This looks promising, a lot of new features:
Posted 25 March 2014 - 04:22 PM
This looks promising, a lot of new features:
I will definitely be getting this one in one form or another. they say it will be sold like amplitube: Free basic version and then you can buy whatever module/amp after trying it out. Based on clips, this sounds better than anything and everything out there, I doubt that the finger response will be bad. I honestly think this will be a game changer and it might be what line 6 is waiting for to release POD farm HD (likely for free for those with Line 6 hardware, otherwise,,,,)
Posted 23 May 2014 - 01:03 PM
Okay, looks great. But, this is a piece of software. Is there an accompanying pedal board with brains, foot switches and pedal(s) to exports your tones/patches to? Or a stromp box-ish thing? Didn't Digitech do that? Programmable stomp boxes...
If so, we can run it through the effects loops on our PODs!
Posted 12 August 2014 - 03:33 AM
"Okay, looks great. But, this is a piece of software. Is there an accompanying pedal board with brains, foot switches and pedal(s) to exports your tones/patches to? Or a stromp box-ish thing? Didn't Digitech do that? Programmable stomp boxes...
If so, we can run it through the effects loops on our PODs!"
I have been experimenting with methods to get around lack of Global EQ (in order to flatten out unwanted peaks in response of PA speaker); you can connect HD500 via USB to PC, change ASIO settings to zero Real Time Monitoring, run any VST in a VST Host using ASIO, and the HD Processing Results are run through the VST and back out the main HD outputs. Using only EQ VSTs I have a 10ms latency for this.
Swap EQ VST for Revalver, hook up a MIDI connection from HD500 to PC and use an empty HD Patch....
Posted 22 August 2014 - 03:13 PM
Here's a quick run through of the amp models and a good look at the GUI:
The Peavey 6505 is a hell of an amp, I don't know why it wasn't or hasn't yet been included in the HD series. I certainly understand why it's so requested after spending several hours with the Revalver modeled version. To be honest, I have no real world experience with the real deal, because I have never had the opportunity to use one which means i certainly could not say how well Peavey modeled it. But I can say that the Revalver 4 version is very versatile and the tones available are delicious.
One thing that I have noticed with the recent version of S-Gear and the newly released Revalver 4, is that they reproduce that midrange sizzle (think Ratt, Dokken, etc.) when playing chords that epitomized the 80's hair metal rhythm's. You can achieve that with the HD500, but you have to do some tweaking to bring it out, with Revalver and S-Gear, it's right there in the fore front. Maybe it's my imagination...........
Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:06 PM
I tried the demo version, it put a real strain on my computer; my worst gripe about it. I was lucky to have one session of it open & not cause problems (working on a song in Cubase with lots of soft-synths & vocals). The factory presets had a lot of treble to my ears.
Posted 23 August 2014 - 03:15 AM
Interesting, that doesn't sound right. In the upper right hand corner of the Revalver GUI is a meter showing the CPU %. On my system, it stayed around 8%.
As far as too much treble, I didn't get that impression at all. I'm sure there is a big difference from system to system depending on what hardware you are using, how you are monitoring(studio monitors, etc.) as well as the room that you are in. Some rooms wreck havoc with sound.
Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:26 PM
My ears are sensitive to high frequencies, so maybe it's just me. For me, the PodXT has more of a full (less trebly) sound. With the song I was working on with CubaseLE4, my ASIO meter (don't know how accurate it is) would go from about 33%, to sometimes maxing out at 100% just by activating Revalver 4. I'll have to pay more attention to the Revalver gui CPU% in the future. Are the beeping noises on Revalver 4 only because it is in the demo mode? It does that for me also. Or is it just loading the patch?
Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:45 AM
Yes, the beeps are part of the demo version only.
I understand what you mean in regards to a "fuller" sound as I have heard the differences between various modeling programs and software over the years. It appears to me that the older versions such as pod farm do encompass a much wider frequency spectrum and have what some have described as a "Hi Fi" signature. I have also noticed that the latest modelers such as Revalver and S-Gear are closer to a guitar plugged into the front end of an amp tone which are not hitting the lows that modelers do and of course are mono which makes a big difference in perception. Keep in mind that most stock guitar cabs do not have a lot of low end, especially if it's a 1X12. 4X12 cabs go a little lower, but that's the cab size as well as some resonant frequencies. I will emphasize the word stock such as the Marshall cabs that I have.
Try out S-Gear if you haven't already. 15 day free trial, no limitations as far as function I don't believe. Mike is definitely onto something.
Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:08 PM
Funny you should mention S-Gear. I just learned of its existence after reading about it on thegearpage.net yesterday. I downloaded it last night, but I haven't tried it yet since I want to make the most of the 15 day trial period, if I like it.
Posted 26 October 2014 - 05:13 AM
Here is a very well done demo/review of Revalver.
For the metal heads, at approximately 9:10, he introduces the Peavey 6505 in the video.
At 12:19 he shows you the "Target Sound Profile" which is a guitar model emulation and it also is found in the output stage which can be used for a target tone such as clean, crunch, etc.
You can run this through your pod, just select new tone, Input 1 Guitar, Input 2 Variax or something other than Guitar, launch Revalver and have at it.
Why Peavey has not put this in hardware form like the pod is beyond me, it actually boggles my mind. But, dealing with Peavy and their stuff since the 70's, I shouldn't be surprised, they've always been behind the 8 ball.
Posted 27 October 2014 - 02:42 AM
radatats, I haven't tried the midi connection yet but Revalver does have all of that functionality. It has a "gig" mode which Peavey touts for using Revalver live, Revalver is a standalone application as well as plugin so it's good to go. Still just can't understand the lack of hardware component, maybe it's coming.
The Budda amp models are killer, I used a Budda many years ago before Peavey bought them and with my strats they would sing, didn't bond with my Les Paul's though.
aaron, S-Gear does sound good! I would drop a line to Mike Scuffham about your issue and he will figure it out. He's always on the forum as well so you could join and post your situation, the guy's and gals will jump in and offer some suggestions. S-Gear is more my speed because I'm not a metal guy and not an effects guy, per say. Guitar, wah, maybe a little delay, amp and a smile, I'm good for the night.
For those of you who don't know, Mike Scuffham, who developed S-Gear, was one of the engineers who brought us the Marshall JMP-1 which was a fantastic preamp. I would say that he knows tone and he knows how to model amps, S-Gear is the balls.
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