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Filed under: all things hangars liquides, audio, hardware — Tags: , , , , , — la peste @ 1:59 pm May 4, 2009

So… even if I asked for 1H30, I knew that 1H would be the duration of the performance, and I was ok with that. I did not expect to play 25 mins. I did not expect either not to find the proper audio cable : they had no connection for my 828, and the sound was coming out from the powerbook, that is to say in a much poorer quality, without the possibility to pre-listen with the headphones. Last but not least, in spite of my over repeated request to have a minimum 30 min sound check and a dedicated space to install my set-up… I did not get any of those, and as a result, I could not get the uc33 to work, being forced to mix 8 tracks with the mouse (it’s impossible to play cuts, sharp dynamic changes…), and missing ALL the controls associated with the knobs on the controller, on which I had worked a long time (mostly ‘musical’ zone- sfx morphings). In the future I will have to refuse to play in those conditions, simply not suitable for playing my live. Many thx to Sandy and everyone in the 260 km/h ;) car for everything else. He is really not to blame for what went wrong.

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  • hello Laurent,

    décidément je crois que sa dois être la date, j’ai eu le même problème avec ma motu 828 mk3, impossible de la faire fonctionner a wuppertal le 2 mai. Doepfer Drehbank plug en midi donc inutilisable… obligé de sortir en line avec le chipset son du dell fuck!! Je crois que sa provient vraiment de l’environnement (humidité/vibration) et des drivers merdiques MOTU !
    Upgrade to RME fireface, dans quelques mois ce sera l’ACHAT! bonne semaine. Seb

    Comment by lawrencium — May 5, 2009 @ 8:59 pm

  • Hi Laurent sad to hear that your performance didn’t go as planned. I must say party organisers are really not ready for people doing real live electronic music. They are too much used to DJ’s :)
    What about Japan man! Im still waiting for your reply.
    Best wishes to both of you.

    Comment by Eelke — May 10, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

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