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  1. APE

    SPDIF into Apollo Twin in Logic issue

    Per UA Support instructions, I: set the Audio input and output to System Setting (it's set to UA Apollo), set track one to "Input 9" recorded But listening back to it, it sounds bad. It sounds out of phase. Why? And how do I fix that? I want to double track the rhythm guitars by...
  2. APE

    SPDIF into Apollo Twin in Logic issue

    Logic is shown the first image. The info panel shows the track I'm recording onto. It's named "E guitar L". You can see that the track is record-enabled and set to record monophonically on "input 1". How should I adjust my settings?
  3. APE

    SPDIF into Apollo Twin in Logic issue

    I'm stuck on this problem, too. How can I record Axe-Fx II into Logic? I have Apollo Twin X. I tried setting my Logic Preferences Audio input to Axe FX II, then enabling track I, then recording. Next, I tried setting Logic Preferences Audio to System Setting (it's set to UA Apollo), then...
  4. APE

    Distorted Riff with Clarity.

    I have only the regular II.
  5. APE

    Distorted Riff with Clarity.

    Here is the preset that I exported using Axe-Edit.
  6. APE

    Distorted Riff with Clarity.

    I never thought of that! I am reading about Axechange. But the axechange website linked from the wiki doesn't work https://wiki.fractalaudio.com/gen1/index.php?title=How_to_download/upload_patches#Uploading_a_patch_with_the_editor How do I export and upload a syx file?
  7. APE

    Distorted Riff with Clarity.

    If you click on the attachment, it shows input drive at 2.64. After raising the low cut (Cab > Advanced > Low cut = 105.5), I turned the gain up to 4.64. Sounds better.
  8. APE

    Distorted Riff with Clarity.

    I am recording and I can't get great sounds of Axe-Fx. My setup is guitar --> Axe-Fx --> iMac --> Scarlett --> KRKs. I monitor Axe-Fx through scarlett headphone jack. It sounds a bit flubby. I'm going for a distorted rhythm sound where I can have enough clarity.
  9. APE

    No Sound ?

    Workaround: Turn on SPDIF connection for Monitor Outputs 1-2. I also tried XLR output from Axe-Fx into input one, using an XLR-TRS cable. But no signal went into the Scarlett, probably for the unknown reason that there was no output from Output 1 of the Axe-Fx (cable is good).
  10. APE

    No Sound ?

    I don't get Axe-Fx sound from my computer but I get other sounds. When I play, I get input lights. I can hear from headphones plugged into PHONES jack on Axe-Fx face. Guitar --> Axe-Fx II --> --(USB)--> iMac. System Settings > Input: When I play, I see level. System Settings > Output: I...
  11. APE

    No Sound From Axe-Fx

    I switched back to guitar --> Axe-Fx --> mac. It doesn't sound good. I don't know why. I'm done w/SPDIF on focusrite. It's unintuitive and sounds bad. I'm not sure if it's a levels thing or impedance or what… The DI sound was bad. But after reverting to guitar --> Axe-Fx -->Mac, it sounds bad...
  12. APE

    No Sound From Axe-Fx

    I want to use the Axe-Fx to reamp. I did it today successfully! The sound was not very good, but what I did was to record two left channels, then, when I reamped, reamped the second left channel to a channel panned hard right. I did this because I have the Axe-Fx I/O tab as input 1 mode and...
  13. APE

    No Sound From Axe-Fx

    I don't like changing the front of the Axe-Fx because it is too difficult. I don't understand it and I also can't read it without using my phone to magnify the display. I don't know why I get input from the DAW, Logic Pro X, into the Axe Fx. Logic's metronome sent to Axe-Fx, for example. I...
  14. APE

    No Sound From Axe-Fx

    I tried before to have the Scarlett and the Axe-Fx both connected to the mac independently where the System Settings I/O was the Axe-Fx. It didn't work. So I contacted Focusrite who told me that doesn't work and who had me stop doing that. If it worked I would do it.
  15. APE

    No Sound From Axe-Fx

    Here is my latest video. I can't record amps in my room. The only other thing I can do is go DI into the computer and then send that to someone who has amps and is not forbidden from making sounds in his home. I need the Focusrite mic inputs and mic pre's. I have a decent vocal mic that...
  16. APE

    Reamped Guitars — Boxy.

    The dirty guitars sound boxy and phasey. I'm looking for (1) a low gain sound for big Alex Lifeson chords and (2) some heavy Ozzy style riffing (Zakk, Jake, Randy). The clean guitars came out good, but that's mostly because I played a Taylor in front of a Baby Bottle. We took that, then...
  17. APE

    No Sound From Axe-Fx

    No signal after restarting.
  18. APE

    No Sound From Axe-Fx

    What do I need to do to get sound from Axe-Fx? I'm going to try restarting my computer and see if that helps.
  19. APE

    Reamped Guitars — Boxy.

    Am I monitoring the guitar through the Axe-Fx and through the DAW at the same time? No. I don't believe so, no, although I'm not entirely sure how I'd do that. Is it possible that I'm already doing it without knowing? I noticed the levels on the DI are very low whereas on the Reamp track...
  20. APE

    I'm moving.

    They're raising the rent to $2375. I can't afford it. I have been trying to record my song for one month now and I am starting to see a little progress. I can get signal from the Axe-Fx into Logic. I don't want to abandon my project. I do not control the rent price, so I can only move to a...
  21. APE

    Reamped Guitars — Boxy.

    Reamped guitars sound very bad. Very boxy, phased sound. I have no idea why. I run SPDIF from Scarlett to Axe-Fx to Scarlett. I panned DI tracks 6 & 7 hard L & R. I reamped to track 8. The result sounded really bad. It's like a boxy, phased sound. Why?
  22. APE

    Wish Pick Attack on the Axe Fx III

    What is right shifting dynamics? What is +1 and -1
  23. APE

    Axe-Fx III - Why use SPDIF?

    "Use an aggregate device" might be one of the steps in the solution you're imagining... But try to imagine from the my point of view: How can I plug my guitar into Axe-FX, record a dry signal to one track in Logic and, simultaneously, monitor and record a wet signal to another track in logic...
  24. APE

    Axe-Fx III - Why use SPDIF?

    How do I do what I want? How do I plug my guitar into Axe-FX to run a dry signal to one track in Logic and a wet signal to another? WITH the Scarlett as the computer's audio device; WITHOUT reconfiguring any hardware or any hardware settings to accommodate mic input or any outputs. I want to...
  25. APE

    Axe-Fx III - Why use SPDIF?

    The audio interface also has a XLR input for my mic. Additionally, there were some limitations and issues using the Axe-Fx as the main audio device. I can't recall the details, but using Axe-FX as the main sound device. Will I be able to plug my guitar into Axe-FX, run that to into Logic, then...
  26. APE

    Axe-Fx III - Why use SPDIF?

    I don't know if this will work when Scarlett is connected. I tried it like that before and there were problems with system preferences and which device handled sounds. Also, sometimes I would get processed signal through axe FX like delay and flanger on skype calls. I'm trying to hire someone...
  27. APE

    Using Axe-Fx 3 w/ another Interface

    Using your setup, would I plug my my Ibanez electric guitar directly into the front of the Scarlett? I tried it but I hear no sound. How do I fix that?
  28. APE

    Axe-Fx III - Why use SPDIF?

    It turns out I do not need any adapter to connect Scarlett 18i8 and Axe-Fx II. The Scarlett 18i8 (2nd gen) and Axe-Fx II both use the same connector. I just ordered 2 SPDIF cables from Sweetwater. Please advise. Questions in orange. Thanks in advance for your consideration. (It also might be...
  29. APE

    Axe-Fx III - Why use SPDIF?

    A converter box? Is this it:— —? What cables would I need with that? How would I connect the ins and outs to the Scarlett and the Axe-FX? Is there a cable that will do it all, or do I need the box. This cable looks like it would almost work:— — except only 1 almost-RCA looking shaped...
  30. APE

    Axe-Fx III - Why use SPDIF?

    How do you physically connect S/PDIF to the Focusrite? My Axe-FX S/PDIF connectors are RCA but the Scarlett's is Toslink. Sweetwater couldn't find a cable product to connect the two. What can I do? I want to reamp Axe-FX in Logic. My system: Macbook Pro, 2015 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7...
  31. APE

    Reamping with Logic

    What is a DI track in Logic? Is it an audio track? My Scarlett has S/PDIF Toslink. The Axe-FX II has RCA cable S/PDIF. Sweetwater doesn't have a cable that converts those two, so the sales rep said he would have someone else look into it. What is a good workflow for reamping guitars with Logic...
  32. APE

    [solved] Why can't my computer see Axe-FX?

    Thank you! That was it! https://www.fractalaudio.com/axe-fx-ii-downloads/
  33. APE

    [solved] Why can't my computer see Axe-FX?

    My computer can't see AxeFx USB. Axe-FX II plugged directly into MBP from square USB in the back of the Axe-FX. Cable tested working, It was previously plugged into a USB hub and I suspected that that could be the cause, so I unplugged that cable from the hub and plugged it into the computer...
  34. APE

    Expert needed NOW

    Axe FX Ii, wrong one, but I can’t charge you for doing that. Wrong DAW, too.
  35. APE

    Expert needed NOW

    I am trying to do reamping with Logic. If you are able to help me do this, remotely, then let's agree on a price and calendar in a time. Reamping is allegedly not that hard. However, nobody here can sufficiently explain how to do it, so the problem remains unsolved on my end.
  36. APE

    Reamping with Logic

    With:— Logic > Preferences > Audio ........ Axe-FX II System Settings > Sound > In/Out ... Scarlett Axe-FX Output 1, L & R ------------> Scarlett inputs 1 & 2 Axe-FX I/O Main Input Source ....... USB — I do not hear sound from my guitar through my computer. (My headphones are still plugged...
  37. APE

    Reamping with Logic

    What is all this line through my post?!
  38. APE

    Reamping with Logic

    I did: Logic > Preferences > Audio > Axe-FX II System Settings > Scarlett Logic > New Track (solo) --> START RECORDING Could not hear guitars during recording. Playback had Logic's metronome with distortion. No guitar input. I want to hear the guitars when I play but I don't hear them with...
  39. APE

    Reamping with Logic

    Oh, no it doesn't! But it did before; I remember that; that's why I switched System Preferences to Axe-FX.
  40. APE

    Reamping with Logic

    When axe FX io is selected as USB, I cannot hear any audio from the computer.
  41. APE

    Reamping with Logic

    I followed the instructions here: as best I could, though some things in Logic seem to be different now. I changed the Axe-FX I/O to use USB and plugged the headphones into it the headphone jack in the front. I changed the setting in Logic to use Axe-FX II. When I changed my Mac's Settings >...
  42. APE

    Reamping with Logic

    I’m recording in logic. I was suggested to use different guitar tones and to use reamping. How do I use logic to re-amp with axefx ii? I’m connected with Scarlet audio interface and also USB I’m not very good at audio production and my knowledge of Logic is very limited
  43. APE

    Clean Arpeggiated Chords + Crunch Guitars + Solos

    Ah, ok. I want to do pre-production and develop a process for production. I've added to the song. The music is cooler now but the sound quality is maybe only slightly better. How can I make my recording better? How can I screenshare my logic session with audio? When I can do this, then I can...
  44. APE

    Dialog Boxes Upon Launch

    Googled: download axe edit downloaded & ran installer. Relaunched Result: no more popup. Not the most intuitive software…
  45. APE

    Dialog Boxes Upon Launch

    What do I do with this popup? It's annoying but I think it means I need to run an update on something, am I right?
  46. APE

    Clean Arpeggiated Chords + Crunch Guitars + Solos

    The clean guitar is recorded straigt up the middle. I don't know why it sounds more right to you. I don't hear that, in fact, the clean guitars don't sound that clear to me. I'm pretty happy with the distorted guitar tone used for the rhythm and lead — you're not. I'm not happy with the clean...
  47. APE

    Clean Arpeggiated Chords + Crunch Guitars + Solos

    The clean guitar is stereo and right down the middle, not panned right. Vibroverb was the best sounding amp I could find for clean guitars but if you have a better suggestion, what? You said Marshall or Mesa. From my experience, not the best sounding clean amps. Not sure what you suggest…
  48. APE

    Dialog Boxes Upon Launch

    When I launch Axe-Edit for mac, It pops a few dialog boxes in the way. I need to run an updater or install something or use fractal bot or something. Sorry, usually updaters just let you click "OK" and update. I can't remember what this particular app's special needs are to make itself work. I...
  49. APE

    Clean Arpeggiated Chords + Crunch Guitars + Solos

    Bro, I am mentioning that it sounds bad because I want it to not sound bad (duh) and instead, sound killer. This is distinctly not "Wow, this sounds like shit, awesome, I have no questions (EOM)". Sometimes you gotta point out the obvious, I guess, lol. Here is a soundcloud file of an example...
  50. APE

    Clean Arpeggiated Chords + Crunch Guitars + Solos

    Everything sounds too dark or distant, not clear and present. Clean picked chords have chorus and compressor. Harmonized solos over that. In another part of the tune, all that, PLUS crunchy rhythm guitar ala "Still of the Night" or "No More Tears". Problem is… The clean guitars are not clear...
  51. APE

    Reamping in Logic?

    I'm recording in Logic. My audio interface is Focusrite Scarlett. want to try reamping so I can take advantage of the benefits of hearing a good sound but no reverb recorded. What is the definitive guide for that? Googlind brought me to this: but he makes me change the audio interface to...
  52. APE

    How to Update Firmware?

    It was the USB connection -- ah. update could be completed.
  53. APE

    How to Update Firmware?

    Rev: Quantum 8.02. Why doesn't the new version of Fractal Bot work? (The other release number was a number I pulled out of Axe Edit. That's a different version. Sorry for spreading confusion. I realize now that the version of Axe Edit doesn't reflect the version of firmware on Axe-FX. I...
  54. APE

    How to Update Firmware?

    Result: How can I know what firmware version my Axe II is running? I can't connect to the Axe-Fx from Axe Edit. When I launch Axe Edit, It's disconnected. In System Preferences > Sound, Axe FX II is listed as an available device. It's connected, yet Axe Edit can't see it. Axe-Edit also...
  55. APE

    How to Update Firmware?

    Hi, Chris. That video description links to the place to download the latest. As of now, that's Fractal-Bot-OSX-v2p11p1. I was advised by bakerman, et al, to use the older version of fractal bot. Since that didn't work, I'll try the newer version as per your video.
  56. APE

    How to Update Firmware?

    Trashed the newer version of fractalbot. Fractalbot 1.2.7 gives "Download Error" upon launch, just like Axe-Fx itself does..
  57. APE

    How to Update Firmware?

    I restarted my computer and same result. Can firmware be updated?
  58. APE

    How to Update Firmware?

    Yes, I did. After Axe-FX II has been selected, it automatically selects MIDI options and freezes with a beachball cursor. After about 20s, thea Fractal-Bot error message is shown (see image). I need to update (1) the firmware for the actual physical device and (2) Axe-Edit. Do I need to...
  59. APE

    How to Update Firmware?

    How can I update the firmware? Sorry for so many posts, I just tried to show what I have tried already and why it's not working for me. Thank you.
  60. APE

    How to Update Firmware?

    THe Axe-FX dialog box pop-up appears on app launch. "OK" takes attempts to download the latest version and results in "download error". "CANCEL" results in a blank Axe-FX with "version information could not be queried" and "disconnected" in the upper L corner. I just wanted to play my guitar…
  61. APE

    How to Update Firmware?

    Sorry but I can't figure that out. I downloaded that fractal bot update. It says I need Axe-FX II firmware 8.0 or greater. I don't know what firmware I have but it's release 3.14.5. I've had this thing for 8 years and I still can't figure it out :-(. F'n idiot
  62. APE

    How to Update Firmware?

    https://support.fractalaudio.com/article/9-axe-fx-ii-firmware-update-guide-fractal-bot Says But I don't see the driver located on that support page. Where is the driver?
  63. APE

    Pitch Shifter Impacts Tone

    Thank you guys. I am trying to test that now. (I can't use it because I think I need to update to the latest firmware.)
  64. APE

    Pitch Shifter Impacts Tone

    The pitch shifter always affects the tone. I want to detune the pitch to match Van Halen, Lynch Mob, Malmsteen, et al. But the problem si that pitch shift effect sounds like it has some harmonic modulation effect on it. When I disable the pitch shift, it sounds fine. How do I fix this? Or is it...
  65. APE

    I Need a Pedal

    Looks like you sold it! I thought to have a some buttons load patches, others switch scenes. The setup you have seems to be an effect per pedal.
  66. APE

    AMP Block with FX Loop

    It sounds better before the cab, after the amp. The bbe sonic maximizer can be used in rack setups, not for recording. I've done it before. I did it with an effects loop. That worked.
  67. APE

    AMP Block with FX Loop

    In many real amps, between the preamp and power amp sections, there is an fx loop. Does Axe-FX have one and how do I use it? I thought to put the "Enhancer" effect in an effects loop, not before the preamp, not after the power amp, but in the effects loop. Is this the right idea? And how do I...
  68. APE

    All Default Presets Clip — Why?

    I was able to squint enough to realize that "power amp modeling" is the first item! So I just turned the knob and it's now "on". I probably fumbled it by accident. Need to practice my button technique, too. So much to guitar playing, right? Anyway, it's fixed! :-)
  69. APE

    All Default Presets Clip — Why?

    How do I do that? If it requres using the GLOBAL button, I'm not sure I'll be able to do it. I can't read the text on that tiny screen. On that screen, I can make out the preset and not much else.
  70. APE

    All Default Presets Clip — Why?

    How do I turn it back on?
  71. APE

    All Default Presets Clip — Why?

    For virtually every preset on AXE-FX II, "OUT ! CLIP" light is solid during play. I could understand if it hit it once in a while, but not all the time. I don't have any preamp or active electronics in my guitar, just a normal DiMarzio ToneZone pickup. Why does it do this and how can I fix it?
  72. APE

    Delay Tempo oddity

    Here is a screenshot: The delay's "tempo" is "4". "TAP" is 112. Play one note per tap Axe fx will begin repeating on the first note you played when you play the fifteenth note. I'd like it to begin on the sixteenth note, making it an even four bar delay.
  73. APE

    Delay Tempo oddity

    When I use Delay and specify tempo of 4, is it supposed to be 16 beats? Because I am counting fifteen! 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 3 - 2 - 3 - 4 4 - 2 - 3 - 4 I play low E string on each pulse of the "TAP" light. I count out loud "one two three four, two two three four…" When I get the "four"...
  74. APE

    I Need a Pedal

    I just watched this:– — and was baffled. I couldn't understand it. Is there any easy way to have scene and preset changes? I also noticed in that video that the buttons are pretty close together. I have big feet and this might be a problem. But I want to be able to change presets. And I...
  75. APE

    I Need a Pedal

    Hi. I'm probably posting it in the wrong forum but i don't know where it goes. I have Axe FX II and I need a pedal. I could: 1) Stick with AXE FX II and get an MFC pedal or 2) By and AXE FX III and a new pedal. My understanding is that II and III function differently in terms of pedals. For...
  76. APE

    Is there a Pedal for Axe-Fx III?

    What is wrong with this forum?
  77. APE

    Is there a Pedal for Axe-Fx III?

    It's not good for you to be like this. Maybe it's time you get out and away from the forum for once, ehh? Maybe get some sun, go for a walk.
  78. APE

    Is there a Pedal for Axe-Fx III?

    Is there a Pedal that works with both Axe-FXIII and Axe-FX II? I have Axe-FXII now and want to get the pedal. At the same time, I don't want to be stuck with a pedal if it only works with Axe-FX II. Does the MFC have compat with both?
  79. APE

    Digital Distortion Adding a Second Reverb

    There is no warning before failure?
  80. APE

    Digital Distortion Adding a Second Reverb

    Why do I get digital distortion with the second reverb, if it is disabled (as shown below)? How do I get around that problem?
  81. APE

    What pedals are guys using for Axe-Fx III?

    What pedals for Axe FX III exist or are planned?
  82. APE

    Pedal?

    Huh. I have an original Axe II from 2011; not any of the upgraded models. It's held the test of time and I respect the fractal guys for the constant flow of updates. Eventide is the same way… 15 yo Eventide Eclipse still gets firmware updates. Dedicated motherfuckers lol. What pedals are guys...
  83. APE

    Pedal?

    How can the AX-8 have a good acoustic scene, like "Moke's Acoustic Sim", and a JCM 800 or other modern type sound in the same preset? Or should I buy MFC-101 and possibly upgrade to an Axe-FX III? Or should I go Kemper and use another pedal…
  84. APE

    Pedal?

    From what I remember, this didn’t solve that problem. To get a clean sound, the cab goes before one of the amps.
  85. APE

    Pedal?

    Now I remember the problem with the AX8. Limited to one cab. I wanted to do Last in Line. for that, I need 2 cabs. One cab is for the clean sound using Moke Acoustic emulator. The second cab is for the dirty sound. So I couldn’t use the ax8 for that because ax8 is limited to one cab. I...
  86. APE

    Pedal?

    How do I downvote this post? And mute the poster?
  87. APE

    Pedal?

    So I should replace my ax fx with ax 8? ax8 audio output —> focusrite I thought instead to buy a foot pedal for Ax FX. Maybe naught needed …
  88. APE

    Pedal?

    Is this forum dead?
  89. APE

    Please ensure the Axe-Fx II is connected…

    My Axe-FX is connected and I am getting this error from Fractal-Bot.
  90. APE

    Fractal-Bot Download Error.

    I used Fractal-Bot to try to update Axe-Fx II. I clicked "Click to download" and it gave a 0% loader followed by a dialog box of "Download error." What is wrong? I am using Mac OS 10.13.4 (17E202)
  91. APE

    Pedal?

    I'm pretty sure a lot of other people are using pedals. What can easily work with the II? Or do I need to upgrade to III?
  92. APE

    Pedal?

    How can I easily switch settings in the Axe-FX? I have Axe FX II and the Ax-8. Ax-8 seemed lilke a good buy for busking, but I found that not only was it heavy, but it lacks essential features like headphone jack and USB. Ax-8 is slow and has very limited processing power. Even for someone...
  93. APE

    Pitch Shift Destroys Tone

    Yes, I get it now. That fixed it. Thank you.
  94. APE

    Pitch Shift Destroys Tone

    I'm running the pitch shifter in Axe-FX II and the output through analog outputs into my focusrite sounds horrendous. Why? If I disable pitch shift, the tone sounds alright again. But I use pitch shift so that I can transpose things more easily. For example, if the recording is 20c flat, I use...
  95. APE

    I did a cover of Metallica's new song "HardWired!"

    Your video sounds cool but the preset you linked sounds like buzzy and thin through my Axe FX II. Why?
  96. APE

    Clean / Dirty amp X/Y Setup

    If you're interested in Moke's Acoustic Sim, ask @Moke about it. I'm interested in fixing the noise issue with the Y amp settings. What are some likely causes and their respective fixes? Thank you.
  97. APE

    Clean / Dirty amp X/Y Setup

    I'm working on a preset for "Last in Line," by Dio. For the clean sound, I am using Moke's Acoustic Simulator for Humbucker. I use a split between my Single Coil pup (blue velvet) and the bridge pup (Tone Zone). The acoustic sound is great! A little bit noisy, but a really good sound. The...
  98. APE

    Please wait……………Communicating

    Actually, that's not the case here because I don't use the front panel to make changes. As for the front panel, I use that only to adjust OUT 1, use TUNER, change presets, and use the power switch. As for "Please wait………… Communicating", I hope this problem can be fixed!
  99. APE

    I messaged you for the barefoot buttons coupon code.

    I messaged you for the barefoot buttons coupon code.
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