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    Fractal's NEW "Quantum(TM)" tube modeling technology

    But it isn't an exact copy of the amp. Its a pretty damn good copy of a rig in a specific state. To say that it's the exact same as the amp implies that if you twist the knobs on the KPA that it is going to change the sound exactly the same way that the amp that it profiled would. This has...
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    Fractal's NEW "Quantum(TM)" tube modeling technology

    I couldn't possibly care any less what any one else uses. I never got that. I've owned and tried a ton of stuff out there over the years and liked a lot of it, been frustrated by a lot of it and the AxeFX stuff has been my go to rig since 2009 starting with the Ultra. I'm not going to say...
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    Fractal's NEW "Quantum(TM)" tube modeling technology

    You know if FAS wasn't pumping out firmware releases and updates like they were going out of style for the last few years I would think that would be a valid point. The AxeFXII and POD HD came out about the same time. I have 69 firmware updates in my firmware folder and I missed about 20 of...
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    Kemper " Methodology vs Axe " Methodology " ..... I just realized something really obvious ..

    The difference between the two is basically that with one you have to have the actual amp that is to be replicated, dial it in, mic it to get exactly what you want or hope that someone else shares a profile that is done for you. With the other you choose from around 200 amp models that are...
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    What does every device have to do everything?

    So you're basically talking about quality over quantity. I couldn't agree more about that. Who cares if something does a million things if it doesn't do any of them great.
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    Low End Audio Interfaces

    I've owned a lot of stuff over the years and for the money Focusrite is just impossible to beat IMO. Solid drivers, really, really good preamps and they just work great.
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    Semi Broken Up Brit 800 G3 FW18 Mark Day

    Yeah, Mark's pretty good at making my patches sound like I'm playing jazz....but he makes it work. :)
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    AFX guys--are you as underwhelmed with "Tone Matching" as I am?

    Gilks hit like ten nails right on the head in his post.
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    I think I just fell in love with Reamping

    I like it because I have recorded far too many guitar tracks in the past that just don't sit in the mix later on. I can take the dry guitar and create an entirely different patch that sits in the mix better without having to sit there and try to do it while I am playing.
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    Any of you went digital because you just like too much different stuff?

    I personally went digital many, many years ago beginning with a cheap Yamaha box and then upgrading to the original VG-8 rig. Reason? Because I had a roommate for a while and I have always been very self conscious about my playing (to the point that I don't enjoy playing in front of others)...
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    My HS80Ms are too big for my desk

    You could try mounting them to the wall.
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    Dumb question #37, why do volume pedals on my KPA, not suck tone?

    Unfortunately for me it's my playing that has suck. Tone's great.
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    Peavey Revalver 4 to release "very soon"

    It's not an amp modeler. A modeler mimics the circuitry from beginning to end (with varying degrees of success obviously) to create the sound where as the KPA is a profiler which takes the input signal and imparts the final result of the amp that it's profiled onto/into the guitar signal. The...
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    Aren't you tired of waiting for ReValver 4?

    I was using ReValver back in the early days when it was Alien Connections. Michael is a great guy, but ever since Peavey bought them the releases have been a bit on the slow side.....and that's being as nice as humanly possible to put it. Before Peavey bought them I was a beta tester and the...
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    FAS: the new news

    I thought that it was pretty cool news myself. I mean Mark was directly responsible for my having bought the Ultra from watching his videos. I mean people seem to forget just how underground this thing was in the beginning. He also helped me to decide to upgrade after he demo'd firmware 5 of...
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    My fellow digiheads, what is good tone?

    I've had a theory for years about creativity which I think is relevant to this discussion. I hear about people who hear something in their head and then go grab a guitar to put it down. I am envious of these people because that is not how I operate. I have to pick up the guitar and noodle...
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    Website for patch schematics?

    If I was going to do this I'd go about it a few ways. 1. Try really hard to recruit some of the more respected guys from each camp to be contributors. I mean I surely wouldn't plan on doing this all on my own. 2. Break it down into very generic picture based layouts if possible. Then you...
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    Does anyone else have this relationship with modelling technology?

    Here's the way I look at it. I love tube amps. They are great. I have an AxeFXII. I do not miss tube amps. As for the constant tweaking I don't get it. I basically have my generic patch layout with the effects that I use in place. I take a cab and an amp block, dial it in and save it...
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    New Firmware Release For..

    Not firmware, but for loading firmware. Fractal Bot 2.0.3 for AxeFXII, AxeFXIIXL and MFC-101. Fixes bank D issue with AxeFXII XL and reportedly fixes an issue with the MFC-101 when loading multiple dumps during the same instance or session...
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    So, I bought an new Eleven Rack last week...

    The AC30 in that thing was my favorite by a mile. I found a few patches out there that were pretty decent for Marshall type stuff, but I couldn't ever dial the thing in myself. But I hear you about the prices for used right now. I think that in the <$1k market it's pretty much the best...
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    How many could get a Kemper or an Axe,, if they sold gear they love?

    Well it comes down to whether you really need it. I mean if you've got a great amp that does everything you need than why would you change? But the thing that people seem to overlook is that with one amp you have one amp; with these things you get effects, tons of amps, etc. After I sold...
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    Why did you choose Kemper/AxeFX over the other?

    If I was in the market right now I'd probably be asking the same kind of questions. Both the KPA and AxeFXII work great and not to be a jerk, but if you can't sound great with either one than you are either looking for a reason to not like it or there are other issues that aren't hardware...
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    How many could get a Kemper or an Axe,, if they sold gear they love?

    I sold most of it off when I bought the Ultra. Sure there were some tradeoffs, but what I gained far outweighed what I gave up. Ironically I sold the Ultra for the II (about a month after it was announced) and didn't lose any money. I can't say the same for the analog gear I sold. The...
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    I'm thinking of buying JTV-59 and Pod HD X 500

    I've got a Korean JTV59 too. Picked it up used and not expecting a lot, but was curious and have been extremely pleased with it. As others have said the build quality is extremely good and as someone who is a chronic pickup swapper I have no desire to change them which is a statement in it's...
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    Reflections on my Axe-FX II Experience so far

    I've actually managed to move full circle on this stuff. I went from dealing with a million presets and crap on the Ultra to about 5 or 6 for about a year now on the AxeFXII. I just nuked everything and deleted all of my cabs to start from scratch and go with Ultra Rez IR's for everything...
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