Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Contemplating live performance

Last night, thanks to iTunes sales, I was able to purchase the missing link in my live setup. It's this lovely little gadget:

These songs were constructed in hundreds of layers in a computer over months and months and I've been trying to wrap my brain around how might accomplish performing these songs live. Not an easy task. So, this piece of gear will connect my voice to Ableton Live and give me instant access to effects and -a big one for me- it will let me instantly drop my voice down several octaves for bass lines. Ableton is meant for constructing loops and arrangements on the fly in a live setting. Between all this new gear, I'm hopping to be able to work up some interesting arrangements for live performance. Now all I have to do is figure out all this new equipment!

Here is my current gear for live performance:

Kaoss pad:


Ableton Live: