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  1. Tone_Loc

    Rush flanger tone...

    Has the format changed on AX8? Fractool only allows me to save as .blk not .syx. Does this sound like a Fractool issue or maybe a user issue!
  2. Tone_Loc

    controlling scene changes from a DAW

    A bit of everything actually Chris! 1. what would I need in to order to get the connection functioning. 2. Once connected, how would I go about programming the DAW. (It looks like Admin M@ answered this part!) Thx M@. Im hoping someone could pipe up with something that definitely works as...
  3. Tone_Loc

    controlling scene changes from a DAW

    what is the most efficient way to control scene/program changes on AX8 with a DAW like abelton for example? We plan to use a laptop running Win 10 and use Abelton to run a few tracks to our UI24 mixer and was wondering if its possible to setup a midi track that sends control/scene changes to...
  4. Tone_Loc

    Are you successfully using your AX8 via s/pdif?

    Any updates with this?
  5. Tone_Loc

    Are you successfully using your AX8 via s/pdif?

    It seems like there are a few 18i20g2 AI users that are having syncing issues. Are there any users of Scarlett AIs other that the 18i20, that are having the same issue? Im hoping there are no syncing issues with those units as the issue must then lie with the Focsrite unit and not the AX8.
  6. Tone_Loc

    Are you successfully using your AX8 via s/pdif?

    Read this from the Focsrite website: -------------------------------------------- If you are receiving audio from an external device (such as a two channel Guitar FX Processor) you should first connect the S/PDIF output of the external device to the S/PDIF input of the Saffire or Scarlett. You...
  7. Tone_Loc

    Are you successfully using your AX8 via s/pdif?

    Kind of related but could someone run me thru the process of hooking up SPDIF plz? I have the Focusrite 18i20 gen 2 AI and am thinking that it cant be too difficult! I have connected a cable from AX8 to SPDIF in on AI. On the Focusrite Control Output Routing panel I've added the SPDIF L-R...
  8. Tone_Loc

    Backing Tracks - How to....advice

    Thx Chris. That solves the playback then! So BH can output up to 4 separate tracks then. What an impressive app. We've previously only used the headphone out to split the channels and send them directly to the mixer, so how do you get the other 2 going? What sort of audio interface do we need...
  9. Tone_Loc

    Backing Tracks - How to....advice

    Been playing with a 5 piece band for a while now and have always used BTs to support our repertoire. We've had a typical basic setup where we use Bandhelper to play an MP3, which has the audio panned left and click panned right. Although rather inflexible, this method however has served us well...
  10. Tone_Loc

    AX8 V8.00 Public Beta

    Im starting to suspect that my Q7 install was faulty as this version is chalk and cheese. To me, Q7 was like playing with old strings and I just couldnt get it to sparkle. Should there really be that much variation between versions? Anyway, I reckon Im thru with these upgrades for a while.
  11. Tone_Loc

    AX8 V8.00 Public Beta

    Fantastic. Q7. has not been good for me
  12. Tone_Loc

    Studio AX8 question

    I enjoyed that!
  13. Tone_Loc

    Barefoot Buttons

    Got mine the other day. Must say I'm super impressed with the whole process and the functionality of these buttons are perfect. Such a simple design. My biggest issue was the back row of buttons, where the protective bar sits. When playing, I often hit the bar first then in haste, slid my foot...
  14. Tone_Loc

    Inspired by Yek - AX8 Presets

    Good work Johan. I started doing the same and was working through the presets I liked, so you've saved me the trouble! I have to say that Yek's presets seem to work best with my setup. They generally sit nicely in a mix so I would recommend that newbies use these presets as your first port of...
  15. Tone_Loc

    IEM in Aussie land

    I've only recently purchased the Shure PSM300 and can confirm they are a massive step up from any of the cheap (sub $600) units that are doing the rounds. I went with a cheap brand initially and they are just simply a crap filled static fest. I ended up throwing them out as I would've felt...
  16. Tone_Loc

    Mixer block..

    Haven't looked at the Vol/pan tbh. does it have the ability to select rows? Will look at it in detail when I can and see if this will work.
  17. Tone_Loc

    Mixer block..

    Yep you're spot on Smittefar, however I neglected to say that I've set up my presets to use Scenes where S1 is clean, S2 is crunch etc. and was after a solution that can be set within each scene. in hindsight, this may be pushing the CPU limits so a re-jig of my approach may be required...
  18. Tone_Loc

    Mixer block..

    Was starting to post this in the Wish thread but it kind of deviated into a user question so... Is there a reason the mixer block is excluded? I used the LF+ controller on my Ultra and I used the Mixer block to route a path to rows 1 or 2 by assigning an on/off toggle, that way I can use my...
  19. Tone_Loc

    Pitch Modifier Video Tutorial

    Thanks for sharing this. There's some great info here. (Well presented video as well. Clear and concise and without waffling on.)
  20. Tone_Loc

    Preset help and advice sought..

    Hey Pauly, Don't know mate, haven't tried it with headphones yet.
  21. Tone_Loc

    Preset help and advice sought..

    Overcompensating for low volume? The preset was written at gig volume and sounded fine in isolation so not sure what youre saying here.
  22. Tone_Loc

    Preset help and advice sought..

    Thx RLD. Could you send it DM to me plz? Would love to try it out.
  23. Tone_Loc

    Preset help and advice sought..

    Thx Dan. The amp and cab are basically a direct copy of the factory preset, (which I found to be great) but I will try your suggestions. Would you generally back off the brightness on all amps, as a rule? The reason I ask is that when I look at an amp like div/13 for example, my first reaction...
  24. Tone_Loc

    Preset help and advice sought..

    Thx Smitte. I use the same PRX712 for both home and live so wouldn't have thought there'd be that much variation. Good point re the mixer settings. I'm pretty sure its a clean signal from the desk but will double check. I would love to hear your Plexi patches so plz DM me them when you can.
  25. Tone_Loc

    Is it normal...

    ...for the reverb block to disengage when you access the tuner? I setup a patch that was on the cusp of CPU usage (around 80%) and was fully functional however the reverb disengaged when I engaged the tuner. I've also noticed the reverb block disengages at different CPU % values. Is that...
  26. Tone_Loc

    Preset help and advice sought..

    Greetings All, Had my first rehearsal with AX8 last night and I am at a loss as to how to approach this current dilemma. Firstly, the attached preset uses the 50w Plexi Amp and utilises Scenes 1-5 to produce crunch to leads. Now when I play this at home thru a JBL PRX712, it sounds really good...
  27. Tone_Loc

    Fremen AX8 presets - teaser

    Still getting my head around the unit and how I'll be using it. I like the idea of using Scenes (clean-crunch-heavy-lead etc.) of a particular amp model. With this approach I'd be using maybe 3 or 4 Amps at the most, so at this stage I would be looking at a smaller group of select amp presets...
  28. Tone_Loc

    Yek's preset collection (Q9.04, Axe-Fx II XL)

    Quick question/s for you Yek, Is it worth converting your XL patches to AX8 and will they still function? If not, are you planning on providing a set for the AX8 soon;)? FWIW, I used your FW11 base presets for the Ultra. Of all the presets I've downloaded, yours were the ones that were the...
  29. Tone_Loc

    Wow...just wow

    I know this has been repeated ad nauseam, but this thing is special. To say I've upgraded from the Ultra is an understatement. I've had, or what I thought I had till now, usable presets for live gigs and its served me well but this is taking my guitar playing to the next level. So many usable...
  30. Tone_Loc

    Independent Music Shipping in Australia

    Well it looks like Melbournes been covered as I received mine just as I was about to head off to a gig. (who has a wedding on a Tuesday night!) I was so tempted to bring it along and gig with it but wisely thought otherwise. I've taken the day off and will spend the time setting this beast up.
  31. Tone_Loc

    Independent Music Shipping in Australia

    No doubt Easter blows the delivery dates out. I wouldve love the free time over the holidays to work on my patches though:D
  32. Tone_Loc

    Independent Music Shipping in Australia

    Typical Aust Post. Takes 7 days to deliver a parcel from Qld. To Melb.
  33. Tone_Loc

    Overall volume dropping during play.

    Thanks for the response Hugo. Have not had the problem occur since so I might be wasting my time sending it back. Its these little things that keeps you on your toes! I'm wondering if it could be an overheating issue? I cant recall there being anything overly different from any other time Ive...
  34. Tone_Loc

    Overall volume dropping during play.

    Wondering if any one has experienced a drop in volume during a performance? I've been playing at this particular venue regularly over the the past 2 years and at last Saturdays gig, I had a very strange experience midway through the 3rd set where the overall sound volume dropped...
  35. Tone_Loc

    FAMC LF+ with Axe-Fx II - Quick Start Guide and Template:

    Once you get your head around the programming, it does become easier obviously. I believe the programming has become a lot more stable lately, due to the "beta testing" of long term users. I can recall struggling with a particular issue only to find it was a bug and not due to my lack of...
  36. Tone_Loc

    Poll MFC vs LiquidFoot vs Something else

    What a beautiful setting to play a gig. I just hope the guests weren't put off by the hideous foot controller!! :)
  37. Tone_Loc

    FAMC LF+ with Axe-Fx II - Quick Start Guide and Template:

    I went through the very same topic with Jeff when I first got my LFjr+ and I never got a clear response. In my mind, it would have made so much sense to program it that way. As you say, it is the way it is, so get your head around the programming methods and it will make your life so much...
  38. Tone_Loc

    New video with Ultra.

    wow at 2:40. great work.
  39. Tone_Loc

    One last try before I pull the pin

    Its always frustrating at first but eventually, you'll get the hang of it. If not, then I'll be willing to take the AF2 off your hands!!
  40. Tone_Loc

    LF+ Looper setup

    Thanks Paul but could you give me a bit more detail please? So do you create another IA that combines the 2 IA's? Sorry but I've never used the Looper function with a foot controller before so any specifics would help. I just assumed that you program an IA for the corresponding looper function...
  41. Tone_Loc

    LF+ Looper setup

    No one out there using the Looper on their LF+ controller?
  42. Tone_Loc

    Poll MFC vs LiquidFoot vs Something else

    Sorry mate, but that is one butt ugly controller!!
  43. Tone_Loc

    LF+ Looper setup

    Can someone please point me to ways of setting up the Looper function on the LF+? What specifically do I need to put in the programming lines? Ive tried setting up IA's with the corresponding CC# to the particular function, with on off values but nothing I've tried seems to work. I know...
  44. Tone_Loc

    Is it possible to adjust the looper sampling time?

    oh FFS. If it bothers you, then dont respond. There are productive ways to up your post count.
  45. Tone_Loc

    Should I get a Liquid Foot?

    LOL! I hear your frustrations! This is eerily reminiscent of what I went through when I first got it! Im the sort of person who HATES spending time tweaking any sort of "peripherals" when it comes to gear, as it eats into my playing time so if I don't have something fully functioning within...
  46. Tone_Loc

    Should I get a Liquid Foot?

    The size and functionality of the JR+ is what attracted me to it in the first place. It will definitely fulfill your needs.
  47. Tone_Loc

    LF+ jr+ Users - advice required

    I think you've been hitting the FAMC juice a bit too hard there! Working out what I want it to do is the easy bit. Programming it to function, generally without the aid of a well written manual, is the hard bit.
  48. Tone_Loc

    LF+ jr+ Users - advice required

    I hear ya. A personal bugbear of mine is spending precious time on programming, instead of playing. Im aware that there are learning curves on all things however I do get frustrated when it extends beyond what I feel is acceptable! Dont get me started on the issues I've had with returns and...
  49. Tone_Loc

    LF+ jr+ Users - advice required

    Cheers Rod. 1.-"on the page, make sure the preset buttons on your pedalboard are set to toggle and trigger" - done 2. - " In the actual preset, make sure you uncheck allow step programming" Are you referring to "Allow multi press (process steps/reset)"? If so, then this toggle is unchecked...
  50. Tone_Loc

    Vibro King Christmas

    good stuff John.
  51. Tone_Loc

    LF+ jr+ Users - advice required

    Thanks Stratman, I'll try the double tap option and see how it goes. Interesting to note that your LCD panel changes though which makes me think that I'm omitting a toggle or something, in my programming. I'm about 90% there with the programming of this pedal but gee its doing my head in! Can...
  52. Tone_Loc

    LF+ jr+ Users - advice required

    Exactly! What's rudimentary for him is advanced programming for me!
  53. Tone_Loc

    LF+ jr+ Users - advice required

    LCD's yes!! Brain fart on my part there! (I'm surprised that threw you off the topic) Yes, I think you're getting it. I wasn't aware that a double tap operation was available, similar to long press. (I should read the manual). Anyway, the issue only occurs with presets. Be interested to see...
  54. Tone_Loc

    LF+ jr+ Users - advice required

    The small LED panel above each button. They're on all the + series. Do you have the older version? Double tap? Are you saying theres an option to double tap, to access the secondary function of a button, similar to the long press option?
  55. Tone_Loc

    LF+ jr+ Users - advice required

    "too hard" meaning not high on FAMCs to do list. Jeff's been pretty good at resolving issues and Im sure he'd eventually resolve this one, so no qualms there. I'm mainly trying to find alternative ways to programming from other users.
  56. Tone_Loc

    LF+ jr+ Users - advice required

    Firstly, can any LF+ users confirm this: Background: I have programmed preset holders to buttons 2 & 3 utilising both short and long press. i.e button 2 short = preset holder #1, button 2 long press = preset holder #2 etc. So each bank has a total of 4 presets. The rest are taken up with...
  57. Tone_Loc

    "Loop" - A little 3 minute piece I put together (Axe-FX Std, Mayones, SD2.0)

    That was fantastic. One of the most unique pieces Ive heard on this site. Well done.
  58. Tone_Loc

    LF+ JR+ - Need a basic guide

    This is where your comment becomes farcical. Well done for joining the topic with such an insightful post. Someone with your midi knowledge (in the top 10% no less) would have been able to answer the questions without all the additional rhetoric.
  59. Tone_Loc

    LF+ JR+ - Need a basic guide

    Thanks so much Voes. I will give this a go.
  60. Tone_Loc

    LF+ JR+ - Need a basic guide

    I'm sure FAMC's marketing will tell you its more than your average midi controller. There is clearly a lack of basic information on the site as evident by the posts on here. I cant tell how many times I've watched those 10min videos that go into SO MUCH detail on how to navigate through the...
  61. Tone_Loc

    LF+ JR+ - Need a basic guide

    Sort of, but not quite! I may not have explained myself clearly enough. Firstly I'll explain why I want to do it this way and that is, I have the LF+ JR+ which as you know has 8 buttons so I want to maximise the setup. I understand the easiest way would be to get a Pro+ and assign the bottom...
  62. Tone_Loc

    LF+ JR+ - Need a basic guide

    Thanks Voes. That sounds logical however what if presets 3 and 4 were to use different IA's than presets 1 & 2? EG. for presets 1&2 I would like to assign button 6 for drive 1, button 7 for delay 1, button 8 for chorus 1. for presets 3&4 I would like to assign button 6 for trem, button...
  63. Tone_Loc

    LF+ JR+ - Need a basic guide

    Thanks Redbud. If Im reading your set up correctly, it would mean I'd have to press another button to access the IA's after Ive selected my preset. If so, then I dont want to do this. I really only need to manipulate 3 or 4 IA's, relevant to that particular preset. Just want to ensure that...
  64. Tone_Loc

    LF+ JR+ - Need a basic guide

    Thanks for clarifying that. My approach is identical to yours but I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing out on a more efficient way of programming. Song and setlist mode are totally useless for me then. Now that I've eliminated the need to use those modes, I'm hoping you could...
  65. Tone_Loc

    LF+ JR+ - Need a basic guide

    Can someone please give me a basic explanation of what are "songs" and "setlists", inparticular on how they would be used in a live situation? The FAMC site is woefully inadequate in explaining it. Their videos go into far too much detail on how to access and navigate the menus etc. and I've...
  66. Tone_Loc

    Controlling the auto-engage function.

    The Search engine is your friend. :)
  67. Tone_Loc

    Thru-Tone Ernie Ball Expression pedal for FA gear

    Great idea but I would have gone with less obtrusive switches.
  68. Tone_Loc

    I spent 3 years trying to like the delays in this box

    I chuckled, so there was some good that came from your previous post!
  69. Tone_Loc

    Just noticed on FAMC music's site - LF+ jr

    Sorry but I wasnt aware that we're limited to asking questions only, on this forum. I was merely expressing my opinion on the suitability of this product and company. It's great that you've not had any issues and I suppose, myself and others wouldn't be jumping onto forums venting our...
  70. Tone_Loc

    Just noticed on FAMC music's site - LF+ jr

    I dont buy into the rhetoric "oh he's a one man band, cut him some slack". If you release a product to the general public, then the level of service and professionalism should be the same whether you have 4 or 400 working. Serious? Complaints are from non-owners? I cant believe that is even used...
  71. Tone_Loc

    Just noticed on FAMC music's site - LF+ jr

    Surely alarm bells are ringing when wanting to deal with this mob? Tuner issues? Extremely poor service. This appears to be an amateurish operation, despite the flashy website. Despite sending a couple of emails to them, I have yet to get a response! You have to wonder whats going on...
  72. Tone_Loc

    Rocktron Midi Raider vs. GCP?

    Thats a shame. Thanks for the reply Theronius and good luck with it all.
  73. Tone_Loc

    Rocktron Midi Raider vs. GCP?

    Would love to know if this unit has the tuner display. If so, this will be a huge seller.
  74. Tone_Loc

    What Are Your Favorite Amp Sims? (Post-FW11 Version)

    For what I do, definately the Dr Z, is the most versatile and sits so well in the mix. XTC red is probably next, however I have recently discovered the Corford to be a great sim, provided you dial down the bass. Most importantly. all my cabs are Ownhammer. To me, this is what made the difference...
  75. Tone_Loc

    Echoes, 9 song compilation of easy listening music.

    Great stuff Dave. :) You've got a real knack of layering. Thanks for sharing.
  76. Tone_Loc

    We want Firmware 12

    Dont see any new amp sims on the horizon but wouldn't mind seeing optional firmware versions, V11 as it currently is and say V11A, which drops half the speaker sims and free's up more user slots. That would just about be it for me.
  77. Tone_Loc

    X15 Ultrafoot question

    Is that the Tech 21 Midi mouse your reffering too? (saw a youtube clip) Im just wondering how that would work with what Im trying to achieve. Ideally, I want to be able to have patches set for the bottom row and then be able to turn on/off individual pedals that are set in those patches, by...
  78. Tone_Loc

    X15 Ultrafoot question

    He he Dpoirier, you've saved me some trouble as I was thinking of replacing the mode led to blue, to try and at least minimise, the very issues you mentioned! I agree its a great pedal for what it is however the mode switch is a pain and has forced me to alter my approach to the setup...
  79. Tone_Loc

    X15 Ultrafoot question

    For those that use the X15 Ultrafoot, im just wondering if its at all possible to program it to split say the bottom row for patch change and the top row for stomp box mode? (i.e. without using the mode switch) Thanks in advance.
  80. Tone_Loc

    The Mother-of-all-pedal-and-effects-emulations thread

    You've OD on fuzz Don :) Big thumbs up to you, again Yek.
  81. Tone_Loc

    Any advice for a newbi on playing live

    I'm in a similar position to you and I can tell you now, playing a patch at home is NOTHING like playing it live. You will need to tweak and tweak and tweat and then you might just get it sounding ok. You will need to dedicate a lot of time to this unit. I've had mine for about 5 months now and...
  82. Tone_Loc

    10.03 Gig Report

  83. Tone_Loc

    10.03 Gig Report

    Thanks for taking the time to look at it Scott. I understand your reference in regards to limiting the use of reverb in live applications and for the most part, I agree however this particular patch was one of the better ones, wrt "cutting thru the mix" so I'm thinking maybe reverb isn't the...
  84. Tone_Loc

    10.03 Gig Report

    Thanks for taking the time to look at it, Don. As I mentioned earlier, this was the patch that I had edited during rehersal and it really went to mush. This is the result, after my mods. (My comments in blue.) Its changed quite a bit but I will try this patch unadulterated, at our next rehersal...
  85. Tone_Loc

    10.03 Gig Report

    Thanks Merlin, I'll give that a try at our next rehersal. Here are the dodgy patches in question. The Soldano crunch seems to cut thru reasonably well however it lacks color when its played on its own. The Recto patch is just bad, now. It was literally devoured the moment the drums & bass came...
  86. Tone_Loc

    10.03 Gig Report

    Thanks Guys. At rehersal, I use a PRS CU24 -(stock) into Axe FX --> FOH. I use a powered wedge for monitoring however all my sound comparisons are from the FOH mix. Our drummer plays an electric kit at rehersals and full acoustic kit at gigs where we usually just mic the kick & snare. Bass -...
  87. Tone_Loc

    10.03 Gig Report

    I am having a very difficult time getting my patches to sit in the mix let alone slice through it. Mental orgasm? I'd settle for a HJ from a two bit hooker atm :D I have been rehersing with the unit for a while (not confident to gig with it yet), have upgraded to 10.3(agree with the...
  88. Tone_Loc

    Deconstructing my JCM-800 Firmware 10.02 **ONLY 10.02 ONLY**

    Re: Deconstructing my JCM-800 Firmware 10.02 **ONLY 10.02 ON Thank you Scott.
  89. Tone_Loc

    AxeFX in Australia

    Fortunately, this is slowly becoming a thing of the past. You only have to look at say The Guitar Centre website where all prices can be shown in $AUS, including shipping costs etc. Its one thing the Americans are really good at and that is identifying new markets and catering for it...
  90. Tone_Loc

    AxeFX in Australia

    No matter how you try to colour it, considering the current exchange rate, $3300Au is just a money grab. Any US dealer would kill for a profit margin like that.
  91. Tone_Loc

    X15 Ultrafoot pedal assignment

    I believe my old X15 should be more than adequate, for now. I've got my bypass set for tap tempo, atm. As the X15 doesn't display the tuner, I just use the display on the Ultra and use the tuner switch. I'm starting to warm to the idea of using the expression pedal to essentially A/B from one...
  92. Tone_Loc

    X15 Ultrafoot pedal assignment

    Daniel, you are a champ!!! :D For some reason, I had it in my head that the external controllers were only used for external pedals as such and not the pedals on my midi board. :oops: I was at it all day yesterday and I think I was trying to absorb too much at once! I agree with the way you...
  93. Tone_Loc

    X15 Ultrafoot pedal assignment

    Apologies for any gibberish that I might write as my head is about to explode. I've had my Axe Ultra for 2 days now and I've been on a massive learning curve! For those that use the X15 Ultrafoot, how do I set the right pedal for wah and left for volume? A simple step by step instruction...
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