How much room is there for improvisation during shows with the band?
Matt, Chris and Nick have unlimited scope to improvise, within the parameters of each song. I do too but a lot of my energy is devoted to managing the equipment and trying to stop it all falling over. We are bound by key, tempo and, to a large extent, the arrangement of the song. Because I rely on a lot of sampled percussion and sequenced synth parts we have to play to a click track and we're bound somewhat to the sequencer.
That's not a limitation though - it's a large part of what we're trying to do. We're trying to blur the boundary between live performance and computer music and achieve a perfect 50/50 blend of the two. It is quite disciplined but we can do quite a bit to make each night unique.
We're never going to turn into a noodly jam-band though. You will never hear a wailing guitar solo or a 20-minute jazz-funk cover version of 'Astronomy Domine' at one of our shows.
I believe it's the default peak meter in Sonar. The mix is in the box. I never did this so I thought I'd ask you. Here's the link if you've the time. thx²
Ask a question...Ott responded on 01/13/2013