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  1. kartman

    AF3 + FM3: Axe-Edit co-exist???

    Sorry if this has been covered... If my PC has both an AF3 and FM3 plugged into USB simultaneously, can Axe-Edit figure this out? 2 instances? Just curious... (I guess this question applies to all FAS software too... Fractal-Bot, Cab-Lab, etc. )
  2. kartman

    Bug? Bypass with modifier connected not visually toggling?

    Running lastest: 1.00.12 I've been playing with new FC12 today to use toe switch on my Mission pedal to toggle the bypass on the Wah block. If you're interested in that saga, see below: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/latching-switch-into-fc12.146556/ I found an interesting UI glitch...
  3. kartman

    Latching Switch into FC12?

    I have a spring loaded Mission pedal with a toe switch that I had connected to MFC for Wah block. Expression O/P was to a continuous pedal and the toe switch O/P was to... well, I honestly can't remember. :) Look, what I do remember is that it worked. :) I had the Wah control on the pedal and...
  4. kartman

    Implemented CAB/BLOCK/PRESET refresh button in main UI

    There is another wish for definable keyboard shortcuts... I could live with a keyboard shortcut. But, in short, I'd like quick and direct access to the refresh buttons that currently under Prefs-->Refresh. Thanks.
  5. kartman

    Alice in Chains style Auto-Wah?

    Maybe I'm wrong but a bunch of the Alice in Chains lead tones seem to have a mild wah sound to them. My guess would be envelope driven versus pedal controlled but I have no experience setting something like this up in an FAS preset. Example: Anyway, any AF2 to convert (loving Fractool!) or...
  6. kartman

    Hiss on Input2?

    I have what I hope is a simple issue with Input2. I'm running FW1.10 and only have an instrument cable plugged into the rear instrument input. IN1 block is on the grid and all is good. I put IN2 on the grid and I'm getting a constant hiss when there is nothing connected to either of the Input2...
  7. kartman

    Fractool: AF2 to AF3 question

    Latest version of the tool is working amazing. Pulling in some of my AF2 faves and I'm noticing the hardware input is hotter or the amp block input is a bit friskier. Everything is sounding right except the sound is less clean and/or breakup is earlier. Just me? If not just me, how much input...
  8. kartman

    Guitar Shop In Seattle?

    Guys... I'm going to be travelling to Seattle tomorrow for work. I'm going to be downtown (not too far from the Guitar Center) but I was looking for a recommendation... When I travel, I try to pop into a local shop as you never know what you might find and fall in love with... Any suggestions?
  9. kartman

    AxeFX3 <--> AxeEdit3 <--> Upcoming FCs: MIDI?

    My experience with FAS is that everything is well thought out and, as a result, is well engineered... Now that AxeEdit3 (beta) is out, I find myself scratching my head. Is all the communication in an out of the AxeFX3 via MIDI over USB? If so, this seems odd to me and I'm hoping somebody can...
  10. kartman

    Implemented MIDI initiated PRESET inc/dec

    I know you can do this for SCENES on the III now and rumour is that the new FCs will allow this function out of the box. I'd love to see a MIDI option to increment and decrement the PRESET... while I'm at it, a RETURN function might be useful for A/B comparison of presets? If the unit can...
  11. kartman

    Loving my AxeFX3 but...

    ... I'm so bummed that the front panel of this new monster didn't get some of those cool AX8 LED lighted knobs! My buddy has an AX8 and it's a running discussion... I thought for sure that that FAS would have put them in the O/P positions cuz they could! :) Great work FAS. I tease about the...
  12. kartman

    Freeze/Hold Patch for AxeFx3?

    I've been messing with the DLY and REV block hold function to "freeze" a chord and then colour over it... After reading some AF2 posts (some of which are ancient), I'm wondering if anybody might have a patch or block details to share on how they are approaching the setup. Basically, I want to...
  13. kartman

    Wish Envelope-driven display off?

    Not even sure if this is possible in new AF3 hardware... but my units (AF2 and AF3) are often turned on for most of a day or evening. Of course they are played a lot but intermittently... say break for dinner... dumb kids needing to do piano practice... or wife saying, "you love that guitar more...
  14. kartman

    Wish Tempo changes NOT flagged as 'edited' preset

    I set most of my presets to be "global" tempo and have an external MIDI clock (BeatBuddy) syncing tempo with all my MIDI clock aware gear. This is just a nit-pick but, especially now that new AxeFX3 has me doing much tinkering/experimenting, it's annoying that any tempo change makes the front...
  15. kartman

    Tone Match Blocks

    Guys... This is a bit AF2 and a bit AF3... I have an AF2 preset that carries a tone match block. The TM follows a AMP and CAB in the chain. I can recreate the preset in AF3 pretty easy with some elbow grease but I'm wondering about getting the TM imported. I notice that the AF3 has an export...
  16. kartman

    What? No new FW since March 13th?

    FAS is slipping! :) Before somebody flames me.... I'M KIDDING! I'm so excited about where this new platform is going to take us!
  17. kartman

    SPDIF Passthru?

    I typically connect my AF2 into my Apollo interface via SPDIF but the Apollo only has one for these inputs. I'd like the connect the AF3 in the same fashion and connect the SPDIF O/P of the 2 into the I/P of the 3 and have the 3 pass this thru and add the actual AxeFX3 output. Can this be done...
  18. kartman

    Overlay: Block Default?

    I think this was discussed on AxeFX2 at one point as a 'wish list' item... On the new display on AxeFX3 (and in Axe-Edit), it would be great to be able to graphically overlay the block default settings as a toggle. Being able to see the current value in any setting on any page on any block with...
  19. kartman

    SPDIF O/P Levels (again... sorry)

    Gang... I apologize in advance because this is a rehash of some other threads I've read through. On my AxeFx2, I use the analog FX loop but I ignore the analog OP1 connections. I have my unit mirroring to the SPDIF connector and I go into my Apollo interface digitally. Bottom line, for my final...
  20. kartman

    Tuner: 1/4 step?

    I know this is a bit uncommon... but, other than using my ear, I'd like to tune down 1/4 step... In the AF2 tuner, I believe making the ref 440hz about -12.5hz would do it or set a 50cents offset. Sadly, the tuner doesn't seem to want to be set that far out in left field for either option . Am...
  21. kartman

    AxeFX2 Emulator?

    If there is CPU available and translating between AxeFX2 and AxeFX3 blocks/presets is an issue for end users, I've been wondering about an AxeFX2 mode... I realize this may be a ton of work and seems silly for those looking for a new platform. If you want an XL+, buy one. If you want an AxeFX3...
  22. kartman

    Bass Presets (amp + cab)

    My kid seems to have taken a shine to a cheap Fender Squire bass that I've acquired from an acquaintance that wasn't using it... Till now, I've never paid any attention to bass ideas for AxeFx. Anybody care to share some presets and/or fav amp/cab combos for me to tryout I'm using an XL...
  23. kartman

    FAS + UAD Ocean Way Studio Plugin

    Just curious how many FAS owners out there might also be UAD Plugin users and have the Ocean Way Studio Plugin. I've been trying different configs using a fairly simple Axe preset. Clean tone (AMP + CAB) with very limited fx and a simple spring reverb. The goal is to add some room ambiance that...
  24. kartman

    Compressor Block: confused by makeup function

    Sorry for being dense...Still learning. :) I've read a bunch of the wiki stuff but, unless I missed it, I don't remember much about makeup. I've been doing a lot of messing with COMP block on my Fender clean preset. The block is at the start of the chain and set to STUDIO. If I have 'makeup'...
  25. kartman

    A little help with COMPRESSOR block setup...

    Gang... I've been doing some searching in the forum and I'm finding a ton of info but much of it seems to a have broken links to other resources or is discussing a much older FW version. I understand the basic function of a compressor block but I want to learn more about setting them up. My...
  26. kartman

    Block Libraries?

    Guys... At one point, there was discussion about creating sub-forums for various blocks (eg. Reverb, Pitch, etc). Any more thoughts on this? Simeon shared his personal work in the form of PITCH, DELAY, and SYNTH libraries. Stuff like this is invaluable to me as I'm not a player that has owned...
  27. kartman

    A thread NOT about selling presets... Thanks to the community!

    Presets! I've bought some... I've borrowed some from the forum and Axe-Change... I'm a "home use only" hobbyist that is lucky enough to own this kick-ass machine. I just wanted to say that I visit this site and participate in this community because I love my AxeFX and guitar. Free or otherwise...
  28. kartman

    Suggestions: Humbucker Cleans?

    Gang... For a while, I've been playing single coil pickups almost exclusively and using a limited set of AxeFx amp models for my super cleans (i.e. Deluxe Verb, CA Tucana Cln). Over the past couple of nights, I've decided to switch it up and I'm trying to use a different instrument that is...
  29. kartman

    CabPacks: Re-Released as UltraRes2...

    I get that UltraRes2 is the new kid on the block and that the CabPacks are being converted. 1) Is there an improvement between UltraRes and UltraRes2 that warrants re-downloading CabPacks, flushing my AxeFx2, and reinstalling the required user IRs? 2) Is there a way to identify the UltraRes2...
  30. kartman

    AxeFxII XL: 'POP' on PC boot?

    I have a vague recollection about a similar past thread... searched but no luck. I'm on 2.04 and connected to my mixer via AES output. When I turn on the XL, it starts up as expected (i.e. silently) but when my USB connected PC boots I get a brief 'POP' and a quick clipping LED flash every...
  31. kartman

    FXL Behaviour

    OK... I've been doing some reading about the FXL block. For a long while, I've moved this block around my presets with only my external looper on the FX loop. Often the block is in parallel to my main chain and in the last column before the output. Normally, I have the return from the looper...
  32. kartman

    Difference In SYX Formats?

    I apologize as I'm sure this info is somewhere but I can't locate it... I'm new to CabLab and the manual says that bunch for *.syx formats will be created (e.g. XL, AX8, etc). It also says that they can be loaded into alternative FAS products... Can somebody give me the skinny on why there are...
  33. kartman

    Searching for tone: Foo Fighters - Outside

    Hey, guys... I'm more of a clean guy so higher gain stuff is a new thing for me. Anybody had taken a swing at trying to get the Foo-Fighters tone from the track "Outside"? If so, some pointers would be appreciated. I've been messing the Fremen's awesome presets too so, if you think any of...
  34. kartman

    MIDI vs EtherCon vs FASLink

    Sorry... I suspect this has been covered but I didn't turn anything up on search. I have an XL and a MkIII MFC. This gives me all 3 options for connecting the MFC and the AxeFx but I'm wondering if there is any advantage to one over the others. From what I've read, "standard XLR" seems to be...
  35. kartman

    Clean Warm Tone: Double Verb Vibe

    Hey, Gang... I'm using mostly the Double Verb Vibe for my clean warm tone... I continue to look for a "thicker" or "richer" sound though... More chime... I realize this is a loaded question but any suggestions on IRs or amp settings? Commercial IR suggestions or mixes are welcome as I have...
  36. kartman

    Wanted: Fav Buttery Presets

    Hey, Gang... Loaded Q2.0 this weekend and picked an amp (Buttery)... I just spent some time tinkering about using my ear and some of the other posts I've found about setting this model up. I'll be honest, I'm totally winging it. :) I was just using an AMP --> CAB --> REVERB grid. I was...
  37. kartman

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Blue on Black Lead Tone

    Guys... I'm wondering if anybody has a patch for the lead tone in "Blue on Black". It's very clean with a full/saturated tone that I'm not able to get out of my normal clean patch. That said, I'm faaaar from being an expert when it comes to adjusting AMP blocks and selecting IRs in CAB blocks...
  38. kartman

    How to achieve a warm/ringing on sustained notes???

    I'm really sorry as there have been a bunch of this sort of thread recently. I've been playing a lot of Double Verb clean tone lately and I just add a bit of COMP, PEQ and REV. This weekend I heard a guy playing real Fender tube amp and he was getting a "warm, harmonic ringing" out of sustained...
  39. kartman

    Best Options for Level Control Between Scenes?

    I'm sure a more experienced AFX user can help me with "best practice" on this... With all my presets, I run a parallel output from the FXL block on the grid for my external looper. The looper has a dry defeat which is engaged for this type of setup. The goal is to keep the looper output...
  40. kartman

    SPDIF Level Seems Low

    I apologize in advance as I'm 99.9% sure I've read something about this on the forum but I can't seem to find it. I'm running v18.12 FW on my Axe II Mark 2 and I use the SPDIF O/P into my audio interface. The output is clean but the level seems low... is there a "best practice" method for...
  41. kartman

    Looking for preset suggestions: Taylor 814ce (ES) and 414ce-LTD (ES2)

    I'm pretty new to AxeFX II and I'm having a blast learning and messing with it's capabilities. I've started playing with plugging in my acoustic guitars with a Chorus / Delay / Reverb combo... and I've tried stock preset 270 (Katy's Song)... anybody have any suggestions about stock ideas or...
  42. kartman

    Axe-Edit not syncing with AxeFX2 (Mk2)

    Hey, Gang... Brand new owner of a gently used Axe FX II Mk2... I've spent the past couple of days installing drivers, software, etc... Even managed some time to actually play the guitar too! :) I apologize if this topic is not new. I tried searching but, being new, I'm not sure I'm using...
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