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    Preset will not load and has vanished from display

    Chris - Thanks. Not sure how that got corrupted (I had it originally mapped there but when I went back in, it was blank). Weird...but you have exorcised the ghost in my machine. Thank you!!
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    Preset will not load and has vanished from display

    Hello folks. I've searched recent threads and couldn't find this issue. I apologize if this has been covered. So I'm using the AX8 and everything is fine and one day when I used the foot switch to go from my clean tone to a rhythm tone, it never let me switch back. I step on the switch, nothing...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Again, thanks for the continuing suggestions. Fiddling with the EQ creates a bit of a moving target -- I feel as though I have a pretty good PEQ block going on right now. Adding "air" increases the bit but at the expense of warmth; the beef reduces the clarity. The Qs I am using are a...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Okay, getting still closer. The clarity still isn't quite where it could be but if I really try to emphasize the A string in my picking it almost gets where it needs to be. Meanwhile the tone is getting close. There is an "X Factor" to use that overused term that still quite isn't there but...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    I think some other factors may have as much to do with this.... ;)
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Thanks for the continuing thoughts, tips and guidance, folks. I wasn't able to load the last patch -- I'm probably doing something wrong but are Ultra patches able to load into Axe Edit for the II? At any rate, here is what I'm working with presently. I think it's pretty close to the...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Results with presets Good clarity on 032 / Cameron High, albeit much less gain than appropriate for my application. Pretty good clarity on 36 / FAS Modern with the delay and reverb turned off (which I would do before tracking) so it is definitely possible to get there. So symphx, your...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    I appreciate your suggestion and will try it this evening.
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Thank you very much for the help and for taking the time to give it a whirl. I do, in fact, palm mute the D string. I am a little sloppy in my transcription of the tab. :) That second one was even worse...takes forever in Finale! I have a real appreciation for people that do that for a...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    THANK YOU. I, too, will experiment with preset #32. If it gives gain and clarity, that's good...whether or not I like preset #32, as Arnold said in Predator, "if it bleeds, we can kill it." :)
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    Would be great. Happy to send you what I put together as well. You can email me at...

    Would be great. Happy to send you what I put together as well. You can email me at artisannvandyk@earthlink.net as I doubt I'm going to be around here again! :)
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Would love your help, then. All I've got is an amp and cap, and now the PEQ in front because many people here suggested it. LOL! :) Again, people seem to gloss over the point that it happened independentlly of the D112 but acknowledgeing that doesn't suit your desire to insult. With all...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Of course ou can say whatever you like. It just makes you a jerk. If the only people capable of getting a good tone have many years of private lessons with Dave Moulton, then it's an issue. Whatever. We're done here. Hope you are adding this much value elsewhere in your life.
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Thanks, Nikki-K...some great stuff in here! This has become a very interesting thread apart from a couple of zero-value grenade lobbers. :) That's very true. I tried to solve this with a PEQ block after the amp in the original patch. Now that I am abandoning efforts to replicate the...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Ya know, I sat there and let the guy from Des Moines insult me but I'm not gonna sit here again. You may not have meant this as arrogantly and rudely as it came across but you'll get farther in life if you mind your manners, particularly if you don't know who you're insulting. I don't wear it...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    This is the one I posted earlier in the thread and it is quite good at seeing precisely the settings on the Mark V head. Thanks very much to either your or Andy(?) for the link to the Mesa EQ page -- I'll try that this evening.
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Sneap is a pretty remarkable producer, no doubt and Jeff's tone on those records is fantastic. His tone on DNB is nothing to sneeze at either. Any, PROGRESS of a sort to report based on the very helpful feedback here. Changes as follows: - Amp block USA Lead 2 - PEQ at beginning...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Thanks Simeon -- much appreciated. This is very good advice and quite helpful.
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    I agree he uses it live all the time. I can only repeat the following conversation: Me to producer: "Should the gain really be that high? Seems like it will muddy it up." (note irony given this thread) Producer: "Yes, it should be that high. Trust me. We want that high gain sound like...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Much appreciated. I take constructive criticism well and have thick skin. I'm also aware I am doing something wrong or I wouldn't be here in the first place, right? :) This is an EXTREMELY helpful piece of information. Looks like I should probably, as others have suggested, start with...
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    Hey Ari -- did you ever get your Axe II to replicate your Triaxis? I am just about to give up...

    Hey Ari -- did you ever get your Axe II to replicate your Triaxis? I am just about to give up on this thing...extremely disappointed. I'm looking for Lead 2 Red with a nice warm John Petrucci type tone and the Axe is failing miserably, and you should hear the types of tones people are...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Yep. I think he plays Mark Vs now. He was playing Mark IIIs before that and/or a Triaxis (same circuitry for Lead 2 red, which was the rhythm tone). Beats me. I simply assumed that the red channel on a rectified boogie would be recto red. :) The Triaxis has a "dynamic voice"...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Hey Bill! Thanks very much for an extremely thoughtful, kind, and thought-provoking post!!! Thanks for the kind words about the riffs. I confess to feeling on my heels from minute one in this thread so it's nice to hear that just maybe I'm not a complete douchebag. :) Before continuing...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Thanks...I think. :) A couple of points: - I should not have used the word "crummy" solution with respect to simply turning down the bass. I was more or less referring to a situation where one would need to use a parametric EQ like a notch filter to make a particular note quieter. This...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    I am coming to believe it is the latter more than the former although the low end isn't particularly boosted (in fact I roll it off subtly in the EQ, but obviously not enough). I want to track mono, otherwise I would try this. For the benefit of the less experienced, I will concur with much...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    I appreciate what seems like a genuine effort to help and take no offense. For the sake of setting the record straight, though, the "real settings" are John Petrucci's actual settings from his Triaxis -- MINUS a bit of the emphasis on "dynamic voice" which is itself a EQ shaper that scoops mids...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Thank you for a helpful and thoughtful response. I think your diagnosis is correct. The Triaxis, as some may know, has two separate gains plus a master -- the master on my Triaxis is set at 3.5 so I reiterate, I am not a "crank everything to 11" guy. The subtle EQ suggestions are likely...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Thanks, Sean, for the notes. They do help improve the clarity somewhat, although the fundamentals of the tone are now so different it doesn't really sound like the Triaxis that I'm attempting to replace. If we take Petrucci's tone as a starting place, that's a moderately scooped tone to...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Aah, love the snarkiness! I've recorded five CDs and I'm fully aware what a D112 is used for versus an SM57, for example. The Fractal team included the D112 on a unit used for guitars so I find it ironic (at best) that a Fractal administrator is mocking me for selecting it. Nonetheless...
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Bear with me...recording examples.
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    "lost notes" in chord voicings on Axe II

    Folks - I write a lot of stuff using suspended chords and the like and have found that the clarity of the notes are almost completely lost in favor of the lowest note in the chord (typically an open D in drop D tuning, but same notion applies to an E tuned guitar). For example, consider...
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    Pro Tools

    Spaceboy (or others)... I'm using PT9.X (HD system) with my new Axe II and wanted to get your opinion on something. I would love to track dry signal and processed signal at the same time, keeping the dry for reamping. Prior to getting the Axe, I had a Pod Pro. I connected this to my external...
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    Pro Tools 9 HD setup issues...

    Thanks very much for validating that this appears to be the only way! :) I'm sure I will get something to work. I have to say, though, for a unit to be a serious piece of studio equipment, it should have some pretty simple features: 1. The ability to sync to an external clock independent...
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    Pro Tools 9 HD setup issues...

    Okay, last self-response here. :) I am thinking that the USB simply doesn't talk to pro tools unless the Axe is being used as the playback engine, which may be fine for four tracks of guitar but obviously isn't the right solution for a serious PT HD session. Consequently, if I want...
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    Pro Tools 9 HD setup issues...

    Further to the above, do I gather than you can only sync to an external clock if you are getting digital audio in? As in, you cannot sync to a clock separate from the audio input? This would seem to be a fairly major shortcoming...it would require you to put your guitar through an A/D before...
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    Pro Tools 9 HD setup issues...

    Hi folks. Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere but I've seen a few questions here with no answers that pop up under search as far as I can tell. Any help would be appreciated. I'm running PT HD v9 and I've just got the Axe FXII. I want to do two seemingly simple things: 1. I use a...
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    Hey there! I'm running PT HD v9 and I've just got the Axe FXII. I'm hoping you can point me...

    Hey there! I'm running PT HD v9 and I've just got the Axe FXII. I'm hoping you can point me in the right direction. 1. I want to slave to Axe via SPDIF from my external Antelope clock (PT is a slave as well). I guess if I *had* to I could use the Axe as a master but I'm sure the...
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