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    FM3 Now Shipping

    I received an invite yesterday. I got on the waitlist at 12:41 MST. Given the current state of affairs in the world and that I have a Axe III and FC-6 I think I will pass and wait for the headphone version or simply pass. Does everyone else's invitation letter mention signing up for the AX8...
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    Anyone sell all their tube amps?

    I got rid of all my tubes and cabs except for one of each. And I only kept the one because I got it dirt cheap, it’s resell value is next to nothing, and it has an excellent clean channel and a nice classic rock channel that is fun to play and a good reality check every once and a while. That...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.05

    I just upgraded from 12.03 to 12.05 a few minutes ago and everything seems to work fine.
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    Where are the videos?

    Not hearing muffled. I’m guessing based on Leon’s comments he wouldn’t agree either.
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    Wish CPU Load Balancing / Dual CPU Meters

    I ran into this issue again today. I have a kitchen sink preset with a single amp/cab and a full pedalboard of effects. Sadly I would like to add a looper but I can’t, but I can add another amp block without issue. It would be nice to be able to tap into some of that extra DSP resource when only...
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    Axe-Edit III 1.05.02

    Also having issues on the latest Mac OS. auditioning presets does weird stuff.
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    Ultrares IRs?

    Even Cliff posted a thread recently https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/ir-length.155295/ talking about preferring shorter IR. Seems his and Jay's positions are getting closer. In my own testing I found I greatly prefer a short 20ms IR with a great reverb to a longer 170ms UltraRes IR...
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    Ultrares IRs?

    ^^This^^ I tend to believe those who spent spent years studying a subject and have the facts to back it up to peoples personal opinions.
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    FM3 headphones jack

    I’m guessing yes. Based on the information available it sounds like the first shipment from China was screwed up. Who made the mistake is unclear, but it sounds like it happened. Probably wasn’t a great day at the office :eek: Nevertheless, if everything else is the same some people won’t care...
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    Ultrares IRs?

    Room reflections. Unfortunately you need far more than 170ms to capture the room/reverb. The science and marketing are not in alignment on this subject.
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    I agree some forthright information is needed to stop the conspiracy theories and speculation. Because this thing has been advertised from day one as having a headphone output it leads to the question where did these units come from? Very early and very small number of preproduction units, or...
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    FM3 General Discussion Thread

    Here is a super secret photo of the Fractal “warehouse”. I’m sure someone can extrapolate approximately how many FM3 it can hold.
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    Will there be another far field cab pack?

    Any updates on future FF IR? Looking forward to more FF options.
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    FM3 General Discussion Thread

    According to Jay Mitchell, an expert in the field, you only need about 20ms to capture the actual cab. Everything after 20ms is room reflections, and you need far more than 170ms to capture the actual room, so really it’s just added noise. I personally feel I get better results using the...
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    FM3 General Discussion Thread

    Interesting catch. Manual doesn't show S/PDIF, photo on web page does.
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    Wish CPU Load Balancing / Dual CPU Meters

    With the extremely fast scene, channel and preset switching speeds of firmware 12.01+, this request makes more sense than ever. A lot of users won’t need dual amp blocks most of the time when scenes and channel channel changes are nearly instantaneous. Why not let the truly adventurous power...
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    Axe-Edit III 1.05.00

    Uh oh, 12.02 is already out. I assume this supports it?
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    Mini LCD wish - bigger text or bold

    Admittedly, after having a Helix Floor I really wish the LCDs were bigger. But at the very least a bold text option might help improve visibility.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 12.00 Public Beta

    Did you unplug FC pedals or MIDI pedals first? Did you get to the Emergency Utility page?
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 12.00 Public Beta

    Sorry it is in English, but hopefully google translate can help. https://support.fractalaudio.com/article/32-axe-fx-iii-basic-recovery-steps
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 12.00 Public Beta

    Reverb ultra hi quality mode... Wow! Is it really possible for the reverbs to sound even better???
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    Cloning the Eventide H9 and beyond. Chapter 1: Crystals Algorithm

    These presets should be fun to play! Thanks @Piing for starting this thread! Amazing what the Axe 3 can do in the hands of talented people. PS. I think it would be awesome if Fractal added an easy way to create and share group blocks for more complex multi block effects like those from the H9...
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    Wish Stereo Delay Option for all Delays

    As I stated in the OP, I know I can do what I want with two delays in parallel. I just miss the convenience of having the option to easily change a mono Memory Man into a stereo MM in a single block.
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    Wish CPU Load Balancing / Dual CPU Meters

    For those of us who seldom use more than one amp block in a preset, we are leaving 50% or more of one DSP core unused. It would be nice to be able to use that resource for other things than just amp blocks. It's one area I've got to give Line 6 credit. Being able to freely assign amps and...
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    Wish Stereo Delay Option for all Delays

    2290 and Deluxe Mind Guy.
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    Wish Stereo Delay Option for all Delays

    On the Axe-Fx II and AX8, normally mono delays could be easily switched to stereo if wanted. For some reason that was removed in the III. I know I can pretty easily add two delay blocks in parallel to get the same effect with even more control. But many times I just want a quick and easy stereo...
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    Wish FC Pedals - Clear way to tell difference between tap and push and hold function selection

    After using the FC more I really wish Fractal would come up with a good way to show the difference between tap and push and hold functions. I'm thinking the following might work pretty well. On push and hold functions change the scribble strip to show what is currently selected. Basically leave...
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    Vendor NAMM 2020

    Larry, I’m seeing your NM connection in those photos 👍
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.02 Public Beta #5 (Beta_4)

    Is there a reason given for the preamp rollback? I thought most people were really liking the improved dynamic range?
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.02 Public Beta #5 (Beta_4)

    Were these removed for a reason or just forgotten in the release notes?
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    Wish CPU Load Balancing / Dual CPU Meters

    Is this the way the III actually works? I knew this is how the FM3 and some of the older units work, but I’m not familiar with the design of the III? If this is true I could see some super power users really appreciating the greater flexibility of loading more effects, especially if using only...
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    Different LED colours for held switches

    Hopefully this issue is addressed soon in some way, maybe some kind of blinking would also work? I also find it hard to tell when a “hold” function is selected.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.01

    I'm finding it amazing with a few of the far field IR's from this TGP thread. https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?posts/29530050/ And I think I changed the impedance curve to the Bad Cat.
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    Wish FC Pedals - Clear way to tell difference between tap and push and hold function selection

    I noticed that and it helps. But it’s still confusing and a little clunky IMO. I’m betting Fractal could come up with a more eloquent solution pretty easily if they want.
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    Wish FC Pedals - Clear way to tell difference between tap and push and hold function selection

    As far as I can tell, when I set a foot-switch to do one thing on tap and another on push and hold, there is no clear way to tell you are on the push and hold option. Tap clearly turns the LED ring on/off, but push and hold option is just dimmed. It would be nice if the ring LED did something...
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    How to control Axe-Fx III with Helix

    I found his preset template and will look into it more once I have the III in hand. Wondering if others have taken things a bit further?
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    How to control Axe-Fx III with Helix

    I have an Axe-Fx III incoming and I'm interested, at least temporary, using my Helix Floor to control the III. Trying to wrap my head around what is possible? Is it possible to have Scenes 1-4 on the bottom row of buttons and four commonly used pedals (Drive 1, Comp 1, Delay 1, Modulation 1) on...
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    IR Length

    My understand is that 20ms is enough to capture the cab. Almost everything after 20ms is room, and you need far more than 40ms or even 200ms to actually capture the room. Capture just the cab and let the room you are playing in add the room or use a reverb. Try out the free far field reflection...
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    IR Length

    Lots of interesting discussion in this thread that has a lot of overlap with the thread over at TGP. Discussing it is fun, but nothing shows the value of far field reflection free IR like actually trying them for yourself. IMO letting the room you are actually playing in add the reflections or a...
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    IR Length

    For those who don't follow the Argument Page, there is actually a tread about reflection free far field IR that includes some excellent far field IR samples. Jay and gigsup are the ones who have shared far field IR thus far. IR Properties
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    Windows 10 Sucks!

    I use both every day. Like MacOS way more. YMMV.
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    Wish Input pad setting per preset

    I can clearly hear the added noise and lower dynamics of my Strat going from 0 to -18 dB. Strat sounds best at 0, Suhr Modern -18 due to clipping at lower levels. Very different input levels on these two guitars. Other guitars play nicer together.
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    Wish Input pad setting per preset

    I have 5 guitars with very different output levels. My Strat and Tele sound best at 0 input pad, my LP and Suhr Modern at 12 - 18 to stop clipping. It’s a real pain and very easy to forget to change the input pad settings each guitar change. It would be great if this could be set per preset so...
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    700+ Naked Amps TonePack for AX8 Release

    Am I understanding this correctly, all presets are now setup using a guitar with humbucker pickups? How best to adjust presets to maximize single coil pickups?
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    AX-8 10.00 Release Candidate #2

    Cool for III owners, but I was just hoping to get a final release of the current firmware with known bugs fixed. Guess not this week.
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    AX-8 10.00 Release Candidate #2

    Hopefully today is the day we get a final release?
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    Wish Smart Looper

    It would be great if Fractal gave the looper some love. Pedals like the Ditto and Ditto X2 seem more functional and they only have one or two buttons.
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    Wish Add more scene 1/2 switching options

    Some things I wish would be added to the scene switching options; Press and hold option for the Scene 1/2 button. Press and hold for scene 2, tap for 1. Add scene 3/4,5/6,7/8 with press and hold option. Default starting scene per preset added to AX8 Edit. Kind of a pain to need to dig into...
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    Which exact Keystone DSP in the Axe-Fx III?

    This question ever get answered? As a tech geek I find it interesting what makes the III tick. Also as someone else mentioned, it possibly gives us a rough idea of what a future AX8 Mk II might pack. Or not...
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    Helix Native Fail

    I’ve also been really impressed with the PRS Supermodels. That said, i’ve also found some great tones in Native.
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    Q10 Firmware for the AX8?

    Fractal says the AX8 is still a current product. So it should get update priority over the legacy Axe II. However, Fractals tight lips on AX8 updates makes me think it will also be put down soon.
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    Q10 Firmware for the AX8?

    Is this firmware Friday? :)
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 10.01 Firmware Release

    Hope so, sounds like a nice update :)
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    Q10 Firmware for the AX8?

    The AX8 has always received the same updates as the Axe II in the past, so I expect that will not change. Being that the AX8 is still a current product and the II is now legacy, I would think it would be in their best interest to start focusing on AX8 updates first to stay competitive with Helix.
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    Just got my new case for the Ax8! Looking good...

    What are the internal measurements?
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    new AX8 Updates

    But the TigerSHARC the II runs on is being phased out by Analog Devices.
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    new AX8 Updates

    ^this^ I seriously doubt we see anything new based on SHARC DSP. Consolidating everything to TI DSP and Aries probably greatly simplifies firmware updates moving forward.
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    Life is a bit boring now...

    I’m pretty sure there is a long list of functionality improvements they could make without changing the tones. It would be nice to hear something from Fractal if they plan any further improvements?
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    700+ Naked Amps TonePack for AX8 Release

    It’s awesome that you are working on presets for the III. But in all honesty there’s a lot more AX8 and II users than III users who are potential customers. But I personally won’t bite until they are updated. I’m looking for something I can just peruse through looking for tones I like without...
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    new AX8 Updates

    I seem to remember Fractal saying something similar about the XL+ only a few months before the III was announced :eek: Hopefully the AX8 will continue to be developed for another few years. But things have gotten quite around here, so I won’t be surprised if AX8 II is announced “soon” ;)
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    If the III was 2U (or 1U!!!) I would have ordered one by now

    Same here. The III looks great, but going back to a rack is unappealing.
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    AX8 Firmware 9.04 Released

    I’m wondering if 9.04 is the end of the road for the AX8?
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    700+ Naked Amps TonePack for AX8 Release

    So is this ever going to get updated to the latest firmware version? I keep thinking about buying it but don’t feel like jumping through hoops to make it sound best on the latest firmware.
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    Cliff, can you get RJM the Midi spec he needs?

    ^^This^^ Please get the specs to FAMC also.
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    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    Got on the waitlist 1/29 at 11:55 EST Received invitation 4/10 I’m not sure if I will order. Realistically my AX8 is a much better fit for me. But then curiosity killed the cat :rolleyes:
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    700+ Naked Amps TonePack for AX8 Release

    Has this been updated for 9.04? If not will it be soon?
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    AX8 2?

    I’m not sure what the thermal properties are of the new TI chips compared to TigerSHARC or if TI offer lower power options that would make it possible, but I would definitely be more interested in an all in one floor unit. I would not be surprised if they replaced the AX8 with a TI based unit in...
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    Higher output pickups input level issues

    Thanks for the suggestion. Installing 9.04 seems to have helped. I’m hesitant to lower the pickups since the guitar sounds awesome through all other devices, tube amps and digital, and they are already a little lower than suggested by Suhr. But maybe I will experiment a night when I get some...
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    Hi congalocke. I have a few others interested so I’m going to wait for now. Thanks. David

    Hi congalocke. I have a few others interested so I’m going to wait for now. Thanks. David
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    Higher output pickups input level issues

    Anyone have any ideas?
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    Higher output pickups input level issues

    The guitar has the standard passive JST SSH+ and JST SSV humbuckers. I guess I should also add that it's most noticeable on low to medium gain patches. High gain covers up the issue pretty well. The only other guitar that I can notice the shrill/stiff issue is a LP Standard also with humbuckers...
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    Higher output pickups input level issues

    I'm having a problem getting a couple of my guitars, one guitar in particular, to sound good with the AX8 especially with low to medium gain tones. With my Suhr Modern there is always a nasty nasually sound when hitting the strings hard, plus dynamics are limited and not natural. This guitar has...
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    Thinking of buying some presets....Suggestions please??

    I've thought about buying the Austinbuddy pack for some time, but the lack of any demo pretests keeps me from buying. Most presets I try from others don't sound very good to me, so spending $60 site unseen is a big turn off.
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    AustinBuddy Naked Amps Tone Pack (still) Rules! ... New Website up...FM3...coming soon(ish)

    Sadly, other peoples presets often sound good in the video but much less exciting when you get them home on your own equipment. A few sample presets would go a long way towards letting people know how they're going to work for them.
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    AustinBuddy Naked Amps Tone Pack (still) Rules! ... New Website up...FM3...coming soon(ish)

    Any sample preset files? I'm not willing to pay that much unless I can try a few myself.
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    Vendor FracPad III - iOS/Android/Mac/Win Editor for the Axe-Fx II/XL/XL+, AX8/FX8 and Axe-Fx III

    Anyone having luck using this with the AX8? http://www.quicco.co.jp/products
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    Will the AX8 eventually get the advanced cab parameters?

    Awesome, hope it works out. Personally I'm completely okay with removing some effects in some patches to fit it in. Hopefully it can be an option that can be turned off when other effects take priority.
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Public Beta

    Same question? Looks like something the AX8 really needs :)
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    AX8-Edit 1.8.0 Released

    Will default scene selection make it into AX8-Edit soon?
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    SPDIF dropouts and noise since FW 6.02

    Ok, thanks. I guess i will have to look into it more. I never had a problem until recently and the firmware update is the only thing i can think of that changed, so it seemed the logical place to start.
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    SPDIF dropouts and noise since FW 6.02

    I've noticed that I keep getting occasional SPDIF connection dropouts and noise since upgrading to FW 6.02 (cpu is below 85%). Everything will be fine for 15 or so minutes and then the connection seems to loose sync with my Focusrite 6i6 which causes the 6i6 to switch sync source back to...
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    AX8-Edit 1.7.1 Released

    Any chance the default scene setting will make it into AX8 Edit soon? Ideally right click a scene button and click set to default.
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    AX8-Edit 1.6.0 Released

    I'm not seeing anyway to set the default scene in AX8 Edit 1.6. Is this not possible?
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    RACER X - Street Lethal - Full cover w/vocals (video)

    Awesome! I actually got to see them play one of their last shows together in LA. They did all of that live!
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    Update: After a month or so of having both Focal Alpha 80's and Equator D8's i'm returning the D8's and keeping the Focal's. To me the Focal's are more 3D sounding and flexible having low and high frequency adjustment knobs. The only negative I can hear is the Focal's bass can be a little...
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    I will warn you that the Alpha 80's have a lot of bass for a small untreated room. I thought the 65's sounded great in my larger untreated room, but mine both buzzed/rattled at certain frequencies (hopefully Focal has fixed this issue) so I got the 80's which don't have that issue. The 80's...
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    I'm currently demoing the new and improved D8's and Focal Alpha 80's. I need more time to compare, but so far I think the Focal's sound more 3D and clear and have a LOT more bass. I had the Alpha 65's before the 80's and might have preferred them overall minus the buzzing defect I had, bass...
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    Acoustic through AX8

    Check out these 3 Sigma acoustic IR's, by far the best I've used. http://www.3sigmaaudio.com/acoustic-impulses/
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    AX8 V4.00 Release

    Also the one preset I tried does seem to sound a feel even better (got stuck on it :)). Not a huge change maybe, but another refinement that makes the unit even more enjoyable to play. Thanks FAS!
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    AX8 V4.00 Release

    I've only checked on one preset (AC-20 based) that constantly hovered around 88% and often went over 90% and kicked reverb off in some scenes, but it dropped from 88% to 82% with the trouble scenes maxing around 88%. At least on this preset I'm getting around a 6% reduction in DSP usage. Awesome!
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    AX8 V4.00 Release

    You have 3 hours... you still have time :D
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    AX8 V4.00 Release

    I've seen a couple of comments about the effects algorithms being optimized, but nothing in the release notes. Is this true and if so how much of a difference does it make?
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    Quantum 4 beta for AX8?

    My experience has been they are usually small steps forward. Individual ones probably won't make your head spin, but go back a year or two (obviously not an option on the AX8) and the difference for the better is surprising.
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    Equator D8 Studio Monitors - New & Improved

    A couple of years ago there was a lot of praise for the Equator D5 and D8 Studio Monitors. Then they strangely disappeared for a long period of time while preparing updated versions. The updated D5's have been back on the market for a while, and the new & improved Equator D8 Studio Monitors...
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    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    That would be awesome! Converting one by one gets repetitive quickly.
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    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    Are you thinking of adding them? All the other batch conversions are nice, but once things are broken apart it's hard to know what IR goes with which preset.
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    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    I finally got around to testing this again and I was wondering if there is a way to batch convert Axe-Fx II preset cab bundles to AX8 preset cab bundles? I found batch conversions for presets or cabs (which are both useful) but not Axe-Fx II preset cab bundles to AX8 preset cab bundles. Am I...
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    Any Logic pro X users?

    I tried to capture a dry track with my AX8 and the output sounds completely different than going directly to the interface. Levels are much lower and noise is off the charts. I messed around with different settings on the AX8 I/O pages but I never got it to work well. I was expecting it to work...
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    I prefer transcribe also. And it does store multiple loops and you can even name them. I also find it very helpful that it works with video.
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