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    AITR

    Indeed. And that's usually the time to experiment with IRs.
  2. V

    AITR

    Well, it's not that difficult - you just copy stuff there. Using everything that you copied - that's the tricky part.
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    Metallica uses Axe Fx

    Well, it's called show business for a reason :)
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    Metallica uses Axe Fx

    I have no idea what they're actually playing through, but if you imagine for a second that there are no amps and cabs back there, the whole scene would look really weird.
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    AITR

    Well, to bring things back into perspective, that necessity is called "mixing". A process where you cut out frequences, dynamics, "feel" from individual instruments so that the overall result sounds good. Adding reverberation to each instrument may create that "feel" for players, but together...
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    AITR

    My understanding is that for some technical reasons, it's all of the Bank 2 or nothing. Don't know why. Also, from my personal point of view, just the fact that there's this enormous waste of space which, as it turns out could be used for something else, is kind of frustrating.
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    AITR

    Exactly. Apart from playing alone or maybe as a very specific effect, I fail to see how this can be all that useful. IEMs maybe?
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    AITR

    Jesus...
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    AITR

    Yeah, but that's Mk II which doesn't have the problem we're discussing to begin with.
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    AITR

    Can III even store 2000 presets? I think it's limited to 400 or something. You need like 5 IRs per preset to use 2000 cabs. Technically possible - you can have 8 IRs per preset.
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    AITR

    There's no way your presets use 2000 IRs.
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    AITR

    While this argument is totally valid and understandable, you ARE connected and working with a computer when recording, right? And if you are, there's not much difference in workflow whether your IRs are stored on the computer or on the device itself. And if you're not recording, why would you...
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    Recommend me a good audio interface and DI box

    If you ever want to plug an instrument into your interface, you can't beat MOTU M2/M4 currently, and for what these cards give, there's barely anything comparable for the price. There are many more options if you just need to use line inputs or mic preamps. And no, there's no point in buying a...
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    AITR

    It's been stated that giving users a choice isn't possible (for whatever technical reasons, as far as I recall). Personally I don't see much use in AITR IRs either, but the unused IR space has annoyed me ever since I first got an Axe-FX. :)
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    AITR

    Would you care to share how exactly you are using all those slots?
  16. V

    AITR

    Is it meant for recording though? The problem here is that if you want to use a reverb to glue instruments together, it's better to use the same reverb for all of them, IMO - that will kind of create an impression that they are in the same space. With this reverb hardcoded into an IR, how do...
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    AITR

    Would it be possible to use the freed space for presets instead of FullRes IRs?
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    AITR

    Yes but can you imagine a situation where someone uses all those cabs so they are actually needed on the unit itself? That said, as I'm thinking about this AITR IR thing, I don't really understand what kind of use case for it I might actually have. Yes, it sounds kind of cool, but it doesn't...
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    AITR

    Even if they all sound different, who needs 2237 cabs stored on the device
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    AITR

    I wonder if it would be at all possible to make this space user adjustable. I could never understand why there's so much space allocated to cabs - I use maybe 3 IRs, and a dozen slots would be more than enough for all my needs ever. At the same time, I don't care for AITR at all, but would...
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    #%%^$£ USB

    Well, I think your irritation is a bit misplaced, it should be Sigh, Apple, USB is totally okay. I have two M1 computers, a laptop and a Mac Mini, and power management on Mac OS is an unmitigated disaster. It kind of works on the Mini because I never let it sleep, but that's not possible on a...
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    Snarky TGP Nonsense

    I'm curious. A link to snarky nonsense would be cool...
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    F*&@#$^% Microsoft

    No, that's not why. It had this feature before it started using Chromium as the engine. There are UI and performance differences between Edge and Chrome.
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    F*&@#$^% Microsoft

    Microsoft Edge has that as well.
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    F*&@#$^% Microsoft

    That's a long story that makes me sad. In the early-mid 2000s, it became obvious to everyone that digital distribution of music was the future and the way to go. Yet the business model was unclear. For labels, it meant a problem because they were losing control of how music was getting into...
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    Re-amping without USB, just using DAW, ext. soundcard and Axe Fx 3, to keep 44,1 kHz

    For me it's easier to just use 48 kHz, but yes, the method you are talking about also works. Why wouldn't it? As with any analog reamping, you'll add noise this way. Other than that, unlike reamping with real amps, levels won't be as big of an issue, you don't need to convert signal from...
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    Wish Ability to route MIDI to/from USB

    I tried a few dongles previously, including the M-Audio one, with mixed results at best, I’ve had some reliability and delay issues. The way I use MIDI with Axe-FX, I need precise timing and reliability. I actually have MIDI ports in my rack, but I need them for something else. Adding a dongle...
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    Wish Ability to route MIDI to/from USB

    You’re adding envy to my frustration. :) It’s awful to own such a wonderful device and to be unable to use it really (although this particular problem isn’t the only one or the most important one for me).
  29. V

    Wish Ability to route MIDI to/from USB

    Well, the Axe-FX III that I bought some 19 months ago has been sitting as a glorified brick here, so it's a priority for me for sure. :)
  30. V

    Wish Ability to route MIDI to/from USB

    I'm losing hope... :(
  31. V

    Musicman Majesty, good?

    Maybe if you’re in California that’s a viable option.
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    Musicman Majesty, good?

    In my case the neck requires loosening around March until sometime in May the truss rod is fully loose but the back now keeps developing until the guitars becomes unplayable as the strings lie on the frets. Starting in September, I gradually tighten the neck until November, when it stabilizes...
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    Musicman Majesty, good?

    That’s not what they say. To me, they all said this problem is common. Sometimes it’s solved fairly easily (which is what one of them tried, and it worked for a year), sometimes not. Other guitars of course can have neck problems as well, but not with this frequency. In my case, they clearly...
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    Musicman Majesty, good?

    Like I said, I've been talking to a number of guitar techs about it, and they all confirm it's a common occurrence with EBMM guitars. Whenever I mention an EBMM, their first question is, "neck problems?". Doesn't mean it affects everyone, of course. Different models also have different...
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    Musicman Majesty, good?

    In my case, it got worse and the guitar is unplayable from May to September.
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    Wish Ability to route MIDI to/from USB

    Oh, I wasn’t implying that you were lying of course. I’m just saying that the functionality you’re talking about isn’t technically MIDI Thru.
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    Wish Ability to route MIDI to/from USB

    Actually, Windows does support USB Audio 2.0 now, and has done so for a few years. But of course that implies using WaveRT/WASAPI instead of ASIO for low latency applications, and I haven’t tested III in this mode for lack of need. I’m surprised to read that MIDI Thru is supported on Windows...
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    Midi over USB?

    No, not without additional hardware.
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    Midi over USB?

    There's not much use in it if it doesn't transmit MIDI data over USB.
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    Finally copyied the Boss HM-2 accurately!

    Sounds like ass, exactly the way nature intended. Great job, and I enjoyed the video. :)
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    Midi Switching Gap?

    I haven’t tried 5.01, but the way I read the release notes, improvements are only related to effects that are meant to be used with Mix settings less than 100%, so amps and drives aren’t affected in most cases.
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    Managing 1000's of IRs - I need a strategy

    Ownhammer puts IR files into folders going from brighter to darker. So my “strategy” was to pick a few darker single mic IRs for 3 cabinets that I’d use in real life and never return to the subject.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.03

    Funny thing is, people who were already put on an island put them on an island. That’s like weirdness squared.
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    Wish Send MIDI from USB to DIN out (like with the Axe-Fx II)

    DIN Thru doesn’t help send messages to a DAW and other software though, so it is useful for a lot of scenarios. I posted a related request a while ago here - https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/ability-to-route-midi-to-from-usb.145747/
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    III = Djent Machine

    Where can we not hear it? Also, have you compared it to an Amphenol silent plug and digital silence in a DAW? What sounds better, in your opinion?
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    Using Midi Block over USB?

    I think this flood appears when you connect Axe-Edit and stops when you disconnect it. As for the main question, here's my wishlist thread: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/ability-to-route-midi-to-from-usb.145747/ and a recent thread discussing this issue...
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    III = Djent Machine

    It used to be in the middle finger. But now rock and roll is dead, so I’m not sure anymore.
  48. V

    III = Djent Machine

    But does a modeler really allow you to hear the character of the cable? You should have tried it with a real amp! Good tonewire can make a huge difference.
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    Anyone using Axe-Fx III to control a DAW

    Okay, I just thought because you previously commented on some FC-related MIDI features you were overseeing this roadmap/feature set. Well, here's hope then that Cliff finds a couple moments when his epiphanies allow him to do some more mundane maintenance stuff then. :) That stuff got me...
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    Anyone using Axe-Fx III to control a DAW

    That's my experience as well. I may be wrong, but I have the impression that @Admin M@ is in charge of all the foot controller stuff. I certainly hope that reason is something like "have been busy with other stuff" rather than "decided not to do it".
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    Wish Ability to route MIDI to/from USB

    I think I'm that poster, that's how I'm doing it now. :)
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    Anyone using Axe-Fx III to control a DAW

    Could it? Can I connect MFC to Axe-FX III and send messages via USB to a DAW this way?
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    Wish Ability to route MIDI to/from USB

    I guess the point here is that FCs don't really send any MIDI, it's generated on Axe-FX. But only sent to DIN jacks for whatever reason. Seems like a weird omission, I just can't recall a single device with USB MIDI capabilities that has such a limitation.
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    Silence when Changing Scenes. Any solution?

    https://forum.fractalaudio.com/search/34063903/?q=Audio+gap+switching+channels&o=date
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    Anyone using Axe-Fx III to control a DAW

    Please add a comment in the wishlist thread: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/ability-to-route-midi-to-from-usb.145747/ Using an adapter is a viable workaround, but it would be much better if it wasn’t required. Adapters add latency, the cheap ones aren’t very good, that’s more cables...
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    5 Minute Tones

    And it didn’t get lost in the cymbals? Interesting.
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    5 Minute Tones

    That’s some serious amount of treble you have there. :flushed:
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    RE: Dynaudio monitors

    My opinion - if you have a great deal on BM series - go and grab them. I have BM5s which I bought a while ago, somehow missed the discount party by the time I thought to maybe get a bigger pair. If you still have them available where you are, don’t miss it. You can’t go really wrong with...
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    Audio interface that works without PC being on?

    All MOTU interfaces have standalone mode.
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    Axe-Change

    Does it still exist? I’m surprised.
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    Recording DI track - Axe-Fx 3 is NOT the main interface!

    Guitar pickups AREN’T super low level, I’m not sure why this urban myth persists. Passive humbuckers push out a lot of voltage, albeit for short peaks. What I don’t understand from your description is what exactly is clipping in your setup? Is it Axe input? The other interface’s SPDIF input...
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    Getting annoyed with directional cabs

    I must admit that I’ve never used any donuts on speakers, but as far as I understand this is indeed their purpose - make on-axis more like off-axis and to get rid of those harsh shrieking highs (or high mids, whatever). Which seems to be the opposite of what OP wants.
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    RE: Dynaudio monitors

    I would second this - Dynaudios really don’t make me want to turn them off, ever.
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    Getting annoyed with directional cabs

    My (admittedly very limited) understanding of the theory behind this is that when you place the same speakers in a row, it will narrow the beam, which is the effect behind the whole line array thing. If you align them vertically, the whole assembly should have wide horizontal and narrow vertical...
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    RE: Dynaudio monitors

    Well, any discussion of Dynaudios will have people who say they sound "too good to be true", and people who will disagree. IMO, they do have that wow effect that makes you like what you hear, but it's not like they are somehow totally wrong or something. A bad mix still sounds like a bad mix...
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    I use studio monitors all the time

    Yep, like this: It's not me on the photo, just some random guy on the internet. :)
  67. V

    I use studio monitors all the time

    The point of monitors being loud isn’t to shake walls or impress wives, but to properly work in all of the dynamic range and handle all peaks at relatively loud volume without distortion. Also, those are peak numbers, continuous would be considerably lower. So it’s probably good to have some...
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    I use studio monitors all the time

    No, you use those things when you put them horizontally.
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    I use studio monitors all the time

    But those are woofers though - most monitors don’t even have them, so that’s maybe a moot point, IMO. :)
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    I use studio monitors all the time

    According to specs, they have 130W (80+50), and aren’t very loud (102 dB peak SPL). IINM, my Presonus Eris E8 speakers have 140W, 105 dB peak SPL, while smaller Dynaudio BM5 Mk3 have only 100W but 118 dB peak SPL - that’s like 20 times as much sound pressure than 102. You can’t equate watts...
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    I use studio monitors all the time

    For vertically mounted mastering monitors - the same purpose as line arrays, I would guess? For horizontally mounted near fields - I have no clue.
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    I use studio monitors all the time

    Shouldn’t these mid drivers work like a line array of sorts in this setup?
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    I use studio monitors all the time

    And that should be worth something!
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    I use studio monitors all the time

    Whatever that means. :) Their nearfields are unquestionably brilliant.
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    I use studio monitors all the time

    Those are not nearfield, they are made for mastering, I think.
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    I use studio monitors all the time

    But this is all about guitar speakers though, not monitors, right?
  77. V

    I use studio monitors all the time

    Good speakers cost thousands of dollars each though.
  78. V

    I use studio monitors all the time

    Studio monitors are intended to be used for prolonged periods of time at relatively high volume, so jamming, even if done often, shouldn’t be detrimental at all. I’ve never seen or heard about speakers in monitors failing from frequent use. In reality, however, I think since most monitors are...
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    Spring-loaded jacks

    They just don’t work as silent on the receiving end. But they don’t fall out of sockets because of that.
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    Spring-loaded jacks

    I frankly don’t see how this can be a QA issue, the spring there just isn’t thick enough. Maybe you got some bad knockoffs? The photo looks legit though. A puzzling story.
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    Spring-loaded jacks

    I agree. I’ve never had any problems with Neutrik Silent plugs, the spring there isn’t so strong as to push the jack out of the socket.
  82. V

    Spring-loaded jacks

    Never heard about them. I’ve seen and used locking jacks, I just don’t get why you would need spring loaded ones.
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    I won’t be near my Axe-FX until March 17 at least, I’m on a trip now. There’s nothing specific about my presets though, or the sequences of scenes, it’s about how I perceive that while playing through IEMs.
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    I tried that, doesn’t help. When there’s a lot of short delay and/or reverb it’s not that bad but when the sound is dry it’s noticeable. What I’m doing is using two amp blocks in parallel without channel switching, and modifying sound for solos by PEQ and drive blocks.
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    I don’t see why quality would go down unless you actually use all the blocks. That’s how it works in the II at least, and blocks that aren’t added to a preset don’t consume any resources. And Cliff wrote “when three are used”.
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    Whether the gap is noticeable or not of course depends on what you’re playing. When you need one tone to flow into another it’s hard not to notice it, IMO. Then it’s more noticeable when using IEMs. And also, for me it’s more noticeable when scene switching is automated (which is something I...
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    I was wrong the first time. Of course I don't know why he did it.
  88. V

    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    It's not disgusting, but I personally would prefer discussing things like can we get a switch that would toggle economy/high quality mode where users could explicitly opt to decrease oversampling to run more amp instances. For example. And I certainly don't want yet another thread locked as...
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    How in the world should I know? To me the poll was pointless because the outcome was obvious. What was in Cliff’s mind I can’t know. Maybe he was hoping there would be no demand and he’d finally bury the topic with another argument. He doesn’t create polls when he really makes up his mind to do...
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    This idea was brought before the thread appeared and then he said the same thing. In fact, it’s a very obvious thing. He doesn’t need to try anything to know what less oversampling does to Ares models, he has that in Axe-FX II.
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    Maybe that’s the case, but there’s absolutely no evidence that indicates it is apart from your interpretation. Mine is - he never really liked the idea because he doesn’t see a problem with two blocks and considers even minor loss of quality too high a price for a minor benefit. And he has more...
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    Yes, that post doesn’t say anything about whether this was ever implemented. That’s an obvious thing - you increase DSP consumption by increasing the number of blocks, you have to save somewhere, oversampling is the most obvious candidate. That this is the trade off was stated by Cliff way...
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    I shouldn’t have written it. I did, then decided I shouldn’t post it. But then I wrote a reply to another comment, the forum kept the draft and it stayed. Just ignore that stuff please.
  94. V

    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    It’s quite possible that I compensate for lack of skill and talent, but I also have to worry about weight and size and cost of gear in my rack, unfortunately. That, and the audio gap when switching channels annoys me for whatever reason. It probably shouldn’t, but it does.
  95. V

    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    Cool, so we can finally abandon this segway about people wanting more for the heck of it and get back to discussing the number of amp blocks, right?
  96. V

    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    It obviously is, but so is all the hypothesizing about the request not being implemented because “it didn’t work”. We don’t know whether it was even tried. And if it was, what was the result exactly.
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    Yeah, or maybe a bunch of aliens came and threatened extinction of mankind if oversampling is ever reduced.
  98. V

    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    @chris you claim to be concerned with the impression this forum creates and to be trying to prevent threads from being closed, but right now what you’re doing is just trying to piss people off for no reason. Could you please stop doing it?
  99. V

    More!

    Is “enough CPU” a thing? This reminds me how a few years ago when somebody wished Axe-FX had more powerful DSPs a bunch of people were ridiculing the idea, with the same type of “arguments” as in this thread. Now of course we are all praising the III’s power like nothing happened.
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    2 amp / 2 Cab Limit on Axe-Fx III ? Why ?

    Do you really need to do that again? While it’s totally unfair to compare the number of amp blocks and come to the conclusion, based on that comparison, that the II and the III are the same, this particular request isn’t a simple “we want more” thing. As far as use cases affected by the limit...
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