaining') your synths is never as good an idea has even a cheap mixer quality-wise.

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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by StepLogik » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:06 pm

th0mas wrote:
StepLogik wrote:
Any glaring omissions besides talent? :lol:
Personally I've found that mixing internally (or 'chaining') your synths is never as good an idea has even a cheap mixer quality-wise.
yeah you are probably right - the desire to bring less gear can sometimes get you in trouble. the little behringer i have has enough inputs to mix the 2 303's and the 2 stereo outs from the G.

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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by justin_havu » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:35 pm

KEYBOARDS:
Korg Triton Extreme 76
Korg X3
M-Audio Keystation 88es

MIXING/MONITORING/RACKMOUNT
Tangent 1202a 12-channel mixer
Behringer B215A active monitor
Proel 8-channel rackmount DI box
Monster pro 900 power conditioner
DBX 231 EQ
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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by philbar » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:41 pm

couple of differnet ways of doing things.

firstly i'm a cajon player, so that comes everywhere i gig... :D

secondly my live rig was a machinedrum and a nord lead 2x.

both have now gone and i haven't played keys live for a while. if i did, i'd have to use my laptop, and my virus polar.

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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by StepLogik » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:15 am

justin_havu wrote: Monster pro 900 power conditioner
Essential, especially if you have a bunch of vintage gear.

Some of the power i've seen at live gigs has been deplorable. I always keep one of those radio shack outlet testers to check the power outlet before I plug in. Amazing how many home-grown quad-boxes are wired backwards...

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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by Maskin » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:10 pm

My setup at the Styrax Showcase back in October:
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Here's a list of my current live setup:

Allen & Heath ZED-14
Apple MacBook Pro (running Renoise for MIDI sequencing)
Boss BX-800 (to mix the seperate instrument outputs of the SCI DrumTraks)
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 Module
Dynacord Echocord Super
Echo AudioFire 12
Korg MS2000
Korg Kaoss Pad
Moog Little Phatty Stage I
Moog MF-102 (not actually in use while playing live, but it's rackmounted)
Moog MF-103
Moog MF104Z
Sequential Circuits Inc. DrumTraks
Yamaha TG-33
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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by skarabrae » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:51 pm

I just put this rig together ... have not used it live yet.

Rack:
Yamaha TG55 + E-mu Proteus 1(through Behringer Virtualizer)
Waldorf Micro Q
Oberheim Matrix 6R(through Virtualizer) (married to Roland D-10)
Roland D-110 (use TBD)

Mac G3 running Arturia MiniMoogV

Stack:
Roland Juno D ... Pianos/Pads
Axiom 61 Controller (running Micro Q, TG55/Proteus1) ... Synth Sounds/Specials
KeyRig 25 Controller (running G3) ... Moog Sounds
Roland D-10 (married to Matrix 6R) ... Heavy Bass Sounds/Fat Leads w/ heavy multi FX

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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by Zonkout » Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:23 pm

New live setup with new band:

Sequential Circuits Pro-One
Wurlitzer MLM (black) through a cheap vibrato pedal

Gotta work on the MLM's grounding--too noisy!
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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by killanator » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:05 am

Exactly the same as my studio setup.

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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by secularatom » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:06 pm

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this is my band during practice
old school and juno 60
sorry about the poor quality, cameras on phones don't really have good quality.
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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by pflosi » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:59 am

juno 60, tb 303, acidlab bassline2, xbase 09, mfb 503, tr 626

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Re: What is your live set up?

Post by StepLogik » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:53 am

What is your guys' typical load-in / setup time?

Some of you with very large rigs must need a lot of time to get everything wired up.. ?

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