I just want to introduce myself. I used to speak English only at school and that is a long time ago, sorry …
I’m Thomas from Germany, located between Dortmund and Muenster, near Hamm. I’m an amateur musician in a Cover Band, our own music project was cancelled in the year 2010. I have purchased Gig Performer, it’s a great piece of software.
I have a long history of using instruments live on stage, from Mini Moog, Roland JX8P, Yamaha DX 7, Korg M1, Ensoniq KS 32, Yamaha EX 5, Korg Trinity, Nord Electro and a lot of Synthesizer Moduls like Roland JV 1080 or Emu Proteus. Certainly I have forgotten something.
For a long time my favorite was a Korg CX-3 with an original Leslie 147 like Michał Łapaj, Keyboarder from the ProgRock Band “Riverside”. He has a very good (Hammond-)Organ sound without Hammond in my opinion.
My last setup was a Korg Kronos, a Kurzweil PC3K6, a HX 3.5 Organ Modul and a Aspen Pittmann Spacestation V3.
One day after a gig I get heavy backache (herniated disc), so I opt for the most portable scenario when gigging. Let the young ones cart all that heavy gear …
Now I own two Korg Kronos’, both 61 Keys, one at home (with the HX 3.5 Organ Modul), and one at our rehearsal room, and a MacBookPro (late 2013), a Radial Key Largo, In Ear monitoring.
I only take the MacBook und an Ipad pro (12.9) from home to rehearsal.
I tried to use VSTis live on stage by using Mainstage, but I was not really happy; for example, it seems to me, that some Virtual Instruments loose VSTi paramters after saving. But perhaps it was only my mistake…
So I went from Cantabile to Gig Performer and now I’m happy, it’s so easy to convert my setlist to Gig Performer and it’s a lot of fun, finally I can try all my VSTis.
Of Course I have some (newbie-)questions, but I will ask in a fitting thread.
By the way: This is a great forum. Very informative.