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    Fractal Axe FX III with UA's Luna DAW

    Thanks for the confirmation, that's what I assumed.
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    Fractal Axe FX III with UA's Luna DAW

    Can I use the Fractal for inputs and outputs in UA's Luna? And still use the UA software plugins in Luna? I don't see how to select the USB inputs from the Fractal from a track in Luna. Can this be done?
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    Fractal Axe FX III with Universal Apollo Luna

    Thanks, that's what I assumed, Luna is a closed system. Do you know if Fractal can be used with Apple's Logic? Or ProTools? I don't recall the Fractal Asio driver, the Fractal shows up under Audio in my iMac. Do I still need it? If yes, where do I DL it?
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    Fractal Axe FX III with Universal Apollo Luna

    The instructions for re amping a guitar track in a DAW in the Fractal manual state to use the Fractal USB for input and output. However, I'm using Luna from Universal Audio and I don't see how to get Luna to see the Fractal for audio processing. Does anyone know how to do that? I think I could...
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    How IR Capture the Fryette Power Amp processing the Axe FX III output?

    I did not have it disabled. It significantly improves the tone, makes the Fractal sound much more like a real live tube amp. Thanks for the suggestion, I don't have experience messing with the impedance curve in the speaker tab...what would you recommend putting the settings to in order to...
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    How IR Capture the Fryette Power Amp processing the Axe FX III output?

    I have the new Axe FX III. For the last year, I had the previous generation Axe FX III which I would record into my UA Apollo DAW after the Axe FX III went out into the Fryette Two/Fifty/Two Stereo Power Amp whose out went into a Two Notes Torpedo Capture load box to convert the output of the...
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    FM3 vs AXE-FX III-Main Differences?

    Turns out I had the AxeFX III going out through the humbuster output and the FM3 going out of the main out. When I went out of the humsbuster out of the FM3, they sound identical. Thanks for the help!
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    FM3 vs AXE-FX III-Main Differences?

    This is from the wiki, 'Aside from modifications designed to optimize CPU on the FM3 (see below), the FM3 runs the same algorithms and therefore sounds the same when identical settings are used.' I'll have to double check my test set up. Allegedly they should sound identical.
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    FM3 vs AXE-FX III-Main Differences?

    So there is NO sonic difference? I've loaded the same preset into both and run the same guitar in both at the same time and they sound different on their output. I would assume the AxeFX III has something to make is sound better, better converters or something. Hard to imagine twice the price...
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    FM3 vs AXE-FX III-Main Differences?

    I own an Axe-FX III which I've extensively used to make several rock guitar albums and I recently bought an FM3. I'm going to be traveling most of the coming year and just updated the FM3 and transferred over all my custom presets and cabs from the Axe-FX III. What is the main qualitative...
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    IR Capture of Power Amp

    I've spent years developing custom presets in my Fractal devices. I've found that running the Fractal's output into a high end tube power amp and running the power amp into a load box to convert the signal to line out provides the special sauce to the Fractal Presets making them sound even...
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    Guitar Cab sim plug for Universal Audio Luna?

    is there a CabLab section?
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    Guitar Cab sim plug for Universal Audio Luna?

    I am a pro level guitarist and songwriter with a pro level home studio. I use the Fractal Axe FX III for recording all guitars of course! I like to put the cab in an insert in Luna using CabLab, however, in Luna, you have to have ARM enabled to avoid significant latency when recording. Which...
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    Line 6 vs Helix Floor vs Fractal Axe FX III

    That was what I assumed. However, I was quit surprised to learn from a sales person at Sweetwater who allegedly services Mastodon that they use the Helix live.....
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    Has this been released? When is it available?

    I'd love to have this little guy for traveling. I can't tell from this site if it's been released yet or not. Has it? If yes, why is it never available for purchase? If not, when is it expected to come out?
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    Line 6 vs Helix Floor vs Fractal Axe FX III

    I've been a HUGE Fractal Axe FX III fan. That said, I've been surprised to keep hearing well known guitarists also recommend the Line 6 Helix Floor unit which supposedly has their flagship best modeling and effects. Am very curious to hearing from anyone here whose owned both. Which has the...
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    Where are presets saved?

    Great thanks!
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    Where are presets saved?

    I'm moving, and realized that I did NOT export all of the presets from Axe-Edit on my laptop while it was connected to my Fractal Axe FX III. Does this matter? After I move, I will be using a NEW laptop with a NEW version of Axe-Edit III. My question is, are all the custom presets saved in my...
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    Cab Lab Plugin vs. CabLab standalone app

    I'm using Universal Audio Apollo x6 with Luna their new DAW. The problem I'm running into is that if there are ANY plugins enable during recording there is unavoidable latency with Luna. Even if I disable all plugins expect the CabLab plugin to provide speaker emulation for the Fractal on a...
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    How access Fractal User Cabs from within Cab Lab 3 Plugin

    ok. so if you want for example the stock user Recto cabs in the Fractal in Cab Lab 3....you can buy them at Fractal?
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    How access Fractal User Cabs from within Cab Lab 3 Plugin

    See above...I would prefer NOT to have the fractal attached to the Mac I'm using to record with so I need all cab IRs that come stock with the Fractal I guess in a folder on the Mac from which to access with the Cab Lab 3 plugin. I'm able to load 3rd party cabs that I purchased, but the User...
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    Using Cab-Lab 3 Plug-In with Universal Audio Luna

    So....the plug in shows up but when I open it in inserts, I get an error message that it can not be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software..how do I get past this?
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    Yek's Guides-need guide for blocks other than Amp and Drive

    I've found Yek's Amp and Drive Guide's invaluable. I would like the same for the other effects pedals. I can't find one by him. Is there one by Yek or someone else? Also a speaker guide would be helpful. Any recommendations on guides, particularly one's that like Yek's tell you which artist...
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    Preset Suggestions for Fender Telecaster Acoustisonic

    What is the best recommendation for amp block etc on the grid to emulate an acoustic guitar amp?
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    Best Way On with Fractal Block to simulate an octive pedal?

    not a trick question. What is a 'virtual capo' ?
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    Best Way On with Fractal Block to simulate an octive pedal?

    Suggestions?
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    Can you take NOTES in Axe Edit?

    I'm going through Yek's amazing instructions and creating tones with settings for a specific guitar I want to be able to recall. Is there anyway to add, 'Notes', in each preset? Or does this have to be done in a separate app?
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    Best way to monitor Axe-Edit III

    Currently I'm using one of my older MacBook Pro computers to do so, total over kill, and I'd like to sell it. 1. Is Axe-Edit III Mac only? 2. What is the cheapest yet still easy to use and view, laptop, to have dedicated to editing Axe-Edit III?
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    Need Speaker recommendations for FX III with Fryette 2/50/2 Stereo Power Amp

    I'm a tone freakin, always chasing the unicorn of tone. I have the XiTones, great for a GRFR cab, and yet, leaves something missing from using a real tube amp. I had a long conversation with Brain, at The Guitar Sanctuary, in Texas last week. He explained that the tone we all love primarily...
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    very helpful thank you, what cabs would you recommend I use with this for class 80s through 90s rock? not modern metal
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    Thanks Dude! LOVE THE FRACTAL COMMUNITY!
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    Sorry I'm confused. How makes the VHT? Fryette? Or is VHT the name of the company? I can't find a 'VHT' model on the Fryette site. Thanks!!
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    Just read about the 2/50/2, can not fucking believe I did not know about this piece of gear before now, it fucking has EL34s in it? WTF? That's awesome. So it sounds better than the Matrix? Maybe I didn't dial in the Matrix right, but I was not impressed when I used ti between my Fractal and a...
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    Just read bout the Boss Waza Tube Expander. I'm a little confused. Is it essentially the same thing as my Rivera Rock Crusher? http://www.rivera.com/product/attenuators-cab-sims/rockcrusher-recording/ How is it different besides offering Cab IR and effects? What does sound great is to run a real...
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    What do you mean by '... loop of my BE 50' what is a BE 50 and what do you mean by 'loop' thank you
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    If I understand your quote, my experience of the Fractal is that it's great to have all the options at your finger tips, the stereo effects through two XiTones is killer, using it to record is great, being an room with it is NOT the same as having a great amp in the room. Wish it was...is that...
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    can you use the GT1000FX with the XiTones? To get the tube sound to the XiTones? If yes, how? I realize there are now two power amps the GT1000FX and the one in the XiTones
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    Can you pleas post how you 'tune the speaker impedance'? Would greatly appreciate it.
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    I had a GT1000FX, I don't recall being particularly impressed with how it sounded through my 2016 4x12 EVH 5150 IIIs cab. I must have been doing something wrong as so many above sing it's praises. Is there a trick to getting it to sound great with the Fractal? If yes, can those of you who have...
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    Can you say more? In front of the guitar input? As EFX style?
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    Best power amp for a real cab with the Fractal Axe FX III

    I have gotten so used to the Fractal that I've now returned a Marshall 1959HW, Orange Custom Shop 50, EVH 5150 100watt, and a Victory VX100. So...I have the XiTones which are terrific, however, it's still missing that bloom, pop, wide high end of a real expensive tube amp. What is the best power...
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    What real amp is the FAS Modern based on?

    what do you mean by, 'An Axe-Fx with an added power section ---IS--- a real amp.' are you talking about adding a power amp between the Fractal and a real cab?
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    What real amp is the FAS Modern based on?

    great answer. If I wanted to recreate this tone with a real amp, what would you recommend? A recto? Which model? And how do I replicate the 'filters' he's talking about?
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    What real amp is the FAS Modern based on?

    I am a writer, guitarist, and music producer. Big fan of the Fractal. I've spent weeks dialing in the new tones for my next album. One of my favorite tones is the FAS Modern amp block. I'd like to buy the real amp this was based on. Or amps. What amp or amps was the FAS Modern based on...
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    Can Frequencies be Custom Set in GEQ Graphic EQ block?

    Thank you. I need to adjust more than the # of frequencies made available in the PEQ block. And more frequencies be added? If not, is there any reason not to place more than one PEQ block in the same grid?
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    Can Frequencies be Custom Set in GEQ Graphic EQ block?

    can they be changed from what appears when the block is instantiated?
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    Using Cab Lab with ProTools

    I want to run a real tube amp through a Rivera attenuator which has a line out which is then but through a cab IR. I can do this now through the Fractal to my XiTone GRFR cabs and it's a BIG improvement over any actual amp sim. So...how do I do this from within ProTools? For example, can I send...
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    How save blocks on a grid to insert into another preset or scene

    Grid row 5 is for input 2 which is for my drum pedal. Sounds great! I want to be able to copy the blocks in this row and paste them into another preset or scene. How?
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    Help Needed Recording from USB Axe FX III USB Out to QuickTime on a MacBook`

    First, QT has a record option that is audio only. Doesn't seem to help. Second, when I did this the other night for the first time I did NOT get the extra unprocessed signal added in to the processed signal. Third, what app besides QT would you recommend? Thanks!
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    Help Needed Recording from USB Axe FX III USB Out to QuickTime on a MacBook`

    The first night I did this, it worked great. Now, when I record, I am also getting an unprocessed guitar along with the processed guitar tone going through the various blocks in the chain. No idea what happened or changed. On ONLY want the stereo signal from rows 2 and 4 in the grid. I do NOT...
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    USB out to MacBook Pro including clean signal I don't want

    I want to record a hard rock preset to QuickTime using the USB cable to my MacBook Pro. I did so last night and it worked great. This morning, the signal from the USB to QuickTime is now including an unprocessed guitar AND the guitar going through the chain in the preset. Why? I need to turn OFF...
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    FX III USB out to multiple inputs?

    I'm not sure how I'd use this software, can you say more? My goal is to record directly to my iPhone, from the USB out of the FX III, while at the same time being able to control AxeEdit from the Fractal, which I assume can only be done from the USB out. So how do I use the software you...
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    FX III USB out to multiple inputs?

    Thanks guys!
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    FX III USB out to multiple inputs?

    I always have the FX III USB output connected to my laptop and Axe Edit as I'm constantly tweaking my presets. At the same time, I want to be able to send audio through the USB cable not to my MacBook, but to an iPhone through the lightening input on an iPhone 11 and record the audio output of...
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    Best amp block for Fender Stratocaster Acoustasonic guitar

    Sorry I'm no sure what he's selling, is it a cab IR?
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    Best amp block for Fender Stratocaster Acoustasonic guitar

    Thanks everyone! I LOVE the fractal community!
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    Best amp block for Fender Stratocaster Acoustasonic guitar

    I just bought a Stratocaster Acoustasonic guitar. Sounds amazing! For the acoustic settings, which amp block and speakers are most recommended? I assume I'm trying to emulate the type of guitar amp made for an acoustic guitar with pickups built in to it. Here is a link to the Acoustasonic...
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    How Use Axe FX III for effects only with amp w/o and EFX Loop

    Doing the above, I swear I can hear some latency.
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    How Use Axe FX III for effects only with amp w/o and EFX Loop

    I have an Orange Custom Shop 50 amp head. Sounds fantastic. However, it does NOT have an EFX loop. So...how do I use the Axe Fx IIIs effects? Do I just go in the front input of the Axe and out the output? Do I need to just any settings for volume etc?
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    X-Load LB-2 Load Box when available?

    MUST HAVE ONE ASAP! : ) Can't find any new or used online anywhere. Why? And when is fractal going to make more?
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    When use different Preset vs Different Scene in same overall Preset?

    What is Fractal intention between when one is going to use a different Preset vs a different Scene within that Preset? LMK you an example. I wrote an instrumental rocker. Part of it has a high gain modern rock tone then I switch to a hyper clean chorus tone. I've been doing this by having 1...
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    Scene Editing Question-different blocks on different scenes?

    Is there any way to have different blocks in different scenes in the same preset? It appears that there is not. The reason I ask, is that I'm using a reverb pedal, that comes goes through the Axe I/O 3. I add an Ouput block and input block and it's now in the chain in scene 1. I do NOT want it...
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    How use pedal effects, EFX Loop style, with the Axe FX III

    Tried it with I/O 3 and it works...go figure. So thanks!
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    How use pedal effects, EFX Loop style, with the Axe FX III

    I am using Axe Edit. Which block comes first? Out then In? Are the blocks on their own
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    How use pedal effects, EFX Loop style, with the Axe FX III

    I am using Axe Edit. Which block comes first? Out then In?
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    How use pedal effects, EFX Loop style, with the Axe FX III

    when I do the above, I get no volume. I have the input of the pedal connected to L of humbuster 4 output and the output of the pedal connected to L of humbuster 4 input. Please advise why when I add two blocks, the first one, Output 4 and the one right after it, Input 4, that there is no guitar...
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    How use pedal effects, EFX Loop style, with the Axe FX III

    First, thank you! I'm not totally following. 1. Should I use the 'humbuster' ins and outs? And what do you mean by 'Put blocks in the grid' do I need a block to make your instructions work? If yes, I'm not following what block I use for example, or what it does. can you say more? Thank you!
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    How use pedal effects, EFX Loop style, with the Axe FX III

    I have a reverb pedal I really like. Instead of putting it in front of the Axe Fx III input, can I do what can be done with a high end amp that has an effects loop? Does that make sense? If yes, how?
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    Keeps Crashing

    even after doing a new install, it keeps crashing, now, even if I drag over just one preset. Need help!
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    Need amp block for Orange Custom Shop 50

    I would have thought one would have been included with the Axe FX III, can't find it on the list on the wiki, am I missing it? If not, has anyone done a good tone capture of one?
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    Keeps Crashing

    thank you and I installed a new version of Axe Edit and it still crashes if I load more than 1 preset at a time from a purchased tone pack.
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    Keeps Crashing

    I use Axe-Edit III every day. All of a sudden, today, it crashes, almost every time I load a new .syx file. The problem is not the file. 1. If I DL the latest version of Axe-Edit, and uninstall the old one, will it erase all my presets? 2. How do I do a back up?
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    Need Help Restoring Axe FX III from back up

    I have the manual, where in it does it discuss backups? Can't find.
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    Need Help Restoring Axe FX III from back up

    Tried that. Can you please provide the basic instructions on how to even do a back up?
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    Need Help Restoring Axe FX III from back up

    Ok, so today I bought the Austin Buddy, 'Brit Rock Royalty' tone pack. Couldn't help myself! 😂 1.As is recommended in the manual for it, I first backed up my Axe FX III, which had a lot of custom Presets I'd created myself and purchased that are very valuable to me. In the Fractal Bot I had to...
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    Need Help Creating Scenes

    thanks guys!
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    Need Help Creating Scenes

    I have a preset I've created that I like very much. I'm sure this is a stupid question, but I can't figure it out. How do I adjust the settings of blocks in scene #2, without them also adjusting the settings in scene #1?
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    Axe-Fx III vs The real deal tube amp

    I already said, as far as recording goes, I'm happy with and prefer the Axe III. What I'm not happy with 100% yet is the sound of the Axe III through FRFRs in a room.
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    Axe-Fx III vs The real deal tube amp

    I had one of those...didn't sound good through my EVH 5150 cab.
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    Axe-Fx III vs The real deal tube amp

    Gee, what a sense of humor! Why would you bother to make such a post? When is 12.09 coming out? And curious, what the geniuses at Fractal are doing to address this, can you share anything?
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    Axe-Fx III vs The real deal tube amp

    No, what I'm saying is that, the Axe III, through XiTones, or Atomics, sounds very cool, however, it never quit reaches the same tonal qualities of a real tube amp.
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    Axe-Fx III vs The real deal tube amp

    I agree, IRs don't sound as good as real cab, what power amp do you recommend?
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    Axe-Fx III vs The real deal tube amp

    Thanks for the info, very helpful. Are you saying use the Axe III through a guitar cab? I tried that once, with the power amp, don't recall what it was called, that supposedly, was for doing this kind of set up. Sounded worse than the Axe III through the XiTones.If you are suggesting I run the...
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    Axe-Fx III vs The real deal tube amp

    you are correct, and no, I did not mic the Mesa cab.
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    Axe-Fx III vs The real deal tube amp

    So, yesterday, I spent a few hours A/B between a new Mesa Boogie Tripe Crown TC-100 amp head going through a Mesa Boogie 2x12 cabinet against the Axe-FX III going through two new XiTone GRFR active cabinets. https://xitonecabs.com/product/12-grfr-active-lightweight-wedge/ First, I've played...
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    Need Help using Axe III through EFX Loop of Mesa TC-100 (the problem is with the Axe III, not the amp)

    Found the noise gate threshold setting for Input 3 and turned all the way CCW. Helped a lot! Thanks!
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    Need Help using Axe III through EFX Loop of Mesa TC-100 (the problem is with the Axe III, not the amp)

    Just looked under Setup>I/O>Audio to get to Input for channel #3. It's set to 'LEFT ONLY' please advise on how to disable the 'noise gate settings' for input 3, not sure where this is done in the Fractal. Last, a BIG thank you to everyone here who has taken the time to respond to help me out...
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    Need Help using Axe III through EFX Loop of Mesa TC-100 (the problem is with the Axe III, not the amp)

    I've turned Output knob for volume on output 3 all the way up. This helped with unity gain. ' Today at 11:32 AM New Add bookmark #16 Out 3 level knob at 100% should provide unity gain (same level out as in) with shunts from In 3 to Out 3 block. The preset you posted has delay mix at 58%...
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    Need Help using Axe III through EFX Loop of Mesa TC-100 (the problem is with the Axe III, not the amp)

    There is also a big change in EQ, right now, I ONLY have the Delay block on in the preset, and it's set to Analog Mono. Why is all the high end disappearing when I turn on the EFX Loop? I tried turning up the Axe III front knob Level Out 3, that helped some with the volume drop, but did not fix...
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    Need Help using Axe III through EFX Loop of Mesa TC-100 (the problem is with the Axe III, not the amp)

    Wow that was easy, and it obviously never occurred to me that for example Input block 1, is for input 1...I thought they were labeled with different numbers to tell them apart like the other blocks, for example, Reverb 1,2,3 etc. So thank you! When I turn on the EFX Loop on the TC-100, it works...
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    Need Help using Axe III through EFX Loop of Mesa TC-100 (the problem is with the Axe III, not the amp)

    As requested, attached is the preset I created for use with the EFX Loop on the TC-100 amp head. I've tried both with each effect block instantiated and bypassing each one, makes no difference, if the EFX Loop on the TC-100 is turned on, there is NO volume at all coming out of the amp. If I...
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    Need Help using Axe III through EFX Loop of Mesa TC-100 (the problem is with the Axe III, not the amp)

    Yes, the physical knobs for output on the front of the Axe are all straight up so they should have output. Yes, I read the manual on how to set up the Axe III for use in an EFX loop, see above. As to if the loop is 'serial or parallel' I don't know what that means. Can you explain? Not sure...
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    Need Help using Axe III through EFX Loop of Mesa TC-100 (the problem is with the Axe III, not the amp)

    I want to use the Axe III through the EFX Loop of a new Mesa Boogie TC-100 head. 1. I'm getting normal guitar volume, etc., through the amp when when the EFX Loop is turned OFF using the Mesa Boogie TC-100 foot controller FX button to turn the EFX loop on the TC-100 on and off. 2. When I...
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    Appropriate for use of only the effects?

    I love my Fractal Axe FX III, particularly for recording, you can hear it here on a demo for my upcoming '80s style rock album. This was done entirely with the Fractal Axe FX III for all guitar tones. Now the fly in the ointment. Although I love recording with the Axe III, for practicing...
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    XiTone GRFR Active Cab Questions for other XiTone cab owners

    I'm curious, you don't own the same cabs, and so you can't answer my questions, but you apparently have the time to criticize me for posting about this apparently in your opinion more than is necessary, why is that necessary? Don't you have something better to do?
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    XiTone GRFR Active Cab Questions for other XiTone cab owners

    Just got two XiTone GRFR active cabs to use with my Fractal Axe FX III. I would greatly appreciate other owners responding to the following questions. I've emailed a lot with the XiTone owner, Mick, he seems like a good guy and over all, with only two days of testing, they are superior to my 4...
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    Humbuster 1/4" Out vs XLR Outs

    Great answer, thank you! I LOVE the support here on the Fractal forum!
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