Live hardware synth latency issues
Hi all! - I have a live tech question, so I hope this is the right place to pitch it (apologies if not!) - I'm currently working with a dance/electronic band, but with the emphasis on playing as much "live" as possible. Due to the nature of the genre, we want everything as tight as possible, and so we have a click for the drummer and sequenced FX for vocals being provided by Ableton Live on a Macbook; but it would be ideal to have most, if not all the hardware synths we use live clocked up too, for arpeggiators, or onboard delays, tap-tempo changes etc... patch data or anything else is not all that important, improvisation is a huge part of what we do, so sounds change all the time - it's really just the clock that needs to link everything.
To note, my live rig alone uses 6 hardware synths (please forgive the Keith Emmerson aspirations...), and there are another 2 and a Kaossilator Pro that ideally would be receiving the same clock information from Ableton.
The obvious thing to do would be daisy-chain them using Thru, but I'm aware that the latency would be atrocious - do any of you wonderful people have any suggestions as to how to make this possible? (I know recording everything in the studio then playing one part live on a controller would be MUCH easier, but that kinda defeats the object of what we're trying to do!) Thanks in advance guys!
Piano Basher XxX
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