Join Brent Carpenter for an in-depth discussion in this video Triggering offstage samples with MIDI pedals, part of Live Sound Engineering Techniques: On Tour with Rush.
…During the course of the show, you'll notice that…my band members, while they're playing their guitar and…their bass and singing, and there's points where Getty…is playing keyboards, they're also doing something with their feet.…They're playing samples with their feet.…They have taken old Taurus pedals and had them modified…to send out a midi note instead of an audio note.…So the midi note comes over to these racks.…These racks take all the midi in off of the…stage, distribute it to where it needs to go, and it…hits these laptop computers.…The laptops then go down to a motu interface,…which sends me a total of 10 channels of keyboards.…
So during the songs, while they're playing bass or…guitar, they'll also be playing samples with their feet.…
- Choosing the PA for the venue
- Setting up points, motors and cables, and trusses
- Getting the best use of both analog and digital signal paths
- How Rush gets that Geddy, Alex, and Neil live sound
- Setting up the digital monitor mix console
- Doing the line check and sound check
- Using audience microphones to connect the band to their fans
- Getting even coverage in a large arena
- Working the monitor console and the power of snapshots
- Loading out of the venue
Skill Level Intermediate
Music Studio Setup and Acousticswith Bobby Owsinski1h 20m Intermediate
Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixingwith Larry Crane1h 51m Intermediate
1. Setting Up the Sound System
2. The Onstage Monitor Mix
3. The Clockwork Angels Stage Tour
4. Front-of-House Sound
5. When the Band Hits the Stage
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