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  1. dr bonkers

    SMH. Sirius XM.

    The best bet after the first misunderstanding is to ask to speak to their supervisor as you need to talk deal with a manager. That's in most call centers' scripts. You get to speak to a person with a better grasp of the language (except if it's Verizon, then you need to talk to someone between...
  2. dr bonkers

    Vendor Dr Bonkers IR Files Cab Pack Tribute to Aguilar Amplification® DB412™ 4X12 Bass Cab

    @iaresee can you move this to the IR Forum? I don't know how I accidentally posted this to The Lounge.
  3. dr bonkers

    Vendor Dr Bonkers IR Files Cab Pack Tribute to Aguilar Amplification® DB412™ 4X12 Bass Cab

    @Triaxis75 , @warlockII , & @improb_driver here you go.
  4. dr bonkers

    Vendor Dr Bonkers IR Files Cab Pack Tribute to Aguilar Amplification® DB412™ 4X12 Bass Cab

    Releasing now is the Dr Bonkers Bass Cab Classics™ Volume 18: AGI 4x12 Bass Cab IR pack based upon a 2000s Aguilar Amplification® DB412™ 4X12 Bass and Guitar Amp Cab. This cabinet is voiced with proprietary Eminence® 12 inch bass speakers and Aguilar ® phenolic tweeter. Available in Fractal...
  5. dr bonkers

    How Will My Preset Translate Between Firmwares? Ares 2.0 & 15.01 + Cygnus Beta 4

    @Triaxis75 , @warlockII , & @improb_driver if you liked the bass sounds, keep an eye out tomorrow night for an announcement in IR section of this site for something that may interest you.
  6. dr bonkers

    How Will My Preset Translate Between Firmwares? Ares 2.0 & 15.01 + Cygnus Beta 4

    Here's the wet effects comparison video that uses the same amp & cab settings:
  7. dr bonkers

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

    I was playing around with the Beta today. It's really good. If I had to characterize it, the amps have mid bass bump, but they are tight rather than flubby. Also the distortion is a little bit hairy without being abrasive or blurring any string definition. Here's a comparison using bass and...
  8. dr bonkers

    How Will My Preset Translate Between Firmwares? Ares 2.0 & 15.01 + Cygnus Beta 4

    This video attempts to answer the age old question that occurs when Fractal Audio Systems comes out with a radical new firmware: How will my preset translate? I re-amped to the Axe-FX II and Axe-FX-III using the same dry guitar and bass performances via USB to both devices. I used the same...
  9. dr bonkers

    Are there ANY limitations with Axe-Fx 3?

    The only short comings I could find are: * Lack of classic bass amps to the degree that guitar amps are represented. You can use a lot of the guitar amps as bass amps to get those sounds, but you need to know your amp history to do it. * Lack of solid state or tube+SS hybrid amps. The pre-1990...
  10. dr bonkers

    Legendary guitarists doing Bohemian Rhapsody

    That was really cool. When I first heard Tosin was on it, I thought they were going to have him do the piano parts tapped in his inimitable style. It was very cool arrangement and great to see how all these very different players blended in harmony.
  11. dr bonkers

    Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen collaboration

    Loved it. I too am shocked that Adrian Smith has that voice. I'm surprised Maiden never took advantage of it. He was always my favorite Maiden guitarist.
  12. dr bonkers

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

    Cabs are no fun either slinging them around. When I decided to keep the Soldano 4x12 slant, I put the sucker on casters to make moving it easier.
  13. dr bonkers

    Need to purge my tube amps. What about guitars?

    Ask an oil painter to only use cyan, magenta, and yellow for expression when the artist is used to a broader color gamut with extenders as well as various flavors of white or black. You may get buy in from the artist for one piece as a back to basics experiment, but usually the artist will...
  14. dr bonkers

    Cygnus Tech Notes

    You can attach dynamic modifiers to each band of the amp block EQ.
  15. dr bonkers

    WTB Sunn 1x18 cab empty or loaded

    Does anyone in the southern NY, eastern PA, or NJ have one of these for sale or rent?
  16. dr bonkers

    Block Libraries for Effects?

    It may be a little OT to say this, but thanks for your support! I'm glad and humbled that I could help in your tone quest.
  17. dr bonkers

    Cygnus Beta - first impressions

    Ares for Axe-FX Ii as the final firmware dropped on us with no public beta, if I remember correctly.
  18. dr bonkers

    Best complement to Axe-Fx III

    I agree. The FC-12 is great for studio stuff. It's less clicking than using my brother's FC-6 for studio antics.
  19. dr bonkers

    You Guys/Gals Are in for Another Treat

    I just spent November & December ensuring compatibility with 15.01 on 44 cab packs. This should be fun when this FW drops.
  20. dr bonkers

    OK so I have to ask...before I just say...bleh...and stay with the II

    FC-12 is way more capable & user friendly than MFC-101 ever was. I could program the FC-12 by myself. MFC-101 was timeout errors galore, Mike had to help me program it, and I still wanted to throw it out the window after a year but ended up selling it.
  21. dr bonkers

    Cygnus Beta - first impressions

    @FractalAudio Is it possible for one of the beta team to do a bass demo through the AC-20 since that seems to be converted to Cygnus now? I'm wondering if the low end is even more solid than it currently is.
  22. dr bonkers

    Bass factory presets

    There are bass cabs in the unit. https://www.drbonkerssoundlab.com/sound-sample-archive/dr-bonkers-soundlab-bass-and-guitar-cab-impulse-response-ir-files-are-licensed-in-your-favorite-hardware-and-software/ Unfortunately I was never asked about bass presets. I would totally do a few if Fractal...
  23. dr bonkers

    Best complement to Axe-Fx III

    FC-12 works well for me.
  24. dr bonkers

    Dealing with hot guitar

    I make it standard practice to have a volume block in all my personal presets. My Les Paul Triumph Bass and Music Man Axis guitar are 20% hotter than my other basses and guitars. As a solution I have volume block channels dedicated to each to knock down levels so that the rest of my...
  25. dr bonkers

    What is your favorite Virtual drummer or Drum VST?

    You forgot option f) drummer doesn't show up to the practice/session sloppy drunk.
  26. dr bonkers

    Worst Thing About Axe-Fx III is Location Confinement

    A Marshall or Mesa half stack with pedalboard are infinitely more awkward and heavy to move than Axe-FX III, FC, and FRFR. Put your Fractal in a wheeled road case, put your FRFR on wheels and roll with it. It's much more portable than a half stack or full stack or Fender Twin. If Fractal...
  27. dr bonkers

    Cygnus Beta - first impressions

    @Patzag How did Cygnus react to your 15.01 presets? Did you totally need to redo the amps?
  28. dr bonkers

    You Guys/Gals Are in for Another Treat

    I would love to be a beta tester at some point because you know I will find strange things.
  29. dr bonkers

    Steve Stevens rocking Super Bowl

    And Steve Stevens gets a kiss on the cheek from Miley at the end. Very cool.
  30. dr bonkers

    New single is live!

    Great song, great playing, and great vocals... The production is top notch. It really has the groove and interplay of a band rather than one guy playing everything. That's quite an accomplishment! Best of luck with this project. It's nice to see a Jersey guy do well. Congrats on the wedding...
  31. dr bonkers

    Top Gun 2 Extended Super Bowl Trailer

    This looks amazing! I want to know what happened to Iceman!
  32. dr bonkers

    Setting up presets - recording ready or no?

    @Rekster If you make your presets recording ready to fit in a mix, then you will have an easier time fitting into an FOH mix without disappearing or getting radically EQ shaped by FOH to fit in a mix. Live drums should never sound like beating on pizza boxes. Bass and drums need to work...
  33. dr bonkers

    Speaker Impedance Curve measurements

    Here are the impedance curves for 1980s Peavey® Bandit™ 65 1X12 w/ Peavey® Scorpion™. If anyone at Fractal needs the zma file, just let me know where to send it.
  34. dr bonkers

    Vendor Dr Bonkers IR Files Cab Pack - 1980s Peavey® Bandit™ 65 1X12 w/ Peavey® Scorpion™

    Releasing now is the Dr Bonkers Guitar Cab-Oddities™ Volume 24: BND 1X12 Guitar Cab IR pack based upon 1980s Peavey® Solo™ Series Bandit™ 65 1X12 Guitar Combo, this cabinet is voiced with an original Peavey® Scorpion™ 12 inch 8 ohm 200w speaker. Available in Fractal Audio file and various WAV...
  35. dr bonkers

    Kemper user here who just got an FM3 - blown away

    @Jimmykonsta Welcome to the wonderful world of Fractal! As you get used to different parameters, it gets better!
  36. dr bonkers

    Favorite amp models and IRs for bass?

    @Kurt L You may find this info useful: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/dr-bonkers-has-a-free-gift-to-get-your-mind-off-of-shelter-in-place.159676/post-1922893
  37. dr bonkers

    Favorite amp models and IRs for bass?

    @Kurt L This may interest you: https://www.drbonkerssoundlab.com/sound-sample-archive/dr-bonkers-soundlab-bass-and-guitar-cab-impulse-response-ir-files-are-licensed-in-your-favorite-hardware-and-software/ https://www.drbonkerssoundlab.com/product-category/bass-guitar-cabinet-files/
  38. dr bonkers

    You Guys/Gals Are in for Another Treat

    The magic is in the new kids on the block. They got the right stuff, baby! Sorry, I couldn't resist the bad boy band joke.
  39. dr bonkers

    How do you model an amp's FX loop?

    At least you are getting the filtering from the cab without the effects getting the smearing from the amp preamp. Placing the effects before the amp or after the cab will sound even less like the placement of effects in an effects loop, which doesn't exist in the Fractal ecosystem. Surely, you...
  40. dr bonkers

    How do you model an amp's FX loop?

    Run effects in between amp & cab blocks. That's what you want to do to get close to your setup.
  41. dr bonkers

    Figuring Out Solo Dallas Schaffer in Axe-Fx 3

    Hi, I tried figuring out the Solo Dallas Schaeffer Tower replica in the Axe FX 3 as I used to use it all the time in the Axe FX 2. But the Expander block looks different and seems to function a little different in the 3 now. Can anyone give some advice how to replicate it? Thanks so much!
  42. dr bonkers

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    OK, I will PM example. thanks
  43. dr bonkers

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    @AlGrenadine I think I found 2 bugs in the new version of FracTool that happen when you convert an Axe-FX II Ares 2.0 preset to Axe-FX III FR 15.01 preset: Any modifiers enabled on a parameter turn the Scale 1 parameter down to 0% in the 3 where the modifier was active and audible in the 2...
  44. dr bonkers

    Next big thing for Fractal

    I would love to see a stereo FRFR from Fractal that unabashedly could handle 5 string bass as well as guitar and weighed less than 50 lbs.
  45. dr bonkers

    Current Trend of Commercial IRs: More Balanced and Polished

    The difference Dave is the phase shift of EQ and the post recording compression that "mix ready" IR files give you are at least one generation away from the warts and all capture. As a user, you can EQ and compress to make a track with an unprocessed IR fit in a mix. No one can undo those moves...
  46. dr bonkers

    Current Trend of Commercial IRs: More Balanced and Polished

    The only entities who post process IR files with compression or eq are people that have a preconceived notion of the marketing term "mix friendly". If your capture room is a pleasing sounding room, your mic selection/placement is actually monitored & tested at the time of capture, and your goal...
  47. dr bonkers

    Current Trend of Commercial IRs: More Balanced and Polished

    +1 I am in total agreement on these points.
  48. dr bonkers

    Why still a Drive pedal and so many Amp models? (it’s not about the nr of Amp or Drive models)

    More testing is needed. I figured it was the frequency curve of the IR affecting the perception of the decays in such a way was they sound smoother.
  49. dr bonkers

    Why still a Drive pedal and so many Amp models? (it’s not about the nr of Amp or Drive models)

    I find the IR shapes the decay of delays in a cool way and makes phasers/flangers more hi-fi sounding as it gives you the effect without added noise.
  50. dr bonkers

    Why still a Drive pedal and so many Amp models? (it’s not about the nr of Amp or Drive models)

    Did you ever try inserting your delay and other time based effects after the amp block and before the cab block? It's another flavor of character that you might like.
  51. dr bonkers

    Favorite "pedal platform" amps?

    Most of what's mentioned before as good pedal platforms really work well for me too. SVT dialed in clean is a great pedal platform. The FAS Wrecker is a great when dialed in clean and accepting boosts. SLO 100 clean is good too, if you almost dime the MV and adjust your clean/edge of break-up...
  52. dr bonkers

    Wish Fx Loop + Bass

    The great thing about this unit is that most of the guitar amps work really well for bass if you pair them up with the right bass cab & mic mix. That's one reason why I offer presets with most of my cab packs, to kind of help people get past what an amp model is called and instead look at the...
  53. dr bonkers

    Swedish Chef presets (sound effects)

    Swedish Chef taught me a ton of stuff. His EC Bad Love and Henley Boys of Summer presets were fun too. I miss him.
  54. dr bonkers

    In case you have seen this yet

    Whether the overlords are robots, aliens, or highly evolving bees, I welcome one and all. As Perry Farrell once sang, "We'll make great pets."
  55. dr bonkers

    Wish Fx Loop + Bass

    Did you try these in the Axe-FX III or FM3? https://www.drbonkerssoundlab.com/sound-sample-archive/dr-bonkers-soundlab-bass-and-guitar-cab-impulse-response-ir-files-are-licensed-in-your-favorite-hardware-and-software/
  56. dr bonkers

    Tesla

    Saying "probably" means you are assuming a situation that may not be reality independent of Musk press conference hyperbole. https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2139066-tesla-starts-battery-recycling-in-china...
  57. dr bonkers

    Tesla

    Ask Tesla what happens to the spent batteries, the steps used in how they are "processed", and how much of the materials/ chemicals may be recycled into other products versus land filled. Until we solve end to end life cycle solutions for all the components/replacement parts/manufacturer's...
  58. dr bonkers

    Friedman cab?

    @SteveW there's also: https://www.drbonkerssoundlab.com/product/dr-bonkers-guitar-cab-oddities-volume-5-flthy-1x12-guitar-cabinet-ir-collection/
  59. dr bonkers

    Power Amp

    Hafler or Crown power amps. If they are good enough for studio passive main monitors they should be ok for stage monitors.
  60. dr bonkers

    Peter Jackson Drops Sneak Peek of Beatles Doc ‘Get Back’

    So looking forward to this.
  61. dr bonkers

    The Hoff Does Metal...wait, what?

    I'm a sucker for Germanic style metal and Wagnerian emotional vocal delivery. The fact that this is done by the Hoff could only be topped if Shatner did a spoken word interlude. To mix my Trek references, make it so!
  62. dr bonkers

    Effects Question

    You may find this interesting. https://www.drbonkerssoundlab.com/sound-sample-archive/how-to-build-a-virtual-cab-stack-in-your-guitar-amp-modeler-using-impulse-response-ir-files-and-mix-it/
  63. dr bonkers

    Do these impedance curves look correct?

    @DLC86 , @Joe Bfstplk, @Admin M@ I just uploaded curves done in my recording space. I marked the file version as "final". Please let me know if they look cleaner.
  64. dr bonkers

    Guitar Rig vs Axe-Fx III: is there really a better tone?

    I used to use GR 4 all the time. Then I got the Axe-FX II and rarely fired up GR 4. Then I got the Axe-FX III and really haven't looked back except for making sure my Axe-FX II presets in my IR packs are sonically in the ballpark with the Axe-FX III. You are in for a real treat as a tone...
  65. dr bonkers

    EVH tone deep dive feat. DAVE FRIEDMAN and PETE THORN

    That was the best video I have ever seen on the subject. Well done.
  66. dr bonkers

    Vintage gear

    My dream at one point was to have a control/mix room stylized like those Soviet control rooms, with some frequency and SPL sensors controlling the room lights for mood. Mrs B was having none of that dream as that doesn't match the rest of our home decor, LoL.
  67. dr bonkers

    Do these impedance curves look correct?

    I'm totally anal about this stuff. I'll do another pass at this in my recording space.
  68. dr bonkers

    Do these impedance curves look correct?

    Thanks for this. So the measurements should be done in my recording space. I was not aware of this. Thanks so much.
  69. dr bonkers

    New to Axe-Fx III

    The "something" missing may be the difference between headphone monitoring versus say FRFR or studio monitors listening where you are getting more room interaction like you have with your real cab. If that's not the issue, record your amp into your interface, then record your Mesa preset into...
  70. dr bonkers

    NCD-Friedman Dirty Shirley 1X12 Open Back Cab

    The Creamback 65w is currently in it.
  71. dr bonkers

    Do these impedance curves look correct?

    OK, great. Thanks.
  72. dr bonkers

    Do these impedance curves look correct?

    Damn auto correct and being half asleep, LoL. Ports I meant to say.
  73. dr bonkers

    Do these impedance curves look correct?

    Actually, it has two front poets.
  74. dr bonkers

    Do these impedance curves look correct?

    This is my first time attempting to do this, @FractalAudio , so please be patient with me. I got the Dayton Audio DATS V3 system to measure impedance curves, so I figured I would do a test with the Traynor 2X15 with EVM-15L speakers to see if I am doing this correctly after calibrating...
  75. dr bonkers

    NCD-Friedman Dirty Shirley 1X12 Open Back Cab

    So I bit the bullet after playing far too often at my guitar hoarder friend's house with his cab. Thor and Ace approve of dad's acquisition. New interesting things to come with this cab in 2021. Stay Tuned.
  76. dr bonkers

    Vendor Dr Bonkers IR Files Cab Pack - 2017 Victoria Amps® 5112™ 1X12 w/ Weber® Classic Alnico™

    Just as a reminder, my Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is still going on.
  77. dr bonkers

    Closed Axe-Edit 3: Shift-Click to Select Multiple Blocks to Move at Once

    It would be great if there was a Shift+click functionality in Axe-Edit to move multiple blocks at once. There are times where you want to insert one block in the middle of a bunch of blocks. Having the ability to click at the beginning of the blocks you want to move in a row and shift click at...
  78. dr bonkers

    Thinking of IRs as time capsules

    @MarkStudios I agree with everyone. We are the preservers of a heritage. Part of the challenge, especially when finding cabs that are 20+ years old that have seen a lot of action, is determining is this the best one to use as the standard bearer to make a definitive statement that this is...
  79. dr bonkers

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    Very cool. It works. That saves me a ton of time. Thanks!
  80. dr bonkers

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    @AlGrenadine Another feature that would be great to implement is Batch Convert of presets, for those people moving from one Fractal product to the next. The dialog would ask: which format do you want to use for all batch converted presets? which folder do you want to save the converted...
  81. dr bonkers

    Wish Wish List: New Amps

    Here's a great resource: https://www.fender.com/articles/tech-talk/normal-and-bright-unite-jumpering-your-59-bassman
  82. dr bonkers

    Runnin' With The Dweezil

    When I saw Extreme during the Pornograffiti anniversary tour, when there was too much of a lull between songs, I would request they play "Fire in the Hole". That song should get more love as well as "Without You".
  83. dr bonkers

    My wife passed away today

    So sorry for your family's and your loss. Hang in there!
  84. dr bonkers

    Wish Wish List: New Amps

    For the amps that can be jumped for great results but currently not modeled in the Fractal, can we get models of the jumped versions, especially the Tweed/Deluxe style topologies? When I was making IR captures of the Victoria, I tried out the amp as I usually do so I know what I'm supposed to...
  85. dr bonkers

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    I agree with Steve. Give the adults a toggle. It's been 2 years and it looks like the preset+cab bundle is not happening for the 3. It was an obvious move rather than a develop it later kind of decision it looks like.
  86. dr bonkers

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    @AlGrenadine Is there any way to defeat this pop up box from coming up every time I need to convert an Axe-FX II Cab-Preset bundle to an Axe-FX III preset to use as a starting point?
  87. dr bonkers

    Joke Thread

    No Bee Gees?
  88. dr bonkers

    Joke Thread

    Why did Kustom create the padded and upholstered Tuck N Roll cabinet for bass players? When the girlfriend kicks them out of the house, they always have a comfy place to sleep.
  89. dr bonkers

    Apple Silicon

    Don't forget the hardware upgrade cycle every one or two years due to a change in OS making the old hardware a little buggy and incompatible with certain apps.
  90. dr bonkers

    I Can't Get No.....Serious Output

    When you pull up the preset in the unit, page right on the unit until you get to the Meters tab Please let us know what your average and peak dBFS levels are when playing. You may have to go to the Setup screen, then I/O page. Select the Input tab and increase in the Input 1 level until the...
  91. dr bonkers

    Young teen goes viral for Fleetwood Mac cover – gets record deal!

    That's a ton of post production and a lip sync to the video going on. With that mic polar pattern, pop filter, and her head moving around the mic at that distance, there would be some off axis sounds or volume fluctuations that the compressor could not completely compensate. From the tonality...
  92. dr bonkers

    Vendor Dr Bonkers IR Files Cab Pack - 2017 Victoria Amps® 5112™ 1X12 w/ Weber® Classic Alnico™

    Alert: Dr Bonkers Annual Black Friday Sale Starting November 13, 2020 through December 1, 2020, please use the below coupon code to to save 20% on a total order purchase of $9.99 or more. Not to be used with any other discounts or coupons. Fas20 Please share this code freely. If you are an...
  93. dr bonkers

    Delay Designer

    Wow! This opened up whole new worlds of sound for me. Thanks for this!
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