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Axe-Fx Firmware Release Version 18.00 Public Beta

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unix-guy

Legend!
You know, I've been reveling in FM9 land since I got it.

I haven't even loaded FW17 or really played the Axe Fx III since I got the FM9 set up,

I almost did last night but since I didn't get any play time most of this week I decided to wait (and play instead).

I think I'll give this one a crack tonight!
 

Dave Merrill

Axe-Master
How is the global impedance curve useful ? Pretty sure I missed a few threads on this considering people are excited about this feature.
IRL the physical impedance curve is a property of the cab, but that doesn't really have a sound.
What Fractal models is its effect on the amp block, which is why it's part of the amp block.
Where that's awkward is if you're trying a bunch of different amps with the same cab.
Ideally in that case, the curve, being a property of the cab, would stay fixed when you change amps, but that's not how it works.
This new feature lets you pick the curve that belongs with the cab, or one you like with it, and set it as the global curve, so it doesn't change when you try different amps.
Most likely, I think, once you've settled on the amp(s) you want for that preset, you'll want to set that curve into the amp block(s), then turn the global setting back off.
 
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craiguitar

Power User
Quick question about the Global Impedance curve feature.
So, each of my presets uses the default curve that comes with the selected amp block. Pretty standard. Then I have adjusted the LF parameter in each preset to match that of my real cab. All good so far.
Now, should I choose to take my other cab to a gig, which has a different LF resonant frequency, I was hoping i could just toggle to another 'global' alternative set of Impedance curves that have the correct LF value for that cab.
So, by the look of it, this new feature won't help me with that, or will it?
 
https://www.fractalaudio.com/downlo...xe-fx-3/18p0/axefxiii_dsp_rel_18p00_beta1.zip

Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Notes​


18.00

Overhauled the Compressor block:

  • Improved Auto-Makeup gain behavior.
  • Added Input Level switch. When set to INSTRUMENT the detector is optimized for guitar-level signals, i.e., before an amp block. When set to LINE the detector is optimized for post-amp level signals.
  • The Pedal, Optical, Tube, Analog, JFET and Dynamicomp types have been completely redone resulting in improved performance. These types now inherently perform automatic makeup gain.
  • Auto Attack/Release has been removed from the Pedal and Dynamicomp types as it is no longer applicable.
  • NOTE: Due to all these changes the behavior and output volume of the Compressor block may be different. It is recommended to audition any presets using the Compressor block and adjust as required.
Improved Stack/Hold implementation in Delay block so that “texture” is applied to audio when Stack/Hold is on.

Added check to prevent excessive message queuing, i.e., when selecting amp model using Value knob.

Added MUTE option to Output 1/2 Configuration. This allows muting the analog outputs while still passing data via USB. This can be used when using the Axe-Fx III in conjunction with computer plug-ins.

Added global Speaker Impedance Curve. When set to DEFAULT the speaker impedance curve used when selecting an amp model is the default curve for that amp model, otherwise it is the selected curve. NOTE: this does not affect existing presets. The selected curve is used only when selecting a new amp model.

Added several new Impedance Curves to Amp block. Thank you to Dr. Bonkers Soundlab for these.

Added Modifier capability to LFO Enable and Mod Frequency in Filter block.

Added RCB Boost to Amp block Boost types.

Fixed DS-1 Drive types have no gain when Drive is at 0.0.

Fixed Reverb pitch buffers not being cleared if Pitch Mix is zero.

Fixed Turbo version aborting processing at CPU usage lower than limit.

Various other fixes and improvements.

"Added global Speaker Impedance Curve. When set to DEFAULT the speaker impedance curve used when selecting an amp model is the default curve for that amp model, otherwise it is the selected curve. NOTE: this does not affect existing presets. The selected curve is used only when selecting a new amp model."

@FractalAudio please port just this to the FM3 and I'll be the happiest person in the whole world!
 

mr_fender

Axe-Master
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Sweet! I just came in from doing yard work and hunting Medusa to update to 17.02! This works though. 18.00 it is! Hahah. Thanks FAS!
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