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Re: why a laptop at all?
It's not Live's sequencer that makes the difference - I don't use it's
sequencer functions at all - it's the abiliity to trgger samples and
manipulate effects. It's like an MPC2000 on steroids. You don't even need
plug in a midi controller - you can just use the keyboard.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Sottilaro" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 11:27 PM
Subject: Re: why a laptop at all?
> OK, I'll take your word for the cool sequencer stuff, but it seems to me
> you're really not saving yourself any schelping with the laptop, as it's
> not that much smaller (if at all) than a hardware sequencer,and with the
> fact that you're using other sound sources, means even more gear. I
> guess my point was kind of me asking if the laptop could replace the
> long list of gear you listed. (similar to what I haul around) but if
> you love your sequencer software that's enough of a reason, of course.
> Mark Sottilaro
> On Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at 05:21 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > used Apple Powerbook G3: $800 (in june of last year, it's cheaper now)
> > used MIDI interface: $250 (MIDI Express XT; i could get by with less
> > though)
> > Numerology MIDI sequencer: $50 (well, it was comped to me: i was alpha
> > testing)
> > Akai s2800 for drums with Zip drive: $150 (worth $200; i'd get an S5000
> > instead)
> > Novation Bass Station: $200 (estimated post-trade cost)
> > Korg MS2000: $490
> > grand total: $1940
> > total for laptop rig: $1100
> > if you're going to do just midi (i'm all about the MIDI) then you don't
> > need
> > the Aluminum 17" Gigahz Badboy.
> > i realise that some may scoff at using a laptop for just midi, but keep
> > in mind
> > that there are plenty of people that pay alot of money for hardware
> > sequencers
> > that don't allow you to sum pitch sequences and skip steps.
> > also, saving money on the laptop makes room for buying an EDP, Repeater
> > (watch
> > out for that P/S though), or a big pile of RDS units. :)
> > the coolest thing to do is to take all thost old-ass digital processors
> > you can
> > buy on Ebay for 50-150 bucks (TSRs, LXPs, Studio 400s and whatnot) that
> > have CC
> > control of their effects and sequence them. here's an example (though
> > this
> > isn't as wild as i would like to point out):
> > http://www.suitandtieguy.com/sounds/stutter.mp3
> > so by buying a cheap laptop and cheap old effects you can get really
> > crazy
> > sounds. i have all the knobs on my Electrix gear labelled with Brother
> > P-Touch
> > labels as to what CC# they are. all my gear also has a little label of
> > what
> > port and channel it's on as well.
> > if you have analogue synthesisers, you could buy a bigger MIDI-CV
> > converter
> > than you need and use the extra gate/cv outs to control even CHEAPER
> > effects.
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