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Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.03 Firmware Release

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx II Discussion' started by FractalAudio, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. FlavAnderson

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    Are you using the Axe Edit (Gen2)?
     
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    I have the latest version downloaded 3.14.5
     
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    Ironically, the Uber model on the Ultra was killer. I'm not sure I've liked it since. I have no real decent point of reference either, so I just know what I like and what I don't; for all I know this model could be dead bang on the reference amp.

    Youtube vids are a crap shoot, too, so I generally don't take those as gospel for deciding what an amp I have never played sounds like, who knows what the thing sounds or feels like under the fingers.... The one posted above sounded kind of undefined in part of the spectrum to me. But I do know that the Uber is a helluva amp based on hearing them in other's rigs or on albums where I know the artist used them.
     
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    I updated hesitantly but I haven't lost anything. Even if I did, it wouldnt have been much. As I recently acquired an AF 2 Mk 2. The problem I have though is that almost all of the factory presets have the rotary effect enabled? Kind of annoying going through them turn it off. Anyone else have this problem?

    I did luck out and was able to keep a couple of my sounds and honestly, the ares update does make a difference imo.
     
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    That actually sounds vaguely familiar to me...

    You can always use the batch setter in FracTool to turn it off everywhere.
     
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    Is it under the global settings then?
     
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    Is what under global settings?

    The batch setter is part of FracTool.
     
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    Finally took the plunge and updated to Ares. Fairly noticeable changes and a significant amount of tweaking necessary with many amps. Just a heads up for those still on the fence. Some amps are brighter, some are muddier, some have more gain, some are way quieter, some sound killer, some sound almost the exact same, some sound totally different (Brit 800 I'm looking at you) and require significant tweaking....it's gonna take some genuine time to adjust them how you want them, at least if you are a nitpicky person. After making the adjustments there is no doubt that things sound better in Ares 1.03 than Quantum 10.01. There is a fuller sound with Ares. Beefier and chunkier, but in a really good way. Definite changes to the low end of things. Some amps have more low end and some have less. It is pretty random. As a person that has over 80 presets all with different amps, I'm really having to spend some serious time here. Gonna enjoy the process as much as possible one last time. Thanks for this final update Cliff.
     
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    Personally I enjoy playing not tweaking. After two gigs I think i´m going to revert to Q 10.01
     
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    I totally understand anyone who makes this decision. I'm still tweaking presets. Ares changed the tone quite a bit and will require some serious time to tweak....especially if you do the old copy x to y and then reset the amp on x method.
     
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    Has anyone noticed that the IIC++, which happens to be my number one go-to, sounds incredible now. It was already amazing, but now sounds...fuller, tighter, brighter, just all around bigger. I’m bad when it comes to creative descriptions, all I know is the same presets I’d liked before, are infinitely more inspiring and fun to play now!!
     
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    Only jp2c would be crazier :'(
     

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