Both at home or on stage, I use only a Lenovo Thinkpad + Steinberg UR22 and a Digitech Jamman Stereo.
Since it is linked directly to a mixer through DI boxes, I add in MG2 guitar section an amp and a cabinet + a 80Hz low-cut filter .
MG2 is trigged - through an USB Audiofront Midi Expression Quattro - by 2 standard expression or volume pedals (for instrument, guitar or mix gains and several plugins parameters) and 2 dual footswitches (for up/down patch changes, various commands such as sustain, rotary speed…).
About MG2, one may say that I am particularly addicted to Deep Expressor !
However, It lacks an important option for me about the poly tuner: unless being very close to the screen, it is pretty hard to tune the guitar. In concert, having your nose glued to the screen between songs is not classy! Unfortunately, I encounter this problem with my guitar going out of tune easily.
Maybe the background could be green/red depending on whether it is in tune: that would be the best solution for me and rather easy to implement (I guess).
In any case, a comfortable visibility is essential in concert… And MG2 deserve such an improvement.
(Remember, Ole, you know what I’m talking about)
I have composed all the pieces below for the following artists and we play them live.
- with french poet Jean Azarel performing his own works:
- with french poet James Fontaine, covering great poets: