Happy Holidays to you too Cliff and all at FAS!!!https://www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-3/15p0/axefxiii_dsp_rel_15p01.zip
Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Notes
Improved output transformer modeling in Amp block. For typical values of Transformer Drive the difference is subtle but mathematically more accurate adding a pleasing low-end growl and improving “tightness” in high-gain sounds. For high values of Transformer Drive the difference is more pronounced. If you have increased Transformer Drive on your presets above the default value then you should audition your presets.
Fixed Depth control not working on some amp models.
Yeah, I vote the same exact way.
Fractal, please do exactly as you always do and the other guy that "detests amp updates" can just quit updating his firmware!
Fractal continues to blow my mind with updates I thought couldn't be better than previous versions.
Unbelievable work Fractal!!!
Not a bad sound!Generally speaking, I detest amp updates as it forces me to adjust all my presets. While I had do some significant changes this time as well, I have to admit I now have the best overall sound and feel I’ve ever had in forty years of playing. Now stop screwing with the amps!
edited to add:
Since someone asked on Facebook, here was my reply:
To get back to where you started, I found this gets you there:
Dyn Pres add 2.0
Dyn depth reduce by 1.5, if starting on zero, reduce bass by 0.4
Cathode comp add 3%
Cath harmonics add 0.1
Cath hardness add 0.3
Add 0.6 to sag
Drop bass by 0.3
Add 1.0 to high treble
In output EQ:
Power amp hardness add 0.5
Negative feedback add 2.0
It's not a joke... I saw him post that settings list on facebook in response to someone.I think it's a joke.
My dad went to the doctor to try to fix his back and turns out he couldn't get back surgery yet because the surgery would very likely cause a heart attack from heart problems my dad didn't even know he had. Turns out it was the same problem that killed his brother, my uncle, about 2 years ago now. Point being though he didn't go to the doctor for his heart, but if he didn't he could be dead right now.contrapoint, and i don’t disagree with @FractalAudio often, but:
when dealing with things that might be matters of life and death, it’s really useful to get an accurate diagnosis before treating the condition.
10 years ago, i changed careers from systems administration to veterinary medicine because i wanted to feel like i make a difference, and people are gross. i have worked in surgical specialty teams for the last 4 years, and currently lead one. this story is about something that happened yesterday.
in both fields, it is my experience that most of the user reports i get about what’s wrong are completely unrelated to the actual issue (first rule, check the cables). for example: i have an appointment on tuesday for “hip arthroscopy”, despite the fact that there are no conditions of the canine hip that are treated arthroscopically, and a 30 second perusal of the record shows that the problem is with the patient’s ankle.
yesterday, i showed up to find that we had an appointment for a swollen salivary gland that had been booked overnight. the owner had been promised by their regular vet that the surgery could happen the same day (with no knowledge of our schedule) and that it would cost a couple thousand dollars. the patient arrived, bleeding from its mouth from a soft ball sized tumor under its tongue, and breathing like darth vader. it was a nervous german shepherd, so we were unable to examine its mouth without sedating it.
it costs us thousands of dollars every time we use our CT scanner, because that’s how the lease is structured. there is no other way to have access to a CT scanner. general electric owns all of them, and when they age out of the human medical industry, we have the opportunity to rent them. ours runs IRIX on a Fscking Octane. (@unix-guy will understand how old it is)
we were fully booked, but rescheduled our one elective surgery of the day (no doubt we’ll receive a terrible yelp review) and scheduled the patient for a CT so we could determine exactly what was wrong so that we would have some idea what surgery was necessary. while i was warming up the CT machine, the patient stopped breathing and we had to perform CPR.
@FractalAudio - you’re really lucky that your self diagnosis was accurate, and that it was something that could be easily treated by your general practitioner. i have seen way too much death from poor diagnosis, and from people that think that their expertise in one field makes them experts in all other fields.
please have patience with people who know more than you do about how your preamp, or ears, or dog works than you do. please follow their recommendations so that you don’t have to have more surgery because the dog “doesn’t like” it’s cone and eats the sutures, or you blow up the USB board on your AXEFX.
I have done way too many unsuccessful CPRs this year, this month, this week to have any sympathy for you having to wait a little bit to make sure you dont have life threatening cancer in your ears.
Since you mentioned fenders, a few weeks ago I casually discovered a really great IR on axechange, it's become my favourite one for this kind of tones, you all might want to try it out.The Fenders are sounding pretty pretty pretty pretty nice this release.
I completely agree. If folks don't want the update they aren't being forced to install it.
Not really, I was just trying to say that "overtones" produced by intermodulation distortion have nothing to do with overtones naturally present in an instrument signal.I think we're saying basically the same thing aren't we? The problem is, I don't think a stringed instrument can create a perfect sine wave, as there are multiple nodes along the string, being plucked, bowed or otherwise excited. In your example, using a pure sine wave, I completely agree.
But again, I'm no expert, and am happy to learn and appreciate all the responses and discussion of this type of stuff.