I started getting serious about my sounds for my new band Why(K)now today.   (Notice how the band’s name is still changing?   It’ll stabilize soon.)

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.