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Axe-FX for teh brootalz

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by RiF, May 30, 2009.

  1. RiF

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    Jackal_Strain Sigurd Løberg

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    I like the general feel of the tone, but it sounds a little distant and muffled.
     
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    damn! that kicks ass :kickass:

    you Axe-Fx guys are killing me. i'm gonna wind up selling half my shit for one of those damn things.
     
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    TheDude Jocke Skog

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    Nice bark. I like it!
     
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    God damnit.....I hate you! You're making me considering the axe-fx for recording. What makes it worse is that they go for 1500 dollars in the usa, but for 1700 euro here in europe. Ripping us off.
     
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    Br00talz this is not, but pretty cool - I agree it's a bit muffled, but while it has a cool character that *almost* could convince me it's a real amp and mic'ed cab, there's still something a bit fuzzy about the palm mutes that I've heard in all AxeFX clips that doesn't convince me. Yes Jocke, I know you think it's all placebo since I know in advance that it's an AxeFX, and if I were told it actually was a 5150 and Diezel through a mic'ed cab you think I would believe it, but I'd like to think I'm a pretty open-minded guy when it comes to digital modeling (I'm 22, hardly old enough to be a stodgy geezer clinging to the analog days :D), and I feel like I'd still think something was slightly amiss in a blind test! Anyway, it's certainly more than good enough for any recording (well, not this particular clip, but that's cuz as I mentioned it's muffled ;)), but it's that extra 5% that I still feel keeps it from fooling me!
     
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    Well, I don't think its fair to compare this to a real amp, when it was direct out recorded. Hook it up to a real cab and mic that, and it might be a whole different ballgame. I have yet to hear a mic'ed up Axe-FX though, so I don't know. Just saying, when using the direct out recording feature it is basically an impulse recording.

    Then we get the axe-fx vs. real amp + impulse comparison...and I'm not sure who would win that one.
     
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    Yeah, I'll admit I'd probably be pretty much convinced if it were an AxeFX through a good tube power amp and cab, but then honestly what would be the point? Some might say versatility, but I for one don't need versatility, I need one good high gain sound that delivers the goods, and if I want another, I'll get another amp! (and since you can get a 5150 and a Dual Rec used for ~$1700 US, that's not much more than an AxeFX and should easily cover the tonal needs of any metalhead)
     
  9. RiF

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    I'll try to mic the thing though my Peavey 50/50 poweramp and Mesa 4x12 one day and see if I can do better. I doubt that. Not because the unit is so great, but my micing skills suck so much.

    If someone can point me to a clip of a mic'd real amp with a good tone? I can try to get close to that one.
     
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    TheDude Jocke Skog

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    Here we go again... [​IMG]

    Let's face it, at the age of 22 you've become a cork sniffing stodgy geezer clinging on to the analogue days.
     
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    Line666 Fendurr

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    :lol:
     
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    I did not want to start the usual digital/analog-war here again. I love real tube amps and think that there's no alternative to them.
    But on the other side, adjustable poweramp sag, damping, bright-capacitor value and speaker drive are as fascinating to me (if they sound good) as a simple tube amp that sounds great although it just has a tone- and a volume-knob.
     
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    RiF, I think you can do better than that.
     
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    Have I been too diplomatic?

    Edit: Are those YOUR 1176LN's, preampdude?
     
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    sounds very nice, but waaaay out of my reach :-(
     

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