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    Eventide H90, can it do anything AxeFX cant?

    I was using the FX3 for effects only but after buying the H90, i have sold the FX3 few days ago... Both are great of course but i can raise the mix higher with eventide and everything is beautiful. There is something special I liked better, but yeah not so easy to program than the axe fx
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    Prs archon mini game : helix or axe ? (With results page 3)

    Me too ! By a large margin..
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    Eventide H90, can it do anything AxeFX cant?

    I have never found better effects than Eventide. I miss my Eclipse so I bought the H90.
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    FS Fractal Audio Loadbox LB2

    Hi ! I m selling my FAS Loadbox LB2. Like new ! Great loadbox for amp recording and great DI too. I m in Belgium but shipping (europe) is possible. Price = 280 euros
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    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 21.00 Release Candidate (Beta 7)

    Play an other amp... there are so many amps.
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    Mezzabarba Trinity tone chase

    Yes i prefer the axe too on this clip. That said, i m not a big fan of this loadbox and plugged in the axe fx I always find the sound too mushy. So playing with a model sound and feel a little bit better than the amp with a loadbox I really prefer this amp on his 412 miked instead of IR
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    Mezzabarba Trinity tone chase

    Yes i changed tubes to EL34 and push the gain on the SLO to match the trinity amp. The mezza is the first part
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    Mezzabarba Trinity tone chase

    Yeah :) Gain was not too high and I m not using any boost. Straight in the amp, channel 3, gain at noon
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    Mezzabarba Trinity tone chase

    I have 3 mezzabarba amps. They are really great. I have made a quick comparaison between the Axe FX 3 ( SLO lead model) vs my Mezzabarba trinity el34 in the Fractal Loadbox. Of course i used the same IR and the LB2 impédance curve with the Slo model https://on.soundcloud.com/BVXd6 To match the...
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    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 21.00 Public Beta (Beta 1)

    Old Marshall sound like this. If you push it you have all these kind of noises. Why dont you play boogies instead ?
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    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 21.00 Public Beta (Beta 1)

    Yes ! My old 1987x was sounding and feeling like this. This firmware is great. Everything sound punchier and less congested.
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    I don't really believe in profiling anymore...

    Best post here ! Thanks
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    I don't really believe in profiling anymore...

    There are as many opinions as there are choices, it's all a personal choice depending on the needs and the sound you have in mind. It s just tools to make music, there are no better or worse. It just depends how you ll use it and you dont have the universal good taste ;) In my opinion (personal...
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    I don't really believe in profiling anymore...

    Yes totally agree !
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    I don't really believe in profiling anymore...

    I think all modelers sound digital. I have them all and they sound digital because they are digital devices. To me, the weak point on the axe (and loadbox with amps) are the IR's I know IR are the same than a cab miked but to my ears, definitly not. I really prefer the sound of my axe fx miked...
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    Star-Lord Band (Guardians of the Galaxy Game)

    It s amazing ! It really sounds like a Real drummer. Superior drummer 3 core kit or expansion ? Thanks !
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    Star-Lord Band (Guardians of the Galaxy Game)

    I really love your music ! Now i want to buy the game ;) Could you tell me if drums are Real drums with a drummer ? Love the drum sound too. Very good mix ! One of the best thing I have heard here
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    Star-Lord Band (Guardians of the Galaxy Game)

    I looove that ! It sounds awesome. Real drummer ?
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    Accurate low-end in Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+, Mark V, JP-2C

    I have had both during two years ;) Mark 5 is tighter and JP is a little bit looser and less dry sounding But yeah I kept the JP because i found it better and less flat sounding
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    Accurate low-end in Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+, Mark V, JP-2C

    It was just to show that model is close the Real amp. The JP2C is not as tight as the Mark 5. In a mix your guitar with too much bass will be flubby because your bass is there for "bass". You ll be surprised if you hear isolated guitars in a mix. When you cut bass, your guitar jump in the front...
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    Accurate low-end in Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+, Mark V, JP-2C

    I prefer the 1st one too but there is not a huge difference ;)
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    Accurate low-end in Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+, Mark V, JP-2C

    I have almost the same sound with my mesa 412 as a load. Maybe a little more attack ok... I love nasty sounds so it a sm57 close to the speaker. A Real amp miked sound like that (and not like méga sub bass I here too often) I just pushed a little bit too much the GEQ to show the attack. I m...
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    Accurate low-end in Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+, Mark V, JP-2C

    Guitar straight to JP2, fractal loadbox, input 3 axe fx
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    Accurate low-end in Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+, Mark V, JP-2C

    I I make a lot of tests with Real amps, Quad Cortex, Kemper, Helix,... all stuff possible. To me the best all in one solution is the axe. Kemper sounds warm it s good when playing alone but in a mix context sounds too smooth are bad, it lacks something in the mids. The axe can sound nasty and I...
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    Accurate low-end in Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+, Mark V, JP-2C

    To me Choptones stuff are really bad (I mean all their profiles, IR, presets,...) Mid frequencies are the most important thing in a guitar sound and all these sounds are way too scooped (IMO) Of course the John sound is difficult to reproduce exactly. Here is a sample were I compare my real...
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    My first FullRes IR's

    Yes damn close ! I have recorder with 3 Real amps VS axe fx and they are really close each time ! First part was the Axe ;)
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    My first FullRes IR's

    A little blind test https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/2PMEA My JP2C with Fractal loadbox VS axe fx JP2C red amp. Which one is the Real one ? ;) I have used my Fullres IR s for this test
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    My first FullRes IR's

    Nowhere at this time... I ll keep you in touch. I really think that making fullres IR s in a Real good studio is more important than standard IR s
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    My first FullRes IR's

    Thanks for your comments ! I ll post some others today.
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    My first FullRes IR's

    Hi all, FullRes IR's are really a game changer to me. I have just started to make IR's with FullRes format in a very good recording studio. The acoustic there is really great, so that"s a big plus for roomy sounds. The first pack is a very good (and old) Mesa Boogie 412 OS ( I have dozen other...
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    RNDI between III and monitors?

    Thats good for you ;) You dont have to buy any new gear ! To me the différence is big so I m happy to use it in place of USB recording. I m searching this character.
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    RNDI between III and monitors?

    Yes, maybe or not ;) At this time i really prefer the Axe with good analog gear in the chain.
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    RNDI between III and monitors?

    I don't think you could create the same effect with internal blocks. I'have tried with preamp simulation, EQ, ... RNDI gives a nice analog colour
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    RNDI between III and monitors?

    Yes but in my tests I always plug the Axe in my preamps (it s sounds better than USB in my opinion). The RNDI gives a really Nice color and the sound has more "life"
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    RNDI between III and monitors?

    Axe fx out into RNDI => preamp audio interface (VRS8 Slate digital) then my monitors
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    RNDI between III and monitors?

    I have tried the RNDI stereo during 2hours. Comparing with and without it. It sounds really better with it. It s not subtle in my tests... its sounds huge and it gives a great "analog" vibe to the Axe. The sound is more in your face too. I ll never bypass it for sure :))
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    RNDI between III and monitors?

    Impédance and good transformers... That can make a difference. My axe or other modelers sound better when plugged in my high end audio interface than direct in monitors or with USB. Yes a lot more life and sounds clearer too. I will soon receive the stereo version i ll try with the Axe.
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    Matrix NL212

    I hate these cabs ...
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    Funky jam alone

    Thanks guys :)
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    The Elusive "Tube-ry Feel" of Axe-Fx III

    I m using an axe fx since ten years so yes. Thanks Listen to this video: Real amps and at 26'10 switch to IR's The beautiful raw and punchy sound become almost perfect. Boring and less character to the sound. I know its not the same cab than on the IR, bla bla, but it would be the same with...
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    The Elusive "Tube-ry Feel" of Axe-Fx III

    It still a direct sound ;) Room is a reverb and air parameter inject the direct signal so it would help to a less direct sound...
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    The Elusive "Tube-ry Feel" of Axe-Fx III

    +1 Tube amps feels really different than my axe fx. Axe fx has avantages of course. While I love my tube amps I still prefer on a real cab plus microphone Loadbox + IR give me more a "DI" sound. It sounds too perfect, i love the dirt from a miked cab (room influence or bleed)
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    Funky jam alone

    Ahaha yes that's a funny video effect :) Thanks for your comment!
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    Funky jam alone

    Thanks a lot :)
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    Funky jam alone

    Hi all ! Due to lockdown I m jamming with myself ;) Axe FX3 is used for bass, guitars. Lead guitar is the JP2C Mesa Boogie with Xload (iR and effects are Axe FX too) Take care !
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    "I'd rather go blind" solo

    Yes no problem with that if its the sound you like. To my ears I always ear that glassy, "perfect" high end on all IR recordings. For some kind of sounds I like that but on that kind of sound I prefer a real cab recorded in a good acoustic room ;) BTW your playing is really great thats the most...
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    "I'd rather go blind" solo

    I have all setups to compare (LB2 load box for tube amps to compare with IR in the Axe FX or tube amp and power amp with cab for complete comparaison on a real cab). My results are Always the same. I really prefer real cab miked for tube amp or Axe fx. So both are supposed to be "miked" no amp...
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    "I'd rather go blind" solo

    Yes of course ... I m talking in same setup of course
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    "I'd rather go blind" solo

    Great playing. I find the sound too harsh and that typical high harshness I used to ear from the Axe fx (or other modelers with IR's) Like a wah blocked on high position. With some EQ I can almost reach my tube amps sound but it needs some tweaking.
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    My tone is too perfect?

    To me IR s give that "perfect sound" While many says IR are equal to real cab miked its not my experience. It sounds so clean and sterile that you dont have a realistic sound. Even with my tube amps IR are still too clean sounding. A good guitar cab is still the best solution for me.
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    More immediacy?

    I feel the same. Compared to my real JP2 where the sound is jumping out the speaker even a low volume, the axe is less responsive and direct feeling. Axe fx 3 with SS power amp to compare apple to apple
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    80s Hair Metal w/ ML Sound Lab Mars Hair Metal cab pack

    The best axe fx recording I have heard. Great sound and playing !
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    Axe-Fx III sounds thin, tinny, and anemic -- Power Amp?

    Of course it's helping. Matrix power amp are really hyped. Because of this, I have bought one and was really disappointed. The same conclusion, thin and fizzy and no punch (GT1000). The Fryette is a really better choice in my opinion.
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    Axe-Fx III sounds thin, tinny, and anemic -- Power Amp?

    Yes. Matrix power amps are thin and flat sounding The only SS power amp I like is the velocity. Because it sounds and feel like a tube amp with resonance control. The PS2 will give you more punch than any Matrix amp.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.00 Public Beta 1

    Compared to my amps with LB2 ... highs are still harsh even with the same IR and settings I m staying on V10...
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    FW 11 John Petrucci JPIIC+ Demo

    Wow great sound and playing !
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware 10.0 Public Beta

    I love ghost notes and weird sound that give realness to sound.
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    Incredible Dream Theater cover by 15 y/o phenomenon Owen Davey

    Axe FX only for guitars ? There is a real Boogie behind him. It sounds like a good amp miked
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    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 8.00

    I love this new firmware. Sound is less flat and explode behind the fingers ! nice job Cliff
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    I am confused about the JP2C

    I have the JP2c and with the X Load and IR's the sound is really close (highs are warmer and I prefer the Real amp decay though) With a power amp on a Real cab (Fryette PS2) I really prefer the real JP2.. With IR différences are smaller
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    Amp model shootout

    Yes its me ;)
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    Amp model shootout

    Which video? I don't have video with the 25 but I made some with XTC 20th some years ago ;)
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    Amp model shootout

    Yes the XTC is one the best amp and model I also have a XTC classic and the 25 is really a great little amp ;)
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    Kemper Profiler vs. Axe-Fx 3 (the decision)

    I really prefer 256 or 512 too. It sounds Closer (to me) to a real miked cab And more in your face. Max makes things muddy with less punch
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    Axe-Fx III output phase

    No direct with headphones or FRFR or power amp + cab systems. No USB, no FC connected. But I'm hearing it on recordings from other people too ;) It's like a light phaser ON and it make the attack weird and less punch than "in phase" sound. I really prefer the reverse setting on the Axe, it...
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    Axe-Fx III output phase

    Hi Yek, Yes it's in the I/O on output 1 i'm on the reverse setting to sound right to me. It sounds clearer and punchier with the phase reverse on output section.
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    Axe-Fx III output phase

    Hi Cliff, thanks for your reply. I have checked with several system: Headphone and several guitar jacks FRFR with Adam monitors or floor monitors Guitar cab with power amp SS I have checked cables and I Always have the weird phase feeling. I also hear it a lot on recordings on YouTube too...
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    Axe-Fx III output phase

    Hi! On my Two Rock amps, the speaker polarity is reversed. So if I use a normal speaker cable, the sound is hollow and it lacks some punch and bass. The attack is weird too, it feels like "the sound stay in the speaker" I have Always had a weird feeling with my Axe FX III, the same feeling than...
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    Now I'm heaven

    Funny I have both an the JP2 is really better sounding to my ears. I ll try to make a comparaison with both and XLoad for the amp.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00 Public Beta

    it doesn't work on mine... White and after few seconds black screen... I'm staying on 5.08
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    Best FRFR solution for playalongs ?

    Yes Coaxial design smaller and lighter than most FRFR speakers My Friedman ASC sounded bad compared to this one You can have two for less than a CLR or a Friedman
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    Best FRFR solution for playalongs ?

    I have had CLR, Friedman AsC 10 and 12, Yamaha ... And I love the DB Flexsys 12. Compact, and big warm sound And the price is great too
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    The Bogners in FW 5.05

    Strange I don’t like 5.05... I have the 1.18 now and sound really better to my ears and closest to my real amps.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.03

    Miked cabs are backstage I think. Amps on stage is just for Mesa Boogie publicity ;)
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.03

    Hi Fremen, Nice playing :) I have the real amp and the Axe FX3 but the real amp is really in an other dimension. Why is the Axe FX so compressed? Here is John Petrucci with the real amp miked and it's a pure magical sound. A lot mot richness in the sound (and feeling is so much better - and it...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta

    Of course, in A/B switching.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta

    Great update! Still prefer the sound of my real amps though. In the Fryette PS2 compared to my amps, there is still a gap for me in punch, feeling and dynamic. More subtle with IR's...
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    How do you power your real guitar cabs?

    Fryette PS 2 power amp... I hate the Matrix and Seymour Duncan amps ;)
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    Power amp recommendations

    Fryette PS2 ... It beats and SS power amp. Have had the Matrix 1000 and power stage 700 and compared to the Fryette they sound so thin and flat! The PS2 is the best power amp I have ever tried with the Axe 3! It sounds now really really close to my all tubes amps. Here is a litlle recording ...
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    [SOLVED] How can i get a more dynamic feel?

    All that settings compress the sound... so it will not sound more dynamic with more sag ;)
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    [SOLVED] How can i get a more dynamic feel?

    All my amps feel great and I dont need to change any settings inside... no tubes swap For me, if the model is like the real amp = no need for tweaking. And in my case, in a AB switch, the real amp is way more dynamic. I like the Axe FX (it's a really great tool and FX are good ) but I 'm not in...
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    [SOLVED] How can i get a more dynamic feel?

    I'm in too. I have a lot of great amps (Suhr, Friedman, Two rock,...) All models sounds good but the feel is way more compressed. I have tried all IR's possible, power amp + real cabs (Seymour Duncan 700, friedman cabs,...) the sound is there but the feel is more compressed and high frequencies...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 2.05

    XFormer match doesn't work well for me... It was a very powerful setting before but now it s really subtle... Is that normal?
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    Friedman BE-100 (HBE channel) vs the Axe-Fx 3 HBE Model

    The same for me ... The OX with real amps and Axe effects is really great... And the room simulation is so much better than in the Axe
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    Friedman BE-100 (HBE channel) vs the Axe-Fx 3 HBE Model

    Definitely prefer the real amp on this sample... Mids are richer, juicier, fatter... More alive sounding... Axe fx sound great but more scooped and refined... Like a "fixed" wah in the high frequencies while the high frequencies response sound more natural to me in the real amp. I have a BE50...
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    Modeler Stress Test

    Second clip is the less worst sounding clip so I think it's the amp. First one sounds more scooped and third one sound like the Helix.
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    AxeFX III: What's Missing?

    What's missing for me, is other technology than static IR's. Give me that raw and dynamic sound with the Axe FX III: Sorry but first videos and samples are still too compressed and lack this nasty speaker sound. With all that power I'm hoping a lot more (but I'm really confident about that!)
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    Presenting... The Axe-Fx III

    That's really impressive, and I love the look ! Killer, nice job !
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    High Gain tone sounds digital

    I was not talking about mathematical operation of an IR or how the bloc cab works in the Axe FX. Only that I knew that there are EQ in the Axe FX to sculpt the amp sound.
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    High Gain tone sounds digital

    Thanks for your help. But I know how the Axe FX works. Don't worry ;)
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    High Gain tone sounds digital

    I also think the bloc cab is the "weakest" part in the Axe FX. Compared to other stuff (Two notes or new UAD Top Box) it sounds more "scooped" and thinner in the mid frequencies. I think it sound good for tight sounds but less natural for vintage, classic sounds. You can compare with new demos...
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    So I played through a Two Rock combo yesterday.....

    Please calm down Man ! I give you my opinion, i can accept that it works for some producers or guitarists. I dont have any problem with that. I was using axe fx ultra then the 2 and then the XL. For me its a digital compromise yes, it can sounds great but for me nothing can beat an analog rig...
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    So I played through a Two Rock combo yesterday.....

    Yeah! It's a good compromise, and yes effects are really good. That's what I'm missing the most!
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    So I played through a Two Rock combo yesterday.....

    Hi Paco, Thanks for your help. I'm a sound engineer and I record a lot of guitar cabs so I know that with IR's you are missing a lot (Room influence is a big part of the sound). It's not just with my Two Rock amp and cab, I have dozen of tube amps and cabs and with tubes amp plus cab it's not...
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    So I played through a Two Rock combo yesterday.....

    The same for me... My tubes amps crushes the axe fx I Also have a two rock crs and it sounds and feels better than any configuration with the axe fx. CLR or Matrix plus 2x12 Two Rock or Matrix NL 12. It sounds flat and not like my Two Rock. I bought two axe fx 2 (mk1 and XL) and ended...
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    Cab comparaison Torpedo/Cab pack 8

    C and B are closed for my ears. A is the Axe fx+cab pack 8. In the Torpédo, I'm using mics off axis so it's a little bit darker and warmer. For me, the CAB block with IR is less rich and more thin than the Two Notes IR's. B is the Bogner with Torpedo. The most natural solution (for my ears)...
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    Cab comparaison Torpedo/Cab pack 8

    Thanks Clark! Volume is difficult to have the same because it's a light crunch so more dynamic than high gain. I dont use any compressor
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    Cab comparaison Torpedo/Cab pack 8

    Hi all! Here are 3 sound samples with a comparaison of the block "CAB". Little blind test with: - Axe FX 1959 SLP JUMP with cab pack 8 (SM57+R121 in stereo ultra res). - Axe FX 1959 SLP JUMP with CAB bypassed + WOS III from Two Notes with 4x12 Friedman G12M model (SM57+R121) - Bogner...
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    FW18 Dirty Shirley + Cab pack 8 noodling

    Your playing is really great and it sounds great too. I m not only comparing amps but more mic+cab vs IR'S I m still missing something with IR s I really like my XL guys :) It can do so many things, in my band it works perfectly. So I m agree with your words :)
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