Tis more a thread for the forum, and less mine by any stretch.yek said:This is Scott's thread, but to chime in on question 2:luitanent_dan said:So I also upgraded to 10.03.. a couple of questions:
1. Does anyone still set their HF to 2.52?
2. Does anyone still set a PEQ at the end of the chain like YEK? (Rolling of the highs and lows)
3. What else has changed in the amp settings for you since updating?
After 10.03 the sole remaining purpose of the blocking PEQ blocks in my presets was to fit the guitar tone in the context of the entire mix, when playing live. As a mixing tool, not as a tone control tool. I think Scott does the same, if needed.
But as there's no global PEQ1 bypass (just per preset), I decided I'm not going to adjust all my gig presets each time. So last weekend I removed the blocking PEQ blocks from my presets alltogether (except if needed for other purposes). If the circumstances call for it, I'll use the Global EQ to shave off highs and lows to make the guitar fit better in the mix. It's easier.
I haven't posted the updated presets yet.
Questions 1 and 3:
My goal is to stay away from the advanced amp settings if possible. I keep HF Res at its default setting. Exceptions are Low Cut and High Cut. I always up the Low Cut to 100Hz at least, higher for stuff such as Plexi, Wrecker etc. And if Presence and Treble don't get me the desired top end result, I'll experiment with High Cut.
My take on your post is similar to Yek's answer.
I use PEQ to fit in mixes; essentially a cleaner and most precise efficient way to help out the FOH or recording engineer. There are not many mixing boards that are going to do a better job of perfectly dialing a PEQ on my guitar signal chain than what I can do with the Axe-FX. I use it when the mix/situation/room calls for it. It's not a 'fix' or a 'band-aid' (my terms, not quoting anyone) it's a 'instant mix' effect block.
In the Amp block's I've found that the default 5.0 setting on the HF Resonance is almost uniform across my 30+ user presets. I have restructured my MV, drive and presence/treble EQ settings in most EVERY preset to take advantage of the more 'natural' top end. The way I hear it, the top end breathes better, is more natural, less hyped. You don't need to pay particular attention anymore to edgy high end in order to tame or harness it. Now it 'sings' where in the past you had to more carefully balance your top end and be sure to not allow it to 'get away' and turn shrill. Now you can floor it on the presence control on amps where you would floor it on the Presence control and it just rips without any negative edginess.