Cliff and the gang, thank you for your never-ending quest for continuous improvement. Happy Holidays to the entire Fractal staff and community!!
Oh how I love compressors!!!!https://www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-3/18p0/axefxiii_dsp_rel_18p00.zip
Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Notes
Overhauled the Compressor block:
Improved Stack/Hold implementation in Delay block so that “texture” is applied to audio when Stack/Hold is on.
- 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- Auto Attack/Release has been removed from the Pedal and Dynamicomp types as it is no longer applicable.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 Amp block cathode follower algorithm. Algorithm now uses higher order solution of nonlinear ODE for more accurate low frequency response.
Improved Amp block power amp algorithm. New algorithm more accurately models dynamic changes in speaker impedance resulting in more “complexity”.
Improved Tape preamp types in Cabinet block.
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 Input Level switch to Compressor block. This allows tailoring the compressor’s response for instrument level or line level signals.
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.
Reduced CPU usage for background GUI tasks.
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.
Fixed Angle Severe models becoming unstable with certain speaker impedance curves. Note: the presence network for these models has been updated. Presets using these amp models should be auditioned as the tone may have changed.
Various other fixes and improvements.
At least there have been updates... FM9 is still on 1.0might be sometime if it does, i was going through fm3 forums and the latest public release is still only from august . While we on axe 3 get update after update!
The gapless thing was the first thing I was waiting for, when I switched to 2 to 3 . Don’t know how many core should have the unit to be completely gapless .So this is more of a question of feasibility rather than a feature request, although I might make one for it anyway.
What if we had an option to toggle different amp channels to stay loaded in memory for gapless switching? I've noticed the latest firmware is super duper efficient with CPU usage and was wondering if this kind of thing would be possible with the extra headroom. This would make a huge difference with my band that runs two guitars through the Axe with channel switching two different amp blocks at the same time. Figured it could also enable gaplessly switching between 2 or more channels in one amp block vs the current gapless method of switching between 2 amp blocks in parallel.
Again, no idea how feasible this is but I think it would be super awesome to have. If not, I'm sure it's the kind of thing the Axe-FX IV will have from the get-go.
Fixed Angle Severe models becoming unstable with certain speaker impedance curves. Note: the presence network for these models has been updated.
It will sound different but not greatly. To me it sounds more "analog", due to the new cathode follower and dynamic speaker impedance stuff.Is this one meant to sound much different? Because if not maybe then my ear suddenly recovered from something. It feels so immediate, the touch on the strings and the time it takes until it comes out of the monitor. Thought it isn't digital anymore. Can't seem to notice the latency.
Maybe it's the wine? I should better add a beer? And overtones come that easy, I don't remember it that way. Am I wrong? All placebo? Is it the speaker impedance setting? Or is it the master volume? However, great stuff! Thank you!