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  1. NaturalScience

    Delay Settings within a Scene

    Do you have the tempo set to a note value, or do you have the delay saved as a global block?
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    Clearly an idea inspired by the Boognish.
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    Never got the love for the Divided by 13 amps. What am I missing?

    Here's another vote for the FT37 Low. I use it in my southern rock/hard rock band, so I guess it depends what kind of sounds you expect out of it. I find that the clean and distorted sounds out of the same amp both sound ideal, and my OCD likes being able to cover all that ground with just one...
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    SPDIF out is working - but sounds crispy?

    Need to set your interface sample rate to 48kHz. Also, if you can set your clock source to SPDIF, that also can help get rid of additional noise, even if the sample rate is correct. Edit: By additional noise, I mean the crispy sound should go away at 48kHz; however, if my interface clock is...
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    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 4 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta

    Finally tried it out since the Tucana is done and I've sort of settled on that as one of my main amps these days. Definitely an improvement but I did dial everything back in from scratch. In the past, I always felt like my tones through my Matrix and 4x12 cab weren't hitting me in the gut as...
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    Cygnus Beta - first impressions

    Firmware Notes: 1. Watch out for yer cornhole, Bud.
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    Piezo + TC Body Rez

    Not exactly the same, but I had a Fishman aura pedal in my loop for awhile and would run my piezo output through it. It sounded okay in that it gave me a bit more of that woody sound I was looking for. But it was a pain to adjust once it was in the rack, and it always seemed to sound better...
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    [POLL] Do you buy or have you ever bought commercial presets?

    Nope, love to build them from scratch and will obsess over the same preset for days. Not sure if it's productive but sure is fun. Then again I don't have a need for more than a handful of kitchen sink presets. I did download some of Simeon's synth presets to get an idea of what was possible...
  9. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 15.00

    This isn't necessarily weird if the bypass mode on your delay block got changed to the wrong setting for parallel/serial routing.
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    "Rolled R" Growl, or "Burp Tone"

    You may not be able to recreate the sound with a guitar and no distortion, just because of the way the strings vibrate versus a reed instrument (assuming the growl you're hearing is like a sawtooth wave). If you have a ton of time to kill, Sound on Sound magazine had a massive "Synth Secrets"...
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    how to set up a dual patch for a piezo equiped guitar which also has magnetic pups

    I put Inputs 1 & 2 at the very beginning of the chain, merge them together, and just switch inputs using Scenes. If you use channels judiciously, you can use the same signal path for everything. I also stick some acoustic IR's in the cab block and use some of the room settings in the cab block...
  12. NaturalScience

    What's up with this, is it for real? :(

    Yep, it's for real. You posted a video that's over two hours long with absolutely no context.
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    FX-303 - Synth Tracking is Insane in fw12.08

    Been working on nothing but synth patches for the last 2 months and was actually looking forward more to these improvements than to those in the pitch block. Can't wait to update and see if the new tracking helps smooth out some of those synth "gulps" that happen when you don't quite play the...
  14. NaturalScience

    Any Love for the JC120?

    Oops, meant CE-2. But yeah, I've got the delay time dropped way low, as per M@'s suggestion in the linked thread.
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    Any Love for the JC120?

    I just got tagged to be the keyboard player in a Cure cover band... with my guitar. This is not in my wheelhouse, but I've been able to come up with some really convincing stuff using just the Axe 3. The other day I figured I'd drop a JC120 in the presets so I can noodle around with the guitar...
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    Peculiar Expression Pedal setups?

    Not peculiar, but definitely useful: I have an expression knob on my board that's dedicated to adjusting the level of my solo boost. I plan to add another one in my rack to fine tune the output level of my piezo scene. I reserve Channel D in most effect blocks to be "expressionable" with a...
  17. NaturalScience

    External Switches and Pedals

    All work great with the FC-12: Dunlop DVP-4 Volume (X) Mini Mission SP-01 (I swapped the toe switch out years ago due to an issue with MFC-101 compatibility, has always worked fine with the FC-12) Mosky Audio tap tempo switch A couple of discontinued Mission tap tempo switches (TT-01 maybe...
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    So, how far has the Axe III come now?

    I had a pretty good kitchen sink preset on the Axe FX II, but there were always a few things I wanted to add and didn't have the CPU to do. Also, the MFC was solid, but not very flexible in terms of doing different things with different presets. The added CPU power and FC integration has...
  19. NaturalScience

    Am I the Only One Not Using High or Low Cuts Anymore?

    Funny timing. I've always been a poweramp + cab guy, but had a scare at my last gig and decided I need to be prepared to run direct. I've dabbled with cab sims in the past but never found anything inspiring enough to play through live. The sheer amount of options has kept me from diving any...
  20. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 10.02

    The improvement is still audible even if you haven't skipped anything! I think I've religiously and incrementally installed every single firmware since the AFX Ultra was at firmware v5. Barring the jumps between hardware models - the updates to 10.0/10.01 were the most audible to me, in terms...
  21. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx IV round the corner?

    My kitchen sink has 2 Ins, 2 Outs, 2 Pitches, Volume, Wah, Pan/Trem, Phaser, Comp, Drive, Amp, Chorus, Flange, Rotary, Send, Return, Filter, 2 Delays, Plex Delay, Reverb (economy mode, except on the spring reverb), Looper, Cab (2 IRs and room sim on), every switch/pedal input assigned to an...
  22. NaturalScience

    Wish Swap Expression controller switch/option - use one pedal for two functions independently

    I use a Mission SP-1 and an FC-12, and am able to toggle between volume and wah instantly. I don't use control switches though, I assigned the switch to an External Controller, which is assigned to the bypass modifiers on each block. Maybe do that instead of the control switch?
  23. NaturalScience

    User Cabs Combine Multiple Cabs into one New User Cab

    Could depend on how you have them aligned. I like using multiple cabs to cover different frequencies, it makes it easier than finding that one great cab.
  24. NaturalScience

    Configure for both FRFR and House PA

    This may sound dumb, but your EQ curve looks like the opposite of the Contour EQ built into the speaker. Is it possible you are running the speaker with that switch engaged? You wouldn't need to correct as much if you weren't scooping the mids. Edit: Oops, didn't realize this was a thread...
  25. NaturalScience

    Anyone using a wireless guitar setup with the Axe-Fx III?

    I'm using an Audio Technica System 10 Pro. Love it because it has 2 outputs so I can run both belt packs from the same unit simultaneously, which gives me the flexibility to switch from magnetic to piezo pickups just using scenes on the Axe Fx III - no fooling with toggles on the guitar or a/b...
  26. NaturalScience

    Best option to sustain a chord

    Kind of a one-trick pony in my hands, but it has its place. I like it on the neck pickup with the tone rolled down, tons of delay, played with a slide. It's good for ambient song intros/jams where you don't want a bunch of attack on the notes.
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    Best option to sustain a chord

    How badly do you need it to be a chord? One thing I've been playing with is using an E-bow to sustain a note at a more or less constant amplitude, then I loop it - generally if you're careful, you don't hear the seam at the end of the loop. Then I engage half speed on the looper to drop the...
  28. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.04

    The switch up option on the FC hold functions is a great idea.
  29. NaturalScience

    FC-12 vs FC-6 decision

    The FC12 is awesome if you do kitchen sink presets. Also, coming from the MFC, I had a general layout memorized, and the FC12 helps keep me working with a very similar layout for my "perform" layout. You can get a massive amount of stuff done with the FC12 and external switches. For example...
  30. NaturalScience

    Using one expression pedal for different fx without scenes

    You can also assign modifiers to a specific channel only, so you don't necessarily have to use the MUX. This is handy if you want to control effects at various places in the chain, but only one at a time. For example, I have channel D on most of my effects reserved for expression pedal...
  31. NaturalScience

    So... what is everyone using their Stand In Switches for?

    Really loving the stand in implementation, it's a great way to get at functions I need available on any given layout. SW1 tap - Solo boost (filter block level is controlled by an expression knob in my rack) SW1 hold - Delay boost (not so much a boost, but tied to control switch that increases...
  32. NaturalScience

    Toe Switch On SP1 Via FC-6 To Change Scene?

    Mission may have changed the switches at some point. I bought my SP-1's around 2009 (I think) and shortly thereafter had to order replacement toe switches from Mission to make them work with the MFC-101. I don't remember the exact details, but since then I have always gone into the switch...
  33. NaturalScience

    Drive blocks: Stacking drives

    Try out the boost settings in the amp block too, as opposed to stacking drive pedals. I prefer to use the boost switch to get more of the amp's distortion (there are various options to color the sound, too), then use a drive block if I want to color it more, get even more gain, etc. When I'm...
  34. NaturalScience

    The Axe-Fx 3 works only at 48Khz

    That was highly evident :D
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    The Axe-Fx 3 works only at 48Khz

    Go back to making videos, Leon.
  36. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #3

    Scene switching is noticeably better here. Other than the obvious difference among scenes with differing amounts of gain - I only really notice it on an 80%+ CPU preset going from a scene with delay to another scene with a different drive channel and no delay.
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    Problem Solved: Massively confused and need help

    I'm running the same firmwares and have my FC-12 set up to do this same thing on one of the layouts. Haven't noticed any problems. What did you mean by the presets being renamed when you changed banks? It sounded like you were on the right track.
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    Problem Solved: Massively confused and need help

    Sure you can - it wasn't clear what you meant by being unable "to save new presets to those." When you use the "select in bank" function, you don't have to keep programming switches for each bank. It will basically just load the preset number set on the switch multiplied by the bank size...
  39. NaturalScience

    Problem Solved: Massively confused and need help

    It sounds like you are thinking about banks as a separate place to store presets on the FC-6. Banks are strictly a division of the sequentially ordered presets in the Axe FX 3. You aren't going to be able to save new presets to banks - instead you need to order them on the Axe depending on...
  40. NaturalScience

    Post Your FC-12 and FC-6 Pedalboards Here

    Managed to get mine to fit on my NYC Pedalhead board (I think that's the model). I will probably replace the left expression pedal with something smaller that has jacks on the top to reclaim a little bit of space. Now that I have access to so many possible functions, it's not as critical that...
  41. NaturalScience

    WISH: Make FC external buttons part of the Layout

    +1. There are a lot of wishes about external switches but I think this one is the best. I'd love to be able to change scenes or engage control switches from an external switch, among other things.
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    WISH: Scene Levels of OUT1/2/3/4 Blocks available for FC-X

    +1. I think this wish got buried in a massive thread somewhere else.
  43. NaturalScience

    External Switch Problems/Wishes

    Agree here about the latching switches. Just got my FC-12 and am trying to set things up the way I had them with the MFC. I have a couple of external Mission switches that are apparently momentary (I'd forgotten that, since they'd been configured to work as latching with the MFC for years). I...
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    Are the Amps in Axe-Fx modeled after "Real Amps" or "Schematics"?

    This is a bad analogy - totally different motivations between your two scenarios ;) I think you may be assuming too much regarding whether someone wants to get into the substance of your idea or not. While the processes of aging and their effect on tone might be fascinating, the end result in...
  45. NaturalScience

    Use Footswith to Change Keys for a Pitch Block?

    If you don't need to change keys in the middle of a song, could you assign a control switch to the Learn function and change keys between songs by playing the note of the key you want to change to?
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    Hold function as a boost?

    Depends what you're going for - I like to run my delay/reverb effects in parallel with the boost on a line by itself. That way I'm just boosting the amp sound without muddying things up with the time based effects. Of course, you might actually want all that stuff boosted too, depends on what...
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    Post Your FC-12 and FC-6 Pedalboards Here

    Very nice, I've been wondering if I'll be able to fit an FC-12 along with 2 Mission pedals on my Pedalhead board. Looks like it would be a tight fit if it even works, but it's good to know the EV-2's fit perfectly as a potential backup plan.
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    Control Suggestion

    Not to mention you can use the layout link option to load different layouts with any button press (including scene changes). I'm not sure I want to burn through all my layouts like this, but I'm playing with the idea of loading a different layout on each of Scenes 1-5. The bottom row of...
  49. NaturalScience

    FC12 Layout Opinion

    Do you use external switches? With the MFC, I like to keep my Piezo scene tied to an external switch well away from the other switches so I don't accidentally hit it when trying to engage an effect. I plan to do the same with the FC-12. Of course, this only frees up one button, but it's a...
  50. NaturalScience

    FC12 :: Button Aliasing Request

    If you are asking whether a different physical button can do the same thing across multiple layouts, yes it can.
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    Possible Tuner Bug (related to Sample Rate)

    Thanks, wasn't sure what all the sample rate could impact.
  52. NaturalScience

    Possible Tuner Bug (related to Sample Rate)

    So here's a weird one. I don't know if this is intended behavior or not, seems like a bug. Using fw 2.04. I have my Axe Fx III hooked up to a Presonus Studio 192 via SPDIF. I keep it hooked up this way but normally monitor through a poweramp/cab. So the Presonus is free to switch sample...
  53. NaturalScience

    Anyone use Dynamic Depth?

    I still use dynamic presence in small amounts but have never touched the dynamic depth.
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    Why do I like Drive + Amp more than Amp drive?

    I generally prefer drive + amp too, but not so much for the tone of the drive pedal. It's more about being able to stack multiple gains in front of an amp and have it respond well through the whole range. In my case, it depends on the amp type, combined with some of the (old) limitations of...
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    FC vs Helix Control

    No idea, I haven't used Line6 since the Pod XT and am not in the market for a Helix, so I have no idea what its features are. The beauty of competition is that you can give your money to Line6 instead if you feel that you're being ripped off. Are you asking whether those who speculated about...
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    FC vs Helix Control

    You answered your own question.
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    Foot Controller

    If Fractal was doing what their competitors are doing, I wouldn't be a customer.
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    Welcome: FC Controllers!

    This is explained in plain detail on the page linked in the first post. Try reading.
  59. NaturalScience

    How many using 1 master patch?

    I was doing that with the Axe-FX II and I do the same with the III. I try to use 1 patch per band/style/gig when possible. I make heavy use of Scenes and Channels and expect to do even more once the FC's come out. Most of my patches are laid out the same, and I just swap in different...
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    Anyone using a piezo-equipped guitar? What amp model?

    I'm running my piezo through a Fishman Aura pedal, which isn't really meant for solid body electrics, but I found an IR that sounds pretty good with my particular setup. I also use the onboard EQ and compression to shape the sound before it hits the Axe III. After the Input Block on the Axe...
  61. NaturalScience

    Anyone using a rack case bigger than 6U?

    I could easily eliminate the last 4U, the shelf and drawer are there just for convenience. I figured once I was above 5-6 spaces, I'd want casters anyway - so I went with 10 in case I later want to drop a vocal processor in the rack.
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    Anyone using a rack case bigger than 6U?

    Sure, I have a 10-space rack, it's got 1U Power conditioner 3U Axe 3 1U Matrix GT1000 1U Wireless unit 2U Shelf with an external pedal and expression knobs on it 2U Drawer holding my wireless packs and misc stuff It's only too much if you don't have help loading it. I use a Northern...
  63. NaturalScience

    Three Amp Blocks?

    I assume there wouldn't be a poll in the first place if there weren't a tradeoff somewhere, so I voted no. Otherwise, I don't see a reason not to do it, but not something I'd use given all the other flexibility in the scenes/channels/modifiers.
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    Solved- dummy at the wheel ... All outputs dead (just updated to 1.13)

    Similar thing happened to me, couldn't figure why one patch kept kicking on the Pitch block. Then I realized the MFC 101 was doing it - I was so used to the seamless operation that I completely forgot you actually have to program the MFC presets in MIDI mode... At least now you can go back to...
  65. NaturalScience

    Solved- dummy at the wheel ... All outputs dead (just updated to 1.13)

    The output meters are working here in Axe Edit 0.6.29 with the final 1.13 firmware release.
  66. NaturalScience

    Solved- dummy at the wheel ... All outputs dead (just updated to 1.13)

    Could it be something with the new per-scene volume in the output blocks?
  67. NaturalScience

    Axe Fx III Review :-)

    Try playing some pick squeals with it...
  68. NaturalScience

    Sooooo...what are you express(ion)ing?

    I have 2 expression pedals with toe switches as well as two Mission Engineering expression knobs (discontinued, I think). Typical use is Pedal 1 - Vol/Wah, switched using the toe switch Pedal 2 - Delay mix/feedback boost for ambient sounds Knob 1 - Amp input trim (don't use it much, but it's...
  69. NaturalScience

    Wish Delay Hold: not degrade

    It was always like this on the Axe FX II, for sure. I never understood why, either, but it had nothing to do with any parameters on the delay.
  70. NaturalScience

    Post Your Axe-Fx III Rigs Here!

    I have no idea how heavy it is, I'd guess somewhere in the 150 lb range. The lift is just a cart I got from Northern Equipment. It stays in the garage at home, and my bandmates get to help me unload the rack at rehearsals or gigs.
  71. NaturalScience

    Stupid FC-6/FC-12 question...

    I'm pretty sure the FC12 will work for me, but I'll bite because I see a lot of potential: I use an MFC 101 with all of the switch/pedal jacks occupied. My workflow isn't very specialized, per se - I like to use one preset to do as much as possible, with about 5-6 scenes doing most of the...
  72. NaturalScience

    Post Your Axe-Fx III Rigs Here!

    Still a work in progress. Right now the goal is to get everything set so there is no repatching or changing internal I/O settings between gigs, rehearsals, and practice at home. Output 1 goes to either FOH or my DAW, Output 2 splits off before the cab sim and goes to the Matrix powering either...
  73. NaturalScience

    FC-12 plus some Expression pedals - What board will you mount to?

    Here's another vote for NYC boards. Been using mine for about 10 years, though it's looking like I'll have to go a bit wider now.
  74. NaturalScience

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

    Yeah, as someone who treats each preset as a big pedalboard, the effects on each scene has the potential to be my biggest hangup. Hopefully there will be some user-friendly ways to bring up/dismiss/toggle layouts within one preset with minimal tap dancing.
  75. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    Confirmation: Jan 29, 2018, 6:04 PM CST Invitation: May 3, 2018, 12:27 PM CST Ordered: May 3, 2018, 3:12 PM CST
  76. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    Here, knock yourself out. Based on data from the forum only.
  77. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    The units aren't ready to go right out of the shipping container. There's probably some lag time before they can even get started with the firmware install, burn-in, testing, etc. I doubt invites go out until there are products in boxes ready to get shipped.
  78. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    The waitlist for the Axe FX 2 was in 2011 or 2012. They iterated upon it with the XL, but as far as I'm concerned, the cycle for the Axe FX 2 has been 6+ years. At least, I'm still using mine 6 years later. I don't think you saw the same type of waitlist for the XL iterations. You're not...
  79. NaturalScience

    A question about chaining FC's...

    16 externals total seems to be the limit imposed. https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/really-dont-get-it-why-the-downsize-when-there-is-more-options.136130/
  80. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    The rate actually picked up over the last week or two. Don't confuse the invites you see on the forum with the actual progress of the waitlist.
  81. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    I'll try to update it as time allows. Until I get my invite e-mail, of course. After that, I'll have other priorities!
  82. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    Actually a few more points rolled in yesterday after I had already started this thing and it looks like the linearity of the trend may be starting to break. So there's hope for you yet :D
  83. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III wait list: Let us know when you get notified...

    I got bored and did a linear regression based on peoples' reported times in this thread. Everything is referenced to 8:00 AM Eastern on 1/29/2018. Obviously, this is for entertainment purposes only and does not suggest any future outcome, but I do feel better about waiting around awhile...
  84. NaturalScience

    So I got onboard the Fractal train a couple of years ago...

    Even if you get on the wait list, be sure to keep checking the forums - you might luck out. Before the MFC's went on sale, there was a forum post that offered 5 MFC's to the first buyers who responded. I managed to snag one that way before the waiting list was addressed. (Not suggesting this...
  85. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III - PDF Manual!

    Just nitpicking but it looks like you guys copy/pasted the [ ENH ] block abbreviation into some of the subsequent block section headings. :D
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    Really dont get it ! why the downsize when there is more options.

    Has this been discussed anywhere? I was just assuming the number of externals would be limited in the Axe FX 3, not by the number of daisy chained floor units - but I would love to be wrong about that.
  87. NaturalScience

    FC18 and FC21

    Here's hoping per-scene layouts are doable (if they are, I missed it). If all the instructions are coming from the Axe III, I don't see why it wouldn't be as easily implemented as per-preset layouts. With tap and hold, 12 buttons + 4 external switches are more than enough to do what's needed...
  88. NaturalScience

    Axe-Fx III Wish List

    Been wanting this for years. Or at least have the possibility to set a default tempo that syncs to tap tempo, but can be increased/decreased with an expression pedal (even if it doesn't land on an exact note division). The idea being that you can set your modulations in time with the song for...
  89. NaturalScience

    FC18 and FC21

    Don't even know how these things work yet, but I'm hoping there can be some expanded functionality to the "load layout on preset change" behavior. I like to have access to 10+ IA's in a given patch (2 delays, 4 mods, 2-3 gain/drive boosts, then special/pitch effects) , but only need 2-3 within...
  90. NaturalScience

    So What's New on the III? ...(Axe-Fx II vs III)

    This was probably my biggest wishlist item too. Would be awesome to have auto engage and modifiers/controllers separate. On some scenes, I'd love to have certain parameters linked to tap tempo, but have the option to use an expression pedal to change modulation rate on a certain scene. Or...
  91. NaturalScience

    Any FC release time info ?

    I'm a huge fan of having all my IA's in front of me at one time on the MFC, so I was a little disappointed at first. Then I went back and noticed each switch can do tap/hold, which opens up a lot of possibilities. I just hope there's a way for expression pedals to be independent across effect...
  92. NaturalScience

    Presenting... The Axe-Fx III

    Are layouts something you would set in a configuration menu before a gig, or can they be changed on a scene/preset basis? If it's on a scene basis, does the layout apply to the external switches and expression pedals too? Never mind, answered in another thread...
  93. NaturalScience

    Add Fishman Triple Play to rig

    Definitely use Input 2. I do this to switch seamlessly between the piezo and mag pickups in my guitar. I have a 2-channel wireless unit that feeds into the L & R inputs on the back of the Axe. I then use vol/pan blocks and scenes to switch between the inputs without having to toggle anything...
  94. NaturalScience

    Support bag

    Been using one of these for years: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/939221689/midwayusa-competition-range-bag-system Not cheap, but it's held up well. Really depends how much you need to carry, it's a big bag. I carry around spares for everything, plus mics, straps, etc.
  95. NaturalScience

    Terra's Theme - Final Fantasy VI (Quantum 9.02)

    Nice. Best video game soundtrack ever, by a long shot.
  96. NaturalScience

    Naturally tube soft "break up" from clean? No

    I have been doing this for years using the Hiwatt models. I use a filter block for clean boost, a drive block for leads, and scene controllers to adjust amp drive and master volume when needed. Scene 1: Rhythm tone, drive block X with the clean boost engaged Scene 2: Crunchy tone, only clean...
  97. NaturalScience

    Piezo do you use it live

    I haven't done it live yet in the context of a rock band, but I've redone my main patches and rehearsed with it with good results. The only thing stopping me from using it live is that I will need to go direct to FOH, and I'm normally a power amp/cab guy. So I have to get to a point where I'm...
  98. NaturalScience

    Opeth Discussion

    I don't know if they abuse any certain chords or scales, but it seems like Mikael is always trying to write with chords that use all 6 strings. Even on heavier stuff, there are always interesting flavors to all the chords, when most other "heavy" bands might just resort to power chords. I feel...
  99. NaturalScience

    How many scenes you really use? Is 8 overkill?

    Depends what kind of ground you want to cover. I try to do one preset for each band I'm in with maybe a secondary preset to get certain one-off effects. I use 5 scenes along the bottom row of the MFC: Rhythm, Dirty, Clean, Lead, then a wildcard for specific song or set. The clean settings...
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