Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2012 7:54 PM (in response to poynt99)Re: Discordant Harmonics in 3 Amplifier Models
I've done a little reading here, and I see this issue has been discussed before. According to Line 6, these are "ghost tones" and are present in the actual amps they modeled.
Well, that's too bad in my opinion. If the artifact is indeed part of how a new amp sounds, then ok, but if the amp requires repair, I would have preferred that was done first. Oh well, I guess we will all have to live with this decision.
I have yet to go over the amp models in my POD HD. I hope the sound engineers used "healthy" amps when they modeled those
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2012 12:56 PM (in response to poynt99)Re: Discordant Harmonics in 3 Amplifier Models
Further research into the so-called "ghost-note" issue has revealed that it is extrememly unlikely that these discordant notes are ghost notes modeled from the amplifiers.
There are at least a dozen amplifier models in the POD X3 and Spider IV amplifier (and probably many more products) exhibiting this problem, and the suspicious fact that makes it difficult to believe these are modeled after the amplifier itself, is that every one of these models exhibits the exact same discordant note. One would expect each amplifier that was being modeled would exhibit its own unique-sounding artifact, yet this is NOT the case with these modeled amplifiers.
Have a listen for yourself and come to the only logical conclusion available.
PS. I have not yet listened to the POD HD, but I will report back what I find in this regard.