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    My Dream Mesa

    Your presets are so good! I am a new subscriber to your YouTube channel and new fan of RagDoll. Thanks for sharing.
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    Recording Vocals with the III

    Thanks guys. I appreciate the info.
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    Recording Vocals with the III

    Has anyone had good results using the Axe-fx III in stead of a traditional mic preamp? If so, how did you set it up? I have an mbox and protools.
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    FC "live in" case recommendations

    Would y'all mind sharing your floorboard case recommendations? I had one for my MFC101 and mission pedal but it's not wide enough for the FC12 by about 1cm. Ugh . I don't remember where I ordered it from but it's not that great anyway. Looking for your thoughts on models and where to buy...
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    Post Your FC-12 and FC-6 Pedalboards Here!

    What tha? How big are the stages you play? My singer and rhythm guitarist would be tripping all over that beast! Hahahaha.
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    You can use it with your AxeFX IV.
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    It certainly would help planning with my gig schedule and how I spend my preparation time.
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    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    I'm in the same boat. I hope they get enough stock to accommodate but it looks like their supplier isn't living up to speed expectations. I'm sure Fractal wants them to come in more than us.
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    Axe-Change

    Good points hooligan. I never thought of it that way. Thanks.
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    Axe-Change

    You seem like a hostile unhappy person. You might want to try exercise or meditation.
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    Axe-Change

    Correct. Because I acknowledge that I'm not good at making sounds. Which is why I was hoping pros and artists would show us how it's done. I just got an Axe-Fx III and it's like a ghost town on there.
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    Axe-Change

    None have likes, downloads are low, and there isn't anything for the current firmware for the III. Nor the firmware before that. When I got my II 5 or 6 years ago there were many thousands of hits on a posted preset. It seems like even though the user base is growing, less and less people are...
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    Axe-Change

    It doesn't look like many people use the Axe-Change site for trading patches any more. Maybe if we had some of the signed artists UL some we could kick start it again.
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    Wish Does anyone care what's on the screen during a performance?

    I love this idea. My band logo would look awesome on that beast.
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    II vs III headphone jack on the front

    I have found that if I setup a patch using the headphone jack on the front of my Axe-FX II, it sounds much different from the sound out of output 1 or 2 on the back. I was wondering if the Axe-FX III acted similarly. It would be nice to not have to setup the whole rig and just use the unit...
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    Still struggling a bit in FOH

    I have the same issue. It never sounds as good as a mic on the real cab. Not sure why. I tried many cab blocks and bought a few cab packs. It just sounds thin for lack of a better word. Especially on my high gain patches. The "chug" sounds whimpy from the DI but not from my stage cab (via...
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    Reverb w/ Live Hard Rock or Metal?

    I'm in a metal band (Level VII) and don't use any reverb on my rhythm channels. Dry is best for live metal. Let the room dynamics add what it will. In fact, I use only the amp block. For solos, I use some reverb and a hint of delay.
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    MFC suddenly stopped working

    YES that did it. Thanks Unix-guy! you kill -9 my issue!!
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    MFC suddenly stopped working

    More info. The tuner works if I assign it to another IA do I think the Axe is fine. The problem seems to follow the button. Nothing on IA6 seems to work. I used the setup/midi on the MFC to assign a phaser to IA6 and then selected a patch with a phaser in it. It didn't light up red or green...
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    MFC suddenly stopped working

    Ok, Here is the next issue. The Tuner button doesn't work. It doesn't light up, change to the tuner or display the tuner on the MFC like it used to. I verified that if I click it right on the Axe it does work and it is on the main page but no longer displays it on the MFC. The assigned...
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    Midi footswitch recommendation for Axe-Fx II?

    That unit like great. Is it in production?
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    Midi footswitch recommendation for Axe-Fx II?

    Could anyone recommend a footswitch that is compatible with the Axe-Fx II that only has 3 or 4 buttons? Basically something like the bottom row of the MFC-101 is what I am looking for.
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.02 Firmware Release

    Or wait till Q9.01 on Service pack Sunday. lol
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    MFC suddenly stopped working

    It worked. I just flashed it to what it currently had on it and its all set. Thank you for the help. That was strange. I have had this setup for years and never an issue but today it just got angry at me and corrupted itself.
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    MFC suddenly stopped working

    Thanks for the quick reply. So, should I just try to re install the current firmware since it is the newest? I hope I didn't lose my setup.
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    MFC suddenly stopped working

    I just had the same problem. I turned the AxFX on today and got an instant Error 14 on the MFC. I haven't done a firmware upgrade on either in a long time. Please help, I have a big show on Friday!
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    Wish Pitch shifter working as good as Digitech The Drop

    Right. Its not even close. I still think the fractal doesnt have enough power with all the other things its doing. Maybe the axe-fx III will.
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    Wish Pitch shifter working as good as Digitech The Drop

    Are there any plans to revisit this? I would love to play a guitar without uberfloppy strings. All we need is the Fractal to have a 1 step drop that sounds good and doesn't have that lag. I wonder if the issue is a lack of CPU thing. The Axe-FX might not have enough power to do the math fast...
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    Went from Q3 to Q6.1 everything is bassey

    I am currently running 3.01 on the standard AFX II. I love my tones. I use mostly an Engl Savage for rhythm and Soldono 88 for leads. Should I do the upgrade? What would you do?
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    Wish Pitch shifter working as good as Digitech The Drop

    I don't use it anymore. It's way too laggy and it really changes the tone in an ungood way.
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    Wish Pitch shifter working as good as Digitech The Drop

    I put I put it first in the chain.
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    Left Right volume in Vue meter

    Well, I powered the rig back on to export a sample and now its not doing it. All presets are level. I feel like I've seen this before but don't know how it got in that state. Has anyone else noticed this? I guess you would have to be in the vue meter a lot to notice. It would just have left...
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    Left Right volume in Vue meter

    The left is always louder across all my presets. What did I mess up?
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    Axe fx 2 and wireless units front vs rear input

    I have the same setup. What I did was drill a little hole in the top right corner of the rack's face and put the cable out so it can plug in the front of the Axe-Fx. I have an SKB which has a border all the way around so I don't know if this is possible on whatever model you are using. I...
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    Wish Pitch shifter working as good as Digitech The Drop

    Putting FX in the FX loop of the Axe FX is bananas.
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    Wish Pitch shifter working as good as Digitech The Drop

    I will Paypal Fractal if they can make a Drop tuner block that is on par with the Digitech Drop pedal. Lets get a crowd fund going so I don't have buy a digitech. lol.
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    FOH vs Stage cab sound (EQ)

    Totally forgot about the global eq. Thanks so much, that's exactly what I was looking for. Easier that messing with every patch.
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    FOH vs Stage cab sound (EQ)

    Need advice on the best way to EQ my sound for my cab. I run output 1 to FOH and output 2 to a power amp and cab. I love the sound of the output 1 but my live room sound from my cab is too bright and harsh. If I tone it down via the amp block, it will obviously change the FOH sound which I...
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    mfc not repsonding after quantum update

    I have this exact same issue since the quantum upgrade. The tuner doesn't work until you switch to a different preset, and then back. Then it works.
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    Cab block selection recommendation

    I just bought cab pack 14 and was looking for some recommendations on which to use for live performance. I don’t have good headphones so it’s tough getting an idea of which would sound good/bad live. There are so many different mics and positions used in this cab pack I am a little...
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    How do you drop your pitch a half or whole step?

    When you say "Try Simeon's drop tune preset with ADSR" could you send a link? I'm curious and would like to try it. I looked on axe exchange under Simeon's user name and didn't see a patch that looked like what you mentioned. The preset I made sounds ok for note riffs but it has some latency...
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    How do you drop your pitch a half or whole step?

    Drop tuning I used the digitech drop pedal side by side the Axe-FxII. Night and day. I wish the fractal could do it that good. I wouldn't have to bring 3 guitars to every show.
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    Bug? MFC gives up. Bug? Cable? User?

    I have this weird issue where sometimes the MFC either stops responding, or the patch name on the screen only shows the preset number. Both issues are fixed by just unplug/replug the cable. Here is what I noticed: - I have the newest firmware but it has happened on previous versions. -...
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    Dumbest question probably-Cab Mix & Mic selection

    That's not a dumb question. I have wondered the exact same thing..... or we are both dumb.
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    Stereo out to PA question

    For some reason I never knew about the Stereo UR cab setting. Wow this is cool. I think that's the way to go. Now I can link it to my global cab and have it magically just work they way I hoped. Thanks for all feedback.
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    Stereo out to PA question

    When I first replied to Chris, my answers were in line for the questions he asked. So in the quoted text. You may not have seen them. Sorry.
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    Stereo out to PA question

    Under the Room page of the cab block, I have the input select set to Stereo. Is this wrong? Looking at my patch (orig post), is this incorrect?
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    Stereo out to PA question

    Ok, I take that back, I had the bypass mode on thru, not mute when I was comparing. My bad. So, do you think this the proper way to do what I want or is there a better way? I am curious how you pros do it. Thanks for the advice.
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    Stereo out to PA question

    When I play out, I use the Left/Mono XLR on Output 1 to go to the club's PA. Some places use that, and also mic my cab so I essentially have a stereo mix. What I would like to do is, instead of letting them mic my cab, setup a second cab block in the Axe-FX and have it go out the Output 1...
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    Artist Uploads

    All the artist uploads are on older firmware and sound weird since I upgraded around FW16. It would be awesome if some major artists would put some new patches on the exchange. The Fractal has evolved so much in the last year, its a shame a new owner wouldn't get to play with those patches...
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    New album ... 100% Fractal!

    We just released our first album! The band and album is called Vampire Choir and the music is a little prog with old school metal roots. All guitars and bass were 100% Axe-Fx II. CDbaby Vampire Choir | Vampire Choir | CD Baby Music Store iTunes...
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    Recording oops. Need advice. Pro tools, Global EQ, Bass

    Do you know if there is a plugin or something that will show what frequencies are in use? I might be able to do a before and after to compare maybe a verse. I use pro tools 10.
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    Gibson Price Increase

    I'll probably anger a lot of people with this response but...i think Gibson Les Pauls are like Harley Davidson's. People are more in love with the idea than the actual product.
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    Recording oops. Need advice. Pro tools, Global EQ, Bass

    When I first got my Axe-Fx II I went to the output menu and pulled down the 31 and 16K slider on the EQ based on some recommendations from other users. Basically take out the extreme low and high freq. My guitar sounds great for live and studio work. Here is the problem, I began recording...
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    Recto Clean - How?

    Bogner Shiva is my fav clean Sent from my RM-860_nam_usa_100 using Tapatalk
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware 15.00 Released

    I agree. The cleans are much better but the high gain amps I used to use (Mesa Mark) aren't as good now imo. However...i am now in love with the Engl Savage 1. It makes my ears happy. I didn't play with it much before but now I have a new favorite!
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    Axe-Fx II Firmware 15.00 Released

    My metal turned to plastic. I use USA lead BRT+ mostly with fw14.0. I went to 15 and it has no balls. I noticed that the saturation switch us now off so I turned it back on and turned up the master to balance the volume. Its sorta close now but its missing the chug I had. I'm sure the amp...
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    Where is your Depth setting (USA amps)

    I have just started to mess with this. I felt like I needed more low end but the EQ was a little too focused. I turned the Depth from the default up to 6 or 7 and bam it filled out. I haven't used it at a show yet so I'll know how it feels live this weekend. I am curious what you run this...
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    YouTube

    The YouTube channel hasn't had a video in many months. ::sad face:: Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Need help installing Tremol-No for Dropped D Tuning

    I put one on my PRS and wouldn't recommend it. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Axe is dying on a gig... please help!

    How old are the tubes in the AxeFx? In the amp block, change the tubes to 6l6 then back. That should reset the tube life simulator. Lol. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
  62. E

    IEM's anyone?

    I recently got the tripple driver Alien Ears and I am very impressed! It was $390 and worth every bit coin. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
  63. E

    Best Way to BOOST Volume For Solos

    I reach over and turn the amp up before the solo and have the singer turn it down after since he's got nothing better to do. JK. Filter block. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    MR. BIG - The Whole World's Gonna Know SOLO ***JVM410 patch included :)***

    Epic Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Poll: who is rocking a tablet?

    Just remember, Surface uses apps, surface pro is the full Windows one that u can load anything on. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Poll, Would you buy a relic, or distressed looking new guitar

    I think its a noob fad. Sorry to offend. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    In your face

    I used the v30 4x12 ultra cab. I'm not at home now but it is somewhere around 67 on the list. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    In your face

    Did anyone get a chance to try my patch? I'm curious to hear your opinion. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Which amps in the Axe FX do you feel nail the original?

    FAS Brootalz Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    In your face

    Here is my main patch for rhythm. The lead is basically this with a volume boost, and some reverb/delay. What do you think? Axe-Change - Download Preset - KB Metal MKV - by ExLeper Thank you guys so much for the help and advice.
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    In your face

    Widrace, I think you are exactly right. And I don't feel like he was so much as complaining as trying to explain how up front or predominate the guitar was if that makes any sense. Maybe the contrast of the other guitar sounding more like a typical live sound, and me sounding more like a...
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    In your face

    So your saying, don't mess with a tone I like and move on to the next club. I like that. Hahaha. I gotta say, it sounds amazing to my ears. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    In your face

    What do you mean by room from the cab? Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    In your face

    You got a good point about the reverb. I dont feel like its overly bright but it could be. I play with a lot of mids and not much bass but that's no different from before i got the Fractal. My main patch sounds similar to my Mark V. It's such a clean sound I guess its abnormal. Maybe the...
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    In your face

    I played a gig last night and the sound man say that it sounded good but it was too "in your face". I kinda know what he means but not sure what to do if anything. Thoughts? Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Poll: who is rocking a tablet?

    Glad to see some other windows 8 users. I know its not "cool" to have anything from Microsoft but I love my Surface 2. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Can your AXEFX nail the MkIV sound?

    I'm probably in the minority here but, I don't want the Axe to sound just like another amp, I want it to sound different and better. I have a mark v and it is what it is. I look at the Fractal as a sandbox of tone that I can use to create something totally new. It seems like most people...
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    does the Ax smoke a pod hd?

    I got both. No contest. The fractal makes the Pod sound like a toy. Not that it doesn't have a place in the world. Its a good cheap starter rig. And I love their wireless systems. I also got an old Flextone II that sounds ok for a practice amp. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
  79. E

    Block names

    I understand what they do. I'm saying that when a new owner sits down with his AxeFx, seeing Output 2 instead of FX loop is more intuitive. I think that a more user friendly UI would make the device less intimidating. My friend just bought a Kemper because he said the Axefx is too...
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    Block names

    It would be nice to be able to rename blocks. Or copy as a new name so the original isn't modified. I found some confusing as a new user. For example: FX loop = Output 2 Gate/Expander = Noise Gate Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Boost switch on high gain amps

    If the boost switch is the exact same thing as turning the gain up, I don't see the point in it. Why wouldn't I just turn the gain up? That's why I an confused. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Poll: who is rocking a tablet?

    Microsoft Surface 2 Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
  83. E

    Thoughts on FW 14 AST and other Clean-ish amps?

    Give a listen to the Bogner Shiva. My favorite clean sound. I use it with the V30 4x12 Ultra cab. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Thoughts on FW 14 AST and other Clean-ish amps?

    You bring up a great point. I have only been comparing the output 2 amp/cab sound. Not sure if the all digital path was effected. I have a show tonight so ill know once I plug in the IEM. Either way, I absolutely LOVE this Axe-FX. So glad I bought the new rig.
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    Thoughts on FW 14 AST and other Clean-ish amps?

    I noticed the same thing notalemming. I use the Bogner Shiva block for my clean tone and now it has a bit of breakup where it didn't before. I can't seem to get it as clean when I strum unless I play very light which rarely happens live. Not a huge difference but its a little less clean...
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    Input clipping after a re-install of 12.02

    I just saw this from FW 13 to 14. Had to back it down a touch. What are you guys setting the input at? Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
  87. E

    Boost switch on high gain amps

    Is turning on the boost switch in the amp block the same as turning up the input gain? I have the switch on for my main amps and the gain at less than 5. If I turn it off, it the same thing as turning the gain down or are there other things going on in that switch? Sent from Windows Phone...
  88. E

    Poll : Are you on Win or Mac ?

    I run Pro Tools 10 on an old Windows 7 machine. Works great. I also ran it on a Surface Pro just to see if it would work. Did a great job, I just had to get a USB hub. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Poll : Are you on Win or Mac ?

    Windows 8 Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    The Fractal / Cliff appreciation thread, bump to show your support

    Who are they? Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Axe-Edit 3.0.7 released!

    Why was copy paste removed from axe edit? I actually used it a lot. I know its in another app but I don't see the harm in leaving it so I don't have to run two programs when it can be done with one. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
  92. E

    Quick jump x/y question

    Ok thanks. At least now I know to stop messing with it. Appreciate the help. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
  93. E

    Quick jump x/y question

    I read the manual but still not sure I'm doing it right. What I want is to press the Y button on the front panel and have it open the input gate page (which I have linked to a global block) so I can adjust the gate as needed. The X Quick jump to Amp1 works fine. I changed Y to Gate/expander...
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    Metallica using Axe Fx's on stage!

    Kirk has to chain many AFX units together in their FX loops because he exceeded the wah limit by the opening song. MFC channel 6-11 are all wah. Lolz. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
  95. E

    Best Wireless system for guitar?

    I've had many brands and played many shows. Personally, the line 6 gear has been the best. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
  96. E

    IEM's anyone?

    I've used a Shure PSM 200 for a while but the ear buds included are garbage. I ordered Alienears CFR3 Full Range Triple Driver based on the recommendation of a national band we did shows with. Haven't heard them yet but im pretty excited. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    VAN HALEN - 5150 (1986) video w/patch

    ...... Speechless Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    if you're thinking about STOMPLABELS do it!

    I wish I had the same experience. I placed an order about 2 weeks ago and the all parts were "in stock". They sent me tracking info a few days ago, after I requested tracking, and it appears to still be in Germany. Looks like I'll be rockin the painters tape and sharpie again this weekend...
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    Help! Mission SP1 and MFC-101

    Its all set now. Both ends weren't TRS. I borrowed the correct cable and it works perfectly. I wonder why Mission Engineering wouldn't design it to work with a standard instrument cable? Thank you. Sent from Windows Phone Tapatalk
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    Help! Mission SP1 and MFC-101

    The OUT 1 on the SP1 connected to the Expression 1 on the MFC. OUT 2 to the Expression 2. I hope its something I am overlooking. All of this (Axe, MFC, SP1) is all brand new so I'm just watching youtube videos and reading the wiki all weekend. Very excited.
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