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Re: I think some of you guys are going to love this--a computer built into a guitar amp

I guess I'm just enamored of the "one box" idea. When I mounted the
rolls preamp in my computer, high-gain guitar settings gave
unacceptable amounts of noise. It was the interaction of the preamp
and the computer. While the pickups can cause some problems in
proximity to a computer, that hasn't been a big problem for me. I'd
love to have an amp that ran mobius and my guitar amp sims. You could
just turn the power on and start playing anywhere. Imagine it had a
battery. I'd love it.

On 4/13/07, Krispen Hartung <khartung@cableone.net> wrote:
> I don't get it. Why would anyone want a computer inside a guitar amp? The
> thing will be obsolete in a year, based on the rate at which computers
> evolve.  If plugging straight into a laptop is a problem, why not just 
> into a regular amp and run the effect loop through a laptop for effects,
> looping, etc?  I'm just trying to find the practical application here. I 
> see the benefit of not having to pack a desktop computer around, or not 
> to pack a laptop around on stage...but a fast evolving and obsolescence
> prone commodity inside an amp? It seems like a lot of work can cost just 
> be able to plug a guitar into quarter inch jack, and have a computer 
> recieving the input.
> Tell me more about the noise you experienced.  I know that I've 
> interference when my guitar pickups get close to a monitor of a deskto
> computer, but that doesn't occur with my notebook. I plug straight into 
> computer and it is ultra quite, quieter than any amp I've plugged into.
> Kris
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Art Simon" <simart@gmail.com>
> To: "Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com"
> <loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 5:46 PM
> Subject: I think some of you guys are going to love this--a computer 
> into a guitar amp
> >I tried to build a "one box" music computer where I could plug my
> > guitar in straight into the computer. Ultimately, I failed, the noise
> > from computer made the internal preamp unusable. This project goes one
> > better--a guy modded an old guitar amp and installed a computer inside
> > it. It's a couple years old, I can't believe I didn't find it until
> > today.
> > http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2005/11/01/Creative_X-fi_Music_/1.html
> > I'm salivating, boy I'd love one of these.
> >
> > --
> > Art Simon
> > simart@null.net
> > http://art.simon.tripod.com
> > http://www.myspace.com/artsimon
> >
> >

Art Simon