Marty Wade is a keys player/vocalist and “general tech geek” (his own terms) with a passion for music production and the performing arts.
After you read the first sentence, the first association is of course - Gig Performer!
I already presented Marty’s Gilmour sound tutorial in this thread.
In this YouTube video, check out how Marty is rocking with Cry Baby Wah and his keytar, powered by Gig Performer:
I chatted with Marty - stay tuned - more videos about Gig Performer will come
As for Marty’s live rig, check out these photos:
I use an M1 Mac. The Pa4x is a bit of a workhorse for me. I use the twin MP3 players for cueing up tracks on the fly (I don’t use a set list). And although it’s primarily seen as a home board, it has some very lovely acoustic instrument sounds. The TC Helicon vocal FX section is also very handy.
Marty praises power efficiency of M1 chip.
Crazy how I can run a full 4 hour gig easily without even needing to charge the Mac. Gig Performer impeccable once again.
Marty is coming on the Backstage show this Thursday.
A small teaser from the Facebook group: LINK
Who missed the Backstage episode with Marty, check it out here :
It was enjoyable…and informative!
@marty I watched your Backstage last Thursday and learned quite a bit. Thank you.
Would you be so kind as to post your KORG NanoKONTROL 2 Rackspace in the User Rackspaces forum?
Thanks for the share mate !!
Was so much fun ! And rather star struck speaking to the one and only Brett Pontecorvo!
@marty truly inspiring. I’ve never had a keytar, but it’s darn tempting. Not sure I’m ready for it. However, can I ask a question: what is the controller you are using in your home studio (pictured here)?
[Edit] Trying to answer my own question - is this the Novation 61SL MkIII? If so, do you recommend this for live performance as a secondary keyboard controller for solos and such?
That is definitely a Novation SL Mk3.
Thanks for the confirmation, @Vindes
Sorry for the late reply Dennis !
Yes it’s the Novation 61SL Mkiii. I would highly recommend it as a good all round controller board. There’s not much it can’t handle and the action is of the highest quality.
Oh for sure you do ! And GP is gonna get hit a lot harder soon when I replace the Korg with a much lighter midi controller.
How To Create A Vocal Effects Chain In Gig Performer 4
Even that can is headbanging!
I love that Gig Performer is the central place of the stage.