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Bring it on...
Clearly since I have an actual show, on a big stage, on Saturday, it will come on Friday and I won't be able to touch it ;)
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Be sure that you have the USER CAB slot pointing at a cab. Leon usually uses his own IR's and they are available for download at the Axechange, I believe.
Anyway, take a look at the cab block in each preset and make sure they are pointing somewhere with a cab ;)
I’ve packed Fractal gear both ways, separate Pelican case and also in my suitcase with my clothes. Both worked fine. It really depends on how many bags you want to check. If you get 2 bags free, then checking a pelican is no problem. I fly with my rig all the time. At this point I use an Axe III...
Absolutely not my experience with either the Axe III or FM3.
That doesn't negate your experience OP, yet you are using the products in a specific way, and I personally am using the direct options.
Although in previous set-ups I have used the Axe II XL through Matrix and cabs and the cabs will...
Just devastated by this news.
Simply put, there was no one else like him. Millions of imitators, only one Edward.
He got me started, no question. It was his tone, his songs, his mastery that shook me awake.
RIP Edward 🎸🎶
Devastated, seriously devastated.
Simply put, there was no one like him. Millions of imitators, only one Edward.
He got me started, no question. It was his tone, his songs, his mastery that shook me awake.
RIP Edward 🎸🎶
I have done this by adding a momentary pedal, it's actually a (cheaper Onstage) sustain pedal for keys, and it's plugged in to one of the switch plugs on either FC12 or FC 6. Hold down for small volume increase, release goes back to original volume...it activates a filter block in my chain...
Someone said this already, if just recording guitars with the Axe III, I don't see why USB wouldn't be the quick and easy choice.
I suppose if you are "keeping" your Axe III in a recording setup, then other options may also make sense.
Personally, I do have an Apogee Duet...so that's a viable...
Sorry to hear this Moke, I know how much work you put into your presets.
If you come up with anything that you'd like to share, just in the Multi or Mega Tap blocks, I do think it would be appreciated.
Very excited for new firmware install....thanks Bryant, Cliff, and Fractal Team!!!
I am clear that the Multi-delay "can" help as a work around for reverb.
Anyone like to share some settings for the multi in this capacity?
Might help some people to understand and try it more swiftly....
The difference can be large or minimal depending on the Fractal choices In the Fractal.
You can use a Friedman amp/cab in the Axe and get a “very” close tone OR choose a different amp/cab and bring a different flavor. Often different tones, one with more highs and the other with some deeper...
Let's assume comparable volume at the back of the room.
So, an individual standing at the back of the room would hear both guitars equally.
Now, what really matters is the position of the PA speakers...meaning if the Fractal player is using 2 PA speakers as his backline, in a similar position...
I wear them with the flap and opening facing down, so the antenna and cable face downward.
Easy to attach, although I usually tape it to the strap with gaff as well so it doesn't slip or move.
The Axe III is brilliant, the end.
I agree with what’s been said regarding the FC controllers. They definitely add flexibility and the ease of programming. Fractal thought those out and they perform well, IME.
That said they are not necessary, the Axe III is midi capable should you choose...
I’ve used the Matrix GT1000FX as Cooper mentioned. Also, the Quilter 200 and Seymour Duncan 170. I recently picke up a PowerStation 100 as well. All have worked GREAT actually. Although again, as Cooper mentioned, smaller may be better for the FM3. If so, I’d check out the SD170.
I agree, the preset you have (i just played the clip), does not sound very much like a Plexi to my ears.
Leon Todd has done a pretty decent job running through the Plexi models on the Axe III.
Maybe watch that, get some tips, and try again.
Although, I know the Plexi's got special attention in...
Absolutely agree with what’s been said already.
For myself, I don’t often play through the same PA from show to show.
I use my AXE III direct every time. I dial in my presets at decent volume...That’s the best I can do.
Our 2nd guitarist is using an AX8, so the same applies to him.
One way our...
So just a quick update...
Today I tried reverting back to 12.12 and after the install, the "lag" was still there.
Only when changing from Scene with Brit Pre to Scene with Shiva Clean.
I'll go back to 12.14 for the other updates, yet it seems reverting won't fix the lag issue :(
Hope there's a fix.
I'm finding I have a lag between scene switches when using the Brit Pre and the Shiva Clean amps.
I have done the "refresh after firmware" AND tried closing Axe Edit, still lag...only going from the Brit pre to the Shiva, going from Shiva to Brit Pre does NOT have the lag. Never had this before...
Nice explanation Yek, as usual.
For a person new to the modeling world or simply new to Fractal, if you are interested in using your Fractal WITH a traditional cabinet, then you would need a power amp, like the SD170. There are plenty of options actually...SD, Matrix, etc...
When connecting to...
I’m using KRK VXT8’s and have been for a while. Are the A7X’s that much of an improvement??
Didn’t really want to spend much more on monitors, yet I spend a BUNCH of time using these and playing through as well as building presets. I would upgrade if there’s a significant difference. Specifics...
Yep, relay for channel switching.
On the software it’s easy to choose relay positions, effects in front and after preamp, etc.
Seriously makes it all much easier. You can choose the position of effects, which buttons do what...
Get the editor, it’s a free download
Sorry you are having difficulty.
I will just say that it is difficult to troubleshoot anything without screen shots.
That said, what are you trying to achieve?
I have my FX8 set up with a Friedman BE100 4CM and it's glorious.
Channel switching, effects before and after the preamp, volume pedal...
Things are slowly opening up a bit around Florida.
Restaurants at 50% capacity. So, mainly they are having outdoor acoustic type stuff.
We have some things filling up for July, some things hadn't been cancelled, yet nothing happening in June.
Promoters and venues are reticent to guarantee...
Just installed FM3 firmware Beta 7
Many amps are NOT syncing in FM3 Edit...even on presets already in the box.
Amp listed in preset is Class-A 30W Bright and down below it is Plexi 50w 6550
Brit Pre shows up down below as Das Metall???
This happens with "new" amps being selected AND existing...
Pete is a very tasty player and has always been generous with his time.
Thanks to Fractal and Pete for making this available and starting up the Artist Preset Series!!!
Much appreciated and a great idea
I see the Axe III is chosen in the Logic preferences. that's correct...
I am wondering why your your input is 1/2??
Mine has 8 input choices for the 8 USB of the Axe III. No Input 1/2, only singular input 1, 2, 3...8
Click the little circles and it should switch to input 1 and input 2 as...
If you are using a USB connection, you should be able to choose the input you use on the Axe III. For example, I use output 1 for my full output, just like if I was giving it to FOH...so make sure input 1 is selected on the channel strip in logic.
Make sure you are creating Audio Tracks, rather...
I have a 2015 MBPro i7 2.8ghz 16GB ram, it is wonderful. I do have the bigger SSD 1TB.
Definitely able to run Logic X just fine. Don't know about Luna...
Although I keep eyeing the newer models, I can't make sense of spending the $$ at the moment.
If I had the choice and the cash, I'd probably...
Thought this came up on a YouTube stream today with Pete Thorn and Dave Friedman.
Dave said the same thing as Cliff, "it's YOU, your ears." It happens to all of us.
AND, possibly other factors like the speakers you are listening through, even humidity reacting with cones of those speakers.
Nice video and amazing playing as always Cooper.
Just a quick question regarding cabs...of course you understand that the cab is a big factor is ANY tone.
Did you use a stock cab for each of the rigs?? Sorry if I missed the cab block reveal.
Thanks again for the great video, looking forward to...
THAT my friend is SICK!! Brilliant playing, you've really copped George's feel as well.
Really excellent, and hugely appreciate you sharing.
I've followed other "tone match" presets you have done, yet this may be the TOP.
Want wait to give it a try myself.
It's easy enough to test. If you play your "real" amp at bedroom levels, you get more bass. As you turn up the volume, you will need to add bass to get the same tone as at a lower volume. Also, guitarists are notorious for being LOUD on stage...if that's the reference, then as Cliff noted...
I would consider 4 space at least...you will undoubtedly want a space or 3 more ;)
Put mine in 4 space, mainly so it doesn't weigh too much.
Added wireless almost immediately.
Whichever case you decide to use, the Axe III is "IT."
I was realizing that I originally just tried my previous presets on my AX8, they were great.
However, someone was saying it is more difficult to get a good tone out of the AX8 and so I started a new preset from scratch.
Got things dialed in pretty quickly, even after having to re-adjust...
Just pulled out my AX8 for the first time in quite a while. Still enjoy the presets I made on the AX8, I spent enough time getting them dialed in that I do think they are good for me. However, I made to transition to the Axe III, FULLY, and I'm super happy.
Sure, flying with the Axe III is a...
As others have pointed out, there are 3 states to the stack/hold/off option...so I’m not sure a switch will be sufficient.
A switch is usable for any on/off function.
In my case I use a switch to engage/bypass a filter block that has a 2.5dB volume boost.
Anything with a little circle (in Axe...
Hey peeps, I have a quick question...I've upgraded to 12.02 and Axe-Edit 1.05
Preset seems fine and functions correctly with CS off in scene 1 and on in scene 2, yet when I open my Controllers in Axe Edit they are ALL showing the ON position...even though I know most should be off and only some...
I am thinking about this as well...considering adding an external switch, rather than use a switch on my FC6.
I have a on/off pedal connected to the 3/4 switch output on my FC6. I use it for a “temp vol boost,” push/hold on = boost, let go and its back to normal volume.
Really handy for quick...