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  1. GotMetalBoy

    The Boaz One Modular Guitar

    WARNING!!! If you don't like change and only like vintage guitars, please close this page now and run in the opposite direction as fast as you can!!! ;) I was watching YouTube this weekend and a video on the right caught my eye titled: "THE GUITAR OF THE FUTURE! - 'Boaz One' Plastic Modular...
  2. GotMetalBoy

    About to see Greta Van Fleet live in Rochester NY!

    Greta Van Fleet is about to go on stage! Show sold out 7 months ago. I got married on Halloween 2018 and my wife got me tickets as a wedding gift. She's a keeper! This is going to be an awesome show. I feel like a teenager again...
  3. GotMetalBoy

    SOLD 2x New FC-12 Foot Controllers

    My 2x FC-12 Foot Controllers arrived this past Thursday May 9th but they can't do what I need, so I'm selling both of them. These only work with the Axe-Fx III and the FM3 which hasn't been released yet and no other FAS devices. I'll ship to USA lower 48 states only and shipping from Webster...
  4. GotMetalBoy

    Is there a way to select Channels like Mastermind GT or Liquid Foot+?

    The RJM Mastermind GT and FAMC Liquid Foot+ have a function that when you select a Channel a menu displays all 4 channels so you can select the one you want. My 2 FC-12's arrived yesterday and I can't figure out if there's a way to select Channels the same way. Go to 5:24 in the video below...
  5. GotMetalBoy

    Can I make a custom cable for multiple FC's or use a wire loom?

    I really liked the simplicity and convenience of using a 7pin MIDI cable with my Axe-Fx II XL+ that powered my FAMC (Liquid Foot+) LF+ PRO+ and LF+ 12+. I needed more than 1amp to power both my controllers, so I made my own cable just like the Rocktron RDMH900 cable that has a 5pin MIDI...
  6. GotMetalBoy

    Axe-Fx III sighting in new Periphery Blood Eagle Guitar Playthrough

    Axe-Fx III sighting in new Periphery Blood Eagle Guitar Playthrough!!!! Now I'm just forewarning you all, if you don't know what Blood Eagle is and go search YouTube or the web for the Periphery song, you will find a gruesome surprise and then may actually find the song you were looking for :D
  7. GotMetalBoy

    What type of quick disconnect for pickup swapping

    I'm looking to buy some small 5 pin connectors to use as quick disconnects so I can swap out humbucker pickups. I figure I can dive bomb the Floyd Rose, so the strings are loose and then quickly swap the humbuckers on my guitar that has pickup bezels and not pickups directly screwed into the...
  8. GotMetalBoy

    Can I Use FC and Another MIDI Foot Controller At The Same Time

    I currently use FAMC LF+ (Liquid Foot+) PRO+ and 12+ MFC's to control my Axe-Fx II and Axe-Fx III. Would I be able to use one or multiple FC-12's with my LF+ MFC's? I've read that the FC's don't have Set List or Song functions yet, so could I use my LF+ Set Lists and Songs to select my Axe-Fx...
  9. GotMetalBoy

    Cable Management Chaos

    How do you manage all your audio, PC and power cables? I have so many cables behind my desk between audio, PC and power cables that it makes it difficult to keep power cables away from audio cables to prevent noise. They look horrible. I'm always nervous that it's a fire hazard having so many...
  10. GotMetalBoy

    How long should cold electronics acclimate before opening?

    My Nektar Impact LX61+ MIDI Keyboard Controller and Behringer X-Touch Universal Control Surface were delivered today and sat in 29F degrees for about 8 hours. I brought them inside 2 hours ago and left them in their shipping boxes. I want to play with my new toys! How long should I wait before...
  11. GotMetalBoy

    How should I tone match my Axe-Fx III

    Should I use Pink noise, White noise, Sine wave sweep or IR capture? How loud of a signal should I send to my III? Should it tickle the red? Should I send different level signals? I use my Axe-Fx III for recording and my Axe-Fx II for my live rig bc I can use my FAMC Liquid Foot+ MFC to sync...
  12. GotMetalBoy

    I Just Got Married and Happy Halloween!

    Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, so we decided it would be a great day to get married! :D Happy Halloween!!!
  13. GotMetalBoy

    What are the most comfortable headphones or earbuds you've used?

    I need to get some really comfortable headphones or earbuds. They don't have to sound pro and hopefully not expensive. They just have to be comfortable to wear for a couple hours a night. Most headphones don't touch the top of my head to hold them up, so they're held up by the tops of my ears...
  14. GotMetalBoy

    BUG: Static noise in FW 1.17

    I just updated to firmware 1.17 and now getting static noise. It's especially noticeable on Factory preset 04 Deluxe Verb. I thought it was USB ground loop noise but I get it w/o USB or MIDI cable connected and it doesn't do it on all presets. The noise can be heard through speakers and...
  15. GotMetalBoy

    Omega Paw Large Roll 'n Clean Litter Box

    I know there's a lot of cat owners on here and I'm sure all of you hate cleaning cat litter. We have 4 indoor cats, so we were wasting at least 30min a day cleaning cat litter. Petco has a sale for the Omega Paw Large Roll 'n Clean Litter Box for $26.29, so we thought we'd give it a try. We...
  16. GotMetalBoy

    What Is The Sysex to Bypass/Enable Blocks

    There aren't enough CC's to assign to all the items in the MIDI/Remote menu, so we will need to start using sysex msgs to Bypass/Enable Blocks. I had to do this with my Axe-Fx II XL+ and Liquid Foot+ (LF+) to switch X/Y for CPR, GTE, GEQ, PEQ, TRM/PAN. I tried using MIDIOX to capture the sysex...
  17. GotMetalBoy

    How to convert tempo as two 7-bit MIDI bytes, LS first?

    I was reading the Axe-Fx III MIDI for 3rd Party devices v1.3 and it says: Message format: F0 00 01 74 10 14 dd dd cs F7 Where dd dd is the desired tempo as two 7-bit MIDI bytes, LS first. Is there a formula or a program I can use to figure out dd dd and the checksum? I...
  18. GotMetalBoy

    Wish Add MIDI/Remote Pages Bypass, Channel, External, Looper and Other

    Please add the options to be able to edit the MIDI/Remote Pages Bypass, Channel, External, Looper and Other within Axe-Edit. It is very time consuming manually setting each CC# from the front panel. It would be so much faster being able to use a mouse and keyboard or as @rodzimguitar68...
  19. GotMetalBoy

    Implemented MIDI Learn

    I wish there was a MIDI learn button in the MIDI/Remote Pages, so I could just select a Block, press Learn and then press an IA on my LF+ MFC and then the Block gets assigned the IA's CC#. I already have my LF+ MFC programmed for my Axe-Fx II, so it's already half way programmed for my Axe-Fx...
  20. GotMetalBoy

    Does the Axe-Fx III have default CCs set?

    Does the Axe-Fx III have default CC's set or are they all set to None? My Axe-Fx III arrives Monday and I want to get a head start and program my FAMC Liquid Foot+ MFC. If the Axe-FX III doesn't set default CC's, I figure I can set all the bypass CC's the same as my Axe-Fx II, so I won't need...
  21. GotMetalBoy

    Wish MIDI THRU through USB

    It would be very useful if the Axe-Fx III could be used as a MIDI Interface to record MIDI from other devices. I use a Roland TD-20 V-Drum kit to record MIDI drums, so it would be nice to not have to use up another USB port for a MIDI Interface. Cliff said in the post below "It may be...
  22. GotMetalBoy

    Rescued 2 cats yesterday including the famous Lenny The Farting Cat

    We rescued 2 male cats yesterday from a relative that could no longer take care of them. They're already adjusting well with our 2 other cats and 4 dogs. One of the cats named Lenny made national headlines about 4 years ago when he was returned after 2 days to the shelter because he supposedly...
  23. GotMetalBoy

    Why does everything I play sound muddy?

    I've been getting frustrated lately trying to get tones that sound clear and have good definition between notes. I have many different guitars and basses with different pickups but always seem to get muddy muffled tones. I've tried different cables, pots and electronics, audio interfaces, picks...
  24. GotMetalBoy

    Wish Equal Loudness Contour in Global Settings

    I think an Equal Loudness Contour setting in the Global Settings could be helpful when going from recorded tones to live tones or vice versa. It could be modeled after the 6 curves in the ISO 226:2003 Acoustics - Normal equal-loudness-level contours standard. I manually adjust the Global EQ...
  25. GotMetalBoy

    Charvel PRO-MOD DK24 HH HT M QM PURPLE PHAZE

    I got a Charvel PRO-MOD DK24 HH HT M QM PURPLE PHAZE a couple weeks ago and it's surpassed my expectations :D The guitar looks and plays amazing! I really like how easy it is to adjust the truss rod by the neck pickup instead of by the headstock and there's no worries of stripping out the truss...
  26. GotMetalBoy

    Guitar Strap Cutting Off Circulation To Arm

    Anyone have issues with guitar straps cutting off circulation to their arm? I've had issues with my back and left shoulder for the past few years, so I had to stop playing bass and can only play light weight Ibanez guitars bc I don't have to hold my arm out as far to play guitar. I've been...
  27. GotMetalBoy

    How many simultaneous reamp channels?

    I'm just wondering if the III can reamp more channels simultaneously than the II? Can it reamp 4 stereo or 8 mono channels simultaneously? It would be great if I could reamp 2 stereo guitar tracks and a mono bass track all at once and tweak them while listening to the mix.
  28. GotMetalBoy

    I was lazy today and tried to use the POD Farm plugin

    So today is my 40th birthday and I was being lazy and didn't feel like getting my rack with my Axe-Fx II XL+ to hookup for some recording. I attempted to use my Line 6 POD Farm v2.59 plugin. It was so uninspiring to play. I think Quantum firmware 8 and newer has ruined any chance of me using a...
  29. GotMetalBoy

    I sold my Axe-Fx II Mark I yesterday

    I kept my Axe-Fx II XL+ but sold my Axe-Fx II Mark I to new forum member @bismuth and he picked it up last night. I'm kind of sad to see it go because it was my first FAS gear and now I can no longer say I have a vintage Axe-Fx II. I need to get a new furnace and AC for my house but once that's...
  30. GotMetalBoy

    Gibson Brands announced the end of Cakewalk

    I think we all knew this was coming but it angers me that I paid for the lifetime updates and it didn't even last 1 year! https://reverb.com/news/gibson-brands-announces-the-closure-of-cakewalk Here's more links about it: * http://www.cakewalk.com/Gibson-Announcement *...
  31. GotMetalBoy

    Anyone else get blocked from viewing FractalAudio's profile?

    I hope I haven't done anything wrong but I noticed that I can no longer view FractalAudio's (Cliff's) profile and I get the error below. :( I like reading Cliff's posts because I find them the quickest way to find out new info and great tips, tricks and advice. This is the error I get
  32. GotMetalBoy

    Anyone use a Tripp Lite TLP76MSG Powerstrip with Individual Outlet switches

    I've never used Tripp Lite before and have only used Furman but this power strip looks like it could be really useful because it can individually power on and off devices. I could plug in my gear in order of power on, Axe-Fx II, FAMC Liquid Foot+ MIDI Foot Controller and 2 Yamaha DXR12 powered...
  33. GotMetalBoy

    What's the advantage of AC Power Supply Type and Ghost Notes?

    What am I missing out on if I set the Amp Block's Power Supply Type to DC? It seems to make my tone less cluttered sounding and removes Ghost Notes. I was playing around with the Amp Block settings Master Volume, Sag, B+ Time Constant and AC Line Frequency but was able to get the best tone...
  34. GotMetalBoy

    Why do humbuckers sound different wired in series or parallel?

    I know when using 2 pickups at the same time, their positions cause phase issues, which causes comb filtering but why does a humbucker sound different when wired in standard series compared to parallel? Up until a couple years ago, I played guitars with 2 humbuckers with a 3 way pickup switch...
  35. GotMetalBoy

    Like A Stone by Audioslave - Cover

    In Memory Of Chris Cornell July 20, 1964 - May 18, 2017 This is a cover song of Audioslave's Like A Stone from their 2002 self Titled Album. This was recorded by me (Lou Soldi II) and my friend Erin Willams. We both have been inspired by Chris Cornell's music and were deeply saddened by his...
  36. GotMetalBoy

    I had GAS and wanted more low end bass

    So I adopted another Basset Hound! :D We named him Basso. He's around 2 years old and is a great dog. We got him from a dog rescue and he was really neglected by his previous owners, so he's really skinny and missing some hair from fleas but he'll recover with a little extra TLC. He's my forth...
  37. GotMetalBoy

    The Wiki Updates Look Great!

    I just wanted to say thanks to all the people that put their hard work into updating the Wiki! I noticed the new home page today and it looks great! I only maintain one page, which is a lot of work, so I can't imagine how much time it takes to overhaul an entire site. The Wiki is really an...
  38. GotMetalBoy

    BUG: Moving Columns Breaks Multi Block Connections

    I'm using: * Axe-Edit v3.14.0 * Axe-Fx II XL+ Firmware Quantum 7.02 * Windows 10 Pro v1607 64bit with all current updates as of 04/07/2017 Whenever I move a column before a block that connects to multiple Blocks, all the connections get broken. This is hard to explain, so please see the 2...
  39. GotMetalBoy

    How to prove the value of an amp that is over 10 years old and discontinued?

    I recently sold my beloved Mesa Boogie Triaxis to another forum member @Brock and USPS damaged it during shipping. I paid for $2000 insurance and asked that they mark the box fragile. The USPS lady kind of pissed me off because she made a smart ass comment that I'd be lucky if a box that big...
  40. GotMetalBoy

    Wish Add Upward Compression Ratios to Comp Block and Multiband Comp Block

    Any chance the Ratios in the Comp Block and Multiband Comp Block could be enhanced to allow Ratios below 1 like down to 0.1 to allow Upward Compression aka Expansion? I use the Gate / Expander Block as an expander before the Amp Block but it would be awesome to be able to expand different...
  41. GotMetalBoy

    FAMC Liquid Foot Support is back!

    FAMC, the maker of the Liquid Foot+ (LF+) MIDI Foot Controllers has been plagued with issues in the past few years but they seem to have recently resolved most of them. The owner Jeff and his Support team have been replying to support tickets within a day and have been replying to peoples post...
  42. GotMetalBoy

    How To Tone Match Pre Gain Differences?

    What settings in the Amp block adjust pre gain dynamics and frequency response? Is there such thing as a Multiband Expander? I use the Input Gate and the Gate/Expander Block as an Expander to increase my dynamics and wondering if there's anyway to make them frequency dependent? If you've never...
  43. GotMetalBoy

    How to safely ship a tube amp?

    I need to ship a tube preamp and poweramp which has 16 new tubes from New York to Alaska and wondering the safest way to ship it, so nothing gets damaged. I will have to ship through USPS and I plan to insure it but want to make sure it's packaged correctly, so if USPS some how drops it, they...
  44. GotMetalBoy

    How to switch X/Y with MIDI for CPR, GTE, GEQ, MIX, PEQ, PAN?

    I was trying to program my LF+ 12+ and LF+ PRO+ as Master and Slave, so I can have one huge MFC and have access to all the Axe-Fx II XL+ Block's bypass and X/Y states and thought the LF+ was missing the auto sync IA's for the X/Y states for the CPR, GTE, GEQ, MIX, PEQ and PAN but I can't find...
  45. GotMetalBoy

    Cleans distorted after upgrading Q3.03 to Q6.01

    I upgraded my Axe-Fx II Mark I from Q3.03 to Q6.01 and now most of my presets have more gain. I even have the Global Amp Gain set to -12.00 dB. I also tested on my Axe-Fx II XL+ and set the preset versions to Q3.xx and still had the issue. I didn't want to upgrade to Q6.02 because I read some...
  46. GotMetalBoy

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year! FAS made my 2016 great! Can't imagine what great things 2017 will bring!
  47. GotMetalBoy

    Don't forget about your significant other and pets on Black Friday

    If you want to spend more time with your FAS gear, I definitely recommend getting stuff for your significant other and pets on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Also, if you own a house, don't forget to buy tools or cleaning stuff that will help keep the house and yard tidy faster and more...
  48. GotMetalBoy

    Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 Sale

    Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 is on sale for $105! http://www.toontrack.com/black-friday/ I've never seen it that cheap before, so I thought I'd share it. Not sure if a new version is coming out soon and that's why it's so cheap but it's too good of a deal to pass up. I have no affiliation with...
  49. GotMetalBoy

    I'm A Metallica Fan Again!

    The last time I was excited about a Metallica album was in 1991 when the Black album came out. They have 5 new videos on their website https://metallica.com Anyone know if they used the Axe-Fx II to record their guitars and bass? The albums sound quality is awesome. Even Lars sounds good and...
  50. GotMetalBoy

    The Musician's Practice Glove Works Great For Guitar and Bass

    I recently purchased a Musician's Practice Glove from http://www.musicianslive.org and it works great! I use it on my left fret hand for guitar and bass and I use it on my right hand for playing bass with my fingers. I don't get to practice as much as I like, so my fingers and hands have been...
  51. GotMetalBoy

    Warning Incorrect Micro Firmware Press Exit To Continue

    I just got this message on my Axe-Fx II XL+: *** WARNING *** INCORRECT MICRO FIRMWARE PRESS EXIT TO CONTINUE I have it connected to my PC with a USB cable and I have the SPDIF ports connected to my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 1st Gen. I powered on my Axe-Fx II XL+ and my PC about 10 minutes ago and...
  52. GotMetalBoy

    Is it safe to put the Axe-Fx II in a rolling rack?

    I found a used SKB 4 space Roto rolling rack for a good price and wondering if it's safe to put the Axe-Fx II in it? I'll be super careful and not go fast over any bumps or side walk cracks and won't drag it up or down steps. I just want to make sure I'm not going to cause something to become...
  53. GotMetalBoy

    How to set tempo on the Axe-Fx II XL+ via sysex?

    I upgraded last week from my Axe-Fx II Mark I to an Axe-Fx II XL+ and use to use the table in the post below but it won't work with the XL+. I know I have to change the Model # from 03 to 07 but I'm not sure how to calculate the checksum. Anyone know how to calculate the checksum using Excel...
  54. GotMetalBoy

    What is a good non rack Power Conditioner

    I'm trying to make my rack as light weight as possible and want to replace my Furman PL-PLUS II rack power conditioner which is 11lbs. I only need to plug in my Axe-Fx II Mark I and FAMC LF+ PRO+ MIDI Foot Controller which uses 12 volts and 1 amp. Is there such thing as a Power Conditioner...
  55. GotMetalBoy

    WISH: Mouse Over to display info

    The Axe-Fx II manual is starting to get very out dated similar to how FAMC's Liquid Foot+ manual is but it would be really helpful if there was a setting in Axe-Edit to enable Mouse Over info/help popup windows similar to FAMC's LF+ Editor. There's so many parameters to remember in the Axe-Fx...
  56. GotMetalBoy

    How often should I replace my surge protector?

    I've been thinking about getting an AX8 and looking for a none rack Power Conditioner and Surge Protector and came across the 2 articles below: Why (and When) You Need to Replace Your Surge Protector: http://www.howtogeek.com/212375/why-and-when-you-need-to-replace-your-surge-protector/ Why...
  57. GotMetalBoy

    Does the AX8 have a Song or Set List mode?

    I have GAS and thinking about buying an AX8. I already own an Axe-Fx II Mark 1 and used to have a MFC-101 Mark I but replaced it with a FAMC Liquid Foot+ (LF+) Pro+. My Axe-Fx II rig is in my practice room, so I end up using my Line 6 Pod Studio UX2 with Pod Farm 2.5 most of the time which...
  58. GotMetalBoy

    Boss Blues Driver BD-2

    I'm selling my Boss Blues Driver BD-2 and wanted to see how close I could get my Axe-Fx II to sound like it. I'm able to get it to sound almost identical until I change pickups and then I have to tweak it again. I've attached the preset. I don't no much about how electronics work but is this...
  59. GotMetalBoy

    Monitor Management Recommendations

    I use 3 pairs of speakers and a subwoofer to compare mixes. I've been using a $99.99 Samson C-Control for over 10 years but the main volume knob is starting to go bad, so it's time to upgrade. I bought a $99.99 Behringer Xenyx CONTROL1USB but it sounded distorted, really colored the sound...
  60. GotMetalBoy

    JamHub Greenroom or Behringer X AIR XR12 or XR16?

    My band is a 4 piece (Drums, Bass, Guitar and Vocals) and we're thinking about getting a monitoring system for practice and live. I know someone who is selling a JamHub Greenroom system with extra 3 SoleMix Remotes and 2 SoleMix Remote Extension Cables for $425. We're also looking at the...
  61. GotMetalBoy

    Questions about Dynamics, Pickups and IR's

    I know there are a ton of ways to adjust dynamics with the Axe-Fx II with the Noise Gate / Expander, Comp and Amp Blocks but do guitar pickups and IR's affect dynamics or is it just frequency response and our ears think we feel a difference? I know pickups have different outputs and...
  62. GotMetalBoy

    Prince's reversed reverse message in Darling Nikki

    Pretty much like many other people in the world mourning over the loss of Prince, I've been listening to a lot of his music the past couple days. I always wondered what the reverse message said at the end of the song Darling Nikki. I wouldn't dare try to play it backwards on my Dad's record...
  63. GotMetalBoy

    How To Convert Presets From Stereo To Mono?

    I want to make sure all my presets are mono. What settings do I need to change to convert them from stereo to mono? I have an Axe-Fx II Mark I. As an example, how would I convert a preset like factory preset 375 - Diamonique Rain.syx from Stereo to Mono? I'm going to verify that my presets are...
  64. GotMetalBoy

    Need tips for plugging Axe-Fx II into a combo amp

    I'm going to be playing at an open mic/jam tonight and they have a Peavey Windsor combo amp that I'll be plugging my Axe-Fx II into. In the past, I disconnected the guitar amp mic and plugged the XLR into my Axe-Fx II but they don't want me to do that, so I'll have to plug into their combo amp...
  65. GotMetalBoy

    Here is how to share XL and XL+ Presets with Mark I and II

    There is a hidden feature in Axe-Edit that exports a preset as a CSV file spreadsheet, so Axe-Fx II Mark I and II owners can manually program a preset. Open Axe-Edit Click Settings menu at the top Click Refresh after new FW, so all the blocks will export the correct info Select the Preset you...
  66. GotMetalBoy

    Screen Reader Recommendations

    I'm looking for a free screen reader but willing to pay for one as long as it works good and is user friendly and easy to setup without having to read a huge manual. I'm very dyslexic and it seems to be getting worse as I get older. I tried the Windows 10 Narrator and NVDA (NonVisual Desktop...
  67. GotMetalBoy

    Where is the Axe-Edit Manual?

    I can't seem to find the Axe-Edit manual. It doesn't look like it gets installed with Axe-Edit and I can't find it on the Support page or Wiki. All I can find is the Release Notes that get installed with Axe-Edit. I can't remember how to do some things in Axe-Edit and I don't want to goof...
  68. GotMetalBoy

    Need Security Camera Recommendations

    I need to get some security cameras around my house because I've started to notice things missing. I'm not sure how they're getting in because no windows or doors have been busted. It may have been happening for about a year. I need something that can record video and have enough storage for a...
  69. GotMetalBoy

    I've run out of GAS!

    Yesterday was the most depressing Black Friday I've ever had. I've seriously run out of GAS. My rig can't get any better. The only thing I can do to improve my sound is to practice guitar and bass more. My pockets are happy I'm out of GAS. I ended up looking for dog toy deals to buy haha. I'm...
  70. GotMetalBoy

    What file type should I export video?

    I use a Zoom Q2HD to record videos of my gigs but I sometimes need to edit the audio but not sure what file type I should export the final video because there are so many to choose from and so many settings. The Zoom Q2HD uses the mov file type. The video is 720 because I don't see a quality...
  71. GotMetalBoy

    Played Open Jam Night with Axe-Fx II

    I played open jam night last week with my drummer at the Firehouse Saloon in Rochester, NY. I connected my Axe-Fx II to the FOH through XLR Out 1 and it sounded amazing! I recorded the video through my Zoom Q2HD. I was afraid they might not let me use my Axe-Fx II because you're supposed to just...
  72. GotMetalBoy

    Will one of these get rid of hum, noise or buzz?

    Sometimes when I use the 1/4" Output 1 or 2 I get hum, noise or buzz. I never know what I'm going to connect to at gigs and many venues have bad power. If I use the XLR Output 1, I usually don't have issues but if I do, I flip the XLR Ground Lift and that resolves the issue. Sometimes I go...
  73. GotMetalBoy

    Can Cat3 cable be used to make a 7pin MIDI cable?

    I know Cat5 and Cat6 cable can be used to make a 7pin MIDI cable but can Cat3 be used? The power requirements are 12v AC or DC and 1000ma.
  74. GotMetalBoy

    Anyone using a Chris Broderick Pick Clip?

    Just wondering if anyone is using a Chris Broderick Pick Clip? I'm thinking about buying one because I'm notorious for dropping my pick when tapping. I've tried using a regular thumb pick but never felt comfortable using one especially because they are usually much thicker than the picks I use...
  75. GotMetalBoy

    High 96% CPU issue with Tyler Grund's Stevie Ray Vaughan Tone

    I followed Tyler Grund's "Axe-Fx 2: Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar Tone Video Tutorial" but my CPU keeps going up to 96% and the sound keeps getting static and cutting out because of it :( I noticed in his video that his CPU only goes up to 88%. What am I doing wrong? Here's the link to Tyler...
  76. GotMetalBoy

    How to pack and ship gear

    I have some expensive home repairs that need to be completed in the next few months before winter and I have some expensive health issues that I need to take care of, so I have no choice but to sell most of my music gear :( The good news is that I'm keeping my Axe-Fx II rig. I'm not having...
  77. GotMetalBoy

    Windows 10 deactivates after July 29, 2016 warranty motherboard change

    So I noticed some Dell Windows 8.1 laptops are on sale to make room for the new Windows 10 PC's and I was thinking about buying a cheap laptop to use specifically for programming my Axe-Fx II and LF+ PRO+ and bringing it with me as part of my rig. I usually buy a 2 year accidental damage...
  78. GotMetalBoy

    FAMC LF+ Liquid Foot+ and FAS Axe-Fx II and Axe-Fx III Tutorial is now on the Wiki

    After many seconds, minutes, hours and days I have finished converting my original FAMC LF+ and FAS Axe-Fx II Tutorial to the MediaWiki markup and added it to the Axe-Fx II Wiki :D Here is the link: FAMC Liquid Foot: FAMC Liquid Foot+ - Axe-Fx II Wiki My tutorial explains how to setup a FAMC...
  79. GotMetalBoy

    Thank you Cliff and FAS Team!

    I want to thank Cliff and FAS Team for making the Axe-Fx II such a great product! I bought my Axe-Fx II Mark I in March 2012 with Firmware 5 and it has evolved into my dream rig. I really noticed how much it's progressed after playing a show recently with one of my old bands that I hadn't...
  80. GotMetalBoy

    Has anyone been shocked when going direct to FOH?

    The topic of getting shocked while playing came up the other day at band practice. It got me thinking, now that I use FRFR and go direct to FOH and don't get mic'd to break the flow of electricity, what are the chances of me getting shocked or even worse, damaging my Axe-Fx II? A lot of the...
  81. GotMetalBoy

    How to fix loose pickup pole pieces?

    I have 2 identical Ibanez RG421PB guitars. One I use all the time and the other is my backup that I play once in a while. I noticed my backup guitar sounded like it had more gain and kept getting feedback, so I checked the pickup height and noticed that some of the bridge pickup's pole pieces...
  82. GotMetalBoy

    Is it safe to use the Axe-Fx II vertically?

    I have a 4 space Anvil Forge II rack case with my Axe-Fx II Mark I on the bottom and my Furman PL-Plus Series II power conditioner on top so there's one empty space in between for airflow and cables. Is it safe to put the rack on its side to conserve space or does the Axe-Fx II have to be...
  83. GotMetalBoy

    Who wants to play producer!

    So between my ADD and OCD I can't decide on amps or cabs to use bc almost everything in the Axe-Fx II sounds good to me and I'm getting overwhelmed with such an amazing selection of awesomeness :roll I'm using an Axe-Fx II Mark I FW 17.04 and an Ibanez RG421PB Natural Flat Guitar with stock...
  84. GotMetalBoy

    Need help with Focusrite Scarlett Reamping and Recording MIDI PC's

    I have 2 issues. I'm using Axe-Fx II Mark I v17.04. Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 v1.8. Cakewalk SONAR X3 Pro vX3e. Hosa 75ohm SPDIF Cables. ISSUE 1: I've reamped successfully before with my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 through SPDIF and it was working last night but I think it was working the opposite way...
  85. GotMetalBoy

    What's your workflow after updating firmware?

    I'm just wondering how you guys verify your presets after updating the firmware? How do you compare them? How do you set your Blocks back to the way they were when you have to reset them for a firmware update? I'm just trying to figure out the most efficient way to go about this in the least...
  86. GotMetalBoy

    How to downgrade firmware?

    I upgraded to firmware 18.07 but need to go back to 17.04 bc some of my presets changed and I can't figure out what settings I need to adjust. I may even have to go back as far as 16.04.1 bc some of my FX like Flange, Chorus and Rotary sound different. I always make full backups of my Axe-Fx...
  87. GotMetalBoy

    Bug? 18.07: Rotary Block is enabled in Scenes 2-8 and Revert doesn't work [FIXED]

    I upgraded my Axe-Fx II Mark I from firmware 17.04 to 18.07 and now all my presets that have a Rotary Block is enabled in Scenes 2 through 8. Also, Scene Revert is no longer working and no mater what I have it set to, Blocks stay activated that aren't supposed to when switching scenes. I've...
  88. GotMetalBoy

    What has been your experience with FAMC Liquid Foot LF+ MIDI Controllers?

    Before I go off on a rant, I want to see what other peoples experiences have been with FAMC and if I'm just having a one off issue. They changed their support ticketing system 3 months ago, which is supposed to resolve their past reputation of not responding to support tickets. I've worked for...
  89. GotMetalBoy

    Anyone use a RAC12 with MFC-101, LF+ or Mastermind GT?

    I'm on the waiting list for the next batch of RAC12 controllers but have a few questions. Anyone use a RAC12 with a FAS MFC-101, FAMC LF+ or RJM Mastermind GT? The RAC12 support has been great and replied to multiple email questions I had super fast. I just have a few more questions and thought...
  90. GotMetalBoy

    FAMC LF+ and FAS Axe-Fx II Tutorial

    FAMC LF+ and FAS Axe-Fx II Real-Time Sync Tutorial Hey Everyone! I wrote up a quick tutorial on how to setup a LF+ with an Axe-Fx II, so it will sync in real-time similar to the way Total Sync works with the FAS MFC-101. Hopefully this will provide a much better LF+ OOBE. NOTE: BEFORE...
  91. GotMetalBoy

    Is my LF+ Pro+ defective or am I defective?

    My LF+ Pro+ arrived almost 2 weeks ago on Thursday December 11 and I haven't made much progress with it. I have contacted support but they stopped replying and even when they did reply, they didn't explain things from start to finish and seem to start explaining just the last few steps. Also, I...
  92. GotMetalBoy

    Should I get Hosa or Rocktron 7pin midi cable?

    I ordered my FAMC LF+ Pro+ today but will need to get a 7pin MIDI cable bc I only have 5pin MIDI cables. I was looking at MusiciansFriend.com and they have a 25' Hosa cable and a 30' Rocktron cable. I've used non MIDI Hosa cables in the past with no issues but haven't ever used Rocktron cables...
  93. GotMetalBoy

    I'm thinking about buying a FAMC Liquid Foot+ Pro+ but have some questions

    I'm thinking about buying a FAMC Liquid Foot+ Pro+ to replace my MFC-101. I've read some reviews that said they had really bad communication with customers and took a while to ship products and reply to support issues. Is this still an issue? How is the quality? I've watched some...
  94. GotMetalBoy

    Solved strange noise in note attack

    I thought I'd share this info just in case anyone else might be having similar issues. I just upgraded to 16.04.1 and am redoing all my presets from scratch because I'm now using a pair of FRFR Yamaha DXR12 Powered cabs which replaced my FRFR Mackie TH-15A powered cabs and traditional Crown...
  95. GotMetalBoy

    Should I update from FW 3.03 to 3.06 when using MFC-101 MkI and Axe-Fx II MkI

    I'm in a new band and planning on resetting my MFC-101 Mark I and Axe-Fx II Mark I and creating all new presets from scratch. Yes, I will backup everything first. My Axe-Fx II Mark I will have the newest FW 16.04.1 and I will be using the newest Axe-Edit and Fedit. Should I update my MFC-101...
  96. GotMetalBoy

    Is it possible to have the Mission Engineering SP-1 switch select a Scene?

    I know the Mission Engineering SP-1 switch has to be connected to an XP input on the MFC-101 but I'm not sure how to program it, so it selects a Scene. I know how to select Scenes with a switch connected to the XS input on the MFC-101 but not the XP. I want to be able to step on the switch, so...
  97. GotMetalBoy

    What gets damaged if the MFC-101 is disconnected while connected to Axe-Fx II?

    I know some people that are thinking about buying a used Axe-Fx II or MFC-101 but I know an easy mistake people could make would be too disconnect the Ethernet cable from the MFC-101 when it's still connected to the Axe-Fx II and powered on. I'm wondering what signs to look for to know if that...
  98. GotMetalBoy

    I need a low cost USB to MIDI Interface for PC

    I need a low cost USB to MIDI Interface for my PC, so I can use with my MFC-101 Mark I and eJoz Software Fedit MFC-101 Editor. I already own a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 and MOTU MIDI Express XT but need something that's portable and USB powered, so I can quickly make changes to my MFC-101 Song and...
  99. GotMetalBoy

    Time to go play with my new pair of Yamaha DXR12 cabs!

    I'm a sucker for good deals and couldn't pass up the deal I got from my local Guitar Center on a new pair of Yamaha DXR12 powered cabs and speaker stands. FYI Yamaha has rebates for their DXR cabs I think until the end of the month. Total price after rebate was under $1090!!! I got them 3 days...
  100. GotMetalBoy

    Gate opens and looping feedback issue when no guitar connected

    I have had 2 issues with my Axe-Fx II recently. 1. The layout noise gate will open from loud noises like drums or bass when no cables are plugged into inputs. I first noticed the issue when I had my Axe-Fx II on one of my presets with lots of delay and flange. I thought it sounded cool bc it...
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