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some new GxPlugins

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Hi

After I received some patches from Yoann Le BORGNE against the dk_simulator (Ampsimtoolkit) I was able to fix the last remaining bit in order to make the ampsim toolkit run again on debian/sid. :)
So now I could use it again on my main system, instead boot up a debian stable system when I'm in the mod to simulate a circuit.
That's why I made some new simulations for the GxPlugins suite.

There are GxHeathkit:
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a simulation of the TA-28(*) distortion booster pedal from 1966.

and two fuzz pedals from Maestro(*), first one is the Fz-1b (V2):
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the second one is the Fz-1s, the "follow up" of the Fz-1b:
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they are included in the GxPlugins.lv2 suite and you could get them here:
https://github.com/brummer10/GxPlugins.lv2

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hermann

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Re: some new GxPlugins

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Thanks. Look forward to trying them out.
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Hope you enjoy them, when you check them out.

In the mean time I've made a other one, the GxKnightFuzz.

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This is a really nasty Fuzz Pedal, which act at lower/ moderate settings as a ultra dark fuzz, when settings get cranked up, it becomes more and more high harmonics.

https://github.com/brummer10/GxKnightFuzz.lv2
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Re: some new GxPlugins

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Great..... thank you for your work.

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Re: some new GxPlugins

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Very cool indeed!
I particularly like that you have gone for some of the 60'ies classics this time, and I will definitely check them out.

/Frank
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Re: some new GxPlugins

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Hi Frank

Yea, let me know your opinion when you've checked them.

As a side note, I should let you know that I've modified the GxSuperFuzz plug, the previous version used a silicon based diode model, which I've replaced now with a (as it should be) germanium based model. This naturally changed the character of the Fuzz. I like it even more now, but it may disturb your presets.
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You are welcome. :)

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Re: some new GxPlugins

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Extremely cool! Yes, it is indeed germanium diodes. I built my own (real-life) clone once, based on some old germanium diodes I had lying around, and the clone sounds *exactly* like the original. Can't wait to check the virtual clone out!

Do I still have to download GxSuperFuzz separately and recompile, or is it included in a package now?

/Frank
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Re: some new GxPlugins

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Frank Carvalho wrote:Do I still have to download GxSuperFuzz separately and recompile, or is it included in a package now?
If you using the KxStudio repros, it should be enough to update the GxPlugins package, as falkTX just has update it.
Otherwise you should download and build GxPlugins from github.

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Re: some new GxPlugins

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As a side note, when build from github, you'll get two more plugs then from the KxStudio package. It's GxAxisFace.lv2:
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A simulation of the Axis Face Silicon Pedal
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A simulation of the slightly modified germanium transistor based Fuzz Face by Analog man
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Re: some new GxPlugins

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GxSuperFuzz
Aw man, this sweet baby has been rockin' my world...

Super nice !

Mucho thanks... 8)

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Re: some new GxPlugins

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Wow, a lot to catch up with!
Nowadays my Guitarix usage is pretty much plug and play, but this seems like a good opportunity to cook a few more presets :D
And since I have also one of those Germanium FF clones lying somewhere, I should be able to provide some feedback in the tone department.
Actually I might prefer the Silicon ones for their thick tone, so let's see....

Thanks Tramp ;-)

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Re: some new GxPlugins

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Well, I hope you like them when you check them out.

Actual this combo give me the kick I'm after:
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It's the GxKnightFuzz which expand the bass side, and GxLiquideDrive (new, it's a slightly modulated simulation of the Ross Distortion pedal) which expand the highs. Both running parallel and rattle on the walls from my house. They blend perfect into each other over the mids. :D
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Re: some new GxPlugins

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tramp wrote: As a side note, I should let you know that I've modified the GxSuperFuzz plug, the previous version used a silicon based diode model, which I've replaced now with a (as it should be) germanium based model. This naturally changed the character of the Fuzz. I like it even more now, but it may disturb your presets.
Hi

I pulled the GxSuperFuzz from github (https://github.com/brummer10/GxSuperFuzz.lv2) and compiled. Something there doesn't work. It compiles and installs, but when it is switched on inside Guitarix, it gives 1-2 seconds of sweet fuzz, but then the fuzz seems to fade into white noise and the plugin goes silent. It produces no more sound until I've restarted Guitarix. And then it does the same thing again.

Tried the plugin in Ardour and it does the same thing.

I have only tried it on my main PC, AMD64, Xubuntu 14.4, and not yet on the RPi. Gx version is 0.35.0git

/Frank
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Re: some new GxPlugins

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mmm, strange, I've it working here like a charm in guitarix, and on the MOD (which is a ARM device).
Actual I've only updated the diode response table, haven't touch the algorithm itself. :(
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Re: some new GxPlugins

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Ah. Think I discovered the cause. My system was running at 96kHz at the time, which made several of the plugins behave bad, and turn into loud noise generators. Switching to 48kHz (as I usually do) made them play nicely.

But that leaves the question, why don't they play nice at 96kHz?
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