A Music Director's Epic Tale: Les Miserables

Chapter 4 : Musical Gear

I suppose many of you reading this are technical in nature, and want to know, especially if you are trying to use tracks, what approach I used to create the sounds and control the show. Fortunately, I saved all my electronic and paper notes, and I figured that if it took me all those months to conceive of and execute this idea of running music partially with MIDI tracks and partially with real live musicians, it might save someone else a lot of wheel-spinning to know just how it was done! Many of you might just be looking for alternative ideas for staging this musical, or something similar. And the rest are probably curious as to how a simple concept like running MIDI tracks to a few synthesizers could take all these words and pictures to explain!