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I've been working out the patch changes for the songs in Why(K)now's repertoire, and I'm developing some new rules for working with 3 amp modeling devices plus an ABY pedal on the floor:
Richard Hunter RP250-355-255 setup July 12 2010;
Note ABY pedal between RP250 and RP355
Gotta do something about those cables...
If you're using two devices to make a combined sound, you can't switch patches on both at once. (Hendrix talked about dancing on the pedals, but it was a one-footed dance, I'm sure.) One way to use two devices easily is to combine multiple patches on one with just one on the other, and use the ABY pedal to bring the second device in and out. Or do multiple patches on one, then multiple on the other, again using the ABY to switch devices.
When you're using multiple FX devices at once, you need to consider whether you want each to have its own reverb and delay, or apply that globally. So you need to listen to the combined reverbs and delays of all the patches.
More to come. I'll record some of the new patch setups this week. Rehearsing with the band on July 20.
First I took one of my effects devices out of the lineup (leaving 3, two running in parallel and one at the end of the chain). Then I started documenting exactly what sounds I'm going to use on which pieces where. The next step is to customize each sound so the delays, reverbs, etc. don't step all over each other, and I get the biggest possible sounds from the rig. Finally I back up all the sounds, then I start rehearsing the onstage moves to make the mid-song switches between sounds.
Lotta work, huh. I'm trying to do something new. Stick around for the trip.
You can hear our version of Hendrix's Voodoo Chile here. Let me know what you think.
The big sounds come from running the harmonica through a battery of amp modeling devices to big it up. I got the idea reading an interview with Korn's lead guitarist, where he talked about recording simultaneously through 4 amps in the studio. I thought "I can do that," and put my amp modelers together with a few channel switching pedals. Voila--harmonica as big as King Kong.
The band's lineup currently includes Lexi Bodick on electric bass and Tracey Kroll (well known for his work with electronic jazzers Spinning Plates, among others) on drums.