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  1. simeon

    Quad Tape Delay - Deep Dive

    lovely!
  2. simeon

    Carol-Anns V6 - Burgs - Free Preset and amusing (I hope!) demo.

    scene 2 sounds really great! the improvements to the drive block are very noticeable can i ask what cabs you used for the tucana lead in scene 5? i probably don't have them on the II, but i'm using that amp in one of my main presets and have been having a little difficulty finding a cab...
  3. simeon

    Today I Am Still A Senior Citizen.

    many happy returns, you old git!
  4. simeon

    Quad Tape Delay - Deep Dive

    yeah, man! we'll make a textural guitarist of you yet! seriously though, nice job! personally, i might have left the drive at default, it's pretty crunchy, but still sounds boss. the great thing is that by changing the delay times, the lfo time, or even your playing techniques, you can generate...
  5. simeon

    Can Anyone Help With This Sound? Got It!

    Oh shit, I just got it. That’s really clever, Bakerman!
  6. simeon

    Can Anyone Help With This Sound? Got It!

    Yes, I got that, but the part is only one note. I think I’m confused. I will re read the thread again later
  7. simeon

    Quad Tape Delay - Deep Dive

    try attaching a square wave lfo to the motor speed (damping at zero, range 1 to 2) and set the tempo of the lfo to 1/2 a bar or 1 bar. set all four delays tempo synced to very long times with lots of feedback. add a dual delay (also tempo synced) after the tape delay. douse liberally with...
  8. simeon

    Can Anyone Help With This Sound? Got It!

    although i think there's only one note involved, so attaching pitch to frequency might not be the best solution in this case (cool idea though...i'll have to try that!)
  9. simeon

    Can Anyone Help With This Sound? Got It!

    Also try the band pass filter, if the hpf with high resonance isn’t quite right
  10. simeon

    Can Anyone Help With This Sound? Got It!

    Maybe you could try controlling the lpf with envelope, so you don’t need to rely on the sequencer
  11. simeon

    Can Anyone Help With This Sound? Got It!

    i wouldn't use the wah, i'd use a high pass filter. it might help if you could fill in some details... do you need to be able to play the lead at the same time, or is another guitarist doing that? are you happy for the sequence to play itself (timing may be an issue if the drummer can't hear...
  12. simeon

    Any love for the BRIT 800?

    this is my favourite recipe: drive: T808 drive: 1 tone: 3.5 level: 7 amp - everything on default, except pres on 2.4 cabs in stereo cab block: factory 61 (fractal V30) and ownhammer Mar-60 V30 SP2 for lead, i bump the input trim to 2.5 not overly gainy, but tight and a nice bloom for lead.
  13. simeon

    Vibrato effect

    never feels quite right to me with two voices in the chorus block. i set the amp block to left only input and set the chorus to 180 degrees. so only one voice is heard.
  14. simeon

    "Disk is too slow or System Overload" - MacOS 10.10 -> 10.14, Logic 9 -> Logic X

    Check your buffer size in logic as well. Try raising it and see if the problem persists
  15. simeon

    Bug? Ares 1.03 Axe-Fx II low end thump when changing presets

    Still on the same firmware. Still getting thumps. Pretty disappointed that this hasn’t been fixed.
  16. simeon

    FS Warmoth 7/8 Warhead neck

    if anyone in the uk is considering doing a warmoth build, i have this neck for sale... warmoth neck 7/8 warhead 24.75in scale length roasted maple (no finish) wizard profile ebony fingerboard (10”-16” compound radius) abalone inlays white side dots 24 stainless steel jumbo frets (6150) tusq nut...
  17. simeon

    Fractal Audio AMP models: CA Tucana (Carol-Ann Tucana 3)

    yes, i've noticed this too. have a look at "preamp comp". it's set at zero by default, but try cranking it to about 70%
  18. simeon

    Looking for a delay plugin

    replica is fab, but the valhalla is incredible value for money and sounds great
  19. simeon

    Looking for a delay plugin

    check out the new valhalla delay. absolutely superb.
  20. simeon

    Retriggering sequencer via pedal - advice welcome

    ah sorry. i was talking about cc value, which goes from 0-127 and you were talking about percentages. didn't know the off value was different to the on value...that's good to know, thanks!
  21. simeon

    Retriggering sequencer via pedal - advice welcome

    also don't forget that the run parameter doesn't trigger until the cc value reaches 65, so one way to get quicker triggering is to bring the start value up to about 63 and bump the mid value so it's above 65. i think bakerman's example above would need start and end values above 65, not...
  22. simeon

    Using my Axe-Fx 2 on The Voice Australia

    i also suspect that you hear the side with the delay as quieter, because our brains use micro delays to perceive directionality along with volume (haas effect). one side is delayed slightly, so the brain thinks it's further away and so must be quieter than the other side. it's worth checking...
  23. simeon

    Using my Axe-Fx 2 on The Voice Australia

    sounds great, although i don't think you need to use the ping pong delay as you're only hearing one side, as you've panned hard over in the mixer block. if the delay is set to 10ms and you're actually hearing the second repeat only, then the delay time will actually be 20ms. can't remember which...
  24. simeon

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    it's just experience, dude. knowing what sounds "good" and what doesn't (within a range of accepted norms) takes a while. you kinda have to train your ears and it certainly helps to have some real world experience with real world amps. if you like guitar music, then really listen to the tones...
  25. simeon

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    hmm. you seem to be doing a lot of things that are working in opposition to each other, like increasing input trim and master volume trim, turning the boost switch on and at the same time running gain at zero and turning the bright switch off. remember that the amps in the axe are models of real...
  26. simeon

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    ok, so i tried this and hated it. harsh and brittle sounding. sorry dude. to get anywhere in the ballpark, i turned input trim back to default, put the gain on 3 and brought the pres down to 3.5 and mid and treble down to 7.5. i brought the bass up to 3. even then it's still a bit stiff. the...
  27. simeon

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    glad we got close! i'll check yours out in a bit.
  28. simeon

    Acoustic room treatment?

    thanks for the advice, chaps. i'll set everything up first and see how it is. i'm thinking of going with 2" rockwool in frames at the early reflection points and then adding some bass traps in the corners, if necessary (i'll have some rockwool left over from the panels anyway) i've seen those...
  29. simeon

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    and for the ones that use the basketweave tv mix, try that with the larry mitchell plexi cab in a stereo cab block. i've attached it here for you
  30. simeon

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    and one more wrecker liverpool gain on 8, bass on zero, mid on 10, treb on 8 into the basketweave tv mix very explosive this one, but might not have quite the mids you're looking for have a go at these and we might be able to zone in a bit better
  31. simeon

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    and here's another recipe. someone said on the web, he quite likes low wattage marshalls, so i tried the blankenship leeds with gain on 8, bass on 5, mid and treb on 10, pres on 5 into the basketweave tv mix (103). sounds pretty badass as well. no drive needed in front, btw. edit: this one...
  32. simeon

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    ok, so i tried the deluxe tweed. gain on 10, treble on 10 with the treble boost pedal in front (all settings default). i ran that into factory cabs 20 and 21 and stuck the medium room reverb on it at 40% mix. try that and see if it's in the ballpark
  33. simeon

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    a quick search on the net says that brown sugar tone may be a fender deluxe, so maybe try that
  34. simeon

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    it would also help if you could point us towards some studio recordings of your holy grail paf tone. there are lots of different flavours - ac/dc, thin lizzy, paul kossoff, gary moore...etc etc...
  35. simeon

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    don't worry about the advanced options. the plexi 1970 into the basketweave tv cab is a good place to start. pull back the bass, up the mid and treble. pres to taste. gain on about 6. alternatively, try the wrecker express if you prefer something a bit tighter and smoother, put the ts808 in...
  36. simeon

    Acoustic room treatment?

    yes, i was considering bass traps as well. bit more fiddly to make - you can stack triangles of rockwool to go in the corners, but you have to make a frame to support them, i think. i might just buy a couple later on.
  37. simeon

    Seeking Inexpensive - Good Sounding Bass for Tracking

    funny this popped up, i was looking at the SRC6 short scale 6 string. mainly for ambient nonsense as another voice to compliment my regular axes and my baritone, but also for tracking live bass parts. it's good to hear they're getting a lot of love. i'll probably snap one up used, if i can find one.
  38. simeon

    Acoustic room treatment?

    ps - the room is almost square. it will be carpeted and it has coving, but the walls will just be painted (no wallpaper). just about the worst scenario (almost)
  39. simeon

    Acoustic room treatment?

    i'm moving my studio into another room in the house. it's pretty small, so i thought i'd make some acoustic panels to go behind the speakers, at the early reflection points to the sides and on the back wall. i'll make some frames and put some rockwool in them, but i have a choice. i can either...
  40. simeon

    "FM3 and other products in development".....curious, what are those others ?

    i've always said they should make a 1u fx processor. an eventide eclipse killer.
  41. simeon

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    yeah, it doesn't work well with all flavours. ones that are bright (i think that's the bright cap value) tend to work best. try my suggestion above.
  42. simeon

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    the one i use like this is the plexi 50w 6550. bass, mid, treb and pres all on 10 with bright off. gain on about 6-7. try it through the LM brit and factory 58 (tv mix C1 ML) together. goose it with the microboost (cut some bottom and top and boost the mid slightly). drive on 5, level on 3 for...
  43. simeon

    Wish FREQOUT pedal

    the method i outlined above actually doesn't sound at all synthy. worth a go!
  44. simeon

    Wish FREQOUT pedal

    it was me who originally came up with the sustainer patch, which used the pitch shifter and a compressor to squeeze the note into a long sustain and bump it's pitch up by a 5th or an octave. i was actually thinking about buying a freqout and watching some demos, i thought it actually sounded...
  45. simeon

    Vintage Marshall Plexi?

    i find the cab makes a huge difference. more than which flavour of marshall you choose. i like the larry mitchell plexi cab. it has a real vintage vibe. one thing i like to do for a vintage type sound is turn the bright switch off and then turn up the treble and presence to compensate. it's a...
  46. simeon

    Your Favorite Rake. In A Guitar Solo - String Perpendicular Or String Parallel (aka Scrape)

    highway to hell, in the chorus repeats at the end
  47. simeon

    keep the volume at the same level as before adding the gain?

    i'm trying to figure out what exactly you're trying to achieve. are you trying to "morph" from a clean to dirty tone? if that's the idea, then set up two amp blocks in parallel (one clean, one dirty) with volume blocks after them and do a crossfade
  48. simeon

    keep the volume at the same level as before adding the gain?

    you're much better off sticking a drive block in front of the amp, imo
  49. simeon

    Need help with creating a P+W Delay effect

    i didn't mean anything by it. just explaining what "praise and worship" means (as i understand it).
  50. simeon

    Need help with creating a P+W Delay effect

    I think it’s “praise and worship”. You know, these church bands they have over in the states.
  51. simeon

    Need help with creating a P+W Delay effect

    i hear dotted 8ths on the clean guitar part...which is the usual p&w vibe, isn't it? the other fella picking high up on the les paul is playing 16ths, but i think he's got a dotted 8th as well. i would say try it and see. you'll need to enter the tempo on the front panel and then decide whether...
  52. simeon

    MFC question - layout

    thanks dude!
  53. simeon

    MFC question - layout

    a friend of mine just got himself an XL with an MFC (i think it's a MKIII) and i was trying to figure out of it's possible to have a bank size of 10, with scene select buttons along the front row (nearest to the user) - without hitting "reveal"? i had to swap the ribbon cables over in my MKI to...
  54. simeon

    Wish Metronome Block

    ah i see.
  55. simeon

    Wish Sequencer : Manual Step

    already asked for this, years ago...but keep at it...with the extra juice available for the III it might be possible. here's a list of what i asked for...you might agree with some of these... Sequencer ideas run and it's associated on/off switch remain the same, but we add two new control...
  56. simeon

    Wish Metronome Block

    what do you mean by this?
  57. simeon

    Wish Metronome Block

    so why not use an lfo to control volume and the sequencer (tied to frequency) to control pitch? it's all there, fellas...
  58. simeon

    Wish Metronome Block

    just going to throw a curve ball in here. you could use a synth block with tracking set to off and have a square wave lfo with a low duty, or the sequencer tied to the synth volume. if the lfo is tempo synced, then you could control it's speed from the front panel tempo control, or by tapping...
  59. simeon

    Dual L R amp patch with chorus

    if you're trying to create a convincing double tracking effect, then chorus isn't the solution. this has been covered in depth in the forum before. it's pretty hard to do convincingly
  60. simeon

    Dual L R amp patch with chorus

    have you tried using a pitch shifter instead? you could run a detune after both amps. set the mix somewhere between 30 and 50% and a few cents detune. because there's no lfo changing the amount of pitch modulation, you won't get any perceived changes in width. try a different amount of detune on...
  61. simeon

    Fractal Audio AMP models: USA Pre (MESA/Boogie TriAxis)

    O’clock. About -3.5 value
  62. simeon

    Recommendations for simple quality audio interface for iMac

    depending on your daw, you can set up an aux track with a reverb on it set to 100% wet and then route that back out to the master so you can hear it while recording. no need for powered plugins and all that jazz.
  63. simeon

    POG2-style attack/volume swell? (Different from normal autoswell)

    what you're asking for is the ability to swell in one note while another note is already playing. i've no idea how the pog does this, or how it could be achieved on the axe. some sort of gypsy magic, i reckon...
  64. simeon

    Bug? Ares 1.03 Axe-Fx II low end thump when changing presets

    didn't notice it in earlier versions
  65. simeon

    'Star Wars: Episode IX' - Teaser

    i usually love Abrams work, but these last two movies have been pretty rough. the franchise is trapped in it's own canon. they've got a whole universe to play in and they just can't seem to break free. imagine if the empire had been defeated and the first order had never risen...the...
  66. simeon

    How to take the blanket off 800 models?

    that patch doesn't sound that great to me, to be honest. just messing about, i switched the 800 for the 800 mod with exactly the same settings (drive and bmt all on 6) and i chucked the 808 drive in front with gain on zero and level on 5. now that to me sounds badass.
  67. simeon

    How to take the blanket off 800 models?

    hmm....not clipping at all here. maybe we've stumbled into a problem with your setup somewhere? for reference, i updated the patch slightly and used the cabs you suggested earlier. i lowered the level slightly and upped the mids a bit. i've recorded a few seconds of it so you can compare. if...
  68. simeon

    Synth : how to get accurate trills with LFO or Sequencer?

    just had a listen. i don't hear two voices, only one. and i also don't hear it oscillating between two fixed intervals. all i hear is one voice with a fast lfo attached to frequency...?
  69. simeon

    How to take the blanket off 800 models?

    i also got a decent sound using the 808 mod drive, or the fas boost instead of the eq. drive on zero, level on 10. not sure if it would be scooped enough though... i think the right cabs will make a huge difference.
  70. simeon

    How to take the blanket off 800 models?

    here's a patch. listening to isolated slayer guitars on youtube, I hear some very different tones. some are quite middly and soft and others are quite scooped, so I dunno what you're after.
  71. simeon

    How to take the blanket off 800 models?

    i found some eq settings. 10-band geq, in front of the amp... 31Hz= +3db 62Hz= +3db 125Hz= +3db 250Hz= +5db 500Hz= +9db 1kHz= +8db 2kHz= +6db 4kHz= +4db 8kHz= +2db 16kHz= +0db level = +4db no idea how accurate these are, or how it sounds, imo
  72. simeon

    How to take the blanket off 800 models?

    not sure why you're having problems. i would use cabs with v30's in and do the mid boost before the amp, not after. use an 808 with drive low and level high, or a peq/geq with a mid hump and level up a bit. the standard 800 sounds great right out of the box with no tweaks to anything when it's...
  73. simeon

    Problem - Friedman ASM-12 in stereo

    you never know, it might have a different speaker in it. this happened to me when i bought two marshall 1x12's. the store i purchased them from were happy to switch out the speaker i didn't like and replace it.
  74. simeon

    Bug? Ares 1.03 Axe-Fx II low end thump when changing presets

    anybody had a chance to verify this? @FractalAudio ?
  75. simeon

    Creating lush pad preset

    there's a few different ways to do this. you can either use delays/reverbs/multidelays to infinitely extend a chord that you play into them, or you can use multiple voices in the synth blocks with tracking set to "off" to generate tones which you can form into a chord. run the synth blocks into...
  76. simeon

    Very different sound with headphones vs monitors

    judging from the price of the headphones, i would say get better headphones. i use beyer dt880's and they sound close enough to my adam a7x monitors for me not to worry
  77. simeon

    Bug? Ares 1.03 Axe-Fx II low end thump when changing presets

    this happened once before if i remember rightly and cliff managed to fix it in short order, so hopefully even though this is the last firmware i'm hoping to see a fix. it's pretty bad, especially between the two presets i posted above.
  78. simeon

    Bug? Ares 1.03 Axe-Fx II low end thump when changing presets

    btw, i have volume blocks attached to external 1 after the amp block, so bypass those, remove, or make sure external 1 is at 100%
  79. simeon

    Bug? Ares 1.03 Axe-Fx II low end thump when changing presets

    it's pretty quiet at bedroom level, but at gig volume it's very apparent the volume of the thump seems to vary from preset to preset i've included two presets. i get a massive thump if i change from "lap steel clean" to "arc amps recording". you should be able to hear this very clearly. if...
  80. simeon

    Strymon Deco slapback sound: help!

    why would you need to use the custom shift? just use pitch detune with about 90ms of pre-delay. you could use an lfo to modulate the amount of detune.
  81. simeon

    Pitch Shifter Impacts Tone

    also check the high cut parameter
  82. simeon

    Ares FW update. Honestly can't tell any actual difference.

    did you do a soft reset on the amp blocks? i noticed some of the default values (especially round the cathode follower) changed
  83. simeon

    Question about the Mark series graphic EQ modeling

    so if the amp is +-12 and the axe is +-12, my analysis was way off the mark then o_O
  84. simeon

    Question about the Mark series graphic EQ modeling

    i just tried testing this with an analyser and it looks to be somewhere between 5 and 6db in the model. btw, the axe says +-12 on the actual faders on the front panel, not +-10 (maybe that's just axe edit)
  85. simeon

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.03 Firmware Release

    i gigged over the weekend and didn't notice this at all. i always record my patches so i can compare the old versions with the new and didn't notice a significant change there either. like you, i copied x to y and reset x, but i didn't mess with the cathode stuff, as that seems to have new...
  86. simeon

    Would be interested in checking out a pack which is the opposite of Naked

    i don't have a III, so no dice i'm afraid
  87. simeon

    FIXED: Clipping when moving from Q8.02 to A1.03

    And you did keep track of the parameters that are rest to default after a soft reset? Like master volume?
  88. simeon

    FIXED: Clipping when moving from Q8.02 to A1.03

    i wouldn't worry about it. there have been a lot of changes recently, so it's possible that it's perfectly normal. a big change in the negative feedback value, or some other parameter related to the poweramp can quite easily hike the volume.
  89. simeon

    FIXED: Clipping when moving from Q8.02 to A1.03

    -18 actually sounds about right
  90. simeon

    Mac Mini for music production. Thoughts?

    the internal drives on the new mac mini's are like lightning 1400Mb/s write and 2700Mb/s read on mine at the moment (i've got the 256Gb...the larger ones are even faster). i keep my samples and archived project files on external SSD's.
  91. simeon

    Bug? 10 Tap Delay

    it's one of the algos in the multidelay. axe fx II.
  92. simeon

    Mac Mini for music production. Thoughts?

    yeah, you don't need gpu power, you need grunt and ram. i updated my old imac for the 6 core i7 mini with 8gb ram and put in 32gb myself (for half the cost of what apple are charging). got myself a nice ultrawide monitor as well. it flies. if you do want to edit video and you're using final cut...
  93. simeon

    Bug? 10 Tap Delay

    not sure if this is a bug with the axe II (ares 1.02) or with axe edit (v3.14.4) if you try to move the delay time parameter in axe edit, it either snaps back to the 12o/c position, or always shows 1000ms. it's fine from the front panel.
  94. simeon

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.02 Firmware Release

    something's really wrong with the vibrato lux. it's really really dark and the presence control doesn't seem to do anything. @FractalAudio can you confirm? no - it's fine - problem my end
  95. simeon

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.02 Firmware Release

    lol! i just tried the triaxis lead red! it's a raging monster ;)
  96. simeon

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.02 Firmware Release

    yeah, the friedman i use sounds very different now. much spongier, with more treble. i'm just working on my deluxe verb patch, cos it sounds a bit weird, but i'm sure i can tweak it
  97. simeon

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.02 Firmware Release

    just updated. soft reset definitely needed. f*ck me, the plexis sound incredible
  98. simeon

    Clean & mid gain tones Cameron Atomica

    well now, that might just be the hippest thing i've seen all week!
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