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Old 08-02-2020, 02:30 PM
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I found it on Reverb. It was sold by a company called ďThe Pedal GuyĒ in California. It was $149.00 with free shipping and I think about $10 for California tax. Good price for all it does. https://reverb.com/item/34903208-nux...er-pedal-nai-5

Thanks- just picked one up!
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:31 PM
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IR volume - Yes
Loud with preamp gain- yes, very loud.
Thanks, I might give it a try...
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:06 PM
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I'm dying for some audio-visual reviews on the Optima Air.
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:28 PM
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Got mine a few days ago —so far I think it has promise and I might be happy with it- just need to really deep dive and explore as well as run it through my live PA rig to see if it stays on the pedalboard. It would replace a Radial Acoustic DI.

Upgraded firmware and downloaded their separate desktop app. I did have an issue connecting to my PC so I unplugged, rebooted the pedal and PC and plugged in. Still nothing so unplugged , meddled with all the program settings...including the MIDI setting in the program (couldn’t hurt) and when I reconnected it worked. No issues connecting since then.

The stock IR’s that came with the pedal itself are all over the map in usability, but some did a nice job of making a quacking piezo sound MUCH more natural. In fact it made me crack a smile and say ‘wow’ lol

I think many players will just use the stock IR’s as starting points to fiddle and edit or more likely delete them and load their own. But you never know - you might find one that works for your rig. Haven’t had time to IR capture any of my guitars yet, I’m looking to do it this weekend.

It is really 2 pedals. An IR capture and blending pedal as well as a DI that can be eq’d venue to venue.

I’ll try to update as I gather more impressions. I’m keen to compare IR’s on the same guitar made with the pedal vs. with Cuki’s generator (thanks for that!)
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Got mine a few days ago óso far I think it has promise and I might be happy with it- just need to really deep dive and explore as well as run it through my live PA rig to see if it stays on the pedalboard. It would replace a Radial Acoustic DI.

Upgraded firmware and downloaded their separate desktop app. I did have an issue connecting to my PC so I unplugged, rebooted the pedal and PC and plugged in. Still nothing so unplugged , meddled with all the program settings...including the MIDI setting in the program (couldnít hurt) and when I reconnected it worked. No issues connecting since then.

The stock IRís that came with the pedal itself are all over the map in usability, but some did a nice job of making a quacking piezo sound MUCH more natural. In fact it made me crack a smile and say Ďwowí lol

I think many players will just use the stock IRís as starting points to fiddle and edit or more likely delete them and load their own. But you never know - you might find one that works for your rig. Havenít had time to IR capture any of my guitars yet, Iím looking to do it this weekend.

It is really 2 pedals. An IR capture and blending pedal as well as a DI that can be eqíd venue to venue.

Iíll try to update as I gather more impressions. Iím keen to compare IRís on the same guitar made with the pedal vs. with Cukiís generator (thanks for that!)
Thanks for taking this step with me. Looking forward to share experiences. I had a similar issue getting it to connect to my pc as well. Like you said, once connected, I had no issues.

I found one of the stock files from Cukiís webpage that worked really well with my Taylor with ES2. Since I downloaded a bunch and made several of my own, my next step is to clean up the memory, change some strings on my Martin and start to work on it. I have it loaded with several that are not usable. With the ES2, it doesnít take much IR level to get a good sound. Just enough to take the harshness out of the high end.

There are a few things that I noticed that could be improved in a firmware update.
1. On the pedal, it doesnít seem to save the IR blend level. Maybe I am wrong, but it doesnít seem to. The reverb seems to function independently as well.
2. When using the manual mode, you can turn off the IR or the preamp or both. It in preset mode, you cannot.
3. If you want to change a preset in the manual mode and save it, it will be saved in the preset mode. Both good and bad. The good - it gives you two banks of presets to work with. The bad - you need to bounce back in the manual mode to access the stock presets.

Overall, I am liking mine and canít wait to learn more. I need to get my hands on some additional mics. I only have vocal mics and a few cheap condensers. I am not that fond of my own IR that I generated. I donít have that much experience with recording acoustic guitar so I am learning about mics, mic placement and proper gain settings to capture the best IR.

More to learn l but itís really a fun process.
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IR volume - Yes
Loud with preamp gain- yes, very loud.
Cuki,
After further review, I donít think this IR volume in the software is a blend adjustment. I think it is an adjustment in the volume of the IR in the wav file. Then when you download this to the pedal, the overall output can vary greatly between presets. Turning the gain in the Pedal will help to lower/raise the overall output, but it will also lower/raise the preamps adjustments. There seems to be a big difference in adjusting this software IR volume level as compared to the blend knob on the pedal. Kind of like the gain versus volume on my Yamaha mixer. It seems this builds/reduces gain in the IR wav file.
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Cuki,
After further review, I donít think this IR volume in the software is a blend adjustment. I think it is an adjustment in the volume of the IR in the wav file. Then when you download this to the pedal, the overall output can vary greatly between presets. Turning the gain in the Pedal will help to lower/raise the overall output, but it will also lower/raise the preamps adjustments. There seems to be a big difference in adjusting this software IR volume level as compared to the blend knob on the pedal. Kind of like the gain versus volume on my Yamaha mixer. It seems this builds/reduces gain in the IR wav file.
I got it, it's to even the volume between IRs. Thanks for your feedback.
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