According to this Premier Guitar Rig Rundown at (20:11), "Belew uses a 50-watt Atomic Reactor active wedge to monitor the more straightforward tones from his Fractal Audio Axe-Fx Ultra, while he routes aural “snippets” and other loops from his laptop through a Bose L1 portable loudspeaker system."more
Used by both Dustie Waring and [Paul Waggoner](http://youtu.be/RDsxc0xDPW0?t=11m) of BTBAM. "We don't run 'em direct. A lot guys like to run 'em direct. We're sorta old school so we're trying to kinda balance to two schools of thought so we really just run that Fractal as a preamp."more
You’ve been around in the scene for a number of years. There have been advances in technology, especially in live performance. Has that aspect affected your musicianship in any way? I’ve always been a gearhead and a technology nut. So I did use the Ultra on this record for a lot of it. I also used some organic amps. I pretty much borrowed the rig from Tosin [Abasi] and Javier [Reyes] of Animals As Leaders [laughs]. I actually used the Axe 2, which I also borrowed from a friend of mine. He had this cabinet set up with different things that were kind of interesting.more
The AxeFX Ultra needs no introduction. It's been sweeping guitar players/tone connoisseurs off their feet since it hit the market. For those who aren't familiar with it, Fractal Audio (its maker) describes it as an all-in-one guitar tone and effects processor that accurately recreates the sound and feel of real tube amps. Except that’s modest…it does and insane amount more!more
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