February 5, 2011
Great Taste, Less Filling...
by Chris Randall
I hesitate to use the term "rehearsal," because that implies a poorly-soundproofed room in a warehouse somewhere in a bad neighborhood that smells like rock (that is to say a combination of stale weed, cigarettes, spilled beer, and exploded capacitors) and has a shitty Traynor P.A. from the late 70s. The nice thing about playing "electronica" live is that you don't have to bother with that shit, and you can just jam out at home for the most part.
So, anyhow, yeah, I've got this show in L.A. on the 19th of this month, wherein I will be performing as micronaut. I'll be performing almost entirely new material, either from the Bandcamp releases or as-yet-unheard. Pictured above is my set-up for the show, in its entirety. Interestingly, it doesn't look entirely dissimilar from my normal desk.
I'm hoping I can eliminate the computer from the equation in future performances, via an Octatrack/Tempest combination, but we'll just how that works out. For the now, that's what we're working with.
Got a picture or description of your live rig? Let's hear about it. I'm intensely curious as to what other people deem necessary to play on stage.