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  1. Ian Minogue-Corps

    What's your FC pedal waitlist signup date/time?

    Still a lot of money by the time it gets to the UK, considering the AxeFx3 was @$3600 here i'll probably end up controlling it via my Kemper or get a s/h Ground Control Pro
  2. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Just Ordered!

    in the UK the waitlist is very short as there seems to have been larger deliveries recently, I waited @ 4 weeks for mine
  3. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx III vs Kemper Profiling Amp

    It’s interesting as I recently, ie this weekend got both a Kemper and Axe Fx3, on the limited time I’ve had available I’ve found the Kemper more dynamic and “amp-like, having previously owned an Axe-FxII I know that they can be picky so and so’s on input impedance so I’m hoping to have a more...
  4. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe 3 - Two Weeks In Mini Review - It's TASTY

    I had the double issue of Fx3 and Kemper arriving within a day of each other and I’m working 12hr nights this week :(
  5. Ian Minogue-Corps

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

    Mine was delivered by UPS this morning :)
  6. Ian Minogue-Corps

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

    Looks as though a Ground Control Pro is on the list then,
  7. Ian Minogue-Corps

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

    Lol, doubt it, both great units and do things their own way
  8. Ian Minogue-Corps

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

    Collect my Kemper Saturday and the AxeFx3 will be delivered Monday ! I could do with a week off work.!
  9. Ian Minogue-Corps

    G66 waiting list

    Mine has been shipped, delivery Monday according to UPS
  10. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Third Party Midi Foot Controllers Axe Fx3

    As the title says, what are people using so far ? the Voodoo Labs Ground Control Pro seems like an affordable option so I’m curious what works well
  11. Ian Minogue-Corps

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

    I wonder if anyone has tried a Voodoo Labs Ground Control Pro with an Axe FX3
  12. Ian Minogue-Corps

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

    £700 for the footswitch is a ludicrous price, time to sort the midi thru on my Kemper
  13. Ian Minogue-Corps

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

    Going to be interesting on the price point, especially for us Europeans
  14. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx III USB Firmware Version 1.06

    I'll have a go when my Axe Fx3 turns up Friday but if its Class Compliant which it looks as though it is, no driver should be required on a Mac
  15. Ian Minogue-Corps

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

    Mine should be Thursday or Friday, bloody UPS drivers, they always seem in a hurry on the Motorway
  16. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Plugging directly into nearfield recording monitors for home listening?

    If you can stretch to them AND find them, check out a set of APS Aeons, seriously detailed and articulate with a very controlled but extended bottom end
  17. Ian Minogue-Corps

    New amps and effects?

    That’s what I was getting at, there is more than enough power for something really out there
  18. Ian Minogue-Corps

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

    Touch capacitance footswitches are an amazing timesaver and so far have been very reliable, I’ve owned both a Helix Rack, Fx2 and have an Fx3 on order, just because some “lesser” brand has a bit of a brainwave and an ergonomic advantage it doesn’t mean that it should be dismissed readily
  19. Ian Minogue-Corps

    New amps and effects?

    Maybe a Freeze pedal would be handy, I’m sure we can all think of one or two pedals that could be useful if a little left field for us noise merchants
  20. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Mooer Tube Engine 20 Watt Power Amp & Axe III - Any thoughts?

    Those Mooer Tube engines aren't cheap for what they are tbh, probably better off buying a s/h Marshall 20/20, thats what I used with my Fractal Fx2 with good results into Yamaha DBR12's
  21. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Editing via front panel

    Looking forward to testing this out myself when my unit turns up :)
  22. Ian Minogue-Corps

    III - Unboxing and First Impressions

    Well, fingers crossed I should get mine in Sept or early October according to G66
  23. Ian Minogue-Corps

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

    Excellent news, be interesting to see how easy it is to edit from the front panel and how it compares to the AxeFx2
  24. Ian Minogue-Corps

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

    According to G66: us Brits are looking at end Sept mid October for Axe Fx3
  25. Ian Minogue-Corps

    FC ready to ship with Axe III?

    My point is that you don’t release half a product, from a company such as Fractal I’d have expected a full solution from Day 1 or maybe I’m being optimistic. Not passively aggressive in anyway whatsoever, I have bought and own Fractal products and their competitors, one of which managed to...
  26. Ian Minogue-Corps

    FC ready to ship with Axe III?

    That really is a cock up of Brexit level stupidity imho, like selling a car with no pedals. I’m usually an early adopter, having had an Axe Fx2 and now an FX8, very glad I decided to hold fire for at least a year and wait till it’s all available and bug free
  27. Ian Minogue-Corps

    FC ready to ship with Axe III?

    So you can buy a rack mounted modeller and there is no footswitch available ?
  28. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Fan in Axe-Fx III

    I did LOL at a previous comment about someone being a Musician, so obviously not Deaf ! I’m assuming it was sarcasm as a lot of my fellow musicians are as deaf as posts with no top end left at all. It’s Occupational law that I have annual ear tests and because I always wore earplugs when gigging...
  29. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Fan in Axe-Fx III

    Thanks for the replies and candid they were too, fan noise is just one of those things that bugs me and it shouldn’t really be an issue on modern gear.
  30. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Fan in Axe-Fx III

    Ok, I know it might appear facile but it drove me bloody mad with my Axe-Fx 2, is there a fan and how annoying is it ? . I will probably still succumb after all the hubbub has died down but enquiring minds etc
  31. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Post-whatever players, what's your FX8 setup?

    Mine is pretty odd I suppose, it’s all controlled from my Boss ES8 and is pretty much and Ambient synth setup going to a Bad Cat Hot Cat and Princeton
  32. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Fx8 with Boss ES8 noise and no proper output

    It fixed itself !, powered it all down, unhooked the USB and it works !. I must admit I hate things that do that so it’s investigate closely when I get some days off. Yes, I’m not using it in 4CM as it’s a dedicated fx loop for all the silliness that the ES switches, Hog2, Super Ego plus...
  33. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Fx8 with Boss ES8 noise and no proper output

    Ok, this is an odd one, my Fx8 works fine in 4CM but I'm building a board where the Fx8 sits in its own loop from the Boss ES8 and is used as a switched Multi-Fx. I'm using pre in and out as per the manual but when i select any Pre based presets I just get a lot of electrical noise as though the...
  34. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Home Made Labels FX8 ?

    Just a quick query, I remember there was a link for printable templates for the MFC101 unit and I wondered if there were any for the Fx8 ?
  35. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.03 Firmware Release

    I never update straightaway, maybe it’s the Luddite in me, but I have been burnt far too many times by updating the latest and shiniest update etc etc and some Fractal updates have been a pita
  36. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Zip Archive - Feb 8, 2014 - NOTE: Always disconnect MIDI/MFC/Pedals during firmware

    I discovered why my effects weren’t switching on an off, it was the ribbon cable in the MFC, so a quick break down and re-seat all the ribbon cables fixed that issue. The update still pushes the GEQ and a lot of models well and truly into the red along with messing with the regeneration values...
  37. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.02 Firmware Release

    Well. 9.02 screwed all my MFC101 settings, so thats interesting to say the least, it no longer switches the effects on or off, time to dig the manual out again
  38. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.02 Firmware Release

    Going back to version 9, after a lot of messing about 9.02 just doesn’t work for me
  39. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Changing tubes...no real difference.

    As with anything Modelled, the answer is in your ears, I'm sorry but if you have been gigging since your late teens etc without ear protection there is very good chance that some of the subtleties in any tweakery are completely lost as you probably can't hear above 10khz and have permanent low...
  40. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.02 Firmware Release

    I can imagine a lot of itchy mouse clicks waiting for a new upgrade ;) On another note I bought a Helix Rack to go with my Axe Fx II, with the limited time I've had to contrast and compare its been interesting
  41. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Sound stuff has too many words

    One thing to always take into account is how screwed peoples ears are from years of gigging and standing next to a Drummer ;) . At my Work we have mandatory health tests every year including hearing, in 28 years mine has hardly changed because I always wear earplugs when I Gig or go to Gigs and...
  42. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.01 Firmware Release & New Bank A Presets

    Well, after trying it out for 2 days now, I'm going back to 7.02, 8.01 still clips at either end and tbh I preferred 7.02, lets see what happens with the next upgrade
  43. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.00 Public Beta

    Nope, still on, the only change is to the FW version, this happened before and was fixed in FW 7.02, very odd indeed
  44. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.00 Public Beta

    As I posted earlier, I'd say 75% of my patches clip horribly in fw8 as they did in 7.01, 7.02 was fine, go figure, I'll wait for the final release to see if its any better
  45. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.00 Public Beta

    OK, updated and back to the hoary old problem of all the levels being far too hot again, it's not me before anyone says anything, I've been in the Modelling "scene" since the year dot and trust me that this is a FW bug, reloaded the amps etc etc ,all the usual gubbins so I'm reinstalling 7.02...
  46. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.00 Public Beta

    Reading this whilst just about to finish a Niightshift, looks as though a visit to my music room before bedtime ;)
  47. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Firmware Release

    I have to agree, the latest firmware really is the Dogs Danglies
  48. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Firmware Release

    Just a little heads up really, if the pickup is playing up on a Variax, you can reset it through Workbench, I had this issue with a customers Variax 600, there are a few threads online on how to do it
  49. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Firmware Release

    Those old Variax guitars are very handy for stuff like that and so cheap now that it makes sense to have one even for the rare occasion
  50. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Firmware Release

    There is a buzz going around from one of the Dealers that it's being discontinued, I'd imagine a V2 for NAMM with a few tweaks that s more likely
  51. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Firmware Release

    With all the rumour surrounding the line 6 Helix being discontinued, it's nice to be cosseted by excellent Firmware updates
  52. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Firmware Release

    Loving the continued support and development as anAxe-Fx is no small investment for us guitarists with Kids at Uni and a Mortgage etc, keep it coming ;)
  53. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Firmware Release

    The biggest difference I have noticed with the new FW is that some of the harshness seems to have gone when used in my FRFR setup.
  54. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Firmware Release

    Excellent stuff, anything changed from Beta #2 ?
  55. Ian Minogue-Corps

    After 10 years, I'm done...

    I still quite like the Axe-Fx into my Marshall 20/20, either into a cab or as set of FRFR Yamaha CBR12's, You can never have too many toys, guitars yes, toys, nawwww ;)
  56. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta #2

    You do realise that the internet bandwidth will die when the finished product is released ;)
  57. Ian Minogue-Corps

    The end of the "amp in th room" discussion for me

    That little amp looks very interesting indeed
  58. Ian Minogue-Corps

    When Upgrade can be made for Studio monitors

    I'd sell your KRK"s and use the extra towards better monitors and a pair of Auralex MoPads
  59. Ian Minogue-Corps

    What frfr speakers to buy

    I use a pair of Yamaha CBR12's with a Marshall 20/20 valve amp and TBH it sounds spot on.
  60. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Any plans for right-angle Humbuster cables?

    I've still to notice any difference between humbuster leads and standard good quality leads in my rig. Rig consists of Axe-Fx II into a Marshall 20/20 and 2 Yamaha CBR12 monitors . Whether it is down to our UK wiring, TBH I have no idea
  61. Ian Minogue-Corps

    I am new and Thinking about getting the Axe-Fx II XL+ For Black Friday or should I?

    You will soon find the benefit of 4x expression pedals and the 4 extra footswitches, trust me, its Tinkerers Paradise ;)
  62. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe FX Looper Pedal

    I was looking to use the BOSS FS6 x2 as Looper controls, time to make tea and see what is needed ;)
  63. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 5.03 Firmware Released

    I am just going through the ones that are playing up and adjusting the feedback value, it's just very odd, I only mentioned it as it's a possible bug that someone else might not have come up with as 5.03 had literally just been posted.
  64. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 5.03 Firmware Released

    Well, nothing has been changed at all, except the 5.03 update. I re-installed the update and still the issue persusts on certain presets with delay, with self oscillation and the need to crank the master feedback to @40%. I am certainly no newbie to either modelling and using/editing effects...
  65. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 5.03 Firmware Released

    Re installed 5.03 and still the self oscillation is there on certain patches where the delay master feedback is set to 100%. Seems as though I'll have to go through the patches and set all the feedback levels
  66. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 5.03 Firmware Released

    I have 4 exp pedals and a pai of Boss FS6 foot switches, this bug only surfaced after 5.03 was installed. I shall investigate further when I get the time, creating new patches etc
  67. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 5.03 Firmware Released

    I have found an annoying bug in 5.03, on the presets with delay, the overall/master feedback is set to 100% and goes into self oscillation
  68. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Edit iPad

    If I had a Surface 3, I probably would The Surface Pro has been one of the few bits of kit that has seriously made me question my Mac
  69. Ian Minogue-Corps

    People say the AXE FX is overpriced

    For us Brits, Id say that the Axe FX-MFC combo is overpriced, but nearly all US goods are unfortunately. To really rub it in, I had one of those original Tubescreamers and sold it for £20 back in the early 80's
  70. Ian Minogue-Corps

    name timeout! without even...

    Is the MFC in the same mode as the Axe-Fx ?, I had that when I purchased my units s/h, they had been reset and flashed with the latest firmware and it forgot which Axe-Fx it was supposed to be connecting to, hence the Timeout message
  71. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 4.01 Public Beta

    Generally firmware updates are free on a premium product, so that argument is invalid, it is a shame that there is no facility to clear out all the unwanted or barely used items in the unit. Ah well, looks as though I came to the party a little late and I'll have to stick with my MkII, such a...
  72. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe Fx 2 and Mk1 MFC101

    It's ok, I was being a Numpty ;) twin pack ordered from G66
  73. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe Fx 2 and Mk1 MFC101

    Ok, this may be blindingly obvious but I want to make sure. If I want to use an XLR cable to connect the Axe-Fx II and MFC101 mk1, which at the moment I have to use the Ethernet lead, can I use the XA-1 AND XA2 with a standard XLR between them . Yet more gadgets to buy ;)
  74. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Guitar Synth through Axe-Fx

    Well, following on from the thread about splitting an electro acoustic through the dual input facility, I think I'm going to have to try it with my Fishman Tripleplay guitar synth, once I have resurrected my old MacBook I'll give it a bash ;)
  75. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Wish POLL. Tuner firware update to track low tunings for ERGs & 5 string bass or lower

    As another 8 String user, I have to resort to my Polytune clip on tuner as the Axe Fx tuner " wanders " too much for comfort
  76. Ian Minogue-Corps

    DAW performance?

    As above, it's hardware dependant, so the choice of DAW comes down to platform and workflow. I use Logic X on my Mac's and it works perfectly for me, then there are those that swear by Studio One and a PC. These days both platforms are excellent for music making, it's a case of preference and...
  77. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Third party footswitch

    They actually look a very good shout, especially the option of latching and non latching with detatchable leads. Thanks for thst
  78. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Third party footswitch

    Ok, looking to use the extra footswitch capability of the MFC101 and Axe Fx, what external foot switches do people use and would a standard Marshall twin footswitch work ?
  79. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Name time out issue

    I had this until I set the MFC101 back up for the relevant Axe-Fx model, has it possibly got its knickers in a twist and forgotten what model of Axe-Fx it's plugged into ?
  80. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Could you let me know when the sets are ready for the MFC-101 Cheers Ian

    Could you let me know when the sets are ready for the MFC-101 Cheers Ian
  81. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Recommend me a pair of Passive Monitors

    I was actually looking for FRFR, I have noticed that a fair few users prefer driving them with a valve amp
  82. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Recommend me a pair of Passive Monitors

    Ok, I have my Axe FxII and a Marshall 20/20 rack amp, now to find some decent monitors. Looking at the Forum, there seems to be a lot more choice if you are in the US, however us Brits can't always get the nicer stuff at sensible prices. I'm no hear snob and I'm not fussed with the name on the...
  83. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Best power amp for Axe Fx Ultra to use with a 4x12 cab

    I'm heading towards the Marshall 20 20, 1u and 20watts in stereo is surprisingly loud, As regards the speakers, I was looking at something along the passive Mackie/Yamaha 1x12 and horn
  84. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Axe-Edit iPad

    I like the idea of a surface 3 to edit the Axe-Fx, I shall have to look into it
  85. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Buying advice please Axe FX2 older model

    Thanks for all your feedback, i pulled the trigger and now its sitting in my Music Room, now to look for a decent rack amp and mod my old 4x12. I tried active wedges on my Helix and was very unimpressed, whereas i have a good friend who uses his Fractal with an old Boogie 290 and that sounds...
  86. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Buying advice please Axe FX2 older model

    Thanks for the prompt reply, off to read the post :) its a mark 1
  87. Ian Minogue-Corps

    Buying advice please Axe FX2 older model

    I have the chance of an FX II and Footswitch for @ £1600 and basically trying to find out if its really worth me going for it ? , will it run the latest firmware etc etc and are there any issues with the RJ45 lead etc. Any input would be gratefully received thanks Ian
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