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  1. Sacha

    Cygnus vs. FW15 chuggz

    These are 5153 Red
  2. Sacha

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    Is this the largest beta firmware thread ever? :oops:
  3. Sacha

    Cygnus vs. FW15 chuggz

    I posted a similar preset after I tweaked it from my 15.01 settings in this thread: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/chuggnus-quick-mix-test.170287/ - Just turn down the treble / presence to get it the same as the one in this clip!
  4. Sacha

    Cygnus Gain

    Rectos sound a bit weird alone but they tend to sit in the mix magically I find, they also have a pretty narrow sweet spot in terms of settings (like a lot of Mesas) and some weird shit can work well like turning off the presence etc. Definitely need to be boosted with a TS to get any tightness...
  5. Sacha

    Chuggnus Quick Mix Test

    Aye!
  6. Sacha

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    Upon further listening I feel like the 5153 is not quite as saturated as I remember and I had to turn up the presence more than I would on the real thing. Still loving that chunky yet tight low end and the general grind tho!
  7. Sacha

    Chuggnus Quick Mix Test

    I can't share the preset because it uses an IR mix I made from the Mikko plugin. It's super simple tho! Tube Screamer gain down volume up mix 50% > 5153 Red (settings below) > IR which is similar to ones in the MegaDjent pack There is no octaver on the low notes if that's what you mean...
  8. Sacha

    Cygnus Beta Test Recording

    Sounds sick man! There's the toxic unneeded comment! Boomers in this forum just can't help themselves from being dicks eh?
  9. Sacha

    Chuggnus Quick Mix Test

    Thanks friends! Guitar is my 'custom' parts guitar baritone - It's a Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster body (mahogany) with a 28.5" Warmoth roasted maple neck, Bareknuckle Juggernauts wound like the 8 string set. Amp was the 5153 Red boosted with a Tubescreamer mixed at 50%, cab was a mix I made in the...
  10. Sacha

    Chuggnus Quick Mix Test

    I actually wasn't loving the low end for high gain in FW15, seemed a bit loose / muddy for me. That is DEFINITELY fixed now! I think this is the best the lows have ever been. They're punchy and present but not loose and have a nice 3D / movement. The highs are grindy and organic in a really cool...
  11. Sacha

    Cygnus Beta - first impressions

    Yo this is sick! Just needs bass Check the recordings forum I posted one
  12. Sacha

    Chuggnus Quick Mix Test

  13. Sacha

    Cygnus vs. FW15 chuggz

    The more I listen the more I enjoy a sense of 3D and movement; Fractal was already better than other modelers at this but now it's even more betterer
  14. Sacha

    Cygnus vs. FW15 chuggz

    Yeah there's definitely some low end beefiness I'm enjoying, and I would tweak it a bit to match what I had before but I left the settings alone for a quick A/B
  15. Sacha

    Cygnus vs. FW15 chuggz

    Yeah I guess or even which one you prefer? Either or really
  16. Sacha

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    OOoooo new splash screen and everything!
  17. Sacha

    Cygnus vs. FW15 chuggz

  18. Sacha

    CelestionPlus DSR?

    I'd like to give this a shot but $200 USD and no demo...nah.
  19. Sacha

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 15.00 Public Beta #1

    The 1st 6 seconds is the real amp. I'd love to be wrong! They are pretty close indeed, but not identical.
  20. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    This is the Nolly on the Neural side; many high gain amps sound pretty similar going in to the same IR. This probably makes sense when the circuits are all just tweaked versions of the same thing (SLO).
  21. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Thank you bro!
  22. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Thanks for listening! They have sales with hefty discounts pretty regularly; probably one coming up for Black Friday I'd imagine Thanks man I really appreciate it!
  23. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Hah, it's so simple man: No tweaks beyond this to the preset. The IR is from the Ownhammer Mesa Recto pack Standard Series: OH 412 RECT V70A. Like I mentioned earlier there is a touch of EQ to sit it in the mix (a couple of 1-2db cuts) a bit of compression to accentuate the attack and a...
  24. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Oh, I thought jokes were supposed to be funny. If I get snarked, I'll snark back, the girth of my skin and social media acumen notwithstanding.
  25. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    So it's OK to treat me like crap as long as you help somebody else? I guess that's fair, balance in the universe and all that. :P
  26. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    I didn't screenshot it, but it was about 60/40 for Fractal leading up to today. Now suddenly it's 2:1. :P
  27. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    As is tradition, the votes have skyrocketed one way since the reveal. :tearsofjoy: I didn't screenshot it, but it was about 60/40 for Fractal leading up to today. I myself prefer the Fractal but I always find that funny about blind tests. Yet it wasn't the Metal fans being douchebags in this...
  28. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Yeah it's always obvious after the answers are revealed. Just kiddiiiiiiiiiiiiing :D
  29. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Tone 1 is Fractal, Tone 2 is Neural! Looks like the votes agree with me generally; I prefer Fractal in this case. There's a bit more depth / movement / 3D whatever adjective you want to use, and I also find this help it sit better in the mix and leave more space around it. I also prefer the...
  30. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Thank you! PM me for results! Thanks for listening and giving your feedback! The thing is I never gave an opinion; people were giving THEIR opinions on my mixing ability, production style and aesthetic choices. These are things I'm very passionate about so yeah, it's gonna RILE ME UP a...
  31. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    I think you are right and that's part of it, but interestingly the waveforms look pretty similar still! Like the 2nd isn't particularly flat or squashed looking compared to the first. I think there might be some other factors at play like maybe masking due to aliasing / oversampling or just...
  32. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    That very well may be! :D Blind tests are tough indeed and my years-of-live-death-metal-damaged-ears certainly aren't golden. Oh, I thought we were done being douchebags in this thread, thanks for yet another useless contribution. Keeps my thread at the top.
  33. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    I was responding to the other guy on the first two points my good man. We'll agree to disagree on the EQ thing.
  34. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    My responses to others afford them the level of respect they show me. Can I make you a roast beef dinner and put this behind us? I won't over compress it.
  35. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    I guess I should have specified I was asking for opinions on comparing the two tones to each other; not advice on my production aesthetic / life choices / invitation to get crapped on by Fractal employees and forum mods. I'm not active on TGP but starting to remember why I stopped posting here...
  36. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Well sure that's true, but the point wasn't to compare the utility of a $2,000 product vs. a $200 plugin since that's not very apples to apples. Also I'm not sure things can be so easily shaped to sound like each other as you contend. These tones are modelling similar chains so they are close...
  37. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    lol OK, Dr. Boomer. PS the gain is at like 12 o'clock, no boost on both amps. Maybe you're just not used to hearing someone pick like a man.
  38. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    I think I get you and not offended over here either! :D These days I think of things much more from a compositional and sound design perspective as opposed to a 'guitar player' one. That is probably reflected in the production where everything is more of a wall of sound and machine-like quality...
  39. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    I didn't ask for advice, I asked which option people preferred comparing two of the 'top dogs' of current amp modelling tech in a modern metal context. Thanks for listening anyway though! I like the production, it's my preferred style, but I can totally understand it's not for everyone.
  40. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Well this is an 'OK, Boomer' moment, isn't it. I say that in a warmly ribbing fashion, I might be older than you. :p I guess if you don't care about modern Metal music / production than this shootout isn't for you. Much like I don't comment on comparisons of country clean tones or hackneyed...
  41. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Thanks! Personally I think going into the same IR makes the differences less discernible, since IR is like 80% of the tone, but it's all subjective.
  42. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    That's a douchey thing to say, but thanks for listening I guess! Maybe don't comment if you aren't into modern Metal tones?
  43. Sacha

    Why do EQ'd IRs sound bad?

    Totally agreed! I just recall Cliff saying there was a technical reason for this, something about messing with the phase accuracy etc. that I wish I could find.
  44. Sacha

    Why do EQ'd IRs sound bad?

    Not quite but thanks for looking! I think Cliff later said he did indeed here a difference with non-MPT IRs, but anyway that's a different thing!
  45. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Gotcha. Well, they sound about 5% different where I'm sitting. :) Nothing huge, both are definitely usable, but I prefer one by a small margin.
  46. Sacha

    Why do EQ'd IRs sound bad?

    Nah man, that's what I'm saying, there was a technical reason why applying EQ directly to the IR itself was not the correct approach. If processed IRs sound good to you then knock yourself out, obviously, but I'm looking for a technical response Cliff gave not cliched advice about picking an IR.
  47. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Thank you bros! Votes are almost neck in neck with a slight advantage to Tone 1!
  48. Sacha

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    Haha, man honestly my patches these days are SO SIMPLE! Literally just the amp block + cab. I only tweak the authentic page with minor moves. The cab IR is SO important my favorites these days are the Ownhammer Mesa Rectos and the ML Sound Lab Djent ones. Seriously if I shared my presets people...
  49. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Thanks for listening! I'm not sure what you mean by in person, like thru my studio monitors? Thanks Chris!
  50. Sacha

    Why do EQ'd IRs sound bad?

    I remember @FractalAudio made a post at some point about the theory behind this, but I can't find it for the life of me. Does anyone remember? Basically it was around that 'mix-ready' and otherwise processed IRs are a terrible idea; an IR should sound like the cab and be captured as neutrally as...
  51. Sacha

    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    This looks super cool, go Fractal! I'm not worried about MKIs because Fractal has always been awesome about backwards compatibility and support.
  52. Sacha

    Anyone sell all their tube amps?

    Sold my amps, fridge rack and giant pedalboard a LONG ass time ago thanks to Fractal. The first company IMO that got the quality of amps AND FX right along with a great user interface. All started with this dude Cliff posting his crazy powerful looking product on Huge Racks Inc... :D Memories!
  53. Sacha

    Metal DEATHMATCH - Fractal vs. Neural

    Just for fun! Both tones are going into the same IR (Ownhammer Mesa Recto) and processing chain (just some light EQ and compression + widening). What do you think? I'll wait until we get some opinions hopefully and then post the answers / my thoughts.
  54. Sacha

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    I REALLY enjoy the Archon, thanks for adding it! Sure most high-gain amps sound pretty similar thru the same IR, but this thing still has it's own flavor. Nice chewy mids and not overly bright, just like I remember the real thing.
  55. Sacha

    Out of the loop for a long time...any plans for Fractal software sim like Helix Native?

    Wow interesting! I always thought it only partially worked at best. Thanks for commenting.
  56. Sacha

    Out of the loop for a long time...any plans for Fractal software sim like Helix Native?

    I don't think you can un-compile compiled code but I'm not a programmer, also Ilok 3 hasn't been hacked as far as I know. Nonetheless I would still LOVE a Fractal amp plugin. Those screenshots a few years back were a real TEASE!
  57. Sacha

    Mix ir in daw or fm3? A big difference!

    I found the different IR players I had sounded quite different, different interpolation methods and tastes in coding like everything else I suppose. CabLab was my favorite. :)
  58. Sacha

    Is noise important?

    No need to get salty dude; just trying to have a discussion. Aliasing doesn't exist in analog so that's pretty obviously not what I'm talking about. Some people think some of the artifacts present in analog equipment are desirable or at least beneficial to the overall emulation. Without other...
  59. Sacha

    Is noise important?

    I'm not calling anyone out, and I have no 'agenda', don't be a drama queen. I'm just another dude on the internet that likes blabbing about gear and tone. Fractal replied to the post then deleted it, I got an email with the content of the reply anyway since I was subscribed, that's all!
  60. Sacha

    Is noise important?

    :tearsofjoy: @FractalAudio I saw your reply in my email; is it not worth discussing even then? I'm just wondering!
  61. Sacha

    Is noise important?

    Whenever the real amp vs modeler comparisons are posted, it makes it easier to tell (with high gain at least) the real amp since it will have more noise. My question is does this noise have an affect on the tone when playing? Does it make an improvement? Should it be included (at least...
  62. Sacha

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.02

    Just updated from V2, this sounds AMAZING! No tweaking required (my patches are simple), just juicy goodness. This is the best any amp modeler has ever sounded to me, EVAR. It's got the JUICE!
  63. Sacha

    To All The Pundits

    I'll play! 1 and 4 are the real amp.
  64. Sacha

    Ooooh... Charts and Graphs

    I'm not sure that's the case, plugins process audio at the native sample rate in the DAW (+ any applicable oversampling) as far as I am aware.
  65. Sacha

    Ooooh... Charts and Graphs

    One nice thing with the Helix Native plugin is you can force over-sample in your DAW by mixing down the guitar tracks in a higher sample rate; this would likely help reduce the aliasing. Although, I still believe the Axe-FX oversamples even further (8 or 16x I think?).
  66. Sacha

    Modeler Stress Test

    Can we talk about the fact that most people where still able to identify the real amp in a blind test? :hushed:
  67. Sacha

    Made a Metal thing - Q7 + New OH Mesa IR = Hott Sexx

    Thank you sir! It was the OH 412 RECTO V70 FWD from the new player pack
  68. Sacha

    Made a Metal thing - Q7 + New OH Mesa IR = Hott Sexx

    Thanks very much my man! :hearteyecat:
  69. Sacha

    Made a Metal thing - Q7 + New OH Mesa IR = Hott Sexx

    Thanks duuuuuude! This one is 8Dio Zeus kit for the foundation with some other stuff blended on top of the shells including Perfect Drums and some random Taylor Larson samples.
  70. Sacha

    Made a Metal thing - Q7 + New OH Mesa IR = Hott Sexx

    Yeah man it's a lot of fun! You can use phase as an EQ of sorts, and it definitely can give some nice juicy mids
  71. Sacha

    Made a Metal thing - Q7 + New OH Mesa IR = Hott Sexx

    Thanks fella! A preset might not help you, there's a lot of blending etc. going on :) But I could post it later. The base presets are actually super simple, just TS boost into amp (basic adjustments only) into cab. What I did here was print two main tones for the primary pair of tracks, one...
  72. Sacha

    Made a Metal thing - Q7 + New OH Mesa IR = Hott Sexx

    Had some fun layering tones in this one! SO easy to dial in these days.
  73. Sacha

    Metal Instrumental featuring Andy James - Q6, ML IRs, GGD Drums

    Here's the drum map: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4w3itegxhrfodpv/GGD%20Full%20Kit%20Sacha.drm?dl=0 - I use Kontakt Thank you!
  74. Sacha

    Metal Instrumental featuring Andy James - Q6, ML IRs, GGD Drums

    Actually the drums aren't programmed 127 and perfectly quantized at all: They start with a real drum performance on a v-drum kit and then I modify them. Anyway your idea sounds pretty cool, you should totally go for it! But believe it or not this actually sounds how I wanted it...
  75. Sacha

    Metal Instrumental featuring Andy James - Q6, ML IRs, GGD Drums

    Haha that would take a while to collate; though to be honest there is nothing too crazy, some EQ, saturation and compression, pretty standard! If you have any specific questions I'd be happy to answer! Cheers!
  76. Sacha

    Metal Instrumental featuring Andy James - Q6, ML IRs, GGD Drums

    Thanks! But DAW doesn't really have any affect on the sound, besides workflow. In other words 'it's the Brah not the DAW' :D
  77. Sacha

    DIRTYROOM SOUNDS OF ECHO CAB PACK released

    Grabbed the Mesa and the Freidman, these are pretty damn sweet!
  78. Sacha

    Metal Instrumental featuring Andy James - Q6, ML IRs, GGD Drums

    Thanks buddy! Disgusting innit?
  79. Sacha

    Metal Instrumental featuring Andy James - Q6, ML IRs, GGD Drums

    Hi fellas I made a new track and my buddy Andy James was nice enough to lay down a solo: Checkitout!
  80. Sacha

    For those wishing for an Archon in your Axe

    Base was the 5150III boosted with a TS808, super simple. I only tweaked the main page controls and upped the Definition a touch.
  81. Sacha

    For those wishing for an Archon in your Axe

    For anyone curious, the 2nd clip was the real amp! Looks like people's guesses were split almost straight down the middle...
  82. Sacha

    For those wishing for an Archon in your Axe

    I'll post the answers in a few days when the poll dies down! I'm sure a lot of high gain amps are based on very similar circuits and then tweaked as Cliff alluded to. Given the multitude of powerful tweaking capabilities I'm sure one could match most amps that might not yet be in the box.
  83. Sacha

    For those wishing for an Archon in your Axe

    Thanks fella! It's the Mesa V30 straight up one, I think it was in the Summary folder of the Single cabs?
  84. Sacha

    For those wishing for an Archon in your Axe

    I (mostly accidentally) managed to match my Archon gain channel about 95%, just dialing by ear. I'm sure you could get it closer if you tweaked or tone matched. Here's a clip, 1 part is the Axe, the other is the Archon DI'd through a Suhr Reactive Load, both into the same impulse and chain in...
  85. Sacha

    Reamping issues

    This sounds like an impedance issue for sure, which is why reamp boxes exist. Definitely give one a shot! I like the MW1.
  86. Sacha

    I want as little latency as possible, should I get a analog mixer?

    Most decent interfaces will have a way to directly monitor the analog inputs to the outputs, so latency shouldn't be an issue. I'm not familiar with the Digi stuff.
  87. Sacha

    Pick the real amp...

    Thanks for the comparison! These are always fun and blind is definitely the way to do it. I enjoyed the 2nd tone the most for this clip (as did most people it appears). The amp sounds way better to me in the Mark IV clip here. Maybe it's bias (I doubt it since I love my Axe) but these aren't...
  88. Sacha

    I gone went and made a Deathcore...FW3, Cab Pack 13, Amp Blending

    That's awesome to hear, thank you! I've been doing lots of producing for other bands lately, between that and my 'real job' I'm pretty skint for time / motivation on my own stuff!
  89. Sacha

    I gone went and made a Deathcore...FW3, Cab Pack 13, Amp Blending

    Listen here: Or watch here: Also made an instrumental version here:
  90. Sacha

    OwnHammer V4 Impulse Response Libraries

    Congrats Kev! Stoked for the new high gain pack
  91. Sacha

    Video Tutorial on post-processing of Axe FX recordings

    There's many resources already out there, and yeah you can treat Axe-FX tracks just like any other mic'd up guitar tracks. Check out: Creative Live: https://www.creativelive.com/audio JSF podcast / nail the mix: http://jsfpodcast.com/ Kush audio podcast...
  92. Sacha

    Apparent UI Complaints

    Those people obviously never tried to program an Eventide rack unit
  93. Sacha

    Reamping with no latency?

    You might have better luck if you remove any high latency plugins from the reamp session too, this has caused issues for me in the past. Stuff like linear phase EQs or Limiters with look-ahead etc. You could just print the backing track to a new session and reamp in there as well.
  94. Sacha

    Recordings using power amp/real cabs?

    I read in a couple of interviews it was the Axe-II into a 5150III as the poweramp with a mic'd up Mesa cab.
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