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  1. J

    I constantly feel like I'm guessing with my Axe FX II

    To the OP, if you look at many of my posts from 2012, they are similar. I struggled heavily in 2 areas:figuring out how to use the machine and getting a clean natural tube sound. I went back and forth, at one time even saying I would never the sell the Fratal but devote the time to figuring it...
  2. J

    Help with updating MFC101 to new firmware on PC

    When I had the midiox program open, double clicked the new MFC firmware icon, and right clicked in the top window and selected send systex, it wouldnt work, but when I went o "file" in midiox and located the MFC firmware it did. Sorry, sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't...
  3. J

    Help with updating MFC101 to new firmware on PC

    Never mind. I just figured it out. Please delete post. Thanks!
  4. J

    Help with updating MFC101 to new firmware on PC

    I am tring to update the MFC-101 to the newest firmware. I am on PC W7. I have updated the Axe FX to the newest firmware with no problem. I am using MidiOX. I have followed the steps on the forum, using Cobblers info, the Fractal sticky, and Katsu Kuri's video. No luck. I'm sure its something...
  5. J

    How touse amp x/y

    Okay, I have my MFC setup the way I want. The top 2 rows are fx, the bottom is 4 amps sounds and the 5th button on the bottom row is "amp x/y". I want each of the 4 amp buttons to have an x and a y. When I tried on the first button, my clean sound, I placed a Vox and it works fine. When I select...
  6. J

    Adding blocks

    Thanks!
  7. J

    Adding blocks

    There are not enough blocks to fill up the "pedalboard" I'd like to build on the MFC. How do I add additional blocks?
  8. J

    Setting effect to exact BPM

    I know you're probably kidding, but you're right. I do want it to start on a certain point. It's actually preset 134, "detuned wah". I'll mess around with it and see if I can get it to do what I want. Check me out though. A month and a half ago I was ready to sell it because it was...
  9. J

    Setting effect to exact BPM

    There's a patch, I think 164, that's a rhythmic auto-wah. Is there a way I can set the rhythm oscillation to an exact BPM?
  10. J

    Is the Big Hair amp based on the ADA MP1???

    I had one of those! I had two powered KMD cabinets and the ADA foot controller. I had completely forgotten I had that. I loved it too. I thought I was the stuff, because no one else in Muscle Shoals had one. That's back when we had lots of clubs in the area to play at. Ah, those were the days...
  11. J

    Changing expression pedal control on the fly

    Thanks for these tips. I guess I could deal with just having one of these effects on at a time. I like having the wah always there so I can just step on it, but I guess I need to put wah on a IA, then choose between wah, rotary speed, whammy, and delay depth. Since I might want a delay with...
  12. J

    Changing expression pedal control on the fly

    Before I add it to the wish list, is there some way to change what an expression pedal controls on the fly, besides changing presets? I was thinking, if there was an option to have the IA that was turned on most recently determine what the expression pedal controls would be nice. Press delay...
  13. J

    Gone Baby...Gone!

    I should've sent you the Wampler Plexidrive and Catlinbread Dirty Little Secret before I sold them.
  14. J

    It's Not a Tubes Only World Here ~ What Tube Amp Did You Keep??

    I had to sell my DrZ Maz Jr 18 NR and a modded Blues Jr to be able to afford the Axe. I have since purchased a Princeton Reverb with JJ's that I doubt I'll ever sell.
  15. J

    Former tube snob

    The head sound engineer at church asked how I was liking the Axe, because I had been bringing my Princeton Reverb lately. Today i brought the Axe for the first time in a while. I explained how I was almost going to sell it out of frustration. I told him that a few guys here on the forum were...
  16. J

    X/Y question

    So, if I want a delay to be 1/4 on x and dotted 1/8 on y, what would be the steps? Do I just set up a xy delay on one IA and then press it to toggle?
  17. J

    X/Y question

    Can someone explain the x/y feature? Do I set up an IA on the MFC to be an x/y switch that swaps all effects from x to y, or can I individually swap each effect from x to y?
  18. J

    Changing pedal control

    I have 2 Mission pedals run into my MFC. One is full time volume. I want the other to do delay depth,wah,rotary speed, or maybe whammy. Is there a way to change what the pedal is controlling without changing presets?
  19. J

    emergency...at.gig.and.axe.ii has no output

    Very impressive. Great forum.
  20. J

    Two separate layouts?

    I'll put in on the wish list. Thanks
  21. J

    Two separate layouts?

    Thanks, but actually what I want is to have the option of changing from the 5 presets to the whole board being presets, but on the fly.
  22. J

    Two separate layouts?

    I'd like my default MFC state to be buttons 1-5 as presets and the other 10 buttons (not counting tap and tuner) to be effects BUT I would like to be able to press a button to a second state that were all presets. Is this possible? To clarify, 1-5 would be my sounds of clean, crunch, lead etc...
  23. J

    Effects blocks on presets and the MFC

    Can you tell me if I understand this correctly? If I have the MFC set up like a pedalboard with drive, compressor, chorus, tremolo, eq, delay, reverb,etc and I pull up a preset on the Axe that one has drive only, then the other effects on the MFC will just be unavailable, correct? If I have this...
  24. J

    Axe-FX II and MFC-101 - Initial Setup and Expression Pedal videos

    Okay, I went and watched the second one because fully understanding what I was doing when setting up an expression pedal was one of the things I was struggling with. Before watching this, I had gotten volume and wah set up on one preset, but on the next preset, trying to make the pedal do...
  25. J

    Axe-FX II and MFC-101 - Initial Setup and Expression Pedal videos

    Thank you! Thank you! I appreciate you taking time from your schedule to do this for us.
  26. J

    Frustrated to the point of putting it all for sale

    Wow! I pulled up the forum and 4 pages of comments! I feel like I just got a giant hug and kick in the ass simultaneously. I really appreciate everyone taking time from their busy schedule to rally me on. Mostly, all of the comments have been very helpful. A little background. I run a studio...
  27. J

    Frustrated to the point of putting it all for sale

    Damn. This kinda hurt, because I have really appreciated your help. I can understand your frustration though. You're right , I am guilty of double posting a time or two if I didn't get the answer I was looking for. I forget to "bump". I am not totally down with forum etiquette. I did buy the...
  28. J

    Frustrated to the point of putting it all for sale

    I appreciate everyone's thoughts and advice. I'm just frustrated right now. I guess I see all of the possibilities and want to take advantage of all. My tube amp rig has always been basic, but now that I've got the Axe, I've been trying to program pedals to controls various parameters. In other...
  29. J

    Frustrated to the point of putting it all for sale

    So, I went in to this super excited and the frustration is getting the best of me. I am going to give it one more go at it and really spend time in the manual this week. I am spending all of this time learning to program when I really want to be playing. I don't have lots of spare time. It's...
  30. J

    The need to read ;)

    I've really got to read the manual and make me a cheat sheet to keep with me! This morning I decided not to bring the MFC with me to church because the songs we were playing didn't require me to change patches or need pedals. I had 3 sound guys (large televised church) on the hands and knees...
  31. J

    2 of the same effect?

    I want to set up one IA to be a delay set to 1/4 notes and another set to .1/8's. After I use delay 1, I don't see it in the available effects list. Can I only use one of each effect per preset? I found multi delay but I don't see delay 1 again. Am I doing something wrong?
  32. J

    Setting up MFC and misson

    I see I need to spend more time with my nose in the book. :). I really appreciate you. You have helped me a few times here on the forum.
  33. J

    Setting up MFC and misson

    :). That's exactly what I was thinking as I was reading his post.
  34. J

    Setting up MFC and misson

    I have an MFC and 2 Mission pedals. One Mission pedal has the on/off button. I want to set up my MFC like this: I want all 3 rows to be presets. Then I want to be able to press the "reveal" button and have all of the IA's (set up like a pedalboard). On this pedalboard I want all of the looper...
  35. J

    USB Frustrations

    I'll admit that if I hadn't sold my amps and pedals that I might have gone back. The sounds are amazing and the capabilities are stunning. My frustration is more with the learning curve. There is still a noticeable difference between playing a tube amp and the Fractal, but I knew that going in...
  36. J

    Looper

    Is there a preset that has the looper set up on the MFC?
  37. J

    Future "sticky" idea

    Yea, I've seen the wiki page, but it's not current and I was referring to artist, albums, and songs this amp might have been used on to give someone who wasn't familiar with a certain amp, an idea of how it had been used.
  38. J

    Custom Rack Panel Recommendation

    Before the panel, I had a short extension cord coming out of my 4 space rack for the Line 6 g90 and the Axe FX. They basically put one twist locking PowerCON cable and wire 2 iec cables to be plugged in to the back of each unit. It's really cool.
  39. J

    Future "sticky" idea

    I was going to ask if anyone knew of an updated list of what each "amp" block is a model of. Then I got a better idea. What if anyone who was willing to contribute, listed the models of amps they know about and what song it was used on, or album, or what artist uses it? For instance, if I...
  40. J

    Dont let me throw it out the window please

    Thanks again chrisallen888, that worked.
  41. J

    Can someone tell me what I did wrong please?

    Yes I did choose delay 2. Thanks. That's probably the problem.
  42. J

    Running mono

    Our system at church is mono. What is the best way to run the unit in mono? I noticed there are a couple of different mono options. Do i need to set anything up in the software? I also thought I read where just pluggin it in left out does it for you but I may be mistaken?
  43. J

    Custom Rack Panel Recommendation

    I received mine and my experience was the same as everyone else here. Incredible quality and customer service. Very quick turnaround. I think he had it shipped the day after I placed the custom order. I got 3 xlr's, 1 cat5, midi, USB, and he combined the power to the axe and my line 6 wireless...
  44. J

    Can someone tell me what I did wrong please?

    On the "top boost" preset, there is a delay and a multiplayer. I was messing around with them and changing the time signature of the delay. Somehow I made one of the 2 delays disappear from the MFC. In other words, both delays show in the layout, but the L.E.D. Is not lit for one of them on the...
  45. J

    Where to mount mfc

    Does the top press on the buttons when closed?
  46. J

    Dont let me throw it out the window please

    I won't get to try it until tonight after church. I'll report how it goes.
  47. J

    Dont let me throw it out the window please

    Thank you so much. I need basic instructions like this. I appreciate you taking the time. I wish Fractal had "sesame street" level instructions for those of us who might need it.
  48. J

    Dont let me throw it out the window please

    I need help please. I purchased the SP and EP Mission pedals and plugged them in the MFC. I want one to control a volume block that I placed after amp and cab but before reverb and delay. Both pedals are working in their default "global volume" and wah settings. I want to disengage the global...
  49. J

    Where to mount mfc

    Sounds like I need to uprgrade to the "Pro". Thanks!
  50. J

    Where to mount mfc

    What are you guys mounting the MFC and expression pedals on? I have a pedal train, but with the MFC on it, it won't it in the case anymore. Ones someone make a product that will hold the MFC and 2mission pedals?
  51. J

    Custom Rack Panel Recommendation

    I just placed my order- 2 xlr's for AxeFx ous, 1 xlr's for Line 6 wireless out,Cat 5, USB, midi, and they are combining power from both units to 1 powerCON. Thanks for the tip!
  52. J

    Who has " sold it all" and gone AXE FX??????

    I had to sell mine to pay or it. I sold a Dr Z Maz 18 NR with eq bypass mod, and a Fender Blues Jr, and lots of pedals and 2 racks. I loved the Maz and still miss its sound. It is such a dynamic amp. You truly "play" it with how hard you handle strings. That being said, I will never go back. I...
  53. J

    Preset and building question

    Being that I'm more of a hands on guy than an instruction manual reader, can someone point me to a link or tell me in basic terms how to 1. Try the presets from the preset exchange here on the forum. I don't know how to get the from computer to my Axe FX. 2. Also, which controls in Axe edit...
  54. J

    Fractal vs valuable tube amps. 1 to 0

    I pass right by Opelika going to my in laws in Columbus GA. Thanks for the idrange info. I'll give it a shot.
  55. J

    Fractal vs valuable tube amps. 1 to 0

    When the amp players kicked into a solo, it was loud and distinct, when I did, it would get lost in the mix. I tried a louder, solo type patch (I'm still using modified presets), like "gilmour lead" , but it was still buried. I've got to spend some time getting to know this thing. I love it though.
  56. J

    Volume adjust

    Thanks
  57. J

    Fractal vs valuable tube amps. 1 to 0

    Awesome! No, it was actually Steve Melton, Jimmy Johnson's engineer. Go to Jimmy Johnson Music dot com or Google Muscle Shoals Sound and look at his discography-phenomenal. Jimmy produced, Steve engineered. Pete Carr is a great guy and player. They definitely recorded him many times. Pete played...
  58. J

    Volume adjust

    If I want to quickly adjust the volume of preset and have it Store it, how is this done?
  59. J

    Front or rear input

    I am going from my Line 6 G90 into rear of Axe Fx. I noticed a photo on this forum, where a wire was run to the front input. Which is correct?
  60. J

    Fractal vs valuable tube amps. 1 to 0

    An engineer friend, who has achieved "legendary" status due to his work at Muscle Shoals Sound in its heyday, asked me to come jam with some of his friends. (They apparantly get together once a year for a jam). One flew in from Florida. These guys were all much older than me. Awesome musicians...
  61. J

    Preset select question

    Thanks!
  62. J

    Preset select question

    Is there a way to set the MFC to stay on its current preset while I scroll to another bank of presets and not change until I press another preset?
  63. J

    Need Advice: Clean Amps Clipping the Output

    You have your reverb first instead of last?
  64. J

    Please help!

    Nevermind-Thanks you so much for the step by step dummy proof tutorial GVOLP. It worked like a charm!
  65. J

    Presets bassy

    Hee Hee. That's funny. What I'm saying is the exact same presets have way more bass than the same preset on the last firmware.
  66. J

    Presets bassy

    6.0 sounds great, but why do the presets have so much more bass? Is there a setting I should check that could be making it this way?
  67. J

    Installing presets

    Thanks. It must be right then. I just assumed something would show on the axe fx screen while it was transferring.
  68. J

    Installing presets

    Are you sure? I thought I had my presets right, but I have prince tone for 44 and Blankenship lead for 45? Does this mean mine haven't updated? I did it on axe edit and it updated there on the screen. I just got the machine so I dont have the old presets memorized enough to know if I updated or not?
  69. J

    Please help me get 6 installed

    For some reason when I went to utility I saw the bar graph matching the one one axe edit so I knew it was working. Now it says 6.0 on the axe fx. Now if I can insure the presets took, I'll be good to go.
  70. J

    Installing presets

    After watching Manny's video tutorial, I think I got it to work. How can I tell for sure they got sent to the axe?
  71. J

    Please help me get 6 installed

    Okay, 6 is installed. Thanks!
  72. J

    Please help me get 6 installed

    The fractal just says "awaiting file". I got 6 downloaded but I get get the presets to work.
  73. J

    Installing presets

    I have installed 6.0. How do I install the presets?
  74. J

    Labels in USA?

    Is there a place I can buy the pedalboard labels for the MFC in the U.S.?
  75. J

    Floorboard for MFC

    I tried mounting my MFC to a Pedaltrain last night, but it raises the unit so much that the case won't close. Does anyone know what case and floorboard will accommodate the MFC and at least 2 expression pedals nd still close in the case? Preferably a bag for the lighter weight.
  76. J

    Who here got rid of ALL of their pedals for Axe-Fx?

    Cool. Thanks, I'll try that. I finished listening to the presets. Next I start building from scratch.
  77. J

    What am I doing wrong?

    I have my Axe FX2 connected to my MFC by ethernet cable. All I get is X0000 on the display of the MFC.
  78. J

    Line 6 wireless

    Line 6 Relay G90 rack wireless output into front input of Axe FX 2 or the input on the back?
  79. J

    Who here got rid of ALL of their pedals for Axe-Fx?

    I took the dive and sold Xotic RC, Xotic BB, Catlinbread Dirty Little Secret, Wampler Plexidrive, Aquapuss analog delay, Line 6 M9, and my Dr Z Maz. I just got the unit this week. I'm not sure yet if I have regrets. I'm still just going through the presets. If I can get 5 or 6 stellar sounds...
  80. J

    Rack bag

    I ended up buying a Gator pro series portable case instead of a bag.
  81. J

    New unit came today and within 10 minutes there are problems

    I feel like I'm hijacking the thread I started. Anyway, just wanted to say I got the new unit in and so far so good....okay, carry on.
  82. J

    Rack bag

    Odyssey makes a 16" depth bag.
  83. J

    Rack bag

    I noticed that the unit has no breathing port. How does it cool? Anyway, I plan to buy a Gator rack bag and a Line 6 G90 wireless rack. I would normally be inclined to get a 4 space rack bag and leave 1 space for unit to breathe. Since there is no open port to allow the unit to cool, is there...
  84. J

    New unit came today and within 10 minutes there are problems

    Thamks for sharing. Same with me. I've never really had any issue with any electronic device out of the box, be it synths, studio effects, converters, whatever. Most of my stuff is pretty high end, but I understand this unit is too. I this is a repeating issue, maybe they can figure it out. At...
  85. J

    New unit came today and within 10 minutes there are problems

    Somewhere along the way the way, this thread left the highway... :)
  86. J

    Expression pedals

    My new unit should be here in a few days. I have the MFC-101 also. I plan to have 1 expression solely for volume, 1 for wah/wammy, and 1 or 2 for other control (effects depth,etc). Which expression pedsl are recommended? I assume there may be different recommendations for wah than there would be...
  87. J

    New unit came today and within 10 minutes there are problems

    I can't believe I had the nerve to post a complaint with such a small number of posts. :)
  88. J

    New unit came today and within 10 minutes there are problems

    Yea, the fact that Gaga's guitarist and Madonna's guitarist bought them didn't do much for me, since I assume they play to tracks. Maybe they bought them for the tour bus. ;). I was surprised about the Stones though. Excited, hoping it means a tour, but my rep said he is constantly supplying...
  89. J

    New unit came today and within 10 minutes there are problems

    Okay, here's the update: Marty from Fractal has been very helpful. Since Tour Supply sold the whole order out and had none to send me, Fractal sent me a prepaid UPS label and said as soon as they receive mine, they'll send another out to me. I can't ask for more. I do understand that things...
  90. J

    New unit came today and within 10 minutes there are problems

    I appreciate the help. I am sure it is going to be a fine product. Fractal support contacted me last night and asked me to have Tour Supply send me another unit. The problem is that they sold them all. I will report what I find out.
  91. J

    New unit came today and within 10 minutes there are problems

    I put in my original post that I did try this. Thank you though.
  92. J

    New unit came today and within 10 minutes there are problems

    Let's see, who is Tour Supply? Out of the 12 units Tour Supply received this week, 2 went to Lady Gaga's band, a couple to Madonna's tour, and 2 to Rolling Stones. ..and there was mine. (according to my Tour Supply rep). They are located in Nashville, New York, and LA and supply professional...
  93. J

    New unit came today and within 10 minutes there are problems

    I've been reading this forum for a while as I made my decision to purchase. It was my first post because I just got the unit yesterday. Thank you for your thoughtful and insightful comment. Also, I prefer to spend my time working and not posting. ;)
  94. J

    New unit came today and within 10 minutes there are problems

    I've waited for a long time and sold much of my gear, to get an Axe FX2 and the MFC101. It came in today from Tour Supply. I skimmed the directions and decided to listen to each of the presets. It was fine for 10 minutes or so and I was up to #20 or so. Suddenly, instead of the preset name, the...
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