Played a full original deluge live set (75bpm lofi downtempo)
I recently performed live at a local cyberpunk cafe in Colorado Springs using deluge for the first time. The set consists of about 50 minutes of lofi / downtempo tracks which represent what I'ved written over the last 6 or so weeks. I also used a Boog D to play one growling note through the whole set and in a few spots I play some lead guitar live. The rest is deluge native synths, sampled instruments, drum kits along with resampled tracks from my studio hardware - Peak, Tempest, Digitone and guitar.
The way I performed is I made ~23 songs, each of which contain stems for various instruments and parts of a song. Live I launch stems, mix parts in and out, work filters and effects etc. You really have to pay attention with the deluge or things can go wrong in a moment, but it's pretty nice to perform on.
My method for transitioning through songs is as follows:
- Arrange the songs in an order.
- Decide how you want to leave a particular tune, i.e. - broken down to minimal outro part, etc.
- Resample the outro section to a file.
- Load the sampled outro into the first track of the following song and save it as active.
- Now when playing you can work your way into the outro and load and start the next song without any interruption.
- Mix in the new song and take out the last.