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    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 12 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Release Candidate

    That is IF you can go back to FW15. I can't, Cygnus sounds too good! Carol Ann cuddles a little more ferociously, but that might a response to me being more touchy-feely. I'm two-timing with the Tweed Deluxe, though, very nice with the jumper. Not to mention the other head turners. So many hot...
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    Bug? Help debugging Blackglass b7k

    No rush, after all, young Cygnus needs the attention, and I suspect much of what a BK7 does for the tone can be accomplished with judicious use of other FAS drives and EQ and mix adjustments. At least, I feel if there's a particular bass tone I want, I can figure out a way to get it with what...
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    Bug? Help debugging Blackglass b7k

    Just tried out the Blackglass in Beta 12, and it seems the same as before: The bass control acts much like a 12db/octave roll off below around 200hz. Even when bass is set to +12db, it cuts so much below 100hz (especially below 50hz), I find it unusable for bass (At 0 or -12, it's even more.) I...
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    Logic Pro: Recording Delay Setting

    No so weird. For all its venerable qualities, Logic has its foibles. IME, the offset problem can depend on the version of Logic in use (And perhaps integration with specific computer hardware and OS). Its worth mentioning that various gremlins will be fixed in one version of Logic yet some...
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    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 11 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta #8

    I'm just glad the beta software outperforms the the beta thread. o_O
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    Would a pair of subwoofers help the bass presets sound better?

    The physics of it is that sub bass is omni directional: these sounds can't be perceived as directional, much less stereo, so one sub is preferred. And since low frequency wave lengths are longer than even medium sized rooms, there's bound to be problems with accurate sound in small rooms. A 10"...
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    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 5 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta #2

    FWIW, I would prefer the Log15 for all amps. It would be a helluva lot of work to have to learn a different specific MV taper for every single amp. Many actual amps have a MV which is truly an impediment to accurately setting a desired level, rather than the far more useful prospect of having a...
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    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    All those tone chasers after that Ark Amp in the movie was pretty cool. You'd a thought it was a gold plated Dumble. Those tubes were biased HOT! They never did show what kind of speakers though: Celestions probably. A good model of that would melt your face.
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    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    Tight or loose depends on the amp model and how you set it: a Tweed Deluxe will never sound tight. An Engl, Deizel or Soldano don't get loosey goosey. You can stretch reality somewhat with various advanced parameters, but its easy enough to just pick the right amp and adjust the resonance on a...
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    New Member and yes I'm sorry, another S/PDIF Apollo question (SOLVED)

    Keep in mind that Console Is monitoring software, even though you can assign various I/O configurations and whatnot there. It can interfere with Luna: Check the UAD documentation about that, and under what circumstances they work together. There is also an underlying aspect of Luna, in that it...
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    Fractal Audio Drive Models: Sonic Drive (based on: Ibanez Sonic Distortion SD-9)

    This is really a nice drive. I'm liking it with Drive at 0, Tone at 5 and adjusting the Level to push the front end of the amp to various levels of distortion with amp set either clean or distorted. The Slew Rate defaults at 6.15, but you can smooth things out by pushing that up to 9 or 10, or...
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    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    Nothing short of fantastic. The old Fenders are incredible: They were great before, but the 5e3 in particular responds so perfectly to to guitar volume pot manipulation and pick attack: and now with both V knobs on the model: It gives up pretty much everything that amp can do with substantially...
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    AxeIII as a USB audio interface, mixed with UA Apollo twin and Logic Pro. Aggregate device?

    Not possible without latency. Live monitoring is the actual real time analog output of the device. Live monitoring with an interface splits the signal: It goes to USB and also directly to Axe FX Analog Output mixed with the time compensated DAW USB return of mix tracks/Output. The Apollo works...
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    Gain Enhancer Appreciation Thread

    I find that just a touch of gain enhancer can give an additional bite of note definition to really thick distortion that's getting more sludgy than I prefer with some amps at higher gain. On the other hand, I make far greater use of its menu buddy: feedback compression: With clean or on the...
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    Cygnus Beta - first impressions

    "weeks" = Soon!
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