Performing Live 9

Musicians have long realized the benefits of incorporating synthesizers into their performances. Besides just allowing for a richer sonic palette, the synthesizer can add a cool factor to a performance that is unattainable through any other means. Seeing someone on stage surrounded by stacks of keyboards and synthesizer panels reminiscent of a mad scientist in a dark laboratory is enough to kick a viewer’s imagination into high gear.

Being that there are so many synthesizers and controllers currently on the market, there are virtually hundreds, if not thousands, of synthesizer setups that could be examined for live performance. Due to this, we will examine a few traditional setups, as well as various categories of synthesizers ...

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