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  1. M

    The Boys

    Good writing is pro-Nazi? I honestly can't tell if you're trolling. Seems like odd behaviour for a moderator.
  2. M

    The Boys

    Yeah serious downhill turn due to this in the second half of the second season. The rest of it was much better written.
  3. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.02

    Aussie here. It's interesting to me as I've realised while teaching my kids to read that often the American way of pronouncing things is more phonetic, compared to the Aussie way. I've grudgingly had to accept that the American way is often more sensible. But then the American way of saying Beta...
  4. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.01

    Archon so far seems to be my favorite non-FAS model. Nice stuff!
  5. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 13.02

    When I get NaNs in my software, I prefer garlic NaNs.
  6. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 13.00

    I think that's just a side-effect of the "0" position on the dial being -10db rather than 0db.
  7. M

    Cleaning the axe fx

    Try turning down the Input Drive knob - it should clean it right up.
  8. M

    You Knew Etsy Would Ruin Reverb

    But this time without forgiveness built in.
  9. M

    You Knew Etsy Would Ruin Reverb

    I like you.
  10. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.09

    How were you listening to it?
  11. M

    [Fixed in 12.08] Still have pitch shift artifacts with 12.08 Beta 4

    Yep I reckon so. I wasn't able to coax it to do that effect anymore.
  12. M

    Year and half later; still not happy with Axe-Fx 3

    These are models of preamps, but with some 'appropriate' power amp attached, right?
  13. M

    [Fixed in 12.08] Still have pitch shift artifacts with 12.08 Beta 4

    Cool - that's the same kind of effect I am getting on beta4 as well.
  14. M

    Year and half later; still not happy with Axe-Fx 3

    I wonder if the best approach is to just provide a DI of the guitar itself, and see how good a tone people can make with it.
  15. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.08 Public Beta 4

    Yeah same experience here. It seems easy to trick it into 'warble' between different notes on single notes.
  16. M

    Beta 4 VC 'Warble' on Clean - SOLVED

    Maybe try it on Beta 3 to see if it's any better.
  17. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.08 Public Beta 4

    I get similar things, but not only on higher notes.
  18. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.08 Public Beta 3

    I can hear what you mean, I think. The tail of the Space Designer one has this kind of 'bounciness' to it where the Axe FX one seems to be more like a standard "flat" reverb. At around the 3 second mark or so. I have no idea which one is more realistic though.
  19. M

    Anyone play doom?

    Man I loved the Quake II soundtrack.
  20. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.08 Public Beta 3

    Force refresh after FW update and that should be remedied.
  21. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.08 Public Beta Part Deux

    Dang the latency is crazy good. Nice work!
  22. M

    VH Modded Marshall

    Very cool, thanks for the response!
  23. M

    VH Modded Marshall

    What guitar are you using for this, levipeto? I'm missing a guitar with this kind of soul to it, I think.
  24. M

    Wish Reference IRs by waveform instead of location

    This should increase the value of free IR packs I reckon, in the sense that since everyone can theoretically have them in their units that presets using them will be much more readily shareable.
  25. M

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    Check out South Korea numbers. I think they've done the closest to that that I'm aware of.
  26. M

    For some reason, the sensitivity of the AXE FX III to different guitars really surprised me.

    Doesn't it suggest something "inauthentic" in the models if real amps don't behave like this so much? Or is it more of a question about usually listening to amps through guitar cabs instead of via a mic'd signal path?
  27. M

    Beato and Plini

    I get the feeling Rick has almost not even touched the axe 3. So rich!
  28. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.02

    Some of the colors have changed AFAIK. Maybe that's it?
  29. M

    Axe-Fx III vs AX8 - simple test

    Not that it really matters, but I'd be curious to hear the comparison after your fix. Is that possible?
  30. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.01

    Yeah that was my impression. I thought it was effectively installing a mod, but ideal was added for a version that didn't result in a realistic volume drop.
  31. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.01

    Has the function of the saturation switch changed at some point or does it not work properly at the moment? Only "ideal" seems to do anything on any amp I've tried it on.
  32. M

    Axe-Fx III Factory Presets

    I think you may have changed something. Channel D on the amp block is Capt Hook, but that isn't used in any of the scenes.
  33. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.00 Public Beta

    Well, maybe. It depends on your use-case. For me I always want to play around with whatever has changed. A preset to me is a pretty vaguely defined thing - an amp with a cab combo that sounded a particular way and I enjoyed it at that point in time. I'm always keen to try a newer more detailed...
  34. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.00 Public Beta

    I think if there's a choice it should probably be the opposite way around - make the default to use the new curves but to have a choice to go back to the old one, in the case that a preset has been tweaked in such a way that worked with the old curve.
  35. M

    FW 11b - Overview of New Speaker Impedance Modelling

    Is it just me or is the apparent volume quite varied with different impedance curves? Cynically, I wonder whether you ended up on the apparent loudest of the lot?
  36. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.00 Public Beta

    Yeah, sorry I didn't mean to say that changing this value was necessarily subtle, but just that changing between one of the cab resonances and the null is very obvious, in a way that the others are not.
  37. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.00 Public Beta

    Yeah there's a difference between the default-selected "null" cab (for old presets) and changing the cab then reselecting null. See the graph on Axe Edit to see the difference. You would not have been hearing the null cab previously. The change isn't that significant.
  38. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.00 Public Beta

    Ooh the shape of the curve is shown on Axe Edit Speaker tab in the Amp block. Cool.
  39. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 11.00 Public Beta

    Which one should be used if the cab block uses multiple IRs? Or even multiple cab blocks are linked to the amp?
  40. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 10.01

    Do you already have Axe Edit in your dock? If so, you already have Fractal Bot in your dock.
  41. M

    My weirdest tech issue with the Axe-Fx III so far

    I had some audio issues (as in not playing audio at all) when switching between Axe FX and my sound card. I updated the USB firmware and driver, which were both quite old, and it seems much better now. Maybe worth checking these?
  42. M

    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 8.00

    It seems I'm definitely at the limits of my ability to tell differences in the amps between these firmware updates. Maybe if I could instantly AB them while playing....
  43. M

    Tool - Fear Inoculum

    Any clues as to the guitar tone on this album? It's got this kind of buzziness to it that's interesting.
  44. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 7.01

    Sorry, was just a bad joke about the new firmware compression for improving update speed. I knew I should've resisted posting it. :P
  45. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 7.01

    Is it just me or does this firmware sound like it's quite compressed?
  46. M

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    It looks like some of these IRs are 180 degrees out of phase with the others. E.g. the 4x12 Recto Far-Field B0. You can see these ones in the 'Align' tab of the Cab block where the initial peak on the graph goes downwards instead of upwards. Is that intentional, or a bug?
  47. M

    Question about the Mark series graphic EQ modeling

    Oh ok. I think I misinterpreted completely then. Thanks!
  48. M

    Question about the Mark series graphic EQ modeling

    Thanks for the picture, but I think I get that part of it. It's just that the original comment from FractalAudio seemed to be suggesting that to achieve less bass from the preamp to increase the mid and treble. But is that all that's necessary? I'm not sure what that has to do with the taper of...
  49. M

    Question about the Mark series graphic EQ modeling

    Well, maybe? Within a specific domain, perhaps (e.g. the tone coming out at the end of the signal chain). A tube amp seems to have very complicated interactions between all the internal components, though. If, say, all of the BMT knobs have the same taper, surely these settings all on 5 will hit...
  50. M

    Question about the Mark series graphic EQ modeling

    Can you please elaborate on that? I can see that if you turn up the mid and treble that the relative balance is one of less bass, but does this also reduce the absolute amount of bass?
  51. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #3

    I haven't tried the Herbie (3) in a long time, but was it always so dark an amp? Using EMG 81/85 pickup guitar and I really need to crank the treble and/or presence to open it up. Is that all just to do with my pickups? Not that I'm complaining, mind, as it sounds great when I do play with those...
  52. M

    A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum....

    Power amp modelling disabled globally maybe?
  53. M

    Blind Test #1: Axe-Fx III vs. Real Amp

    They were also different takes, so it's not clear that it's the tone that differentiated them.
  54. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta

    Doesn't seem like it to me.
  55. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta

    Really feels/sounds like the low-end is significantly clearer with larger amounts of distortion with this firmware. Particularly as far as being able to hear each string separately.
  56. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.01

    I think this is just a sub-process of the spline reticulation.
  57. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.00

    Knowing nearly nothing about reverbs, what has this firmware revision changed in the reverb block to allow these new cloudy reverb types? I had the feeling that these were just some extra preset configuration type things, but is it more than that?
  58. M

    New to Fractal

    How are you going to be amplifying the sound?
  59. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.00 Beta

    Yep Porta-Bass is there.
  60. M

    New Axe-Fx III user .... All I can say is ....

    Are you sure that's all you can say? :P
  61. M

    Cab Block Preamp. Do you?

    I suppose not, but they do have the ability to move the microphone(s) and mix different microphones together. This is pretty similar to a huge amount of IRs, I think.
  62. M

    v 3.4.0 to v3.4.1 issue

    Same problem here. Makes me want the source code and a debugger...
  63. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware 2.00 Public Beta #2

    Thanks Cliff! Just one small bug I found. The virtual capo is spelled "Virutal Capo".
  64. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware 1.19 Public Beta

    Using the pitch shifter to drop tune seems far more usable now. Almost can't feel the latency.
  65. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware 1.19 Public Beta

    Where X in (6, 12), presumably.
  66. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.17

    Maybe less dynamic range, but more dynamic response? In that, if theres less compression, you hit the strings harder and the volume goes up by a similar amount, but with more compression the response isn't as linear? Or something... Edit: nah, that doesn't sound right. It sounds more like you...
  67. M

    Can't update firmware

    From 1.16 beta #1 presumably? If so, see here: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/axe-fx-iii-firmware-version-1-16-beta.143154/page-4#post-1694296
  68. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.16 Beta

    Great, thanks Cliff!
  69. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.16 Beta

    Feels to me like this should be pulled sooner than later...
  70. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.16 Beta

    I think the Axe Edit problems may be just a symptom of something a bit more fundamental. Fractal Bot doesn't like it either, and I still can't update firmware back to 1.15.
  71. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.16 Beta

    Furthest mine's got was like 35%. I wonder if statistically speaking it may eventually make it through the transfer...
  72. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.16 Beta

    Having trouble going back to 1.15 after installing 1.16 beta. I keep getting transmission errors. "No response received".
  73. M

    Recto Rev G vs Axe-III

    Will you provide the 'answer' (if you haven't already somewhere I haven't seen)? While I understand the appeal of not doing so - perhaps the most useful outcome of this is the understanding that things are so close that it really doesn't matter - it'd still be interesting from an analysis...
  74. M

    Ice castle reverb

    I just noticed that last night too. Sneaky.
  75. M

    Need To Restart - Making an Uberschall Scream?

    I just noticed that @H13 identified that in the OP. My mistake. To me it sounds pretty clearly like two different tracks, as the note attack seems to be imperfectly aligned. It might be worth experimenting with double tracking to see if any of the valuable quality of the tone is coming from there.
  76. M

    Need To Restart - Making an Uberschall Scream?

    The videos are also double tracked aren't they?
  77. M

    Axe-Fx III in Australia

    @pauly It was clear to me that this was a pre-order. I'm not sure why you would have thought otherwise. The second, bolded, sentence in the email was this: "Our first shipment of Axe-FX III is due to leave the Fractal Audio factory for Australia on the 29th of June."
  78. M

    Axe-Fx III in Australia

    Yeah my wife contacted Independent Music before the waitlist was officially launched as well.
  79. M

    Axe-Fx III in Australia

    I got a discount code 30 mins ago - ordered. Can't wait!
  80. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 10.01 Firmware Release

    Good to see another Jordan Peterson fan here! :D
  81. M

    Fender Demo

    I'd also like to know what guitar that was. Very nice.
  82. M

    Modeler Stress Test

    I dunno, I think it is. "Good" is subjective. The guitar tone in "Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the sky" sounds good to me, but not for the same reasons that I like other "good" guitar tones.
  83. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Public Beta

    Why do you think that's a bug? If all speakers naturally compress in this kind of situation, wouldn't it make sense to have some non-zero default?
  84. M

    Are there any Axe FX owners here who have never owned a conventional amp?

    Absolutely. This was 6 years ago or something, though, so sometimes I forget how bad it used to be. I gave the Spider to my dad, so I get to play it every now and then. Very stark difference for sure.
  85. M

    Are there any Axe FX owners here who have never owned a conventional amp?

    I had a Line 6 Spider IV 75 for a little while (6 months?) before getting the Axe FX 2.
  86. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.02 Firmware Released

    Thanks, sorry I missed your comment!
  87. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.02 Firmware Released

    Sure. I wasn't saying it should be the only option. But a preset single value for speaker drive per amp probably doesn't simulate anything particularly well.
  88. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.02 Firmware Released

    Shouldn't the speaker drive be a function of the block's output volume, or something, anyway? I can't imagine that a tube amp has a constant amount of speaker drive at all volumes.
  89. M

    New to AX8, most patches sounds dark and bassy

    I'd also add that you're feeling it, particularly in the low frequencies.
  90. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    No. See FractalAudio's post, below:
  91. M

    Legacy Firmware Solution

    I absolutely will. You have absolute brand loyalty from me, and have had for a long time.
  92. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    Yeah I concur. The dynamic response seems to have a lot more range or something. I'm not sure if this is specific to 6.00, but it I can hear "The notes go "grrrrrrr" instead of "shhhhhhh"", as Cliff described it, noticeably this time around.
  93. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    I don't know how legitimate this line of thinking is, but... axefx2_xlplus_Quantum_5p03p01.syx is 3566 KB axefx2_xlplus_Quantum_6p00.syx is 3573 KB Difference is ~7 KB axefx2_Quantum_5p03p01.syx is 2719 KB axefx2_6p00.syx is 2706 KB So, it would seem that 2726 KB (2719 + 7) ends up not...
  94. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    Maybe that's how Cliff was able to make it fit. He just gave us the original 6.00 again. :P Placebo and all that...
  95. M

    Its Hard to Say Good bye, MK II Users :(`

    That only applies for amp model updates, not other blocks. The drive block, wah, reverb, etc changes would cause the need to revisit all presets in the new firmware. The amp block modelling version is not a panacea.
  96. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Public Beta

    A problem with the argument about needing to update existing presets with new firmwares is that only the amp block supports older modelling versions. If, as a random example, the Wah block was updated you'd need to audition/modify those presets to make sure they still work for you. Same with the...
  97. M

    Cliff, Get rid of some factory cabs to free up space!!

    It's a good point. I wonder if Cliff can fit the extra code inside one of the reverb chambers that aren't used very often? It might even add more realism to the algorithm to have more reflections around the 1s and 0s.
  98. M

    Cliff, Get rid of the older firmware modeling options to free up space!!

    Absolutely. I basically got the Axe FX 2 when I first started playing guitar (almost), and more than anything else the Axe FX and playing with the new amp models and modelling updates as they came out kept me going with learning guitar. Losing that element would be quite significant for me.
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