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  • Video of my NAMM live act now online!

    Clonk here to catch excerpts from my performance at the PreSonus booth at Winter NAMM. The act is based around Ableton live, with some vocals and guitar stuff too running through the PreSonus FireBox...check it out!

    BTW not recommended for dial-up...it's over six minutes long.
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    Who gets to yell "that's not real music!"?

    Seriously, were the effects applied to the guitar automated through the DAW? How do you manage the latency in a live setting?
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    • #3
      <<Seriously, were the effects applied to the guitar automated through the DAW? How do you manage the latency in a live setting?>>

      The guitar and vocal effects were plug-ins in Ableton Live. The guitar effect was just the freebie Audio Damage Fuzz included in the PreSonus Pro Pak, followed by a delay line. The vocal had some chorus on it.

      The latency is next to nothing because Live has to do no work at all. All the loops were pre-stretched in other programs (Sonar, ReCycle) and imported into Live at the project tempo. So, I was running the computer at something like 4 ms of latency (the FireBox is FireWire, so latency is lower than using USB), which is no big deal.

      The audio was capture from the camcorder mic! Took a lot of mastering work to make it sound decent
      The first 3 books in "The Musician's Guide to Home Recording" series are available from Hal Leonard and http://www.reverb.com. Listen to my music on http://www.YouTube.com/thecraiganderton, and visit http://www.craiganderton.com. Thanks!

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      • #4
        Hi Craig,

        What laptop did you use. The reason for asking is that I'm in the process of getting a PC laptop and a firewire i/f but all the laptops I see that have firewire have the small firewire connector. Any suggestion for a PC laptop with the large firewire connector?

        Cheers,

        Mats N
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        • #5
          Glad to finally catch your act... just missed it at NAMM.

          Sounded great... too bad my video player kept getting all distorted in the best parts...




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          • #6
            CRAIG SINGS!!! OMG!!!

            That's wikkid man. My only complaint is that...uh...your wardrobe doesn't seem to fit with the music
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            • #7
              That was cool Craig - I enjoyed that - Windows, just click and play oh and save

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              • #8
                That video screwed with my monitor, changing the colors and contrast. Fortunately it all came back.

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                • #9
                  <<That's wikkid man. My only complaint is that...uh...your wardrobe doesn't seem to fit with the music>>

                  Yeah, well, I don't have any tattoos or piercings either Too bad the video wasn't shot the day I was wearing the cool Buddha T-shirt...
                  The first 3 books in "The Musician's Guide to Home Recording" series are available from Hal Leonard and http://www.reverb.com. Listen to my music on http://www.YouTube.com/thecraiganderton, and visit http://www.craiganderton.com. Thanks!

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                  • #10
                    Craig,

                    I really enjoyed the performance. Having done a one-man-band gig myself for many years, I know how tough it can be to stand naked (so to speak) in front of a crowd of people.

                    The only complaint I have is that the visual effects had me flashing back to the mid-60's. Talk about bad acid trips...
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                    • #11
                      <<The only complaint I have is that the visual effects had me flashing back to the mid-60's. Talk about bad acid trips...>>

                      Heh heh heh...well, that's so I wouldn't have to be "naked"...!

                      Actually I was trying to give a bit more of a "club" feel, which is the natural environment for this kind of thing as opposed to a NAMM show booth Now, where did I put that giant mirror ball?!?
                      The first 3 books in "The Musician's Guide to Home Recording" series are available from Hal Leonard and http://www.reverb.com. Listen to my music on http://www.YouTube.com/thecraiganderton, and visit http://www.craiganderton.com. Thanks!

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                      • #12
                        Cool moves for an old guy.
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                        • #13
                          "When the sun goes down, you're headed into town for a Red Bull kinda night"

                          And I was there live for one of the performances, and don't remember the Gear List scrolling over you...

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                          • #14
                            I Loved it!

                            I have a few questions about it:
                            1) Can you share with us some of what type of things you were modifying in real time. Like, are you swapping between loops, effects, modifying filters, etc?
                            2) Was the video effects done after the fact? If so, by who, and with what software?
                            3) If I'm not mistaken, it seems like it's more of an ad for Live than any of the hardware. Did your use of Live change the way you create? i.e., would you, could you have done this with any other software?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by amplayer
                              ICan you share with us some of what type of things you were modifying in real time. Like, are you swapping between loops, effects, modifying filters, etc?
                              I was kind of curious about that, too. Since Craig's an honest sort, he probably did have the knobs active, but in a stage performance, I'd probalby not risk anything but the vocal and guitar actually being live (or was there a turntable there, too? I wasn't sure).
                              If I'm not mistaken, it seems like it's more of an ad for Live than any of the hardware.
                              I suspect that more than an ad (the polite term is "demonstration") it was just a way to attract people to the Presonus booth where they might see some stuff they'd be interested in. I thought the FaderPort (1 channel DAW controller) was pretty neat. Now if Craig was slamming that around they'd have a real demo.


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