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Want to play Darkwave/EBM - Need advices on starting gear
Old 2nd June 2011
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Want to play Darkwave/EBM - Need advices on starting gear

Greetings,

This is my first post. I am a brazilian guy who played for 4 years on teen rock bands as guitar player, later on as a singer. Unfortunately due college, work...you know, I had to stop.

Now after 5 years I'm planning to start again, this time playing darkwave EBM and Industrial, whith a low budget at first ($1000 for hardware), but I want to buy flexible gear and software, something can be used live and for recording as well.

Here's the gear I am looking forward to buy, after some research.
Hardware
Keyrig 49 - Masterkeyboard
BCR2000 - For controlling Massive trough the knobs
Maschine - For the drums NI Battery
Monitors - I don't want to spend money on this at the first months, when I will create my first songs and get used with the equipment.

Software
Massive VST
NI Battery 3
Logic

For the laptop, I have a HP where I will install MACOsX, to use Logic

1st question is a newbie one: Which is the best way to connect my hardware (how do I put everything together) ? Do I need adittional gear? The idea is to use BCR and the Keyrig to control Massive

2nd question - Does it worth to save the BCR2000 money at first and buy a Keystation Pro instead of the Keyrig?

3rd question - Do you believe Maschine will satisfy me? Would you buy Arthuria Spark instead?
Old 5th June 2011
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Greetings,

This is my first post. I am a brazilian guy who played for 4 years on teen rock bands as guitar player, later on as a singer. Unfortunately due college, work...you know, I had to stop.

Now after 5 years I'm planning to start again, this time playing darkwave EBM and Industrial, whith a low budget at first ($1000 for hardware), but I want to buy flexible gear and software, something can be used live and for recording as well.

Here's the gear I am looking forward to buy, after some research.
Hardware
Keyrig 49 - Masterkeyboard
BCR2000 - For controlling Massive trough the knobs
Maschine - For the drums NI Battery
Monitors - I don't want to spend money on this at the first months, when I will create my first songs and get used with the equipment.

Software
Massive VST
NI Battery 3
Logic

For the laptop, I have a HP where I will install MACOsX, to use Logic

1st question is a newbie one: Which is the best way to connect my hardware (how do I put everything together) ? Do I need adittional gear? The idea is to use BCR and the Keyrig to control Massive

2nd question - Does it worth to save the BCR2000 money at first and buy a Keystation Pro instead of the Keyrig?

3rd question - Do you believe Maschine will satisfy me? Would you buy Arthuria Spark instead?
Hi there & sorry for the delay...

As far as i am concerned you could be at home with just a laptop running Reason & a 2-octave keyboard.EBM is repetitive by nature so you won't need an 88 mother keyboard to unleash your classical skiils.That said, it's true that the Pro will give you extra functionality with knobs, buttons & sliders to control your software.Yes, you can ditch the Behringer on this scenario.Or you could get something from the Novation line with Automap which will make your life much easier.No more assigning parameters manually.

Logic has many synths you'll find yourself using & NI Massive is a very capable synth.Would i buy Mschine to control Battery?Probably not.Besides, isn't Maschine self-contained(with sounds & stuff)?If you need a controller you can go cheaper but Maschine, as far as i know, is a groovebox of some sort which means that it's more than just a controller.

As for your first question:You WILL need an audio interface.Something basic like an EMU 0404 will do the trick.As for the monitors, if they are powered you are ok.If they are passive you will need an amp to drive them.Behringer & KRK make good active all-rounders that come cheap...
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