At 5/21/13 02:03 AM, Cabbster wrote:
Sounds pretty fleshed out. Personally I'd replace the lights with a video editor/splicer and
projector program. Or a combination of the two. Just think that you get more out of an experience : out of say... Alice in wonderland movie spliced with Nemo backdrop on a huge screen than a
bunch of extremely expensive lights.
A good projector and backdrop would probably cost me about just as much. I sell DMX lights at my work so manufacturers sell me stuff at cost (about half of MAP pricing). But the sound and lighting part is least important. Most venues will have their own.
Speaking of expensive, how much do you think all that equipment would cost as a grand total?
Well ignoring cabling, power, software, and the laptop, here's the pricing breakdown for MAP pricing:
MPK88 = 700
Launchpad-S = 170
Scarlett2i2 = 150
CMD PL-1 = 100
CMD MM-1 = 150
Total for me however will be around $700 cuz I get those special discounts.
Do you have some of that equipment already?
I have everything except the CMD controllers which havent hit the market yet.
What kinda show are you talking about?
It can be adapted for any genre, but in this case I would like to develop both a neurofunk and glitch hop set.
Better have a real good consistency playing in shows if I'd be investing in that. Personally I don't : see the point in using live synths unless I really know what I'm doing or it's a sit down concert.
From my experiences Fl rarely crashes due to synths. Then again I'm not plugging anything in.
But crashes happen quite often in live shows.. As long as you don't break into a sweat and feint
from nervousness, its not a huge issue to just reboot it real quick. That is if its simple enough to
Well I wouldnt do a live show until I had practiced and gotten my side of things down, but I'm really tired of DJs and their standards and I want a performance thats more respectable on stage. Fading in and out takes near zero skill. Some people use a launchpad or maschine to trigger extra samples or effects but thats not enough for my satisfaction...which is where the performance mode and live synths come into play.
Since I'm here, I might as well ask the dumbest question ever.
What is midi? Is it another word for synth/effects hardware?
MIDI is just data for what youre doing on a controller. So when you press a key on a MIDI keyboard it sends the data (MIDI) which says how hard youre pressing the key, what key youre pressing, and for how long youre pressing it. Same goes for moving faders and rotaries, and hitting pads. So MIDI is just a name/standard for sending that kind of data.
There are non musical tasks that are also done using MIDI data, such as controlling lights.