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How to Perform Live with Sensory Percussion (what to tell the sound guy)

When you want to showcase your Sensory Percussion skills by performing live, here are some things to keep in mind:

Depending on the venue, you will likely be working with a live sound engineer or engineers. Sensory Percussion is a new sonic environment that the engineers probably haven’t worked with before, so it is important that you help them do their jobs by giving them as much information about your setup as possible.

You can give the engineers a single stereo output if you want, or you can give them a stereo output for each of your instrument channels in Sensory Percussion - see: routing. Whether you give them a main stereo output or stereo outs for each channel is up to you, but also limited by the number of outputs on your interface.

When you are determining the level of control you want to give the live sound engineers, just remember that they have the advantage of audience perspective, and you have the advantage of knowing the sonic range of your Sensory Percussion set.


Make sure that input monitoring is turned off on your interface. On many interfaces this is as simple as turning a knob labeled input monitoring or direct monitoring all the way to the left. For some interfaces you have to change a setting in the mixing software. If input monitoring is on, then the sound of the drums will be amplified through the sensors. If you don't know how to turn off input/direct monitoring on your interface, refer to the documentation provided by its manufacturer.