I was very interested in experimenting with far-field IR but didn't want to spend any money on it quite yet as I'm still relatively new to Axe FX and still learning so I'm not sure what to expect. Your efforts are appreciated, and then some. Thank you.We did the best we could given the building and circumstances. There are steel posts that support the roof that were likely the source of the minor reflections. Also the environment was a bit noisy. There's a transformer that was humming. We surrounded it with bags full of foam peanuts in an attempt to reduce the noise.
Statistically they aren't perfect but when we listened to them we were quite pleased.
It's not difficult to obtain a far-field IR. What is difficult is finding a good space. Since we have the building the only cost to us was our time. Since no studio costs were involved we can offer these as free. If they work for you great, if they don't, nothing lost.
Not exactly.The original intend of Fractal products was to create the perfect tone to tape sound. People began complaining immediately units like the Ultra did not replicate the "amp in the room" sound they sought. Since then, Fractal has been working to also create the live tone people have been requesting, this is one such step toward that end goal.
FYI, far-field IRs don’t really capture the room reverberation as they aren’t long enough, so there’s no reason they need to be blended with close-miced IRs. They are perfectly useable on their own (in fact many would argue they are better than close-miced IRs).These are sounding pretty good used in moderation, mixed with the IRs I was already using. Very usable.....thanks again Cliff!
Ideally they don't, but the vast majority of far field IR's that are currently available include room reflections.FYI, far-field IRs don’t really capture the room reverberation
Whether an IR (far field or otherwise) needs to be blended with other IR's or is perfectly usable on its own is a matter of personal preference.so there’s no reason they need to be blended with close-miced IRs. They are perfectly useable on their own (in fact many would argue they are better than close-miced IRs).
Absolutely. The reason for my post is that based on a lot of posts above I suspect that many people believe a far-field IR will introduce some of the room sound, and therefore you should blend a small amount of them with a close-miced IR. Like you would mics in the studio. But that's not at all how they work.Ideally they don't, but the vast majority of far field IR's that are currently available include room reflections.
Yes, that's true. However, contrary to what seems to be common belief, the reflections manifest themselves more as peaks and nuls in the frequency response than reverberation.
Whether an IR (far field or otherwise) needs to be blended with other IR's or is perfectly usable on its own is a matter of personal preference.