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Post by moogboy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:50 pm

I've designed the 9U eurorack case in this photo to be my ultimate workstation-it's the centerpiece of every composition I write, gear-wise. Anyway, tonight at 11 PM EST I'm going to be performing on livedetroit.tv playing TTSH and eurorack (there's a self-playing patch in the euro system that's also running, and I'm using the Fuzz Factory as a noise synth. Also will have a couple of pedals and maybe some random improvisational collaborators, who knows!)

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By the end of the week I'll have the hole filled with a Soundplanes SY1 CV->DMX module, so with one case I have
-guitar fx
-bass fx
-synth(s)
-fx, signal routing, control, processing for external synths
-electroacoustic workstation
-video performance rig
-lighting performance rig

with the ability to do nearly any combination of those at the same time.

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Post by ZenitSar » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:18 pm

This is my small case in progress and a pic from our first performance using it. Heavy duty music stand works great for holding it at a comfortable angle, but it's a pretty light case. Worked great!

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Post by moogboy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:53 pm

Did lights for a gig last night using modular to control some LED par cans


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Post by DeanG » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:20 pm

I keep trying to simplify.

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Post by noisejockey » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:24 pm

I'm about to do a show tomorrow night with two guitars, so with my hands occupied, I whipped up a teensy 42hp looping Rings machine that's controlled with mah feets! (One footswitch to Rings strum input, one to the delay's Ping input.)

Video from an early rehearsal:
[video][/video]

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Post by nearly ghost » Wed May 17, 2017 1:26 pm

noisejockey wrote:I'm about to do a show tomorrow night with two guitars, so with my hands occupied, I whipped up a teensy 42hp looping Rings machine that's controlled with mah feets! (One footswitch to Rings strum input, one to the delay's Ping input.)

Video from an early rehearsal:
[video][/video]
Very cool! I love simple little systems like that with a massive palette of sounds.

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Post by Jasonic » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:39 am

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She folds up real nice.

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Post by sersch » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:23 am

This is the setup I used for this gig:
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I use a fixed patch on the 200e, takes about 40 min to set it up and 40 min to tear it down (yes, I do already use notes for this), as the 200e can't be folded patched. Add to that the time to set up the rest of the gear. Always get raised eyebrows when I tell folks I use a modular synthesizer with a fixed patch.

And this is how it looks all packed up:
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When I omit the mixer, I can condense it down to this:
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But as the long black case for the keyboards, FX, cables, MIDI stuff, AC adaptors measures 59 inches (about 150 cm), it is a bit of a challenge to travel with public transport with this setup.

EDIT: updated broken video link

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Post by johnnyapolis » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:09 pm

xenosapien wrote:
I got more of a "groovebox" approach, call it east coast if you must... ;)
Looking to get 4 voices (plus) out of this: kick, percussion, bass, lead.

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Any sound offerings we can hear from this rig? I am trying to put together a similar rig with a similar philosophy with less hp. :doh: I'd really benefit from hearing what you're able to do with yours! Cheers.

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Post by xenosapien » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:39 am

uh, I´ll try to record something soon - but that setup right there already doesn´t look like this anymore, I keep changing stuff around (I have another 6U/85hp case for 'overflow' modules).

Will pick up a Beatstep Pro next week, that´ll change the portable setup quite a bit...

I´m actually preparing a short set for a small party friends are having in a few weeks, so I guess I could record some of my practice runs :)
may you live in interesting times.

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Post by johnnyapolis » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:34 pm

xenosapien wrote:uh, I´ll try to record something soon - but that setup right there already doesn´t look like this anymore, I keep changing stuff around (I have another 6U/85hp case for 'overflow' modules).

Will pick up a Beatstep Pro next week, that´ll change the portable setup quite a bit...

I´m actually preparing a short set for a small party friends are having in a few weeks, so I guess I could record some of my practice runs :)
Hell yeah! That sounds great and sounds like fun for you! Knock 'em dead!

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Post by dysonant » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:46 am

I reconfigured my performance a couple weeks ago and this was the first test.

[video][/video]

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Post by ba1 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:36 pm

I received these yesterday from Andrew at nonlinearcircuits. Great little system! Boat loads of functionality and character. I don't think there's anything else that comes even close for less than $1,650.00 (shipped with case and power supply). I had to assemble and glue the case. Andrew is a pleasure to deal with and he does excellent work! I can't wait to dive into these modules a little deeper!

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Post by sackley » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:46 am

ba1 wrote:I received these yesterday from Andrew at nonlinearcircuits. Great little system! Boat loads of functionality and character. I don't think there's anything else that comes even close for less than $1,650.00 (shipped with case and power supply). I had to assemble and glue the case. Andrew is a pleasure to deal with and he does excellent work! I can't wait to dive into these modules a little deeper!

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:love: :goo: I haven't seen that before, looks wonderful! Do you mind linking to more info?

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Post by ba1 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:01 pm

Sure!

http://nonlinearcircuits.blogspot.com/2 ... voice.html

Most of the demos available show the more noisy/textural side of the system, but it's totally possible to get mellower/cleaner sounds out of it as well.

This one is pretty good.


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Post by spinach_pizza » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:37 am

My hybrid MU/euro system. It's in a 10u mixer case. The top row is a line mixer, the channels of which are connected to the patch bay in the middle for channel input (there are tons of unused jacks on the patch bay, but I had this 1 rack unit space available and didn't want to spend the money to get a custom utility rack made).

The front of the case has a lexicon effects unit patched into the mixer.

This plus a digitakt makes my live setup!

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Post by noisejockey » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:38 am

Rad way to mix formats and bring the right tools for the job.
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spinach_pizza wrote:My hybrid MU/euro system. It's in a 10u mixer case. The top row is a line mixer, the channels of which are connected to the patch bay in the middle for channel input (there are tons of unused jacks on the patch bay, but I had this 1 rack unit space available and didn't want to spend the money to get a custom utility rack made).

The front of the case has a lexicon effects unit patched into the mixer.

This plus a digitakt makes my live setup!

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Post by Siete » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:36 pm

dysonant wrote:I reconfigured my performance a couple weeks ago and this was the first test.

[video][/video]
Really diggin that stuff, nice job!! :D

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Post by spinach_pizza » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:52 pm

noisejockey wrote:Rad way to mix formats and bring the right tools for the job.
:tu:
spinach_pizza wrote:My hybrid MU/euro system. It's in a 10u mixer case. The top row is a line mixer, the channels of which are connected to the patch bay in the middle for channel input (there are tons of unused jacks on the patch bay, but I had this 1 rack unit space available and didn't want to spend the money to get a custom utility rack made).

The front of the case has a lexicon effects unit patched into the mixer.

This plus a digitakt makes my live setup!
Thanks! I'm really looking forward to using this system.

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Post by R.U.Nuts » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:20 pm

So here's a crappy phone pic of my sytem at an open stage night. I'm doing solo shows with it as well. I'm pretty happy with this system. It's very hands-on and flexible.

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Here's the MG-screenshot so you can see better what's going on:

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There's also a racked DIY patchbay with eight multiples and five attenuators, reverb stompbox, Arturia Keystep and a small mixer invovlved.

and this is a recording of a rehearsal for a live show. unfortunately no footage of the actual show:

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Post by moremagic » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:50 am

i have been playing out with this setup occasionally

i really like having 2 delays again, makes it feel like home :-3

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its great how much control 1 pressure points can give

i went to 6U when i got sick of bringing my beatstep and delay pedals everywhere and i'm very happy with where i and my instrument are at now

i have started playing with keys a lot at home but that is too much trouble for playing out yet with this imo!

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Post by Human Koala » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:05 am

mine a 6 year old 6U case that has elvolved :help: :
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in action :
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Post by ba1 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:19 am

sersch wrote:This is the setup I used for this gig:
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I use a fixed patch on the 200e, takes about 40 min to set it up and 40 min to tear it down (yes, I do already use notes for this), as the 200e can't be folded patched. Add to that the time to set up the rest of the gear. Always get raised eyebrows when I tell folks I use a modular synthesizer with a fixed patch.

And this is how it looks all packed up:
Image

When I omit the mixer, I can condense it down to this:
Image

But as the long black case for the keyboards, FX, cables, MIDI stuff, AC adaptors measures 59 inches (about 150 cm), it is a bit of a challenge to travel with public transport with this setup.

EDIT: updated broken video link
When I saw Morton Subotnik play two years ago, he had a similar fixed patch set up (minus the Electron). He also had a laptop. I got the feeling that an amount of his set was prerecorded to some extent, which was a bit of a disappointment. Since I don't see a laptop in your setup, I'm curious about your work flow.

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Post by tenshun » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:57 pm

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Having alot of fun with this setup.

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Post by xtek » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:53 pm

My current one 12U/ 104HP Performance Case.
Ill be adding Plonk soon

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