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  1. BCy2k

    Best speaker for AX8?

    +1 for XiTone 12" powered wedge.
  2. BCy2k

    Official statement bout AX8 updates needed!

    Just speaking for myself, I'd say the lack of any sort of announcement or comment regarding the prospect of future AX8 update(s) means simply, "They don't know yet." And if they don't know yet, that's why we don't know yet. It's that simple. Why obsess over it? I'm sure there are loads of...
  3. BCy2k

    AX8 Discontinued?

    Evidently what you think AX8 users wanted was not what Fractal Audio thought their users wanted. So, you were overruled ... it happens.
  4. BCy2k

    AX8 Discontinued?

    The funny thing about the AX8 is it still sounds pretty incredible even though it appears to be at the end of it's life cycle. So incredible that I doubt many (if any) could tell the difference between it, an FM3, an AFXII or III in a mix. As if the music police will write you up for not using...
  5. BCy2k

    ForScore AX8 MIDI Patch Changes

    LOL - now you've got me wondering if I could use a couple F switches from my AX8 to change pages in ForScore. Don't answer that ... jk
  6. BCy2k

    AX8 in action: live r&b band

    Yeah, LeonC. Great playing, tones, & band. Thanks for sharing!
  7. BCy2k

    AX8 vs Atomic Amplifire

    I'm emotionless when it comes to Atomic ... you seem to be reading things into my comments that just aren't there ...
  8. BCy2k

    AX8 vs Atomic Amplifire

    Exactly when did Atomic "come out and tell everyone the AA3 was 'running out of room'" before they released their pitch block firmware? I'll wait for you to post a link, but I'm not going to hold my breath because I know that's simply not true. It never happened. They didn't say anything about...
  9. BCy2k

    AX8 vs Atomic Amplifire

    I was an early adopter of the Amplifire back when it came out. I gigged mine for about 3+ years and at the time it was the best modeler I'd personally used. Until I got my AX8, but before I got my AX8, I got an FX8 (the original one). Because of the timing when the latter initially became...
  10. BCy2k

    Solo Boost: sounds great in IEM but soundman says it's not enough boost

    This ^^^ I was gonna' ask, does the soundman charge extra to turn up leads a bit?
  11. BCy2k

    AX8 with Eventide H9 Strymon BigSky

    I used an H9 max (in the loop) with my AX8 when I first started using the latter. In the end I found I didn't need the H9 all that much. As much as I like the H9. Did any of you do anything in particular with the extra CPU availability on the AX8 when using an H9 and/or a BIg Sky to handle...
  12. BCy2k

    AX8 through a DXR10, getting hum using 1/4 inch outs

    I had the same experience as what you've described except my XiTone & AX8 were indeed on the same circuit. This was also the same case when we tested everything at the shop. I still have absolutely no idea why I was getting such a loud ground loop hum. The explanation I was given didn't exactly...
  13. BCy2k

    AX8 through a DXR10, getting hum using 1/4 inch outs

    Which one, a physical ground lift on a power cable, or the ground switch on the AX8? IIRC we tested this with both 1/4" as well as XLR audio connections between the AX8 output & XiTone input. Putting the physical ground lift on the XiTone power cable resolved the hum regardless of what type of...
  14. BCy2k

    AX8 through a DXR10, getting hum using 1/4 inch outs

    I just ran into a similar problem with my XiTone using either XLR or 1/4 inputs. I had the XiTone checked out and the very capable tech I used told me there was 'nothing wrong' with it. I brought my AX8 in, connected it & was able to replicate my problem and they eventually came to the...
  15. BCy2k

    Has Anyone here ever needed to use a Line "Isolator" with their AX8 or XiTone?

    Such as a Radial IC-1 Icecube? I recently ran into an odd 1st for me. I purchased an older XiTone active wedge that has the Martix GM50 amp module in it. When I plugged in my AX8 I was greeted with an incredibly loud hum. Indicating a ground loop issue. I tried lifting the ground on the AX8...
  16. BCy2k

    How to save CPU Load: Friedman BE100 + Shiva Clean

    My main gig preset (which I've been using for several months now) uses the Shiva clean and the Friedman 2018. I'm also using input 2 for the Ghost acoustic pickup on my Parker DF-624, with input 1 getting the magnetic pickup signal. I'm using 14 blocks total and hitting at about 84 to 86%. I've...
  17. BCy2k

    This is why you are not sounding as good live as you sound at home

    I suspect you're going to love your XiTone once you get it. As I mentioned, it's hard to explain. Trying to describe sonic qualities is like trying to describe how food tastes. Words just come up short in the end, and some things you just have to experience for yourself. The XiTone somehow makes...
  18. BCy2k

    This is why you are not sounding as good live as you sound at home

    Great video. I think the key point the OP makes, which is huge, is you need to learn how mixes, or guitar tones, behave when it's time to translate what you've dialed in from one speaker (and/or environment) to another. I'm still a relative AX8 newb (about a year in now), but I'm no stranger to...
  19. BCy2k

    Anybody's display ever do this?

    I use mac OS 10.11.6 as well, but I can't say I've ever run into this when using AX8 Edit or otherwise.
  20. BCy2k

    Any tips for simulating an E-bow?

    +1 there is no substitute ... YMMV
  21. BCy2k

    Barefoot Buttons

    3rd time was a charm ... yay! The good folks at BFB gave me a free mini (non-tall) for my trouble. Which I'll put on my F1 switch. Cheers!
  22. BCy2k

    H9 in AX8 Efx Loop tone?

    When I was using my H9 in the loop of my AX8 it sounded great. What you're experiencing may have something to do with your H9 I/O settings/levels. Possibly routing too.
  23. BCy2k

    Made the leap from FX8 to AX8....

    I did the exact same thing about a year ago. No regrets. I'd suggest checking out the Leon Todd AX8 tutorials on YouTube, as well as the tutorials compiled in the sticky thread above.
  24. BCy2k

    Barefoot Buttons

    I'm not sure customer service is either. The screws they sent me were for the regular sized buttons - LOL It's not like I didn't tell them my order number, or that these were for the Mini buttons specifically. Trying not to have a wtf moment here, but we'll see if the 3rd time is the charm or...
  25. BCy2k

    Barefoot Buttons

    They do seem easier to engage. For me the chrome handlebar on the AX8 makes hitting 6, 7, & 8 a little tricky without the BFBs. I like having the bar there to protect the knobs, but adding BFBs on 5 - 8 has helped a lot. I can see how having bigger buttons makes everything feel better. There...
  26. BCy2k

    Barefoot Buttons

    Tall Minis were perfect on my 1st outing with them. No issues at all.
  27. BCy2k

    Barefoot Buttons

    ^^^ Looks great ^^^ I haven't had that much trouble with 1 - 4, or the function switches so far. But 5 - 8 have given me enough trouble that I wanted to try these and so far, they're doing what I need them to do. These minis are plenty comfortable in socks or bare feet. I've given some thought...
  28. BCy2k

    Barefoot Buttons

    Yes, so far. I got an email from them late yesterday saying the 4 missing screws were on their way. All good.
  29. BCy2k

    Barefoot Buttons

    I heard back from the BFB folks and they're on it.
  30. BCy2k

    Barefoot Buttons

    Mine have 3 holes per button. I've got them attached for now using 2 screws, but I'll want to add the 3rd one I'm sure.
  31. BCy2k

    Barefoot Buttons

    Thanks. Yes, that's what I thought. They'll need to send me 4 more allen screws, but I'm really happy with them otherwise.
  32. BCy2k

    Barefoot Buttons

    Question, when you ordered your BFBs, did you also receive 3 allen screws per button? I just received my 4 tallboy minis but only got 2 allen screws per button. I've emailed them, I'm sure I'll hear back, but thought I'd ask.
  33. BCy2k

    AX8 Firmware Version 10.01

    I updated to 10.01 last week and haven't had any freezes, but I have had some unusual volume drop incidents. It's happened at least twice. I don't think I'm doing anything in particular when it happens, just playing, and suddenly there's a noticeable volume drop. I've read some similar, and some...
  34. BCy2k

    Why Shop AX8 ??

    If you're trying to suggest it's the end of the line for the AX8, exactly how do you know that? Just for fun let's assume you're correct (which changes nothing about how much I like my AX8). What is missing for you, and have you asked for it in the AX8 Wishes & Bugs forum?
  35. BCy2k

    Creating a Preset from the Front Panel

    Thanks, Leon. This answered a fairly big question I had (how to bypass or engage a block that has not been assigned to a switch). One less mystery ;o)
  36. BCy2k

    Axe-Manage Cabs Question

    As expected, re-naming the wav files before they're converted to syx renders the files into syx format with the new names just fine.
  37. BCy2k

    Axe-Manage Cabs Question

    Thanks so much for your replies!! I was doing the batch re-nameing on the .syx files, which explains much. I'll try it with the wav files and then do the syx conversion and report back what I find. Thanks for the wiki link too. I'm going to get the Cab Lab bundle next and start experimenting...
  38. BCy2k

    Axe-Manage Cabs Question

    To clarify a bit better, the 1st pic shows the original IR files with their long file names. The 2nd pic shows the copies I made of the files with their shortened file names. The 3rd pic shows what happens when I try to scan & audition the renamed files. Note how they revert to their...
  39. BCy2k

    Axe-Manage Cabs Question

    When using Axe-Manage Cabs (In AX8 Edit) to load and/or audition IRs I'm running into an issue when the IR file name is one of the longer ones in terms of characters. Anything over 31 characters in the file name ends up being truncated off the end of the file name. I tried using a couple...
  40. BCy2k

    Why is there no MIDI block in the AX8?

    ^^^ What blackmoreguitar said ... or in the AX8 editor, click on the MIDI tab and you'll see this:
  41. BCy2k

    Why is there no MIDI block in the AX8?

    Well, I agree this seems like it ought to be a simple enough thing to add to the AX8, but I can also see why it wasn't a high priority. Most people using external devices capable of receiving MIDI CC commands connect expression pedals or switches directly to the device for that. Allocating the...
  42. BCy2k

    Why is there no MIDI block in the AX8?

    I'm not an AXEIII user/owner, but I'm a former FX8 owner. What would a MIDI block do for the AX8 that can't already be done with the MIDI out on the AX8? If it's about amp channel switching, or external device preset changing, that can already be done on a per scene, or per preset basis via the...
  43. BCy2k

    Using 3 powered cabs with the AX8?

    Apologies for a slightly OT question, but what might be a way to run the usual pair of LR stereo speakers with a mostly dry mono center channel? Running a 3rd cab is an interesting idea, and it got me wondering about all the ways one might try it.
  44. BCy2k

    How do you set up your footswitches?

    I use a combination of scenes and stomp settings. My F1 & 2 are currently set as per delivery, F3 is tap tempo/looper. I really like the Scene 1>2 toggle option and I wish we had more such options (eg Scene 3>4 toggle etc.) as it would seem to me it would afford users more options as well as...
  45. BCy2k

    Searching for a pristine Fender clean

    Thanks for the heads up on the Band-Commander all - I'm loving what I'm getting out of it.
  46. BCy2k

    Can I upgrade my AX8 straight from firmware 2.02 to 10.01?

    Wow, I thought the move from v9 to v10 was pretty amazing. Jumping from v2 to v10 might just blow your mind, but it is possible I'm just easily impressed ...
  47. BCy2k

    What Will You Do?

    I feel like I've barely realized how much my AX8 can do so far. Not sure if I'm ready to start dreaming about what the next incarnation may bring (which will ultimately be more CPU and potentially more AXEIII-like performance). If I want to go there now I can buy a II or a III. Given how great...
  48. BCy2k

    My favorite Clean amp Tweed 5F8

    Yummy playing & tones.
  49. BCy2k

    Q10 Fenders

    I agree, the Q10 Fenders seem extra yummy.
  50. BCy2k

    Q10 RC2 In Depth

    Yes, kudos and many thanks for making this video and sharing the awesome IR, Leon!
  51. BCy2k

    AX-8 10.00 Release Candidate

    I've been putting RC1 through it's paces and I'm exceedingly pleased with it so far. Noticeably better sounding and I'm extra pleased with all aspects of switching. Be it scene switching or preset switching. Brilliant! Thank you so much team Fractal!
  52. BCy2k

    Tips for dealing with the audio drop out

    I see. So more blocks, less X/Y. This begs even more questions, but it makes sense. Having to chose between audio gaps, or giving up on x/y functionality within a preset is a bit unexpected. I see why so many AX8 users prefer presets over scenes now. I'm going to have a deeper look at scene...
  53. BCy2k

    Tips for dealing with the audio drop out

    I appreciate everyone's suggestions in this very helpful thread, but I have to ask: Is there any hope of this drop out thing between scenes ever being fixed? Perhaps in a future firmware update? I'm a brand new AX8 user, and a former FX8 user. I thought the whole point of scenes was to provide...
  54. BCy2k

    AX8 & Cab-Lab

    I'm a new AX8 user trying to decide weather I should get the standalone version, or the plugin version of Cab Lab 3. I use Logic X and have an audio interface. I'm wondering if the standalone version would be all I need as an AX8 user? I saw the comparison chart of the standalone vs the plugin...
  55. BCy2k

    Brand new AX8 after Axe-FX3?

    Trust me, as a former 1st gen FX8 owner/user I totally understand why the OP is asking this question. I'll spare you the tale of the beating I took selling my FX8, but that didn't stop me from getting an AX8 last week. I live & work in the present, for better or worse. I have NO DOUBT there will...
  56. BCy2k

    What do you use for backup if AX8 dies at gig?

    Except for this thread, me neither. Call me crazy, but I think we're good. ;o)
  57. BCy2k

    What do you use for backup if AX8 dies at gig?

    That counts. I remember having to do this once on a gig with my AmpliFire (3). My point was, Fractal gear seems to enjoy a reputation of way above average reliability. I've never ever heard anyone suggest otherwise.
  58. BCy2k

    What do you use for backup if AX8 dies at gig?

    Exactly how many of you have actually had ANY of their Fractal gear fail at a gig (or a session)? I have an AX8 inbound (former FX8 user) and you're all making it seem as though the phenomenon occurs at epidemic levels, making a backup vitally important. I know stuff happens, but this is one...
  59. BCy2k

    So, is there a future for the FX8?

    If there's a future for electric guitar, there's probably a place in there somewhere for the FX8 too.
  60. BCy2k

    Show Us Your FX8 Rig! (post your pics)

    My setup has changed since this pic, but at the time I'm pretty sure I had the H9 after the FX8. I was using the scene control from the FX8 to call up presets on both the AmpliFire and the H9. Worked fine.
  61. BCy2k

    Looks like FX8 is on sale for $999 now???

    +1 Zero regrets here. There's always a price to be paid for being the 1st kid on your block with any shiny new object tho ;o)
  62. BCy2k

    FX8-Edit 1.4.1 Released

    I see. The link goes to v 1.4.2 FWIW.
  63. BCy2k

    FX8-Edit 1.4.1 Released

    Not to be all picky & stuff, but shouldn't this thread read v "1.4.2?"
  64. BCy2k

    small number of original FX8s for $1099

    Twist twist ... Everyone EXPECTS an annual new auto release to happen. Not so from Fractal. Your analogy is invalid. Face it, you're not helping. So stop.
  65. BCy2k

    small number of original FX8s for $1099

    There is ALWAYS risk involved when you want to be the 1st kid on your block with the shiny new toy. I knew the risks going in. I rarely ever buy anything "new" - but there were reasons for me to make an exception this time. Even though I've had to learn this lesson before. More than once now...
  66. BCy2k

    small number of original FX8s for $1099

    I thought about selling my FX8 to help fund an AX8, but decided not to once it became clear how difficult Fractal had made things. I'm happy with my FX8 and I intend to hang on to it, but if I ever make a future Fractal purchase it will probably happen in the used market.
  67. BCy2k

    Out Post Looper Location Problem

    Aha - good to know!! Thanks!
  68. BCy2k

    Out Post Looper Location Problem

    I wanted to follow up in case anyone happens to run into what happened to me with the looper. First, it WAS operator error. I was using the 2290 delay w mod. For some unknown reason, my Phase Rev setting on the delay was set to right (can't imagine why I would have done this on purpose - I...
  69. BCy2k

    Out Post Looper Location Problem

    Thanks - I opened a support ticket for this one. I'm having another issue besides the looper thing.
  70. BCy2k

    Out Post Looper Location Problem

    I can do that. Should I do it in this thread, or just open a support ticket?
  71. BCy2k

    Out Post Looper Location Problem

    I've checked my global looper location, as well as the looper location for a single preset. They're both set to out post, to record a loop with pre & post effects into the looper. It's not working. When I play back my loop it's sans delay. I've looked at a lot of things, including the manual...
  72. BCy2k

    FX8 Mark II looks sweeeet!

    Haven't the FX8 block settings been interchangeable with fx blocks from the AxeFxII, and AX8 for some time now? Seems absurd to suggest FX8 blocks wouldn't be interchangeable between the mk1 & 2 models. Proving once again the interwebz is a cesspool of misinformation ...
  73. BCy2k

    FX8 Mark II looks sweeeet!

    C'mon, the new one is at least a million times better, and infinitely blacker. I'd say everyone who was the 1st kid on their block to get an FX8 knows just how you feel. It's what happens when you gotta' have the shiny new object. To which I plead guilty your honor ;o) I doubt I'll be as...
  74. BCy2k

    FX8 Mark II looks sweeeet!

    I totally get what you're saying, and I too, found myself asking: That's all it takes to go from a mark I to a mark II? They had to call it something. As small & few as the changes may seem, they're not nothing. What might have happened if they hadn't re-named it after changing the color, foot...
  75. BCy2k

    FX8 Mark II looks sweeeet!

    "That's so black ... it's like how much more black could this be? And the answer is ... none. None more black." - Nigel Tufnel
  76. BCy2k

    xy Problems

    I've been using humbuster cables from day 1 and I still experience this issue occasionally. I think it's safe to say that has nothing to do with the issue. For me, it never happened on the earliest firmware versions. I can say with certainty it started happening from v2.0 onward. I experienced...
  77. BCy2k

    xy Problems

    I've run into this problem a couple times now. I have an xy set up to toggle between a long & short reverb. I've had two occasions in which I've been unable to toggle between them. It usually goes away when I reboot my FX8. I have no idea what I might have done to cause the issue, which makes it...
  78. BCy2k

    Show Us Your FX8 Rig! (post your pics)

    Thanks, yes. Running the FX8 in 4CM with AF.
  79. BCy2k

    Using FX8 in 4CM with Humbuster Cables, Question about adding an H9

    Thanks. It makes sense that the humbuster cables only help where they're applicable, but not beyond. I have an old school method for noise minimization between conventional pedals that I'm sure will keep the noise floor essentially non-existent. The H9 is a fairly pristine unit to begin with...
  80. BCy2k

    Using FX8 in 4CM with Humbuster Cables, Question about adding an H9

    What I want to do is put the H9 after the FX8 post outs, then run from the H9 into the fx return on the AmpliFire. Is there any "humbusting" going on if I use a pair of humbuster cables going from the post outs on the FX8 into the H9? Or does this defeat the point of using humbuster cables...
  81. BCy2k

    Using FX8 in 4CM with Humbuster Cables, Question about adding an H9

    Thanks. The part I'm confused about is weather I need humbusters in the signal path beyond the FX8 pre and post outs. If I put the H9 between the Out (post) on the FX8 and the fx return on the AmpliFire, should I use humbusters from both the FX8 out (post) into the H9, AND out from the H9 to...
  82. BCy2k

    Using FX8 in 4CM with Humbuster Cables, Question about adding an H9

    Currently my setup is an Atomic AmpliFire connected via 4CM to my FX8. I made my own humbuster cables for this initial setup and they made an audible difference for me. I like this setup a lot. I control everything via the FX8 & scenes. Usually I only need one preset to get through most gigs I...
  83. BCy2k

    FX8 with atomic amplifire ?

    I've been running an AmpliFire in 4CM with my FX8 for several months now. I like it. Obviously not as compact as an AX8 is, but I'm really pleased with everything. I'm using FX8 scenes to select presets on my AF, which is really handy. Since the new FX8 firmware came out I started making use of...
  84. BCy2k

    Scene Toggling

    I agree completely. In a perfect world, I'd say give us both: user select-able toggling AND backtracking (at the scene level). I could work with each of them. Why should it be just this way or that way? Make it both. The point is to give the user the freedom to set up their switching scheme the...
  85. BCy2k

    Scene Toggling

    I'd probably only need two switches set up to toggle (one for s1 & 2, the other for s3 & s4). I'd probably use the other 6 switches for IA to specific effect blocks. I can't say for sure I'd regularly use 4 sets of scene toggles, but I would think of all the gear heads out there, the Fractal...
  86. BCy2k

    Scene Toggling

    The AmpliFire only has 3 switches. One of the many different things their switch scheme can do is toggle presets. The various switch functions are user assignable. If you want you can make all 3 switches toggle between two presets of your choice. They always switch back to the 1st of the A/B...
  87. BCy2k

    Scene Toggling

    It's easy enough to re-save scenes to get the desired toggle thing happening between s1 & s2. As well as plan future presets with that capability in mind. I'm just petitioning, lobbying, begging, for more of that. Even if Fractal were to add just a s3 & s4 toggle without the rest. That would be...
  88. BCy2k

    Scene Toggling

    If only all of my gigs were this simple. I think it would be a far better thing if the user were free to set up their foot switch functions as elaborately, or as simply as they want. It's nice having 8 scenes. In some cases it's even nicer having the option to quickly toggle between more than...
  89. BCy2k

    FX8 3.0 Public Beta

    LOL - I see what you did there ;o)
  90. BCy2k

    FX8 3.0 Public Beta

    So, not "soon," but not, "no" either? ;o) Any potential of having the relay jacks be user assignable to pull double duty as additional expression pedal jacks? I realize the relay jacks are really important for channel switching on lot's of amps, but for people who are getting that done via...
  91. BCy2k

    FX8 3.0 Public Beta

    I would like seeing more scene toggle options in addition to the scene 1&2 toggle. Scene 3&4, 5&6 toggle, etc. Or even user select able toggling. Very handy compared to tapping twice (scene then select scene etc.).
  92. BCy2k

    FX8 3.0 Public Beta

    True, but the added functionality that comes with separating the switches from their fx blocks offers different ways of approaching & thinking about that. Scenes within scenes is a real possibility if this is taken just a bit further, but I'd be happy getting more than just one scene toggle option.
  93. BCy2k

    FX8 3.0 Public Beta

    Did my 1st gig with FW3 last night. I had created a new foot switch layout to use and it worked great. Something I found really useful was the toggle scene 1&2 concept. I can imagine ways to use more than just one scene toggle switch, like 3&4, etc., or something that can toggle between user...
  94. BCy2k

    FX8 3.0 Public Beta

    FWIW, I don't use any of the sticky modes that are available, and I rechecked my settings in this regard. I'm set on single scene. I'm not ruling out operator error, but I'm not sure what I could/would have done to cause the xy selection to stop working.
  95. BCy2k

    FX8 3.0 Public Beta

    +1 Same thing happened to me last night. I had just installed FW3beta, and was trying to toggle my reverb xy via press & hold (which was engaged in settings). I can't remember what else was going on in terms of what may have caused this, but when I tried it again later after rebooting it was...
  96. BCy2k

    FX8 > --?--> PA Is there 1 pedal that can do this?

    Atomic Amps AmpliFire will do exactly what you're looking for, and it does it really well. Of course, you may also want to get an AX8 instead, based on what you're looking for. I've already done the AMT SS-11a into a Two Notes Torpedo CAB thing. The main reason I didn't stay with the latter was...
  97. BCy2k

    AX8 Looper?

    Thx everyone. I'm already a happy FX8 user. Just curious about the AX8 looper capabilities. Looping wasn't even mentioned on the product page. Sounds different from the current FX8 scheme. What with all the assign ability that's going to be available on the AX8.
  98. BCy2k

    AX8 Looper?

    Does the AX8 have a looper, and if so, how much time does it loop in mono/stereo? Thx.
  99. BCy2k

    Scene Toggle with single button?

    +1 This really would be very handy. Two taps to toggle between two scenes can be clunky under some circumstances.
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