Live shows with handhelds?

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May 18, 2008, 5:44:54 PM5/18/08
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Having just had the one show using handhelds I wondered what
experience others have on using devices live and what works well and
what doesn't.

herr prof

May 19, 2008, 8:02:29 AM5/19/08
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Im pretty happy with my current setup which is piggy and lsdj
controlling a nord micromodular. Im still hashing out the best way to
use this live, but you can see an annotated photo of the work in
progress here:


May 19, 2008, 12:54:55 PM5/19/08
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Did you see this:

Which is from a live show Tim did with miniMIXA, captured to video
from his PDA if I recall correctly!

The key as always is to be prepared, just like for any other concert,
knowing roughly what you're planning to do but with enough freedom in
your set to take it where you need to!



May 19, 2008, 4:29:49 PM5/19/08
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I have a gp2x f200 (the white one with touch)

if there is something you want me to test, dont hesitate to ask (never
tried that VJ app though, since I couldent convert to the format on my
mac, and I couldent be botherd to walk over to one of my windows

SO hey, want me to test something, and/or youtube it, just ask.

May 20, 2008, 1:18:16 PM5/20/08
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I've started thinking about getting myself a 2nd hand GP2X. I did like
the idea of the touch screen model, but I what I'm not sure about is
what the difference is between the different models. I know that some
(if not all) have a TV out, and serial which I assume is good for
MIDI, but do the later models still support serial and therefore MIDI,
or has it moved to USB?

herr prof

May 22, 2008, 7:52:25 PM5/22/08
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Both Support tv/av, but Ive found the sound is better out the
headphone jack.

All support serial out, and the firestarter midi interface for
littlepiggytracker works on both systems:

The touchscreen model removed usb networking, which is a pain if your
a dev but shouldnt be a problem to use any apps as a user.

None of the major music/vid apps support the touchscreen, but they are
supposedly in the planning stages for both.


May 23, 2008, 3:17:10 PM5/23/08
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Thanks Peter, looks like I might go for the newer one after all
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