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Case Studies



Aside from their ongoing global success, no other band has influenced the electric, dance and industrial music scenes more than Kraftwerk.

In 2002 Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Fritz Hilpert und Henning Schmitz began their world-wide live tours using four laptops: The sound is generated from the four networked SONY Vaio laptops - with all virtual instruments played live – and converted using four Multifaces, via the PCMCIA Cardbus, to give a powerful yet warm analog sound. On the 2004/2005 world tour, an additional Digiface connected to a YAMAHA digital desk was used to record all the live played tracks. The result was released in June 2005 with the live album "Minimum Maximum". This coincides with the start of the 2005 tour, which includes concerts in the USA and all over Europe.

Releases 2006: A DVD/CD Collectors Pack of the tour and a SACD in 5.1

May 2008: Kraftwerk co-headlined the prestigious Coachella Festival in Palm Springs, together with Prince and Portishead. And again on stage they were using the proven combination of RME Multifaces and Carbus Systems for their Live Performance.

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