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Todd Simpson
post Oct 29 2012, 09:42 PM
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Pic of Alex Lifeson's touring rig using UAD plugins for his live rig. The UAD setup here is a rack mount external processor, hooked to a laptop for plugin control. We are going to see more and more of this type of thing going forward and it was almost unthinkable just a bit back.

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If you have never heard/seen the UAD stuff before it's pretty amazing. They are software plugins that get an assist from a hardware ad on. Either in the form of a daughter card, an external box, or a full rack mount this case. Alex is using the most expensive version (of course) that they make, the rack mount is designed for live use.

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post Oct 29 2012, 10:06 PM
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Awesome!! I'm anxious to see the time when guitar players start using just a laptop for playing live. biggrin.gif


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post Oct 30 2012, 03:46 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 29 2012, 08:42 PM) *
Either in the form of a daughter card,


A daughter card ?? Man, I laugh at these funny new names for stuff ! laugh.gif


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post Oct 30 2012, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 30 2012, 10:46 AM) *
A daughter card ?? Man, I laugh at these funny new names for stuff ! laugh.gif


Daughter Card is actually a term that's been around for a few decades believe it or not smile.gif It just means a small card that you stick in a slot. smile.gif



QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 29 2012, 05:06 PM) *
Awesome!! I'm anxious to see the time when guitar players start using just a laptop for playing live. biggrin.gif


It's getting really close to that now!


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post Oct 30 2012, 09:34 PM
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Let's not overlook the 3 Axe Fx IIs he has in his rack


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post Nov 3 2012, 03:39 AM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Oct 30 2012, 04:34 PM) *
Let's not overlook the 3 Axe Fx IIs he has in his rack


The AXE FX is actually a small stand alone computer running a stripped down linux derivative, fun eh? The processing software can be run on a windows Machine which means they could realease full AXE FX as a VST/plugin. So it's closer to the rack mounted UAD than one might think smile.gif



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post Sep 18 2013, 01:16 AM
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post Sep 18 2013, 03:52 AM
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post Sep 18 2013, 05:28 AM
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"One Like to believe in the FREEDOM of Music".... smile.gif


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post Sep 18 2013, 08:31 AM
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He's not Alex Lifeson, His name is Alexander Zivojinovic, and he's Serbian smile.gif

Btw, i think people should take easy with this...Maybe he uses that Laptop Plugins like an effect in some songs, but i doubt that his MAIN Sound signal is coming out of it...

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post Sep 18 2013, 09:21 AM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Sep 18 2013, 05:31 PM) *
He's not Alex Lifeson, His name is Alexander Zivojinovic, and he's Serbian smile.gif

Btw, i think people should take easy with this...Maybe he uses that Laptop Plugins like an effect in some songs, but i doubt that his MAIN Sound signal is coming out of it...


You never know man... If this was 10 years ago amp simulation on a laptop would've been a joke, but now amp sims are getting some real sounding tones. Stuff like 'S-Gear' has been gaining a lot of attention in the recent years smile.gif

Still, I do see an amp head on the left side of the image biggrin.gif

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post Sep 18 2013, 09:39 AM
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If i had his money, i doubt that i would use some laptop as main sound source, and not just because of some advertising/marketing deal.
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Sep 18 2013, 10:21 AM) *
You never know man... If this was 10 years ago amp simulation on a laptop would've been a joke, but now amp sims are getting some real sounding tones. Stuff like 'S-Gear' has been gaining a lot of attention in the recent years smile.gif

Still, I do see an amp head on the left side of the image biggrin.gif


I've never heard of S-gear before. Will have to check that out for sure.


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post Sep 19 2013, 05:24 AM
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S-GEAR is KILLER!!!! Does the best I've heard on clean/mid gain stuff. Here is a link.

http://www.scuffhamamps.com/product

I am currently trying out the Beta of the next version. It's pretty darn amazing!!!!

I did a quick review of it and shared some spiff custom presets!!

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&p=649681


SIX STRING SAMURAI did a great review a bit back. Here is the link smile.gif

http://sixstringsamurai.co.nz/2013/08/11/p...am-amps-s-gear/



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I've never heard of S-gear before. Will have to check that out for sure.



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