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Screwball

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It’s hard to watch Rabea knowing that you’ll never make anything sound like him because his playing is so stylistic.

Fluffs demos are hit and miss for me. I think I’ll slowly gravitate for good recordings on SoundCloud. I get so tired of YouTube

Do people still make tone judgements based on cell phone speakers these days? Or is that a thing of the past
 

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If the reviewers are going by the various owner's manuals, then I don't blame them for missing a few things.

Disclaimer: I have NOT yet looked at the Deliverance manual. My comment is based on the multiple existing manuals that I have read.
I don’t know, but I imagine they would. And for a fact, most people don’t read them.

They sent us a couple existing module manuals as templates and we were surprised at how rudimentary they were.

We made ours more detailed because we knew the functionality if the GI/GII structure and assignable P/D functions might not be perceived as especially intuitive given that no other modules offer similar features.
 

DarrellM5

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If the reviewers are going by the various owner's manuals, then I don't blame them for missing a few things.

Disclaimer: I have NOT yet looked at the Deliverance manual. My comment is based on the multiple existing manuals that I have read.

It's pretty clear in the manual and hard to miss since there's really only 1 page.

BTW, I'm hoping Henning is going to release a video because I like how he tries all kinds of scenarios and doesn't pull any punches when it comes to saying what he thinks.
 

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It seems like Fryette really wanted to hit a home run here. Certainly didn't mail it in.
“There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, and the way that *I* do it.” - Ace Rothstein, Casino
 

mnemonic

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Only listened to John Browne’s and fluffs demo so far but it sounds like this can sound a lot tighter and crisper than my GP/DI, looks like I might need to get one, damn.
 

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It seems like Fryette really wanted to hit a home run here. Certainly didn't mail it in.
And to further add to my comment- this is really exciting to see. Fryette didn't seem to treat this as a little side project that they didn't care much about or something that somebody's wife promised to her nephew. This is a fantastic effort in terms of what this module offers.

I was thinking about how this in a Syn-1 compares to Fryette's desktop preamp. A lot of people can enjoy this for recording as well as adding a couple of channels to an amp or an FX processor.

I hope Synergy and Fryette are also thinking about what they can do on the other end of the system. Docks with a boost, built-in clean channel, "master voicing" etc...
 

Kelly

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I don't know much about the origin amp- is Gain 1 bright and Gain 2 thick to sculpt the one sound? My only reference is a Fortin modded single channel Marshall that had that, I'm sure it is a popular Jose style plexi thing?
Gain 2 is distortion, gain 1 changes the tone from voxy chime to bloated bogner. Super versatile for an amp with few controls. Nothing like a jose mod.
 

randombastage

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At first I thought 'what a weird convoluted way to set up two gain knobs' but once I read the manual and thought about it a bit I realized that will be a really intuitive way to shape the sound once my brain has some memory of what the two knobs do to the sound!

With all the knobs and switches set the same are both channels identical?

The vast range of sounds make me think a pair of these in my Syn50 wouldn't be redundant at all! Of course if thats what I end up gravitating to then buying a real Deliverance suddenly becomes a viable alternative too....
 

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Only listened to John Browne’s and fluffs demo so far but it sounds like this can sound a lot tighter and crisper than my GP/DI, looks like I might need to get one, damn.
In that vid, the D-mod is said to be paired with a power amp (Syn5050) and speakers mic'd. If you want the GPDI to sound like that, keep the master volume low (around 9 o'clock) and either mic a speaker similar to what he's using or record direct using an IR that has a cleaner, less mid focused sound.

We developed the D-mod using the PS-2 and Fane loaded D412. Connecting the GPDI to the same rig, you'd be hard pressed to pick which is which in a blind test.

With all the knobs and switches set the same are both channels identical?
No, the red channel is smoother on top and tighter on the bottom, and the green channel is more detailed and deeper on the low end, just like the D head.
 

mnemonic

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In that vid, the D-mod is said to be paired with a power amp (Syn5050) and speakers mic'd. If you want the GPDI to sound like that, keep the master volume low (around 9 o'clock) and either mic a speaker similar to what he's using or record direct using an IR that has a cleaner, less mid focused sound.

We developed the D-mod using the PS-2 and Fane loaded D412. Connecting the GPDI to the same rig, you'd be hard pressed to pick which is which in a blind test.
neat, I think I will play around with it more this weekend. Usually I run it into my 2/50/2 which hopefully is close enough there.

I remember my GP/DI not having that much gain (I haven’t used it in like a month, and when I do it’s usually for cleans and mid-gain stuff on the ‘less’ mode), so maybe I need to do some tube rolling just to be sure.
 

RMosack

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It’s hard to watch Rabea knowing that you’ll never make anything sound like him because his playing is so stylistic.

Fluffs demos are hit and miss for me. I think I’ll slowly gravitate for good recordings on SoundCloud. I get so tired of YouTube

Do people still make tone judgements based on cell phone speakers these days? Or is that a thing of the past
Rabea is one of a handful of youtube guys that just make everything sound really, really good. Mike Hermans, Pete Thorn, etc.

The problem I have with that Fluff demo is he tends to change two or three controls at a time. So it's hard to narrow down what one control is actually doing.
 




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