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My Secret Formula

Discussion in 'Tech Notes' started by FractalAudio, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Kent

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    Dial up the Band Commander preset and use a single coil pickup. Play with the dials and the effect is rather obvious when using FRFR.
     
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    oh.....this is a game changer.....time to edit everything!
     
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    Great tip! Thank you!
     
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    Well if this is something Cliff is saying would improve overall sound tone and quality or rather character. I would think it’s a serious thing to look into, I surely will and will take his word for it. Let’s consider for a moment he is the creator of a world wide guitar product we all love, why would you not take his word on that lol.
     
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    Just checked this tip and it really can turn a mud sound to a open/bright one!
    (I used a Brit Brown amp with a TS808) Loving it!
     
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    Is there anything that sums up the secret formula? Or is there something I need to read? I am somewhat new here guys sorry I may be a little behind, but I just got the AX8 and someone told me to go to the forum page a read My Secret Formula? Can anyone direct me to the right piece of reading? Thanks so much
     
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    The first post in this thread.
     
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    I played with this last night and recorded several variations to compare to my original tone on the default character settings. Last night I was trying to think of a way to describe the change. For me... I found it tightens up the gain. I notice it more playing rythems. I landed on a setting of 2000K and -0.5. Im using the BritLead amp (or Marshall SuperLead)
     
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    Since the last post was in 2013, is this still relevant in light of the FW updates? Curious...

    Thanks
     
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    I have tried it, and it certainly can make some significant changes at gig volumes - so try it out. Needed? That's up to you.
     
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    Appreciate
     
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    Yes! It really does a difference for me!
     
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    For sure
     
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    RIP character parameter...(gone in Ares)
     
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    No.... Really ?
    I've tweaked the character setting in the past , thinking I was making things GREAT , went back later and compared to the original , only to realize I fkd it up.
    Interesting.
     
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  17. #117 Rex, Mar 23, 2018
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    But in its place, we have Pre-EQ, with Gain that can be attached to a modifier. If you thought Character was powerful... :)
     
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    Pre-EQ wah coming soon :)
     
  19. #119 Tom Morris, Mar 27, 2018
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    A while back I started tweaking this in all my amp blocks, Character Freq 3000 / Q 0.150 / Amount 0.0 and Preamp CF Hardness at 7.50. I never reset any amp blocks after firmware updates because I had everything pretty close to what I wanted. I would adjust the amount up from Q 0.150 to remove brightness in the mix and fine tune Amount generally above 0.0 to add a bit of sizzle. Found these setting to be among my go to adjustments in the Dynamics area. What would be the recommended adjustments in the new Ares amp block? In the III when I hand match my amp block to the II XL+ it sounds killer as is. It would be nice if we had an amp block comparison from Quantum to Ares to highlight the difference between them. The one block everyone uses for every preset/song.
     
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    With Character Amount set to zero, no adjustments are needed to duplicate that on the Axe III. Setting Character Amount to zero effectively disables the Character feature.
     
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