How often do you use hardware live, if at all?

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How often if at all do you use your synthesizers live?

I regularly use hardware live on stage
39
56%
I regularly use computers live on stage
0
No votes
I regularly use a combination of hardware and computers on stage
8
11%
I very occasionally use hardware live on stage
4
6%
I very occasionally use computers live on stage
0
No votes
I very occasionally use a combination of hardware and computers on stage
2
3%
I never play live however record live takes at home/in the studio
11
16%
I never play live and sequence most/all of the time when recording at home/in the studio
5
7%
I never play or record live or at home. My gear is part of a nostalgic collection
1
1%
 
Total votes: 70

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How often do you use hardware live, if at all?

Post by syntheticsolutions » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:39 pm

In an attempt to get an idea of what fellow forum users do with their gear in regards to performing live with it, I have created a simple poll.

It would be good to know how many of you enjoy going out with your hardware and how many would prefer to avoid such activities. It would be great to hear other peoples views and experiences with gigging, or not, with hardware both modern and vintage :D
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Post by Jorvik » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:18 pm

Never play live, just record music occasionally at home. I always play parts live rather than sequencing, although that might change when I start messing around in earnest with Volcas.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:38 pm

I play probably 3-4 shows a month live, all hardware.

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Post by monolith » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:05 pm

All hardware for me. Actually now that I think of it, I've never actually played a software synth! :?

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Post by syntheticsolutions » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:13 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:I play probably 3-4 shows a month live, all hardware.
:headbang: love to hear this! I find it really inspiring to hear of people going the extra mile and performing live with hardware.
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Post by mini700 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:06 pm

Hardware only for me. Never used a computer on stage ever. I'm not sure, I would know how to do it. ;)

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Post by zoomtheline » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:18 pm

Rarely play live but when I do it's all various hardware.

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:03 pm

I regularly use hardware and computers live. But I also make different music than most of you. When I play solo it's very much in a Klaus Schulze/Tangerine Dream Berlin School sort of format where the computers and iPads either sequence the hardware or sequence softsynths while I play hardware synths. OR it's my kosmiche stoner metal band where I play drums to iPad sequences and eventually play synth and drums at the same time.
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Post by V301H » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:42 pm

I only use hardware on stage and often use some vintage gear along with the new. In the late 80's/early 90's I used an Atari computer live.
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Post by pflosi » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:43 pm

These days only hardware, and mostly improvised. Some years ago I tended to use a combination...

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Post by cgren72 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:50 pm

If i played live, I would probably use a computer to sequence my Blofeld, drums, and to control parts of my modular. I haven't wanted to play live yet, because I am more into experimentation. One day, down the road, I may do a music/light show, but I'm pretty far away from that point because I haven't even written a serious song yet!

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Post by jim777 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:31 pm

I only rarely play live out anymore, but when I do it is always hardware synths and bass guitar. I get my Geddy on when I get the chance :lol:
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Post by commodorejohn » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:37 pm

I don't play live since I'm woefully out of practice (two years of piano lessons, ten years of not keeping up on them...) In the studio, I've been exclusively sequenced for a long time (see: ten years of not playing,) but as I've been picking back up on my keyboard abilities I'm starting to change that (actually, the piece I'm trying to finish for the hybrid compo has been all live takes that I've cleaned up in the sequencer and run back through my DW-8000 for recording.) For most of that time, it was all software, about a year and a half ago I started getting into hardware synthesis and I've never looked back...
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Post by sequentialsoftshock » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:43 pm

All hardware. Sometimes I'll use a computer to run my interface though.
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Post by Mac Moog » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:53 am

Always live. I do sometime use sequences and triggered riffs to duplicate live, when playing the more complicated stuff though coming out of the DAW only production studios. No fun just hitting play and faking it on stage. I'd rather actually perform.

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