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Re: AW: Rogues' Gallery?...
i still find big rack dudes with flashing lights and
analog pedals sexier than compact VST lappy
geeks;-)and yes i do miss vinyl!
> >1. Nice Rack:
> >These are the people with a big 19'' equipment
> rack, which is usually
> >complemented by a choice of foot controllers. Lots
> of carrying, relatively
> >long setup time, great fun!
> >This may be combined with one or several instrument
> (guitar) amplifiers
> >(combos or really big ones), and even with some
> foot pedals.
> >Great examples include Ted Killian, Bill Walker and
> >2. Pedal Board Rider:
> >Lots of pedals (and sometimes not-pedal stuff, like
> handheld devices) are
> >mounted on a big board. One cable goes from the
> guitar, bass or similar
> >instrument into this board, another one (or a pair)
> goes out to FOH or to an
> >instrument amp.
> >These are usually slightly lighter than the big
> racks and much quicker to
> >setup, simply because there are so few connections
> to make.
> >Great examples: Ryussei Hattori, Mando-Man (seems
> to be a Japanese
> >3. Laptop Nerd:
> >A laptop, and some other stuff. It makes sense to
> sub-divide that group into
> >two different sub-groups:
> >For one, there are the pure setups. There is the
> laptop, there are some MMI
> >elements (foot controller, faderbox), and there is
> an audio/MIDI interface.
> >But there are no external effect boxes and no
> external electronic
> >More often however you'll find group two: hybrid
> setup where the laptop+MMI
> >is complemented with one or several "outlaptop"
> devices. A guitar
> >floorboard, an effects processor or something
> >The nerd crew had shown some tremendous growth in
> the last year. While in
> >the past only dedicated laptopitians would use a
> laptop-based setup,
> >nowadays more and more former users of other setups
> (mostly rack-users
> >indeed) have switched to laptops. The range of
> laptops in use ranges from an
> >old 500MHz G3 up to a maxxed out DuoCore.
> >Great examples: Warren Sirrota, Per Boysen.and,
> well, myself.
> >4. Distributed Stuff:
> >Lots of (mostly small) electronic components (like
> stompboxes, table-top
> >devices and perhaps a compact mixer) are brought
> along in a bag and then set
> >up on top of a table. This kind of a setup suffers
> mostly from the rather
> >big amount of cabling necessary when setting up in
> relation to the number of
> >devices used.
> >Great examples: Matt Davignon
> >5. Small Stuff:
> >Most of the time one or two integrated stompboxes,
> sometimes enhanced by an
> >additional expression pedal etc. Small geometrical
> size and minimum weight
> >count here and thus great portability rating. Often
> it is possible to
> >entirely battery-power those setups (a property
> which they share with most
> >pedal boards).
> >Great examples: Genie (a distortion stompbox and a
> DL4), Pushing Air (a
> >beauty case (?) in mint green).
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