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virtual amp and effect options, while the *RIP interface provides an input for Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited along with mono or stereo outputs for your mixer, PA, or active speakers.

  • For a computerbased live performance setup that takes advantage of Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited's eight outputs and individual string processing possibilities, load Ableton Live Lite 8 Gibson Studio Edition into a laptop or other computer. Again, the *RIP provides physical inputs and outputs for the “virtual rack.” All eight Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited signals are available in Ableton Live's eight channels, and you can load plugins like Guitar Rig 4, or the plugins included in Ableton Live, to process these signals (e.g., octave dividers on only the lower strings with magnetic pickups going through an amp emulation, etc.). Live provides the routing and mixing for all these signals, which then go to your amplification system via the *RIP's stereo output.

  • For a computerbased studio setup, *RIP provides an interface between your guitar and computer, sending all guitar outputs through the FireWire connector directly to your computer. Any modern “digital audio workstation” program such as Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, MOTU Digital Performer, Apple Logic, etc. will recognize these outputs, and allow you to route, process, mix, and record them within the audio software you're using (called the “host program”). Because the *RIP also acts as a highquality computer interface/sound card, your host program will be able to send its output through the FireWire cable to the *RIP. From there, the *RIP's stereo output jacks can patch directly to a set of active monitor speakers (or to a mixer, headphone distribution amp, etc.).

Chapter 2: Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited Robot Tuning Functions

To start playing, pull the MCK out. Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited defaults to the most recentlyselected tuning and sound; out of the box, this is standard EADGBe tuning and sound 1. The MCK Display Matrix shows the letter “S” to represent Standard tuning. The default tuning is called the Instant Access Tuning (the default sound is called the Instant Access Sound).

You can change the default Instant Access Tuning (for example, an alternate tuning) rather than the most recentlyselected tuning and even the calibration if you want “A” to be something other than 440Hz, by using the Red Bank's setup functions (see Chapter 6).

2.0 Tuning Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited to the Instant Access Tuning

Once the Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited is in default mode from pulling the MCK out, here's how to tune to the selected Instant Access Tuning.

1. Strum all six strings normally at the neck pickup position—not too hard or soft. Do not fret any strings, or touch the neck, while tuning.

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