Tools for live performance

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bacon
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Hi there!

Well, I recently started an eletronic music group, and we are planning to play live. I've heard a bit about seq24, and Im trying to install it (its a bit bugged, tho.. but in progress..). Are there other good stuff for me to use? Synths, effects and so on? Stuff that can be changed and triggered live?

I could search for it, of course, but its easier if u tell me what you use and what NOT to use, right?

(I'm open for command-line programs as well. they are stylish. ;D)

Thanks in advance!

vtech
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non-sequencer - it's much faster and more stable, than seq24
yoshimi, whysynth, hexter - my fav. synths
qsynth, qsampler - sf2 and gig sampler players

christophski
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Not sure how it is live but Renoise has an awesome sampler built in.

Edward Diehl
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Concerning the use of hexter and whysynth for live performance as far as I know these only exist as dssi plugins. I've discovered you can dssi plugins as standalone apps like this:
jack-dssi-host /usr/lib/dssi/hexter.so
which would be useful also for Ardour3 because A3 does not support dssi plugins.

Also Calf organ and monosynth have some good sounds (but Monosynth only plays one note at a time)

vtech
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Sorry, I should have mentioned, that you need jack-dssi-host. It's kinda automatic for me :-)

tomas vtipil
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most of live sets i play from renoise and it works fine.

bacon
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Sorry... what is dssi?

I would have to pay for renoise, right?

bacon
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Edward Diehl
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DSSI is one of several plugins standards for Linux. See http://dssi.sourceforge.net/
Other plugins standards are ladspa and lv2.
Yes, you would have to pay for Renoise.

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Don't forget Sooperlooper, really nice esp if your electronic group uses any analogue stuff.