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Recent content by alethomantis

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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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    Cathode Follower Amps

    Yes perhaps a complex compression is a more fitting term. In my perception it makes the sound overly compressed though - overshadowing the highs and making the lows less transparent. When playing through the PA+Cab it feels like the note response is slower than when playing through my JVM head...
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    Cathode Follower Amps

    When playing through power amp and cab (SD Powerstage 170 and Marshall 2x12 with V30s) I have noticed that when playing amps with a cathode follower, there is some strangeness going on in the lower mids which gives the sound a somewhat muffled/covered with blanket character. I have noticed it...
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    Free Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+ Amp Match Preset (ML Sound Lab)

    I wonder if the new firmware rectifies some of the discrepancy between the two clips. Any chance of redoing the comparison?
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    Tone versus Feel. The real amp in the room.

    What do you use as power amp solution for the axe?
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    Herbie Presence Pot Taper

    I suspect this behaviour has something to do with the cathode follower changes because I am experiencing a similar situation with other models that use a cathode follower (Cornfed, Brit models etc.)
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    Herbie Presence Pot Taper

    Been playing around with the Herbie models today and noticed that the presence pot behaviour is a bit strange - the control seems to have almost zero effect from 0 to 8 on the dial and is very powerful from 8 to 10. Is this behaviour normal or is there maybe a problem with the taper of the...
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