Agreed as always Man, I love your thoughts on things great insight as always. The IR thing as you know I am not that well versed in, I have a routine for Cab shaper that uses IR, But to be completely honest with you I don't really know what it is supposed to feel/sound like so I can't say whether its any good or not. The 4th strip isalready added in the Cab Shaper. I was going to add IR as an option as well.
Thinking about it. There was another thread here on GAM where a guy wanted to use IR'S for pickups, I left him a message saying that I would like to be involved in that and would create a software to wrap the IR's they are creating. I was hoping to hear back from him I never did. This was another area I wanted to also make for the upgrade the ability to shape the sound as it comes into the signal path of the amp. So yes you got crappy pickups, no big deal I take a reading of what they are sending, compare that to what DUNCAN would send and apply frequency boosts and cuts, voila, you now are playing duncan pickups.. This is very easy to do. I would also spin that technology off as its own separate VST pickup emulator. There is a post on KVR from me where I also outlined some areas that will be improved. First is the scaling. I have made things too high in output. Gain does'nt need to be at 50000, likewise the bass treb and mid don't need settings of three. All of the eq setions are basically VCA's(for those of you who don't know this term, it stands for Voltage Controlled Amplifier), these will add more power into the signal which brings you closer to clip. Its one thing for me to work at .2 and .012 max settings, but to the general public, I think it gives them a feeling that things should be turned up, so what happens is they trun it up and get clip.
Then they feel like they did not succeed at creating an amp, then failure then, I hate this stupid thing.
In no uncertain terms, It is my job to Empower the people who use my software, and in that regard, I may have failed with this first release. We'll know better when we start hearing more GUT files. The Gut files btw serve another purpose for me. I can use them to judge whether people are getting what I am doing, it allows me a way of seeing whether they are getting the Gui or not. Just by the way in which an amp sounds you can tell a lot. Yours are getting better btw Agreed. The first ones were really good but these last ones are just great.
EQ's...Sliders with a knob up the top for frequency, I was thinking that may be easier to understand, to tune into your frequency. Chorus, Hmmm, I was thinking I got that one past you Agreed
I know thats the only issue people are having. saying, hey man does that Chorus work, or I think I'm doing something wrong, I get no chorus sound. For a developer, in my opinion the worst thing that you can hear is they think they're doing something wrong. The user should always be able to turn a knob and something happens. But unfortunately The changes that happen in the signal path are not always audible until something else along the path changes. Once a user starts feeling like they are to blame for something not working you've just lost them. I studied software devlopment psych, Very interesting and important stuff. Like simple stuff, you want a user to take an action, or to strongly suggest they press a certain button, Make it green, The one you don't want them to press make it red. Simple stuff like that.
"You've got a High Amp and a Low Amp, very handy functions for dialing in the exact amount of tight-versus-loose gain you want there... How about a Mid Amp for further tuning?"
Already done as well as another filter.
Cab shaping, not sure what todo there yet. I'm gonna take a resarch day and check into IR.
The next thing I'm gonna post will probably be Pre-Ampus on acid, or Duel Gain.
But as for me , I just woke up sorry I have'nt ben around today, I planned on being here all day but as was said I had to get my dog to the vets and could'nt be here, But I figured the Beta tests were here for questions anyways, and no one, not even me really knows this stuff like you guys do. So who better to answer questions. I also worked for something like 2 days straight so I was burnt. Anyways, I don't know what the price point will be, We have to do some more foot work to make this happen but as I said I really don't want to sell anything for over $50.00 US. Its time someone came to the market with good effects and software and showed these $300-$900 morons that you don't have to sell for that price. That just greed. I only want to make a living, like everyone else, I am already rich by being able to do what I do.
People think I'm full of shit when I say that but, put yourself in my place, guitarist for 28 years, Software development for 20 years. Now decide that you want a Lexicon reverb. Build it. That simple, you are able to have any guitar amp or effect that you want, you just have to build it. So thats what I mean...