So I am nearing the end for my live rig or at least as far as I can tell. I have also realised that it is really important to find one format and stick to it. So that each piece of the rig is the same and each track can be recreated live without messing with wires and re routing different synths.
I was hoping for a little feedback from some of the more experienced naughties here on how I have this set up. Remember this is designed to be a live rig and not a studio set up so I am trying to keep the rig flexible.
At the moment this is my set up. I have a mixer (yamaha MG12/14) but I am not using it. At the moment the Tetra goes to input A and B and can bypass the need for a thru machine by having its own effects chain. The shruthi goes to C and the TX81Z to D. By not using a mixer I have much more freedom in using thru machines and OT onboard effects. When I had the synths going to the mixer it meant I couldn’t apply OT effects on a thru machine without applying the same effects to all synths. OT is the midi master controlling everything and the axiom going into the OT for live keys.
I am thinking of adding a digital synth such as the roland V-synth, maybe a nord I haven’t decided. If i do add one I will either loose the Yamaha and shruthi or get a very small mixer for the the shruthi and new synth.
I’ve thought about adding an MPC for sequencing duties for the tetra and to give me a beat machine but I think it may be more trouble than its worth. Maybe adding more effects? Maybe leave it as is?
Any advice one where to go with it? What to lose? What to buy?
Obviously a live rig is something very personal and its a very broad question but anything you think that might be helpful and might be missing would be appreciated.