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Axe-Fx II Firmware 19.01 Public Beta (1)

FractalAudio

Administrator
Fractal Audio Systems
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As our X-99 preamp is stuck somewhere in PA and I'm taking a short vacation for a few days I wanted to get this beta out to people. There are some cool new features and a bug fix. Be sure to check out the Vibroverb models.

Mark I/II:
www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-2/19.0/axefx2_19p01beta1.zip

XL:
www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-2/19.0/axefx2_xl_19p01beta1.zip

XL Plus:
www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-2/19.0/axefx2_xlplus_19p01beta1.zip

I'm working for the remainder of today and tomorrow morning. If you have questions get them in before noon tomorrow or they'll have to wait until middle of next week.

[EDIT] Beta1 is now available which fixes crashing when selecting an empty Scratchpad with De-Phase nonzero.
 

FractalAudio

Administrator
Fractal Audio Systems
Moderator
Axe-Fx II Firmware Release Notes


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19.01

Added “Dephase” control to Cabinet block. This parameter controls a sophisticated process that removes the “phasiness” from IRs and can yield a more “in the room” experience. Note that the processing required is extreme and the control can have some lag and this will also add slightly to preset change time.

Added a new mode to the “Character” controls in the Amp block. A Char Type of “Dynamic” engages an exciting new mode of tone control. This can be used to fatten or scoop the tone as a function of picking strength. For example, set the Type to Dynamic, Char Freq to 450.0, Char Q to 0.7 and Char Amt to 4.0. This will cause the tone to get fatter and thicker as you play hard but without getting honky when playing soft.

“G3’d” the Vibrato Verb AA and AB amp models. Also added a “Vibrato Verb CS” model which is based on a Vibroverb Custom Reissue with the Mod switch on. Note that the Transformer Matching value for this model is based on the output transformer in the actual amp. Legend has it that SRV used a Bassman transformer which would lead to significant overmatching. To replicate this increase Xfrmr Match to around 1.8.

Fixed Dry Delay Shift parameter not working in Flanger block. The parameter has been renamed to Dry Delay and works differently (and more intuitively). The parameter now sets the delay time of the dry signal as a percentage of the maximum delay time of the wet signal. For classic thru-zero flanging this parameter should be set to 50%. For interesting new sounds experiment with lower or higher values. Note that this parameter has no effect if Through Zero is set to Off.
 

smcrosby

Power User
Woohoo! Thanks for the Vibrato Verb sims, the Dynamic mode feature and the SRV tips. Enjoy your vacation Cliff.
 

steadystate

Fractal Fanatic
Added “Dephase” control to Cabinet block. This parameter controls a sophisticated process that removes the “phasiness” from IRs and can yield a more “in the room” experience. Note that the processing required is extreme and the control can have some lag and this will also add slightly to preset change time.
Does this increase in preset change time occur only when Dephase is non-zero, or is the increase the same regardless of the setting of this parameter?
 

iaresee

Moderator
Moderator
Added a new mode to the “Character” controls in the Amp block. A Char Type of “Dynamic” engages an exciting new mode of tone control. This can be used to fatten or scoop the tone as a function of picking strength. For example, set the Type to Dynamic, Char Freq to 450.0, Char Q to 0.7 and Char Amt to 4.0. This will cause the tone to get fatter and thicker as you play hard but without getting honky when playing soft.
This is fantastically intriguing! Checking this out now!
 

zecure

Inspired
Cliff, first of all : enjoy your short vacation!!
And secondly : tx a million for another fw update.
 

Patzag

Fractal Fanatic
Axe-Fx II Firmware Release Notes


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19.01

Added “Dephase” control to Cabinet block. This parameter controls a sophisticated process that removes the “phasiness” from IRs and can yield a more “in the room” experience. Note that the processing required is extreme and the control can have some lag and this will also add slightly to preset change time.
This is very exciting. It is what the Fishman Aura suffers most of. Makes most of the IRs in that box useless because of the extreme phase artifacts. Most of the recent cabs IRs are wonderful.
But a few suffer from this and I'm very eager to test this out and use it! Thank you!

And have a great vacation!
 
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