I’m curious as to what you other heavy gig performers count on in your rigs for sound generation. I’ve gone back and forth from one controller keyboard combined with a hardware workstation to two hardware workstations over the last 7 years. In both cases, I am using a virtual host (first Forte, now GP) as well with all these combinations. I know some of you use controllers only, however for whatever reason, I just can’t commit to having no workstation on stage just in case of a computer failure.
Currently I use a Korg Kronos 73 as my weighted controller workstation and a Roland Fantom X7 workstation as my semi-weighted on top. I’m preparing to revamp my rig this year, going back to a NI Komplete Kontrol S88 on the bottom and a Roland FA07 on top and offloading most of what I did with the Kronos back to GP with my array of plugins. As I’m working through this, it made me curious as to what the rest of you use?