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===Patch creation tips===
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Press and hold '''ENTER''' to automatically place and route shunts all the way to the output mixer.
 
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====Pitch Block Placement====
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Each time '''EDIT''' is pressed, the next effect edit page is displayed. If you are on a different page, the edit page for the nearest effect will be displayed.
When going direct, pitch shifting often sounds best when placed BEFORE the cab block.  
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Hold down '''BYPASS''' to restore all parameters of an effect block to default.
The factory presets may have the block doing the shifting (pitch or multidelay) after the cabinet block. Try moving the pitch before the cabinet block for smoother results.
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Each time '''ENTER''' is pressed while in the sequencer menu, a new random set of values is loaded. You can use this feature to find cool sequence patterns.
====Modulation Before Amp Block====
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The "bright switch" of an amp block may be enabled by selecting the '''TREB''' control and pressing '''ENTER'''. This will toggle the state of the switch. The text “BRT” will appear under the control when the bright circuit is active.
Placing modulation effects (i.e. chorus, flanger) before the amp block can give a more vintage flavor to a preset. Most of the Axe-Fx factory presets follow the "studio" routing philosophy of putting modulation near the end.  
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The "boost switch" of an amp may be enabled selecting the '''DRIVE''' control and pressing '''ENTER'''. This will toggle the state of the switch. The text “BOOST” will appear under the control when the boost circuit is active. The boost switch adds 12db of gain to the amp simulation. This is useful to get more drive out the amp than it would normally have.
For example the following is the basis for Andy Summers tone:
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In addition to copying effects block parameters, the controller parameters can also be copied(i.e, Envelope, ADSR, LFO, etc) from one preset to another. Just press the '''RECALL''' button, page over to the '''EFFECT''' tab, select the proper preset to copy from, then select controller from the '''Retrieve''' area.
Compressor->Flanger->Blackface Amp->2x12 Cab->Stereo Delay w/ mod->Reverb
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You can use the feedback send and return to extend the length of a chain if necessary.
Try this with the flanger time set to about 5 ms, rate around 0.8 Hz, Depth at 60% and Autodepth set to High. Set the amp fairly bright. Set the delay time to an eight note. Add a little modulation.
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On units built prior to mid-July 2007 the serial number is underneath the main-board. The serial number now is located on the back next to the AC inlet.
Notice the flanger is before the amp block. The delay could also be before the amp block. It's unclear to me where Andy had his Memory Man.  
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One thing to try is to use two amps but only one cab. The amps are mono but the cabs are stereo. So you can feed two amps into one cab block. This will save roughly 10% CPU.
When using a modulation block before the amp block be sure to check the LFO Phase parameter. The amp blocks are mono and sum the left and right inputs. If you put a modulation block before the amp block set the LFO Phase to 0 degrees otherwise you might get weird cancellation effects when the two signals are summed in the amp block.  
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With the power amp simulation off, the depth and deep controls are deactivated; the master becomes a volume control and the presence controls turns into a shelving filter.
====="Plexi Bright Setting":=====
 
"One of the first mods people make to real 'Plexi' Marshalls is to "clip the bright cap". The bright cap varied over the years, supposedly depending on what was lying around in the shop. The model defaults to the bright cap in the circuit. If you turn the bright off you're effectively clipping the bright cap.  
 
 
 
With the bright cap in Marshalls can be very bright and harsh. However, if you crank the Master you might find the extra brightness helps compensate for the power amp getting darker." - CC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
====Tweaking tones for covers====
 
{{:Tweaking tones for covers}}
 

Revision as of 05:53, 10 November 2007

To add a tip, please insert at the end and don't forget the four dashes ----


Press and hold ENTER to automatically place and route shunts all the way to the output mixer.


Each time EDIT is pressed, the next effect edit page is displayed. If you are on a different page, the edit page for the nearest effect will be displayed.


Hold down BYPASS to restore all parameters of an effect block to default.


Each time ENTER is pressed while in the sequencer menu, a new random set of values is loaded. You can use this feature to find cool sequence patterns.


The "bright switch" of an amp block may be enabled by selecting the TREB control and pressing ENTER. This will toggle the state of the switch. The text “BRT” will appear under the control when the bright circuit is active.


The "boost switch" of an amp may be enabled selecting the DRIVE control and pressing ENTER. This will toggle the state of the switch. The text “BOOST” will appear under the control when the boost circuit is active. The boost switch adds 12db of gain to the amp simulation. This is useful to get more drive out the amp than it would normally have.


In addition to copying effects block parameters, the controller parameters can also be copied(i.e, Envelope, ADSR, LFO, etc) from one preset to another. Just press the RECALL button, page over to the EFFECT tab, select the proper preset to copy from, then select controller from the Retrieve area.


You can use the feedback send and return to extend the length of a chain if necessary.


On units built prior to mid-July 2007 the serial number is underneath the main-board. The serial number now is located on the back next to the AC inlet.


One thing to try is to use two amps but only one cab. The amps are mono but the cabs are stereo. So you can feed two amps into one cab block. This will save roughly 10% CPU.


With the power amp simulation off, the depth and deep controls are deactivated; the master becomes a volume control and the presence controls turns into a shelving filter.