What you get from current FRFR solutions is the sound of a mic'd cabinet. IRs always include the response from the microphone along with the speaker. A speaker with a SM57 alone will sound different than one mic'd with a 57 and a ribbon mic, which will sound different if you add a room mic. They're all the same speaker, but you will get *wildly* different results.
The Kone is meant to give you the sound of *just* the speaker in a cabinet. The same as you would with a regular amp and speaker.
To me, the Kone makes direct profiles more valuable. You can remove the cabinet from a merged profile and it'll work great. But having an amp-only profile coupled with the Kone? That should be epic.
That all makes sense. Very interesting. Now I think it could be a great step forward.
What happens when playing live? I guess not a mike to the Kone.
So what do you send to the mixer? That signal needs some kind of guitar speaker emulation, too.
Thank you very much, Ruefus.