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You could try Ableton Live. I have heard of many people using it for live performances. It can play back MIDI and recorded audio, does looping and many other things, so it should meet your needs. If you are on a budget, you could try Reaper. Both programs have a free trial, so you can try them both and see which better fits your needs and style.


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It depends on how decent the gear is where you are playing. If they have cheap stuff, it might be a problem, but from the medium end on up, they should either be able to use channel line inputs that go after the pre-amp on their board or they should be able to bring it back in along an insert signal path with the output from the insert discarded. That said,...


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This just requires using advanced enough wireless systems. Shure ULX-P for example can support 1440 different frequencies. They most likely mix in to subgroups and then mix subgroups together. Large concert tours will use upwards of 160+ channels so dealing with 60 vocal channels really isn't that big of a deal, especially for a recorded environment ...


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Another option is to get yourself an external MIDI sound module. These run the full price range, from sub-$100 to $2k+. Here's an eBay category for MIDI sound modules. You probably don't need something with a bunch of bells and whistles. Basically, you can use any keyboard controller you want (including the one you already have... it has MIDI outs right?)...


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Ill answer your concerns in order 1) This depends on what you have but most if not all the mixers I have ever encountered have both line an mic level inputs. Some of the new digital stuff has a single socket can be set to what you need (usually XLR style). You should not have an issue here unless they have some very strange console. Chances are if they ...


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I don't think there are any tricks to getting this sort of stuff. Just record it. Why not just buy a large sheet or two of drywall from the hardware store and bash and tear away for the plaster and dust? Go outside to a patch of dry dirt and record close mic-ed sledgehammer hits on the ground. Find your favorite piece of old wood furniture and twist away ...


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A good looper will do the the trick. Ableton - Live is a really good software for live performances, you should definetly take a look at it. It also includes his own looper. if Ableton's looper does not satisfy your needs you could also use plugins like Native Instrument - Kontakt or try Cycling '74 - Max/MSP. To make your loop as smooth and natural as ...


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The voice, when naturally sustaining a note, will do so with probably a slight vibrato effect and maybe some modulation. So, if you don't get the overall time frame correct it will sound unnatural - it's a tricky little problem that's easily fixed in a pre-recorded vocal i.e. when lengthening notes but doing it on a live vocal could end up a bit of a mess. ...


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Your only real solution, which is also cheap, is just to upgrade your mixer. It is not expensive to get a powered mixer with monitor outputs, and a couple of cheap wedge cabs. You really don't want to use a guitar amp as a monitor - it has the wrong characteristics. It is more likely to give feedback, it distorts etc...


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Are you planning on running through a minefield with only your hands over your ears as protection, or do you want this with maximum resilience? Maximum resilience needs two identical computer rigs & a method of switching on the fly when one goes down. Note I didn't say if. Assuming that's beyond budget, I would change direction & look at a USB ...


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This is a very difficult question to answer. It comes down to "how loud is loud enough" which is the same is "how long is a piece of string" So let me try answer in a generic way. Sound Pressure Level Often people mix terms like "power or watts" with "loudness" of a system. And generally speaking a system with more "watts" would be louder than a system ...


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Michael Hansen Buur pretty much answered this question in his comment, or at least gave a shove in the right direction. But having the tools is only a small part of successful noise removal. There are many different ways a noisy recording can be improved and only knowledge, practice and experience can tell you which to use and how to use it effectively. ...


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I use a TC Helicon voice live play pedal and use the hit button control. I set the vocal effect with a plate reverb and have a quarter note delay set on the the Hit Button control. Going into the note I hit the pedal and bring in the delay when I get to the end of the note I hit out of the delay and continue. It is seamless and in real time. ( use it on ...


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For your situation I would at first consider teaching the singer better mic technique, if it is acceptable. From technical side if her sound is too thick after compression I would use EQ and gently cut those low mids. You could also try little compression on piano to get better dynamic separation from processed voice.


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With todays modern tech its not that tough. The biggest issue is making sure every thing is on its own frequency and the frequencies are properly spaced. Shure makes a software tool for their mic units that will tell you what channels to use based on how many units you plan to run to make sure they are properly spaced. You can find it here http://www.shure....


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A friend of mine had a Roland Jazz Chorus which was awesome for that kinda stuff. A keyboard amp is probably the way to go though. Not to go all salesman on you, but I've got a Fender Blues Deluxe (tweed) that I need to get rid of before I move to Scotland. I'd like to see it go to a good home. You're welcome to come over and try it to see if it'll do the ...


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If you are into live algorithmic composition, you might also be interested in the free IMPROVISOR software by Percussa which works with the Percussa AudioCubes as well as Ableton Live.


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Renoise is great for live performances. Be sure to also check out the Duplex plugin which provides automatic MIDI/OSC controller mappings.


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