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  1. M

    Drop G and D Standard Metal (My SD3 Death and Darkness Mix)

    Thanks. I appreciate it. I would share my Axe patches as well but I don’t use the built in cabs and mainly use the Ownhammer packs I have and the cab alters the sound a lot. Although I don’t think it is too hard to get good tones out of the Axe anyway so I don’t know how many people would use my...
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    Drop G and D Standard Metal (My SD3 Death and Darkness Mix)

    This is the first thing I have put together with my Axe FX III I picked up a couple months back. It's 2 songs I have in the works but I decided to make a video for the mix I have going with SD3 Death and Darkness SDX. The preset I made is also available in the video description if you have Death...
  3. M

    Considering an Axe, have a few questions.

    I haven't had latency issues and I use it as my recording sound card. If you need to use it in a low latency application make sure you disable the safety buffer which I believe adds some samples to the output. I mean, at 64 samples it shouldn't really matter though. I think if you try to play...
  4. M

    Observations Between Ownhammer and ML Sound Lab IRs

    I track my guitars wet now since the sound and effects change the way I play. I don't capture the DI so I don't use plugins for amp or cab sims. I guess you could blend and IR and then send it to the Axe to play. Not sure if that cab sim allows that or now. After a couple weeks now though of...
  5. M

    Observations Between Ownhammer and ML Sound Lab IRs

    I blended some of the greatest hits IRs together and found some really good combinations in the end. Blending the Zilla 2x12 with the Mesa Djent and Mesa Trad works well. I do a blend with the Orange 4x12 also which sounds cool. The Mesas are just used to raise some of the mids up. So, I feel...
  6. M

    Observations Between Ownhammer and ML Sound Lab IRs

    I've been using mainly Ownhammer for IRs over the years and have a bunch of different packs. I started trying out some of the ML Sound Lab IRs that came built into the Axe FX III. I was really digging the Citrus and Zilla offerings in there. From what I can tell though, ML Sound Lab seems like...
  7. M

    FS FS: EV-1 Pedal - $100 (Prefer Local Pickup)

    in the most southeast part you can go.
  8. M

    FS FS: EV-1 Pedal - $100 (Prefer Local Pickup)

    Axe FX III sold. EV-1 still available.
  9. M

    FS FS: EV-1 Pedal - $100 (Prefer Local Pickup)

    Added some pictures showing that everything is in top shape and only lightly used. Even ships the same way as if shipping from Fractal. Message me if you would like a shipping quote.
  10. M

    FS FS: EV-1 Pedal - $100 (Prefer Local Pickup)

    Selling my Axe FX III and EV-1 Pedal. These were purchased back in June last year. They have been used in a home studio setting and that is it. Cosmetically in excellent shape and everything works as it should. The only reason I'm selling is that I prefer to do re amping with plugins do to...
  11. M

    FW12 Axe Edit Issues

    Thanks... I went ahead and downloaded the latest release candidate and it seems to be working now.
  12. M

    FW12 Axe Edit Issues

    Since updating to FW12 Axe Edit seems to be behaving oddly. For instance, say I open one of my presets for a 5150, it might not actually show the 5150 in the editor but it might show the amp from the last preset. All the presets are actually fine in the Axe though it is just how Axe Edit is...
  13. M

    Best Way To Set Up Separate Analog DI Out

    Does this bypass the A/D D/A conversion process if doing that? Also, I have balanced inputs on my UFX+ and was thinking of using the output 2 channel since it is balanced but noticed there is no option to copy input 1 to that output unless I'm missing something.
  14. M

    Best Way To Set Up Separate Analog DI Out

    What would be the best way to go about recording a fully processed signal and a dry signal using the analog outputs? I know you can do all this with USB pretty easy but I'm looking to use the analog outputs to record at sample rates other than 48Khz.
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    Vendor Introducing the OwnHammer (r)Evolution Impulse Response Series!

    Well, even though I had my lengthy post about my thoughts on the new stuff I still bought it. For less than $20 it seems like a generous collection of goods. Unfortunately I won't get to touch my Axe FX III for a couple weeks here due to work.
  16. M

    Vendor Introducing the OwnHammer (r)Evolution Impulse Response Series!

    Sooooo... I bought a couple of the other cabs and packs. I'm wondering what kind of redundancy is here. I'm using stuff from HHC1 and the single EDVH cab mostly. Well, plus the Ampeg bass cabs. I generally have an idea of what sounds like what. I've noticed at some point you run out of flavors...
  17. M

    Synth Style Preset

    So I put together a preset patch that has 2 scenes. One is a Triangle based and the other is a Sine based. It reminds me of one of the patches I used to have on my old Roland XP60 workstation. Above is a sound byte.
  18. M

    Recto1 Red Multi Scene Crunch and Chug Fest Preset With Audio Example

    Another multi scene patch I put together similar to my Herbie CH3 preset. The Recto1 Red sounds much different though. Lots of chuggy goodness. I used the Ownhammer Mesa from the Heavy Hitters collection (OH 412 MES V30+G80 Summary). For the preset I used one of the recto cabs I found that was...
  19. M

    Posted in wrong Preset Exchange Forum Sorry, please delete.

    Posted in wrong forum. Preset was meant for the Axe-FX III Preset Exchange.
  20. M

    Herbie CH3 Hi Gain Preset with 6 Scenes

    Unfortunately I don't have an Axe FX II to make the preset for that.
  21. M

    Herbie CH3 Hi Gain Preset with 6 Scenes

    Thanks glad you like it.
  22. M

    Herbie CH3 Hi Gain Preset with 6 Scenes

    I put together this preset which has 6 scenes. It has 4 rhythm scenes and 2 lead. The cab I used is the Ownhammer DZL 4x12 V30+12K from the summary blend. This preset also pairs well with the factory cab Zilla 2x12 Cream H 160 1 ML (cab #167 in factory bank 2). The preset I used the factory cab...
  23. M

    Axe-Fx III vs Helix

    I've gone back and forth so many times between an Axe FX II (before the III was out), Helix, and various native plug ins. At the end of the day I have an Axe FX III. I love having the convenience of Helix Native with the pedal but it doesn't sound or play as well as the Axe. The Axe isn't really...
  24. M

    MIDI Recording Jitter and Latency

    I didn’t know that. Thanks for the help.
  25. M

    MIDI Recording Jitter and Latency

    I've been using my Axe FX III as an audio interface. I haven't recorded electronic drums with it yet though through the MIDI inputs. Is there any kind of latency, jitter, or timing issues since it goes across USB? I'm not worried about audio latency since I monitor with my drum module but am not...
  26. M

    Killing Joke cover with Axe-Fx III - Friedman Smallbox and ML Soundlab cabs

    Sounds awesome. Really good use of effects on the vocals.
  27. M

    A Cinematic Song - New Mix!

    Sounds cool. Very soundtrack style. But yea, soundcloud destroys audio by having the lower quality streams. I don't know why they don't just stream the higher quality MP3 you upload.
  28. M

    Hard Rock Song With New Axe FX III (first song I have finished in some years)

    So before July of this year I worked some overtime. So of course I decided to treat myself and pick up an Axe FX III. Really enjoying it and it is pushing me to play again. Past couple years have been a musical slump for me and my motivation has been low. So this is the first song I have...
  29. M

    Axe-Fx III USB "Wet" Recording Volume Low

    I was looking at the meters in Axe Edit which doesn't seem to reflect that actual output or the USB output. Axe Edit shows clipping but the meter section on the actual Axe FX III face looks fine and doesn't show any clipping.
  30. M

    Axe-Fx III USB "Wet" Recording Volume Low

    When looking at the Axe FX III's output meter it looks like I'm around -6db peaking. When I record the USB output which would be what I hear form output 1/2 it registers around -18db in Cubase. It doesn't make sense to me but it looks like the output on the Axe FX III at 0db would be 12db or so...
  31. M

    Axe-Fx III as your main audio interface

    Windows 10 unfortunately doesn't have the aggregate device setting without using one of the universal drivers that don't work so well. I guess I could always just do all the guitar work via USB with the Axe and then switch over to the Presonus for everything else. The presonus not having direct...
  32. M

    Axe-Fx III as your main audio interface

    I take it this is not a popular choice as an interface?
  33. M

    Axe-Fx III as your main audio interface

    I was wondering if anybody else is having luck with this. I was thinking of just buying a decent microphone pre amp and using the Axe as my main recording device. I have a Presonus Quantum 2 right not but no longer need low low low latency. I had it before to trigger VSTi drums from my eDrums...
  34. M

    Hard Rock Tune (video) using Recto2 Red and 6160 Models

    The Hellraiser is great. I really dig the tempest body style. Almost bought one of the new custom ones used at Guitar Center on the cheap but passed up because I'm looking at getting a baritone guitar. I think that Hellraiser in the video I got for around $200 one night in a drunkin eBay...
  35. M

    New guitar - Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet with Fryette, Friedman, Vox, ML USA Djent & Zilla cabs

    The 90's is probably the last decade where you couldn't fake it. As in, you didn't really have computers to do your work for you with all the drum programs, guitar sims, vocal tuning, etc... Musicians really had to be on point with their live and recorded performances. I grew up as a teen...
  36. M

    Original Indie Rock (similar to Arctic Monkeys) - AxeFX II and FAS reverb

    I'm not much of an "indie music" guy but I can dig it. When people say indie music sometimes it sounds like hard rock from the 90's which this could fit in to. Not a bad thing. It's like when folks called hard rock bands grunge in the 90's. Either way, sounds good and it has a good vibe to it...
  37. M

    Heavy Song is Heavy (Instrumental Nonsense)

    Great guitar work on this. I'm assuming the drums are programmed. You just have to find a drummer with great timing and excellent footwork if you take it live. Regarding the snare, I have heard this same style of snare on other djent style tunes so it is most likely fitting even though it...
  38. M

    New guitar - Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet with Fryette, Friedman, Vox, ML USA Djent & Zilla cabs

    Sounds great. Great playing as well. Reminds me of something I would have heard in the 90's growing up. I've yet to own a Gretsch guitar myself but I have owned one of their Renown Maple drum kits and really enjoyed it when I had it.
  39. M

    some new ideas

    Is this a new category, Happy Djent? Actually sounds pretty good. Reminds me a tad of Disperse which is like Happy Djent.
  40. M

    New Tune - Schecter KM7 content

    Also has a Sevendust feel in that main rhythm part. Sounds good.
  41. M

    That MKIV crunch with proggy riffs (dare I say Dj0nt?)

    Sounds good. B standard? It's odd, my 7 string causes me to play differently then my 6 string guitars. As does drop tuning vs standard. I keep eyeing baritones too. And I would say it is somewhere between Fear Factory style and djent. I don't really djent myself either. Before the super low...
  42. M

    Hard Rock Tune (video) using Recto2 Red and 6160 Models

    I think it came out pretty good. Dig the blend of the Recto2 Red and 6160. Used the Mesa cab from the heavy hitters 1 collection and the 5153 cab from Ownhammer. Bass was the SVT blended with a FAS crunch amp. Used the own hammer Ampeg cabs for that too. Drums are the very nice Toontrack...
  43. M

    Black Hole Sun Cover

    Awesome!
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    The heaviest sound I could conjure... (OwnHammer HHC2 EVH teaser...)

    I had a Epiphone LP Baritone at one point. Could do some drop G stuff with it and it would still sound pretty good. Baritones are great for that stuff. Thanks for the input on "The Jam", I may go grab one today.
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    The heaviest sound I could conjure... (OwnHammer HHC2 EVH teaser...)

    Really digging those clean parts. Sounds great. Drop A? Are you using the GoPro The Jam sing to clamp onto your headstock to get the fretboard view? I was thinking of grabbing one for use.
  46. M

    AXE FX II Models VS Amplitube Officially Licensed Models

    I don't think it is just the IR that makes it sound boxy, there are other things at play here. When I did the same test with BIAS using the same cab as the AXE, BIAS had a boxy tone to it too. Glad you liked the riffage on the Mesa.
  47. M

    AXE FX II Models VS Amplitube Officially Licensed Models

    I did that with BIAS and the AXE FX and the Axe sounded better to me due to BIAS having a boxy sounds I couldn't dial out. Which is what happened with Amplitube also. Amplitube is an odd ball that seems to work better with it's built in cabs then other IR files, at least in my findings.
  48. M

    AXE FX II Models VS Amplitube Officially Licensed Models

    It's odd but when I did a shoot out before with a couple of amp modelers using the same CAB IRs, Amplitube didn't take to well to the IRs. Not sure why but Amplitube actually sounded better through it's own cabs. Makes no sense right. But yes, boxy.
  49. M

    AXE FX II Models VS Amplitube Officially Licensed Models

    Measured up some of the AXE FX II models to the Amplitube officially licensed models. The DI for Amplitube was from the AXE FX II. I compared 4 amp models: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier ENGL Powerball Orange Rockerverb Marshall AFD100 The speaker cabinets within Amplitube are also officially...
  50. M

    New Custom 7-String - Time to test it out! (Dalbello Guitars)

    Sounds great. That is one weird looking headstock.
  51. M

    Humpday Headbang

    Damn!!! Some great guitar work on this. The drums sound sort of funny at parts though so I'm assuming you are using the midi built into something like EZ Drummer.
  52. M

    A Haunting Metal Tune

    Really digging this. If you could find the right singer it could be top notch stuff.
  53. M

    Pantera - Cemetery Gates (full band cover)

    Damn!!!! The singer even hit the end part!!! Sounds great.
  54. M

    Gnarly groove riffs with lush melodic vocals...

    I feel like lyric videos are more boring to watch than performance videos. I know why folks do it though. Nobody listens to music on stuff like Soundcloud and what not other than other musicians so it is hard to build up an actual fan base like you can with you tube. I do performance style...
  55. M

    DAS Metal for big roaring and melodic tones...

    Sort of reminds me of Alter Bridge. Not just the vocal melodies but the guitar melodies as well.
  56. M

    New ML USA Djent cab pack - short rock/metal piece for a horror film (no djenting though, sorry)

    Nice tight and clean heavy riffing. Fits that edgy hard (heavy) rock style very well.
  57. M

    Swart space tone

    Cool. Very glassy and spacey...
  58. M

    JP100 - Boogie/DIV13 crunch

    Sounds cool. Somewhere between Ministry, Metallica, and Megadeth. The different parts remind me of the different bands. Good song writing.
  59. M

    AXE FX II VS BIAS Desktop (High Gain and Ambient Clean)

    One thing I notice is that the AXE FX II does not require you to place an overdrive pedal before the high gain amps to actually get a good high gain tone. A lot of the other modelers do require that. For the couple high gain amps I've owned I did not need an overdrive pedal to achieve a nice...
  60. M

    ONE MAN FULL COVER - The Woven Web (Animals as Leaders)

    Excellent playing on everything. I don't know the song but the slap guitar parts are interesting.
  61. M

    Axe FX II XL+ High Energy Hard Rock (video)

    The 5150 III 4x12 and the Diezel that is in the Heavy Hitters pack. I blend the 57, 421, and 70 together and it seems to work for me.
  62. M

    Axe FX II XL+ High Energy Hard Rock (video)

    I used the Progressive Foundry on this one and then mixed it to fit my style of tunes. The only issue with preset sharing would be that I don't use a stock cab. I use the Ownhammer 4x12 cabs that matched the amps. I could share it minus the cabs of course but the cab selection alters the sound...
  63. M

    Axe FX II XL+ High Energy Hard Rock (video)

    Thanks. I don't listen to any of those bands except for Clutch here and there. Must just be a coincidence that it sounds like that. It's always cool when something reminds you of a bunch of bands provided you actually like them :)
  64. M

    Axe FX II XL+ High Energy Hard Rock (video)

    Quad tracked the rhythm guitars on this. 2 Tracks the 5153 and 2 tracks the Das Metalllllllllll!!!!!!! Used the applicable Ownhammer cabs. Bass is the SV bass with the applicable Ownhammer cab. Go easy on the lead, that isn't what I do best. And of course, enjoy.
  65. M

    Hard (heavy) Rock Tune Using AXE FX II XL+ (Music Video)

    Another one using the XL+. Same amps as the other tune I posted. This song is more modern heavy rock.
  66. M

    Heavy Metal Tune with newly acquired AXE FX II XL+ (music video)

    I've owned an AXE FX II before and started missing it so I picked up another. For the heavy guitars I used layered tracks of the 5153 100w Red and Recto2 Red. The clean is the AC30 model. The bass is the SV bass. I used Ownhammer cabs to match the amps. And, I had a good time doing it all.
  67. M

    My first playthrough video! (Brit800/JVM & OH pre-rola warmth!)

    That is what I do too. When I want big vocals for chorus etc... I do my own doubles and harmonies. It sounds way better to me than any plugin I have tried or processor.
  68. M

    My first playthrough video! (Brit800/JVM & OH pre-rola warmth!)

    Sounds excellent dude. What did you use for the vocal doubling / harmony effect? It sounds real good there and pretty natural.
  69. M

    Axe Fx II warranty questions

    Being able to safely buy a product used with out manufacturer defect worry is a testament to the quality of the product. Having said that, it depends on what the users do to them. Most higher cost gear gets babied as most users that can afford said gear will take care of their gear. So in this...
  70. M

    AXE-FX vs BIAS Comparison

    You could record the dry tone from the AXE FX and then it would pretty much be an exact comparison since it is the same level and conversion. Something is wrong with all the noise there. Hi gain channels on real amps do have a good amount of noise, even when you gate the input there is still...
  71. M

    Totally BIASed Video

    Not for nothing but every time a new modeler comes out the same thing happens. Somebody somewhere thinks it sounds better than some other thing. That is why there are endless VS threads on numerous forums. In good hands most modelers regardless of price can sound pretty damn good. It would be...
  72. M

    Axe FX II 5153 Ownhammer Mesa High Gain Essentials Crushing It

    It was the English V30s with the SM57 03 at 0db, the R121 at -3 and the 421 at -6...
  73. M

    Axe FX II 5153 Ownhammer Mesa High Gain Essentials Crushing It

    Well... It is a pretty bare bones .syx. You would need to have the Ultra Res IR I made too using the High Gain Essentials IR from own hammer. I took some I liked and blended them to taste using cab lab.
  74. M

    Whats the best way to record raw signal into my DAW?

    If you don't want to work at the sample rate of 48khz you have to keep it analog. Personally I don't hear a whole lot of difference when recording using the analog outs vs USB or SPDIF. As long as the line ins on your audio interface sound good you should be good to go using analog. I would do...
  75. M

    Axe FX II 5153 Ownhammer Mesa High Gain Essentials Crushing It

    Thanks... Tempted to buy a couple other of the gain essential cab packs. I have the studio mix modern 4x12 one which is good but these gain essential packs seem to take it the minor step forward. Seems like a lot of the "amp modeling" world is taking baby steps at this point which is good...
  76. M

    Axe FX II 5153 Ownhammer Mesa High Gain Essentials Crushing It

    Used the 5153 model into the Ownhammer Mesa V30 HGE impulse. Mixed the impulse together in cab lab. Sounds pretty ballsy to me. https://soundcloud.com/joshpollard/axe-fx-ii-5153
  77. M

    Using Axe FX II for vocal fx and compression

    Well, I'm looking at getting a Daking Mic Pre One to accompany my SM7b... Once that comes in I will give the effects in the Axe FX II a whirl on vocals.
  78. M

    Using Axe FX II for vocal fx and compression

    Has anybody around here ran a decent mic pre into the Axe FX II line in and give vocal processing a shot? The compressors and equalizers should pretty much work for any source. And delays, reverbs and modulations the same. The compressor can tame bass guitar signals very well so I'm thinking it...
  79. M

    Axe FX II XL won't connect via USB for Fractal Box or Axe Edit

    No after everything USB is still no good. It is what it is.
  80. M

    Axe FX II XL won't connect via USB for Fractal Box or Axe Edit

    All the cables are good. Everything actually works using MIdI cables it is just slow. Axe edit works with the midi cables too.
  81. M

    Axe FX II XL won't connect via USB for Fractal Box or Axe Edit

    I resent the latest firmware via MIdI but that didnt work. Where can you down load earlier firmwares? Keep in mind I have the XL version.
  82. M

    Axe FX II XL won't connect via USB for Fractal Box or Axe Edit

    Done all that. Now tried even on a Windows 7 computer with no dice. Also tried the audio over USB and it makes weird scratchy noises. It is most definitely shot. So, multiple computers, multiple USB cables, multiple operating systems... It's pretty safe to say I have ruled out everything other...
  83. M

    Axe FX II XL won't connect via USB for Fractal Box or Axe Edit

    Sending it back for a replacement or repair or something. Tonight my heart weeps with sorrow... I shall cry pools of tears until it returns for my use.
  84. M

    Axe FX II XL won't connect via USB for Fractal Box or Axe Edit

    Just tried Axe Edit again with the USB and this is what I get: "The version information could not be queried."
  85. M

    Axe FX II XL won't connect via USB for Fractal Box or Axe Edit

    Axe Edit connects when using MIDI cables too but is super slow.
  86. M

    Axe FX II XL won't connect via USB for Fractal Box or Axe Edit

    Re installed the firmware 16.02 and no change. Maybe a bad USB port on the Axe FX II XL? Damn, I just opened the box a couple hours ago. My frown is extreme. Any suggestions? Anybody? It appears to be something with the unit.
  87. M

    Axe FX II XL won't connect via USB for Fractal Box or Axe Edit

    Yes, both Mac and Windows attempts. The error message is the same regardless if it is on the Mac I have or Windows machine. Leads me to believe it isn't OS or machine specific.
  88. M

    Axe FX II XL won't connect via USB for Fractal Box or Axe Edit

    Indeed I did... I just connected via MIDI cables. Maybe the firmware is bad or something. I'm trying to re flash it. Sending a firmware via MIDI appears to be sssslllllooooowwww...
  89. M

    Axe FX II XL won't connect via USB for Fractal Box or Axe Edit

    This is the error I get: "A time-out has occurred while attempting to query the firmware version. Please verify the following: 1) The connected device matches the selected device. 2) The device is connected to the computer and powered on. 3) The device driver is properly installed...
  90. M

    FAS Modern, Deluxe Verb, Double Verb and Studio Bass Doing What They Do Best

    Sorry, yea, SV Bass. Studio Bass is my preset name. Signal chain goes Compressor -> SV Bass -> Cab Comp Settings: Threshold -24db, Ratio 10, Soft Knee, Attack 1ms, Release 10ms, Look Ahead 0ms, Filter 40hz, RMS mode, Mix 100% and level 5db SV Bass Settings: Input Drive 3, Bass 7, Mid 7, Treb...
  91. M

    FAS Modern, Deluxe Verb, Double Verb and Studio Bass Doing What They Do Best

    http://soundcloud.com/joshpollard/ice Heavy Guitars - FAS Modern Clean Guitars - Double Verb Leads - Deluxe Verb Bass - Studio Bass... Duh... This song is somewhere between the hard rock and metal zones. The heavy guitars are double tracked. My voice is all over the place. Used Izotope Ozone...
  92. M

    laptop just died :( now the question is mac or pc? to use w/axe and for recordings

    If you are looking at laptops the best bet is most likely a Mac Book Pro. It isn't because OSX is any better than Win or anything along those lines. There are a lot of crap laptops on the Windows side of the house. There are also some really good ones. The really good ones approach the Mac Book...
  93. M

    Theories of Light, debut album from Numph entirely recorded with AXE FX 2

    Really good stuff. Definitely has a good vibe too it. It kind of reminds me of the last 2 Mastodon releases which were excellent.
  94. M

    FAS Modern, rock/metal, Too Much Gain? Settings?

    Too Much Gain by joshpollard on SoundCloud - Hear the world Alrighty, I'm thinking maybe I over did the gain on the heavy rhythm guitars on this. I'm using: TS 808 Mod - 0 Drive, 3 Tone, and 7 Level FAS Modern - 4 Input Drive, 7 for Bass/Mid/Treble, 0 Presence, 0 compression, 2 Depth, 5...
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