Off-Stage Rig?
on Friday, February 9, 2018 - 2:37pm
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 2:37pm

Hey everyone! So, I'm not sure if anyone else has seen the video of Phil Wickham's loop rig (I'm sure most of you have), but I was pretty impressed to see that his computer is off-stage (or under-stage). Is anyone else setting up their rig off-stage? If so, how are you making that work? I'm the worship leader at my church and I'm also the front man for my band, but I'm also the one running Ableton for all of our tracks and Pro-Presenter (which is awesome). I hate having so much junk around me (pedalboard, interface, laptop, Looptimus mini), and I'd love to consolidate and move some stuff off-stage, but the idea of not being able to see the screen of my Mac terrifies me. I really don't ever look at it, but mistakes can happen, and I feel like I need to be able to respond on the fly. Since I'm the front guy, having a rack set-up is not really an option (like it would be if I were playing keys or drums, and I could mask it a little easier.

All that to say, I love the simplicity of Phil Wickham's set-up, and it's exactly what I'm going for. Rig off-stage, and the only thing in front of me is my (small) pedalboard and a Looptimus. Any thoughts are well-appreciated!


  • Staff
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 3:09pm

Hey Matthew,

I haven't personally used a rig under the stage. I'm guessing it just takes a lot of wiring and testing things to make sure you don't have any issues. I personally like having my computer or iPad on the stage, but I do see why it would be appealing and look better to have it under the stage. If you wanted you could ask people in our Loop Community Facebook group to see if anyone there had any thoughts on how to do this.

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-Derek, The LC Team