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  • my new drum machine/Juno/x0xb0x case: The Hot Mix Five

    the wiring isn't done yet, or even started. however the devices are all physically installed in the case now. time for some photos.









    the gallery, for hi-res pics: http://pics.livejournal.com/suitandtieguy/gallery/0006123w

    btw, this was built by http://hahnamplifiers.com/, like the rest of my cases and Donald Crunk's modular case.
    main: http://suitandtieguy.com
    Lawrence Miles style rants: http://suitandtieguy.livejournal.com
    handbuilt boutique synthesiser modules: http://stgsoundlabs.com
    my digital albums: http://suitandtieguy.bandcamp.com

  • #2
    NICE

    Live Gigging for the win!

    I'm creating a headache-prone live setup as well, but my solutions won't be as easy as yours, I'm sure...
    http://www.reverbnation.com/christianschulze

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    • #3
      Nice! I have a fellow keyboard player buddy who is doing the same thing.

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      • #4
        That looks really good. Must weigh a lot, tho'. Are you going to install some kind of caster or wheel set up or just use a dolly?
        What I lack in quality I make up for in volume...

        ...When I became bankrupt, a guitar was something that you patched into an Evolver so it would go mmmrrreeeeeeploploplop....

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        • #5
          Noice! Kinda purple, ain't it? Yes, yes, I'm aware it's your thing.

          Looks heavy, though. And what holds the gear in place? Surreptitious velcro?
          Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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          • #6
            Cool!!!
            Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

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            • #7
              that sir, is a thing of beauty.
              http://soundcloud.com/liliththekitten

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              • #8
                some clarification ...

                this is one of three lifting-lid solutions i need for my live setup. the other two are for the Z1/JP6 (eventually KROKUS/JP6) and the Microwave/Minimoog stations. each one will sit on a Quik-Lok WS-550.

                each one will have a colour-coded jackfield on the back (holes for these are visible in the last shot) to correspond with a commodity 8-channel 1/4" TRS snake. these will carry MIDI, audio, and in the case of the drum machine case CV, gate, and DIN sync. the Hot Mix Five will actually have _two_ jackfields: one for the main mixer rack and one for the modular.

                yes, this is heavy. it weighs 150-160 lbs fully loaded. however this is no big deal for two people to lift on to the stand. it's _nothing_ compared to a Hammond organ.

                the three stations will sit on a custom dolly designed to hold all of them. the trailer i have purchased and is being built for me right now is 6x12, which is plenty of room for the footprints of these three stations on their dolly, the main rack, the modular case, and the trunk for stands and sundries. i should also have room for another case for merch.

                this is completely ridiculous, the hobbyist may scoff. however i've been a hobbyist for 18 years and i'm ready to do some real ****************, and i am very serious about this. unfortunately being very serious does require infrastructure investment which competes or surpasses your instrument investment. that's just the way it goes.

                when it's done (is anything ever "done"?) i'm going to have the most sophisticated live rig since Tangerine Dream's 1984 tour and i can say that without feeling like i'm exaggerating.

                why am i doing this? it's the same gear i've been gigging with ... why would i go through this trouble?

                i've been using one of my parents' Mercury Villagers for years for gigging because my Aerostar crapped out on me. for years i've wanted to move to a trailer so i could have a ramp door and e-track and ratchet straps and do this right. i'm finally able to.

                the other issue is that when everything is in individual cases with individual cables this whole mess takes 2 hrs _at_minimal_ to set up. i am sick of this. i think with this new setup, when all the cases are done and all the simplified wiring is done, it will take me 23 minutes to set up. this is important because i need to be talking to ladies, not packing my gear. and i cannot compromise my gear ...
                main: http://suitandtieguy.com
                Lawrence Miles style rants: http://suitandtieguy.livejournal.com
                handbuilt boutique synthesiser modules: http://stgsoundlabs.com
                my digital albums: http://suitandtieguy.bandcamp.com

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                • #9
                  damn playa... long live ridicliousness.

                  strobe light, water bed?
                  Give me my moog, but **** off you american techno rockstar! people in countries I've never been to do it better than you!

                  Computer Music Guide

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                  • #10
                    the ladies love that whole Berlin School treatment ...
                    main: http://suitandtieguy.com
                    Lawrence Miles style rants: http://suitandtieguy.livejournal.com
                    handbuilt boutique synthesiser modules: http://stgsoundlabs.com
                    my digital albums: http://suitandtieguy.bandcamp.com

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                    • #11
                      the rubber glove remix ... aw yea.
                      Give me my moog, but **** off you american techno rockstar! people in countries I've never been to do it better than you!

                      Computer Music Guide

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                      • #12
                        uuh ... not so much. just the gentle caress of pads and the throbbing rhythm of the sequences.
                        main: http://suitandtieguy.com
                        Lawrence Miles style rants: http://suitandtieguy.livejournal.com
                        handbuilt boutique synthesiser modules: http://stgsoundlabs.com
                        my digital albums: http://suitandtieguy.bandcamp.com

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                        • #13
                          showtime is saturday night. god help me:

                          main: http://suitandtieguy.com
                          Lawrence Miles style rants: http://suitandtieguy.livejournal.com
                          handbuilt boutique synthesiser modules: http://stgsoundlabs.com
                          my digital albums: http://suitandtieguy.bandcamp.com

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                          • #14
                            I think you'll be just fine

                            Make us some recordingssss!!!
                            http://www.reverbnation.com/christianschulze

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