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  1. Matt Crooks

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    Are you using the Waves SSL, or is it another one? How do you like it?
     
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    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    It's the Waves. It's very, well, touchy, but does seem to be a reasonably musical EQ. I haven't played with the comp yet.
     
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    I've heard lots of good things about it (except the people that compare it side by side to a hardware SSL). I just can't bring myself to spend the $1.5k on it yet. Let me know what you think of the comp when you get to play with it...
     
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    It's down to about $750 in some places. I'll let you know about the comps after I do some bass work - ReaComp works great for drums and uses about 1/20 the resources, so I haven't been chomping to try the SSLs yet...

    Back on the original topic, I will try and keep this thread going through the recording process so I can give a solid evaluation of the AxeTrak. I'll tell you this much, though - so far I definitely prefer it to any cab model or speaker sim I've used...
     
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    It's $750 for Native, $1,500 for TDM. /end hijack :)
     
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    Does this one resemble a fridge?
     
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    Hell, no. it's tiny - about the height of a mini-tower computer, but not as deep. It sounds so much better than the Randall I can't even begin to compare the two...
     
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    Ah, the Randall beats it in that regard then. :)
     
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    No, noodles, that resembles a kidney bean. Duh. :nuts:
     
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    Give me a break, will ya - I've got drum tracks to do first. :lol:
     
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    Thread over. Drew wins. :lol:
     
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    Thread not entirely over yet. I just ordered one of these for myself. My setup will be quite a bit different, however. I'll be using this with my Axe-FX and a Rocktron Velocity 100 power amp. I thought about going with a Mesa 20/20 power amp, but other Axe-FX owners have had bad experiences with that combo. Plus, the Axe-FX has parameters to control simulated tube power section characteristics, so I really don't want a power amp that colors the sound beyond that, and you don't want a massively powerful amp for the Axe Trak, unless you like blowing fuses.

    Anyway, my setup will be Axe-FX pre-effects and amp sim --> effects loop out --> Velocity --> Axe Trak --> effects loop in --> Axe-FX post-EQ and effects --> mixing board. I like to live dangerous and print my effects to the recording. :)

    This could be interesting. Haven't received either the Axe Trak or Velocity yet, but shouldn't be too long.
     
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    Yeah, it could be very interesting to see how it works out. Plus, we might like to A/B them, since we have the old version and you'll have the new one...
     
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    As a totally unrelated aside, I've been reading up on mic theory lately, and I TOTALLY want to grab a Presonus Fiirepod and start tracking drums. :/ After the holidays...
     
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    Really? Wanna come down to VA and track some for me? I'm sick of it. :lol:
     
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    That will be interesting to compare. The new version has a different speaker and a high-frequency rolloff switch (not sure why you'd want that... :scratch: ).
     
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    Maybe they found the new speaker needed it. The old speaker needs a low frequency rolloff switch. :lol:
     

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