I'm having a lot of fun dialing in sounds on this thing the past few days. Here's some observations I've found:
1) There's more of a saturated sound at a low volume, when you crank it, it seems to increase in clarity.
2) Lead 2 Red doesn't need any bass
3) Lead 2 Yellow has a nice low midrange growl, but Lead 2 Red is much more my kind of sound. I love the gain and the overall aggressiveness of L2R.
Here's a mini-dilemma when it comes to my main rhythm guitar sound. We're talking Lead 2 Red here. I like the bass on the dynamic voice at 7.0, I like the mod on it at 9.0, but at that level the bass seems to be a bit much. On your Triaxis, do you also run the mids at zero as well? I like the mids at low volume at about 3.5-4, but at a high volume it seems to work better between 0-2.0. The presence control is almost not needed with the dynamic voice engaged, I keep the presence at about 0-4 depending on how the room sounds.
I think it sounds great at a loud volume with the band and all, but it's definitely more mids than I'm used to in this sound. That is a good thing
So what do you use? What do you reccomend? Do you use Lead 2 yellow instead as a rhythm guitar sound? If so, why specifically? I mean, it sounds great, don't get me wrong, but L2R does sound more aggressive to my ears.
Well Vince, clearly we have different models of the TriAxis. So your L2R probably sounds different than mine. I prefer the L2Y over the L2R because L2R sounds too buzzy to me (which isn't surprising cuz mine's supposed to be a recto sound... and I think rectos sound too buzzy).
Now, You mentioned the 'mod'... and I have no idea what that means.
However, when using the Dynamic Voice, realize that it is mimicing the 5 band EQ that most Mark amps have. The higher it goes, the more of a "V" shape you get outta it.
In addition, realize that the unit has 3 gain stages. Literally. First off, obviously, the Gain setting. Then the Lead 1/2 Drive is a secondary gain stage, and then believe it or not, the treble is a teriary gain stage in some settings (LD2). That's the reason why I have my Treble at 10, Lead Drive at 10, and Gain at 10.
For my basement settings, I have the mids at 0, bass at 5 and DV at 10. For live, I take the bass out completely. I prefer the tone of the DV's eq rather than the mid/bass settings on the preset.
Hope that helps.