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  1. josephyballew

    AMP 1 AMP 2

    8 amps max pre preset.
  2. josephyballew

    How are they getting THAT sound ??

    Sound to me like Cabinet modeling in not active in your global setting under config. Power amp and Cabinet modeling both muct be on when running direct or Using FRFR Cabs. If you are using a tube power amp, turn off Power amp modeling. If you are using vintage 30 speaker or another guitar...
  3. josephyballew

    Wish Custom Scale

    Yes Custom Scales, per preset, editable all in Axe Edit. Also 4 channels on the pitch block. I use detune, Capo, and Custom Scales. Two is not enough.
  4. josephyballew

    Wish Custom Scale

    This was a wish of mine a year ago. This would be as good as Perform mode this update.
  5. josephyballew

    Tuner engage on exp. pedal heel down

    I think you could assign your volume controller also to the on off switch, assign a modifier and set the min to auto turn on tuner and set 10 percent to turn off tuner. I have not tried this, but to me a hold switch is better because you can tune on the fly at any volume or no volume. One of my...
  6. josephyballew

    Turn Volume off when engaging Wah

    I am not fond of pedal position and with me having 20 percent headroom having wah to have to take my volume wide open to get there does not work. I can use one scene to turn on wah and volume off volume, or use a dedicated expression pedal. Thanks for everyone's input.
  7. josephyballew

    effects presets - do they exist?

    There are no fractal effects presets, only default setting when you pull up an effect. There is user presets that are saved as Library blocks or Global Blocks. If you pull presets from Axe Exchange and you like a certain effect, select that block in Axe Edit, left click block library down...
  8. josephyballew

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.09 Public Beta

    It does recognize per channel. I did not even test this. This is what you get for assuming. In this case, one page is all I need. I do believe a global would be good when you want all your controls the same. Thank you for clearing this up.
  9. josephyballew

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.09 Public Beta

    The scene changes on the performance page when you change scenes with your controller. You would have to program 8 pages. I watched the screen and it does go from scene to scene. Some will only want one screen. In this case, have one global for every page or do per preset with 8 Scenes. I know...
  10. josephyballew

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.09 Public Beta

    How about this then. You could still use amp 1 or effect one and when you change scenes and go to amp or effect B, it ignores channel and what ever is loaded into Amp 1 or effect 1. I only use channels when changing scenes and if there is a way to ignore channels and what ever is loaded into Amp...
  11. josephyballew

    Turn Volume off when engaging Wah

    I am using FC12, expression pedal 1 for volume and wah. I would like for the volume to be bypassed when I engage the wah. At first I was not using a volume pedal but my levels are never perfect on stage and need a volume also. I know I could get another expression pedal. Before also I set the...
  12. josephyballew

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.09 Public Beta

    The performance mode was a great add. I was wondering if that could be tweeked at a later date to allow 10 different blocks per scene instead of per preset. Most of the time I go to different amps and different effects, which when going to a different scene I will have lost control of those amps...
  13. josephyballew

    To Sell or Not to Sell the AX8 for the new FM3?

    I have an Axe 3 with the FC12 and use it in the studio and live. It really works for me, but there are times that you need a smaller foot print and not have a rack. My rack also has a midi interface and a Yamaha Motif rack. Some gigs I have to sequence horns and things. Some jobs it would be...
  14. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    It is hard for me without a reference point seeing the notes. I will just set to A and program for now. I will play with changing the keys and see what actually happens when I change keys. I don't see how you can change to an A if you are already there. I will figure it out when I have a little...
  15. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    Maybe we are getting somewhere now. So program the song in A, change to C and it should be the same. Then when you change back to A it will actually be A instead of C?
  16. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    I get that you have to change to A to do the 12 note program, But how do you actually change to the key of A if you are already there.
  17. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    The song is in C and the key is in A to make it work. How can I change to A if it is already there.
  18. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    I do understand. I did all of that and got the song perfect. Now if I want to change to the key of A. How do you do this. It is already in A.
  19. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    That is the way I made it work, but still better to have every key, the one to be the one. I can hope for a change on this and per preset. I can not see this working if I actually want to changed what I programmed to the actual key of A. It is already in the pitch key of A. You can't change what...
  20. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    I get it and see the way it is, but not the best way in my opinion. All keys, the one should be a one and when you change keys it shifts all your programming to that key, and per preset. That makes sense. Cliff, I hope you are reading this. Love my unit and it is the holy grail to me. It does...
  21. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    So you are saying. I can set the key to A and program with my one being a one. Change the key to C and it be the same thing, Then when I change back to A, it will be an A then instead of the C I first programmed?
  22. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    So if you program a song in C and use the key of A to make it work. How do you actually play in the key of A?
  23. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    I understand now that you have to use A to get the one to be a one. Common sense to me is all keys be the one With way you are saying. I set the chord to A in the pitch block, go to custom scales and the one will be the one. So what if I want to change the key to A. It is already set to A. It...
  24. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    I have to use A to get a C to be a C that was changed. So if I am already have a setting of A key, how would your change to the key of A if you chord changed to A formation on your guitar?
  25. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    I made it work in the key of A with the song is in C. I do a 12 note change because of bent notes will work also. It makes more sense to me to change to any key and the one be the one. That way you can still use that on other songs in different keys. I have owned Eventides and Boss processor and...
  26. josephyballew

    Custom Harmony Issues

    I was wanting to do a song in the key of C and do a dual lead, so when I went to custom harmony and entered the key of C. My first note that I want to change was C, so I went to C in global and made changes and nothing happened. So I played a C on guitar and adjusted C is global and nothing...
  27. josephyballew

    Ran my Axe III in stereo last night for the first time

    I have ran stereo since the 80s, and be lost doing it any other way. A world of difference.
  28. josephyballew

    Wish Rockman models

    Boston / Rockman sound Put a Filter block in front of a Plexi amp model, select Peaking, set Frequency at around 800 Hz, Q at 0.707 and Gain at 12 dB.
  29. josephyballew

    Wish More scenes

    I am already using my FC using one switches going to scenes, presets, effects 1 page, and effects 2 page. You can have up to 8 pages to that you can format. Hopefully that will go to at least 10 pages that you can format.
  30. josephyballew

    Wish 8 Channels

    Since there are 8 scenes, it makes sense to have 8 channels. I use 4 channels on every preset and get boxed in at times. My presets are big to make the most out of each preset, with 8 scenes on each. I run out of channels at times when need them. I know I have scene controllers, but to me those...
  31. josephyballew

    Scene Copy

    So it would be safe to say that if you have a scene controller, bypass all blocks of the scene that you are copying to, or delete scene controller on downloaded preset and reattach after all scenes are finished, or on your own presets don't put in scene controllers until you have all your scenes...
  32. josephyballew

    Wish Copy and paste multiple blocks

    Great Idea
  33. josephyballew

    Selecting FET Boost labels as Hard Fuzz in Axe Edit.

    Sorry, I did not know. I was just trying to be helpful.
  34. josephyballew

    Scene Copy

    I have never bypassed any scenes before I copied before and it has never failed until I tried it on this preset. When I added the bypass all blocks of the channel that I wanted to go to, this preset worked. What I need to do is make sure I bypass all block when I do this to insure that it works.
  35. josephyballew

    Selecting FET Boost labels as Hard Fuzz in Axe Edit.

    Selecting drive type as FET Boost shows as hard fuzz in Axe edit. The sound is not a fuzz. I think it is the wrong labeling. This is in latest Axe 3 firmware updated today. It did not do this before. I will check the other drives.
  36. josephyballew

    Scene Copy

    I guess it does not work on some presets. I will have to add that step to my process. Thanks
  37. josephyballew

    Scene Copy

    Let me try that. Here is what t did Loaded preset Navigated to scene 2 Went down to copy this scene to scene 8. This works on all my presets. It did not work on the downloaded preset So what you are saying is, you have to bypass all the blocks first on the scene you want to copy to, correct...
  38. josephyballew

    On waiting list for Axe-Fx III - Need Power Amp Suggestions!

    Thank You. I don't mind you adding to a post, just down undermine me and all is good. If you have a different opinion than me, answer the post to the guy and say the way you would do. It is all about respect for other members here to me.
  39. josephyballew

    Scene Copy

    Try this preset and see if you can get scene copy to work
  40. josephyballew

    Scene Copy

    Just did another preset of mine and it worked too. Can you not copy scenes from other presets downloaded?
  41. josephyballew

    Scene Copy

    I am using Axe edit, right clicking scene at the top of the page, then copy this scene to another scene and it is not working. I know it does not name it for you, but the scene is not moving. I was thinking that it was working before, but I just did an update to 3.02. Once I get sounds down, I...
  42. josephyballew

    Ideas for preset management

    I prefer block library to global blocks. You have a limitation of 8 instances with Global block and unlimited with block library. Global blocks are stored in the preset and block library is stored on your computer. Block library is easier for me and no limitations and you can name them. I have...
  43. josephyballew

    Recording DI track - Axe-Fx 3 is NOT the main interface!

    You can use more than one interface but not at the same time. I have a Focusrite audio interface and my DAW will only let you select one at a time. I always use my Focusrite until I am recording guitar. Change to the Axe interface in preferences in your DAW and let your Axe 3 be the audio...
  44. josephyballew

    Just ordered the III - what to expect? *Updated with first impressions*

    I would suggest Leon Todd YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/kingcrimsonscourt He does all kinds of presets and instruction on his channel. Just go there and select videos at the top of the page and it is all free. He post everyday, knowledgeable, and free presets. Not all is Axe fx...
  45. josephyballew

    On waiting list for Axe-Fx III - Need Power Amp Suggestions!

    I even seen an admin tell you in the last statement tell you that his last statement that what I said was valid. It is none of your business what I post to someone else, and it is not my business what you post to someone else. Why don't you stick to talking to the person that has the problem and...
  46. josephyballew

    Block Library

    That worked. Thanks guys
  47. josephyballew

    On waiting list for Axe-Fx III - Need Power Amp Suggestions!

    I was trying to be helpful to someone else and you should not be addressing me, you should be giving your opinion with him. If you would spend less time criticizing what others say and stick with being helpful to the person asking and not be offensive to them. You post a lot of good ideas and I...
  48. josephyballew

    Block Library

    I was wanting to create three block library Mesa MK 4 amps. Rhythm 1. Rhythm2, and Lead. It let me do the first two, but wants to overwrite when I try to save lead. Yes I am selecting save, not save as. Is this a bug or by design that you can only do two per amp. Also, I am not talking global...
  49. josephyballew

    On waiting list for Axe-Fx III - Need Power Amp Suggestions!

    That will be subjective with a lot of people. I use a QSC power amp and Vox 2-12 cabs for amp models. Some use the Mission powered FRFR cabs, some use The Friedman FRFR cabs. Some will go with QSC k-12 PA powered PA or other powered PA cabs.To me most FRFR cabs are over priced when a separate...
  50. josephyballew

    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    Chris, it is a catch 22 leaving your computer on all the time. Better for your hard drive, but harder on power supplies. It does seem when I leave my computer on for weeks at a times I have to reboot. This may have been part of the cause. I do drop Axe Edit before powering down my Axe and reboot...
  51. josephyballew

    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    I guess I made it all up. I leave my computer and Axe edit up all the time is probably what caused it.
  52. josephyballew

    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    On Window 10 if you have the default Axe 3 and it is not on and then turn it on, it should be fine. Sometimes you have to open the speaker icon at the bottom of the page and reselect the Axe if it does not do it by default. I never use my Axe as an audio interface unless I am recording. I use a...
  53. josephyballew

    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    One thing I was doing a lot was leaving Axe edit and my computer up all the time and just powering on my Axe. The driver does not like this. It is a simple fix of shut down Axe edit before the Axe and all is good. This has never happened before. My computer never goes to sleep. I just turn my...
  54. josephyballew

    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    If you have Axe edit up with your Axe FX, close down Axe Edit before turning off your Axe FX. It will destroy the USB driver if you don't. Not a hard fix. Just uninstall the old driver and reinstall the USB driver. Just put this under stuff not to do. I turned off my Axe last night before going...
  55. josephyballew

    FC-12 Layouts

    It would not be that hard to do. What ever you name Scenes comes through. You need to able to name the effects or you don't know what they are. You have a delay. What kind of delay, how many ms, and such. a phase, univibe or phase. I know if Line 6 can do it Fractal can. The sound and effects is...
  56. josephyballew

    Virtual Capo???

    I am not having any problems there. Very little giltches. This preset is also good for creating 12 string guitar. The best emulation I have heard yet. There is a tracking that you can adjust. I did not try any below the fret but several above E. This will be good for Eb singers that are old and...
  57. josephyballew

    FC-12 Layouts

    I have got it down now, but it would be nice to be able to name the effect. You look at phase and don't know if it is phase or univibe. This is just probably something they have not gotten to yet. I edited each layout to my liking using two layouts just for effects. I have an effects 1 and a...
  58. josephyballew

    FC-12 Layouts

    Thanks, I was changing everything in global and not under controllers under the preset. I still don't see how to name custom names for effects like 350ms 1/4, or dot 8. That is a lot of steps for the per preset. There should be an easier way.
  59. josephyballew

    FC-12 Layouts

    I got my FC- 12 yesterday and decided to do my own custom layouts. I pretty much like everything global except the effects. You really don't need 24 switches with this unit. I set up one layout for preset with two switches leading to effects and scenes layout. If I go to effects layout, I...
  60. josephyballew

    Waiting list protocol

    Would be a good rule of thumb for any new releases.
  61. josephyballew

    Waiting list protocol

    My point was that when you buy the AXE, you should have been made aware of the wait list then. Not everyone stays on the forum. The first people who buy should be the first ones to get their unit. I don't have a problem with the wait list, but have a problem that it was not made aware when I...
  62. josephyballew

    Waiting list protocol

    Thank you so much. What I said is really the best way to handle the list.
  63. josephyballew

    Waiting list protocol

    This post is for management. I don't need any off the wall comments
  64. josephyballew

    Waiting list protocol

    I bought my Axe 3 the first day it came out. It is the best processor on the planet, and the customer support is second to none. A waiting list is good for people to get on the list for their FC Controller. The problem I have is when you buy your unit, you should be made aware of the list exist...
  65. josephyballew

    Three Amp Blocks?

    Has my vote.
  66. josephyballew

    FC Foot Controllers

    Looked for the manual. Where is it located.
  67. josephyballew

    FC Foot Controllers

    Just got word from Andrew that a few controllers have been shipped. It all now depends on where you are on the waiting list. Now that is the best Christmas present for all of us. I am high on the list and just one or two weeks away.
  68. josephyballew

    Wish User programmable FC layout per preset

    The list below is just a sample Preset mode Bank up preset 1 preset 2 preset 3 preset4 Scene mode Bank down preset 5 preset 6 preset7 preset 8 Tap(Hold for tuner) Scene mode Preset mode scene 1 scene 2 scene 3 scene 4 Stomp mode Scene Mode...
  69. josephyballew

    Why 512 Presets?

    I have Sonar as my DAW and it has a function called set list.You can create a song with no music and just do a program change message and save it for each song. This will change your AXE FX to the proper preset. When you are writing your song list for the night, You put your songs in the order...
  70. josephyballew

    Scenes

    Most covered the benefits except for one thing. Scenes cuts down how many presets you need. I can have about 5 presets total while having 8 scenes, and 4 channels, and if that is not enough, switch to stomp mode for things not covered. I use two amps and change the gain structure with channels...
  71. josephyballew

    Three Amp Blocks?

    I think two is enough because most of the time I use a clean amp and then another amp to do crunch and use the same amp with more gain plus stomps for lead. I generally like 4 different levels of gain and you can do that with channels and scene controllers. An amp takes up a lot of processing...
  72. josephyballew

    Three Amp Blocks?

    That is what I would use it for
  73. josephyballew

    AxeFx in acoustic treated bedroom vs. non-treated bedroom?

    I will not spend what they want for acoustic treatment. I solved my problem by buying from China. It is one tenth the cost. Sometimes you don't want a dead room. I have actually put clients in my shower to sing parts because I want a real tile reverb sound. Another trick is to put a studio...
  74. josephyballew

    Utopian Dream - “Uncared” (studio video)

    You can tell you are Dream Theater fans with your music. Sounds good.
  75. josephyballew

    Who's using a Line6 Power Cab+ with their Axe III?

    I use high dollar Adams and I actually don't think I could have a better sound for the studio.
  76. josephyballew

    Suddenly lost all USB connectivity

    When running on windows, make sure you have the latest driver, go to programs and feature and uninstall the old driver first. If you do not do this a lot of the time you will have two drivers on top of each other and none will work. Then you want to go to device manager and look under sound...
  77. josephyballew

    Any FC release time info ?

    Andrew is part of Fractal. I sent an email to fractal because I thought the FC-12 was shipping and this is what I got back Hi Joseph, They are not shipping. They will not be released until September. Best, Andrew On 6/28/2018 3:02 PM, Joseph Ballew wrote: Hi, I just seen where the FC12...
  78. josephyballew

    Any FC release time info ?

    Seen a post that a guy received one but can't find the post now. Maybe it was someone special, I don't know. I trust Andrew in stating they will be shipping in September. At least we know now.
  79. josephyballew

    Any FC release time info ?

    It seems there is some misinformation here. I just got an email from Andrew, and he stated the FC-12 will be shipping in September. Only beta testers or special people should have them now.
  80. josephyballew

    Wish Wish List: New Amps

    Sorry for getting off topic. I seen a question that I knew and answered. I deleted it all
  81. josephyballew

    My Secret Formula

    Thanks, I am already using that.
  82. josephyballew

    My Secret Formula

    I have looked all in my Axe 3 and looked at every parameter under amp and do not see Character freq or Character. Where is it located?
  83. josephyballew

    Not a Bug 00.06.23 USB bug

    Don't feel bad. We all have been there and realize it is operator error when we look closely.
  84. josephyballew

    How do you guys get feedback?

    High input gain and Compression, then approach your cab. The closer you get the more feedback. If you get too close, it is uncontrollable. If you are running direct, then you may need a sustainer pickup for your guitar or a Digitech Freqout pedal to get infinite feedback. The Digitech would be a...
  85. josephyballew

    Wish "Default" Settings for each amp model

    Things that are needed in the Axe 1) Global Block Naming a) Also global block per amp 2) Naming Global Custom Scales a) Also Custom Scales per preset (32 scales not enough) I have already used up 8 in 3 months 3) Default factory amp and effect settings - If I bring up any amp and...
  86. josephyballew

    Wish Wish List: New Amps

    I have the PRS Archon in my Helix. One of my favorite.
  87. josephyballew

    Small bug in Axe edit (fixed loading latest version)

    Just as soon as I posted this I seen a new Axe Edit is out. That fixed the problem.
  88. josephyballew

    Small bug in Axe edit (fixed loading latest version)

    When I programs scenes and change amp channel going to the next scene, the Axe Fx 3 itself changes but the Axe Edit still show channel A even those it is channel B. Probably not a hard fix.
  89. josephyballew

    The Cars - "Let's Go" Cover

    I looked at the flange settings Matt. Cool using a controller changing the time.
  90. josephyballew

    thoughts on using 2 amps (dirty-clean) and mixing them via the Mixer block

    The secret to using two amps (clean, dirty) together is you never change the gain on them because they are real hard to dial in. Just run them in Parallel, set them and leave them. Add more gain with drives.
  91. josephyballew

    thoughts on using 2 amps (dirty-clean) and mixing them via the Mixer block

    Here is a good example of clean and dirty. Actually edge of breakup and medium gain. It gives you a lot of definition. Two of the same amp but different gain settings. There is also a drive to give you more.
  92. josephyballew

    Help me complete my new Axe-Fx III Rig

    Oppinions are very subjective, but I would cancel the matrix and just get two friedmans if you can afford them. Yamaha DSR112 are nice and about the same price as the Friedmans at $900 for each. This keeps you from having to buy a power amp.Yamaha DXR10 for about $530. You can save even more on...
  93. josephyballew

    Anyone else get lag when recording?

    Most DAWs it is on the track itself. You have to look for it. Look it up in your manual. Another way is to mute the track while recording. The recording will record but you wont hear it while recording. People have been fighting latency for years and have to turn input monitoring or mute the...
  94. josephyballew

    Best monitor for Axe-Fx III

    https://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-ADP-T7V-PKI I love Adam Monitors. Don't buy any monitor with a dome tweeter. They are easy to blow at high volumes. I had some Yamaha NS - 10 with dome tweeter and alway blowing the tweeter. Ribbon tweeters is what I use and they will hold up. I have...
  95. josephyballew

    Any FC release time info ?

    You are absolutely correct. My Helix does not show on off states in scenes of my Axe 3, but I can get through a show. It might be a little inconvenient, but I will live through it. It is top priority to get bugs out of the Axe before other endeavors. My glass is half full, not half empty. What...
  96. josephyballew

    Anyone else get lag when recording?

    Cliff has the best answer here and never record with input monitoring on. You will hear no latency this way. To keep latency down also in ASIO driver settings on your DAW, find the sweet spot on your buffer setting that your recordings will still sound good. This is how fast it sends audio in...
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