How to build a temporary home rig

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  1. chrisjnyc

    chrisjnyc Supporting Member

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    Might need to put together a simple home rig on short notice. My wife is talking about leaving the city if the "shelter in place" order come down.

    I would take my laptop with Reaper\S Gear, but thats about all I can count on.

    I am thinking:
    Epi Les Paul
    Cheap USB interface
    reaper
    a single Presonus\Mackie powered speaker

    Any ideas? I am trying to think of ways to rent or buy and return to avoid getting stuck with gear I dont need down the road.
     
  2. Blanket Jackson

    Blanket Jackson is Tio's favorite Silver Supporting Member

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    Don't you have a modeler Chris? (I thought I saw you post in the past about Axe-Fx)
    If it was me I would take a modeler (which should double as a USB interface for a single electric guitar, and a host of stomp boxes) and my laptop. Boom, done.
     
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    And your problem is...? :D
     
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  4. chrisjnyc

    chrisjnyc Supporting Member

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    I have an Axe FX and HX FX, but not sure if I will be able to take them... Same thing with my Les Paul. Thinking about shipping some gear over the weekend. Any ideas on renting gear? Can you rent a Les Paul and studio monitors for a month?
     
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    .

    Do you have a Joyo American Sound pedal? They can be a cab sim and go direct to recording (or PA).
    Something like this:



    If you know anyone with a Rocksmith game cable, I've plugged that directly into a laptop for recording guitar.

    I have a Joyo American Sound but haven't done any recording since I got it to experiment.

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  6. Blanket Jackson

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    Great Q
    I presume that in leaving NYC that you would not be near a major city - would you rent before you leave? If so, what is the downside of just bringing your gear?
    Hard to say more without more details. I would hope that flying is off the table at this point, but maybe not?
     
  7. chrisjnyc

    chrisjnyc Supporting Member

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    Likely driving to Mass... its a very fluid situation, so not a lot of time to pack gear
     
  8. dmock66

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    Not knowing all that you have - I'd say take the least amount of gear that gets you the greatest value. Maybe buying something inexpensive like a Zoom G3 or Digitech RP360 - probably $100 or less and could serve as a backup down the road. Also, your least expensive guitar - just to have one as a grab and go.

    In my situation, I'd likely grab my HX Stomp and Harley Benton Tele...

    Sorry to not be of much greater help.
     
  9. Blanket Jackson

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    Gotcha, makes sense.
    I would not rent, just because we really don't know if this will be a couple weeks, a could months, or what. If it was me I would take the Axe-Fx, computer and single guitar. Remember to pack a few packs of strings, and a few patch chords ... and at least 2 USB chords.
     
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    How about a cheap Behringer interface and a pair of headphones?
     
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    Think minimal, whatever you haul out or buy you'll eventually have to haul back. You're also likely looking at limited space at your temporary destination. Have you looked at Yamaha THR as a stand-alone or IK's iLoud to use with SGear?
     
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  12. WeyounTheWise

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    Zoom g1on, a cheap tele, And a few picks.
     
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  13. Elric

    Elric Supporting Member

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    Computer idea is good. A stomp and an HR108 would work well, too. Best of luck, brother... stay safe.
     
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    Used Digitech RP360, $99, headphones. I wouldn't bother with a speaker for a bug out rig. Staying in hotel or in someone else's house headphones are a better idea
     
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    We just signed a purchase agreement on a house and now have to pack up all our stuff and get it cleaned up and ready to sell. So I packed up most of my guitars to put in storage and just packed up my Axe III rig.

    I'm essentially going to run with my favorite guitar (PRS CE24), a little modeler (HX Stomp), and headphones (Beyer DT-880's). I also have a Yamaha THR10x too if I wanted to make a bit more noise.
     
  16. John Mark Painter

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    I have a friend that mixes all of his TV scoring work on iLouds.
     
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    I'm planning on replacing my LSR305's with those. I use monitors 95% of the time for listening to music and YouTube anyway.
     
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    He says they translate to TV really well.
    I've been meaning to check them out.
    He's a high end user so I trust him.
     
  19. chrisjnyc

    chrisjnyc Supporting Member

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    Good call on the Zoom G3... it has USB audio, drum machine, and a bunch amps and FX
     
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  20. chrisjnyc

    chrisjnyc Supporting Member

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    I have seen those Ilouds come up before as a small FRFR... I dont know for $250-$300 and the 3" woofers its a hard sell without hearing them first.
     

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