U2 California Guitar Cover

April 22nd, 2015

Back in October, 2014 I learned the live version of California by U2, programmed it into my guitar rig and made the following video:

I did not use any hardware effects. All I used was Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 and Rig Kontrol running stereo into two Vox AC30’s.

Here is the U2 performance that I based my cover on.

For you Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 players, here’s a link to download my California preset. And below are images of my settings.

I created 4 containers. Each container is assigned to rig control preset:


Container one holds the setting for the opening reverse effect. There is a tremolo effect that The Edge uses that I still need to add. Also, I run my rig stereo to two Vox AC30’s, so for you GR5 players with with mono setups, your results may vary:


This container has the setting for all the verses:


These are the settings for the chorus:


Here are the guitar solo settings in container four:


These are the post-processing settings:


And finally the setting that assign each container to switches on the Rig Kontrol pedal board:

Container 1 Trigger:


Container 2 Trigger:


Container 3 Trigger:


Container 4 Trigger:


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