« on: May 11, 2006, 02:49:39 PM »
Greetings all, and KUDOS to those responsible for the new site.
Anyway I remember a posting of what everyone's "rig" was. So I thought I would start it out
Zendrum ZX (maple finsih I believe)
FATAR MP-113 midi (taurus pedals) foot controller
EMU X-Board 25 midi controller
Alesis DM PRO V.2
Roland SP-404 Sampler
KORG X3R (soon to be replaced by a TRINITY Rack)
BEHRINGER 1832 Mixer
BEHRINGER 8 Ch. Active DI
Presonus Bluemax Compressor
Mark of The Unicorn (MOTU) Midi Time Piece AV
MIDI Jet Pro - Wireless MIDI system
Mackie 800S powered mixer
Mackie S500 speakers (2)
How it's all hooked up...
Everything goes into the BEHRINGER mixer. I Use the six outputs on the DM PRO (kick, snare, hat, ride/fx, stereo toms/cymbals). The rest of the modules are running in stereo via the stereo line inputs. The first six channels on the direct box are for the DM PRO, with the last two supplying a submix of remaining drum and synth modules from the "sub" outputs of the mixer (through the compressor). This gives me several "patching choices" depending on the venue I play in. So... basically if I know the engineer, he/she will get individual control vs. someone I don't know I can give one stereo mix, etc.
All the MIDI controllers go through the MIDI Time Piece AV and are set-up to control what ever I want. I mostly use the X-board for changing key/synth patches, but with the addition of the sampler new things are bound to happen. The FATAR I use to trigger extra drum sounds as well as play strings, etc. So far the MIDI Jet Pro ROCKS!! It is just as good as having it hard wired. I left the original merge box set-up incase I lose the wireless so I have a "plan B". This also a good thing to have if you are using more than one piece of gear that does not have MIDI THRU connections.
Everything is set-up in a mixer rack 11 spaces (top) and 16 spaces (bottom) which is "plug-n-play" friendly. The MACKIE powered mixer and speakers really round things out nicely. And though a little bulky it is (in my opinion) pretty easy to move around.
Well, that should be it, hollar up with any questions. Take care and stay safe, Mark