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    Synth drones

    Thank you. Going to pick up that pack then. Dave
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    Synth drones

    I'm sure this is a dumb question but if I'm on 12.03 now, do I have to wait for the update to be able to buy and use the pack that contains synth drones? Thanks. Dave
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    Reaper to Axe-Fx III

    A question for the OP: Is the main necessity for this because you're using the AxeFX as your interface and therefore have your DAW monitors connected to it? Thanks! Dave
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    Classic Rock Tones?

    All great info. Thanks everyone.
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    Classic Rock Tones?

    Interesting. Even though the Soldanos and Friedmans are based on Marshalls, I generally associate them with high-gain tones. I'll have to look at those for these kinds of tones too.
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    Classic Rock Tones?

    Just wondering how many folks here are using the AFIII for older, "simpler" tones from the '70s. I'm jamming with a band that does a ton of Allman Brothers as well as Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. I've been working on an Allman Brothers type preset with scenes for clean, lead, etc. It...
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    FC-6 Incoming

    EV-2 arrived yesterday. Haven't had a chance to use it yet but the build quality is outstanding.
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    FC-6 Incoming

    I wasn't able to select a color so I assume black like the picture.
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    FC-6 Incoming

    EV-2 incoming. Got my email today and ordered.
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    FC-6 Incoming

    It's here. I'm going to lose the weekend with it and get familiar.
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    FC-6 Incoming

    FC-6 should arrive tomorrow.
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    FC-6 Incoming

    Will any XLR work or do I need the FASLink2 cable from Fractal? Happy to order one but I didn't and wouldn't like to use the FC when it arrives.
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    FC-6 Incoming

    Just need to find an EV-1 or EV-2 (or two).
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    FC-6 Incoming

    Just got my AFXIII about 3 weeks ago and immediately regretted not getting the FC-6 in the bundle. You only live once. FC-6 should be here by Saturday.
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    Big upgrade?

    Congrats. I just bought the AFIII and when I ordered, I immediately wished I had gotten the FC-6 with it.
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    Help Me Understand the USB Ins/Outs

    Page 19 of the manual describes how the USB inputs and outputs are routed but I'm having trouble understanding it. For example, it states that the source for OUT 1 are computer inputs 1 and 2. What is being referred to by "computer inputs 1 and 2"? Is it the interface? I'm an idiot and just...
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    Axe-Fx III Violin

    Neo, thank you. It sounds amazing and is super generous of you. For clarification, the Scapes file is an entire patch and the Mix file is to be used as a cab block in our own patches? Thanks again. Dave
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    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    Total newb questio here but... Just got my Axe FX III a couple of weeks ago. Do I just download the zip, extract, and load it with the Bot? PS... Do I need to purchase session 1 to use these? Thanks!
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    Would like some recommendations for powered studio monitors and headphones to use with the III

    I have the LSR305s and think they're excellent. But I'm picking up a pair of the Headrush FRFR 108s given the reviews and price. Gives me a decent gigging option.
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    Axe-Fx III inbound!

    Congrats. Got mine last week. Looking forward to really digging in this weekend.
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    Using Axe-Fx 3 w/ another Interface

    Excellent. Thanks so much for that. Looks like I don't need anything else then. Just to route it all according to my rig.
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    Using Axe-Fx 3 w/ another Interface

    Understood. So you're running SPDIF to and from the interface? Does that allow re-amping? Currently I'm only running SPDIF from the axe to the interface but nothing back from the interface to the axe.
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    Using Axe-Fx 3 w/ another Interface

    Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the Axe USB connection also serve to allow you to select the Axe as the interface when re-amping?
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    Using Axe-Fx 3 w/ another Interface

    I guess I'll stick with it this way. Another option is to get a simple monitor controller. I can send the outputs from the Axe and the Interface to it and then select which source to send to the monitors. They can share the monitors this way. It would replace the need for the SPDIF. Just...
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    Using Axe-Fx 3 w/ another Interface

    Exactly. That's what I'm trying to do except, my interface connects to my mac via Firewire. Looks like I'll need to keep the SPDIF connection from the axe to the interface. My axe is also connected to the mac but via USB. This way I can use it as the interface to my DAW when I need to. The...
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    Using Axe-Fx 3 w/ another Interface

    I think I may not be able to use just the USB connection with the Axe because my interface connects to the iMac via Firewire. There's no USB jack so perhaps I can't route the Axe Output 1 to the interface without SPDIF? I'm looking into it.
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    Using Axe-Fx 3 w/ another Interface

    This is what I'd like to do as well. I want to be able to turn on the axe and just play it through the monitors that are connected to my Saffire 24 PRO. I'm trying to figure out how to route the Axe output through the USB cable to the interface. I can do it with the SPDIF cable connected...
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    Tutorial on how to play my Axe-Fx 3 through a DAW

    A tutorial would be great. If you're using the Axe as the interface, just connect it via USB to your computer. In your DAW, you need to select it as the audio device. I don't use mine as the interface. Instead, I send the SPDIF out from the Axe, to the SPDIF in on my interface. My interface...
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    Using Axe-Fx 3 w/ another Interface

    Hey all, Just beginning to get through the manual and discover my new AFX3. I currently have it connected to my iMac through my Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 interface. The Saffire is connected to the iMac via Firewire and the Axe is connected to the Saffire via SPDIF. I also have the Axe connected...
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    WTB WTB: FC-6

    Looking for an FC-6. Thanks. Dave
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    First Day With AFX3 Tomorrow...

    Just ordered one and some right angle adapters from Amazon. I have a bunch but they're either too short or too rigid. I'm afraid the strain on the jacks on the AF3 or Saffire could damage it. I could do XLR but the XLR jacks are on the front of my Saffire and don't want that.
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    First Day With AFX3 Tomorrow...

    Lol. Sorry gents. Yes. it's here. I just gave it a spin with headphones but I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to use it. I'd like to go into my iMac and out to my JBL monitors. I have a Saffire interface connected via FireWire. I guess I have to go from the SPDIF out of the AF3 into...
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    First Day With AFX3 Tomorrow...

    Thanks guys. It's out for delivery and I'm not leaving my chair till it gets here.
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    First Day With AFX3 Tomorrow...

    I owned a Standard and an Ultra years ago. But tomorrow I will receive my Axe FX III. I'll be using it through my JBL 305 monitors but I have amps, power amps and cabs too. What's the first thing I should do? Firmware update? Run through the presets? Read the manual? Any tips? In other...
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    Well, I did it!

    The FM3 had me interested for sure but I couldn't resist and my Axe FX III arrives tomorrow. I didn't need any new gear but let's just say I did something nice for myself. Will go into the DAW through my JBL 305s for now but I'm looking at a pair of Headrush 112s next. Needless to say I won't...
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    WTB WTB Axe-FX III

    LOL. You can disregard. I just pulled the trigger. Can't wait to get it.
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    WTB WTB Axe-FX III

    Hello all, Been out of the loop for a long time. I'm about to pull the trigger on the Axe FX III sale but thought I'd check to see if anyone had one for sale. Thanks in advance. Dave
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    Not enough headphone volume

    Try some Grado headphones. Superb. I use SR-60's and they're really excellent.
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    Driving to get the Axe FX 2

    I heard that before you can leave with it, you have to "take care of the kid". :)
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    Axe II Wait List: Why not bump Store Retail to $4000 and begin the List?

    If the point of the waiting list was to facilitate the matter of actually getting an Axe II, then yes, the price should have been higher. In fact, when you think of it, if the price was $10,000 but you got an 80% off coupon, people would actually be able to use the coupon without having to...
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    Able to add to cart, still bailed!

    The waiting list would have worked if they doubled the price and then offered 50% off coupons. I have to assume they wouldn't be selling at $4400. And if they did, it'd be a Pod HD for me. :)
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    Upped AxeFx II price?

    They could have doubled the price to keep people from buying it without being on the list. Then just send a 50% Off coupon.
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    Which REAL amps do you own?

    Just a Mark IV.
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    USB Cable Quality

    +1 for monoprice. I laugh my ass off whenever I see $50 HDMI cables. They make GREAT stuff. I have an HDMI switcher with a remote, from monoprice and it's built like a tank.
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    Will My DAW Also See The Axe II As An Output For Monitoring?

    Thanks. I appreciate you replying to my questions. This is amazing. The Axe has actually become an even more integrated piece of the DAW.
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    Will My DAW Also See The Axe II As An Output For Monitoring?

    From what I've read, I believe the answer is yes. Just need confirmation. Since I'm planning on ditching my Audio Interface, I realize, I still need "something" to connect my DAW Monitors to. So, I guess I'm asking: Does the Axe II replace the interface completely? I know the USB gives me a...
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    Rough time estimate of AxeFX II purchase availability AND wave #2?

    If you wait till after the II ships, you'll get $900 for the standard if you're lucky. Sold my Ultra for $1625 shipped on eBay 2 days ago. I consider myself lucky to have gotten that.
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    AFX2 As Interface for Mic Preamp?

    Haha. Thanks guys. I'll have to get by with my $150 Studio Projects VTB-1 for now. :)
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    AFX2 As Interface for Mic Preamp?

    But if I kept my mic Preamp, fed the mic into that and then sent that to the Axe II, and in theory, set up a patch with nothing but shunts, should that work for micing real amps into the DAW?
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    AFX2 As Interface for Mic Preamp?

    If that's true, that's pretty sweet because I'd be able to sell my Focusrite interface and my Studio Projects preamp. Then when I want to mic my Mark IV, I could just plug the mic into the VTB-1 and then feed that to the Axe.
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    AFX2 As Interface for Mic Preamp?

    Could I use the axe as an interface for my mic preamp when micing a cab? Mic to preamp, to axe, to DAW?
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    Axe Fx II, It's not Hype (IMO)

    Just sold my Ultra. When's this fucker ship???!!!! ;)
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    Can we name the 50 User Cab presets?

    If u like farty there is a jack on the back for that.
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    Can we name the 50 User Cab presets?

    So it sounds like you can't customize the name to something you want. It's whatever is found in the the sysex file. So while it's better than "user cab 1", you can't customize the name? To say "Blonde Chick Nice Pussy"?
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    Axe FX II ????

    Is this supposed to be an Axe II clip? Sounds like any other Axe I've heard.
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    Quad Tracking Metal Test

    That sounds great.
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    Am I alone in keeping the Ultra????

    I'm in the same boat. When the Axe II is out of stock the thing will be on eBay for $2500 or more. You know that will happen. Then, the Ultras and Standards will go back up a bit.
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    Am I alone in keeping the Ultra????

    This will happen often. You will have the AII early adopters that MUST convince themselves and everyone else, that the AII is better by leaps and bounds because they need to A) justify the expense B) have the latest and greatest. Then there will be the guys who recently got an Ultra when the...
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    Mass Exodus dumping of Axe-Fx on eBay today. :)

    I'm probably going to hang on to my Ultra for a long time but if I was going to sell, it wouldn't be now.
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    Blastoff!

    Ferrari? A vehicle that will only appreciate in value? Comparison fail.
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    Blastoff!

    I admit that I was less than thrilled by the announcement of the Axe II. But only because I knew that ultimately, the resale value of my Ultra would dip. But other than that, you had to know that like any device, the Standard and Ultra have a shelf life. Guess what. So does the Axe II. And...
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    Standard/Ultra firmware 11

    Well, I finally got it updated by digging out my old Edirol UM2 and using Axe Edit. I did upgrade from 10.3 to 10.5 with the Saffire but it was weird. It told me then, when it finished that it couldn't update the firmware because the version was the same. But when I looked, it did in fact go...
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    Standard/Ultra firmware 11

    This sucks. Now I can't even update the firmware to 11. Tried 4 or 5 times with the Saffire Pro 24 and Bome's. Anyone else?
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    Axe DAW/Direct Discussion Forum

    Farther from recorded sound? No. That's exactly what I'm talking about and it's not specifically discussed in Amps and Cabs. But whatever.
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    Axe DAW/Direct Discussion Forum

    Jay, I understand your points but have to point out that I'm not comparing near-fields to stage monitors. I'm comparing near-fields to real guitar cabs. A live preset, and by live I mean Axe/poweramp/cab, does not translate to the direct scenario.
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    Speaker Drive Control - How does it work?

    If I'm not mistaken, Mark Day, at least in the past, has cranked this setting on his high-gain patches. I remember noticing that when I dl'ed a couple of the VH presets. He can confirm but I think, to counter the effect, he'd also crank the level in the cab block since heavy cab drive tends to...
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    Axe DAW/Direct Discussion Forum

    The poll results, so far, show otherwise. Actually, I'm surprised that 7 people have voted "No". This is what the Axe is supposed to excel at no? We have a section for "routings" and "amps and cabs". How is that more justified than a section to discuss setting up tones specifically for...
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    Axe DAW/Direct Discussion Forum

    By forum, I just mean another section. I mean is a section for "amps and cabs" really more useful than one for Direct usage? And Jay, I have to say, yours is the first post I've ever read here where someone claims their direct tone is exactly the same as their live tone. If you say so, I...
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    Axe DAW/Direct Discussion Forum

    Hope to get some more votes here. I would imagine that a forum like this could result in some DAW/Direct-specific changes to the Axe down the line.
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    Can We Have a New Forum For DAW/Direct Specific Discussion?

    Disregard. I set the thread up as a poll.
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    Axe DAW/Direct Discussion Forum

    It's a fact that an Axe preset will not sound the same through your DAW or direct to near-field monitors as it would through a real amp and cab or FRFR. A forum where using the Axe specifically for recording would be great. Set up tips, preset tips, etc. For me, this aspect of the Axe has...
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    Can We Have a New Forum For DAW/Direct Specific Discussion?

    It's a fact that an Axe preset will not sound the same through your DAW or direct to near-field monitors as it would through a real amp and cab or FRFR. A forum where using the Axe specifically for recording would be great. Set up tips, preset tips, etc. For me, this aspect of the Axe has...
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    Countdown 0.5...

    Whatever it is, it better not be a countdown to the day my Axe's re-sale value gets cut in half.
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    Hope This Helps: New Monitors

    Well, the Focusrite is clearly a better interface so I'm happy to have it. I haven't really read alot of praise about the BX5a's with the Axe so I'm willing to try something else. There are alot of folks using $300/pair monitors and getting good results. I just want to be one of them.
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    Hope This Helps: New Monitors

    My issue with the high-gain patches through the monitors is the fizz. I know going direct is "different" than going through an amp can real cab but this isn't a case of the sound being different. It's worse. I know it can be done because I hear the clips and vids. If my Axe didn't sound good...
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    Getting started on Axe-Fx

    But isn't this the correct way to connect the Axe if you intend to record direct?
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    Axe FX Recording/Bedroom Setup - Need advice

    I just upgraded my interface to a Focusrite Saffire PRO 24. It's a really sweet unit. You can get them new on eBay for about $330. I'd stay away from M-Audio monitors. Have a pair on KRK Rokit 5 G2s on the way right now.
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    Hope This Helps: New Monitors

    I've never been thrilled with the sound of the Axe going straight to near field monitors. For me, high-gain patches have just not been great. I've been using first generation M-Audio BX5a speakers. I just ordered a pair of KRK Rokit 5 G2s. I'm not expecting miracles but I already upgraded my...
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    Quick clip, new Ultra, opinions/suggestions please.

    I think that sounds great!
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    Why is my recorded tone so bad? It's incredible thru my guitar cab.

    BTW, what monitors are you using? I have M-Audio BX5a's and my Grado SR-60 headphones sound better with the Axe direct. I'm thinking of upgrading.
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    Why is my recorded tone so bad? It's incredible thru my guitar cab.

    Good stuff Kush. I replaced my Audiophile 2496 with a Focusrite Saffire 24 Pro. It's like going from a Squier Strat to a nice American made strat. But it didn't solve all my issues. I just kept at it and last night, had my first "good" night of direct tone. I run from the SPDIF on the Axe...
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    Why is my recorded tone so bad? It's incredible thru my guitar cab.

    Hey Kush. Just wondering if you've had any luck with this. I'm still tweaking and trying to get it.
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    Mark Day!! In Here Now! Please??

    Mark was kind enough to share some info with me this morning. In a nutshell, he doesn't use an external preamp. He does use Waves plugins for low and high pass filtering to address the fizz. He suggested using the Axe's Filter and Parametric EQ blocks to do the same thing. So that's what I...
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    Mark Day!! In Here Now! Please??

    You're probably right. Plus, I didn't mean to put it in this particular forum.
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    Mark Day!! In Here Now! Please??

    Hey Mark. I have to start by saying your Axe vids may be the only thing that keeps me from giving up and selling mine. Love the tone through a poweramp and cabs but can't make it happen direct. Anyway, I believe you once mentioned that you use an external preamp with your axe. If so, do...
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    New Amp Model Preview

    He was available.
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    More violins with major / minor / seventh switch

    Can't wait to try this. Why do you have to switch from major to minor etc? Does this patch harmonize one note? If so, can it work if I just play the chords myself?
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    Why is my recorded tone so bad? It's incredible thru my guitar cab.

    Actually, I'm really curious to hear about how the OP made out since this was posted.
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    Why is my recorded tone so bad? It's incredible thru my guitar cab.

    Yeah, that thread really did help. The thing that worried me is that I'd never have thought about adjusting half of the parameters you did. With a poweramp/cabs rig, I don't need to hit those parms. But for direct, the tone was so bad... I'm getting my new interface tomorrow so I'm dying to...
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    Adventures in fan replacement! IXP-34-16/12/8 and FD-FAN-60

    I don't know. My Ultra is in a 6 space right next to my desk. When I'm playing, I don't hear it. I can't say I'm even aware of it when I'm not playing. Plus, much of what I read about these fans is that they're made like crap and don't move much air. Not sure I'd want that in my Axe. I'll...
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    Why is my recorded tone so bad? It's incredible thru my guitar cab.

    Kush, when I first read the title of your post I thought: Wait a minute. Is that an old thread of mine? Because you've described, almost to the letter, what my experience has been. Your post is so much like what I've gone through, I needn't qualify it any further. The good news is that...
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    Mac Users, I'm Thinking of Going Mac...

    BTW, is Apple only making 27" monitors now? That seems to be the only options for a Mac Mini.
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    Mac Users, I'm Thinking of Going Mac...

    Seems that right now, the sweet spot of the Mac market, if you're focus is on the processor, is the MacBook Pro. Even the 13" MBP at $1499 has a dual core i7 and the iMacs have i3 processors unless you opt for the 27" with a dual core i5. But that'll run you $1899. I'm considering all...
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    Mac Users, I'm Thinking of Going Mac...

    I was sitting with the wife and just flew the idea by her about getting a Mac and she was like "Yeah, sure, haven't you wanted one to record your Axe thing with?". So I'm striking while the iron is hot. What I'm torn about is: do I get a MacBook Pro with the i7 and smaller "15 monitor or bling...
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    Mac Users, I'm Thinking of Going Mac...

    Would a MacBook Pro suffice or would I need something more robust like the Mac Pro? Also, the iMac runs a QuadCore i5. Would that be OK? I love the 27" monitor. I'm a total Mac newb but I'm taking the Axe/Recording plunge so I figured I'd go Mac. Thanks. Dave
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