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All round coverband, what setup?

Postby matje » 20 Nov 2018, 09:42

Hi everybody,

Since a few months I play in a all round coverband. Our goal is to make "your party" a good party!

I wonder which setup others use in this kind of bands. I use a NS3 and a Yamaha Motif XS6. My band wants also to use a click track with sequences / midi files. In the moment I use the internal sequencer of the Motif, but maybe it can be easier.

So, what kind of stuff you use?
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Re: All round coverband, what setup?

Postby analogika » 20 Nov 2018, 10:24

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Re: All round coverband, what setup?

Postby Quai34 » 20 Nov 2018, 11:29

+1, I use Setlist maker (Bandhelper in fact which is the "band" version of Setlist maker...). Cannot talk about mainstage but I use Setlist maker to give click to my drummer, I event use my ipad with Nord Beat Apps to trigger "claps" with my Proteus 2000. I know you can even play click tracks or backing tracks with Setlist maker but never done it, we have enough members to play all parts....
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Re: All round coverband, what setup?

Postby DanielD71 » 20 Nov 2018, 12:36

matje wrote:Hi everybody,

Since a few months I play in a all round coverband. Our goal is to make "your party" a good party!

I wonder which setup others use in this kind of bands. I use a NS3 and a Yamaha Motif XS6. My band wants also to use a click track with sequences / midi files. In the moment I use the internal sequencer of the Motif, but maybe it can be easier.

So, what kind of stuff you use?

You can do pretty much everything with your setup.

I have the NS2/NS3 88 versions and a Yamaha XF7.

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Re: All round coverband, what setup?

Postby kbrkr » 21 Nov 2018, 01:26

I'm using both a Kronos 2 and a Stage 3 Compact with ForScore running on an iPad pro. Each have wireless Bluetooth MIDI and I send patch changes to each keyboard to queue up the next song based on my lead sheet. I have presets setup on songs for solos and just touch my iPad to switch patches quickly. I don't really read the Lead Sheets for the chords, just use it as a place holder for the songs in the set and to send patch changes.

Works like a champ!
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Re: All round coverband, what setup?

Postby Berretje » 22 Nov 2018, 23:34

For the allround band (Blush) I'm using the NS2 HA88 as my piano/rhodes/synth board. On top of that I use a Yamaha Tyros 5. Especially for the horns (I think the default horns in the stage are terrible). These boards are all controlled (read: program changes) by an iPad air using an iConnectMidi interface.
Last week I received the mounting bracket for the Tyros 5 to put my iPad holder on. Very handy!

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Re: All round coverband, what setup?

Postby srcohiba11 » 24 Nov 2018, 23:22

what tray are you using for the iconnectmidi?
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Re: All round coverband, what setup?

Postby ACCORDIONMAN » 25 Nov 2018, 12:15

Hi, thought I'd chip in in case it helps. One band I've played with have the backing tracks as audio tracks.

The sequences/music etc is PANNED Left the click PANNED right. Drummer gets the click, audience get the track.

Pros :
You can play the tracks on anything/ iPad / laptop
You can easily email the tracks to band members.
You can put vocals on the tracks.

Cons :
Tracks are mono for the audience.


(If you want the tracks stereo, you can still do it but need to set it up with Logic or a DAW on the laptop. So it would play THREE channels, stereo for audience, and the extra click for the drummer.)

Good luck though, nice setup you have.
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Re: All round coverband, what setup?

Postby Berretje » 25 Nov 2018, 16:45

srcohiba11 wrote:what tray are you using for the iconnectmidi?


This one: Konig & Meyer 49035 Universal Rack Shelf
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Re: All round coverband, what setup?

Postby matje » 26 Nov 2018, 11:18

Thank you all for your replies.

A lot of you use Set List Maker or Bandhelper. I'm also looking to those apps but something is really clear.

During a gig I would like to use in some songs (not all) a backing track. It can be a midi file or an audio file. When using a backing track I would also like to use a click track for the drummer. So I will use a audio interface to separate the output channel for the click track and the backing track. Both apps can support this.

Can both apps start a click track? And if yes, can it sync with the backing track? It would be logical if it can tempo sync with a midi backing track, but an audio track???

How do you use backing tracks?
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