Guitarist’s Con­trol

Being that the hard­ware unit oper­ates with­out the need for a com­puter, you can trust the Eleven Rack to be totally sta­ble in a live envi­ron­ment. Weigh­ing less than most com­pact gui­tar amp heads do, you get the power of a huge range of amp mod­els and effects, all ready to run directly into the PA sys­tem. There are a range of big name amp sounds within the unit and if you have a lis­ten to their audio sam­ples online, you’ll hear just how good they sound. Adjust­ing para­me­ters within each patch is quick and easy too, with the knobs beneath the LCD screen you con­trol Gain, Pres­ence, EQ and Vol­ume set­tings to tweak the sound to just the way you want it.

Stu­dio Tool

The Eleven Rack is so much more than just a tour­ing tool. Off the stage, it becomes a seri­ously good front end to a Pro Tools record­ing sys­tem that takes a lot of the work­load off your com­puter with built in DSP pro­cess­ing power. You get one micro­phone and one gui­tar input on the front of the unit, but with the SP/DIF and AES/EBU dig­i­tal con­nec­tions on the rear of the unit, you are able to record 8 simul­ta­ne­ous chan­nels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio into the included Pro Tools soft­ware. It also includes the Eleven Rack Expan­sion Pack that gives you even more tones and amp sounds includ­ing a range of great bass ampli­fiers and some slightly left of cen­tre gui­tar amp options.

Put sim­ply, this is not just a record­ing inter­face. Nor is it just an amp mod­el­ling effects unit for stage use. No, the Eleven Rack with Pro Tools is just about any­thing you could ever want in a live and stu­dio com­bi­na­tion for the gui­tarist, there are too many tones, and too many options to men­tion in this arti­cle, so go and plug one in and hear for your­self just what I am talk­ing about.