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    Calling all Peterson tuner owners/experts...!!!

    Hello guys! I'm looking for any users of the Peterson 590 or 490ST model tuners...I picked up a 590 for a great price but I noticed that there was an extra tuning profile in the 490ST for guitar that the 590 didn't have...and I wondered if anyone knows what that tuning is? This extra setting is...
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    Low or No USB/Computer Input?

    Hey Chris! So I haven't tried this yet myself, but I'm wondering something...can this new USB level be used to adjust the volume of music coming from an iphone/ipad into the axefx 3? I remember there being some issues where the USB audio was hardwired to output 1 with no way to adjust it's...
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    Multiple Buzzing Sounds

    Interesting. How much do you think a balanced cable would help? I’d be open to adding a circuit to make the guitar output balanced...that could then be plugged into one of the balanced inputs on the AxeFX. I’m curious how much you think that would help though...wouldn’t the pickup still be...
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    Multiple Buzzing Sounds

    Thanks for the replies guys! I'll have my guitars shielded next visit to the shop. It's just amazing how much noise it picks up...and I must be one of the unlucky one's to have more EMI in my area than others...
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    Multiple Buzzing Sounds

    Yes, I’m on 1.13. I understand that there is always going to be some inherent noise in high gain amps...but it’s CLEARLY excessive here, especially when my guitar isn’t pointed in just the right direction. I’m just trying to understand what the possible cause is so I can play with as little...
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    Multiple Buzzing Sounds

    No...but there was noise present. Let me explain. At the factory they had about 8 guitars in the factory store that you could play, along with a couple of their PRS amps...but I didn’t have my AxeFX there. I played 3 or 4 of those guitars plugged into one of their amps...and I also played mine...
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    Multiple Buzzing Sounds

    Does this sound "normal" to you? I ran the L/R output 1 into my pc and recorded this with Reaper. I started on the factory preset 37 Das Metal...you can hear me moving the guitar around from the worst to the best angles in the first 40 seconds. Then I play a few chords, then scroll through some...
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    Multiple Buzzing Sounds

    We had a 5 page thread back in May about this... https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/background-noise.137456/page-4
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    Multiple Buzzing Sounds

    Turning off my cell doesn’t have any effect. Do me a favor...go to the 2 minute mark of this video...he’s advertising for the Rocktron hush pedal, but he shows what it sounds like normally as he moves the guitar around... This is exactly what my AxeFX sounds like. He says that it is regular...
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    Multiple Buzzing Sounds

    I’ve went to some extremes at times...One night I started turning off everything in the house...and while there were certain things that did have an effect (dimmers, thermostat, etc), nothing took away the bulk of the problem. I even ended up turning off every single breaker in the house...
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    Multiple Buzzing Sounds

    Hey Rex! Yes, there is a spot that’s better in the rotation, and when in that spot if I also lean towards the floor at about a 45 degree angle it’s even better, almost quiet. However, it’s very hard to play like that. I’ve asked several people about getting my guitars shielded, and everyone...
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    Multiple Buzzing Sounds

    But that’s only one type of grounding problem. The fight I’ve been having for years is that there seems to be something in the “area” outside my home that is generating emi and my guitar pickups are picking it up...and with high gain amps it’s LOUD. The internal noise gate in the AxeFX III will...
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    Background noise?

    Ok, great! Any tips on settings to keep sustain since it has a noticeable drop in sustain?
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    Background noise?

    Thanks Zenaxe! Sorry, I was out of town on business for awhile there. Ok, so I've tried what you suggested here and I must say, it definitely sounds better. That digital switching noise is gone and everything seems much smoother. Also, the tone is not affected anymore as well. However, there is...
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    Background noise?

    I've been messing with this for days now...I still find it difficult to get a natural sounding decay while using these filters to reduce noise. I've had several problems... 1. If set too aggressively, it just acts like a gate. 2. If set to where it seems to reduce the noise there is an audible...
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    Background noise?

    Can you post a picture of what your curve looks like?
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    Background noise?

    This is a very interesting video I found dealing with this exact issue...
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    Background noise?

    I think I'm going to try the Hush and compare it to what I did with the filter block...While the filter block does take out the noise, it also seems to kill sustain...
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    Background noise?

    So I tried this method tonight...and while it does sound much better I still seem to be struggling to understand what I’m doing...I’m just turning knobs and hoping for the best...I need to see some sort of picture (or better yet a video) for what I am looking for...is there any guide you’ve seen...
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    Background noise?

    I'll have to play with these filters you speak of...you wouldn't happen to have a screenshot or something to follow visually would you? Also, are you experiencing the same noise as Pombero in post #61 above? Check out the video below and listen at the 2:00 minute mark. This is exactly what mine...
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    Background noise?

    I have had this exact issue for years, I still think it’s an outside source in my area...I’ve even moved and it’s still there! I think I’m going to have to try this Hush 2x thing as a last resort... Does it kill all your noise? Like even when you move/turn the guitar to a position where the...
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    Background noise?

    Hey guys! Just wanted to share my experience with this as well. I've had an Axe II for years and now an Axe III...I have the exact same issue with this crazy EMI. I have a PRS Tremonti with stock pups, and a Yamaha RGX Custom with active EMG's...and both guitars exhibit the issue. Sounds EXACTLY...
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    Is master volume supposed to always be at 10...?

    Lots of great info, thanks guys! The amount of information is a bit overwhelming at first actually...is there a quick start guide for newer AxeFX users?
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    Is master volume supposed to always be at 10...?

    Ok, so if I’m reading that right...leave the MV at “10”, and use the Input Drive to adjust gain/distortion (or lack thereof) desired...then use the Level control to adjust overall volume for level matching between presets...is that correct? Also, what is Input Trim used for?
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    Is master volume supposed to always be at 10...?

    Hey guys! Just got my III today and I was going through some presets and they all seemed pretty noisy, even the clean amps. I looked around a bit and found that almost all the master volumes were set to “10”... Even the clean amps were distorted at that level...and that just didn’t seem normal...
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    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    Looks like the list is moving more time per day now...!
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    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    Confirmation Email: Jan 29th, 3:56pm EST Invite: May 2, 1:07pm EST
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    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    I'm interested if you're serious. I've got a mint XL+ with the plastic still on the screen in the original box. I only play it in my bedroom studio. Hollar at me if you wanna make a deal...
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    Sooo much clipping of factory presets...help

    Where is that power am modeling located? I too had an issue with the factory presets..everything was distorted, even the clean amps...I thought it was my pickups, as they are fairly hot (tremonti PRS), I even had my input only set to 16 as that still tickled the red. But then I dug into the...
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    Some Heavy '80s Melodic Rock

    Very nice!!! Would you consider sharing the patch?
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    Check out my new lead tone!

    I like that alot... :)
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    Axe-FX III & resale value of AXFX2 after AX8 release?

    I think it's going to be quite a while. We've already been told that the Sharc processors that Fractal uses are top of the line...and $500 a piece!!! There is nothing out there to rival it. So until something else is made, the AxeFx 2 is it. Once a new/better processor is made, then development...
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    Dumble

    Is this the amp model we have in the axefx?
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    FW18 Clean Test with my Tom Anderson Angel Koa

    Just wow... Would you share your patch???!!!
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    I Did ALL Of The Guitars On This Recording With The Axe FX II

    I was hearing something in the vocals at certain parts...I think it was Whitesnake/David Coverdale...! Very nice...! ***EDIT*** Holy smoke! I just googled you and found out you're the guitarist for Firehouse...! Used to listen to you back in the day! Still remember the concert I went to with...
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    Patchbay for the Axe Effects

    I made my own using all Neutrik connectors and Mogami cable...all the connectors and ID tags and panel came from Redco Audio...great guys to work with...it's the one right under the digitech EQ...can't remember the total cost for the parts, but I think it was around $100...
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    Welcome MARK DAY!

    What does this mean for Fractal Audio? What exactly does an "artist-in-residence" do? I'll NEVER forget all the spot on tone matches that Mark has done over the years, and all this was WAYYYY before "tone matching" even existed in the Axe... Will part of your duties be to teach people your...
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    Coming Soon

    Actually, it's under $1,400... :) Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife Giant - Most Expensive Item On Amazon - Amazon.com
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    EEprom thought!

    Just curious...does this EEprom hold the actual firmware that gets updated? If so, what firmware is on the ones you purchased, or are they blank?
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    Fremen presets - V 10.02

    Thanks so much for all these!!! Simply amazing!
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Ok...so, it's 10:50pm here in Ohio, 19 degrees outside...where am I? Standing in the front yard with a $3000 guitar and a $2200 axe2...and the kicker? It's just as noisy out here as it is in the house...but then of course I'm still plugged into the house power via an extension cord. I'm a good...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    I'll try moving to a different breaker tonight... Do you know how or what to shielding the guitar with? Copper? Thickness? Best way to accomplish this for best results? Brian
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Ok... first let me say that I have a ranch style house (all one floor), with a full basement. House was built in 1988 so all wiring is newer style. The house is rectagular with outside dimensions of 30x48. Now, I've just took the axe to several places in the house, living room, dining room...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    LOL...what???!!! Ok...I don't understand the side to side thing. I've just tried something else that may be of value in what you're speaking of. Ok, follow me through this...I'm standing in my room, holding the guitar as if I had a guitar strap on it and was ready to play...I'm facing...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Ok Rex...I did some more testing...I did like you said and did the whole "spinning in a circle" in normal playing position...the result is it seems that no matter what direction I face it doesn't seem to matter, what matters is the up/down angle of the guitar. I was a little more observant this...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    I'll be home from work in about 2 hrs...I'm going to give this a shot I got the "normal playing position and spinning in a circle part", and if I understand you correctly, during this 360 degree circle there should actually be two points that are the loudest. For example, if I find that facing...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Correction... The noise was quietest when I was at 45 degrees to the axe... Ok, so the pickups are directly facing the source at its loudest point...? It's more coming from the side then? I'll try to follow what you said tonight when I get home. If I do find that facing the ceiling (parallel...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Ok, I definitely noticed it the loudest when the guitar was facing the ceiling...I'll double check that though... Also, in every case I can remember, it was the quietest (or completely gone altogether) when I was at a 45 degree to the axefx. So, for example, if I'm sitting facing the axe so...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Hmm, something I hadn't thought of...I don't think we have those, but the clicking noise does seem to be happening about once per second which is 60hz...I've checked the power with an oscilloscope and it looks clean...I think I'll also try turning off breakers one by one to see if it persists...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    The noise is sitting on the plate? Or the plate is pointing toward the source...? Can you draw me a picture...lol?
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Thanks guys! Dang, trying to rain on a guys parade...! I guess I wasn't as clear as I should've been in my last post...! I fully agree that there has to be some sort of EMI, but having moved all over the house and turning everything off but the axe it seems as it's maybe something in my...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Hey guys...thanks to all for your responses! Ok, so I never made it to the church tonite, but I did try some things... First, I plugged the PRS directly into my UA Apollo to test to see if the problems persisted there. As before, all was quiet.....until I started adding gain to the signal...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Ok, I'll take the axefx across town to my church and try it there...the sound system there is dead silent. Lets assume for a moment that I take the axe to another location and it's quiet as can be...the answer then would be that there's something either in my house or in my neighborhood that...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Hmm, in my case it happened with every other cable I have as well...that's why I spent the crazy money for the mogami platinum cable...!
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Hmm...Logic tells me to agree with this, except that when plugged into my UA Apollo interface I was running plugins for reverb and what not there as well... Tonight I will push those harder and add in some gain to replicate the conditions in the axefx, if those same noises present then I would...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    How high is too high?
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Yes, I meant that on bypass there's no more noise, just dry guitar signal...that signal is clean and noise free, no clicks or static of any kind...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    I did this. Took the axefx out of the studio room, plugged into an outlet by itself, plugged the PRS into the axe, and used my Sony MDR-7509 headphones right from the front panel to monitor. Nothing else plugged in at all. Tried different cables, as well as a brand new mogami platinum cable I...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Yeah, it's extremely loud on some patches, and like you said, the noise gate is great, but if you're sustaining a note or chord there a point where the noise is louder than the notes. It's definitely some combination of patch settings and guitar interaction (but it only happens with the axefx...
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    Noise and clicking sound from axe 2

    Hey guys! Have an issue here I was hoping you guys could help with. I have an AxeFx II that seems to be causing some noise and a "clicking" sound that almost sounds like a click track in the background. I have a brand new PRS Tremonti running straght to the Axe 2, via a mogami platinum cable...
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    Any AxeFx users with UA Apollo?

    I don't have a mac, but I've also got the axe 2 and the apollo. I'm planning on just using the analog outputs into the apollo, mainly due to the locked 48k sample rate of the axe 2. If you go analog you don't need to worry about any of that...just let the apollo do it's thing! Close up of the...
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    Need help! I know nothing about recording

    If you are planning on recording direct to the PC, you can do this via the USB port on the AxeFX...you don't need an interface at all in this scenario (the axefx IS your interface)...all you'd need is some recording software like Cubase, sonar, or one of my favorites is Reaper...it's only $60...
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    Budget monitors! KRK, Mackie, Yamaha or Yorkville?

    If $700 is your budget, I'd do what I did...found a used, but like new set of Mackie HR824's...very, very nice monitors...!
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    Axe Fest West Coast 2012 Video Comments Thread

    Cool, thank you! Also, I see this was a west coast event...do they have something like this on the east coast or mid-west?
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    Axe Fest West Coast 2012 Video Comments Thread

    Quick question...will Matt's level setting video be coming in this same video link? Thanks guys for all the hard work!
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    Just Finished Matchbox 20's AxeFx2 Rig pics

    What are the three single space units below the furman?
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    Bringing the connections to the front

    So is Chris at Redco Audio. Great guy, and he was able to source a 7-pin midi plug that fit in a D-sub panle cutout just like the 5-pin ones. I didn't like the old looking plast style that you had to add two holes for...didn't look clean to me...and I love the labeling tags that Redco makes for...
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    Bringing the connections to the front

    Yeah, I figured I had 16 d-sub spaces to work with in one rack space so I put everything on it...never need to go to the back for anything...! This is in the studio as well, so it's particularly handy there being able to patch whatever to wherever...!
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    Bringing the connections to the front

    Here's my setup from Redco Audio...
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    new quieter fan

    Anyone know exactly what fan G66 is using??? Maker and model number???
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    New guitar day - PRS Tremonti

    Thanks! Yeah, I fell in love with it first time I saw it...was worried about not having the warranty though since it was "preowned" by the business I got it from. He buys and sells high end guitars...this was unplayed and brand new, but PRS considers it a 2 owner piece. I called all over trying...
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    New guitar day - PRS Tremonti

    Thanks guys! The only other guitar I kept over the years is my Yamaha RGX Custom that I got when I was like 16, great guitar, but this PRS is just amazing. The sustain is unbelieveable...don't regret the purchase one bit! The color is actually called Black Gold, and is more of a rootbeer...
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    New guitar day - PRS Tremonti

    Hey guys! Those are some nice Tremonti's! I was in the market for one about 3 weeks ago...always wanted one...saw one on the net that I fell in love with... Was wondering what strings you guys are using on yours? What type of setup do you have as well? Do you just follow the PRS...
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    New info about AXE 2 front panel jacks...

    Did you contact Redco? I bet they could cut you a custom panel with an outlet mount in it...
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    My custom rack I/O panel...

    I see your following my footsteps with the 7-pin midi connector from REDCO! Nice work on the panel...if I may offer a suggestion? If you're going to offer these for sale, you might want to think about using snake cable...I used the Mogami 16-channel snake cable for mine, it was better quality...
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    How can I get power outlets on the FRONT of a rack? Patchbay?

    I would suggest talking to REDCO...I'll bet they can cut a panel to mount 2 outlets and the other required "D" sub holes for the other AXE2 connections you need...like the panel I made for my AXE2
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    Axe II Driver problem???

    So, no midi data would be able to be transferred if that driver doesn't get installed properly? What will that effect exactly???
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    Axe II Driver problem???

    I didn't...I'll try that... But does anyone know why it seems to be working??? What is the difference between "AXE FX II" and "AXE FX II AUDIO"???
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    Axe II Driver problem???

    Hey guys...I just recently upgraded to the current version of the firmware as well as the newer usb driver and axe-edit. After install I was able to connect to the axe 2 and it seems like axe edit is communicating with the axe 2 ok...however, I still have this error showing up from the...
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    warranty ? do I have to register my axe fx 2

    ^^^ only way I can see that is if the seller is offering to have the buyer return it to him and he sends it back to G66 if it needs warranty work. That's the only way that would work.
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    Problem: Preset loses Punch after saving/storing it.

    Wait, so, having axe-edit plugged in and running while playing affects the sound adversely??? I'm confused...I thought that axe-edit was just an editor...all the sound is being produced by the AXE II itself...no???
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    technical question on Midi connections ...Cliff?

    What about pins 1 and 3 on the OUT/THRU midi port? Do they do anything?
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    OK, simple dumb question

    Changed it...
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    OK, simple dumb question

    I'm so confused on all this as well... Also, on a related note...I've read a bunch of posts but am still confused on what actually happens when you load the new 3.x and up firmware...what happens to your curent 2.x presets? Are values changed? Are they supposed to sound exactly the same until...
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    technical question on Midi connections ...Cliff?

    Does anyone know if the 7-pin midi input is just a standard Midi connection with the extra pins for the power? Put another way...a normal midi connection only requires pins 2,4, and 5 to be connected, so what I'm wondering is if the midi functions on the AXEII are any different? I still need...
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    Some 3.00 Suggestions for the Amp/Cab blocks

    SCOTT... You said this... "•Go to your amp model and look for the 'amp type' and reset it to another amp and then back. This will allow the parameters to all rest to default for the new firmware." So, if I understand this correctly, you NEED to do this for every preset? Say someone...
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    So far completely unimpressed.

    Have you even heard the clips and what this thing is capable of???
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware Version 3.00 Up

    WAIT, so if you upgrade the firmware then you lose your presets??? Surely this can't be right...???
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware Version 3.00 Up

    Sweet!!! Since I've never upgraded before, is there a document that details the procedure for upgrading? Thanks!!! Brian
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    Another 3.0 FW Teaser....VIDEO Content

    Holy smoke that's hot! Do you have the patch posted somewhere??? lol!
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    Need CREED "What if" patch help...

    Hey guys...! I'm new to the Axe II, and I'd like to create a patch to get the sound that Mark Tremonti has on "What If"...particularly at the end of the song, it sounds alot heavier there than it does in the beginning. But at any rate...I'm not sure where to start??? I've heard some AMAZING...
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    Just got AxeII... wow, fan noise.

    Not sure about the papst fan, but this guy did extensive testing on a few fans here: http://forum.fractalaudio.com/axe-fx-ii-discussion/40905-yet-another-fan-story.html
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    Global Waiting List, Now.

    I'd like to hear more about these headphones...??? What model???
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    Acoustic guitar simulation

    Ok...so which one of these do you load into Axe Edit??? Can you explain?
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    New cab IR feature or "Why I hope it didn't take too much room"

    And how would you IR an acoustic guitar for example??? You can't feed a 5 millisecond sweeping tone through it...or can you???
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    New cab IR feature or "Why I hope it didn't take too much room"

    Lol...I was just thinking, "this might help if I could play with an IR and see how it affects the sound..." Your above statement makes perfect sense...thank you! Brian
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    New cab IR feature or "Why I hope it didn't take too much room"

    ^^^ Ok...I'm starting to get it I think... But why would you need to IR an EQ? That doesn't really make sense to me? Or do you mean to say that you could, say, mic a particular guitar piece and the IR would derive the EQ setting that would sound like that...frequency wise at least...I realize...
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    New cab IR feature or "Why I hope it didn't take too much room"

    ^^^ interesting... Ok, I can see how this would effect the sound...say, using an IR of a violin...now, i'm a little confused about the difference between an IR and a CAB block...in other words, are all the different cabinet options we have just IR's of those cabinets? Do you have BOTH a cab...
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    New cab IR feature or "Why I hope it didn't take too much room"

    SO, an IR is really the equivalent of an EQ setting??? I don't get it. I've tried to read on this and understand just what an IR is, but I'm just as confused as before I started researching it. IR stands for "impluse response", ok, got that. But what I don't understand is what it...
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