Pushing the envelope by Alex Hutchings

Designed to inspire creativity and show the awesome power of the SY-1000.

Alex Hutchings --- World renowned guitarist Alex Hutchings has been blessed by gaining a national and international following over the last few years. Regularly touring the globe, Alex performs under his own name or play in a band. Alex recently completed a 145 world tour with artist, Steven Wilson. Alex's strengths lie in his powerful and dynamic playing as well as the fact he consistently masters some of the most complicated techniques, these include sweep picking, long legato lines and complex chord changes.

Live Set

1STRANGE BEND EXPUsing an expression pedal bends all 6 strings to create a new chord. Play a major 9 chord and dive the EXP pedal to get a minor chord based on a piano inversion.
2IN LOVE WITH YOUSoft pulsating GR Synth for chords. CTL 1 changes the sound to explessive lead synth and CTL 2 adds cool humanizer effect. CUR NUM turns on amp to blend normal pickup sound with guitar volume knob. Recommend to keep guitar volume down until CUR NUM (amp) turend on.
3SANDUNE SYNTHVersatile synth tone. Enable to control an octave up/down by GK SW1. GK SW2 works for an octave up/down with portament. Plus EXP pedal controls CUTOFF, CTL2 turns phaser effect on, and CTL1 controls on/off for INST2.
4FUNKAY DLYSharp staccato tone for funky bass lines and riffs. CTL1 adds auto wah and CTL2 controls on/off for sound from normal pickup. CUR NUM switches amp type between SUPREME with no delay and JUGGERNAUT with delay for normal pickup.
58 STR VARIATIONS3 types of 8 string guitars into one patch. When CTL1 turned on, it comes clean sound with an octave down sound for 6&5 strings. When CTL1 turned off, sound changes to heavy distortion tone with lowest 6 strings of regular 8 strings tuning (F#/B/E/A/D/G). CTL2 changes the sound to clean amibient tone with top 6 strings of 8 strings tuned up to high A (A/D/G/C/E/A).
6TOP STR DLYClean drop D ambient patch. High E string triggers on/off for MST DLY. CUR NUM turns on slicer effect and amp.
7ABOVE THE CLOUDSA blend sound of an acoustic guitar, Dynamic synth and GR-300. CTL1 controls MST DLY on/off and CTL2 controls INST 2 on/off.
8SNARLY KITTY Expressive lead tone mimicking the function of a keyboard players pitch wheel. With momentary operation, CTL 1 bends 2 pitches up, CTL 2 turns on vibrato, and CUR NUM bends 2 pitches down. Plus GK SW1 shifts GR-300 an octave higher.
*This live set was created with SY-1000.
*These patches reproduce each sound as described above, but not reproduce the specific sounds.

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