I just ordered the Digitech Freqout last week because of all great reviews and because it sounded fantastic to me in the demos on Youtube.
I was planning on not using the momentary mode and put it in the Kemper's effects loop so I could switch it on/off with my MIDI footswitch. So I just experimented a bit, but i'm not really impressed. I get a lot of artefacts when muting notes, the trails end instantly and unnaturally and slides sound totally weird. The only option for me would be to use the momentary option, but I really hoped it could be a "Set and Forget", so I don't have to do extra cable runs to the front of the stage.
Are you guys having the same trouble, or am I just playing sloppy and not muting correctly? Or is everyone using this in momentary mode, which would solve some of the issues, but isn't all that convenient if you ask me.
Here are some recordings of the issues I'm having. I recorded a DI using S/PDIF and reamped it two times, once without the Freqout and once with the Freqout engaged. I'm using a Yamaha Revstar with the TAF "ManRock 800" profile, no effects and noisegates, just some EQ. The Freqout is in the loop in slot A (I'm experiencing the same when going directly to the Freqout with the output going to the Kemper input).
I've incorporated the two reamps in one stereo track, so you can hear them at the same time.
Stereo track, Left: Freqout ON, Right: Freqout OFF (make sure to listen in stereo)
Mono track, Freqout ON:
Mono track, Freqout OFF:
Settings on the Freqout are as follows. The onset is not exactly fast, although the really short staccato open strings I'm playing at the end still activate the feedback, which is surprising...