GUITAR & ABLETON LIVE? YOU NEED THIS LIVE PACK…
A deluxe suite of combo amp racks for electric guitar and electric bass guitar making the utmost of Live’s built-in Amp and Cabinet devices, plus “Stomper” effects designed like guitar pedals and guitar Chord presets.
Combamps – Combo amp racks designed for placing on a direct guitar input. They are set up with careful gainstaging so that you can tweak the parameters with freedom without having to worry about constantly adjusting level as well, making it much easier and faster to dial in the exact amount of dirt you are looking for. The combamps are each outfitted with a “preamp” module which can be used to help fine-tune the final timbre. Optimal input signal is around -16dB (though it’s pretty flexible). If the signal is too quiet and you can’t increase physical input gain more, try a “Stomper Booster” pedal just before the combamp rack. Combamps will tend to increase an input’s RMS level by about 6dB, and its peak level by about 10dB (generally leading to an increase in transient dynamics). Each Combamp has an “FX Loop” area to drop Stomper pedals which simulates plugging into a loop output between the pre and power amp sections.
Signal path: Preamp -> Loop FX drop section -> Gain Stage -> Dual, Single, or Triple Power Amp -> Cabinet -> Gain Stage.
Drive – Preamp drive.
Bias – Soften tone & alter distortion response.
Gain Stage – Left decreases distortion; right increases it (roughly LU gainstaged). Has a much greater effect over the character than Drive or Bias due to the dual amp interativity, so experiment and set carefully.
Width – For single combamps, merely switches between mono or stereo processing. For the dual amps, it sets the left-right spread of the two amps. The left/right levels may differ depending on your instrument’s character and the “gain stage” setting. If you have Gain Stage and Width set where you want them for tone & grit but the stereo field ends up a little off-balance, use any panner in the FX Loop area to rebalance.
*Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence* Tone Stack for combined power amps.
Bass Single, Bass Blues, Bass Boost, Bass Clean, Bass Heavy, Bass Lead, Bass Rock, Blues Single, Blues Boost, Blues Clean, Blues Heavy, Blues Lead, Blues Rock, Boost Single, Clean Single, Clean Boost, Heavy Single, Heavy Boost, Heavy Clean, Lead Single, Lead Boost, Lead Clean, Lead Heavy, Rock Single, Rock Boost, Rock Clean, Rock Heavy, Rock Lead, Triple Crunch, Triple Power.
Stompers – These are your virtual footpedals. For analog legitimacy place them either before or in the loop section of your selected combamp. Since we’re in the digital world, you could even place them after the combamp. Why not?
- Stomper Booster – level booster
- Stomper Dister – sexy distortion pedal
- Stomper Toner – basic EQ pedal
- Stomper Whamper – wah wah for footpedal mapping
- Stomper Somber – contemplative hall reverb
- Stomper Comper – density compressor
- Stomper Smevel* – volume pedal which falls slowly & rises quickly
- Stomper Gater – go-to guitar gate to quell that background hum
- Stomper Dualay – unique-pattern dual delay
- Stomper PitchDownDelay – delay with pitch tracking shift
- Stomper PitchUpDelay – delay with pitch tracking shift
- Stomper Swamper – lo-fi digital delay
- Stomper Glitcher – grab-n-glitch effect
- Stomper Sproing – spring-esque resonant reverb
- Stomper Chomper – crunchy chorus
- Stomper Flonger – guitar flanger
- Stomper Phozzer – guitar phaser
- Stomper Tremotary – tremolo which can morph to ‘3D’ rotary effect
*NOTE: The “Stomper Smevel” effect requires the free Live pack “Max for Live Essentials” installed to properly function.
Guitar Chords – Chords based on shapes formed with four fingers on a six-string neck. The name of the chord does not determine its pitch, but rather the shape according to the fingered form. So for example, a second position Bm barre chord would be identically fingered as an Am Open chord. The actual root (key) will be whichever note is played while the chord is active.
Includes chords for A, C, D, E, and G shapes, in positions ranging from 0pen (zero) to X (tenth).
Guitar Compressor – Guitaritis also comes with a bonus *Post Amp Compressor* which is calibrated for placing after a combo amp to help tame the increased dynamics. Works well for any guitar amp which tends to hype up transients. It has 2 controls: *Target* to set the threshold, and *Aggression* to determine how much peaks are curtailed.