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Recent content by alethomantis

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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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    The Elusive "Tube-ry Feel" of Axe-Fx III

    I would like to try the Matrix power amps again to see if the feel is different with the newest hardware/firmware - I had tried a GT1000fx with an AxeFx2 a couple of years ago and sent it back after the trial period. I'm also somewhat confused as to what Matrix calls tube-like dynamics, which I...
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    The Elusive "Tube-ry Feel" of Axe-Fx III

    The III with the latest firmware (12.08 beta)
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    The Elusive "Tube-ry Feel" of Axe-Fx III

    I don't feel like I'm missing anything regarding the feel when playing through monitors or headphones, however when playing through the SS power amp + cab (SD Powerstage 170), I feel like I don't get the same headroom as when playing through the equivalent tube head (which might be due to the SS...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.00

    Not complaining or anything, just wondering what happened to the preamp modelling update that was reverted in one of the betas?
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    What is the next big modelling nut to crack?

    I turned off the power amp modeling in the global settings and took the preamp out of my JVM and compared the two signals by ear (A/B switching two scenes). I've repeated the experiment with power amp modeling enabled and using the Tube Pre as power amp for the JVM preamp signal. While the...
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    What is the next big modelling nut to crack?

    I have reason to believe that there are aspects of the preamp modeling which can be improved. When comparing the outputs of the preamp block of the III and the preamp out of jvm head, the real amp feels more focused in the lower mids where as the III has somewhat of a bloated hollow character...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 10.02

    The power amp modeling is truly amazing! I personally feel like there is something in the bass/lower mids response of the preamps that is not entirely on par with a tube preamp. The best way I can describe it is that the tube preamp responds more precisely - like there is more roundness to the...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 10.02

    Something preamp modeling related? 🤞
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware 10.00 Public Beta #2

    Kudos on cracking yet another frontier on the way to ultimate realness! The new algorithm definitely has a nice snarl! Any chance the improvements for the plate impedance accuracy can be applied to the preamp modeling?
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 9.00 Public Beta

    Really happy with this update! The new power amp speaker interaction really seems to nail that woody response when playing through an SS power amp and cab which I've been struggling with. Great job!
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    Compressor Trick

    Is that what's happening in the new firmware in the amp block to achieve the clarity in the lows?
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    Cathode Follower Amps

    I have the master set to 1 though with the purpose of eliminating this compression. It's true that it's less compressed set so low but there seems to be another type of compression there. I could try going lower I suppose..
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