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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:45 am    Post subject: electronic music equipmet? Reply with quote

Hey, I am pretty much clueless when it comes to anything having to do with electronic music. Anyways, My questions is, if I wanted to set up a programmed rhythym section to use for solo acoustic gigs, what type of processor or equipmetn would I need and would be decent price and easy to use. Given a choice, I would prefer to use actual drum and bass tracks rather than programmed ones but programmed would work as long as they were decent sounding.

This is mainly for playing some smaller wineries, restaurants, etc type acoustic gigs. One thing is that I def do not want an overly digital sound, but I think alot of the that is using live drum samples and all that.

Anyway, any advice would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well these are something maybe You'd be looking at here..
But im no expert,just know these guys use it -
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do it the billy corgan way where he'd hit a note and it would engage midis and robots and ninja shit
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im kind of in the same boat i guess. i would get one of these and record my own drum parts into it with my real drums.



you save the drum tracks on to an SD card and can play that shit anywhere with a click.

you can record like 99 tracks but a bitch aint one
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is actaully on clearance right now for 50 bucks more


this one has compact flash card imput do they even make those things anymore ???

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Program them on fruity loops, mix em down to MP3, put them on Ipod, run it into P.A.

I know there are simpler ways, but if I was doing something solo I'd probably end up doing this.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you use the drum setting on a keyboard/synth/?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know. I have never used this type stuff before. Generally I hate electronic music so programming and stuff have never been interesting to me. But I just want to be able to set up some rhythym sections in some sort of sampler or something so I can play along to them and sing for some smaller solo gigs, and want them to sound more like real drums and bass and not the whole electronic drum sound.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so buy that jam man thing and record real drums and bass, then just step on the pedal and you got real drums and bass.


fake drums suck. forever.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing is that I already have alot of the stuff because for my own songs I could pull the studio tracks and just get the drum and bass parts. Then it would just be a matter of dumping them into whatever I needed to play it through. Then for any covers I wanted to pull together I would just need to get some friends to lay down the bass and drum parts or program them.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ableton Live. Midi Controller.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could just pre-record the tracks (people on here could help im sure!) with live instruments or create them with digital instruments then play them from an iPod/laptop through the PA. I've seen people do that. Obviously it means that there isn't much room for improvising the structure or tempo with pre-recorded tracks.. but i think it works alright.

One of my favourite bands, Test Icicles (they're no longer going unfortunately..), used an iPod to play their drum and bass backing tracks live. It worked a treat.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

less_cunning wrote:
Ableton Live. Midi Controller.

yeah, this is what people use for this kind of thing. get you a laptop and ableton live. you might need an audio interface of some sort. a midi controller would be nice but maybe not totally necessary if just playing back pre-composed tracks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All you really need is a Korg electribe. Get one of the second generation versions and you're pretty much laughing your bollocks off.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are tons of options. The sky's the limit really, but what I would use is the entry level Akai MPC. It'll let you sample actual organic drums, record plenty of beats and be pretty portable as they're about the size of a small mixer.

They are kind of expensive new, 900ish but you should be able to find one used for about half that. There are probably a few cheaper samplers out there, but the MPC 1000 is really easy to use and has features to make up for the premium.
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