AES San Francisco 2012
Project Studio Expo Session PSE6
Saturday, October 27, 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm (Proj St EX)
PSE6 - Take Your Studio On Stage
Live Performance with Laptops, Looping Pedals, & Other Studio Techniques
Craig Anderton, Harmony Central / Electronic Musician - Santa Fe, NM, USA
Take Your Studio On Stage: Live Performance with Laptops, Looping Pedals, & Other Studio Techniques
For many musicians, as well as DJs and electronic acts, a 21st century live performance requires much more than just a mixer and a bunch of amps. This workshop takes a practical look at how to use technology on stage without being overwhelmed by it, ways to insure a smooth performance, and includes invaluable information on the “care and feeding” of laptops to insure optimum performance—and uninterrupted performances. Other topics include using controllers for a more vibrant live performance, performing with Ableton Live and dedicated control surfaces, improvisation with looping pedals and DAW software, and the evolution of DJ controller/laptop combinations into tools for a musical, complex new art form.