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  1. JoeyBTL

    Axe-Fx does not sound right

    Although the input board isn't terribly expensive, I'm leaning towards that not being an issue. The more I've A/B'd the front and rear inputs since I've posted this, the more it doesn't seem like they are all that different and share the same qualities I dislike in how it sounds and more...
  2. JoeyBTL

    Axe-Fx does not sound right

    I'm pretty sure Fractal sells replacement input boards, but has anyone repaired theirs? I don't see any clearly bad solder joints, but I wonder if anyone knows what a common failure with them would be.
  3. JoeyBTL

    Axe-Fx does not sound right

    Harm - Yes I did try that. I just tried the rear input and it made a noticeable difference! This is great. Still not quite a good as the front input was for a short time, as I described, but after reading a few front vs rear input threads, I can see why the front is better anyway. I think this...
  4. JoeyBTL

    Axe-Fx does not sound right

    Not either of those unfortunately. Especially not after wiping the whole thing and starting a new patch. But I also loaded a bank of patches back on and they were fine as far as thats concerned.
  5. JoeyBTL

    Axe-Fx does not sound right

    I just cleared all banks and loaded the clean system file to clear everything out. Started a preset with only the Friedman HBEC45 and the Recto new mix IR, switching to the Petrucci mix IR, and it still sounds bad.
  6. JoeyBTL

    Axe-Fx does not sound right

    I just opened it up and all cables were/are fine and connected properly.
  7. JoeyBTL

    Axe-Fx does not sound right

    Yes I am Chris.
  8. JoeyBTL

    Axe-Fx does not sound right

    I have not. It does not move much, and wasn't during the past week at all other time my plugging a cable into the front of it. But I can do that to check and see.
  9. JoeyBTL

    Axe-Fx does not sound right

    For the longest time I felt like something wasn't right with the sound of my Axe Fx II Mark 1. I tried going through different pieces of my setup to narrow it down, blaming my cables, monitors, guitars..everything but the possibility that its the actual Axe Fx. I could never (within the past...
  10. JoeyBTL

    Help with really weird sound on Logic recordings

    I thought it sounded like interference as well but literally nothing has changed in the setup around my computer or house in general so I didn't know where to start. Also, I only have my axe connected via usb. I don't use it as the output for my computer, so I'm not sure if that just makes...
  11. JoeyBTL

    Help with really weird sound on Logic recordings

    Hey guys. So I haven't tried to record anything in Logic via my axe in a while but I usually have it open so I can hit record when I come up with an idea. Yesterday I recorded something really quick and got this super weird intermittent sound. It has never happened before but now it happens at...
  12. JoeyBTL

    John Mayer with an Axe-Fx III and Khalid ...

    It makes it look even better for Fractal that there's pictures of him using a Kemper in his dressing room, and now hes seen with this ;)
  13. JoeyBTL

    Dumble Lead patch w/Ibanez Prestige AZ2402

    Just wanted a share a patch I made using the ODS-100 Ford 2 model with the Full OD in front. It works great with or without the drive block engaged but the recording is with it on. I'm just messing around so its nothing spectacular, but it is a really nice tone that sounds pretty searing and...
  14. JoeyBTL

    New Line 6 FRFR cab - Powercab

    Does anyone else not like the idea of having so much technology going on in the speaker cabinet? After having my active FRFR fail a couple of times now, I've wished I had a separate power amp and cab (FRFR or traditional) because when one of them goes down, I am without the whole thing. Just...
  15. JoeyBTL

    FRFR: I Admit I Prefer It

    Thought I'd chime in and say if you do get the Alto, take how it sounds with a grain of salt when looking at it as FRFR. The whole thing is plastic and it definitely reflects in the sound. Comparing it to my Mackie HD1221, its definitely in a different league. When up at volume, it certainly...
  16. JoeyBTL

    Will we see improvements/new tech regarding speaker cabinets?

    Interestingly enough, I actually did just that and copied it right from the address bar and it still did it that way. I know I didn't use the share feature because I went back to look at the video and had to remember where its at, so I didn't recently do that for sure. But I did kind of want...
  17. JoeyBTL

    Will we see improvements/new tech regarding speaker cabinets?

    This is the same way I fear my whole post is interpreted, but with all the new threads coming up about the Axe III and having just recently read the comment "the MFC is garbage", I think it can't be all that bad lol.
  18. JoeyBTL

    Will we see improvements/new tech regarding speaker cabinets?

    It is the only possible outcome.
  19. JoeyBTL

    Will we see improvements/new tech regarding speaker cabinets?

    I certainly appreciate your response and overall I do understand where you are going with your reply. I do not doubt the amount of time you've put into this, along with the rest of your research for this machine we all love. But I'm not afraid to admit that I'm certainly no electrical engineer...
  20. JoeyBTL

    Will we see improvements/new tech regarding speaker cabinets?

    Yea I always take that into account. But it seems consistent between all the videos I watched at least. I'm certainly not an expert at this stuff and I wish I understood exactly how IRs work better but doesn't it make sense that a speaker and whats going on in the room and with the cab reacts...
  21. JoeyBTL

    Will we see improvements/new tech regarding speaker cabinets?

    It is great to see the III coming out with so much more room for activities and improvements all around. I know that there will be basically Cab Lab within the unit itself, which is great, but I'm curious about anyones thoughts on there being a push forward with the speaker cabinet part of this...
  22. JoeyBTL

    A Gift from Fractal Audio! Free Cab Pack!

    Thank you so much!
  23. JoeyBTL

    Video with my Guthrie Govan Charvel and Quantum 9beta

    Like the title states, this is a video I recently made using my new guitar and Quantum 9beta. I'm just using the Friedman BE100 V1 with one of the Pete Thorn IRs and a Marshall IR which I can't remember where it came from haha. It's called the TAF_Mars4x12. Haven't gotten around to upgrading to...
  24. JoeyBTL

    Strange Low End Issue - Don't Give Up On Me Folks!

    Figured I'd throw this in here. I started a thread (because of seeing this thread actually) about a similar low end issue. There are a few tidbits of information in there that don't seem to be in here. Still dealing with low cut type options but a few things in addition to whats been posted...
  25. JoeyBTL

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.00 Beta

    Just wanted to say, FWIW, with the beta I have been having less time out issues with Axe-Edit but it is still happening. It used to happen within 5-10 minutes of use and now its much longer before it craps out, so something was changed for sure. I know this is still just a beta and a new...
  26. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    I appreciate the comment. I understand what you're saying and overall its not like I'm just complaining about how bad the Axe is because of this flubiness blah blah blah...There are plenty of tones I use all the time are amazing and I honestly love it even more using the new beta. But I...
  27. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Okay so using B:ASSMASTER's patch did help me. Overall it is better but I still sense more woof that I believe their should be. So to use a different example, I tried to keep it simple and used the "Plexi LM" patch from the recent Larry Mitchell preset/cab pack from the Fractal YouTube video...
  28. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Well the examples I recorded were done by having my Axe connected to my iMac via a USB cable and nothing else. So there isn't exactly anything in the middle of the equation, like some sort of audio interface. Also I get the same feeling about my tone if I am running it to my powered monitor...
  29. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Can you expand on that? I'm not sure what to adjust or change properly. I understand I have the level knob on the outside set very low, but does turning the output of the preset down and then turning the knob actually make a difference. I always thought an adjustment of any level wasn't...
  30. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    If you go back to my original post the paragraph before the SoundCloud clip explains the differences in each part of the clip. So I do adjust the bass in the preset.
  31. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Thanks a lot for that! I do notice a difference right away. Definitely not farty like before. I was trying to see what all changed about it and a big thing is not just changing the drive to the 3-knob but mainly turning the level down. When I turn that back up, instant woof. Now am I wrong...
  32. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Ideas on what I should check? This is going on with multiple outputs and multiple cables. So I'm not sure how to isolate the problem in that regard, since its so similar across different monitoring options. Even the headphone jack. Are you thinking hardware related within the Axe itself, or...
  33. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Either USB straight to back of the computer or 1/4" out to either a monitor or currently into the power section of my fender amp. All sound slightly different because they are different (duh) but still have the same characteristics. Another thing to reiterate is that not every amp and preset I...
  34. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    On an additional note, if anyone has a preset that you're very familiar with and would like to share, or point me in the direction of, I'd be happy to load it up and record how it is right off the bat on my end.
  35. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    This is pretty common in my patches but as an example in this case, everything I'm going off of is from the patch I downloaded. But it seems quite common for the output level on a lot of patches I seem to try to be high so I just compensate by keeping my level knob down. In any case, I just...
  36. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Ahh gotcha, well then its currently at 2%. So not very high haha
  37. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    What do you suggest starting with trying? Or would a complete reset of the Axe Fx possibly help? I've never done that in the few years I've owned it now.
  38. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    I'm not sure what to check. I get this issue with multiple monitoring situations, out via XLR, out via 1/4", and USB straight to my iMac recorded with Logic.
  39. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Currently, and also when I recorded that clip, its at about 6 o'clock. So pretty much almost off.
  40. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Yea I had just done a quick amp reset and had the same issue. I will try that with the cab block as well. I do usually do that with most of my presets for good measure but didn’t mess with this one as much in that way. Mr_fender that’s all great information for me! I appreciate that. I am...
  41. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Alsooo if anyone would like to load up that patch and record something with some similar guitars for comparisons sake, it’d be great to see if they’re getting the same results right off the bat.
  42. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    I'm going to try this as well. It came to mind when mr_fender mentioned about the amount of bass going into the input. I'll experiment with that. Thanks!
  43. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Yea I figured it was an old one, but didn't think much of it since its a persistent problem. But I did just give that a try and still the same thing is going on. Also for another discussions sake, I've recently been after some Twin tones because of things like hearing Joe Bonamassa's sound...
  44. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Lkdog sorry I didn’t see your comment before, but I do understand what you’re saying. I know that they are a little bassier and I do take that into account. But I guess I get caught up when I see something like the video above the get to try the patch and it doesn’t sound very similar, mainly...
  45. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    The bass cut does the job pretty well for the strat (could still use some adjusting) but the PRS is still not good, note definition is still not there.
  46. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    Ahh okay, that makes sense. I tried the bass cut which seems to alleviate some of it. But what would be the low cut in the amp block, just using the GEQ page and taking it down around 63, then turning the bass knob up? Or would a different way work better?
  47. JoeyBTL

    Tired of this bass flubbyness...

    I just recently read the thread posted by Warrior on a similar issue I've been having so it inspired me to make one of my own instead of jacking his. It seems for a while now I've have this odd flubbyness to my patches. It is less on tighter higher gain models but seems to be a lot more...
  48. JoeyBTL

    Axe Edit constant crashes

    I've been having the same issue basically since the update. I'll just be using AE just fine and then it times out. Try to reconnect and it says something about version information cannot be queried I think. I've uninstalled and updated both AE and the drivers. Just today I tried 4 different...
  49. JoeyBTL

    JTC Solo Contest 2015 - Joey Schultheiss Entry

    Thanks man! I appreciate that. It definitely can be tough but this was also mostly for fun too. I may put up more videos in the future, but hopefully with a nicer guitar to look at haha. Thank you sir! :)
  50. JoeyBTL

    JTC Solo Contest 2015 - Joey Schultheiss Entry

    Hey dudes, I just posted my entry for the JTC solo contest. Its over the rock track, which I had the most fun jamming over. I'm using my lead HBE preset here. Its FW17, which I'm still happy with tone wise in the video, but I wish I would've upgrade to 18 before this video, because now it...
  51. JoeyBTL

    Announcing the Axe-Fx II XL Plus

    So will there will be an Axe-Fx II XL Air?
  52. JoeyBTL

    Creating a VH II Preset

    Thanks that worked! I'm liking this patch. It translates pretty pretty well for me. It does sound better when I record it and play it back on my m-audio monitors but my HD1221 is in the shop so all I have otherwise is an Alto monitor which isn't nearly as good. Still fun to play with though.
  53. JoeyBTL

    Creating a VH II Preset

    I downloaded the patch and I can't get any sound. When I bypass the cab block I get sound but I can't figure out whats going on with the cab block to make it not work. I unlinked it from global cabs but other than that I don't know.
  54. JoeyBTL

    Messing with FW18 iPhone 6 Direct.

    The link in this thread is to a patch for the plain ol' II, not XL. That could be why, it worked fine for me on my II.
  55. JoeyBTL

    Allan Holdsworth patches v13.07

    Whenever I try and load this, through axe edit or fractal bot, all it does is load a completely blank preset.
  56. JoeyBTL

    Switchfoot +Axe FX @ Jimmy Kimmel

    I don't really have a problem with bands doing it or not doing it. If they aren't using any sort of back line, like Periphery, I don't mind at all because I'd pay more attention to the band itself because they've got so much going on with their playing. Plus with so many bands now having...
  57. JoeyBTL

    Volume drop when switching scenes

    Okay thank you! And I know what you mean. Scenes is a great thing but there are a few little details I have to go over to get it just right. I wish I could've just figured this out by myself but it was much quicker to post it here and have more time for playing \m/
  58. JoeyBTL

    Volume drop when switching scenes

    Ahhh dammit, it is the xy! I've been copying this same amp block to different presets for so long now I didn't even remember that its the Y of a different amp I used to use haha thank you! That explains the drop out I get, but I still don't understand the slight dip in volume. I thought it was...
  59. JoeyBTL

    Mavericks pros cons ?

    I have a new iMac with it, coming from snow leopard on my macbook pro, and I'm happy with it. I go direct with my Axe to Logic and everything is working just fine so far.
  60. JoeyBTL

    Volume drop when switching scenes

    I went to try and use scenes tonight at practice for something simple, just a simple patch with drive engaged in scene one and bypassed in scene two. When I do this, this is a very obvious momentary volume drop when I switch from scene one to two. But even if I switch the order and have scene...
  61. JoeyBTL

    Turning the axe fx II on and off in a live situation

    At very least, you could just pop out the xlr real quick and then turn it off.
  62. JoeyBTL

    Using two different guitars with different output levels.

    I get confused when I see stuff related to this because I always just ask myself, what's so hard about going to the I/O menu and changing the input level? I don't mean that in a condescending way, it just seems like the easiest solution would be to press a button and turn the dial quick. Or is...
  63. JoeyBTL

    Deftones Rig Rundown AXE II + MFC101

    I'd like to know what he means with the stereo cabs sounding out of phase and everything.
  64. JoeyBTL

    10.06 5153 Red goodness

    I updated to 10.06 today and decided to reset my 5153 red patch. The amp is saved on the Y because the X is the amp before it was reset and the Y is the same settings just on the new model so I could compare. I feel like, to me, its a little smoother now which I like. The gate is pretty...
  65. JoeyBTL

    Bulb "Epic Lead Patch" Solo cover

    Thanks man, glad you like it! The holydiver is a great pickup too :)
  66. JoeyBTL

    Bulb "Epic Lead Patch" Solo cover

    So ever since Bulb put up this clip of a FW10 test I loved this little diddy. So tonight I was messing with my solo patch and it reminded me of it so I just had to learn it. I know the patch doesn't sound exactly like Bulbs but its not meant to. Just having some fun :D I uploaded my patch as...
  67. JoeyBTL

    Noise gate for high gainers

    I started using one in the chain after I d/led Bulbs rhythm patch. I used to always set the input gate the same way as his but just putting it in the chain seems to make a difference for some reason. For me it does anyway.
  68. JoeyBTL

    Microphone advice for recording video? $50-100 range

    Well I know that the mic needs to be relatively close to me but I also know a better mic will change the sound quality as well. I can't exactly point the mic on the iphone towards myself and record the video at the same time. With the few reviews I did watch you could tell a difference between...
  69. JoeyBTL

    Microphone advice for recording video? $50-100 range

    So I want to start making play-throughs and stuff like that to post on Youtube and I need advice on what type of mic I should look into. I'm going to be using my iPhone 5 to shoot the video and that will work just fine but the mic on it isn't exactly as good as I'd like for what I'm looking to...
  70. JoeyBTL

    Axe II firmware 10 video ... awsome dynamics !!! ( suhr modern )

    Sounds awesome. I love this tone and the one in I think the video previous to this one. Any chance we could get the patch?
  71. JoeyBTL

    Suggestions for monitor to dial tones in bedroom?

    Well that's what I figured on as well and it's why I went with the m-audios but they leave a lot to be desired haha. It's not just as simple as an eq curve that I'm saying it's missing, it's just everything I know the axe is capable of as far as dynamics and feel and subtle things about...
  72. JoeyBTL

    Suggestions for monitor to dial tones in bedroom?

    I completely understand that the levels affect the tone. I know that. I'm not looking for something that recreate my exact sound of a cranked HD1221. I want something better than the m-audios. I've played on the mackie a Ton at bedroom level and it sounds a lot better, like it should. I get what...
  73. JoeyBTL

    Suggestions for monitor to dial tones in bedroom?

    Id rather not take it back and forth so I'm not considering that as an option. And I know it's not going to be the EXACT same sound as what will come through the Mackie but Id like something close.
  74. JoeyBTL

    Suggestions for monitor to dial tones in bedroom?

    Hey guys. So, I have an Axe II and with my band I always use a Mackie HD1221 for practice and live and I love it, it sounds great, all that stuff. At home I have a set of M-audio BX5a's and I just run an xlr to the back of one of them for my home jamming. Obviously they don't sound nearly as...
  75. JoeyBTL

    New naming options. Thanks!

    Definitely wasn't there lol I was just naming some presets last night it was remembering how slightly annoying it is. This makes it even less annoying! :D
  76. JoeyBTL

    What did you rely on before the Axe-Fx

    I was using a 5150 through Marshall 1960 with a tube screamer, rocktron hush super c, and a delay pedal. Then I had an Ultra and a Ground Control for about a year until I got the 2 and MFC. Never gonna go back, although any kind of gear is still cool and appealing so I don't know what I'll...
  77. JoeyBTL

    Dear Fractal...

    Do people really hate FW9 this much? Holy crap.
  78. JoeyBTL

    Stage Monitor Feedback

    I usually just tell them I don't want myself through the stage monitors at all and just rely on my HD1221. It makes it easier for them, it doesn't create any feedback problems, and it usually is better than the monitors they have anyway.
  79. JoeyBTL

    Stage Monitor Feedback

    I can understand you wanting to avoid a noise gate coming from using a tube set up but don't be afraid of it on the axe. It won't do a single thing to your tone. Theres basically already an input gate on every patch anyway, you just have to turn it up to make it work. Page over to IN/GTE and...
  80. JoeyBTL

    Am I setting my gate wrong?

    Have you tried putting the gate block before everything in your chain? I usually get that little bit of feedback squeak on my rhythm patches and its always been annoying. I downloaded Mishas patches he put up and noticed he puts the gate block before everything. I tried it on one of my normal...
  81. JoeyBTL

    The Reaction - Marco Sfogli cover

    Nice playing! Did you use the patch he uploaded?
  82. JoeyBTL

    Guess What Amp I Just Bought

    Man if containing a model of a $55k amp doesn't stop people from bitching about the price of these, I don't think anything will.
  83. JoeyBTL

    Having to abort Scenes.. do I have options?

    Did you not have an Axe before v9? Before scenes a lot of people did as you're describing and just used different presets. It's what I did with my GCP. You can get the same idea but it takes a tad more work to get spillover to work correctly and get the levels right but there won't be gapless...
  84. JoeyBTL

    Remove X/Y on amps and cabs?

    Well I kind of switch around. I'll explain one of my songs. Starts on Amp 1 X, Cab 1 X > Amp 2 Y, Cab 2 Y > Amp 2 X, Cab 2 X > Amp 1 X, Cab 1 X > Amp 2 Y, Cab 2 Y > Amp 1 X, Cab 1 X If theres anything I could do to get the gaps down it would be nice, but it would be even nicer if there were...
  85. JoeyBTL

    Remove X/Y on amps and cabs?

    I'd like to know that as well. Dropout is the only thing I dislike about scenes. It does everything I need need perfectly, but the main reason I started using them instead of patches is, among other reasons, gapless switching. Since it isn't always gapless, it makes it harder for me to call it...
  86. JoeyBTL

    A couple questions regarding balanced/unbalanced outs.

    Okay that works then. As I was reading I was thinking "damn, my xlr is 30ft" haha. But that all sounds great then. It's not a bad idea just to run 1 to FOH just to be safe anyway. That's what I'll start doing. Thanks for the help! I'm still curious about why fractal didn't put any xlrs for out2.
  87. JoeyBTL

    A couple questions regarding balanced/unbalanced outs.

    Thanks Chris! That's what I wanted to hear. Any reason/benefit you to in doing out 1 to FOH and out 2 to your monitors as opposed to the other way around?
  88. JoeyBTL

    A couple questions regarding balanced/unbalanced outs.

    The main reason I'm making this thread is because when I play live I just use my Axe straight into my HD1221 and then to FOH. Well with my ultra I used to use the xlr out1 to my monitor and xlr out2 to FOH so I can have my volume set for FOH and adjust my own monitor as needed. I'd like to do...
  89. JoeyBTL

    Creating glitchy/stutter effect

    Yes! This seems to be just what I'm looking for. I'd still like to know the way Periphery does it but I'm sure I could get some great use out of what you just posted. Now when do I get to use it :D
  90. JoeyBTL

    9.02 available

    THANK YOU for fixing the volume pops between presets.
  91. JoeyBTL

    Should I jump on the Holiday Special?

    Any idea when the MFC will be back in stock and any idea when the holiday sale will end?
  92. JoeyBTL

    Creating glitchy/stutter effect

    Okay I just tried all of what mule said and it did yield some great results for what I wanted. But as he said, theres not really a good way to get the repeats to stop. Even with bypassing it, it turns it off but is still going so when the delay is turned back on its still there. Another thing...
  93. JoeyBTL

    Creating glitchy/stutter effect

    Ah thank you sir. I knew how to set it to ADSR1 but not modify it, never messed with that yet.
  94. JoeyBTL

    Creating glitchy/stutter effect

    Muleskinner, I tried that but got stopped right at the beginning because I don't know how to tie the volume to a ADSR. I don't see anywhere that you can adjust mode, retrig, etc.
  95. JoeyBTL

    Creating glitchy/stutter effect

    Thanks Adam I'd really appreciate that! And thanks muleskinner as well, I'll try that when I get off work. I did find a couple things where people said they used a boss dd6 delay pedal with a looper built in and they could make it so whenever you pressed down on it, it would record that quick...
  96. JoeyBTL

    Creating glitchy/stutter effect

    I've been searching and can't seem to find the perfect way to create the certain stutter effect I'm after. I've tried using a phaser and trem block but neither gave me exactly what I want. I'd like a stutter sound thats like you would take a recording and pretty much chop out tiny sections so...
  97. JoeyBTL

    Large difference in same amp with fw9.0

    Thanks! I figured it was something like that but it was hard for me to notice it at first. There's a few other subtle differences between the two but those took car of the majority of the tone.
  98. JoeyBTL

    Large difference in same amp with fw9.0

    So last night I saw Misha Mansoor post on facebook about how good fw9 is. He mentioned in the post taking the patch Andy's Message (#123), bypassing the modulation effects blocks, and changing the drive block to the BB Pre for a great jam tone. I imagined a number of you have seen this if you...
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