A gear question:
To perform a solo live show (just running Ableton/controller), do I need a mixer AND an interface to get my sounds to the speakers or only one of the two? I am confused...
Either approach is fine, although I like to have an analogue fader between me and the sound system because when digital equipment crashes it has a tendency to emit full scale [very loud] broadband digital noise and in that circumstance a digital fader [like those built into most interfaces] will not help you because it will most probably be disabled by the crash.
That, coupled with the fact that at most club gigs the soundman will piss off to the bar or out to the street for a smoke within two songs, means that you should have a foolproof means of reducing your volume within easy reach in case of emergencies.
I also like to have a rudimentary analogue eq between me and the sound system so, for me, a mixer is what I need.
What kind of music do you prefer private?Ott responded on 02/06/2012 Next question
Have any tips/advice for speeding up or smoothing the flow of the track creation process? Seems that a lot of time can be wasted fumbling around and not actually getting good work done in the studio..Ott responded on 02/06/2012