I don't think that is absolutely fair. This "fizz" distortion in an ugly, totally unmusical artifact. I think most would be happy to get rid of it, if that could be done in a specifically targeted way. That being said, I will echo another poster who mentioned it is more a bedroom annoyance and not really noticeable live.Some people prefer to have the natural amp sounds removed out of their amp. I'm not one of those guys. I don't want a sterilized version of an amp. Those oddities and quirks of a real amp give it it's character. Call me crazy.
This is precisely what I wanted to know. Once again, thanks very, very much, Cliff!The "buzziness" of IM is a function of the "hardness" of the clipping circuit. The first thing you need to do is determine what is distorting: preamp or power amp. Power amp distortion is typically harder than preamp distortion due to global negative feedback. If you are using a modern amp model, i.e. something with a Master Volume, then there is a very good chance you might be overdriving the virtual power amp. In this case simply lowering the Master Volume will reduce IM.
If it's preamp distortion then you can reduce Preamp Hardness or experiment with the Preamp Bias to change the distortion character.
The Axe-Fx II is extremely accurate. Understanding how real amps work will allow you to adjust things to achieve your ultimate tone.
Not a firmware issue. I've updated to every firmware as soon as it comes out for the last couple years. If you don't hear it, that is awesome.Let me ask this question? Is this an issue with older firmware? Because I don't experience any of this unnatural fizz. The biggest thing I noticed with using the AXE for the last couple of months is, EQ is very important to tone. Too much bottom and it gets mushy, too much highs and it gets real fizzy fast. So if it is related to older firmware, update to the newest, because I don't hear what the op is referring to. If not, work on gain and EQ, especially if you have HF drivers in your choice of cab.
So true this. Long time ago, I took my favourite Marshall amp into the studio and mic'd it up, and sheesh I hated it after that!Go put your amp in an isolation room and listen to it through the control room monitors. You'll be astonished at what you hear.