Have a telecaster for 2 weeks and was thinking about playing it Sunday. Don't have any other gear other than audio interface (scarletti 24i). Is mainstage a viable option to get some smooth guitar tones for direct into PA, or free version of Guitar Rig 5? I'm looking for ultra cheap and simple. I have a macbook pro and ipad (running onsong currently) to work with . I don't know if I can run mainstage and get decent sound without spending a lot of money on plugins WHILE using ableton live to trigger loops.
I'm using a Line 6 FBV Shortboard controller for ableton currently.