Yeah, I messed around with it all week. I heard a lot of demos that I thought sounded pretty good, but when I tried their patches they didn’t even sound close to me. Tried a bunch of stuff from the 11R forums. There were some that were OK but just didn’t wow me. There were often a lot of digital artifacts/ weird clipping sounds that I didn’t like. Not the notorious FIZZ, but some weird clipping. I couldn’t trace it down. It was in the initial attack, then it would come back as the note decayed. Drove me nuts. The highs were always too brittle, too, unless I dialed it out with EQ, then it was muddy.
I never could get a delay sound that I liked, either. The tape delay would clip and the memory man delay was either to loud or too quiet, it was irritating.
I tried different guitars, different headphones, speakers etc. I just wasn’t satisfied with it. It really shouldn’t be that hard. Plenty of ways to get terrible sounds on it, but it apparently takes the patience of Job to get something usable.
If I plug into a friend’s Deluxe Reverb it’s gonna sound like a Deluxe Reverb-I wouldn’t have to add parametric EQs pre and post to make it sound right with my guitar. Why can’t they make a modeler like that? Maybe I’ll wait a few years until the Chinese knock off the Kemper and AxeFx