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  1. xrist04

    Maxine Vocals

    Those chords, though...
  2. xrist04

    RATT Round and Round SOLO

    Key of A Aeolian Minor
  3. xrist04

    Any EBMM owners?

    I have an EBMM Cutlass HSS and a Fender Stratocaster 40th Anniv. model. They are different, but mostly because I put Kinman Woodstocks into the Strat. The single-coils on the Cutlass are good. They respond well in every application I've put them through, in the past year and a half. No...
  4. xrist04

    Any EBMM owners?

    Brought in a Cutlass HSS about a year and a half ago. It's become my number one player in my current band. https://www.music-man.com/bfr/december-2018
  5. xrist04

    Which Guitarists Have You Discovered, Maybe Late In Their Career, That You Never Knew Were Badass?

    Steve Hillage. Great guitarist, great vocalist, and even better musician.
  6. xrist04

    Axe-Fx III Mark II Review from Mixdown Magazine

    "However, it’s the pure tonal delight of the Axe-FX III Mark II that really takes the cake here. The accuracy of each amplifier model is absolutely astounding, and makes it truly difficult to discern whether or not you’re even modelling in the first place. The dynamic response offered by the...
  7. xrist04

    OK, What's The Real Answer When It Comes To Cables?

    If you look at the comparison chart, you'll notice that Best-Tronics CA-0446 comes in 3rd out of the 45 cables listed for lowest capacitance-per-foot. http://www.shootoutguitarcables.com/guitar-cables-explained/capacitance-chart.html
  8. xrist04

    Best FRFR for the money

    I ran a pair of QSC K10s for two years before switching to Atomic CLRs. The K10s sounded better than the K12s with the Axe-FX. Both the K10s and the K12s have a hyped-up low-frequency response, even with the onboard DSP set to "Flat." After some measurements with an Earthworks calibration...
  9. xrist04

    OK, What's The Real Answer When It Comes To Cables?

    For guitar cables, the only electrical factor that really matters is capacitance, usually measured in picofarads per foot (pf/ft). The lower the capacitance, the less effect the cable will have on your guitar tone. http://www.shootoutguitarcables.com/guitar-cables-explained/capacitance-chart.html
  10. xrist04

    50 watts vs 1000 watts

    This is a very old topic on the Fractal Audio forum, but I think it's good to revisit it for review. If you're used to 100W of tube power into a 16-ohm cab, then you should probably consider a SS amp that can deliver 500W-600W (bridged) - or more - into 8 ohms. The reasons for this are...
  11. xrist04

    Ares vs Cygnus - if it was perfect - how can it be better now?

    From the Release Notes.pdf: Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Notes 16.00 New “Cygnus” amp modeling algorithms. Added “Sonic Dist” Drive type. Fixed popping when switching channels in Drive block in rare cases. Fixed Studio FF Compressor 2 type not working properly if Knee is set to “Hard”. Fixed...
  12. xrist04

    Suggestions for instrumental classic rock?

    Here's one, to kick off the discussion. "Outward Bound," from Wishbone Ash, off of New England (1976)
  13. xrist04

    Atomic CLR Bag or Containers for Shipping/Travel

    Studio Slips makes custom clamshell gig bags for Atomic CLR. https://studioslips.com/
  14. xrist04

    Roy Clark has Johnny Cash dumbfounded performing this solo with a glass

    Roy gets into Danny Gatton territory on a few of those numbers. Brilliant player, and what an entertainer!
  15. xrist04

    Ares vs Cygnus - if it was perfect - how can it be better now?

    Instead of "perfect," let's say "the best so far!"
  16. xrist04

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    Try here: https://www.grainger.com/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED-M3-5-0-60mm-Machine-Screw-6GE59
  17. xrist04

    Heart - "Barracuda" guitar cover

    Digging it! You got the flanger sweep just right. Great to see new takes on this Roger Fisher classic. Here's a live cut from back (gulp) eleven years ago, in the Axe-FX Ultra days. This version of Barracuda was built on a Vox AC-30 model (of all things) with a boost and a flanger. I'm...
  18. xrist04

    Does anyone build a fridge that doesn't suck?

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  20. xrist04

    FM3's USB Type B Interface Issue - Again !

    Yes, there is a technical reason - according to the Axe FX Wiki, the FM-3 software does not currently contain drivers for the USB-A port.
  21. xrist04

    Anyone who likes to grill - SHARE your tips , tools and techniques !

    Some good recipes at this site. It's tilted toward Weber smokers, but the recipes will work on any brand. Cooking Topics - The Virtual Weber Bullet
  22. xrist04

    FC Setlist and Song modes

    Still hoping for Set List / Song List to be added to Axe-Fx III and to FM3.
  23. xrist04

    The Royal Scam

    Pretty hot overall. Like you I am a longtime student of Becker (RIP) and Fagen; you guys did and excellent job of serving these tunes live. And super props for playing the whole album! :) :) :)
  24. xrist04

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    Can't speak for anyone else, but I used 16mm screws. to attach FM3, FC6 and two EV-2s to a DUO 34 Temple Audio board. While Dual-Lock has never come apart on me, the Dual-Lock adhesive failed on my AX8 board and left the AX8 dangling.
  25. xrist04

    FM3 Presets [Moke's Custom Presets] FM3 Master Thread - Firmware 3.xx/4.xx now available

    Hoping that Carry On Wayward Son is still on the list :)
  26. xrist04

    How’s Win 10 treating you?

    Windows 10 is not treating me. I had to PAY for it!
  27. xrist04

    So for no real reason I decided I needed an ESP E-II Eclipse

    Yep, 2007 ESP Standard Eclipse II (MIJ) here. Snow white finish, ebony neck, black hardware, EMG 81/85. Great guitar, especially for hard rock styles
  28. xrist04

    Men's fashion for 2020

    What happened to coffee lol ??
  29. xrist04

    New Fender Brent Mason Tele

    What happened to this thread lol
  30. xrist04

    OT somewhat for this forum-Acoustic-Electric-Thinline

    Maybe a Gibson Chet Atkins SST, if you can find one?
  31. xrist04

    8 or16 ohms?

    Set switch to Mono, use 4-ohm input
  32. xrist04

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    Ahah, that got it. Now I know what poster was talking about!
  33. xrist04

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    I'm trying to learn more about this. Could you post an example of the "round metal flat cans" that are lousy? Maybe an example manufacturer and part number?
  34. xrist04

    Adam A7X studio monitors...whoa

    I wouldn't worry about latency within the A7X loudspeaker itself. It will be negligible. The AX series are all-analog devices; there is no DSP or A/D conversion anywhere in the system. You'll get 1ms "latency" for every foot (0.34m) of air distance between the loudspeaker and your ear, anyway.
  35. xrist04

    FM3/FC6 (OMG9) board setups?

    For everything on one long board, you could look at the Templeboard DUO 34. Temple Audio have a hard case with wheels for that model. Check out the Temple Planner for an on-line, graphic preview of your board layout.
  36. xrist04

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    I'm not the image poster, but I'm pretty sure that is a Templeboard DUO 34 (86cm x 32cm). According to Temple Audio's web site FAQ,: Check out the online Temple board planner at http://templeplanner.com/ .
  37. xrist04

    Adam A7X studio monitors...whoa

    i had the same experience the first time we ran my QSC K10 in an A-B configuration against the Atomic CLR. Just astoundingly night and day.
  38. xrist04

    Fractal Audio Artist Preset Series - Steve Stevens

    A kickass demo! Thank you Steve for taking time to record that for the all the Fractalites. Cheers!
  39. xrist04

    ADT like use on While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    ADT was a topic of discussion a few years ago on the AX8 forum. Maybe you're already familiar with the ideas from that thread, but in case not, here is the link: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/automatic-double-tracking-with-the-ax8.109072/
  40. xrist04

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    Line 6 RXS12 Receiver Dimensions: 5"W with antennas (3.5"W without antennas) x 5 1/4"H x 1 5/8"D Weight: 14 oz. https://shop.line6.com/receiver-rxs12.html
  41. xrist04

    FRFR choices

    What's your budget?
  42. xrist04

    Need low power FRFR recommendations

    https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/iloud/?pkey=iloud https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/iLoud--ik-multimedia-iloud-40w-portable-personal-speaker-with-irig-input
  43. xrist04

    live & speedy pickin'

    Haha, what a romp! :) Nice work Gary
  44. xrist04

    Post Your Axe-Fx III Rigs Here!

    Welcome to the forum Lizzy! I'm digging what you're doing with HBH and looking forward to hearing the Axe-FX III in that context. Be sure to wear a helmet with the Axe-FX; it's been known to blow some minds :cool:
  45. xrist04

    "Beds Are Burning" - Live Video

    Great perfomance, and the mix is particularly good. Was this taken off the board L&R buss?
  46. xrist04

    How would you improve this rehearsal setup? (Axe-Fx 3)

    That'll do it! :cool:
  47. xrist04

    How would you improve this rehearsal setup? (Axe-Fx 3)

    Your instinct is probably correct. The Matrix GT800FX is only 120 WRMS per side into 16-ohm loads. That does not give you near enough headroom to handle musical peaks. To get where you need to be, look for something that's 300 to 500 WRMS into a 16-ohm load (per side).
  48. xrist04

    My thoughts after a month with the Axe-Fx III

    The only thing FAS doesn't include in the box with Axe-Fx III is a helmet, to keep your brains in when your mind explodes while playing.
  49. xrist04

    EV-2 Availability

    Resurrecting this thread in hopes of an update. Would like to purchase two EV-2 exp. pedals.
  50. xrist04

    AX8 Sighting - Flying Colors

    Spotted an AX8 in a Flying Colors stage photo by Steve Hefter Photography. Looks like it's at Casey McPherson's position. This shot was taken at Sony Hall in NYC during the 07 OCT 2019 performance. Thanks, Steve, for the great pics!
  51. xrist04

    Classic Songs whose mixes still hold up this day

    I know this thread is about "classic" songs, but good production didn't stop after 1980. ;) Recent things definitely worth a listen: David Bowie "Blackstar" (2017) Alison Krauss "Paper Airplane" (2012) Norah Jones "Come Away With Me" (2003) Flaming Lips "At War with the Mystics" (2007)
  52. xrist04

    FC-12 & FC-6 Firmware 1.09 changed my bank access

    LOL - I opened this thread thinking, "How did the FC firmware hack your bank account??"
  53. xrist04

    Lighter alternative to Atomic CLR?

    The only way to TRULY tell is to compare the alternatives, side by side, in your own listening space. Atomic Amplifiers provides a 15-day, "Buy It / Try It" guarantee.
  54. xrist04

    Lighter alternative to Atomic CLR?

    The original Atomic CLR Active Wedge topped the scale at 46 lbs (20.8 kg). The Atomic CLR NEO Mk II weighs in at 33 lbs (15 kg).
  55. xrist04

    Post Your Axe-Fx III Rigs Here!

    Nice dress on the patch panel tails!
  56. xrist04

    Gibson...what is going on?

    Surprised no one mentioned Kiesel. https://www.kieselguitars.com/guitargallery/cs6 Price as shown: US$1859
  57. xrist04

    Best $20....

    I use the hell out of the Tronical tuners. They are on three of my main stage instruments.
  58. xrist04

    CLR Level for Outdoor Gig

    The CLR has plenty of power to be heard in a backline-only sound situation. Try using the CLR in a pole-mount configuration for this type of application. Be sure to set the DSP switch to free-field ("FF") when CLR is on a pole.
  59. xrist04

    Heart 'Magic Man' - Can the Axe-Fx 3 pull it off?

    "Magic Man" is definitely do-able with the Axe-Fx. Old video, the cell-phone audio is not the greatest, but should give you an idea. Signal chain: LP (57 Classic pups) into Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX ULTRA, direct to FOH.
  60. xrist04

    AI-Generated Death Metal

    Critics. :D
  61. xrist04

    FC Setlist and Song modes

    Ditto, thanks Matt. I really miss this feature from the MFC-101.
  62. xrist04

    Quality of everything is getting worse

    Late to the thread, but in deference to the OP's comments about widespread, declining product quality, I would like to refer readers to Sturgeon's Law.
  63. xrist04

    Custom Harmony Issues

    This thread is invaluable to me. Answered my biggest question about custom scales, and solved a LONG-STANDING problem for me. Thank you!
  64. xrist04

    FRFR for (really) small gigs/stages

    Or a single line-array with subwoofer (e.g., Bose L1). Plenty of SPL with wide directivity coverage for small venue.
  65. xrist04

    Other People's Presets

    Something else that hasn't been mentioned yet - the Firmware Version of the preset.
  66. xrist04

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Joined FC-12 waitlist: 5/20/2018, 9:18 PM GMT-4 Received FC-12 invite: 3/6/2019, 1:00 PM GMT-5 Purchased, shipped and received!
  67. xrist04

    Axe-Fx II in Action: Yes - Live at the Apollo

    But Wakeman's solo on "Rhythm of Love," though... :astonished:
  68. xrist04

    Marshal Plexi (jump) and Fender Twin in a single preset

    Superb playing, and very tasteful use of two iconic, classic tones. Bravo!
  69. xrist04

    Can I really live without scribble strips?

    This. Can't connect with the audience if you're always looking down.
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    Check the cable and the connector. Then contact support@fractalaudio.com .
  71. xrist04

    For all those lusting for a Klon...they're baaacck

    Outstanding! Excellent business move, cashing in on your reputation. Ahem, I mean, "monetizing brand goodwill." :P
  72. xrist04

    Aspen Pittman Designs Spacestation XL for AX8?

    The previous (non-XL) version of the SpaceStation was discussed in depth on this forum in 2015. The thread featured several postings from Aspen Pittman. https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/opinions-of-the-centerpoint-spacestation-v-3.95733/
  73. xrist04

    Porcupine Tree cover - firmware 3.0

    Killer cover. Well done!
  74. xrist04

    Keyboard and guitar via AX8 to self-powered amp

    You could use the FX Loop block to bring the keyboard in via IN 2.
  75. xrist04

    Friedman ASC-10 initial review

    If you can, set up a side-by-side comparison with some other "FRFR" cabs. That will clearly highlight the differences.
  76. xrist04

    Newegg customer service rant (false advertising!!)

    Yep, NewEgg "used to be" awesome, but they screwed the pooch with me on a product return in 2008. They refused to accept a DOA return on a $250 motherboard, claiming that I had "bent the pins" on the DIMM sockets. o_O After many phone calls and escalating through four levels of management...
  77. xrist04

    An album filled with Fractal (the lost album...)

    So cool of you to share your treasure like this. Thank you :)
  78. xrist04

    Best way to set up a Lead Boost for Solos?

    My solo boost is a Filter block, not with NULL, but with PEAKING. Gain is +6db for a fat Mids boost centered on 770Hz with Q about 0.3. Use this when you want to DOMINATE the mix.
  79. xrist04

    Heavy amps. Beyond the usual suspects

    Some others to look at: FAS Modern series Friedman BE/HBE Capt Hook Euro Uber USA IIC+
  80. xrist04

    Help me quit the band

    There must be fifty ways.
  81. xrist04

    QSC K10.2 vs Matrix FR10 vs Yamaha DXR10 vs Any 10 inch

    Sounds like you better get the K10.2 then.
  82. xrist04

    QSC K10.2 vs Matrix FR10 vs Yamaha DXR10 vs Any 10 inch

    Atomic CLR NEO II - US$ 999 (link) QSC K10.2 - US$ 699 (link)
  83. xrist04

    Dead time between songs ideas???

    Want more on the applause cycle? Check out Tom Jackson's writing. Here's an example: http://blog.discmakers.com/2014/08/what-to-do-when-the-song-is-over/
  84. xrist04

    5153 - blue 50w. Help !!

    Could you give some more info? What are you listening to Axe-FX III with? (power amp + cab, FRFR speaker, headphones, etc.) What are the specifics involved in sounding like garbage? (EQ, ADSR, latency, fidelity, etc.)
  85. xrist04

    Axe-Fx III - instrument input not working

    I love that this had an easy fix. :) Hopefully latching connectors might be spec'd in future hardware revs.
  86. xrist04

    Axe-Fx III - instrument input not working

    Contact support support@fractalaudio.com or via the web at https://support.fractalaudio.com/ .
  87. xrist04

    Wireless IEM systems - which one to buy / avoid ?

    Another recommendation for the MiPRO MI-909. Excellent performance at a great price point. Head-Fi review: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/mipro-mi-909-wireless-iem-system.23027/reviews
  88. xrist04

    Any AX8 users in the Dallas - Fort Worth area?

    John Inman and Mike Hamill from DEF LEGGEND out of Dallas, Texas. Both John and Mike are avid AX8 users and endorsers. https://www.g66.eu/artisti/823-mike-hamill-john-inman
  89. xrist04

    Compact gig-able amp ideas...?

    You might also consider a product like the Matrix GM-50, if you'd like to integrate a lightweight, clean power amp into your existing speaker cabinet. http://usa.matrixamplification.com/amplifier-modules/gm-50.html
  90. xrist04

    Axe-Fx II with Atomic CLR active cab

    As others have noted, this effect is brought to you by Messrs. Fletcher and Munson, Set your EQ at gig volume levels.
  91. xrist04

    A few questions about FOH

    A DI can also be useful to kill a ground loop between your onstage rack and the mixer.
  92. xrist04

    What's your experience with impossible-to-find gear?

    If I can't find a particular thing, then I just play something else.
  93. xrist04

    Why Musicman Guitars?

    Albert Lee HH in Orange Crush Sparkle - https://www.music-man.com/bfr/august-2018
  94. xrist04

    What is your go-to amp for building hard rock/metal patches?

    Nice to have choices, neh? :)
  95. xrist04

    Duane Allman's JMP

    I guess your research in to Duane Allman's amp gear from the 1970 period probably led to a pair of Marshall 50w Bass heads (Model 1986), into a pair of Marshall 4x12 half-open-back cabinets with JBL D-120F speakers. A setup of three "Y" cables was used to allow the same guitar to drive both...
  96. xrist04

    Frustrating Problem

    What are you monitoring the AX8 with? Power amp and cab? House PA?
  97. xrist04

    [Solved] Someone help explain THIS mystery?

    The CAB block in this preset is set for a user cab (U14). Do you have that cab loaded in U14? Edit: There *is* a bundled cab in the preset: Taylor 314ce - DPA 4011.syx
  98. xrist04

    Nektar Pacer....thoughts?

    US$229 at Sam Ash https://www.samash.com/pacer-midi-daw-foot-controller-npacerxxx-p
  99. xrist04

    Keyboard amps >= FRFR units?

    Ten years ago, I used a Traynor K4 stereo keyboard amp with the Axe-Fx ULTRA. That lasted about nine months, then it got replaced with a pair of QSC K10s. Today, it's a pair of Atomic CLR (Neo) active wedges with Axe-FX III and AX8. Couldn't be happier.
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