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  1. gdgross

    Any way to separate metronome?

    I think the answer is no, but I wanted to ask the group - Is there any way to isolate the metronome from the rest of your signal path? manual says it's just mixed in at output 1. And there's no pan control, unfortunately. (I'd be ok with a mono signal if it meant I could get an isolated...
  2. gdgross

    Metronome out....

    Had a thought today. I've never made a preset that used a metronome, but I know it's there. would be useful to pipe out a separate click to other band members when using the looper block. Anyone done this, perhaps by just hard L/R panning, or the FX loop send? ie, click out of one output...
  3. gdgross

    FASLINK Pinout

    Hi all - I'm not an axIII user (AX8 until the FM3 drops), but i have a question about the FASlink. I know it provides power to the FC6/12, but does anyone know the power specs and the pinouts? I'm planning to update my Ax8 with an FM3 and an external MIDI controller (FC is too big IMO), and I...
  4. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    Hi all - I've never experimented with MIDI clock and time syncing effects before, so I'm diving in over my head for sure with this question, but if the answer is "yes" i'm gonna be super pumped. Can I input an external MIDI clock to the AX8 and slave the looper to the MIDI clock? Ideally I'd...
  5. gdgross

    Can I do this? (footswitch question)

    In my never-ending quest to simplify my presets and switches, I'd like to set up a footswitch in the following manner: normal function controls amp input gain via a control switch secondary function (0.5sec hold) changes the amp state from x to y and vise versa. Here's the catch - I'd like...
  6. gdgross

    lowest profile right angle iec power cable?

    Hi all, In my never-ending quest to have the smallest, lightest, and baddest-ass pedalboard ever, I'm on the hunt for a low profile right angle IEC cable. You know, the usual thing: Just hopefully a little shorter than normal...anyone know of an IEC entry that has a shorter back end?
  7. gdgross

    Mini expression pedal with switch

    Hi guys, I'm in the process of shrinking my pedalboard. I'm changing my EBJr volume pedal to a DOD mini expression pedal. Now I'm looking for something like a mini cry baby for expression. I like the feel of the mini crybaby as a wah, and I do use my expression with my Ax8 to control wah...
  8. gdgross

    FX Loop silent

    Ok, this is strangely my first time using the effects loop block. As I understand it i just insert it in chain and then can patch effects in using the out 2/in2 jacks right? So i set up a patch that sounds fine without the block. Insert the block and run a straight cable from out 2 to in 2...
  9. gdgross

    IR vs parametric EQ

    guys i did some eq matching (in protools) on my acoustic instruments, using an eq match feature to make the DI signal sound as close to the mic'd signal as possible. I know some people bake these into an IR. Is there any advantage to doing that, compared to just adding a parametric eq block...
  10. gdgross

    96kHz sampling?

    i normally clock all my sessions at 48kHz, which fits perfectly with the ax8. When i need to record electric, I do it direct from the SPDIF out, with the ax8 acting as the clock source. Works perfectly, and I can use my audio interfaces internal clock for recording everything else. This may be...
  11. gdgross

    Capturing Acoustic Body IRs

    Hey guys - Is there a good method for capturing Impulse responses for acoustic instrument bodies? At one point in my history I used Logics' IR capture to take impulse responses of the D-Tar Mama Bear, but hw would one go about it with a real acoustic instrument? Bang on the body and record...
  12. gdgross

    Expression pedal only travels 0-40%

    hi all - I'm using an external expression pedal as my volume control / it's assigned to a vol/pan block that I have after the amp in every patch. I noticed tonight that when I went to calibrate it, the ax8 only moved from 0 to about 40% of the way up. That's ok, I just assume the pot isn't...
  13. gdgross

    Footswitch controlling multiple blocks

    Can a footswitch be set up to control multiple blocks at the same time? I'd like to use a single switch to turn on, say both a filter block and a drive block. (While I'm at it, i'd like the push and hold feature of the same footswitch to switch x/y on both blocks...)
  14. gdgross

    Making the wah block sound like a filter block?

    Hi all - I had a thought this morning. Is there a way to make the wah block sound like the filter block set to low pass? Specifically like the envelope filter in John Mayer's I don't trust myself with loving you? I've got a filter block setting that gets me pretty close, but I thought I...
  15. gdgross

    Leaving the AX8 on for a long time...

    Any danger in doing this? Maybe up to a week continuously powered? Doesn't seem like there should be a problem to me, but thought I'd ask before I keep doing it! I use the SPDIF out as a clock source for my interface when recording direct, but it's convenient for me to just leave the ax8...
  16. gdgross

    SPDIF Volume

    So I've been doing some new recording via the spdif output on my ax8 and noticed that the output level is controlled by the main output knob. Was this the case in the ax-II as well? I don't remember this behavior before. It's moderately inconvenient, for a couple of reasons. 1. It'd be...
  17. gdgross

    Some Americana stomp for your morning

    I realized i never posted a link to my bands record which came out last august. Shame on my lack of shameless self promotion. I was pretty happy with the the whole thing, but the electric guitar sounds also. All electrics were recorded DI through either the AXII or the AX8. Interestingly...
  18. gdgross

    Ax8 pops

    Hey all- I noticed the occasional audio pop tonight when I was recording through the spdif output of my ax8. I occasionally got these when I had an axii, but it was always a clock mismatch issue. In this case I have my interface set to accept the spdif clock from the ax8, so I don't believe...
  19. gdgross

    12" x 24" pedalboard ideas

    got my ax8 yesterday, yeah! Plan on making a new pedalboard with the ax8 and two exp pedals. My old pedalboard was an LF+JR+ with the same two exp pedals and it was great. I had it all screwed into a piece of plywood that *just* fit inside my rack. Id like to do the same with the ax8, but as...
  20. gdgross

    Merry Xmas: The Holly and the Ivy

    Merry Christmas fractal community - here'a track my wife and I did for a christmas music collective we're a part of. Not a huge amount of guitar shreddage compared to some of the guys on here, but all the electrics were of course done through the axefx2, slide was the p90s tele though the...
  21. gdgross

    Multiple functions from one footswitch

    In hot anticipation of my invite email, I've been perusing the manual... I noted that there are a few functions that each footswitch can be programmed to perform: effect on/off, looper on/off, scene 1-8 etc. My question is, can you program a single footwitch to toggle the x/y state on multiple...
  22. gdgross

    "Producer" Cab Packs

    Guys sorry if I'm rehashing an old idea here, haven'e been on the forum much lately... A couple of years ago there was a "Producer" cab pack or two that had a bunch of great IRs, before Cliff came out with the Ultrares. At the time many of the IRs in that pack were my main go-to IRs...
  23. gdgross

    Latency consistent?

    Is there a difference in latency depending on the processing, and specifically, depending on the blocks and path utilized? I recently recorded a bunch of bass tracks with the SVT sim on the left and the DI on the right. I assume that both L and R were hitting my audio interface at the exact...
  24. gdgross

    older versions?

    Hey guys, upgraded my computer last week, and installed the latest axe-edit from the website. my axe-fx 2 has FW 18.something, and I'd like to stay there until I finish a project I'm working on. However, the newest axe edit tells me I need to upgrade the FW in my axe fx to be able to use...
  25. gdgross

    Recording in PT vs Logic

    I've been a long time Logic user, recording often with the axe-II over usb without many issues. Recently installed Pro Tools 11 on my machine and, while I was able to record the AXE-II over USB without too much hassle, the audio sounds pretty lousy - lots of noise and pops and clicks when I...
  26. gdgross

    USB recording settings

    Hey all, I recently refreshed my computer, not new, but a new HD and I decided to reinstall everything from scratch, since the old system seemed to be running pretty slowly. Everything's working fine, except recoding the axe-II in Logic 9. Before the refresh, I was simply able to plug in and...
  27. gdgross

    Popping Noise?

    I've noticed a slight popping/staticky noise that occurs occasionally when I'm playing through the Axe. Have noticed it on two separate monitor systems, one fed from the 1/4" output and the other fed from the XLR output. I'm not sure if it would appear on the USB outputs as well; I haven't...
  28. gdgross

    reducing the "wah" in between notes on synth leads

    Hi guys - have a cover gig next month in which I'll be playing some of the lead lines from a few tunes; I'd like to try and use the synth block(s) in the axe-2 to try and nail the tones as closely as possible. I've got some sounds that are workable, but not quite there yet. In...
  29. gdgross

    Bay Area Stolen Gear: Yellow Strat, Amber Burst Les Paul

    Just hoping to put the alert out - I'm sure there not much of a chance of recovery, but I'm putting this out there on my usual gear sites: Had my car broken into in downtown San Francisco yesterday. Among other small things they stole my gig bag which contained toe guitars. Les Paul: Amber...
  30. gdgross

    Small Niggle - can't move axe- edit window

    Not sure if this is an axe edit issue or a mac issue or my issue, but axe- edit is stuck "below" the menu bar on my macbook pro. Looks like the attachment. It's the same regardless of screen resolution, or whether I have an external monitor connected or not. (in my studio I use one of the...
  31. gdgross

    Ultra res/Producer pack live?

    So I bit the bullet and purchased the OH Ultra Res producer pack the other day. Played around with them in the studio through my FBT monitors at a good volume and generally was pretty impressed. As others have mentioned, there was something more, alive, more 3d, more chewy to the new cabs...
  32. gdgross

    envelope/damping fall time

    Sometimes I'll use the envelope controller combined with a hundred or so ms of the damping parameter to achieve a sort of no attack/swell sound, like the boss slow gear pedal. I've noticed that the damping works both ways though. if you aren't making sound on the guitar, it takes time to...
  33. gdgross

    New USB Recording Problem

    Have been useing the axe-II to record over USB fine with no problems for a year or two now. Using logic 9 on a macbook pro running mountain lion. I've always recorded at 44.1 even though the axe is 48. Logic seemed to have no issues with it, it must have been resampling or something. Just...
  34. gdgross

    Rolling Rack Rig

    Wow look at that alliteration... I've been flying a bit with my axe-II rig, which is really just the axe-II. I have it mounted in a Gator shallow rack, with the axe on the bottom and a power strip mounted on the top rear rail. when travelling, I also stuff my Liquid Foot JR+ pedalboard and...
  35. gdgross

    iPad Sheet Music Reader Apps?

    So I just got an iPad the other day, and I'm exploring the possibility of going paperless with the sheet music. My wife already has an iPad and she uses mainly the goodreader app for this purpose, but I've discovered a few drawbacks with it. For one, it doesn't support the bluetooth page...
  36. gdgross

    Strat Pickups

    So I've got two HSS strats. One is a partscaster with kinman Avn-69s in the neck and middle and a semi-traditional tremolo (actually a trem-king if anyone's familiar with it). It's been my main guitar for several years now. I'd say the avn-69s are hot for strat pickups and have plenty of bass...
  37. gdgross

    Drive for AC30 models preferences?

    What do ya'll like as a drive to go with the AC30TB model? I've tried a few and so far I'm leaning towards the boosts and maybe the OCD. Don't like the tube screamers too much here. Maybe because my AC30 patch is a little mid heavy and/or quacky. I used to have a hom-built...
  38. gdgross

    Synth block: reducing portamento

    Hey guys, have been slowly experimenting with the synth block. I'd like to learn how to create synth sounds from scratch, so I'm starting simple: OD into a synth block (OD just to boost the level mainly I suppose to keep the synth sound consistent.) One thing I notice right off the bat is...
  39. gdgross

    Small single footswitch?

    Does any know a manufacturer who makes a single footswitch like the Boss FS-5U, but smaller? I've got one spare exp port on my LF+JR board, and I'd like to move the tap tempo off board and gain one more switch back. Frankly I'm not opposed to chopping up my FS-5U to make it smaller, but...
  40. gdgross

    strange scenes issue

    Finally setting up scenes (I know, took me a while... :-) Having a strange issue on my top boost preset. I've attached it for reference. Scene 1 is basic, most everything bypassed except amp, cap, reverb and delay. I was starting to set up scene 2 the same way, but there's a strange...
  41. gdgross

    overwriting presets

    In the past I've been hesitant to import the factory banks, but I think with FW10 it's time to start from scratch again. Just to doublecheck, importing the factory banks into my AXE-II won't overwrite any global blocks, right? I have a global PEQ that I use with my all-in-one axe/amp...
  42. gdgross

    pizzicato strings

    Does anyone have a good patch for mimicking pizz strings? I could try doing it in guitar-land but I was thinking of trying the synth. I've heard some moog sounds before that definitely got in the ballpark...
  43. gdgross

    Fralins on newegg.com?

    Wild.... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006521%2050062047%2040002939&IsNodeId=1&SubCategory=2939&Manufactory=62047&SpeTabStoreType=10 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  44. gdgross

    Fly Rigs

    So my usual rig is a modified Xitone 2x10 active cab with a 2U slot built in for the axe. That makes three pieces of gear: "amp", pedalboard and gig bag w guitars. Great for local stuff, I can get in and out in one trip: amp and pedalboard in each hand and guitars on the back. I've got a...
  45. gdgross

    Funny axe behavior last night

    Last night at rehearsal my axe just froze up. I was in the middle of playing a tune; I don't even think I was changing patches or sending MIDI commands or anything. The screen went blank and it sounded like either my patch was set back to clean, or else the axe was in bypass mode...
  46. gdgross

    Merry Christmas!

    Hey guys - Finished our annual Christmas record a couple of days ago - quick and dirty mixes and "mastering," but there are some solid arrangements there. And every electric guitar on there was recorded through the Axe-II. There's some acoustic guitars and banjos and other stuff...
  47. gdgross

    Wish MIDI Notes out?

    Don't know how feasible this is, but it would be awesome if the AXE could translate the notes coming in from the guitar to MIDI note information and ship that out the MIDI out connector. Being able to control MIDI gear directly from our guitars without need of those external MIDI...
  48. gdgross

    AXe Edit won't link to global block?

    So Axe edit seems like it won't load global blocks properly. For example, I have a globlal PEQ1 for my cabinet. whenever I add a peq1 block and try to load PEQ1 global block 1, axe edit looks like it reloads the preset and the block remains unlinked. I have no problems laoding them from the...
  49. gdgross

    AXe Edit won't link to global block?

    Just what the title says....I created a rotary sound I liked and saved it in the first rotary global block. WHen I try to load and link in another preset, nothing happens...it just remains unlinked and no parameters change. any ideas?
  50. gdgross

    Display Flickering?

    I've noticed on occasion a very slight flickering in the LCD display on my II. Doesn't bother me too much, and as far as I'm concerned I can live with it indefinitely, unless it's a sign of impending doom to the LCD. Anyone else notice this? Thanks!
  51. gdgross

    Swap Block Settings?

    Is there a way to swap settings between two blocks? Fort example, I have vol/pan 1 and vol/pan 2 in a preset, but I want to move the parameters from vol/pan 1 to vol/pan 2 and vise versa. Short of doing it manually, I mean. I want to do this because I use a certain CC number for...
  52. gdgross

    How does one actually capture an acoustic IR?

    It's easy enough to get IRs of the fishman aura or the D-tar mama bear (which I've done using some of Logic's utilities) as they are completely electronic devices. It's also straightforward, although a little more work, to get IRs of a guitar cabinet: power amp in/mic out. However...
  53. gdgross

    Digital distortion and CPU usage

    Was messing with some patches tonight via the editor, and getting a nasty digital distortion, that seemed like it was related to how many blocks were present. No red clip LEDs, and CPU usage was at 87% according to the editor. Seemed like the nastiness was in the reverb; when I bypass...
  54. gdgross

    Plexi in v5

    Has anyone noticed a weird volume thing on the Plexi normal amp in v5? I was fooling around w my patches last night and it seems that under certain conditions I got a weird tremolo or compressor pumping kind of sound/feeling. It seemed to happen when I would really dig into notes higher on the...
  55. gdgross

    Autoengage on opposite side?

    Is it possible to use the autoengage feature so that the toe down position is off rather than the toe up? I suppose I could get into reversed modifier curves but I was wondering if there is a simpler way to do it... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  56. gdgross

    Tuner Slow??

    I've noticed something funny with the tuner. Live, I use a liquid foot jr midi controller, which I have set up to call up the tuner with cc 63. (or maybe 64, I can't remember now) When I do, it seems that the response of the tuner on te axe-II screen is very slow. Doesn't react quickly to me...
  57. gdgross

    Global Blocks in axe-edit

    maybe this is a stupid question - is there a way to access/save/recall/use the global block feature in axe-edit? It'd really save me some editing time! Also, it there a way to copy your settings from, say, Delay 1 over to Delay 2? Thanks!
  58. gdgross

    Convenience volume question

    So all of my patches are set up with external 7 controlling volume by means of a volume block, typically right after the cab block. This way my delays, etc still ring out at the same level even if I change the volume. External 7 come from my liquid ft jr. When the midi controller is not plugged...
  59. gdgross

    Another problem: external controllers very slow/jumpy

    Ran into another problem with my II tonight - Both my external controller pedals are very very jumpy and slow to respond. I have ext 7 set up for volume and ext 8 set up for controlling effects, wah, etc. Ext 7 comes in on CC 17, and ext 8 comes in on CC16. I've monitored the MIDI messages...
  60. gdgross

    USB Audio?

    Plugged in my II this weekend - man it sounds fantastic! Great bit of kit here. I'm trying to figure out how to record over USB. Using os10.5 and logic. Plugged in the Axe II via USB and my audio interface over firewire. Seems like the firewire interface is detected as usual, no...
  61. gdgross

    Cab sim on/off for Outputs 1 & 2 individually

    I asked for it in the Ultra, and I'd still like it if its possible.... the ability to turn off the cabinet simulations on output 2 ONLY. That way I can run a real cab and a line to FOH at the same time. Maybe this isn't possible based on the arcitechture, but it'd be cool and...
  62. gdgross

    Can't Install new Editor?

    Mac w Snow Leapord I run the install file and it tells me "The Installer could not install some files in"/Allplications". Contact the software manufacturer for assistance." Any ideas? I restarted and everything. ;-)
  63. gdgross

    Another Northern45 song up: Everything You Say

    Everything You Say is up on our website now. Rhythm guitars are a 335 into the buttery model; Lead guitars are a tele into the AC30TB model. There's a Les Paul/JCM800 in there somewhere too. As always, comments or criticism is welcome. :D Link above or...
  64. gdgross

    Another Northern45 Tune

    Everything You Say is up on our website now. Rhythm guitars are a 335 into the buttery model; Lead guitars are a tele into the AC30TB model. There's a Les Paul/JCM800 in there somewhere too. As always, comments or criticism is welcome. :D Link above or...
  65. gdgross

    new song, Dizzy, with all guitars done w axe-fx

    The title says it all Point your browser to www.northern45.com and either click on the link to download the tune or just choose it on the flash player over to the right. Rhythm guitars were done with a PRS hollowbody ii and the "buttery" model. Lead guitars were a tele with the ac30tb model...
  66. gdgross

    "Forever" - all axe-fx, all the time

    My band, Northern45, has a new song up on our site, Forever. www.northern45.com It will play automatically when you visit the site. All guitars were recorded through my axe-fx into logic. (forgive the mix - I'm just learning how do do this... Sounds decent, but it pales to the rest of the...
  67. gdgross

    Dumb question

    I tried a search for this, but apparently I don't know how to pick good words... Is there a way to load only one IR at a time in axe edit? I'm going through my redwirez irs and have all ten slots filled, but whenever I hit save, it looks like it saves all ten... Thanks, and forgive my ignorance!
  68. gdgross

    Jingle Boys 2009

    Hey peeps, I don't get on the forum too much anymore - new job and a lot less internet surfing time... Anyway, this posting is a month late or so, but there's a TON of Axe-Fx ULTRA guitar sounds on the Christmas record I worked on. Every electric guitar except for one track is all axe...
  69. gdgross

    Output 2 disabled when using input2?

    In electric land, I run normally - front side input, output 1 to FOH, output 2 to poweramp/monitor. (I use the copy output1 to output2 function.) In acoustic land, I run a TRS cord into input 2 (L and R, two pickups in my acoustic, this way they can be eq'd and compressed independently in the...
  70. gdgross

    Is there a program that lets me send CCs from a mac?

    Exactly that. Is there a program available that will allow my to send PC and CC messages from my mac? Sysex librarian will play the files fine via my USB UNO, but I need the files to play first if I want to use it. I can set up my LF jr to send what I want no problem, but then I need to go...
  71. gdgross

    Tremolo phase

    Last night I laid down some simple parts the verses of a tune. Tremolo set to eighth note triplets at 130bpm. I double tracked the parts, and panned a bit to get some separation. Good God, what a gorgeous sound it was. The trem was always in tempo, but the peaks and the valleys were at...
  72. gdgross

    Northern45 on YouTube - axe-fx direct

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXSbHpczIks Check it out peeps - lead guitar (me) is straight out of the axe-fx into the board. I think I was using something akin to scotts old XTC patch, but probably modified. If I remember that used the euro 2 model, right?? The other guitar is a real...
  73. gdgross

    "synth pipe" changes since 7.0?

    So i was playing around last night and I ended up on the 'synth pipe' patch that I downloaded from axechange a while back. Now there's this weird extra note. It's like the synthesizer block is adding another tone that's not dependant on the pitch of what I'm playing. I'm guessing there was...
  74. gdgross

    Cab sims on only one output?

    Haven't seen this come up yet, apologies if it has. (I did do a cursory search...) I have mostly been running the axe-fx direct through output 1 through the house systems. Recently I've started using it with the rock band, so I use a power amp and guitar cabinet. I use output 2 routed to the...
  75. gdgross

    LP into top boost model

    Here's the latest from my rock band, northern 45. Lead guitar (panned a little to the right) is my LP straight into the axe, then right to the firepod. The amp model was top boost; and I believe the cab I used was the 2x12 blue. There's also a drive on in the latter half of the song. I'd...
  76. gdgross

    Lots of Axe-FX on the xmas present

    So some friends and I got together and made a little Christmas record to hand out to our friends and families. All guitars are direct, both electric and acoustic. Some of the acoustic went through a d-tar mama bear before the axe. we five kings - clean blackface - I think it was either...
  77. gdgross

    firepod/spdif help

    Trying to use the spdif out on the axe to free up an analog channel on my firepod. Running axe spdif out into firepod spdif in using an RCA cable. Using Logic 7 on my macbook pro. All the analog channels record fine. I have input 9 (mono) or input 9/10 (stereo) selected for the track I...
  78. gdgross

    Exp pedal position on patch change

    So I searched for this and found some topics that touched on it, but not a real solution. I'm using an all access to control my axe. On some patches I have a second expression pedal set up to control tremolo speed, delay repeats, etc. When I change patches, the axe "knows" where the...
  79. gdgross

    All Access stops axefx sound?!?!

    I'm setting up my all access to use with my axe fx; upgraded from a midi mate because I want a few more IA switches and more than one pedal controller. I went into the midi menu in the all access and set up my CC switches to the appropriate assignments corresponding to the ones I have set up...
  80. gdgross

    Which cabs?

    So i have not experimented at all with the user IRs. But now that I'm starting to get my patches dialed in and actually using the axe live, I'd like to give some of them a try. There are soooo many, though. Is there any kind of consensus on the best ones? Ex: a good open back voxy 2x12, a...
  81. gdgross

    First rehearsal with the axe

    Brought it to my church gig the other night. This would be the first time I've used it in a band context, before it's just been in my studio by myself, or showing it off to someone else. Guitar straight into the axe, monitored through some EAW floor monitor. (I also have a powered RH monitor...
  82. gdgross

    Unity gain on input volume?

    I've been running my input (1) volume at about 2 o'clock for all of my guitars. I understand that this controls the analog level to the A/D converters in the front end of the axe. Just curious what the theoretical unity gain setting is for that control. As in, what level should I set the...
  83. gdgross

    Noise gate silences everything.

    So every time I try to adjust the noise gate using the editor, eveything goes silent, and I can't hear sound out of the axe until I switch patches. Editing the noise gate works fine when editing from the axe, just not on the editor. Using an m-audio UNO to connect from my macbook pro to the...
  84. gdgross

    Acoustic 2- channel preamp input on input 2

    Okay, I asked this question on the other forum and sort of got it working, but I must be slow or something, because I can't get things set up the way I want. I have a two channel acoustic preamp that I want to use with the axe. My acoustic guitar has a piezo and a mini-mic. Normally I run...
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