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    Is the FM3 user friendly?

    Hey guys- I owned an Axe FX II and didn’t bond with it. As much as I respect the level of tweak ability, it overwhelmed me and it seemed almost too easy to make it sound bad. I determined I was a straight forward amphead and bought a Suhr PT-15 to simplify my rig. I miss the options, but I...
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    FM3 or Line 6 HX Stomp as multi FX

    Hey Fractal users! I run a big pedalboard and suhr pt15 IR. A traditional setup with direct to FOH. Recently, my power supplies died on me at a gig. ive had so many tube amps die that I always bring a backup amp. I was going to purchase an HX stomp for my board. It’d serve as a multiFX device...
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    Weird Ticking/Choppy Sound from one guitar thru Axe FX II - Video in Thread

    My Axe FX II started acting weird the other day- it's never done this. I loaded up Bulb's latest rhythm/lead patch, which is fairly high gain, and was messing around. I'm getting this weird, ticking sound when I load up the patch. I figure Bulb wouldn't have dialed in the axe to sound like...
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    FW19- Axe FX II won't output sound

    I updated to FW19 to use the newest version of Axe Edit and now I can't get any sound to output from my axe FX to my studio monitors, from my computer. Playing my guitar through the axe outputs to the studio monitors totally fine. 1. Cubase output is selected to FAS 2. Computer's audio playback...
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    My expression pedals no longer work w MFC?

    Hey guys- I hadn't used my Axe FX in a while and recently updated to FW 15. I fired up my MFC and wasn't getting any movement from my external controllers- I've got four. I tried using both Cat-5 & Faslink and neither remedy my problem. I went back and re-watched Chris' video on expression...
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    Line 6 G90 dropouts

    Hey guys- I bought a Line 6 G90 to put in my rack roughly about a year ago. The thing works, but will cut out if I move anywhere far away from it. Honestly for the first year, I really didn't find myself using it, but it was nice to have. I think it worked fine though, but I wish I would...
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    Having to really crank my gt1000fx and axe to get any volume...:/

    Hey guys- I've gigged my axe a fair bit, but am running a gt1000fx into a matrix nl212. Getting enough stage volume had been a problem in certain rooms. I'm talking cranking the matrix to almost 2 or 3 o'clock (only goes to about 5 o clock) Ditto for the axe. I don't think I was hitting...
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    You guys will be proud! Gigged my Axe and had good results : )

    You guys will be proud! Gigged my Axe and had good results. Edit...kind of Hey guys! As many of us know, I've had a hard time with my Axe FX II. I first bought it with a Matrix Q12a, and struggled with the FRFR switch. I then saved money and bought the MFC + expression pedals- wanted the axe...
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    Trouble with the BB Preamp Drive block

    Do you guys have any tips for the BB preamp? What are you running it into? I use my real one a lot like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i51O4z2uP4o Pretty transparent, just a next step up in gain. The BB in the axe isn't very transparent to my ears- really darkens and clogs up the...
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    Hating my Axe FX, any last words before I sell?

    I've posted like 5 threads on how I've struggled with my Axe FX II. Have gotten some sort of helpful responses, but not very many applied to basic rock/blues tones- most were lead/metal/sustain stuff. The Problem The Axe FX II is so easy to make sound bad, it's unreal. I started my journey...
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    Do you use scenes and boost amps with pedals for gain staging?

    Hey guys- I currently run a traditional rig that's quite versatile, and I'm having trouble getting my axe up copy it. My deluxe verb is set to the edge of breakup. For my light gain, I hit it with 1. Bogner blue 2. Medium crunch is a suhr koko in front of the bog blue 3. I boost #2...
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    How do I run my Axe with an NL212 in MONO?

    Hey guys- Tried gigging my axe, matrix gt1000fx and new nl212 last night at a small duo gig. It went okay, except for some reason, Icouldn't get any sound to come out of the cab in mono. My end plan is likely to run to FOH in mono and to my NL212 in stereo. Til I get that all worked out, I'm...
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    Cabling Question - Out of Axe II output into Matrix Input

    Hey guys- I'm ordering cables for my NL212 when it arrives, and I grabbed two speakon cables to go out of the matrix into the NL212. What do I need to go from Axe's output 2 into the matrix's in? I mean what kind of cables are the best solution? 2x 1/4 TRS to XLR? Or TS to TS? Or TRS to...
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    NL212 vs Port City 2x12 OS

    Thinking about a port city with an alnico and greenback, or a matrix NL212. The power amp is a gt1000fx. Looking for country to rock lead tones. I hear GREAT things about the NL212, too good to be true?
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    What Guitar Cab do you guys like with the Axe FX II?

    Hey guys- I've got a Matrix Q12a FRFR solution and have been thinking about going down the road of poweramp + cab. What cab do you guys use? I'm probably looking for a 1x12 or 2x12 just to provide some on stage volume when I need it, and of course, the axe is versatile that I could run it...
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    What's the quickest way to audition different cabinets?

    Hearing how drastic the difference is between cabinet IR's on the axe/modeling in general is pretty staggering. I want to find an efficient way to switch between cabs/try a lot of cabs, but the way I'm working is REALLY cumbersome, given the shear number of cabinets? Is there a way to...
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    Going to try FRFR again at a gig, but why is everything sounding so harsh?

    I'm still trying to get FRFR....but I just don't have any idea why things sound the way they do, haha. I'm currently kind of AB-ing my FRFR rig to my pedals/amp rig. I'm running a Deluxe reverb with volume at 3.5, bass @ 5, and treble @ 5. Then, I'm running my axe into a matrix Q12a...
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    Why Does Cubase crash when sending MIDI Clock to Axe? But is fine w other interface?

    Hey guys- I posted in another thread but no one seems to have any info on this. When trying to pass a midi clock to my Axe FX for tempo reasons via USB, my Nuendo 4 (cubase) would crash instantly. I decided to try my other interface, the Roland Quad-Capture, and plug it's midi out into...
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    Question about the Tremelo/Panner: Syncing to a BPM for recording, & 100 % wet Q's

    Hey guys! Been messing with the Axe's Trem/panner today and have a few questions: I'm recording a song that is 160 BPM. I want to sync my tremelo to this BPM to be exact, so the dips and peaks occur in line with the song. Obviously, i set the rate to a specific tempo that the song is, but...
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    Using two amp blocks in a preset? XY switching not getting it done

    Hey guys- The lag with amp switching via X/Y isn't feasible for me to use live. I'm trying to use implement using two amp blocks but having trouble. Whenever I add a second amp block, it seems to increase the volume of my patch and clip my output gain, no matter what I do. (even when the...
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    Holding Tap Tempo on MFC doesn't enter tuner mode

    Hey guys- I can't figure out how to get my MFC to display the tuner when holding the tap tempo button. if the mfc's setup menu, I have hold tap for tuner= set to ON. On my Axe's I/O screen, I have send realtime sysex set to all. According to Chris' video on youtube, those two things were...
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    I constantly feel like I'm guessing with my Axe FX II

    Hey guys- The Axe FX is a deep unit. I just consistently feel like I am completely guessing with what to tweak to get my Axe FX II to sound good. Every patch from other users I load RARELY sounds any good at all. Given how much $$ people pay for an Axe FX, I'm shocked by some of the sounds I...
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    Re-amping: When I play back the track it sounds much different than recording

    Hey guys- I've never re-amped before with the axe or any other device. I've got some DI tracks a friend sent me. I set the axe to recieve USB and basically create a blank stereo track, hit record, and it's playing the DI through my axe. When it plays it back, it sounds MUCH better and...
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    Connecting Axe FX to my Roland Quadcapture....Question

    Hey guys- I've been wanting to connect my Axe up to my roland Quadcapture. I've got the Axe FX II. I record vox/mics with the quadcpature, and guitars of course with the axe fx. The idea is that I'm sort of tired of switching out my monitor 1/4' TRS cabes out from the axe into the...
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    Changing tones from recording to live playing? Need help cutting highs!

    Hey guys- I've started a few threads on this topic but have yet to have much success achieving a certain 'fullness' I come to expect from my traditional guitar rig. I downloaded a few patches over at the preset exchange that were john mayer inspired. I can link the thread, but don't have the...
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    Need some help getting this tone!

    Kingsley Harlot - YouTube Simon from Kingsley pedals always posts these videos. Even the clean sound of his amp, and with the harlot, have this dynamic, yet sort of chimey thing going on in the high end that I've never been able to cop with my axe FX. Any thoughts on amp/cab/pedal combos in...
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    Do you guys put a Null filter for solo boosts last in the chain? Volume for swells?

    Just curious where you guys are putting the null filter for a volume boost in the chain. In my traditional rig, I run my solo boost last in my OD chain, then hit the amp. With an Axe, should I be running the null filter after my cab block before modulation and time based effects? Or do you...
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    Can Axe Looper quantinize to MIDI Clock?

    Hey guys- I've got an Axe and hope to be using it with my three piece group coming up. I used to have a Boomerang III but never ran it with MIDI. I'm wondering if I could put a Midi clock into the MIDI In of the Axe, and if the looper would quantinize to the tempo. So if I slightly hit the...
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    So if the Axe is REALLY bright when you point your FRFR at your face...do you...

    Turn down the highs/increase high cut or do you arrange your FRFR differently? I like the way that my axe sounds, but when it directly hits me at high volumes a la a wedge, it's pretty freaking harsh. With that said, I wouldn't be surprised if my guitar cab did the same thing if pointed it...
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    How to make patches go to both outputs

    Hey guys- I'm still a n00b at axe routing, and don't understand why some patches I load up only go to output 1 and some only to output 2. Yek's, for example, go with cab emulation to output 1, then via an FX block, go to output 2 without cab emulation. But when I disable that FX loop, output 1...
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    My TRS cable to FRFR sounds brighter? But getting noise from an XLR

    I posted a thread a few days ago about having a hard time with thin, shrill tone from the Axe. I may have discovered a contributing problem; when I plug in a TRS cable vs. an XLR cable, my tone is significantly brighter/more brittle. I much prefer the tone that I get from an Axe hooked up via...
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    First gig with the Axe, and it sounded terrible

    Decided to bust out my new axe fx II rig in a full band setting last night. Rig consists of guitar into axe, out 1 to foh, out 2 to my personal matrix Q12a. Using a TRS cable from out 2 into the q12a I prepared a few presets of a few different amp sims. They didn't sound amazing, but sounded...
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    FCB w/ UNO & Ripwerx- can't get stombox mode to work

    Hey guys- I'm following this tutorial: http://www.voes.be/fcb1010/pdf/fcb1010%20programming%20with%20ripwerx%20software.pdf to get my FCB w/ uno to run in stompbox mode. Program changes are working fine, but on switches 6-10, I'm sending CC's associated to delay, but the effect isn't...
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    New User: Walk me through your basic sounds for gigging

    Hey guys! just got my Axe FX II and I love it! All of the presets sound pretty killer with a touch of tweaking. I'm going to be gigging with the Axe FX, and I was curious what you all's basic sounds are for gigging? Do you use a ton of different amps? I've found some cool plexi style...
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    Is a 6 space shock rack overkill? what racks are you guys using?

    Hey guys- For my full rig, I'm having trouble fitting it into 4 space. For a 4 space, I was thinking about going shock rack for maximum protection. but for 6, maybe I shouldn't get the shock rack. I'm wanting to do: Axe - 2u Furman - 1u Matrix Poweramp - 1u Wireless IEM - 1u Wireless G90 - 1u...
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    Matrix Q12a vs. RCF NX 10-SMA

    Anyone have any thoughts on these two? Looking to purchase a used active monitor eventually for on stage volume and etc
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    Timeline for when MFC-101's will be regularly priced?

    I'm just now getting an Axe FX, and would like to get an MFC. Does anyone know when they'll be back to what they used to be, or are they always going to be $1000. If so, maybe i should invest in another foot controller, but I need a controller in the meantime..
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