List of live user set up's

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richardhaley

List of live user set up's

Postby richardhaley » Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:02 am

As most of us forte users are live performers and in the same boat - performance verses reliability verses ease of use, IMHO, I think it would be really useful to have a list of each other's set ups, HW and SW and in particular, how we have our kit set up practically - screens, midi controllers etc. I'm sure we can all learn from eachothers experience. Please reply here to your set ups and how you control Forte live.

My HW:
P4 266Ghz Desktop with 1.5Gb ram, Emu 1212m PCI soundcard, Raid 1 PCI Controller, Mirrored 120Gb disks in removeable caddies, spare 3rd caddie in cupboard at home just in case!, extra fans and temp controllers, mounted in 2" foam in a 6U SKB flight case. UPS power supply. 17" TFT monitor.

My S/W:
Synthogy Ivory Piano, NI B4 express, Garritan GPO, IK Sampletank and Sonik Synth 2, and of course FORTE.

My Set up:
Studiologic SL880 88 note keyboard, kenton Contol Freak midi controller, mini pc keyboard 'plastered' with scene shortcuts.

In Use:
I have two scnerios, one is live worship where sound are selected on the fly and no two events are ever the same. I use a lot of piano's or electric pianos, with pads, strings, hammonds etc. layered on an expression pedal. I use the other midi faders as volume, modulation, pitchbend up, and volume of additional layers. The other scenario is a theartical production where three keyboard players and electronic percussionist play via different midi channels, and each scene progressively stepped through. I have removed the stand of my TFT screen as it is two bulky to transport, and lay it flat on top of my pc flight case. Sometimes I sit the pc off of the stage with a long midi lead, to avoid it being bounced around by the drumkit. I am experimenting at the moment with pictures for each scene change instead of text, but find I like to see the VU meters of both Forte and my Emu S/W mixer. It would be great to have scene view resizeable to occupy half of the windows screen.

Moderato Maestoso

Re: List of live user set up's

Postby Moderato Maestoso » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:37 am


xuanvu

Postby xuanvu » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:22 pm


richardhaley

Postby richardhaley » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:04 am


xuanvu

Postby xuanvu » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:09 pm


mbastiansen

Postby mbastiansen » Sun May 21, 2006 3:44 am

I use my setup mainly for playing rock/pop/funk/jazz music live with my bands.

I use forte for playing my VST synths, and EHCo for controlling patches on my hardware synths. I'm still experimenting and learning how to get the maximum out of the system, but the main thing to me is that I'm able to switch patches and settings on many devices with the push of just one button - a great feature when playing live since the audience do not like to be kept waiting while the band fiddle all the knobs to setup for the next song.

Gear I use on stage: updated 04. Feb. 2010
Clavia Nord Stage 76
Roland V-Synth GT (I also use V-Synth as controller and sound card for my soft synths)

Hardware: updated 11. Jun. 2008
Dell Latitude D630 Laptop
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2,5 GHz CPU
4 GB RAM
160 GB Harddrive

Software: updated 11. Jun. 2008
Windows XP Professionel
forte
EHCo
Basic Strip

U-HE Zebra 2.5 VST Synth
IK Multimedia Total Workstation 2 Instruments Bundle
Arturia Moog Modular
Native Instruments FM7
Last edited by mbastiansen on Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:33 am, edited 3 times in total.

Smilodon

My Forte Live Setup

Postby Smilodon » Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:33 pm


Bill

Live Rig

Postby Bill » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:49 pm


alcools

Postby alcools » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:08 pm


Bill

Postby Bill » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:57 pm


alcools

Postby alcools » Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:54 pm


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Bill

Postby Bill » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:25 pm


mixermanic

Postby mixermanic » Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:35 pm


metropoj

Postby metropoj » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:57 pm


leo_arancibia

Postby leo_arancibia » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:52 pm


metropoj

Postby metropoj » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:01 am


metropoj

Postby metropoj » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:35 am


ab_keyboards

Postby ab_keyboards » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:28 pm

leo_arancibia wrote:

Well here's my setup
Windows XP tiny edition rev4
TOTAL RAM consumption = forte.exe 584.640 Kb
boot time = 9 sec
complete boot (forte inlcuded) = 22 sec


How do you do this???

Bill

Micro ATX

Postby Bill » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:09 am

I see this thread has taken on new life! I still haven't built that Micro ATX system I was talking in December. Right after my original post about the S90ES and UF7 I got a new car that the S90ES didn't fit in. I got an '07 Acura TL and didn't realize that the rear seats didn't fold down until I got it home. D'oh!

Anyway, I'm wading through the Micro ATX motherboard/CPU combos on Tigerdirect and Newegg to see what looks like the best bang for the buck as of now. Technology-wise, I don't think I've hurt myself one bit by waiting the extra 8 months to try this. :)

Metropoj -- nice setup! I'm thinking of using my Edirol PCR-800 to control Forte because it has a knob that can switch midi channels. In theory, I should be able to use it like I am currently using my Fantom X6 (where I build "performances" with splits and layers, and switch between them during a song). Forte's equivalent should be some racks that have splits/layers listening on different midi channels that I can access by tweaking the PCR's knob to switch between them.

Mixermanic -- thanks for the advice about loading config data per scene. My experimentation was so long ago that I'm not sure whether I tried that or not. The laptop I was testing with has always sucked at hosting VSTis. When I build the Micro ATX system, I'll be more diligent about the options.

Anyway...that's where things stand. I really want to get Forte up and running in a portable PC solution. I just can't always get the same sonic power out of my hardware synths.

Bill

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metropoj

Postby metropoj » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:59 am


Bill

Postby Bill » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:31 am


metropoj

Postby metropoj » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:35 am


Bill

Postby Bill » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:38 am


Bill

Finally!

Postby Bill » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:15 pm


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Bill

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Postby umd » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:11 pm


spinoria

Postby spinoria » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:16 am

My setup...

Hardware synths:
Kurzweil K2500X
Virus TI

Computer:
HP Laptop 2gb ram, with Emu 1616 soundcard

Other hardware:
Frontier Transport for changing scenes and controlling tempo

Software:
IK Multimedia Sampletank
IK Multimedia Sonik Synth
IK Multimedia Miroslav Orchestra

Other plugins:
For hammondorgan I use the plugin Hammod C3 with Leslie 122 version 1963 :-)

Other hardware:
I sometimes also use my Triton Extreme and/or my Alesis Micron or any other of my synths that may fit but theese are not connected with forte.

csldp03

A work in progress

Postby csldp03 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:07 pm

MacBook running Bootcamp w/Windows XP. Yeah, I bought my Macbook before I found out that there's nothing like forte/EHCo for Leopard. Ah, well. It works.

Hardware:
M-Audio 410
M-Audio MidiSport 2x2
Emu 2x2

Korg Wavestation SR
Korg TR-Rack
Korg Z1
Yamaha SY77
Yamaha DX11 (as a controller only)

Software
Korg Legacy Digital Edition
Native Instruments Akoustik Piano
Various Freeware VSTs

I have two set ups that I use.
One with only the DX11, 410 and the MacBook - super portable.
One with the full system for maximum flexibility - mostly stays in my home studio.

I'd like to get a Novation Remote 61 SL - but can't find the $'s.

embassy

Postby embassy » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:56 am


thefool808

Postby thefool808 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:30 pm


boxerdad

Re: List of live user set up's

Postby boxerdad » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:28 pm

My current setup edited Jan 29, 2009:

PC Setup:
Win XP Pro 32 SP-3
Asus P5E WS PRO mobo - mild overclock FSB @ 333 MHZ nets 3GHZ
Intel Q6600 (quad core, 2.4 GHZ)
4 GB Crucial RAM 4 4 4 12
Seasonic 800 Watt PSU
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB 8)
RME HDSP 9652
All above in a iStar D400 4U rack case (nice case for $150 !)

Host & VSTi's:
Forte 2.0
EHCo 2.0
NI Pro-53
NI FM-8
NI B4 II
NI Kore Player w/sound packs
True Pianos
Yamaha MOTIF Rack ES (Interfaced via EHCo)
Proteus VX Player
Halion 3
A bunch of Kjheraus effects

Keyboards:
2 ea Axiom 61's
1 ea Studio Logic SL-990XP
Modified Standtastic keyboard stand
MIDI Soutions M8 MIDI merger (hardware)

eack keyboard has re-worked Ernie Ball volume pedal and sustain pedal


Stage Monitor System:
Optical out of RME into Behringer DEQ2496
Out of DEQ 2496 into Tapco Power Amp J1400
JBL Eon 15" passive speakers on Tripods

Aux Sends:
Optical out of RME into Behringer ADA8000
Analogs out of Behringer ADA8000 (1 stereo pair) for FOH sends
Analogs out of Behringer ADA8000 for In-ear monitors
M-Audio IE-30


So far (12 months), this hardware setup has been the "bee's knees" as far as reliability and flexability. Gee Whiz - there sure is a lot of stuff 'ya can do with Forte & EHCo :D :D :D
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scope4live

Re: List of live user set up's

Postby scope4live » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:04 pm

4U ATX Chassis w/ Corsait 650w PSU
4 in 3 SATA RAID Cage ( storage & cooling only )
Raptor 360G O.S. + Apps.
Rator 1500's x 3 for content
Inrel DP35DP w/ E8600
4GB's DDR II 800
eVGA GeForce 5400 PCI-e 16X
3 x Scope Professional PCI 32bit cards

Lexicon PCM81 & PCM91 AES/EBU via Scope cards
A16 Ultra SMUX

Barbetta Sona 32C x 2
Motion-Sound Pro3t

M Audio KS88 x 2
Oberheim MC3000
John Bowen Synth Design Solaris
Studio Electronics Code 4 / SE-1X
Doepfer Fader Box USB
Kurzweil Expressionmate
MIDISolutions FP8 4x pedal sw. / 4x expression peds.

Bidule / Gigastudio 4 / Kontackt 2 / VSTi's ( Forte hopefully )
Cubase 4
Reaper
VDAT 32bit Multitracker

This DAWg'll Hunt. :wink:

moogman

Re: List of live user set up's

Postby moogman » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:21 am

I am running forte 1.6.96. My current setup consists of:

Computer:
Dell inspiron 9400 Laptop
2gigs of ram
Core 2 Duo 2.16.
Dual boot XP Pro

Audio Hardware:
Focusrite Saffire 26 I/O
Behringer UltraGainPro

Controller:
Edirol PCR-800

Software:
Cubase3
Kontakt2
Hypersonic2

This is used for live performance only and has replaced my Kurzweil K2500(fully expanded) I run no hardware synths anymore

This is also my front of house setup. I plug a five piece band(Drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, etc) into the saffire pro and the behringer ultragain. That is all routed to Cubase3 for final processing. All of that goes directly to front of house usually through a line mixer just in case ;-P but haven't had a problem yet. The addition of forte is relatively new and has only been used on a couple of gigs as of this writing.

tartan

Re: List of live user set up's

Postby tartan » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:50 pm


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Re: List of live user set up's

Postby JeffB » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:05 am

Just started using Forte 2 after using Cakewalk Sonar on stage for about 6 years. My current stage rig is:

Kurzweil PC3. If you haven't tried one of these you owe it to yourself to do so. Bargain of the decade!!
Yamaha Motif ES6 with 512Mb, VL, VH and mLan boards. Controller, sampler, sound source MIDI and audio interface in one.
IBM T60 2Ghz Core2Duo with 4Gb ram 60Gb 7200rpm system drive and 120Gb 7200rpm for soundbanks and samples.
XP Pro SP2.
Forte 2.0.116.
Omnisphere. Cost a fortune but worth every penny. (Just got a more powerful laptop to run it on)!
Sonic Projects OPX. Excellent virtual analog.
NI Pro 53. Excellent virtual analog.
SQ8L. Free! Excellent Ensoniq SQ80 emulation. (I've always had Ensoniq stuff and can't do without it).
Proteus VX 2. Free! Plays all my converted E4 samples.
Sampletank 2. Cost me a fortune years ago so I feel obliged to keep using it!
Studio Devil Virtual Guitar Amp. Allows me to play reasonably realistic rhythm guitar parts on my keys.

The relatively small footprint of Forte compared to Sonar allows me to use more VSTi's plus the ability to change scenes by program change allows me to forget that I'm using a computer. I just switch on the computer when I set up for the gig and don't touch it again untill I switch it off after the gig. Brilliant!! :lol:
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jayle

live user set up - finally without any hums :-)

Postby jayle » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:19 pm

Hi!

Before getting to the point here my Setup:
Computer Toshiba P200-135 Notebook (Intel Core Duo, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD) with a really clean Win XP
Interface RME Multiface with Expresscard
Plugins G-Media M-Tron, NI B4-II, Arturia Minimoog, Lounge Lizard 3, ...
Keyboards Korg Triton Extreme 61, CME UF8 Masterkeybaord, Memorymoog
and of course Forte - since a few weeks Version 2 and it is as reliable as Version 1! Thanks for that!

now the reason why I write this - since a few weeks I have an important new piece of equipment:
ART T8 This is a 8 channel transformer and isolater (1-HE Rack Device).
On some stages I experienced sometimes very strange hums - especially when some rather complicated In-Ear-Mixing-Routings with several Mixerdesks were involved. With this device I was able to eleminate all hums by running some lines through this device e.g. to lift the ground of my In-ear Mixer and the Triton-Keyboard. Remarkable is, that the hums were not always of the same origin. Sometimes the Hum disappeard by taking this device out of some lines an running some other lines through it. The only explanation is, that in some venues it's rather unclear what's going on with splits, grounds and with power supply circles.

So thanks for your good piece of Software - keep up the good work!

Markus

P.S. Here some nice pictures from a recent concert with "RPWL" where you can see Forte and the described setup in action (available on DVD from July!)



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Re: List of live user set up's

Postby pedrosura » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:40 pm

My Set Up:
AMD x2 4800 Dual Core XP Sp3 soon to be ported to a laptop...(Maybe MACPRO with Boot Camp anyone out there feeback?)
Audiophile 2496 PCI Card
Forte 1.6 and Forte 2.0

Keyboards" Yamaha KX8 and M_Audio 61

Vst's:
Minimoog, CS-80, Moog Modular, Prophet V, Jupiter 8, Arp 2600
Sample Moog
CVPiano, Mr Ray 73
Nostalgia
Oberheim Pro (OBX-PRO)

Effects:
Sonitus and Sony Chorus and Reverbs

Sustain Pedals:
2 M-Audio Pedals and 1 Expression

Forte is used for all layering and tranposing. Pedals used for activating splitting, sequencers, glide and sustain. Presets are changed only by switching the channels not by Scene Changes. Scene Chages only used to change songs.

Videos putting it all together...
Saga's "Dont Be Late"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aeQBmUJ ... annel_page
Saga's "No Stranger"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDczD7adb10
Saga's "How Long"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTuVddpb ... annel_page
Saga's "You Are Not Alone"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LvdmaQB ... annel_page
Saga's "Humble Stance"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq7yPShw ... annel_page
Saga's "On The Loose"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUe0dWDY ... re=channel
Saga's "Too Much Too Loose"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-9sNeX5 ... annel_page
Saga's "Compromise"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOo9i8TH ... annel_page
Saga's "Be Carefull Where You Step"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-PbX1Xn ... re=channel
Saga's "The Interview"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PXIaKJq ... re=channel

Forte is absolutely incredible!

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Re: List of live user set up's

Postby mikefkeys » Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:43 pm

I just finished documenting my Forte-centric live rig in detail. I thought this might be of use to anyone considering going the VST route for live performance.



Mike

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Re: List of live user set up's

Postby dburns » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:27 pm

Thanks, Mikefkeys. That's a lot of useful info on your rig.

I hope you have a couple guys to set it all up for you!

:)
Dave Burns

Lowell, MA USA

Bill

Re: List of live user set up's

Postby Bill » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:54 pm

I recently bought a new Dell laptop running Win 7/64 (dual core/4GB). I installed Forte and loaded some stuff to test (VB3, Atmosphere, SampleTank, etc) using my SonicCell as a soundcard. The latency on the SonicCell is somewhat high (11ms), but it's very playable and CPU usage is low on the laptop. So, I'm thinking that a real USB 2.0, low latency soundcard would be good enough to actually use this laptop with a band.

I've narrowed it down to the MOTU UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid or the M-Audio Fast Track Ultra. I've picked these because they both have Win 7/64 drivers available. Does anybody have experience with either of these?

Bill

hisdudeness

Re: List of live user set up's

Postby hisdudeness » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:27 am

Hi,

just a short summary of my setup:

- Laptop Lenovo X61 with Dual Core T7300 (2Ghz, 4MB L2 Cache)
- Windows 7 vlited down to 4GB (booting incl Forte rack 40 seconds)
- Samsung 64GB SSD

- Forte Performer version 2.0 latest stable version (2.2.14) with
- Native Instruments Akoustik Piano, Elektrik Piano, B4 II, Pro53
- Steinberg Hypersonic XXL
- MP3play VST (for training at home playing along to mp3's)
- Sam solo (wave file player VSTi for intros)

- ESI U46XL soundcard (USB) with 4in/6out (routing one FOH main signal back into Forte for my personal inear-mix)
- selfmade 61 waterfall Keyboard with soundcard and Novation Remote SL37 controller board integrated (plus laptop holder and power supplies)
- Doepfer PK-88 weighted 88 masterkeyboard
- Yamaha FC-7 swell (expression) pedal for Organ volume
- Fatar double pedal, one for sustain, one for rotary slow/fast
- Ultimate VS-80 stand

At home I have a 22" monitor connected as second monitor for Forte's SceneView and configuration plus some Edirol monitors.
Live I play using in-ear which I can mix independendly (FOH main signal against my own signal) with the Novation board and using mainly just the SceneView for my sheets I have added to every song.

I have attached two pictures, one is showing the set at home, one live on stage.

Best regards
hisdudeness
homegear.jpg livegear.jpg

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Re: List of live user set up's

Postby mhertzbe » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:04 pm

Computer : HP DV8T-1200 Laptop, Core i7-720QM @ 1.6GHz, 6GB RAM, 640GB hard drive, StarTech firewire expresscard (because the laptop's built-in who-knows-what-chipset firewire didn't work properly with the MOTU unit, which likes TI or Lucent chipsets).

Software : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit, Brainspawn Forte 2.2.14, NI Komplete 7, MOTU CueMix FX

Audio Hardware : NI Guitar Rig Mobile for guitar input, guitar (left channel) and keys (right channel) output, MOTU 896mk3 for in-ears monitor mixes via CueMix FX or a Behringer BCF2000 control surface. Built-in DIs for guitar and keys output to the P.A.

Midi Controller : M-Audio Oxygen 88 (via USB) with Sustain Pedal and Roland FV-500L Expression Pedal

Backup System : Line 6 Pocket Pod (guitar), Roland SC-55 Sound Canvas (keys)

Wireless : Shure UT1 / UT4A for guitar, Shure P4T (2) / P4R (4) for in-ear monitors

Forte Setup : Hosting NI Guitar Rig 4 and five instances of Kontakt (Keyboards, Strings, Horns, Wind, and Other… about 40 instruments total). All Kontakt instruments load samples at Forte start-up only (currently about 2.8GB). All instruments are running in DFD mode with no noticeable ill effects. Each bread-and-butter sound (Piano, Rhodes, Hammond, Pianet, etc.) has its own scene. Additional scenes for the more complex songs containing layers, splits, etc. All layers, splits, transposition, instrument selection, etc. done by Forte midi capabilities.

Midi Controller Notes : Most buttons, sliders, knobs on the Oxygen 88 are involved in the control of Guitar Rig and Kontakt. Examples:
○ Tap tempo driving Forte's tempo so it can be used in Guitar Rig and Kontact both
○ Panic button
○ About 12 of the buttons send program changes to access bread-and-butter scenes
○ Four of the knobs control guitar drive, compression, treble boost, modulation depth
○ Sliders work as drawbars for Hammond and Vox Continental organ sounds
○ Expression pedal can be used for both guitar and / or keyboards

Backup System Notes : Rack includes a patch bay wired so that insertion of two patch cables substitutes the backup sound sources for the forte-generated guitar and keyboard sounds. If the Forte system goes down, the show can go on with basic guitar and keyboard sounds with a switchover time of a few seconds.

In-Ears Monitor System Notes : MOTU unit chosen for its stand-alone mixer features. CueMix FX running on the laptop can control the mixes and so can the Behringer BCF2000 operating in baby HUI emulation mode. The MOTU will keep going if the laptop dies. With CueMix FX and the BCF2000 unable to control mixes, the front panel knobs are still able to adjust faders in all four mixes.

Performance : The computer seems to be absolutely loafing. None of the CPU meters I can see go above 20%. I barely ever see the Kontact disk activity meters budge, even though I'm running every instrument in DFD mode.
Forte 4 hosting NI Guitar Rig, Kontakt, and Aux Bus Set on a Dell Precision M4700 with SSD and 24GB memory. Oxygen 88 keyboard/controller and Steinberg UR44 Midi/Audio I/O

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Re: List of live user set up's

Postby evilantal » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:24 am

Computer: ProCase CE-C4B-FH 4HE rackmount chassis with 500W UltraSilent power supply, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1, ASUS P7P55 LX motherboard, Intel Core i5-760 cpu with Zalman CNPS7000C-Cu cooler, 8GB Kingston DDR3-1333 RAM (2x2x2), Samsung 320GB 7200RPM HDD in removable drive bay (recording and backup, not used while playing), Kingston SSDNow V100 60GB SSD (for plugins and OS), Corsair 240GB Force F240 SSD (for sample libraries), NEC Optiarc AD-7170A 52x DVD-RW burner, ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB video card, D-Link wireless PCI card (for adHoc WiFi AP)

Audio hardware: E-MU 1616M PCI audio interface, ART DTI Dual Transformer/Isolator, Roland DP-8 damper pedal, Boss FS-6 footswitch, Boss FS-5U footswitch, RCF ART 310A monitor, Shure E2 IEMs, Custom patchbay with Neutrik plugs

Keys: Studiologic Numa Nano piano controller, Novation Remote SL 61 synth controller

Other: König & Meyer Spider Pro stand, Asus EeePad Transformer android tablet (used as remote touchscreen control for forte through Connectify and Splashtop Remote Desktop)

Plugins:
Camel Audio Alchemy
GForce M-Tron Pro
GSi MrRay73 Mark II
GSi Vb3
Gunnar Ekornås Messiah
Steinberg HALion 4
Loomer String
Modartt Pianoteq 4 Stage
Native Instruments FM-8
SonicProjects OP-X Pro II
u-he DIVA
u-he Zebra

Effects:
Togu Audio Line TAL-Chorus-LX (for the OP-X)
Valhalla DSP ValhallaRoom (on it's own bus)
Variety of Sound NastyDLA MKII and Rescue MKII (for Loomer String)

Software:
brainspawn forte 3 (x64)
****'s REAPER (for recording)
Connectify Light and Splashtop Streamer (to setup adHoc wireless AP to connect tablet and PC)
Speedfan (control case fan speed automatically depending on temperature)
Tobias Erichsen loopMIDI (ccreate virtual MIDI ports)
MIDI-OX (filtering and connect physical to virtual loopMIDI ports)
jBridge (to use 32-but plugins in forte)

With this setup I play progressive rock with my band. It's been rock solid for a while now; especially after moving to forte 3, which seems to have eliminated some glitches I had.

EDIT: Funny, the board blanks out the company name for REAPER :)
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Lenovo Z500, quad core i7 3632QM, 16GB 1600MHz DDR3, RME BabyFace, Samsung EVO SSD x2, forte 4, Kawai ES100, Kurzweil PC2, VB3, Alchemy, Kontakt 5, Omnisphere 2, Diva, ZebraHZ, Bazille, Pianoteq 5 Standard, Falcon, various effects

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Re: List of live user set up's

Postby JeffB » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:55 am

Just returned to Forte after using Cantabile for a few years.

Now using Korg Kronos and Yamaha Motif XS with FW and 1Gb ram (Used as audio interface).

Lenovo W500 with 8Gb ram Win7 x64.

Forte 3.2 with EHCo 2

Spectrasonics Omnisphere
SonicProjects OPX Pro II
MusicLab RealLPC + Amplitube 3
Korg Legacy Collection Digital

Got a couple of weeks off to get it all set up!

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Re: List of live user set up's

Postby Burtan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:46 am

Hey JeffB,

I'm only using software, also live. So I wonder, for what you use the software and for what you use high end workstations like Kronos. What sounds better, what is easier to control? I'm looking forward to here from you :)

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Re: List of live user set up's

Postby JeffB » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:43 pm



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