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    FM3 Now Shipping

    My second one just shipped, the re-wait begins.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.04

    You joke, but there probably is a real difference there. 12 gallons of gas is almost 100 lbs, strapped to the bottom of your car helping lower your center of gravity.
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    Way to unmute and mute channels in Cab block other than scenes?

    Scenes remember which which blocks are enabled or bypassed, and which channel they're on. Everything else is global, so which cabs are muted are fixed for that channel across your preset.
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Well, since it's the no-headphone version honestly that story checks out. Bought it for live shows. Decided either it didn't work for him or there were no shows to play anymore and it was collecting dust. Maybe he even owns a III he uses at home which is why he didn't turn it on. So he figured...
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    Not a Bug FM3 UI sluggish, sometimes overreacts to inputs

    Further updates: After some troubleshooting steps they're going to take in the unit for testing and send me a replacement. Seems to be specific to my unit and the down button. Doesn't seem to be sticking, but does seem to be maybe triggering multiple presses for some real presses, maybe getting...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.03

    Can't answer to that, but you can still make use of it on the ideal tab at least.
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    Factory preset banks for Axe-Fx III firmware 12.09 and later

    It's a backup in case you edit/delete/re-order the factory presets. Maybe you want to get it back to factory fresh before you sell it. But also, the fractal guys every so often go in and update the factory presets because enough things in the firmware have changed meaning some of the...
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    How to fix bad sounding palm mutes in certain presets

    Factory presets were updated for 12.09, and another is possibly coming soon. Normally they don't need to be kept in step.
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Stopping invites for a few weeks while waiting for new supply will do that.
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    Not a Bug FM3 UI sluggish, sometimes overreacts to inputs

    I reached out to support directly to help troubleshoot since @Scanman39 isn't experiencing the same on his unit.
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    Not a Bug FM3 UI sluggish, sometimes overreacts to inputs

    I've had it happen I think going up, and with the value wheel. However, it could be the acceleration and delayed response making it look like the value wheel also does it when instead that's a separate issue. I'll test a bit more with up, left, and right. A sticky key could explain it. There...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.02

    The firmware has been removed from the main post in the thread, so it's still got issues. I doubt they'll release a "corrected" 14.02, more likely a 14.03 will once it's finished up with the fixes, and maybe something else new since it's taking a day or two. Honestly 14.02 was just a couple...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Here's my thread with info and a video. tapping "nav down" sometimes doesn't go down one scene, it goes down by 2, 3, or all 8. https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fm3-ui-sluggish-sometimes-overreacts-to-inputs.166323/ No replies there yet so not sure if it's unique to me or what.
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    I was adding more context to the date of my invite so I didn't have to copy and paste the details. $1654.48 Canada fun bucks
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.02

    Actually, the hard g is how the Ancient Greeks said it too. They didn't want to confuse it with their jif peanut butter.
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    I ordered the 5th, got it in Canada on Friday the 9th. The on device buttons are a bit janky though, sometimes missing or double reading a button press of the nav buttons, etc.
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    This thread is for the North American shipments. You'll probably want to reach out to whoever the distributor for Australia is, which I assume is also the company whose waitlist you've signed up for.
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    Not a Bug FM3 UI sluggish, sometimes overreacts to inputs

    I've just received my FM3 (with 1.06 on it from Fractal), and I'm noticing that the on-device UI is really sluggish to respond to inputs intermittently, and occasionally overreacts to the inputs that were made while it was being unresponsive. For instance, sometimes when pressing the nav...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    Now who wants to do a probability distribution of the exact times firmware is released so we can know how much to keep our hopes up how late on a Friday :p
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    Wish Add EVH 5153 Stealth model to honor Eddie passing

    I know the schematics used to be posted on the official EVH site of the differences with the Stealth models, but the links seem to be dead now. Since the Transformers/etc aren't changed if a good copy of those schematics could be found that would make this more likely.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    The bug with the Uber was reported for this firmware, and no new firmware has been released since, so no, that bug can't have been already fixed. @dpeterson I'm sure if they were able to replicate it then it will be fixed in whatever firmware releases next.
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    How to fix bad sounding palm mutes in certain presets

    How many lights on the input do come on? The signal is supposed to "tickle" the red on the input, and you might need to turn up the sensitivity if it's not
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    They are shipping to Canada, but only made it to late Feb 2020 so far. As @Musiscience said you can email them to confirm you're on the list in case you didn't get the confirmation email
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    Controlling Axe Fx III tuner downtune by footswitch?

    Hey Rick. One minor nitpick: each fret is a half-step or a semitone. Eb is just down one flat, or one half-step, or one semitone. D would be 2 frets, 2 flats, one step or one tone. I know, the terminology just makes some things more confusing. Second, I don't think what you're asking for is...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Waitlist date 2/18/2020 Invitation: 10/05/2020 Now let's hope they get the firmware sorted.
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    Speaker impedance curve

    It represents an electrical relationship between a power amplifier and a speaker. I could get into the electrical reasons for this, but the gist of it is the power amp inside your amp behaves in a certain way when connected to a speaker that accentuates some frequencies and not others. This...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    I love the human willingness to take two points of data and go "This is a pattern!" :p If you're trying to estimate shipping costs, the FC6 is the same size and probably ships in a same sized box. Put one of those in your shopping cart and check out what it quotes you for shipping.
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    Wish Select Multiple IR's for Cab block in one go

    A couple UI ideas. Maybe a global picker button instead of an individual picker button and: a) @Joe Bfstplk's idea: Have right click context menu to "set IR to Slot X" b) When clicking an IR it sets it to Slot 1 for the first, and slot 2 for the second, and displays the slot number as a part...
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    Wish Select Multiple IR's for Cab block in one go

    Definitely agreed. It's a lot of extra work to open picker, type search or scroll to location, find cab 1.. then repeat the whole flow for a second mic. And given that the factory IRs are all individual mics now (rather than the mixes available in legacy IRs) it seems the Intended use it to do...
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    Is it possible to recreate the DBX 160 inside the current compressor block?

    I think in his video summarizing the recent firmware that added a number of new compressor models I remember Leon saying he's not much of a compressor guy so he wouldn't be a good one to break down the differences or how to use them.
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    *SOLVED* Beeping Noise

    This checks out. Because the "polling" is the floorboard "polling" or "asking" the fractal what scene it's currently on. If your board sends the scene change then it knows it changed. But if something else changes it the board won't knw unless it asks. It is solvable. Get a properly shielded...
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    What’s your favorite touch sensitive amp?

    Oops, you might be right. Not sure what I was thinking. On a related note, I think it would work better to use the input trim than the gain control. sometimes the gain control also affects tone (i.e. bright caps) in a way playing dynamics wouldn't.
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    Is it possible to recreate the DBX 160 inside the current compressor block?

    Technically he's not saying he modelled it on that, just that he compared the model to a physical DBX unit he owned to compare.
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    What’s your favorite touch sensitive amp?

    The Gain Enhancer is a built in implementation of this too.
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    Another request for erudition: Drive vs. Gain vs. Volume (Level)

    This thread will also help you understand how they work in the Axe: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/understanding-all-the-different-gain-controls.95018/
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Same, I'm on the 18th and by total random chance.
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    Another request for erudition: Drive vs. Gain vs. Volume (Level)

    Agreed^ One other aspect that confuses matters, is despite all controlling signal levels, the way that affects the sound depends on if those levels are becoming loud enough that they overdrive/clip/distort instead of getting louder. When you turn up distortion/saturation/clipping (also...
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    Amp in the Room?

    A couple things to note: The response curves they publish are on an infinite baffle (a physically impossible but theoretically helpful setup to remove factors like the size and shape of the cab from a comparison of pure speaker designs). What this means for you is that just setting up your EQ...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    Yeah, in the same way as when you plug into an analog amp you should have a habit of checking the master volume, when you set up the Axe you should check the output knob is probably the easiest answer.
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    Which firmware made you say WOW the most?

    Guys, imagine he wanted to do an "Evolution of the Axe FX modelling" video, where he showed how the sounds improved over different versions. It'd be nice to know which updates made noticeable sonic improvements. "The latest is the best" is nice and all but doesn't help show the evolution.
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    [fixed] Can't get the Panner working in Trem block

    You'll need a true stereo signal to hear the panner. Left and Right outputs to different speakers. The Pan also has to be after any blocks that collapse your signal to mono (like the amp block). If you share a preset we can likely help point out any issues like that.
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    The PRS MT15 is pretty damn nice. It's the amp in my stable I decided I'd keep despite the Axe FX III. The right mix of portable, cheap, and damn heavy sounding. The 6L6 tubes really make it punch above it's weight as a lunchbox amp. The FXIII getting the Archon model starts to encroach on it...
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    Wish Wish List: New Amps

    I think the main improvements are a new Output Transformer (which could be modelled in the Axe, but debatable if worth it) And another I know of is DC based heaters instead of AC based. Tubes in the 80s were better built and got less heater hum, but newer production tubes are a little more hit...
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    Wish Wish List: New Amps

    The Mark V is basically just a IIC+ with 3 modes, and a power amp that might sound slightly different but not by much. In IIC+ mode, it's a IIC+ non-GEQ model (has a smaller coupling cap at the end of a lead channel for less low end), Volume at 7.75 (gain on Axe), bright cap engaged. FAT and...
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    BlackStar the bane of my existence.

    Note that the emulated speaker out, well, has a speaker emulator on it So when you tone match that you won't just match the amp but also their emulated speaker. Then when you run it out to your real cab you'll be using both the real speaker and the emulated one (since it'll be baked into the...
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    Which firmware made you say WOW the most?

    If you're thinking primarily about amp tones, the Major version updates are usually amp simulation updates that affect some or all amp models. i.e. 11.x, 12.x, 13.x, 14.x. Other blocks that get major overhauls are usually minor number updates, ie x.01, x.02, etc. The release notes can help you...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    Could duplicate presets, could add OUT1 and OUT2 both to the same presets, or could just use Copy OUT1 => OUT2 and have the same signal coming from both, but always having one turned down low.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    You could add a volume block controlled by expression pedal to your presets and use that to turn it down in those situations. Or use a control switch to set it between two fixed levels.
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    Solutions for using Axe-Fx as an in the room amp?

    Right. What I meant to say was the signal coming out of headphones or a FRFR is of a full Mic'd tone. An some people don't like that and prefer a more "amp in the room" type sound, which can be done by running through a real guitar cab instead of an FRFR. And that I don't think that specific...
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    Solutions for using Axe-Fx as an in the room amp?

    The confusion is some people talk about wanting the "amp in the room" sound. The Axe FX produces the sound of a mic'd amp setup, not a raw speaker cabinet in the room. The way the high end drops off, fills up the room, or the sound travels over distance are a bit different. So lots of people use...
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    Solutions for using Axe-Fx as an in the room amp?

    I feel like everyone else is answering a slightly different question than you're asking. Yeah, the floor monitor looking speakers are so they can hear it while playing in the room with them in a way that get louder and projects further than studio monitors. You can also use them at band...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    First, you really need to make a new thread @X1Nx. Just post a new topic in the Axe FX III Discussion section, which is the one this thread is in. Or a Wish since it's a feature request. Only those of us who read your post in the last firmware thread even know what you're asking for. (A way to...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Just technicality, not production. They're produced in china in bulk and arrive in shipments. I'm sure they have plenty of both on hand currently since they haven't announced they're waiting on a shipment to continue. It's moreso just where they're focusing on doing QA and actually packing and...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    The official response seemed to be be But I think it's safe to say that it is.
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Having an invitation? It feels exciting, but the wallet feels a lot lighter and anticipation to get to play it has only somehow gotten worse. At least, that's my guess.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    I was thinking I'd definitely read a "Cliff's Notes" of each amp he works on going over what he thought was interesting or unique about the amps. But that would mean taking a break from building all this awesome stuff long enough to actually write them, so I'm OK that he doesn't.
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    Wish Wish List: New Amps

    Looks like the PRS Archon was finally added in FW 14.01!
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    I can't wait to try the Archon model as well. Although I'm sure it shares a lot of 5150/recto/soldano DNA, I'm a huge fan of my mt15 which it heavily based on he Archon I believe. One of the few amps I've sat down in front of knowing nothing about, lost 3 hours too, then bought full price brand...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    Awesome! So what's everyone's favourite programming language? ... but seriously. Those multiple modifier sources look really cool. Having an envelope filter which is multiplicative with your expression pedal for instance. Pedal at half your envelop filter is only half as sensitive, pedal...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.00

    It's not about how awesome it is. You can't add it to the output block. You have to process two different signals in every single block between amp and output. And the way to do that is to have one amp and one set of blocks lead to one output, and the other lead to the other. To do what you're...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.00

    You can bypass that one parameter, but it'll affect both your outputs. There's no way to just bypass it for one output but still have all the same effects, you'd have to double it up. For instance, what is your delay block going to do when it gets your signal? Somehow run two different delays...
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    Power amp that keeps stereo image of input ...

    Can you re-arrange your effects order get your guitar amp into input 1, and all stereo effects inside the stereo loop of the FM3? I guess on the full 3 you could either use two amps in stereo to solve this, or use the additional inputs an loops to more easily rearrange your effects to cover...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    It's either that or many of the people who ordered late on the 12th/early on the 13th mainly live on other forums and don't post here. I remember it being similar here: the first couple hours after the FM3 was announced was all fractal forum users, and then the next few hours were quiet on here...
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    Is it a bad idea to take axe fx with me on a plane?

    Good news is it's within carry-on size dimensions. Bad news, it won't leave much other room in your carry on. You'd want to find a rack or bag that's going maintain the space on the front panels with all the knobs and controls, so they don't get smashed if you bump the bag wrong. Otherwise it...
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    Does the Axe-Fx III work well as a DAC/amp to drive high impedance headphones?

    Honestly, the "You need a DAC/amp" thing with high impedance headphones is overblown. You only need an amp if your current amp can't go loud enough for the listening level you want. Higher impedance headphones produce less volume for the same level of signal, so a high enough impedance...
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    Impedance curve in amp section?

    Is there a chance you disabled the update impedance curve on legacy patch load global setting, and were noticing legacy patches that didn't update to their new default?
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    Scenes vs Channels

    Another way to think about scenes could be: Scene 1: intro tone Scene 2: verse tone Scene 3: Chorus tone Scene 4: Solo tone etc Where each can be any combination of channels and engaged/bypassed effects you want.
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    Scenes vs Channels

    Channels make it so every block is like a 4 channel amp. 4 channel delay, 4 channel wah, etc. You can manually toggle the channels if you want, and it would be like a normal footswitch and pedalboard where you have to manually toggle effects. But you might find this is a lot of dancing. That's...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Permanent. If you've been invited you're allowed to order anytime there is stock. If they're out of stock you'll have to wait until stock returns. And if they make it through the waitlist before you order and anyone can just buy off their site without waiting... well... you're still allowed to...
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    Differences between the Fender Tonestack Types at the AMP block

    I don't know if the Axe FX FAT is the same as the DEEP on those amps. The Fat switch came from the Mesa Mark series amps to my knowledge, (which had separate bass shift and deep switches). Fat shifts the treble frequency down into the midrange some on the Axe, it doesn't extend the bass...
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    FM3 MkII on the Horizon?

    There wasn't even an AX8 mark II, so no one really knows anything.
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Sorry it's been a long week, I forgot Monday was a holiday :tearsofjoy:
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    What's special about this week regarding vacations? I definitely think the news that it started shipping on Feb 12th probably lead to a rush of people signing up on the 12th. And the announcement and release of the Axe FX III Mark II which they're also shipping out to people on the Axe FX III...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    I think it's reasonable to assume that for every unit they ship, they have to: Flash the latest firmware Do a Quality inspection that buttons/screens/ports/functions/etc are all working Clean it up/wipe down for fingerprints Package it up in a box, then the second shipping box Print and apply...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Weirdly me getting on it had nothing to do with it shipping I just saw the HX Stomp in the store for about the 10th time (I never got along with the Mark IV model when I demoed it) and was annoyed dragging around heavy gear all the time, and they had some powered PA speakers on sale cheap. So on...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    Still nothing on 02-18-20, I'm betting we're in the patch of "It started shipping everyone preorder"
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    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    Do you want to get out the ol' Electronics soldering station and start removing and replacing multi-pin chips which are soldered to the board of your Axe FX III?
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.00

    Try a different USB Cable or a different USB Port. Direct instead of through a hub if you can.
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    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    Canada and Mexico are two for sure that have 0% import taxes and duties on products made in the USA (or Canada or Mexico). But products made in China don't have that same luxury just because they were ordered by an American Company
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    Axe FX III mkII - will my mk1 get left behind with firmware updates? Answer - clearly not. Thread edited due to excessive negativity from one person.

    There's a chance when Cliff puts the new flash space to use it could be for a new feature instead of just expanding existing spaces. Someone suggested some Amp Profiling based on some patents that have become public. Someone else said maybe adding custom Amp Impedance Curves. Maybe something...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    It's a standard USB A to B cable, like printers and other devices use. You most any cable should work. It's not included for some reason. And no disk for the software, you can download FM3 Edit from the fractal site or these forums.
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    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    For a more serious answer, II is the roman numeral for 2. And "Mark" can mean model or version. So it's basically just Axe FX III 2nd Edition, or Axe FX III Version 2.
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    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    I meant it doesn't have any USB A ports (the normal rectangle ones) that you can use to plug other devices into the Axe FX III. It has a USB B port (the square one) you can use to plug it into a computer. I thought you were asking if we could just plug a USB stick in to add more flash memory...
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    Wish More user presets

    There won't be a way to upgrade the III, and there won't be a half step upgrade.
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    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    What do you mean? Adding a USB Flash Drive for more flash space? The III doesn't have a USB host port.
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    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    I'm assuming that's partly the answer: It was easy to upgrade the total flash storage when the refreshed so they did. This let them add more preset space as the most obvious limit people might be brushing up against (some people fill the 2000 user cab slots but honestly, that's just hoarding not...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    That's a lot of Canada Fun Bucks tied up in two things that do the same thing though. The III was almost $4000 and the FM3 is going to be another $2000. I'm debating it, but if I assume I want an FM3, then it's an extra $4000 to have a version that gets faster updates and can hold kitchen sink...
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    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    Mostly a really kool Ingenious Innovation
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    I'm on the 18th, so must be right around the corner. Now to decide if the FM3 looks stable enough to warrant downgrading from the III...
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    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    I really can't wait for those OLEDs. They really make the tone more Organic.
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    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    How close are we to filling up the firmware space on the existing III? Asked another way, how much longer will the III be supported before new features are III Mark II only?
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    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    I think it mean there is more total space for firmware to be stored. So the total size of the compiled code can become larger. How close the existing firmware is to filling it, and at what point new features stop making it to the Mark I because there's no room we'll have to see.
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    Wish Wish List: New Amps

    Not to mention there's one guy on facebook a few years back who owned 3 or 4 of them at the time with the intention of getting more. So unless that guy is willing to cooperate with letting them be modeled that just makes it even harder to track one down.
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    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.06

    Hey guys, eager to know if this fixes up some of the ongoing issues, and if this opens the doors to catching up with the Axe FX III in terms of firmware updates. I've got a III, but I'm getting tired of dragging it and the rack case and the FC-6 back and fourth between my 3rd floor and band...
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    We might be entering a local peak in people signing up for the waitlist, since it officially started shipping Feb 12th I could see some people getting reminded or hearing about it for the first time and starting to sign up again.
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    Bug? Cab colors don't seem to accurately reflect IR resolution

    I'm pretty sure there is a longstanding and known issue where sometimes Axe Edit or the Axe FX or both can "forget" a cab is ultrares and display the wrong color. I don't believe it affects the tone and power cycling the Axe will restore the proper UltraRes color until it happens again. I...
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    Wish Extend range of headroom meter above 0dB

    @Rex I see what you're saying, and you can use some of those details and close examination and testing to determine if you're deep into power amp distortion or just tickling it. But from playing with amps, some of them don't start running out of power amp headroom until 7-8, but the Recto amps...
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    Levels in the Output Block

    The in unit meters turn red above 0dB, but "digital clipping" is nearly impossible inside the Axe to my knowledge (beyond blocks which are designed to clip, like drives and amps, etc). Your reording DAW can also handle individual tracks with signal above 0dB usually. Things only clip if...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.00

    That's normal. The sound of a muted low string is quieter than a ringing open string. On a clean tone you'd maybe still both at a more realistic level. But on distorted tones ringing open note overpowers the muted ones. Try it with a real amp and you'll get the same thing.
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