• We would like to remind our members that this is a privately owned, run and supported forum. You are here at the invitation and discretion of the owners. As such, rules and standards of conduct will be applied that help keep this forum functioning as the owners desire. These include, but are not limited to, removing content and even access to the forum.

    Please give yourself a refresher on the forum rules you agreed to follow when you signed up.

Search results

  1. Piing

    Klon Centaur

    I have a $20 Klon Clone from Aliexpress. I can't hear much difference with these videos
  2. Piing

    Liliac Holy Diver cover

    They've just released this: Gerat production!
  3. Piing

    RIP EVH

    Live now. You may still be on time if you want to raise some question David Friedman is sharing few interesting insights
  4. Piing

    Which Audio Interface Is Your Favorite with Axe-Fx III?

    The Axe-FX III. My Motu Ultralite Mk3 is inside a drawer. My favorite was a RME, though. But I sold it. RME is what I would recommend if you want a trouble-free DAW (you didn't say how much you want to spend)
  5. Piing

    Axe-Fx IV release estimate?

    That is called Planned Obsolescence. That is unethical, immoral, unsustainable, and a threat to the environment. Unfortunately, it is the current trend in most business. Fractal Audio is an exception. If you know a little bit about the story of Cliff Chase, you will learn that he is doing this...
  6. Piing

    Axe-Fx IV release estimate?

    I have news: mañana
  7. Piing

    Do you use your III as a mixing tool?

    I have this setup at the Axe-FX III: Input 1: Normal guitar Input 2: Roland VG-99 Output (stereo) Input 3: Boss SY-1000 Output (stereo) Input 4: Boss SY-1000 Sub Output (stereo) That is a total of 7 inputs that I process separately and mix at the Axe-FX (example here) However, the Axe-FX III...
  8. Piing

    Liliac Holy Diver cover

    Epic!
  9. Piing

    What sub-$700 guitar sounds, but doesn't look/weigh, like a Les Paul?

    Schecter Solo II Custom. I had one. It has nothing to envy from a expensive and heavy Les Paul I sold it because, after more than 35 years playing only with Strats and Super-Strats, I found the Les-Paul shape anti-ergonomic. But it is an incredible guitar
  10. Piing

    Wish Allow 6 instances of Vol/Pan, Drive, IR Player, Synth, Pitch and other blocks, for Hex-processing

    Cooking never ready, but I've taken another approach: Instead of processing the raw signals from the hex pickup directly at the Axe-FX, I've pre-processed them at the AX-1000 and VG-99. Input 1: Normal pickups guitar Input 2: VG-99 Poly-Slow Gear Brass on Strings 1,2,3&4 Input 3: SY-1000...
  11. Piing

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.02

    At V-Guitar forums there are thousands of posts requesting correction of bugs from Roland/Boss products that date back to 1990, but have never been considered. Fractal Audio has the power of one person and a small team that do not only work for living, but love the work that they are doing...
  12. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    Switches 5 and 10 are for moving a "bank" up and down. I call "bank" a group of 5 presets. Since you can only select 5 presets from the switches, that function jumps 5 presets up or down. You can see the definitions here: // Switch 5. Bank Down case 4...
  13. Piing

    Hi. Yes, the Aurduino can be powered from the USB. Is the LED of the arduino ON? Do you see the...

    Hi. Yes, the Aurduino can be powered from the USB. Is the LED of the arduino ON? Do you see the Axe-FX MIDI IN led blinking when you send a MIDI command?
  14. Piing

    Once upon a time there were Service Manuals

    Yes, L2is the ferrite bead. BTW. Here is the Roland patent of the "imaginary pickup disposed at an specific position". I've always been impressed by the realism of their pickup position simulation. Now I understand why it is so important to accurately specify the distance from the...
  15. Piing

    Once upon a time there were Service Manuals

    The GX-700 is interesting too. The diagnose mode can even generate different waveforms to analyze with a scope I note that it has a BL02RN2 ferrite bead at the front input, for high-freq noise suppression. That is interesting. The VG-99 also came with a external ferrite clamp to attach to the...
  16. Piing

    Once upon a time there were Service Manuals

    I've found the Service Manual of the Roland VG-8. That was a real Service Manual! like the old time TVs It starts with the part numbers of all the mechanical components, including an exploded view A block diagram of the circuit with a description of the functions of each block Exhaustive...
  17. Piing

    Why use a stand alone interface?

    No. Never, since the Axe-FX Standard. And there is no logical explanation for any difference. Your perception or other factors (like listening volume) may be deceiving you
  18. Piing

    Anyone sell all their tube amps?

    If we count preamps, I've also sold few when I got the Axe-FX: Egnater M4 Modular Preamp with 6 modules, Triaxis, JMP-1, Marshall 9000
  19. Piing

    Virtual Capo Help please

    I don't have the FM3, but since it has a Pitch Block, it is supposed to be there since it was born https://wiki.fractalaudio.com/wiki/index.php?title=Pitch_block
  20. Piing

    Virtual Capo Help please

    Virtual Capo always sounds awful when you hear the direct sound of your guitar. I've tested your preset and see nothing wrong with the capo. It also sounds awful at my system because I play with small monitors at low volume, and my headphones are open. I have recorded a track using your preset...
  21. Piing

    Backing up my presets

    1) Download Fractal-Bot from here: https://www.fractalaudio.com/fractal-bot/ 2) At "Select your device" choose FM3 4) Click at "Receive Mode" 5) Browse the location at your laptop where you want to save the presets 6) Click "Begin" to receive the files New firmware does not wipe the...
  22. Piing

    ValhalIR Z-2 Zebra free for 24 hours. RIP Eddie

    BTW. I've loaded a couple of IRs from this pack with the Archean Bright.. OMG! Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love, honey!
  23. Piing

    ValhalIR Z-2 Zebra free for 24 hours. RIP Eddie

    ValhalIR Z-2 Zebra free for 24 hours. RIP Eddie Thank, you Bastian and Andy from Valhallir.at https://valhallir.at/en/shop/v2-zebra/
  24. Piing

    Wish Golden Delay Mode

    +1
  25. Piing

    Anyone only use one IR?

    The more IRs I have, the more I narrow my choices because I feel vertigo when I browse my IRs folder. Now I am stuck with the Harry Joyce 4x12 RCA (combination of 4x12 HJ RCA313A and 4x12 HJRCA RESLO1)
  26. Piing

    Why use a stand alone interface?

    44.1kHz files can be rendered to 48kHz
  27. Piing

    Anyone sell all their tube amps?

    I sold my last tube amp in 1998 and never went back to them. And I had few of them. That was before Fractal Audio. I aligned the planets with a combination of Roland VG-8, Marshall JMP-1, and Boss GX-700
  28. Piing

    Depressive black metal

  29. Piing

    Why use a stand alone interface?

    Fractal unit as interface = easy and convenient reamping, level matching, less cables, less space I only use a external interface (Motu Mk3) when I need to record from a microphone
  30. Piing

    Boss GT-1000CORE

    And talking about lovers... Best screw ever! 😻 BTW. The GT-1000 core is selling around $700. If I had to choose a super-portable solution now, I would rather go back to the GP-10. It has the guitar modeling (nylon, acoustic, bass...), alt-tuning, exp pedal, etc. And the amp models are not...
  31. Piing

    Boss GT-1000CORE

    Don't say that to the FM3 lovers :p
  32. Piing

    Boss GT-1000CORE

    How can you survive without one of this? :D I still make some use of the Boss Micro BR-80 when I am far from civilization or at the sofa, and I have recently swapped the GP-10 for the SY-1000 Fu#*@K THE EDITOR!!!
  33. Piing

    FS FS: Axe-FX III Input/Phones replacement board

    I have a spare Axe-FX III Input / Phones board. Brand new. Not used. I ship it from Bangkok, Thailand
  34. Piing

    [fixed] No sound from Axe-FX Input 1

    I have received the new board from FAS. If anyone outside the US/Canada needs one, I can ship it from Bangkok
  35. Piing

    Van Halen - "Panama" Preset

    Great tone, playing and video! Thank you for sharing it A new wish for the list: Video input through the USB, to display our show at the Axe-FX screen :D
  36. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    Congratulations for the build! I am going to spend a lot of time learning from your program. Thank you for sharing it.
  37. Piing

    Which firmware made you say WOW the most?

    Is this a quest for a vintage tone on ancient firmware revisions? ;)
  38. Piing

    Which firmware made you say WOW the most?

    I've experienced all firmware updates since Axe-Fx Standard, back in 2006. The most relevant has always been the latest one, and there is no such thing as a non-essential firmware update, because they all added improvements and/or corrections.
  39. Piing

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    Raise the zip before leaving the loo, take the keys before leaving the house, look at the car mirrors before maneuvering, plug a cable from the guitar to the Axe-FX, switch on the Axe-Fx and the Amplifier, check position of the guitar volume and tone pots before hitting the first note on a...
  40. Piing

    Cab-Lab : 4 wishes

    +1
  41. Piing

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    I have also tweaked proximity, preamp and room/air at the CAB block
  42. Piing

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    Have you tried the Archean with the Harry Joyce 4x12 RCA that Cliff shared? :eek: I used a Strat with Seymour Duncan SSL-5 bridge for this preset. It may require some adjustment for humbuckers. CAB configuration:
  43. Piing

    Dry recordings?

    Or you can't find the appropriate IR, which often happens to me. :) The IR for the CAB block can have more weight shaping the tone than the amp Anyway, finding a close IR is millions times cheaper, easier and practical than messing with cabs, speakers and microphones in real life.
  44. Piing

    Where are presets saved?

    You've never made a backup of your presets? That is an ingredient for a disaster, if something ever goes wrong Better use FractalBot to make a periodic backup. It is also recommended to do it before you upgrade the firmware.
  45. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    These are "Constant Definitions". They just give a name to a number #define LooperRecord_CC 28 #define LooperPlay_CC 29 #define LooperOnce_CC 30 #define LooperDub_CC 31 #define LooperRev_CC 32 #define LooperBypass_CC 33 In this program, they can be useful to assign functions to the foot...
  46. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    I have fixed it for you. Removed all unwanted characters from the Constant Definitions Sketch attached
  47. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    I've successfully compiled V6.13. Do you get the message "Done Compiling" at the end? If you do, you are good to upload it to the board
  48. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    What I am suggesting is that you upload some simple sketch first, for testing the display, the LEDs or the swithes. Just adapt the pins to the ones you are using. Have you already succeeded uploading a sketch into your board? The libraries that I am currently using are for the Nextion Display...
  49. Piing

    Wish ADA MP-1

    +1 Except the omnipresent noise 😉
  50. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    I would try it on the board. First modify the sketch to adapt it to the pins that you are using
  51. Piing

    Snarky TGP Nonsense

    I received my first dose of Internet snarkyness at HRI. I made a comment about how the Eventide Eclipse cut the reverb and delay tails when changing presets, and how it totally cut the sound during one second when it was running in series with the signal, and someone from Eventide (no need to...
  52. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    Could you try uploading a simple program, like the "Hello World" to test the display, or to simply light some leds?
  53. Piing

    Solutions for using Axe-Fx as an in the room amp?

    Some interesting tips here: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/amp-in-the-room.141579/ https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/the-infamous-amp-in-the-room-vs-frfr-discussion.147512/ https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/amp-in-a-room-vs-studio-recorded-tones.136964/...
  54. Piing

    Wish Pitch to Midi Block

    It works with chords, and quite well. It is polyphonic.
  55. Piing

    Wish Pitch to Midi Block

    These two units that you mention: Boss SY-300 and SY-1000 do not have "MIDI sounds". They create the sounds from the guitar, either by modeling, waveform transforming, or by triggering oscillators (like the Axe-FX but polyphonic, thanks to the hex pickup). They have the possibility of...
  56. Piing

    Snarky TGP Nonsense

    This forum had a glimpse beyond snarkiness and TGPness. Who remembers Romeo Rose? :p
  57. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    That is a library. You do not have to copy these files to the folder where you have the Arduino sketch. You have to install the library You can do it manually, extracting the contents of the zip in a separate folder file under \Documents\Arduino\Libraries\, or importing it from the IDE. Both...
  58. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    That is the MIDI library. The link was also at post #2 https://github.com/FortySevenEffects/arduino_midi_library
  59. Piing

    Snarky TGP Nonsense

    A shadow from the past http://web.archive.org/web/20070615050048/http://www.setbb.com/axefx/ These were the days! Than you @dongrosh @electronpirate @GuitarDojo and all other fellow moderators and collaborators
  60. Piing

    Snarky TGP Nonsense

    There is where I found the first review about the Axe-FX Standard, when Fractal Audio was totally unknown. At that time I was using a huge rack, and that review was too good to believe it. There was no other information about the new device, except one interview where Cliff said that, after...
  61. Piing

    Wish Allow 6 instances of Vol/Pan, Drive, IR Player, Synth, Pitch and other blocks, for Hex-processing

    Of course! The Forgotten Gates of Oblivion! I've never used these blocks before. I see that they have Attack/Hold/Release Time, and they use the block input as source. Just what I need, because I have one string per row. Thank you!
  62. Piing

    Wish Allow 6 instances of Vol/Pan, Drive, IR Player, Synth, Pitch and other blocks, for Hex-processing

    I thought that I would be able to create a Poly Slow Gear using four Vol/Pan blocks and two Filters (All blocks have the possibility to assign a modifier to Level), but I have found another inconvenient: there is only one Envelope modifier, and it can only be assigned to either Input 1 or Input...
  63. Piing

    Cabinet Block IR Microphones

    That would be very practical, although it would require to save internal text tags at the IR file where the manufacturers could use a standard convention to indicate these parameters. The Axe-Edit Cab Utility would have a "query" utility to select the Cabs according to the required parameters...
  64. Piing

    Wish Gilmour PULSE amp model

    I prefer 1 and 2. 3 is too fizzy to my ears 4 and 5 are quite dark. Lacking Mids. They could get lost in a mix. But all that would depend on the context
  65. Piing

    Wish Allow 6 instances of Vol/Pan, Drive, IR Player, Synth, Pitch and other blocks, for Hex-processing

    That is a problem of the Eventide Architecture. It is completely different. Why should Fractal go the Eventide route just to increase the instances of certain blocks? This request is not for changing the routing architecture. Maybe 6 instances of the AMP block would be an issue (although Cliff...
  66. Piing

    Any examples of a bad cab choice?

    There once was a IR called "The Best IR in the world" that claimed to substitute all the IRs in your collection. I never found that one useful. It is not even loaded at my User Cabs anymore
  67. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    AxeFxControl.h is from Tysonlt library. You can find it here: https://github.com/tysonlt/AxeFxControl That is for the Axe-FX III. If you are using the Axe-Fx II you need a version prior to Tysonlt's library, like 6.13. They are all at the second post
  68. Piing

    Wish Allow 6 instances of Vol/Pan, Drive, IR Player, Synth, Pitch and other blocks, for Hex-processing

    The Axe-FX 6 is here! I've finished my 6-string splitter. It still doesn't have a case, but I could not wait to make a provisional arrangement to test it. I have recorded some random and sloppy notes. This is the very first thing that has flown, as soon as I have started testing the preset...
  69. Piing

    Any examples of a bad cab choice?

    That would depend on your definition of "bad". Most choices can be useful in one or other way. But if you are looking for a specific tone, then most random choices are "bad" for what you want
  70. Piing

    DIY Axe-Fx Foot Controller for $50 (Open Project)

    That looks great! The latest revisions of the code are at post #2 There is one for a 20x4 I2C LCD - Ver 11.01 (19/May/2019) And another for a 16x2 LCD - Ver 7.0 (28/April/2019)
  71. Piing

    Free IRs: Hughes&Kettner CC412 A30

    Thank you!
  72. Piing

    [fixed] No sound from Axe-FX Input 1

    Yes, that was easy. I desoldered it as you say: putting a blob of solder on each side and pushing it away. Soldering was another story. First I created a mess with the soldering iron, because the lead spread through several legs. So I borrowed a heat gun, removed it again, and soldered it back...
  73. Piing

    [fixed] No sound from Axe-FX Input 1

    I've managed to repair the input/headphones board! :) I did order a new board but it will take a while because FAS does not ship outside of the US & Canada, so I had to find a friend in the USA to resend it to me. In the meantime I decided to buy the Analog Devices ADA4075-2 dual op-amp IC...
  74. Piing

    Thinking about upgrading to the MKII

    The OP didn't ask for opinions on whether he should buy it or not. He only asked this: He got a reply at the second post and he already explained what he will do at post #45
  75. Piing

    How do you record your Axe-Fx?

    Probably, because computer headphone outputs do not have decent audio quality
  76. Piing

    How do you record your Axe-Fx?

    USB is the way
  77. Piing

    Wish III SE

    Are you the Risk Manager of Fractal Audio? ;)
  78. Piing

    Axe-Fx III mkII spiffy logo LED

    We want more of that 😍
  79. Piing

    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    Very true. And people also complains when someone wishes new gear with features that they would not use or can't understand.
  80. Piing

    guitarcab for home use

    Ask Cave Man how is he doing with a Friedman BE-100 amp with two Friedman 4 x 12 cabs at his bedroom 😂 https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/would-a-friedman-be-100-amp-full-stack-make-a-decent-bedroom-amp.164318/
  81. Piing

    What's the easiest way to upload Austin Buddies LiveGold Presets?

    Several ways (without involving third party applications): Load full banks at the Axe-FX a) Load the full bank using Fractal-Bot b) Open the bank using Axe-Edit \ Manage Presets \ Bank \ Open -> Drag and drop all the bank presets to the right window Load/Audition individual presets a) Open the...
  82. Piing

    Mk 2 fan noise

    One thing is for sure: if you seriously believe that there will be noise, your brain will perceive noise as soon as you power power it up, no matter how low it is. Even though light is faster than sound, the brain will say "noise!" before it processes the visual information of the new logo...
  83. Piing

    Has anyone else been on the waiting list for well over 6 months now?

    More than one year (I got on the list the second day). I finally decided to spend the money on a Boss SY-1000, since I already have the Axe-FX III
  84. Piing

    Interface help?

    Guitar volume is controlled from the preset itself. Sounds from the DAW or VSTs are controlled from the PC
  85. Piing

    Mk 2 fan noise

    Zero fan noise at my MK1. And it is over my desk
  86. Piing

    Interface help?

    I second that. There is no better option (simplicity, convenience, quality and easy reamping) than using the Axe-FX III USB. And you can still use the VST from the PC. Otherwise RME, since budget is not an issue.
  87. Piing

    Wish III SE

    Nord finished the production of all the G2 line, including the keyboard versions, in 2009. And the value of the Engine rack version has skyrocketed. You cannot find a second hand unit for less than $1,700, while the original price was $900. It is the piece of gear that I regret more of having...
  88. Piing

    Wish III SE

    Why? Do the VST instruments and FX have hardware visual output? and we still can troubleshoot them when there is no sound, don't we? Have another look at the Eventide H9000R posted above. Only power button and network status. It is much more complex than the Axe-FX III, and it can still be...
  89. Piing

    Does the Axe-Fx III work well as a DAC/amp to drive high impedance headphones?

    The headphone amplifier is the Analog Devices ADA4075-2. It can deliver 110 mW into a 300 ohm load, and 600 mW into a 32 ohm load. More than enough for any headphones
  90. Piing

    So Sick of Dishonest Contractors

    In the long term, honesty always reaps better results. Sometimes the result is called Hank, sometimes it is unexpected or unnoticed. Life has many turns
  91. Piing

    Vendor Fremen Presets masterthread (releases, updates etc.)

    When I login at fremenpresets.com I can only see the dates of my purchases. All files have the same name, so I don't know which ones have been update and which ones have not. Could you please indicate somewhere the release date of the files? Thank you!
  92. Piing

    Wish III SE

    Axe-Edit?
  93. Piing

    Indispensable accessories

    This is the review saying that you can dent your fretboard if you are not careful with the Stretcha. Maybe he is a brute https://www.guitaranswerguy.com/002/ The tensile strength, density and strength to weight of epoxy (Stretcha) and ABS (3D printer material) is not very different. I don't...
  94. Piing

    Indispensable accessories

    Those using the String Stretcha, is there anything that you would improve on the design? I am going to make a 3D printer design, because I find it too expensive for what it is. There is a review saying that you have to be careful to avoid sctratching the neck, so I will try to round the edges...
  95. Piing

    New USB driver for Windows

    No release notes? Problems? I will skip this one. Si funciona, no lo toques 🧐
  96. Piing

    Differences between the Fender Tonestack Types at the AMP block

    Thank you for the clarification :)
  97. Piing

    Struggling to get two scenes to sound the same in two different presets

    Why don't you copy/paste all the relevant block channels from one preset to the other? Verifying all the parameters one by one can be a tedious task.
Top Bottom