Adventures in building your modeling rig.

Discussion in 'Amp Modeling' started by caljoe, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Liam

    Liam V.I.P. Member

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    Thanks for that caljoe - good info. Experimenting, also found that reducing the bottom end boom without changing character too much - there's a high pass filter in the cab block that's pretty effective. Was set at 20Hz in the Princeton preset, which was what was moving the furniture around... ;)

    Liam
     
  2. caljoe

    caljoe Senior Member

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    Thanks, good to know! What did you end up set the Hz at?
     
  3. caljoe

    caljoe Senior Member

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    It is done!

    The last piece of the puzzle came in yesterday, the EV-1 pedal :applause:
    I'm slowly but surely getting this Axe dialed in, there is a bit of a learning curve (at least for me anyways, kind of a techno dork) been getting a ton of help on the Fractal forum though and things are really starting to come together :thumb:

    This might sound kind of crazy to some of you guy's but where I live I can't get regular internet all we have are our hotspots in our phones and that's just marginal (ask Franky). Well I'm just about out of data and I refuse to pay $15 a gig so no uploading or downloading for Joey till Sunday, and very little surfing :facepalm:
     
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  4. Matty

    Matty Senior Member

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    Nice one Joe. Pics man, pics. :photos: :thumb:
     
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  5. caljoe

    caljoe Senior Member

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    I will Monday brother, no data left :dunno: Too many Youtubes this month :D
     
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  6. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    I just bought a whole bunch of Ownhammer IRs for my Helix, and while they all sound fantastic, and better than the stock cab and mics in the Helix, there are sooooo many choices. I could spend hours going thru them all. Sometimes too many options is not optimal.
     
  7. Pwrmac7600

    Pwrmac7600 Premium Member

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    I start with the quick start folders and then go from there. Which ones did you pick up? I have a few. Marshall checkerboard M75, H75, V30.
    And the Mesa boogie 4x12's as well.
     
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  8. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    I got the free Mesa cabs and the Stdio Mix collection. I have only loaded the Mesa's so far. Almost all of them sound better than the stock Helix cabs, but that could be because the IRs are so much louder.

    I see that the Studio Mix has "mixes" of different cabs/mics. I'll check them out tomorrow as well as the quick start.
     
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  9. Pwrmac7600

    Pwrmac7600 Premium Member

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    The full Mesa collections are really good, the checkerboard Marshall collections are great, especially for that classic marshall sound!
     
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  10. Liam

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    Sorry Joe, missed that question! Around 85 - 90Hz seems best so far, but might need to come up a bit at gig volume.

    Liam
     
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  11. IronWeso

    IronWeso Senior Member

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    Just ordered a 1x12 Xitone speaker. If I really like it I'll get a second for live use :)
     
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  12. Pwrmac7600

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    I am finding for recording, much higher values are needed, I just made a preset yesterday of a V30 cab and I have it rolled all the way up to about 125Hz. Going to record with it today and see how it sits in the mix now.
     
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  13. frankv

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    What you will find is rolling the bass down and engaging the low pass filter will make big differences.
     
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  14. IronWeso

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    Roll down bass in settings. What's the low pass filter? Is that in the Axe?
     
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    You will do that in the AMP Controls. Bass is straight forward. The low pass cut is a switch below the EQ controls.

    On the XITONE you have only one control. It's a treble attenuator. It cuts the high end by 3db. I leave mine off.

    And of course Cab Sim Active found in global settings
     
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  16. IronWeso

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    As usual I find myself saying "thanks Frank!"
    Cheers!
     
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  17. Liam

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    For me it's entirely dependent on what I am modeling so far. Just another part of the toolbox to help closely approximate physical amps.

    Liam
     
  18. Pwrmac7600

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    You also have the high pass and low pass filters in the cab block as well. This is where I clean up when recording. It can take off the lows that are interfering with the bass, and take off the highs that are interfering with vocals.
    Just a finishing touch to fit it in the mix and give it its own space.
     
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    Yes indeed. Total and absolute flexibility...
     
  20. IronWeso

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    Man where would I be without this forum?
     

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