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  1. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 13.03

    Thank you sir! “Tuner when heal down” is a genius feature and frees up an FC switch for me!
  2. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 13.02

    Just saw that, thanks!
  3. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 13.02

    Not sure if this bug has been mentioned in this thread, but the "Tuner on Heel Down" feature will not display the tuner on my fc-12 controller. I believe I am running fc firmware 1.11. If the expression pedal is between 0 and 5, the tuner displays on the axe fx, but not the fc pedal.
  4. guitarcal

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    Thoughts on this article? https://www.fisherinvestments.com/en-us/marketminder/coronavirus-seeing-through-the-fog-of-fear
  5. guitarcal

    Amp match

    Yes, I have the fractal one. Not sure on using the torpedo captor. I think there is an amp match template towards the end of the included presets. I’ve done several of my amps and it works great.
  6. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.02

    Any amp modeling updates for firmware 12? Installed a few days ago and its sounding great. Love the phaser changes. Seems like I recall Cliff saying he only increments the major release number when amp modeling improvements are added.
  7. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.00 Public Beta

    Can't wait to try this feature out, thanks!
  8. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #3

    Sounds great to me! Loving the plexi 1959. Scene changes seem fast to me, although mine aren't that complex.
  9. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.00 Beta

    Would it be possible to add a modifier to delay tempo as well? Really liking the amp block update. 1959SLP has a thump to it, fenders sound great as well. Thanks!
  10. guitarcal

    OD Pedal suggestions?

    Thanks for the suggestions! I tried them and was able to dial in something similar with the SDD preamp. Not the same but it’s close. I’ll try the 3 knob drive later this evening.
  11. guitarcal

    OD Pedal suggestions?

    All, For years I have used my trusty Boss OD-3 as a clean boost with my strat into a plexi style amp. I’ve just switched over my pedal board to the FC controller and am trying to replicate this pedal. I run tone and level at noon, and drive at 0, so it acts solely as a clean boost. Any...
  12. guitarcal

    Drive Block Status

    BB Preamp is the only pedal I use at the moment in the axe Fx, usually just to push the front end of the amp a bit. Eager to mess with the updated drive pedal models to see if I can use others!
  13. guitarcal

    Wish Add ability to assign a modifier to tempo

    I would like the ability to add a modifier to the tempo parameter in the delay block. For example, this would allow me to switch between a dotted 1/8 note to 1/4 tempo, without the need for multiple delay blocks and a control switch modifying the bypass state of each block. This solution is...
  14. guitarcal

    Need some scene / channel help!

    Nevermind, figured it out, you can set to maintain last value of the control switch under Controllers -> CS per Scene in Axe Edit. Thanks for all your help! Hoping maybe we can add the tempo to the modifier list to free up some more cpu now.
  15. guitarcal

    Need some scene / channel help!

    This almost works, I set up with control switch 1 firing from the FC controller. It changes between the two delays with the min / max value. The problem is when I change scenes, it reverts back to the saved scene state. Is there something else I need to configure? I think you mentioned a...
  16. guitarcal

    Need some scene / channel help!

    It sounded similar, but wanted to confirm tonight when I got home. Maybe this can be a feature request on the wish list? If most other params allow for modifiers, I wonder why tempo wasn’t included?
  17. guitarcal

    Need some scene / channel help!

    Thanks, I will give this a try
  18. guitarcal

    Need some scene / channel help!

    Thanks for the help, but these third party tools did not work. Any other suggestions for this?
  19. guitarcal

    Need some scene / channel help!

    Looks like the "Create Modifier" option is greyed out when I right click the word "Tempo". Im attaching a screenshot below.
  20. guitarcal

    Need some scene / channel help!

    Is there a guide you can point me to on how to set this up? I've worked with modifiers before, but I think I am missing something...
  21. guitarcal

    Need some scene / channel help!

    Thanks, I'll give this a try. Yes, the delay parameters will remain the same and I am using a FC controller so will confirm its set to maintain current state in each scene. I've not used FracPad, but will download this evening. I'm assuming its possible to add the modifier within the axe fx...
  22. guitarcal

    Need some scene / channel help!

    All, I currently have a few patches with 5 or 6 scenes, all use the same delay set to dotted 8th which is in channel 1. Some songs we play require I set the delay to a straight 8th timing which is in channel 2. In a live moment, is there a quick way to apply this to all scenes? I can...
  23. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.00

    This update should be called the strymon big sky killer... I’m selling mine now!
  24. guitarcal

    FASLINK II ...lit up pedal boards...power?

    Does someone make a XLR phantom power to dc adapter? My understanding is FASLINK II is using phantom power to power the FC controller. Maybe you could tap into the FASLINK power right before it gets to the FC controller using an adapter. Concerns would be how much current is provided and how...
  25. guitarcal

    "MLM Switch Combo" Options

    Maybe a little more valuable for the FC-6? Assigning 1 switch isn’t quite as big of a deal for the FC-12, but it is still taking a switch to navigate between layouts. I would think FC-6 users would be all for this since there are less switches.
  26. guitarcal

    Utility Function Amp Level No Save

    There might be a better way around this, but... Would there be any value to adding a new utility function to toggle the amp block level +/- 2db without automatically saving? My idea is to use this for a quick solo boost. Might be nice to have an option to target a specific effect block as...
  27. guitarcal

    "MLM Switch Combo" Options

    Received my FC-12 yesterday, very impressed so far! It is very well thought out and very easy to use. Quick questions and / or possible wish list items: Is it possible to assign the "MLM Switch Combo" to a different set of switches? For example, if I wanted to place on the left side of my...
  28. guitarcal

    Ambient Patch & Tutorial

    This is great, thank you!
  29. guitarcal

    Three Amp Blocks?

    The CPU usage seems a little low. ;)
  30. guitarcal

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    The FC-12 was listed on the page yesterday. Maybe they are still making changes to the webpage.
  31. guitarcal

    FREE CAB PACK: ML Legendary Times (2018)

    Looks like the link expired? @ML SOUND LAB I just followed you on Instagram! ***Edit, just saw your post above, looks like I missed out. :(
  32. guitarcal

    Are Phil and Viv using Brit Pre or JMPRE-1 on the III?

    Would you be willing to share which IRs you are using?
  33. guitarcal

    Warning about big preset loads in the lower 90%

    Interesting perspective! Most vehicles will have a rev limiter though which will prevent you from exceeding the red line, but I get what your driving at (pun intended! :)). Maybe this would be the solution, programmatically add a "rev limiter". If you select an effect that would take you over...
  34. guitarcal

    Warning about big preset loads in the lower 90%

    I've always wondered why FAS has yet to change this. My brother has an FX8 and runs into this all the time as well. Can FAS modify to show 100% cpu utilization when the system wide cpu utilization is only at 90%. Think of it as the Spinal Tap "these go to 11" situation, only reverse. :)...
  35. guitarcal

    [Not a bug] Potential Bug?

    Confirmed there was no amp squeal, but figured it out. I had placed a high cut and low cut on the amp block. My guess is the tone match block was still attempting to match the entire frequency? I placed the low cut at 75 hz and the high cut at around 13k hz. I am assuming the tone match...
  36. guitarcal

    [Not a bug] Potential Bug?

    I'll recapture and report back. Technically it was an amp match captured using white noise. What would cause a bad tone match if amp matching?
  37. guitarcal

    [Not a bug] Potential Bug?

    Thanks, Should I recapture the tone match then?
  38. guitarcal

    [Not a bug] Potential Bug?

    I just saw that. It looks like @FractalAudio responded that the buffer wasn't being cleared. The squeal I am hearing only occurs when I play, not constantly like in the video. I added an edit above, mine seems to be more related to the Tone Match block.
  39. guitarcal

    [Not a bug] Potential Bug?

    I noticed a potential bug today. I created a custom patch utilizing scenes and channels. It also includes a tone match block and uses IRs that I captured myself. The patch is stored in bank 401. If I change banks and move back to this patch, I get a high pitched squeal when I play. It almost...
  40. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    Confirmation : January 29, 2018, 10:03 AM EST Invitation to purchase : March 28, 2018, 2:22 PM EST Ordered: March 28, 2018 2:29 PM EST
  41. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    My confirmation email from fractal is at 10:03am et, still waiting here too!
  42. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    Looks like the latest for today is 9:59am ET?
  43. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    When you receive a notification and post here, you should also post your waiting list confirmation time. That will give us an idea of where FAS is on the list!
  44. guitarcal

    Has the Ax lll shipped yet?

    Ha, snow delayed my Axe Fx II purchase a few years ago.
  45. guitarcal

    Something to hold you over

    Thanks for offering, I actually still have my original manual as well!
  46. guitarcal

    Something to hold you over

    My Line 6 POD X3 Live has been working for me. Its what I learned to play guitar on. Its been fun to use the last few weeks!
  47. guitarcal

    Ooooh... Charts and Graphs

    @FractalAudio, just following up on my post, would you be willing to post a comparison of the "kr" competitor? Thanks!
  48. guitarcal

    Late 70's Marshall JMP Master Model 50w Mk2. Lead

    How long does something like this take to go through it, verify components are good to go, and then model it? You have mentioned before it is a time consuming process...
  49. guitarcal

    Ooooh... Charts and Graphs

    I think I understand parts of this, but I probably don’t... Can you post the results of your other “competitor” (kr vs hx)? ;)
  50. guitarcal

    X-LOAD LB-2 Reactive Load Box now available

    This is the primary reason why I purchased one. I have a few amps that aren't modeled in the Axe Fx. The LB-2 gives me the option to record with them at home without making the neighbors mad. It gives me a lot more tonal options since I can match up any impulse response. The Axe Fx can...
  51. guitarcal

    Tone Matching and Amp Matching in the III

    Can FAS or beta testers provide any comments on my sine sweep / white noise question? Thanks!
  52. guitarcal

    Late 70's Marshall JMP Master Model 50w Mk2. Lead

    Looking forward to the amp model. Then you can write it off as a business expense!
  53. guitarcal

    X-LOAD LB-2 Reactive Load Box now available

    In case your interested, I recorded a few basic tracks to test out the LB-2. I kept it simple, hoping to highlight the note response and decay. Just ignore the sloppy playing! Signal chain is my Strat into a 50w PRS HX/DA. Master volume is on 10 for both of these. I do not have an Axe FX II...
  54. guitarcal

    X-LOAD LB-2 Reactive Load Box now available

    I received the LB-2 today! I've been playing my cranked 50 watt plexi for the last 45 minutes and I have to say I am very impressed. Switching between the voicing switch is more noticeable than I thought it would be. The UK side feels softer and I think I am hearing / feeling a bit more...
  55. guitarcal

    In the Spirit of NAMM Anouncements (FAS reactive load box)

    It seems to handle my 50 watt Marshall just fine. It has a master volume, but for the past 45 minutes I have been running on volume 10. There is a bit of crackle noise that is generated, but I had to turn all my speakers off and put my ear right next the LB-2 to hear it. I wish I had the Suhr...
  56. guitarcal

    In the Spirit of NAMM Anouncements (FAS reactive load box)

    Mine arrived today, I'm hoping to run a couple of my 50 watt Marshalls through it tonight at full volume. I'll take note of the items you posted and reply with the results. Unfortunately I sold my axe fx ii to fund the upcoming iii and I don't have cab lab so I'll have to use my pod x3 live as...
  57. guitarcal

    Late 70's Marshall JMP Master Model 50w Mk2. Lead

    I have this amp! Mine is a '78 with matching 4x12, its killer sounding! Yours looks quite a bit cleaner than mine. I've not tried to match the tone in the axe fx, so I don't have any advice to offer. Following this thread to see whats said...
  58. guitarcal

    Setting input levels?

    Makes sense to me!
  59. guitarcal

    Setting input levels?

    Just curious...on the Axe Fx II, when the input level "tickled" red, that means you were 6db below clipping. From the manual... "Adjust according to the level of input source material until “hot” signals “tickle” the red LEDs on the front panel INPUT meters. The red LED lights at -6 dB (below...
  60. guitarcal

    AxeFX III and « profiler » block....?

    Just my 2 cents... I've been following the idea of offering profiling like capabilities to the axe fx. There have been multiple wish list requests, and I know I have started at least one of the threads. From what I gather, FAS has the knowledge and know how to implement such a feature, they...
  61. guitarcal

    Tone Matching and Amp Matching in the III

    Looking forward to hearing the improvements! Is using sine sweep or white noise still the best method to amp match or does the new code include any new tools to more easily and accurately amp match?
  62. guitarcal

    Virtual voltage for drives, comps, and modulation?

    I would use this feature! I utilize the variac in the amp block all of the time
  63. guitarcal

    X-LOAD LB-2 Reactive Load Box now available

    Ha! :p I guess I'll have to cancel my LB-2 order then, I don't believe I can wait any longer for the III.
  64. guitarcal

    Tone Matching and Amp Matching in the III

    Has the process changed to capture tone matches and amp matches, or are they captured using the same methods and parameters available in the axe fx ii? If different, can FAS or beta testers highlight the differences / improvements? Are there additional parameters available to better capture...
  65. guitarcal

    X-LOAD LB-2 Reactive Load Box now available

    Ordered, thanks FAS! I think those who order the LB-2 should be moved up on the Axe FX III waiting list! ;)
  66. guitarcal

    2 Step Amp Match Process?

    @FractalAudio, will you please provide some input? Hoping to clone a few of my amps!
  67. guitarcal

    2 Step Amp Match Process?

    Anybody have any thoughts on this?
  68. guitarcal

    2 Step Amp Match Process?

    Any thoughts on this @FractalAudio ? If I understand the original thought, the chain would look like this... Guitar -> Tone Match (Exported to cab) #1 -> Amp -> Tone Match Block #2 -> output Where Tone Match Capture #1 is a lower gain and lower EQ tone match cab export of the amp and Tone...
  69. guitarcal

    2 Step Amp Match Process?

    @FractalAudio , I am researching on how to get the most accurate tone match with using a sine sweep. I found the following Wish List thread dating all the way back to 2012. With the help of @Morphosis I was able to figure out a good starter for the basic sine sweep method. In one of your...
  70. guitarcal

    Gain with Plexi style amps

    Yes, I will work on a few and get uploaded for you.
  71. guitarcal

    Potential Bug, unable to rename EMPTY IRs

    Any thoughts on this?
  72. guitarcal

    Gain with Plexi style amps

    Confirmed, input trim gets me most of the way there! I am now playing with a combination of tone match and the sine generator to better amp match the the frequency of my HXDA. I’m getting extremely convinving results! Thanks all for the help! +1, I second this question!
  73. guitarcal

    Potential Bug, unable to rename EMPTY IRs

    I tried cab lab lite, but it would not let me load the Ultrares IR, am I missing something?
  74. guitarcal

    Potential Bug, unable to rename EMPTY IRs

    I captured around 40 IRs last night with the goal of renaming them using Axe-Edit. Under cab manager, if I right click and select to rename, the rename box is greyed out. I searched the forum and found a few other threads, but no one seemed to have a good solution. I tried exporting...
  75. guitarcal

    Gain with Plexi style amps

    Great question! Its depends on the model, but usually with gain on 4 and bright cap enabled, the amp is too bright and harsh. If I remove some of the highs and mids, the tone gets dull and no longer has the high end plexi sizzle. 12ax7s, so should be adding the correct amount of gain there
  76. guitarcal

    Gain with Plexi style amps

    Thanks for the quick responses. Are there any other advanced settings you recommend I tweak to more closely match my reference amps? I know the bright cap value can be adjusted, wasn't sure if any of the other caps can be tweaked? I'll pull my amp apart this weekend and take some...
  77. guitarcal

    Gain with Plexi style amps

    Quick question for you guys! I own a few real plexi amps including a '71 50 watt, Prs HxDa (similar to a late 60s plexi), plus a few others. I pair with a 4x12 loaded with greenbacks. What I have noticed is in the Axe Fx, if the gain knob is set similar to my real amps, the Axe Fx amp model...
  78. guitarcal

    Signal Chain / Mic Pre Recommendations

    Needing some advice / recommendations! I'm looking to incorporate the effects (reverb and delay) from the axe fx into my real amp rig. The goal would be to use these effects last in the signal chain as my amp doesn't have an effects loop. I believe the signal chain would look like this...
  79. guitarcal

    In the Spirit of NAMM Anouncements (FAS reactive load box)

    Mainly plexi style amps...I'll PM you, I don't want to hijack the thread. :)
  80. guitarcal

    In the Spirit of NAMM Anouncements (FAS reactive load box)

    This isn't necessarily true, it depends on the amp. It just so happens the "sweet spot" on mine is when the master volume is on 10. I was more asking from a technical perspective, was curious if the LB-2 heat sinks can handle that much power being thrown at it. Also, for those of us with 100...
  81. guitarcal

    In the Spirit of NAMM Anouncements (FAS reactive load box)

    Are you able to run large amps at full volume into the LB-2 without damaging the amp? From the front, it looks like there are a larger vents to dissipate heat. I am assuming there is a large heat sink and fan built in as well?
  82. guitarcal

    Closest amp model to a Two Rock Custom Reverb 50

    Great suggestion, I'll give this a try and report back. I messed with the speaker drive as well which maybe got it a hair closer. Thanks everyone for the amp suggestions as well. I'm kind of surprised a Custom Reverb hasn't been added to the amp list yet, especially since we have the J35...
  83. guitarcal

    Closest amp model to a Two Rock Custom Reverb 50

    I am currently babysitting my buddy's Custom Reverb 50w Version 1. It has 2 6L6 tubes and a solid state rectifier and sounds killer. I figured while I had the amp, I would do my best to match it's clean tone in the Axe FX. I captured the 2x12 IR and am now running through amps to find the...
  84. guitarcal

    Shout out to Yek

    I sure hope Fractal Audio recognizes his work on this forum and sends him free gear...
  85. guitarcal

    FRACTAL DEMO IN OKLAHOMA CITY NEEDED

    Absolutely, excellent advice! I still have Walter's contact info from the Eleven Rack sale, so will be easy to determine if this is the same individual.
  86. guitarcal

    FRACTAL DEMO IN OKLAHOMA CITY NEEDED

    Hey Walter, I can demo mine. I think you actually sold me that Eleven Rack, and then I sold it back to you when I purchased my Axe Fx II. :) I don't have a lot of time this coming weekend, but could possibly spare a few minutes. Send me a PM and we can work out the details.
  87. guitarcal

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    Loving the new 70 Marshall Plexi through a good basketweave IR capture. I really like the voicing of this amp!
  88. guitarcal

    Help/Challenge for the strat players in the group

    Hear any recommendations on this? It seems like I've gotten the closest with the Fender Bandmaster. Can't remember which cab... I've tried the Dumble clones, but no luck there.
  89. guitarcal

    Question Regarding the Variac

    Alright, thanks!
  90. guitarcal

    Question Regarding the Variac

    Hi all, I faithfully utilize the variac feature in the amp block on most of my Plexi style patches in the Axe FX. I really like the extra squish / sag. Usually I run anywhere between 75% and 85%. A few months ago, (not sure which firmware it first started, but I am currently running Quantum...
  91. guitarcal

    suggestions for more spongy feel

    Have you tried the variac in the amp block? Might try somewhere between 75 and 90%. [Edit] - Sorry, just saw this was recommended above. I run the plexi style amps at 75%
  92. guitarcal

    Recommend an amp for P&W

    Agreed...there is sweet spot with the Badger amp that I had to dial in before I got it to work under my hands. My brother owns the real Badger 18, and it is the same way. Very cool sounding amp once you find the sweet spot. Definitely won't work for everyone though...
  93. guitarcal

    Recommend an amp for P&W

    I try to think outside the box when it comes to worship tones. It seems most use an class A Vox style amp (with good reason, they sound great), but at least in my experience, they all sound the same. I tried a real Morgan AC20 for a while, but could never get it to work for me. I personally...
  94. guitarcal

    Tech Issue Axe FX II / Mac 10.5.8

    Same here... It quit working around a year ago for me...
  95. guitarcal

    Studio Reference Monitors

    Cliff / Fractal Team, What studio reference monitors do you use to listen to and test the Axe FX? I am curious to the setup used to dial in Fractal products when tweaking/fine tuning values for firmware updates. Thanks
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