Portable VL70-m gear setup

Updated: Sep 20, 2020

I am thinking of a battery-powered VL70-m gear setup so I can play EWI anywhere. Probably I will start building up this once COVID-19 social isolation is lifted.


1. Laptop computer : my old Thinkpad X230

- need longer lasting battery pack : Lenovo ThinkPad X230 44+ Battery

https://www.laptopbatteryexpress.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X230-44-0A36306-Laptop-Battery-p/len-x230.htm

- Panda wireless midi receiver

- DAW : Cantabile performer with multiple effects VSTs


2. VL70-m with Patchman Turbo chip

- powered by an external USB battery pack

- need USB to 12V DC Power cable myVolts Ripcord

https://www.amazon.com/myVolts-Ripcord-Power-Compatible-Yamaha/dp/B082J89R4X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=myvolts+ripcord+vl70m&qid=1599427924&sr=8-1

- Patches edited by VL-Wizard software


3. Audio/MIDI interface : Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen ( 4 audio inputs ) or 2!2 3rd Gen (2 audio inputs)

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Scarlet4i4G3--focusrite-scarlett-4i4-3rd-gen-usb-recording-interface

- 2 audio inputs for VL70-m

- other 2 audio inputs for other synthesizer(s)


4. 2U Rack Carrying case : Studio Flyer 2U

http://www.skbcases.com/industrial/products/prod-detail.php?id=426#.X1VTglVKj3g


5. Other synths : Craft synth 2 or XpressO (may need another myVolts Ripcord)


6. PA system - BOSS S1 pro


7. EWI 5000 + Panda midi wireless + Hot hand wireless
















Addendum on 9/19/20


- I found a Audient iD4 USB 2-in/2-out High Performance Audio Interface is a better gear for this purpose. The synth(s) should be connected as mono input.

https://www.amazon.com/Audient-2-out-Performance-Audio-Interface/dp/B0107YJU8Q/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=Audient+interfaces&qid=1600576195&sr=8-5&tag=audiowebazon-20

- iD4 does not have midi ports. Then MeeBlip cubit go: USB MIDI interface will be needed.

https://meeblip.com/products/meeblip-cubit-go


It seems a CASEMATIX Hard Case VR headset case might be an economic option for carrying case.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S59ZSMN/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07S59ZSMN&pd_rd_w=jFBn3&pf_rd_p=48d372c1-f7e1-4b8b-9d02-4bd86f5158c5&pd_rd_wg=U2G7P&pf_rd_r=F4KDZG90FYXW8R36MSZ2&pd_rd_r=86f162a2-d041-4e25-b635-363f12ed69c7&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExTEIxS1ZJUzhaVVZRJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODI5ODQ4MkVZSllVVFhCWUY3WCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTE5MTQwM0pKMk8wUjZSR1JBJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==





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