An idea is born

This is Assimilate:

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Assimilate Live 2016-12-12

We in Assimilate play live with a backing track that has a few musical additions we do not have the manpower to reproduce live. This is common practice and I’d say most bands, at least in our genre, does this.

Enter: The Problem

There’s a slight inconvenience though. We have to bring:

  • A laptop
  • A laptop charger
  • An audio interface with 4 outs
  • Power and USB for the audio interface
  • Hopes and prayers that the engineer remembered to get us a stereo DI box

I work part time as an audio engineer and I know first hand how fast DI lines gets exhausted. All that’s needed to fix this last issue for everyone, is to call ahead and make sure there’s enough DI lines for your lineup.

As for the first four items on that list though. They’re all a pain in the neck, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has had USB driver initialization faults, ASIO buffer size reset and errors. Of course, the worst time for these inconveniences to occur is live.

Thank you Murphy!

Welcome: The Solution

There should be two items on the previous list:

  • The liveARMADA
  • A power supply

Though, if you’re prepared and know your liveARMADA is charged. Then just step onto stage with one single unit!

Let’s just take a minute to appreciate this.

You only need one device on stage, for backing track and clicks!

liveARMADA has stereo XLR to the audio engineer. This is where the backing track will be playing. No pesky DI needed. Awesome huh?

It also provides stereo XLR or a headphone jack for the click track. This can either be monitored by the drummer in his egotistical headphones, or by the entire needy band if it’s sent back to the console first.

 

So that’s it. The idea is born.

Later!

 

 

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An idea is born

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