Good luck with surgery !!
I think is normal behaviour, those IRs you captured yesterday with prior firmware are IRs that have been minimum-phase processed by default so they are aligned already:The IR align feature is so very handy; however when I load up some IR's I made yesterday with the III and Cab-Lab (exported them as files to my computer then loaded them in with Cab-Lab again) it only shows a flat line no matter where the distance is. The cab sounds fine though. Other IR's I've made show up fine.
If you capture IRs with the new firmware you have the option of non-minimum-phase processing, this means you obtain raw IRs with all the phase data that are suitable for the time align graph in the cab blockAdded Processing parameter to IR Capture Utility. This selects between “Minimum-Phase” which transforms the IR into a minimum-phase version, “Auto-Trim” which removes the leading silence, and “None” which applies no processing at all. Note: prior firmware always used minimum-phase processing.
I took the same IR and imported three different ways; one by loading it into Cab-Lab and saving to the III, another by dragging and dropping in Axe-edit and finally by using the cab directory in Axe-edit. Importing via cab-lab displays the waveform but the other two methods don't (see pics). They all sound identical so it doesn't seem to be an issue with the type of processing, but rather the import method.Those IRs you captured yesterday with prior firmware are IRs that have been minimum-phase processed so they are aligned already
In the meantime, here's an incredibly lousy bass player comparing the SVT and Portaflex with the same settings. The Porta has a different feel under the fingers than the SVT.Now..someone with some bass skills, do a video demo of the new BASS goodness
It's awesome with some drive too, very different to the typical SVT. Lots of fun! The IR alignment tool is amazing if you're mixing IR's from different manufacturers or different cabs and capture sessions. Classy stuff @FractalAudioMan, I really like this portaflex!
OK, thanks for that!