Live Effects Processing

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Angel Switch, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. So here's the deal. I'm in the process of setting up my home studio, which of course involves VST/AU amp simulators, effects, etc. Now, because I'm doing this, I don't have a lot of money left over for effects pedals. So, if i have an audio interface and a Mac (both of which are portable, clearly), it should be fairly easy to plug my bass in, hook those into the PA, and use them for live effects processing, right? Thoughts and ideas?
  2. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    The same software and plugins you're using for your Recording DAW should work live.
    What plugins do you have?
  3. Depending on the track/day, I use Amplitube 3, Guitar Rig Pro 5, TSE 808, TSE Bass Overdrive, BBE Sonic Maximizer, and a few others. Clearly I'm not running them all at the same time. It's typically Amplitube 3 with one or two small effects.
  4. Sounds good. For me to do a similar thing, I would make sure the system I'd be using was set up to take a simple 'dry' signal of the bass to the monitors/FOH as well as a separate 'wet' signal from the software package. I know the dry signal will always work, and have no latency. The wet signal will have the fun sounds on it, but may have a noticeable delay to it, and could go down if the software crashes. If that happens, I still have the dry.
  5. I've heard good things about Guitar Rig to fuse this setup together so hell yeah!
  6. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
  7. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    I'm actually surprised guitar rig is not your first pick.