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    Axe-Fx 3 preamp vs Synergy amp quality question

    Honestly, I think Synergy is a desperate attempt to save the tube amp industry, which is why all of these tube amp makers have come together to make one product. I can guarantee that a $400 VH-4 Module doesn't sound nearly as good as a $4,400 VH-4. That's just the reality of the methodology of...
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    "modeling technology" and Artists & 75% of the time..lol

    Legacys are actually pretty great. They have a unique tone and feel to them. The axe fx II really nailed it and the axe fx iii just made it better. There was a post about them somewhere on this forum, I think, that detailed the tone settings and I was shocked at how accurate the tone and feel...
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    Control Suggestion

    Well you tried to refute everything else I said, I dont know why you'd stop there *shrug emoji*
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    Control Suggestion

    I could specify for you, but I doubt it would have any relevance to you. You didnt understand the difference between many and most, you arent going to understand the difference between many and a lot. It's pretty complicated stuff.
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    Control Suggestion

    Chances are good that it will be out before everyone gets their invite for the FC's
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    Control Suggestion

    Theres a huge difference between measuring "many" and measuring "most". I dont have measure the entire population to find "many" people. He would have to measure 100% of the population to find out if at least 51% dont like the idea. You're a smart guy Chris, I figured at least you would know the...
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    Control Suggestion

    That's great that you think I'm in the minority, despite theres no way for you to determine that or come to the conclusion.
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    Control Suggestion

    There are definitely workarounds that get a similar effect, but they arent exactly what Im describing or quite as effective. You would have to do separate layouts for lines 1&2, 2&3, 3&4 which would be using up the limited number of layouts you have and if you do the version that chris...
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    Control Suggestion

    the best way I can kind of depict what Im saying is with this crude drawing. Virtually there would be 4 lines or so and then what is circled would be what is actually shown on the FC-12 or 6 readout.
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    Control Suggestion

    Yeah, check my older posts. I was much nicer before members started aggressively coming at me for suggesting that the Axe FX could be better, yourself included.
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    Control Suggestion

    Just to be clear I never said the FC wasnt a good design. Obviously its better in pretty much every way besides the lesser number of switches. The reason I've even complained so much is because I'm a consumer that votes with his dollar and I'm being vocal about the products that I would like to...
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    Control Suggestion

    Your preset didnt have 8 additional switches at all. There are 12 total. You had Scene 1, Scene 2, Erase, reverse, half speed, looper 1, record, play, once, tap tempo, tuner. I apologize, that was 11 switches you had room for 1 more effect. I really, really dont want to argue with anyone. So...
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    Control Suggestion

    That didnt really fix my statement, which has been echoed by many different people on this forum, facebook forums, and by friends. Some people are happy with the fact that they are smaller, many with myself included are not. Fractal knows this, which is why they addressed it on the FC page by...
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    Control Suggestion

    Let me start by saying that I dont own an FC 6 or 12 because, as many people have expressed, it lacks enough buttons to control everything *I* would want from a single layout so I vowed to never buy one. I've personally been super vocal about this because I was such a fan on the MFC design where...
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    USA IIC+

    All his presets go on Axechange, just search for his username 2112
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    USA IIC+

    Also, whenever in doubt- consult Yek's amp guide. He has detailed all the amps as of April of 2017 and explained how they all react and there is TONS of useful information about every amp and how to make them sound good. You can get it here if you sign up for a drop box account-...
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    USA IIC+

    The Mesa mark series is heavily dependent on using that 5 band EQ. I thought they were horrible amps at first, but everyone kept raving about them. I eventually found out about that pre-power amp EQ and it is 100% integral to making that amp sound good. Once you do have it set up though, it is...
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    Axe 3 vs. "The Real Thing," some thoughts and ponderings...

    So you're saying that it sounds better through a real power amp to have it on FRFR mode? That cant be true considering the SS Power amp + cab mode is expected to be played through an actual cabinet which sounds and feels vastly different than a studio monitor. I could definitely be wrong, but...
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    Axe 3 vs. "The Real Thing," some thoughts and ponderings...

    Are you switching from FRFR mode to the p.amp+cab setting? That made a big difference for the punch and feel for me, and was specifically designed for better cab interaction for what I understand.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 2.03

    Yes! I noticed this immediately. Also, the lateral and strobe tuners were off from each other. One would show in tune and the other would show sharp or flat. I kept having to use my turbo tuner the whole time I've had the axe fx III as its tuner was almost unusable, but now its almost perfect...
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    Thoughts about the FCs

    I can't rightfully assume whether people prefer a larger or smaller footprint for there controllers and effects, but what I CAN assume is that 95% of people would prefer to do less work to make a function happen vs. doing more work to make that function happen and also that 100% prefer the...
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    Thoughts about the FCs

    100% on board with an FC-18. The Axe FX III has more power, more functionality, more flexibility, more effects and options, more everything. Why would the footswitch have less switches to control all of these new things? The FC's are certainly more flexible and allow for more from the switches...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware 2.00 Public Beta #2

    Apologize for nothing sir, it sounded great!
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware 2.00 Public Beta #2

    No bullshit, I was watching a movie and playing with my phone when I saw that there was a new Axe FX update, so I exited out of Terminator: Genisys and then seconds later saw this post.
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    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    Ope, welp, I stand corrected. I havent seen those shots before. Thought, they posted them before they were supposed to or something.
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    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    It appears some have been released- http://www.independentmusic.co.nz/fractal-audio-fc-12/
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    Favorite ‘big clean’ amp?

    Yeah dude, the last 3 already mentioned it, but the USA Clean has the fullest and "biggest" sound as far as Im concerned. A lot of "meat" to it, lots of head room, and very little break up.
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    Wish Preset Snapshots or 2nd instance of Axe Edit

    Can you save them and give them to other people? Ive never used fractool
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    Wish Preset Snapshots or 2nd instance of Axe Edit

    I realize that you can just download someone else's preset or copy your own, but it would be pretty awesome if we were able to save some sort of interactive snapshot where we can access and review the settings in each block and menu so we dont have to copy and paste a bunch of blocks and we can...
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    Synyster Gates Presets?

    Hes supposed to be releasing presets soon according to someone at the syngates.com forum
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    Amp Output Mode

    You should notice things beef up a bit for every patch. You'll notice it mostly in the attack. It's pretty noticeable on heavier patches when you do some chugging. Volume levels probably play a factor as well.
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    Rivera Knucklehead Tre Amp Match

    My first amp match of my rivera Knucklehead Tre with JJ EL34s and JJ preamp tubes. They are admittedly a bit older, but they gotten much play over the last 4 years or so since I got the Axe FX II XL. I cant say that the tone match is absolutely perfect, but it really does capture the essence of...
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    Amp Output Mode

    What is your setup? Are you running it through a solid state power amp and cab? If not, that may be why you arent noticing much difference. I notice a difference in the feel and substance of the tone. It's definitely a bit thicker sounding. It sounds universally better on all my patches as I am...
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    About amp modeling updates

    Milo to the rescue-
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    Wish Global Output Mode

    +1. I specifically came here to ask for this. They could have an FRFR, SS P.Amp + Cab, and a bypass mode.
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    Coming soon...

    It's either journey, toto, or def leppard. Guaranteed.
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    Synyster Gates Presets?

    He mentioned that he was releasing all of his live presets through fractal on his Instagram. Any word on this?
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    Is There a Carvin Legacy preset with the Axe 3?

    I saw some instructions on how to dial in those models and settings to use somewhere and they nailed the legacy sound. I also have a legacy 2x12 and a Marshall 4x12 with v30s that I run the axe into. Its great!
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    Is There a Carvin Legacy preset with the Axe 3?

    Also, one of the models is Steve vai's personal legacy heads. Pretty awesome.
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    Is There a Carvin Legacy preset with the Axe 3?

    I dont know about preset, but there is definitely 2 models of the legacy and they are ACCURATE. The legacy has a pretty distinct feel and tone and the axe fx nails it. The II nailed it, the III is even better.
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    FAS Amp Models Tutorial

    Yeah I ran it through an FRFR poweramp and traditional cabinet and got a similar result. My guess is that these were made for direct recording use, which you generally want to boost treble and cut bass in a high gain recording setting to help the guitar sit in its proper frequency range.
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    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    I believe its 700 for the 6 button and 1100 for the 12
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    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    From the bottom of my heart, I genuinely do not care if you shut this thread down. If I had the capabilities I would do it for you.
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    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    The issue with using another switch like the mastermind is that it wont utilize the proprietary software that fractal does and wont have the same functionality. We'll see what the future holds though, I really hope they meet this part of the market that's asking for the bigger switch. I could...
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    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    Im with you 100% that its better that the axe fx does the programming, and I love that aspect. My point is that less circuitry should cost less, but of course there are the programmable tags which Im sure added to the price tag quite a bit. Honestly, Im just going to be angry about the situation...
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    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    I don't know how that's a great price when compared to the MFC-101. $500 for a 6 button switch that is so much less useful than the $750 21 button MFC. Even if you can change the layouts of the FC, you have to do a ridiculous amount of tap dancing to do what 1 layout used to do. I cant say for...
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    FC12 timeline?

    Are you able to mention any of the things you've done to make it better?
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    Tone Matching on III

    Thanks! That's kind of my goal though, I don't want the cab sound. I run the Axe FX III into the QSC 4.2 and then out to a marshall 4x12. Im just trying to get a good amp sim of the Rivera Knucklehead Tre so I can use it like any other amp sim and share it for those that want it. Im completely...
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    Tone Matching on III

    Can I just tone match using a line out on a head? Im not tech savvy. I do however have a Rivera Knucklehead Tre that I would like to match and want to get the closest tone possible.
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    [NOT A BUG] Tuner is off a bit

    Im playing into the korg tuner-> into the instrument input of the Axe FX. Im not even plugged into my computer right now. Another thing that maybe I didnt make clear is that the two tuners, the strobe and and the horizontal one that measures cents, are off from each other. The horizontal one is...
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    [NOT A BUG] Tuner is off a bit

    Yes, Ill make a video tonight. I also just stumbled across someone else in the facebook forum that had the same issue.
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    Honest Thoughts On Axe-Fx III, II and AX8?

    As long as the unit holds up over time, you'll seriously never need another processor. People said the Axe FX II couldnt be improved upon tonewise, and I disagreed. I always said there were things missing. The III isnt perfect, but damn is it close. And with the amount of room they left for...
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    Honest Thoughts On Axe-Fx III, II and AX8?

    I'm a super critical person, feel free to check the forum for previous posts. I run the III through the QSC PLD 4.2, and to me, there is a HUGE difference in the feel and sound. People keep talking about how the tone is about the same as the II but a little better- it's not. It's significantly...
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    [NOT A BUG] Tuner is off a bit

    I actually just tried again and it was nearly perfect, but right before I posted this it was like 7 or 8 cents flat. It was huge difference. I was back and forth to make sure. This time the strobe on the axe and bar above it were not matching though. The strobe was showing perfect and the bar...
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    [NOT A BUG] Tuner is off a bit

    I checked the tuner fractal Axe FX III tuner against the ST-200 strobe tuner and the fractal reads a bit flat. I did also check to make sure they were both A=440.00. I also run into a korg pitch black> axe fx III and the korg matches the sonic stomp almost perfectly.
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    Wish Knob and button functionality

    I brought this up a long time ago and it was kind of addressed, but a SUPER helpful feature that I feel could be implemented fairly easily is a "right click" function on each knob and switch in Axe -Edit that gives a technical description of what the button/Knob does as well as how it is...
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    Any FC release time info ?

    Mikko even did a comparison and said this. I think the III has the potential for improvement, but they are pretty similar right now and not really worth the cost of upgrading. Also the size of those new foot controllers, definitely a let down.
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    Any FC release time info ?

    Well hopefully a 3rd party company figures out Fractal's proprietary software and meets demnd for the market of a better floorboard. I may end up buying the Axe FX III, but Im never buying those tiny floorboards. Or I may just stick with the Axe FX II and MFC, the III hasnt made any major...
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    Hey buddy, I never questioned the quality of the Axe FX, just certain business decisions. I'll be the first to admit, and Ive said it a couple times in this thread alone, the Axe FX is a game changer. They are nearly single handedly destroying Rig Rundown because its just different bands with...
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    Opinion- yes, but an evidence based opinion which holds way more stock. You guys are entitled to your opinions as well, feel free to express them.
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    Im not, the other dude said I was high or something and he quoted the math. I was seriously wondering if every really thought it was wrong. I really do appreciate you owning up to the mistake though instead of deflecting in some way. That's generally the internet's way of dealing with things.
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    I never said if I was or not, I may very well be. Im a HUGE fan of the Axe FX II, maybe I had money set aside specifically for the knowing Fractal had to do something with NAMM coming up recently. The only thing Im SUPER not a fan of is the FCs. Im pretty sure they cut the size of those down...
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    Where do you live? I might know a dude. Also, are you guys seriously contesting the math on that?
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    It's the same reason I dont put stock in this forum, it's almost exclusively Yes Men to the Fractal staff. It's a HIGHLY biased group of people. Again, I love what Fractal has done to change the guitar game. Im on this forum because I fell in love with the Axe FX II and I expect the III to be...
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    I *might* be. I *might* not be. That is 100% irrelevant to you. I suck at math? What is 1000/ 2500? I help you out with my terrible math skills. It's (.4). What is .4 written as a percentage you ask? Well that just happens to be 40%! You just showed everyone that it was, in fact, you that sucks...
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    Go to ANY facebook group right now that is talking about the price hike, like the Fractal Audio Axe FX group. A LOT of people are very angry about this. The forum is by no means a diverse range of opinions on Fractal products or tactics.
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    Nah, the second these $3500 Axe FX IIIs have run out and there is no supply to meet the demand, scalpers will probably get $5000 for them. They will end up making MORE money because scalpers ALWAYS base their prices off of the original. All they have to do is play what will end up being a very...
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    To quote what someone else on a facebook page had to say about it "Man, that Kool-Aid is really tasty, eh?"
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    Yes fractal can do whatever they want with their products and charge whatever they like, but lets not lie to all the loyal customers and act like this had anything to do with other people scalping units. People are going to scalp and gouge prices anyway once these $3500 units are sold out and on...
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    So unless I missed it in the manual...

    Lots of guitar headstocks cause tuning problems. The gibson design in particular has this problem and its probably the biggest name with this problem.
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    "Skipp the wait-list price"?

    Because profit. It has nothing to do with scalping. They could have easily just limited it to one per customer, at the very least for the role out, and then opened it up to more units once things have died down but instead created a huge craze, made a waitlist, released a few units from the...
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    So unless I missed it in the manual...

    I dont know if it's been mentioned, but the reason for this is the headstock tilt and the the angle that the strings break away from the nut to the tuning pegs. The headstock needs a slight tilt so that the strings produce a note at the nut. Too much of a tilt, too thick of a string, or too much...
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    Really dont get it ! why the downsize when there is more options.

    I like that you capitalized on that statement, but my main thought was "hundreds". I dont keep metrics or tallies on how many people do or do not like fractal products. Maybe its hundreds, maybe thousands. Do the research yourself(or maybe you have) but there are a lot of unhappy customers and...
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    Really dont get it ! why the downsize when there is more options.

    Go to the fractal facebook pages or other gear pages and see for yourself. Hundreds, maybe thousands. I know people are saying "wait and see", but I dont know what could possibly make this better besides just coming out with a bigger pedal board. We dont need to wait and see how it functions, we...
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    Really dont get it ! why the downsize when there is more options.

    Yeah, we have press and hold buttons on the mfc like hold for tuner or hold for looper and its obnoxious and not good for live use. I, and many others, would much prefer dedicated buttons like the mfc far more than the new switching. I feel like some people genuinely like the new idea, but A LOT...
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    Really dont get it ! why the downsize when there is more options.

    Oh Im not getting worked up at all, just being realistic. I dont need to use it, theyve already explained how it works and we can visually see how many buttons there are. There are no mysteries with these foot controllers.
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    Really dont get it ! why the downsize when there is more options.

    Who was this designed for then? There has to be some "me" out there that this was made specifically for. There is also no way that this functions better for MORE people than the MFC did. By nature of having almost HALF the buttons, it cant; even if you can change the layout which is a function...
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    Really dont get it ! why the downsize when there is more options.

    I agree that they should have stuck with a similar design to the MFC. I do like that everything is assignable through the Axe FX and and the button layouts can change per preset, the the fact is, if you want to set up a preset so that the first 4 or 5 buttons work like channels on an amp and...
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    Why no PayPal?

    PayPal is a terrible company that is known for seizing funds of sellers. There are several class action lawsuits against them for shady practices. They've seized accounts that literally have hundreds of thousands of dollars in them without cause, and without any kind of review process and you...
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    Only 2 Amps?

    So to be clear, this guy is talking about running 4 amps simultaneously correct? With 2 amp blocks and 4 channels each, you can have 8 amps available on 1 preset, is that right?
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    Any FC release time info ?

    No. You can only use it for MIDI switching
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    Any FC release time info ?

    Hopefully a more MFC 101-like design is offered for this, or some better way to use the current MFC without having to use MIDI which I personally have no desire to do. This new smaller footswitch seems like its alienating a lot of customers desires, here and in other forums and facebook pages...
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    Any FC release time info ?

    Again, thats why I setup all my live patches similarly. I like to set it up like a traditional amp/pedals set up. I have 5 scenes set up like amp channels and 10 basic effects reverb/delay/drive/phaser... and the for each "channel" or scene I selection an x or y state of each of those effects so...
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    Any FC release time info ?

    Maybe it's intuitive and I just need to play with one for a bit, but the way the MFC is setup is perfect for what I personally need. I have the top 2 switches for tuner/mute and tap tempo, the next 10 for effects on/off, and the bottom 5 for preset selection and the reveal are scenes 1-5 on the...
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    Any FC release time info ?

    Well if you take a look again, you can clearly see that the main issue is that it doesnt have a similar layout to the MFC 101 and requires you to daisy chain 2 of them together. What new information do you expect to come out that changes this?
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    Any FC release time info ?

    Is there a price point on this? The new Axe FX looks great and all, but that footswitch seems disappointing. I know you can daisy chain them together, but I have no desire to connect multiple footswitches nor do I want 2-3 feet of length on a pedalboard. The nearly square shape didnt need any...
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.04 Firmware Release

    Awesome, thanks! Out of curiostiy, are there any major updates being planned like new controls, or a bunch of new amp models, or a new modeling algorithms? Anything like that?
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    FAS 2018!!!

    Yeah the tone can only go so far, although many of us base our opinion on the axe fx as it compares to tube amps. Once you reach tube tone, that journey is complete. Can Fractal go beyond tube and create something greater? Have they already done this? I dont think we will have much need for a...
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    Accurately measuring pickup output

    Exactly the answer I was looking for!
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    Accurately measuring pickup output

    I have to assume there is a way to do this since the Axe does EVERYTHING- Is there a way accurately measure the output of each pickup in terms of what is being pushed into the front of the Axe FX? You can definitely use your ear and figure it out fairly easily, but I demand perfection! Any thoughts?
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    Recording the Axe FX into the scarlett

    I dont think so, it's definitely staying in the green with the clipping indicator. Also I'm using audacity at the moment to record and its well within the limits of clipping on that as well. Now I can monitor through the scarlett and it sounds like the cabinet block is on there and everything is...
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    Recording the Axe FX into the scarlett

    Is there something Im supposed to do with the axe fx in particular to record into an audio interface like the 2nd gen scarlett 2i4? Im going from the output of the axe into the front of the scarlett with a cabinet block, but the recordings sound like a patch with no cabinet and it sounds...
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    Brand new to AXE FX...

    Congrats, welcome to the adventure
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    The Game Awards

    Couple of Axe FXs spotted front and center of the opening performance right behind Brian Haner!
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    CA3+ Lead model

    That makes sense, I copied the ca3+ clean preset over to a new patch number and then added the other channels to different scenes to basically create the amp. But yeah, that was it.
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    CA3+ Lead model

    Called it! I definitely didnt set it that way, but scenes 3-8 were all on the minimum for some reason. Ive never had this happen before. I wonder why it did that?
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    CA3+ Lead model

    Anyone?
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    CA3+ Lead model

    Alright, maybe I was wrong about it being the model but now Im SUPER confused as this has never happened. But for some odd reason, a couple of the scenes are dropping massively in volume. Scenes 2 & 4 are set up indentically using the CA3+ rhythm models and 2 is SIGNIFICANTLY louder than 4. Can...
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