Show your STAGE set-ups!

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BENJ-AMG
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Show your STAGE set-ups!

Post by BENJ-AMG » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:28 pm

I'm tired of putting everything in it's original box when carrying gear to shows. Time to invest ina few rack cases. I'm curious to see how some of you guys manage your gear while on the road. Right now our basic setup is as follows:

1. Nord Modular
2. PC tower and 15" lcd
3. MPC2000
4. Antares AVP-1
5. Summit Audio mic pre
6. Kaoss pad
7. Radium 61
8. Behringer XENYX 2442FX

So it looks like maybe racking the Antares and pre with a Furman powerstrip/conditioner would be nice. I've seen a Gator rack that had 4 or 8 spaces and a mixer space on top. Something like that would streamline things nicely.

Let's see how you're organizing/protecting your gear while performing.

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Post by hambone1 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:42 pm

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Still a continuous works in progress, but it's getting there...
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Post by BENJ-AMG » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:44 pm

You take ALL that on stage?

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Post by hambone1 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:47 pm

It's more mobile than it looks. The two flight cases are on wheels with shock-mounted shelves, and as much as possible is pre-wired and mounted. I wheel it from my studio right into a van, then from the van onstage. I like rehearsing and performing with the same setup.

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Post by BENJ-AMG » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:56 pm

Thats plenty to keep you busy. Looks fun.

I totally agree with you about rehearsing in the studio with your mobile rig. Right now it's a pain in the ass to regroup all the devices before and after shows. Not condusive to productivity at all. That's why I want to clean up the messy routine of having to deal with unhooking, putting device in original box, then performing the reverse when the show's over. It's sloppy and increases my risk of dropping something expensive in a dark club. Prewired, dedicated cases. That's for me.

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Post by jesso » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:42 pm

This is a cool thread. Come on lets see your setups! Ill post mine over the weekend...

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Post by Pitch Black » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:25 am

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ReMote 25
Roland A-37
Behringer MX2642A mixer
Video monitor
Video mixer
ReMote 25

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In rack, lower right:
RME Multiface x 2
Drawmer DL221 compressor
Boss SE-50 multi-FX x 2
Akai S3200XL sampler

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On side trolley, far right (partly obscured):
Powerbook G4 17" (midi triggered video running Modul8)
Powerbook G4 #1 (8 outputs from Multiface #1: kick/snare/bass/hat/stereo perc/stereo drums)
Powerbook G4 #2 (4 stereo pairs from Multiface #2: various instruments)

We use cardboard overlays on the ReMote25 and the mixer for each song to tell us what's where. We don't have to look at the Macs or touch them during the gig.

The two trolleys that the mixer and Macs are siting on break down to become road cases. All leads/power supplies etc sit in the bottom of the trolleys. The rig is patched and powered up side of stage, we connect our audio and video outputs, do a line check, then roll into position. Makes it easy to get on and off at festivals.

Every part of the rig (5 bits when packed) weighs less that 32kg/50lbs so that each bit can travel as "baggage" on aircraft. If it went "cargo" we would have to f!ck around with carnets and documentation which is a pain in the ass, and very expensive. With the gear traveling as baggage, it travels on the same flight as us, which is not always the case with cargo.

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Post by jesso » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:31 pm

Thats well cool.
Somthing to aspire to !

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Post by BENJ-AMG » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:53 pm

Nice setup PitchBlack!

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Post by Allison Redhead » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:51 pm

*swoon*

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Post by BENJ-AMG » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:22 am

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My modest setup for now.

Mackie HR624
Peavy DPM C8
m Audio Delta 1010
m Audio Radium 61* not picted
Akai MPC2000
Tascam US-122
Summit Audio 2BA-221
Antares AVP-1
Korg Kaoss Pad 1
Behringer BCR2000
Neumann TLM103
Samson mixers
Nord Modular*not pictured
Live 6
Nuendo 1.52
tv trays

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Post by DJThis » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:40 am

Nice Setup.. PitchBlack.

Do you guys tour anytime soon in LA, California?

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Post by Pitch Black » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:24 am

We're hopefully coming to the west coast in September when we will have a new album out. There's a possibility of us playing at Burning Man too, but with a MUCH reduced setup -- heard what the playa dust does to equipment!!

cheers
p

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Post by ilia » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:17 am

Pitch Black wrote:We're hopefully coming to the west coast in September when we will have a new album out. There's a possibility of us playing at Burning Man too, but with a MUCH reduced setup -- heard what the playa dust does to equipment!!

cheers
p
Nice setup and tracks (myspace).
Are all your shows this big? :wink:

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Post by DJThis » Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:49 am

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