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 ?
Hi everyone !
is this when simply putting the dwarf in the middle, with no plugin and a direct link from input to output ?
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 ?
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.
I think this would be the ideal way.
Maybe you noticed the compressors running on in/output on the MOD.
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?..
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
I’ve made the update, but no changes…
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.
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.
Iam pretty sure it has to do with impedance/preamplification. Decent buffer as suggested. I would consider nice bass compressor before Dwarf.
Could it just simply be a defective device ? @kermitt would you be able to test with a different instrument ?
By the way @falkTX, would it be feasible is cases like that to have some ways to run sanity checks on a unit, like connecting outputs to inputs, and run a dedicated test that send a series of different frequencies to the output and check what arrives at the input ?
@kermitt if you try the suggestions and you still feel that there’s an issue with your device, I would ask you to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and send your device serial number and a sample of the sound that you are getting (maybe a video would really be the best)