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I got an Ibanez amplifier for my keyboard and there is a dial called 'presence'. What does it do?

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Presence boosts high frequencies. I believe the idea behind it is that you will be more 'present' whilst soloing.

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Can you explain more exactly? –  Dan the Man May 6 '11 at 20:47
    
I was just about to link to that wiki article. I think that explains it pretty well. –  boehj May 6 '11 at 21:07
    
Yeah it says basically the same thing you said thanks. –  Dan the Man May 6 '11 at 21:18
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A presence control boosts the upper mid-range frequencies. Thus by increasing the presence with the presence control, the sounds of voices and such instruments seem more "present".

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thanks for finding that –  Dan the Man May 6 '11 at 21:18
    
This article is a stub that doesn't explain presence very well. Also, answers that are just a link are discouraged on SE sites. –  neilfein May 6 '11 at 22:51
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