I just read through 36 pages of "PLZ GIMME THIS NOW I"LL SACRIFICE ALL THE IR'S FOR THE NEW IR's", I don't think the question was ever asked from FAS lol.
1. This will currently only be available on the Axe-Fx III Mark II. Our other products do not have the NV memory to store the large IRs. I will look into ways of possibly supporting this on the other products. The Mark II has double the NV memory of the Mark I. All the NV memory on the Mark I is allocated. If the demand is great enough one possibility is to reduce the number of slots in the User IR banks and allocate the freed memory to FullRes slots.
2. The CPU usage is not too bad. A FullRes IR uses about 10% more CPU than a regular IR. I haven't done that much work on optimization so it may be possible to reduce this.
3. The primary use is for "room mics" and short-to-medium convolution reverbs. The two clips I posted were done using room mic IRs from Celestion. Those IRs were 500 ms.
4. I'm hoping IR vendors will embrace the technology and start offering room mic IRs with at least one second of response time. This assumes they use a suitable live room to do their captures.
5. We are going to our local studio in the coming months and will shoot a bunch of room IRs there. They have a very nice live room with good acoustics.
6. A new version of Cab-Lab is in the works that supports the creation of FullRes IRs.
But, but... somebody's bet a dollar that it will be used liveIn your stated case ..... no
Fractal have made it very clear that these are not "made" / "designed" for live use - unless you will want or prefer the sound of a baked-in room in your IR playing into a real room with its own different real room reflections ie: IR with room reflections played into a real room with with its own totally different real room reflections (!) As I've said before, would you ever [live] mic up a FRFR Cab that was already playing back an IR with the mic baked in [ as they all are ] (?)
For I.E on stage Monitoring I can see a use whilst feeding your normal IR sound to FOH.
For home recording and bedroom-level and headphone playing I can also see a use.
And as a very general principle "more options" always give you "more options"
All the best,
I just read through 36 pages of "PLZ GIMME THIS NOW I"LL SACRIFICE ALL THE IR'S FOR THE NEW IR's"
if that happens I hope that Fractal grant the possibility to users to choose if reduce or not the user cabs.All the NV memory on the Mark I is allocated. If the demand is great enough one possibility is to reduce the number of slots in the User IR banks and allocate the freed memory to FullRes slots.
Would be nice if two FullRes IRs were added to the stock ones, and a new factory preset was created, to demonstrate the use of FullRes.
Is 10% relative to the CPU spent processing an UltraRes IR or relative to the full CPU capacity of the unit.2. The CPU usage is not too bad. A FullRes IR uses about 10% more CPU than a regular IR. I haven't done that much work on optimization so it may be possible to reduce this.
Cliff has said that's not a possibility. Don't have the post handy, and who knows what will happen in the future, but I'm sure he did say that.This might have been addressed, but is it feasible (and not a bear) that a setting be added that determines how the User2 bank functions? “Standard IR” mode and “FullRes” mode? This would seem to give folks on either side what they want.
Likely a case of easier said than done but thought it was worth mentioning.