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What's on our stage?

June 13th, 2016
tech, music

The Free Raisins play mostly-traditional music in a mostly-acoustic way, but there's really quite a lot of electronic technology on the stage:

Without these electronic tools it would be very hard for us to be the band we are:

There are a few things that aren't as critical, though:

The main thing to me in thinking about technology for live sound is that I want it to expand our flexibility, not limit it. For example, I'm happy with electronic drums I trigger with my feet but I would not be happy with a drum machine that you configure for a specific beat and it goes and does that. Similarly, I'm happy for Audrey to play the same fiddle line each time we play a specific part of a specific set, but if she instead kicked off a recorded version it wouldn't be good. When a person is making music by manually initiating each sound you have what you need to get the live dynamic I enjoy, regardless of how the sound is actually generated.

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