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Recent content by smilefan

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    Smilefan says "Goodbye"!!

    I regret to announce that the end has come for me. Events have occurred such that I am no longer able continue my contributions to this Forum. A large company in the music industry, you all know, is entering the modeling arena. They took notice of me, and I have been asked to join their...
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    Part III: Smilefan Patch Thread

    Myself, in conjuction with my friend, and 2nd pair of ears, Austinbuddy, present a ‘famous player’ patch written to showcase Firmware 5.0 improvements. Malcolm Young of AC/DC fame, is not only the true sound of that band, but one of a tiny handful of players who embody the ‘feel’ of rock...
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    Part III: Smilefan Patch Thread

    Mark Day has excellent VH patches here: http://forum.fractalaudio.com/axe-fx-ii-preset-exchange/40603-mark-day-presets.html Might be a little redundant for me to make more. There are alot of other great tones to break ground on.
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    Part III: Smilefan Patch Thread

    "Did fire come first, or this patch trick?" Here is a totally cool trick which dates from the 70’s. The guy who taught me rock guitar showed me this one. Its been around for a long time, but is pretty much forgotten these days. You can get a very ear-catching oscillation sound by feeding a...
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    Part III: Smilefan Patch Thread

    Thank YOU, LMO, for all your diligent work keeping up with my ramblings! Stay tuned. Patchmaker-extraordinaire, AustinBuddy, and myself have a few "famous player" patches in the works that will really show the kind of string 'feel' and attack dynamics you can get out of 5.0! EDIT...
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    Part III: Smilefan Patch Thread

    There is a slight difference in the sound of each, but its SO subtle, it hardly bears discussion. The best way I've found to conceptualize it is, if the lower Triode 2 is set higher than Triode 1 the more "Marshall-y" it will sound, adding in upper midrange emphasis. If Triode 2 is set lower...
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    Thank You smilefan

    You are very welcome. I feel that, while the development of Axe II is amazing, its present complexity is verging on moving beyond the grasp of the average player. I think we need to pause for a bit and bring everyone's knowledge/info level along for the ride.
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    Part III: Smilefan Patch Thread

    TUTORIAL: AMPLIFIER ‘ADVANCED’ PAGE PT. 3 IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST I know everyone wants to hear about the new 5.0 parameters now. Having spent many hours last week working with the new Dynamics and Bias settings I can tell you these controls are subtle “icing on the cake” for an already...
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    Part III: Smilefan Patch Thread

    Nile Rodgers uses Japanese-made Tokai Strat replicas (really good guitars) with Music Man amps, or direct into the board. He plays mainly on the 2nd position (Bridge & Middle PU, out of phase). All his effects are post production tricks (like gating his guitar track for use as a trigger for...
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    Part III: Smilefan Patch Thread

    ****NOTE: EFFECTIVE 01/27/2012 ALL POSTED PATCHES ON PTS. I, II, & III OF THIS PATCH THREAD ARE NOW RE-WRITTEN AND RE-EDITED FOR FIRMWARE 5.0!!*** You'll see a couple missing. I'm not happy with them, and they'll be back after an overhaul. Most patches got a detailed re-edit, and now have...
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    Part II: Smilefan's Axe II Patch Thread

    NOTE: Effective 01/27/2012 all patches on Smilefan's Patch Thread are now fully updated to Firmware 5.0! My 5.0 updated Zip File with all 90 of my patches (and 2 IR's for the top row cabs of "Gibson FlatTop" and "Axe Cello", as their names will imply). This includes some retired patches no...
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    Smilefan's Axe II Patches Thread

    NOTE: Effective 01/27/2012 all patches on Smilefan's Patch Thread are now fully updated to Firmware 5.0! My 5.0 updated Zip File with all 90 of my patches (and 2 IR's for the top row cabs of "Gibson FlatTop" and "Axe Cello", as their names will imply). This includes some retired patches no...
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    Part III: Smilefan Patch Thread

    There are nuances (mostly in string attack and compression) that volume brings out, that do not survive a significant drop in level. The same is true of tube amps, especially with clean signals.
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    Part III: Smilefan Patch Thread

    Lots of folks noting the very hot levels. Unfortunately, if you turn it down, you lose the tone. There really isn't a way to reproduce the clean Steel String Singer sound at a low listening level. The real thing will rattle the windows on "1"!
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    Part III: Smilefan Patch Thread

    I tried like hell to get it to work with the stock Dumble clean, but that's based on an Overdrive Special and just doesn't have the girth of frequency response anywhere near the real Steel String Singer I heard. Only the Twin model got me close, so that's what I used.
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