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Re: Delurk, intro and a couple of questions.

On Jul 24, 2005, at 0:54, Luca Formentini wrote:
> Per Boysen wrote:
>> I  prefer to fade in notes with the guitars volume know and this  
>> is  impossible with all software amps.
> ?
> sorry Per, what do you mean with this ?
> luca

Oh, sorry. I should have explained that better. I meant that the fade  
in volume envelop becomes extremely steep. When playing on a regular  
amp (or some Pod settings)  I can hear my guitar tone even on guitar  
volume knob level 2 to 3. Then it fades in equally up to the highest  
guitar output at 10. With all software amp simulators I have tested I  
can hear almost nothing from my guitar pickups between guitar volume  
knob setting 1 to 9. Then somewhere between 9 and 10 the full shred  
kicks in.

My way of dealing with this problem is to learn to use a volume foot  
pedal instead. But this gives a different sound no matter how I try  
to make it sound like I'm "knob swelling" the note attacks.

Since I started to play with the TC electronics FireworX (without  
using any pre-amp for my low output single coil guitar pick-ups) I  
found that the same fading in problem applies to this unit as well.  
So I seem to have reached my undeniable Volume Foot Pedal Karma this  
year. A very experienced Swedish guitarist friend, Göran Flood (I  
think he may be on this list from time to time) explained to me that,  
regarding the FireworX, this may be an input gain issue. He  
recommended to buy a device called "xotic rc booster" to get up the  
strat output level. I don't know, but in a way this makes sense  
because I have really been working hard on my FireworX patches to  
bring the level up. My patches are double the volume compared to the  
pre-sets it ships with. The manufacturer probably expects people to  
use a Pod or similar for input. Anyway, with a booster I may be able  
to get back at my knob swelling ;-)  I don't think I will get a  
booster, though, because this input gain setting makes it possible to  
have my strat and alto traverse flute mic connected simultaneously  
connected to the two inputs. Now I will only have to learn how to  
play them at the same time ;-))   Any hints?

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
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