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  1. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 21.01

    Thanks Cliff! Sounding really good!
  2. trancegodz

    What Prompted You To Buy A Fractal?

    Adrian Belew and Steve Vai.
  3. trancegodz

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFF! + Feline Friends Fundraiser

    Happy Birthday Cliff!
  4. trancegodz

    IRs Introducing the OwnHammer (r)Evolution Impulse Response Series!

    I just purchased the (r)Evolution Bundle. There is a folder that says TrueStereo, but there are no folders that say "Haas L/R files". There are L / R mono files in the mono folder. I have only tried the mono Vibroverb, Deluxe Reverb, and combo of the two so far, but they sound great. Best I...
  5. trancegodz

    Auto-Audition in Cab Manage, and importing new cabs

    I found it! Thanks guys! I love this forum. So many helpful and knowledgeable people. Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!
  6. trancegodz

    Auto-Audition in Cab Manage, and importing new cabs

    Thanks, but there is no scratchpad that I can find anywhere in the cab block in Axe Edit. The only place I could find scratchpad was in Cab Manage, and that didn't seem to work. I also just turned off Axe Edit and tried to find scratchpad in the Axe FXIII itself in the cab block and couldn't...
  7. trancegodz

    Auto-Audition in Cab Manage, and importing new cabs

    I couldn't find it. In the left window all there is to choose from is Factory 1, Factory 2, Legacy, User 1, and User 2. In the right window all you can do is type in a number for the cab you want.
  8. trancegodz

    Auto-Audition in Cab Manage, and importing new cabs

    Auto-Audition in Cab Manage doesn't seem to work any more, or I've forgotten how to use it properly. It's been a while since I did this, but I have successfully auditioned and imported almost two full banks of user cabs in the past. I clicked on browser, then opened directory, then selected a...
  9. trancegodz

    Plexi Models Sound Dark - A different perspective (I tried EVERYTHING)

    That's the difference you are hearing. It's the TAE making the differences you are hearing. Try a Suhr reactive load or x-load and see if you hear any difference.
  10. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 21.00

    I plugged into an A/B box tonight and was going back and forth between my 1959SLP and Marshall 4x12 cab with greenbacks and comparing it with the preset I'd built in the Axe FXIII to match it. For clean Hendrix like sounds I normally leave the presence control set to 0 on the real amp. I was...
  11. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 21.00

    The high-treble doesn't work on the 1959 SLP, or any of the other Marshall Plexi models I have tried.
  12. trancegodz

    Is it me or are others in the same boat?

    Dweezil Zappa gets a good sound using FRFR as you can see on these videos. He was using QSC. Some of the people on this forum have worked with Dweezil helping him dial in his sounds.
  13. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 21.00

    Thanks Cliff! Sounds good!
  14. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 21.00 Release Candidate (Beta 7)

    Question: When you reset the 1959 SLP jumped (or Treble) the bright cap resets to 4700. Is that correct? I thought it used to be at 4999. Which is correct?
  15. trancegodz

    [Bug?] Noise on higher notes by boosted Class-A Amp models when 2 Amp blocks are engaged

    What kind of guitar are you using, and what kind of inlays does it have? The plastic fret inlay material they are using on some guitars now makes a scratchy sound when bending notes.
  16. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 21.00 Public Beta #4 (Beta 4)

    The 1959 SLP and Plexi 100 both sound off to me. I noticed a while back that that all of the tube screamer distortions sounded off to me, but I never mentioned it. Since this is a beta I thought I'd mention these things so you could double check them. I jumped straight from FW20.03.
  17. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 21.00 Public Beta #4 (Beta 4)

    Please keep the ideal page. I use the ideal page for every preset I create.
  18. trancegodz

    need some help with Petrucci sound

    According to John in this video on his 2022 rig, he only uses the Axe FXIII for effects. He doesn't use the modeling.
  19. trancegodz

    Input Impedance or Pickup Change?

    You will hear a slight difference depending on which input impedance you select. It's easy to try all the choices out and see if it helps. If not, adding a parametric eq that notches out the ice picky frequency should be an easy fix. I wouldn't think you'd have to change your pickups, although...
  20. trancegodz

    My interview with AustinBuddy - Part 1

    Well done! Thanks!
  21. trancegodz

    I'm so out of the loop

    Your current Axe FXIII is all you need. You will be amazed at how much has improved and new things have been added. Download the newest Fractalbot Download the newest Axe Edit Download the newest Factory presets and install them. Download and install the latest USB Firmware. Download the current...
  22. trancegodz

    Where to start?

    As suggested above, there are lots of really great YouTube videos covering most everything you need to know. The Axe FXII Wiki has answers to pretty much everything, and of course the manual. https://wiki.fractalaudio.com/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Axe-Fx2...
  23. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 20.04 Release

    Empty preset bounces between 4.2 and 4.3, sometimes bouncing up to 6.6 CPU. With only one drive block here is what the CPU shows for these choices: Fuzz Face = 7.7, 7.8 up to 10.6 Bender Fuzz = 6.6, 7.8 up to 9.7 PI Fuzz = 7.8 up to 10.5 Octave distortion = 6.7, 6.8 up to 9.7 Klone Chiron =...
  24. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 20.04 Release

    I am going thru the drive blocks to see what the CPU is now for the drive blocks I usually use. I started with an empty preset and noticed the CPU bouncing around a lot in a totally empty preset. Why does an empty preset constantly bounce between 4.2 and 4.3, sometimes bouncing up to 4.5, 4.7...
  25. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 20.04 Release

    I noticed the CPU increase also, coming from 20.03. Seems to be which drives I have chosen for those presets. I had to knock my reverb down from his quality to normal, and even economy to make some presets work.
  26. trancegodz

    what does the input trim do

    With some amps like the Marshall Plexi the louder you have the gain the darker it gets. You can hear the tone get progressively darker as you turn up the gain past 5. For example I might like the tone with the gain at 6, but want more gain. So I raise the input trim to 1.5 or higher, and keep...
  27. trancegodz

    USB audio drop outs ...

    I'm on High Sierra and I've had no issues at all with USB 1.14.
  28. trancegodz

    Reverb issue (crackling... regardless of reverb type) AXE FX III MKII - FW 20.03

    Contact support then, Fractal customer service is great.
  29. trancegodz

    Reverb issue (crackling... regardless of reverb type) AXE FX III MKII - FW 20.03

    I can hear a brief distortion at 30 secs into your video. But I just tried your preset and it sounded perfect, and looked fine on the RTA. No problems at all here. I noticed that if you have any fret buzz you will hear it clearly when playing though the Axe FX. My guess is that it is your...
  30. trancegodz

    Simple Question but, What Do You Consider A Good, or Even Great, Tone?

    These players all had great tones to me. Jimi Hendrix Eric Clapton / John Mayall Bluesbreakers / Cream Jeff Beck / Truth album Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin I David Gilmour / Pink Floyd Brian May /Queen Eric Johnson In the past I've used these different setups live to get my ideal tones: A...
  31. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 20.03 Release

    Thanks for the info. I did not understand how the DynDst block worked.
  32. trancegodz

    POLL: What should the next NEW AustinBuddy TonePack be, before 2023 hits?

    All of them are great ideas. I am guessing you'll get around to all of them eventually. Having the rest of the Led Zeppelin albums presets would be great. As mainly a Strat player, "Single Coil Heaven" would be great. "Nothing But Cleans" sounds like a good idea also.
  33. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 20.03 Release

    I was just trying out the DynDst blocks and they all seem to do exactly the opposite of what they are labeled. Mid boost cuts mid, mid cut boosts mid, presence boost cuts presence, etc. All of them do the opposite of what they are labeled.
  34. trancegodz

    What's Your Favorite Songs From The 60's?

    A lot of my favorites have already been posted, but I always loved playing these songs live. We played on the same bill as the MC5 in Detroit back in the day.
  35. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 20.03 Release

    After spending some time experiment with Klon settings I went back and forth between the Klon and some of my other favorite drive pedals in the Axe FXIII. All of them are sounding really great.
  36. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 20.03 Release

    Here's a shot of Jeff Beck's pedalboard. The settings are the same.
  37. trancegodz

    Klon Chiron - Frequency Spectrum Response "Real Time" Graph

    Thanks. That was interesting.
  38. trancegodz

    ‘There is something very, very wrong with today’s music. It just may not be very good.’

    I grew up listening to 50's rock and roll, then the whole 60's British Invasion. The 70's and 80's had a lot of great music also. The bands I grew up with each had their own unique voice. No one sounded like Jimi Hendrix when he appeared on the scene. No one sounded like The Beatles Sgt Pepper...
  39. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 20.03 Release

    Thanks Buddy! These all sound great!
  40. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 20.03 Release

    At 5:20 in this video it shows the settings for several famous players who use a Klon, including Jeff Beck, Joe Bonomassa, John Mayer, etc. It says that using it as a clean boost, the germanium diodes don't kick in until the gain knob is above a certain threshold.
  41. trancegodz

    Speaker Drive and Thump appreciation thread!

    What settings do you prefer for those parameters for totally clean sounds, with Fender and Vox amps? Do you leave speaker drive turned off for clean sounds?
  42. trancegodz

    Who Is On Your Mt. Rushmore Of Guitar Players?

    Jimi Hendrix Jeff Beck Jimmy Page Stevie Ray Vaughan Eric Johnson Steve Vai Brian May David Gilmour Brian Setzer
  43. trancegodz

    USB Firmware V 1.14 Release

    Is this USB update recommend for everyone? I've never had any issues with USB. If so, should I update the USB before or after updating to firmware 20.02?
  44. trancegodz

    Question about unwanted exaggerated frequencies around 2.5K?

    It's your guitar pickups. I dial in most of my presets for a Les Paul or Stratocaster and it sounds great. If I use my Steve Vai Jem or Joe Satriani Ibanez JS2410 guitars it sounds way too bright and piercing. I can make good sounding presets for those two guitars, but I have to dial them in...
  45. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 20.01

    In the speaker page of the amp block, what are you setting the the speaker breakup, speaker drive, speaker compression, and speaker thump to, for clean sounds?
  46. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 20.01 Public Beta 2 (Beta 5)

    I noticed that I had to reset the amp for the speaker Imp. curve to update for the Basketweave cabinet, and that the curve is different than before. The new Basketweave curve sounds really good, but you have to reset the amp for it to show up.
  47. trancegodz

    Great rock vocal duets

  48. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.06

    Yes, firmware FC firmware 1.12 on a brand new FC-12 MarkII.
  49. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.06

    I noticed the same thing. It takes longer for the FC-12 to reflect the changes now. I noticed it right away.
  50. trancegodz

    MOTU Sucks (apparently)

    I have no experience with the MOTU Midi Express 128, but as a long time user of five different MOTU products they have consistently given me great support when I needed it. Amazing support actually.
  51. trancegodz

    Pick Attack Too Loud - Stumped

    Your sound clip sounds like an icepick in the ear. Way too piercing. Dial out the icepick high end with eq. That's the problem.
  52. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.06

    The only time I ever had problems updating it was years ago and it was because my USB cable was too long. I bought a shorter USB cable and it has worked fine ever since.
  53. trancegodz

    Matchless Independence?

    I just watched a video on the Matchless Independence. Great amp. There are 4 Matchless models in the Axe FX, they are called Matchbox in the Axe FXIII. The Matchless Independence has EL34's instead of EL84's, but you can change to the tube type you want in the Axe FXIII. So I'd start by trying...
  54. trancegodz

    Selecting a channel and changing bypass state at the same time

    It's working perfectly as it is, and as you describe it. I am able to set four footswitches to each turn on which ever channel of the effect I want, say a delay block. It gives me four different delay settings I can turn on or off with one press of the switch. I set up one layout for four...
  55. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.06

    I noticed that when changing presets using 19.06 with the FC-12 it now takes about a full second for the new footswitch light you step on to come on. The actual sound of the new preset appears quicker, but the footswitch light takes about a second to come on. I never noticed it taking this long...
  56. trancegodz

    Songs: sets of scenes

    More scenes for presets sounds great to me.
  57. trancegodz

    Wish 12 Scenes

    Still hoping for more scenes. At least 12. There have been wishes for this from different people going back to 2018.
  58. trancegodz

    Wish More scenes

    +1 We should have 12 scenes. One of each button of the FC-12 if we need them.
  59. trancegodz

    Wish 12 Layouts

    I am wishing we had 12 layouts. Especially now with the new songs/setlists feature. I'm already using all of the available layouts. I'm finding all kinds of new ways to use layouts that I hadn't thought of before, but I have run out of layouts. I bought a second FC-12 thinking it would give...
  60. trancegodz

    Why No Authentic Tab For Effects Types??

    I can see why the question was brought up. It would be nice for a 2 knob Keeley compressor with authentic controls, but I personally have no need for authentic effects controls for every effect. The effects controls in the Axe FXIII are laid out very logically and work great as they are to me.
  61. trancegodz

    advice on upgrading to 3

    If money is not an issue I think you'd love the Axe FXIII. You'll need to buy an FC-12mkII to use with it. I did not notice much difference in sound quality from the Axe FXIIXL+ to the Axe FXIII back when it first came out, but there is definitely a clear audible difference now. Cliff has...
  62. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.06 Public Beta

    It's been a long time since I played more than 1 or 2 sets a night. Usually between 40 and 60 minutes tops. The most I ever played a night was five 45 minute sets a night (which was common), or four 60 minute sets a night. Even if the songs were only 3 minutes long each you wouldn't need more...
  63. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.06 Public Beta

    I just checked out all my Marshall and Friedman presets and they all sound really good. Big difference. Thanks Cliff!
  64. trancegodz

    FC-12 Mark II Text STILL not big enough?

    My cat likes the new FC-12 MKII also.
  65. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Factory Presets Release 19.04

    Really great job on the new factory presets!
  66. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.06 Public Beta

    Watching your setlist tutorial. Good job. Thanks!
  67. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.06 Public Beta

    Song lists is a great new feature. Thanks!
  68. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.06 Public Beta

    +1. I would prefer to have 12 sections available per song instead of 6 also. It would be nice to have 12 layouts available also.
  69. trancegodz

    19.05 not working out

    What I've noticed so far with 19.05: I'd re-set all my amps and re-did all my presets back when FW16.00 came out, then again for about half of them when FW18.03 came out. Cliff said you don't need to re-set the amps if you are coming from 18.03 to 19.05 so I didn't re-set those, but I did tweak...
  70. trancegodz

    19.05 not working out

    To the original OP. What I did to dial my Marshalls and Friedmans back in was to turn off the presence control completely, back the treble off a little, raise the bass slightly, and in some cases lower the mids a little.
  71. trancegodz

    19.05 not working out

    I re-set all my amps and re-did all my presets when FW16.00 came out, then again when FW18.03 came out. Going though them last night with 19.05 all of the Marshalls and Friedmans sounded a bit off. I dialed them all back in and they sounded good to me again. I had my Fenders dialed in for good...
  72. trancegodz

    Dual FC-12 setups?

    Thanks!
  73. trancegodz

    Dual FC-12 setups?

    So do you have access to 4 more stand in switches and 4 more volume pedals by adding a second FC-12 or do you still have the same amount as if you were using one FC-12? Not that I need them, I am just curious.
  74. trancegodz

    Dual FC-12 setups?

    Thanks! You saved me a lot of trouble trying to figure out something that was not possible.
  75. trancegodz

    Dual FC-12 setups?

    Thanks. I didn't know that. I thought you could daisy chain up to 4 FC-12 units and have completely different layouts on each. So with two FC-12's you could have up to 16 different layouts. So that is not the case? I saw options for FC-1, FC-2, FC-3, FC-4 in Axe Edit under FC-controllers. I...
  76. trancegodz

    Has it really come that far?

    Most great guitarists have a sound in their head that is their recognizable sound. Brian May for instance, Leslie West, or Stevie Ray Vaughan etc. Once they've found their sound that's all they need. They then spend most of their time creating new music rather than chasing new sounds. There are...
  77. trancegodz

    Your 1st 5 Concerts

    I'm not sure but I think the Cincinnati Pop Festival in 1970 was my first concert. So all of the bands that played at that. Iggy and the Stooges, Mountain, Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad, Traffic. I can't remember them all. I am one of the people holding Iggy up above the crowd in this photo...
  78. trancegodz

    Dual FC-12 setups?

    I just got the FC-12 MKII. All I had to do to get it up and running was to unplug all the volume pedals and external switches, and XLR cable from my original FC-12 and plug them all into their corresponding places in the FC-12MKII. Everything worked perfectly with the exception that I had to...
  79. trancegodz

    Dual FC-12 setups?

    I just ordered a second FC-12 so I'll be figuring out how to use two of them together after I get it on Wed. Not sure how I am going to arrange them yet. It will be a little wide with two side by side and 4 volume pedals. Having the back one elevated looks like a good option.
  80. trancegodz

    32 "Scenes" Per Preset?! - Unlocking the Power of Scene Ignore - Fractal Friday #23

    Thanks, I tried what you suggested, but it didn't do what I had hoped. I want to be able to: have amp channel A with the input boost on have amp channel B with the input boost off (for a clean amp) have amp channel C with the input boost on have amp channel D with the input boost on I also...
  81. trancegodz

    32 "Scenes" Per Preset?! - Unlocking the Power of Scene Ignore - Fractal Friday #23

    Thanks. I'm calling it a night, but I'll try that tomorrow, but I think scene ignore may be overriding the CS per scene like you are thinking. The only way I could get it to work was to unattach the modifier and control switch 2 completely and give up my ability to turn on and off my input...
  82. trancegodz

    32 "Scenes" Per Preset?! - Unlocking the Power of Scene Ignore - Fractal Friday #23

    I tried this after watching your video and could't get it to work right. I have a distorted plexi on scene 1 amp channel A with the input boost on, I have a clean plexi on scene 2 amp channel B with the input boost off. When I select scene ignore for all 4 channels of the amp, and switch...
  83. trancegodz

    Announcing FC-6 Mark II and FC-12 Mark II

    I just checked and the MFC-101 adapter is 9VAC 1000mA, so that will NOT work. I am glad I asked. You'd think Fractal would include the right adapter or sell them on their website. I didn't see any for sale on their website. Would this One Spot work...
  84. trancegodz

    Announcing FC-6 Mark II and FC-12 Mark II

    Thanks for the info! Just ordered an FC-12 MKII. My old MFC-101 came with an AC-adapter. Will that work to power the original FC-12 if I want to daisy chain that with the new FC-12MKII?
  85. trancegodz

    32 "Scenes" Per Preset?! - Unlocking the Power of Scene Ignore - Fractal Friday #23

    Thanks Cooper! Great explanation showing the potential for using scene ignore.
  86. trancegodz

    Real fuzz pedal in front?

    With the guitar turned full up, the Classic Fuzz in the Axe FXIII sounds just like a real Fuzz Face. (I have several original Fuzz Faces from the 60's.) I compared it directly to my Roger Mayer Classic Fuzz and it sounded exactly like it, but it does not react the same as a guitar plugged into a...
  87. trancegodz

    Who made you start playing guitar?

    Before the Beatles came out it was Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore that was my first inspiration to actually start playing the guitar, along with all the original 50's rock and roll and rockabilly artists, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, etc. Major influences...
  88. trancegodz

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.05

    I jumped from FW18.03 straight to FW19.05. Do I need to reset all the amps or not?
  89. trancegodz

    Announcing FC-6 Mark II and FC-12 Mark II

    I read that you need an AC adapter for the second FC-12 if you were daisy chaining two of them. Does the FC-12 MKII come with an AC adapter?
  90. trancegodz

    My Personal trick to get 70s Sound

    I used to play through 4 stacks. I plugged my guitar into input 1 of the first Marshall Plexi, and took another cable out of the lower input and run than into channel one of a second Marshall Plexi, and did the same with the second Marshall going into a Hiwatt 100, etc, then out of the Hiwatt...
  91. trancegodz

    My Personal trick to get 70s Sound

    Many years ago Jeff Beck used to use a Fender Champ to preamp his Marshall. My tech made me a little box so I could into the Champ then go from the speaker out of the Champ into the input of my Marshall. It worked great. Kind of like a Butler Tube Drive.
  92. trancegodz

    My Personal trick to get 70s Sound

    I saw Ritchie Blackmore playing live with Rainbow where he used a tape recorder as a preamp into Marshall 200's. This photo looks just like it.
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