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  1. MKeditor

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 12 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Release Candidate

    I'm new to using the send and return blocks so I don't know if it's supposed to be this way but....when you add a return block the return level is set to 0. I spent a bit of time searching for what I had done wrong before discovering this ridiculously simple answer. I'm not sure if anyone would...
  2. MKeditor

    Lexicon PCM70: Pan & Circular Delays

    These are great. It's wonderful to have my circular delay working properly again. I'm grateful for those who contribute.
  3. MKeditor

    Lexicon PCM70: Pan & Circular Delays

    Thank you. I'm been a fan of these delays for years. I've had versions of them on the Axe-FX over the years...but firmware upgrades change and degrades the settings over time. I'm excited to try your new and improved version. I appreciate the time and expertise. Thanks for sharing.
  4. MKeditor

    Jumper Inputs on a Tweed Deluxe?

    I know there's presets for jumpered Marshalls. Is there one for the normal and microphone input on a tweed deluxe?
  5. MKeditor

    Who here is using FracPad with Axe-Fx III?

    Interesting. What's the best way to connect it? USB?
  6. MKeditor

    Anyone sell all their tube amps?

    Yes. Back in 2008. I did keep a 1967 Princeton that I would fire up once in a while...but I could achieve the same tone from the black box so I sold it six years ago.
  7. MKeditor

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.03

    Which cab are you using for this?
  8. MKeditor

    Compressors in AXE FX III

    I have difficulty getting a hard, spanky compression like in Billie Jean, Dann Huff on Amy Grant's Wise Up or Steve Lukather with Los Lobotomys on the live version of Jorainbo. I'm pretty sure Dann and Steve were using MXR Dynacomp in front of the amp and DBX 160X in the loop. If anyone knows...
  9. MKeditor

    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    The Atomic CLRs arrived yesterday. They do sound a bit different. Bottom end is more present. After going back and forth A/B'ing them, I do find the CLRs to be more true. I didn't find it to be night and day though. Nevertheless I'm very happy with them. Thank you to everyone for their input.
  10. MKeditor

    Post Your Axe-Fx III Rigs Here!

    Clean set up. Looks like a fly rig. This is definately a church. The fake plant is a give away. Something about the carpet too.
  11. MKeditor

    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    I'm standing close so a coaxial monitor is better than two drivers side by side. I'm fine with a good coaxial wedge...but they cost just as much or more. I really like EAW monitors but they're $1500 each.
  12. MKeditor

    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    I'm in the Portland, OR area.
  13. MKeditor

    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    I have found someone that will sell me a pair of barely used original Atomic CLRs for $1500. I know they're heavier. Do you guys think that would be a good choice?
  14. MKeditor

    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    All the files I can find are your guitar. I meant an mp3 of a song. That is something that to me is far more revealing that just a guitar. For example, your sound clips are helpful to hear how the monitors are different from each other but I can't know which one is truer to the signal. I do like...
  15. MKeditor

    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    According to what's be posted here the Atomic won't be available anytime soon. I did write them and place myself on the waiting list but if it's going to be many months I'll have to choose something else. I've been hearing good things about the RCF for a while now. But it's big, heavy and I'm...
  16. MKeditor

    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    Wow. They do sound very different. I would have liked to have heard an mp3 of a well known song through them. For me that's a far better reference to distinguish which is more true sounding.
  17. MKeditor

    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    Wow. That's a very long wait. I can't imagine what could cause a year long wait. Too bad. The CLR is easily the favorite. Xitone has a light weight and regular wedge. I like the idea of lighter. Any thoughts on that?
  18. MKeditor

    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    I appreciate your experience with these monitors. As others have suggested, we only know what we've tried. When I first embraced the black box back in 2008, I ran it through a VHT 2502 poweramp and a pair of cubes with vintage 30's. It sounded good but the amp tones all sounded similar. Once I...
  19. MKeditor

    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    If so those must be really coloring the sound.
  20. MKeditor

    Best Powered FRFR Monitor

    Which powered FRFR monitor sounds best to you? My criteria is that it shouldn't color the tone. I play recorded music through them to hear how true they sound. I've had a pair of FBT Vere 12ma's for about ten years. They've been fantastic...but I dropped one and now it's ruined and FBT don't...
  21. MKeditor

    I made a mistake

    I chose it to go to bank B...or that's what I thought I chose.
  22. MKeditor

    I made a mistake

    I uploaded the new Bank B. I chose bank B via Fractal bot. My expectation was that presets 129-256 would be overwriten. Unfortunately it also over wrote a lot more...including presets 1-12 which are my go to. I'd like to never make this mistake again. Other than not backing up bank A, what did I...
  23. MKeditor

    Best Amp for Clean Strat Quack?

    I'm always looking for what will give me the most quack, bell like clean tone from position 2 & 4 on a strat. I've auditioned many amps. The one that seems to get the closest is the tweed deluxe. Which one works the best for you?
  24. MKeditor

    FC-12 and Axe-Fx 3 enough buttons?

    I went with the RJM MMGT 16. I couldn't be happier.
  25. MKeditor

    Dweezil Zappa violin sound

    Fantastic update. Thank you. 👍
  26. MKeditor

    Steve Lukather Soldano X88R preset

    I tried converting for the III but couldn't get any sound.
  27. MKeditor

    PSA: Don't get a Gator GR-3S rack case for your Axe-Fx III

    I've had the same Gator case since the Ultra days and have never had a problem.
  28. MKeditor

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #2

    Great groove! Nice tone too.
  29. MKeditor

    Stereo vs. Mono at gigs. What are you using?

    I've been running stereo for many years. ItsI never been a problem and sounds fab. ✌️
  30. MKeditor

    Billie Jean Compression

    I agree that a lot of clean tracks were direct into the console. Nevertheless, I think the Axe-FX should be able to replicate that. It might take a powerful wizard though.
  31. MKeditor

    Billie Jean Compression

    David Williams funky clean in Michael Jackson's Billie Jean has a great clean, funky tone. His solo starting at 3:30 is very compressed. How would you approach replicating that extreme squish? Two compressors?
  32. MKeditor

    My 10th Year with The Magic Box

    The 3+ was excellent. Especially after John Suhr modded it for me. The clean tone was killer. Previously I had a 2 channel. The dirt was great but the clean was really lacking on that one.
  33. MKeditor

    Scare

    Turned the rig on this morning and it was all messed up. The tuner via the RJM MMGT16 wasn't reading from the Axe-FX. I couldn't turn the tuner off. I rebooted the Axe-FX. There was a delay in changing patches and my volume was fading in and out. I starting to think the whole unit was messed up...
  34. MKeditor

    Made the jump: RJM MMGT/22! (And the learning experience)

    I've been using the MMGT-16 for a while now. I couldn't be happier. It was a pricey investment but I love the form factor, flexibility, intuitive editor and product support. If Fractal had been prompt with the release of the FC i might not have gone this direction. I'm glad it turned out this way.
  35. MKeditor

    RJM MM GT/16 First Impressions

    The new firmware supporting the Axe-FX III allows you to switch channels by long pressing block IAs. This is a fabulous addition.
  36. MKeditor

    Small FRFR monitor

    I'm actually very interested in trying the Freqout. I've seen videos of Ford Thurston demoing it that has me intrigued. I wish there was an easy way to achieve this with the Axe-fx.
  37. MKeditor

    Small FRFR monitor

    I've been using a pair of FBT 12ma monitors for years. They sound amazing. They're no longer popular here but I've never found the need to change unless there's something a lot cheaper or significantly lighter. For the past several years all my gigs use IEMs. I still bring my monitors so that...
  38. MKeditor

    Which IR do you like with the DC30?

    Where does one find these IRs?
  39. MKeditor

    Which IR do you like with the DC30?

    I updated the title. I should have proofed first. I'm looking for a great IR for the DC30. Thanks.
  40. MKeditor

    Which IR do you like with the DC30?

    Post your IR preference with the DC-30. Ready, set, go!
  41. MKeditor

    How many don't use reverb at all for live?

    I don't play huge concert halls. Only about 700 seats. The only tones I don't use reverb on are clean funk parts. Otherwise I use a bit of reverb with 120 ms of predelay. This simulates the slap against the back wall from live recordings I loved growing up with guitars being played really loud...
  42. MKeditor

    High Quality Cable vs Economy Cable, The SRV Story

    There are all kinds of opinions on cables. Some say it's scientifically proven that they don't make a difference. My ears don't agree, although years ago I bought a cable made a big difference through my Afe-FX/FRFR rig but through my friend's vintage Fender amp there was no difference. A cable...
  43. MKeditor

    To mono or to stereo?

    I'm sure glad that movie theaters haven't adopted a mono philosophy. I wouldn't buy a ticket to a modern movie that only had a 1.1 sound system....even if I wasn't in the sweet spot ;)
  44. MKeditor

    To mono or to stereo?

    Yes. The PA is stereo in almost every venue I play. There was one that I used to play that was stereo but the FOH engineer refused to pan anything except pre-show music. He saw the logic to pan CDs or mp3s but not the band. I'm glad i don't play there anymore.
  45. MKeditor

    To mono or to stereo?

    This video by noted FOH engineer, Dave Rat provides fantastic Information in regards to mono and stereo. Since learning this, I always use two different cabs in my signal path to avoid phase cancelation from the P.A. Running my guitar stereo also helps differentiate me in the mix from mono...
  46. MKeditor

    Officially old!

    Ah, to be 50 again. Happy birthday.
  47. MKeditor

    To mono or to stereo?

    Generally bi-amp is separating frequencies, like woofer and tweeter. What you were told is correct. Yoy need two amps or a stereo power amp to be stereo. The rig that I used the Marshall 1936 cab was powered by an VHT 2502 power amp.
  48. MKeditor

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 1.13 Beta

    That had potential. :checkeredflag:
  49. MKeditor

    Axe-Fx III & Mastermind GT16 (/10 - /22) configuration

    Agreed. Ron and Sherry have great customer service. :checkeredflag:
  50. MKeditor

    Axe-Fx III & Mastermind GT16 (/10 - /22) configuration

    I recently bought the GT16 to use with the III. Love it. I also had been keeping my presets starting with 400. I wrote Ron about it. In the end, I just moved the first dozen factory presets to late 300s and put mine in 1-12. I did put a bug in Ron's ear about being able to program the GT presets...
  51. MKeditor

    To mono or to stereo?

    It can be in one cab. Early 2000's I had a Marshall 1936 cab. It was a 2X12 cab that could be run mono or stereo. I always ran it stereo. It was a fabulous sounding cab but the stereo effect wasn't as good so eventually I sold it and bought two cubes which made stereo great again.
  52. MKeditor

    "Pride (In The Name of Love)" Delay

    Thanks. That's a great reference page. He shows the delay 1/4 (566) and a dotted 1/8 (425) and 8th (283). Both 8th and dotted 8th?
  53. MKeditor

    "Pride (In The Name of Love)" Delay

    Would that be best replicated as the 2290 delay at 418 ms with modulation? Or is there some other secret sauce element to that delay?
  54. MKeditor

    To mono or to stereo?

    I've ran my rig stereo live for 20 years. There's never been a problem. Only benefit.
  55. MKeditor

    Does your band run mono or stereo guitars live?

    I hope the mono advocates go to movie theaters that are mono. Because all that THX, Dolby Atmos, 7.1 or even 5.1 systems must be a waste except for the few people sitting in the sweet spot based on those theories.:speakerthree: :eyes: :speakerthree: **grin**
  56. MKeditor

    [Solved] Delay Questions From a Curious Mind

    Agreed. It ended up not having to do with channels. Just an obvious point I overlooked. Solved. Thanks guys.
  57. MKeditor

    [Solved] Delay Questions From a Curious Mind

    Thank Rex. I know it was something simple.
  58. MKeditor

    [Solved] Delay Questions From a Curious Mind

    I'm exploring using channels for the first time. I copy the delay block that's a a duel delay with 1/4 note and a dotted 1/8. When I paste in in other presets, the delay times change. Each one has different times. Since the delay times are grayed out, I can't change them. When I tap tempo, I...
  59. MKeditor

    Rack Suggestions for Axe-Fx III

    I have been using the same Gator rack for the Axe-FX for ten years. Still going strong. Great for around town. I would want something sturdier if I had to check it when flying. I had a Gator bag that I used to carry on when they were two space.
  60. MKeditor

    THE BEST IR IN THE WORLD! (free)

    The IR is from this: ️✌️
  61. MKeditor

    Tips for Chorus Sounds

    Of the three listed, Big Time is the most sophisticated. Being from 1986, it's later than the other two. My guess is that it combines multiple effects like chorus and a mild trem that's gated. The other two might just be a CE-1 or TC Electronics chorus pedal. It doesn't sound like tri-chorus...
  62. MKeditor

    In ear molds?

    I've had my ears cast four times. The first time Sensaphonics rejected the molds. I would never try to cast my own.
  63. MKeditor

    Your Favourite VHS Instructionals

    The Steve Lukather tape was epic. That and seeing him at The Baked Potato changed my whole approach to the instrument.
  64. MKeditor

    Trouble hitting buttons when playing live

    I don't have large feet but I had to be careful with MFC. Not an issue for me with the RJM GT.
  65. MKeditor

    Hans Zimmer "Time" Chord drones, HBE 2018 and others

    Sounds great. A video of watching how you switch chords would be cool.
  66. MKeditor

    AX8 "Peep Durple" Organ Preset

    Great sounding patch. Has anyone made an Axe-FX III version?
  67. MKeditor

    How do you set up your Compressor block?

    Great thread. I look forward to more input and examples.
  68. MKeditor

    Best monitor for Axe-Fx III

    I've been using the FBT 112MA's since they were the flavor of the month years ago. They sound fabulous so I haven't been tempted by more recent popular choices. I'd only switch if there was something lighter or significantly cheaper....which is not likely. You can find they on ebay, etc for a...
  69. MKeditor

    RJM MM GT/16 First Impressions

    It's a NYC pedalboard. I've used them for about ten years.
  70. MKeditor

    RJM MM GT/16 First Impressions

    More from last weekend.
  71. MKeditor

    How many patches do you all use?

    Five presets normally but I have few specialty presets that get used for once in a while.
  72. MKeditor

    Any Fleetwood Mac Fans?

    I like their music but have never seen them. I'd like to catch this tour...but the ticket prices are through the roof.
  73. MKeditor

    Chorus

    Sounds really good. Blackhole reverb? Which cab?
  74. MKeditor

    RJM MM GT/16 First Impressions

    I remove the rarely used preset from the bank when the gig is done and put back my usual one. I need to check out the song/setlist function to see what is possible. Thanks.
  75. MKeditor

    RJM MM GT/16 First Impressions

    I only use my own. I have a few presets that are rarely used but are need once in a while. I just pop it in the bank for that gig then revert back after. It would be fab to have the option to just change one preset number on the RJM. Back in the big rack days with my Ground Control Pro, I'd...
  76. MKeditor

    RJM MM GT/16 First Impressions

    I'm curious about your opinion. Since the Axe-FX has stock presets in the 1-12, you either have to overwrite them, move them or export those presets in order to keep them. I created mine starting with 400, which were blank. Therefore it's less work. Also if you have a gig that requires a...
  77. MKeditor

    RJM MM GT/16 First Impressions

    Having giving it a lot of thought, I decided that 12 buttons wouldn't allow me to do what I want and I don't like the idea of daisy-chaining. That in combination with liking the layout approach of the GT, fairly intuitive editor and excellent customer service led me to choose the RJM MMGT-16...
  78. MKeditor

    Reverb Hold problem

    Dang. Thanks for trying.
  79. MKeditor

    Reverb Hold problem

    These are the settings:
  80. MKeditor

    Reverb Hold problem

    I'm using a momentary switch for reverb hold. There's no reverb until I push the switch. Then reverb is present and everything works as designed. How can I keep the hold function from preventing reverb when I engage the block?
  81. MKeditor

    [FIXED] Momentary volume jump during preset changes

    The volume jump or the display setting?
  82. MKeditor

    [FIXED] Momentary volume jump during preset changes

    I just began using the RJM Mastermind GT. It's a fab controller. Everything works great except I'm experiencing a momentary volume jump when changing presets. I've used a volume block to control the rig volume since the Ultra days. It seems like the volume level is at 100% when switching presets...
  83. MKeditor

    Anyone have a side by side photo of a RJM GT and an MFC?

    Here it is: :checkeredflag:
  84. MKeditor

    Power Conditioner?

    I have the Furman AR-15 voltage regulator. It's the heaviest thing in my rack. I'm fortunate to have good power in the places I play...but you never know when you have to do a park gig or some other dodgy electric situation.
  85. MKeditor

    My 2008 Axe-FX Review

    (Part 2) Delays The delays are very versatile. They can do everything I can think of. It can do the 2290 thing. You can have ducking delays. I have yet to come up with a delay that can’t be done…though for a time I was having difficulty matching the circular delay to the PCM70. After a few...
  86. MKeditor

    My 2008 Axe-FX Review

    I just ran across my review of the Axe-FX Ultra from 2008 and thought it might be entertaining for you guys to read. Enjoy! The little black box that we are all obsessed with has caused a big stir on all the guitar message boards. It has polarized players almost to the point of an us-vs-them...
  87. MKeditor

    Post Your Axe-Fx III Rigs Here!

    Wow. All that and under 50lbs. Very cool. :trophy:
  88. MKeditor

    Any chance for a FC-18 in the future?

    I'm digging the RJM approach with their large displays, long press option, easy to use editor and fabulous customer service. My GT-16 arrives Monday. Problem solved. :sunglasses:
  89. MKeditor

    Any chance for a FC-18 in the future?

    If I understand, one click for the IA menu, one click to engage the block. Another click to get out of the IA menu. Therefore three clicks to turn on one block.
  90. MKeditor

    Anyone have a side by side photo of a RJM GT and an MFC?

    I'd love to see how you lay out your MMGT 16. I'm about to buy a GT. I was leaning towards the 22 but having seen how you can have two blocks on one switch, I'm thinking that the 16 works fine. Have you ever regretted not getting the 22?
  91. MKeditor

    Any chance for a FC-18 in the future?

    Only 12 buttons is still not acceptable, but my position has changed.... slightly. I was of the opinion that I don't want less buttons. I've been spending time learning the power of the RJM Mastermind GT. I was thinking that I wanted the 22....but I'm leaning towards the 16. Having some buttons...
  92. MKeditor

    Anyone have a side by side photo of a RJM GT and an MFC?

    I'm trying visualize the difference and decide between the GT16 and GT22.
  93. MKeditor

    Any way to look at presets when not connected to the Axe-FX?

    I bought an Axe-FX III so I exported my main presets from the II XL+ to reference. Axe-Edit won't load the presets without being connected to the II XL+. Axe-Edit III won't import my old presets. Is there no way to look at the settings without being connected? It seemed like we used to be able to.
  94. MKeditor

    Post Your Axe-Fx III Rigs Here!

    That would have been very helpful back when I had a 200 lb rack.
  95. MKeditor

    Post Your Axe-Fx III Rigs Here!

    I ended up selling my Lexicon and Eventide units. Nice looking rig.
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