New AFB presets!

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  1. Jace Nuzback

    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    AFB owners,
    I made something special for you!
    The attached zip file contains 9 new presets including screen shots for the knob settings of each preset.
    There is also a System Restore file allowing you to load all the presets at one time.
    This file is called (AFB System Restore 112918 JN.fbu)
    This will also load the foot switch assignments.
    As I used the boost effect block in many of these presets for tone shaping,
    I created a post amp/Gain Only EQ boost of about 1.7dB in each preset and assigned
    the boost foot switch to turn that EQ on/off.
    So it won't add any gain to drive the amp model, but it will have an output level
    increase suitable for solos.
    Each preset uses the PLATE reverb.
    The new Arkhan amp model and cab is included as is the updated SLO!
    These were all created using our active CLR wedge as the monitoring source.
    So if you use an FRFR speaker of some kind these should work great for you!
    I'd love to hear your feedback.
    Make sure you make your own backup before installing any of these presets or the System Restore file so you don't lose any of your own presets. Remember that you have to download the zip file and unzip it to get access to the files. Then you can go to FILE-IMPORT PRESET and load any of the individual presets or FILE-RESTORE and select the new system restore file.
    Cheers,
    Jace
     

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  2. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera New Member

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    Thank you!!!!
     
  3. Larry K

    Larry K New Member

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    Awesome, thank you !! Looking forward to trying these-- Initial listen sounds great.
     
  4. Naigewron

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    I'll be testing these tonight for sure. The Kornfield has been my weapon of choice for many months, and from the screenshot it looks like my exact knob settings. Excited to see if your EQ block and/or IR choice makes your new preset sound better than mine.
     
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    grazie mille :)
     
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    Nice variety...... sound pretty sweet buddy!
     
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    I realize this is quite an old post, but I recently got a firebox and was really struggling finding good sounds, these presets helped me out tremendously, especially with the knob setting pics. Thanks so much!
     
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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    Glad they worked out for you!
    Jace
     
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    Can you share your approach to the various reverbs?

    I've been vacillating between room (small/medium) reverbs and spring (1 and 2 ... probably because that's what was in all my amps since the beginning of time).
     
  10. Jace Nuzback

    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    All of the different reverb types have different sound characteristics.

    Spring reverbs have been common in guitar amps for decades, so it

    is often the most familiar reverb sound for guitar players.

    Room reverbs obviously provide the illusion of playing in a larger physical space.

    The Cavern reverb is the most exaggerated version of this.

    As guitar players rarely get a chance to play in a large, empty space, these kinds of reverbs can be fun!

    Plate reverbs were a studio invention. Before these were invented studios had to have echo chambers. Empty, reflective rooms where audio was piped in and then microphones captured the room reflections. It sounds wonderful, but it takes up a lot of square footage in your studio!

    Plate reverbs provided a synthetic, smaller alternative. They also provided a unique sound.


    What reverb type you should select depends greatly on what you’re trying to achieve.

    If you’re replacing your guitar amp with the AmpliFireBox, using one of the spring reverbs will bring some familiarity to a new digital experience. It’s a smaller sounding reverb in general and will work well playing with a band. Especially if you want vintage reverb sounds like surf guitar!


    If you’re just playing at home, but want to sound like you’re playing on a large stage in a big venue, room reverbs will take you there. Close your eyes and let inspiration cary you away!


    For those playing ambient music, it is more about space, depth and creating new sounds with less instruments. Reverbs, echos and other effects help create this kind of vibe. The Cavern reverb provides the sound of a huge space with a very long decay time.


    The plate reverb can replicate almost all of the other sizes of reverbs, but with a warmer sound and without the artifacts of a spring reverb. I personally find it to be the most versatile of the reverbs we offer.


    So while the type of reverb you select will determine the “character” of the sound, knowing how to dial the parameters in properly will allow these reverbs to sound their best and get you the sounds that you’re looking for.


    Parameters:


    DRY LEVEL-This is the sound of your dry guitar tone. Leave this at 0dB.


    DECAY-You can think of this as “how large” the reverb sounds. 0% decays faster and sounds smaller. 100% Decays very slowly and sounds bigger. For playing in a band you’ll probably want this set no higher than 50%. Otherwise the reverb sound starts to wash out the sound of the guitar and it sounds muddy. But for ambient music where you want the reverbs to go on forever, you can set this all the way to 100%.


    LOW DAMP-Think of this as a low frequency EQ for the reverb sound. 0% leaves all the low frequencies in the reverb. 100% removes all the low frequencies from the reverb. Start at 50% and adjust to taste.


    HI DAMP-Think of this as a high frequency EQ for the reverb sound. 0% leaves all the high frequencies in the reverb. 100% removes all the high frequencies from the reverb. Start at 50% and adjust to taste.


    DIFFUSION- This parameter has to do with the way reverb reflections work. 0% sounds thinner and less defined. 100% sounds very warm and clear. Start at 50% and adjust to taste.


    PRE DELAY-This allows you to artificially delay the time it takes for your guitar signal to get to the reverb. By setting this parameter to just 2ms, it allows the sound of your picked note to come through before it is washed in reverb. This can provide some clarity to your note definition. The highest setting is 100ms. Even this doesn’t sound too extreme, but it separates the sound of the reverb from the sound of the instrument. A setting of 0ms means there is no pre delay. This is of course the most natural sounding.


    LEVEL-Finally you have the reverb level control. On the AmpliFireBox this is set using the Reverb knob. This controls the amount of reverb that you mix in to the sound.


    These are just some guidelines. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to creating reverb sounds.
     
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    Hi folks. I hope it's not too late to thank you for the presets. I purchased a brand new AFB and I am in love with the organic sound. I am a man of just one preset for live, say a Hot Brit one. So playing in one of the channels in A/B mode is enough to me (plus the boost, of course). These presets helped me to get a perfect live sound. I do the rest with the knobs in my guitar :p:p
    Thanks so much again!
     
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    Great post, Jace. I love these "shop time" posts. Thank you.
     
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    Hey Jace, been playing around more with these and have a couple of questions/comments. First, the knob pictures for the hot brit, rumble brite, and us clean are all identical. I'm guessing they shouldn't be? I've used lots of fenders before and gotten a good sound from the US clean, but I'm baffled by the rumble. Second, any idea why my effects are so much more pronounced on the kornfield patch? I use individual stompoxes in front of the AFB and man, my reverb in particular just goes nuts on that one, I have to back the mix and decay way down. Thanks for the help!
     
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    The knob settings can be quite similar between patches.
    The Rumble models are great for low to mid gain, but not clean sounds.
    The Kornfield has a lot of clean headroom. Much more than many of the other amp models.
    So pedals in front of that amp model will be much louder.
     
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    Got it, thanks so much!
     
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    Sorry for the stupid question but I am trying to install these and when I got through File-Import preset . My editor only allows for .pre files and so it doesn't see your presets. What am I doing wrong?
     
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    These are only for the AFB, not the AF3, AF6 or AF12.
     
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    That would explain it
    Sorry about that.
     
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