Messe11: Lionstracs Show New Groove XR Rack

Run your whole live show from one box      06/06/11

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14:22 mins    

In the frenzy that is showtime, when we can shoot 100+ video news items in a couple of days, it occasionally happens that one or two items fall through the cracks... and such it was with this piece.

As you'll see, there's quite a lot of information to get across for this particular piece of gear, and the sheer length of the video meant that it needed a bit of extra editing work which fell outside our normally blazing-fast news pipeline... ;-]

But we've had a special request for this, so here it is - all 14 minutes of it.

It's worth a look though, especially if you're inclined to want to use a hardware box to not only play plugins, but have the grunt to power the whole show in a live situation.

In a nutshell, Lionstracs have taken the capabilities of their performance oriented uber-workstation keyboards, and put it into the Groove XR rack unit, with all the controls and interface to enable you to drive the whole shebang from the front panel if you wish.

It's a powerful beastie - the Linux based OS allows 10 VST Host Engines running concurrently and up to 16 virtual desktops - there's live pitch-shifting, and a powerful arranger which allows for song elements to be selected on the fly to throw into the mix - it's based on a 'style' principle, but it's flexible enough to allow for other uses too.

Anyway, the video says it all much more capably than I can, so I'll leave you in the hands of Rob Sherratt, who will give you the full-fat version.





Andy McCreeth






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