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  1. bke

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 17.00 Public Beta 4

    Just curious if any eta has been given for axe edit? I know (soon!,) curios to try the new ir for,at but happy to wait for axe edit … for now;-)
  2. bke

    Focal vs Genelec vs Dynaudio

    Thanks, the focals were in my shortlist when I got my dynaudio monitors, very tempted now... you okayed a gig!!!! What’s it like to get out, in lockdown here and there’s been no Events here since early last year pretty much!,
  3. bke

    Focal vs Genelec vs Dynaudio

    Hi all, Trying to decide on studio monitors, my room is 12ft by 10ft - currently not treated but likely on the cards over the next couple of months I currently have Dynaudio BM5 MkIII's which have served me pretty well over the last few years, but have been pondering an upgrade, (will probably...
  4. bke

    Communication time-out

    HI, I sold Adam this axe fx, i have spoken to adam and we went through all usb firmware installs etc.. the computer is seeing the axe fx as an audio device, it can be selected for audio output and can play music from the computer through speakers plugged into the axe fx, can't figure out why...
  5. bke

    Scrolling through IR’s vs moving mics

    I got the 1 day trial for stl amphub plug-in, I liked their implementation, options for two speakers, you move the mics around to taste, including distance and axis, was able to dial in really quickly. Used axe fx for all other tones/effects. But even red wirez mixir3 works ok, there are...
  6. bke

    Scrolling through IR’s vs moving mics

    I wonder would it be technically feasible and if so in the fractal roadmap to change how ir’s work to be more about dialing in the cab vs scrolling through lists of IR’s. . I firmly believe that the axe fx has the best amp modelling and effects out there, but I find myself more often using...
  7. bke

    Settings for tube power amp into flat speaker

    This is for home use only, i haven't played out since March last year and will prob stay that way for the foreseeable.. As its in a cab (oversized zilla 112) ive removed things like resonance from the cab block + find i like celestion ir's which i found too bright on with my studio monitors. i...
  8. bke

    Matrix GT1000 FX version

    thinking I may get a ss poweramp, whats the difference new vs old version?
  9. bke

    Settings for tube power amp into flat speaker

    Hi, yes I was referring to the F12-x200. What I’ve been doing today is scrolling through the Curves to see what sounds best and making some tweaks to them regardless of the cab the ir is from. because I’m using a tube poweramp, it is creating its own load with the speaker. I would imagine it...
  10. bke

    Settings for tube power amp into flat speaker

    HI, Wondering what peoples opinion would be on settings for this - (other than use my ears;-) Ive been experimenting with a clean tube poweramp (synergy 50\50) into a 112 with a celestion fx-200 speaker I know normal advise using a poweramp into a cab would be to select resistive mode in the...
  11. bke

    Plexi 50W 6CA7: Killer factory cabs

    Some good combinations there!
  12. bke

    Brian May guitar tone

    I have a Brian may guitar and an old English 5 pence piece ready and waiting to have a go at these, sounds great and great cause.
  13. bke

    Fryette LXII

    from A sound POV was it the same as the ps2? Notice any difference?
  14. bke

    Atomic CLR back in stock

    ah, ok thanks...
  15. bke

    Atomic CLR back in stock

    Is the new stock only servicing the US or are you shipping out to international also?
  16. bke

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

    Been said by many already, great product - Im also in the camp of people who hates scrolling through IR's to find the right one, often to find that ear fatigue comes into play and i don't like what i selected when i come back to it - being able to dial in the IR is quick and easy and within...
  17. bke

    Let’s see those Super Strats!

  18. bke

    Buy Axe-Fx 3 in UK

    I hate social media... well some aspects of it People have a choice, all misinformed attitude like the op or, hey anyone know why the pricing is xx seems high vs US.... oh thanks for that info, makes sense now.. or, damn shouldn’t have voted for brexit and f‘d up the exchange rate, ah well...
  19. bke

    Celestion F12-X200

    Any reason you couldn’t use a tube poweramp like a powerstation with this sealer?
  20. bke

    Question about Marshall el34 50/50 poweramp

    Yeah I read they are heavy. Wouldn’t need to move it around much so that’s not a concern.
  21. bke

    Question about Marshall el34 50/50 poweramp

    Am mostly a Marshall guy, tried the axe fx3 through the return of my jvm into a normal cab and loved it. Worked really well for 800, afd, Friedman and the other Marshall type amps. Anyone use a Marshall el34 50/50 power amp into a cab? One has come up really cheap locally and an thinking of...
  22. bke

    Custom-built cab for Celestion F12-X200

    Nice, I couldn’t be happier with my 112, sounds great with the axe, have tried quite a few solutions and always struggled with frfr but this seems to give me what i was looking for. Feels like playing through a cab(it is a cab so...)
  23. bke

    and Cameron models i tried (that about as heavy as i get) hope that helps

    and Cameron models i tried (that about as heavy as i get) hope that helps
  24. bke

    over the weekend with some harder rock\metal stuff and see how it goes with that but i think its...

    over the weekend with some harder rock\metal stuff and see how it goes with that but i think its promising given how it was with AFD100
  25. bke

    Paired it up with UAD OX and real amp - sounded awesome so think there's good potential with the...

    Paired it up with UAD OX and real amp - sounded awesome so think there's good potential with the AXE FX once i get used to it-will try more
  26. bke

    BUT, when i got an IR that worked it worked better than through my studio monitors by a large...

    BUT, when i got an IR that worked it worked better than through my studio monitors by a large margin + what i remember from the asm12
  27. bke

    Felt like it may be a little senstive to the IR, maybe bad explanation but felt like i was...

    Felt like it may be a little senstive to the IR, maybe bad explanation but felt like i was playing a cab through a cab in some cases.
  28. bke

    bottom end felt right\tight, high end like a cab. Haven't done metal and don't play prog so...

    bottom end felt right\tight, high end like a cab. Haven't done metal and don't play prog so can't speak specifically to them. I will say
  29. bke

    imediately, i liked how the zilla cab sounded\fels - was like playing through a cab

    imediately, i liked how the zilla cab sounded\fels - was like playing through a cab
  30. bke

    consider i don't relaly like FRFR, tried CLR and ASM12.. CLR was when they 1st came out so maybe...

    consider i don't relaly like FRFR, tried CLR and ASM12.. CLR was when they 1st came out so maybe now i would prefer..
  31. bke

    Hey - only got to mess around with it for a couple of hours last night - below aren't...

    Hey - only got to mess around with it for a couple of hours last night - below aren't conclusions yet, but observations -
  32. bke

    Custom-built cab for Celestion F12-X200

    Nice - Zilla cabs made one for me, arrives today so looking forward to getting home after work!! Is based off their 112 mini stack https://www.zillacabs.com/mini-stack, modified and tuned to work better with the F12-X200 speaker (what that means i don't really know... ) - it not powered will...
  33. bke

    Routing USB Audio from computer to output 2?

    In so much that I installed drivers, plugged in usb and it worked;-) This is the bit i don't know how to do - how do i change my computer to USB channels 3 + 4?
  34. bke

    Routing USB Audio from computer to output 2?

    Hi, Im on Win10, USB is installed - have used the axe (standard, II, now the III) with PC no problem. Using Axe as audio interface for playback of itunes\you tube\DAW (reaper) connected via USB Ive changed my speakers from output 1 to output 2 (as they are only XLR outs, so can use output 1...
  35. bke

    Routing USB Audio from computer to output 2?

    Thanks, how would I go about doing that?
  36. bke

    Routing USB Audio from computer to output 2?

    Hi, I have my speakers set up to output 2 on my AXE FX, anyone know how i can set up so my computer audio plays through them? seems to default to output 1 and haven't been able to find a way to change it - saw below in the manual but not sure what it means... thanks COMPUTER INPUTS 1+2...
  37. bke

    RE: Dynaudio monitors

    Damn straight! Lol, gotta love iPhones autocorrect!!
  38. bke

    RE: Dynaudio monitors

    They arrived today. Had just a little time with them but early impressions are very positive. Low end good. Low kids are great. Can hear good detail, not muddy at st all. Room isn’t treated so need to do some moving around to deal with the rear ports but not a major issue. Impression...
  39. bke

    RE: Dynaudio monitors

    Think that’s the way in probably going to go. Cheers.
  40. bke

    RE: Dynaudio monitors

    Thanks for the reply. My problem is I’ve no way to check out. No shops anywhere near me stock any of these. I’ve no need to clinical mixing and just want speakers that sound good and enjoyable with no ear fatigue. The bm mkiii caught my eye as from what I have been reading about them...
  41. bke

    RE: Dynaudio monitors

    Am in the market for new studio monitors for home use. Want a really good listening experience with my axe, don’t need to critically assess mixes or anything. Just want something that does the axe justice in a not crazy price range that won’t give ear fatigue. Comments like above are...
  42. bke

    Anyone’s try Focal Shape monitors?

    Have owned focal alpha 50: just sold. I liked them but quite big for 5” monitors (and call me shallow but kinda ugly too in my op. Have my eye in new shape 50’ or 2nd hand Adam ax7 or for some more €€€ 2nd hand focal solo 6be’s. My room is small so think th ebigger monitors may be too much...
  43. bke

    Anyone’s try Focal Shape monitors?

    Hmm, that’s not what you would expect in that price range alright.. will do some research
  44. bke

    Anyone’s try Focal Shape monitors?

    anyone try these with the axe FX, how were they? Thinking of getting Adam ax7,s but considering these also. Don’t have opportunity to test in advance Cheers
  45. bke

    Celestion F12-X200

    Zilla are making me a 112 with in if these speakers, should have it in a couple of weeks. Its not listed on their site yet although the speaker is as a speaker option.
  46. bke

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta

    Sounds awesome through a SD Powerstage into a real CAB (at least the one marshall type preset i checked)
  47. bke

    Change focal alpha 50 for Adam ax7’s?

    been offered a pair of Adam ax7’s in a part exchange for some gear. Find the focals a little fatiguing. Anyone tried both by chance? Wondering if the Adams would be much of an upgrade from the focal alpha 50’s. Cheers
  48. bke

    Anybody here tried the new Friedman ASC-10?

    Got it, thanks.
  49. bke

    Anybody here tried the new Friedman ASC-10?

    Just wondering if you are referring to the asm12, or the asm10 that the op was asking about. Have seen split opinion on the asm12 but not too much in the 10, plus some who used to have the 12 but now have and prefer the 10.
  50. bke

    Celestion F12-X200

    I’m in the market for a cab solution, play mostly at home only with occasional jam sessions etc. I struggle with studio monitors, was thinking of trying the Friedman asm10 but since these speakers are out think I might get one and put in a 112 to see if that gets me what I’m looking for. I...
  51. bke

    New or older Les Paul

    I got 4, Fav in order R8 I got about 4 years ago 73 gold top deluxe converted to humbucker R9 I got 4 years ago Slash custom shop (basically an r8 with a piezzo) Sooo... what that tells me is you should try a few a pick your favorite. My fav on paper shouldn’t be the best but it is to me...
  52. bke

    what power amp do you use?

    Nice one!!
  53. bke

    what power amp do you use?

    Good points there, would imagine master volume type amps would work better with the power amp disabled than plexis etc.
  54. bke

    what power amp do you use?

    Yeah, but then you need to dial I’m the cab frequency, I’ve seen pepole say play with the depth, try this, that etc I was struggling with it sounding too thin, and not good sounding.. going through the effects on my amp the other day, sounded and felt great. Would love to replicate that using a...
  55. bke

    what power amp do you use?

    It’s been a few years since I had a matrix but remember struggling to get a good warm tube like sound/feel from it. Lots of reasons why that may have been And lots has changed since. I remember needing to tweak lots of settings to try get what I was looking for and failing. Could well have...
  56. bke

    what power amp do you use?

    Yeah the jvm isn’t a long term solution either. Interested to hear how you find the power stage after your rehearsal.
  57. bke

    what power amp do you use?

    hi Have been enjoying playing through the return on my JVM 410 and playing through a cab. Considering getting a power amp to have that option. Have had matrix a few years ago and also a power station, not interested in either of those again. Usually play Marshall type amps. Don’t mind if...
  58. bke

    Amp in the Room?

    I dunno, i kinda hope Mr Chase put all that power into the III because he had a decent idea what the roadmap was and that he had great idea's on how to use that power. For me, i struggle to create patches that use over 50% of the CPU (although they aren't massively complicated;-) i wouldn't...
  59. bke

    Amp in the Room?

    I think prefer the immediacy of this vs IR's, just seems better to me, if implemented in a way with powerful controls you could have something like a greenback EQ, with power controls to make more vintage\modern sounding for example, or other controls to dial in your tone based off the core GB...
  60. bke

    Amp in the Room?

    Just tried this out, think i really like it - took some tweaking, but tried also the some of the options on the speaker page of the amp block - i had good results with the LF res Q, increasing it to give some bottom end, messed around with the HF slope aswell - seemed to work to help dial in to...
  61. bke

    I think I really hate IRs

    You sir, are the man I don’t want to turn into
  62. bke

    I think I really hate IRs

    >>> your prob right, just to me it’s seems to be easier to grab the mic amid move it around until it sounds like what I want in a GUI vs checking lots of different parameters to see what they do, how they compliment or work against each other.
  63. bke

    I think I really hate IRs

    The systems could support both like the two notes stuff. When I’m back from vacation I’m going to try a few things. From some of the comments in this thread I think maybe it’s not so much irs I don’t like but the way the two notes allows you to dial in using mics it’s kinda like dialing in...
  64. bke

    I think I really hate IRs

    Yup I can see that, that’s why moving the microphones is, to me, a lot easier to dial in the cab vs scrolling, loading new ir and checking, which takes more time and I find my ears get all messed up and confused about what I’m trying to achieve..
  65. bke

    I think I really hate IRs

    I plan on doing exactly that, I’m away on vacation at the moment but will give that a shot when back. Others also mentioned that two notes are irs also, so I guess what I mean is I find it easier to dial them in using the mic placement vs trying to get an normal ir as close as I want and tweak...
  66. bke

    I think I really hate IRs

    recently got an axe fxiii, have had fractal products over the years, axe FX, axe 2, ax8 etc. so have had lots of experience using ir’s. Have also had Kemper and helix so pretty comfortable in the digital world, Anyways, before getting the axe3, I was using a couple of amps into a load using...
  67. bke

    New Amp Discovery (AFD) - What's Yours?

    Oh, and regarding the OP, i landed on the cameron amps that i didn't really give much time to when i had an axe fx before - sounds great to my ears!
  68. bke

    New Amp Discovery (AFD) - What's Yours?

    Cheers, i hadn't tried the air control - have had some good results with the smoothing, mic distance and to a lesser extent proximity. Ive found a few cabs in the legacy section which i seem to like.. think the key for me is a little discipline, to your point, find a small number you like and...
  69. bke

    New Amp Discovery (AFD) - What's Yours?

    I’m struggling with irs a little too, had been using my Amps with two notes cab for the last few months before the axe FX 3. Just cause, I hooked the cab into a loop to run the axe amp through it today, I liked it and found it easier. Still early days on my journey so not saying this is...
  70. bke

    III vs FX8 in 4CM

    Well Rex, I’m hopeing to get the same experience as you and Satch4u3 was indeed doing someth wrong Cheers for the feedback both!!!
  71. bke

    III vs FX8 in 4CM

    Resurrecting an old thread - used to own an FX8 a while ago, and really liked it - i could not tell the difference between bypassed and effects off, with no tone suck that i could tell... can't remember why i got rid of it... alas... fast forward, got my notification that my III has shipped will...
  72. bke

    L6 Powercab 112+ is the real deal

    Been waiting to see what anyone using a fractal product thought of the powercab. Asked above but how accurate are them speaker models. Would playing this set to a v30 sound/feel like playing a 112wil a v30 etc? Also, when playing a guitar speaker at lower volume you generally need to push it a...
  73. bke

    Anyone try l6 Powercab?

    wondering how it plays with a fractal product, both the modeled speakers and with ir’s. Don’t have an axe FX these days but loving the lb-2 with my amps and wondering if the Powercab might be a good solution when I want more than my studio monitors...
  74. bke

    What acoustic guitar to buy?

    Thanks all for the suggestions, some good idea's to look into!
  75. bke

    What acoustic guitar to buy?

    Hi, Have owned and played electric guitars since forever. Never really spent time on acoustics but getting an itch that i need to scratch. Now whilst i know lots about strat's and les pauls etc, i realised i know very little about acoustic guitars, or where to start.. would love some...
  76. bke

    In the Spirit of NAMM Anouncements (FAS reactive load box)

    Thanks! how are you using it, are you going into an axe fx\8 for cab's and effects or into something else? if into the axe how do you find vs using amp modelling?
  77. bke

    In the Spirit of NAMM Anouncements (FAS reactive load box)

    so for anyone who has received their LB2 yet, any reviews? especially interested how it handles NMV 'loud' amps (say 50 or 100 watt Marshall's) whether the unit generates any noise when the amp is pushed, say at say 7.. and if they have a Suhr RL how they compare..
  78. bke

    axe fx 3 in europe?

    estimated price given is around what i was optimistically hoping for vs north of 3k - its all good, people need to make money and G66 are great to deal with (+ they include chocolates!!)
  79. bke

    axe fx 3 in europe?

    Does the G66 estimate include VAT assumption and the US not include tax? would explain the large gap and often US prices are quoted without tax
  80. bke

    Does it sound better than the Axe Fx 2 XL+?

    i kinda hate the rabbit hole IR searching can bring you into, as its generally accepted that the CAB part is a large part of the overall tone id love to know what ingenious develops may be possible in that area beyond what has already been announced. assumption on my part that going much beyond...
  81. bke

    Will I still be able to use my MFC-101 with the Axe-Fx 3

    This is a bit of a bummer, i hope they make an adapter and support people who bought the mfc101
  82. bke

    Presenting... The Axe-Fx III

    certainly big boost in power, but would love to know what that means other than 'more' stuff. "Picking up where our Quantum™ modeling left off, our latest modeling is the most expressive, musical, and accurate we’ve ever created" Can't wait to see(hear) what this means in relation to where...
  83. bke

    The Year Of The Axe FX 3. A Huge Year For Fractal Indeed!

    Well im Irish and only drink Guinness that's made here;-), but other than that - quality and price point, reliability + good support... if a product hits the right balance there for me I couldn't care less where it's made
  84. bke

    Is now a good time to buy into the Axe FX II platform?

    Id say buy, and i live by that, mine arrives on Friday;-) life's too short to worry and wait for something new that may be iminent, may be a few years away... (watch me eat my words when the AXEIII is anounced on Monday!)
  85. bke

    AX8 vs Helix

    Owned AX8, but let it go foolishly (but have and XL+ en route to me now so looking forward to getting back in to it!) tried the helix when it first came out, didn't gel with it, found it far too hard to get tones I liked out of it vs the AX8 which I had at the time, so let it go. Picked up a...
  86. bke

    FX8 as floor controller for axe fx2

    hmmm, had only considered an ax8 as replacement for fx8, but the two together could be awesome... i had a lone of an ax8 for a few months and really liked it, but as above prefer the fx8 with amps.. but using them both together would get around the DSP issue i ran into sometimes with complicated...
  87. bke

    FX8 as floor controller for axe fx2

    hi all, I currently have an fx8 which is great, am very tempted to get an axe fx2, I had one a while ago but traded it for a guitar... Am wondering how easy it is to use the fx8 as a foot controller for it? How limiting it is? Can use the pedal input on the fx8 to control a wah on the axe fx2...
  88. bke

    More thoughts on my experience with Kemper and Axefx II

    Have you used an amp from the axe FX using a cab in the kemper? If so do you find they work well together if decently matched?
  89. bke

    AX8 and Helix are on shipped!

  90. bke

    AX8 and Helix are on shipped!

    Had both at the same time, AX8 stayed - had difficulty dialing in tones i really liked on the Helix, not so the ax8 + to me the ax8 effects are generally much better and as effects only in 4cm using either real amps or... ehem.. a kemper... the ax8 was considerably better. All in all easy...
  91. bke

    AXE 8 VS. Helix GAME Over!!!

    Welcome to the forum - I was in a similar position, although my name on the AX8 waitlist came up just as I got a helix (had AXE 2's before but was without for some months) - really wanted to love the helix as its so easy to mess around with, but found I was spending time tweaking to to dial out...
  92. bke

    AX8 V3.03 Public Beta

    I notice something possibly related, still on 3.02 though. Had a preset with geq block, connected to axe edit too. A coupe of times the geq on the axe8 showed incorrect settings, going away and back to the block fixed it through. If I notice again I'll try take more notice of what I was doing...
  93. bke

    AX8 V3.02 Release Available Now!

    Awesome!
  94. bke

    Brit silver issue?

    Thanks to you and Simeon for running with this! looking forward to trying out the updated version.
  95. bke

    Brit silver issue?

    Great, glad I wasn't going mad! Will check again against my 2555 when the new firmware is out
  96. bke

    Brit silver issue?

    Power amp modeling is on - it sounds much closer with the SAT switch engaged, - but with the SAT engaged and boosting the input trim I was able to get closer - still lacks a bit of sparkle\liveliness which I get with my real amp DI'd into the AX8, but maybe tweaking other parameters may get that...
  97. bke

    Brit silver issue?

    hi Got my ax8 a couple of days ago, so far I think it's awesome! Anyway one thing I was doing was going out to my real silver jubilee, into a load box and back into the ax8 for cab sims and effects. Works really well, but when comparing against the model in the ax8 the amp model sounds off...
  98. bke

    Friedman ASM-12 FRFR

    Ax8 arrived today, first time playing a fractal product through the asm12. Had axe fx 2 before but sold before I got the asm2. Anyway the ax8 sounded awesome through it today. Just messing around with the stock presets with a CS tele.
  99. bke

    New AX8 User

    Mine arrives tomorrow, have owned an ace fx 2 in the past (and standard in the distant past) can't wait to dig in and see/hear what all this quantum stuff is about!
  100. bke

    Friedman ASM-12 FRFR

    Got one this week, same experience. Closest feeling to playing a real cab through a frfr type speaker. Really happy so far
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