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Recent content by mwd

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    Live Workflow for Cover Bands - Song Lists vs Complex Presets

    Another side benefit is if you swap guitars on certain songs that have much different output levels or characteristics. Song specific presets allow you to tailor the tone and volume to that guitar.
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    What are the most comfortable headphones or earbuds you've used?

    I am wondering about the KZ12's and KZ16's that have come out since the 10's. Do you have any knowledge of comparisons?
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    Live Workflow for Cover Bands - Song Lists vs Complex Presets

    Back in my Ultra days I got into the habit of song specific presets since presets changed so quickly. I would usually set aside 4 presets per song. Intro, rhythm, lead and special. It worked so well It was a must for my Axe III as well... but using scenes instead of individual presets. So far I...
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    Need your opinion: Austin Buddy vs Cooper Carter?

    IMHO it's kind of apples and oranges. The Cooper Carter Classes are a clear, concise approach to increasing your knowledge. Then the Austin Buddy presets are the 'result' of someone that knows what they are doing. You can learn from those or you can just use them out of the box so to speak. When...
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    Fender Ultra Strats - HSS vs SSS for Axe FX III?

    Make sure you buy the new one from a place that has a return policy and inspect it like crazy. I bough a new American Elite Telecaster and while it was a beauty the volume knob just kept spinning and the ebony fretboard had cracks and crevices all over it right out of the box. It was obvious the...
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    PSA: Windows 10 updates crashing printing...

    Windows just released two updates that are causing BSOD and rebooting when trying to print on some computers. I work at a copier/printer company and we've been dealing with it all day. Just a PSA if anyone else is having this problem go to: Windows Updates>Show Update History and remove...
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    Anyone else into proper hot chillies?

    My long distance friends and relatives stop at Pats for cheese sticks and peanut butter shakes the minute they hit town...lol.
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    Anyone else into proper hot chillies?

    Eastern NM here. We eat green chiles on everything but cereal...lol.
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    Problem with MIDI control/program change of Axe-Fx 3

    I agree with Unix. I think you must have another issue going on. I switch presets and scenes using computer (Showbuddy) and also switch using Bome Translator and an APC mini-keypad. Also have the FC-12 footswitch and they all change about the same rate. The III takes longer to change presets...
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    Which Audio Interface Is Your Favorite with Axe-Fx III?

    Babyface is an awesome interface. Especially grab and go with a laptop. Not a big fan of the TotalMix monitoring software (except for the built in verb) but like anything, once you use it enough you get the hang of it.
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    Which Audio Interface Is Your Favorite with Axe-Fx III?

    Apollo Quad. Axe III via S/PDIF monitoring with Console = Heaven.
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    SMH. Sirius XM.

    Reminiscent of dealing with Dish. I had to call so often on our bill over a complex issue I finally just starting asking for supervisors. In the shrillest, highest pitch a voice can be, in broken English, the girl said 'sir I assure you I can help you'. I couldn't help but saying 'I assure you...
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    How long can you remember how to play a song?

    Our geezer crew is now at the point of forgetting songs as fast as we learn them.
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    Are there ANY limitations with Axe-Fx 3?

    I have a 3 but then again my Ultra still kicks ass. At some point I feel ‘we’ become the limitation because I hear awesome music come from cheaper, less quality guitars than I play over amps that don’t even register on the Fractal scale of quality and service. The one thing I wish the III, in...
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    Not liking the H9 for Reverb ... need MIDI ... Ideas?

    I used a Strymon Big Sky back in my Ultra days. Just shut off all the Axe verbs and controlled Strymon via MIDI. It was pure heaven and very versatile. I had a handful of goto Ultra presets and a few Strymon presets so you get to know the sounds of your amp and verb separately. So you could pull...
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