First Gig, some tips or trickst? :)

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bLumEi
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First Gig, some tips or trickst? :)

Post by bLumEi » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:02 pm

Hi Folks,

I'm playing my first gig ever (I'm now 24, quite old for this business :D :D :D ) in about a month.

Do you have any tips or tricks, to what do I have to pay attention?

I'll use following configuration :

-Laptop
-Live 8
-Nov. Launchpad
-Nanopad
-Midi Keyb.
-E-Guitar

How many preperation is sensefull, what should be done live 'on the fly' ?
Do you have "emergency" clips when something is not working ( e.g. : you have problems to get the guitar loop rollin :D )

I mean, I can play my instruments, but I also know that I'm probably getting nervous on my first gig :)

Thanks& cheers !

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Re: First Gig, some tips or trickst? :)

Post by 8O » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:31 pm

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Re: First Gig, some tips or trickst? :)

Post by PalaNIN » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:30 am

As someone who's gigged with guitars instead of laptops in the past, a great contingency plan is: bring backups! Power cables, aux cables, USB cables, all that small stuff that you might forget or break down.

It's handy to have a checklist of stuff to bring to gigs as well.
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Re: First Gig, some tips or trickst? :)

Post by mode:masters » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:36 am

Extra cables are a must! Keep some long ones in your kit.

Also security for your equipment as well. Lockable cases if you are going to be away from your equipment for any length of time.

You never stated if you were MAC or PC, but if you are PC and you use USB MIDI devices, keep this printed out in your gig bag and always have a copy of your device drivers somewhere on your laptop.

http://www.rme-audio.de/en_support_tech ... q_10entryd

Always fire up your gear well in advance so you can iron out any issues before your set.

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Re: First Gig, some tips or trickst? :)

Post by yur2die4 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:40 am

Practice setting your stuff up in every room in the house. Time yourself. hahahaha

And see if you missed anything :)

THEN TRY IT USING ONLY A FLASHLIGHT.

And to 50 push-ups... yeah

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Post by bLumEi » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:13 am

thanx thanx :D

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Post by Da hand » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:56 am

PalaNIN wrote:As someone who's gigged with guitars instead of laptops in the past, a great contingency plan is: bring backups! Power cables, aux cables, USB cables, all that small stuff that you might forget or break down.

It's handy to have a checklist of stuff to bring to gigs as well.
good tip. Also, once I started playing more often, instead of a checklist, what I do is always pack everything the same way, in the same order.

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Re: First Gig, some tips or trickst? :)

Post by PalaNIN » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:44 am

Yeah, definitely a good way to go. Other people I know just don't take stuff out of their gig bag at all, so they know nothing will have gone walkabout.
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Post by davepermen » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:16 pm

yur2die4 wrote:Practice setting your stuff up in every room in the house. Time yourself. hahahaha

And see if you missed anything :)

THEN TRY IT USING ONLY A FLASHLIGHT.

And to 50 push-ups... yeah
+1 for the flashlight :) (and people blame me for always buying phones that have a flashlight in.. what if one day i would have lost my flashlight accidentally. try to set up in the dark for once :))
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