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  1. bwanagary

    My greatest fear ...

    ... is that when I die, my wife will sell my guitars for what I told her they cost o_O!!!
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    So Loud I Can Hear It !

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    How brilliant is this!? Take a listen.

    I stumbled upon this today completely by accident. When I was a young man (yeah - a very long time ago) my band's "trademark" was performing classical pieces in a modern idiom, including this piece. This piece that I found, performed by Sinfonity, goes well beyond that. When I saw this, I...
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    Where to download MFC-Edit

    ** This is a repost: Thanks everyone for passing along the information. I'm going to try an experiment for a few days and see how it goes. I'm going to post a link to download the three versions of MFC-Edit, for Linux, Mac and Windows, at the end of this message. My hope is that people who...
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    Mac OS X Catalina - MFC-Edit Won't Launch From Desktop

    MFC-Edit isn't officially supported on Mac OS X Catalina at this time. Apple have changed something in Catalina (I don't know what that something is at this time) so that if you upgrade your OS you may no longer be able to launch MFC-Edit from the desktop icon or from the Applications folder...
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    Released version 8.5 today

    Minor changes for MAC OS X Mojave. Better password handling. Support for Oracle Java 11. UPDATE: I've discovered that the "Virtual MFC-101" feature of MFC-Edit does not work with Java version 11 because Oracle, in their infinite "wisdom", have JavaFx libraries breaking the Virtual MFC-101...
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    Mac OS X "Mojave" update notes

    If you upgrade your Mac OS X to Mojave (released yesterday) then the Tools->Send File to MFC-101 and the Tools->Receive Dump from MFC-101 will not work. Everything else works as expected but you will need to use Fractal Bot to send and receive sysex dumps to/from your MFC-101 when you have...
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    MFC-Edit with Axe-Fx III

    Here's an addendum if you're planning to use your MFC-101 with the Axe-Fx III while waiting for for the FC-6 and FC-12 to become available. I'm sure that there is more to say but there are some things to keep in mind and some additional features on MFC-Edit 8.0 to ease programming the MFC-101...
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    MFC-Edit Window Scaling on HiRes Windows 10

    There have been a few posts over the last year or so from users who purchased a hi-res but small (11, 12 or 13-inch) size laptop running Windows. The MFC-Edit window came up tiny on these displays making it too small to use in some cases. Thanks to the good work of MFC-Edit user Ronald Hoot...
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    The TRUE cost of your new guitar

    Here’s how you figure out their true cost: Get the best price on the guitar from somewhere Freight to your house is magic – you don’t mention that Find a piece of jewelry that your wife LOVES that costs about 70%-150% of the cost of the guitar Schedule them to both arrive at your home at about...
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    Mark Holcomb Gain Staging

    https://reverb.com/news/learn-to-play-mark-holcomb-on-gain-staging-with-fractal-audio-axe-fxii?utm_campaign=4903d13686-rn170725_dns_personalized&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=0_5889ed6702-4903d13686-58557505
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    Too funny! Difference between Jazz and Rock guitarist

    I stumbled upon this quite by accident at work today - mistyped a work related search. I watched it in its entirety while at work :). I thought I'd share it with those twisted souls who might enjoy it also.
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    Version 7.2 released over the weekend

    The most obvious change is doubling the size of the Virtual MFC-101 window - it was really small on QHD 11-inch monitors. Enhanced debugging and diagnostics to aid people having problems getting their MFC-101/Computer transmissions to work reliably.
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    A Shout Out to Gibson USA (the company)

    I've owned a Gibson '69 ES-345 since I was a teenager and been very happy with it. I always wanted a Jazz guitar so naturally I looked at Gibson guitars and what I could afford was an ES-175 - not elite, but very much a Jazz "staple" guitar. I purchased a used one from Reverb.com and got a...
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    If you haven't CRINGED today ...

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    MFC-Edit Videos on Youtube

    I posted these links on the FAS Facebook page per request but I duplicating them here in case. A couple of folks have asked me recently if there were any online videos to help with using the MFC-Edit for configuring the MFC-101 so I'm posting a couple of links here for those who are curious...
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    Anyone want to work for Gibson in Nashville?

    https://www.glassdoor.com/job-listing/director-of-quality-and-engineering-gibson-guitars-JV_IC1144541_KO0,35_KE36,50.htm?jl=2279190345&utm_source=employerInterest&utm_medium=email&utm_content=employer-interest-jobclick-jobtitle&utm_campaign=employer-interest-jobclick
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    MFC-Edit version 7.0 is here!

    Happy new year to everyone! May 2017 be a great year with health, happiness and prosperity for all. And, oh yeah, some fantastic music too :) ! I know that many of you have been eagerly awaiting the release of Version 7.0 of MFC-Edit because of greatly the enhanced IA Switch configuration...
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    MFC-Edit version 7.0 arrives!

    Happy new year to everyone! May 2017 be a great year with health, happiness and prosperity for all. And, oh yeah, some fantastic music too :) ! I know that many of you have been eagerly awaiting the release of Version 7.0 of MFC-Edit because of the greatly enhanced IA Switch configuration...
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    MFC-Edit 6.2 - new features

    MFC-Edit 6.2 will be release shortly. It makes IA Switches configuration much more intuitive. See the demo here:
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    I'd really like to see Mezzoforte with the Axe-Fx

    I love this band. I'd really like to see Frissi with an Axe-Fx, or at least an AX8.
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    MFC-Edit 6.0 released Nov. 16th, 2016

    See the announcement here: MFC-Edit 6.0 released Nov. 16th, 2016.
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    MFC-Edit 6.0 released Nov. 16th, 2016

    We're delighted to release the first of a "2nd Generation" MFC-Edit. We've been paying attention to new users for a while and have begun the first phase of a more intuitive, less intimidating mode of configuring your MFC-101. With the addition of the "Visual MFC-101" component you can now...
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    MFC-Edit version 5.5 released October 10th

    Thank you all who continue to support MFC-Edit and provide valuable feedback on opportunities for improvement. This minor release has some usage enhancements geared to the first time or new MFC-101 users. Based on what we see the newer users having difficulty with in the forum and in the...
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    MFC-101 Dump/Load Checklist...

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    Problems with dump/restore of MFC-101 ?

    If you're having difficulty using the Axe-Fx as a USB/MIDI interface, go to the MFC-Edit Help menu and select Axe-Fx as USB/MIDI interface from that menu and follow the instructions exactly. When connecting your computer to the MFC-101 through any USB/MIDI interface, including the Axe-Fx II...
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    MFC-Edit Version 5.3 released July 10th 2016

    Today we released version 5.3 of MFC-Edit with a couple of enhancements, user interface improvments and a two bugs fixed.
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    Wish ALT SCENE feature, similar to ALT PRESET

    I'm thinking that each Preset could have an "ALT SCENE" the same way it has an "ALT PRESET" then you could toggle between the current SCENE (default 1) and the ALT SCENE with the switch :) rather than have the SCENE TOGGLE feature only toggle between scenes 1 and 2. Instead, you could toggle...
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    Axe-Fx II XL+ as Teleprompter

    Okay, it's kind of like using the Bugati Veyron for the sole purpose of transporting your sickly cat to the vetirinarian. But hear me out. I got roped into doing a Broadway musical for a month, in a space so confined that it could only be described as torture. No space for a music stand or...
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    Fractal Axe-Fx II sighting: Cirque du Soleil

    What’s up with that fire-breathing guitar? Cirque du Soleil wanted these custom guitars that light up and shoot fire. Basically, we took the exact specs of my guitar of choice, the Kramer SM1, and Jim Poisson of Advanced Guitar in Las Vegas built the crazy shapes. My guitar sounds are from an...
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    Wish Rename "EXPANSION" to "ETHERCON"

    So that it at least matches the XL name for the same connection. - or, conversely, rename the Axe-Fx port name from "ETHERCON" to "EXPANSION".
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    MFC-Edit v5.0 release January 1st, 2016

    The new year's MFC-Edit release marks a milestone with version 5.0. When we made the very first version of MFC-Edit I never thought that there would be a version 5.0 and so many users. This release has a couple of theme-related bugs fixed and a Preferences option off the File menu instead of...
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    MFC-101-W (Wide)

    I have BIG feet - I don't fall over often. However, they are a hindrance when using the MFC-101 live and performing multiple guitar parts at the same time. Tap-dancing on the switches is less than precise enough for a flawless performance. I always wished for an MFC-101-W (Wide) but since it...
  34. bwanagary

    MFC-Edit v4.3 released

    Today, December 12th, 2015 MFC-Edit version 4.3 is released. There are some important changes in this release, though the user interface and workflow haven't changed at all. As usual, the changes are driven by user feedback - thank you all for your suggestions. Here are the highlights...
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    MFC-Edit v4.3 released

    Today, December 12th, 2015 MFC-Edit version 4.3 is released. There are some important changes in this release, though the user interface and workflow haven't changed at all. As usual, the changes are driven by user feedback - thank you all for your suggestions. Here are the highlights...
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    Access Presets between 384 and 999 with MFC-101

    Many MFC-101 users are puzzled, if not frustrated, with the perceived inability of the MFC-101 to select Axe-Fx presets in the range of 384 - 999. Here are 4 quick solutions, ordered from preferred to least popular. As of v4.3 MFC-Edit contains enhancements to specifically make this easy to...
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    Axe-Fx II sighting

    I found this quite by accident while looking for something else. Kinda overkill for a tuner :-)
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    What my wife hears when I tell her why I MUST have the AX8

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    MFC-Edit v4.2 Released

    This new release of MFC-Edit has a few enhancements like detection of new Java updates on the Mac and the user can choose single/double-click on cells in the SETS page to drop down the list of songs, but its mostly a bug fix release related to drag-n-drop functionality. See the release notes...
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    MFC-Edit v4.1 release October 11th.

    Fractal Audio Systems' MFC-Edit version 4.1 has more helpful hints that popup to help guide users who don't use the MFC-101 day in and day out. It also reduces the amount of memory and CPU that it consumes and loads SysEx dumps a little faster. Mostly the additions are geared toward the new...
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    MFC-Edit 4.0 is here!

    Thanks for all the great encouragement and support all you forum members provide. As time passes I get ideas from the forum on features that would make the program easier to use. I also learn more about which things about the MFC-101 are most frustrating, bothersome and generate the greatest...
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    MFC-101 Back In Stock Now

    I don't know how many units are available though.
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    Tick ... tick ...

    MFC-Edit 4.0 is brewing ...
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    MFC-Edit Version 3.7 released this weekend

    Version 3.7 has some improvements for users who want to use the Axe-Fx as a USB/MIDI interface with the MFC-101 and for users who use External Switches and Expression Pedals. There are the customer UI refinements and a few minor bug fixes. From the release notes: Feature: The location of...
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    MFC-Edit Version 3.6 Released

    MFC-Edit version 3.6 (build #2837) was released over the weekend, August 23rd. Windows 10 is now officially supported There are quite a few usability enhancements mostly related to the 25-character long Friendly Song names There a few more bug fixes For a full list of changes please see...
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    MFC-Edit 3.5 Released

    Please see the release notes for more detail. It has a couple of requested features added and a bug fixed. Most of the enhancements are around SONG and SET management. Some PRESETS and MIDI command enhancements Some general window positioning improvements. When dropping a SONG from...
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    Resend of license-keys

    If you received a resend of your license key with a name of "shipped" please ignore it. I was working on automating the generation and emailing of license keys today when I got distracted and sent resent a whole bunch of the emails. Please accept my apologies. There's nothing to worry about. -G
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    MFC-101 Youtube Links

    Here are some useful links on Youtube that might help you out if you're struggling setting up your MFC-101. I am not the author of these so please remember to give the author a "Like" if you find it useful: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mfc-101 (this is the original video...
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    MFC-Edit Owner's Manual - Read It Here!

    Click here for the MFC-Edit Owner's Manual
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    Anyone used BOTH Protools by Avid AND Studio One by Presonus?

    I am (was) a Sonar user and I'm hoping that next year I can start recording again. I have Mac computers and some Presonus gear that I just love but I haven't used the Studio One DAW. If anyone has used both could you share your likes/dislikes? I will be moving away from Sonar so either way I...
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    Bug Fixed today

    I fixed a bug saving the sysex file after upconverting the IA Switches to Firmware 3.7 or greater. If you have a lesser version that 3.2 Build #1553 you should update it now. There are a few cosmetic, diagnostic and help improvements also.
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    Getting started with MFC-Edit

    Getting Started with MFC-Edit What to do after you install it ... "Read The Manual", while good advice, isn't something people want to do before trying the program to see if its even worth reading the manual in the first place :) (MFC-Edit is loaded with power and features and the Owner's...
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    AXE-FX TIMEOUT! READ THIS FIRST

    Okay, if I had a penny for every time I saw this panicked message on the forum I would be independently wealthy. ALWAYS CHECK THE PORT YOUR MFC-101 IS USING TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE AXE-FX FIRST! ALWAYS! You can check this by pressing the EDIT switch on your MFC-101. Then press the MIDI switch...
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    MFC-Edit Release Notes - kept current

    The current release notes for the MFC-Edit program are available for viewing here. Please click the link below to view them. > Click here to view the latest release notes. <
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    5-pin MIDI cable bi-directional if all pins wired

    I found this post on the forum from the Fractal Administrator in 2009. I thought that it might be helpful to someone so I'm reposting here. MIDI is a current loop and requires two wires for the data, hence data+ and data-. Pin 2 should be grounded only on the sending end, i.e. the...
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    Before updating your MFC-101 to Firmware 3.07 ... do this ...

    Take a sysex dump from your MFC-101 Load it into MFC-Edit Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Convert IA Switches to FW 3.07" Upgrade the MFC-101 Firmware to 3.07 Transmit the edited sysex dump back to the MFC-101 (you can do this right from within MFC-Edit, also off the Tools menu) All your IA...
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    Before updating your MFC-101 to Firmware 3.07 ... do this ...

    Take a sysex dump from your MFC-101 Load it into MFC-Edit Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Convert IA Switches to FW 3.07" Upgrade the MFC-101 Firmware to 3.07 Transmit the edited sysex dump back to the MFC-101 All your IA Switches will be correct Its not difficult to reset your IA...
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    MFC-Edit 3.2 support for MFC-101 Firmware 3.07

    We're proud to announce public availability of MFC-Edit Version 3.2, the official Fractal Audio Systems editor for the MFC-101. MFC-Edit has long supported the Axe-Fx XL and XL+ but the latest builds #2470 and above, and version 3.2 are required to work with the new MFC-101 firmware version...
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    MFC-Edit version 3.2 - free update - REQUIRED for MFC-101 FW 3.07

    We're proud to announce public availability of MFC-Edit Version 3.2, the official Fractal Audio Systems editor for the MFC-101. MFC-Edit has long supported the Axe-Fx XL and XL+ but the latest build, #2447 and version 3.2 are required to work with the new MFC-101 firmware version 3.07 that is...
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    MFC-Edit Version 3.0 Released!

    We've been very busy for a couple of months incorporating the most requested feature enhancements for the MFC-101. And you don't even have to update your firmware :-). This is more than an update – its a legitimate upgrade of MFC-Edit that you'll want to get your hands on. We have focused on...
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    MFC-Edit Version 3.0 Released!

    We've been very busy for a couple of months incorporating the most requested feature enhancements for the MFC-101. And you don't even have to update your firmware :-). This is more than an update – its a legitimate upgrade of MFC-Edit that you'll want to get your hands on. We have focused on...
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    Getting Started with MFC-Edit

    What to do after you install it ... "Read The Manual", while good advice, isn't something people want to do before trying the program to see if its even worth reading the manual in the first place :-) So I'm creating this page for most of us ... Here's my suggestion, assuming that you are...
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    MFC-101: Copy All or Part of Preset to other Presets - MFC-Edit

    A quick how-to copy some or all parameters from one Preset to another (or others) using MFC-Edit. "How can I copy my IA Switch/External Switch/Pedal/whatever settings from one Preset to another?" - is a question I get often enough that I thought it was time to post a quick how-to. This can of...
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    MFC-101 cable length maximums

    Does anyone know the maximum recommended lengths of the Ethercon and XLR cables between the Axe-Fx II and the MFC-101?
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    MFC-Edit Version 1.6 released!

    :triumphant: I'm happy to release MFC-Edit 1.6 with a bunch of new and powerful features. Please click here to see the release notes. Here's the new toolbar, just to whet your appetite ... MFC-Edit v1.6 Toolbar Or visit the MFC-Edit web site here As usual, the update is free to all MFC-Edit...
  66. bwanagary

    AXE-FX NAME TIMEOUT! (again)

    I found another cause of this message today. Of course, we all know to look at our Edit->MIDI->EXPANSION/FASLINK/MIDI settings and then check the cables to make sure they're connected correctly and that the cables are indeed good, but I found a new source of this error message I thought I would...
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    MFC-Edit program - New Video Overview of Version 1.5

    You don't have to download and install MFC-Edit to evaluate it. I've received numerous requests for a useful video overview of the MFC-Edit editor program for the MFC-101. Nobody actually said that the other one "sucked" but ... the requests kept coming so I broke down and made this short...
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    "Fractal Themed" MFC-Edit 1.5 released - Aug. 1st !!!

    MFC-Edit has undergone a great face-lift for this release, with three "themes", including the "Fractal" theme for those who like the look and feel of the great Axe-Edit program from FAS. Here's an example: PRESETS SCREEN. Please visit the MFC-Edit Web Site for more examples. This release...
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    MFC-Edit - VERSION 1.4 IS HERE! July 1st, 2014

    I'm proud to release MFC-Edit 1.4 today. This new version is FREE to existing MFC-Edit owners so please jump over to the web site www.mfc-edit.com and download the new version. Version 1.4 contains many user interface cleanups, some bug fixes, robust support for the 3.05 MFC-101 firmware...
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    MFC-Edit: Symantec/Norton Approval

    MONDAY JUNE 2nd UPDATE: From Symantec/Norton Endpoint "Upon further analysis and investigation we have verified your submission and as such this detection will be removed from our products. The updated detection will be distributed in the next set of virus definitions, available via...
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    MFC-Edit Ver. 1.3 Released

    MFC-Edit Ver. 1.3 released today, June 1st, 2014 Today I am proud to release MFC-Edit ver. 1.3 for the demanding MFC-101 user. This release has a number of small bug fixes and a few user interface enhancements. Most notable is robust support for MK-III and Firmware versions 3.1 and above...
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    New Product Announcement! MFC-EDIT

    UPDATE: MFC-Edit is sold and supported by Fractal Audio Systems. The current version is 5.3 (July 1, 2016) and you can get it here: MFC-Edit - Editor for the MFC-101 ----- Original Post ----- Would you rather be playing music than pressing twenty and thirty steel foot-switches for each...
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    MFC-Edit - MAC users

    Free MFC-Edit software for first 2 MAC users! MFC-Edit is working well and the group of beta testers have done a fantastic job over the past few months. Thanks a ton guys! I'm looking for 2 more MAC users to test the native MAC installer please. Please email me at mfc-edit@mrlinux.com and I'll...
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    MFC-Edit - Excellent NEW editor for MFC-101 for MAC, Windows & LINUX

    MFC-Edit - New editor for MFC-101 for MAC, Windows & LINUX WOW! You guys rock! We're now oversubscribed for the beta programme :-) so we won't be accepting any more (as of April 21st 3pm EST) but please stay tuned for the official release in the next couple of weeks. We'll make a free...
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    I have to write this thank you about a person here

    We all know how great the Fractal Audio gear is; how great it is that Cliff takes so much personal pride in the product and his community, participating regularly in the forums. So a big thank you! *BUT* sometimes other great people don't get the public recognition - or at least, I haven't seen...
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    MFC-101 in "SET" mode (not PRESET or SONG)

    Figured it out. Sorry for the clutter.
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    Stand-mounting an Axe FX II on stage

    I don't know if anyone else might be interested but I just made an Axe FX II on-stage stand from a standard SKB case and a Roland Drum Hardware stand. I'm dropping the information here in case its useful to anyone else. See pictures at the end of this posting. I bought a 19" rackmount case...
  78. bwanagary

    Presets of Axe-Change with .bin suffix upload

    Apologies in advance 'cause I'm sure other people have asked this question before, but I'm a newbie to the FX2 and the new Axe Edit 1.9 Beta only looks for presets with the .syx suffix. Does that mean that all the presets/patches in Axe-Change can't be used with the FX2? Or at least, not with...
  79. bwanagary

    Changing Effect Block CC# not working in FX II ?

    Okay, I admit defeat. I'm trying to hook up my Roland FC300 midi controller to my new FX II with moderate success. I got the External Controller/Modifier thing working for the Wah but I cannot get the Exp 1 switch to work. First of all to turn off the WAHWAH1 you need to send CC#97 and the...
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    Pitch Shifter / Intelligent Harmony

    I'm a newbie here today so apologies in advance for my ignorant questions. I've been researching extensively for a good Amp Modeler/Multi-effects processor for live performances and occasional recordings. I've looked at a lot of gear and I'm down the to Axe FX II and the Eleven Rack. Without...
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