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  1. 80sMetalDude

    The Axe-Fx 3 works only at 48Khz

    The prob with forums is like people driving cars that cut you off....may be your best friend if you met them in real life....but behind the wheel of a car they become a holes. This whole thread has been an Interesting read and I see both sides points but starting in on each other wont suddenly...
  2. 80sMetalDude

    The Axe-Fx 3 works only at 48Khz

    Hats off to the community here for how you all behave. I've been a member of a lot of forums and a thread like this would have turned way uglier. Says a lot about everyone here. This was an interesting read for me all 6 pages.
  3. 80sMetalDude

    Studio Monitor Recommendation

    @OP I know this was not on your 3 but the HS8 are fricken amazing for the price I couldnt be more happy with them.
  4. 80sMetalDude

    Atomic CLR Neo MK2 vs Friedman ASM-10?

    I have two Friedman ASM12 and between the Yamaha HS8 and them I find the HS8 more of a satisying sound when at modest levels. When cranked the ASM12 really come to life. I have yet to test them without the grills that are held on with velcro... I keep meaning to but havent got around to...
  5. 80sMetalDude

    Nostalgic 80s Metal

    Yeah I still remember those little sections setup for Joe Satriani lessons and back then I had no clue who he was really until one of the magazines had one of those records in them that you could tear out and I was floored!
  6. 80sMetalDude

    Nostalgic 80s Metal

    I totally agree on Operation Mindcrime.. a lot of what moves me with No Exit holds true with that Queensryche album.
  7. 80sMetalDude

    Nostalgic 80s Metal

    It was an era of 'figure it out yourself'.... look at how George Lynch holds his pick... probably seemed natural and it became the right way for him. I watched an interview with Steve Vai and he was asked about his fret fingering technique...and he admitted he stood in front of mirror and...
  8. 80sMetalDude

    Nostalgic 80s Metal

    TOTAL Tangent and off topic.... but. What blows my mind the most about the 80s players was the lack of sources like Youtube to readily teach you everything and anything for free. Without chucking all the typical guitar god names out there from the 80s...... WHERE did they come from...
  9. 80sMetalDude

    Nostalgic 80s Metal

    @spagthorpe thx for the info I'll look up Fifth Angel. And yup as I said I also was not overly impressed with FW live show... not that they sounded bad, they nailed it actually.... it was just they were kind of boring to watch on stage didnt generate much energy... that may have changed but I...
  10. 80sMetalDude

    Nostalgic 80s Metal

    I was enjoying some streaming on way home from work and stumbled on some music this old guy forgot all about... Fates Warning - No Exit. I think its one of the best melodic metal albums ever made from start to finish. I had this on a 33 LP back in high school... wow just wow the memories...
  11. 80sMetalDude

    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    That is the only issue I have. If my Focusrite 6i6 is the AI and the AXE3 is off and I power it on... the default AI will switch properly to AXE3... but no sound until a reboot of PC. Disclaimer is that my AXE is on powered hub and I have not had the time to get back to it and get a longer...
  12. 80sMetalDude

    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    This is one of those topics like in a PC video game forum where the developer has to support 100,000 iterations of different computer combinations. No matter what if enough people see something like this they will all have some different combination of variables that have X/Y effect. LOL but...
  13. 80sMetalDude

    Hair metal tone tutorial

    Man..where have I been lately to miss a preset for me haha...look at my name you know I'm all over this preset when I get home from work. Thx in advance Leon.
  14. 80sMetalDude

    Tricked again by FAS email....

    Every time I get one "HEY maybe the FC is ready!!!" LOL
  15. 80sMetalDude

    USA IIC+

    Leon makes fantastic presets. I personaly don't have the time to do all he does and for the most part I just go grab his from Axechange and start from there. Saves me a ton of time to get where I'm going. It's also a great learning experience. My go to when I show off the Axe 3 is still the...
  16. 80sMetalDude

    Thinking about selling ASM-12s

    That's what I feel now after discovering how the HS8 sound. So what I did not test yet was ripping the grills off and trying them... havent had time to play in several days. I'm not giving up yet. ;) Done too many knee jerk things with purchases going to really test this out and see if I...
  17. 80sMetalDude

    Thinking about selling ASM-12s

    Thx. I spent time last night switching back and forth between the ASM12 and HS8 with my Mackie big knob and the best way I can describe it is the HS8 sound positioned right there in your face... the ASM12 felt 'removed' Now I fully understand what folks meant that said they sounded like a...
  18. 80sMetalDude

    Studio Monitors that rock with the Axe-Fx III

    I just posted earlier this morning that I recently started playing through my HS8 over my Friedman ASM12 I cannot quite figure out what I like better yet. HS8 are the first studio monitors I've ever owned so all I can say is I love them.
  19. 80sMetalDude

    Thinking about selling ASM-12s

    So I really 'Thought' I loved my ASM12 cabs until I started playing through my HS8 monitors... there is something I cannot put my ears around what that is. There is something in the clarity when I play through the monitors that doesn't seem to come through the Friedmans. Am I crazy?? Did my...
  20. 80sMetalDude

    Do you all pretty much leave stock settings on amp for live?

    THIS. I find that if you can cut through a backing track for the most part the balance will be pretty good. BUT... I'm not discarding what was said above by more experienced and actually gigging musicians say... I'm just saying that works great for me in my dungeon :)
  21. 80sMetalDude

    Do you all pretty much leave stock settings on amp for live?

    My Gotos that almost always get touched that seem to have a big impact on my ears or how the pick attack feels to me... Supply Sag Xformer Match Xformer Drive Negative Feedback Compression I/O EQ
  22. 80sMetalDude

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 2.03

    I'm so late to this party... Fractal Rocks!!! Thx!
  23. 80sMetalDude

    Computer Audio Volume

    I'll send him a pizza if he does it on me :) LOL
  24. 80sMetalDude

    Loud pop noise when switching between scenes

    Moke is just awesome. I wish I never sold mine when I got the AXE III. :) Wife won that fight.
  25. 80sMetalDude

    Computer Audio Volume

    +1 for USB vol level. Would be very very happy :)
  26. 80sMetalDude

    Computer Audio Volume

    I fight with this all the time playing youtube backing tracks and still trying to figure out the best way to balance the volumes of PC/Guitar signals.
  27. 80sMetalDude

    What does "FC" stand for in the FC6 and FC12 controller name?

    I will look back on this thread and smile the first time I stomp on one of the switches.
  28. 80sMetalDude

    Toontrack Metal Foundry @ $59 today

    You guys were right about the Nov. deals for Toontrack stuff. BF deals already going...just bought Metal Foundry for $59 ($179 normal) for Superior Drummer.
  29. 80sMetalDude

    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    Actually kind of hope that is the case... in the event I change my mind that would be nice.
  30. 80sMetalDude

    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    FC-6 for this basement jammer.
  31. 80sMetalDude

    How many using 1 master patch?

    @OP Funny you ask this question... this is what I've been challenging myself with all week, the 8 scene everything preset! With 8 scenes and all the channels avail in blocks can really get a lot in one preset. One thing I started doing is to go back to factory presets and find blocks that I...
  32. 80sMetalDude

    Negative Feedback is a monster control to utilize!

    Hit subscribe his vids have awesome content.
  33. 80sMetalDude

    Negative Feedback is a monster control to utilize!

    Inc. Neg. Feedback and slightly lowering xformer match are my fav for bringing out the raw sound. But the inverse is great if you want the opposite of course.
  34. 80sMetalDude

    Effect Block Ordering

    I hear you 100% unix-guy but it's way more fun to talk about this stuff here!
  35. 80sMetalDude

    Effect Block Ordering

    Ive been begging for some guides / YouTube's of this exact topic. When / Why to parallel, why this order or that? Of course experimentation is key and 'ears for the win' but I have a day job and knowledge leads to more efficient use of play time.
  36. 80sMetalDude

    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    I was holding on to money for the FC but decided to buy a 7 string guitar...I'll have time to rebuild my play money pool for the FC it seems.
  37. 80sMetalDude

    First 7 String Bought Today

    Opened her up. First found a solder chunk laying in there which was the piece I heard rolling around. Next found a wire leaning sideways with enough insulation stripped off touching another lead of the volume pot. Pried it way so it wasnt touching. BAMN! Wah Wah sound gone! Now it's...
  38. 80sMetalDude

    First 7 String Bought Today

    Know what I'm doing 'never' LOL. I do try though! Sometimes for the good, sometimes leads to opening my wallet, always a little wiser after. LOL@GotMetalBoy where do you put all those guitars! @ChainOfThought I will look deeper at this tonight and post back, thx for the suggestions. I...
  39. 80sMetalDude

    First 7 String Bought Today

    Yep so bright. I read these are the same pickups that are in the USA model and I doubt Chris Broderick would go for the tone I'm seeing.... You may be right about the wiring because now come to think of it when I FIRST plugged it in and hot the strings first time it did not want to play...kind...
  40. 80sMetalDude

    First 7 String Bought Today

    Only thing bothers me is the very bright tone of these strings/pickups. Will see how new strings fair before I jump on different pickups. Guitar itself is exactly what I hoped from a feel/construction perspective. And @Muad'zin I am a metal dude so I love superstrats :)
  41. 80sMetalDude

    First 7 String Bought Today

    Yay came on Monday. Had to change strings immediately, tried those Ernie Ball Cobalt... man I hate those... when you slide they grab your finger tips. Meh. Ordered some regular slinkys (I'm a Ernie ball guy.) Guitar was setup very nice and impressed that the action was like perfect and...
  42. 80sMetalDude

    Superior Drummer 3 Question

    KickA$$ thx
  43. 80sMetalDude

    Superior Drummer 3 Question

    Thx yep I know that do I need to buy EZD to to use EZX in SD3?
  44. 80sMetalDude

    Superior Drummer 3 Question

    I was wondering if anyone knows if you can use an easy drummer EZX expantion with Superior Drummer without buying EZD too? I can't seem to get that answered in their forum. I know that SD3 supports EZX but the part I'm not sure about do you need EZD as well... THX!
  45. 80sMetalDude

    Yamaha HS8 Monitors

    If you are on a fair budget I almost bought those myself from the pretty good reviews I saw on Youtube. You are looking at saving around $200 on the pair going Eris instead of the Yamaha. If money is tight or you need other things in your setup that extra $200 may be useful...
  46. 80sMetalDude

    Loud crash sound when changing scenes

    Wondering. Could Axe-Edit and the firmware just not allow it? Or is the ability left there for rare cases certain configs...are acceptable? If not seems like a simple check to add in the code to avoid users doing it.
  47. 80sMetalDude

    Calling ML Sound Lab

    Nice timing on that reply. Is all the above in the $99 pack that is on sale right now?
  48. 80sMetalDude

    1987X jump - deep editing help

    Yes it is. When you buy a FAS piece of gear you don't just get the great company behind it but a great community too.
  49. 80sMetalDude

    Calling ML Sound Lab

    A bit of a hijack but... @ML SOUND LAB thx for mentioning G12-65 I think that one is missing in a lot of IR packs from many of the vendors. I just bought the OH cab pack 3 when I saw quite a few in there and for some reason that one has no love in the FAS factory IRs, I think there are 2 or 3...
  50. 80sMetalDude

    general

    What Cam Heiliger said and... I totally recommend going with an FRFR solution. I'm a mega ASM-12 fan (but in hindsight) I could have easily saved that $1800 I spent on the pair for another high quality guitar and been satisfied for what I do myself with a couple nice studio monitors. I paid...
  51. 80sMetalDude

    When do you use an EQ block?

    @Leon that video was great very informative.
  52. 80sMetalDude

    First 7 String Bought Today

    @PumpkinKing86 thx for that video it really sunk in and I will definately set that up. @MSS thx. Is drop A basically the 7 string version of drop D?
  53. 80sMetalDude

    First 7 String Bought Today

    thanks! I like that guy lots of humor to go with his tutorials.
  54. 80sMetalDude

    First 7 String Bought Today

    I've never played one and worried about the same thing happening! I'm expecting it will be very odd at first.
  55. 80sMetalDude

    First 7 String Bought Today

    I'm pretty excited (and my wife won't be...but I did follow the purchase decision flowchart and everything agreed I should spend the money) ordered my first 7 string guitar today. Chris Broderick Soloist in white gloss (not USA model, not rich) can't wait. Been having the itch to try more...
  56. 80sMetalDude

    When do you use an EQ block?

    Yeah I read a lot of that thread in the past and asked recently if the amp input EQ basically covered that thread and the answer was yes from most people. My main focus here is when to use an EQ block and some of the answers are falling into place from some of these responses. Thanks again everyone.
  57. 80sMetalDude

    Yamaha HS8 Monitors

    I'll defer that question to the more experienced owners :) I haven't owned any other's to compare but Genelec vs. $300ish monitors I doubt that will be a fair fight.... Just was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed them.
  58. 80sMetalDude

    When do you use an EQ block?

    Since I enjoy my AXE3 in my man cave in a very basic limited setup. I'm not in any situation (like ever) that causes thinking out of the box to make things sound right in different scenarios etc like @Tommy Tempest mentions, very clever. I appreciate all the info and already feel way less...
  59. 80sMetalDude

    When do you use an EQ block?

    I tried this same setup on my AX8 (before I had the AXE III) .. output1 going to an ASM12 and output2 going to Mesa 50:50 and 4x12 but never thought to try what you are doing in your config. Thanks! I still have the latter and it sits next to my setup asking for me to play with it sometimes...
  60. 80sMetalDude

    When do you use an EQ block?

    Thanks :) I will do just that! I know our ears are the #1 critic of good/bad tone but does the RTA come into play as well for determining how you EQ?
  61. 80sMetalDude

    When do you use an EQ block?

    @Leon Thx. And I have to say all you guys are awesome ... instead of all the "search is your friend" crap you will see on other forums. People here care about helping out fellow musicians.
  62. 80sMetalDude

    When do you use an EQ block?

    Interesting, as you said even with the new EQ page in the drive block... so many options that is why I posted this thread as my ears are definately not trained enough to know if my sound sucks and 'hey I need to add an EQ block here or there.' I've been so happy with the built in EQ...
  63. 80sMetalDude

    When do you use an EQ block?

    Thank you I was under the same impression regarding 'never' using them.... yet sometimes I see PEQ in downloaded presets and wonder what was the reason for using it and why people do with so many sound shaping options already offered. I will lookup that resource, thx. Still want to hear...
  64. 80sMetalDude

    When do you use an EQ block?

    With all the different places we can setup EQ...amp input/output, all the different places to low cut/hi cut.... Leaves me wondering... Just when do you toss an actual EQ block in the chain? I know there is no cut and dry answer I am looking for opinions :)
  65. 80sMetalDude

    Yamaha HS8 Monitors

    Got a Mackie Big Knob monitor/input controller setup last night so I finally played the AXE3 through my HS8 (which were only on the 6i6 previously) instead of only through my ASM12 monitors and I have to say I was really impressed, way better than I anticipated. I knew they sounded great...
  66. 80sMetalDude

    Audio Interface

    I struggle on this topic myself. AXE3 or 6i6 as the main AI. The reason I struggle with it is software likes to stop responding, and Windows 10 absolutely loves to get confused and decide NO AI will get to make any sounds and I have to start cycling the power on the AIs or bounce the PC...
  67. 80sMetalDude

    Moke....... Legend!!

    I bought the Rebel Yell one when I had my AX8. Thought it was killer, lots of work went into that one I'm sure.
  68. 80sMetalDude

    Hand Cramping?

    Fitness nut here...play hockey 3x week, lift 4 times a week...i just turned 50 and already starting to see the importance of pre game, pre lift, pre jamming stretches, warm up, etc and especially..... Like said above water water water and do not skip on a warm up routine or even aside from that...
  69. 80sMetalDude

    Floyd Rose, fret buzz

    I just had this same problem .... take that advice on the saddle... I chucked a whole new Floyd in mine to address...fixed it but more expensive solution by far.
  70. 80sMetalDude

    Drums..

    I guess I'm guilty of being a gamer that found his way back to music and during the gaming era I learned to turn my nose downward to drives with moving parts... I haven't heard the clicks and ticks of old school HDs in like 4 years...whole house is SSD pretty much now.... So spinning large...
  71. 80sMetalDude

    Drums..

    Bman totally been there and still get disappointed when family/friends just show no love but stay true to your passion and keep at it!! I finally got to enjoy it last night. I'm not qualified to give opinions based on my limited exposure to drum software (SD3 all I've ever installed really)...
  72. 80sMetalDude

    Personal Studio Setup Confusion/Guidance Needed

    Ended up ordering the Mackie Big Knob today. Going to have to undo my massive forest of zip ties and redo a bunch of cables as well as had to order the missing cables I needed... actually took a while to wrap my head around what to buy. For ASM12/AXE3: AXE3 out1 xlr female > 1/4 for Mackie...
  73. 80sMetalDude

    Drums..

    Thx. I will be watching that and I was on phone with my Sweetwater sales guy today and he confirmed that Toontrack usually does a 50% in Nov.
  74. 80sMetalDude

    Drums..

    Are they known for good sales in Nov? I want the Metal Foundry
  75. 80sMetalDude

    Drums..

    ...still installing LOL ... took an hour for the 2nd library... 3 more to go.. I'm on about 8 hours now.
  76. 80sMetalDude

    Drums..

    First gripe... 400GB to download the libraries but then that is not installed 400GB it's just the media to unpack and install so I have (2) 512GB Samsung SSD... so when you consider 400GB + then having to run the install off that, then you need 400GB+ free to fully install on top of freeing up...
  77. 80sMetalDude

    Drums..

    man.... 3min to go still on downloads so not yet LOL! 5+ hours at 17MBs sheesh...
  78. 80sMetalDude

    Drums..

    Picked up Superior Drummer 3 and Rock Foundry today.... 5 hours of DL waiting :( can't wait to get my hands wet with this stuff! First I was only interested in EZD2 and then when I saw SD3 was basically a complete redo of SD2 including all the features of EZD2 I was sold! Drums are prob the...
  79. 80sMetalDude

    Intonation and which tuner you use?

    I'm sold
  80. 80sMetalDude

    The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter - Available NOW!

    At the rate Cliff & Company work you will be chasing your tail!!
  81. 80sMetalDude

    Implemented RTA - scroll with a knob to see exact frequency

    @HCE Good info! I did not know you could do that either.
  82. 80sMetalDude

    Wish Color code presets

    +1
  83. 80sMetalDude

    Intonation and which tuner you use?

    @GotMetalBoy thx for that tip I just donated my $60 last week to get Reaper going to try that out. Up til now I used a Peterson Strobe (clip on, laugh at me but its pretty accurate for what I do) or the AXE3 strobe. So what is so good about the turbo tuner mentioned earlier?
  84. 80sMetalDude

    Favorite FRFR powered speaker?

    NO WAY LOL. I'm just kidding you are making me want to test one out they are way cheaper ;)
  85. 80sMetalDude

    Twangy high E string...

    Damn straight!! So I learned my next issue with this build. Apparently this model originally had a Jackson "Schaller" licensed floyd style bridge and I just learned through some digging that these had their posts like 1/16" closer to the nut! I have been battling with intonation. So my...
  86. 80sMetalDude

    Twangy high E string...

    Put gold floyd special in last night and she "lives" yay. Sometimes money solves problems in stupid ways w/e I'm happy :) Thx for trying to help all. Here she is. E ringing like it should so happy. It plays so good now that it finally is my perfect beater guitar alternate to my Horizon...
  87. 80sMetalDude

    Personal Studio Setup Confusion/Guidance Needed

    @Everyone I truly appreciate the responses. @Kamil Kisiel you definitely expanded on one major confusion pain point regarding juggling AI with SPDIF. That's a major item I need to research. I've been battling the DAWs having wrong AI selected then switch, no sound or OS punks out or whatnot...
  88. 80sMetalDude

    Personal Studio Setup Confusion/Guidance Needed

    I think I'm on the right path... something like this? Mackie Big Knob Passive 2x2 Studio Monitor Controller
  89. 80sMetalDude

    Personal Studio Setup Confusion/Guidance Needed

    Any suggestions to narrow scope? This type of search bring wide wide results...
  90. 80sMetalDude

    Personal Studio Setup Confusion/Guidance Needed

    I'm looking for a little guidance with a couple things and I'm sure this stuff is all obvious stuff for most of you. 1) Best way to easily switch between using my ASM12 and Yamaha HS8 for monitoring the AXE3. 2) How would you use/connect the below if you had this setup? Current setup: Windows...
  91. 80sMetalDude

    An idiot Question

    +1
  92. 80sMetalDude

    The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter - Available NOW!

    I think the big hold up were the new recent features causing some re-work on past videos/content made and waiting on release of the FC last I recall.... I'm trying to be patient on both of those fronts.
  93. 80sMetalDude

    Replaced by a Pod 2.0 Bean

    pod 2.0 > pod hd500x > AX8 > AXE3 :)
  94. 80sMetalDude

    Just got the Friedman ASC-12 and...

    Thanks Interesting, now I'm going to have to pay attention to this. I wonder if the grill Friedman uses led to this as this is not the first time I've heard that statement. Now I am going to pull the grills off and see if there is a difference. I haven't noticed this myself but going to...
  95. 80sMetalDude

    Just got the Friedman ASC-12 and...

    Can you expand on better sounding because I'm all ears pun intended heh... I love my ASM12 but I'm always open to hear why people like the CLR or DXR etc more....
  96. 80sMetalDude

    Twangy high E string...

    Replaced nut. Same problem however pinching the string while tightening does mitigate it.... then eventually returns. Ugh...
  97. 80sMetalDude

    The Power of Pre-EQ

    Do most of these recommendations now fall into the Input EQ page of the Amp block on AXE3?
  98. 80sMetalDude

    QSC CP Series - Powered 8" and 12" speakers

    Do they beat up musicians for crossing Strike lines LOL?! Interesting for sure haha. Thx for the very detailed review.
  99. 80sMetalDude

    [Solved] Axe-Edit III 1.0.1 [taking long to read block definitions?]

    That's where my knowledge ends never owned an Apple since Apple IIe when I was a kid heh. Gluck the Gurus will sort you out.
  100. 80sMetalDude

    [Solved] Axe-Edit III 1.0.1 [taking long to read block definitions?]

    Something doesn't seem right to me. You already said you updated f/w to 1.17, running latest Axe-Edit. I wonder if something else is whacky. Do the presets change nicely via the value knob without Axe Edit or PC shut off or USB disconnected? If it is slow over USB what type of PC are...
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