all the new ibooks boot into os 9 as well as all the 15" tibooks. the only laptops that don't boot (as far as i know) is the 12" and the 17" tibooks. i've know idea what's up with the desktops.
the foot controller i used was a yamaha mfc-10. i threw it into the setup about four hours before the set. it was a fucking great decision. it has 10 butttons and a expression pedal. i assigned the pedal to the x-fader and the buttons to the "select next scene", "select previous scene", "play selected scene" buttons and a few odd oneshot clips that couldn't be triggered by scenes. the x-fader on the foot controller was wicked. i set it up so that i have two identical drum tracks running on seperate channels and assigned to seperate x-fader channels. then i take one track and stretch it with a long transient setting to make it stutter or pitch it up or something that generally tweaks it out. this way i can use the footpedal to quickly fade between the tracks and produce lots of variations in the beat and still have both hands free. i had the x-fader assigned to a knob on my uc-16, but the foot pedal allowed much faster fades wich made the transitions smoother.
i've posted the live document below (without the samples) so you can see how i had my gig setup. i'll have a crumby mp3 up on my site soon. i setup room mics as well as a patch off the board, but i then forgot to hit record on the board mix, so i only got the room mics. it's crumby at first, but the end sounds ok.
i had multiple keys on my computer assigned to trigger samples and fx. i had a bunch of keys assigned to synth hits of different pitches and had them quantised to 16th notes so i could play them in live, but they would still be perfectly in sync ('cause who wants to actually practice?). i had lowercase letters assigned to anything i needed to access quickly and often, like samples and fx that i would quickly turn on and off to fuck up a beat real quick like. the uppercase ones i assigned to fx that needed to be turned on or off for whole songs so i could setup the next song as quick as possible. of course i didn't have enough time to actually memorize all of these so i ended up taking forever (twenty seconds or so) between songs getting everything setup for the next track. it should go a lot smoother after a bit more practice.
i had all my samples loaded when i went onstage. there were no foreign samples added to the set during the performance. i had specific loops for each song, then i improvised from there.
i didn't use any other software for the set. the only non-ableton fx's i used were a few freeware vst's. everything was done in live, absynth and or reason.
as soon as i clean up the mix i'll post it in this thread.
here's the live document, you need to alt click on it or whatever your computer does to download stuff: