+1Clark Kent said:I would LOVE it if all the amp sims would automatically default to the correct/sweetspot master levels. Like Fenders could go up to 10 automatically and Rectos to 3,5...
Yes, default for all amp sims.dsl said:
Clark Kent said:I would LOVE it if all the amp sims would automatically default to the correct/sweetspot master levels. Like Fenders could go up to 10 automatically and Rectos to 3,5. Maybe next firmware? It's a bit of a waste of time when making patches. I might be tweaking the amp settings for hours and then I remember: "aaahhh the master knob" and I go to axewiki to find the authentic settings for the amp sim. But that's just me.
There are some amps that default to 5 like the Bogners and they are "bad" with the default settings, especially depth at 5. Also the Fenders are quite unusable without the master cranked. I'm sure this would make many customers happy mr. FAS!
I guess the only downside is that volume levels would differ between different amp sims. But I bet if you make poll of which is more important VOLUME or TONE then TONE would win. Should I start a poll?FractalAudio said:
I think volume already differs. Try switching between the two Shiva models. I'd be happy if initializing the amp block wouldn't always go back to the tube pre.Clark Kent said:I guess the only downside is that volume levels would differ between different amp sims. But I bet if you make poll of which is more important VOLUME or TONE then TONE would win. Should I start a poll?FractalAudio said:
Yes.Clark Kent said:I guess the only downside is that volume levels would differ between different amp sims. But I bet if you make poll of which is more important VOLUME or TONE then TONE would win. Should I start a poll?FractalAudio said:
Hey there Tim, thanks for chiming in... on Tuesday I went out and bought a Peavey PV-1500 which (after doing some research) is one of the more affordable Class AB Solid State power amps... I used it during practice on Tuesday and the sound was immediately "less harsh"... I then A/B it with the QSC GX5 and the GX5 was more up front but definitely more harsh sounding. I went ahead and confirmed my settings on Recto Orange, drive was set to 5.65, bass, mid, treble set to the default 5.00, all other settings (including prescense) were set to default... and the master was set to 7.45. Via the Marshall 1960 cab (a bright sounding cab) it sounded very meaty but definitely not like crap. I proceeded to use the suggested settings of 2.50-3.00 on the master but then I had to crank the amp level to 12.00 to get it to sound as loud as the previous settings. It did sound smoother. The PV-1500 is much heavier than the QSC GX5 and it had the Speakon connections which I had to get adapters for... I've already switched out the power amps so I'm sticking with the PV-1500 for now, but I'm really GAS'ing for the Fryette 2/90/2. Maybe next time Matt wants to get together I can A/B it against his 2/90/2 (with power amp sims off).hippietim said:Back to the OP. Lose that QSC GX5. That's not a very good power amp. We had one of those for a while for a practice PA power amp - a Behringer 2500 blew it away (note that I am not advocating for the Behringer either). QSC makes a number of good power amps - the GX series just isn't in that list. We use the QSC PLX poweramps for mains and monitors now and they are very nice sounding. My Axe-FX runs direct and it sounds so much better with the PLX than when we rehearsed with the GX.
BTW, what speakers were you using?
Not to take a shot at the OP or anyone else, but I see this sort of rig put together all the time. Folks spend a bunch of money on an Axe-FX or the Eleven and then get the cheapest amplification system they can whether it's a cheap FRFR speaker, poweramp, cheamp amp effect return, etc. The Axe-FX is expensive by most people's standards so I understand wanting to save money. But running the Axe-FX through a low-end amplification/speaker system is just not going to be effective. It's like watching a Bluray disc on a 17" Zenith tube television.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Probably closer to 200db!!!SynFactory said:Somebody else already stated it...
The Master on the Amp is not the "Volume" of the entire rig.
The master at 12!!!!
Sure it sucks!
On the last effect block in your patch, use the "level" knob from there to raise the overall volume if you need it.
But be aware to not clip elsewhere in the chain.
However at what volume do you guys plays? 180 db?
It certainly sounds like it! I'm curious as to where you had the master volume set on the high gain models that you tried. I believe all of the models you mentioned are ones that would benefit from and ultimately work best with lower master volume settings. If you had the master as high as you did with the Recto (7.5) then that would definitely explain the rounded off top end and lack of "sparkle" that you mentioned. Other power amp parameters could definitely be tweaked, including depth and dampening that would make a huge difference.mortega76 said:Thanks for chiming in WG6...
At Matt's house... we couldn't get (this of course could definitely be a user head space error) the Axe-fx (and QSC GX5 or ART SLA2) to sound anywhere near as "good" as the Mako Mak4 Durado channel into the Fryette 2/90/2 going into the same two Mills 4x12 cabinets that we tested with the Axe-fx... that combination killed, the Ubershall (which admittedly I didn't tweak, just used the settings that Matt had), the Herbert (I did tweak but couldn't get it even in the same ballpark... too dark and too much "mud" in the gain... even at low gain levels) and even the ENGL SE (?)... which was much closer than all of them but still lacked a lot (to our ears) of da br00tlz.
But now that I have my matching JCM 900 1960A 4x12 cab to go with my 1960B cab powered by my PV1500... I have all kinds of br00tlz goodness... much more clarity... I would still like to have the Dorado in the Axe-fx. That pre-amp was killer!!!