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Old 7th June 2019
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Best Way To Provide Live On Stage Audio Playback/Backing Track

Hi so I make v heavily electronic music but they’re still songs (not like loops or dance). I’m wondering what would be the best way to get the recordings of these songs out in a live show setting? Basically what’s the best way to play backing tracks while sending a click to a drummer to follow. I’d prefer not to use a laptop and if a laptop is absolutely necessary then is there some sort of playback software that provides a click ? as the CPU overload from ableton and possibility of literally anything going wrong or crashing is v much not ideal. Also is there a way with any possible options to separate the tracks categorically (bass/drums/synths/etc) so that they can be mixed according to the acoustics/sound system of the space being played ? I’m looking at how people in hip hop or someone like Billie Eilish tend to present and operate their live shows. I have a full band but the playback is crucial as much of the songs cannot be recreated live or have too many parts to be all played with samplers. Any software, hardware or methods to achieve this is v appreciated. Thank you for any help!