Pre Laptop Orchestra/Gear

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SLOrk Gear - what we are thinking about getting for the ensemble. Please add suggestions and links here!!!

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Laptops

  • macbook (current first choice) (description)
    • $1380 per laptop
    • black
    • planning to buy RAM upgrade separately from apple
    • possible paint job outsourcing on white ones
    • hoping to get 16x to 20x in the first round
  • Ram at Newegg: (linkage)


Speakers


Audio Interfaces

currently, the thinking is starting with the MOTU Ultralite, and then getting another, more linux-compatible one

  • MOTU ultralite (description)
    • $545 retail (anyone know how to get them cheaper? Hayden?)
    • metering + onboard level control
    • unknown/no linux support (boo)
    • need to get same number as laptops
  • Alesis iO-26 (description}
    • $399 retail
    • metering + onboard level control
    • unknown/no linux support (boo)
    • need to get same number as laptops
    • not stackable. however, maybe this makes it easier to read and use? much more like a real mixer and independent level controls is way cool.
    • linux compatibility unclear
  • Linux-friendly: Echo Audiofire 2 ([1])
  • or: Audiofire 4 ([2])
  • Cheap $200 - $300
  • Audiofire 2 is 2in/2out + 2/2 digital, no preamps,
  • Audiofire 4 is 4in/4out + 2/2 digital , w/preamps
    • Echo has been cooperating with the ffado project: ([3])
  • Check out the ffado database for other options

Microphones

  • vocal mic's (Shure SM58, 4x)
    • $100 each
  • instrument mic's (Shure KSM141, 4x)
    • $400
  • headset mic's (ideally want 12 or more of these)
    • suggestions?


Controllers

  • finger drum pads
    • option: m-audio triggerfinger (description) : ($150, at least 6x) : comment (ge) - in use in PLOrk
    • option: akai pad control (description) : ($200, at least 6x) : comment (ge) - BIG!
    • option: akai pad control (MPD-16) : ($99) comment (jeff) - SMALL!
  • MIDI keyboards (hoping to get at least 6x)
    • option: edirol PCR-M30 (description) : ($150, at least 6x) : comment (ge) - in use in PLOrk
  • wacom tablet
    • option: Intuos 6x8 (description) : ($300, at least 4x) : comment (ge) - in use in PLOrk
  • wiimotes (with nunchuk) (description) : ($60, at least 12x)
  • joysticks?
  • dance pads?
  • turntable interfaces? (jeff?)

Cables

  • XLR cables
  • Audio Interface => Amp/Speakers cables (may need to build our own)


Storage and Transportion

  • cases?
  • one giant laptop container on wheels?
  • carts?
  • locks for laptops?


Matts + Pillows (etc)

REED SAYS recommends getting them here: http://www.samadhicushions.com/cushions_and_benches.html?id=rWepZdtb it might be a wee bit more expensive but the quality is much better. I have used a cushion and matt from these guys for years. I would also like to consider coloured centre cushions and perhaps a one sided colour on the matt. What do you think. This allows for a possible roll assignment in the future while playing... I agree that the mats should look alike from audience...

  • Lapinators (lapinator) - comment (ge): do we need these?

Power cables / surge protectors / power conditioners

  • suggestions?


Documentation Gear

  • a nice wide-angle video camera?
  • a nice still camera?


Video Projector(s) + screen(s) : OPTIONAL

  • suggestions?


Everything Else : Suggestions?

  •  ?
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