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Re: first looping performance without hardware

Maybe try Digital Performer or Live instead of Logic?  I hear good  
things about Logic, but stability isn't one of them.  When I saw  
Thomas Dolby perform with two G5s Logic died twice during the show.   
I don't really do that much performance with Digital Performer but  
it's very stable for me on my G5.

I've been using Live these days but my "Live" rig is PC and it's  
pretty damn stable.  The coolest thing is that usually when it goes  
down it stops responding to mouse clicks but my loops keep going and  
Mobius will still respond to MIDI so I'm able to gracefully fade  
out.  Normally though, it only crashes when I'm mucking about with  
Jamstix (an improvisational drum machine) in some way that I wouldn't  
try during a performance.


On Aug 21, 2008, at 9:42 AM, info at zoekeating wrote:

> the other thing was that i didn't have to worry about midi issues.  
> usually, its risky for me to setup and then leave everything for an  
> extended period before performing. sometimes the midi between my  
> motu ultralite and my external gear will die. the only way to get  
> it back is restart the motu. i suffer many anxieties wondering if  
> my midi will be live and i have yet to solve the issue. motu blames  
> apple. apple blames motu. ableton blames motu.
> but with no external gear, there is are no midi connections to  
> worry about other than my pedal.
> On Aug 21, 2008, at 9:31 AM, kkissinger@kevinkissinger.com wrote:
>> Quoting info at zoekeating <info@zoekeating.com>:
>>> ... very satisfying to have all my gear (with the exception
>>> of the FCB1010) in a backback.
>> Your approach -- to carry as little equipment as possible,  
>> resonates with me.
>> While I enjoy my hardware/equipment rack, in most cases there  
>> simply isn't enough setup time to feel at ease with a lot of inter- 
>> connected hardware.
>> -- Kevin