I’ve survived my first live set, it was nice to play in “friendly territory” to reduce the pressure but I was still pretty nervous, it’s completely different to play by yourself than with a band.
We played 4 lives sets for our coworkers in the office café, there wasn’t too much dancing since some was talking / drinking and others were purely listening to us but only moving slightly haha.
Something really fun was the technical differences between the 4 of us:
- First set was Digitakt + Virus A + Minilogue.
- Second was Modular skiff sequenced with a Monome.
- Third was Ableton + MIDI controller.
- Mine was only Digitone.
As @Reframe mentioned there was a lot of high frequencies, so I had to tame them a little in realtime because I didn’t have time to change my patterns. Other learnings:
- Bring a stand for the next time, so I don’t need to look down all the time making easier to engage with the audience.
- It was a great idea to leave everything connected and do soundcheck during lunch so everything was ready for the afternoon.
- Rehearse more, the more I rehearsed it was more natural to change stuff in realtime. So I’ll keep rehearsing and present the same live set somewhere else if I can. I also need to think about the next one I’ll do in the office, it needs at least 80% new material to keep it interesting.
As soon as I get the recording I’ll publish it.