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  1. mcmurray

    Buckethead - interworld and the new innocence (cover)

    Old thread, but doesn't matter. This is sick! Well done. Do you have any Buckethead patches for the III?
  2. mcmurray

    Getting that Tool guitar sound. How to start?

    Try these: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/adam-jones-tool-the-pot.152360/
  3. mcmurray

    Wish I/O Routing Matrix

    I'd love to have this functionality.
  4. mcmurray

    Anyone having issues with their Axe FX 3 dropping out when using it as an interface?

    Set it to 256, then ignore that setting and set the buffer size on your computer only. Latency here is not an issue when running VSTs with 64 samples buffer set in software.
  5. mcmurray

    Anyone having issues with their Axe FX 3 dropping out when using it as an interface?

    Cliff told me to increase the USB buffer size on the Axe when I asked about this a long time ago. Haven't had the issue since.
  6. mcmurray

    Any Linux bros here? (Axe-FX III as interface)

    Yep the interface side should just work. Axe Edit though, maybe run it in a Windows VM?
  7. mcmurray

    Basic setup for Logic Pro X

    If anyone has the same problem, permit Logic to use your Microphone in System Preferences - Security and Privacy (f#*king stupid I know but that fixed it for me after hours of troubleshooting).
  8. mcmurray

    Completely lost with Cygnus high gain tones

    How many guitars have you tried with the Axe and FW16? How's your bridge pickup wiring?
  9. mcmurray

    Duplicating USB audio (for general playback) to Out 1 and Out 2 simultaneously

    I'm also a software engineer. What I'm asking for shouldn't cost $109, period (any additional functionality of Loopback would be of no use to me anyway). In fact this functionality should be baked into MacOS IMO.
  10. mcmurray

    Duplicating USB audio (for general playback) to Out 1 and Out 2 simultaneously

    There appears to be additional latency after testing with Pianoteq. I can certainly feel the difference when playing even with the same buffer size. Decent latency is a requirement for me, so I've uninstalled.
  11. mcmurray

    Axe-Fx III 16.00 Beta 10 "Cygnus" Firmware - Public Beta #7

    What happened to the Cygnus splash screen from a few betas ago? To be re-added in the final release?
  12. mcmurray

    Duplicating USB audio (for general playback) to Out 1 and Out 2 simultaneously

    I’ll fire up Pianoteq shortly and let you know how it goes with this setup.
  13. mcmurray

    Duplicating USB audio (for general playback) to Out 1 and Out 2 simultaneously

    Price is ridiculous though. Surely there's a free tool that would do the same!
  14. mcmurray

    Duplicating USB audio (for general playback) to Out 1 and Out 2 simultaneously

    Ok I got it working, found a solution by searching google for "macos audio routing tool". If anyone's interested here's what I'm using: https://rogueamoeba.com/loopback/ With Loopback selected as the audio output, I've wired output channel 1 to monitor (AxeFx III) outputs 1 and 3, and output...
  15. mcmurray

    Duplicating USB audio (for general playback) to Out 1 and Out 2 simultaneously

    I've been doing this, but it's a PITA especially when ideally I'd like to use separate equaliser settings on speakers vs headphones. There has to be a way to do this within the OS itself (in my case MacOS). All I want to do is force MacOS to duplicate audio channels 1 and 2 to audio channels 3...
  16. mcmurray

    Duplicating USB audio (for general playback) to Out 1 and Out 2 simultaneously

    I'd like to dedicate OUT 1 to headphones and OUT 2 to monitors for general playback duties on a Mac - this is to have one volume control knob each for headphones and monitors. Anyone know how to do this? In Audio MIDI setup I can assign USB audio playback to OUT 1 OR OUT 2 but not both...
  17. mcmurray

    Wish Mesa Boogie Roadster / Road King

    Even with this the clean channels wouldn't be available.
  18. mcmurray

    Best Guitarist of all times

    Who's that?
  19. mcmurray

    Retirement plan - learning to play the piano - any suggestions?

    Great idea, and good luck with it! M-Audio gear is definitely not what I'd go for if you're serious about it. I had one of their Midi controllers and absolutely hated it - had it away at work with me and it ended up in the trash. What's your budget for an instrument/controller? Is acoustic an...
  20. mcmurray

    Can someone help me out with matching this tone?

    That's probably my least favorite song on one of my most favorite albums. Still good though :) To completely nail that tone a signature LP may be required (with its 27.5" scale). You should be able to get close with a regular LP though.
  21. mcmurray

    Getting the Axe-Fx to play through headphones/speakers?

    IMO get used to tracking and mixing in stereo. A decent pair of headphones (for example HD650) plugged directly into the Axe will sound much better than your 7.1 set. The headphone out will likely sound better than the Focusrite also.
  22. mcmurray

    Solo 100 Clean VS. Shiver Clean VS. USA Clean VS. Bludojai Clean

    Are you referring to this video?
  23. mcmurray

    Using the Axe-Fx III as an interface vs Scarlett 2i2

    I don't have the Apollo, but I can get a lot better latency performance with my RME Babyface Pro than the AxeFx when using some virtual instruments (for example VSL Steinway piano samples are unplayable on the Axe at the latency I need). Which is a shame because I much prefer the headphone out...
  24. mcmurray

    [implemented] Axe-Edit III - show preset history

    That'd be enough for me. However maybe a time used for each in the history list, and a separate most used list could be valuable.
  25. mcmurray

    [implemented] Axe-Edit III - show preset history

    Just wondering if a preset history would be beneficial to any of you here. For me, I often can't find a cool preset I was using days ago (and that I'd forgotten the name of), and displaying the past presets used would be helpful in finding them.
  26. mcmurray

    Best Modern Metal Mix for Reference?

    Fear Inoculum the album has one of the best mixes I've ever heard.
  27. mcmurray

    Most Underrated guitar solos of all time

    Most of you probably haven't heard this one from 4:20 onwards. Have a listen :)
  28. mcmurray

    FM3 headphones jack

    $100 is cheap to drive a decent pair of headphones properly. Stop arguing about it.
  29. mcmurray

    Monitors VS FRFR cab. Differences?

    Also consider over ear headphones. I have the HS8 monitors, but 99% of the time I'll use Sennheiser HD650 instead. The headphone output on the Axe FX III is excellent and has no problem at all driving these.
  30. mcmurray

    Fretboard mapping

    I can't watch at the moment but will. Is there any discussion about mapping sounds (scale degrees) and linking your ear to the fretboard? If not then I'd ignore it.
  31. mcmurray

    Good TV shows “worth watching”

    Money Heist is surprisingly good.
  32. mcmurray

    Axe-Fx III & Logic Pro X & YouTube Audio on a Mac

    Use Soundflower. The Axe Fx III does not even enter the equation of recording audio from youtube.
  33. mcmurray

    Headphone Ohm rating

    The Amp in the Axe FX III is plenty good enough, no need for a dedicated amp.
  34. mcmurray

    Plexi 100W - Ghost notes

    Thank you!
  35. mcmurray

    Plexi 100W - Ghost notes

    Has anyone had any luck tweaking out ghost notes from sounding on this factory preset?
  36. mcmurray

    Headphones!

    The DAC and headphone amp in the III is one of the best I've heard! Do yourself a favour and use a decent pair of headphones, may I suggest the Massdrop/Sennheiser HD6XX.
  37. mcmurray

    Time to build a new DAW

    Good plan. In that case I'd definitely build it. Once it's built, run Latencymon to assess the motherboard/driver suitability for audio. Have you considered using Windows 7 instead of 10? 10 is probably fine but 7 is rock solid at this stage.
  38. mcmurray

    Time to build a new DAW

    If you're set on a PC, I'd also recommend using a motherboard that has known good DPC latency performance. If this information is not available, make sure you can return the motherboard if it's not suitable (many are not!). In fact, I'd recommend buying a complete system from a DAW builder, or...
  39. mcmurray

    Adam Jones Tool "The Pot"

    Sounds awesome mate. I didn't hear any rotary or chorus on the record, however I think there might be after playing your tone. These have pretty much nailed Adam's sound. Thanks :)
  40. mcmurray

    Adam Jones Tool "The Pot"

    Awesome will check tonight. You should put these on the AxeChange.
  41. mcmurray

    Routing USB Audio from computer to output 2?

    I expected turning the following Axe Fx global setting to ON would achieve this: IO>Audio>Output 2 Configuration>Copy Output 1 However it doesn't work for USB Audio. Any chance this could be addressed in a future update? edit: I'd like to use Out 1 with headphones and Out 2 with monitors, with...
  42. mcmurray

    USB audio randomly distorted

    Will try that, thanks.
  43. mcmurray

    Adam Jones Tool "The Pot"

    Any chance you could have a crack at the clean tone from the start of Descending?
  44. mcmurray

    USB audio randomly distorted

    After a while when using my mac for music playback, the audio from the Axe will be horribly distorted (like a constant high pitch squeal). A power cycle of the Axe usually fixes it. When in this state playing guitar through the Axe sounds fine. I've experienced this on my machine before and...
  45. mcmurray

    Adam Jones Tool "The Pot"

    Thank you very much for these!
  46. mcmurray

    Tool - Fear Inoculum

    Descending is possibly my favourite Tool song. Just incredible, the whole album.
  47. mcmurray

    Axe III as interface?

    Yup. If you need mic pre's, keep the Scarlett - otherwise sell it :)
  48. mcmurray

    Who listens to music with their Axe-Fx?

    Will try this :)
  49. mcmurray

    Who listens to music with their Axe-Fx?

    One thing that's blown me away with the III is the quality of the DAC and headphone amplifier. This thing drives my Sennheiser HD-650s better than anything else I've tried, and often get swept away for hours just listening. One could easily spend the same amount on a headphone amp/dac that...
  50. mcmurray

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.00 Beta

    Strewth, 3 didn't last long! You certainly get your money's worth with these things! Thanks again Cliff.
  51. mcmurray

    What are your favorite guitar tones ever?

    Buckethead's solo from 4:20. I actually have the raw guitar tracks and have been meaning to try to tone match.
  52. mcmurray

    Anyone seeing Buckethead on this year's tour?

    They'll come I'm sure. Dates have been added a couple of times since the tour was announced.
  53. mcmurray

    Anyone seeing Buckethead on this year's tour?

    It's always great to discover new musicians, glad I could help. BTW it's a he, not a them :) Also some people would have you believe all he does is shred which is not the case. I actually prefer his down-tempo more melodic stuff personally, such as these: The discography is huge and hard...
  54. mcmurray

    Anyone seeing Buckethead on this year's tour?

    https://www.bucketheadpikes.com/shows.html If you are I'm jealous. Here's an example of what you could expect:
  55. mcmurray

    Virtual Capo

    It works fine for me, except for a very annoying delay.
  56. mcmurray

    Axe-Fx III and Headphones

    Try playing music through the Axe and see how the DT880s sound. If they sound good then adjust your preset to suit. If they sound crap try leaving the music playback on overnight to burn them in, they may well open up.
  57. mcmurray

    Classes The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter - v3.0 AVAILABLE NOW!

    What I really like about this course is all the information on building tones could be used on any other modeller or real amp/cab/effects hardware. I've been looking for something like this for years. Worth every cent.
  58. mcmurray

    What do you use for virtual instruments?

    Helix Native VSL Pianoteq Hardware wise I've got a Korg Prologue, MP11 and in the process of building a Midibox SID.
  59. mcmurray

    Recommended headphone impedance

    I wouldn't call 35 ohms high. FWIW I've tried many headphone amps with my HD600, and the Axe FX drives them best.
  60. mcmurray

    Recommended headphone impedance

    Who said the Axe has a high impedance output?
  61. mcmurray

    Recommended headphone impedance

    On an iPhone, maybe. Higher impedance phones sound fantastic on this thing. I use HD600s (300ohms) which the Axe has no problem at all driving.
  62. mcmurray

    The best way to use headphones

    This is my experience also.
  63. mcmurray

    Classes The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter - v3.0 AVAILABLE NOW!

    Well I've just finished dialing in a clean tone and my guitar has never sounded better! Thanks Cooper.
  64. mcmurray

    Classes The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter - v3.0 AVAILABLE NOW!

    Who am I kidding, I'll still buy it was just being selfish because I fly out back to work on the 17th.
  65. mcmurray

    Classes The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter - v3.0 AVAILABLE NOW!

    Just release it. I'm sure everyone can wait a week if they need to ask questions. You may have lost a customer.
  66. mcmurray

    Just got Axe-Fx 3...never been more frustrated

    Doesn't solve your problem, but if I were you I'd connect all of your instruments to the inputs on the AxeFx. The ADCs on the Axe are of a much higher quality than a cheap interface, for a start. Your guitar would stay on input 1 so you don't need to mess around using USB for it and adding...
  67. mcmurray

    How to use the Metronome?

    Pressing it once works for me, don't need to hold it. And thanks, had no idea it was there :)
  68. mcmurray

    404 - Complete Output Failure

    Had a similar issue but in my case USB worked. Loose connectors on the main board.
  69. mcmurray

    Classes The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter - v3.0 AVAILABLE NOW!

    Also interested in a possible release date.
  70. mcmurray

    USB buffer 8 samples - which DAW?

    Pretty sure he was referring to buffer size.
  71. mcmurray

    USB buffer 8 samples - which DAW?

    If this is the case that answers my question, thanks. Didn't realise the two were independent of each other. Cheers.
  72. mcmurray

    USB buffer 8 samples - which DAW?

    I'm not referring to sample rate, I'm aware fs on the Axe is locked to 48khz and I set my DAW project accordingly to avoid any sample rate conversion. I'm referring to the buffer size. Typically one would set the buffer size in the DAW and the audio interface would follow. With the Axe it's...
  73. mcmurray

    USB buffer 8 samples - which DAW?

    Thanks for the reply, but could you possibly elaborate how they're different? In which situations would you set the buffer size on the Axe as opposed to the DAW setting?
  74. mcmurray

    USB buffer 8 samples - which DAW?

    I'd like to test some virtual instruments with the USB buffer size set to 8 samples (to minimise latency). I know the Axe FX III supports this buffer size, but in both Logic and Cubase the minimum buffer size available to select is 32 samples. Anyone know of a DAW which supports an 8 sample...
  75. mcmurray

    is setting the axe3 to 44khz impossible?

    The Axe Fx will sound waaaay better unless it's a top shelf Blu Ray player.
  76. mcmurray

    is setting the axe3 to 44khz impossible?

    Surely most blu rays will put out 48khz? Only redbook CDs are 44.1khz standard.
  77. mcmurray

    Axe-Fx III in Australia

    ^ When will the NZ units start shipping?
  78. mcmurray

    Axe-Fx III in Australia

    I've finally had some quality time to spend with the Axe over the weekend. Very happy with this thing, out of the box it sounds incredible. Spent some time recording, and managed to complete 90% of the song with preset 001 with zero tweaking, and it was damn near perfect. Will finish it up when...
  79. mcmurray

    [fixed] New Axe-Fx III - no input level, no sound

    All fixed, apparently some connectors had worked loose during shipping. Happy with Independent Music timely communications and the quick turnaround. If anyone else has a similar issue, before you take the cover off check the warranty conditions before doing so.
  80. mcmurray

    Japan

    A few cold Asahis is what saved me when I was there in a heat wave back in 2011. Enjoy! It's a fantastic place, wish I was there :)
  81. mcmurray

    First show With the III.....

    Search the previous white screen threads, Cliff did say what the issue is.
  82. mcmurray

    All in one box...still gets me

    What was wrong with it?
  83. mcmurray

    Full Screen on Mac

    There's your problem. Sell it and get a used 15" macbook pro. Or use a larger external monitor.
  84. mcmurray

    Continuous airy hiss on headphones

    It's high, yes but it'll most probably be ok.
  85. mcmurray

    Axe-Fx III and Headphones

    Haven't read the whole thread, but how does the Axe III handle Sennheiser HD650s? Rip your CDs into iTunes using ALAC. That's CD quality. It's not set as default though, you'll need to change it. Youtube compression is bad, even HD vids cannot compare to CD quality.
  86. mcmurray

    Axe-Fx III Wish List

    Another vote for this amp!
  87. mcmurray

    Axe-Fx III in Australia

    I'd rather that rig than an Axe Fx III. Very nice! What are you using for effects? Just the G Major?
  88. mcmurray

    Axe-Fx III in Australia

    You know what to do ;)
  89. mcmurray

    [fixed] New Axe-Fx III - no input level, no sound

    Normally I'd take the top off and have a look, didn't want to risk voiding the warranty with how much this thing costs :)
  90. mcmurray

    [fixed] New Axe-Fx III - no input level, no sound

    Shipped it back to the dealer for repair.
  91. mcmurray

    [fixed] New Axe-Fx III - no input level, no sound

    SPDIF input doesn't seem to be working. If Input 1 Source is set to SPDIF, should I be seeing activity on the INST meter (Analog In)?
  92. mcmurray

    [fixed] New Axe-Fx III - no input level, no sound

    I'll try the SPDIF input tomorrow, hopefully that'll work so I can get rid of USB latency.
  93. mcmurray

    [fixed] New Axe-Fx III - no input level, no sound

    Nevermind I managed to route it through logic. At least I can play guitar through this thing for the weekend :)
  94. mcmurray

    [fixed] New Axe-Fx III - no input level, no sound

    That's what I was thinking. Box looked ok but these things happen. I'll send it back to Independent on Monday if I don't have any luck in the mean time. On another note, does anyone know how to force Mac OS to send audio output to USB channels 5 and 6? I have another audio interface that can...
  95. mcmurray

    [fixed] New Axe-Fx III - no input level, no sound

    I will, but the input meters should show activity regardless of the preset though, right?
  96. mcmurray

    [fixed] New Axe-Fx III - no input level, no sound

    Outputs are working, just played some music through USB. Sounds great :)
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