I think the issue are to tweak the very amps we got... that’s not a complaint for the contrary...it’s difficult because to much amps and to much cabs... and I think in my case tweak a lot of amps and cabs looks difficult because I’m not a good preset guy... But I love it the Axe Fx... everyday I struggle the very presets and got a little good presets to my taste... But I think to it’s just a question of time to make a good presets with the help of this forum...I really do think you can get 90%+ of all the amps sounds on the market using the 263 modeled amp channels here and good IRs...
Hmmm. Liviu, Not sure I completely agree - cutting two bands at 63 at say -6 or -8 db and also 125 at -2 to -5 db is in effect a low cut filter. If you were doing a concert, the sound guy at the board would probably cut your mic’d amp or Axe-Fx with global Lo Cut of everything under 150 Hz and Hi Cut anything over 7kHz (or even less), and appropriate low/high cuts for different instruments to make everything fits in a slot in the overall mix.@austinbuddy the problem I had with the global eq is that, being separate bands you have a resonant frequency that is altered more than everything around it which sounds a bit different than a low-shelf cut. There is a point where it's sort of ok if you cut just enough out of the last 3 bands but one wrong step and you get something of a "thin" sound. Maybe some would call this digital, though the same occurs with graphic eq-s on analog amps. Maybe it's just me, but it sounds more natural to just cut the bass somewhere in the preset parameters (like Veloso said in the cab or maybe even the preamp) than the global graphic. Just that it's a bit of a chore...
Awww... (blushing here). Seriously DyersEve87 -- players like you are why I do this. Makes my day to hear the happiness exuding out of your and others comments.The reviews for this Naked Amps pack led me to finally pull the trigger. I gotta say... this is a MANDATORY PURCHASE for all Fractal owners. This needs to be built in. It is just like having the amps right in front of you, they sound so REAL and AUTHENTIC!! I’ve even compared the rectifier presets with the real thing and they are identical. I can never thank you enough for this pack. Worth every penny spent. Can’t recommend enough, it’s a must buy hands down. I cannot put my axe down, I’m addicted to playing guitar again like it’s all brand new again! I feel like I’m in a digital wonderland where I can finally play every amp ever and have them actually sound like the real thing! Thank you Austin Buddy!
Did you unzip the file?I just got the 700+ Naked amps pack. Trust me to mess up the loading of the presets. I downloaded 8.x, 9.x, and 10.0.1 and only 10.01 shows banks after unpacking, first weird thing - most of the time when I explore folders. And when I try to load a bank with 'browse' tab in Axe-Edit the banks again do not show in the folder tree. I have Fractool but don't yet know how to use it (tried dragging and dropping but it didn't take). What is the best way to get the AFXII loaded with Naked Amps banks? I have Q10.1 on AFXII and latest Axe-Edit.
The levels of clean and low=gain tones are highly dependent on your guitar, your pickups and how hard you play. There’s no way to level them perfectly for every player, every guitar, and every playing situation. The tones themselves sound great. All you have to do is turn ‘em up or down as you see fit.One question I have is about the preset leveling. Most of the clean amps are very low compared to the others. I thought they were all designed to be within a few db of each other. Am I missing something? I was hoping to use these as a base for redoing my live presets and thought most of the trouble of leveling everything would already be taken care of. Am I missing something or perhaps misunderstanding? Thanks!
I do realize that, but many of the cleans seem to be around -20db on the axe output meter, vs being right around 0db for the dirty presets. I'm just wondering why the cleans are so much lower. Now I'm guessing my LP pickups are hotter than the tele pickups used to dial in the cleans, but I didn't think there'd be so much of a volume difference between the cleans tones and dirty tones.The levels of clean and low=gain tones are highly dependent on your guitar, your pickups and how hard you play. There’s no way to level them perfectly for every player, every guitar, and every playing situation. The tones themselves sound great. All you have to do is turn ‘em up or down as you see fit.
<<EDIT TO MY BELOW POST 2 days after: Eliju fixed issue. Please note, I was mistaken in the below info, I don't use SPKR COMP values more than 0 for the AX8 or Axe-Fx XL/XL+ or Mark II 700+ TonePacks, I only started using SPKR COMP in ARES for the Axe III 1000+ TonePack. So I deleted that part.>>I do realize that, but many of the cleans seem to be around -20db on the axe output meter, vs being right around 0db for the dirty presets. I'm just wondering why the cleans are so much lower. Now I'm guessing my LP pickups are hotter than the tele pickups used to dial in the cleans, but I didn't think there'd be so much of a volume difference between the cleans tones and dirty tones.
What's the best way to adjust the volumes, the amp output or the trim knob?
Ah - That bank is 9.02 or 8.02 if speaker comp is zero.So I took another look and for whatever reason, after powering the unit off then back on, they seem much more even now. This was looking at the the VU meters in the axe btw. I went through most of the models and the VU was around -5 to -6db for most presets. A few were a little quieter at -10db, all done with a medium strum and open chords. So I'm not sure what happened, but when I first had the issue it was right when I loaded the presets in. One thing I did notice when I went through the presets was that all the speaker comp values were at 0 for every preset I checked, maybe half the clean ones. That would be the setting in the Amp Block under the speaker dynamic tab, right? I'll try reloading everything tomorrow and see if that value changes. BTW, it's for an XL, Q10.01.
Thanks for your response. It's much appreciated and these presets are awesome!
I definitely used the 10.01 bank but I’ll do it all over again and let you know if there are any issues. Thanks for your help!Ah - That bank is 9.02 or 8.02 if speaker comp is zero.
Make sure your firmware is 10.x and then re-load the preset bank using the Q10.x zip file downloaded from my website after you login.
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