How to Install Art Sgx 2000 Express Firmware Update

How to Install Art Sgx 2000 Express Firmware Update

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How far backside state of the art am I with an ART SGX 2000 Express with X15 foot controller?

Does the new stuff really sound so much better?

I’m trying to justify the price of an Ax/FM3.

Thank you,
RRC


If it sounds good to you, information technology’southward skillful.


Y’all are most 30 years backside state of the art. If you enjoy it, who cares?

If you want to know if the effects are every bit proficient as todays, the answer is no. I had a SGX 2000. I retired it years ago, only recently pulled information technology out of the basement and plugged it in. It sounds primitive compared to my Line half dozen HX FX.


I used that aforementioned rig for a few years when information technology was new (paired with a variety of power amps including a MosValve 962, Carvin Tube 100, and some Marshall rack power amps); and I moved on in the early on 90’south. However, in about 2010 I found an SGX-2000 Express and 10-15 in a pawn store and bought it on a lark. I found it underwhelming the second time effectually.

I think yous’ll find any of the current crops of modeling choices from Line 6, Fractal Audio, Kemper, Headrush, etc.. are leagues of magnitudes across what the trusty ART does.

That said, if you are just into the mojo yous go from what you got there is no reason to non buy something new and savour them both – new and old. I’one thousand not sure of the resale of the Art rig now, but I bought both the Express and X-xv for $100 total 10 years agone, and so my recommendation is to keep what you know and like and merely add more to your stable of available options.


Cheers guys, exactly what I wanted to know.


I agree with all the comments, while not state of the art ( I too had the ART SGX and X15 foot controller ), I certainly enjoyed it while I had information technology. In fact I had the controller until my last motility. So as someone already posted, if it sounds good to you, it’southward good!

In the early 90s I had one of those with the foot controller. Ran it through a bunch of different amps including a Mosvalve 500 watt, Marshall 8008, and a couple other rackmount amps.

I think some of the reverbs on information technology being really absurd merely the preamp/clay tones left a lot to be desired. I concluded up using information technology only for effects with carve up rackmount preamps. I used the pes controller as a fullblown midi controller.

I had a lot of fun with it and would probably have a blast with i if I had information technology but I don’t think information technology really compares to what’due south available today.


For me, ART stuff was paper thin and noisy. Digital multi-effects have come up very, very far since then. The X15 was a really ‘impaired’ controller, where the expression pedals would lag behind the motility…and moved in ‘steps’ rather than continuous control. Things are and so much meliorate now.

I still accept i only I haven’t played information technology for decades. IIRC, it has some usable tones only it was a PITA to program. I could’nt tell you how it stacks upwards to modern modelers. I’grand not even sure I’d phone call that ART a modeler though.

If it sounded practiced then it sounds expert now. I’ve had i and loved information technology, until I played it alive through a PA on a festival and all the other guys with real amps sounded much much better.


All these recent threads about “vintage” effects units is giving me major nostalgia.


I still have 2 x Art SGE MKii’s and not used them for many (20+) years, they were “the information technology thing” back in 1990,
nothing else really came close to the capabilities of the ART.
But I did elevate i out a couple of years back, as nostelgia told me they sounded dandy,
only in reality they sounded crap and noisy, lots of hiss.
So back nether my bench they went, maybe have another look in another 20 years.

Which does raise the event of vintage effects, many think they were great as memory serves, but they are really not compared to today’southward offerings.
I don’t really understand why some people rant over vintage musical gear, old and worn out, noisy hiss and fizz, and some of it was just plain bad.


For me, ART stuff was newspaper thin and noisy. Digital multi-furnishings have come very, very far since and so. The X15 was a really ‘dumb’ controller, where the expression pedals would lag behind the movement…and moved in ‘steps’ rather than continuous control. Things are and then much better now.

:agree

I remember that. Also it bugged me that the expression pedals were on the left side of the board.

Which does raise the event of vintage effects, many recall they were great as memory serves, but they are really non compared to today’due south offerings.
I don’t really empathize why some people bluster over vintage musical gear, former and worn out, noisy hiss and buzz, and some of it was only plain bad.

Sometimes that’south the entreatment. Merely I don’t really meet this with quondam digital gear, just analog gear. I used to have an old Ross phaser/distortion pedal that I stupidly sold or gave away. Information technology was noisy, had a very crude baloney, but that’s what fabricated it special. I wish I nonetheless had it. I’ve looked around for a used one just they sell for ridiculous prices.


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