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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16045

Bravo! :good job:
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16046

Hi all,
Installed the update (2.70 iLok) and all the new cabs showed up - great!!! - but none of the extended presets.

looked around in Docs and Application support, but don't see them anywhere (on Mac).

Any Ideas?

Thanks -
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16047

Duh - Nevermind - just needed to use my brain.
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16051

Really great update,

new presets are fantastic !

thanks you very much Mike

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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16053

Mike, last night I was having a go with the new presets and cabs. Loved the AC inspired settings...

As you have two nice examples of vintage Vox AC-30 with you, how close do you think you got by using the amps you already created and the new cabs?

Thanks for the hard work! it's fantastic!
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16069

asintoras wrote:

As you have two nice examples of vintage Vox AC-30 with you, how close do you think you got by using the amps you already created and the new cabs?

Good question. Those presets were created by ear and not by comparison. One challenge with listening to AC-30s is that they are so loud. In order to make a comparison I would power-soak the real amp and A/B S-GEAR vs amp through the same cabinet emulation. Also scoping signals at various stages in the amp and comparing. From the work I've done already I'd say that S-GEAR can get quite close, however, it will be great to attempt to capture more of the subtleties of the VOX in a dedicated amp.

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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16076

Really great stuff!

New cabs add a little extra snazz and the new presets are guitar volume and tone knob friendly (talking to you, AC Rythm 2).

For new users, these presets demonstrate the importance of setting good levels on the input to get the most flexibility out of the gain stage models. S-Gear is still my go-to.
... and adjusting the noise gate for " tremendous lead" is a gateway drug to my ego.

Hope all is well, Mike

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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16080

All these new features for free!!! Wow I love all of the new presets Just love em Thanks a million!
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16083

gabrielscruff wrote:

nice one,,

the straight di with z curve is really something ... i think it gives a nice feel and touch factor to the sound ,i like it with nebula cabs it bnirngs the string sound interaction closer to your fingers sensibility i think reminds that power amp thumpf that you maybe don't know it was there, but if you take it out you can tell .

congrats on the new update.

Hey!
When you say Nebula, are you talking about the Acustica audio plugin or the Henry Olonga IR's?
Never tried any of them, but I am very curious now!
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16090

Indeed, the new IR's are fantastic in this release. Incidentally, I am using S-gear as my IR loader for any amp sim that I use. Someone pointed out on another thread that, for some reason, S-gear's IR loader sounds really good. I think I know why...

Mike opted to allow 20,000 samples in a long impulse response. As a reference, when you use a 500 ms long IR at, say, 44.1 kHz, you, of course, have about 22k samples. Most other IR loaders for guitar cab sims limit the number of samples to far less than this, because most of the tail of the IR is close to zero in value. Seems reasonable, right?

However, I think they have made a BIG mistake. IR loaders implement the requisite circular convolution using an FFT / IFFT to provide zero-latency convolution. Therein lies the rub - if you cut the IR short, you limit the frequency resolution in the FFT. In fact, it is often common to zero-pad signals to increase the frequency resolution when taking the FFT. So by keeping more of the IR, even if it is close to zero, you increase the frequency resolution of the result!

So please, Mike, don't cut the IR's shorter, even if the tails are zero or close to zero, in future releases. Whatever FFT implementation you are using is quite efficient, and it isn't over-taxing a modern CPU. I will note that it has been a while since I dug deeply into signal processing theory, so I may be off the mark here - if someone knows more please feel free to correct me... But I think I am on the right track. I recently implemented a zero-latency convolution for a real-time systems course that I teach where my students implement some audio effects, so I spent some time looking at IR loader implementations.
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16094

There was some discussion of the IR length issue here:
www.scuffhamamps.com/forum/6-general-dis...6944-irs-length#7954

IR length is important with FFT based convolution, and for the reasons discussed it can be beneficial to zero pad a perfectly captured, shorter IR. After a point it becomes a diminishing return on your additional CPU load so bigger isn't always better.

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Mike
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16099

Where do I find instructions to update? If there are none, what is the best update method? Should I back up my presets? Where is the update download?

Thanks
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16104

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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16105

Great. so I install the update,which I have done in the past, and now Studio One opens up and says S-Gear is not installed on my system. I try to reinstall so I can perhaps change a directory or something, and it only give me the options of removing, which I assume would then remove all my presets, or repair, which doesn't give me any options, it just redoes the install automatically.

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So the install is in Program Files Under Scuffham and the presets are all in ProgramData folder. I am using Studio One Pro 64 bit under Win7 Pro which is also 64 and 32 bit.

Edit 2: So I got Studio One to scan program files for plugins and now it crashes and won't work. Why would this not just update like any other program? My whole system is now ruined. WTF?

Edit 3: Studio One is locked on startup. I am now screwed.

Edit4: After sitting for some time loading, Studio One started up, Scuffham 2.71 is there and everything is as it was... now WTF?
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16106

player99 wrote:

Great. so I install the update,which I have done in the past, and now Studio One opens up and says S-Gear is not installed on my system. I try to reinstall so I can perhaps change a directory or something, and it only give me the options of removing, which I assume would then remove all my presets, or repair, which doesn't give me any options, it just redoes the install automatically.

Edit:
So the install is in Program Files Under Scuffham and the presets are all in ProgramData folder. I am using Studio One Pro 64 bit under Win7 Pro which is also 64 and 32 bit.

Edit 2: So I got Studio One to scan program files for plugins and now it crashes and won't work. Why would this not just update like any other program? My whole system is now ruined. WTF?

Edit 3: Studio One is locked on startup. I am now screwed.

Edit4: After sitting for some time loading, Studio One started up, Scuffham 2.71 is there and everything is as it was... now WTF?

Uninstalling S-GEAR won't touch any of your existing presets.

If you had Studio One open during the update process then it could be that Studio One had the older version of S-GEAR loaded in memory. Make sure you close any DAW instances before doing an update.

Cheers,
Mike
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16111

Studio One was closed.
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16113

player99 wrote:

Great. so I install the update,which I have done in the past, and now Studio One opens up and says S-Gear is not installed on my system. I try to reinstall so I can perhaps change a directory or something, and it only give me the options of removing, which I assume would then remove all my presets, or repair, which doesn't give me any options, it just redoes the install automatically.

Edit:
So the install is in Program Files Under Scuffham and the presets are all in ProgramData folder. I am using Studio One Pro 64 bit under Win7 Pro which is also 64 and 32 bit.

Edit 2: So I got Studio One to scan program files for plugins and now it crashes and won't work. Why would this not just update like any other program? My whole system is now ruined. WTF?

Edit 3: Studio One is locked on startup. I am now screwed.

Edit4: After sitting for some time loading, Studio One started up, Scuffham 2.71 is there and everything is as it was... now WTF?

Sorry to hear about your update troubles. I'm not trying to tell you how to do things but I always try to remember to create a restore point before doing any updates or changes to my PC. Doing this has saved me a lot of grief over the years.
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16117

Try making a copy of your presets folder, then uninstall/reinstall. Delete the default folder and start SGear in standalone mode. That'll rebuild the presets folder with the NEW presets. Then just copy anything that's missing from the backup you made to the presets folder. That should do it.

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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16148

Hi there. I just installed the High Sierra Beta of MAC os. When I try to load the s-gear app it doesn't load. Will there be some testing on your side for the new version of the Mac OS?
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S-GEAR v2.70 is now available 2 years 2 months ago #16149

scottburrow wrote:

Hi there. I just installed the High Sierra Beta of MAC os. When I try to load the s-gear app it doesn't load. Will there be some testing on your side for the new version of the Mac OS?

Of course we'll be dedicating time to looking at the forthcoming OSX 10.13. Apple are introducing a new file system - so possibly big changes in this OS which could impact S-GEAR and other Applications.

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