I have not played live yet with my ambient music - but am slowly setting up to do so. Only problem is trying to work out if I can do the level of sound twisting I use in the recorded sound in a live situation.
Which raises the issue of using CD/Minidisc/MP3 as part of the performance....
and how important are the visual aspect of playing live?
The only thing you need is a laptop with the music, and maybe a mixerboard that is not plugged in
I guess he is checking is email or something he look busy
No computers in my set up, so looking at how to arrange everything. I think using some prerecorded background is no different to preprogrammed sequencers etc, but am working out how to play over it. Currently have a 16 track mixer to put eveyrhting into.
"Andy, if you want to do a live performance based on pre-recorded stuff you should check out the Roland SP-404, it's great for that sort of thing. For live sound mangling the Electrix Repeater is great, but not easy to come by."
Hi Jez, I've been aware of the repeaters but no cash at present - will be using a variety of sources - hence the mixer to play with levels etc - as well as mics, synth, Roland VP9000 and other keyboard.