J. Dan Posted August 13, 2013 Share Posted August 13, 2013 http://www.elzeonline.com/images/Keys.jpg Obviously, the Kronos is the nerve center of it all. Similar to my regular rig, except in place of the A70 for my lower tier, is the AX-7 which, via wireless MIDI, can be worn OR used on the lower tier. The challenge: when on the tier, there's no way to use a sustain pedal with it. The solution: route the pedal to my rack where I've got a MIDI Solutions box converting it to sustain messages and merging it with the incoming WIDI transceiver before feeding it into the Kronos. So no wires at all to the AX7 - Battery powered with a CME WIDI interface. The only thing I still need to work out is that it tilts down when on the tier, which is not comfortable for lower tier. I think I'll devise something like thick O-Rings to slip onto the arms of the lower tier to prop up the front a bit. The other unique thing with this rig is my vocal will be routed through the Kronos to utilize internal effects and allow for automatic routing into the Vocoder. The guitar player will be doing something similar as the Line 6 HD500 can allow for internal effects blocks to be used on a vocal (with separate in/out for the vocal). I will still use a Boss VF-1 for vocal effects on the mixer's FX loop. But I'll have maybe 5 or 6 generic effects combinations that will work for all of the songs (applied to both vocals). Any special effects on individual vocals will by done by our respective devices (mostly delays on specific words...Safety Dance, Rebel Yell, etc...also Flange...end of Head Over Heels..."time flies....."). I tested this out in practice over the weekend and it worked pretty well. But obviously I need a mic pre to run it into the Kronos. So that's in the rack, after which point the signal will go through the snake to the Kronos, then out the Aux 1 back through the snake to the mixer. Doesn't look so obvious from the drawing above, but basically there will be one multi pin bayonet lock connector to the rack and a fan-out to the Kronos. All the connectors are actually at one end of the Kronos. There will be a pigtail with a 4-pin XLR for the 2 sustain pedals, which will be the brick style mounted to a base with the mating connector. I say "proposed" because I'm waiting until we get further along before I make the snake in case there are any changes or unforeseen challenges along the way. Note, the mixer will sit on top of the rack, so I'll probably have another fan out the back of the rack to plug into the mixer. Then guitar and his vocal will be the only other thing to go direct to the mixer (plus out to the speakers). I could make a guitar/vocal/MIDI snake to go to the HD500 as well. Dan Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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