Going live with large keyboard rig ?
Hi all, I want to start gigging again, I haven't done so with the music I've been recording simply becasue I thought it was just too complicated to play live. It's all done in the computer, multi-tracked, up to as many as 40 tracks. It would be great to do this live in a way that would be "fairly" compact and as versatile as possible from a live mixing point of view, and I don't want the computer to be involved in the actual process of "performing" too much, it's just not interesting coming to a gig to watch someone fiddling about with a lap-top. The music moves through a lot of different textures, and forms, so I need a large selection of hardware to realize it live without the computer. The rig will consist of 5 keyboards, four DJ Cd players, two DAB radio's, two Kaoss Pads and a lap-top. My plan is to buy a small mixer so that I have live hardware control of all sources, I would like a mixer that has a bit of automation, for mutes, and maybe automating effect sends so I can be free to play and manipulate other things. I wish there was some way of centralizing all of this ? something that was a massive synth sound source, and a mixing system, but I can't think of anything that would give me this degree of flexibility and control in one box and also, all the sounds that I like to use, but this would be defeating the object of this whole exercise really ! I would appreciate any thoughts about this, especially regarding small-ish automated mixers for live use?