in one of my live bands i play a korg dw-8000 for pads, synth strings, and other pretty/spacey sounds. the midi out is run into a kenton 2-channel midi->cv converter with lowest note priority so that i can play bass, drones, and other monophonic lines on my heavily modified moog prodigy module. the prodigy is run through a home-made octavia fuzz-octave-type pedal, a dan-echo, korg toneworks 301dl delay, small stone, small clone, and cool cat chorus.. though not usually all at once. ha.
i play bass in the same band. some of our songs include higher-frequency synth drones which ring throughout with very slow oscillator modulation and chorusing run through a delay or two. . (i'm always finding spots where one of my hands is free to tweak the synths/effects. . there are a few parts where i manage to handle the bass-playing and synth-playing with one hand dedicated to each. . and lately, i've also been using the moogerfooger expression pedal to accomplish small synth parameter changes during songs..)
the whole synth set-up is run through two 2x12 cabinets on each side of the stage. . and run in stereo.
that band plays guitar-driven drone/ shoegaze/ ambient/ noise/ psyche stuff a la mogwai, radiohead, isis, sonic youth, my bloody valentine, etc ..
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my current studio synth/ effect set-up is (more or less) as follows:
mixers / interfaces:
roland a-880 midi patcher/mixer, kenton pro2 (2-ch midi->cv converter), moogerfooger cp-251 control processor ..
effects / processors:
BBE 462 sonic maximizer; behringer dualfex pro; cutec (loco box) ch-01 stereo chorus; danelectro pb&j delay, dan-echo (x2), cool cat chorus; electro-harmonix small clone, small stone; kmd kp-100 distortion (triple-clipper); moogerfooger mf-101 low-pass filter; paia 6710 vocoder; (korg) toneworks 301dl dynamic echo, ax1500g multi-effects ..
arp axxe module; korg ms20, mp4 (mono/poly), es50 (lambda), k2 (minikorg 700s); custom moog prodigy module; paia 3760 (oz), modular (2720 control osc/noise generator (x2), 4710 balanced modulator, 4712 reverb, 4720 vco, 4730 multi-modal filter, 4740 envelope generator, 4761 wing, 4770 watt block, 4771 regulated power supply); tama techstar ts305..
korg dss1, modified dw8000; oberheim matrix6r; mks50 (alpha juno2) ..
korg ms2000r, custom NESsynth, roland jd990 (super JD), yamaha tx81z ..
other keyboards -
'49 winter & co. upright piano, magus de luxe chord organ ..
casio ct360, mt30, sk1; vtech music major; yamaha pss130 (x2)..
bearcat 210, marsona 1200 white noise generator (x2), paia 8690 (analog rhythm machine), plastic toy melodica, etc ..
oh, feel free to listen to one or two of my solo recordings-