Another live set complete. As always I really feel like the recording just doesn’t capture the feel of what happens in a live setting. This music I perform is just intended to be listened to on a sound system at a high volume. I hear things in the recording that sound off a bit but I know in the moment it makes sense.  I guess that’s just how it is. Or maybe I’m just so wrapped up in performing that things sound different to me? I took the swynx out of my setup this time around and drove the TB03 with the clock from my Metropolis which seemed to work fine. I just couldn’t swing anything. The beginning of the set was just a little thing I threw together using the Dixie 2 and the 2hp Arp. I wanted to take a high pitched arp and then tune it down to a bassline, throw a break beat over it (TR8) and then bring in the Octatrack kick. I think it worked well.

Enjoy

Live at The Liquor Store

Had a great time playing at The Liquor Store. Everything went according to plan and no major screwups. The new way of setting up my bottom end on the Octatrack sounds full and rich on a real system. My top end was a bit flat but the sound guy added some sizzle back in it. Pretty happy with the sound considering I made everything in my headphones and didn’t get a chance to test on any sort of loudspeakers.

Show – February 24th 2018

I get to play with Shawn Rudiman in February.  Shawn’s one of those guys that should be more well known in the techno world than he is. I saw him play last year here in Portland and it was a hell of a show. His skills are impressive and the music he plays live is great.

Live: rig and flow

I’ve had quite a few people ask me about my setup and how I play lately. I could have done a video walkthrough but I figured I’d do something different. So, I put together some vectors and type. Check the PDF in link:

MarcusKnauerLiveSetup

Live hardware performance

A couple weeks ago a played at our local underground spot. It’s a small room, no bar, dark, and cozy. It’s a great place to play because the people that come to the show are there to dance and hear the music. No bullshit.

A lot of this set is freestyled. Almost everything from the TR8, Tb3, and eurorack is done on the fly.

Enjoy.