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My rig
« on: May 29, 2013, 08:44:54 AM »
Thought I'd contribute something here.

Here's a shot of me with my keys rig at my band FreeThought's last gig on Friday night.



Not the greatest shot to actually see my setup but I'll give you a runthrough.

The board is an M-Audio Oxygen 88 MIDI Controller. That's sending MIDI data via USB to my laptop which is a HP Pavilion dv6 (2010 model). Upgraded the RAM in that thing so now it runs quite smoothly. On the laptop I'm running Acoustica Mixcraft 6 as my VST host. That's hosting a whole bunch of Native Instruments/UVI/Korg/freeware stuff. Got some nice sounds. The audio interface I'm using is a Lexicon Lambda, and it's all sitting on an Ultimate Support VS80 V-Stand. The second tier is being used to hold the laptop. In addition to that I use a cheap USB footswitch to scroll through patches in my DAW.

Looking at (finally) upgrading to a Kronos midyear (when I get all mah tax dollars back), which will improve things significantly. The soft synth rig is great but it has been known to crash from time to time which can be super inconvenient. I won't be fully replacing the soft synths though; I'll still use my laptop (integrated with the Kronos once I get it) for the really unique sounds (multisampling is WAAAAAAAY too much effort), but the rest of it (pianos, strings, choirs, brass, EPs, whatever) will be all handled by the Kronos for much more smooth sailing.

More pics from the night can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.388469384605978.1073741827.148446585274927&type=3

While you're there, why don't you head on over and give my band a big old Facebook like? :P

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Re: My rig
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 09:14:29 AM »
Nice shot. :)

I have Kronos lust myself, I think it's the best all in one live instrument available today. You'll be pretty happy with that, I'm sure. :D

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Re: My rig
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 11:05:24 PM »
Oh Lord. And I thought One Direction looked young

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Re: My rig
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 05:52:54 AM »
Hahahahhahah not sure if I'm meant to take that as a compliment. I can assure you our music sounds a lot better (to a prog fan's ears anyway) than One Direction. We have a demo up on youtube with our old singer (I posted about that a while ago) and we're putting out a new EP in about 3 months.

But I'm 19 in case you're wondering.

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Re: My rig
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 11:29:00 AM »
I love the V Stand.  I use it with my Fantom G7. It looks cool and is really sturdy AND it folds down small enough to pop into the boot of the car :)

But I don't think it's made any more and nobody seems to have the 2nd tier on sale anywhere :(

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Re: My rig
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 12:25:33 PM »
You look like a young Guy Martin


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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 12:37:20 PM »
I would class Guy Martin as quite young!
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Re: My rig
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 06:30:57 PM »
I would class Guy Martin as quite young!
So would I, he also looks like......like.......like........give me a week or so.........
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Re: My rig
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013, 03:03:47 AM »
Hahahaha I kind of see it...

If you could see my face a little better you could see though that my mutton chops are slightly larger than Mr.  Martin's..

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/581920_388469754605941_918761458_n.jpg

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 11:16:56 AM »
I would class Guy Martin as quite young!
So would I, he also looks like......like.......like........give me a week or so.........
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Re: My rig
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 04:37:50 PM »
Now you're just naming random Australians :P

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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2013, 06:05:54 PM »
Now you're just naming random Australians :P
I guess the other bloke is Australian as well.
Never heard of him
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2013, 06:13:37 PM »
Now you're just naming random Australians :P
I guess the other bloke is Australian as well.
Never heard of him

If your referring to Guy Martin he's not Australian.  He's 31 year old Motorcylce racer from Lincolnshire, primarily rides in road races like the Isle of Man TT. He also did a TV programme for the BBC called "The boat that Guy built"

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Re: My rig
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2013, 01:56:45 PM »
Awesome picture.  :D

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Re: My rig
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2013, 12:29:46 PM »
Awesome picture.  :D

Thanks mate! :)