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Recent content by sprint

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    Some photos of when I was on tour with The Dead

    Wow! Is that Grateful Dead's famous PA that I've read about? Was way ahead of it's time appearently.
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    I want my FM3!

    It was very good but 70's was #1
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    Blue Box Effect a la Pat Travers

    Love this one - very smoooth! in my preset.
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    CPU Usage, Safe limits and Longevity

    Thanks for confirming this - much appreciated as your test confirms my unit is not having an issue. I think this also confirms that the amp side cpu can be red lined with some dual amp preset configurations. This will not be reflected in the current cpu metering. It's already there but I...
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    CPU Usage, Safe limits and Longevity

    The cpu readout is only showing a status on 1 of the 2 cpus (the fx side cpu). The amp side cpu status is not visible - hence the discussion here, and wish to have an amp side cpu status meter.
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    CPU Usage, Safe limits and Longevity

    Agreed - need to be clear on terminology: - This is not output clipping - it is cpu clipping which manifests as pops and crackles when cpu is getting too high. I've owned 2 previous axefx units (ultra,II) and they sounded the same when the cpu ran too high (too many blocks/ modifiers getting...
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    CPU Usage, Safe limits and Longevity

    Hey I've not had any feedback on this issue from Fractal. My understanding of this issue is based on the testing I've done - since there's no visibility on the status of the amp-side CPU, it's all guess work really but I've narrowed it down quite a bit. See the attached simple preset which...
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    CPU Usage, Safe limits and Longevity

    Not that rare if running 2 amp blocks with a moderate amount of modifiers. Try the preset noted in the post I referenced above - it is not an over the top preset. I'm surprised at the lack of concern for cpu levels on what is arguably the much more important cpu (the amp side one) while we...
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    CPU Usage, Safe limits and Longevity

    You'll just start hearing the odd pop/snap.
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    CPU Usage, Safe limits and Longevity

    A key point to note is that the CPU meter is only providing a status for 1 of the 2 cpus in the Axefx3. The other cpu, is, as I understand, is dedicated to Amp blocks, modifiers, and system functions. My dual amp presets with moderate # of modifiers are pushing the limits of the amp side cpu...
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    Any Tips using the pitch block

    Yes - thanks - no separate amp for downtuning - separate amp for harmony parts (panned opposite to the amp used for the unshifted signal)
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    Any Tips using the pitch block

    For distorted tones, run the pitch block signal into its own separate amp block. Expensive, yes, but sounds much better than mixing, essentially what are two separate guitar signals, into one amp
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    Wish Have the ability to set a block channel to Type = 'None' for CPU efficient scenes

    My experience has been to sometimes have clipping in dual amp presets with low to moderate numbers of modifiers. It's possible I am wrong since there's no Amp Side CPU status to verify my testing against, but I've checked for other reasons (i.e. output clipping / other possible issues like fan...
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    Ares 2.0 verdict?

    Yes - our attention was diverted to 51 whilst the real aliens were being examined in 2.0
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    Wish Have the ability to set a block channel to Type = 'None' for CPU efficient scenes

    I'm often puzzled by the level of focus on monitoring and controlling cpu usage on the Axe III's Fx side cpu while there is no monitoring at all available to users for the amp side cpu (arguably the more important one), particularly for those using duel amp presets (even if only one amp is used...
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