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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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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #3

    I've had a similar problem a few firmware iterations ago. It was limited to one (most likely corrupt) preset. Try rebuilding your preset from scratch and see if the problem persists.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #2

    It seems to me the excess bass issue is not entirely fixed in beta 2. I have come across it when trying to play through the power section of my Victory Kraken with power amp modeling disabled. I've tried a few models at random (Cornfed, Dizzy Silver, Dirty Shirley) and they all seem to exhibit a...
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    Blind Test #1: Axe-Fx III vs. Real Amp

    1,2,4: real amp, 3,5: axe would be my guess.. what's the amp by the way?
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    [Bug] Issue with Hot Kitty amp and maximum output

    That was my assumption as well. Just wanted to post it here in case there is an underlying bug which could be fixed.
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    [Bug] Issue with Hot Kitty amp and maximum output

    Here's the preset causing trouble
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    [Bug] Issue with Hot Kitty amp and maximum output

    I've run into a weird issue using a preset with a Hot Kitty amp. If I start the Axe with the Hot Kitty preset selected (with AC amp block boost engaged), the output levels max out (the output LEDs light up red) and the Axe does not respond to guitar input. It also produces a thud whenever I...
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    Wish Global “Output Mode”

    +1 on the per-output selection switch
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    Help with power amp selection

    I have also recently acquired the 170W version of the amp and I must say it's the best the axe has ever sounded through my 4x12. Very clear with a nice punch in the lows and snappy highs. I don't know whether it's just a matter of the power amp or the underlying improvements to the amp...
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    Wish Preamp Out

    Would it be possible to have a preamp out signal for use with a tube power amp without bypassing the power amp modeling? This way you could run the full amp+cab modeling to FOH and still use the tube power amp of your choice for on stage sound via the second output. (Perhaps an amp modeling...
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    Presenting... The Axe-Fx III

    Fair enough.. would be elegant though.
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    Presenting... The Axe-Fx III

    Any chance for a powered version?
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    Pick the real amp...

    So first off, I'm not a frequent contributor to this forum, but I do tend to read and follow the majority of the discussions regarding the authenticity of the modelling. What has caught my attention lately when I compared the 5153 models to a real 5153 head was this "elusive" scratchiness in...
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 1.05 Firmware Release

    This FW is perfect! Love the crispiness of the tone!
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 1.00 Public Beta

    The low end resonance on the palm mutes seems a lot more pronounced in the first part of the clip (which I'm guessing is the miked Mark IV?) - is it something that can be achieved by tuning the speaker page parameters or does it have to do with the time constants?
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