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  1. dsimms

    FM3 and FC-6 on a Temple Audio Duo 24

    None so far. I'm just plugging my FM3 and Relay 50 power supply into a power strip since I need that for one or two CLR wedges anyway. If I get too obsessive about tidying things up, I'll think about the Voodoo Pedal Power 2 or the Furman AC215. Temple makes a mount kit for the Voodoo to go...
  2. dsimms

    FM3 and FC-6 on a Temple Audio Duo 24

    Here you go. I circled in red where I had to drill a hole out to make it bigger to line up. I used those M3.5 x 0.6 16mm machine screws for everything except the Relay G50, which is attached by velcro. I might use one of Temple's mounts for that if it doesn't stay firm, but for now it's pretty...
  3. dsimms

    FM3 and FC-6 on a Temple Audio Duo 24

    I used their planner too, and it came out very close. Here it is, when I was trying to figure out how to get the relay wireless on there. Fortunately it just fit underneath using velcro to mount it to their center support bar. Although the real picture below makes it look like their models are...
  4. dsimms

    FM3 and FC-6 on a Temple Audio Duo 24

    I considered those, and they'd be good if you're always moving things around on your board. In the end, I didn't want to have adhesive on the bottoms of my Fractal gear when screws hold well enough.
  5. dsimms

    FM3 and FC-6 on a Temple Audio Duo 24

    They're M3.5 x 0.6, 16 mm long. I ordered the exact ones gregeddins linked to above.
  6. dsimms

    FM3 and FC-6 on a Temple Audio Duo 24

    Nice! I came close to doing that but decided to go with their Duo 34 to hold the two foot controllers. I used the screws to hold everything down as well. Had to widen a couple of the holes to place the EV-1's, but the FM3 and FC6 lined up perfectly. Was also able to mount my G50 Relay...
  7. dsimms

    FS Axe FX II XL+ and MFC 101 MK III. Excellent condition w/ boxes and manuals. New pedalboard and ATA case options.

    Bump revised price and pedalboard and Anvil ATA case options.
  8. dsimms

    Which pedalboard are you using?

    I was impressed with their template maker (http://templeplanner.com/) that let's you pick from hundreds of devices and place/rotate them on their boards, then change the boards around to see how things would fit on their alternatives. Pretty slick app. I was able to quickly figure out the Duo...
  9. dsimms

    Need a new pedalboard... Let's chat!

    I'll probably wait and see if I can use the screws like Rich5150 suggested. That's how I had my MFC 101 on my Furman SPB-8, which is a great clamshell style pedalboard but not wide enough now. I'd also prefer not have a sheet of velcro semi-permanently adhered to the bottom of the FM3 or FC6.
  10. dsimms

    Need a new pedalboard... Let's chat!

    I've just laid out a Temple Duo 34 to hold my FM3, FC6 and two EV1s. Did their prepunched holes line up with your FC6 screw holes/feet or did you use their mounting system?
  11. dsimms

    New FC-6 to go with FM3 - moving EV-1 pedal to FC-6?

    Thanks Joe! I'm good with global volume and wah and haven't needed to change levels on reverbs and delays so I've been keeping it simple. BTW, I saw you were from or spent some time near Lakehurst. I was stationed at McGuire in the 80s and married a Browns Mills girl (ex now). I'm in...
  12. dsimms

    New FC-6 to go with FM3 - moving EV-1 pedal to FC-6?

    I'm not getting any response using my previous volume EV1 plugged into the FC6 Pedal 1 input. My volume is at 100% and the pedal does nothing. That's why I was thinking I might have to do something to tell the FM3 that the pedal was plugged into the FC6. I'd like it to work like you said, so...
  13. dsimms

    New FC-6 to go with FM3 - moving EV-1 pedal to FC-6?

    Just got my FC6. I've been using the FM3 with two EV pedals, plugged into its Pedal 1 and Pedal 2 inputs. Is there a way I can plug my two EV pedals into either the FM3 or FC6 Pedal 1 & 2 inputs without having to reset something each time I switch?
  14. dsimms

    You Guys/Gals Are in for Another Treat

    It's been a little slow in here lately
  15. dsimms

    Stereo wired double neck into Axe 3

    Back problems. You have back problems.
  16. dsimms

    FM3: My Life Has Been a Lie

    Thanks for taking the time to tell your story here. What type and brand system were you auditioning through - FRFR, studio monitors, headphones?
  17. dsimms

    FM3 Wins Gear of the Year Award

    This is great and well deserved. Thanks for continuously changing and greatly improving our guitar world. Here's the glowing GW review (pre Firmware 3.0): https://www.guitarworld.com/reviews/fractal-audio-systems-fm3-amp-modelerfx-processor-review
  18. dsimms

    Homemade 9V Power Out for pedals on FM3

    Looks like we need a new "Pimp My FM3" thread/contest. I've got some serious catching up to do.
  19. dsimms

    Cheap vs expensive monitors - big difference, or over-hyped?

    You should consider upgrading from those old Behringer 8s. There is plenty of talk about good FRFR (full range flat response) powered speakers on this forum. Lots of glowing reviews of the Xitones, Friedman and Atomic CLRs, which will cost you $500 - 1000 new. I've got two Atomic CLR wedges...
  20. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 15.01

    This is great. Comprehensive and humorous... Love the silly American girly power comment. Amazing he can run 9 Voxes maxed out like that.
  21. dsimms

    Do you actually wait 5 seconds for firmware reboot?

    We have a support group for this. Typically your sponsor should have you up to three seconds in the first month, provided you regularly attend the weekly group meetings. We have actually had success with the five second goal by the end of the first year, provided they didn’t visit the forum for...
  22. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 15.01

  23. dsimms

    FM3 Firmware Version 3.0

    See Post #1 in this thread " • Added “Tuner on Heel Down” to MIDI/Remote/Other. When the value of the specified controller goes below 5%, the tuner will be displayed automatically. Typically you would set this to the same CC# or pedal used for volume control so the tuner will come on...
  24. dsimms

    af3 to iPhone

    Not recording - just trying to play my FM3 through headphones. I've got an early one without the headphone jack, and would prefer using my wireless headphones (airpod pros).
  25. dsimms

    af3 to iPhone

    I've temporarily moved into an apartment and want to play my FM3 (should be the same principle as with the Axe III) through my Iphone/Airpod Pros. I'm running USB audio from my FM3 to my iPhone with the camera kit as discussed here. I can't get the iPhone to play the audio through it's speakers...
  26. dsimms

    Can't make a choice

    Haven't tried the Friedmans, but folks seem to like them here. I get the feeling that they might not be as flat as the CLRs - that they have more of the Marshall thump/low midrange emphasis that would help make up for that 412 not being there, but someone with the Friedmans needs to chime in.
  27. dsimms

    Can't make a choice

    Couldn't love my two Atomic CLR active wedges any more unless I had the lighter weight Neo versions. Still doesn't sound like my Marshall 425A 412 cab with my tube heads, but has so many advantages over it that I'd rather use the CLRs.
  28. dsimms

    Help, I'm lost noob

    You’ll need to adjust the input level on the back of the CLR to where it’s red light is just barely flashing at your highest playing/axe output levels. With the gain issues you’re having, you’ll want to do this again after you resolve those issues.
  29. dsimms

    Looking for some fractool help. When I try to convert an AxeII preset to FM3 I get no input or output block. No way to change it either. Suggestions?

    I've had to manually put them in, sometimes fix broken chains in the Fractool conversion. I spent some time moving about a dozen of my faves through Fractool when I first got the FM3 and comparing the sounds side by side with my old Axe FX II XL+. Al was helpful explaining why my presets...
  30. dsimms

    FM3 Session Preset

    No worries! I appreciate your help.
  31. dsimms

    FM3 Session Preset

    Thanks! I was thinking this might require some kind of "per preset" setting, which I haven't used before. I've really enjoyed the OMG 3 setup.
  32. dsimms

    FM3 Session Preset

    I'm trying to figure out how to get my FM3 to show the control switch layout for Bright, Fat, etc. None of my views show them. I'm set up for the OMG 3, which starts with View 4, so that might be blocking it, but I went through all the views and still didn't see the control switches. What's...
  33. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 13.03

    The 0930 was a great place. Seeing Steven with Guthrie in that venue had to be incredible. Reminds me of when I used to see Danny Gatton at Club Soda. Can't beat being so close to great musicians.
  34. dsimms

    Need help with Bass guitar settings

    What are some good rules of thumb for setting up multiband compression for bass in the Axe?
  35. dsimms

    Does anyone have a talk box preset or tips (Living On A Prayer)?

    I went back to my Axe FX II and saw I actually used two presets for this song, and I've just converted them to FM3 here. The first preset, Liv Prayer Intro, starts the synth pad (make sure Food Pedal 1/your volume pedal isn't down when you switch to this preset) and gives you a Friedman HBE...
  36. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 13.00 Public Beta

    Leave it to Leon to work the soft glow of electric sex into a drive improvement thread. Brilliant!
  37. dsimms

    Does anyone have a talk box preset or tips (Living On A Prayer)?

    Here's an FX II patch I built that covered a lot of ground for the intro on that song, from the synth pad to the talk box to the overdriven chords. The synth pad is constant, so you have to fade it in with pedal 1/volume, and use pedal 2 to trigger the formant/talkbox. Not sure how it could be...
  38. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 13.00 Public Beta

    Now you're just showing off. Bravo!
  39. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.11

    And it sounded so good on paper
  40. dsimms

    Schaffer Vega system mimic

    A forum search for solodallas would give you plenty of techniques to pursue. https://forum.fractalaudio.com/search/385491/?q=solodallas&o=date
  41. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.10

    I'm so tempted to do this just to get a chance to shake your hand, Cliff. Even if you do cause a scene. We like scenes, right?
  42. dsimms

    Boutique 1 Matchless model

    Is there a Clubman amp in there? One of my fave real life amps.
  43. dsimms

    Closed Enhanced screen view for live performing

    Thanks for pointing that out... that's a much better conceptualization/visualization and discussion, plus we've got BryantP's attention. I should have spent more time looking for this one before posting.
  44. dsimms

    Closed Enhanced screen view for live performing

    Instead of the preset name using 30 - 40% of the screen on single lines, provide an option to have them use the full width with larger fonts, possibly with scene names below for the first 3 scenes something like this. Active scene could be underlined, blinking, different color. Same could be...
  45. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.09

    I always thought Paul was going after Archie Bunker - different generations I guess!
  46. dsimms

    Banjo tone needed

    I guess you knew you'd get whacked asking about banjo tones. This is a fun song we used to play in the band, but I never worked on the banjo tones. I'll bet you could come up with some kind of envelope filter to mimic the quick plucking/fast decay attack, or maybe someone else already has...
  47. dsimms

    Convert my Axe-FX II presets to FM3 with FracTool, or scrap them?

    I've had mixed luck moving things over with Fractool. Most of the presets required tweaking and adding in and out blocks. Many were incompatible due to legitimate differences. There were some "happy accidents" created in the broken translation without me having to do anything once I set up...
  48. dsimms

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    My "transitional rig" for comparing/moving my fave FXII presets and tweaking the FM3. Both using the same signal to the stereo CLRs, each using an EV1 for volume. I'm using FM3 Edit for all my tweaking, comparing settings to the FXII/Axe Edit.
  49. dsimms

    Fractal Audio Artist Preset Series - Devin Townsend

    Please put your suggestions in the appropriate Wish List section :p
  50. dsimms

    Steve Stevens presets

    Ha! Like Larry Mitchell didn't have you going already. Great company.
  51. dsimms

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    Plus me not exporting with cabs. Just a little operator error going on here. Thanks!
  52. dsimms

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    Just got my FM3 and used Fractool to convert a bank from my Axe FX II XL+, then FractalBot to move it to the FM3. The patches came across, but it scrambled a lot of layout settings, creating overrides scattered throughout the 8 layouts (all the same: PP# 24). I reset them back to factory from...
  53. dsimms

    Gigs cancelled due to Coronavirus? Share your live streaming/revenue stream ideas here

    Thanks for elaborating on your experience. I haven't had much traction on this thread either. I was hoping to hear some experiences with Twitch and Mixer. Looking around the internet, the consensus seems to be using FaceBook or YouTube to stream live with PayPal and Venmo links in the...
  54. dsimms

    FM3 Now Shipping

    FM3 = $999. Coincidence?
  55. dsimms

    Tommy Shaw baddassery

    He's from here in Montgomery, AL, and still a big legend. Still visits his family here. There are still a number of musicians playing here that played with him in great local bands before he got the Styx call. One of my fave local bands does the full version of Crystal Ball.
  56. dsimms

    Gigs cancelled due to Coronavirus? Share your live streaming/revenue stream ideas here

    Anyone have experience with Twitch/BandsinTownLive? Not sure if this is for anyone or just for those who were touring to begin with.
  57. dsimms

    FM3 Now Shipping

    Thanks for this. Our local musicians association has been looking for info to advise local musicians how to do this, and I wasn't aware of these. I think it would be a good service to our Fractal forum members to start a dedicated discussion on live streaming/revenue options, so I created a...
  58. dsimms

    Gigs cancelled due to Coronavirus? Share your live streaming/revenue stream ideas here

    Please share your thoughts about options for musicians to stream performances and generate a revenue stream. I'm on the board and webmaster for our local musicians association (montgomerymusicians.org) and would appreciate your thoughts/success stories/what worked and what didn't. For starters...
  59. dsimms

    FM3 - Take Me To The Top - Loverboy

    Where do I need to send the pizza to keep you cranking out these cool synth/organ patches.
  60. dsimms

    FM3 Now Shipping

    I know... didn't want to stereotype the music scene there since there are incredible guitarists and bands across the board in town, but I thought the reference to great players of all styles was relevant.
  61. dsimms

    FM3 Now Shipping

    If you haven't already, listen to The Lovin Spoonful's Nashville Cats, written in the 60s. I guess bands are still paying to play in the bars on Broadway. I can't imagine what the load in must be like if you don't have a light Axe rig.
  62. dsimms

    FM3 Now Shipping

    Thanks Matt!
  63. dsimms

    FM3 Now Shipping

    If I didn't receive an email confirmation after sending in my FM3 waitlist request, should I just assume I'm on the list?
  64. dsimms

    Is Amazon Rigging the Ratings System?

    I own an IT/website company. Every week I get offers from companies offering review packages containing thousands of raving reviews for any product on major sales platforms. Just like the guys that sell fake positive restaurant reviews to "bury" a bad review. I wouldn't trust any unverified...
  65. dsimms

    Why no Black November sale for FC-6 and FC-12?

    And while you're at it, consider marking those FM3s down. They don't seem to be moving so well right now.
  66. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 9.01

    I think the gain enhancer will be popular with IEM only stage players.
  67. dsimms

    What FRFR? I need portability - moving into a band situation

    I'm massively spoiled with two CLR wedges. I haven't done any head to head comparisons, but these were the forum darlings four or five years ago when I got them, and I'm very glad I went with them.
  68. dsimms

    About to take the plunge... again?

    My Axe II XL+ with two CLR wedges did it for me. I had great pedals in an incredible rig - Fulltone Clyde Deluxe wah, TC Electronic Flanger/Chorus, Fultone Full-Drive 2 overdrive, Original 70's ADA Flanger and a Radial VT Tonebone to push that to a Hot Cat 30 and Roccaforte Custom Head into a...
  69. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III tone/feel vs. Kemper?

    I'm sensing another epiphany around the corner
  70. dsimms

    Shall Axe-Edit II on Mac OS X go 64-bits?

    Glad to hear it's 64 now, but I wouldn't think it would be a problem to recompile the 32 into 64
  71. dsimms

    FS Axe FX II XL+ and MFC 101 MK III. Excellent condition w/ boxes and manuals. New pedalboard and ATA case options.

    Fractal Audio Axe FX II XL+ and the MFC 101 MK III Foot Controller to go with it. Both in excellent condition. Mostly played at home. The Axe has always been housed in the Anvil ATA case. The MFC 101 always housed in the Furman SPB-8c hardshell pedalboard case. $1250 for both, plus shipping...
  72. dsimms

    In Stock today?

    Thanks... just sent another request and will watch for a reply.
  73. dsimms

    In Stock today?

    First thing I checked after a few days. Not there.
  74. dsimms

    In Stock today?

    Are we supposed to get a confirmation that they received our waitlist request and have been added to the waitlist? I sent in my request about 5 days ago and haven't heard back.
  75. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #2

    For you latecomers to the holy crap moment...
  76. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.00

    Cool... You wouldn't happen to have some old Carver Sonic Holography gear laying around the house now, would you?
  77. dsimms

    Chef's Sitar

    Merci beaucoup Alex!
  78. dsimms

    Chef's Sitar

    Anyone have this patch? Working on some Steely Dan stuff this week and it looks like he pulled out.
  79. dsimms

    PRS Custom 24 input level

    My '89 Custom 24 pickups are very hot and I run the input on my Axe II XL+ around 20 - 25 like you where it tickles the red. I'm guessing the Axe FX III input uses the same inputs, but let me know if there's a difference as I'll be upgrading to the III. The PRS is my hottest output guitar and...
  80. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III review in The Guitar magazine

    Well, there goes your one hour of sleep you were allowing yourself each night.
  81. dsimms

    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    Cliff just posted some diagrams and specs: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fc-dimensions.138778/#post-1645820
  82. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 10.01 Firmware Release

    83,000 views! That should be good for a complimentary Axe III, or at least a new foot controller! Thanks!
  83. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 10.01 Firmware Release

    Sounds great. On that ambient TDR looper preset, are you controlling the Master Feedback with the input level for those delay tails?
  84. dsimms

    Farty guitar tone? Ok don't laugh please

    I hear we won't get this advanced feature until later in the Axe 3 release cycle.
  85. dsimms

    Is it me or is the Axe fx 3 aesthetically unpleasing?

    Just remember what this level of processing and performance used to look like after the gig at 3 am.
  86. dsimms

    Is it me or is the Axe fx 3 aesthetically unpleasing?

    Hey, if it gets me one faster, I'll take the credit/blame! BTW, I do have an extra space available in my 4U rack that has my II in it now, so I'm ready to go.
  87. dsimms

    III Avatar competition ?

    It's in there somewhere
  88. dsimms

    Is it me or is the Axe fx 3 aesthetically unpleasing?

    I like it. We've been asking for a usable color display for years. Besides, think of the alternatives. And do we really want to call Cliff's baby ugly and expect that wait list thing to work out?
  89. dsimms

    Very early in the morning last week. Waiting for the shuttle to the airport.

    Love it Larry. You use a great range of tones and dynamics in your songs/videos that show off the Fractal gear. Hope things have slowed down enough for you to get some rest after all the travel. I know you use the Ax8 for travel/convenience, but do you anticipate using the new III for local...
  90. dsimms

    This weeks Axe Fx T&T video will be lightning fast in Axe Edit

    Thanks Max! I’ve always wanted to clone myself so I could send the clone to do yard work while I spend more time enjoying the Axe. Brilliant! I’m going to try this later today.
  91. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Beta

    So, your intentions were betrayed when you hit the wrong key. Oh the irony.
  92. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.00 Firmware Release

    It's Cliff's fault - he sneaked in an ultra long reverb tail, measured in months, into Q8.2. It will take years to clear the air and move on now. Damn you Fractal Audio!
  93. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.00 Firmware Release

    Time for some Exposure and On The Air!
  94. dsimms

    Axe vs Plexi 100w

    I had one of those VTX 112 combos - it was like a Boogie Mark IV died, got buried in Stephen King's Pet Sematary, and came back as a really bad idea. I would have been going to the circuit breaker box outside instead of struggling to get to the cut off switch like a bad science fiction movie.
  95. dsimms

    has the axe replaced everything or not?

    This is obviously a staged shot. I mean, come on, why would you need a tuner with this rig?
  96. dsimms

    Jeff Beck Live at the Hollywood Bowl just released!

    My fave version is Jazz is Dead's with Jimmy Herring. Jimmy has been showing a lot of Jeff influences recently.
  97. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.02 Firmware Release

    I guess we shouldn't let on that Cliff shared Quantum 8.2 final release with his favorites on here several weeks ago then. For you others, you'll have to give the Quantum Eight Ball a spin.
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