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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 ?
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
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
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