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So the other day I happened to be talking to Paul about his gear that he was using for the gig. He said that the live sound is entirely controlled by computer. Hence expression pedals and foot switches to switch between effects.

what I want to know is what programs would allow me to do this? and how would I go about connecting my guitar to my pc? I know I can do it via cables and I can record now and stuff. But what is the professional way of going about it?

tl:dr is how do i get connect guitar to pc and footswitch's to control presets. and what program?
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You need to look in to MIDI controlling my friend. I'm not sure on how it works, but if you research it something should enlighten you.
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Amplitube, Guitar Rig, and TH1 are three programs I can think of for virtual amps and stuff. You'd need an interface to connect your guitar to the computer, and then your computer would have to have some sort of MIDI interface to use footswitches.
#4
you'll want a laptop with a decent sound card, must be a laptop cause carting a desktop round is rediculas, then plug your guitar into your foot switch via jack, then from the footswitch to your laptop via midi, then out of the laptop into your amp/cabs via jack

thats preatty much the most simple way to do it

good programs are guitar rig or amplitube and i think if you buy a disk version of this you are provided with a preatty decent footswitch/pedal and both are very good for amp/effect simulation!
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Most likely he meant its all controlled by MIDI, so he can have all the different sounds he uses programmed into presets on a MIDI controller, and switch between everything with it.
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Most likely he meant its all controlled by MIDI, so he can have all the different sounds he uses programmed into presets on a MIDI controller, and switch between everything with it.


This. I don't follow BTBAM closely but from what I remember they use a real rig, which I assume is controlled by MIDI like most large touring acts' rigs, not computers. And if they have switched to digital equipment, it's probably the Axe Fx, still controlled by MIDI.
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you are one lucky son of a bitch. u got to talk to god in person

but ya, probably guitar rig is ur best bet
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but ya, probably guitar rig is ur best bet

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This. I don't follow BTBAM closely but from what I remember they use a real rig, which I assume is controlled by MIDI like most large touring acts' rigs, not computers. And if they have switched to digital equipment, it's probably the Axe Fx, still controlled by MIDI.

Recently in the BTBAM thread someone was saying on their current tour they are indeed using the Axe FX.
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Recently in the BTBAM thread someone was saying on their current tour they are indeed using the Axe FX.

Yeah. For overseas, they said something like it's easier to go direct to PA with the Axe-FX. But for US shows Paul uses a Mark V and Dustie uses a Roadster.

I'm guessing he meant all the effects and crap were controlled my MIDI.
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thanks for the info guys! and paul waggoner is a god
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