Guitaritis

Amp & Stomp Boxes for Guitars

£31.99

A deluxe suite including dual “Combamp” racks making the utmost of Live’s built-in Amp and Cabinet devices, painstakingly crafted for exhaustive playback possibilities with optimal gain-staging. Also includes a range of “Stomper” effects designed like guitar pedals to insert, and presets for the MIDI Chord device based on guitarist fingerings.  
Developer: PerforModule
Compatibility: Ableton Live 10+
OS: Mac & Windows
Min. Requirements: Ableton Live Suite 10

Q, How do I go about using these?

A, Plug your guitar into a hi-z input on your audio interface, set up an audio track in Ableton Live to input it, drop a Combamp on it, and hot-swap, jamming while you try out different racks. Once you find the one you like the most for your playing style and the song, you can get down to tweaking it in order to fine-tune the settings. After that, experiment with different pedals (one at a time at first until you get used to their sound).

Don’t forget, if you dial in a particularly awesome chain you might want to access again later, be sure to save it in your user library with an appropriate name edit.

Q, I don’t own an electric guitar. Will these work on virtual instruments?

A, Absolutely. Why not? Often, adding a bit of grit, distortion, and rough frequency contouring to a digital instrument can be just what the doctor called for, and that’s what these will supply.

Q, Any racks for acoustic or bass guitar?

Sure. While you can of course experiment however you like, any of the Combamps including “clean” or “boost” might work pretty well for acoustic guitar. Electric bass guitar is thoroughly covered with seven different “bass” Combamps available.

Q, I don’t have an Audio Interface, only an amp. I’m running into my computer’s audio input jack.

A, Get an audio interface. With low latency, preferably. You’ll want one anyways.

Q, Can i use these racks to re-amp already-amped guitar recordings?

A, Sure, why not? However, watch out for excessive distortion as well as excessive filtering, particularly if the source signal was not particularly clean.

Q, Will these make me a better guitarist?

A, No. Practice.

Description

Attention axe-wielders!

The Guitaritis pack multiplies your arsenal of go-to guitar amps for use in-the-box in Ableton Live. By combining each possible pair (and a couple trios) of Ableton’s Amp device models, pairing them with ideal cabinets and gain-staging them at multiple points along the chain with extreme care. A suite of 35 “Combamps” were created which greatly increase an electric guitarist’s range of achievable tones—and also their efficiency at applying them.

Because of the delicate technical calibration (tested via stratocaster, les paul, and pink noise), when you turn the macro knobs your levels stay as neutral as feasibly possible, meaning less time is spent adjusting imbalances, the phantom of “louder is better” won’t bite, and you can focus on finding the sweet spot of distortion and tonal contour you desire. This is achieved with multiple points of gainstage compensation embedded into the chains, matched to keep levels generally within 1LU.

Fine-tuning distortion is possible to a more precise degree than ever. By carefully adjusting the Drive, Bias, and Gain Stage parameters, one can sculpt the exact amount of roughness and grit that is called for in a particular track, with the relative output level staying similar. It makes it way easier to objectively tell what’s really happening to the tone than by using a single drive control which boosts the gain (that then has to be adjusted).

Combamps are blended into mono by default, because that usually is appropriate for guitar tracking and gives a very clear view of the resultant end tone. However, they are equipped with stereo spread which moves the amps apart from each other, one to the left and one to the right. Each amp channel has been gainstaged individually to minimize the tonal contour offsets caused by different amps reacting in different ways to different guitars (in other words, the signal does its best to stay equally perceptible on both sides no matter what).

Just after the custom-calibrated preamp emulation for extra analog mojo, each Combamp has an insert slot designed for dropping in any of the 25 included Stomper pedal effect racks which are lovingly based upon actual guitar pedal functionality.

Versions exist for both Live 9 and Live 10.

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PerforModule

PerforModule is the brainchild of Animus Invidious. Over the year Animus has collaborated with scores of artists from all over the world on songs appearing on various albums and compilations. He has mastering credits on about a dozen albums with his unofficial brand “Tasty Mastering”. Known for having sensibilities covering both acoustic as well as electronic music, he has mastered material by Astara Summers, Hopeful Heroines, Michael Garfield, Charlie Milo Trio, Phat Kid, StoneyBertz, Lil’ Flip and others. The most recent album mastered by Animus Invidious is “Face Our Own Reflection” by Joy Tru, which includes multiple songs that have achieved FM radio play reaching hundreds of thousands of listeners. As a Sound Designer Animus has assisted various musicians with tailored sound design tasks over the years (for example, he appears in the credits of the prog metal album Solipsism by the band Left Brain). In 2013, Animus started performodule.com and began sharing clever and useful custom Ableton Live racks which he had crafted. Shortly thereafter, his “Vocoverb” device was featured on Ableton Live’s website and the rest is history. LINKS – WEBSITE

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1 November 2017

1 new rack – Taylor Tuning

5 June 2018  (Live 10 Version)

All devices gainstaging calibration refined.

Various interface optimizations.

8 new “Stomper” racks.

  • Stomper Fuzzer
  • Stomper Muncher
  • Stomper Scruncher
  • Stomper O’Dirt
  • Stomper Stortion
  • Stomper C-Delay
  • Stomper D-Delay
  • Stomper T-Delay

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.alp Files – These are Ableton Live Packs and will install directly into the Packs Section of the browser of Ableton Live. When you double click on them you will see a pop up window asking you to confirm that installation is ok as the files are described as “Legacy”. This is fine and you are ok to proceed, the packs are created using the format for an earlier version of Live and so remain compatible with the current version.

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