Record it at home, play it back at the gig
The OP wants to play a DrumKat live.
Maybe not, but it needs to be said. People often blame the technology; the easy target. If others can make it work it's not the technology per se.OneWorld wrote:That is exactly it, too many variables to be factored in and people saying "Well I've never had a problem" doesn't fix a thing.
merlyn wrote:One way of looking at it is that home users are beta testing Windows 10 for the actual version -- the enterprise version.
And yet I can tell you that my humble PC World PC lappy does not conform to this secret! And neither have any of my performing/recording laptops for as long as I've been using them. And yet they all work just fine. I neither keep them off the 'net, nor switch off any functions.James Perrett wrote:The secret to having a reliable computer is to treat it as a single function device. If you are using a laptop live then it should never be set up as a general computer for web browsing or any other non-music tasks.
BJG145 wrote:...testing at home...? Worked great. At the gig...? No way. This was just a jam night so you get about five minutes to set up. I thought there was only about a 50% chance of getting it working anyway, but that was optimistic.
So I need to find an inexpensive MIDI sound module with a variety of decent sounds, because I'm never using Windows again. It's let me down several times too often.
BigRedX wrote:The biggest problem I see with most computer-based systems being used live is that there is too much assembly and disassembly involved every time.
It's been many moons now since Microsoft made money with Windows. They have long moved on and they keep making Windows because, well, it's good marketing I guess.