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    Watered down sound on all high gain presets

    I always get a moment of panic when I update my firmware. The reason why is because often it resets a lot of things back to their original settings. I used to ALWAYS have Power Amp saturation set to Auth, and change a few things like dynamic depth\presence to get things to sound right again...
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    Dialling in Mark V

    Yeah, this needs more love. I would've never dreamed of doing such a harsh GEQ but holy crap does it work. The Mark IV sounds brilliant and this is a solid gold starting point. Load up your favourite cabs and give it a bash.
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    SansAmp or Demeter VTB or similar?

    A Sansamp goes for what? 150 bucks? Just grab one.
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    Dialling in Mark V

    That's pretty damn beefy.
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    Suddenly low recording volume?

    ...I'm not saying that I did. But I may have forgotten that I lowered the output volume on the front panel of the AFX.
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    Suddenly low recording volume?

    Wait! Fixed it. It was user error. Carry on with your day :)
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    Suddenly low recording volume?

    Hey all. Had a weird issue happen tonight. I record my AFX via reamping through my interface. So my 2 signal chains are: Recording DI: Guitar -> UA610 Solo -> RME UCX -> Pro Tools Then: Recording AFX: RME UCX Output -> Radial Reamp Box -> AFX -> RME UCX -> Pro Tools It's worked like a treat...
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    Axe Fx N00b pointers

    Oh and you also need more mids.
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    Axe Fx N00b pointers

    No seriously. You don't need that much gain.
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    This tone from "The Wall"

    From that website (which is usually damn reputable) "Another Brick in the Wall 1 studio Stratocaster, bridge pickup – rhythm/lead (3 tracks); clean signal into mixing desk with delay (long feedback)" Well I'll be damned. I thought the clean tones on that was the bridge of a Goldtop.
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    This tone from "The Wall"

    Alright. This clean tone? This is my dream clean tone. I grew up listening to this album and I cannot emphasise it's significance to me. This clean tone? To me is the perfect clean guitar sound. I'm trying to tone match it. I'm not getting close so I'm asking for help. I can't find an...
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    Expression pedals, I thought I thought of everything

    I haven't had time to experiment with this yet BUT: I've got 2 expression pedals. 1 on my midi board and I was recently gifted an AFX expression pedal. I'm going to use the AFX pedal for wah, but the one on my board I have some ideas with. I'd like that pedal to control: - Phaser speed when...
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    Fractal Needs To Improve Their Manufacturing (long)

    First thing's first. The Axe-FX is an amazing product. The firmwire updates are fantastic and the unit sounds brilliant. I absolutely love mine and am almost definitely going to be one of those people who sell my amps\pedals because the AFX is so brilliant. But holy cow, whoever is in charge of...
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    What amps have pleasantly surprised you and what amps have been a let down?

    I'd like to give a simple answer....:P Basically, what I found works best is you get a muddy cab that really supports the big boomy bottom end of the Bogner. Something that sounds good, but way too much mud. Then I pair it up with something that's completely opposite. Kinda screechy. I balance...
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    What amps have pleasantly surprised you and what amps have been a let down?

    I actually adore the Uberschall model. It WAS a right royal bitch to find the right cabinet for it though.
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    Wah Suggestions

    Hey all! I'm trying to get a wah set up to sound freaking awesome. The stock Wah presets haven't been doing it for me. The Crybaby gets too screechy, whereas the Vox stuff is awful subtle. I'm not going to claim that they're inaccurate or whatever, but does anybody have any kickass wah...
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 1.00 Firmware Release

    I think by far the best part about Quantum is being able to mess with the Power Amp saturation and Bright switch settings. It's really let me get the distortion to "sit" where I want it to on the guitar tone. It might've been there before but I couldn't find it before.
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    Tone-Matching a Pedal?

    Hey all. I've never been a fan of the TS9 model in the AFX. To me, it adds waaayyy too much gain and a bit of murk, whereas my TS808 into my Mesa tightens things up and adds a touch of gain\excitement. So what I've been thinking of trying is going: Guitar -> TS808 -> AFX The patch...
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    Producer IRs

    I've come to the conclusion that the most important thing about the AFX isn't the amp, but it's the cab and the microphone. What seperates Andy Sneap from Jens Bogren or any other producer is the cabinet, microphone position and room. You could get Gary Holt to come 'round to my joint and I'll...
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    Brighter\Clearer Citrus4x12 Cab?

    Hey all! So I've pretty much nailed the sounds I'm after. It really is all in the cab in order to get your tones to sing like a bird. The Citrus cab is by far my favourite, but it's a little dark\murky. Is there a Cab in any of the cablabs or anything else that somebody could recommend...
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    How to tighten this up?

    Cheers for the suggestions all! In regards to a TS, I love Tubescreamers and they are almost always the first thing I put in my patch. If I was to lose all my gear in a house fire, the first thing I would buy (even before an AFX) is a TS808. I'm actually thinking of building a project guitar...
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    How to tighten this up?

    Hey all! Apologies if this is in the wrong forum. I thought about putting this in the recording part, but this is less: "Showing off" and more "Need advice" so I thought it was more appropriate here. I'm getting pretty damn close to what I want out of my AFX. As a bit of a muck around, I...
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    18.07 seems to have quite a bit more bass and gain?

    I upgraded the firmware and my patches had mids that were less usable. To get my patches close to sounding how they were before the firmware update, I had to put in a PEQ block and scoop the mids. I've never changed the global EQ. Also the distortion was less tight in general. ...Rolling back...
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Yes, and the one that got me was several people jumping in to take potshots over a minor slight, that made this thread 5 goddamn pages long. When you're on the receiving end of that, you'll find that your ability to be grateful quickly diminishing.
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Yeah, I'm in Australia. I had drama with the dealer in regards to getting the unit (Fractal point the fingers at the dealer, the dealer points its fingers at Fractal, good luck figuring that one out). Done further business with them and all is good, but going without the AFX when I'm in the...
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    What you are showing there is exactly what is happening to me. Everything says changes have been made, but then when I go to use any of those changes, nothing has happened. I'll wait until Fractal respond to my support ticket. Since people took the piss in this thread, I'm not sure whether or...
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Do you guys realise that you've spent more time arguing about whether or not I was rude, than anything else in this thread? Yet you guys call me an entitled n00b? Don't you think this "Must NEVER say anything remotely negative about anybody or the product" attitude is a bit entitled in itself...
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Cheers for the suggestions. I've got social things to do right now so I won't be able to test these things until I get back. I spent the past 10 minutes writing a support ticket to Fractal...only to get a "Internal Server Error" *twitch*
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Yup. Just tried both of those. No luck at all. U0001 is as empty as the day it arrived. I get messages saying that it's been successful and it looks successful right up to the point where I try to use it.
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    That's what I was thinking, but I can audition the cabs with no drama at all. The files are working, they're just not appearing.
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Oh spare me! You'll notice that when I found out that there was no other option, yeah, I bought Cab Lab. I've converted the files and they're good to go. I think it's pretty crappy of Rosen to advertise that they're AFX ready and for them to not supply files you can just drop in and that you...
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Cool, thanks for proving my point?
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Yes I am. Just to idiot-proof myself, I clicked save again and got the "Error" message that there was nothing to save. Really all I'm after is a straight answer. A 27 minute long video for a 2 minute procedure isn't what you call a straight answer is it? When you teach your kid how to put...
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    I like how people are yelling at me for basically being impatient without checking out the shorter video and noticing that it only talks about cabs at 1:34 for 14 seconds.
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    When I get it working, I'll thank everybody :) I think we're getting a little bit worked up over nothing here. If I knew he was the guy in the video would I have publicly complained? Probably not. It's not like I spat on his mothers grave here. I said he was enthusiastic and likable, just that...
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    As I said: I already followed your instructions and it's still not working. That second link stopped pretty much right when it would have been useful. I can audition the cabs, I save it in U001 and it goes from red to green, I close it and the cabs aren't there. So what am I missing?
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Yup, what that guy did is exactly what I did and described above. Same problem. They're not showing up. Any ideas? Edit: For the record, it lets me audition the cabs, so the files are working fine. They're just not appearing in the user cab list after I've imported them.
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Holy shit. 27 minutes?! Gaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh. I know it's not a 27 minute process. Rightio, time to skim through until I find the 2 minutes that I want... Edit: This guy is very helpful and enthusiastic and likeable BUT GET ON WITH IT.
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Axe-FX II XL and the most recent Firmware.
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    That was a typo. Edited now :)
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Right, so I've converted them to the right file format, but I can't figure out how to get them into the program. Google leads me to old versions of Axe-Edit and the screenshots no longer make sense to me... I go: Axe Edit -> Axe Manage Cabs -> Right click on U001 -> Import...
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Well bugger. Rightio, I'll grab that and see how I go. I've had 2 people message me and offer to do it for me which I appreciate, but I should learn to do this for myself. Thanks for the offer guys :)
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    The documentation that I got from Rosen said you can do it with Axe-Edit, but I have no idea how to. I'm not too keen on spending 30 bucks for Cab Lab...
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    Bought Rosen Cabs...Now how do I get them onto the AFX?

    Hey guys. Probably a fairly straightforward question, but Youtube tutorials and google didn't help me. I've bought a couple of the Rosen cabs. The download is a bunch of Truncated .Wav files. 1) How do I convert these into cabs? 2) How do I get these magical cabs onto the AFX to use...
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    Completely and totally lost - Yamaha MFC10

    Sweet! Working like a charm now. Thanks for your help! It's annoying how simple it is, yet how complicated the manual seems to be. I still don't understand it.
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    Completely and totally lost - Yamaha MFC10

    Rightio, for some reason it didn't work for me. Here's my exact process step by step and maybe you can point out where I'm wrong... I've gone through the I\O and set ext control to 1, 2, 3 etc. Objective: Button 6 on the MFC to turn on the delay effect block On the MFC: Turn it on - Press...
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    Completely and totally lost - Yamaha MFC10

    Cheers for your response! I saw you posting in the other thread :). I followed your instructions to get the presets switching, but it's the effect blocks I'm buggered with. I'm not great at this stuff, so use very small words. In crayon would be even better!
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    Completely and totally lost - Yamaha MFC10

    UPDATE! Right, so I figured out how to get it to switch to the patch I want. Have no idea still how to get them other buttons to mess with the effects.
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    Completely and totally lost - Yamaha MFC10

    Hey all! Sooooo. I have an MFC10. I've never programmed a midi footswitch before. The manual might as well be in French. I've got my patches nice and organised on the AFX, but I have no idea what I'm doing and how to get the MFC to switch to the patches I want. BASICALLY, here's what I...
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    Clutch Guitar Tone?

    I meant by itself ><
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    Clutch Guitar Tone?

    Sorry for the double post, but here's a good example of his guitar solo'd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYKeq_olVnM
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    Clutch Guitar Tone?

    Hey all. I'm making some decent progress with the AFX. I've got Metal tones that I dig and a couple of lovely cleans. What I'd really like is a kickass rock sound like what Clutch has here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPN1EY4MIK8 I've never really had a Marshall sorta amp to fuck...
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    Bunch of Newbie Questions :)

    Cheers for the pointers. I'll give round 2 a crack today when I get home from work. I am questioning my monitors a fair bit. These sounds on my monitors have half the top end and about twice the body. That's gonna make things awfully tricky in terms of setting up a great guitar tone. That...
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    Bunch of Newbie Questions :)

    So I just listened to 'em on my phone with earbuds. Wooooooooowwwwwwww there's wayy too much top end and not enough bottom end. Even so, this is where I'm at right now and any general pointers would be awesome.
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    Bunch of Newbie Questions :)

    So here's some samples. https://soundcloud.com/ianwiggs/rectotest This is the Recto patch I've got going. I'm pretty okay with this one, except there's a lot of murk down below. I'll take Rex's advice and lift up the HPF to around 100ish. Cut was on. The tone also feels "sticky" to me and I'd...
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    Bunch of Newbie Questions :)

    There's some awesome advice here. Cheers everybody! First of all, I usually sit my high pass filter at around 75hz. I might drag it up a bit higher to see how I go. Secondly: Yeeeaaahhh taming the bottom end is being a dick. I notice that as a result, I'm having too much high end because I'm...
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    Bunch of Newbie Questions :)

    They're coming out of a set of Dynaudio BM5A studio monitors.
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    Bunch of Newbie Questions :)

    DI into an interface.
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    Bunch of Newbie Questions :)

    Hey all! Got my Axe. I'm very impressed by it, but not 100% sold on it yet. Surprising enough, I've got some amazing bass sounds out of it, but not convinced with my guitar sounds. I'm going for a high-gain metal tone. Along the lines of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVAQQujgSxQ...
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    Update

    Bingo. The issue has a lot to do with miscommunication. Once it was discovered where the problem was, the problem was sorted out very quickly. Despite what I was saying, I don't think it's fair to suggest that anybody was "dropping the ball" As I said, once the problem was revealed, both...
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    Update

    I know this isn't exactly the right forum, but I thought people might like to know after the 10-ish so page thread yesterday... My Axe-FX is now on its way and will be here probably within 2 weeks. There have been misunderstandings on all sides, therefore nobody is really at fault. However...
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    Convince a Skeptic - Tone Match challenge

    That's not a bad match at all. Were you using a Les Paul? What was the go here?
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    Convince a Skeptic - Tone Match challenge

    Doesn't the tone-match take up the Cab in the chain? Isn't the tone-match basically acting as the IR?
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    Convince a Skeptic - Tone Match challenge

    You're misunderstanding. I don't want everything to be done for me. The tones I'm asking people to match are *not* the tones I want to use. They're purely for proof of concept so that I can see how close it gets. Yes, I know that unless you're using my EXACT guitar, the sound is going to be...
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    Convince a Skeptic - Tone Match challenge

    I know what you are saying. However: I can't make these sounds in a practical format. The guitar tones I posted was my Mesa "cranked" to half volume. That was loud enough to make the walls vibrate 2 rooms away. I'm wanting to use the Axe-FX for recording convenience and also for some gigs where...
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    Convince a Skeptic - Tone Match challenge

    Very aware of that. Thanks for mentioning it though. I'm not going to whinge if it's not a mirror image. However, the way that I've got everything running is the way that I'd use it. This is as close as I can get without actually getting a unit myself.
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    Convince a Skeptic - Tone Match challenge

    Rightio then. I've attached 3 files to this post. Rhythm A) https://www.dropbox.com/s/b1xw8lynzr224hl/Rhythm%20A.wav This is my Gibson Les Paul running into a TS9, then into a Mesa Single Rectifier into a Rectifier 2x12 Cab. It was mic'd with an SM57 and a Heil PR30 Rhythm B)...
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    Convince a Skeptic - Tone Match challenge

    Okay, this whole "Tone Match" business could make or break an AFX for me. I want to go into a studio with my amps, get an engineer to mic them up properly, play them at an ungodly volume, go home with the raw tracks and tone match them. That way when I record I have my "sound" ready to go in the...
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    Trying to figure out if the Axe-FX 2 will do what I want...

    All are fair points except... A) As I said, I'm so comfortable with my pedalboard I'd rather use my own effects B) I'm not really interested in tweaking the sound. If I was going to tone-match something, I'd kinda want to set-and-forget.
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    Trying to figure out if the Axe-FX 2 will do what I want...

    Thanks for the info so far. So here's a filthy dirty question. Why would I use the Axe-FX to tone-match instead of a Kemper? Edit: Also: does the tone-match thing just work as an impulse? Or does it model the tone as well?
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    Trying to figure out if the Axe-FX 2 will do what I want...

    Hey all :) So I've been trying to get monstrous guitar sounds in a bedroom with a real amp. I get close, but after spending a day in an ACTUAL studio, I can tell that it's not going to happen. So it's time to think outside the box a little and look at things that can help me take in things...
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