What is your live set up?

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Post by CloudOnAFly » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:21 am

Tofuik wrote:
CloudOnAFly wrote:
mwbassguy wrote: a band i played with (the one in which the guitarist had four amps) the drummer had a zendrum from back in their "future rock" days, though he used it about as often as the guitarist used his midi pickup.
guitarists not using em much?

i would love to use one ><

infact I should totally bring my bass synth out for shows....
one should always bring a bass or guitar synth to every show.
right now i drive my microKorg with it.
but i was thinking of getting a metasonix tm-3 (vco) or wretchmachine to pair up with my bass synth.

it just so happens my bass synth only has like less than 2 octaves worth of notes on which it tracks... (just like the prior mentioned metasonix devices ) :evil:
...simply put..

Metasonix is the choice for all self respecting meta-humans...
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Post by The Cancer Years » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:31 am

after writing and recording most of an album my live setup looks to be:


I am mildly disappointed
Ensoniq esq1 x2 : Korg sg-1 : Korg Triton 61 : Emu ESI-32 : Alesis Multimix firewire 12 : Nord Lead 2x : Akai Ax80


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Post by EddieJ » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:15 am

badmrfrosty wrote:EddieJ
That's a great live (and studio!) set-up bro
Checking out your myspace there, cool...

With the right road cases I'll bet most of that rig could fly under the 2 X 32 KG check-in rules!

Can't believe you got all that on 2 stands...you get the most densely populated synth award!
It's all on ONE stand! :twisted:
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Post by badmrfrosty » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:37 pm

"""Hammond L-100 !!!""

etcetera, etcetera, etcetera!

Why you using that old L100? that's not a tonewheel, is it?
Get your self a sexy little M3!! cheap cheap...

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Post by kristoffer1989 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:44 pm

we are a 3-piece band, we play electronica/rock

1 on drums
1 on bassguitar

me on sp-404, microkorg and guitar.

the sp-404 makes it possible to play both guitar and synth live for me.

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:33 pm

Here is my current live setup:

Roland Juno-60
Roland SH-09
Casio VL-Tone
Roland R8
A6 Andromeda, MS20 Mini, M500SP, DS-8, Motif 7, DX11,

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Post by Music*aL » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:52 pm

Current Live Setup:

Nord Stage 88
Access Virus Kb

Yamaha MG100 Mixer
Yamaha MSR100 Monitors (2)


Clavia NS 88, NL2x
Virus Kb
Yamaha: An1x, ES6 (PLG150: AN, DX, VL), S80

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Post by Joey » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:35 pm

Current live setup consists of:

Ultimate two tier stand
Korg Ms2000 on the top tier
Nord Lead 2x on the bottom

MXR Phase 90 and Boss FZ-2 Hyperfuzz plugged into the Lead.
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Post by modulator_esp » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:40 pm



Nord Modular
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Post by JSRockit » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:04 pm

I don't play live...but if I did... I'd use one of a few different set-ups...

Monomachine / Machinedrum UW ...no tweaks. Just played back loops in song form.

SP-404 loaded with full songs and used as basically a play back device...

or a laptop with Ableton live ...again used basically a play back device for my tracks...

because I'd have to concentrate on my rhymes.
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Post by moogplayer » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:11 pm

previous band, Airport 81:

Synare PS-1
Roland VP-330 vocoder/strings
Atari 2600 w/synthcart
Yamaha mixer
Yamaha MSR400 powered speaker pair

current band, Alpha Channel:

(2) Electro Harmonix Mini Synthesizers
Roland VP-330 vocoder/strings
Gameboy w/LSDJ
Yamaha MSR400 powered speaker pair
Yamaha mixer

It's a bit of work sometimes, but worth the effort[/i]
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Post by MrFrodo » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:17 pm

If I had a "live set-up" as a keyboard player, it would currently be:

(bottom to top)
Roland JX-10
Korg 05rw
Alesis QS6

(off to left)
Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue

If a miracle happens, that bloody Yamaha CP70 piaon of mine will find its way into my apartment (and under the Minimoog).
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Post by yburn » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:53 pm

a red Ted Brewer Electric Violin running through a Dunlop Wah and Echo Delay modeller. Soon to be running through either a Moog MF101 or Frostwave resonator instead.

Don't play synths much live but if I did it'd have to be the Evo, I can jam on that thing for hours, it's got such a good keyboard.

Q, Pulse, MW1, CS60, MEK,

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Post by elmosexwhistle » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:58 pm

nowadays i use an alesis fusion packed with over 3gigs of soundfonts covering classic synths and keyboards, ethnic, crazy loops, 8bit, orchestral sounds and everything else...and my an1x for some live tweakability and some prog like synth solos :) x

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Post by Rusty O'Hara » Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:55 am

In the past; Yamaha RS7000 & Access Virus.

Currently working on a new live set (progressive/trance I guess :oops:) with:

Yamaha RS7000
Access Virus TI
Elektron MachineDrum
Novation SuperNova II

The RS7000 limits me to 16 midi channels only; routed internally or externally (2 midi outs) and is the master clock. Great for hands on control and flexibility on the fly.

6 midi channels on the RS7000 playing internally to trigger samples (vocals and some drums, 64mb ram)

5 midi channels triggering the Virus TI (Multi-Seq mode)

4 midi channels triggering the SuperNova II (Multi mode)

1 midi channel triggering patterns on the MachineDrum and tweakage as required.

Did use just the RS7000 and Virus; but had issues with the limited polyphony count on the Virus; hence the integration of the SNII as well for more/different fire-power.

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