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  1. BobBrault

    Axe-Fx III Firmware 25.00 Release

    I saw them last month in Montréal. Stellar and it was great to hear FAS used by this great tribute.
  2. BobBrault

    David Gilmour tones from Brit Floyd

    I'm going to catch their show March 2nd. I can't wait to hear the AxeFXIII live in a large concert setting.
  3. BobBrault

    Poll: Second unit for home use and backup

    I have all 3. Axe IIIT stays at home. FM9T gets the gig, FM3T is waiting in the wings......after 6 years gigging Fractal gear....not even once did I have to switch a unit out. :::::knock on wood::::
  4. BobBrault

    From AX8 to FM9

    My tone evolution with Fractal. FX8 to AX8 to FM3 to FM9 to AxeFX III. Each transition was an adjustment for me. Dialing in tones became easier as I moved through the different offerings. Like previous comments here. The principles apply across all platforms.
  5. BobBrault

    AXE FXIII MKII -I switch to FM 9!

    No problems here. I have both the AxeFX III and the FM9. The FM9 has worked flawlessly over many gigs. It's funny, out of likely thousands of FM9s out there, someone posts an issue they have and people think this is happening across all the FM9s. Take a deep breath....it's going to be ok.
  6. BobBrault

    Waitlist Email

    You can make it work with the hold function. Check the manual. Pretty clever how the switches work.
  7. BobBrault

    Waitlist Email

    I had an FM3 before. Gigged it for a year. It did all it had to do and more. I was very pleased. What helped was adding an outboard double switch to scroll through presets. Then the FM3 would handle scenes. 3 scenes is all you really need most of the time. When the FM9 came out I signed up on...
  8. BobBrault

    Waitlist Email

    Same here. I already have an FM9T and AXE III T....how come I'm still tempted to pull the trigger? Ah...Live Backup rig? Yea, that must be it, just in case ;)....notice I'm trying to justify my impulses.....LOL :sunglasses:
  9. BobBrault

    Outdoor heat problem

    I always drag a small fan for outdoor gigs pointed at the board when hot or direct sun. And of course a bigger fan for me :cool:
  10. BobBrault

    New User - on the fence if the FM9 is for me

    I'm 66. So, age has nothing to do with it. I've been using the Fractal gear for a few years. I've had many tube amps over the years and a massive pedal board....switched the board for an FX8. Evolved to AX8, then FM3, then FM9 and now the Turbo version. I get the tones I want. Choosing the right...
  11. BobBrault

    FM9 Firmware Version 4.01 public beta 2

    Set the display offset to "1" and it should work fine. FM9-Edit > Setup > Display Offset =1
  12. BobBrault

    FM9 Firmware Version 4.01 public beta 2

    Great updates as usual. Updating..........:sunglasses: The display font zoom is just amazing... these old eyes are so thankful!
  13. BobBrault

    FM9 Firmware Version 3.00 public beta 2

    Thanks Chris...yup, that fixed it.
  14. BobBrault

    FM9 Firmware Version 3.00 public beta 2

    I've installed FM9 firmware 3.00 public beta 2 and upgraded to FM9-Edit 1.01.01. I can see the new drives on the unit itself. However, I do not see them in the drive list within FM9-Edit. Anyone else have this issue?
  15. BobBrault

    FM9-Edit 1.01.01 (to support fw 3.00 public beta 2)

    I've installed FM9 firmware 3.00 public beta 2 and upgraded to FM9-Edit 1.01.01. I can see the new drives on the unit itself. However, I do not see them in the drive list within FM9-Edit. Anyone else have this issue?
  16. BobBrault

    First gig

    Nothing to worry about. I've had about 30 gigs using the FM9....flawless.
  17. BobBrault

    FM3 to FM9: Any Regrets?

    The "Ignore" feature really works....gotta love it.
  18. BobBrault

    FM3 to FM9: Any Regrets?

    Nope. The FM3 is great, FM9 even more so. Running 2.01b with no issues, so far.
  19. BobBrault

    FM9 Firmware Version 2.01 public beta

    To those who wait........ :)
  20. BobBrault

    Sticky/crunchy feel to buttons on FM9

    A little white lithium does wonders. I put some on 2 days ago and all the switches are smooth and quieter.
  21. BobBrault

    Waitlist Email

    Shipped last Wednesday, arrived Friday in Ontario. Pretty quick IMHO.
  22. BobBrault

    Waitlist Email

    Friday morning surprise! UPS said Tuesday..... It's going to be a fun weekend!
  23. BobBrault

    Waitlist Email

    Waitlist confirmation 8/27, 1:56 PM Purchase Invite 10/5, 1:46 PM Order placed!
  24. BobBrault

    Waitlist Email

    Fulfillment Friday?
  25. BobBrault

    Colored jack nut covers?

    https://www.gearbyceba.com/axe-fx-usa/jack-nuts-s2-cable-markers-usa-frac
  26. BobBrault

    FM9 is perfect (an FM3 perspective)

    Well said, Greg.
  27. BobBrault

    FM9: wiki is up-to-date

    My thoughts exactly....but one can dream.... :)
  28. BobBrault

    FM9: wiki is up-to-date

    If everyone read this Wiki, there would hardly be any questions on the forum. Excellent work!
  29. BobBrault

    Waitlist Email

    No hesitation to sign up when I saw the announcement. Confirmation email received - Fri 8/27/2021 1:56 PM. I can wait, the FM3 is still amazing and will be my backup rig.
  30. BobBrault

    FM9 Announcement!

    I believe that they added more CPU power as there are now 2 amp blocks. From the manual: The FM9’s two amp blocks each have four channels which can run any of 280+ vintage, modern, and original models
  31. BobBrault

    FM9 Announcement!

    Getting one, keeping the FM3 as backup.
  32. BobBrault

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00

    Very normal.
  33. BobBrault

    Gigging 4.0 Observations

    The sun does make it difficult to see the FM3 screen. I had the same issue with my digital mixer. I made a hood out of black corrugated plastic board, seams are black gaffer tape allowing it to fold and bottom edge has velcro to attach to mixer case . It helps, as long as the sun is facing the...
  34. BobBrault

    FM3 Cygnus Factory Preset Banks A, B, and C - Preview 2

    Using "All Banks" overwrites only the number of presets in the banks that you are loading. All my own presets above 383 remain intact, as they were when I saved them.
  35. BobBrault

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 4

    Loaded Beta 4. Reset Parameters and no issues, so far
  36. BobBrault

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 3

    All fine here. No issues with 4.0-B3 , at this time.
  37. BobBrault

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 3

    Installed 4.0 Beta 1, then 2, then 3. After the initial version of Beta 3, the fan was spinning up quite often. I've just installed the latest version of Beta 3 (3) and I am no longer hearing the fan spin up every other minute. Everything seems stable. The FM3 performed flawlessly at rehearsal...
  38. BobBrault

    1.03.03 Preset Level window resize issues

    I fixed it using Michael Pickens instructions. The window size is normal now. "You can also try closing the editor, deleting your "FM3-Edit.settings" file, and restarting." "The settings file is found in: Windows: C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Fractal Audio\FM3-Edit OSX: <user...
  39. BobBrault

    1.03.03 Preset Level window resize issues

    I have the same issue. Not seeing Output 2 on the Preset Leveler.
  40. BobBrault

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 1

    Yes. Not seeing the Standard/Ultra-Res option in FM3-Edit. I suspect an update will hit soon.
  41. BobBrault

    Is the FM3 reliable to you ?

    I've had a similar experience, rehearsals, hot weather outdoor gigs, rainy gigs.......the FM3 does it's thing. Not one incident, no complaints. FW 3.02
  42. BobBrault

    Rearrange the Scenes Order?

    Scene Swap is at the Scenes pull-down menu at the top.
  43. BobBrault

    Classes The Complete FM3 Master Class with Cooper Carter - NOW STREAMING!

    IMHO, I believe it does. Reading all the posts/reviews answers that question.
  44. BobBrault

    Classes The Complete FM3 Master Class with Cooper Carter - NOW STREAMING!

    After 4 pages of glowing reviews, I bought the course. IMHO, it's a high ROI. I keep going back to highlight segments because there is much to learn & remember.
  45. BobBrault

    FM3 wont connect to laptop

    Windows will re-install all those devices, automatically detecting and adding the appropriate drivers already available in windows. If' you're not comfortable, wait for Fractal support. They will help you out.
  46. BobBrault

    FM3 wont connect to laptop

    Regardless that the USB ports work with other devices. Clearing errors is not going to do it. Refreshing the USB drivers by uninstalling all USB devices from Device Manager and letting Windows re-install them should make a difference. It takes only a few minutes and you'll be starting with fresh...
  47. BobBrault

    FM3 wont connect to laptop

    This has worked for me. Right-click Windows Start, select Device Manager, expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Right-click each item and select uninstall. Once complete, restart windows. All the USB devices will automatically be detected and Windows will install USB drivers. Once restart is...
  48. BobBrault

    Leave it on all day?

    Mine is on almost all the time. Turned on in the morning, turned off at the end of the evening. No issues, it's been 6 months.
  49. BobBrault

    Noob question about Scenes spillover

    Do you have the Global Setting set to "Both" for Spillover?
  50. BobBrault

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.06

    Yes, my pedal does the reverse, it's off heel down. Bypass and Engaged need to be opposite of what is depicted for your pedal, I believe.
  51. BobBrault

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.06

    I was having a similar issue with Wah/Delay. I have a spring loaded Mission expression pedal. If I set the delay Auto Engage to "On", the wah would not complete it's sweep. When I set the delay Auto Engage to "Off", the delay and wah work perfectly.
  52. BobBrault

    Fixed Delay Block 1 Bypass using Control Switch not working? 1.06 Beta 2

    Thanks Yek! It works....I still don't get why my config didn't work. I appreciate it! Correction. I finally found what it was. Auto Engage in the Delay 1 Modifier was not set to "Off" . So, the wah was impaired by that setting. Your help made me figure it out. Thanks again!
  53. BobBrault

    Fixed Delay Block 1 Bypass using Control Switch not working? 1.06 Beta 2

    Well, I'm not sure why it's not working for me. Deleted Delay 1, added it back in, added controller and still the same result. Wah has very little sweep and responds intermittently. I'm going to try building the preset from scratch again. Update: So, I built another preset from scratch. Same...
  54. BobBrault

    Fixed Delay Block 1 Bypass using Control Switch not working? 1.06 Beta 2

    So, I rolled back to 1.05 and it works as it should. I then went back to 1.06 Beta 3 and same problem, when the delay is configured to activate with the wah, the wah is intermittent with little or no sweep. Here is the preset. Scene 1 -Intro is where it is. BTW, EXP 2 is my controller
  55. BobBrault

    Fixed Delay Block 1 Bypass using Control Switch not working? 1.06 Beta 2

    I had a preset that would activate wah and delay bypass. It worked as it should on ver 1.05. However, on 1.06 Beta 1, Beta 2 and Beta 3 the wah is intermittent or doesn't sweep fully, when I configure the delay to activate simultaneously. Not sure if this will be addressed, as I did like the...
  56. BobBrault

    Brokerage fees and shipping the FM3 into Canada

    March too. The same cost for me, I'm located north of Toronto. It was a quick ship too.
  57. BobBrault

    Fractool FM3 Conversion Output Issue(SOLVED)

    Just checked. Like Rex pointed out. I see your Cab block is empty.
  58. BobBrault

    Ola Englund Fractal Audio FM3 - Using it Live - METAL

    Pretty good "burp" tone too.
  59. BobBrault

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.05

    I had a similar experience a few years ago. Before the reception meal and our band playing after. The main tent blew off in a thunderstorm while band members and guests were battling the wind holding down tarps on the gear and trying to get the tent back up. We were drenched. 30 minutes later...
  60. BobBrault

    Austin Buddys Live Gold - Pack - Opinions, please ;-)

    I prefer to audition using the preset browser. When I find one that I want use, I save it to an empty slot or overwite a factory slot that I don't use. Thus keep the factory and AB presets that I like/use the most.
  61. BobBrault

    TC MIMIQ?

    I used Fractool to convert and it worked
  62. BobBrault

    Austin Buddys Live Gold - Pack - Opinions, please ;-)

    I just pulled the trigger on this. Great presets! I probably won't sleep tonight......
  63. BobBrault

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.05

    Great. Much appreciated!
  64. BobBrault

    Free Strat preset - Stevie Ray Vaughan 1x15 Custom Modded Vibroverb with effects

    Excellent, thanks!. Looking forward to the FM3 Tonepack.
  65. BobBrault

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    I had a Canada Day concert too. Of course, not happening with the current situation out there. My FM3 is arriving this week. Looking forward to gigging with it soon!
  66. BobBrault

    FM3 Now Shipping

    My request was sent 2/19/2019. I got my invite last week for the unit with headphone jack. Of course, my order is in and looking forward to it. My AX8 is now up for sale.
  67. BobBrault

    Missing the caps to my foot switches?

    No soldering to replace a footswitch. I have replaced one.
  68. BobBrault

    Feedback creator

    I have the FreqOut next to my AX8, as I use In-Ear Monitors and it allows me to simulate feedback. It can sound natural, however the interaction of a real speaker and guitar is my preference.
  69. BobBrault

    Using AX8 to send MIDI commands to a digital mixer to turn on/off delay.

    I'm not clear what you mean by "through". The config is MIDI to USB interface connected to USB port on digital mixer.
  70. BobBrault

    Using AX8 to send MIDI commands to a digital mixer to turn on/off delay.

    My first issue was that my mixer was not seeing MIDI from the AX8. I resolved that issue. Now the mixer can "learn" MIDI messages from the AX8. I just set a PC # in scene 1 & 2 and set a footswitch to toggle scene 1/2. My goal was to activate and deactivate a stereo delay on my mixer. It's...
  71. BobBrault

    Using AX8 to send MIDI commands to a digital mixer to turn on/off delay.

    Never mind folks. I got it working just fine.
  72. BobBrault

    Using AX8 to send MIDI commands to a digital mixer to turn on/off delay.

    I'm trying to figure out how to make my AX8 send a MIDI command to a digital mixer to turn on/off vocal delay. I would like to configure it on a switch within a preset. I'm using a MIDI to USB interface cable. Has anyone tried this? I can't get the AX* to send a message to the mixer so it can...
  73. BobBrault

    Missing factory installed cabs

    I would assume the factory presets include the cabs https://www.fractalaudio.com/ax8-downloads/
  74. BobBrault

    No FRFR at gigs?

    I use IEMs and to FOH
  75. BobBrault

    AX8 and talk box stomp

    I already had the Heil, so using the microblock saves me from bringing an amp. I just bring my board and ears monitors to a venue and tap in FOH.
  76. BobBrault

    AX8 and talk box stomp

    I run a Heil talk box. AX8 effects loop send to a Quilter 45 MicroBlock to the talk box. I use scenes to switch on the loop block. Works great.
  77. BobBrault

    Footswitch issues

    The switches are spring loaded that contact the PCB board and easy to replace as they do not require soldering. The reason why I know this is that one came loose and I opened my AX8 to tightened it up. I would call Fractal and order replacements.
  78. BobBrault

    AX8 Firmware Version 10.01

    I had many gigs this past summer. No freeze issues whatsoever. This AX8 performed as it should.
  79. BobBrault

    Can the AX8 do a preset like that?

    Of course. A typical preset.
  80. BobBrault

    Using IEM with the AX8

    The key is your own mix, EQed to your taste. I use IEMs with a digital mixer. We are able to wifi with our tablets and create our own individual mix. I've never had better monitoring.
  81. BobBrault

    Ground hum when using AX8

    I've tried disabling lighting. It didn't get rid of the hum.
  82. BobBrault

    Ground hum when using AX8

    I haven't tried a Hum-X. I guess I'll order one and give it a shot this weekend.
  83. BobBrault

    Ground hum when using AX8

    Update: I want to thank everyone that responded. I tried all suggestions with no outcome. I just did 2 nights at the offending venue. Still the same issue. I even tried setting up on the opposite side of the stage. No change. I got by using the noise gate turned up way high. However, when...
  84. BobBrault

    Ground hum when using AX8

    I don't think it's the mixer. However, the high voltage/EMF is my thought, also. The venue's sound tech says he's never had an issue with other acts.
  85. BobBrault

    Ground hum when using AX8

    I have tried a Strat with noiseless pickups. The hum is reduced but still there. I usually bring 4 guitars to gigs. Strat, Tele, Les Paul and a PRS 513. All hum to varying degrees. I don't think it's my gear. It has to be something external in the venue. I return there for 4 nights next month...
  86. BobBrault

    Ground hum when using AX8

    Yes, it does happen with all presets. Clean or high gain. So, to be clear, it's not the AX8. Because of the nature of the venue ( casino bar open to gambling floor ), I can't spend time making noise and tracking it down. I know it's some external electrical field coming from somewhere. I did...
  87. BobBrault

    Ground hum when using AX8

    I understand that there are ways to get around it. I'd like to pinpoint the cause and work on a fix. It's one of those things that'll drive me nuts until I track it down. I've found some other threads on this. I should have done a search first, as there is already some good info on this posted.
  88. BobBrault

    Ground hum when using AX8

    Thanks for responding. Guitar plugged in, noise. When I mute to tune, no noise. Quieter with humbuckers but still apparent. Single coil guitar, the hum can be obnoxious. Guitars have shielding and grounding of shielding/bridges were good.
  89. BobBrault

    Ground hum when using AX8

    Thanks for the response. Yes, ground was checked. It's a high end casino venue. They have dedicated circuits for the stage. I ran a circuit tester and it shows ground and polarity are correct. Also, I tried connecting on the same circuit as our mixer. Then I tried the AX8 on it's own circuit...
  90. BobBrault

    Ground hum when using AX8

    Ok, I have this issue of ground hum with my AX8. It only happens at this one venue where I regularly perform. Every other venue that I play at, I have no problems. Now, I have run into ground loop situations before and I think I know most of the troubleshooting steps. However, this one has me...
  91. BobBrault

    Cabinet input parameter

    Yea, I just took a quick shot to show a second cab. Thanks for pointing that out.
  92. BobBrault

    Cabinet input parameter

    Did you configure a second cab for stereo? Inserting only 1 cab, gives you only one side. That's why when you sum, you're hearing both L&R .
  93. BobBrault

    Still killing it - Fractal AX-8, Boss EV-30, Shure GLXD

    Our band is using the same monitoring setup. The 5 of us using IEMs. Vocal, guitar, keys, bass, drums. All instruments direct to board and drummer is using a Roland TD-20 kit. Therefore, absolutely no stage sound. It makes for a very clean mix, both in-ears and FOH. Ditto on the guitar feedback...
  94. BobBrault

    Newbie Question: Which switching would have no delay time in Switching sounds

    You should be using Scenes. With 1 switch you make all the changes needed with no lag time. I typically organize each Preset (song) with scenes. S1 = Rhythm scene, S2 = Solo Scene, S3 =(perhaps a different lead tone).
  95. BobBrault

    Loose Footswitch on my AX8

    I had the same issue with my FX8. Indeed it needs to be tightened from the inside and Loc-Tite isn't overkill. Once tightened, it never came loose again.
  96. BobBrault

    Made the leap from FX8 to AX8....

    It so happens my TC-50, various cabinets and FX8 are for sale. I don't think I'll be using them much. I'm keeping a couple of my favorite amps.
  97. BobBrault

    Made the leap from FX8 to AX8....

    I'm in the same situation. We cover a wide range of genres, so the flexibility and portability with great tone is just too good to pass up.
  98. BobBrault

    Made the leap from FX8 to AX8....

    So, as much as I love the FX8. I find it necessary to lighten the load when traveling and setting up for gigs. So, the AX8 is the next logical step. Looking forward to watching this corner of the neighborhood. Need to smooth this learning curve real quick...rehearsals and gigs coming up ! So, I...
  99. BobBrault

    FX8 V5.04 Released

    Anybody who says an FX8 is worthless doesn't know how to use one. Still a great unit despite no fix for the last update.
  100. BobBrault

    FX8 V5.04 Released

    It's been a year to this day that ver 5.04 was released. However, no fix to correct the backup failure issues with Fractal Bot has been put forth. I would have expected to see a resolution by now. So, my FX8 remains at ver 5.03, unable to take advantage of the improvements in ver 5.04. It would...
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