Sound quality

Hi everyone !
I’m very disapointed because I noticed an important loss of sound quality when I put the Mod Dwarf in my effect chain.
As if certain frequencies, sound presence were lost with de Mod.
When I use my bass directly in my amp I have a completely different sound (good sound !).
am I the only one with this problem ?

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is this when simply putting the dwarf in the middle, with no plugin and a direct link from input to output ?

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Do you have an effect loop input/output on your amp, or do you plug the bass in the dwarf and then the dwarf in the amp ?

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Yes even when I put the dwarf in the middle, with no plugin, the sound is not as good as direct amp. Less low end and presence.

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I think this would be the ideal way.

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Maybe you noticed the compressors running on in/output on the MOD.

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Does this have anything to do with the installed interface? What’s in there, an https://blokas.io/pisound/?
Even with an RME AIO in my desktop is a ~degradation of the sound. In contrast when I play for example my bass only through analog hardware devices it has much more dynamics, … audiophile aspects.

no, compressors are off…

Do the input LEDs show that the input signal is saturating the input circuit ? What happens if you lower the volume on the bass itself ?

@jon would you have any idea ?

I don’t have one…I have a lot.
First thing @kermitt are you in the last OS version of the Dwarf?
Then comes a gazillion of things, from gain staging to the cables themselves. What are your input and output gain levels on the Dwarf? Is your bass active or passive?..

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no. Leds are ok.
it’s not a problem of saturation but a problem og frequencies (low end, presence, etc…)

No i’m not in the last OS.
input gain is at minimum, and output at maximum. I tried different configurations and it doesn’t change anything.
I have 2 basses, on active and other passive. The same with the two…
I just think it’s a problem of quality sound treatment of the Dwarf.
I don’t have this problem with analog pedals…

Make sure to update first before reporting issues. Some dwarf units require 1.12.2 in order to function properly

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I’ve made the update, but no changes…

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Try to put a decent buffer before and /or behind the dwarf.
A boss pedal will do.
Let me know I’m interested in this.

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I would suspect something as simple as the patch cord from your Dwarf to your amp. Try changing both chords anyway.
I am a professional bass player and use both active and passive basses straight into the Dwarf without any frequency loss/change.
Good luck!

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