Live Electro Sequencing

Sunday Synth Jam: Live electro sequencing, via reader Thomas Kress:

Testing the Nord Rack 2x for my live-set. Eight midi tracks – four separate voices on the Nord and four separate voices on the Dave Smith Tetra; Six audio tracks with 808 and vocoder samples on the Octatrack.

7 thoughts on “Live Electro Sequencing

  1. Six months ago I bought a MIDI keyboard, since I wanted to try making my «bedroom music». I have the keyboard; mpd 18; and pretty much all the vst’s I need to make music. I barely touched the «gear» in six months. I wish I could make half of what this guy does.

    Making decent music is hard. But I also feel that the enviroment around me is not the best to make music. Making music requires a fluid enviroment around you, I guess. And I also hate the idea that I must be in front of a PC to make music. It sucks. I have no patience to be in front of the PC too much time editing things; will real gear is easier, I guess. But I don’t have money to buy «real gear» at this stage. Have to stick with VST’s. Snif.

    1. Hey dude,

      I hate to break it to you, but having real gear in front of you takes just as much patience…in some instances more depending on what gear we’re talking about. 😉 I don’t know how much experience you have, but I’ll assume you’re just starting out. In the beginning, it’s more about just learning and getting faster at doing certain things. Personally, the first 3-6 months was the most frustrating. Physical gear or no physical gear, you’re still going to be in front of the computer at some point “editing things.” Maybe electronic music making isn’t for you if that sounds unpleasant. However, there is something to be said about how inspiriing physical gear can be, especially in the beginning when one is learning about synthesis. Happy accidents can be very powerful learning experiences. My recommendation to you is to save for some really, really cheap used gear and see if that helps. You could always turn around and sell it. If you catch the gearbug and start making music, you’ll probably sell the cheap gear at some point anyway. Regardless, you’re gonna have to turn off the TV and sit in front of -something- for a long time. Good luck!

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