Re: [LAU] Synths for live use

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To: Luke Peterson <luke.peterson@...>
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Date: Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 11:27 pm

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Wow! Fantastic stuff!

In my experience bristol seems quieter than other synths but perhaps I'm
configuring it wrongly?

Very excited about the GPL beatrix!

Any thoughts on running linuxsampler live on a netbook? Would this be
pushing things too hard?
On Nov 18, 2012 9:43 PM, "Luke Peterson" wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Louigi Verona wrote:

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Wow! Fantastic stuff!
In my experience bristol seems quieter than other synths but perhaps I&#=
39;m configuring it wrongly?
Very excited about the GPL beatrix!
Any thoughts on running linuxsampler live on a netbook? Would this be pu=
shing things too hard?
On Nov 18, 2012 9:43 PM, "Luke Peterson&quo=
t; <luke.peterson@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Louigi Verona <
louigi.verona@gmail=
.com
> wrote:

Fluid Synth is VERY difficult to work with in a live situation, even as QSy=
nth. I tried it many times and I don't advice it.For years, I regularly used Fluidsynth+qsynth =
in parallel with Bristol, live at shows running off a netbook with an Atom =
chipset. Dell Latitude 2100.

(Somewhat outdated, but conceptually accurate) details =
here:=C2=A0http://lukepeterson.com/2010/02/07/arrivi=
ng-midi-keyboard-live-rig/

The trick was to set Bristol up as my hammond emulator =
on midi channels 1 and 2, then various patches including a Rhodes, a D6, a =
piano, a few other things up on channels 3+ ... I set up Bristol to listen =
to the knobs and sliders on my keyboard (M-Audio Axiom 61), and then could =
change patches by flipping the global channel for that keyboard up and down=
. It took me half a dozen shows to work out all the bugs in performance -- =
for instance, I'd run into trouble every now and then if I'd change=
channels while holding a key.

The most overloaded this rig ever got was a show where =
I had my X-Box keytar running through a M-Audio MidAir wireless midi unit, =
fixed to channel 1 on a high-distortion D6 patch, my Axiom 61 as a multicha=
nnel workhorse playing any patch I wanted with the knobs and sliders set to=
the hammond, and my old Yamaha P80 which was a pain in the ass to change t=
he channel on set to channel 4 for my piano patch. So 3 controllers in tota=
l.

Our encore was Baba O'Riley, for which I created a =
QArp arpeggio on the D6 that mimicked Pete Townshend's Lowrey autoarpeg=
gio intro. After our set, I ran a shell script to kick off QArp to control =
channel 1, and then started the song from the crowd in front of the stage o=
n my wireless keytar. It worked great until I made my way back to stage and=
tried to hold the arpeggio on the keytar while also then playing the first=
3 piano chords on the P80. The five-fingered piano chord along with the ar=
peggiating D6 overloaded the memory on my little netbook and sent a ton of =
nasty artifacts through the venue's PA, and then I had to kill a bunch =
of processes and re-load the rig. But it was pretty f--ing cool right to th=
at point. The sound tech and the rest of the band covered as best they coul=
d and we did a fairly exciting trainwreck of an encore, which we medleyed i=
nto something else. God bless beer and 2am crowds!

Anyway, I guess my point is, if you are just looking to=
play a fixed fewer-than-16 patches and don't need to change any of the=
ir settings mid-show, QSynth should be a fine solution. Pre-load each onto =
its own channel and just change the channel on your controller to switch fr=
om patch to patch.

-----Luke Peterson=C2=A0
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[LAU] Synths for live use, James Stone, (Tue Nov 13, 8:07 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Dan MacDonald, (Mon Nov 19, 7:36 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, James Stone, (Tue Nov 20, 7:57 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Nov 20, 8:24 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, James Stone, (Tue Nov 20, 12:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Paul Davis, (Tue Nov 20, 1:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, James Stone, (Tue Nov 20, 1:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Jeremy Jongepier, (Wed Nov 21, 7:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Paul Davis, (Tue Nov 20, 1:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Nov 20, 1:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, david, (Wed Nov 21, 7:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Nov 21, 8:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Nov 21, 10:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, James Stone, (Thu Nov 22, 11:19 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Jeremy Jongepier, (Thu Nov 22, 11:49 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Nov 22, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Jeremy Jongepier, (Thu Nov 22, 11:53 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Danni Coy, (Thu Nov 22, 11:58 pm)
[LAU] Yoshimi and MIDI learn (was Synths for live use), Jeremy Jongepier, (Fri Nov 23, 7:29 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, James Stone, (Fri Nov 23, 12:21 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Jeremy Jongepier, (Wed Nov 21, 8:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Nov 21, 9:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Jeremy Jongepier, (Thu Nov 22, 10:18 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Peter P., (Wed Nov 21, 10:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Dan MacDonald, (Wed Nov 21, 9:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Rui Nuno Capela, (Thu Nov 22, 12:18 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Jeremy Jongepier, (Thu Nov 22, 10:42 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Edgar Aichinger, (Fri Nov 23, 7:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Jeremy Jongepier, (Fri Nov 23, 8:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Nov 22, 2:07 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Jeremy Jongepier, (Thu Nov 22, 10:34 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Dan MacDonald, (Thu Nov 22, 7:31 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Nov 22, 8:58 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Folderol, (Wed Nov 21, 10:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Jeremy Jongepier, (Thu Nov 22, 10:30 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Folderol, (Sun Nov 25, 6:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Beers for live use, Hartmut Noack, (Sun Nov 25, 7:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, michael noble, (Wed Nov 14, 6:55 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, James Stone, (Sun Nov 18, 2:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Jeremy Jongepier, (Sun Nov 18, 7:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Paul Davis, (Sun Nov 18, 7:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Nov 18, 5:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Louigi Verona, (Sun Nov 18, 5:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Luke Peterson, (Sun Nov 18, 9:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, James Stone, (Sun Nov 18, 11:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, david, (Mon Nov 19, 12:08 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Louigi Verona, (Sun Nov 18, 9:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Jeremy Jongepier, (Sun Nov 18, 7:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, James Stone, (Sun Nov 18, 5:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Louigi Verona, (Sun Nov 18, 5:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Nov 18, 5:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths for live use, Hartmut Noack, (Tue Nov 13, 4:27 pm)