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spacecadetspacecadet Frets: 660
Not sure if this is old news but looks interesting. Not had a proper read yet. 

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  • hugbothugbot Frets: 1525
    Want. Not cheap though. Harmony delay model? None of the old line 6 stomps have ever had that so its not m series effects either.
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 16243
    I wonder if they reverse engineered the AFX then?
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  • hugbothugbot Frets: 1525
    edited June 2015
    Word on TGP is that in can load Cab IRs

    Wait, capacative touch footswitches? So you just touch the footswitch (as opposed to pressing it) and that brings up its controls on the main screen, pretty rad.
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  • spacecadetspacecadet Frets: 660
    The site must be getting absolutely hammered cause the video won't play. Reading through though this could be my next thing. Been considering a Firehawk or maybe the FX8 but this looks shit hot! 
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  • FuzzdogFuzzdog Frets: 814
    I scrolled through, and thought "This isn't going to be cheap..." and was not surprised at the end. 

    Still rather want one, though, even without trying one.  It tickles my gizmo lust. :))
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  • John_PJohn_P Frets: 1408
    edited June 2015
    Take out the amp modelling aspect and this looks like something tc should bring out to upgrade the G system.  Having the modelling stuff as well is a bonus.   I wonder how much input yamaha had.

    edit - now I've seen the price, I wonder if they are trying to reposition the brand as being more upmarket and inline with axe as opposed to being thought of a cheaper inferior brand.
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  • meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 5941
    and queue the post about shitty switches....
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 2647
    I'm on mobile and the vid won't load!

    What's the price?
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  • hugbothugbot Frets: 1525
    $1499
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  • John_PJohn_P Frets: 1408
    joeyowen said:
    I'm on mobile and the vid won't load!

    What's the price?
    $1499  for the rack version or pedal version  with a dedicated foot controller for the rack at $499
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 2647
    Thanks!

    And fuck that.
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  • BodBod Frets: 174
    Yep, confirmed IR capability and looks sh*t hot.  Too pricey for me sadly...

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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 10426
    The I/O looks to be pretty spot-on too - plenty of sends and inserts for all sorts of shenanigans. Let's hope they're line-level, too.
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  • GrumpyrockerGrumpyrocker Frets: 539
    That looks mint. 

    I don't really have use for one. But that's never stopped me.

    Don't have the money either though.

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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 10426
    I actually can't figure out for the life of me how they've screwed this one up. All multi-effects manufacturers have to - it's part of their code, I believe - but this one looks like they've covered all the bases.

    I presume it has massive tone suck, or some ridiculous restrictions on effect blocks, or perhaps you can't turn off the amp modelling.
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  • dindudedindude Frets: 4621
    That really does look exceptional. So long as they've nailed next generation sounds along with user interface, the price point seems OK.
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  • GrumpyrockerGrumpyrocker Frets: 539
    I wonder if it can run in 4CM without requiring hours of fiddling and annoyance.

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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 8015
    That looks extremely cool and has the feature that I've always wanted from a multiFX namely a few loops for analogue drives. 

    That said at that price I'd want it to be able to replace my whole rig and not need additional drives.

    Line6, Roland etc have been caught napping and been thoroughly bested by Fractal and Kemper. It's about time one of the big boys responded with something serious.

    The only worry is that the guitar on the video sounds quite shit.
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  • FuzzdogFuzzdog Frets: 814
    I'm hoping the 'more to come' part to mean that this is their flagship, and cheaper versions will be available, hopefully with just the fancy interface and switched stripped out but with the sounds remaining intact.

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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 10426
    Fuzzdog said:
    I'm hoping the 'more to come' part to mean that this is their flagship, and cheaper versions will be available, hopefully with just the fancy interface and switched stripped out but with the sounds remaining intact.

    Talking of which...that screen unnerves me. I'm not convinced that it'll stand up under bright lighting (especially if it's glossy), and it's a very large area to make singer's-boots-proof.
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  • spacecadetspacecadet Frets: 660
    Fuzzdog said:
    I'm hoping the 'more to come' part to mean that this is their flagship, and cheaper versions will be available, hopefully with just the fancy interface and switched stripped out but with the sounds remaining intact.

    Talking of which...that screen unnerves me. I'm not convinced that it'll stand up under bright lighting (especially if it's glossy), and it's a very large area to make singer's-boots-proof.
    That was my initial reaction too but then I thought about my iPhone screen. I've dropped it face down onto concrete christ knows how many times and it's still intact as well as being able to see it in full sun too. If it's anything like that then it's a winner. About time Line 6 got a look in with this stuff. Just goes to show what huge investment from Yamaha can do for you.
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 10426
    edited June 2015
    I have to say...from what I've seen of the Fractal FX8 and this (and the fact that they're in roughly the same price bracket), I'd be tempted to go for this. It did really sound excellent in that video.

    I can see Cliff going absolutely mental over this one. He might even be chucking a few chairs around ;)
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 16243
    I might check out the Fractal forum before it implodes.
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 10426
    octatonic said:
    I might check out the Fractal forum before it implodes.
    They're just warming up...


    Lots of reasonable people on there, but you can tell a few are limbering up for a fight ;)
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 16243
    edited June 2015
    Actually, people seem relatively calm.... so far. ;)
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  • dindudedindude Frets: 4621
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    The only worry is that the guitar on the video sounds quite shit.
    I only got the first minute or so on iPad speakers but I thought it sounded good. They've tried to pick on probably the hardest tone to replicate with modelling, vintage fuzzed out big stack and uni vibe type thing. Far harder than straight up high gain or pretty sounding clean + shimmer type thing that digital modellers do all day long.
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  • ROOGROOG Frets: 400
    looks very smart, i would be interested to hear what those who work with this type of kit think of the feature set. 

     

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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 8015
    dindude said:
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    The only worry is that the guitar on the video sounds quite shit.
    I only got the first minute or so on iPad speakers but I thought it sounded good. They've tried to pick on probably the hardest tone to replicate with modelling, vintage fuzzed out big stack and uni vibe type thing. Far harder than straight up high gain or pretty sounding clean + shimmer type thing that digital modellers do all day long.
    Yeah it might just be that I don't really dig univibe sounds.
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 16243
    edited June 2015
    ROOG said:
    looks very smart, i would be interested to hear what those who work with this type of kit think of the feature set. 
    It looks good- whether it will be good enough to topple the AFX remains to be seen.

    I doubt they be able to keep up with Fractal's update schedule, but in some ways that might be a positive.
    Getting a stable AFX build means actively saying 'NO' to the weekly Fractal update merry-go-round.

    It has to sound great and up until now Line 6 haven't really been in the same league.

    I'm curious as to how well the looper works.
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  • dindude said:
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    The only worry is that the guitar on the video sounds quite shit.
    I only got the first minute or so on iPad speakers but I thought it sounded good. They've tried to pick on probably the hardest tone to replicate with modelling, vintage fuzzed out big stack and uni vibe type thing. Far harder than straight up high gain or pretty sounding clean + shimmer type thing that digital modellers do all day long.

    I thought that was a brave move, but you're right. The digital distortion stuff may not be as responsive as a great fuzz face but if its tonally good and 90 percent there...
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