bond19 Posted April 28, 2015 Share Posted April 28, 2015 I have been building patches for the Firehawk to suit my needs, and arranging them similar to how I had them on my Boss GT-10. So, I figured time to test drive it at band practice. After all the ooh's and ahh's from the guys, because the thing looks so damn sexy, we got down to business, and it was clear by first break that this thing is not ready for live shows- All the guys in the band commented on how good it sounds, but, the lag in between patch switching throws everyone off, and they think I am not hitting my cue. Very noticeable on Dani California, where I have 4 different patches: A start sound, a modulated wah/talk sound, heavy distorted guitar, and overdriven lead, with wah. I have to switch patches back and forth about 20 times in that song, and if I don't think ahead, by about one second, it sounds like I am off. I bitched through practice, but found it very clear that this thing is not ready for prime time. Sure, you can try to design patches in a way where you can stomp the effects off and on, but you cannot get the range of sounds in one patch, and you have to do the "riverdance" just like with stomp boxes, which is basically what we are trying to get away from with these units. If this lag time does not get addressed in the next firmware update, I see it being a deal breaker for me. By Boss GT-10 had zero lag time. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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