Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

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Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by patrick.olson86 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:38 pm

Hey Live community! I'm flying from MPLS to Seattle soon and it's about a 3.5 hour flight. I thought I'd try and get some ideas down in flight and be productive while I'm doing nothing. So, I'm curious, what is your in flight method for making ideas? Do you guys bring mini portable controllers or just use the keyboard to lay down midi?

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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by Asymmetricalmusic » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:48 pm

It's hard enough to open a laptop and plug in my Headphones without feeling like i'm bothering the person next to me. I'm always in the middle seat too!

Train is way better, I'll bust out controllers on a train but on a plane its just the laptop

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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by eddiex » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:30 am

i fly back east a few times a year. yeah, controllers on a plane are kind of bust for the people next to you/in front of you/around you. i always just program midi in with my trackpad and just plug my headphones into my laptop. i am a big advocate of in flight etiquette. i believe, this method, is probably the most courteous.
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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by 3dot... » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:12 am

wake me up when we land..
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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by slatepipe » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:47 am

i made this the other year flying back from sri lanka : https://vimeo.com/19360782

i posted about it previously in this thread :
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it seemed appropriate to post it again in this thread too :wink: , considering it was my inflight setup at the time.

i'd spent years wanting to do something with the headphone sockets and the entertainment channels on planes but i never seemed to end up on board with the right adaptors, so this time i spent a lot of my holiday in sri lanka going to electrical shops and market stalls, making sure i had every conceivable sort of adaptor.

it nicely passed a few hours, with the addition of some beers and a valium to calm my flying terrors and i was well sorted

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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by pencilrocket » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:33 am

get up 3 hours earlier than usual and sleep in the plane
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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by Tarekith » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:36 pm

I use the iPad or iPhone to sketch out ideas, it's quieter for the people next to me, and takes up less room.

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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by djadonis206 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:41 pm

Watch a movie or use an iPad or IPhone to twiddle some beats out.
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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by patrick.olson86 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:44 pm

Alright, laptop + keyboard it is! And, of course, I'm stuck in the middle row, in the middle seat, what a treat!

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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by BoddAH » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:00 pm

There's something deeply poetic about composing a piece of music floating through the sky 30,000 feet above ground.

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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by footsy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:11 pm

I usually bring my MPK 88, if you ask politle no one seems to mind.

xD

I'm kidding, no just laptop and headphones. I tried it once, and it felt awkward... almost like the person was over my shoulder. I usually gather tracks before hand and listen and note them, nothing production wise, just something chill and that I could fall asleep too.
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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by eddiex » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:44 pm

BoddAH wrote:There's something deeply poetic about composing a piece of music floating through the sky 30,000 feet above ground.
I totally agree.
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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by beats me » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:58 pm

patrick.olson86 wrote:Alright, laptop + keyboard it is! And, of course, I'm stuck in the middle row, in the middle seat, what a treat!
:lol:

After everybody said that’s a bad idea.

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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by Sibanger » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:00 am

patrick.olson86 wrote:Alright, laptop + keyboard it is! And, of course, I'm stuck in the middle row, in the middle seat, what a treat!
You are an international rock star. Fuck the person sitting next to you. Set up your studio in the plane and go nuts. While you're at it, drink too much, abuse the attendants & tell em the food tastes like dog shit.... :twisted:

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Re: Your In-Flight Methods/Setups

Post by [art] » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:48 am

The TE Op-1 is a great plane accompaniment. Although if its Live u want then for me its an 11" MacBook Air all the way. That thing fits perfect on the table trays. Having said that I really need some noise canceling headphones for the task... Can anyone recommend any?

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