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  1. M

    Axe FX III / SPDIF / Logic / Apollo Twin

    I am waiting on the delivery of a converter and will be doing this myself soon. I mention that as the following comments are pure speculation on my part and I cannot verify for now. What I noticed from your description above: you have nothing connected to SPDIF In on Axe so shouldn't the...
  2. M

    Wish Default Value Tool for Amp Block

    I guess it must be more complex than I thought. I assumed (I know, dangerous) that there is a default set of parameters for each amp type and those values are used on the initial amp select. This function would compare those initial values to what is currently loaded in the amp channel and...
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    Wish Default Value Tool for Amp Block

    This wish is for both AXE and FM3 editors. I would like to have a reporting option in the amp block that would review all settings in the active amp block channel (i.e. the one with focus in editor) and then pop up a modal window that lists all the parameters that are NOT at that default values...
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    Axe-Fx 3, FM3, and some advice

    Just my $.02... the FM3 cannot run the new version of drive blocks and the new version of the pitch block as they are too demanding for the FM3. AX3 is much more versatile for connection options. If any of those is important to you then I would consider the AX3 as the choice. Also the AX3...
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    What do you miss about the Axe-Fx III now that you have the FM3?

    I have started using the FM3 for a hybrid rig as well. I am using it to replace an aging FX8 and also use it instead of my Ax3 in the hybrid application. I also like the idea of leaving the unit back with the amp and just having one cable running out to a foot controller. What I do miss so...
  6. M

    Happy Birthday Cliff!

    Best Wishes on your Birthday !
  7. M

    Wish Bypass for Global Graphic EQ(s)

    For my uses a few memory presets for the Global Graphic EQ would be the ultimate but in place of that having a method to bypass the Out1 and Out2 eq would be of use for me. I would use it for playing on different (unknown) speaker systems. If the eq setting I happen to have dialed in does not...
  8. M

    Mozart anyone?

    Nice job, I really enjoyed that.
  9. M

    Wish Global EQ presets

    Just bringing back this request to see if there is any more interest. I know for me even 5 'preset slots' for each Global EQ would be most useful. I have no idea if this is even a possibility on the programming side of things. If there is enough interest it may be brought up for consideration...
  10. M

    Brokerage fees and shipping the FM3 into Canada

    My shipping fee was $95.35 US
  11. M

    What Ohm Speakers for Matrix NL212 Cabinet

    Two 16 ohm speakers wired in parallel results in a mono 8 ohm load.
  12. M


    So sad. He was only 65. A tremendous influence on my guitar journey. I didn't even know he was sick. Talk about a gut punch. I really still can't believe it.
  13. M

    Arrrggghh my wife sucks at tech

    ??? Really ???
  14. M

    Crazy Train on Piano? Really? Uh, Yes Sir!

    I really enjoyed that. Talented lady. Thanks for posting.
  15. M

    What would you do? Line 6 Power Cab or Friedman ASC

    I have several FRFR cabinets and right now the Friedman ASC-10 is my favorite. I like the sound and it is a manageable weight (I think around 34 lbs). I was fortunate in that I found a mint shape ASC-10 used. It really surprised me for the sound and build quality. In fact I am considering...
  16. M

    Ozzy’s “I Don’t Know”

    Nice job ! Thanks for posting the video - I always enjoy your stuff.
  17. M

    How come that every speaker I play amp or modeler thru it very bright?

    When I run into something that is too bright for me the first place I go is the cab block and adjust the high cut as unix-guy posted above. I usually end up adjusting somewhere between 6k and 8k. I also noticed that excessive brightness used to happen more frequently in the past. It has been...
  18. M

    EV-1 pedal adjustment, hit and miss shutting off the Wah

    Also, make sure your cable connecting your EV-1 is functioning properly. I have have issues calibrating and found it to be a cable with intermittent connection issue. Other gotchas I have experienced, make sure cables ends are fully seated and, if using any adapters to make a 45 degree...
  19. M

    Collecting guitars for fun. Thoughts?

    My feelings are if you can afford it and all your other obligations are met then why not. I'm fortunate that my wife isn't bothered by it although I have gotten the odd eye-roll when another duplicate comes in. I too enjoy a nice feeling and playing instrument. I use about 3 of them for...
  20. M

    For those that have an Axe-Fx III and an FM3

    I have both and maybe I'm spoiled by the Axe III but if I could only have one it would be the Axe III without a doubt.
  21. M

    Celestion F12-X200

    @flametop I am curious about your setup using the Dayton amp. Did you have to edit the Dayton presets(s) much in order to use it with this cab / speaker combo ? I am thinking of doing this as well but I wasn't sure about programming the Dayton EQ to get a good sound. Also, did you split the...
  22. M

    Virtual Capo - feedback on FC ?

    I was looking for a little more flexibility and made a wish for a Dynamic Channel function: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/dynamic-channel-select-via-new-fc-switch-category.164735/ Although not a complete solution for your situation (as it would not be any value for scenes) but it...
  23. M

    How to get more volume from your Powered Monitor?

    If you are nowhere near hitting the limit of the monitor, as a start, check to make sure you are sending the monitor a signal at +4db as opposed to -10db. Check your monitor first though for it's expected input level, most expect a +4 signal if you are using xlr. Just mentioning this in case...
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    Dynamic Channel Select via New FC Switch Category

    Hi @IronSean, Thanks for your feedback. You are correct in that what I am describing is like adding a popup menu. Its not so much pointers, more like a single level temporary sub-menu. I was looking for a way to enhance using channels via the FC. I'm finding the current system a little...
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    Dynamic Channel Select via New FC Switch Category

    My wish list item is a method to further tap into the channel selection of the block using the AxeFx III and a FC controller (6 or 12). It involves creating a new FC Switch Category (Channel) and the subsequent actions when it is activated. Here are some of my thoughts on how to implement my...
  26. M

    Brokerage fees and shipping the FM3 into Canada

    The final cost for me in CAD was $1,758. This was shipped to Ontario (just outside of Toronto) on March 24. I believe CAD was around $.69
  27. M

    (Troubleshooting) Axe FX 3 as Audio Interface randomly fails

    I have same issue. Win 10 Pro x64.
  28. M

    Fixed FM3 Pitch block Detune algorithm - the detune MIX Level keeps re-setting/snapping back to 50% mix value, even after changed/saved .

    There is a known issue with the pitch block in fw 1.05. The MIX parameter will jump to either 100% or 50% (depending on which pitch type you are using) when you change scenes. It saves properly but gets messed up when a scene change happens.
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    Fixed Is FM3-Edit supposed to re-read my presets every time I open it?

    I'm using Win 10 and an SSD drive. Most times a preset refresh takes 3 to 5 seconds but I have also had it slow down to take 45 seconds to a minute. This slowdown is usually after I have been editing for a while. Might also be when the FM3 preset is using high cpu and also if Axe Edit is also...
  30. M

    FM3 Metal testing/Friedman ASM12/Shoot out Review type thing...

    I picked up the ASC-10 abut a month ago. So far it has been working really well for me. I elevate it about 16 inches off the floor. It sounds great for what I do and hangs with a 4 piece band no problem. I think it weighs in around 34 pounds so it maybe a good alternative to the ASC-12 if...
  31. M

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.05

    FW release earlier in the week does make sense. I personally don't care what day they release but I do hope the next update comes soon. Don't get me wrong, I am being patient and I understand it is not a simple task... However, I have had the unit since March and I am still waiting for a fully...
  32. M

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.05

    Sorry, I shouldn't have used the word 'save'. I should have used 'stick' The problem is known (see post 71 for detail). The pitch parameters save in the preset but the MIX goes to 100% when scenes are switched.
  33. M

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.05

    For what I will be using the FM3 for (portable live use) the only show stopper for me, with regard to FW 1.05, is the pitch block save issue.
  34. M

    Not a Bug Pitch Follower not working/responding - Input Source for the Pitch controller was (factory) set to Input 2

    As @Matthes said above... I had this issue as well, and sure enough, the default source was set to Input 2. Changing source to Input 1 solved it for me.
  35. M

    Friedman ASC-12....Worth it?

    Another option to consider could be the Friedman ASC-10. It's a little cheaper and lighter than the 12. I recently got one and I am quite happy with the sound at low volume and with the band.
  36. M

    5 Minute Tones - FM3

    Hey Leon, I really enjoyed the custom scales tutorial. Great information with wonderful and creative demos. Thanks very much.
  37. M

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.04

    I'm really hoping for this as well. Would like to see the 1.04 gremlins put to rest.
  38. M

    A song 50 years in the making...

    Very nice - put a smile on my face. Sometimes happy and light is just what the doctor ordered. Nice job on the guitar as well !
  39. M

    FM3 Preset doesn't sound correct after reboot

    Do you have a Wah in your preset ? I find when I power up my unit the Wah in my preset (that is controlled by an expression pedal and is off as default) is on until I reselect the preset. Only happens right after powering up and will act as expected after the first preset change (or...
  40. M

    Happy Birthday Leon (2112)!

    Happy Birthday Leon !
  41. M

    FM3 Firmware Release 1.04 Public Beta 5

    I'm still getting some weird noise on palm mutes and also when with a ringing chord as it decays. I don't notice it on clean amps. I have attached a simple preset that this is happening with. It happens to a greater extent in presets that are more complex but I have tried to keep it as simple...
  42. M

    FM3 Firmware Release 1.04 Public Beta 5

    Thanks very much for the quick turnaround from 1.04 beta 4. I will be trying this out as soon as my backup is finished.
  43. M

    Keep power on or shut off after use?

    Just my opinion, I would shut it off when not in use. Why spin the fan, draw in dust, use the display (I'm sure there is a lifespan for the display) and use electricity if not needed. I don't see any upside to leaving it on all the time... maybe save wear and tear on the power switch ? I...
  44. M

    FM3-Edit wishlist item

    @Michael Pickens Thanks very much, I hadn't noticed it there. Sorry for my oversight. Please feel free to delete this thread.
  45. M

    FM3-Edit wishlist item

    I would find it very useful if we had the ability to change the BankSize from the Setup section of FM3 edit. Even just to read the banksize would be helpful. I find I am changing the banksize parameter fairly often as I am using the FM3 standalone and with the FC-12 and FC-6. I currently...
  46. M

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.02

    Thanks so much - I have been looking forward to this firmware update (updating the blocks to match the Axe- FX III).
  47. M

    FM3 Now Shipping

    Maybe missed me too. My confirmation date is 4/23/2019 2:52 pm EST
  48. M

    Ozzy’s “Goodbye to Romance” Live

    Nicely done - it brought back some memories. I can't believe it has been 38 years since we lost Randy... where has the time gone. Kudos to you and your whole band. - great job (as always).
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    Axe-Edit III 1.05.02

    Bug? Curious if anyone else is having this issue... In the presets list screen, the pin is not working for me. When the pin is selected it shows it is activated but instead of auditioning a preset the editor goes directly to the selected preset (not staying on the preset list screen as would...
  50. M

    RIP Neil Peart

    What a shock.. and what a loss.
  51. M

    Happy Birthday Cliff

    Happy Birthday Cliff ! Really appreciate all that you do.
  52. M

    Using a FC-12 OR a FC-6 on an Axe-Fx III

    Hey guys, Thanks for all the info and your suggestions and experiences.
  53. M

    Using a FC-12 OR a FC-6 on an Axe-Fx III

    Hi all, I have been searching on this (forum and manual) but have not found a definitive answer for the following: I have and Axe III and use it with an FC12. I have been considering getting an FC6 as well to use at gigs when floor space is an issue and also to pair with the FM3 down the road...
  54. M

    Axe-Edit III 1.03.05

    Thanks Michael, updating now.
  55. M

    Axe-Fx Firmware Version 8.00

    Wow, that was fast - thanks. Release notes: 8.00 Improved amp modeling. Added Swap Scene function to Layout->Tools. Fixed Plex block Shimmer Verb causing NaN if Reverb Size set to 0%. Fixed Tone Match block erroneous results on preset recall due to uninitialized data. Fixed sluggish Axe-Edit...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 8.00 Public Beta

    Release Notes: 8.00 Improved amp modeling. Added Swap Scene function to Layout->Tools. Fixed Plex block Shimmer Verb causing NaN if Reverb Size set to 0%. Fixed Tone Match block erroneous results on preset recall due to uninitialized data. Fixed sluggish Axe-Edit behavior after boot on high CPU...
  57. M

    How to get warm round high end

    @Keith Loch Thanks for this thread. I was experiencing the same thing this weekend. We were playing a wedding but only vocals and a little kick and snare were through the FOH so stage volumes were higher than our usual. I noticed the same characteristics you are talking about. The high notes...
  58. M

    Xitone Cabs

    Yes, they have two independent input channels.
  59. M

    Just got my Axe-Fx last night... my impressions

    wrt to staying on list of presets and scrolling through them (in Axe Edit).. Call up the preset list in the editor and then click the pin in the top right corner of the preset list. This will allow you to audition presets without leaving the preset list. Not in front of my gear so I can't say...
  60. M

    Vendor "MIKKO" - Next Gen Cab Sim | Shoot your own IR's [ML Sound Lab]

    Hi Mikko, I also got the full version and have it running with my Axe III. Are you planning any documentation on what speakers were in each guitar cabinet and also brief explanation of controls and typical setups ? I have it running with the Axe but I am still having problems getting it...
  61. M

    Wish Highlight edited parameters

    Along the lines of your request above, a useful feature a Line 6 product (don't remember which one) had was the knobs in the editor had a red dot placed on the outside sweep of the dial label. This small red dot represented the saved value of that parameter. It made it very easy to see what...
  62. M

    Is there a way to select Channels like Mastermind GT or Liquid Foot+?

    As far as I know this is not possible currently. I know that this feature has been requested in the past. Keeping fingers crossed that this will be implemented in the future... I think it would be an extremely useful addition to tap the power of channels. Edit - here is the post for the...
  63. M

    Xitone - Michael Britt ((Matrix or Dayton) or both?)

    I would run this by Mick... I have an MBritt (Dayton amp) and I don't find it overly bright. Not sure if you are familiar with the Xitone wedges but I find those wedges a little brighter than the Mbritt (not sure if that comparison helps).
  64. M

    SURVEY: How many layouts do you use?

    I use all layouts, with a little tweaking of course. The layout that I use seldom is the channels layout... I think I would use this much more if the wishlist configuration is implemented (having a switch select a block and then have the channels for that block displayed temporarily for user...
  65. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.02

    Thanks Cliff! I've really been looking forward to this release.
  66. M

    Ancient Aliens - History channel

    I'm with you @1poorplayer. I also enjoy learning about structures, artifacts and myths from all over the world. Love the facts and I just draw my own conclusions.
  67. M

    Wish: Option to Display the current Layout Number

    Hi Danny, I agree, even a single number would be fine.
  68. M

    Wish: Option to Display the current Layout Number

    I would find it very useful to have an option that you could select that would display a 2 character Layout number, for current layout, on the FC Main Display. Something like L1, L7 or LM just before either the Preset Name or the Scene name. Some of my layouts appear very similar when just...
  69. M

    Wah question when not plugged in

    Check on the AX8 under Setup / IO / Midi If I remember correctly you can set the initial value for the controllers (pedals). I recall setting the controller I used for volume to be 100% and the controller I used for the wah to 0% (as it is set for auto engage) to handle the case if I used the...
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    Wish: Bank Size Option/parameter for Bank:Inc/Dec function

    I realize that "Bank Size per Layout" has already been requested but I was wondering, as a smaller step, if a Bank Size option could be implemented just into the Bank: Increment/Decrement function ? Not sure if this would be less effort. I use the Bank Size of 10 with my FC12 but would find...
  71. M

    Can I change the secondary (flash) display time on main display ?

    @BryantP Thanks very much for the quick reply. Please consider it a wish-list item.
  72. M

    Can I change the secondary (flash) display time on main display ?

    This is easier with a quick scenario... On my FC I press the Bank Increment, the main display temporarily flashes the next bank numbers and the target preset name in the new bank, then goes back to regular display. My question: Is it possible to change the length of time the main display...
  73. M

    WISH: An Idea for 4 channel Selection...

    As I continue to learn about my FC-12 as I set it up I'm realizing how powerful the channels layout would be if the temporary display of channels, as per suggestions above, could be implemented. It would be quite the swiss army knife of functionality... 12 objects x number of channels per...
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    WISH: An Idea for 4 channel Selection...

    I am just setting up my FC-12 and this wish item, to display channels temporarily, would be tremendous as it would allow so many options without allocating switches/scenes for each combination. My only other suggestion would be to add a 5th mini LCD for "cancel". The total 'icing on the cake'...
  75. M

    WISH: Ability to custom define each channel name

    +1. This would be a great feature to have.
  76. M

    I made a custom rack for my FX8

    Nice ! I just may do the same thing to avoid all the cables (power and 3x audio) running to the front of the stage when using FX8. I made a suggestion to Fractal a while back for their thoughts on a version of the FX8 that would be just a black box to sit with your amp. Switching to be done...
  77. M

    Drive Block Status

    Cliff - thanks very much for the update. I am really looking forward to this FW update... I think that this update will make me seriously consider using Ax III instead of my FX8 for those times when I blow the dust off my old amps.
  78. M

    [not a bug] FC-6 tuner pitch doesn't match Axe-Fx display

    +1 for using the lower case "B" as a flat symbol and using that instead of the # symbol on tuning displays.
  79. M

    Wish: Expand FC character set to include flat symbol

    I'm not sure if this is possible to be done with an FC firmware update. Its not a big deal but I still think in terms of Eb and Bb as opposed to D# and A#. Two of the bands I play with occasionally, tune down a 1/2 step. I find the flat symbol more natural/easier/less distracting when tuning...
  80. M

    Tuning a Rickenbacker 330-12

    That is correct. Another way to describe it - imagine holding the guitar in playing position, when you look down on the low E pair the thicker string will be presented first followed by thinner octave. On most 12 strings it is the other way around but not on a Rick (at least the ones I have seen).
  81. M

    Tuning a Rickenbacker 330-12

  82. M

    Tuning a Rickenbacker 330-12

    Something else noteworthy... I don't have a 12 string Ric so this will have to be verified... Your chart above shows string setup for a standard 12 string. I believe that the Rickenbaker 12 string pairing is reversed such that the low string is above the octave (on the lower strings). Just...
  83. M

    Implemented Accurate down tuning Pitch block

    +1. Very useful for me.
  84. M

    What's your FC pedal waitlist signup date/time?

    May 17 10:44 am est
  85. M

    Wish Table view

    I think that this would be really helpful. +1
  86. M

    A Monster of a cab...

    Nice Mick. Looking really good !
  87. M

    Axe-Edit III Public Beta

    Pin NOT working on Preset List. On the latest version of Axe Edit III (0.6.18) the pin on the Presets list does not hold. With the pin engaged (or not) selecting a preset closes the preset list and takes you to the preset you selected. What I am doing: From main screen of edit I select Presets...
  88. M

    L6 Powercab 112+ is the real deal

    I'm curious as to how the FR mode sound of the Powercab+ (with both woofer and tweeter on) compares to a CLR. The CLR is a lot more expensive than the PC+ where I am. I'm wondering if this unit could bring any missing flavor to what I am using now. I look forward to any opinions/views as I...
  89. M

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    Waitlist confirmation: Jan 30 7:43 am EST Purchase Invitation: May 18 12:47 pm EST Ordered: May 18 1:25 pm EST
  90. M

    Anyone try l6 Powercab?

    @hippietim, I would be interested hearing your opinion when you get your powercab. I am waiting for one to come into my local music store. You may already know the following but thought I'd mention just in case... while reading about powercab, if you ordered the powercab plus, some current...
  91. M

    Mr. Crowley live from the Aztec Theatre

    The whole band sounds great and your playing is superb ! That song brought me back - I truly enjoyed it. It brought a smile to my face but now I have to get back to hitting the F5 key.... waitlist you know.
  92. M

    Canadians playing Separate Ways using the AxeFx III

    Hey Mark, That was outstanding ! I am on the waitlist for the III... do you plan on sharing that preset in the future ? I am most interested in learning the nuances of dialing in the cab block and the effects.
  93. M

    SHOUT OUT to Mick / XiTone

    Just to add to the quoted post. I have a pair of Xitone active wedges and weight was an important factor for me. Mick built mine using 1/2" ply instead of the 3/4". It brought the weight down 4 or 5 pounds per cabinet (sorry, I don't have an accurate weight to post). Now, I was aware that...
  94. M

    SHOUT OUT to Mick / XiTone

    Mick is a wonderful person to deal with. On top of that his XiTone cabinets sound great. I have a pair of the Dayton powered wedges and couldn't be happier. Highly recommended.
  95. M

    Will global settings be available in AxeIIIEdit ?

    +1. We started to see some progress in this area a little while ago (I think it was in AX8 Edit) but then it stopped. I agree that the addition of all global setting would be beneficial.
  96. M

    Do we have Global EQ presets on the III?

    Does each output on the Axe III have a global graphic eq associated with it (as on the II) ?
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