You'd think so, but the fact that it's not makes me think that Cliff has something else specific for FW13 in mind, maybe the high res IRs. I haven't had long with the new FW, but so far it sounds fantastic. Having switchable power amp tubes is fantastic and I look forward to getting to crank it soon.wouldn't this qualify for the 13.0 version name?
Preamp tubes have no tone! It's the circuit which makes the sound - the tube just works with the circuit! Since there is no idealistic circuit, all where different, I can clearly say - there is no holy grail tube with holy grail tone! Certain tubes works better for certain circuits - this is correct. But the sweet tone some tube experts were talking about is just in their minds (and mostly just in their wallets, when selling such moonshine making NOS tubes to some believers :mrgreen:devilish.I've had several old mullards ,They are sweet!!! I still have an old 12AV7, first one I ever saw,but it is very unique , between a 12ax7 and 12at7 ,but has an extremely sweet musical tone !! Of course I have nothing to put it in now! Tried it in my AxFx , but just rattled around ????!!! !! !!
No way! … WAY!!! :encouragement:It's not like other products where there is a huge change in frequency response. It's realistic and, therefore, subtle. Other products drastically change their frequency response when switching "tubes" but that's simply not realistic.
Well I hope you are happy with yourself - you really did it this time Mister!I feel this is a pretty substantial advancement in the amp modeling engine so I've decided to share this. Please read the release notes carefully.
Things to note:
1. Higher Master Volume settings are possible now with less flub and smoother highs.
2. Improved attack and feel.
3. No woofy lows or ice-picky highs at high volumes.
4. The frequency response is dynamic which leads to a more "3-dimensional" sound.
5. To really hear and feel the effects turn up the MV and LF Res. Don't be afraid to turn LF Res close to 10. In fact some Celestion and Eminence speakers are equivalent to about 8-9 on the LF Res. This will increase the interaction between the power tubes and the speaker load.
6. Also, to "really" hear and feel it, crank it up LOUD.
The tubes are "normalized" so that you don't have to do anything to the transformer.Cliff:
What about Transformers? In real life, you have to switch out transformers if you want to go from El34s to KT66. Are there any parameters in the transformer that should be tweaked? or is the tube change automatic?
THIS is a big point.It gets easier and easier to use the axe. We have allways been saying the new users that they should have patience, its not a plug n play thing.
But nowadays u dont need anymore to turn the knobs too much to get a good tone. Luv it
^^^ for sureTHIS is a big point.
When I started using the AxeFx with FW6.0. It sounded good, but to get the tones I heard on records, I was REALLY messing around in the advanced parameters. LOTS of tweaks.
for the past few FWs, I tend to only change EQ and level. I sorta feel like I'm not maximizing my tone sometimes! But there really is very little need to tweak beyond what you would normally tweak on an amp in front of you.