What is your live set up?

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Post by MitchK1989 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:10 am

It changes with every show... Basically some form of drum machine if I'm not doing a gig with a live drummer... And whatever I feel like bringing for keys.

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Post by sacredcow » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:13 am

Two turntables and a microphone?
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Post by Denms20 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:33 am

Old analog Korg CX-3, behringer volume pedal, Danelectro fab overdrive, and a handful of cords. I can carry it in in one trip from the truck. If I need more I don't take the job! (Trumpet usually goes too, in case I need it)
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Post by spookyman » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:48 am

Same as Denis : an old Korg CX-3 with a 760 Leslie, a Fender Rhodes with the silverface Twin Reverb and effects, a Korg MS-20. Thats all. But pretty heavy to carry on stage. The day i will be rich, i will keep all that stuff at home and replace it (for gigs) with a Nord Stage Compact...
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Post by Joey » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:26 am

with friends:

Virus, AX-7, Juno 106

With Dangerous Muse:

Alpha Juno, DX9 (both as midi controllers), oberheim matrix 1000, akai s1100
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Post by brian.only » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:41 am

currently we are-

me- polysix, juno 106, stratocaster, powerbook, sp 202, loop station, pedals, vox.

others- trapkit, violin, sg, melodica, dell, loopstation, er1, bass cannon, pedals.

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Post by 23 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:53 am

I have a few configurations that get used, depending on the project. In any regard they are:

1. 23 (Industrial Project) and Naught (Breaks): Ableton Live handles the majority of both MIDI and it's own native Pharase sample sequences. Two instances of Live are ran. A P2500 is coupled up with Live and at times is used to sequence some clips in Live, itself, and on some drum duties of the Supernova II.
For Naught a 777 is ran which sequences itself. In both 23 and Naught cases, One of the Live instances seves as the master clock. Live is also ran ONLY in Session mode and there a couple dedicated controllers I have for it. As far as gear used for each project, I'll just say pretty much the entire studio gets brought out for 23 shows. Naught tends to run with an EMU P2500/CS, Novation Supernova II, Future Retro 777, Ableton Live, and a small stash of controllers and a few hardware effects.

2. A23P (Acid Techno Project): The MC-505 serves as the master clock and synth wise is controlled by it's own native sequences. One P2500 is used to sequence itself (non drum timbres) as well as half of the SNII (non drum timbres). The second P2500 is used to sequence itself (drum based timbres), half the SNII (drum based timbres), and the ER1. The 303 is controlled by it's own sequences. A 777 is also controlled by it's own native sequences. The ER, along with being partially sequenced by a P2500, also has it's own native sequencer utilized. The MC-09 utilizes it's own sequencer. The MFB Synth II is controlled via it's own native sequencer.
Both P2500s are alternated in and out of "record" mode heavily, as close to all sequences they spit out are improved/created live. The improv notion also applies to 777 sequencing, and is partially applied to ER sequencing, 09 sequencing, and MFB sequencing. The non drum based P2500 is typically maintained to run a 8 measure loop while the drum based one typically is simply running a 1 measure loop. The MFB and Synth II typically run 1 measure loops, but occassionally will go into 2 measure loops....the 777 really jumps all over the place in regard to loop lengths being utilized as does the ER. A small slew of effects are brought along.

There is a techno group I'm apart of (Noise Product) that pretty much runs the same setup as A23P with the exception that there are more hands (and heads) involved, a second 09 is typically added, and a second 777 is sometimes added.

In any regard, those are my main live methods.


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Post by Big Gnome » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:26 am

I have only performed twice as a keyboardist (I am principally a guitarist and the band I was in split up a few months ago). The first time, I used Logic on a laptop with my Xboard 49 controller; on the second occasion I borrowed our asshole touring bassist's keyboard, a Roland XP-30 if memory serves--didn't much care for it, although it made a nice little table for my spare picks and ebow when I wasn't playing keys. ;)
I suppose the equipment I'd bring depends on the sort of gig, but my knee-j**k answer would be my Quadrasynth. Nice 'real' instruments, nice synthetic sounds, nice keys.
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Post by Umbe78 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:00 am

Gibson SG and Nordlead2 or JP8000 or both (depends) and a friend's notebook
My friend also has a midi controller and a guitar FX processor (Roland GT8)
The Machinedrum/SH101 are sampled in notebook with Live/Reason , then they stay in my room (safe!)

but....... live are 3-4 at year :?
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Post by tallowwaters » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:57 pm

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Post by kulten » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:40 pm

JSRockit wrote:
kulten wrote:main synth : SYB-3
drum machine : DR-110
background synth : SYB-5
amp : TM-7 or MA-12 V
Great stuff... where can I hear your jams again?
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Post by Tofuik » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:52 pm

Gameboy Micro

But soon to be using: SH-101, Electribe R mkII, and lots of Live 5 goodiness..
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Post by wiss » Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:18 pm

Apple G3 pismo powerbook (why switch when I have zero issues with it)
Fender Jazzmaster
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Post by EddieJ » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:22 pm

My current setup includes Ableton Live, ESX, EMX, microKorg, MS2000R, microKontrol, JV1010, SH32, and a Yamaha 01v to mix it all down. I've got it all to where it sets up on my quicklock stand what I've been customizing for a while. It's all in the picture in my signature.
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Post by sonny1 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:36 pm

I use a Korg Triton, Alisis QS6, and my Drummer triggers with a Roland SPD-S Sampling Percussion Pad. I go thru dual Roland KC 550's and a Sub. Simple and effective. I would like to replace the QS6 with a nice vintage Monosynth in the future, as I use it for it's solo sounds only...I am open for suggestions for good solo synths at a reasonable price. :lol:

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