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Axe-Fx II Firmware 9 Public Beta

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macphistoo

Inspired
Seriously?

Didn't need to adjust anything after installing 9.

Maybe because I keep my amp blocks pretty standard. Just like on a real amp I restrict myself to Drive/Master/BMT/Presence/Depth/Bright. Sometimes Fat or Boost, or Low Cut in the Cab block, but that's it.
Same for me. I believe that the meaning of the advanced settings is more to deviate from the original amps or experiment. I try to stick with Pre/Pwr tabs.
 
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666was999

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First rehearsal with 9 beta yesterday. Unchanged patches (aside minor level adjustments). Sounds and feels noticeably better to me. I'm happy :)
Ok, same for me. All my patches worked in the rehearse without any changes and translated well with the band.
BTW I switched between the 8.xx modeling and the 9.xx modeling again and again to compare them. I still like how 8.xx reacts to the pick, but 9.xx sounds better aside from the pick attack. Finally I stayed with 9.xx.
 

SparkyG

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Cool that no patch tweaking is required for tones.

Are people finding that patch levels need to be adjusted after upgrading to 9 to keep their relative volumes?

Thanks
 

Chuk

Inspired
I installed v9.00beta the day of a gig. (yeh, i know)
My initial impression was not good. Drive levels seemed changed so i rolled-back to 8.01a till i had more time to tweak.
After the gig i reinstalled 9.00beta. This time drive levels seemed somewhat better. Weird!
However some of my go-to patches definitely sound altered.
I've yet to sit down with the new firmware and analytically appraise the differences.
Once i have re-established my gain/volume levels i'm sure it will be better.
 

Tremonti

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I just had to increase my clean patches up a tad....other than that it was the easiest upgrade ever. Except: USB adapter > turn OFF!
 

Hotplate

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I installed FW9 Beta but I've had little time to mess with it in detail. My drive levels seem slightly off on my 3 main patches, but nothing I can't quickly adjust for. I haven't noticed a significant difference from FW8 overall, but I'm not playing through the Axe II as much lately as I was in the past few months. It just sounds killer, plain and simple.

Tried the Silver Jubilee briefly by switching it in place of my /13 in one of my main patches. I'll need to really go through and find the right cab for it before I can get a feel for how much I like it. I've been really liking some of the recently added amps so I'm planning to work at this one a bit as far as cabs and see if I can get it to do something different. The Plexi Treble remains king for me on Marshall tone so far.

Thanks to Fractal for the continued efforts- hard to believe how much the Axe has improved in a little over a year.
 

Patzag

Fractal Fanatic
I got tricked by the USB adapter mode thing too. But this was quickly handled.

Otherwise, I must say that I am very thoroughly enjoying V9b. Not only sonically, but also the new amp models. Be that as it may, I am still using my favs (Plexi and ODS) for most of my work. I'll post some clips at some point because the Plexi patches I have are really stunning. My main clean patch is also using the same amp.

My hat's off to Cliff and team for a great job.
 

FractalAudio

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Hopefully we will have an official release before the weekend. Couple more amp models should be in there too: Two Rock Jet and Fuchs ODS50. Also I have finished the "FAS Crunch" model which is my take on the ultimate Plexi.

I also have a Fender Bandmaster on the way and maybe a Bad Cat.
 

clarky

Axe-Master
Cliff - iirc, a while back you mentioned that you modelled the Matamp [or was considering doing so]

is that in 9.0 or is that one coming later??

to be honest, I don't exactly need it.. the Hiwatt is doing a stirling job for my cleans..
just curious more than anything...
and also quite curious to see how well the Matamp would fare in a faceoff against the mighty Hiwatt Normal
 

FractalAudio

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Fractal Audio Systems
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Cliff - iirc, a while back you mentioned that you modelled the Matamp [or was considering doing so]

is that in 9.0 or is that one coming later??

to be honest, I don't exactly need it.. the Hiwatt is doing a stirling job for my cleans..
just curious more than anything...
and also quite curious to see how well the Matamp would fare in a faceoff against the mighty Hiwatt Normal
No, we matched a Matamp. It's really just a slightly modified Orange.
 

TheGoatLord

Veteran
Hopefully we will have an official release before the weekend. Couple more amp models should be in there too: Two Rock Jet and Fuchs ODS50. Also I have finished the "FAS Crunch" model which is my take on the ultimate Plexi.

I also have a Fender Bandmaster on the way and maybe a Bad Cat.

Cliff, you are just unreal man! Seriously... Thank you for all the work you dump into this thing!
 

Hotplate

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Hopefully we will have an official release before the weekend. Couple more amp models should be in there too: Two Rock Jet and Fuchs ODS50. Also I have finished the "FAS Crunch" model which is my take on the ultimate Plexi.

I also have a Fender Bandmaster on the way and maybe a Bad Cat.
Damn.. nice.
 

why360

Inspired
Hopefully we will have an official release before the weekend. Couple more amp models should be in there too: Two Rock Jet and Fuchs ODS50. Also I have finished the "FAS Crunch" model which is my take on the ultimate Plexi.

I also have a Fender Bandmaster on the way and maybe a Bad Cat.
Very cool. Thanks Cliff!!
 

Roadrunner

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If you can withstand the urge then I say smart move. I went to 9 last night and first I was hemming and hawing over whether I a.)noticed a difference b.) liked the modeling of 9 better than 8 or 7 for that matter. Then I started checking out a couple of my presets and they are kind of "F'd up". One preset is completely clipping the output and sounds totally wrong. I tried to look up the settings from a backup on AE (without my AXE connected for safety reasons). But the settings seem the same. Gonna try to restore 8.01a and then maybe give 9 another install attempt but using a midi sysex librarian like "SNOIZE". I had used AE for the FW install. I don't use it for anything else but still probably a bad call.
Yea well, I do have the unbelievable urge to upgrade to 9 but I'm so afraid to mess-up my presets, I play in a cover band, I got something like 45 presets for that, would be a major disaster and PITA to retune all of them or some of them from the front panel.
Way too much work.
I really would be happy to have the AE already, I guess I'm not the only one….
Ahhhhh the waiting…….I need a cure form that AXE illness…..:D
 
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