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  1. rmp5s

    Just had an amazing idea...

    No. I know it doesn't have one. I just thought it'd be cool if a modeler had one built in as I've never heard of one that did. Apparently I was wrong. 700 bucks is one EXPENSIVE load box! I paid that much for my Torpedo Live!
  2. rmp5s

    Just had an amazing idea...

    Good to go. Thanks, everyone.
  3. rmp5s

    Just had an amazing idea...

    You don't think people would pay an extra hundred fifty bucks for an Axe-FX with a simplified, stripped down X-Load built in? I would!
  4. rmp5s

    Just had an amazing idea...

    True, some wouldn't. I think a lot of people would if the option is there, though. Most people think "either I go digital or I stay traditional" and don't realize that you can blend the two "worlds" like this. Couple days ago, I thought, "wonder how that'd sound" and dug around on YouTube...
  5. rmp5s

    Just had an amazing idea...

    How cool would it be if the Axe-FX had a built in loadbox? Recording and gigging and all that? Use the built in stuff. Buddy brings over his new Hughes and Kettner Triamp Mark 3? Gotta give it a shot! Plug it into the loadbox jack and use all your favorite effects and cabs in the Axe-Fx...
  6. rmp5s

    You've GOT to get one of these!!

    Thanks, man!
  7. rmp5s

    You've GOT to get one of these!!

    Yea, I don't really think of it as being all that useful for gigging. I just use it to get the natural feedback that's SO hard to get while recording direct. Works great for that and is kinda irreplaceable in a way. lol There you go, GotMetalBoy!
  8. rmp5s

    You've GOT to get one of these!!

    Awesome! I think this thing is a MUST HAVE for anyone that uses modelers. It wouldn't surprise me if there's a way to do it with the current firmware...dig around a bit!
  9. rmp5s

    Piezos are cool

    Oh, and, I'll post up the presets for this later today if anyone is interested.
  10. rmp5s

    Piezos are cool

    Yea, man...I had a Parker P-38 back in the day that was pretty cool, but I'm an Ibanez guy. Ibanez didn't do much with piezos in electrics...only a model or two here and there. I got REALLY lucky finding this one. They only made them for a couple years. It's SUCH a versatile thing to have!!
  11. rmp5s

    Piezos are cool

    Been playing around with my new (to me) Ibanez SA320X and I'm really liking the acoustic-ish tones I can get out of the thing! SUPER versatile!! Rhythm is 2 tracks of the SA320X, piezos and magnetic pickups blended. Lead is an Ibanez S5521Q Prestige.
  12. rmp5s

    You've GOT to get one of these!!

    roooooooooooofl...thumbs up for my face in the thumbnail...lolol
  13. rmp5s

    You've GOT to get one of these!!

    One thing I've always hated about recording direct (the only thing, really) is that getting feedback is all but impossible. Well, this fixes that! I LOVE this thing!! What do you think!? Anyone else using one of these?
  14. rmp5s

    FC12 will be compatible with Axe Fx II mk I?

    So...wait a minute... Just looked at it...you're recommending the $400 3rd party controller over the OEM controller?
  15. rmp5s

    FC12 will be compatible with Axe Fx II mk I?

    Sounds good. I'll check it out! Thanks.
  16. rmp5s

    FC12 will be compatible with Axe Fx II mk I?

    Nice. I'll check it out. Thanks!!
  17. rmp5s

    FC12 will be compatible with Axe Fx II mk I?

    I'm honestly somewhat wary of MIDI as it seems like a headache to get working. But I could be wrong. I remember looking into the Behringer one back when I got my AFX and there was all kinds of talk of aftermarket chips and all that and...man...I work in IT. I don't feel like reprogramming my...
  18. rmp5s

    FC12 will be compatible with Axe Fx II mk I?

    Man...that really sucks. I would LOVE a simple, small, less expensive controller for my Axe II. I really just want to be able to be able to control the looper. Hard to justify the cost of the big MFC just for that...
  19. rmp5s

    Basic Footswitch?

    Setting Input 2 to "L Only" helped as it was set to "L+R Sum"...which makes sense why that'd be quiet. It still sounds...weird...though. And I noticed the Output 2 clipping hard. So...yea...it's better but I still have some levels to tweak. Noticed even my guitar input clipping a bit so...
  20. rmp5s

    Basic Footswitch?

    There are so many levels, settings, etc and if you miss one or get one wrong, it can screw everything up. I'm thinking that's probably what the deal is here. I'll check everything out and see what's going on because right now, I have no idea. lol Thanks!!
  21. rmp5s

    Basic Footswitch?

    Even when I turn it up all the way, it's still pretty quiet.
  22. rmp5s

    Basic Footswitch?

    So, I put an FX loop block in the chain and everything gets SUPER quiet. I know it's not my Ditto because it does the same thing even if I run a cable directly from the L FX Send to the L FX Return on the back. Not sure why...FX Loop block is set to 0DB...everything's flat. What am I...
  23. rmp5s

    Basic Footswitch?

    I tried doing it this way and didn't have any luck. I shall re-attempt though as this would be ideal...
  24. rmp5s

    Basic Footswitch?

    I actually have a Ditto that I'd like to use, but I'm not real sure how it'd work the best. Thought about putting it the FX loop but after toying with it a little, I have no idea how to do it. Figured it'd be easier to just run it into the PA by putting it between the Axe and the PA on the...
  25. rmp5s

    Basic Footswitch?

    Just want to check... Basic TRS/TS footswitches work with the Axe-FX II, right? I'm just wanting to get a basic 2 button one to use for looping...just Rec/Dub and Start/Stop. Looking for the cheapest way to do it while I continue to tell myself I don't need an MFC101... Thanks!
  26. rmp5s

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.00 Firmware Release

    For the win!! Didn't even know that was there. Thanks, everyone!! :-D
  27. rmp5s

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.00 Firmware Release

    Sooooooooooo...whyyyyyyyy would one not see the Blackglass Drive? Just flashed Q9...Bit Crusher? Check. Blues OD? Check. Blackglass B7K? Nowhere to be found... Am I doing something wrong, here? I even re-strung my bass for this momentous occasion!!! lol
  28. rmp5s

    Axe-FX II as Full Time Audio Device?

    Yea, the UX2 has ASIO drivers and I use ASIO4All for a lot of the driver duty, too. That's not really the problem (er...well..."problem". Everything works fine for the most part) though. The main reasons I want to switch to the Axe are: 1 - Eliminate lag. There really isn't a ton of lag...
  29. rmp5s

    Communication timeout problem with Q.8

    I've been running the Beta for a week or two now and, while it is better, I too am still getting the "unable to communicate" message from time to time.
  30. rmp5s

    Axe-FX II as Full Time Audio Device?

    Right now, my Line 6 UX2 powers my mic (which I will keep to do this as the Axe-FX II doesn't supply phantom power...wish it did...) and runs my monitor speakers and headphones. In an effort to reduce latency during recording, I'm wanting to run the monitors off the Axe-FX II and cut the UX2...
  31. rmp5s

    Axe-FX II as Full Time Audio Device?

    My Axe-FX II (no idea if it's gen I or II...) is mounted in a soft case kinda thing so I don't hear it at all. Not that I would, anyway...my computer is not exactly silent. lol
  32. rmp5s

    mic in?

    This is really the only thing I would change about my II. If it had phantom power, it could 100% replace all my other gear. This was a big selling point for the Helix. Still glad I went with the Axe-FX though. lol
  33. rmp5s

    Axe-FX II as Full Time Audio Device?

    Oh sweet!! Didn't see that. Thanks! That's not too terrible. Awesome! So, all in all, looks like I'm good to go! Thanks, everyone!!
  34. rmp5s

    Axe-FX II as Full Time Audio Device?

    I'm considering switching over to my Axe-FX II for full time audio device duty. Wondering if anyone else does this. I'd keep the Line 6 UX2 just to phantom power my AT2035 but everything else would be going in and out the Axe-FX...monitors, computer audio, guitar, bass, everything. This...
  35. rmp5s

    My Jazzy/Proggy entry for .Strandberg* Competition 2017

    But I love it, tho!!! lol
  36. rmp5s

    PLEXI 100W JUMP Rock/Improv

    Very cool, man!! Keep rockin!
  37. rmp5s

    My Jazzy/Proggy entry for .Strandberg* Competition 2017

    A - Cut your string ends! :-P B - Love the light show...lol C - Dude...that puter...is that...like...20 years old? Is that a FLOPPY DRIVE I see? lol D - Sounds good, man!
  38. rmp5s

    Beta 9 test with the USA IIC+Brt/Dp, Stereo BBD and OH Zilla IR's

    That's what's up, man!! Sounds killer!
  39. rmp5s

    Digitech FreqOut + Axe-FX II = Win

    Honestly, I'm yet to figure out how the send, mixer, etc blocks work yet. Haven't really messed with them a whole lot yet but looks like I'll have to mess with that some! I love the thing so far. It's really cool. Gotta love it!
  40. rmp5s

    Everything kinda just...works...

    I've noticed with the Axe, everything just kinda...works...together...know what I mean? Unlike any other amp, modeler, plugin, etc that I've had, all the sounds that come out of this thing just kind of work together. They fit together very well with minimal tweaking, if any, needed. Don't...
  41. rmp5s

    Milco - Spanky Distortion Tone!

    That's sick, man!! Killer tone, killer chops...rock on!!
  42. rmp5s

    I hate country.

    Thank you!! You know it! New one going up in a minute. :-D *PHEW*...lol
  43. rmp5s

    I hate country.

    Thanks, man!! It wasn't blatantly country, but kinda had that vibe to me. Can't stand country. rofl Glad you liked it, though!!
  44. rmp5s

    Digitech FreqOut + Axe-FX II = Win

    That's pretty cool!! Hadn't crossed my mind to look into getting the Axe-FX to do it. lol I got the FreqOut for only 150 bucks or so, used...so...guess it's not that much of a loss. :-P Thanks for sharing! That's awesome!!
  45. rmp5s

    I hate country.

    ...but this is kinda country-ish for some reason. Maybe a classic-rock kinda vibe? I dunno...it's weird. It was fun though! The number of sounds you can get out of the Axe is INSANE!! This was only 2 presets across only 3 tracks. One is based around a Brit Super, the other based around a...
  46. rmp5s

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.00 Beta

    Anyone have a good resource for one to get a quick rundown on what "motor drive", "speaker comp", etc is...never heard these terms. Especially "motor drive"...
  47. rmp5s

    Since no one will directly ask Cliff about potential new FW...

    The end of my Axe-Edit woes!? AWESOME!!
  48. rmp5s

    Since no one will directly ask Cliff about potential new FW...

    Sounds good. Looking forward to it. :-D
  49. rmp5s

    Since no one will directly ask Cliff about potential new FW...

    When we thinking we will see this update? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? REALLY looking forward to that B7K!! ...and the only thing I'm looking more forward to is a fix for the misery-inducing Axe-Edit bug... Fingers crossed for a Victory amp or two, too!!!
  50. rmp5s

    Scenes sometimes not scene-ing like scenes should scene...

    Yeeeea...I think my wife would kill me if I bought any more gear. lol Besides, I don't play out or anything so I wouldn't really get any use out of it. Thanks, though!
  51. rmp5s

    Digitech FreqOut + Axe-FX II = Win

    One thing I always found limiting when recording direct is how you can't really get feedback. Well, the Digitech FreqOut solves that! I really like it so far and made this little vid while I was messing with it. What do you think!?
  52. rmp5s

    Cool Time With Plini, David Maxim Micic, and Nick Johnston

    I'm the kind of person that will HAPPILY pay a bit more for quality (as I think all of us are, being Axe-FX users...) so I'll definitely look into it. Thanks!!
  53. rmp5s

    Scenes sometimes not scene-ing like scenes should scene...

    Just noticed...another local!! Second fellow Phoenician I've seen on here. Axe-FX's sure are popular in Phoenix!! Kinda crazy too as I scoured Craigslist for months looking for a local Axe-FX II and couldn't find one...
  54. rmp5s

    Scenes sometimes not scene-ing like scenes should scene...

    If anyone would like to hear said "perfect tone", this is the little track I laid down the night I got the base tone dialed in: ...gone...gone forever...:*-( /dramatic Yup...I know better than to even try that. lol ESPECIALLY when it comes to presets like this that have so much going on...
  55. rmp5s

    Cool Time With Plini, David Maxim Micic, and Nick Johnston

    Hey...that works for me. lol
  56. rmp5s

    Scenes sometimes not scene-ing like scenes should scene...

    Yea...still pretty annoyed about it. I'll try to get it close to what it was...nothing else I can do.
  57. rmp5s

    Cool Time With Plini, David Maxim Micic, and Nick Johnston

    They are indeed! AND they're awesome. Thanks for the heads up...gotta try to make that one!!
  58. rmp5s

    Scenes sometimes not scene-ing like scenes should scene...

    Well, that would make sense then I suppose. *sigh* lol Thanks.
  59. rmp5s

    Cool Time With Plini, David Maxim Micic, and Nick Johnston

    Man...isn't technology great? lol Going to look into the FRFR you mention. That's the route I would go, but I don't need anything huge. I'll check it out. :-D
  60. rmp5s

    Scenes sometimes not scene-ing like scenes should scene...

    Ok...so...last night, I got the first tone I've gotten out of the new (to me) Axe II that REALLY made me go, "whoaaaaaaaaa". It was perfect! I was working on a track and it fit SO PERFECTLY. It was parallel amps fed through a stereo cab with mics and all that. Somewhat complicated, but I...
  61. rmp5s

    Cool Time With Plini, David Maxim Micic, and Nick Johnston

    This looks cool! What kind of cab are you running with it? I've been thinking about putting a little setup together so I don't have to monkey around with my computer's inputs and outputs every time I just want to play...lol
  62. rmp5s

    Cool Time With Plini, David Maxim Micic, and Nick Johnston

    Oh nice! I think I even have that app...maybe I need to update it or something. Got some good stuff coming up!
  63. rmp5s

    Since no one will directly ask Cliff about potential new FW...

    Nope...it's plugged directly into the MoBo. I actually mention that in this video as, before I plugged it in there, I was having...troubles...lol: I'm on W7.
  64. rmp5s

    Communication timeout problem with Q.8

    I'm in the same boat. I have the Axe-FX II behind me, so using the front panel wouldn't only be...well...using the front panel, I'd also constantly be turning around while recording. Far from ideal. I know of a couple work-arounds if you'd like to try them: - Run the audio from the Axe-FX...
  65. rmp5s

    Since no one will directly ask Cliff about potential new FW...

    It affects Q8 only, as far as I know.
  66. rmp5s

    Since no one will directly ask Cliff about potential new FW...

    Axe-Edit loses communication and refuses to work anymore until the Axe-FX is rebooted. HUGE pain for me as, every time I turn the Axe-FX off, I have to switch my audio device settings to keep my mixer software from freaking out...that means every time Axe-Edit decides to throw a fit, I have to...
  67. rmp5s

    Cool Time With Plini, David Maxim Micic, and Nick Johnston

    I've been binging on this album ever since seeing this vid from NAMM in Feb: His sense of melody and "feel" is nothing short of amazing. I LOVE how he gets technical but very subtly. I'm generally not a huge fan of constant wooblywooblywoobly wanking... Ever since hearing Intervals TSOC...
  68. rmp5s

    Quick Cab Question

    Ooooooooooooh. Ok...thanks!!
  69. rmp5s

    Quick Cab Question

    Just wondering, what are the letters in parenthesis next to cabs? (RW), (OH), (ML), etc... I've looked all over, but can't find what these mean!!
  70. rmp5s

    Since no one will directly ask Cliff about potential new FW...

    Oh, and...I'm BEYOND amped (pun intended) to see the B7K inbound...that's SUCH a cool pedal. Wanted one a while back...came across a B5K for a good price so I grabbed it...had it for a bit and wasn't impressed so I sold it. Shoulda just got the 7 from the start. lol
  71. rmp5s

    Since no one will directly ask Cliff about potential new FW...

    The only thing I could hope for with an update is the Axe-Edit bug to go the way of the dodo bird. I bought the Axe-FX II SPECIFICALLY to go back to recording over USB, and now the thing craps the bed on me every two minutes. lolol Super annoying. :p Absolutely adore the thing, though...
  72. rmp5s

    Firmware Update Pros and Cons?

    Yup. That's a big ol negatory...the Axe-Edit crash bug has NOT been fixed. SUPER annoying...lol
  73. rmp5s

    Effects loop?

    That wiki article talks about "Feedback Send" and "Feedback Return" blocks in addition to the FXL block. I haven't had time to mess with it yet, but it seems there's more to it than simply dropping the FXL block in the chain. ...and I hope there is as I'd really like to put a few effects "in...
  74. rmp5s

    Effects loop?

    Very well. Thanks!
  75. rmp5s

    Effects loop?

    ...that's it? That acts as the send AND return?
  76. rmp5s

    Effects loop?

    Just wondering how to set up an effects loop (...even though I know there isn't really an "effects loop" in the traditional sense...) in Axe-Edit. I think I've got the cabling right, I just don't know how to route all the logical bits. I have the pedal's output plugged into input 2 and the...
  77. rmp5s

    Firmware Update Pros and Cons?

    Ah. Got ya. THAT'S not happening. lol That's one of the main reasons I bought an Axe-FX...I LOVE recording over USB!! lol Guess I'll just deal with Axe-Edit crapping out on me. lol Thanks!!
  78. rmp5s

    Firmware Update Pros and Cons?

    I was reading about the Axe-Edit bug, which I am experiencing, and came across someone talking about how they solved it by running a separate interface. They said Axe-Edit and the Axe-FX both run better when using a separate interface, too. How does that work? I have another interface I could...
  79. rmp5s

    Firmware Update Pros and Cons?

    Too late...read somewhere that you have to go in and erase everything, then put the new ones on...so I did. Between running the backup, wiping it and installing all the new stuff, it took quite a while. lol Thanks though! Got it! Will play with it more this week. Next up on the list: -...
  80. rmp5s

    Firmware Update Pros and Cons?

    Alright. It's in the works. I exported the few I liked, downloaded the stock banks A B and C, ran a full backup and it's now in the process of deleting all the presets. Ctrl+A, Del, save. lol Next up, cabs. Then I'm going to reset all global settings to factory in the menu and upload all...
  81. rmp5s

    Firmware Update Pros and Cons?

    UPDATE: I've exported the few presets I liked and plan to reset the thing back to stock. Now...how do I do that? I saw in the update folder something that said something like "UltraRes Cabs" or something...do I have to install all that manually? Greatly appreciate all the feedback, everyone...
  82. rmp5s

    Firmware Update Pros and Cons?

    Just went from Q6.02 to Q8.02!! :-D I really like some of the presets the previous owner put on here, so I'm weary of resetting everything...even though I had originally planned on doing that. And I really want to try the new UltraRes stuff in the Quantum FW... Hmm.........
  83. rmp5s

    [NOT A BUG] Axe II on or off makes mouse and keyboard freeze

    Looks like plugging it into a different USB port fixed the issue. Thanks!
  84. rmp5s

    [NOT A BUG] Axe II on or off makes mouse and keyboard freeze

    Alright. I'll tinker with it. Thanks!
  85. rmp5s

    Firmware Update Pros and Cons?

    Got ya!! Pretty sure it's on quantum as it says quantum when I turn it on. So, upgrading it shall be! THANKS! Oh, and...USMC_Trev...oorah, motivator.
  86. rmp5s

    [NOT A BUG] Axe II on or off makes mouse and keyboard freeze

    Just got an Axe II (SO STOKED!!) and have noticed that, every time I turn it on or off, my mouse and keyboard inputs stop responding. Searched around for this and didn't see anything that seemed applicable so I thought I'd just ask real quick. Axe firmware: 6.xx Computer: Windows 7 - Not...
  87. rmp5s

    Firmware Update Pros and Cons?

    HI!! I JUST GOT AN AXE II!!! So stoked...wanted one for YEARS and I finally made it happen. Anyway...looks like the current version is 8.02 and it's running 6.something if I remember correctly. Well, I was wondering: What are the pros and cons of upgrading it? Is there any reason NOT to...
  88. rmp5s

    Hoping to join the ranks...

    Ugh...I wish! lol I'm in Phoenix, unfortunately. Thanks, though! That'd be a blast!
  89. rmp5s

    Hoping to join the ranks...

    Tons of epic info. Than you all!! So, looks like I'm going to hold off a bit and pick up a II. I am a studio guy and I plan on using it exclusively in that setting. Because of that, all the added space for presets, the mentioned connectivity improvements (extremely important as it's going to...
  90. rmp5s

    Hoping to join the ranks...

    So much awesome info!! Thank you all! Thanks for the warm welcome, too. At this point, I'm not as stoked about the Ultra as I was...which is really just kinda funny that the Ultra isn't Ultra-enough. lol Bit of a misnomer on Fractal's part? Anyway, yes. I am looking to pick one up...
  91. rmp5s

    Hoping to join the ranks...

    Quite the price difference but I DID find one local...worth the 800 bucks price hike? MINT FRACTAL AUDIO AXE FX II What do you guys see the Ultras going for these days? that $1,050 seemed super low to me.
  92. rmp5s

    Hoping to join the ranks...

    Oooooh...so you can't load other people's cabinet impulses AND the Ultra is about to be essentially dead in the water? Well...that kinda solves that. That sucks, too. I just found this today: Fractal Audio AXE-FX ULTRA Rack Mount Pre-Amp / Multi-Effects Processor That's a killer...
  93. rmp5s

    Hoping to join the ranks...

    Hi! I'm going to be picking up an Axe-Fx soon but had a couple quick questions. I figured there'd be no better play to ask than here. The Ultra (or Standard for that matter) can be found much cheaper than the current Axe-FX II. Is the Mk II that much better than the Ultra? What are the...
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