The Official Axe-Fx II Thread

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  1. IronWeso

    IronWeso Senior Member

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    We need to make this thread and Duanes Kemper thread sticky
     
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    Steinmetzify Banned

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    Just so you guys know, 'traditionally' Axe Edit doesn't work with betas; something about it not being the 'end code' has Fractal waiting until the FW is official until they do an update to Axe Edit. Just FYI, I usually end up waiting until the official FW is released until I update. On you though.
     
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  3. IronWeso

    IronWeso Senior Member

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    Yea I can wait. No biggie. I haven't scratched the surface yet :applause:
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    What is this the case with quantum 2.0
     
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    Pwrmac7600 Premium Member

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    They pulled it down already, Cliff says he is fixing some early bugs that were reported and will repost it in an hour or so.
     
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  6. IronWeso

    IronWeso Senior Member

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    I saw some vol/gain issues with existing PResets so that could be it
     
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    Pwrmac7600 Premium Member

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    Yeah they said in some amps the gain was stuck on 10. I didn't really see this being a problem, but apparently some did.:laugh2:
     
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    Ok part Duex has been posted!
     
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    caljoe Senior Member

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    Fantastic! Got the sub forum up and running :applause:

    Great clips guys I can't wait to join the fun. Killer clips :dude:

    I sold two more of my tube dino's :)laugh2:) over the weekend at a guitar and amp show, so that's 4 down 2 to go, actually 1 because a buddy came over yesterday and plugged into the Phaez and is now begging me to hold it for him :thumb:

    Close to joining the party :naughty:
     
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  10. frankv

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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Release notes for Quantum 2.0 Firmware.

    Axe-Fx II Quantum Firmware Release Notes


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    2.00


    Improved tube modeling. New algorithms uses more accurate plate current formulas based on actual measurements rather than theoretical values. This results in smoother, thicker distortion and better dynamic response.


    Improved power supply modeling. New algorithms improve sag and feel. For convenience the virtual power supply (B+) can now be monitored on the PWR DYN tab of the amp block. When the Supply Sag control is selected the gain reduction meter will display the supply voltage in dB relative to the idle voltage.


    Improved cathode bias algorithm for “Class-A” amp models (i.e. Class-A 30W, AC-20 Dlx, etc). In conjunction with this the Cathode Squish parameter has been repurposed as “Cathode Bias” and controls the value of a virtual cathode resistor. A value of 50% is “optimum” and biases the power tubes at true Class A operation (neglecting any bias shifting due to supply sag, screen droop, etc.). Values greater than 50% increase the resistance and therefore bias the power tubes “colder”. Values less than 50% bias the tubes beyond Class A. In a real amp this would probably destroy the tubes but that limitation does not exist in our virtual amp. Most real amps of this type actually operate far below Class A and the default values for the models will reflect this. Note that the Power Tube Bias value should be set to 1.00 for these amp types (since that parameter controls the grid voltage and the grid voltage is at a maximum in these types of amps). Existing presets will be automatically updated with new default Cathode Bias and Power Tube Bias values.


    Improved Phaser block CPU usage.


    Improved Plexi “Jump” models to account for interaction between Drive controls.


    Renamed Plexi 50W High amp model to “Plexi 50W Hi 1” (see below).


    Added “Plexi Hi 2” amp model which is similar to Plexi 50W Hi 1 except the second triode stage has a 0.68uF cathode bypass capacitor. The second bypass capacitor was added in the early 70’s and gives a slightly brighter tone.


    Added “Plexi 100W 1970” based on a 1970 Marshall 1959SLP 100. This particular amp has a darker, smoother sound than earlier Plexis.


    Added “Ruby Rocket” amp model based on a Paul Ruby Rocket with the Bright switch in the down position. The existing model has been renamed “Ruby Rocket Brt” to reflect the state of the Bright switch being in the up position.


    Added “AC-20 12AX7 B” amp model based on an AC-20 Deluxe with the rear switch set to 12AX7 and the Bass/Treble switch set to Bass. The existing models have been renamed AC-20 EF86 B, AC-20 EF86 T, and AC-20 12AX7 T.


    Added “Spawn Nitrous 1” amp model based on the OD-1 mode of a Splawn Nitro with KT-88 power tubes.


    Fixed Spawn Nitrous model broken by earlier firmware update. If you are using this model in your presets you should reset the model by deselecting and reselecting the amp type. This model has been renamed “Spawn Nitrous 2” to indicate that it is the OD-2 mode (see above).


    NOTE: This firmware represents a significant update in the amp modeling and the amp models themselves. Many models have been redone. Although care was taken to ensure as much compatibility with existing presets as possible, your presets may be altered.
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I mean this guy must me a freaking genius. Look at this, we have new amps added and it didn't cost a single cent.. I can imagine another company charging for stuff like this as it could easily be sold as an "update"

    I just loaded it.. Can't wait to try out the new Marshalls..

    Also. I wanted to report that it seems AXE EDIT works fine too.

    HOLY MOFO.. the new Plexi 50 hi1 has me like.. WOW>.

    Here's a very short sample of the Plexi amp with nothing added. Reminds me of Mikes JCM800 I sold him.

    https://app.box.com/s/f4fp32jnc0n3dcvf0zsobxg8ec2tii3z
     
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    Ooh yeah that new plexi is very nice! Your right it does sound a lot like the jcm.

     
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    Is it good to go? I should back up my presets I'm guessing?
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    No need to backup your presets that won't be affected only the amp models
     
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    The new Vox amp models are also great
     
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    Lol fwiw, I would backup my presets.
     
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    The one Cliff recommends in the release note. I think it's factory cab set 054 or 56 Pre Rola. The amp model is awesome. Pure Marshall.. The other models are also sweeter.. Especially the clean tones on Fenders and Vox amps.. The Amp model is set mid, treble and presence dimed. Bass rolled off a bit.

    This stuff just gets better and better... Incredible
     
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