I only caught the last part of Prince’s performance.
On the one hand, it was cool to see a real band playing. Still, something sounded so ‘canned’. I think it was all the presets Prince had and the bass player had. If I were to guess, I’d say none of the amps on stage were live. But I could be wrong.
It IS entirely possible, to play to a processor that runs to your in-ears, then to the FOH guy. And have no ‘live’ amps at all.
But they played their asses off.