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Re: AW: minimizing gear with-laptop or floor harware?

The drum sounds in the RC50 do indeed suck. I drop wav files created in Stylus into it. These range from basic percussion to more advanced parts. The loop is then defined by the length of the wav file. This does away with the split second of silence you get when going from record to play on the RC. You do give up a certian amount of freedom, but you can store a bunch of patches with preset lengths, 1 bar, 2 bars etc. and use them as needed.  This also really helps when playing with other musicians. The loops are locked in and drummers wont drift. Yet it still feels natural.
Get the new really tiny POD for effects. Peavey PR10 powered speakers and a very small mixer and your good to go. My rig fits in a Miata, sets up in 5 minutes, tears down in 3. The announce last call and I can have a few before the bar closes.
Your setlist sounds cool, can you send it to me?
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From: "Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill" <rs@moinlabs.de>

> > getting a laptop to replace my,edps,and mpc1000 sampler with
> > mobius and (x?) software to replace the MPC1000(please
> > recomend me something similar),though i would still have to
> > have a mixer and soundcard.
> > or going all floor harware,no racks or mixer by using floor
> > efx and something like the boss RC-50 it has a looper,simple
> > drum loops, guitar and mic in,and stereo outs straight into
> > the 2 speakers.Now since i havent use any of these 2
> > variables which in your opinion would be more
> > reliable,advantages,drawbacks?
> Option "Laptop plus":
> Using Mobius will give you all the (looping) power you have now, only times
> sixteen and script language and...note that there are some s pecial (esp.
> loop4) functions that still have to be implemented in Mobius.
> As for the MPC1000: I'd suggest Kontakt, then suggest Ableton Live as a
> host. Depending on the way you're working with your MPC, you can then even
> skip using Kontakt or just use Battery instead.
> I don't understand why you'd still need a mixer. Using an interface which is
> powerful enough should solve this (think fireface400 with its standalone
> mixer function).
> What you'll need however is at least a foot controller (FCB1010 etc.) and
> perhaps a fader box.
> Advantages: very flexible, only one pass of A/D-D/A conversions, the setup
> topology can be changed by simply loading a new file into your application.
> Option "all floor":
> Floor setups tend to lack when it comes to signal routing flexibility. Also,
> if you normally use a MPC to do your drums, I doubt that you'll be happy
> with the RC50's internal drums (and with its looping if you're coming from
> the EDP for that matter). Which effects were you looking at? One before the
> RC50 (which would then only affect guitar) and one after the RC50? Or
> something else? You see, flexibility of routing is greatly reduced here...
> Advantages: you could just mount everything onto a wooden board with two
> cables going in on one side and two cables coming out on the other side and
> a power strip at the top. Setup essentially boils down to putting the thing
> onto the floor and connecting five cables.
> Rainer