Mark de Clive-Lowe

Before a live gig do you set up the Maschine by previously saving different projects with your favorite drum samples and synth sounds? Or do you load sounds without previously hearing them during the performance?

Mark de Clive-Lowe responded on 07/18/2013

i have prepared drum kits and synths before a live show. loading sounds without hearing them wouldn't make any sense as levels have to be checked, start points of drum samples, etc. i change the kit for certain shows - eg, when i did a live set at the low end theory, or do the sci-fi improvised soundtrack show. it's important for me to commit to a palette before painting the picture - that way there are boundaries and limitations rather than infinite choices. i don't know if that makes sense but basically, with boundaries in place, the creative possibilities are limitless.

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