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Recent content by Horganovski

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    Anyone play doom?

    Doom (the game) is still very much a thing.. amazing soundtrack too from Mick Gordon, very guitar heavy.
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    Remote Music Teaching tools for those in Lockdown due to COVID-19

    I did my first online lesson just this afternoon and it went surprisingly smoothly. I used Zoom which I've been using all week to train animators to use a 3d animation program (my day job). My setup was as above, using the Axe FX (II XL in my case) as the computers soundcard via USB. I have a...
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    When did the guitar became a pariah instrument?

    Watched an old movie last night. In it there were several scenes where doctors were smoking cigarettes while working. That was normal once. Now it's not. Things change.
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    Greatest band of all time?

    Zep made classic recordings but the live versions of their songs are a boring and indulgent reminder that drugs really don't work long term when it comes to creativity.
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    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.03 Firmware Release

    I'm still on Ares 1.0 and find that just selecting the PortaBass model will lock up the Axe FX requiring a power off to get it usable again. Was that fixed in this version?
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    Modern Metal makes me laugh...

    Glenn Fricker is always ranting. That's pretty much his whole thing. As for more new music in a metal style - Check out the new Devin Townsend album Empath, amazing stuff.
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    Yngwie blues album

    Yngwie always said he didn't like blues. And now he's proved that. Sounds like one of those indulgent jams at the end of a G3 concert where everyone throws taste out the window and mindlessly shreds over a 12 bar for 10 minutes. Much more fun for them than the audience.
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware "Ares" 1.00 Public Beta

    Aha! That makes sense thanks. I've lowered the input drive from about 6 to 2.5 and now I've a similar level of grit to my old patch and it sounds great. I also use the SVT model as the basis for my electric Cello patches so I get two instruments sounding better today with one update, nice!
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware "Ares" 1.00 Public Beta

    Very exciting to see a new firmware for the II. First impressions are that the more gainy presets sound bigger and 'realer'.. I'm noticing some changes with my more bluesy patches though that I'll have to dial back in - I have an edge-of-breakup patch using Shiver Clean that seems to be a bit...
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    Electro guitar shred cover

    Very nice!
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    Pluging passive Piezo pickup into Axe II XL?

    I'm considering getting an electric Cello, but don't want to go crazy with money as it's definitely not going to be my main instrument (which is guitar.. obviously ;) ). I'm looking at a NS Wav which has a passive piezo pickup, in the manual it mentions that it's output is high impedance and...
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    What are you using for sustain?

    Yeah that definitely has a flimsy feel to it here, could be better indeed.
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    What are you using for sustain?

    Surprised to hear reports of tone-suck with Vibesware, don't get that here. You can unplug the power supply and the signal still goes straight through it. I just A/B-ed it with a Loop Switcher and honestly with my eyes closed can't tell if it's in or out of the loop after switching it a random...
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    What are you using for sustain?

    I have one of these and it's amazing, takes a bit to get used to but gives very natural sounding sustain, even when playing on headphones. The guy in the video is using AxeFX :) I also have an EBow and the Gamechanger Plus pedal, those are great too but the Vibesware Resonator gives the closest...
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 10.01 Firmware Release

    Many thanks, great to see (and hear) another update for the II.
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