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  1. Hellbat

    Small mixer for Home studio MONITORING

    I don't have experience with either of them and was going to say the Soundcraft looks better featured, but the extra two stereo inputs on the Mackie could be a difference maker if you wanted to run PC/Phone/Tablet/Xbox through as well as musical equipment. I have an older Yamaha MG-10 mixer I...
  2. Hellbat

    How to dial in a great tape delay in Axe-FX III

    I think that the Mono Tape delay uses a different (and more accurate) algo than the Stereo Tape model, so if you want it most realistic make sure to stick to the mono. That said, I use the stereo tape delay set to defaults, except changing delay time to taste and L/R Time Ratio set to 75% and...
  3. Hellbat

    Dr Bonkers' Guide to Using Fractal Axe-FX 3 for Bass

    It should still be there. Try a right click and save as on the link. If not let me know and I'll message it to you.
  4. Hellbat

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.01

    Wow 8 weeks with 2 new product launches in there and it’s taking too long for people? I think we’re getting a little spoiled around here… ;) Edit : actually 2 hardware and one software. I forgot about the reverb plug-in.
  5. Hellbat

    Joe Bonamassa Fractal or dis?

    I think Glenn Hughes has a big part in that. One thing you have to give to Joe is he's always working and collaborating with amazing musicians. As someone said his work with Beth Hart was great. His album, Driving Towards the Daylight with Brad Whitford guesting on it is a killer album. Lot's...
  6. Hellbat

    Fractal Friday with Cooper Carter!

    I prefer the Cooper Carter with facial hair.
  7. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 17.00

    Sorry if this is already a known issue. When I bring up the tuner in Axe-Edit III it's not muting the audio or displaying the tuner on the unit. The tuner does display and work in the application, just not muting the audio. When I enable the tuner on the hardware, audio is muted as configured...
  8. Hellbat

    Modern Guitars, Then and Now.

    I actually like the Kahler style behind the nut style locking. My hand doesn't crash into the much smaller actual nut like it does on Floyd nuts. . But yeah, again crap pot metal and the locking plates were poorly sized and would spin in the nut as you tightened them.
  9. Hellbat

    Modern Guitars, Then and Now.

    JT6 was a great design, especially for playing comfort. But it might as well have been made of pewter the metal was so soft.
  10. Hellbat

    So what's the deal with 24 fret guitars

    This guitar made me want a 24 fret guitar. In 1987 I saved up all my summer job money and picked up a Charvel Model 5 that I still own today.
  11. Hellbat

    Waitlist Email

    Every guitar (or bass) that gets put up on one of my five wall hangars has its own strap attached (usually with strap locks) and ready for action. The only times the strap comes off is when they go in their cases for transport or storage.
  12. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 17.00

    I think adding the ability to use fullres in the scratchpad is going to sell a lot of MK II units. :) It's quite fun to play with. It would be cool if there was a way to add some ducking like you can on a reverb.
  13. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 17.00 Public Beta 2

    Try a right click and save as if you are on Windows.
  14. Hellbat

    You know, I never noticed....

    This is useful thank you. I'll try to remember to use it. I was thinking it might be useful if the logo link also goes to (or better yet pops up) the main site. I click the logo expecting that to happen when I occasionally go to check things out. I always figured the forums link below it takes...
  15. Hellbat

    Waitlist Email

    I'm subscribed to Leon and Brett's channels and saw the youtube notification. To be honest I thought I was groudhog daying April fools. Figured it might be a joke so I checked the forum.
  16. Hellbat

    NGD: PRS Cu24 artist pkg

    Very nice. I'll join in the chorus of people that love the neck. I think we got a lot of nice artist package guitars in Canada during the CITES era since they tend to use ebony on the artist specs instead of rosewood which made it cheaper/easier to get them across the border.
  17. Hellbat

    AITR

    Put me on team "Lose a user bank" for the Mark I owners.
  18. Hellbat

    FM3, Fender and Lego

    Well, now I know what to get my niece for Christmas!
  19. Hellbat

    Announcing the New FM9 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

    The dual amps and the 'free' hq verbs are the things that separate this from my FM3 for my use cases. I don't really get near CPU limits on my FM3, my presets are pretty basic and are in the mid 60's - 70's typically, usually with ultrares IR's and HQ or UQ verb. I can live with the short...
  20. Hellbat

    Favorite Drop D Songs

    Unchained and You're in Love were the first two that popped in my head.
  21. Hellbat

    Waitlist Email

    That's what she said.
  22. Hellbat

    Announcing the New FM9 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

    Maybe Fractal could do an FC-EXT breakout box with a half dozen TRS jacks that support pedals or dual footswitches that plugs into the FASLINK port.
  23. Hellbat

    Waitlist Email

    Thanks for the update M@. I suspected something along the lines of provider issues. Sorry for sending a second email.
  24. Hellbat

    Welcome John Mayer

    Looks like he's been getting some lifting tips from Petrucci. :smiley:
  25. Hellbat

    Announcing the New FM9 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

    Sent a 2nd waitlist request from my main email address (That I've purchased all my Axe-FX units, cab packs, software etc. with.) and got no response again. Sent a request from a secondary address and got an immediate response. I don't really care if I'm further back in the queue as my Axe III...
  26. Hellbat

    Announcing the New FM9 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

    Hi, sorry if this has already been asked. I missed it if it was. I sent an email for the waitlist (waitlist@fractalaudio.com) this morning. Should I expect a response that my request was received (As I did for the FM3 waitlist.) or just when it's available to order?
  27. Hellbat

    Announcing the New FM9 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

    Looks like my brother is getting a lightly used FM3 for Christmas. The FC-6 will stay with my Axe III though. :smiley: This is also assuming the waitlist moves fast enough.
  28. Hellbat

    Control Axe FX III with a Roland FC 300

    I used an FC-300 as my floor controller for my Axe II and it served me well for several years. That said, the press and hold functionality along with the displays and 2 way communication with an Axe/FM 3 put an FC-6/12 on a whole new level. I do miss the integrated expression pedals with the toe...
  29. Hellbat

    Collectible Strats

    If you are willing to look at more recent models, check out the Select series Strats first released in around 2012. I have an SSS model that I'm quite fond of. They are an interesting blend of vintage - 2 point blade type trem but with bent steel saddles, nice single coils and modern -...
  30. Hellbat

    Any 335'ers Up In Here??

    I have an Epi ES-339 that I use for all my "I need one guitar that can cover any style" gigs. When I take a breather from buying new camera gear, I want to pick up a PRS HBII Piezo to take over that role.
  31. Hellbat

    Would be cool to get a model of the rockman x100

    Nice playing M@!
  32. Hellbat

    First single 'The Alien' from upcoming Dream Theater album out today

    I thought it might be a Sacred Blade cover. :sweatsmile:
  33. Hellbat

    Tony MacAlpine

    His hands are like face huggers from Alien. Dude is super connected to music.
  34. Hellbat

    Looking for pickup suggestions

    SD Custom (SH-5) I also really like their dissimilar coil pickups. I feel they give a really balanced sound. The Custom/59 Hybrid (SH-16) and P-Rails Hot are ones I have experience with and like them both. The P-Rails Hot is particularly versatile. Love its P-90 Tones when split and with both...
  35. Hellbat

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00

    If you change temporal parameters in any time based effects while they’re active, you are going to get audio artifacts. The only workaround I can think of would be to use duplicate blocks.
  36. Hellbat

    5 Minute Tones - FM3

    If you are in Windows 10 and have HDR enabled, right click on a blank area of the desktop and go into display settings and disable it, then re-enable it. Sometimes my monitor doesn't come out of sleep mode properly and is really dim/washed out. This fixes it up without rebooting.
  37. Hellbat

    People of Target...

    I always wondered why they had giant red balls in front of their stores. Now I know.
  38. Hellbat

    NBD!

    You haven't played it properly until you've put a foot up on a monitor, rested it on your knee, and aimed it out into the audience like a gun. :smiley:
  39. Hellbat

    Is John Mayer....

    If he's good enough for Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino, he's good enough for me.
  40. Hellbat

    Triple Crown Info

    Your sense of entitlement is staggering.
  41. Hellbat

    Your best electric guitars, do they sound great acoustically?

    I have an ES-339 for that.
  42. Hellbat

    Your best electric guitars, do they sound great acoustically?

    The don't necessarily sound great acoustically, but they all sustain well and are balanced. Like I wouldn't mic one up or anything.
  43. Hellbat

    NGD: Suhr Pete Thorn Signature

    Not gonna lie, first pic I thought it was fretless. :smiley: Nice guitar. See if you can wear out those frets!
  44. Hellbat

    Triple Crown Info

    It is. What I believe Cliff is saying is the Triple Crown is based off of the Tonemaster design.
  45. Hellbat

    Rituals before you play live?

    Listen to the vocalists complain they need more of them in the monitors. Even when they have their own monitor.
  46. Hellbat

    NBD - Dingwall NG3 6-string!

    There is a LOT going on with that instrument. It looks nice. I don’t think I’d qualify to operate it myself.
  47. Hellbat

    Free IRs in Celebration of the 80th Birthday of Frank Zappa

    I loaded these IRs and my guitar killed my mama. :coldsweat: Thanks DZ!
  48. Hellbat

    5150 build.

    Solution: a strip of tape and some picks. :) Also shocked to learn from the link you shared that Ed invented not only tapping, but invented Buckethead as well.
  49. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Factory Presets 16.04

    This is a reply to the OP as well as your post Ian, but I couldn't figure out the multi-quote. Luckily the fix for this issue is super easy and built right into the box. 1. Select the louder (or quieter) scene 2. Select the output block 3. Select scene levels tab 4. Adjust appropriate scene...
  50. Hellbat

    Half-Naked Australian Guitarist Arrested For Shredding

    The cops were okay with it until he played Smoke on the Water.
  51. Hellbat

    The secret of Stradivarius violins finally uncovered?

    Sadly, the demise of all supplies of ground unicorn horn means the ability to replicate this process is lost to time. Unless we can use the horn of the dolphincorn instead!
  52. Hellbat

    Schon Auction!

    Looks like his minimum starting bid for any guitar is $10K. I guess his mojo transfer is highly valuable.
  53. Hellbat

    NBD - Fender Boxer

    https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/ngd-mccarty-594-artist.165422/ Which reminds me I need to take some better pictures with my new camera.
  54. Hellbat

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00

    Keep in mind unchecking these will mean the preset and cab names in Axe-Edit may not match those on the unit itself.
  55. Hellbat

    Triggered Pan Flips

    This would be cool effect to use for a Hina (DLR) cover.
  56. Hellbat

    Really great toanz, playing and discussion on Billy Gibbons

    Jack is a great demonstrator. Good ear for tone and a capable player in a variety of styles. Also a good communicator.
  57. Hellbat

    Where Are The Mr. Big Fans?

    Billy’s album Holy Cow! is one of my favourites. Lots of great guest appearances and Billy is a killer Guitar player as well, which I guess shouldn’t be a shock I guess. Doesn’t stop the envy though… :astonished:
  58. Hellbat

    Money for Something preset.

    I'll cover this one for M@. Yes. And the answer to the inevitable follow up question... Soon.
  59. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 16.04

    I'm guessing and could be wrong, but I'm thinking the Compander being engaged is probably related to the type of delay selected. That said I haven't checked to see if it's on or off in all types.
  60. Hellbat

    Prime Day Deals?

    They cancelled prime day in Canada.
  61. Hellbat

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00

    I thought that might be possible as I posted, but figured it was still worth checking if they were on the ragged edge. If it’s multiple presets it’s happening on, I’d say contact support as I haven’t seen anyone else reporting this problem.
  62. Hellbat

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00

    What’s the CPU usage when the USB is unplugged? If it’s above 80% plugging in the USB could push it over the edge.
  63. Hellbat

    Sequencer Step Funk

    You keep up this kind of work and we may be able to find you a job at an audio company!
  64. Hellbat

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00

    FM3 with Cygnus is, pound for pound, the worlds most dangerous modeler.
  65. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 16.03

    DM-2 was the first delay I ever used. The model took me right back. Can't wait to annoy the neighbors with it self oscillating while I play with the delay time.
  66. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 16.03

    Wow, you really got a bee in your bonnet on the delay stuff. :smiley: Thanks for keepin' on.
  67. Hellbat

    SOLVED! Anyone know what this is?

    Thank god you only have the body, that headstock is about as fugly as can be made.
  68. Hellbat

    Tru Oil on the Les Paul Neck

    I hand scraped the nitro clear off my Strats neck and fingerboard and tru-oiled it because Fender did their stupid nitro over the frets thing. It’s now so smooth and ’warm’ feeling compared to grabby and plastic feeling with the nitrocellulos.
  69. Hellbat

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 1

    https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fm3-firmware-version-4-00-beta-5.173859/
  70. Hellbat

    John Cordy: Is the FM3 under powered?

    I heard he loves wieners.
  71. Hellbat

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 5

    I've been trying to reduce the sexual innuendo in my posts, but it's hard. So hard. On topic, I never had the fan issues. I like the fan running at boot because it makes it obvious it's able to function correctly if needed. I've never had it noticeably kick on while using my FM3, but I do live...
  72. Hellbat

    Wrong pickup spacing

    Seymour Duncan had a message on their site the other day that they are currently unable to provide F-spaced pickups. I'm not sure of the reason, but seems like it must be inability to source bobbins during covid, as that's the only different part in F versus S. Hopefully you'll be able to find...
  73. Hellbat

    No more black ebony? New EVH Wolfgang Stealth not so stealthy...

    I don't mind the figured ebony, apparently it feels the same and the feel is what I like about ebony. But I'm picky about grain on any type of wood when it's visible. I want it to be consistent along the length of the fingerboard, not spotty or knotted. I'm lucky though. My Jackson, PRS, and...
  74. Hellbat

    Does anyone have tips on how I can emulate the NiN “Closer” synth bass sound?

    Sounds like we need a pitch tracking sample player block. Matrix sampling please. :P hehe.
  75. Hellbat

    No more black ebony? New EVH Wolfgang Stealth not so stealthy...

    https://www.taylorguitars.com/ebonyproject/the-truth-of-the-forest/
  76. Hellbat

    Axe-FX 3 vs FM3 for Bass Guitar

    There are probably plenty of other drive models that would probably make suitable pre-amps as well, but I actually use that one and it works very well for me.
  77. Hellbat

    Axe-FX 3 vs FM3 for Bass Guitar

    #2 - there is a FET Preamp in the drive block that I use as a clean/di style path for my bass when I'm using the amp block for OD/Fuzz/Distorted tones on the FM3. On my FX3 I would just use 2 amp blocks.
  78. Hellbat

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 3

    My understanding is the port is reserved for future use, but nothing has been committed as far as I know. I believe you can output to the FM3 using the B port if you have a USB kit for your ipad. I think it can act as a recording interface at least. Here's where I hijack a little. IMO since the...
  79. Hellbat

    Delay Block Update

    Put me on team pristine and clean. That said, who doesn't love new toys?
  80. Hellbat

    NGD: Charvel USA Select DK24 HSS Autumn Glow

    Try a Duncan Custom. I have one in my Rhoads and it works great in that guitar. IIRC I think it's alder wings on the maple through neck on it.
  81. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Cygnus Factory Preset Banks A, B, and C

    What I do when I just want a scene is copy the preset, then manually strip out everything not required for the scene. Then I’ll build my stuff in and around that.
  82. Hellbat

    Dr Bonkers' Guide to Using Fractal Axe-FX 3 for Bass

    So I was playing with the new factory presets on my Axe FX III with my guitar and was really liking the "Heavy" scene from the new Hevy Devy preset. This scene uses the Herbie CH3 model. I was liking the character of the distortion in it and thought, "I wonder how this would sound with my bass?"...
  83. Hellbat

    Thank you Leon Todd….

    Some say he breathes through his eyelids. And that his appearance is preceded by the sound of a didgeridoo thrumming in the distance. All I know is, what's not to like about a guy surrounded by guitars and pussy (cats).
  84. Hellbat

    How are you guys going about reducing noise on sustained notes w/ single coils?

    I checked out their site and they also make one embedded in the pick guard, or one for inside the control cavity if the backplate isn’t a good option for you.
  85. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Cygnus Factory Preset Banks A, B, and C

    Had a lot of fun with the Hevy Devy preset on my lunch break today. For personal taste, I added some ducking to the first delay so it wasn't as thick while I was actively playing in the Epic scene. The Synth scene was super fun too. Reminded me alot of Billy Sheehan's solo in his song "Just...
  86. Hellbat

    How are you guys going about reducing noise on sustained notes w/ single coils?

    I've had okay results with my Strat in an extremely electrically noisy room. My Strat pickups are single coil and not noiseless design. I find I get more playable results using the noise reducer mode on the In 1 gate, and being fairly aggressive with the settings. Intelligent can get too choppy...
  87. Hellbat

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 2

    It does if you look at the screen beside the thermometer hehe.
  88. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Cygnus Factory Preset Banks A, B, and C

    In Fractal Bot, browse the bank you want. When you go to send it, you will be asked what bank slot you want to save it in.
  89. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Cygnus Factory Preset Banks A, B, and C

    Nobody's going to die or anything. :P On my unit preset 341 is Final Frontier 3. I load factory A into D so 341 should line up on mine.
  90. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Cygnus Factory Preset Banks A, B, and C

    It’s only 341 for people who install the banks in order, better to use the preset name to avoid confusion.
  91. Hellbat

    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 2

    I must have been having the out 2 volume issues in the previous beta and not noticed it. Because I just installed this update, grabbed my bass which was already plugged in, thumped the E-string and got pushed back about 6 feet by my speakers. :D
  92. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Cygnus Factory Preset Banks A, B, and C

    Maybe you hadn’t refreshed axe-edit after using bot to load a bank.
  93. Hellbat

    Kids in the Hall...

    Daddy Drank... I only regret not having children due to the fact that I have nobody to tell I have quiet shoes. Wait... My wife!
  94. Hellbat

    NBD - Ibanez BTB745

    Grats! I just bought a 4 string and I'm having a blast with it. I thought about picking up a 5, but then I realized a 4 string was 20% fewer notes to learn.
  95. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Cygnus Factory Preset Banks A, B, and C

    Can't escape the Heavy Harmonies... I did this for A minor. http://www.hellbatskitchen.com/sounds/HeavyHarmonies_AMin.mp3 Apologies for the background noise, I'm in a high EMI environment.
  96. Hellbat

    NGD: Friedman Vintage T P90 Neck

    These are built by Grover Jackson/GJ2 guitars. No surprise it’s amazing.
  97. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 16.02

    Pardon my language, but holy titty fuck this sounds good.
  98. Hellbat

    Axe-Fx III Cygnus Factory Preset Banks A, B, and C

    Maiden Soloing in Heavy Harmonies. So much fun.
  99. Hellbat

    Dr Bonkers' Guide to Using Fractal Axe-FX 3 for Bass

    Thank you so much for this. As a bass newbie I don't have much in the way of bass amp dialing in skills yet, other than what transfers from guitar. Every scene was a fully usable and inspiring tone with my new bass. Honestly I don't see myself needing anything other than this preset for my core...
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