Does any of you remaining Vetta users have/had/having experience with 'Armins mod'?
Would you care to share your views, experience, advice etc.?
Thanks in advance & A Merry Christmas to you
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:26 AM
Sorry to "bump" this but it is very interesting for me too. I can get the "right" tone in my vetta ii.
I have of course tried everything It was fine a couple of years ago but now my taste in music
has changed so now I have bought a tele on top of my lp and esp and need to get som serious
"keith" sounding growl. I would love to hear from any "armin fans" out there, if they still exist
(sorry wolf for stealing your thread...)
Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:30 AM
I have been reading and doing some research on the Mod and it looks to me that "Armins 2.5 mod package" only
changes the sounds in the cab settings. I wonder why anyone should pay $70 just to get 40 odd new settings on
that? It's only EQ settings anyway. I mean; the package doesn't add anything to the vetta. It's like you're paying
someone money to find you your sound, right?
If you play live and use "no cab" settings it wont do you any good at all in other words. If you use the vetta in your
bedroom I suggest you tweak it yourself, it's the only way to learn. Start with what (ie who) you want to sound like
and use only line6 original amp models plus the loudness "on". When you think you're close then use 4band EQ
Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:01 AM
i always thought that the big selling point was that it renamed all the models to their genuine amp names... but never had a vetta... just thought i read that a long time ago.
Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:14 AM
Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:12 AM
My understanding is that he was actually tweaking the algorithms in the code, so it would not be as simple as an EQ fix. That being said (and I have been using the Vetta since the inception), different is not always better. I did not get the Armin mod, but plenty of folks on the ION forum did back in the day. Some loved it, and some did not. I am pretty sure that if you search ION, you will find plenty of the old information.
Posted 08 January 2014 - 09:18 AM
Thanks for your replies guys,
I finally took the plunge & have ordered the toolkit from soundside.de about 2 weeks back & have to say after playing with the different cab options I swapped about a good 70% of my cabs with the Armin cabs ... not all of the cabs (there are 27 in addition to the L6 cabs) are useable for my patches, but the 5 or 6 I chose (so far) sound definitively more open, 'thicker', rounded/organic & balanced through the speakers & headphones on my Vetta II combo. I'm using my VII combo for a good 8 years & so far was happy with most of the sounds I'm getting from the unit & was just curious to try the toolkit after stumbling several times in the last years across this Youtube video:
... and I have to say I'm liking these additional cabs a lot ... though I'm using comparable (to my ears) 'cab sounds' to the one's I was using in my patches beforehand, all patches with these 'Armin equivalents' sounds more 'rounded' & open (can't think of better words for it) ... don't know what Armin based 'his' cabs on, but they 'make sense' to me & are a nice addition to the existing cab options.
Having the 'real' names for amps, cabs & wha's showing on the display is a nice option, but certainly not essential for me.
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