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  1. Scott Peterson

    My FM3 Board Setup

    I was asked about my setup with my FM3 rig about what I am doing with it. In this thread, I'll break down the setup, and in another (TBD), I'll break down my basic preset design if people are interested. To start, here's a photo: The board is a Mono (the biggest one). I have a padded case for...
  2. Scott Peterson

    Criminal

    Cover version/arrangement of Lindsay Eli's "Criminal." It started as a demo to practice programming drums. I added guitars with my Tom Anderson Drop into a Vox on the left and my Strandberg Boden Standard into a Morgan on the right via the Fractal Audio FM3. Other tracks, including the solo, are...
  3. Scott Peterson

    Taming the High End via the Cab Block With One Slight Tweak - Any IR

    Do you run directly into your DAW, direct-to-FOH, or FRFR? This is a trick that I've done for many years, and though it isn't my idea... here it is again. This is not an "FM3" only trick; this works on any device or IRL (in real life with analog gear in the recording/mixing realm). Many people...
  4. Scott Peterson

    Controlling and Tightening Up Bass in your Amp/Cab Tones

    I've done something for ages (with EQ pedals, parametric EQ, people use Dirt Pedals for this, etc.) in real life (IRL) and the digital world using Pre-EQ before the amp block. This isn't just an FM3 'trick' - you can do it on any Fractal device. I've been doing dating back to the original...
  5. Scott Peterson

    A FM3, Kemper and HeadRush Walk Into a Room.... (live video)...

    There is always a lot of discussion of minutia on forums; it is easy to get lost in the weeds sometimes. I used to participate quite frequently in that madness but always held you can use the current crop of modelers together... for good, not evil. LOL. To actually, perform music live. My band...
  6. Scott Peterson

    Still killing it - Fractal AX-8, Boss EV-30, Shure GLXD

    Just a little update on the rig as it is and has been. Been playing most every weekend between 2-3 gigs the past year and a half and the rig's been great. Running direct to FOH the past year and a few months running with IEM's (64 Audio A-3) and it's been stellar. Very satisfied. It's been 2-3...
  7. Scott Peterson

    Starting to come together...

    ...and looking more and more like a SR-71 Blackbird of a rig. New kicktags now installed and looking SLICK.
  8. Scott Peterson

    The AX8 is...

    ...the bomb. It's the practical Fractal. Full review coming SOON.
  9. Scott Peterson

    Resistance Was Futile - None Blacker AX-8 Inbound...

    ... can't wait! Stay tuned!
  10. Scott Peterson

    My Take. The Meaning of Life: Chasing Moments

    I have a fitness blog that I don't update often enough but felt compelled to post the following to and thought it might bear sharing here as a conversation thread. My Take. The Meaning of Life: Chasing Moments As I was doing my workout today I really was thinking about some things that have...
  11. Scott Peterson

    First Impressions: CPS Space Station V.3 Powered Monitor

    In for a long-term running review here is the CPS Space Station from Aspen Pittman (The Tube Amp Book and original force behind Groove Tubes) through his company Aspen & Associates is a powered stand alone cabinet that can be used for PA, voice, keyboards... and guitarists utilizing it in a FRFR...
  12. Scott Peterson

    AXFXII v18 - Dynamics, harmonics and exploding tubes? Pictorial/Tutorial Added!!!

    Reworked some of my tones with V.18.xx firmware in the Axe-FX II XL and cut this live direct to check dynamics, pick attack and EQ. Sharing because it ended up nailing what I was after. Sorry for the clams; one take. Check the way each amp just sounds like it is on the edge of exploding into...
  13. Scott Peterson

    My Quick Guide to where to start with FW v.17

    So, you downloaded firmware v.17 and then thought... what now? There's lots of new things in here, where do I start? I'll hit the big 3 that I think are all exceptionally useful. I'll start by saying the 59 SLP with the Treble gain on 7 and the Norm on 1 is STELLAR. I love it. If you are a USA...
  14. Scott Peterson

    First Impressions - Tech 21 FlyRig5

    Finally arrived today after being delayed and that's never fun. But first impressions as promised. The box is sturdy; this came in an Amazon box with some other things I ordered and the Amazon box was soaked due to something leaking all over it; luckily the FlyRig itself (and box) were...
  15. Scott Peterson

    Suggestions for *lightweight* but quality expression pedals

    What are good *lightweight* dependable durable expression pedals? I would like suggestions on lightweight (plastic?) expression pedals that are durable, dependable and have quality function. Main use would be a fly rig that would be small and light. I *love* my Mission expression pedals but...
  16. Scott Peterson

    NGD: 01 Pre-Lawsuit PRS Single Cut 10 Top

    Man, this is a good guitar. Really happy with this; just 8lbs 12oz of PRS 10 Top amber-burst goodness. Sort of like 'going home' again for me; this is a great player and sounds incredible. Let the gigging begin!
  17. Scott Peterson

    Review - GigWRX MFC Labels

    Context/Background I've used the MFC for years now; on a Mark III now after rolling with every prior generation of the MFC and it's been fantastic. A wonderful side effect of the success of Fractal's MFC is that there has been a cottage industry that sprung up to create magnetic labels for...
  18. Scott Peterson

    Review: Monster Grips

    Monster Grips are essentially little silicone wafers that adhere to your pick... or whatever else you want to stick them to. That's pretty simple; and this review wasn't exactly a complicated one to do. Sometimes the simplest ideas (the "why didn't I think of that?!" sort) are the best. The...
  19. Scott Peterson

    Tone Matched Acoustic --> Electric: Peterson Style (Preset/IR Included)

    Voes did a great preset share and some people asked me for what I do in a similar vein. Instead of jacking his thread, I am doing my own. Here's the scoop. I do a lot of acoustic work and acoustic gigs; I've been a long time user of the Line 6 Variax for acoustic stage performing. The past...
  20. Scott Peterson

    One Shot From Your Last Gig - Bar/Club/Hall/Stadium/Bedroom

    Wherever you play, there you are. Rules: one pic, last show. If you got a shot of your band playing live, show it. No band? Show a shot of where you play. This is for everyone - no one is excluded...
  21. Scott Peterson

    Who's Afraid to Gig Beta Firmware?

    Quick poll - just wondering. I'm off to gig v12.03beta4 tonight. I'm not afraid, are you? ;)
  22. Scott Peterson

    Review: Atomic Amps CLR Powered Wedge Neo Version

    Review: Atomic CLR This review is based on well over 11 full months of focused, daily use and extensive gigging experience using the Atomic CLR in a variety of situations and circumstances. I wanted to do a fully-blown review before this, but wanted to give MANY different situations a go before...
  23. Scott Peterson

    Tutorial Video on Cab Lab and Speaker Resonance Frequency

    Quick Tutorial on how I use the Fractal Audio CabLab App to mix up speaker cab IR's using Own Hammer IR's and get them into the Axe-FX II. Then I highlight part of my process to dial in the Low Frequency Resonance of the speaker in the Amp to best match it. Feel free to comment, ask questions...
  24. Scott Peterson

    Remember Flyin' Angus's Bogner XTC Clip Reamp from 2008? Let's revisit it with v11.05

    2011 November Version 3.xx 2013 October Version 11.05 And a BLAST from the past with a new submission using the same direct track, but I ran it through my current Axe-FX II Bogner Red Preset. No post processing; what you hear is what happened. Sounds better than ever (to me). :aok Delay...
  25. Scott Peterson

    Taming the Monster - Series and Parallel Routing

    Here's my intro video on series and parallel routing using the Axe-FX II. I try to cover the what, why and how I use it briefly. I also get into some basic stuff with expression pedals too as an ancillary discussion in there. Hope it is helpful to those that have requested it - this has been...
  26. Scott Peterson

    Tutorial: Dialing Up My Delay with the Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

    Here's the next in a series of looking at my blocks in my presets that I do in the Fractal Audio Axe-FX II. If you have any questions, comments or want to talk about it... please let me know what you think!
  27. Scott Peterson

    DEMO: Quick clip - Fender Twin

    Recorded direct, PRS Custom 22 (Jazz/JB Seymour Duncan pickups). 1 Minute quickie.
  28. Scott Peterson

    Tutorial: Dialing Up My Reverb with the Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

    Here's the first in a series of looking at my blocks in my presets that I do in the Fractal Audio Axe-FX II. If you have any questions, comments or want to talk about it... please let me know what you think!
  29. Scott Peterson

    Dumble ODS

    There was a discussion that caught my eye from another thread and I posted this in response trying to help that member out. By coincidence, I just dialed this up yesterday for a client and then used it for my purposes (and my own taste) in my own presets, so I thought it might be an interesting...
  30. Scott Peterson

    What Ideas/Concepts/Tutorials to cover in YouTube videos?

    There are many different guys offering great videos on YouTube that are helpful to Fractal owners. I am planning and starting my own series of 'what, why, how' sorts of videos primarily for direct-to-FOH/FRFR guys. I have my own ideas about what I should focus on showing from my point of view...
  31. Scott Peterson

    Slick! Glowing MFC

    So my magnetic labels have deteriorated to the point where they are useless to me; they were just plain wore out. I got a tip about glowing Gaffer's tape and with shipping to Michigan it was around $16. The result? Function over form; but it's pretty slick looking. Here's a link to the...
  32. Scott Peterson

    Own Hammer - Mix IR's Mix Bundles - Modern/Vintage

    Kevin from Own Hammer just released the first two MIX collection bundles on his (thankfully) revamped website. Studio Mix Libraries : OwnHammer.com - Store You get 15 speakers per bundle. The first two bundles of MIX IR's are all from a 1970's Checkerboard Marshall 412. His plan is to do the...
  33. Scott Peterson

    Me And My Gang - Axe-FX II/OwnHammer

    This is a song my band does live and I found the backing track at GuitarBackingTracks so I tracked it pretty quick for fun. The backing track is flawed; it pops and cracks here and there... but hey, it was free. I am beta testing some new IR's for OwnHammer so can't share the presets or what...
  34. Scott Peterson

    STP Sex Type Thing Cover

    mtmartin did a clip post on TGP that inspired me to cut the same song; I had to relearn it again real quick to cut it (it has been a while!). One of my favorite STP songs. I'll get to sharing the presets; but they are using some beta Own Hammer IR's that I like (special mixes) and I'm hoping he...
  35. Scott Peterson

    Some of my v.10.x Presets

    Can you guys try some of these out and see if they work for you? I have controllers on most every block attached to expression pedals - I'd like to see if these can be shared. These are all for H/H guitars - specific to Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz for me. Here we go: JCM800 Plexi Bogner...
  36. Scott Peterson

    On a Mission - let's go for FOUR...

    I've been running my rig with three Mission Engineering expression pedals for a long time - years. Extremely powerful, crazy intuitive (to me) way to control a LOT of things in real time, on the fly and allows for all sorts of OCD madness in terms of details, dealing with different rooms...
  37. Scott Peterson

    Live Video - Acoustic/Electric on the Fly - FRFR YouTube

    One of the strongest features I make use of live is to be able to exploit a direct-to-FOH/FRFR rig to do acoustic and electric - switching on the fly- live. I use a JTV-59 USA to do this; and it's a little more cumbersome than doing the switching hand's free. But it is proof of concept that it...
  38. Scott Peterson

    V.10 Musings

    Nothing too dramatic, but I've been working on my core tones extensively after spending months and months just beta testing and cranking through stuff not really focused on 'my' thing much. Sitting here doing really critical 'me' time - after a long time not doing that - makes me see v.10 in a...
  39. Scott Peterson

    Some V.10 Thoughts and Tips

    Here's my take on v.10 just briefly. I view things from this perspective: what has changed with V.10 is that you do not have to be a power user to dial in killer amp tones fast and easy; and for all the (deserved) focus on the improved amp modeling; the focus IMHO is more about accuracy with...
  40. Scott Peterson

    Axe-FX II Beta 10 Mid Gain Dynamics

    Crunchy OD Mid-Gain tone. James Tyler USA JTV-59 Variax with Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz humbuckers. Recorded direct via USB - no processing, raw track. Click Link for downloadable FLAC reference file (it is worth it IMHO).
  41. Scott Peterson

    Fractal Audio Axe-FX II - 10.0 Beta Clip

    I can't even start to say how impressed I am with this beta. So I won't. (Hint: I am). A little ride with my Bogner XTC Blue/Red preset from the 10.00 Beta on the Axe-FX II - Bogner XTC Blue and Red. Recorded direct via USB, no post processing. Everything raw from the AFXII. Guitar is my...
  42. Scott Peterson

    First Impressions of the Atomic Amps CLR

    First Impressions of the Atomic Amps CLR This is not a review. This is my *completely subjective* observation and opinion based on a few weeks with this speaker. This is essentially a compare/contrast - all 100% subjective but honest - from my perspective. I received the Atomic Amps CLR...
  43. Scott Peterson

    Review: Tannoy VX12 & VX12HP Passive Monitors

    Tannoy VX12 & VX12HP Passive Monitors Mike Pyle of Audiopyle Sound sent me two passive monitors to review. Both are Tannoy, which is based in the UK, and come from the same line. The first is the VX-12 and the second is the VX-12HP. Disclosure: The monitors were provided to me for the review...
  44. Scott Peterson

    Fractal Audio - Atomic CLR - RCF NX - Tannoy VX - Matrix - YouTube Video

    This is presented just as it was done. I shot a lot of video to go with reviews of gear and ended up just stringing all the guitar performance stuff together for relative reference out of curiosity. I am posting it because it is relevant to a lot of the questions I've seen and that are sent to...
  45. Scott Peterson

    Review: Matrix Amplification GT1500FXBD

    Matrix GT1500 FXBD Power Amp Review Matrix Amplification sent me the 3-channel GT-1500 FXBD to review. Disclosure: The amp was provided to me for the review. I did not buy this power amp and was returned to Matrix after the review period. Matrix did not paid or offer to pay me in any way, no...
  46. Scott Peterson

    Review - Luxxtone El Machete 22

    Review - Luxxtone El Machete 22 I got a chance to have a running review with a Luxxtone El Machete 22. I jumped at the chance and picked this one out at the LA Amp and Guitar show in October of 2012. A few weeks later, it was at my door and in the mix for live shows. It was great to meet all...
  47. Scott Peterson

    Video Presentation: Method Over Magic - Taming the Monster that is the Axe-FX II

    There is a general videos thread for the videos from the Axe-Fest West that the member group from the forum put on in October 2012; but I'd like to detail my part of that out for any questions, comments, discussions relevant to what I talked about in order to not thread jack that thread...
  48. Scott Peterson

    Axe-FX II 9.0 Beta - which clip do you like better?

    Here are two short takes I did just now; I changed one thing between the two (they are very similar). Which do you prefer and why? (Note: I marked the takes with comments on the player). You can download the 24bit FLAC if you click through and download it from the SoundCloud site if you'd...
  49. Scott Peterson

    OwnHammer Beta Cab IR Comparison Clips

    As a Fractal Audio owner, you get used to paradigm shifting changes when Cliff gets an epiphany. Kevin at OwnHammer has been working his butt off on some epiphanies of his own for some time; the results of are somewhat showcased here. I've been working with this and feel - honestly - this...
  50. Scott Peterson

    Passing on some IR secrets

    I use my Fractal Audio Axe-FX II for both live and studio use. I primarily use it as an all-in-one solution and run direct-to-FOH and monitor with a powered wedge. In doing that over the years... I've used a lot of IR's. I use the stock Fractal IR's; own the entire Red Wire collection and the...
  51. Scott Peterson

    Firmware 7.01: D13 with something something special

    Really enjoy this preset and just tried it with some new IR's (more to come on that later - NDA in effect) and holy crap it sounds/feels good to me so I though I'd share it ala Zentman's clippage thang. Recorded direct via USB; Zero post processing. PRS Custom 22 (Duncan JB/Jazz)...
  52. Scott Peterson

    V7.xx Bogner Red, Greenback Cab (RW), Med Room Reverb - USB

    Just a quickie for fun. Getting ready to upload a bunch of stuff later next week to Axe-Exchange... Bogner Red XTC, Greenback Cab, Med Room Reverb. No post processing. 1995 Custom 22 with Duncan JB in the bridge. FLAC version download: Click Here
  53. Scott Peterson

    Review/Discussion: Retro Channel Stereo Power Amp

    Lance Keltner of Retro Channel got in contact with me and offered me a review period with the Retro Channel Power Amp. I gladly took him up on his offer! One advantage to dealing with Retro Channel is that you deal with Lance directly; it's not some big corporation run by bean counters. Lance is...
  54. Scott Peterson

    Separated at Birth?

    Goofin' at a gig last night and put on my singer's sunglasses, my bassist took a pic. Today in my inbox, I got the following shot... freaky. :o Got any shots of you and your doppelganger?
  55. Scott Peterson

    Dialing up V7... Simple, Fast, Effective - Some Thoughts

    I have always approached major firmware updates with a 'strip it down and start over' method. V7 is NO different; but it really through me for a loop. It's so good from the drop that I had to not do anything I was doing essentially. It's greatly, IMHO, simplified the entire process. So I ran...
  56. Scott Peterson

    V6 firmware: Time to Release the Monster - Speaker Resonance Page

    I have been working intensely on this and was eager to share it; but wanted to play test it first. Suffice to say, the concept passed muster here. I have to give most of the credit to Jay Mitchell, whom not only took my emails and phone calls; but took the time to talk to me in depth about...
  57. Scott Peterson

    "You Oughta Know" - Live

    This is my band from a recent show. We take some liberty with the song and there are some NSFW song lyrics (as in the original). I'm hiding behind Laura in the corner... that's where they put the bad boys. :D We ran as a backline, and because of the limited room, I had to run with the RCF...
  58. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson's Tweaked Factory Presets for the Axe-FX II

    By request, I tweaked out selected Factory 'raw tones' presets and wanted to share them. I have to give full credit to Adam Cook and Fractal Audio for building the presets these are based on. I tweaked out the amp, the cab and the reverb. The other effects (all are bypassed) are as stock from...
  59. Scott Peterson

    Some Axe-FX II Photos from Today's Gig - Share some of yours!!!!

    Just some shots. Fun show, annual outdoor party run by a club. Great weather. 85°F and sunny. Nice! Ran direct from the Axe-FX II into FOH. Ran my Left output XLR to house; ran my Right XLR output to my RCF NX 12SMA. This is my normal setup running live. Even in the heat and direct sunlight on...
  60. Scott Peterson

    Couple of V6.00 Clips - just for fun

    Just for fun. Not for any other reason - these are not examples of factory presets or anything official whatsoever. Just for fun! First up is my take on the JCM800. Just a Gretchen Wilson song my band does live, "Here for the Party". Personal preset as I use it live - JCM800. Guitar is JTV-59...
  61. Scott Peterson

    MFC 2.0 Preview

    Here are some of the things to look forward to with the upcoming firmware update - we got the green light to discuss. 200% faster MIDI transmission. Noticeably 'snappier' on changes. TotalSync (change preset on Axe-FX II, MFC and Editor automatically updates. Change preset in Editor, II and...
  62. Scott Peterson

    One Reason to love full FRFR Rigs - portability

    I run a full FRFR rig and have since 2007. I was a hardcore tube amp tone snob (and proudly so) for many years. One thing that isn't discussed much about FRFR setups with modelers is the portability of the rig. It's a wonderful thing to have all your needs in one rig and have a system for...
  63. Scott Peterson

    Taming the Monster - Leveling Presets Video with the Axe-FX II

    This is my process for balancing the output of different presets across the range of gain from the cleanest to the loudest OD. This is a quick video that outlines the process in action. The SPL meter I use is a Checkmate SPL Meter Model CM-130. I think it was $50 or $60. It's an...
  64. Scott Peterson

    Axe-FX II - JTV-59USA Acoustic tones - Live Video

    This is from Friday's sound check - we are doing Melissa Lambert's "Baggage Claim" which I play acoustic on. Direct into my Axe-FX II and then out to FOH. I monitor myself on stage via my RCF (all the monitors were down on the floor in front of the stage for this gig). In my Axe-FX II...
  65. Scott Peterson

    Laura Wilkie Band - One Band, One Room, One Take, Live and Raw from Detroit

    Check my band (though I only have a few seconds of video time): Laura Wilkie on Vimeo I am on the left side of the audio playing rhythm on this track. I am on the left side of the audio playing rhythm on this track. I didn't rate much camera time... but I'm in there. Did better than the...
  66. Scott Peterson

    Taming the Monster - Building an Amp/Cab Preset in the Axe-FX II + Tweaking It

    Here's the first of a series of videos I have planned on how to work with the Axe-FX. Note I build a full blown amp/cab preset in just a few minutes. Have a look. Ask any questions you like; I'll try to respond as I can.
  67. Scott Peterson

    Atomic Amps - "Coincident Linear Reference" Designed by Jay Mitchell

    This is... well, interesting. I know that Atomic's been relatively quiet now for a few months and I've gotten emails and questions about what they are doing. I know they have been really busy on R&D on new solutions... but didn't know when it would be announced. They didn't show at NAMM...
  68. Scott Peterson

    Video: Axe-FX II | RCF vs. Alto Shootout

    I own and use a RCF NX 12SMA for a powered cab/wedge to run FRFR for my gigs and preference. Got the Alto Professional SXM112A Tourmax in here; give it a go. Following is IMHO, YMMV. Short version: It's good value for the money; but really pales in comparison to the RCF in terms of...
  69. Scott Peterson

    Some 4.00 Amp Block Tips

    The useful range of the master volume has changed - dramatically. The amps all have a lower preamp gain (*which is more accurate to the originals) as a result; but this will blow you away once you get it dialed in. Even heavy gainers like the Cameron and Bogner Red will breath like beasts...
  70. Scott Peterson

    Axe-FX II 4.0beta Bogner Blue - Here for the Party!

    Gretchen Wilson tune, "Here for the Party". Sort clip, one take, one stereo track. Recorded direct. Clams left in for no extra charge on top of the free price of admission. LOL. :D PRS Custom 22 - Bogner Ecstasy Blue Channel amp block - cab block - tape delay block - reverb. Solo boost is...
  71. Scott Peterson

    Short Clip - Axe-FX II Fender Clean with Tape Delay/Rotary

    What I like about these sorts of tones is that you don't hear the effects as 'separate' from the tone; it is just part of it. I don't do big wet effects; this is from my Fender Twin preset with some reverb, some tape delay (though it's not a showcase for that) and then some rotary. Just...
  72. Scott Peterson

    FRFR - Discussion and Benefits of Running Direct to FOH Circa the end of 2011

    This was something I posted on another thread that the OP went ahead and deleted his OP, which killed the entire thread. Which was a shame because though there was some off topic debate, that was cleaned up and moderated and there was a lot of good information and discussion on that thread...
  73. Scott Peterson

    Bogner XTC Blue & Red - short clip

    This came out of a TGP post about Bogner tones. This is a quick clip of me using my personal tones of the Bogner Blue and Red models for that type of tone the way I dial it and run with it live. I like a little bit of 'ass' in my tone; but I have a PEQ block at the ready on my MFC that blocks...
  74. Scott Peterson

    Some 3.00 Suggestions for the Amp/Cab blocks

    One of the more stressful aspects of beta testing (which 99% of is not as 'fun' as it seems from the outside) is that you put a new firmware that needs to be hashed out, has some things that need testing, etc into a working world where you have gigs, rehearsals and such and need to adjust and...
  75. Scott Peterson

    In the Studio with the II...

    ...no clips yet; but will have some songs to share soon. Some covers, some originals. The Laura Wilkie Band. Here's some pics - note the MFC at the feet with the Axe-FX II in the SKB 4-space rack at the lower left corner (tis me in the middle with the Tyler USA Variax) - Mark on the other...
  76. Scott Peterson

    Quick Short Peek at what Axe-FX II Firmware v3.0 brings to the table...

    Very short, very quickly done... but a peek into what Axe-FX II V.3 will bring JCM800 the way I dialed it. No reverb, no effects. Amp and Cab *only*. Zero processing, as cut.
  77. Scott Peterson

    Any experience with the db Technologies DVX DM-12's?

    Looking at mid-level (step up from EV/JBL/QSC/FBT) level speakers and decided to try the RCF 12-SMA. But that's got two reports from the guys using them of some issues. I still have that coming and will try it extensively; but am in need of a louder, bigger long-term solution for live sound in a...
  78. Scott Peterson

    Axe-FX II V.2 Toadies "Possum Kingdom"

    Here's a take on the Toadies "Possum Kingdom" done in 3 one take tracks. I did this using the Axe-FX II Firmware 2.0 and my USA Line 6/JTV-59 (bridge pickup, no modeling on the guitars). I cut this direct with the USB into Reaper. The backing track is from the web. I used tones I'd use...
  79. Scott Peterson

    My Review - XiTone Cabs X7 FRFR for Modelers

    Pros: Very good sound Loud enough Looks like a traditional cab Kickback leg is functional and very useful mono and stereo operation sturdy construction Detachable Luggage handle - practical and useful Cons: Heavy Kickback angle fixed, not variable A bit bass shy 109db peak at...
  80. Scott Peterson

    My first Video of the Axe-FX 2

    Here's a quick video I made (though trust me, it took me entirely too damn long to figure out how to make the damn thing, lol) of the Axe-FX 2. If you don't know me, you get to hear my goofy voice and maybe figure out I am not as so damn serious all the time as folks seem to always assume I...
  81. Scott Peterson

    Axe-FX II - Sustain (very short clip)

    Checking Factory presets (!) on the Axe-FX II, this one caught my ear. Preset is "The Brown Sound". The bloom and sustain caught my interest, fired up Reaper, recorded direct. The sustain was just there. Neck pickup PRS Custom 22. 16bit FLAC (download) (*Plays in Windows Media Player here)...
  82. Scott Peterson

    Axe-FX II STP "Interstate Love Song" JCM800 and Friedman BE

    I've loved this song all these years, played it a thousand times at cover gigs and still love it. So I'd thought instead of more noodle clips, how about a real song. I wasn't shooting for duplicating Dean's original tones on the recording; rather I used their song as a canvas to use my own...
  83. Scott Peterson

    Axe-FX II Vox Tape Echo

    Recorded direct via USB to Reaper. PRS Custom 22 - Axe-FX II. Signal chain was Vox AC30-TB, Cab (Vox Silver/Vox Blue RW Stock Factory cabs with SM57 and R121 respectively), Reverb (tails only) and Delay set to Stereo Tape and mixed in at 40% wet. For *critical* listening: FLAC 16 bit file...
  84. Scott Peterson

    All My Ultra Patches May 2011

    Here is my Ultra (firmware 10.05) bank of all my user patches for you to use with your Ultra or Standard (*note, with a Standard, you just need to take out 2 of the PEQ blocks). *Note: you may need to remove controllers in most of the effects block or assign them to your own expression pedal...
  85. Scott Peterson

    Axe-FX II Recto Red - BOOM

    I'm not a metal guy, but love to bring the big BOOM high gain stuff out for fun. Here's a short clip for guys that have been asking for high gain. PRS Custom 22, Axe-FXII (Recto Red amp block, RW Recto Cab block, Reverb) cut direct via USB into Reaper than ripped down to FLAC and MP3...
  86. Scott Peterson

    Axe-FX II - Clean Wah

    Very quick and short Melancon Custom Artist (neck single coil) - Wah - Fender Twin - Factory Cab 21 (Red Wire D120) - Reverb. FLAC format download: (16 bit) 05 13 2011 II Wah.flac MP3:
  87. Scott Peterson

    Axe-FX II Clip - Fender Twin; Trainwreck; Soldano; VHT

    I won't belabor this much - another round of different sorts of tones to check out. I go for a more raw, unprocessed type of tone. Here's a few short - different - types of tones to check out. The tones are based on the Twin, Trainwreck, Soldano and VHT. I'm trying to highlight the 'room'...
  88. Scott Peterson

    My PRS Custom 22 Gold Top

    I've had this guitar for about 6 months now; it's been my #1 for most of that time; I cannot get over how good it plays, sounds, feels, etc.. After a number of years - very happy years - with my Melancons ruling the roost, the 25" scale PRS is like a familiar old friend that feels like I put it...
  89. Scott Peterson

    KickTags are Kicka** - Midi Controller Labels That Glow-in-the-Dark!

    So the trip over the pond took 2 weeks... two long weeks... :D ...but it was totally worth the wait. I had some magnetic tags on my Fractal MFC101 courtesy of a fellow Fractal owner that made me a set (and I thank Diego deeply - they are very cool). They looked great and did the job very well...
  90. Scott Peterson

    Some blues - Backing track available

    I didn't do the backing, it was shared on TGP. Here it is: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=501715&songID=10298594 I found out I lost a good friend today, and he was a fantastic drummer in more than a few bands I was in over the years. RIP Ed Thorp. He leaves a wife and...
  91. Scott Peterson

    02/2011 Patches - Fender/Marshall/Vox/Marsha/Bogner

    These are patches based off my 'rethink, rework, reboot' thread. That thread is here: http://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/32799-Rethink-Rework-Reboot.-Building-a-preset-JCM800-Major-Twist-for-ANY-Preset The thread is complete with context, background information (gear used: PRS Custom 22)...
  92. Scott Peterson

    Rethink, Rework, Reboot. Building a preset - JCM800 - Major Twist for ANY Preset

    I've been hinting at this for some time, but wanted to get it right. Really right, before I posted anything. I think I've got it right now. In short, for context, I've been a creature of habit and the Axe-FX doesn't really reward that. Sometimes you are too busy to take a breath and tear...
  93. Scott Peterson

    Cab IR Comparison - Stock/Red Wire/OwnHammer

    I need some feedback on this. Short little clips with a PRS Custom 22 (High Order 8.3K bridge humbucker) running into a JCM800 amp block and a cab on the Axe-FX. No other blocks in signal path. I *only* changed the cab IR for each. The amp and guitar were not changed at all. Recorded 100%...
  94. Scott Peterson

    NGD - 95 PRS Custom 22 Goldtop

    It ain't the fanciest, it ain't some easter egg colored beauty contestant thing. But it's perfect. I was hardcore PRS for about 10 years. Things changed, for various reasons. Some personal, some financial. Time has passed, I happened upon a deal I could not pass up, took a leap and ended...
  95. Scott Peterson

    Vox tip - quick, simple and fast... damn good too...

    After doing a lot of research, I stumbled (as I often do) onto the coolest quick 'thing'. AC30 - initialize block and use "Class A" - NOT the AC30TB block. "Bright" on. Drive, Bass, Mid, Treb, Pres at 5.00 (noon). Master Vol to 9.25. Change the tonestack type to AC30TB. Adjust the Low Cut...
  96. Scott Peterson

    Let's Put a Close Mic'd AC-30 In Your Lap

    I have had some time off from gigging and rehearsing and the entire and complete burn out that too much of that can create. My scheduled time has opened up considerably (though real life keeps sucking it up.... meh) for getting back to square and reassessing my entire gear direction. I have...
  97. Scott Peterson

    You Tell Me - Vox AC-30 or Axe-FX?

    I might have just borrowed a VoxAC30HW2X. I might be recording it in my home studio, using the Axe-FX for effects. I might have been trying to A/B with my Axe-FX and instead recording it direct. Or I might be using the Axe-FX direct, with no AC-30TB in sight. I did use the Axe-FX for all the...
  98. Scott Peterson

    Stereo Tape Distortion Drive Setting

    I'd like to submit a wish that you could make the Drive block "Tape Dist" setting have a mono/stereo switch or a stereo mode if possible.
  99. Scott Peterson

    Something about reverb.... use it sparingly on gigs folks.

    I was sort of dumbfounded lately, and in discussions from all sorts of modeling gear on TGP and specific to the Axe-FX here... looking at folks 'problem' presets for them... something just hit me about how guys instinctively add too much reverb to everything. I have always assumed guys were...
  100. Scott Peterson

    10.03 Gig Report

    Well, in light of 10.03 I totally stripped down my presets and rebuilt everything from scratch. The routing, the signal flow, the effects, the template I use and dialing up amp and cab tones from scratch. I basically started over from scratch given the new firmware required it on the amp blocks...
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