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Which software sequencers are good for live performances?

I'm looking for software sequencer that is designed to be helpful in live performances. Almost every software sequencers I know is rather a MIDI note-sheet editor, which forces it's users to use it ...
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Need to know what I can use to sustain vocals or a vocal note live?

Is their a vocal effect box that I can get for live performances that can be used to sustain a note ? Or do I need to record in a loop before hand and play it as a loop by hitting a switch. thanks in ...
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Considerations for moving monitor mixes to the stage

I am involved in a band with six members, one of which plays several instruments. In an effort to improve our chances of getting a good sound check by relieving the FOH sound engineer of the monitor ...
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Managing dozens of wireless stage mics

I watched the past two seasons of NBC (US)'s show "The Sing-Off" which pits acapella groups against each other. The groups range in size from five to fifteen or so members each. For opening numbers ...
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Amp for live music/sound design?

Hi folks. This question may seem a bit off topic, (but it's sound designy, I promise!) I value the opinions here, and I wonder if anyone with a background in sound reinforcement has any advice. I ...
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What is a low-cost home-brew way add basic stage monitor with PA system?

We are a bunch of past middle-age friends who pretend to be a band. We started doing small open-air gigs where we use a single 80W (RMS) PA system as our output into the small crowd. To minimize audio ...
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Utilities to output better sounds via MIDI for live performance

Background: I have a pretty standard (and cheap) Yamaha YPG 235 digital piano. I really have never bothered to get a new machine because I keep my piano plugged into Garageband via MIDI with the ...
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Reproducing effects on recorded track, in LIVE performance

I am looking to reproduce some of the effects I have filtered my vocal tracks through in recordings, live, and I am wondering how to best go about achieving the effect. What equipment would I need in ...
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How to remove hiss in Adobe Audition?

How can I remove hiss in a recording (due to too-low level preamp)? This was a live recording that I took from the mixing board on a Tascam, at 24-bit 96kHz recording. It has the direct input from ...
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Creating explosion-based tremor artifacts

Hi guys, I've got a project on at the moment where the main focus is on a group of soldier holed up in Afghan bunker. During many of the scenes, the sound of mortar coming down on them remains ...
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It's impossible, how do I get a lightweight, portable, loud busking amp/PA?

Without going really big, I don't know how to do this. So far I use a Roland Mobile AC amplifier. It's just 5 watts, but it sounds beautiful and it's tiny, fits in my backpack, powered by 6AA ...
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How to restrict the dynamic range of a vocal without thickening it?

The context is live PA, not recorded. So I deal with a singer that has a very full voice -- the power is all over the low mids. It's actually a great strong voice. There's a catch... Her mic ...
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live performances

It's me again :D. I have shot the pilot for the reality TV show. It has two main parts the first one is shot in studio (not really too much of a problem), the other part is documentary style. This ...
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Midi Sequencer Help

Does anybody know if it is even possible to use my Alesis SR18 to trigger vst's in a DAW via the MIDI out feature? Basically i'm trying to build a set up for live performance whereby once a song is ...
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What was the looping program?

A couple of years ago I saw an artist at a music festival using a piece of software to create a loop/sample/synth piece of music. The software had a black and white user interface, with blocks ...