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  1. stratzrus

    FM3 Firmware Version 2.00 Public Beta 1

    Thanks to everyone for testing out the beta version of 2.0 and finding the bugs that will enable Fractal to get it sorted before the official release of the 2.0 firmware. This is a really helpful process.
  2. stratzrus

    Wow. Awesome tones. No comparison to previous generation IMHO

    On the flip side, I don't feel like it's a step down from the III tone wise. I use both and the FM3 definitely holds its own.
  3. stratzrus

    First Fractal

    I've started with the factory presets as well (Studio Clean, Djentlemanly, and Glass Lead) and with a few modifications that only took minutes they sound just the way I want. I've been checking out some of Leon Todd's YouTube videos and plan to make some adjustments based on what he...
  4. stratzrus

    Deadpool’s FM3 Review

    I started out using one of the early powered cabs (forget the manufacturer). Then a Randall RT2/50 into a Fryette FatBottom 2x12 and then finally a pair of pole mounted Atomic CLRs. The Randall/Fractal rig sounded really good...definitely amp in the room tone. But the pole mounted Atomics...
  5. stratzrus

    Finally, a real gig with the FM3!

    I'm well too familiar with my limitations and know that multi-function switches where you need to remember what does what would not work for me in a live gigging situation. That's why, despite it being fairly huge, I bought the FC-12. I set up the top row with the effects I use most often and...
  6. stratzrus

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.06

    No freeze ups for me but I haven't done anything fancy with it, no imported presets, no using the editor. I edited two factory presets including amp swaps and have been playing using those. I've left the unit on for more than six hours a couple of times with no problems. No need to reboot. So...
  7. stratzrus

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.06

    Thanks Bryant. I've been holding off using mine until the firmware issues are worked out but if only a handful are reporting issues I may as well dive in.
  8. stratzrus

    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.06

    I have a Mac and intend to use the USB audio to record with it. I haven't used my FM3 yet and don't know what the issues are. What are the issues that are still unresolved at this point?
  9. stratzrus

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    "Or the one..."
  10. stratzrus

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.08

    I have not upgraded from the original firmware my III shipped with (looks like 1.17). When I upgrade to the latest firmware, what changes/improvements can I expect?
  11. stratzrus

    FX8 V5.04 Released

    What is the latest firmware version that's bug free?
  12. stratzrus

    Coming Soon

    Is there a waitlist? If not, any idea when one will start?
  13. stratzrus

    Firmware 10 and other stuff: my favorite parts

    Great post Alexander...thanks so much for all that you have contributed to the community!
  14. stratzrus

    Using a valve power amp....AxeFX power amps on or off??

    Amp sims on, cabs off for me. Randall RT2/50>Fryette Fat Bottom 2x12 or Deliverance 4x12.
  15. stratzrus

    MFC-101 MKII???

    Cliff, is it possible to send my MFC-101 back to Fractal to have an Ethercon connector installed? I understand that there isn't room to put an Ethercon connector on the Axe II but it would be great to have on the MFC-101.
  16. stratzrus

    Zen drive sim compared to the pedal

    I'm so happy this was added. I put it on the wish list a while back and am really glad Cliff decided to add it. Can't wait to try it against my Zendrive.
  17. stratzrus

    I/O Instrument Input set to 28% for Les Paul...is this what others are experiencing

    Is that what most people do? Are some of you changing the setting every time you change guitars on stage?
  18. stratzrus

    So, who's holding back?

    I'm waiting until the weekend, that way I'll have plenty of time to make whatever adjustments are necessary.
  19. stratzrus

    Is 6.0 supposed to be out today?

    I think it's a mistake to ever render yourself unable to play in anticipation of something being released. Most common is people selling off a piece of gear that's essential to their rig in order to buy the new as yet unreleased thing based on an announced shipping or release date. I always...
  20. stratzrus

    AXE FX 2 damaged with 9 volt battery

    It's a bad idea to ever connect an output to an output, and as others have hinted, there is no such thing as a "headphone input", what you are referring to is the headphone jack or headphone output.
  21. stratzrus

    Is 6.0 supposed to be out today?

    Thanks for the update Cliff. I can't do the install until the weekend but it's great to know where things are.
  22. stratzrus


    Great demo of the IR feature, but regarding your first point; go direct into what? Most of my gigs have no FOH so the question for me is go amp and cab or go FRFR. I'm not yet convinced that I'd prefer FRFR, it would constitute additional expense (I can use the amp and cab I already have), and...
  23. stratzrus

    Your desert island electric guitar?

    I'd take my American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS QMT. With 10 pickup positions that include series and parallel wiring it does everything from Jazz to chicken pickin. Combined with the Axe FX I'd have every tone under the sun available.
  24. stratzrus

    The thread about adding profiling is gone

    I don't know about "people"...if you're in a cover band, that's what you do. But personally I like the Axe FX's ability to let me create the tone in my head and that's why I prefer it. If I wanted the exact tone of a Plexi I'd probably have one. Instead, I prefer to take the base tone of a...
  25. stratzrus

    New Matrix power amp coming?

    I'm hoping to get a GT800FX but this new amp sounds interesting as well!
  26. stratzrus

    The thread about adding profiling is gone

    To my knowledge, Kepmer only has a patent pending and if Cliff uses a different technique it would be irrelevant even if granted. I would be really surprised if Cliff's version used the exact same technique as the KPA.
  27. stratzrus

    Axe FX II and the Seven Cable Method

    Is it possible with the Axe II to do a seven cable method? In effect it would be like the 4CM but using two heads for a stereo rig. The idea would be to have access to both tube preamps and tube power amps but use the Axe FX for drive in front of, and delay after the tube preamps (or Axe FX...
  28. stratzrus

    Atomic Amps - "Coincident Linear Reference" Designed by Jay Mitchell

    Tom is a wise man. If I were the manufacturer I'd stay out of it as well.
  29. stratzrus

    How do I listen to my axe through headphones?

    It sounds like you have a connector problem, either in the unit, the adapter, or the phones. The adapter is the likely culprit, but it could be any of the three. Try the phones with something else and wiggle the connector. Then try a different adapter with the Axe FX. If there's still no...
  30. stratzrus

    Is this is cable?

    How does it do that? Is tone affected?
  31. stratzrus

    Wireless CAT5 ??

    That would be a pretty neat trick...talk about a game changer!
  32. stratzrus

    First day with my Axe FX II + GT800FX + Mesa Stilleto 4x12 cab...

    At first I turned both off, but when I turned the power amp sims back on it sounded much better and this was with a Randall RT2/50 tube power amp.
  33. stratzrus

    Axe Fx II Headphones question + Problem.

    I would assume that the headphone out on the Axe II is there for convenience and not intended for mixing. I wouldn't bet that either headphone output (Axe II or your computer) is of particularly high quality in comparison to a dedicated headphone amplifier but that's just a guess on my part.
  34. stratzrus

    Gone back to FV2.00 for now. Anyone else?

    I'm not switching yet. I've got a big gig coming up and need to spend my time writing and rehearsing at this point, not tweaking parameters. I'll probably switch after the gig though.
  35. stratzrus

    only go for solid state with the Axe??

    Agreed. I'm using a Randall RT2/50 with my Axe II and is sounds great as well. I first tried it with the amp and cab sims off but found that it sounds much better with the amp sims on but no speaker sims. My amp uses 6L6s like the Atomics and I think that tube is better suited for this...
  36. stratzrus

    It's Going to be a Looooooong Day...

    I had mine delivered at work. At least I could look at it until I got off.
  37. stratzrus

    Yet another fan story...

    IIRC I read a post where Cliff mentioned the reliability of the fan he chose over the others. If the fan fails during a period of extended usage (i.e. onstage where you wouldn't hear it) it could prove to be costly.
  38. stratzrus

    heavy duty ethernet cable?

    The one problem is that CAT5 connectors are so weak, they are really not designed for this level of heavy duty usage where someone may kick the cable and put quite a bit of strain on the connector. I'm considering installing Ethercon connectors but don't want to void my warranty so I would...
  39. stratzrus

    Axe 2 can change the channels of the amplifier?

    The Rivera Knucklehead Reverb has MIDI switching. The upcoming Suhr PT100 will have it as well.
  40. stratzrus

    Just got AxeII... wow, fan noise.

    The Axe II fan noise is a complete non-issue for me, the fan on my Randall RT2/50 completely drowns it out.
  41. stratzrus

    Axe FX II and Ultra firmware updates

    If you connect your Axe II to a computer using USB and connect the Axe II to the Ultra via MIDI (Axe II MIDI Thru>Ultra MIDI in), can you effectively use the Axe II as an interface to update the firmware on an Ultra?
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