Fantastic photos Ted, love the pedals. Id love to know what you are using them all for, I can see a vortex in the rack, thanks for that, it means Ill play thought it a bit today.. one of my more neglected bits of kit, which, however will never leave the rack. Thats a pretty stereo instrument.
I half agree with Per on the stereo issue, most times I want to place my main sound in the middle, and the looped sounds can be either panned, as is the case with my 2 EDPs occasionally, or they will be going though my Roland EF303, to add stereo to them.
Having said that, on my old guitar synth, I did like to make patches where on string was left the next right and so on. and on the new GR55 I have made a patch where the guitar sound is left and the modeled sound is right, with a slight delay. This makes a great big, and warm chuggy sound that I love. Im not sure if I can pan individual strings on the GR55, there are some weird omissions on panning, it all depends on the routing whether you can do it.
Of course in a band situation, it makes less sense to pan everything all over the place, but as solo performers, playing in usually small, well set up, with mini prtyy Hi Fi PA's, I feel stereo is part of the deal. We are kind of emulating a band here aren't we, not lone guitarists bangin away on a busted acoustic...
Mark--On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 3:10 AM, Ted Killian <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Stereo, at least when I'm playing guitar and looping is pretty much a necessity in my book.
The last time I played a Y2K fest in Santa Cruz I went small(er) and my rig was the one pictured at the link below:
My regular, slightly larger rig that I play at home and anywhere where I get a little more time to set up is pictured here: