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  1. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.01

    This is normal. Pause Axe-Edit during live use.
  2. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.01

    I'm using Windows 7 so maybe it's a Windows 10 issue.
  3. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.01

    Working fine here. Hotkey assignments for Perform controls:  Per-Preset Add: SHIFT + ‘1’ through ‘0’, where ‘0’ is the tenth control on the tab.  Per-Preset Remove: SHIFT + ALT + ‘1’ through ‘0’, where ‘0’ is the tenth control on the tab.  Global Add:  Mac: COMMAND + F1 through F10. ...
  4. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.01

    Install 6.01 and reset your system.
  5. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.01

    Working fine here. Sounds like you have Input 2 misconfigured in the I/O.
  6. FractalAudio

    What fresh Windows hell am I in for?

    It doesn't seem to perform any better than Windows 7. The usability issues are a major negative for me. So much so I gave the laptop to my wife and bought an NOS 2016 Macbook Pro. I'm not a big fan of Macs either but at least the UI is consistent. I'm dreading January 2020. Windows 7...
  7. FractalAudio

    What fresh Windows hell am I in for?

    I know, right? Some of the design decisions are baffling. The scroll bars that disappear after a couple seconds are another mystery. In what universe is that a good thing?
  8. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.01

    www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-3/6p0/axefxiii_dsp_rel_6p01.zip Pretty sure all the issues are fixed now.
  9. FractalAudio

    [closed] Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00

    I know what the problem is. I will have new build in about an hour.
  10. FractalAudio

    What fresh Windows hell am I in for?

    I just hate the overall look and feel. The gray-on-gray, no borders, blah. No consistency. The whole thing feels like it was designed by a bunch of stoned, millennial hipsters at a weekend retreat and then outsourced to the lowest bidder in Bangalore. Clunky, cluttered clusterf*ck. Windows...
  11. FractalAudio

    [closed] Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00

    Link removed due to memory allocation bug.
  12. FractalAudio

    [closed] Have there been any more 6.x beta sightings ?

    If it doesn't hang at startup it should be fine and never hang at startup. There's something weird going on on some units where the system data is causing a hang. None of the developer's units exhibit this.
  13. FractalAudio

    [closed] Have there been any more 6.x beta sightings ?

    Still having issues with hangs. Trying to get to the bottom of it. Suspect it's something to do with the newly added Global Perform page.
  14. FractalAudio

    Amp sims have low gain and little-to-no distortion?

    Did you buy it used? If so do a system reset. The global Power Amp Modeling might be turned off.
  15. FractalAudio

    What fresh Windows hell am I in for?

    Probably no issues other than Windows 10 being one of the worst operating systems ever created.
  16. FractalAudio

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    No, but it has adjustable IR length.
  17. FractalAudio

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    Yes, they should load into a II or an AX-8 but they might not sound right because you can't truncate them to the correct length.
  18. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00 Public Beta

    If that doesn't work revert to a previous firmware using the emergency bootloader: 1. Power down the unit and wait five seconds. 2. Power on holding both PAGE LEFT and PAGE RIGHT buttons until the Emergency Utility page appears. 3. Update as normal using Fractal-Bot.
  19. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00 Public Beta

    Try this first: 1. Power down the unit and wait five seconds. 2. Power on holding EDIT until the boot sequence starts (diagnostics text starts to display). 3. Enter SETUP, open the Utilities menu, and page to Reset. 4. Execute Reset System Parameters as indicated on-screen (Push-knob A followed...
  20. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00 Public Beta

    Your presets are not gone. Refer to the manual. First thing to try is system reset at power up. If that doesn't work use the emergency boot procedure.
  21. FractalAudio

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    One of the things I've found really useful about these is they are a good starting point for dialing the amp block in. Near-field IRs can have excessive bass and/or treble. To compensate we might end up doing strange things in the amp block which throws off the distortion character and feel...
  22. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00 Public Beta

    A system reset at startup will probably fix this. I forget the exact sequence of buttons to hold but it's in the manual. You'll erase your system settings though.
  23. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00 Public Beta

    I think I know what the problem is. It's crashing during Global initialization. I didn't write the new Perform-Global stuff but my guess is that there is random data in the system memory and the global initialization is choking on this. Probably a string copy of an unterminated string. I've...
  24. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00 Public Beta

    I could but then I would have to kill you...
  25. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00 Public Beta

    OP updated with new Axe-Edit links.
  26. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.00 Public Beta

    [Removed due to some reported stability issues]
  27. FractalAudio

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    The magnitude of the reflections is very low. Comb filtering occurs when you add two signals where one is delayed vs. the other. If the magnitude of the two signals is equal the notch depth is infinite. As the magnitude of one decreases the depth of the notch decreases. Once you get -20 dB...
  28. FractalAudio

    The Sweet Spot

    Probably the most important control in the amp block.
  29. FractalAudio

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    Try the free ones. The reflections are negligible. They sound great, better than Jay's IMO.
  30. FractalAudio

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    You should align impulses ideally but sometimes a little misalignment adds character. The gap at the beginning is because they aren't min-phase, they are auto-trimmed. The distance from the mic to the cab would be much greater but that's automatically removed (and we manually reduce it...
  31. FractalAudio

    Was there a problem with any Fractal firmware updates that broke the internet?

    "Effective immediately you MUST include any manufacturer affiliations in your signature line. If you are a beta tester, employee, representative or in any way affiliated with a company in the MI industry you need to disclose this. You will be given one week to comply. If we find out you have an...
  32. FractalAudio

    Was there a problem with any Fractal firmware updates that broke the internet?

    No. FWIW, you are required to post affiliations in your signature.
  33. FractalAudio

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    Far-field IRs are not the panacea some are making them out to be. Some things need clarification: 1. A far-field IR will still not sound exactly like "amp in the room". The reason for this is that the dispersion of a guitar cabinet is very different than that of a FRFR speaker. An FRFR...
  34. FractalAudio

    Forum Shutdown ... oh, the Horror!

    No big news. Just updating to Xenforo 2.1.
  35. FractalAudio

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    We did the best we could given the building and circumstances. There are steel posts that support the roof that were likely the source of the minor reflections. Also the environment was a bit noisy. There's a transformer that was humming. We surrounded it with bags full of foam peanuts in an...
  36. FractalAudio

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    Some minor reflections from some immovable objects within the "zone of silence". Nothing severe. Try 'em, they sound good. Most of the ones in the favorites folder sound better than Jay's.
  37. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx 3, HS8 Studio Monitors and a Sonic Epiphany

    HS8's are great for the money. We use them at the office and they're surprisingly good for an affordable monitor.
  38. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.09 Public Beta

    One thought I had was two Perform pages: one per-preset and one global.
  39. FractalAudio

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    We are pleased to share the results of our second far-field IR capture session. These far-field IRs have at least 20 ms of reflection-free data. Those marked with "B" have roughly 30 ms. The number at the end of the IR name indicates the angle of the cab with respect to the microphone axis...
  40. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.09 Public Beta

    www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-3/5p0/axefxiii_dsp_rel_5p09_beta2.zip To set up the new Perform feature you will need the beta version of Axe-Edit III: MacOS: www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/Axe-Edit-III/Axe-Edit-III-OSX-v1p01p09-b1.dmg Windows...
  41. FractalAudio

    New Mac Pro coming in the fall

    Ugly
  42. FractalAudio

    Plexi tones needed!

    Green Day's producer has asked us to visit him at his studio to capture some IRs of Billie Joe's cabs and make some presets. We'll probably send someone soon.
  43. FractalAudio

    Hum (Bad earth) at strange times

    Your neighbors are running something that emits a strong magnetic field.
  44. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Noise issues with Drive block

    Since I have no idea what Drive models you're using or how things are set I can't even begin to offer any suggestions. Posting a preset is far more helpful than a video.
  45. FractalAudio

    Implemented Use Output 2 to play Windows audio

    Implemented for next release.
  46. FractalAudio

    Ground hum when using AX8

    That's not a ground loop. That's your guitar picking up EMI from something. Some venues are like this. There was one place we used to play regularly and I couldn't use a single coil guitar there. There was a large transformer behind the stage and neon lights near it. Even with humbuckers...
  47. FractalAudio

    FM3 purchase option

    IIRC we sold a grand total of two at the skip-the-waitlist price. And it served its purpose of discouraging the scalpers.
  48. FractalAudio

    Amp Blocks Bypassed after Update

    Not sure why you used FracTool. That's most certainly what caused the problem. You need to contact the producer of that software.
  49. FractalAudio

    New FC 12 ....... switch LED problem.

    Actually there are four LEDs. One of them has failed. The unit will require service.
  50. FractalAudio

    FC 12, yours for only 9,999

    We need to raise our prices apparently.
  51. FractalAudio

    Check out this unbelievable jazz piano player!

    That's the Arby's guy (and Carl and Archer and Bob).
  52. FractalAudio

    TOP 5 ROCK/METAL AMPS (free patches)

    Really liked the Friedman.
  53. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.08

    If you set the Low/High Cut to 20/20K it defeats them. Any perceived difference you are hearing is imagined.
  54. FractalAudio

    White Screen of Death

    I'm surprised that you need to send it in. Usually this is just a connector that has come loose. You can fix it yourself in a couple minutes.
  55. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.08

    About 5.3 ms. The length doesn't determine the amount of bass. It determines the resolution. If there is a sharp resonance in the bass response a short IR will smear that resonance causing it to be wider than it actually is.
  56. FractalAudio

    "A Really Good Price"

  57. FractalAudio

    Bacon Bacon Bacon

  58. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.08

    Gee, I wonder where one might be able to purchase these "just right" IRs? :rolleyes:
  59. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.08

    One IR I was using yesterday I turned the High Cut all the way down to 4K.
  60. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.08

    The slopes are all maximally flat (Butterworth).
  61. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.08

    I never used in much in Cab-Lab but I'm liking it here. I like to roll off the highs in IRs shot with SM57s.
  62. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.08

    Leave the Preamp Low/High Cut as-is. Set the individual Low/High Cuts to 20 and 20K which defeats them.
  63. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.08

    There were no changes to the modeling. If you are using Global Cab Blocks you will need to adjust the Low/High cuts.
  64. FractalAudio

    "A Really Good Price"

    This is your chance to get a handmade, one-of-a-kind boutique guitar at a really good price: https://reverb.com/item/21766641-hutnik-sputnik :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
  65. FractalAudio

    Anyone got any tips for settings levels?

    Don't be afraid to turn up the Amp level. The VU meters are calibrated such that there is 12 dB of headroom at the red line when the Output Level knob is at maximum.
  66. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.08

    No. It's complicated. Some people claim you don't need any more than 20 ms. For many cabs this is true. It depends on the "formants". A guitar speaker is approximately "constant Q" and minimum phase. The peaks and dips are caused by formants and the Q of those formants is roughly constant...
  67. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.08

    www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-3/5p0/axefxiii_dsp_rel_5p08.zip
  68. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III rebooted while playing

    The only thing that can cause a reboot is a power loss/brownout. There is a voltage monitor that reboots in the event the voltage drops below a certain threshold.
  69. FractalAudio

    Replacing your AX8 USB Type B jack

    Nice job. We've replaced more of these than I can count. STOP STEPPING ON THE CABLE!
  70. FractalAudio

    Implemented Harmoniser Learn

    Implemented for next release.
  71. FractalAudio

    FC-12 freeze

    Yes.
  72. FractalAudio

    A new pedal modeled after Abasi Axe-modeled sounds?

    I don't see anything about the pedal being based on an Axe-Fx. I think it's most likely just another Tube Screamer/Bluesbreaker/Rat clone.
  73. FractalAudio

    When to shut off and how long to keep on

    Mine runs for weeks at a time.
  74. FractalAudio

    Anyone run into this when ordering an Axe-Fx III ?

    Approximately 10% of the orders we now receive are fraudulent. Fraud is a HUGE problem for online retailers. We do what we do to protect ourselves AND the true cardholder.
  75. FractalAudio

    Bring the amp decay to life!

    Turn up the MV. The decay is far more realistic than the Kemper.
  76. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx 3, FC controllers and FM3 compatibility

    That's the whole idea. The programming is in the "head". Plug and go.
  77. FractalAudio

    Midlife Crisis Car

    Jury is still out on reliability. The transfer case went at around 20K miles. Apparently this is a widespread problem, especially in the Northeast due to the wet weather and humidity. Moisture gets into the fluid causing premature wear. Fixed under warranty. No other issues yet (~35K on the...
  78. FractalAudio

    Implemented Hi/Lo Cut for each IR slot in the Cab Block

    Implemented for next release.
  79. FractalAudio

    Midlife Crisis Car

    Elon has a penchant for hyperbole. I'll believe it when I see it.
  80. FractalAudio

    US-China trade war = will prices go up?

    Our products were already subject to 25% tariff rate.
  81. FractalAudio

    Update on the FC12? I got the FC6 but this FC12 seems to be a biaatch to get.

    We already are subjected to the tariffs. 25%. I’ve been personally absorbing it. Comes out of my pocket.
  82. FractalAudio

    Update on the FC12? I got the FC6 but this FC12 seems to be a biaatch to get.

    Our CM got screwed by a supplier. The supplier took the capacitors that we had ordered and sold them to someone else for 50x the price. Needless to say I’m not happy. This is the typical BS we deal with in China. Fortunately we’re supposed to get some in a week or two.
  83. FractalAudio

    Kemper DSP vs FM3

    A lot. The NXP chip is fixed point. The FM3 DSP is three cores and also supports floating-point, has dual DDR3 memory busses, hardware FFT and FIR accelerators, etc., etc., etc.
  84. FractalAudio

    Implemented Hi/Lo Cut for each IR slot in the Cab Block

    What would be the preferred slope? 6 or 12 dB/oct?
  85. FractalAudio

    Midlife Crisis Car

    I have an R8. Don’t recommend it as a “fun” car. Yes it’s extremely fast but ingress and egress is difficult, the ride is very firm and the costs are very high (an oil change is $500). Also, everywhere you go some punk in a Subaru WRX wants to race you. I prefer my Porsche Cayenne GTS. It's...
  86. FractalAudio

    FM3 - Audiophile quality signal path as Axe-Fx III or not?

    While the audio path isn't identical to an Axe-Fx III the quality of the path and components is comparable.
  87. FractalAudio

    Implemented Hi/Lo Cut for each IR slot in the Cab Block

    One post EQ is not the same. Consider two IRs each with individual EQ. The output of the block would be H1 x E1 + H2 x E2 where Hn is the IR transfer function and En is the EQ. A single post EQ would be (H1 + H2) x E = H1 x E + H2 x E which is not the same.
  88. FractalAudio

    Need some help with a preset (Resolved)

    Without your system dump it's impossible to know since blocks are linked to global data.
  89. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.07

    The reference AC30 is an AC30HWHD.
  90. FractalAudio

    Which tuner is right?

    The strobe tuner and bar tuner use different algorithms. The bar tuner measures the average period of the waveform. The strobe tuner works like, well, a strobe tuner. It "demodulates" the signal with a quadrature oscillator. This effectively measures the fundamental ONLY. The frequency of...
  91. FractalAudio

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.07

    www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-3/5p0/axefxiii_dsp_rel_5p07.zip
  92. FractalAudio

    Malmsteen chord progression

    Dominant chords can resolve to anything that resolves the tension. They don't have to resolve to the root. One little trick is resolving to the relative major/minor. Then there are all kinds of substitutes, i.e. bII, bVI, etc. Then there are dominant chords that resolve to modal chords, i.e...
  93. FractalAudio

    Mixers today

    I've been very tempted to enter the interface market. The thing holding me back is support. Invariably people blame the interface when the problem is the computer.
  94. FractalAudio

    AX8 vs FM3 DSP Power?

    1. The DSP costs about three times that figure. 2. The DSP power makes it the second most powerful amp modeling product on the market behind only the Axe-Fx III. 3. Adding another DSP would increase the price substantially. The increase would be more than the price of just the DSP since larger...
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