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Recent content by alethomantis

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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 16.02 Public Beta

    I don't think I ever dug into the strings as much as with this firmware. The low end response is amazing! Chapeau!
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    You Guys/Gals Are in for Another Treat

    How can one apply?
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    Fancy displays on products - Yay or Nay?

    I agree with you that there is nothing inherently superior about using NNs, except them theoretically being universal function approximators. By inference I just meant the prediction of the output after training the model, which, in the case of signal processing, amounts to outputting the...
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    Fancy displays on products - Yay or Nay?

    I wouldn't expect them to use a big neural network to model the entire input/output chain. It seems more likely that they approximate parts of a predefined topology using smaller local models which may very well be multilayer ("deep") NNs. Similarly for the transient response, which NDSP claims...
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    Struggling with Marshall Sounds using FM3 + Power Amp + Real Cab

    YMMV, but I have solved a very similar problem (albeit with the AxeFx3) using the multiband compressor block. https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/amp-block-compression.166424/ I believe the FM3 also has one. I have both the SD170 and the Matrix GT1000fx and while the Matrix has a slight edge...
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    Too much 1k mids in amp models?

    I have posted in an AxeFx3 thread a couple of weeks back regarding using the Multiband Compressor to essentially solve the same problem. https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/amp-block-compression.166424/
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    Amp Block Compression

    While I'm well aware of the "louder=better" perception, the compression clearly gives a much nicer, rounder attack (also at 0db level settings on the 3 MBC channels). I find the amp models in the Axe tend to lack in that department - without the compressor, I don't get that feeling of wanting to...
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    Wish Multiband Compressor Knee Types

    It would be great to have the same selection of Knee Types in the multiband compressor block as in the standard compressor block.
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    Amp Block Compression

    YMMV but I must say I'm liking this MBC trick a lot in nearly all the presets. It gets me much closer to what I experience with the note attack / response / feel when playing through my tube heads.
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    Amp Block Compression

    Thank you! I've tried the output compression settings and none of them seem to give the same feeling as the MBC block. But I guess I can just throw the MBC block in for all my Amp+Cab presets.
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    Amp Block Compression

    I tried it at different volumes and there is a consistent feel difference throughout.
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    Amp Block Compression

    Yesterday when playing the Axe through my Matrix GT1000fx amp, I discovered that using a multiband compressor (more or less at default settings) after the amp produced a more pleasing response (not as woofy) when playing palm muted chords and the whole feel in general was more "explosive". I was...
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    Class AB vs Class D

    Hi all, I've been a long time user of the Seymour Duncan Powestage 170 amp but have never quite been satisfied with the way it sounded when compared with my JVM head. I recently purchased an Orange Pedal Baby 100 to try it out and so far, most of the tone characteristics ground that I've been...
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    The Elusive "Tube-ry Feel" of Axe-Fx III

    I will have to experiment with that, thanks!
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    The Elusive "Tube-ry Feel" of Axe-Fx III

    I have the output mode set to SS amp + cab and no speaker compression, which means the other speaker parameters (compliance and time const) should have no influence. Speaker compression seems to tame the highs considerably imo. Furthermore, I feel like I shouldn't need it since the natural...
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