Thickie question: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU PERFORM LIVE? Not just you... anyone who plays this sort of music live: what's going on behind that desk? How do you put it all together, what are you doing?
I don't know what anybody else is doing. Most are just playing back stereo tracks and miming on a midi controller as far as I can tell.
My songs are split into elements inside Ableton Live - drums, bass, and two stereo submixes of the remaining elements. They are also split into musical sections of varying lengths.
I have various effects configured inside the laptop and all of this is controlled with an Akai APC40 Ableton Controller. I also have two Kaoss Pads and a Kaossilator [soon to be two] which I use to trigger live synth sounds and generate effects through which I pass the laptop outputs.
The result of all this [aside from a diagnosed hernia] is that I can deconstruct my songs and improvise over sections meaning that they are never played back the same way twice.
I don't tend to stray too far from the original arrangements as there is an optimum way for the song to fit together but I do have quite a bit of scope to shape the songs to fit my mood at each gig.
could you post the john sayer´s link about your studio build? it´s really interesting to know how is going. thanks a lot for share all your knowing.Ott responded on 03/21/2012 Next question
Do you know any good ways to promote ones music? Without knowing the right people I'm finding it hard to get it out there.Ott responded on 03/23/2012