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  1. J

    Michael Landau (modified Arion Chorus) sound

    Anyone have a preset?
  2. J

    Using 3 powered cabs with the AX8?

    the only problem is that i use op1 and 2 as my main outs and the xlrs go to the house
  3. J

    Using 3 powered cabs with the AX8?

    thanks, that makes the best sense and allows me to still use the 2nd set of outputs for foh
  4. J

    Using 3 powered cabs with the AX8?

    i've been using a pair of alto ts210 cabs with my ax8 and I love them for clean. I tried several big name boutiques and KSC K12 and in the end for jazz and for cleans, I prefer the altos. I don't want to get into a discussion about how I need to upgrade these speakers. For me, the power to...
  5. J

    Wish preamp/poweramp insert block

    I'd like to be able to insert something like reverb in between the preamp and poweramp to get closer to a fender amp vibe
  6. J

    Wish Better spring reverb

    plus, IMO we need the ability to insert an effect in between the preamp and output section of the amplifier in order to truly capture a fender amp vibe
  7. J

    Wish Better spring reverb

    I tried that as well as in front of the amp, still not close to a real fender reverb. kind of a shame that I have to buy a reverb pedal for this.
  8. J

    Wish Better spring reverb

    the ventris I was looking at was the smaller (true spring) and it's only $230
  9. J

    Wish Better spring reverb

    any demos online of that? You are just tempting me more and more to upgrade!
  10. J

    Wish Better spring reverb

    not in front of the amp? I've tried it in front of the amp and it sounds cool for clean but not dirty...
  11. J

    Wish Better spring reverb

    When auditioning some of the dedicated spring reverb pedals such as Ventris or Flint, the reverb sounds more rich and "authentic" than the spring reverb on the Fractal. (Or maybe I just don't have the parameters set right?) I'm also using reverb at the end of the chain after the speaker so maybe...
  12. J

    How to get a wider stereo sound without delay or chorus?

    years ago, i used to use a twin amp setup with a boss RV2 or RV3 going into two amps and the sound was wide and glorious. I've tried to accomplish the same thing with the AX8 but setting the reverb's stereo width to 100% doesn't give the same effect. Any hints would be appreciated.
  13. J

    Bought a Kemper!

    i don't see that in my cab list. is that from an add on ?
  14. J

    Bought a Kemper!

    If I had a dime for every internet forum expert who told me I was doing it wrong I'd be rich. ;)
  15. J

    Bought a Kemper!

    No, i'm not doing it wrong. I had a kemper for 6 months prior to getting an axefx when I sold it the first time. And the mbritt profiles are already "dialed in".
  16. J

    Bought a Kemper!

    what's the cab?
  17. J

    Bought a Kemper!

    no, just an ax8
  18. J

    Bought a Kemper!

    i heard that 2 years ago when I got rid of mine. Also, they demo'd the reverb re-write in june and it's still not here. The big problem with kemper is a single processor sharing the amp modeling and the effects so the effects will always be a compromise.
  19. J

    Bought a Kemper!

    So, lately I was feeling a bit uninspired with my AX8 and I really missed the MBritt Robben Ford Dumble sound from when I had a kemper about 2 years ago. So, I convinced myself that the kemper sounded better than axefx and bought one from a store in NYC. It was about $2k new with the...
  20. J

    Anyone have a great AX8 holdsworth preset?

    i did see fractal presets from him but they were for axefx which we already know don't necessarily translate well to ax8 due to delays...
  21. J

    Anyone have a great AX8 holdsworth preset?

    The clips I heard were synth guitar. Am I missing something?
  22. J

    Anyone have a great AX8 holdsworth preset?

    any update? Anyone get a great holdsworth lead or tim miller lead?
  23. J

    Jazz tones

    the common setup is either vibratoverb or dc30 going through ev12L cab and medium studio reverb. I recently discovered that if you omit that cab, it sounds almost exactly like the recent series of jazz amps by acousticimg, mambo, henriksen, etc. I also have variations which use a bit more gain...
  24. J

    Jazz tones

    you can check my youtube page, www.youtube.com/sheetsofsound. It's almost all fractal ax8
  25. J

    [Solved] Getting more volume with Tube Pre and no cab?

    ummm...sorry...user error on my part. Turns out the tube pre was bypassed.
  26. J

    [Solved] Getting more volume with Tube Pre and no cab?

    isn't that global? plus, that seems like the wrong place to do it. Acoustic guitar pickup is active and already hotter than a standard humbucker
  27. J

    [Solved] Getting more volume with Tube Pre and no cab?

    Configured a patch for tube pre and reverb to use for acoustic guitar and archtop but even with volumes maxed in the pre i'm not getting enough volume. Best way to handle this?
  28. J

    Wishlist: Soft start?

    a mod may not be technically possible but it should be a design parameter of any future products IMO
  29. J

    Wishlist: Soft start?

    Can the ax8 be modified for a soft start? If you ever have your monitors on when you turn the ax8 on you know what i'm talking about.
  30. J

    Can no longer connect over USB after latest windows update

    If I reboot, I can connect with as8-edit for a single edit session but as soon as I do *ANYTHING* on the ax8 such as switch an effect on or off, the unit disconnects and I can no longer connect to it. And another weird thing is that if I run ax8-edit, i'll hear the disconnect chime followed by...
  31. J

    Want to buy an AX8... should I wait?

    Good for you but I often use autowah for fusion jazz solos but I still occasionally like to use a regular wah for rhythm and/or blues/rock stuff.
  32. J

    Want to buy an AX8... should I wait?

    missing the ability to use 2 amps at once, limited memory/processing causes you to have to make severe compromises with certain setups. For example, there's no way to port the axefx ii holdsworth sounds to ax8 currently without severe compromise. Also, you can't get an autowah and regular wah in...
  33. J

    Q10 Firmware for the AX8?

    too bad there is no waiting list for ax8 nextgen
  34. J

    Q10 Firmware for the AX8?

    i wouldn't say it sucks but I still have a problem where occasionally I switch to a new preset and an effect is randomly turned on. Fugget 10.0, i'd settle for 9.1
  35. J

    Q10 Firmware for the AX8?

    how about firmware updates in general for the AX8? Seems like almost a 1/2 year?
  36. J

    Switching between ax8 and SY300?

    Not sure if this is the right place for this query. I am using an SY300 synth in front of the axefx. Due to the cabinet modeling, the synth doesn't sound good going through the ax8 so I have it setup so that for I run the synth through it's own FRFR(2) via the sub output on the SY300 and the...
  37. J

    how do I globally set output 2 to be +4

    How did he determine that? The output level knobs would have to be exactly the same. Is there a digital setting on that to ensure they are at the same level?
  38. J

    how do I globally set output 2 to be +4

    i'm running through either Alto or QSC powered cabs and goal is optimal SNR
  39. J

    how do I globally set output 2 to be +4

    It's not fixed. It's adjustable to 0.0 and +12. My goal is to get it to line level +4.
  40. J

    how do I globally set output 2 to be +4

    Yeah, i was thinking about that. Is there any issue with headroom if I do that? i.e. will I get exactly the same sound quality out of out2 with the global eq flat but level set to +4?
  41. J

    how do I globally set output 2 to be +4

    No, not true. Out2 doesn't have a level control. Only Out1. Out2 has only boost/pad settings and you can't set +4
  42. J

    how do I globally set output 2 to be +4

    i don't see a setting for out2 level apart from the boost/pad setting so I guess you cannot. The issue for me is that I want a different EQ on the FOH and my backline but since the out1 is the only output with XLRs, i end up using out1 for FOH and out2 for the backline. The problem there is that...
  43. J

    how do I globally set output 2 to be +4

    it seems that I can only set it for 0.0 and +12
  44. J

    how to make fine adjustments of parameters on the unit

    lol, i tried that and it makes little difference, particularly when attempting to adjust output level. a teeny turn of the dial adjusts 2 or 3 db
  45. J

    how to make fine adjustments of parameters on the unit

    Yes, i'm talking about the ax8, not ax8-edit.
  46. J

    how to make fine adjustments of parameters on the unit

    I'm used to editing in ax8-edit but for some global/io parameters I find the adjustment knob too course. I tried a quick search in the manual but didn't find anything. What is the modifier to make fine adjustments to parameters on the unit?
  47. J

    Tim Miller?

    what is plex detune?, oops n/m. Found it in multi-delay. Wasn't expecting it there!
  48. J

    Tim Miller?

    Thanks Uli. If you find out any more about his patches let us know!
  49. J

    Step by step FAQ for configuring Missiong SP2-R?

    yeah, it was user error on my part, not blaming the manual!
  50. J

    Step by step FAQ for configuring Missiong SP2-R?

    ok, i got it. Turns out you need to select extern-1, not control-switch-1
  51. J

    Step by step FAQ for configuring Missiong SP2-R?

    well, i tried to follow the instructions in the manual and in the video with no luck. I calibrated the pedal, set it's output to control-1 and tried assigning controller-switch-1 to the wah in ax8-edit and the pedal does nothing. Is there a step by step set of instructions for setting it up? A...
  52. J

    Step by step FAQ for configuring Missiong SP2-R?

    is there an FAQ for configuring the SP2 for an AX8?
  53. J

    Step by step FAQ for configuring Missiong SP2-R?

    wait...I can't use the pedal with just a single TRS cable?
  54. J

    Tim Miller?

    Thanks, yes that helps. I had spent a couple hours fooling around and ended up with one of the bludo models but finally switched to the bogner. I felt that it was a tad smoother but I may try the bludo again with less gain and with the RC in front.
  55. J

    FRFR boxes

    IMO, most of the options out there do better for low tuned, djent , metal and heavily distorted guitar. I play about 75% clean jazz stuff and many of the dedicated FRFR cabs sound boomy in the low mids. The xitone cabs are an exception. They sound great for clean jazz, overdriven fusion...
  56. J

    Tim Miller?

    lol, yes but this is a request for presets!
  57. J

    Tim Miller?

    anyone?
  58. J

    Step by step FAQ for configuring Missiong SP2-R?

    thanks, i found the info.
  59. J

    Step by step FAQ for configuring Missiong SP2-R?

    Can't find a manual online. Does it require TRS connectors instead of standard 1/4" ? I can't get my ax8 to recognize it.
  60. J

    anyone found a good Tim Miller patch?

    He gets a nice sustain but without the snarl and growl of the typical overdriven tone.
  61. J

    Is 9.04 The Last Firmware For The Axe-Fx II?

    what is ares and will it be ported to ax8?
  62. J

    Simulating guitar tone control?

    Is there an eq setting I can use to simulate rolling off the guitar tone control? One of my guitars doesn't have one and I usually take it down to 6 or 7 for fusiony leads. I've tried a low pass filter and that sort of works but doesn't really sound the same.
  63. J

    Slightly different inquiry about FRFR cabs

    Yeah, his stuff is amazing and he's so helpful and knowledgeable. My only question now is should I opt for the heavier wedge or the lighter prototype? A friend of mine who lives about 30 miles away has a pair of his wedges so I'm hoping to do a comparison and see if the extra weight is worth it...
  64. J

    Slightly different inquiry about FRFR cabs

    I just received a prototype XiTone Cabs that weighs less than 30lbs and sounds !@#$ amazing. It completely blows away the alto cabs I was using before. Can't wait to get a pair of these! I can't divulge any of the details of construction at this point in time but I really love this. To me, it...
  65. J

    Just got a prototype Xitone cab...

    I just received a prototype xitone cab that weighs less than 30lbs and sounds !@#$ amazing. It completely blows away the alto cabs I was using before. Can't wait to get a pair of these! I can't divulge any of the details of construction at this point in time but I really love this. To me, it...
  66. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    ok, duh I had it set to echo the input. Sorry and thanks!
  67. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    ok, i set output 2 to echo output 1 but i'm not getting any modeling or effects. Is there another setting?
  68. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    thanks guys, is there a listing of what the default values for the i/o should be?
  69. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    thanks. Is that setting missing from ax8-edit?
  70. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    ok, i guess I have to insert an fx loop in every preset?!?
  71. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    and no, nothing is plugged into my effect return and both output level knobs are set to the same level
  72. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    ok, i'm getting no output on output 2, what am I doing wrong?
  73. J

    Pat Metheny synth Lead

    is there an ax8 version of this?
  74. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    My backline is a pair of alto TS210A but the tone I get out of it is considerably less bright and with more bottom end than what I have been getting from FOH.
  75. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    Thanks guys, I was looking at this picture (i'm not next to my unit currently) and there is no output 2. Maybe it's an old picture? lol
  76. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    I'm still not understanding. The MainOutput section has 2 XLR and 2 1/4. Can these be configured as output 1 and output 2 or am I way off base here. Is there a section in the manual I should refer to? The manual is a bit confusing on this and many of the articles on google searching are no...
  77. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    What do you mean by Out 1 & Out 2? I'm using the main output section so L/R XLRs for FOH and L/R 1/4 outputs for backline.
  78. J

    Is it possible to to assign different EQ to FOH and backline?

    I want a different eq for FOH than what I'm running in my backline.
  79. J

    Slightly different inquiry about FRFR cabs

    Most "clean" jazzers who have played through an EV12L might disagree that 70hz-2khz accurately represents clean jazz guitar tone. I once played through an emmince pa woofer which topped out at 3.5k and it was ridiculously dark and muddy for guitar. So in my experience, you really need up to...
  80. J

    Slightly different inquiry about FRFR cabs

    If I was going to do that, I'd just get a pair of Xitone mBritts and be done with it. Frankly, for clean/jazz tones, it doesn't makes sense to use an FRFR system since in an FRFR, the woofer isn't seeing much of the guitar frequency before it gets crossed over. In fact, the mid driver is...
  81. J

    Slightly different inquiry about FRFR cabs

    41lbs is pretty heavy for the K12. Not sure I want to go that heavy.
  82. J

    Slightly different inquiry about FRFR cabs

    Too heavy! But I'm talking to Mick about another cab that has some properties of the mbritt but is lighter...
  83. J

    Slightly different inquiry about FRFR cabs

    What I have found is that for dispersion reasons, i need to have at least 2 cabs and I'm a bit concerned about lugging around (2) 50lb cabs. I'm actually wondering if I could just get away with a pair of the 212A cabs or even adding a 3rd cab for dispersion purposes. Any thoughts on that?
  84. J

    Anyone use three cabs with their AXEFX / AX8?

    thinking about adding a 3rd cab for dispersion when playing at extremely loud volume. I know it'd be better to keep things symmetrical but I don't feel like lugging 4 cabs with me!
  85. J

    Slightly different inquiry about FRFR cabs

    Thanks. As I mentioned before, I tried an atomic CLR / NEO back in the early days of getting my axefx and my impression was that it was better for heavier kinds of music than what I played but I fully admit that it could have just as easily been my lack of experience in dialing in tones. The...
  86. J

    Slightly different inquiry about FRFR cabs

    Thanks, I emailed him this morning.
  87. J

    Slightly different inquiry about FRFR cabs

    It seems that most of the requests I read are from guys looking for the thump of big 4x12 cabs and are playing low tuned metal or classic rock stuff. I'm a jazz guitarist playing primarily Pat Metheny/Adam Rogers/Kurt Rosenwinkel as well as fusion stuff like Holdsworth/Scott Henderson and I...
  88. J

    AX8 LED FAQ?

    that's not happening. All 8 buttons are assigned to presets and no green light illuminates to indcate which preset is active
  89. J

    AX8 LED FAQ?

    The buttons 1-8 which are assigned to presets. Is there no way to illuminate which preset you have active?
  90. J

    AX8 LED FAQ?

    Is there a FAQ for LED behavior? For some reason, no matter what channel or bank i'm on the RED led on channel 1 is on and F3 is blinking green. I thought at one time, the LED next to the switch engaged when I selected a channel?
  91. J

    Problem with my AX8 or user error?

    ok, nevermind - user error
  92. J

    Synth block polyphonic?

    I actually like the synth block and it's the only "synth" i have tried which can get close to the Pat Metheny GR300 distorted violin sound which I think works really well for jazz and fusion. And the tracking is flawless unless you accidentally hit a harmonic or double-stop. The jamorigin midi...
  93. J

    Synth block polyphonic?

    i'm not wrong. It can't keep up with fast clean jazz lines and yes, I had version 2.
  94. J

    Synth block polyphonic?

    sorry that program is terrible.
  95. J

    Will axefx iii synth block be polyphonic?

    will it be multiphonic? If so, i'm in!!!
  96. J

    AX8 2?

    You can do it with axefx II as well. You can't have multiple delays with the ax-8. There are some good holdsworth patches with the axefx ii but I haven't heard any convincing ones on the ax8.
  97. J

    AX8 2?

    YES! I want multiple delays. You still cannot replicate the allan holdsworth tones with the ax8...
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