I think you'll like this, mid 90s Goa Trance video using live synths


#1

I thought this was great, an Atari I think doing the sequencing.


#2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9QeFcKYT_4


#3

Effin hell, I’m glad CRT isn’t a requirement for having a computer on stage anymore :smiley:


#4

They seem to be playing a sequence from Cubase (15:30), so it’s just knob tweaking…

I remember seeing local techno guys (around 95 or 96) perform with 30 or something small tracks in Cubase, all containing an 8-bar loop, and muting/demuting them. Again, Atari ST and CRT, Mackie Mixer, E-mu or quasimidi rompler and Juno-106. I was super impressed!

I wonder if there were better software tools to do that. Or was it all MMT8s?


#5

Paul Kalkbrenner seems to still rock the DAW->Output everything->Mix on console set type…


#6

I wonder if there were better software tools to do that. Or was it all MMT8s?

I’ve also seen people doing this with a Roland W30 and with an Amiga running OctaMED. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any 90s software dedicated to loop triggering for the Atari or any other platform really.

…seems to still rock the DAW->Output everything->Mix on console set type

A lot of people (still) do this. It’s a great way to keep a single point of hands-on control.


#7

Spot the MMT-8 in this video from the early 90s:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xO4xddwggQ8

(You can also try spotting me in the audience…)


#8

I did a few gigs with Cubase on my Atari ST.

I had a combined mixer and 2-track cassette recorder, so as far as I remember, I’d play a track from the ST, sequencing a sampler and a cheap ROMpler-type synth, and muting/unmuting tracks, fiddling with synth params, then I’d play a track back off cassette, while I cued up the next Cubase arrangement (from floppy disk).

I also had a simple Zoom effects unit, and a Waldorf 4-Pole filter (that Frank now has), that I used to make blippy sample-and-hold type noises, in an attempt to paper over the cracks…

a|x


#9

It was quite good fun, but I don’t remember the crowd (on the occasions when there was one) being especially appreciative…

a|x


#10

Using a C64 live is more fun, this video never fails to make me smile :slight_smile:

https://youtu.be/rHVYV6Ep898


#11

“I remember seeing local techno guys (around 95 or 96) perform with 30 or something small tracks in Cubase, all containing an 8-bar loop, and muting/demuting them”

Well… yeah, that was pretty much the standard way to do it back then… brings back memories. I also remember using a minidisc for transitions while the ST was loading another cubase project.

“Effin hell, I’m glad CRT isn’t a requirement for having a computer on stage anymore :D”

Mind you, some of us were lucky enough to have a STacy


#12

That Atari Stacy looks pretty cool. Guarantee it’s never been available where I live though. Atari didn’t do particularly well here, unlike Commodore, or any of the number of IBM compatibles.