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Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #2

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx III Discussion' started by FractalAudio, Mar 13, 2019.

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  1. yek

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    I have never felt the need to upload Beta firmware, but after reading some reviews and the continued evolution I just had to. And it does feel/sound glorious. Leon your vid just highlights great sound/feel and vibe from 5.00 beta 2. thanks
     
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    I believe we’ll all suffer that as a group together.
    FW43 Notes:
    “Added Secondary Treble Extension Parameter to all amps to give +20dB of clear & clean laser like high end that has been more & more elusive during long critical listening tests.”

    -BEST FIRMWARE EVER!!!
     
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    really tube-like sound!
    amazing, amazing, amazing.
    thanks 5.0, you really got me.
     
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    Band Commander sounds great to me:

     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Nice catch !
    We all know how fast Cliff is working...so am I the only one thinking Beta #3 will drop within the next couple of hours? ;)
     
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    That clip was far more:

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    than "bong" for me.
     
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    I seem to be experiencing this too (more in middle age) . When I was in my hi-fi stereo phase a few years ago I sampled 10 different speakers in my stereo system with the same music over and over, A/B-ing them, and only one came close to sounding neutral (it was $7000 for the pair).

    With the Axe I've had a favorite clean Hiwatt preset on my AF2 which sounded/felt incredibly chunky (Alex Lifeson god-like) with my OCD v1.1. When I set it up identically on the AF3, I could not replicate the same feel with identical AMP/CAB settings... even with various tone matching attempts (w/ and w/o the same cab), something was different.

    I concluded that my expectations for a particular tone/feel had gotten wired into my brain from years of using that patch on the Axe 1-2 and that as much as I really liked it, the AF3 has a different kind of 3D quality/feel that I didn't experience with the prior models/FWs. In recordings I can't hear it as much, but playing the AF3 feels more "alive." I don't know if that is due to getting closer and closer to real tube amp dynamics or if Cliff adds some proprietary special spice (FASPICE?) to the simulations...
     
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    That was band commander, not dictator. :D
     
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    How about The band supreme leader?
     
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    My experience with hearing loss:

    Producer: “play to the hi hat on this one”
    Me: “there’s a hi hat?”
     
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    Or Central Scrutinizer.
     
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    I’ll be Space Commander if it’s not already filled ...
     
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    Actually you don't even need a second amp. I just inserted this into a new blank preset, IN1, AMP1, OUT1 (all through front panel). Select USA clean. Set Level to 0dB (this is not important but allows you to hear the artifact). Set Presence below 1.0 - you'll hear like a sort of tremolo chirping that changes frequency as you decrease below 1.0
     
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    Wrong....It SHOULD be legal, but probably wouldn't.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Seems it doesn't play with Axe Edit software as it registers it as a 2.x version.
     
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    Also it removed my #9 Preset Plexi 100. Strange. <Empty>
     
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    Muchas gracias Cliff. Recién compré el Axe FX III y hay un mundo de actualizaciones. También me he puesto a ver los videos del señor Leon Todd y son una biblioteca de Alejandría. Gracias a todos por cierto que de una u otra forma han ayudado a que pueda comenzar a usar el Axe FX III con el 4CM y seguro vendré seguido a preguntarles cosas. Gracias equipo.

    Thanks a lot Cliff. I just bought the Axe FX III and there is a world of updates. Also the Mr. Leon Todd's videos are an Alexandria Library to all of us, a real beacon in the night. Thank you all of you because in one way or the other you've helped me in the early stage of using an Axe FX III with 4CM and a Carvin Legacy 3, surely I'll come back with a lot of questions soon. Thank you team. (sorry for the bad english).
    :D
     
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