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    Help With Analog ReAmping Info Please

    I am unfortunately unable to make use of the fantastic USB reamping features of the III, due to other bandmates’ preferences regarding 48k, and the need to pass working projects back and forth. So, my intention is to route the input signal out of output 4 to my interface, and reamp by routing...
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    Axe-Fx IV release estimate?

    In the craziest of ways, too. I hate it when I’m buying a new phone and the salesman is trying to up sell me on a leasing plan, explaining that the the $800 phone he just sang praises for is expected to be obsolete next year. At least my guitar amp doesn’t have that problem.
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    Stand in switches on expression pedal inputs?

    The new stand in switch functionality is just amazing! Does anyone know if this feature will be eventually added to the expression pedal inputs as well? Not for actual expression pedals of course, but for switches plugged into superfluous EP jacks.
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    Post Your FC-12 and FC-6 Pedalboards Here

    Hey Rex, Turn out that I saw the post above Rnjscooter’s response, (ssmorga78’s brown board with an FC6 and 2 EV1’s), mistakenly thought that was rnj’s board, and that was the source of my confusion. Thank you for being a helpful dude.
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    Post Your FC-12 and FC-6 Pedalboards Here

    Uh, thanks for chiming in, but the link takes me to the 16x10 bag, which would not fit an fc6 and two EV-1s. I’m really just trying to help avoid a situation where someone hastily orders the wrong size bag by accident is all. Edit: I need to have my eyes checked. I was confusing two different...
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    Post Your FC-12 and FC-6 Pedalboards Here

    The link lands on a 16”x10”x3” bag, but I’m assuming yours is really the 22.5”x11.5”x4” bag, is this correct?
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    Post Your FC-12 and FC-6 Pedalboards Here

    Got my FC 12 early!
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    FC Internal Firmware 1.06

    You are exactly right! I wonder if the Axe III is taking a bit longer to boot? Maybe I’m imagining things... in any case, the FC6 is waking up exactly when the Axe III finishes it’s booting sequence, so everything seems to be working fine. Thanks for the reply. :)
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    FC Internal Firmware 1.06

    This update is amazing. Thank you Fractal team for your work on this, and Chris, for your excellent video(s). One question: since updating to FC fw 1.06, the FC6 takes about 15 seconds to boot when I power cycle the Axe III. It seemed much faster before; is this normal behavior? When...
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    On the fence...help me jump off :-)

    There’s a 15 day trial/return period, if that helps.
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    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    For me, the length of the board is a less than ideal factor with the modular approach. My Ax8 is on a 24” board with 2 Dunlop mini exp pedals and a Shure GLX D16 receiver, and I love the size if it. The FM3 and FC6 combo adds 6” and brings me to a 30” board, which is less desirable to me...
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    FC-12 versus the FC-6

    FC6 is a great form factor. For playing with a band that has consistent predictable changes in each song (I use a preset per song with scenes for different parts), it is perfect. However, for using a versatile kitchen sink approach, improv playing and jamming, I feel like the 6 button interface...
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    The Axe-Fx 3 works only at 48Khz

    Threads like this are useful when providing solutions and new workarounds. Threads like this are also useful (in another way) when they illustrate a real idea of how many people think a feature ought to be added or not. For that, maybe a poll would be useful. But I am surprised at some of the...
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    The Axe-Fx 3 works only at 48Khz

    Thank you for the well delivered clarification. I hope that it will be implemented one day, if it is indeed possible.
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    The Axe-Fx 3 works only at 48Khz

    From what I could glean from information posted earlier in this thread, it seems that it may be technically possible to add this feature into the firmware, but it would require a complete reworking or all the IR’s and is therefore extremely unlikely. This is just my own interpretation and...
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    The Axe-Fx 3 works only at 48Khz

    I find myself reluctant to agree with OP because of the fervor with which he states the point, but I also can appreciate the intensity of his frustration, and I'm glad to see it expressed honestly. I'm on the opposite side of the spectrum from Henry Robinett. My bandmates have potato computers...
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    Crackling/Static noise when guitar turned up

    Interesting. Guess I got lucky!
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    Crackling/Static noise when guitar turned up

    My laptop does this as well. It is emitting EMI/RFI and there’s no fix for it, other than getting far away from it. Are you using a desktop or a laptop? If it’s a desktop, it might just be your monitor, in which case you can try getting different one with better shielding. If it’s a laptop...
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    Looking for short balanced right angled cables for FC6 to EV2...

    +1 for these. I just got them to replace the Monoprice ones and they are sleek as hell. Made in Germany. I’ll bet the flat ends could be filed down if needed, but I didn’t have to. They’re working great for me.
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    Per Preset Placeholder Layout

    I’m using an FC6. Originally wanted the 12, but got an early invite from the FC6 overstock. I love the small form factor, but so don’t want to deal with hold functions during changes mid-song, so I was going to send it back. Per-preset config changed all that. I use a preset per song with...
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    FC6 possible bugs

    Thank you Bryant. Turns out that the "flickering" behavior is different than first reported: With Reveal Hold assigned to FS1 (Hold Function), no screens flicker. RH @ FS2= screen 1 flickers RH @ FS3 = 1&2 flicker RH @ FS4= 1,2&3 flicker RH @ FS5= 1,2,3& 4 flicker RH @ FS6 = 1,2,3,4& 5...
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    FC6 possible bugs

    FC6 Possible bugs 1. When revealing hold functions: screens 1,2,3 flicker when no hold function is assigned to those switches. 4,5,6 do not do this. 2. In MLM page 2, hold functions do not work on switches 1,2,4,5,6 unless there is also a hold function assigned to them on MLM page 1...
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    [fixed] FC6 Layout Link Bug?

    Thank you for the astoundingly quick reply, Chris and Bryant. You've saved me from making many futile attempts to figure out what I'm doing wrong.
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    [fixed] FC6 Layout Link Bug?

    When I assign a layout link to the hold function of a switch, it disappears after power cycling the Axe. Layout links applied to the tap function remain as programmed. I have tried resetting the FC6 to factory setup. I am On Axe 3 firmware 5.02, and FC firmware 1.05. Any helpful suggestions?
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    AX8 v Axe-Fx III

    To be fair, I think that I’m misspeaking by saying this is “not possible.” Perhaps more gymnastics with more limitations than I’m happy with in a workflow, but “not possible” is a large statement. Since I haven’t actually tried to create a preset like the one you’re imagining, I would like to...
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    AX8 v Axe-Fx III

    I thought about this, but I just feel like it wouldn’t really be “independent.” I’m also projecting what I want out of my own guitar rig. If it was kept to a really simple rig for each person I suppose it could be done, but it seems like a PITA to me. Maybe I’m just being lazy...
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    AX8 v Axe-Fx III

    1. It really is possible to run 2 guitars and a bass through the Axe III but... 2. It will not be possible to control them independently with multiple controllers.
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    AX8 v Axe-Fx III

    I got the Ax8 as a quick to set up, very portable jam rig and gig backup safety net. If people are drinking beer, I don’t want my “brains” on the floor if I can help it, so I use the III at gigs instead of the Ax8. Turns out I even prefer to lug the III to a quick jam session over the Ax8 now...
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    Wish Set Lists

    Since all the processing for the FC’s happens in the III, I figured this would be appropriate here. To take full advantage of the FC6, I’ve been considering making redundant presets to approximate the set list functionality of the MFC pedal. I am resistant to committing to this approach...
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    Wish Metronome Block

    This would help me a lot with using the looper at rehearsals for writing with the band. If I could just use one of the switches on my FC6 to turn metronome volume on/off, I could quickly and accurately create quantized loops and get them right the first time, every time. Also I can think of a...
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    Hope the FC's get some update love soon....

    And the improvements in those updates will likely be inspired by people making who are making wish lists now.
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    Acoustic gig w/ Axe III - tone and fx ideas needed

    I can’t recommend the tonematch enough. And you can do it with just a USB connection, no miking your own guitar necessary. If you can find a good wav file online (or even a video) of a good isolated acoustics tone, you can use that as the reference tone for the tonematch. With a good...
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    First night with an FC-6

    Ah, I see... Maybe someday they’ll allow the programming of another color for the hold function result. That would be pretty great actually.
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    First night with an FC-6

    To achieve this I’ve been using custom labels with abbreviations separated by a “/“ to indicate both the tap and hold functions. In your case for example, I would label it “Comp/Roto”.
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Oh man, why didn’t you chase down that truck?! I just got mine on Wednesday. Had it held for pickup, but they screwed up and put it on the truck for delivery instead. The UPS clerk called the driver, and had me meet up with him on his route. A little inconvenient, but awesome of them to work...
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    I switched from the EV1 to the EV2 and I love it. Size 10 1/2 shoe. I’ve heard people with large feet prefer the EV1.
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    Axe-Change

    I have had the Ultra, II, Ax8, and the III. I find it easiest to create sounds that I like on the III, so I’m less likely to check out AxeChange. The other units were all great, but I felt like there was more need for tweaking advanced parameters and using pro sound knowledge to get great amp...
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Yes, but FASlink 2 will only power the first unit. The 2nd unit will have to be plugged into a power source.
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Or, some guy’s wife told him they need money and he has to put his “toy” up for sale. This is his technical compliance.
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    USB static while recording into iPad

    Question: Is the iPad plugged in? I get this issue (with a different setup) if the iPad is receiving power through the camera connector, and it goes away as soon as I unplug it.
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    AX8 and iPad

    Bueno! Thanks, Al!
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    AX8 and iPad

    What is the problem with the UD BT01 at 1.0.5?
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    Axe-Fx III Reviewed in Guitar World

    I’m just glad to see them getting good press and exposure. What’s good for Fractal is good for their users.
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    Keep the Same Type of Fx When Changing Scenes

    Please read my edit to the original post, and try to reproduce.
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    Keep the Same Type of Fx When Changing Scenes

    I agree about the channel switching most likely causing the problem. However, I’m getting some weird results from new blocks. The pitch block, ironically, defaults to Channel A on each scene (this is all in a new blank preset by the way), but the amp block switches channels from scene 1-8. It...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta #2

    Eh, personally I’d rather see a bug reported multiple times than not get discovered. If you had to read through 18 pages of thread before reporting, a lot less people would do it. And this thread’s purpose is to do... exactly what you are doing, right? No bad. Cheers to you.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta #2

    My turn! This is known and will be rectified in final release per Cliff ITT. Interim solution is to avoid those settings on that drive type for now. Good spot.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta #2

    Fair enough. Still, I like the easy simulation of an amp’s actual controls. The way I’ll probably use this feature is to audition amps that I’m unfamiliar with on “realistic mode,” auditioning and experimenting with them based on their stock limitations. From there I might switch back to “FAS...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta #2

    Someone earlier said that one of the cool things about the Axe is that you can make a Fender sound like a Marshall, and vice versa. This has always been a bit of a kick in the pants for me though. If I’m auditioning an amp I’ve never heard before, it really helps to know what the control...
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    Post Your FC-12 and FC-6 Pedalboards Here

    Oh man, I got some sweet tips from other members on the forum. 1. Put a thick heavy duty rubber band at the pedal’s heel for some sweet auto return action. 2. For the shallower sweep that many prefer for wah and whammy, you can put a spacer under either the heel or toe of the pedal. I use...
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    Is this normal booting behavior? RESOLVED

    AFAIK, this is normal behavior since one of the newer firmware updates. The videos you are watching are likely created before the update.
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Darn. Hope you get sorted soon.
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Hopeful suggestion here: check your spam folder?
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    They had been waiting on a new shipment. Based on my understanding of previous communications, I am 99% sure that it’s for both.
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    Recommend A Tiny Full-Range powered speaker for Axe-Fx 3

    Can you provide a link to the purchasing website? Googled the product name you mentioned and got no results.
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    Axe3 Tonematch IR won’t appear for Ax8 use

    Ah, I’ll give that a shot. If it doesn’t work, at least I know that it’s not feasible and I can move on. Thank you very much :)
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    Axe3 Tonematch IR won’t appear for Ax8 use

    I made an acoustic guitar tone match on my Axe Fx3 and exported it as a user cab. I then exported the user cab as a .syx file. In Ax8 cab browser, this file can not be seen in the directory. In AxeFx3 cab browser, it can be found as expected. Is there a compatibility issue here, and perhaps...
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Thank you for the update Matt. I was wondering though: before this update I recall seeing info that the list would be likely served by the end of Q1. Is that still a reasonable projection for you? (Estimate welcome- no promises understood.)
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    The list seems to be moving slower than anticipated. I’ve no idea why they didn’t have more on the way before they ran out, but someone mentioned problems getting some computer chips or something like that. The only question I have is whether they still believe that the will have gone through...
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    Help with an external footswitch?

    I think you would need a momentary switch to get around this.
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    Recommend A Tiny Full-Range powered speaker for Axe-Fx 3

    The Clip 3 does have an aux in. It is on the bottom under a rubber port cover. No built in cable though, just an aux plug next to the charge port.
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    Recommend A Tiny Full-Range powered speaker for Axe-Fx 3

    IK Multimedia iLoud. Stereo full range speaker with a rechargeable battery and has good bass response for its size. Marketed as a portable studio monitor for “on the go” mixdowns. Actually gets quite loud and sounds pretty good to me. They also make a set of small speakers called Micro...
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    How can the FC12 orders be greater than expected???

    This sounds to me like you’re saying “If people complain it doesn’t do any good. If you don’t like it, vote with your wallet and don’t buy one. But what they do is great and they’re in demand, so obviously they’re doing it right.” In my experience, customer complaint feedback is the most...
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    How can the FC12 orders be greater than expected???

    Yeah I feel ya. Trying to be patient, after all it’s just a thing right? But for me, the FC rollout is made worse by the lack of support for the MFC. I know you can technically still use it, but my favorite features: power over FASlink, tuner display, total sync, IA states, looper reveal...
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    Wish Separate Power Amp Block

    This... is actually incredibly helpful. Thank you.
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    Wish Separate Power Amp Block

    Mostly curiosity. I want to know what difference it makes to put a peq in between the preamp and power amp. Also, the practicality of recreating a rig the way I would in real life. If I use the effects loop on a Mesa Lonestar, that effect is going in between the preamp and power amp. If I try...
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    Wish Separate Power Amp Block

    Or, at least a way to insert blocks in between preamp and power amp. Seeing as this is how effects loops are implemented On standard amps, I wonder why this is not a feature in Axe Fx routing.
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    Wish 44.1k recording

    Yes, this is yet another reason that adding 44.1k support would improve the situation for me. Alas, I have already shifted my efforts to incorporating other interfaces. It’s a shame, because it eliminates one of my absolute favorite features about the Axe Fx due to the omission of a pretty...
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    Worth upgrading from XL+?

    The sound, features, and ease of use from the II to the III are substantial, but I haven’t yet seen any responses directly relating to “weird and crazy sounds” you would use for electronic music, so I’d like to pitch in on that directly. The Midi block, new to the III, as well as the insane...
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    FC 6-12 how many orders per day.

    I know being pushy with Fractal is taboo, and for good reason. They work their butts off and provide a high level of service and support. But I empathize with the question posted here. The “Now Serving” thread was encouraging at first, but it seems to have moved like twenty minutes in 10 days. I...
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    FC USB Port for Axe Edit (Wish)

    I wonder if it will be possible to access Axe Edit or FracPad by plugging a PC or tablet into the FC 6/12 USB port. Since FasLink II supports bi-directional communication, this seems to be quite a feasible possibility. I’m aware that the USB port is listed as “reserved for future use,” and...
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    Wish 44.1k recording

    I do... why do you ask?
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    Wish 44.1k recording

    My other collaborators have older computers and they feel that 48k is too taxing on their hardware. For my part, recording at home with the Axe 3 over USB is preferable because Of the access to Axe Edit and convenient re-amping abilities. This means that I have to export anything I want to show...
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    Post Your FC-12 and FC-6 Pedalboards Here

    I’m designing a custom pedalboard while I wait to come up on the waitlist. Would some kind soul please post a measurement of the distance between the bottom of the chassis and the bottom of the FASlink port?
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    Post Your FC-12 and FC-6 Pedalboards Here

    Looking good. Which model Pedaltrain is this, May I ask?
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    Wish 44.1k recording

    I know this. But I love being able to do everything over USB. This is why there are so many “prettys” in my “please.” I know the workarounds. I’m also fairly certain this will never happen. Thank you for being helpful.
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    Wish 44.1k recording

    Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please.
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    Control Suggestion

    Ssh! He wants to break his vows... Besides, the thing he wanted already exists. What luck!
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    FC 6/12 choice: regrets?

    The only thing I wouldn’t like about this is having to run power to the second FC6. I absolutely love being able to have power and bi-directional signal over a single XLR cable. If I go with a big rig/small rig approach I will probably just buy both a 6 and a 12.
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    Sold my Axe III .... bought an AX8

    Interesting use cases here. I got my AX8 as a backup unit to my Axe Fx II (now a III). My entire band plays direct to FOH with iems, so I have the AX8 ready to back up anyone in the band except the drummer. Other than that I use it for little impromptu jam sessions. Even though it is so...
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    FC 6/12 choice: regrets?

    I’m right with you except, I’m over the moon with the Axe III. What gives me pause about the FC 12 is the width of it more than anything. However, reading your post gave me an idea (which is an obvious one, I suppose). An FC 6 with four small external switches laid out at the bottom of the...
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    FC 6/12 choice: regrets?

    TBH, your video earlier is part of what had me reconsidering the 12. I’ve read the manual, but seeing your layout (and what is possible) on the 6 was inspiring. Been rocking a 30” pedalboard with an MFC and 2 EV1s for a few years and I would love to downsize.
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    FC 6/12 choice: regrets?

    The 12 has been the plan. It’s a lot of real estate though, and the 6 has an unprecedented level of functionality for the footprint. I’m curious if people who already have theirs are thinking, “Wow, the 12 is great, but it’s really more than I needed.” Or, “I got the 6, and I wish I’d opted for...
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    FC 6/12 choice: regrets?

    Has anyone purchased the FC12, and now wishes that they had purchased the FC6 instead? Or, vice-versa? I’m torn between the two, as I’d imagine some others are as well. 6 has a great footprint. 12 has all the cannons. FC owners: what is your experience?
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    Stereo vs. Mono at gigs. What are you using?

    I typically run mono, as I traditionally view guitar as a mono instrument, and I’ve heard that stereo guitar effects and setups can be lost on an audience- depending on the venue setup. However, I have been absolutely loving the stereo effects and sounds at home using monitors and headphones...
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    [fixed] Scene Volume Incr/Decr volume dropout

    Mine does this too. Axe Fx III AND MFC 101 mk iii. Additionally, if I go up or down like 10 clicks or so, there will be a long dropout followed by a weird delay effect, like the Axe is “catching up.” I posted about this a few months back, and a couple helpful people commented, but no real...
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    Greetings, Al! On FracPad III, I notice that the MD-BT01 says it is not fully functioning. May...

    Greetings, Al! On FracPad III, I notice that the MD-BT01 says it is not fully functioning. May I ask what aspect(s) will not work?
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    Wish Metronome controls from within Axe-Edit please

    Sweet! I’ve been looking at the app regularly to see if there’s an update for the III. Didn’t think to look for a new one on the App Store! I’m on iOS and it looks like there’s a $16 upgrade charge. Am I seeing that correctly?
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    Wish Metronome controls from within Axe-Edit please

    Are you about to make my day by telling me that FracPad works with the “3”?
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    Wish Metronome controls from within Axe-Edit please

    This please. My Axe is a bit aways from my work station.
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    FC-6 + FC-12 Manual

    Thanks for adding this to the wish list M@. This feature makes soundchecks a breeze for me.
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    FC-6 + FC-12 Manual

    I’m pretty sure we have scene volume inc/dec available now. Am I missing some context here?
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    Christmas Greetings

    Thread trade! Merry Christmas, brotha’ man!
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    Merry Christmas to Cliff and the entire Fractal team

    Thank you guys for all your hard work and dedication. I hope you all have a great holiday. Aw hell, Merry Christmas everyone!
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    FASLINK 2 cable length limit?

    Woo-hoo! Thank you!
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    FASLINK 2 cable length limit?

    Thank you for your reply. This makes sense for the signal itself, but power is more of a question. Daisy chained FC units need to be powered by ac adapters, as we know, so we’re not expecting Faslink 2 to power downstream units. Also, when I was looking at custom 5 to 7 pin powered midi cables...
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    FASLINK 2 cable length limit?

    Is there a known cable length limit at which the FC 6 or 12 will not receive sufficient power or signal?
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    Dialing tones for use with IEMs

    I’m having the same experience as Chad. With the 2, I had separate send from each patch with a stereo enhancer and a 15ms delay to counteract the “flat” sound in my iems. With the 3, I have just been using the same signal that I send to FOH, and it sounds great.
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