Bette Midler Keyboard/Digital Performance System (2003)

Using Digital Performer was imperative with integrating a live keyboard system using virtual instruments and digital audio for performance. Since the digital audio data focused on time code for performance-video sync and minor keyboard filler parts, we could run buffers low to insure no latency for the virtual instruments and not tax the drives with audio playback. A Laptop-Firewire rig was chosen for this purpose with a ‘B’ system not only switching audio but midi patching as well. Automation was integrated with the drummer for performance control. 2-Mac G4 Titanium 1Ghz, 2 MOTU 828mkII, Glyph FW Drives, Akai Samplers