My viola setup

Some folks have started asking about how I run my viola through my laptop onstage, especially when I play with Julia Holter or in my solo set.

The basic ingredients in my setup are: Ableton Live 8, a David Gage realist pickup and a DPA clip-on condenser mic; an Apollo Twin Duo interface, and a Keith McMillen Softstep 2.

In the future I'd like to get into more detail about problems I've encountered and how I've solved them. In the mean time, please feel free to shoot over any questions about string gear or anything else... and I'll answer here!

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