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Well, this was entirely improvised. I just picked a random drum beat, pasted it a ton of times, wrote some music, and recorded it. Don't complain that the solo sounds random. It was improvised and recorded in one take.

SoundClick artist: Eric Fetterman - Eric Fetterman

Used 4 presets:
1. Dual Rectifier (RECTO NEW) for rhythm guitars
2. Diezel VH4 (DAS METALL) for lead guitar (with delay, reverb, chorus, and compressor)
3. acoustic simulator
4. Violin (using the Ultra's synth capabilities)

This was recorded with my Ibanez RG7EXFX2 tuned to GDGCFAD. I normally have the guitar tuned to standard, but I just decided to lower it dooooown. ;) I didn't want to tune my bass down to G, though, so there is no bass recorded for this (which would have been recorded with my GNX3000).
 

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Could that solo be any more random?

Sounds good, the rhythm tone is nice. Needs better drums, though. The acoustic sim sounds cool, and that violin tone makes me want an Ultra. :yesway:
 

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Could that solo be any more random?
:lol: It could... but it isn't. :lol:

Sounds good, the rhythm tone is nice. Needs better drums, though. The acoustic sim sounds cool, and that violin tone makes me want an Ultra. :yesway:
Ironically, I picked the drums from the "Motown" section of the Pop drums in EZ Drummer. :lol: Not really the kind of drums you would expect for the music, but I spent exactly 15 seconds picking the drums.
 

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Not too keen on the acoustic simulator, and I think the Dweezil example of the violin sound sounded better, but you've only just got it.
I think his was of a cello and not a violin. I agree that his sounds better, though, but synths are hard to tweak. :lol: I was messing around with one a few days ago and it's kind of foreign... in that it's nothing like tweaking the normal types of guitar stuff we're used to.

I like the acoustic simulator, but I think it needs to be tweaked quite a bit more to get it to my taste.

I've spent a ton of time tweaking the rhythm and lead guitar sounds, since I use those in my band all the time, while I don't plan on ever using a violin or other synth type sound in the band (I do plan on using the acoustic simulator, but so far, I only have two songs that use it, so I haven't spent much time on it).
 

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:lol: This is so random. It's awesome.

And people - it's just a test song to gauge the AxeFX's sonic capabilities. C'mon. :lol:
 

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:lol: This is so random. It's awesome.

And people - it's just a test song to gauge the AxeFX's sonic capabilities. C'mon. :lol:
Exactly. It's the first thing I've recorded with the Axe-FX and I wanted to record something that used a bunch of different presets, so I could find out what they sounded like recorded, instead of just recording an instrumental version of one of my band's songs. :agreed:

I brought my Axe-FX to practice for the first time today.

First thing to say: DAMN. It is fucking heavy. The other band members were flabbergasted at how heavy the case I had it in was (Axe-FX plus footboard plus wah-wah pedal plus MIDI cables and instrument cables). I think I'm gonna bring the Axe-FX for long practices and for live shows, and I'm gonna bring the GNX3000 for short practices.

Originally I tried it through the PA, but I didn't like how the bass and other guitarist's guitar had a sense of direction from their sound and mine was omnipresent, all-knowing, and all-powerful. So I then tried it into the Marshall JCM2000's effects loop, and damn. Sounded fucking amazing. Sounded wayyy better than it does at my house. :yesway: (and it sounds pretty amazing at my house, by the way).
 

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That violin synth is DAMN COOL! It's not *quite* realistic, but that's what's so awesome about it, it's a unique sound with an interesting dynamic.

Fuck me now I want an axe-fx :lol:
 

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Rythm tone is nice :yesway:
Lead tone still does need some work, specially in the delay section. It's acceptable as long as you don't listen to what you're playing really :lol:
The violin synth is pretty cool, it should get pretty close me thinks with some tweaking
The acoustic sim kinda sounds like one in a dozen, not sure if it's the setting or simply because it's as bad as all other acoustic sims.
 

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Cool sounds. The acoustic sim sounded a lot better than I expected. Just curious, why would you have used the GNX to record bass?
 

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Lead tone still does need some work, specially in the delay section. It's acceptable as long as you don't listen to what you're playing really :lol:
I disagree. I think the lead tone is at a point where it is perfectly fine where it is now, depending only on personal taste. My other lead tone (based on the rectifer) has a lot less delay than this one does, has no compressor, no chorus, and less reverb. I use these two different leads, depending on whether I want a lot of delay or not.

The only part about the lead tone in that recorded clip that I plan on tweaking any more is the delay, which I plan to make a bit thicker, since the name of this patch is "Diezel Delay."

I agree that the acoustic sim does sound like "one in a dozen." The acoustic sim on my GNX3000 sounds a lot better, but I'm gonna keep tweaking this one. Don't know if I'll be able to get it to sound as good as my GNX's acoustic sim, but who knows?
 

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Just curious, why would you have used the GNX to record bass?
Because the AxeFX has zero bass amps and zero bass cabs, while the GNX3000 has a ton of bass amps and a ton of bass cabs (not as many amps and cabs as it has for guitars, but still quite a lot). The GNX3000 even has bass effects in it as well.

It's very clear that the AxeFX is intended for guitars and not for bass. In fact, I can guarantee that the GNX3000 will sound better than the AxeFX when it comes to recording bass. But I'm sure Fractal Audio would agree and say that the AxeFX wasn't designed for basses in the first place.
 

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It has an Ampeg SVT sim (I have no idea which SVT it is, and the forum doesn't seem to know, either), and the wiki suggests that there are three bass cab impulses built in (8x10, 4x10, 1x15). I've only messed with it a bit, but it sounds good to me. I can understand that the extra versatility could still give the winning point to the GNX, though.
 

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It has an Ampeg SVT sim (I have no idea which SVT it is, and the forum doesn't seem to know, either), and the wiki suggests that there are three bass cab impulses built in (8x10, 4x10, 1x15). I've only messed with it a bit, but it sounds good to me. I can understand that the extra versatility could still give the winning point to the GNX, though.
I'm pretty sure the bass cabs built in were bass cabs that guitarists used, much like the fact that the Bassman amp in the AxeFX is based off of a bass amp that not too many bassists used, but was very popular among guitarists in the 1960s.

Of the 383 factory presets in the AxeFX Ultra, there isn't a single one for bass (the GNX300 came with 5-10).

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I'm pretty sure the bass cabs built in were bass cabs that guitarists used, much like the fact that the Bassman amp in the AxeFX is based off of a bass amp that not too many bassists used, but was very popular among guitarists in the 1960s.

Of the 383 factory presets in the AxeFX Ultra, there isn't a single one for bass (the GNX300 came with 5-10).

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Nope. There are a few bass cabs that were used by guitarists, but there are three actual, proper bass cabs, intended for use with a bass: 4x10 ALUM, 8x10 BASS, and 1x15 SRBASS. I can't think of a single guitarist who has used an Ampeg SVT bass amp (SV BASS model in the Axe) as a guitar amp. Just because there aren't any presets for bass doesn't mean that the Axe-Fx doesn't work great with one. Most of the effects are simply ideal versions of the effects, their use is not limited to guitars.
 

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Like Aleksi said, the lack of presets doesn't mean that it's no good for bass. The same kind of care was taken with the SVT sim that was taken for all the guitar amp sims. I know nothing about the cab impulses (though I assume they're proper Ampeg cabs), but I'm not too worried about that since any bass cab impulse can be loaded onto it, anyway. Yeah, it's obviously built almost entirely with guitar in mind, and there's definitely a lack of bass options as compared to the GNX, or even a POD, but that doesn't mean that the one bass amp that's in there was halfassed.
 

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Nope. There are a few bass cabs that were used by guitarists, but there are three actual, proper bass cabs, intended for use with a bass: 4x10 ALUM, 8x10 BASS, and 1x15 SRBASS. I can't think of a single guitarist who has used an Ampeg SVT bass amp (SV BASS model in the Axe) as a guitar amp. Just because there aren't any presets for bass doesn't mean that the Axe-Fx doesn't work great with one. Most of the effects are simply ideal versions of the effects, their use is not limited to guitars.
That doesn't make much sense, considering there are no bass amps. For example, plugging one of those cabs into a Mesa Boogie guitar amp just doesn't make much sense. I've played my basses through guitar amps I've owned and they just don't sound anything like they do through a bass amp. :shrug:
 

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That doesn't make much sense, considering there are no bass amps. For example, plugging one of those cabs into a Mesa Boogie guitar amp just doesn't make much sense. I've played my basses through guitar amps I've owned and they just don't sound anything like they do through a bass amp. :shrug:
The SV BASS model he mentioned is a model of an Ampeg SVT bass amp :scratch:
 
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