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    UAD Apollo via Thunderbolt incompatibility

    Have you tried trashing the core audio preferences? I would definitely try that. No doubt you probably already did.
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    Anyone have an electric car?

    Oh, yeah and it's designed and made here in the USA. Not sure how many cars are still made here, and I have nothing against foreign car companies, but I thought that was cool! When our Model Y was ready we picked it up from the Fremont factory. My guess is they made it that day or maybe the day...
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    Anyone have an electric car?

    We bought a Tesla Model Y two months ago. It's the first new car I've ever bought. It might not be everyone's cup of tea but we love it. We've been on some pretty long drives and I found I actually enjoy taking a 10 to 20 minute break every 2 or 3 hours. While long road trips can't be quite as...
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    Wow, tone matching acoustic!

    From the post it sounds like he is tone matching the piezo pickup output from his acoustic Taylor to the mic'ed sound of his Taylor.
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    Wow, tone matching acoustic!

    Any chance you would share the preset or tone match or a cab IR of your tone match? I also have a Taylor and am toying with tone matching and trying to create a nice preset like this.
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    ¿Tom Anderson Atom?

    I have a Cobra and a Bobcat and they are excellent instruments. Highly recommended. Also have a great Classic S, but that is not as closely related to the Atom.
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    CLR on speaker stand, anyone?

    I sometimes stack 2 CLRs. Small footprint and you can control levels to your ears (top one) and levels going out past your ankles into the room (bottom one). It's kind of like a hifi vertical 2x12 setup.
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    Vendor "MIKKO" - Next Gen Cab Sim | Shoot your own IR's [ML Sound Lab]

    Wow, really great idea. Congrats!
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    Quality of everything is getting worse

    Love my 2018 MB Pro. Best computer I've ever had. I even like the touch bar which I did not expect to like. I recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet. It's pretty great but I broke it. They fixed it really quickly and I was impressed even though I had to pay due to the fact that liquid...
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    FRFR for (really) small gigs/stages

    If space is such a concern maybe just use a small 30-50 watt tube combo amp?
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    Cab for doubling on guitar/bass gigs

    Accugroove Latte. Awesome FRFR. Very clear and clean. Good throw. Nice amount of low end.
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    Suhr vs PRS vs ??

    Just saw your last post. Looks awesome. Personally I've bought all my Suhr and Anderson guitars used. When you find what you want it is often less than half price of a custom build. Maybe someday if I know exactly what I want I'll get a custom build.
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    Suhr vs PRS vs ??

    I have a few Andersons and I really love them. One thing that is great about them is they do short (Gibson) scale as well as Fender scale. I really like the neck joint. I definitely prefer it to my Suhr neck joints which feel more clunky and traditional and just in the way. Suhr guitars are...
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    Some more fusion

    GREAT playing and tone. It was a joy to listen.
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    FRFR Recommendations

    If you want it to sound perfect like your monitors get two CLRs. If you only want to get one then turn off one of your monitors. It will sound similar to that. It is the closest to a flat studio monitor of the choices.
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware "Ares" 1.00 Public Beta

    Me too. No sound with the Porta-bass.
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    New AX8 firmware update?

    I seem to recall that the AX8 amp does not run in high resolution. I believe it always runs in lower resolution like the AXE-II does when using multiple amp blocks.
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    Vendor FracPad III - iOS/Android/Mac/Win Editor for the Axe-Fx II/XL/XL+, AX8/FX8, Axe-Fx III and FM3

    Does AxeFX-III work with MD-BT01 on Windows 10 via bluetooth? Is there an app you have to run to make it transmit via bluetooth a la iPad or Android?
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.16 Beta #2

    Here's another option: Use a compressor block after everything else for your IEM output. Set it to compress aggressively but set threshold to only trigger when lead boost is on. This could help limit the signal to your ears when it goes above normal (non lead boost) levels.
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    Most "in the room" FRFR solution

    I think this is splitting hairs here. Far-field IRs are still generated via microphones. Also I didn't say "guitar speaker" sound bouncing around the room just "speaker sound". I guess this hair splitting is natural when people are focused on specific technical details like this. I just feel...
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    Most "in the room" FRFR solution

    Well, that's why I said "in one sense". Amp in the room is not just the guitar speaker, it is also the sound of that speaker/cab combination reflecting in the room. You can never get the former (unmic'd guitar speaker sound) from an FRFR with cab/mic modeling. However, you can get more of the...
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    Most "in the room" FRFR solution

    Xitone MBritt is an open back FRFR. In one sense that is kind of the definition of amp-in-the-room.
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    This page is interesting and may be informative: DBR, DXR and DSR Series Powered Speaker Comparison. http://faq.yamaha.com/us/en/article/live_sound/speakers/active_speakers/dxr/10274/8361
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    SPIDIF to ADAT conversion

    The Twin's optical input is switchable between ADAT and S/PDIF. It's in Console settings. Hence the potential for confusion.
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    OMG My House Fell On My Head Volume Glitch [SOLVED]

    Not sure if it will help, but in Preferences make sure Knob Mode is set to Linear
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    AX8 Freezing/Locking Up at Gigs

    I would try rebuilding each preset from scratch. No copying blocks. Also, post the 2 or 3 presets and maybe someone here can reproduce the problem.
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    Anyone own a Suhr tele?

    I have a Classic T that is a wonderful guitar. Played on many many gigs. Doesn't get as much play time these days as my Anderson Cobra T is more my style. The Cobra is short scale, mahogany, 2 humbuckers and so it's not a true Tele, but to me it is even better for what I do.
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.00 Firmware Release

    You would have to run 2 amp blocks in parallel with identical settings EXCEPT one would have speaker comp on and one would have it off. Then each amp would have to be routed to the appropriate outputs to go through cab block to FRFR or direct to guitar cabs as needed.
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    Amp models that took over

    Maz 38
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    In the Spirit of NAMM Anouncements (FAS reactive load box)

    Looks like if you choose to use phantom to power the box then you don't need to use a power supply. Could simplify some setups.
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    Axe II XL to Apollo Quad via SPDIF and XLR

    Apollo XLR inputs are designed for mic level so you will need to use the pad for those inputs. Apollo line level inputs are TRS so the best setup is to use XLR to TRS cables for the connection.
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    Vendor FracPad III - iOS/Android/Mac/Win Editor for the Axe-Fx II/XL/XL+, AX8/FX8, Axe-Fx III and FM3

    Al, I'm sorry to hear that you are facing some health trouble. I'm wishing you the best. Think positive and best of luck to you whatever you are facing. Take care!
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    How To: Axe II into Apollo 8 TB

    Nice video CactusTone. There is another nice option as well that I will describe. You can use the Axe-FX S/PDIF out into the Apollo S/PDIF in. To do this you can either clock your Apollo from the Apollo via the Clock Source setting in Console, or you skip this external clocking step by enabling...
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    Vendor FracPad III - iOS/Android/Mac/Win Editor for the Axe-Fx II/XL/XL+, AX8/FX8, Axe-Fx III and FM3

    Can anyone confirm is the latest FracPad working with AX8 Quantum beta 7? The version that I'm running on my Android tablet (can't remember the version number and don't have my tablet here with me) crashed when I tried to connect last night.
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    Have you played AX8 live with no issues on the lag; without compensating in anyway?

    I would certainly like to have seamless switching with no lag as well. The Fractal gear does many things incredibly well, but this is not something that they have perfected. I think it would take a new design and new hardware to make it work at least with the features (scenes, presets, x/y) that...
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    Have you played AX8 live with no issues on the lag; without compensating in anyway?

    Yes, there are delays which can be larger or smaller depending on the way you configure the AX8 and set up your patches. The AxeFX also has delays under certain circumstances that require either luck or planning to avoid or minimize. AxeFX is more powerful and there are less delays and more...
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    Vendor FracPad III - iOS/Android/Mac/Win Editor for the Axe-Fx II/XL/XL+, AX8/FX8, Axe-Fx III and FM3

    I just wanted to thank Al for this great app and let people know about my setup and experience. I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with my AX8 via a USB cable and it is working really well. I'm running Android v5.0.2 which is standard for this device. There were a few problems in...
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta

    I love my real Dr Z amps, and I love the Mr Z 38 model. I used to play it on every gig with my Tele for a long time. I'm really looking forward to heard it and so many others with the next firmware update.
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    Wish Separate Cab Emulation Settings for Out 1 XLR and 1/4"

    If you don't need stereo then you may be able to accomplish this. I don't have my rig in front of me, but you should be able to use a hard panned stereo cab block with a dummy/null IR on one side (for your stage speakers) and your FRFR IR for the PA. Otherwise if you really need to run stereo...
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    Bypass cab sims for on stage only

    You just need to move the cab block to the end of the chain so that you can have all effects pre-cab and pre-fx loop. It works wonderfully.
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    Which commonly used mic changes the cab tone the least?

    Having said that, if you want to capture the "in the room" sound that you are hearing from a particular position as accurately as possible, you can use something like this...
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    Which commonly used mic changes the cab tone the least?

    Previous posters have alluded to this, but the problem here is that you are close mic'ing a guitar speaker/cab. This is not the same as hearing the cabinet from any other position or distance. There is no mic that will capture what you hear in the room. It can capture what you hear when you put...
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    Atomic CLR - no longer being sold?

    My 2 CLRs have worked perfectly over hundreds of gigs for a number of years now.
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    AX8 V6.00 Public Beta

    I dialed in a fat clean Princeton Reverb tone for scenes 1-4 and a Slightly dirty Vibroverb (can't remember which model) for scenes 5-8 yesterday. That's a new combo for me. Fantastic tones at the gig tonight. Really could tell that there is something new and special in the feel and response of...
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    Fractal Audio and the future of... cabinet sims?

    Not to pile on, but yes this is too harsh. Don't forget that these threads are for everyone's benefit, not just the thread's original author. Danny is not necessarily presuming to teach you, but rather offer his knowledge to all of us. I would say don't take it the wrong way.
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    Has anybody here tried an Axe Fx with an open back speaker cabinet?

    In other words the low end can get flubby and unpredictable.
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    Has anybody here tried an Axe Fx with an open back speaker cabinet?

    Open back cabs are typically not used for high gain because they do not have tightly controlled and finely tuned low and low mid frequency response. The other side of the coin is that they are often preferred for clean tones because the open back setup can give more "body" and "amp in the room"...
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    Has anybody here tried an Axe Fx with an open back speaker cabinet?

    I do this all the time with one or two 1x12 open back cabs using a Matrix GT800FX power amp. It is an awesome setup. I don't use high gain though.
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    Guitar Strings and Corrosive Sweat

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    Disruptive, so TTK says... New wireless option.

    I agree. It takes time to do A/D and D/A conversion not to mention encoding, broadcasting, and decoding to/from radio signal. I would like to know the exact round trip time this takes at a minimum.
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    any advices to be happy with the AX 8 ?

    Start with a basic simple preset. Amp, Cab, Reverb. Find a great amp tone with a good complimentary Cab IR. Use the same amp X/Y settings for different levels of gain or use another amp sim for more or less gain setting. Start simple like that and explore the available amps until you find what...
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 3.03 Firmware Release

    I have ZERO inside information. Having said that, based on the lack of major updates recently (relative to historical trends) I would guess that Cliff and FAS may very well be working hard on secret new things. Maybe AXE-FX III or some other major product development. Meanwhile the current...
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    Sorting out the high end?

    #2. Amp block setting controls that single preset. Global setting overrides all amp block settings and turns it off for all presets.
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    Ear Protection thoughts:

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    Ax8 with guitar power amp and cab - any experience?

    I have been using an AX-8 into a Matrix GT800FX power amp into a guitar cab (usually a 1x12 open back) for my live performance stage rig. I send a separate output with cab simulation on to the board to go into mains and monitors. This setup is fantastic. Really wonderful. You are limited by the...
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    "IR"s and Cab Blocks . . . . I don't understand

    IR means Impulse Response. It is created by sending an "impulse" (fast transient frequency sweep signal) through a speaker cabinet and recording the result. It is basically capturing the transient frequency reponse eq curve of a mic'd cab. The Axe-FX can generate this transient sweep or you can...
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    Frfr, nothing above CLR

    Meyer is not in the market of light/portable/economical FRFR. They are so expensive that no one has done a shoot out between them and CLR speakers. I would not be surprised if you could get a better response from a Meyer rig than a CLR, but you will have to procure one and test it yourself to...
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    FINALLY!!!! A solution to the age old FRFR issue of....

    Very interesting and cool development. Sounds great in the video too!
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    How Reliable is the AX8 At A Gig?

    Sounds like Chris has zeroed in on the likely source of the issue. Just in general I can say that my AX8 as been absolutely 100% reliable over dozens of gigs since I got it earlier this year. I'm not as reliable unfortunately. I often choose the wrong button or wrong tone from what I'm going...
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    This Girl Should Get A Trophy For Not Coughing

    Thanks for sharing. Her music is beautiful and her talent and skills are staggering. I guess maybe she had predecessors, but as someone who doesn't tap, I've never seen anyone play with that style of two handed technique. It's amazing. F-ing fantastic! :-)
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    Live guitar - vocal ''duel''

    Dude, you're killing it! Wish I could shred like that. Looks like you guys are ready for the big stage!
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    Can you achieve the functionality of the Mission Expressionator with AxeFXII?

    I think you would need to tell us exactly what you want to accomplish for anyone to be able to suggest a possible solution.
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    Bright, clean, twangy amp?

    Maz with any Alnico blue cabs. About to play that setup with my Suhr Tele for a wedding in a few minutes.
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    AX8 V3.02 Release Available Now!

    Thanks for the update, can't wait to get it installed. You guys are amazing!
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    MUSIC MAN JP7 Melodic Shred - Stel Andre

    Wow, sounds awesome and some really nice playing!
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    Ultra Owner thinking of the big upgrade to the Axe Fx II XL+ -- Lots of questions!

    Huge improvements. The amps and modeling have gone from excellent to truly astounding. Someone recently said they had updated their Axe-FX II 66 times. Almost all of those updates probably included refinements and improvements to the amp modeling and there are so many more amps now as well...
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    Blank Screen on AX8 Startup

    I haven't experienced this with my AX8. I recommend contacting FAS support.
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    What Are Your Favorite Clean Tones

    Tweed Deluxe, Mr Z 38, Trainwreck Express, so many more. Depends if you want a little hair and edge of breakup or if you want true squeaky clean as they like to say.
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    AX8 USA/Canada Purchase Invitations

    I had an Ultra for a long time before going to Axe-FX II. Prepare to be amazed!!!!
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    Help choosing FRFR

    Yup, me too. I have hundreds of gigs under my belt with my two CLRs and not a single problem. Knock on wood!
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    Welcome JOE SATRIANI to the Fractal Audio Systems artist roster!

    Congratulations FAS!
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    Cab block proximity control Q3.0b [NOT A BUG]

    RDH - please post a recording
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    Some cool UI changes coming to the AX8...

    This is nice stuff. I'm happy about the preset list view. That was something I had asked for in regards to the AX8.
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    New FRFR speakers.

    CLR is really really great. I have two and have used them on over 100 gigs (no idea the exact number). I've never had any problem with mine except for one thing. The coating is thin and it is very easy to get dings that expose or even chip the soft wood underneath. I can't count how many times...
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    Guitarwank podcast feat Scott Henderson

    Nice. Thanks for the tip. Definitely going to check this out. I got to play with Bruce once as he's from around here. Great player and great guy.
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    Do you use amp knobs on your AX8?

    Yes, I use the knobs to dial in sound with different cabs, rooms/stages and bands (trio, 4 piece, 5 piece, etc.), and different guitars during sound check. Its great to be able to edit right at my feet! I do have a few wishes for improvement of usability: I wish that you could pull up the...
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    RCF NX12 alternative?

    Yes you can do this. I happened to try this using XLR for my mic and 1/4" for my AX8 a couple weeks ago. Works great but I had to massively drop levels on AX8 because the RCF was in Mic level mode.
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    What is "it" that the axe fx is missing?

    Real speaker/cab (vs Mic'd IR sound) coupled with real tube power amp is a big difference. Another smaller difference is that there are a few milliseconds of latency for both A/D and D/A conversion. Input impedence might be different too. There are lots of subtle differences.
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    Why Doesn't It Sound The Same...

    Check Global -> Amp Gain and Input Pad settings on AXE-8. Check global EQs. Check I/O settings like Copy L to R vs Summing L/R for inputs/outputs (sorry don't have my system with me but hopefully that makes some sense)
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    Which pair of amp + cab did you find most useful for stage/PA use?

    Sounds pretty similar to me. I do play leads whenever I have the opportunity, but I use a drive block to push the amp for that. Try the Maz 38. It is beautiful and excellent in a live setting. Cuts through, not so compressed that you lose the body at volume, really beautiful grit when pushed. I...
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    Which pair of amp + cab did you find most useful for stage/PA use?

    Maz 38 for probably 100 gigs now (with Axe-Fx mostly). Thing sounds great. I use it mostly clean with just a bit of hair on X and on Y more preamp gain for a nice low gain breakup up/drive sound. Yesterday I was inspired by Yek's amp threads and I put together a preset with the Bludotone Ojai...
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    What would be difference between Behringer Eurolive B115D and Atomic CLR

    I'll chime in here too. The Atomic CLR is has a ton of clarity throughout the full frequency range. It doesn't have a "fat" sound meaning that it doesn't have a lot of power on super low frequencies and the low mids aren't hyped either. It is pretty darn flat and super super clear sounding. So...
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    Traveling with the AX8 ...... (Very long post) :0)

    Thanks for the tips Larry!
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    Traveling with the AX8 ...... (Very long post) :0)

    Yes, great post! I have my first fly date coming up and I recently got the AX8 as well which will be perfect. I'm going California to Hawaii and I plan to bring my guitar in a gig bag. Any tips on bringing the guitar on the plane? Have you ever run into trouble with that?
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    Just found out about Jill Scott

    When I saw the thread I thought maybe she had passed away. Glad to see that's not the case. Yes she's great and got some really great sounding music. I really like how this track sounds through my Atomic CLRs. Unfortunately I couldn't find a video with good audio quality, but if you listen to a...
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    AX8 Firmware V1.01 Release

    I would like to report a problem. I think the forum is broken because I can only "LIKE" this post once. I'm pretty sure I should be able to like this post at least 5 or 10 times. :D
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.01 Firmware Release

    Yes, but not from previous signal that had been fed into it while it was bypassed.
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    Average dB SPL of Frequency Sweep for IR Capture?

    Cool! I'm curious how are you measuring SPL?
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    Up/down stroke fx switching, tap tempo, etc

    You need to set the switch's HOLD function to none, not its regular tap function.
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    How to connect my electric guitar (without the Axe FX) to CLR NEOs

    I have a Zoom MS-50G. Very small, battery powered, and it has amp modeling and cab simulation plus FX built in. This is the smallest most portable backup unit for Axe-FX/AX-8 that I know of. I have used it for clean tones and it is OK. Cheap too.
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.01 Public Beta Zwei

    So cool to see an adaptive agile approach taken with the AX8 firmware. It's not easy keeping up with Cliff, but if it can be managed it really keeps the excitement and momentum going for the whole FAS modeling platform. Fantastic!
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    AX8 Firmware V1.01 Release

    Well, since Joe is obviously in the know, I have to say that this is very, very, very awesome!!!!
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    AX8 Firmware V1.01 Release

    Probably not since that would likely require a new AX8 beta firmware to be tested before release. Still I'm hoping and crossing my fingers :)
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    AX8 USA/Canada Purchase Invitations

    His account says Spain...
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    I have been using a 1x12 Dr Z convertible cabinet with a Celestion Alnico Cream speaker in it on stage. For my direct signal I've been using one of the Celestion Alnico Blue factory IRs. Can't remember which one. I think my direct tone sounds pretty good, but after comparing my direct tone to...
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    Show Us Your AX8 Rig! (post your pics)

    Hi Sruli, I'm just curious, what do you use the expression knob to control? I'm thinking of adding a knob or extra switch or two and just thinking about possiblities.
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    AX8 output volume

    If you are testing with headphones plugged directly into AX8 then that is no test at all. The AX8 doesn't have a headphone amplifier. As philipacamaniac implied, headphones connected to line level outputs will be very quiet compared to headphones connected to a headphone amp circuit. This is...
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    Mayones 2016 Solo Contest | ML Sound Lab Brit Collection

    Wow. That's F***ing Awesome.
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    Coming up...

    That's fantastic news! I just got my AX8 TODAY, and I won't be waiting for Quantum 2 to start setting it up, but I certainly will be looking forward to it. Quantum 2 sounded GREAT with my AXE-FX II at the gig on Sunday night!
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