STUDIO SETUP 2015
After experiencing a debilitating crash of the laptop I’ve been using to make music since 2002, and deeming it unsave-able, I switched over to a desktop running Windows 8.1.
STUDIO SETUP 2011
I don’t play live anymore, limiting myself to recording and arranging music at home or on the road. There isn’t much difference to my setup at home or on the road, as my rig is now pretty much mobile. I arrange using my Evolution MK-449C MIDI controller keyboard at home, and then I record vocals and anything else on the USB soundcard — a Lexicon Alpha plus my Shure microphone. And that’s pretty much it!
STUDIO SETUP 2006-2007
At home, where wires can be strewn about any which way, my setup is basically one that allows me quick access to my laptop and my Evolution MK-41 USB controller. I hook everything up to my Creative Extigy external soundcard. Monitoring is done on an Altec Lansing 2.1 computer speaker system. Or my AKG K-66 headphones.
LIVE GIG SETUP 2004-2007
At live gigs, where speed of setup is often essential, I have often had to make do with my laptop, and that’s it (with BOME’s mousekeyboard as a virtual keyboard via my QWERTY keys). More recently though I’ve been able to the Evolution MIDI controller plus my lovely Boss Sp-202 sampler for hands-on sampladelia.
- Asus Desktop 1.8Mhz Quadcore, 8GB RAM
- Lexicon Alpha USB Soundcard
- Shure microphone
- AKG K-66 headphones
- Evolution MK-449C USB controller
- Altec Lansing 2.1 multimedia speakers
- Propellerheads Reason
- Samplitude Silver
- Sony Acid Pro
- Sony Sound Forge
USING REASON FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE:
A few years back, I wrote a PDF tutorial on how to use the software Reason for live performance. I never got to update it, so it’s circa Reason version 2.5, but it still has some interesting tips on how I personally use Reason in a performance set-up. Here it is.