Innovation Amplified: Rod Wess Introduces Groundbreaking DJ/Guitar Fusion Setup

Innovation Amplified: Rod Wess Introduces Groundbreaking DJ/Guitar Fusion Setup

By Rod Wess: Last Updated May 15th, 2023

Welcome to the world of musical innovation, where boundaries are shattered and new frontiers are explored. In this blog post, I am thrilled to introduce you to my newly created DJ/Guitar setup, a fusion of cutting-edge technology and my passion for music. With the help of the Line 6 HX-Stomp, Radial J48 DI Box, Yamaha MG10XU Mixer, laptop, and a Pioneer DJ DDJFLX4 DJ Controller, I have unlocked a realm of sonic possibilities that seamlessly integrates into professional existing DJ setups.


Yamaha MG10XU, J48 Radial DI Box, Pioneer DJ DDJFLX4 DJ Controller, Line 6 HX-Stomp, Keeley Compressor Plus Compressor Pedal

Unleashing the Power of the HX-Stomp: 

At the heart of this groundbreaking setup lies the Line 6 HX-Stomp, a true game-changer. This compact device offers an all-in-one solution, empowering me to bring my guitar playing skills to the DJ realm. With its vast array of amp and effects simulations, the HX-Stomp enables me to create rich and diverse sounds that transcend genres. I crafted my custom “Octo Distortion” solely with the HX-Stomp using HX-Edit post the 3.50 update.

"By utilizing the HX-Stomp on the table, I'm able to use the built in tuner more effectively, and easily keep track of my current preset."

Seamless Integration with Professional DJ Setups: 

One of the key advantages of my DJ/Guitar setup is its seamless integration with existing professional DJ setups. By utilizing the HX-Stomp, Radial J48 DI Box, and the Yamaha MG10XU Mixer, I can connect with any PA system, utilizing only a single XLR input. No need for any complicated setups.

A few of the live performance connection options: XLR Splitter Cable, 3 Pin Dual XLR Female to Male XLR Patch with 2 1/4 Inch TRS to XLR Adapter

DDJ-FLX4 DJ Controller

The setup: During initial testing in the studio

Unleashing Creativity and Versatility: 

The synergy between my guitar and DJ elements allows me to explore uncharted territories of creativity and versatility. By combining the rhythmic foundations of EDM, the hard-hitting beats of trap, and the raw energy of metal, I have crafted a unique sonic experience that transcends conventional boundaries. This fusion of genres not only captivates listeners but also injects a new level of excitement into live performances.

“I landed on the Pioneer DJ DDJFLX4 for my first DJ controller. After doing a ton of research, it ended up having the professional layout I needed to learn, while making it easy for beginners at the same time."

Pushing the Boundaries of Music: 

With my DJ/Guitar setup, I am pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of music. This innovative approach challenges traditional notions and opens up new avenues for artistic expression. It is a testament to the power of technology, passion, and the relentless pursuit of sonic exploration.

The MG10XU Mixer provides the setup with Phantom Power: Tested with Fishman Active Pickups using an ESP LTD Deluxe M-1000

In conclusion, my newly created DJ/Guitar setup, fueled by the powerful Line 6 HX-Stomp, Radial J48 DI Box, Yamaha MG10XU Mixer, laptop, and Pioneer DJ DDJFLX4 DJ Controller, represents a bold leap into the future of music. This fusion of DJ and guitar elements pushes the boundaries of creativity and sets the stage for an electrifying live experience. As I continue to refine this innovative setup, I am eagerly preparing to make its grand debut at a renowned DJ club in the near future. Stay tuned for an unforgettable performance that will redefine the possibilities of sound and captivate audiences with its unique blend of genres and sonic exploration.


Other Gear Used:

  • Guitar: ESP LTD Deluxe: M-1000 with Fishman Pickups
  • Software: Rekordbox (DJ Software) / Live Session Recorded using Studio One 5
  • Audio Interface: (To Mimic Front of House) - Focusrite 18i20
  • Misc: Mogami Cables, D'addario strings, Dunlap Guitar Picks


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Rod Wess is An American filmmaker, guitarist, composer, and screenwriter.
Wess's films have appeared on the ShortsHD channel, along with screening at several film festivals.
A prolific guitarist, Wess has developed a genre of Trap infused Metal that is breaking norms and traditions.
Wess attributes Mozart, Dave Mustaine, Paco de Lucía, Julian Bream, and The RZA, as his primary influences. 

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