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  1. I tried out a few setting in PodFarm 2 prior to another crash (this computer is dying btw). Gate on->Compressor (dial in enough to squash volume dynamics and bump sustain)->paraEQ (two downward spikes at the low and high end - gentle bump in the mid)-> tube screamer (gain ¬ 25%, drive ¬ 40%, tone ¬ 2pm)-> digital delay (¬224 ms on time, pretty low in the mix)-> soldano100 (gain ¬ 70, tone - sart all pointed up)-> 4x12 with gt75 (on axis mic - default choice I think) -> para EQ (two spikes pointed up to bost lows and highs back - moderate mids)->reverb (not really needed - low in the mix if used)->out. I used an ESP F-200/emgs so it is bass heavy and gives a good chunk with palm muting. Love ESPs btw. :) It sounded ok in Audicity for a quick hack job but there is alot of other things going on in those vids to me (cab impulses, DAW magic, double tracking, etc.). I am not qualified to help much for DAWs as I don't use them much except for rough tracks for band ideas. PodFarm is good but with more knowledge of whatever DAW you are using you can take it further. I usually run an X3 or XT into Audacity or Reaper (if I need more drum options). Hope this helps, Bill
  2. Tones will almost always sound different between people. Your hands are different from theirs, your equipment is different (pickups, strings, etc...) so any setting is really just a starting point. I was telling how I get rid of the ''fizz/fuzz'' but you are going to have to sit down and build the patches then edit the recordings in your DAW. The UX2 stock presets are not that good just use them as a starting point. You can download user patches from Customtone and adjust them. It would probably help to see how the patches are built. -B
  3. Ce fut à partir d'un ancien article sur votre question . Utilisation de poste et eq avant de réduire les fréquences qui sont à l'origine du sifflement = This was from an old article on your issue. Using post and pre eq to reduce the frequencies which are causing the fizz. I really don't record that much but use the EQs to dial out excess of highs and lows. = Je n'enregistre vraiment pas beaucoup , mais j'utilise les égaliseurs pour composer plus de hauts et de bas . I am sure there others here who can probably explain it better than I can. = Je suis sûr qu'il y d'autres ici qui peut sans doute expliquer mieux que je peux. :) Gardez à elle ! Bill How to Make Amp Sims Sound More “Analog†VERSION 11 Created on: Aug 27, 2010 3:36 PM byAnderton-Last Modified: Dec 10, 2010 6:38 PM by Anderton{C} This Simple Technique Can Make Amp Sims Sound Warmer and More Organic by Craig Anderton All amp sims that I've used exhibit, to one degree or another, what I call "the annoying frequency." For some reason this seems to be inherent in modeling, and adds a sort of "fizzy," whistling sound that I find objectionable. It may be the result of pickup characteristics, musical style, playing technique, etc. adding up in the wrong way and therefore emphasizing a resonance or it may be something else...but in any event, it detracts from the potential richness of the amp sound. This article includes audio examples from Avid’s Eleven Rack and Native Instruments’ Guitar Rig 4, but I’m not picking on them – almost every amp sim program I’ve used has at least one or two amps that exhibit this characteristic. It also seems like an unpredictable problem; one amp might have this “fizz†only when using a particular virtual mic or cabinet, but the same mic or cabinet on a different amp might sound fine. Normally, if you found this sound, you'd probably just say "I don't like that" and try a different cabinet, amp, or mic (or change the amp settings). But, you don't have to if you know the secret of fizz removal. All you need is a stage or two of parametric (not quasi-parametric) EQ, a good set of ears, and a little patience. BUT FIRST...Before getting into fizz removal, you might try a couple other techniques. Physical amps don’t have a lot of energy above 5kHz because of the physics of cabinets and speakers, but amp sims don’t have physical limitations. So eEven if the sim is designed to reduce highs, you’ll often find high-frequency artifacts, particularly if you run the sim at lower sample rates (e.g., 44.1kHz). One way to obtain a more pleasing distorted amp sim sound is simply to run the sim at an 88.2kHz or 96kHz sample rate. Another option is removing unneeded high frequencies. Many EQs offer a lowpass filter response that attenuates levels above a certain frequency. Set this for around 5-10kHz, with as steep a rolloff as possible (specified in dB/octave; 12dB/octave is good, 24dB/octave is better). Vary the frequency until any high-frequency “buzziness†goes away. Similarly, it’s a good idea to trim the very lowest bass frequencies. Physical cabinets—particularly open-back cabinets—have a limited low frequency response; besides, recording engineers often roll off the bass a bit to give a “tighter†sound. A quality parametric EQ will probably have a highpass filter function. As a guitar’s lowest string is just below 100Hz, set the frequency for a sharp low-frequency rolloff around 70Hz or so to minimize any “mud.†There is more but you get the idea. Harmony Central had the full version but the link is a 404 :(
  4. Yes but think of the sweet cabling option you could come up with - it could be referred to as "The Duncann Method" :) -B
  5. You be fine my man! In the long run baby steps are the best way to start. I remember when the big ole box arrived - opened it up, plugged it in and 5 minutes later was already looking for the manual. Quite a technology leap for me :) Thanks for post the Brewster vid - I will have to go try those. Props to Alienux for the link! -Bill
  6. Hey Fellas, Sorry to hear about your problems (especially on new gear). L6 is great on warrenty repairs. The first step would be to give them a call or a create a support ticket: If you find out about a fix post back here for any others who might have a similar issue. -B
  7. I am with Zap(ster) on this one. I have the LB patches for the XTL and X3 but don't recall any for the HD series on his website. IMO they were ok but like all patches will require some work. Glenn Dulane's were pretty good for the X3 so the HD ones should be pretty cool. No on/off switch? Yep would be nice - I plug it into a power strip and use its switch. Rock On! Bill
  8. Hey Mike, When you go here: Be sure to click the archived box when doing the L6 Edit Windows search. Its in the list which will pop up. -B
  9. Hey Triryche - I was looking at the lower left BUT you are right. If you take a look at the lower right the PodXT icon shows no connection to the XT. When connected properly there will be no ? mark. For the tone folders themselves Edit->Preferences is where you can set your default folder for the lower left. -B
  10. Cool - Votre anglais est meilleur que mon français Réduire le gain et utiliser un égaliseur paramétrique à réduire les fréquences supérieures . Jouez avec les différents hz et ajouter un compresseur à . -Par google translate btw :) faire une recherche pour - Glenn Delaune eq trick for the x3 il devrait vous aider dans votre quête de métal -B
  11. I'm back :) Connect your UX2 and open up Pod Farm and you will be able to adjust the EQ in there for the tone you are working with. The amp models also have EQ controls. Play around with them as EQ can really make the sound happen. Like if you record with your group and find the bass player is drowning you out - you probably have too little mid range (classic V scoop). While the drums' cymbals are using the high range. You still might want to reduce the gain some. -B
  12. Thanks for the typing and I understand. I never set foot in the GCs except on weekday mornings - nice and quiet. -B
  13. Can't pop in the local GC? The link had mentioned the "thin" sound when switching to combo and I am still digesting the part about the mic emulation. I wonder how much applies to power amps vs FRFR in general?. -B
  14. Pretty cool Ten! I think you need to explore the EQ controls if you want to reduce the fizz/buzz. Because it sounds like you are using alot of gain buzz/fizz will be there. Speakers can be a factor too. Take a look here: Reduce 1400 - 1600 MHZ as a start. \m/ Bill \m/
  15. This one too:
  16. The tones are there but you are going to have to put in some work. Watch this and see what setting are being used: Just an example of what is in the lil black box :) -B
  17. Hey Guys, This might help make some sense as to the HD mode (studio vs. combo). The PE60 (and Atomic) were always on my "if I ever score an awesome deal and the wife doesn't kill me" list. I still noodle around with an old TM10 and love that. If you ever get it sorted out would love to hear some clips. I had checked out the HD500 PE60 vid Sweetwater had done and love what I heard. @Brazzy - Is the correct Reply "Grits and Greens" Sheriff! :) -Bill
  18. The HD400 has alot of high quality FX in it already. So say you have your pedal board and want to use the HD for some of the FX but not all you will have to create a patch and figure out the routing. Tuner and Wah -> input-> HD stuff -> (dist pedals) loop-> HD amp sims->amp/pa or something like that. The beauty of the HD is that its all possible. You could run all your pedals into an amp sim on the HD or mix them depending on how it sounds to you. Mind you I am going off my memory of the HD500. This is an excellent read: and this was really good too: With the options you have a simple "yes" would be too easy :) Try them and see how it sounds. -Bill
  19. + Jenson speakers if I remember :) Edit -> the used one I checked out loooong back might have had them switched but they were nice. Thanks for bringing this amp back up Radatats! -Bill
  20. Hey there! While I'm still in the Honeymoon stage with the HD - I've used peavey combos via the FX return. Old Bandit 65, Studio Pro 40s - with the XTs, XTL, X3 and an X3L all of which sounded real good (IMO - love the Black Widow speakers). For Crate I was using an old 600XL head for a 4x12 with V30s - real nice vibe. I like solid state stuff with modelers - the cleaner the better (and they weigh less). For the old Pod Pro and XTPro I use a Rocktron Velocity 120 <- really nice power amp 2x60w into a 2x12 or 1x12 cab. Tube power amps - for the record are pretty sweet and can really spice up the tones. I've used a Peavey Classic 50/50 (IIRC) and it was awesome. It gave it a vibe - tough to explain just had a bit more sweetness to it when really cranked. There is another thread here regarding Tech 21 Power Engine 60s which is what I've been wanting for a while now myself. So you might want to check it out. Used stuff worries - if you can try first or stick to returnable stores I wouldn't sweat it too much.
  21. Hey There, I don't have one in front of me but usually these things have a bolt thru on the side which you can loosen or tighten to adjust the tension. I had a Zoom one which would squeek quite maddeningly until I gave it a quarter turn ccw. -B
  22. Hey There, it all depends on how the patch is setup on the HD and don't forget you have an FX loop too. In general, I think of the HD series (and MFX in general) as virtual pedal boards and try to set up everything as if I had a pile of pedals in front of me, then how I want to incorporate the amp, etc.... (its a simplistic explaination but you get the idea). Once you have a starting point your DSP is the limit :) -B
  23. Hey there, Well I see the tone folders are there - so double click one to open it up and see if you have any tones stored. Probably best thing to do is DL some and create your own to get the hang of it. Load, save and edit them - back-up the tones...stuff like that. You can create your own folders and store tones in multiple folders too. -B
  24. The UX2 becomes your soundcard so you will have to use the headphones or find some external speakers/amp. I can't really give much advice regarding the "cutting out" other than try another usb port. I use mine on a PC and haven't run into that issue much - unless I have a bunch of things running in the background. But there are some pretty good guys here so list some specs and how you have it set up and what is happening when it cuts out. Might be a simple solution like reinstalling the L6 drivers (in case you have asio4all in there). -B
  25. BillBee

    OT: iWatch

    Had to go there didn't you Joel! Don't make me go all "Prune Face" on ya :) -B
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