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  1. Loopback777

    Help!!Why all the wahs sound 'gain boosted' by default in FW10.10?

    Ahhhh, yeah. Uh huh. Thas right. You know it, baby.
  2. Loopback777

    Help!!Why all the wahs sound 'gain boosted' by default in FW10.10?

    For what it's worth I just recorded 10 or 15 seconds of a preset using wah on 10.09, then I upgraded to 10.10 and recorded a few more seconds on the same preset. The amp is Herbie Ch2, the wah block is before the amp. Interestingly (based on what others have written) the damp settings...
  3. Loopback777

    FW10 has really F-d UP my Mesa Patches :( ... lot's of work or back to V6???

    If you have an old sound that you loved and have recorded, tone match it. I have and it work beautifully.
  4. Loopback777

    Played my Axe-Fx II for the first time today...feel a bit let down

    It can sound good through just about anything, as a few have mentioned. From version 9.xx to 10.xx there was a major change, and in my opinion, the AEII became much more complex to program for good results - but with much higher potential for the end results. I've never used any of the...
  5. Loopback777

    Should I wait...?

    I never owned a Standard, but I owned an Ultra. I sold it with no trouble when the II came out. If you do buy the II and the III comes out, you won't lose your total investment. You'll have your use + your knowledge of the 'platform' + the money you'll recap from the sale of the II. Either...
  6. Loopback777

    Yahtzee! Tone matching defintely works in 10.05

    Yes. And the same tone works throughout the whole song (I don't think he changes much while playing). Beside it being right there, I was really happy with the process. I spent about 3 minutes setting up amp, cab and rev and 45 seconds tone matching to get it. Apparently the recording does a...
  7. Loopback777

    Acoustic Holy Sh*tballs!!

    I have an 814ce with the expression system. I've never had any hum out of it.
  8. Loopback777

    Yahtzee! Tone matching defintely works in 10.05

    Should be good now, Scott. I hadn't saved it on SoundCloud before I posted. How do I embed right in the post?
  9. Loopback777

    Yahtzee! Tone matching defintely works in 10.05

    I've had success with this before, but not to this degree. Just tried it on 10.02. Not so good (as to be expected - I know). Updated to 10.05 and tried it. If I had a clue and the inclination to figure out soundcloud I'd record and play the two tones - it's a sweet Black Crowes sound (twice...
  10. Loopback777

    Tips for Hi-Gain Lead Tones?

    Drop the triode hardness to 0.
  11. Loopback777

    Best Wah pedal for Axe...

    I use the FV500's as well.
  12. Loopback777

    Best Wah pedal for Axe...

    I use autoengage a lot (although, not with a spring loaded expression pedal - I like the option of being able to use the pedal for other things beside wah). It engages immediately. You set the amount of time (and the position eg., heel down, toe up and % near those positions) in which it...
  13. Loopback777

    2 brand new BOSS FV expr pedals

    I've been using two of them for the past two years with no problems. I recommend them. (I've tried others.) BTW - I use them with the MFC and they are set up to be different things on different presets (not locked to one function each). Sometimes they are wah or volume or control delay or...
  14. Loopback777

    Best Wah pedal for Axe...

    I've owned 3 of the ME pedals. Two of them broke down on me. I tried two Boss pedals and haven't had any trouble. Not knocking ME, just giving another option.
  15. Loopback777

    How to even up output levels?

    http://forum.fractalaudio.com/axe-fx-ii-discussion/67587-building-presets-best-way-get-uniform-output-levels.html
  16. Loopback777

    Building presets - Best way to get uniform output levels?

    Excellent! I was going through the different blocks in my head and trying to think if there are any other non linear blocks that might affect this? I can't think of any.
  17. Loopback777

    V 10 and Axe Edit questions

    Between the Bot and AE, I believe everything you listed is possible. Check the notice in the AE update sticky. Personally, I found that AE screwed up my sound. I was having trouble getting 10 to sound good, so I disconnected AE, reset params and reloaded 10 and all was well. I'm not even...
  18. Loopback777

    Building presets - Best way to get uniform output levels?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Scenes are really useful. Just that they don't present an advantage to my setup (I only use the MFC live and not to record, so I don't perceive any gaps in the mix. I don't use the looper. I don't like spillover.). And yes, I'm usually the first to get there and...
  19. Loopback777

    Building presets - Best way to get uniform output levels?

    Or don't use scenes - I don't see an advantage for my setup. I get what you're saying, but I don't see that it'd be a huge problem if you set those two amps to the correct ratio to begin. My thought with the Vol Inc/Dec is that I'm going to zero in on everything as much as I can (with Output...
  20. Loopback777

    Building presets - Best way to get uniform output levels?

    I tried setting levels with a meter a year or so ago. The problem for me is that my attack on the strings varies by my environment. If I'm playing a show and the audience isn't into it, I tend to play more conservatively. When they're going nuts, so am I. This can cause decent volume...
  21. Loopback777

    Building presets - Best way to get uniform output levels?

    Yep, if memory serves it was 35 and 36 for me too. You also need to change the OFF parameter (I think that was the next page or two in the MIDI menu on the MFC) from 000 to OFF for IA switch 9 and 10 so that you're not sending two commands every other time you press the button. I think that's...
  22. Loopback777

    Building presets - Best way to get uniform output levels?

    Thanks, Rex. Good to know. If I'm playing live, I don't tweak on the front panel, so if I change output volume with the switches, I'll make certain that I do so with all other switches in their "starting" position. Also caught the dB change when testing it. You know, I can't figure what the...
  23. Loopback777

    Building presets - Best way to get uniform output levels?

    I read your post. I followed the link. I had to use my hand to lift my chin which had fallen to the floor. This is a HUGE deal to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! So I can set up these switches, be playing live, adjust main output levels (I wonder what the increments are - I guess I'll...
  24. Loopback777

    Non FRFR rig - V10 Help!!!

    I think the reset might be working. Wish I would have recorded tones before, but so far it seems to be much more crisp. I'm going to keep messing with it on more presets.
  25. Loopback777

    Non FRFR rig - V10 Help!!!

    I'm having the same problem. When I first downloaded the new firmware, I started on a low-gain preset that's supposed to be a little muddy. I was really happy with the sound. I played on it for a couple of hours. I got sick and have been away from the guitar. Just came back to it a couple...
  26. Loopback777

    V10 Firmware

    One post before I start growing a beard and losing weight. Started up the first preset, changed the first amp and nearly soiled myself. I am NO fanboy (check the record). But I always recognize great work when I'm the beneficiary. Well done - I didn't experience this kind of improvement with...
  27. Loopback777

    Updating existing presets with v10

    Thanks, Sean!
  28. Loopback777

    Updating existing presets with v10

    Later on today (around 5pm EST, aka the end of the day ;)) when I download v10, I'd like to try to keep my presets intact as an experiment. When there have been big FW updates in the past, I've usually rebuilt things from the ground up. But this time, I'd like to see how things change "as is"...
  29. Loopback777

    V10 Update

    What if the update sucks? :)
  30. Loopback777

    JONESING FOR v10 RELEASE NOTES!!!

    I approve. You may continue. No, I don't know what I'm talking about. I think it's a Spartacus thing. Don't mind me.
  31. Loopback777

    Arranging Presets...

    Yep, you could just seperate them into blocks of presets. For me, however, that would never work because we change the order of the set lists every gig.
  32. Loopback777

    Arranging Presets...

    I use a number of different guitars that are built on individual presets. From what I understand, a bank is a bank and can't be altered (128 presets). I use a modifier in the preset name to let me know what to use. For example- HolChrP1-2SBM - tells me that the preset is for "Hollow Spaces"...
  33. Loopback777

    Bug? I have to "double click" to get my patches right....

    I've had the same thing happen a lot lately - at least 2 or 3 times per show.
  34. Loopback777

    Question for FAS re scenes / x-y

    I'm awaiting the new AE before I delve into scenes, however, I've gotten around the situation you describe by assigning all of the X/Y choices to one CC#. So I have a generic X/Y IA switch on my MFC. I can pick and choose what I want to change. If a block is to remain unchanged, I just copy...
  35. Loopback777

    Brand New Axe FX II......Hmmmm; not too happy! Help!?!

    Sounds like it could be a gain structure problem. Find Scott Peterson's video on setting gain, it's really helpful. Sorry, I should have included that the video is in a post here in the Axe II section. Just run a search (I think it used to be stickied, but I didn't look to see if it was...
  36. Loopback777

    Gigging users vs. non-gigging users?

    The guys in my band shudder when I tell them I've updated the Axe. When there's a big FW update, I always go back and tweak presets. I have to because on more than one occasion I've found that modifiers - in addition to tones - have been changed as a result of the update. The biggest problem...
  37. Loopback777

    Recording, do you prefer lining in or using USB?

    Same here. ASIO4ALL never worked well for me. But then again, I haven't tried it in a long time. My system is near top of the line in terms of speed (only say that because I don't think the trouble I had was with the computer - although it certainly could have been Sonar), I wonder if...
  38. Loopback777

    Front panel question

    Yep, that would do it. A little tedious, but not too bad. Thanks!
  39. Loopback777

    Front panel question

    It could be done with Axe Edit, so I'm sure there must be a way.
  40. Loopback777

    Front panel question

    How do I load a 2nd, 3rd or 4th instance of a block if I don't have any other instance of that same block in a preset from the front panel? I use Filter 4 for my boost, but can't seem to figure out how to add it. Thanks!
  41. Loopback777

    Changing Preset Order

    Ooops. Store. That's what I meant.
  42. Loopback777

    The building process of my custom MFC-101 labels

    You can make the labels rock solid (if you don't intend to change IA switches often). Cut the hole so that it's just big enough to fit the switch. One at a time, unscrew the nut and lock washer and put your label on. Then screw them back on. The label won't move.
  43. Loopback777

    Volume boost in live setting

    I've been using a filter block, but I want to try this for the show we're doing tomorrow night. I won't have a chance to play with the band before doing so and was wondering how much your boosting. I saw that you boost 250, 500 and 1k, but how much?
  44. Loopback777

    Changing Preset Order

    Yep. You can swap them. Go to Layout and page over to it.
  45. Loopback777

    Preset question

    Too bad, that would be a genuine 4 star feature.
  46. Loopback777

    Preset question

    Can I change the setup of the MFC so that I still have 5 presets per bank but they are on the 3rd row (11-15)?
  47. Loopback777

    Routing question

    Oops. I didn't try that. Thought the mixer had to be in the last block. Thanks, Chris!
  48. Loopback777

    Routing question

    I have a crunch tone on the 2nd row and a clean tone on the 3rd. I'm using a mixing block at the end of row 2 set up with a pedal to switch between the rows. I'd like to use the same chorus (Chorus 1) for both rows. I'm having trouble figuring where to put it. Any help would be much appreciated.
  49. Loopback777

    Fave exercises

    I think if you play slow enough, a) alternate picking is unnecessary and, b) you'll never mess up. As a side bonus, any two notes, played far enough apart in time, at worst don't sound bad - and if they do, next time spread them out (like one on Tuesday and the next on Thursday, or even Friday...
  50. Loopback777

    Mixer Block question

    I'm using the Mixer Block tied to a pedal to change between a crunch and clean tone, but I've noticed on the clean tone (when I'm on my own without the band and things are quiet - or on recording playback) that I can just barely make out the crunch. I've recalibrated the pedal. How can I clean...
  51. Loopback777

    DAW Control Surface

    +1 on the Tranzport. I use the MCU mainly, but love the Tranzport when I'm recording myself in a booth.
  52. Loopback777

    DAW Control Surface

    I use the Mackie Control Universal Pro with Sonar X2 and love it.
  53. Loopback777

    Is anyone postponing recording until 10.00?

    Yes. And yes. Gear is good, but music doesn't need it to be great. HOWEVER, my back (and mind) need Axe Edit to get all the good I can get out of my AxeFxII because it's much easier to program presets with the software than it is with the hardware. Please don't disagree. Come on, we've had...
  54. Loopback777

    Is anyone postponing recording until 10.00?

    Jack White called and said that all you need is a cassette recorder, 2 thumb tacks and some dental floss to make a platinum record as long as you play with feeling. After all, a guitar is just gear.
  55. Loopback777

    Is anyone postponing recording until 10.00?

    It really comes down to laziness, but I'm not even scheduling gigs until the Edit comes out. I only check the site every couple of months or so, but I did and upgraded to 9.02 before I realized that it requires a pending AE update. I'm sure I could roll back, but I'm not sure what that would...
  56. Loopback777

    A Little Late to the Party

    Thank you, Cliff. I couldn't get the tone of an original I did a few years ago, recorded with a different guitar, through completely different equipment, until now. I've only had enough time to play these past few months, not tweak. I'm a little late to the tone match party. It is as easy...
  57. Loopback777

    Are the amps' 'Boost' accessible with a MIDI control pedal?

    Or attach the drive or volume or both to an expression pedal and set your standard to heel down and your boost to toe down. Someone said it before, this is achievable in about 30 different ways - through an IA or pedal. I remember boosting with my guitar's volume knob - does that show my age?
  58. Loopback777

    Amp and cab X/Y

    I use the X/Y unconventionally - kind of the way you described at the beginning of this thread. I do it mainly to tighten up my presets. We play about 45 songs in a typical show, and some of the songs require up to five presets. I like to keep everything on one bank, and so.... You can...
  59. Loopback777

    MFC-101 button stopped working after Axe Edit update?

    I realize that this is a question about 2 things that ARE NOT the Axe FX 2, but I put this post here in case there's a relation to the new FW (and because more people are looking here now, so if someone else is having this issue, they'll be more likely to see this). I've been using the MFC...
  60. Loopback777

    Axe-Fx II Firmware Version 3.00 Up

    Or even whining, for that matter!:lol
  61. Loopback777

    Axe-Fx II Firmware Version 3.00 Up

    Updating Firmware... Sending...Please wait... 47% Oh boy!
  62. Loopback777

    Help chosing studio monitors

    I've had 2 sets of the Rokit 8's. I moved one set into the office for computer monitors. I mix and master with the newer set in the studio. I like them. They are really flat. I've heard the smaller ones and also thought they were kind of bassey. I get a decent mix (although after I think...
  63. Loopback777

    Where is my 3.0 Cliff ?? The corner is too far away!!

    I overheard someone say, "I can't believe it's the middle of November. The New Year is right around the corner." So there you have it. Apparently the lady at the grocery store has been in communication with CC. 3.0 will be releasd on January 1. I wanted to punch her.
  64. Loopback777

    MFC and External Pedal Tuner?

    I suppose I knew enough to know it wasn't possible (MIDI not audio), but every once in a while someone comes up with something that doesn't seem possible on these boards. Thanks for the responses. And DigitalTube, the G90 does have the Tuner Out. It's been buried in the rack so long, I didn't...
  65. Loopback777

    MFC and External Pedal Tuner?

    I have a planet waves tru-strobe. I don't want to use the MFC's button. I was hoping there was some way that the pedal tuner could work off of the mfc (maybe like an effects loop?). I wouldn't even mind running it off the internal battery as I use rechargeables. And, like I said, I'm running...
  66. Loopback777

    MFC and External Pedal Tuner?

    I have a strobe pedal tuner that I really like. Is it possible to incorporate it into the MFC? I know there's no audio going through, so I doubt it, but I thought I'd ask. I run wirelessly through a L6 G90. My next question would be, if it's not possible, are there any suggestions on how...
  67. Loopback777

    Presence Knob Reverses EQ

    This is weird. So far I've only found it on this one preset. When the Presence is on 0.00, it's maxed out. When I turn the knob to 10.0, it goes away. Try it! It's fun!
  68. Loopback777

    Anyway to customize Auto-Engage speeds?

    Strange, it says the syx file is the wrong asset type. I'm using an AE 2. Are you?
  69. Loopback777

    Anyway to customize Auto-Engage speeds?

    Very cool. Thanks, Bakerman!
  70. Loopback777

    Anyway to customize Auto-Engage speeds?

    I'd like 500ms instead of 333ms for Medium. Is there any way to customize this?
  71. Loopback777

    Expression Pedal Issue - Wah

    Solved! I was using a Mission SP-1 and had the XS-1 mapped to CC97 (wah bypass). I turned this off (CC#OFF) and it solved the problem. I have another question, but I'll start a new thread as I haven't read it asked anywhere else.
  72. Loopback777

    Mission SP-1 Design Flaw - Any suggestions?

    Part of the problem I had was that the little plate that holds the tension system to the base of the pedal was bent. (I guess this happened while engaging the switch in the toe position). I was wrong in my first post, I have 3 of the Mission pedals (another SP-1 and an EP-1). Believe it or...
  73. Loopback777

    Expression Pedal Issue - Wah

    Hi Scott. I'm having the same trouble, only I have the Wah block saved in the patch in a bypassed state. Any suggestions?
  74. Loopback777

    Recording Wet & Dry - A way to increase dry gain?

    You're absolutely right. What was I thinking? I'm new to re-amping, sorry for the lack of forsight!
  75. Loopback777

    Recording Wet & Dry - A way to increase dry gain?

    I'm recording wet and dry signals, but the gain on the dry signal is really low. Is there a way to only increase this at the Axe? At unity, the dry track only reaches -24 and the wet -5.3.
  76. Loopback777

    Mission SP-1 Design Flaw - Any suggestions?

    Design flaw may be a bit much, but it could have been designed to accept a standard hex wrench/allen wrench (like you and quonsar suggested). You see, the one's you can get at "pretty much any DIY store" won't work, they're too long (on the short part of the "L"). There's a protrusion on the...
  77. Loopback777

    Mission SP-1 Design Flaw - Any suggestions?

    I have 2 Mission SP-1 pedals. There's a tension hex screw at the back to tighten the pedal in the heel position. One of my pedals needs to be tightened because if I shift it to the heel position, it will drift to the toe. Unfortunately, I don't still have the hex screw provided with the...
  78. Loopback777

    Using MFC-101 on a dry signal?

    I don't understand. If you're using effects, it's not a dry signal. If you mean, can a dry signal be recorded while listening to a wet signal and changing channels, using effects and expression pedals on the MFC - the answer is yes.
  79. Loopback777

    Reverse Delay Question

    I couldn't find this in Yek's stuff and I can't remember how I did it in the Ultra. How do I set the Reverse Delay so that only the delay is heard (not the signal that starts it)? Thanks.
  80. Loopback777

    I'm sure I'm doing something wrong but... CC# and Pedal Question

    I take that back. Same problem as before (once I loaded everything into the preset). I think it's a CPU load issue. The preset is up to 92%. 2 amps, 2 cabs, 2 rev, 2 cho, 1 comp, enhancer and mixer. It locks in on that one pedal, with cc17 no matter how I change it on the preset. I can change it...
  81. Loopback777

    I'm sure I'm doing something wrong but... CC# and Pedal Question

    Not sure how things were corrupted, but this is an issue with the preset. I created an exact replica (copy and paste) on another preset and everything works as intended. Hopefully it won't be recreateable.
  82. Loopback777

    I'm sure I'm doing something wrong but... CC# and Pedal Question

    I have Ext Ctrl 3 on 18. I have a pedal attached to MFC mapped to CC#18. I calibrated the pedal and have it set to BegPDL. On a preset I'm using a mixer to switch between channel 2 and channel 3 with the pedal. When I move the pedal (and the graph edit view is showing on the AF2), the ball...
  83. Loopback777

    Scratchy Wah

    I'm getting a faint scratchy sound on the wah. I'm using a Mission pedal and the MFC. I tried switching pedals and cables. I'm no where near clipping. Anyone experience this? I'm not sure how to load the file on here or I would.
  84. Loopback777

    Is there any way to do this?

    I'm in the process of recreating presets. On the Ultra I had 2 seperate presets - set up with 2 amps and 2 cabs each. I always hated how abruptly I'd go from clean to crunch and vice versa. I was in Ultra mode today when I asked the question and was setting things up with 2 each again. I...
  85. Loopback777

    Is there any way to do this?

    Okay, so no way with X/Y?
  86. Loopback777

    Is there any way to do this?

    I thought about that, but how do I do it with 2 amp and 2 cab blocks for each? I can only fit that many in each preset. I was thinking there might be a way with the X/Y system, but I can't figure it out.
  87. Loopback777

    Is there any way to do this?

    I have 2 presests with 2 amp and 2 cab blocks (each). I'd like to be able to use an expression pedal to gradually go from one to the other (mixing their tones).
  88. Loopback777

    X/Y Question

    Problem solved. I turned the Axe of and on and now it's working fine.
  89. Loopback777

    X/Y Question

    By the way, when I switch presets and try the same thing with another amp block, it works just fine.
  90. Loopback777

    X/Y Question

    Any reason why I press "Y" in an Amp block (going from Plexi Normal to 59 Bassguy) and everything is grayed out and uneditable (on Axe Edit)?
  91. Loopback777

    Problem with Modifiers - Anyone have this?

    Just fixed it. Thank you.
  92. Loopback777

    Problem with Modifiers - Anyone have this?

    Thank you! I'm sorry I'm not so bright about this. Did I mention it sounds incredible? The Ultra was great, this is better. I was sitting here frustrated by the Volume thing and I picked up the guitar to check a tweak that I made and found myself playing for 10 minutes. I snapped out of it...
  93. Loopback777

    Problem with Modifiers - Anyone have this?

    Very strange. I retyped what I was trying to say. Not sure if it was clear (regarding the volume problem). Does that sound right to you?
  94. Loopback777

    Problem with Modifiers - Anyone have this?

    I have the Vol Out 1 set to CC17 and the External controller 2 set to the same. I didn't want the expression pedal to always control the volume (only when I put a Vol block in and attached a controller). Does this have something to do with it? Otherwise, I've never messed with anything...
  95. Loopback777

    Problem with Modifiers - Anyone have this?

    I know it's Saturday night and it's really amazing that you even responded to this, but I'll ask a bit more based on the above quote. There are no other modifiers set on this preset. Could you give me a point in the direction of diagnosing this. I've always been kind of bread-and-butter with...
  96. Loopback777

    Problem with Modifiers - Anyone have this?

    Just got the Filter block to save in the bypassed state. Didn't do anything differently. This is all very strange. I'm worried because I sold my Ultra and used the 2's box to ship it in and gigs the next 3 weekends. I'm kind of freaking out.
  97. Loopback777

    Problem with Modifiers - Anyone have this?

    Min 7.78 and Max 10.0
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