I record these ambient solo guitar pieces all the time. Most don't have names but are numbered for future use, either to be re-recorded or used as is for soundtracks and other projects. I filmed this one just for fun. This was "Number 55".
The fade up at the beginning was recorded just before I started filming. It was a tape aged loop done with the Strymon El Capistan and "re-looped" into the Electro Harmonix Stereo Memory Man so I could loop the El Capistan again at the ending. I run these in parallel so a little planning has to be done so you don't cross the streams.
The bowed sound in the video is me bowing the guitar with a metal wrench handle. I use a Boss Overdrive to give it some boost and sustain.
The rest of the setup on this is pretty simple. I'm using an MXR Custom Compressor which goes through the Ernie Ball volume pedal. This feeds an MXR Carbon Copy that I use for the swelling sound. Mine runs at 12 volts for a little more headroom and the modulation is on. For a few of the sounds I use a Stereo Electric Mistress.
This signal is fed into the El Capistan and the Stereo Memory Man for looping. The entire mix is fed thru a Strymon Blue Sky and then into the firewire interface.
On the computer I use my standard Amplitube Fender Princeton simulator - 2 tracks in stereo.
Complete Pedal Board: MXR Dunlop Custom Comp MXR Dunlop Carbon Copy Boss Overdrive OD2 Electro Harmonix Micro POG Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Ernie Ball Volume Pedal Strymon El Capistan Delay Electro Harmonix Stereo Pulsar (running in mono) Electro Harmonix Stereo Electric Mistress (running in stereo) Electro Harmonix Stereo Memory Man (running in stereo) Line 6 Verbzilla (for lo-fi reverb sounds running in stereo) Boss RV5 (used for modulated reverb) Strymon Blue Sky (lots of different reverb sounds depending on the music)
MOTU Firewire Interface
Apple MacBook Pro Logic Pro IK Multimedia Amplitube