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Re: Pedal board chaos.

Postby DC-Choppah » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:41 am

Get another audio interface just for your pedals. Set up the audio interface so that each pedal is a hardware send effect in a DAW that just configures the pedals.

Then plug your synths into the interface too, run the DAW and patch the effects the way you want. Now take the output of the interface and connect that to your current interface.

Now you have a separate DAW that just acts as a pedal patcher.

Don't try to record with this DAW, just keep it in lowest latency real time mode.

You don't need a second computer, you can run the two DAWs (the pedal switcher and your normal DAW) at the same time. You just need the second interface, and a bunch of cables, and those reamp boxes.

You can also use software based pedals in this DAW too, like GTR or Bias FX, or any effects. So you can combine hardware and software effects in your rack and patch all inside the DAW.

You will need an audio interface that has as many output/inputs as you have pedals + synth inputs.

SO if you have 16 pedals, and 16 audio outputs for the synths you need a 32x32 interface.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... -interface
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Re: Pedal board chaos.

Postby Arpangel » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:54 am

ManFromGlass wrote:Nooooo :ooo: don’t say that!
ignore Specular Tempus, ignore Specular Tempus . . .

Isn’t it amazing? Years ago you’d have literally spent thousands to get the quality of reverb that’s in the Specular, and now you have that in a 300 buck pedal.

DC-Choppah wrote:Get another audio interface just for your pedals. Set up the audio interface so that each pedal is a hardware send effect in a DAW that just configures the pedals.

Then plug your synths into the interface too, run the DAW and patch the effects the way you want. Now take the output of the interface and connect that to your current interface.

Now you have a separate DAW that just acts as a pedal patcher.

Don't try to record with this DAW, just keep it in lowest latency real time mode.

You don't need a second computer, you can run the two DAWs (the pedal switcher and your normal DAW) at the same time. You just need the second interface, and a bunch of cables, and those reamp boxes.

You can also use software based pedals in this DAW too, like GTR or Bias FX, or any effects. So you can combine hardware and software effects in your rack and patch all inside the DAW.

You will need an audio interface that has as many output/inputs as you have pedals + synth inputs.

SO if you have 16 pedals, and 16 audio outputs for the synths you need a 32x32 interface.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... -interface

Wow! But that’s all too much for me, the whole attraction of pedals is their simplicity, and ease of use when playing live, and I’ve never used a computer live.
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