I did a live set last year. The gear consisted of a subset of my eurorack rig in a 6U case, the Cirklon for sequencing, the Korg Volca Beats for drums, and the Eventide SPACE for reverb. The eurorack provided two voices, provided by the capable Intellijel Shapeshifter and passed through filters, shapers, and delays.
I sequenced the entire set (about 10 minutes long) on the Cirklon, and the performative aspect was “playing” the patch as the sequence played. It was nice delegating the sequencing duties to a machine, so I could focus entirely on the sound design and dynamics of the performance. This did, however, constrain the spontaneity of the set a bit. I could have “played” the sequencer more, disabling and enabling parts, elongating or shortening sections, etc, but I didn’t in this instance.
I did a little re-patching during the set, but not much. I designed the patch to be “playable” as-is, and explored the possibilities of it thoroughly in the weeks leading up to the event.
It was a lot of fun and I’d do it again given the opportunity.
Here are a couple of shots. My gear is in the foreground. Thats’ me in the MakeNoise shirt.