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Pedals, laptop, amp head

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JES, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. JES

    JES Supporting Member

    I'm getting more into using my laptop for effects. I record so I already have amazing plugins and some of them do stuff not available in hardware. And I'm doing looping in a new project. But I have two questions:

    Those of you who use a laptop and amp on stage, how do you protect the laptop? Does it sit next to the amp on a chair or something?

    AND, what's a good interface for getting the sound in and out of the computer either before the amp head or in the effects loop? I've got an RME Babyface that I love but it's going to put out a line-level signal from an XLR out, which I gather shouldn't go into the input of my TB500 even if I hook it up XLR-1/4". I'm looking at the MOTU Ultralite Mk4, which with its inputs could also be really fun for switching pedals, etc.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
  2. BadExample


    Jan 21, 2016
    I don't, but for what a good laptop costs, I would get something sturdy and stable. Ideas: Laptop Stands | Sweetwater.com

    Stuff from computer suppliers can be cheesey junk or for money something sturdy. Metal is money, so no getting around that. I've spent $100 to $200 for LCD stands easy. Same thing with a different end. You don't need it to swing, so maybe you can get something sturdy for less.
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