Skyler Fortgang’s percussion setup for Little Shop of Horrors at The Livingston Theater Company at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Read Skyler's write-up about the show, below the photos.
"This setup for the percussion book is fairly non-traditional. With the limited space I had I basically put all of the 'big' instruments I didn’t own into a MainStage file. This included: timpani, vibraphone (played on a small two octave MIDI controller), xylophone, chimes, bell tree, castanets, sampled hand claps, and Vibraslap.
I built a custom MainStage layout that would accommodate the Alesis SamplePad Pro (had to make a special read/receive layout for this device) for my more percussive samples, the MIDI controller, and a foot switch for changing patches simultaneously."
- Pearl Primero Congas
- LP Matador Bongos
- Vic Firth Bell Kit
- Pearl Mountable/Detachable Rock Tambourine
- TreeWorks TRE35 Wind Chimes
- Abel 6” Triangle - Powered by the Miller Machine
- LP Double Sambago Bells
- Zildjian K 20” Crash Ride
- LP Chick-Ita Shaker
- LP Soft Shake
- Apple 13” MacBook Pro running MainStage 3
- D-Link USB Hub (to house MIDI devices and Interface)
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface (outputting to house and to monitor)
- Radial D2 Pro DI Box (out to house)
- M-Audio BX5 (personal monitor)
- Oxygen v8 MIDI USB Keyboard
- Alesis SamplePad Pro
- ProLine Sustain Pedal (rigged to work as foot switch)
- Vic Firth SD6 Swizzle Drumsticks
- Innovative Percussion OS-5 Bell Mallets