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What is your live set up?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:02 pm
by spacek
Efficacy surely is the first criteria. Just curious. Tony Banks used an Arp pro-soloist, one of
the first presets synths. Keith Emerson still use a Moog modular on stage. What about you?


Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:48 pm
by Analogue Crazy
Here is mine:

Korg Wavestation EX
Roland JP-8000
Yamaha CS-10

I play in a few Rock Bands.

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:07 pm
by redchapterjubilee


That's pretty much it. Just add an iPod in there, an A-Station velcroed to the bottom of the upper tier of keyboards (it's so light and narrow that it works perfect) and erase the laptop and that's pretty much it. When I tour in March I'll be taking the upper tier of stuff (leaving the HS-60 & Bitrman at home) and the TV tray for the mixer/Echo Park/Ineko.

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:19 pm
by JSRockit
Haven't played live as JSRockit...but if I did, I'd use a Roland SP-404 and a Microphone. I have played drums live and noise objects live...and that was in a very friendly environment.

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:25 pm
by rivas3
we are a two piece band and use:
ibook g4
ableton live
motu 828
akai mpc 2000xl
elektron machinedrum-uw
elektron monomachine
nord modular
line6 echo pro
tc electronics voiceworks
gibson echoplex
fender strat
lin6 amp
mackie 1604
and our balls

we have been playing out quite a bit recently and have been getting really positve responses. we have also paired up with a local artist and have begun adding our own video footage to the shows as well, which has been pretty stressful. i much prefer to edit audio than video. but combining our efforts together has def drawn more people out.

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:35 pm
by CloudOnAFly
just 2 things.

microKorg + 100 watt bass amp.

then i usually find a percusionist hanging around whereever im playing...

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:41 pm
Right now we use

Juno 60
Yamaha YC-20 organ
Yamaha CS-01
Roland D50 (shipping)
Roland VP9000 (loaded with samples/loops of other gear (SH-7, orchestrator, drums, etc)
Yamaha RM50 (triggered by drummer)
Alesis MMT-8
Jen SX1000

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:41 pm
by t.o.t.s.
Right now, we're currently a four piece band live:
myself playing guitar and performing vocals
bass player
another guitar player
a female vocalist

all the synths, videos and light sequencing are run off of the laptop.

We rarely bring synths on stage. Primarily due to me not being able to play guitars, sing and and play keyboards at once. Before another keyboard player though.. I need a new drummer....

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:43 pm
by kulten
main synth : SYB-3
drum machine : DR-110
background synth : SYB-5
amp : TM-7 or MA-12 V


Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:33 pm
by etcetera
I do my duty as the keyboard player of a danish Genesis tribute band. My keys are:

Ensoniq TS-12
Hammond L-100
Korg 05R/W module
On special occasions also: Mellotron M400

+ an ancient Compaq laptop running Win95 to organize the patches.

The DX-7 does a convincing job of emulating the Arp Pro-Soloist and the electric pianos of Tony Banks early setup. The L-100 is THE early Tony Banks organ. The TS-12 is for piano action, and for controlling the 05R/W. I actually don't even use the TS-12s internal sounds.

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:52 pm
by The Cancer Years
evolution midi board

really depends on what we will be playing but that is the core setup

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:58 pm
by MissionBrown
I have a home fx rig and a live (read "cheaper") fx rig.
I don't use an amp and I only take what will fit easily in my pedal board.
Commonly including a delay, a phaser, a fuzz, a filter, a tuner and a cheap keyboard(oh and an analogue Amp Sim/DI).
Basically I had enough of carrying 2 set of keys, 2 guitars, pedals, an amp and a banjo.
This kit reduces setup time to about 5 minutes tops.

Fortunately it actually sounds good too.
Which is the only reason I now do it this way ;)

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:59 pm
by donaldm
Nord Electro 2 (organ and electric piano)
Akai S2000 (mellotron, toy piano, combo organ samples)
RS-09 (strings) + Moog Filter and CV processor

sometimes I bring along a synth, but not too often (a crowd cant tell the difference between a RS09 through a good filter and legit monosynth anyhow.)

all of this goes through a Akai Headrush 2 and an Electro Harmonix Holy Grail

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:01 pm
by ronP
The current project is translating the CD of a Japanese-American electro lounge vocalist from a five-piece band recording into a MIDI-ed synth and groovebox duo with said vocalist.

My own:

CASIO MT-70 / ROLAND Micro Cube

These are plugged into a BEHRINGER Xenyx 802 submixer and routed into a Mackie 16 channel mixer and house PA.

My partner's:

KORG Kaoss Pad 2
KORG microX
MACBook and EDIROL 4-octave keyboard controller running Reason 3.0 and MOTU Digital Performer 5.1.1

These are plugged into a MOTU UltraLite FireWire Audio Interface and routed into a Mackie 16 channel mixer and house PA.

So, borrowing a concept from Neil Peart of RUSH: "I am the Analogue Kid and my partner is the Digital Man."


Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:21 pm
by JSRockit
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?