Before the decision to play live was made, I considered driving the sequences from a more powerful desktop workstation. The reasons to use a desktop were there:- more CPU power & RAM, faster hard drive(s), better cooling, plenty of juice for the USB ports, and the ability to tuck the box away somewhere under a […]
Let’s talk about using a laptop as the central piece to a live show. If I could sum up the collective wisdom and opinion of those who have gone before, I’m pretty sure it would sound something like this: “Don’t do that.” But I really feel like I have to do it. For the past […]
If you’ve wondered what those Aux channels mean on your mixer, I will explain. That way, should you ever get the ear of a seasoned electronic veteran… like The Juan MacLean, for example…. you can ask them more insightful questions, and won’t need to spend your car ride home doing a *facepalm loop! The aux dials on […]
I can’t be the first one to do this, but this seemed like as good a place as any to put the analog signal routing- esp. if I want to use any of the effects chains. The ideal place would be under the hands of a dedicated, competent sound person… unfortunately the venue doesn’t […]
As an added bonus, these metal brushes are also louder… yet still much quieter than the ‘crack of doom’ their wooden cousins would produce on my snare.