First, I have to say that with Rack I was introduced to the world of modular synths. I was aware of modular since a while ago, but Rack made it real for me. I gained a new appretiation for modular and electronic music in general, the posibilities of modular fascinate me. But, I’m kind of broke, and as I’m only an undergraduate student in Mexico money is not something that I can spare. I have bought a few things like the Host module, a Beatstep Pro, and saved some money to buy Sylenth1 to use it along Rack, but my dream is to be able to buy some hardware and start an eurorack synth little by little. In the meantime, I’m happy with Rack.
So, I have been my whole life in love with music, but have never been confident enough to do my music live. With Rack I think I have gained that confidence needed to put something together to perform, but I have doubts about how well received would be a synth like Rack. It is not fancy gear as it is only my laptop, and the performance can only be appreciated by looking at my screen. Most people, I think, not only look for live perfomances for the music, but also for the visual stimulus that the musician puts when they play their instruments; a guitar, a piano, or a modular synth system.
My question is: What do you think of Rack as a preforming instrument? Not only to make a track or a song with it, but a whole live set that people can listen or even dance to. Is using only a laptop as valid as a whole modular system live? Maybe that one is a stupid question, but it’s been in my mind a lot.