Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

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Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

Post by Rhodes1986 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:58 pm

Sup everyone, been lurking for a while here and thought I'd chip in to start a discussion of something I am interested in doing in the future.

Basically I want to have a setup which I could bring outside and jam out a track. The only rule is no computers for myself, but I would like to hear your similar setup if it does include a computer.

At the moment My idea is to have an MPC 500 which is battery powered for editing and arranging my drums and sequencing audio tracks.

My Telecaster guitar with a Honeytone amp and SM57

Possibly a Microkorg XL, not sure about this one but it seems like the only battery powered synth I could find.

Would anyone here have any suggestions for portable, battery powered synths, sequencers/MPC's? Or any other cool things I could use outside.

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Re: Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

Post by Sir Ruff » Fri May 01, 2009 2:22 am

Rhodes1986 wrote: Would anyone here have any suggestions for portable, battery powered synths, sequencers/MPC's?
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Sounds like JSRockit is your man in the know on that topic :lol:

Anyways, mpc500 sounds like a good start. there are a few other battery power monosynths, but microkorg will give you the widest breadth of sounds.
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Re: Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

Post by blitzdj86 » Fri May 01, 2009 4:31 am

Bear in mind, the MPC500 is pretty s**t sounding when running off batteries - noisey output - you can hear the noise change when you move the knob/slider/etc.


If you're not afraid of a little soldering,

any piece of gear with a DC input voltage can have a battery made for it and plugged in..
most 9V gear seems to run off of radio-controlled car batteries (which are actually only 7.2-8V), which is nice since they hold alot of charge and are rechargeable.
EG: the original mk1/mk2 electribes, yamaha AN200/DX200. Also the rack versions of the MS2000.

The MK2 elektron machiendrum/monomachines take a DC voltage!
Also the DSI evolver, and I assume mopho too.

I love the thought of battery powered gear! - It's always a sideproject of mine to have something similar happening, in say the size of a briefcase so I could carry it round.

My current 'wishlist' would be something like -
Korg ES-1
2x evolvers
a couple guitar pedals

For things that already have battery power - the smallest keyboard synth is the xiosynth 25. for analogue, you could get a bass station keyboard. old drum machines are usually battery powered too. For a cheap sequencer, the DR 202 (2 synth tracks + the rhythm sequencer part

for sampling: besides the MPC500, there is the SP-404 - only internal sequencing, but a fun sampler & lots of effects in it.

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Re: Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

Post by tim gueguen » Fri May 01, 2009 6:20 am

There's also the Yamaha QY series "walkstations" and their cousins the MU5 tone generator and SU10 sampler. Not the most flexible or terrific sounding boxes but they are small and battery powered.
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Re: Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

Post by EmptySet » Fri May 01, 2009 8:59 am

The Korg Poly800 can take batteries.

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Re: Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

Post by Rhodes1986 » Fri May 01, 2009 2:32 pm

The Korg poly looks preety cool, ill deffinately check it out.

Im a bit dissapointed the DSI Mopho isnt battery powered, would be perfect too.

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Re: Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

Post by blitzdj86 » Fri May 01, 2009 3:22 pm

Just thought I'd say,

this thread inspired me to get off my a*s and follow my dream.

I'm trading in my rather chunky RM1X for an electribe S mk2.

It + my dr-110, a delay pedal, and a reverb pedal, will soon be rocking battery powered techno.

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Re: Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

Post by th0mas » Fri May 01, 2009 5:22 pm

mini kaoss pad is a must.

I had a rig like this (dr-110, tr505, kaoss pad, microkorg, bassstation keyboard) and slowly got rid of it all and now I just use a nintento DS with DS-10. It was fun though, I brought it on plane trips a few times and got a lot of funny looks.

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Re: Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

Post by michael stein » Fri May 01, 2009 10:19 pm

I use these for gorilla shows.
Roland sh-101,
electro harmonix freedom amp,
Korg poly800,
Microkorg,
Roland TR-606,
Bheringer mixer model number?,
Some cheap dan electro pedals.

and I cover the metallic song battery (not really).
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Re: Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

Post by blitzdj86 » Sat May 02, 2009 2:23 am

gorilla shows.
:lol:

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Re: Setup for producing outside in the backyard or elsewhere

Post by elphcoil » Wed May 06, 2009 1:25 am

i'm rocking the asus netbook, novation xio 25 and orion for super portability. the xio can get power from aa batteries, ac, or usb. it's not analog set up but it sounds good, has asio and can run entirely off battery power.

next up - a few solar panels. i'll be a hermit out in the desert in no time. or i'll just have something to do when the dodgy power cuts out during storm season. :D
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