How many bands use midi for live performance?

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  1. woodyk

    woodyk New Member

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    There must be some bands out there that use midis and how do they feel about it?
  2. sillysausage

    sillysausage New Member

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    yeh that is a good question, i don't no.
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    sillysausage New Member

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    I use midi files when i sing, but u need to find half decent ones
  4. chriscc

    chriscc New Member

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    been using midi live for over ten years and aside from saving money on the obvious, i now have meter that can hear a drummer waver in three beats!!! run the lights,effects on vocals and guitars,no miking,less gear, quicker setup and teardown.
  5. Pol

    Pol Stuck on the M1 <img src="images/smilies/shakehead Staff Member Super Mod

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    Yep...we use them all the time but you do need good quality. The only problem we ever had was a floppy disk full of tracks getting corrupted but we always have spares
  6. voice of god

    voice of god Prodigal Pyjamas Pervert Staff Member Super Mod

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    yea I use the midi as my drummer and bass player it works pretty well

    and we take spare disks too, those dam mobile phones will corrupt a midi quicker than a red shirt in a laundry load full of whites yes I just made that one up then :D
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    we use midi's for our two duos' covering everything from rock & roll to country and top 40. Absolutely love them. Live in an area starved for committed muso's so hubby plays bass, I play rhythm and sing, and the midi's do the rest.
    Using a yamaha mu-128, then record onto computer hard drive through cool edit. Then I dump each nights show down onto MD through netmd setup. Fits about 40 songs on a disk, I have found this to be very reliable, and sounds great. Lot less chace of coruptin files, damaged disks, no chance of skipping, and I can leave my expensive sound module safe at home.

    Midi's rule, but floopy disks just don't cut it for me.....
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    tammy New Member

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    most musicians in south africa used midi. it is cheaper, and they dont answer back! no seriously, many places cant afford a full band. usually they hire a solo artist who uses back tracks of some sort.
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  9. Bladez26

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    Been doing the midi thing for about 3 years now, and yeah have to find good midi files, all mastered thru Sonar using hypercanvas and onto minidisc, can't beat it

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