Gargoyle, dj's 2 decks, hidden from view, normally just a head, nodding in the darkness.
Ofent not even that if the club is packed.
The controllers make it more fun to perform, but at the end of the day music performance, meh, it's not playing an instrument, its not that interesting to look at unless someone is dancing around like a twat, and then they look exactly that.
if you want live music or performance go and see a band, that's what they do.
Wjo wants to drag around obsolete old creaky technology.
or one could get a keytar and play that on stage and look like a ginormous twat.
Or for percussion, there's that guy who build that hand percussion box, looks pretty silly from where I am standing. . .
It's a different paradigm. honestly i wish all these people who complain about lap top and email checking would laearn to play guitar, join a band and start hanging out in camden (or whereever applicable in your town).
I want to listen to music not watch some 20-30 year old geek masturbating on stage.
Who's that guy who mods axiom 25's or something similar and calls it live-ism or somesuch.
it sounds like noise. i
DBX live or hawtins dex and fx, fuck that's just a load of boxes all of which are programmed to play back patterns. . . It rocks sonically but the experience isn't like watching a really good guitarist, or really tight band. . .
perhaps we should do away with synths and just bang rocks
Not having a crack at you mate per se, just I find this whole slightly luddite thing that goes on around the reproduciton of music a bit wierd. I know i have drifted off from your point slightly.
I mean honestly who wants to go back to the 80's, someone posted a video of Herbie Hancock, Dolby, Stevie and various others and I thought what a bunch of absolute c0Cxs (apart from stevie he's blind so he doesn't know what a bunch of d!cks the others looked like). My god if thats what people who make electronic music look like when they are in bands they should just ban the whole thing.
No Keytars, no one really wants to look at you bar a bunch of spotty geeks, you aren't a rock star, you are a geek that is into Electronic music. Behave like one, get behind your equipment and show some good visuals
Again Gargoyle this is not directed at you so please dont take any of it personally. I thik you just tripped a switch somewhere cos i CANT WAIT FOR LIVE8!!!!!!!
Peace n love
PAS one the old equipment thing, hopefully companies like UA with their emulations are doing away with the need for these creaky old boxes. . .
PPS I am getting Shipmann Ebbe and Flut next so meh to myself in some respects. Wont be using it live though. . .