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Live performance gadgets

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by EuroBailey, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. EuroBailey

    EuroBailey Tele-Holic

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    Jan 20, 2012
    melbourne australia
    Hi team, just scoping out some options for a live performance type setup in the way of loopers / effects.

    I am keen to try and do a live performance of a song at wedding (my own).... and have the idea of a few things

    (1) will loop a few tracks. Whilst i get the general premise of looping, ideally something with two tracks e.g. so i can do bassline for chorus and verse and switch between the two. I know the boss rc-30 will do this and ditto x4?
    (2) something i can use to add a "synth" style drum beat into the loop? e.g. i know the the boss rc3 etc has beats or people use their guitar as a drum but i want something a bit "bigger" and synth style than a traditional drum kit.
    (3) what can i use for vocals - just to add some effects (e.g. reverb or harmony or even hi pass? if possible?). basically to make my voice sound better :)

    I know there are a lot of things i am requesting above, and its possibly far to $$ to do all of the above without having 3 different pedals! i am just seeing what people have tried here or what different options i have available to look at ?
     
  2. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    I've used my Jamman Stereo at live events. The drums are not natural at all, but that might be what you are looking for. If not, it has tons of memory for pre gig recording. It also has an XLR in for a dynamic microphone for vocals or recording percussive sounds into your loops. The Stereo output allows you to have your first loops going into a bass amps (which drums sound great through) and then you can add on your final lead guitar into a guitar amp, which sounds like a full band on stage when both amps are going.
     
  3. archiemax

    archiemax Tele-Meister

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    TC Helicon Mic Mechanic is great for adding delay and/or reverb to your vox, plus it has a variable pitch correction and a one-button compressor/de-esser/EQ. I use the TC Helicon Harmony Singer along with it when I'm playing solo.
     
  4. EuroBailey

    EuroBailey Tele-Holic

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    Jan 20, 2012
    melbourne australia
    Can you use a drum machine or simiLar through something like this? Or better to pre-record drum sounds?
     
  5. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Yes, I actually ran an old Boss drum machine through the Aux In on my Jamman.
     
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  6. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Just to add a note. A looper in a live performance takes a lot of practice. It is not a "pedal" in the usual effects context. It is a completely different thing with lots of timing that needs to be practiced just as much as the guitar.
     
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  7. EuroBailey

    EuroBailey Tele-Holic

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    Jan 20, 2012
    melbourne australia
    yep for sure - the song i am doing will be fairly simple - one repeated guitar line, one bass line and a simple "synth drum beat".
    my dad has a beat box and a ditto, and I am considering just starting with that and seeing if i can lay down what i have in my head using just those two to start!
     
  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I use my looper (on my amp) for one song with one band I play with.
    I have a Boss ME80 with a footswitchable looper, I’m just still afraid to us it “live”.
    Gotta work through that.
     
  9. EuroBailey

    EuroBailey Tele-Holic

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    Jan 20, 2012
    melbourne australia
    Still researching this space - seems like something like an Akai mpc1000 might do the job for the “beats element”? Anyone had experience with this? Planning on running it straight into the looper . They also seem very expensive in Aus!

    The other option is something like a beat buddy outside of the looper but I think this is more complicated then what I need and would require multiple stomps to stop the loop and beat buddy
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
  10. EuroBailey

    EuroBailey Tele-Holic

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    Jan 20, 2012
    melbourne australia
    Just thought I would update for anyone that comes across similar “ideas” - to let them see the path I have gone down .

    Ended up buying a boss rc-30 looper. Really happy with the purchase , I’ve had loopers before but despite this perhaps being considered too much or not simple enough, it is so much easier for me to use properly then previous loopers I have used . With two inputs, two channels and Xlr for A mic (with phantom power) it’s also gives many more options.
    I trialed using drums off an iPad app called dm1 to manually add in to my songs. Whilst this concept worked, I am adding in drums after the guitar track so the microphone ended up capturing the guitar loops in the background as well as the drums which isn’t ideal !
    The two alternate options I have come up with are to either just use the drums on the looper and play to that beat or to purchase something like a Roland SPD-1 wav which can connect to the other looper input . This would alleviate the microphone picking up noise and it does seem like a cool device!
    Will basically come down to whether Its a $300 better option then the boss drums... probably not...
    https://www.roland.com/global/products/spd_one_wav_pad/
     
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