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Preflex/Nigel sound image falls into the \"back\"?


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I really like the color of the preflex/nigel distortion for synths+drums but what I cannot avoid is the \"falling into the back row\" of the sound image.
I've already tried all the models & cabinets in combination with the \"bright\" buttons. I played a lot with the pre&post EQs, but the image still sounds far away instead of in-da-face.

Target: a very strong but still warm distortion WITH cabinet simulation which feels \"near\" in the sound space.

Any settings, ideas, workarounds?


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Definitely try it without the cab simulation, and maybe use something else for that like free IRs. Alternatively you could mess with a slightly resonant LPF in place of the cabinet sim, cutoff somewhere around 3-4kHz. It's a different sound for sure but might work.

Eric Dahlberg

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Simply rolling off high-end can be surprisingly effective for cabinet emulation, though you'll want to be pretty aggressive with it on heavily distorted passages.


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Eurocide said:
Thank you. Sniff, this is what I suspected, that the cab sim is the culprit.
I will try some dynamic filters to get a kind of sick cab sim sound which is still in-da-face.
If you find a solution that works, can you post what you did?
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