BluGuitar Amp 1 Iridium "metal edition" is coming

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  1. Se7enHeaven

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    I got in a Line6 212+ today (FRFR Powercab). The IRs are amazing... I'm doing direct recording with the Powercab (to my DAW) and the Iridium sounds incredible. I'll be doing a review on the Powercab in a few weeks, give or take, and will have several samples in the demo.
     
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    Has this hit the market yet? I see on MF and Guitar Center they list a shipping date of 3/18. I'm quite interested in this unit as often the amps in studios sound like pure shit from being beat to hell. Add to the I've found so many times where the studio doesn't even provide the footswitch. I mean, how the F are you supposed to switch amp channels without the footswitch? This little thing means you can walk right in with your rig, connect it to a cabinet, and go. Have any of you gone that route to simplify your studio sessions and avoid crappy studio amps?


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    Yes dude.

    Loads of us in here have them including me.
    Once you learn the units little quirks - they sound amazing for the price and form factor and covers loads of ground.

    They also sound and feel exactly like a normal full tube amp.
     
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    “Loads” being at least two active posters in this thread. ;)
     
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    Thanks man. So I was looking at the manual and it looks like the remote input can be used to say switch amp channels from an external footswitch. Would you happen to know if the Helix/HX Effects can control amp channel switching for the Iridium? Only ever need to go between clean and high gain.


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    Yes. However, instead of using the TRS jacks, the even better solution would be to buy the Amp1 midi adapter cable (has to be that one specifically) and switch channels and presets over midi with your HX Effects.

    Every parameter with the exception of the EQ controls and the side tone knobs for each channel can be saved in a preset. Which means you could have different presets for low, mid, and high gain on the same channel if you want.
     
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    One complaint (on this board at least) is that there's a fizz when cranking the gain, etc., and particularly when using the Modern setting (the more intense of the three gain channels). I did a Metal Blues shuffle using the Hellraiser Hybrid guitar and the Powercab 212 Plus (Celestion Heritage & EVH speaker combo). The cab sim on the AMP1 Iridium is turned off.
    https://soundcloud.com/brian-johnston-927707894/heavy-blues
     
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    I didn't hear any high end fizz on that! Sounds pretty damn good.
     
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    Ya, it's the cab sim in the Iridium causing it, as I don't get anything like that with the Powercab. The Blubox is OK, but I find the Powercab superior in getting those huge tones out of the Iridium.
     
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    When I can finally flesh out this setup with a real cab, I'm planning on doing a 2x12 cabinet with WGS speakers: a Retro 30 and an ET90. They're slightly tweaked voicings of a Vintage 30 and a G12H-75. So it's a similar speaker combo to what's in the Misha Invective 2x12 cab.
     
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    A fun video matching up the Iridum with a new fuzz/drive pedal... Bloodbuzz:

     
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    New video up.
    Some quality classic metal tones.
    Tight and clear.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Holy fuck that's cleeeean.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I know I got my KSR Ceres and my Valvestate preamp, but goddammit this thing sounds like it would pair perfectly with my Randall T2. The T2 is more low end and low-mid focused while this sounds more trebly and mid focused.
     
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    Holy god the thought of those 2 together!! This is recessed underneath for amp handle space so it could even sit neatly ontop.

    I used to have a T2. What a sick amp. Wish i had it still to try your idea haha
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I think the Ceres would already fill that gap since it's a treble-heavy sound as well

    But I need an excuse to buy an Amp1. :lol:
     
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    Solar crew represent. :D
     
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    He's a bit late to the party, but still a decent video.
     
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