A little challenge for ya guys

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A little challenge for ya guys

Post by XZit » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:02 am

So heres just a question I'm posing to see what you guys would do.

So your a musician.
You make/produce drum n' bass/break beat/hip-hop type music. Or Goa/psy trance.

You got yourself a gig--but your only allowed to bring one instrument/device. And it CAN'T be a laptop.


So your doing a live pa of the above type music-you can only have on device to use. What would you pick? It can be anything--just not a laptop.
Remember the above type music includes drums/bass/and synth lines/pads.
The live pa set will last 1-2 hrs or so. The instrument/device should be relatively easy to play live.


Kind of challenging eh?
Heres even more of a challenge if your up for it--the device/instrument has to have a keyboard.



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Post by supermel74 » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:12 am

Roland JX 305

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Re: A little challenge for ya guys

Post by Soundwave » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:43 am

XZit wrote: So your a musician.
You make/produce drum n' bass/break beat/hip-hop type music. Or Goa/psy trance.
Welcome to 1996! :P

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Re: A little challenge for ya guys

Post by crystalmsc » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:03 pm

Soundwave wrote:Welcome to 1996! :P
when JV-1080 based synths were still king :wink:
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Post by JSRockit » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:18 pm

I would bring a Roland SP-404 sampler and play back all the stuff I created on multiple synths.
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Post by ewblank » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:09 pm

An iPod ;-)

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Post by BadTeeth » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:20 pm

Without keyboard - I'd go with Rockit -- an SP404... you can sync the samples to bpms, they take memory cards and have a heap of onboard effects etc. You could definetly pull a live show off with one if you had it in you.

With Keyboard - no idea hahahha

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Post by megawatt » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:01 pm

Roland MC 808. While I prefer the MC 909 for studio work, the MC 808 is great for live use because of the motorized sliders that spring to the correct values.

Like JS I'd load it up with the samples/ sequenced loops from my studio.

plus it's full of techno.

A keyboard? What would I need that for during my GOA set? A blinding solo? :)
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Post by JUGEL » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:06 pm

Kurzweil K2000s ... and crossed fingers.

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Post by Soundwave » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:06 pm

I don't know of any act doing drum 'n bass or hip hop live with a keyboard apart from maybe triggering the odd sample. The MPC is popular with hi-hop artist but essentially the proper instrument in that genre is the Technics SL1210 and a cross fader.

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Post by mono/noise » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:31 pm

Hmmm isn't this what workstation synths excel at?
Just give me the new Korg M3 or better yet a OASYS.

That should do the job.
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Post by kyodai » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:35 pm

of my gear i'd say the EMU XL7 - if it has to have a keyboard then . . the same . . . o.k. that might be cheating a bit but it has a 1 octave keyboard that doubles as pads it's just not a traditional keyboard. too bad it isn't a sampler
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Post by portland » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:40 pm

JUGEL wrote:Kurzweil K2000s ... and crossed fingers.
that's what came into my mind with psytrance... just add an Ensoniq DP/4+ and now you're like everybody else

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Post by Sir Ruff » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:59 pm

um, amazingly I think my sq-80 would fit that bill, with multi-timbral sequencer to boot.

the drums would sound rubbish, but would be ok for something housey/electro...
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Post by bigbadbarns » Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:30 pm

Well, I don't even have one in my hands yet (still waiting for it to arrive) but I'd have to say an Alesis Fusion- VA, FM, AM, Sampler, hard disk, sequencer... I purchased it because I wanted an all in one synth/sampler/sequencer that could handle a variety of s**t. Well, actually, I purchased it because Huppo suggested it would be a good alternative to the rompler's I'd been looking at, and on further looking, it really looks to be the most powerful workstation in its (or any? [save for the oasys maybe]) price range.

Really, I wouldn't REALLY be happy doing the kind of LONG set you're talking about with any ONE FORM OF SYNTHESIS, let alone one synth.

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