I think the thing about all the modelers and recordings of real amps even I'm hearing lately that they have in common which I don't like is the IR's. It doesn't matter what it is whether a plugin like Reaxis or Bias, AxeFx, Helix, Kemper, GSP1101, TwoNotes Torpedo with real amps etc.. I keep hearing this sound everywhere, like a tire leaking air out. I've talked about it several times now in different threads and I keep hearing it. The thing they all have in common is IR's. The only common thing is IR's at this point. At first I thought maybe it's YouTube but it's not because nothing else has it that I hear, including a lot of music, which coincidentally wasn't recorded with IR's because it was before that time. It sounds like air rushing out of a tire, and anemic, thin and plucky with a hollow midrange. There's also a false sense of oomph to the palm mutes and chugs. Like it hits a brick wall limiter in the digital realm instead of actually pushing then it chokes out. Almost like the phase is reversed on the speaker or something. I hear this on all different systems and even headphones. There's nothing wrong with my ears because I don't hear it on other stuff. It really sucks because I want to get an AxeFx3 and have it work for me so bad, but if I did I'm thinking I'd have to just use it as a preamp and effects with no IR's or cab sim stuff, which is fine. I can't hear the difference in recordings, usually, in a mix with drums and stuff which is great, but, Seriously, Am I the only one hearing this? How come nobody else seems to be talking about this? It's driving me nuts. PBA, I'm not anti modeler or a tone snob or putting anything or anyone down. I'm seriously wondering if I'm the only one hearing this and WTF is going on? I'm convinced it's the IR's. I'd like to hear something like an AxeFx without any cab or amp modeling or IR's, run into a tube amp and recorded with a mic and no IR"s used just to hear what that sounds like but I can't find any clips of that anywhere. You know, traditional recording and mixing.