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Re: mac laptop set-up
instead of "lig rig" there i meant "live rig", sorry
On Monday, February 25, 2002, at 11:36 PM, Jeff Blanding wrote:
> i've had trouble with Phrazer too actually...
> what i really need help with though is a set-up or arrangement for
> actually running a lig rig on the laptop, and how to "virtually wire"
> it in the software. for example, say you wanted to use Logic Audio for
> MIDI sequencing, and triggering samples, etc., and you wanted to be
> able to stop and start various bits at will. also, you wanted to send
> the audio output through effects (reverb, delay, etc.) and be able to
> modify the parameters of those easily live for improv purposes. also,
> you would have your sound sources of, aside from a few short samples,
> some soft synths like Absynth and maybe a virtual percussion instrument
> (perhaps VST). how can you best control all this for the live show?
> ReWire? do it all through LogicAudio? mb use Cubase, since Logic doesnt
> have much VST support?
> On Monday, February 25, 2002, at 07:46 PM, just john wrote:
>>> i am thinking of getting an Apple iBook for live use as an instrument
>>> (softsynth, sampler, looper/fx). i would like to focus as much as
>>> possible on the iBook and have no external gear, since i am thinking
>>> traveling a lot with it. has anyone on the list done looping or live
>>> electronic music with their mac laptop? what was the set-up, and do
>>> have any tips or feedback from the experience? i have lots of
>>> about various things, such as how to route the signal internally and
>>> able to go through various effects, use different apps at once (VST
>>> instruments, etc.), and mix it all into a pair of stereo outs. i've
>>> playing with apps like Absynth, ReCycle, Phrazer,
>>> Reaktor, Koblo, various VST instruments and effects... i basically
>>> to be able to route whatever sampler or softsynth i am playing through
>>> effects and also do some triggering and sequencing among the different
>>> apps. i mostly do live improv so i prefer triggering different samples
>>> manually to sequencing the whole thing, but i would be curious about
>>> sequencing also.
>>> anwyay, any relevant advice will be appreciated.
>> Well, cripes, you've already mentioned most of my bag of tricks, except
>> Digital Perrformer and Max/MSP. But I have those two on two different
>> laptops. On this one, I have DP and Bitheadz' Unity. I've gotten
>> to do one or two nice things, tho it is a DEEPLY flawed product. I'm
>> looking forward to radiaL. Native Instruments has the freeware
>> and jhno's Looper is dandy, even with the play-only version of Max/MSP.
>> And for fun, search out Vocalwriter.
>> * firstname.lastname@example.org http://just-john.com/cn/rfe.shtml *
> Jeff Blanding
> "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the
> continent, a part of the main.
> If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if
> a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine
> own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in
> mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it
> tolls for thee."
> - John Donne
"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the
continent, a part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a
promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own
were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind,
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for
- John Donne