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  1. Alabama man

    Don't take the Axe-Fx III for granted! (Tried Line6 Helix)

    Also, I don't really think there's any company matching FAS for updates, which to me are critical in 2018. I love that if there's a bug, it gets squashed in a matter of days. I'm still trying to figure out how a company this size manages that while much "bigger" companies are only able to put...
  2. Alabama man

    Don't take the Axe-Fx III for granted! (Tried Line6 Helix)

    Oh, I know lol. Aside from my Strymon stuff, I haven't found anything that beats the Axe reverbs and delays. I think I would dig it now that I have more experience. I've sold off most of my tube amps since going digital, so it's not a matter of realism for me at this point. I haven't plugged...
  3. Alabama man

    Don't take the Axe-Fx III for granted! (Tried Line6 Helix)

    Between this thread and the impending tax increase, I'm seriously tempted to grab a III. I currently have a Helix floor (previously owned a II XL). I wouldn't say I get bad sounds out of it, but I do graze over a decent amount of the amps and stick to half a dozen. When I had the II XL, it...
  4. Alabama man

    Axe3...ORDERED.

    I also live in pdx and I sold my Axe II XL + MFC in less than a month, so . . . Congrats on the new III!
  5. Alabama man

    Modeler Stress Test

    Man... that 3rd amp sounded like poo poo
  6. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.03 Firmware Released

    Did Axe Edit roll back to 3.12? I'm looking at what's installed on my computer and it's 3.12.1 - it's 3.12 on the fractal website though.
  7. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    Sorry, I should say I thought it was a potential glitch since I didn't bother to notice before (hadn't tweaked sounds in a while and I wanted to re vamp some of my patches with q6). It's not bothersome, was just curious if it was normal behavior.
  8. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    Anyone having the following issue? When resetting the amp block (picking a different amp and going back to the original used), I'm noticing that input gain is staying the same no matter what amp model I go to. I tested it on different presets (factory, untouched) and the same thing is...
  9. Alabama man

    Issues getting a full sound that opens up / gets louder with harder playing

    Wouldn't cranking the master to 10 prevent me from getting a boost in volume with playing dynamics / pedals / etc. (because the signal is compressing)? Or is that something that is remedied with the input drive / trim in reducing gain, thus reducing compression?
  10. Alabama man

    Issues getting a full sound that opens up / gets louder with harder playing

    Most places it isn't an issue. I'm not married to a certain number on my volume control, so if the sound guy needs it I turn it down no issues.
  11. Alabama man

    Issues getting a full sound that opens up / gets louder with harder playing

    For my cleans, I use the Deluxe Verb Nrml. I have the master set around 6-7 (where I have the real amp set when I use it) and the input drive around 3. For heavy sounds, I use the HBE - master set to 4-5 and the gain set to 6.50.
  12. Alabama man

    Issues getting a full sound that opens up / gets louder with harder playing

    I'm currently running my XL+ into a Matrix GT1000FX power amp and mesa recto 2x12 cab (V30's). I have cab sims off and power amp modeling on. Was hoping I could get some suggestions on which parameters to mess with in the amp block for the following issues I'm having with this setup: 1) Not...
  13. Alabama man

    So about that new Si diode clipping in Q5.xx Drive block

    Thanks! Will I run into any issues loading your preset if I'm on Q 5.03? That's what I currently have installed.
  14. Alabama man

    So about that new Si diode clipping in Q5.xx Drive block

    Yeah, would love to get the preset that has the TS9 and the Big Muff settings mentioned earlier. Wonder how easy it would be to replicate my KTR now that the some of the drive blocks have been updated . . . Thanks for doing this!
  15. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 5.03 Firmware Released

    Thanks! Do the drive and amp blocks in my presets need to be reset?
  16. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 5.02 Firmware Released

    Also happening on my end. Anything to this?
  17. Alabama man

    PSA: Focusrite 6i6 2nd Gen. on Amazon for 1st Gen price NEW

    For anyone interested: https://amzn.com/B01E6T50GY Apologies if this is in the wrong forum.
  18. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 5.00 Public Beta

    This is awesome! @FractalAudio - will all the drives be redone for the official Q5.0 release?
  19. Alabama man

    New Warehouse

    Pics or it didn't happen!!!! (Kidding of course . . . . )
  20. Alabama man

    God is an Astronaut (Axe-Fx Content)

    Wow. Those patches look intense! Thanks for sharing
  21. Alabama man

    Any Digitech Drop users here? Do you have specific patches for using it?

    Yeah, it's definitely not the same as actually tuning down, but it gets the job done for me right now. I power mine with a Voodoo Labs Mondo and I haven't experienced any excessive noise.
  22. Alabama man

    Any Digitech Drop users here? Do you have specific patches for using it?

    I've decided to add the drop to my board (going into an Axe II XL > Matrix GT1000 > 2x12). I'll be using it for full octave down (no dry signal). I'm sure you're all aware that you lose output / drive when using the drop (lower the tuning, less gain it seems on the same patch). My question...
  23. Alabama man

    Which headphones do you use to save peace at home?

    Blue Mofi - but don't dare put it in powered mode because it will blow your ears off. Well, not really, but it gets pretty friggin loud in powered mode, so I've always used it in passive mode. Really great headphones though, IMO. No ear fatigue, no pressure points after having them on for a...
  24. Alabama man

    Tips for avoiding clipping while using heavy reverb / delay?

    OP here for an update. I dropped my presets output down about 3db and used more low cut than normal (around 170 for my reverbs). Things haven't been clipping, but I am finding the reverb, especially in 'hold' mode, does not have as much body to it. It's probably not that noticeable, but...
  25. Alabama man

    This ever happen to you?

    For me, the Friedman HBE keeps getting better with each update. So good. If I end up getting some extra cash in the future, I may buy the real thing since that's what I use mostly. That, and a Twin. Still though, I feel Like I need to do more tweaking with the clean amps to get them...
  26. Alabama man

    Tips for avoiding clipping while using heavy reverb / delay?

    Yeah, I think so. I'm not plugged in atm, but I'll check the settings you mentioned later on. Thanks
  27. Alabama man

    I'm in Portland, OR actually. My username is a reference to a South Park episode.

    I'm in Portland, OR actually. My username is a reference to a South Park episode.
  28. Alabama man

    Tips for avoiding clipping while using heavy reverb / delay?

    Meaning that I wouldn't need to use the low cut at all? My clean preset above has reverb in parallel.
  29. Alabama man

    Tips for avoiding clipping while using heavy reverb / delay?

    I'll have to revisit these controls again then. I usually get to around 100 and it seems like a lot of body is lost (I guess that's the point in the sense that the low end clipping everything is no longer present). My hope is that I can find another work around to keep the depth of the effect...
  30. Alabama man

    Tips for avoiding clipping while using heavy reverb / delay?

    Just updated the original post with the two presets in question.
  31. Alabama man

    Tips for avoiding clipping while using heavy reverb / delay?

    It's combination. For my dirt / rhythm / lead patch I have the delays and reverbs after the amp and cab. For clean I have one delay before my drive section going into the clean amp and cab with another delay and reverb after the amp and cab. I have it that way so I can get washy delays when I...
  32. Alabama man

    This ever happen to you?

    I did it through the front panel on the amp edit screen. I go to the page where you can choose the amp type, change it to a different amp and then back to the original amp I had for the patch.
  33. Alabama man

    This ever happen to you?

    Makes sense - almost all of my patches that I changed to default parameters involved me shooting in the dark with the advanced parameters trying to get what I wanted. Going to go with your method for a bit and see where that gets me.
  34. Alabama man

    Tips for avoiding clipping while using heavy reverb / delay?

    I'm having issues with clipping, notes in the lower register mainly, when using reverb + delay + multi tap + etc... It's not as bad when I'm running clean, but when I turn on OD / distortion, it becomes more of an issue. I've reduced the output of my patches (clean patches around -16.5 db...
  35. Alabama man

    This ever happen to you?

    1)I create a patch and it becomes one of my go to sounds for a few months 2)New update comes out 3)create duplicate patch, but reset the amp block on one of them 4)compare the two and think . . . "Wow, what the hell was I thinking? The default amp sounds way better." Just did that with...
  36. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 4.00 Firmware Release

    I can't really put my finger on it, but there is something going on with this new update. Liking it.
  37. Alabama man

    Is this patch routing possible?

    Awesome - I think I'm starting to understand this. Thanks for your help all
  38. Alabama man

    Is this patch routing possible?

    So, if I'm just using a preset dedicated to bass (going to FOH, no need for power amp + cab), I'd still use the FX loop block in the bass preset so that there's the designation of output 1 to FOH and output 2 for power amp and cab? Wouldn't that still send output to the power amp and cab (not...
  39. Alabama man

    Is this patch routing possible?

    Technically, no. I'll need to play either bass or guitar for a few songs, but with their own respective presets. If I'm on a guitar preset going into a power amp + cab, but the next song has bass, I'd want to be able to click to a new preset where the output is only feeding to the FOH, not the...
  40. Alabama man

    Is this patch routing possible?

    The only page I could find that was linked from a very short write up of "FRFR plus a power amp and guitar speaker" was deleted. Does anyone know which factory preset displays this functionality?
  41. Alabama man

    Is this patch routing possible?

    I'd like to have a few patches dedicated to running my guitar through my Matrix GT1000 > Mesa 2x12 cab and a few patches for bass guitar running to the FOH / PA only (no signal to power amp and cab). Is this possible and could someone explain or point me to a link that explains this...
  42. Alabama man

    Latency while switching presets in song mode

    I love using scenes. Is there anything about that approach that's preventing you from going that route?
  43. Alabama man

    Sounds you can't get?

    Ehx - Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai and the Cathedral Reverse reverb. There's something about that reverse reverb algo in the cathedral. It's magical. I can't even get my Strymon Big Sky to do what the Cathedral Reverse reverb does. And although there's a hold function on the delays and...
  44. Alabama man

    Ibanez TAM10 - anybody here own one?

    I figured it would need a decent setup out of the box (stock strings - meh and fretboard usually is dry as a bone). Wish I could find one locally to play. Thanks for chiming in!
  45. Alabama man

    Ibanez TAM10 - anybody here own one?

    That clip sounds great man. Is your TAM10 stock? I'm just wondering what owner's overall thoughts are at this point now that it's been out for a while. I'm considering doing 24 months financing on it and I've never done that with anything before. The main thing for me with this guitar is the...
  46. Alabama man

    Got my Axe Fx.....but not impressed so far.

    Stick with it man. Trust us and definitely invest in a better monitoring solution. I contemplated selling mine the first year, but I stuck with it and now thinking about going back to a normal rig starts making me sweat lol (setup is way more simple with the axe for me and I no longer have to...
  47. Alabama man

    Ibanez TAM10 - anybody here own one?

    I've gotten the 7-8 string itch and have my sights set on the Ibanez TAM10 model. Just wondering if anyone here owns / owned one and what their thoughts were. Thanks and Happy Fathers Day!
  48. Alabama man

    External Effects

    You don't get a ton of noise running that fuzz in the loop? OP: I have about 30 pedals, but when I think about adding a pedal board to the MFC + expression setup I start thinking about setting up at gigs. Playing keyboard + guitar and having a huge board with huge amps in the past has made...
  49. Alabama man

    Big wave of buyer's remorse.....help calm me down.

    I have a II XL and it's by far the best purchase I've made. I'm more satisfied with my tone than ever and the options are ridiculous. 2 years in and I'm still discovering new things about this box (things I never thought I'd be using). That, and the support / updates / etc. are amazing. I'm...
  50. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 3.03 Firmware Release

    I did the same as you. I was originally disappointed with the IIC++ (sounded so damn wooly and not tight with my guitar). Thanks to that video though, I followed the guidelines for setting the EQ and now I can't stop playing it!
  51. Alabama man

    Mapping IA functions in one preset clears another presets IA Mapping

    So pumped. I would have been happy with 2! I found only one post showing how to use one wildcard. Would you be able to elaborate on setting up multiple wildcards or pointing me in the right direction to do so?
  52. Alabama man

    Mapping IA functions in one preset clears another presets IA Mapping

    If I wanted two wild-cards, would it be as straight forward as getting two mini tap type boxes (not sure where I would get these and what they would have to be wired like internally), connecting them to 2 of the controls / expression ports on the back of my MFC and then doing the mapping?
  53. Alabama man

    Any ideas how to make this effect??

    Thanks man! Someone uploaded one of your Freeze type patches and it's really fun to play with - thanks so much. I have a question related to the reverb hold. Wondering if you could shed some light on my issue: I'm using my EV-1 to toggle reverb hold (heel down - off, toe down - on). When it...
  54. Alabama man

    Infinite verb/delay/sustain help!

    This patch is awesome! Great study material, since I have no idea what the hell is actually happening when I use this lol. Thanks!
  55. Alabama man

    Reverb: A few questions / issues with the "Hold" function

    Thanks for the tips! Someone shared a Simeon preset last night and I loaded it up - it's definitely a huge step in the right direction. I've uploaded it in case you're interested in trying it out. Still, I would like to find a solution to this weird artifact being picked up when using the...
  56. Alabama man

    Reverb: A few questions / issues with the "Hold" function

    I've started to mess around with the reverb 'hold' feature to get some EHX Freeze action, but I'm having a few issues. I'm using my EV-1 to toggle it (heel down - off, toe down - on). When it reaches the transition point, going off to on, I will get this scratchy pot type sound that gets...
  57. Alabama man

    Mapping IA functions in one preset clears another presets IA Mapping

    I just did some reading on this and it seems like the perfect solution - thanks! Can you set up multiple wild cards? I didn't see if you can or can't do multiple wild cards.
  58. Alabama man

    Infinite verb/delay/sustain help!

    Is there any way to make the first hold note not die out before transitioning to a new hold note? I'm trying to replicate what my EHX Freeze does - setting the foot switch for latching, freezing a note, hit another note and tapping the foot switch to change into the new frozen note seamlessly...
  59. Alabama man

    Any ideas how to make this effect??

    Is there any way to make the first hold note not die out before transitioning to a new hold note? I'm trying to replicate what my EHX Freeze does - setting the foot switch for latching, freezing a note, hit another note and tapping the foot switch to change into the new frozen note seamlessly...
  60. Alabama man

    Mapping IA functions in one preset clears another presets IA Mapping

    Thanks for your help! Still learning the basics of MIDI since I never used anything with it before the Axe FX.
  61. Alabama man

    Mapping IA functions in one preset clears another presets IA Mapping

    Oh, wow. That's really interesting. Trying to wrap my head around this, but doesn't this seem like a major limitation? Let me make sure I am understanding this correctly: Whatever preset I'm on, if I set IA-1 for Drive 1, does that globally reserve IA-1 for Drive 1, preventing any other...
  62. Alabama man

    Question for the Strymon Guys

    I have a TON of Strymon (Timeline, Big Sky, Mobius, DIG, Flint and El Cap). I don't think I'll be parting with them, but I'm going to give my best shot at getting all my effects satisfaction inside my Axe II XL. I think I'm going to eventually make a mini board with effects that will go into...
  63. Alabama man

    Mapping IA functions in one preset clears another presets IA Mapping

    I was working on making two different presets - one using Dbl Vrb Nrml and another using the Friedman HBE V1 model. I noticed that after mapping IA functions for one preset (using IA switches 6-10 for both presets), that the other preset's IA 6, 7 and 9 switches clear, showing no LED...
  64. Alabama man

    EV-1 as volume (with axe or regular pedalboard setup) volume taper issue

    I've been using the EV-1 in one of two ways: 1) plugged into my MFC via TRS or 2) using the analog in and outputs to use as a volume pedal with my pedalboard I'm finding that the initial introduction of the guitar signal when starting at heel down seems to be a bit sudden. The guitar...
  65. Alabama man

    Factory presets for Q 2.0 with volumes fixed.

    Thanks for this!!!!
  66. Alabama man

    DBA Fuzz War clipping the input of my Axe (updated with new question! 2/11)

    I did not as I was not aware of that. Is this for running pedals in the loop, or through the front? I'll look into it - thanks!
  67. Alabama man

    DBA Fuzz War clipping the input of my Axe (updated with new question! 2/11)

    Thanks for clearing that up. Bummer . . .
  68. Alabama man

    DBA Fuzz War clipping the input of my Axe (updated with new question! 2/11)

    So I did a side by side comparison of my Deluxe Reverb Reissue against the Axe + Matrix gt1000 - both going through my Mesa Recto 2x12 cabinet. The Fuzz war has tons of boost on tap when running into the Actual amp while going into the front of the axe (using deluxe verb vibrato amp), there's...
  69. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    refresh axe edit - check To refresh the actual amps, I need to pick a preset and change the amp to something different and back to the original, correct?
  70. Alabama man

    Damn you Fractal...

    single 4lyfe
  71. Alabama man

    First show last night with my AxeFx...

    Yeah, the axe rig sounds spot on compared to the old rig. Do you do anything special for running the 2 separate cabs? Any initial phasing issues? I'm wondering if I asked you this at one point. . .
  72. Alabama man

    First show last night with my AxeFx...

    Sexy! Is that a PT Pro? What do those boss switches do? You running 2 guitar cabs for stereo? Thanks for posting the pics
  73. Alabama man

    setting Low Res. Freq. w/ mesa 2x12 recto cab . . . (also - major score for a brand new recto cab)

    That's good to know. I finally got a chance to update to 2.0 today and will give a whirl in a few.
  74. Alabama man

    setting Low Res. Freq. w/ mesa 2x12 recto cab . . . (also - major score for a brand new recto cab)

    Also, for the Forgot to ask - are these settings going to be the same for every amp I use in the axe? These controls are all in the amp block, right? Thanks again
  75. Alabama man

    First show last night with my AxeFx...

    You should take a picture of your rig and post it!
  76. Alabama man

    First ML Cab Pack for 2016: "The Little Guy"

    Cool, good to know. Yeah, I tried doing a search, but my google-fu was not strong enough to find an answer to this question.
  77. Alabama man

    First ML Cab Pack for 2016: "The Little Guy"

    So are the newer 120 watt rated recto 2x12 cabs using chinese v30's then?
  78. Alabama man

    setting Low Res. Freq. w/ mesa 2x12 recto cab . . . (also - major score for a brand new recto cab)

    Thanks so much! Does anyone know if there's an IR for my cab out there? It's the rectifier 2x12 rated for 120 watts, so the newer model I guess.
  79. Alabama man

    First ML Cab Pack for 2016: "The Little Guy"

    I just picked up one of these Mesa Boogie 2x12 recto cabinets: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RectCab212H Is what you have up here comparable? Wondering because my cab is rated for 120 watts. If not, have you released an IR of this cabinet in the past? It has the stock speakers.
  80. Alabama man

    setting Low Res. Freq. w/ mesa 2x12 recto cab . . . (also - major score for a brand new recto cab)

    Sooooooooo. . . I just got a brand new Mesa Boogie horizontal 2x12 Recto cabinet for $240! This thing has literally been untouched - even came with the slip cover! Guy just wanted to get rid of it quick (don't worry - he was super wealthy and had no use for the cab - wasn't stolen). *Main...
  81. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    So . . . why are some people irritated with others gushing about firmware updates? This affects them how? Does it really matter whether you like free shit or not?
  82. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    . . . . <<<<<< this guy needs to drink more coffee.
  83. Alabama man

    Quantum 2.00 Tips Part 1

    Tech Notes forum? This is really helpful.
  84. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    post #3? I don't see. . .
  85. Alabama man

    The Waitlist

    I guess I got lucky - I was able to buy my XL + MFC from Fractal with no wait. (was over a year ago though)
  86. Alabama man

    New FAS Gear Day

    How do you like the roland ev-5 compared to the fractal? I have one fractal expression, but I'd like to get more.
  87. Alabama man

    Is an Axe fx really for me?

    lol damn. So if Jeff Caxide and Brian Cook had a baby
  88. Alabama man

    Is an Axe fx really for me?

    My bad for the misinformation!
  89. Alabama man

    Is an Axe fx really for me?

    I'm of the opinion that if you're not going to be running an amp + cab block, that you will have a boatload more CPU to dedicate to effects. I think it might be up your alley. You may also want to consider that even if it can't do everything for you, that it will streamline the whole tap...
  90. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" 2.00 Public Beta Numero Tres

    YESSSSSSSSSSS! Cliff, you beautiful son of a gun . . .
  91. Alabama man

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" 2.00 Public Beta Numero Tres

    Resisting the urge to try the Beta. I can hold out for the final release . . . I can hold out . . .
  92. Alabama man

    The Waitlist

    lol
  93. Alabama man

    DBA Fuzz War clipping the input of my Axe (updated with new question! 2/11)

    Yes, that's exactly what I'm using it for - think Russian Circles / Deafheaven type heavy (Mike Sullivan also uses the Fuzz War). Don't get me wrong - I've been able to get some crazy doom sounds with just the axe, but there's still something special about running a dedicated fuzz pedal. Maybe...
  94. Alabama man

    Advanced parameter suggestions as a starting point?

    This is awesome, thank you!
  95. Alabama man

    New Factory Presets

    Wait - so will the finalized release of the current beta have new factory presets, or will they update automatically?
  96. Alabama man

    Advanced parameter suggestions as a starting point?

    I would definitely say this is the case. I'm very happy with sounds I'm getting, but I'm not getting the "sound" I hear in my head. The basic parameters get me 85% of the way there, but there are these nuances that I'm having a hard time getting with them. I started fiddling with knobs...
  97. Alabama man

    DBA Fuzz War clipping the input of my Axe (updated with new question! 2/11)

    Yeah, it seems like that may be my only option. Thanks for the input y'all
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