Live interactive effects for the whole mix

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Live interactive effects for the whole mix

Post by Bath House » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:40 am

Other than the dated Kaoss pad, what are some good devices to strap over the whole mix when playing live (or most of it) for real-time tweaking? I’m interested in gating/slicing, filtering, tape/vinyl spin downs, and other dynamic things like that that I can use for dynamic effects or transitions.
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Post by h4ndcrafted » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:33 am

Pioneer do very hands on effect boxes

There are a couple of them

Rmx 500 and 1000

Software wise there are things like sugarbytes Tornado which is also on iOS
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Post by th0mas » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:13 pm

Octatrack.

I've had one twice, and most times I've tried to use it as the core sequencer / sampler / drum machine, got frustrated, and put it back on the shelf for many months. I've probably had 5-10 failed starts with the octatrack over the years.

I recently tried to use it for the role of "mixer / effects" and then added on looper / live sampler functionality since I understand the record machines from using the machinedrum. I've got an x0xb0x and TR-606 in a little case with the octatrack and it's a dream.

In a basic setup I just route the x0x/606 audio through the OT and then use OT track 8 as master track. But once I had that going it was pretty easy to get into live sampling of the x0xb0x to add a second layer, playing back some 16-bar stem loops to add some versatility to the sound, using scenes or sequenced trigs for FX sequencing, etc etc. It's a lot more straightforward to use like this and you don't end up spending all your time doing frustrated sample slice management.

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