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#2940104 - 07/28/18 12:57 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: davedoerfler]
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Rod S, I wasn't referring to you specifically. I just appreciate well earned battle scars.

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#2940120 - 07/28/18 04:09 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: samuelblupowitz]
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Originally Posted By: samuelblupowitz
I've been haunting the forum admiring all y'all's gear for long enough, so I figured I'd drop mine. This is the biggest rig I haul around, for the seven-piece funk band I'm in.



I use the Nord Electro 4D for organ 90% of the time, with the occasional Mellotron or chime samples. That goes through the rotary channel of the Motion Sound KBR-3D. The Novation Ultranova goes into the clean channel of the Motion Sound (or through the MXR talkbox).

The Wurli 200 and the Clavinet D6 go into the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. The Morley distortion/wah/volume pedal is for the clav; I usually leave the wah on for bite even if I'm not sweeping it, but I'll use the volume function as a kill switch to cut down on the delightful hum that varies in volume depending on the venue's power situation...

For smaller gigs, I'll use just the Nord and the Novation through the Motion Sound, and split the Nord's routing so I can send the organ to the rotary channel and everything else to the clean. It's a lot easier and faster to set up, but not nearly as fun to play. wink
Nice set-up!!
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#2940201 - 07/29/18 08:47 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Rod S]
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Originally Posted By: Rod S
Originally Posted By: tucktronix
Originally Posted By: Rod S
The clavinet has seen better days. cool

What sounds do you use the Novation for? It seems out of place with all the classic keys.


Keyboard fashion police, if the gear sounds good.. let it be.


Not keyboard police, genuinely curious. You ask a question and people think you are criticizing cop facepalm

I know it sounds good - I own one. It is a heck of a VA at an excellent price point. It is just focused on very different sounds, and curious how it is used to complement the classic gear.


It's all fine and dandy.. except that it really wasn't a question, it was more a statement. That's what I responded to. You made a comment about the Clavinet and that the Novation seems "out of place" with the rest of the gear.

In the end, they're just tools.. and with the Ultranova being the beast that it is, it certainly would NOT be out of place in his setup smile
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#2942549 - 08/11/18 12:35 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: tucktronix]
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It's been a while for me but after doing the Mega-modular snake and pedal-board thing for eric, and getting tired of hauling around a fully assembled and non-collapsible frame-stand, I finally got around to redoing my live rig (again).

First time live was last night.

It's basically an Apex-48 pro with a USA Cases 12x24 guitar pedal-board. Both are heavily modified. The Apex was drilled out at the ends of the long support bars and side legs and 5/16" (8mm) steel rods were painted black and run between the legs and the support bars. This greatly improves the stability of the stand and is practically invisible under stage lighting. I got the idea from a band I saw a few weeks ago. The keyboard player had wooden dowels painted black that served the same purpose.

The undersides of both the NS2 and the Kronos have strategically placed small rubber feet that act as keys to lock the boards into position on the support bars and not let them move at all while on the stand. The rear of the Kronos is actually resting on the top of the column with the front on the support bars. Two small rubber feet were added to the underside of the Kronos near the rear center about 5" apart that sit down into the bar storage area at the top of the column and keep the Kronos from sliding forward. The lid that snaps closed over the bar storage area is left open and neither interferes with the Kronos positioning nor is visible in use. This also angles the Kronos to a very comfortable playing position.

The pedal-board is actually upside-down from it's intended attitude, with the vinyl surface and split-rivets showing. A curved cutout was taken in the front center that matches the cross-section of the Apex column. 1.25" tall rubber feet were added to the underside of the pedal-board that both raise it above the three legs and lock it into position. It is very solid and does not structurally effect the stand during use. A junction box that handles the routing for all the cables was added and all pedal cables go under the board and up into the box. Two multi-pin connectors mate with snakes, one goes up to the various rear-panel jacks on the instruments, the other takes the midi and audio to the rack which has a matching multi-pin connector for the other end of that snake.

A power cable splitter and a leslie slow/fast kick-switch were added to the flat side of the column.










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#2942550 - 08/11/18 12:39 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: vonnor]
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Cool! like
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#2942562 - 08/11/18 01:38 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Michael Wright]
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nice and clean looking set up! cool
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#2942570 - 08/11/18 02:12 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: jefsco]
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cool I've often wondered about having a pedal board that sits on top of the legs of an Apex stand to avoid that issue of pedal placement everyone talks about. thu
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#2942630 - 08/12/18 04:55 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: vonnor]
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That is slick. I have much to learn about simplicity, cleanliness, and consistency when it comes to my cables and pedals.
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#2942636 - 08/12/18 06:06 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Joe Muscara]
vonnor Offline
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Originally Posted By: Joe Muscara
cool I've often wondered about having a pedal board that sits on top of the legs of an Apex stand to avoid that issue of pedal placement everyone talks about. thu


It's this one, with the factory rubber feet and handles removed. Had to drill out the rivets to do that. I flipped it over and set the Apex in place then used a silver sharpie marker to trace the column cutout. Cut off the "carpet" material from the cutout area and used a jig-saw to cut out the marked area. I used Penn Elcom F1697 Rubber Feet to stand it off the Apex legs, but had to use 1" diameter flat washers to extend the height a bit. It was still interfering with the legs during use. If I were doing it again I would use the 9145's. I still may swap them out at some point.

Note the two feet that straddle the rear leg and lock the pedal-board in place.



~ vonnor


Edited by vonnor (08/12/18 06:08 AM)
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#2942655 - 08/12/18 08:23 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: vonnor]
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Nice!
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#2942656 - 08/12/18 09:07 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Originally Posted By: Joe Muscara
cool I've often wondered about having a pedal board that sits on top of the legs of an Apex stand to avoid that issue of pedal placement everyone talks about. thu


I've done something similar with my Apex-compatible pedal-board, just much less cool...



You can't see it, but there's a chunk of 1inx2in pine at the "toe" end of the FC7 , so the whole board has a bit of a tilt to it. The front edge lies flat on the ground.

The trailing jack you can see carries a line out to the stagebox on the tip, and a return from the desk on the ring to feed my in-ears.

Cheers, Mike.


Edited by stoken6 (08/12/18 09:11 AM)
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#2945356 - 08/27/18 05:20 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: stoken6]
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Hi all,

Here are some pics of my Top 40/Wedding/Corporate gig rig. I made the pedal board and am using the XVP10 so I can send expression to both keyboards from one pedal. I recently started using the Yamaha MG06X and my solution to the annoying flimsy wall wart issue was to velcro the plug to my K10 and then run a separate 9 ft extension for it from the power strip alongside the QSC power cable.

I run everything in mono (and edit patches accordingly) and use a TS cable from the mixer's Phones output for the QSC, and the sound guy takes one of the XLR outs from the mixer. This allows me to turn up the stage volume without affecting the signal to the board.

The MOXF has a MUTEC 2 GB flashboard with some nice samples on it.

The stand is a K&M "Rick" with the stacker. I just noticed the alignment is off, I must have set it up slightly lopsided...




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#2945362 - 08/27/18 05:31 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: benj2017]
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Pretty slick, benj2017! I dig that you can use the expression with both boards, super useful... I use a Kurz SP6 and an Electro 3 for Top 40/wedding stuff. Welcome to the forum!
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#2945364 - 08/27/18 05:50 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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Hi Eric,

Thanks! I prefer the longer throw/travel of the FC7, but I like having one pedal for both boards. With my midi routing it is easy to forget which voice in the split is coming from which keyboard.
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#2945407 - 08/28/18 04:56 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: benj2017]
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My new setup!
Used to have a Kurzweil Forte 7 with Kurzweil PC3K6
Many of the samples I used where my own (piano, brass, accordion, old-d50 stuff), so converted them into SFZ and am using Sforzando in Mainstage. others sounds from mainstage instruments and a few free soundfont files that I converted to SFZ.
I prefer the stability and ease of sforzando to the mainstage sampler.
The DMC-122 is great: only 18KG and I like the short distance between the keyboards. I'm able to trigger everything from the DMC, not touching the Laptop (Macbook Pro 2012 with 256GB SSD and 16GB mem). Around 25% load.
I use mainly aliases to keep the load low on CPU and memory. Also am using some tricks to use a separate control for both keyboards (mainly piano sounds on the bottom with optional pad/strings and al specific song splits and generatic sounds on the top). I do not use a patch for every song, but mainly select the right piano and top sound on the fly.

I did backing tracks from my Forte-7, now using mainstage for this. I trigger 4 channels and use a cheap USB DAC for the click output. Headphone output for the sounds. Mix everything together with the Rolls PC351 and also use it's DI.
For light effects I use a second-hand light (modified to LED and powered by the DMC USB output), had to refurbish al the electric and leather wires....

Made a wooden backplate as i did not like the metal looks of the DMC.

Seems very stable, pics are from it's first gig.


Edited by erik_nie (08/28/18 04:59 AM)
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#2945413 - 08/28/18 05:47 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: erik_nie]
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Love the look of that DMC-122. You inched me a bit closer to pulling the trigger on the DMC+gemini combo.

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#2945415 - 08/28/18 06:00 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: CountFosco]
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I also liked the duct taped table lamp on the DMC! Nice setup Erik!
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#2948349 - 09/14/18 03:14 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: RudyS]
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After shlepping 3 keyboards the last couple of gigs, I think I will try 2.
The Galileo Organ app resides in the phone,
the plug key routed to the aux in on the piano.
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#2950400 - 09/27/18 11:51 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Michael Wright]
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i guess this proves out my sig
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#2950402 - 09/28/18 12:00 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Mogut]
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boring live rig, I know

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#2950409 - 09/28/18 02:08 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Mogut]
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Originally Posted By: Mogut
boring live rig, I know


I was just thinking how good the Motif looks in three-quarter, and how well it o-ordinates with mirror shades, spiky do and goatee!

Cheers, Mike.
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#2950432 - 09/28/18 05:04 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: stoken6]
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Originally Posted By: stoken6
Originally Posted By: Mogut
boring live rig, I know


I was just thinking how good the Motif looks in three-quarter, and how well it o-ordinates with mirror shades, spiky do and goatee!

Cheers, Mike.


lol I guess your right !!!
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#2950450 - 09/28/18 07:39 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Mogut]
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Originally Posted By: Mogut
i guess this proves out my sig

Nice. You're not ever tempted to close that up so that you can reach all from your seat?
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#2950454 - 09/28/18 07:46 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Bobby Simons]
Mogut Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Simons
Originally Posted By: Mogut
i guess this proves out my sig

Nice. You're not ever tempted to close that up so that you can reach all from your seat?


chair with wheels wink I like my elbow room
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#2950463 - 09/28/18 08:58 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Mogut]
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Here's my latest, with the Kronos 88 and the 2 Nords.
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#2950467 - 09/28/18 09:16 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: DanL]
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Originally Posted By: DanL
Here's my latest, with the Kronos 88 and the 2 Nords.

Fantastic rig, Dan. twothumbs
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#2950470 - 09/28/18 09:24 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: davedoerfler]
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Thanks Dave!
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#2950502 - 09/28/18 12:51 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: DanL]
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Funny you didn't put the 88 keys on the lower tear?? Any reasons for that
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#2950596 - 09/29/18 06:12 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Quai34]
DanL Offline
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Originally Posted By: Quai34
Funny you didn't put the 88 keys on the lower tear?? Any reasons for that


I used to have the big board on the bottom, but when I added the 3rd tier there was a huge gap between the 2 Nords, and the middle tier had to be adjust up higher so the height of all 3 boards from top to bottom was really spread out. So I moved the bigger board to the middle, lowered the 2nd tier down as close as I could to the bottom tier to tighten up the height of the rig. After doing that I realized that it's easier to see the controls on the 2nd tier board, and since I use that one to control my whole rig, it was a benefit to have more room to see what is going o. I don't need to get to many controls on the bottom Nord, just drawbars and a couple buttons
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#2951941 - 10/08/18 08:50 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: DanL]
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Here's my keys setup in the basement game room (shared with pool table on the left). My plan is to have a dedicated first floor room with natural light in my next (and last?) house. smile


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