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  1. EricP1954

    Tell me what amps you DON'T prefer!

    One man's harsh amp is another man's holy grail of tone. The presets are just one setting, many people create their own or at least modify the settings to get closer to their tonal objectives. Steve Morse uses an Engl, and that's enough of an endorsement to me not to dismiss the Powerball. The...
  2. EricP1954

    Axe-Fx II weird flanger/ducking issue?

    I can recall one day when my Axe Fx once sounded terrible, and I called in for tech support. It finally dawned on me that on the IO menu, I had the input set to USB for a reamping project and forgot to change the input back to ANALOG IN 1. Correcting the input on the IO menu immediately solved...
  3. EricP1954

    Can AxeFx 2XL patches be shared with AxeFX 2 users (non-XL)?

    Yes, exactly, well put in further detail for jerotas...
  4. EricP1954

    Can AxeFx 2XL patches be shared with AxeFX 2 users (non-XL)?

    The FracTool will share patches between the II XL and the Mark I and Mark II, as long as the patch does not require more resources than available on the Mark I or Mark II. Otherwise, you may have to simplify the signal path before loading it in your Mark I/II.
  5. EricP1954

    Axe-Fx II weird flanger/ducking issue?

    Look for the simple things first. Rule out any corrupted firmware or preset problems. Perhaps there was a global parameter that you might have inadvertently set by accident. This process might take a little time, but my best suggestion would be to do a complete reset and reinstall of your...
  6. EricP1954

    Convert Tone Match Block to Wav IR

    Thanks again, I was getting tired of hitting the wall!
  7. EricP1954

    Convert Tone Match Block to Wav IR

    I found a preset file that dated back to early 2014, my first Axe Fx was the Mark II, this had to be a Mark II preset and I got the very same error on Axe-O-Matic telling me that it was not a valid Axe Fx II file...bummed here.
  8. EricP1954

    Convert Tone Match Block to Wav IR

    I was able to use FracTool to save a II XL preset to Axe Fx II format, and this would have been perfect but Axe-O-Matic gave an error of "Invalid Axe II file" when I attempted to import the converted file.
  9. EricP1954

    Convert Tone Match Block to Wav IR

    Thank you for posting, AlGrenadine! FracTool allows export of a II XL to Mark II, is that right? One that works, then hoping Axe-o-matic can convert the TMB to an IR in wav format. I think Axe-o-matic can read Mark II files.
  10. EricP1954

    Convert Tone Match Block to Wav IR

    There was a utility called Axe-O-Matic that could convert a tone match block to a wav file. I think this worked a few years ago but now I'm getting a "Input File not valid Axe 2 format" Can anyone offer help?
  11. EricP1954

    Fractal Audio AMP models: Fryette D60 (Fryette Deliverance 60H)

    Steve Fryette is a great amp builder and he is very knowledgeable. He and I have been friends going on ten years! I bought a Memphis amp second hand from a music shop and took it in for servicing. I've spent many happy hours in his shop talking gear and music in general!
  12. EricP1954

    Does anybody have the Takashi Masuzaki Axe-Fx II preset?

    If you find the patch through the social network sites that Piing linked you to, please come back and post the patch, sounds interesting! :D
  13. EricP1954

    Can Someone Pls Help Me Emulate An LR Baggs Session Align Acoustic Pedal?

    There are some good comments here about compression, and yes, start with the studio comp, but play around with the different types, the Dyna comp is something Eric Johnson uses on his clean electric sound, it might translate to a good character on acoustic. I'm definitely hearing EQ as well as...
  14. EricP1954

    Fryette LXII

    You'll hate me for saying this, but...soon.
  15. EricP1954

    Fryette LXII

    As far as rack mounted amp gear is concerned, a lot of people even add rack cooling fans, and with rack mounted amps, you are dealing with more confined spaces where heat can be trapped. I get your point about amp heads, but amp heads generally are surrounded by more ventilation area.
  16. EricP1954

    Fryette LXII

    I recall hearing that the video showcased the two units after being run for a while, so they were both hot, and not cold. That might account for the difference in fan volume. The fan volumes on both units get louder when the units are pushed.
  17. EricP1954

    Fryette LXII

    I still do not understand because you didn't point out specifically what makes the video "deceptive marketing" and "unethical." Perhaps you could post a video of your own Matrix fan and the LX-II so that we could compare. Both units have variable fan speeds depending on the load. At bedroom...
  18. EricP1954

    Fryette LXII

    Removing the fan would be dangerous, both in terms of safety and exposing the internal components to damage. It would also void the warranty. Not a good idea.
  19. EricP1954

    Fryette LXII

    Can you offer a reason why you claim that the video is deceptive and unethical? Do you doubt that Steve compared the actual units?
  20. EricP1954

    Another USB Ground Loop Thread

    I'm sorry that you haven't gotten any replies or help. I get terrible noise when I have tried to USB so I stay away from it. I've gotten a few sarcastic replies when I asked about using a high end, shielded silver USB cable. I don't know a lot on this subject but I did find this article that...
  21. EricP1954

    Input 2 Question

    Got it, Chris, thank you again for the fast help! Much appreciated!
  22. EricP1954

    Input 2 Question

    Hmm, I definitely can change the input from front to rear on the I/O menu (there is an option for stereo there), but I don't see the option in the input block, unless I'm blindly missing it. I looked both on the front panel of the unit itself and in the Axe Edit menu.
  23. EricP1954

    Input 2 Question

    I go to the IO menu, page over to Audio and the fourth item down is Input 1 Left Select-Currently it is on FRONT I changed that to REAR I am getting sound from the guitar. Just set the remainder of the preset up as usual then with the input selection set to rear? I think you did the trick...
  24. EricP1954

    Input 2 Question

    I need a tip to set up the stereo input channels on the rear of the unit. I know that this topic has been brought up often, but I I recently scored a Roland VG-99 and want to set up a preset that uses the rear stereo inputs. I have tried setting up a new preset and setting the input to rear...
  25. EricP1954

    Moke's 'Noel' with my 'Acoustic Simulator'

    Purchased the acoustic with shimmer patch for both Humbucking and Single Coil pickups, just have to read your notes about speaker and external controllers, I'm completely psyched!
  26. EricP1954

    Moke's 'Noel' with my 'Acoustic Simulator'

    Okay, thanks for letting me know.
  27. EricP1954

    Fryette LXII

    I'll do my best to post some clips shortly after New Year's, A/B'ing a Matrix GT 800FX and the LX II.
  28. EricP1954

    The new Ownhammer (r)Evolution Series IR Libraries

    You're my brother in music, Tony!! Keep staying inspired!
  29. EricP1954

    The new Ownhammer (r)Evolution Series IR Libraries

    Sure beats the hell out of the $5,000 price tag for an Alex Lifeson signature Les Paul!
  30. EricP1954

    Moke's 'Noel' with my 'Acoustic Simulator'

    Which Axe Fx II preset pack has your acoustic modeler in it?
  31. EricP1954

    Moke's 'Noel' with my 'Acoustic Simulator'

    As good as that acoustic guitar preset sounds with an electric guitar, have you listened to it with an amplified acoustic guitar? I wonder if that would enhance it, I'll probably buy your preset and find out soon! Great playing, First Noel is my favorite Christmas Carol.
  32. EricP1954

    The new Ownhammer (r)Evolution Series IR Libraries

    Tony, you just keep sounding better and better year after year! Are you playing the Indie black bitch or a guitar with a floating trem?
  33. EricP1954

    Mr. Mister - "Broken Wings"

    Much love to both of you! One of the great tunes from the era and still sounds great!
  34. EricP1954

    Fryette LXII

    Safe and home at last, a long wait, but I am sure that it is worth the wait. afe and home
  35. EricP1954

    Fryette LXII

    The LXII has a linear mode that makes it more suitable than the 2/50/2 for modeling preamps like the Axe Fx, Kemper Profiler, and Helix. There are 6L6 tubes in the LXII vs EL34 tubes in the 2/50/2. They're both good, just different. Technically, the 2/50/2 would work, but you'd probably end up...
  36. EricP1954

    Fryette LXII

    A quick piece of trivia is that Keith Howland from Chicago uses a Fryette 2/90/2 power amp to push his Eggnator to stage volume. I think he gets awesome sound Keith Howland Live in Milwaukee 5/12/17 And proof of life on the LXII arrivals -I pick mine up tomorrow and Steve has practically had to...
  37. EricP1954

    Win 10 latency, RME Babyface and Axe-Fx 2

    Hi sonofmickel, I have basically the same setup you are describing, (have not tried reamping), but my RME is the UCX Fireface. I think the the drivers are pretty much the same as the Babyface. I run a pair of the Axe Fx outputs into two of my RME's input channels. I set the input device on my...
  38. EricP1954

    Victory The Kraken Gain I vs Slo100 Lead - Rock sample comparison

    You were right, this second video with the 5150 and Peavey were much more closely matched to the Kraken. I'm still partial to that real tube head, but this time, the Axe-Fx amazed me at how close it got in tonal character to the real thing. I'm sure that if the Axe-Fx were sent to a pushed tube...
  39. EricP1954

    Victory The Kraken Gain I vs Slo100 Lead - Rock sample comparison

    To be rigorously honest, the Kraken Gain I (real tube head) sounded better to me, as played through the Torpedo. The tube coloration from the Victory warmed up the tone and the results were impressive on your video. The SLO 100 Lead preset on the Axe Fx sounded good...damn good...but not as good...
  40. EricP1954

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    Cliff, how I picture you waking up with the new single modeling data file idea.
  41. EricP1954

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    Received a text on September 19th - "Hey Eric, you have a $500 deposit on an LXII. They're going to arrive this month and I need to start reserving them. You can opt in or out at this point and choose how you want your deposit to be applied, meaning to apply to LXII, apply to something else, or...
  42. EricP1954

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    Just in time! I received an email telling me that my Fryette LX II is due to arrive this week :D :D :D Sonic paradise!
  43. EricP1954

    Recreate an Eventide Eclipse preset? (823) "Verb>breV"

    +10 if you post the finished Axe Fx preset :D Shameless, I know, but this sounds like an awesome effect!
  44. EricP1954

    Best backing track site?

    The cool thing about www.karaoke-version.com is that you can set up a custom mix of the backing track. Say you want to send a backing track to a singer, you can cut out the vocal, send a track with the background vocals only, or you can send a drummer both a version with the drums in, drums out...
  45. EricP1954

    Best backing track site?

    For blues, rock, jazz, Motown, a little bit from a variety of music genres www.bobbysbackingtracks.com
  46. EricP1954

    Software "MIKKO" - Next Gen Cab Sim | Shoot your own IR's [ML Sound Lab]

    Hi Mikko, you have a great video for putting the MIKKO inside the Axe Fx III signal path, but are there are any videos for setting up the same kind of signal path for the Axe Fx II XL?
  47. EricP1954

    Yngwie Malmsteen - Monster Medley

    This is completely off the hook! Awesome! ...and great tone!
  48. EricP1954

    Will the factory preset banks ever be updated for Ares v1.03?

    It's probably best to search out the Fremen patches, Austin Buddy, Moke, Choptones and other commercial patch libraries for different libraries for the II, IIXL, IIXL+. Just check to be sure that they are available in the proper format and have been tweaked for the Ares firmware.
  49. EricP1954

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    Thanks!
  50. EricP1954

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    Glenn's Marshall presets sound awesome with LM's 4X12 cab!
  51. EricP1954

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    Thanks for the suggestion, Simeon, I browsed over to his website and downloaded the bundle. Good sound and the price was right...free! Turning off the bright switch and compensating a little with more treble is a good idea. Glenn DeLaune employed that same trick while building his patches...
  52. EricP1954

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    Well, the guy in the video is actually pretty funny, although he sounds like he might be shilling for UAD. But you have dog ears, Mark, and you get so close to these guys' tones, I don't even know how you do it, and I guess THAT is going to remain a trade secret for a while :D
  53. EricP1954

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    Some great jewels inside this preset package! All of these were thoughtfully chosen and created. I never took the time to listen to the tremolo/pan block since Cliff revamped the whole thing two or three years back, and it sounds incredible!
  54. EricP1954

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    Hi Glenn, I had a chance to play around with these patches and of the two, I got along best with the Plexi 50Watt. But it was also fun dropping in A 1959SLP and using your patches as a basis while playing with some different tweaks. Thanks very much for reading my post and coming on board, faith...
  55. EricP1954

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    The basic Marshall tone from the UAD plugin from the video was more what I was thinking about than the tone that the guy ended up with. I know that you are one of the best judges of getting the tone right for the tune, Mark!
  56. EricP1954

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    Thanks again! Will look forward to trying these out.
  57. EricP1954

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    Purchased and downloaded your patches. Look forward to playing with them! Also I agree with the other poster, some fine playing there! Reminds me of David Gillmore.
  58. EricP1954

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    Haha! :D
  59. EricP1954

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    This should be a complete no-brainer for the Axe-Fx II+ XL - An awesome patch that sounds like the real deal. I must be missing something! At 3:42, there is a short section where you hear UAD's vintage Marshall, and it sounds incredible! I'm using a Les Paul 58 reissue with Burstbuckers...
  60. EricP1954

    Anyone know where to get a good Jimmy Page Les Paul tone?

    Thanks, Perry! You've nailed it as close as possible without selling my soul to the devil! :D The gain staging is perfect with my Burstbucker bridge. You even duplicated the slap-back effect with the small spring reverb setting. Really appreciate this, man!
  61. EricP1954

    Anyone know where to get a good Jimmy Page Les Paul tone?

    It's strictly the studio tone I'm going for, just hammering out some finishing touches on The Rain Song. I built a Danelectro out of a Variax I have for the clean electric guitar, and getting that tone took quite some doing, and now the heavy guitar in the power section, something that sounds a...
  62. EricP1954

    Anyone know where to get a good Jimmy Page Les Paul tone?

    Wow, Granding, thank you!! These presets should work out great with my Tele, and I'll keep what you said in mind about rolling off some of the gain. It's my understanding that on Dancing Days, Page was using a Danelectro DC-59 for the slide parts, but that tone was red hot!!
  63. EricP1954

    Anyone know where to get a good Jimmy Page Les Paul tone?

    Yes, and perhaps some studio EQ adjustments on Physical Graffiti and Presence, also. I just dialed The Ocean tone up on a real Fryette SigiX amp. I'm pretty sure he is in the bridge position on that tone, let me know if you disagree.
  64. EricP1954

    Anyone know where to get a good Jimmy Page Les Paul tone?

    Thanks, I'll try that, but the guy in this video nails the tone on a Marshall Plexi with an Apollo Twin interface and a dial-up Plexi, I was surprised at how close he got.
  65. EricP1954

    Anyone know where to get a good Jimmy Page Les Paul tone?

    Paid or free, I need a good Jimmy Page Les Paul preset (i.e. The Ocean or Immigrant Song) for a recording project. If you have one or know of one, I'd appreciate it, or a source for Led Zeppelin multitracks. Thanks.
  66. EricP1954

    RIP XL+...?

    I will enjoy using my II XL as long as it still works. The amount of enjoyment I have received from this black box cannot be measured!
  67. EricP1954

    George Lynch 'Wicked Sensation' Preset

    Good job on matching George's tone!
  68. EricP1954

    Fusion tone

    You definitely have a good style of your own! Your playing on the bridge pickup reminds me of Frank Gambale's sound, all good, because Frank is one of my favorite players!
  69. EricP1954

    Amp in a Room vs Studio Recorded Tones

    I couldn't agree more, Chris! I went out and dropped over $2,200 on two Accugroove Latte cabs a few years back, an literally couldn't figure out why I didn't get that aggressive Yngwie Malmsteen midrange sound when I dialed up a Plexi model at bedroom volume...Talked to Tony (aka Black Bitch)...
  70. EricP1954

    [Choptones] the most complete Impulse Response Packs (IR)

    Curious would this preset might sound like with a BM Red Special.
  71. EricP1954

    Jimi's Red House

    Wow Moosy, it likes that T-style guitar has the one front pickup! You are dangerously close to Jimi's basic tone. To get any closer, you may have to hire Eddie Kramer to mix your tone! You can pull a lot of fat notes with your finger style picking. Kudos and thanks for sharing!
  72. EricP1954

    Trying to find out how The Contortionist gets their shimmery cleans.

    Although humbuckings can get a clear, ringing sound, the guitar player probably used single coils. I agree that it sounds like lots of chorus and reverb, but it sounds like the bridge pickup to me, not the neck pickup. A lot of the tone in recordings is produced in the studio, and good sounding...
  73. EricP1954

    Interesting Article Today From Reverb about Modelers

    https://reverb.com/news/modeling-amps-cab-emulators-and-load-boxes-understanding-the-new-generation-of-tone-tech Three Fractal Audio modelers are featured out of the five on the list.
  74. EricP1954

    Cab-Lab 3 Tip

    +1
  75. EricP1954

    Is it me or is the Axe fx 3 aesthetically unpleasing?

    My brother once told me that my old Line 6 Vetta looked like Christine...from the movie of the same name :D Gear has come a long way since then.
  76. EricP1954

    Is it me or is the Axe fx 3 aesthetically unpleasing?

    Not sure how this relates to aesthetics, but I love the way that the controls at the bottom of the screen function as bass, middle, treble and presence so that you can tweak the controls by hand just like the real thing. Love this feature!
  77. EricP1954

    Why 512 Presets?

    I was just curious what the thinking was behind rolling out the III with 512 presets? I do understand that there is a wonderful improvement of headroom for those presets in the III over the previous generations of Axe Fx products, but why only 512 presets? The II XL+ already has 768 preset...
  78. EricP1954

    Fixed 48k Sample Rate Impedes Recording Studio Integrations

    Yes, the Behringer SRC 2496 Ultramatch Pro Format Converter to the rescue! At $200.00, it's a small investment and immediately solves the problem. https://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHSRC2496?siid=8999&-0d69TVeUj87d-bUMqj35-tGmgQ0NIK75BxmQaAh32EALw_wcB=
  79. EricP1954

    MIDI Maestro Seen yesterday @ NAMM

    I always thought it would be cool if Axe-Edit could be controlled via Bluetooth by either a pedal like the one you showed, or by a tablet app. Something that also controlled virtual instruments via FTP system at the same time would be awesome!
  80. EricP1954

    Jill Scott "Golden" R&B Guitar Solo

    I can't get over how good the cleans sound! Makes me want to run out and buy a Suhr!
  81. EricP1954

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.03 Firmware Release

    Nothing says gratitude like telling the programmer you take his updates for granted and don't trust his improvements.
  82. EricP1954

    Dr Bonkers 96 Hour Sale on Select Cabs - Last Sale until August 2018

    Just bought your entire guitar cab catalog!
  83. EricP1954

    Dr Bonkers 96 Hour Sale on Select Cabs - Last Sale until August 2018

    I will definitely pick up one or more of these after I return from my Thanksgiving duties.
  84. EricP1954

    Dr Bonkers 96 Hour Sale on Select Cabs - Last Sale until August 2018

    If you would be kind enough to steer me toward whatever cab pack for guitar that includes any of these types of interesting presets, I will be sure to give them a good look, probably order some of them! :) Thank you very much for posting the link to the complimentary presets and cabs, I will...
  85. EricP1954

    Dr Bonkers 96 Hour Sale on Select Cabs - Last Sale until August 2018

    You were on another thread talking about pairing up Dumble tone stacks with Marshalls and other such scientific theory, do you sell any of these presets or (for me anyway even better...) have you uploaded any such patches to the AxeChange? I've been interested ever since you mentioned these...
  86. EricP1954

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.02 Firmware Release

    You may have damaged the MFC-101 if it was kept plugged in during the firmware update.
  87. EricP1954

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.02 Firmware Release

    I exported a preset I created in FW 9.02 and sent it to my friend who then loaded it on his system with FW8.00 and there were no problems. The preset did not have any special FW9 characteristics, but I haven't seen any problems on my system with this upgrade.
  88. EricP1954

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.02 Firmware Release

    Yek, since many of the boutique models are a designer's take on one of the classic amp designs, you know of any cousins of the Vox AC30 in Cliff's bag of amps in the AFIIXL?
  89. EricP1954

    For M.K.A. (Firmware Q9.02)

    Pristine cleans!
  90. EricP1954

    Second video. Some New Country (Welsh style).

    Very nice work, Simeon, beautiful contrast between the lush sound of the main melody and the slide work on the Telecaster. There is also quite a bevy of wonderful instruments shown throughout the video. There is a tune by Jean Luc Ponty called New Country on his Imaginary Voyage album, but I...
  91. EricP1954

    Frye-eee-tttteeee ! 412S with Eminence(TM) P50E

    I have a Fryette DL 2X12 loaded with Creambacks. Outrageous!
  92. EricP1954

    Eric Clapton-While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Isolated Track)

    I thought that some of you might enjoy an isolated track of Eric Clapton's iconic lead guitar track from the Beatles' White Album. I'm not sure of the extraction method that was used to isolate this track, but it wasn't from the original tape, sounds like it might have been done with audio...
  93. EricP1954

    A quick SRV blast

    Gary, you are on scary player! That was awesome!
  94. EricP1954

    1959 Jump + Fuzz Face Q.8.02

    Very nicely done!
  95. EricP1954

    Chris Isaak - Wicked Game

    I once got a chance to meet David Allen when the Arrows played two free shows at the Houston Astrodome. I was only 11 at the time! He was a really nice guy and the band sounded great!
  96. EricP1954

    Bassman Q8.02 Ownhammer cab

    One of the tastiest videos I've seen for a LONG time! Kudos! You just helped Kevin sell another IR with this video! :D
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