Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

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Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

Post by rutgermuller » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:55 am

So who will be the first to admit?

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Re: Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

Post by djsynchro » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:03 am

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Re: Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

Post by UKRuss » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:09 am

I just press play in arrangement view and go off into the crowd pretending I'm triggering stuff from my iPhone.


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Post by pepezabala » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:31 am

our VJ has, as a kind of joke.

I did when I used freesound live. when you open lots of tabs in forefox you can do stunning stuff just by browsing samples online. Usually my gmail account opens when I open the browser, so I shortly checked if there is new mail while performing. didn't write or read any mails, though.

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Re: Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

Post by interpolate » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:38 pm

Hmm..

When I played live, I would prepare 3 different sets based on how drunk I got.

For times when I was really drunk I've set up extravagant reaktor patches that did nothing before. Lots of knobs and sliders and x/y grids etc... all did nothing, ran input to output and bypassed the plugin altogether. Few times people came up and took pictures of my laptop screen, I bet they are still trying to figure that one out lol
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Re: Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

Post by weeddigger » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:52 pm

Done that, even have gone as far as mixing in a song or four from youtube videos I stream live...
If you can imagine it, it can happen...

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Re: Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

Post by beats me » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:29 pm

I'm waiting for somebody to man up and just name their project Checking My Email or gig as DJ Checking My Email. It would actually probably relieve a lot of pressure to do some kind of over exaggerated or fake performance.

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Re: Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

Post by UKRuss » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:50 pm

DJ Mailchekka.

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Re: Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

Post by cenik11 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:55 pm

Never.

Airport is always disabled on my Macbook Pro (even when I'm not performing).

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Post by aisling » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:20 pm

:oops: I have not played live in a while, but I always wanted to order a pizza while playing.........just once!
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Re: Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

Post by Angstrom » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:21 pm

it would be funny to get the Live manual out while performing.

Especially if the song was in a particularly glitchy section, to get out the manual with a concerned look on your face and flip through it, adopt an expression of relief and stab at a button on your controller, and the set leaps to new section.

Ok, perhaps it would not be funny to anyone other than geeks.

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Re: Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

Post by H20nly » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:28 pm

@ Angstrom
No, that would be funny. Problem is... unless you're in good with the venue you may have a bit of an issue getting booked again. :(

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Post by hoffman2k » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:31 pm

Angstrom wrote:it would be funny to get the Live manual out while performing.

Especially if the song was in a particularly glitchy section, to get out the manual with a concerned look on your face and flip through it, adopt an expression of relief and stab at a button on your controller, and the set leaps to new section.

Ok, perhaps it would not be funny to anyone other than geeks.
Well if you made enough of a scene and had a very readable cover that says something like "How to make sound go boom!". You could get a good chuckle from the front row.
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Post by Johnisfaster » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:44 pm

interpolate wrote:Hmm..

When I played live, I would prepare 3 different sets based on how drunk I got.

For times when I was really drunk I've set up extravagant reaktor patches that did nothing before. Lots of knobs and sliders and x/y grids etc... all did nothing, ran input to output and bypassed the plugin altogether. Few times people came up and took pictures of my laptop screen, I bet they are still trying to figure that one out lol
word of advice though, never play with a kaoss pad live when you're drunk, cause when your smashed you think the kaoss pad sounds amazing but I've actually cleared rooms thinking that the kaoss pad stutter effect was sounding awesome :)
It was as if someone shook up a 6 foot can of blood soda and suddenly popped the top.

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Re: Who has really checked his e-mail while performing?

Post by Johnisfaster » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:44 pm

wasn't there an artist that did their taxes on stage at a festival?
It was as if someone shook up a 6 foot can of blood soda and suddenly popped the top.

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