As I described in a previous post, I swapped out my large guitar rig for a smaller and more versatile Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II mid-way through preparations for Jesus Christ Superstar. This compact unit allowed me to conserve space, get some killer sounds and maintain control of my on-stage levels. It’s hard to imagine how I could have fit all the equipment I modeled in the Axe-Fx on stage with me.
Here is a sampler of sounds from the show:
Read on for more details on this guitar rig including a video walk-through of some of the AxeEdit screens.
I was excited when I landed the guitar part for Superstar and immediately started planning the perfect guitar rig to cover the varied sounds in the show. Little did I know that my multi-guitar / multi-amp dream rig would be downsized to what could fit into a 2’ x 3’ space, including the guitar player!
Read on to see where I started and what I did to squeeze into our smaller than expected on-stage home…
Join us for the story of the greatest drama of all time, the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The amazing score includes I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Hosanna, Everything’s Alright and the title song Jesus Christ Superstar.
The show runs through April 5th at the Saratoga Civic Center (13777 Fruitvale Ave. Saratoga).
If you are looking for a fresh take on this classic soundtrack, continue reading for reviews of recordings I discovered while preparing for the show. I’ll post my notes on the score and info on my guitar rig once I get it dialed in.