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Is it OK if I perform with my modular live?
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Eis-T
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

this is what happens when you use samples instead of the real thing:

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whitewulfe
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

AntManBee wrote:
andrewF wrote:
as soon as I see a laptop on stage, i think 'lame'

What about Kraftwerk?!

I used to use backing tapes onstage in the early 1980s (it's tough being a one-man-band) and it pissed a lot of people off, but so did Human League & Depeche Mode (although DM kept their 8 track hidden backstage) and it didn't do them any harm.

Perceptions will always differ but if you're using a tool creatively in a live performance I can't see that it matters if it's an analogue modular or a laptop - you just need to decide what will work best for you in the given situation.


VNV Nation is another, and they throw one hell of a good show, and they aren't afraid to show the couple of Macbooks on the stage...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Use everything. I still think it is magical seeing a modular on stage especially one that is lit well to go with the music. OK I could go with the obvious Emerson, Tangerine Dream, Roger Powell etc.

Funniest thing is (apart from ELP themselves) the biggest cheer from the crowd over the weekend at High Voltage Festival happened when the modular Moog was wheeled on stage and uncovered. Not bad for a piece of equipment 50 years old!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

AntManBee wrote:
andrewF wrote:
as soon as I see a laptop on stage, i think 'lame'

What about Kraftwerk?!

I used to use backing tapes onstage in the early 1980s (it's tough being a one-man-band) and it pissed a lot of people off, but so did Human League & Depeche Mode (although DM kept their 8 track hidden backstage) and it didn't do them any harm.

Perceptions will always differ but if you're using a tool creatively in a live performance I can't see that it matters if it's an analogue modular or a laptop - you just need to decide what will work best for you in the given situation.


The key is performance-Kraftwerk have the videos and lightshow (and robots), DM had Dave Gahan, HL had Phil and the girls and even Howard Jones had his mime(!)-problem is when the sole visual focus is a guy or guys who could be reading emails for all the audience is aware.

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Any news on this yet? I just sold all my other modules of this type so I could replace it with this different implementation of the same thing!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

AntManBee wrote:
andrewF wrote:
as soon as I see a laptop on stage, i think 'lame'

What about Kraftwerk?!

Kraftwerk used to bring gear. When Computerworld was the current disk their live act looked like the album cover. A good bit of that chunky sixties era NASA style console was filler but they were clearly playing stuff even if it was just riding filter over canned sequences. In more recent performance videos I don't get the sense that one night's show would be any different than another. Their presence seem superfluous. I'm curious to hear what the MOMA shows are like.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I think a laptop gig is fine if there is a performance aspect, like using controllers and some kind of visuals, but if its just some dude switching scenes in abletron with a mouse/trackpad then thats faking it IMHO and more akin to a DJ set, only not as interesting or flexible.

I'm fairly sure though that there are cutting edge laptop performers out there doing stuff in realtime and having a blast in the process.

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