Live Performance Update

I’ve got almost everything I need to play live in as far as hardware is concerned with the exception of a A/B switch to toggle my electric and acoustics sounds on the fly. I tried using the switch on my Nitefly but it’s too time consuming and I already have enough to do with my hands just playing the guitar, especially getting in the right place in the right in between sounds (never mind flicking a switch on the guitar at the same time).

The ideal situation is to have a foot switch that is normally switched on “electric guitar” mode with a momentary switch over to “acoustic guitar” mode.

I’ve also been thinking of getting a little compressor pedal instead of luging around the rack-mount compressor that I’m presently using for this experiment/proof-of-concept.

The final challenge will be rebooting the old tunes and arranging them so that the audience can listen to and see some kind of a performance. Not that I think that I’m a particularly fantastic guitar player or anything but compared to someone who can’t play the guitar – I am at least mildly fantastic and hopefully that and my music will be enough to carry the performance through. And if people get borded with those two things, they can always look at my face contort while I play the guitar. That alone should be worth the price of admisson.

About Kevin Atwood

Kevin Atwood is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and composer, working in a style that blends progressive art rock and electronic music.
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