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  1. M

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    I can’t believe sellers are actually listing Mesas as “pre-Gibson” now. :rolleyes:
  2. M

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    You never know with signature gear and endorsements, for all we know he could have been playing through a Bogner Ecstacy that’s off stage.
  3. M

    Electro-Voice PXM-12MP report

    I'm not sure how well it'd work on a table and it probably wound't be very stable on its side. Do you need something this big/loud to primarily use as a tabletop amp? I saw your comment on TGP about other FRFRs and the PowerStage. I had similar experiences with an Alto, a K10.2 and a...
  4. M

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    It's amazing! I know everyone's talking about the chug, but the dynamics in this clip are incredible. That pop on the initial pick attack and how it cleans up so well at around 0:08 - 0:10 when you pick lighter :openmouth:
  5. M

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    This is absolutely bonkerballs.
  6. M

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    But the DS and SB models are based on having a 16 ohm speaker?
  7. M

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    And the Dirty Shirley and Smallbox have it off the 16 ohm tap?
  8. M

    "Auto" Impedance - 1st Active Block - Does an active Mixer Block Count?

    Are you keeping the volume of your guitar wide open? You should notice a pretty big difference if you roll your guitar volume down. On the lower impedance settings your tone should clean up quicker and stay brighter as you roll your volume down. I’ve noticed that mine stays at 1M with a Fuzz...
  9. M

    Best way to mount FM3 to TempleAudio

    I just used heavy duty zip ties, it isn’t going anywhere.
  10. M

    Reamping only reamps effects?

    Compared to your direct signal track, this sounds like it may be going through the amp/cab blocks assuming everything else was bypassed. It's brighter than the direct track, but is way cleaner than it should be for some reason. Can you watch the level meter in the amp block as you're re-amping...
  11. M

    Reamping only reamps effects?

    Could your signal when re-amping be so low that it sounds almost clean even after going through the amp block? It's hard to tell with the wah on in the last clip, is there any difference between the dry and re-amped tone if you don't engage any effects (other than the volume change)?
  12. M

    Programming the FM3 with a FC-12 is frustrating

    With great power comes great complexity :p
  13. M

    Programming the FM3 with a FC-12 is frustrating

    Yeah there are ways around it not having a label, but I was trying to keep it simple just to see if we could get the basics of what he wants working.
  14. M

    Programming the FM3 with a FC-12 is frustrating

    Then the preset switches in your FC Presets layout need to have layout links that change the FC layout to your Scenes layout.
  15. M

    Programming the FM3 with a FC-12 is frustrating

    So it sounds like you have layout links setup to take the FC to the correct layout. The problem is your master layout for the FM still has the switch assignments that change its layout. You have to set the tap function for the FM3’s switches to “Unassigned” in the master layout if you don’t...
  16. M

    Two Notes CabM in place of FM3 cabs?

    What type of file are WoS cabs? If they're a proprietary file format and not WAVs then you're probably out of luck.
  17. M

    Programming the FM3 with a FC-12 is frustrating

    I think what you want is just a Layout Link for the switches on the FM3. You can set them up to each select a different layout on your FC12. I suppose you'd just set the tap and hold functions on the FM3 switches to "Unassigned" since you don't want to do anything other than switch layouts on...
  18. M

    Programming the FM3 with a FC-12 is frustrating

    Are you trying to make switch assignments for both the FM3 and FC12 within the same layout? That’s not how layouts work. Each layout has 12 switch assignments and can be used on either the FM3 or FC12. On the FM3 they are split into 4 views of 3 switches and on the FC12 a layout is just a...
  19. M

    USB-plug troubles - only the unlucky few?

    Yeah, I couldn’t find a right angle IEC plug that would fit through the holes on a Temple board. I took the end cap off the board and used a Dremel to extend one of the holes to the edge so I could slide the cable through.
  20. M

    USB-plug troubles - only the unlucky few?

    Yes, the FM3 isn't going anywhere.
  21. M

    USB-plug troubles - only the unlucky few?

    I haven't had any issues with mine, but after seeing a few threads about them breaking I ordered one of these. I zip tied it to my board to prevent any strain on the port and ran the other side to a USB-A to female USB-B feed-thru jack on the side of my board.
  22. M

    How do you model an amp's FX loop?

    This is a legitimate point and something we can't replicate in the Axe. But I imagine most of those wanting dirty repeats would be happy just putting their time based effects in front of the amp block. I don't think there'd be much difference between having your delay out front vs in the loop...
  23. M

    Marshall sound clips

    I'd be curious as to what differences there are between the actual JCM 800 2204 used for the Brit 800 model and the actual JMP 2204 used for the Plexi 2204 model. From what I've read there were few, if any, changes to the 2204 circuit during the JMP to JCM transition. It was basically just a...
  24. M

    Friedman cab?

    These are great. I have one of these cabs that I use with my Dirty Shirley and these IRs nail it. The York Audio Friedman pack is also excellent.
  25. M

    INPUT meter not tickling red LED at all

    Ditto here with my CustomBuckers, which are all under 8k. I wonder if it is more sensitive to higher frequencies, CBs are pretty bright for humbuckers. I seem to tickle the red more with them and single coils than I do with my hotter, darker pickups.
  26. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 15.01

    The power amp improvements in 15.00 and 15.01 qualify as a holy shitballs moment for me. There's so much thunk, thwack and wapoosh going on I can hardly stand it.
  27. M

    FM3 Firmware Version 3.0

    I hope that’s supposed to be gym training :D
  28. M

    Is It Possible: More Drive Blocks?

    Kind of. The current KoT is two OD circuits in one enclosure, which we could emulate by stacking two drive blocks I guess. L6 actually models both sides of the KoT in one block on the Helix. What I'd really like to see modeled is the high gain option that you can order the KoT and PoT with...
  29. M

    Is It Possible: More Drive Blocks?

    I do wish we had a KOT or even just the high gain version of the POT.
  30. M

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 15.00

    Yeah, I A/B’ed v15 against my BE-100 going into a Suhr RL for a bit yesterday and they sound and feel virtually identical with little to no tweaking.
  31. M

    FM3 Firmware Version 2.0

    I’m seeing this in the editor also.
  32. M

    Fixed 2.0 B1 MIDI block display broken

    I’m on the 2.0 final release and still seeing this bug or something similar in the hardware UI when changing scenes. The command number and value that are displayed always reflect the previous scene instead of the current one. I have not checked in the editor yet.
  33. M

    FM3 Firmware Version 2.0

    I'm not using the editor, this is happening on the FM3.
  34. M

    FM3 Firmware Version 2.0

    Wasn't there a bug in the beta where the settings shown in the MIDI block in the FM3's UI were incorrect? And wasn't that supposed to be fixed in this release? I'm still seeing that in 2.0. To repro: Add a MIDI block to a preset In scene 1 select type/number/value for command 1 Change to...
  35. M

    FM3 Snap Crackle Pop with USB

    They suppress EMI. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrite_bead
  36. M

    To turn off power amp modeling or not?

    I don't think there's a "right" answer. If you're using models of master volume amps and keeping the master low then it would probably sound fine to disable power amp modeling. But if you're using a non-master amp like a plexi, then you're not going to get good results with power amp modeling...
  37. M

    Real amp into FM3 for cabs. Levels?

    I really don't know. Maybe send Dave another email asking specifically what kind of signal comes out of the second speaker jack when nothing is plugged into the first. He's usually great about answering questions. I assume the amp would be fine given the internal load, but unless there's some...
  38. M

    Real amp into FM3 for cabs. Levels?

    Are you saying you can use the second speaker jack as a line out if nothing is plugged into the first one? Even hearing that directly from Dave, I’d be hesitant to run a cable directly from the JJ Jr’s speaker out to the FM3’s input. That just sounds like a recipe for frying your FM3. It...
  39. M

    FM3 Firmware Version 2.00 Public Beta 1

    I imagine they would mention something that big in the release notes if it were in the beta.
  40. M

    New to Fractal - question with regards to IRs

    That's exactly what I'm doing. I bought most of the York packs and have the mixes and a few individual mic IRs loaded on the FM3. There are some great factory IRs, but I was spending way too much time scrolling through them to find what I want. The York Audio IRs just sound right to me and...
  41. M

    AxeFx3 and FM3 JP2C question

    You may also want to play with the master volume because it's one of the few controls where the taper of the virtual knob may differ greatly from the real amp. Pushing the power section more or less than you were on the real amp could explain some of the EQ differences you're hearing.
  42. M

    AxeFx3 and FM3 JP2C question

    In the amp block, go to the "Speaker" tab. There are parameters there that adjust the high/low resonances that occur due to the interaction between the virtual power amp and speakers. When using a real power amp and cab you may want to set the speaker impedance curve to "Resistive Load" or...
  43. M

    Has anyone noticed the screen scratches really easily?

    I don’t have any experience with the CEBA protector, but I ordered the iPad protector in this post and there isn’t any glare. It was relatively easy to cut and install. https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/has-anyone-noticed-the-screen-scratches-really-easily.165027/post-1979857
  44. M

    Has anyone noticed the screen scratches really easily?

    I scratched mine a little as I wiped it with a microfiber cloth too, right before installing a screen protector :confused:
  45. M

    Gemini I Wedge head to head against QSC CP12 - no contest

    I have a CP8 that I’ve been using with my FM3, they really are great speakers for the price.
  46. M

    FM3 in four cable method...Humbuster

    You can use Out2 in place of Out1 in 4CM with some clever panning and routing, which would allow you to use the Humbuster without an adapter. You should be able to search and find a couple threads describing how to set it up, if not I’ll try to post a link later. I found this easier and less...
  47. M

    FM3 Incoming! Question regarding power amp/Amp1

    I would suggest just flattening out the impedance curve in the amp block. The problem with turning power amp modeling off is that models that generate most of their drive/compression in the power section, plexis for instance, will be almost completely clean (unless you’re actually overdriving...
  48. M

    Vendor York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: 5153 412 VH20

    And there goes another $15 from my wallet. I've been looking forward to this one.
  49. M

    [SOLVED] Clicking background sound

    Do you have a cell phone near your guitar? That sounds a lot like what I hear if I play with my iPhone in my pocket.
  50. M

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.06

    Is this the same build as beta 3?
  51. M

    FM3 Midi Block - Can I make it switch faster?

    I used the exact same setup for a little while and don’t recall noticing any latency with channel switching. If I get a chance this weekend I’ll hook everything back up and try it again.
  52. M

    FAS Link can power my wireless?

    You may also need a male IEC to female three prong adapter to go from that to your wireless.
  53. M

    Help! FM3 Freezing and front display going blank

    I had this happen once while saving a bunch of presets from FM3 Edit on an earlier firmware. I doubt it’s a hardware issue. Which firmware version were you on when it happened?
  54. M

    FM3 Firmware 1.06 Public Beta 1

    FYI @BryantP and @Admin M@ In preset #8 "Plexi 50W", scene one is still using the wrong amp channel. The scene name is "6550" but the amp block is on channel D which is a 1987X. I assume it should be using channel A, the Plexi 6550. Similarly in preset #17 "AC20 Deluxe", scene four is named...
  55. M

    First preset gets deleted when switching to it from another preset

    I am not. When this has happened to me I have not had Axe Edit open, the preset is blank when viewed from the front panel and I get no sound. The preset returns when I reboot.
  56. M

    First preset gets deleted when switching to it from another preset

    I just had it happen again two or three times in less than an hour of playing. It seems random but happens pretty frequently. I am not using a display offset. I do have a layout link that fires when I select a preset, but I don’t know if that has anything to do with it.
  57. M

    First preset gets deleted when switching to it from another preset

    Yes, I’m not using the offset setting.
  58. M

    First preset gets deleted when switching to it from another preset

    I just had this happen to me for the first time. I’m on 13.01, Axe Edit was not connected. Twice while switching from preset 2 to 1 with my FC12, preset 1 loads as Empty. Only a reboot fixed it.
  59. M

    FM3 Now Shipping

    It’s not as powerful or as flexible as the Helix, but L6 employees on TGP have said that the amp and effects models in the Go sound virtually identical to those in the Helix and Stomp.
  60. M

    Square pegs and round holes.

    I just loaded your preset, you may want to post that in the FM3 Bugs forum. Dropping the reverb down to economy mode puts it at ~63% CPU. At that level all of my presets are perfectly fine, but with yours the UI on the FM3 is still very sluggish. This is without being connected to FM3 Edit...
  61. M

    Square pegs and round holes.

    Have you tried this using the front-panel? If your preset is pushing the CPU limit, FM3 Edit can be sluggish/flaky. Does using a modifier on an amp parameter still cause the FM3 to hang if you aren't connected to the editor? Your life will be much easier if you drop the reverb down to normal...
  62. M

    Power Supply under FM3

    I had a Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ mounted under mine for a while and didn’t notice any extra noise.
  63. M

    FM3 - USB plug fragile

    Same cable as that one from NewEgg, but I bought it from Amazon. No, I bought a Switchcraft jack from Amazon and installed it in the Temple punched plate panel. I could be wrong, but I think the Temple module is just for supplying USB power, not for data pass-thru.
  64. M

    FM3 - USB plug fragile

    I'm probably just being paranoid, but this is what I did after seeing a few reports of broken USB ports. I found a cable with a low profile right angle USB B plug to hook to the FM3, zip tied it to my board to reduce the chances of it snagging on something and putting pressure on the FM3's...
  65. M

    Apple camera connection kit and FM3 1.05

    This was working for me on 1.04 with an off brand Lightning to USB camera adapter similar to the smaller one from Apple. I haven't had a chance to try it on 1.05 yet though. People have been reporting USB audio issues in 1.05 (and some had them in 1.04 too), so it's possible that it's a bug.
  66. M

    Setting OP levels for 4cm question and Friedman Jake E Lee clip

    If you're using an XLR to TS cable from OUT 1 it may be worth trying the panned OUT 2 setup with two humbusters instead. It works great for me with a Dirty Shirley and JJ Jr. I'm sure the JEL has the same type of effects loop as Dave's other amps. Do you have the OUT 1 level set to -10 or +4...
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    Setting OP levels for 4cm question and Friedman Jake E Lee clip

    You probably need Humbuster cables if you're not already using them for cables going into the amp's input and effects loop return. The ground loop hum was pretty bad for me without them. Are you connecting the FM3 to the amp as described in the manual? OUT 2 -> Amp Input Amp FX Send -> INPUT 2...
  68. M

    5150 III 50W vs Kemper vs FM3

    Resonance === Depth
  69. M

    Why are my Delays linked?

    "Cutting off" as in the repeats stop when you change scenes? You have the bypass mode of Delay 1 set to "Mute FX Out", that means when the block gets bypassed in another scene the repeats are muted. It should be set to "Mute FX In" like Delay 2.
  70. M

    Why are my Delays linked?

    I think Rex is right. In scene 1 (Rhythm) you have delay block 2 active. It has a higher mix and longer delay time than delay 1, which is active in your solo scene.
  71. M

    Black Crowes cover band preset

    Definitely no iconic “Crowes tone”, the lineup and gear changed too much over the years. But I do think Rich and Marc are up there in the list of iconic guitar duos. Southern Harmony and Amorica are incredible albums, much better than handful of hits from Shake Your Moneymaker that they’re known...
  72. M

    Black Crowes cover band preset

    I love the Crowes, but I don't think there's a single signature tone I'd associate with them. It changed so much from album to album and tour to tour. Rich has played a lot of different amps over the years. Live he used Jubilees early on, then Matchless, Harry Joyce (Hiwatt clones), Vox...
  73. M

    Do FC6 and FC12 ship with cables?

    My FC6 and FC12 did not.
  74. M

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    I just used zip ties. You don't have to worry about ventilation issues like you would if you're taking off the endcaps and mounting it flush and there's no chance of using the wrong length screw and hitting something in the FM3.
  75. M

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.05

    This and check the quality setting in the reverb block. I'm not in front of my FM3 to check that particular preset, but I think there were still a handful of factory presets that probably should have the reverb quality set to Economy.
  76. M

    waza emulation?

    Are you talking about the Resonance-Z and Presence-Z on the TAE? The closest thing to those would probably be the high and low resonance settings on the speaker tab in the amp block.
  77. M

    [solved] Performance layout question

    What do you have selected for the label on switch 1? If it's set to "Current Name", that is the expected behavior. It will show the current scene's name regardless of what that switch's primary and secondary scene are. You'll probably want to use Destination or Both.
  78. M

    Looper questions

    Do you have the output of the looper block connected to the output 1 block?
  79. M

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    These are nice: Rockboard TRS Patch Cables
  80. M

    When a block is open for edit the display briefly goes black when alerts are dismissed

    This is more of a minor annoyance, because I doubt many people are going to leave the block edit screen open when performing. But when you have a block open for edit, the display briefly goes black when the alert that is shown after pressing a foot switch is dismissed (eg "Drive 1 Enabled")...
  81. M

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.05

    Very noticeable, thanks!
  82. M

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.05

    Did the FM3 and FM3 Edit get the same communication optimizations that the III and Axe Edit received? Seems snappier now.
  83. M

    Storing extra layouts

    +1 I'd love to be able to store a couple (or more) sets of layouts on the FM3 so I could pull up a set for when I'm using the FM3 by itself or a set for when I have the FM3 + FC6.
  84. M

    Fixed Expression pedal calibration

    Just checked and yes I am getting the full sweep on parameters. I should have checked that before bumping this. The thing that threw me was the same pedal shows a higher max value on the ADC levels tab on the Axe than the FM3. Regardless, it actually is working correctly.
  85. M

    Fixed Expression pedal calibration

    I’ll double check in a bit. When this happened on the Axe, parameters that have a maximum value of 10 would only go to 9.7ish with the toe down.
  86. M

    Fixed Expression pedal calibration

    Well, I’m pretty sure it’s not a problem with either of my EVs. They work fine with my Axe. However there was an identical bug on the Axe that was fixed recently, my guess is that hasn’t been ported to the FM3 yet.
  87. M

    Fixed Expression pedal calibration

    @BryantP Either this hasn't been fixed in v1.04 or I must have some kind of weird hardware issue. I've tried with two different EV-2s and multiple TRS cables plugged into Pedal 1. After calibrating it always maxes out at 97% on the ADC Levels page. EDIT: Nevermind, user error.
  88. M

    Input trim

    When you say the "the output is very low on almost all presets", I assume you mean the output volume of the FM3 and not the fact that your guitar isn't tickling the red. The problem is your output volume is low (and you've already tried simply turning up the output knob) then see my previous...
  89. M

    Input trim

    In IO Settings, what is your Output 1 Level set to? The default is -10dBV, you may need to change it to +4dBu.
  90. M

    FM3 Muddy sound through In Ear Monitors

    I have MLs in an SSS Classic and V63s in an HSS Classic. I love the ML in the bridge but I do miss the spank of the V63s in the neck and middle on that guitar. I think a set with an ML in the bridge and either V60s or V63s in the other two positions could be my ideal set.
  91. M

    FM3 Muddy sound through In Ear Monitors

    The MLs definitely have less top end bite than V60s and V63s, I could see that being part of your problem.
  92. M

    FM3+FC6=OMG9 Rig

    Ah, I didn't even know the Temple modules used a standardized shape. That's what I figured you had done on the zip ties, but I was hesitant to use the screw holes. I may give that a try next time I rearrange my board. Thanks!
  93. M

    FM3+FC6=OMG9 Rig

    That looks great! Where did you find the USB A to B module? The only place I’ve seen it was on the Temple Audio website. Also, which holes in the endcaps did you route the zip ties through? I ran my zip ties over the end caps with some neoprene tape stuck to the inside of the zip ties to make...
  94. M

    Wish Ability to send a MIDI command OR set a control switch's state when exiting a scene

    Ask: I would like the ability to send a MIDI command or change the state of a control switch as the Axe-Fx is exiting a scene. This would be setup in the MIDI block or on the "CS per Scene" tab of the "Controllers" page depending on which option is implemented. Use Case: I'm using the MIDI out...
  95. M

    Help with using MIDI to toggle real amp's boost function per scene

    I'm going to preface this by saying I don't think what I want is possible, but maybe I'm overlooking something. Gear: Axe Fx III (or FM3) Bogner Ecstacy 3534 Voodoo Lab Control Switcher Setup: I'm playing around with using an AF3 or FM3 for pre and post effects with the Bogner using the 4CM...
  96. M

    Fixed Expression pedal calibration

    I'm still seeing this on the final 1.04 release, can anyone else confirm? I've tried different cables, calibrated several times and my EV-2 still maxes out at 97%.
  97. M

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.04

    I love the form factor and tones from my FM3 and have no intentions of throwing in the towel, but I have to agree. I was really expecting the firmware and editor to be in better shape at this point. It's obviously not 100% on FAS, I'm sure they didn't factor in a global pandemic and an...
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