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  1. M

    ML Sound Lab - Amp Packs TEASER!

    Mikko, you did a very good job at matching the amp. I have a real Mesa MKV & Mesa cab myself and am always shocked at how much bass comes out of my Axe FX. In the future, don't change a thing, just match the amp! Users can always adjust them later on. Great work.
  2. M

    ML Sound Lab - Amp Packs TEASER!

    YAY! If at all possible, could the rhythm tone from Marco Sfogli's recto tone on Elements of Persuasion be a targeted tone?
  3. M

    "ML Greatest Hits" - 2018 BLACK NOVEMBER PACK!

    Thank you Mikko for all of your dedication to making the best IR's you can for all of us. I for one really appreciate you. Congrats on the baby and I wish you all the best moving forward as always.
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    "ML Greatest Hits" - 2018 BLACK NOVEMBER PACK!

    I probably own all the packs that these impulses came from, but I bought this anyway because I support Mikko. I just went through a bunch of my patches and I plan to remove all my impulses and just use these. They really are the best selections from all of Mikko's work. Do yourself a favor...
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    SinMix MesaDR Rev.F [Bundle Preset Pack Out Now!]

    Thanks Sinmix! I just wanted to know since I already own the MKIIC++ pack and your IR pack and didn't want to purchase all the same IR's over again. From the video you posted, it sounded as if this recto pack is geared towards low gain. Are there high gain presets in this pack as well...
  6. M

    SinMix MesaDR Rev.F [Bundle Preset Pack Out Now!]

    SinMix, can you tell me if the impulse responses in this pack are the same that appear in your IR and MKIIC++ packs as well or are they completely new to this recto pack? Thanks!
  7. M

    A real overdrive pedal

    I use one of these... https://www.musik-produktiv.com/pic-010074650xl/ibanez-ts808dx-tube-screamer-overdrive-pro.jpg In front of the Axe FX. The drives in the Axe FX aren't bad, but they do not sound or feel the same as the real thing. They sound and feel different. I prefer the actual...
  8. M

    The new Misha Mansoor Cab Pack is here... "soon"!

    No, thank you Mikko! I forgot to mention, I also own cab pack 13 and there is no comparison for me between the two. ML USA DJENT is the clear winner. Your example really shows the difference between the two. The ML USA DJENT impulses sound clearer and have a better balance between their...
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    The new Misha Mansoor Cab Pack is here... "soon"!

    I'm sure this cab pack can djent, but honestly I don't know anything about that. (correct me if I am incorrect) But these impulses don't sound to have any special processing on them to make them djent like the djent versions of the Zilla pack. They are simply awesome impulses of a great...
  10. M

    The new Misha Mansoor Cab Pack is here... "soon"!

    Bought it. Loving them as I do all your IR's Mikko! Thank you.
  11. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.00 Public Beta

    I know about the noise reduction meter. But what about the drive settings and how much gain reduction is desired?
  12. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.00 Public Beta

    Thats what jakbar stated in the thread I posted... "I think it was decided that setting the level so the meter goes to 6db for Brit speakers and 3db for USA speakers.". Personally, I have no idea how to dial motor drive and the other parameters. Somehow I totally missed any discussion...
  13. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.00 Public Beta

    I'm still confused how to set the motor drive and the settings on the motor drive page. Can anyone give me any tips for how this is intended to be dialed? I understand you're looking to get -3db of gain for USA cabs and -6db for euro cabs, but what about the gain and the delay controls...
  14. M

    Motor Drive Suggestions for FRFR

    That's exactly what I needed. Thanks guys!
  15. M

    Motor Drive Suggestions for FRFR

    Hello everyone enjoying 7.02! I've been out of the Fractal loop for a little while and have been lost in how to dial in the new motor drive settings. I'm using a FRFR set up so I believe I'm supposed to set it in the amp block settings. I'd really appreciate any insight as to what everyone...
  16. M

    Petrucci V30 Mix-like IRs

    Mikko... We think alike. Couldn't agree more with your comments. 100% on point.
  17. M

    Petrucci V30 Mix-like IRs

    I much prefer your second sample to the first. The first sample is obviously using the Petrucci V30 IR. The second is more balanced than the first but could still use work. We disagree that the Petrucci V30 IR is a well balanced IR. It is not. It would not be considered a very dark and...
  18. M

    Petrucci V30 Mix-like IRs

    Yeah. One sounds like dark muddy garbage.
  19. M

    Petrucci V30 Mix-like IRs

    CK USA TRAD SM57-MD421 01 - Best IR ever.
  20. M

    Petrucci V30 Mix-like IRs

    Both Mikko and Hyper Planet have posted audio clips of their tones using cab pack 7 & Axe FX nailing Petrucci tones. Nothing else need be said. Cab Pack 7 contains the best impulses if you're looking to nail John Petrucci style tones. PERIOD. The search is over! You don't need to say or...
  21. M

    Petrucci V30 Mix-like IRs

    I'll say it ONE MORE TIME!!! There is one particular impulse from cab pack 7 that not only nails the "John Petrucci" tone, it is THE BEST IMPULSE EVER! I mean EVER!!! The the Petrucci V30 Mix IR is garbage in my honest opinion compared to the amazing impulses in cab pack 7. One other tip...
  22. M

    Legacy Firmware Solution

    I need no option. If you say the latest firmware is your best work, that's more than enough for me. In Cliff I trust! I've been 100% satisfied with my unit for years now. I usually can't tell any difference between firmware updates anymore anyway. Thanks for all you do Cliff!
  23. M

    Legacy Firmware Solution

    I actually see this as a "feature". Having to go through all my presets and switch modeling version to latest, then saving and moving on to the next preset just to experience what the latest firmware has to offer is maddening. Cliff, thanks for figuring out how to keep us MKII users in the...
  24. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    What the hell??? We just got new firmware!!!
  25. M

    Is the Axe-Fx II XL+ 100% of the way there tonally?

    I own an Axe FX II that I use for playing live and recording with an Apollo and studio/monitor speakers, and I own a Mesa Boogie MK V amp with a Mesa V30 cabinet. I enjoy immensely playing through both my Axe FX and my Boogie, but if I had to choose between both of them, I'd have to go with the...
  26. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 4.00 Firmware Release

    WOW! The level of laziness in the latter part of this thread is ultimate! Just wow!!! It's amazing you take the time to actually even type letters into this forum!
  27. M

    Axe FX loop / Converters / Latency and Drive Pedals

    I have some technical questions about the best way to set up an external drive pedal in front of the Axe FX. Per the Drive Pedal with science thread that was around last week, I got to thinking, I haven’t tried a real drive pedal into the Axe. I ended up trying a real one and I’m in love with...
  28. M

    John Petrucci fans pay attention!

    Can anyone explain the advantages of ultra res 2? When was this announced? I haven't heard anything about it.
  29. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.02 Firmware Release

    Guys... FYI... Some of my favorite patches in the Axe FX literally are the amp loaded up with all the settings at defaults. The only thing I tweak is probably the gain or master volume. For instance, the Peavey 5150 style amps sound fantastic set like this. The impulse I end up using is the...
  30. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.01 Firmware Release

    Don't have much to add other than a "thank you" to Cliff and everyone behind the Axe FX for their continued excellence. I really can't tell any difference anymore between firmware updates. You're beyond me at this point. The Axe FX sounded great to my ears a long time ago and continues to today.
  31. M

    ML Bulb Angle Citrus: The second Misha Mansoor / ML Cab Pack

    I love you Mikko, but I have to argue with you on this one. It is the best IR ever made. FACT! Don't argue with me. ;) Cab pack 7 is not optional, it is necessary. Everything else is just a nice to have.
  32. M

    ML Bulb Angle Citrus: The second Misha Mansoor / ML Cab Pack

    You want cab pack 7. CK USA Trad SM57-MD421 01.syx is the best impulse ever made.
  33. M

    ML Bulb Angle Citrus: The second Misha Mansoor / ML Cab Pack

    Bought. Plugged them in tonight and these could easily replace my go-to impulses. So much win! Cab packs 7, 13 and now 19 for the win. These along with a few select Marshall impulses are all the custom impulses in my Axe. You rock Mikko!
  34. M

    The "ML Secret" finally revealed

    OK Mikko... What exactly is going on here? Is this upcoming cab pack going to be a lot more expensive than your previous packs because it is so much larger than all the rest? Is it going to contain more cabs than the stated Citrus and the Engl cabs?
  35. M

    Every Hour Kills EP Stream!!1

    Sacha, I missed this back in September. Just saw it now. Just bought the album via ITunes. Listening to it right now, insane as always! Keep up the amazing work.
  36. M

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 1.00 Firmware Release

    I've been reading all the hype for weeks. Been on 19 till the update tonight. Honestly, I can't tell much of a difference anymore. The Axe has sounded awesome for quite a while now, and it still sounds awesome. Thank you to the entire Fractal team and Cliff. You guys are awesome. We really...
  37. M

    Anyone using digital room correction with their studio-setting Axe Fx?

    I have digital room correction on my JBL LSR4326Ps but I actually prefer the sound with it off. After the calculations are made it's as easy to turn it on or off with a button on either monitor. I think it's more detrimental to have anything effecting your monitoring sound as long as your...
  38. M

    TWO new Cab-Packs!

    I'm a big Mesa fan so I had only gotten to the two recto cabs when I had first posted. Last night I tackled the 5153 cab. OMG I'm in love with that cab now as well. Cab pack 10's Marshall has an impulse in it that I felt was pretty much the end all be all for me for Marshall cabs, but if the...
  39. M

    TWO new Cab-Packs!

    Fractal Audio Systems - Cab Packs 4x12 5153, Based on 5150III® 4x12 Citrus, Based on an Orange™ PPC412 4x12 Lerxst, Based on a Mojotone Lerxt Alex Lifeson 4x12 4x12 Recto, Based on a vintage Mesa™ Rectifier 4x12 Recto New, Based on a Standard Recto cab 4x12 TV, Based on a Marshall™ 1960TV 4x12...
  40. M

    TWO new Cab-Packs!

    5153 Cali Citrus Lerxst Recto Recto_New TV
  41. M

    TWO new Cab-Packs!

    Just stopped in to say thank you for these new “MIC + DI” impulses. Beginning with cab pack 10 and now 14, (I'm a 4x12 guy) these are the only impulses I use any more except for 1 impulse from cab pack 7. For me, these impulses captured with the new “MIC + DI” technique are even a bigger deal...
  42. M

    Fractal Expression pedal

    I love my Boss and Mission pedals. I have no dead spots on them what so ever. They are properly calibrated. Everything works great. If I needed another pedal I'd try out the Fractal but I just don't need another pedal at the moment.
  43. M

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 19.00 Public Beta #3

    Just take my money already Cliff! Hopefully these new IR's were captured with the new method? I am seriously in love with Fractals last IR pack. Incredible!
  44. M

    AXE-FX vs BIAS Comparison

    I'm glad I have an Axe FX after those clips! Thanks Clark!
  45. M

    OH and CK Bass IR's - When?

    As in... There are that many more cab packs to be expected from you? Man you've been busy! Moving forward, do you plan to adopt the mic+dr method? Is it easier than your method?
  46. M

    OH and CK Bass IR's - When?

    Yes they do Clark. I can't tell much of any difference either.
  47. M

    OH and CK Bass IR's - When?

    Gotta admit after cab pack 10, mic+di is the cats meow! I wonder how my favorite IR from cab pack 7 would sound using this technique? Clark? ;)
  48. M

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 18.08 Released

    Changing the tube type really changes the way the amps feel, sound and behave. It's become a very important early stop to help me dial things in right. For me on most amps, the modern setting is usually just a bit too stiff and harsh where the vintage setting still retains a lot of gain but...
  49. M

    FW 18.08 IIC+ Careless Whisper

    Awesome work Clark as always. You can hear the amp sounds great on those long sustaining notes, (when you can get the note to ring out and sustain) but the lack of saturation really is apparent when you play the faster parts. It really falls apart compared to how some other amps would handle it.
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware 18.08 Released

    I don't remember you by name but I do remember those ReValver days. I use to be a much more active member of the guitar playing community and I used to donate my services in patch making for modelers for the community, but as I get older and older, I get to play less and less and my actual...
  51. M

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 18.08 Released

    lol! Chris, you grabbed my quote before I edited it. I've really been looking forward to this amp, more than you can imagine, and my first reaction as soon as I loaded it up was immediate disappointment (this was my own fault). I let my own gas get away from me, that's why I quickly edited my...
  52. M

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 18.08 Released

    Thank you FAS! Checking out the MKIIC+ right now. RESERVING JUDGEMENT until I've had lots of time with this amp.
  53. M

    Understanding the IIC+

    Cliff, You are awesome. Thank you for taking the time to share your wealth of knowledge. We're not worthy!
  54. M

    Cab Pack 10 WOW!

    Good Question! I believe there is only 1 cab pack 10 especially incorporating the new Mic + DI capture technique. Although cab pack 10 is the second cab pack to be produced at U.N.S. hence the "Volume 2". Cab Pack 4 was also recorded at U.N.S.
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    Cab Pack 10 WOW!

    I've gotta give some serious props here. I originally did not plan to purchase cab pack 10, I really wasn't after any of the cabs that were in the pack. I have sooo many impulses already, and I'm quite happy with what I already have. But after hearing about the new process used for the...
  56. M

    18.07 seems to have quite a bit more bass and gain?

    WOW! I'm not trying to be mean, but I just read through this thread and was compelled to make a comment... The amount of ignorance in this thread is amazing. I can't believe Cliff is actually taking the time to investigate every little comment about the firmware in this thread in an attempt...
  57. M

    Web Site Redesign

    BAM! Looks awesome! Long overdue!
  58. M

    IR/Re-amp Comparison: "Killswitch Engage - End Of Heartache"

    This is what I really get from all of these threads... SM57-MD421 01 is the best impulse ever. End of story.
  59. M

    OwnHammer V3 Mix Libraries Now Available!

    Just when I thought I was out, Kevin pulls me back in! Damn you! I was seriously digging Cab Pack 7, (and still do for what I do) but Kevin's latest V3 offering just can not be overlooked. There is just so much variety here that there is something here to make everyone happy. Beyond that...
  60. M

    ToneClone - John Petrucci #1 (fw17.00 + Cab Pack 7)

    Just pointing out that if he was after an authentic Marco tone that Marco actually did use the Axe FX II on his album and even released the preset he used for almost everything. Not taking anything away from your work Vitor.
  61. M

    ToneClone - John Petrucci #1 (fw17.00 + Cab Pack 7)

    You do realize this preset... Axe-Change - Download Preset - Mark V Lead - by Marco Sfogli is THE preset Marco himself used on his album reMarcoble? Marco used the Axe FX II for the majority of all guitar tones on his latest album. Per Marco himself... "This is my main lead tone. Modeled...
  62. M

    ToneClone - John Petrucci #1 (fw17.00 + Cab Pack 7)

    Thanks for all your effort Vitor!
  63. M

    ToneClone - John Petrucci #1 (fw17.00 + Cab Pack 7)

    Have these been posted somewhere? If so, where??? Thanks!
  64. M

    ToneClone - John Petrucci #1 (fw17.00 + Cab Pack 7)

    It's your work/your presets. You can do with them as you wish. Just saying I would be willing to donate. :)
  65. M

    ToneClone - John Petrucci #1 (fw17.00 + Cab Pack 7)

    WOW! Not only is the tone sick, but you nailed the playing. Incredible! Really, VERY impressive. I can't say enough good things. An idea about sharing/selling presets... If you make your work available, you always could set up a Paypal donation link to help you out? I'd happily donate...
  66. M

    Axe-Edit 3.1.4 released

    YAY!
  67. M

    ToneClone - John Petrucci #1 (fw17.00 + Cab Pack 7)

    Really? That first impulse of yours in the Axe sounds really close to the SM57-MD421 01 then. I thought it was the the SM57-MD421 when switching back and forth. Now I feel a little more special then. ;) Thanks Clark.
  68. M

    ToneClone - John Petrucci #1 (fw17.00 + Cab Pack 7)

    The Alloy SM57-MD421 01 has become my go to impulse. Too bad Cliff also agrees, it appears that impulse has been added to the axe for everyone.
  69. M

    ToneClone - John Petrucci #1 (fw17.00 + Cab Pack 7)

    Ha ha! You're the man! Looks like I'll be talking to you from now on! Look forward to what you come up with. Awesome work already. These impulses are really helping our search nailing JPs tones.
  70. M

    ToneClone - John Petrucci #1 (fw17.00 + Cab Pack 7)

    Agreed. I'd love to hear someone's take on his rhythm tone. My favorite rhythm tone of all time. BTW... I'm loving this thread. Tones sound phenomenal as does the playing. These are all the songs I play to and have presets for as well so I'm looking forward to checking them out. I...
  71. M

    Axe-Edit 3.1.3 released!

    New Firmware is just not right without a new axe edit! Thank you FAS!
  72. M

    Axe-Fx II fw 17 Released

    YAY! NEW AXE EDIT!!!
  73. M

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 17.00 Released

    I need a new Axe Edit to be able to enjoy all the greatness!
  74. M

    FW17 meters?

    You have a great point here. I thought I was alone in wishing those output knobs could instead be controlled digitally. I was literally thinking of putting a white dot on the Axe for an exact point of reference, but if we can actually see a digital number of what the knob is set at, we can now...
  75. M

    I'm producing a Cab Pack for Fractal Audio Systems

    Cliff, maybe you should think about having Clark do all your impulses for the Axe from now on? He already has your mics, why not start sending him some cabs? This man has proven he has some serious talent when it comes to IRs!
  76. M

    To Clark, Irotlas and FAS..

    You know I'm only raving about this pack to torment you into buying yet another IR pack. ;)
  77. M

    To Clark, Irotlas and FAS..

    Well, I can attest... I own just about every IR product known to man, literally, and I just cleared out the majority of my IR's in my Axe for Clark's. They are that good. I seriously hope I'm not picking up on hostility concerning Clark's work in your post.
  78. M

    I'm producing a Cab Pack for Fractal Audio Systems

    I'm moving between the same collection only 1,6, and 7. ARGH!
  79. M

    I'm producing a Cab Pack for Fractal Audio Systems

    The primary issue/problem with this cab pack does indeed appear to be the abundance of great sounding IR's. It's really difficult to eliminate any since they all sound so good yet are different flavors. Oh woe is me! :)
  80. M

    joey sturgis v30 ir's

    I have them. Pretty much as soon as they entered my Axe, they left my Axe. Not worth your time, let alone your money. Clark is right, Cab pack 7 is in contrast... Incredible.
  81. M

    I'm producing a Cab Pack for Fractal Audio Systems

    First off... Thanks Mikko. I'm checking out the presets right now and they're sounding great. Question... What is the "Chocolate Cake" preset emulating??? I'll write more once I've spent some serious time with the collection. Thanks for all your hard work guys! (EDIT after a bit more time...
  82. M

    16.05 Test

    I am not missing this part of the chain. I incorporate the UAD Neve 1073 preamp through my Apollo with the Axe FX. Actually, everything that goes into my Apollo is run through the Neve 1073 pre amp. Once the 1073 was released, it was a no brainer that it was going to be used on EVERYTHING...
  83. M

    Ibanez RGIB6: EMG 81 vs Nazgul video! FW16.02 FASMODERN/OwnHammer

    Agreed. I've tried out the SD Nagul, Pegasus and Sentient and they weren't in my guitars for more than a day. I'm now sporting mostly EMG 57/66 and 707s in my guitars. I do have an Ibanez Universe and an Ibanez RGD Prestige with Dimarzios though. Gotta have a few passive guitars. But even...
  84. M

    Where is the new intellegent Gate?

    It's in the input/gate controls. Not the gate block/effect.
  85. M

    jni | 5150 block metal tone play-through video.

    OMG! I want your right hand! Incredible palm muting technique!
  86. M

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 16.02 Released

    I thought I would chime in and thank Cliff and FAS for all the continued work. It's really appreciated. I really don't have a lot to offer. For me, I was seriously happy with my tones a while ago. I don't remember the firmware # that gave me complete satisfaction but anything past that...
  87. M

    What is the 'Cool News Coming Tomorrow'? (Today)

    No word yet? I'm guessing a new Fractal artist might be announced? Someone really high profile? Who knows?
  88. M

    Lets talk about the "Depth" control

    Cliff, well said, and as I started out this thread, I stated I knew the ultimate answer would be that I should just use my ears and not worry about the logistics of the situation, which I have been doing. I just have been wondering about it and wanted to stir up some conversation concerning the...
  89. M

    Lets talk about the "Depth" control

    Thanks! This is great to know. I will be checking out that info for every amp I use.
  90. M

    Lets talk about the "Depth" control

    Thanks Cliff. I very much appreciate you taking the time to reply. I don't own all the amps in the Axe so I don't know for a fact which ones have depth controls and which ones do not. Thanks for listing some as examples. I fully understand the depth knob defaulting to zero on amps that...
  91. M

    Lets talk about the "Depth" control

    I want to talk about the depth control and primarily the default depth settings when loading up an amp. How are the default values for the depth control selected for an amp? Is it a sweet spot helping to round out the lower frequencies of an amp? Where do you guys usually set the depth...
  92. M

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 15.03 Released

    The man is not only genius for writing code to accurately re-create analog tone within the digital realm, but his command over the English language is immense! Cliff, we need you working on a cure for cancer or world peace! You can do it.
  93. M

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 15.03 Released

    Thanks Cliff, that's all I need! If they are your go-to amps, they are my go-to amps!
  94. M

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 15.03 Released

    Me too. I'm not sure if everyone else realizes that the drive block is kinda useless with all the controls right in the amp block now, and to me, they are even more transparent than an actual drive block in front of the amp. I have a noise gate in front of the amp and an auto engaged wha block...
  95. M

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 15.03 Released

    So these amps are finally the equivalent of "THE" amp that was used on Appetite and the same amp George Lynch used previously??? Please tell me it is so!!!
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