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  1. dsimms

    Shall Axe-Edit II on Mac OS X go 64-bits?

    Glad to hear it's 64 now, but I wouldn't think it would be a problem to recompile the 32 into 64
  2. dsimms

    FS Axe FX II XL+ and MFC 101 MK III. Excellent condition w/ boxes and manuals.

    Fractal Audio Axe FX II XL+ and the MFC 101 MK III Foot Controller to go with it. Selling both together as I'm replacing this with the new Axe FX III. Both in excellent condition. Mostly played at home. The Axe has always been housed in the Anvil ATA case. The MFC 101 always housed in the...
  3. dsimms

    In Stock today?

    Thanks... just sent another request and will watch for a reply.
  4. dsimms

    In Stock today?

    First thing I checked after a few days. Not there.
  5. dsimms

    In Stock today?

    Are we supposed to get a confirmation that they received our waitlist request and have been added to the waitlist? I sent in my request about 5 days ago and haven't heard back.
  6. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #2

    For you latecomers to the holy crap moment...
  7. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.00

    Cool... You wouldn't happen to have some old Carver Sonic Holography gear laying around the house now, would you?
  8. dsimms

    Chef's Sitar

    Merci beaucoup Alex!
  9. dsimms

    Chef's Sitar

    Anyone have this patch? Working on some Steely Dan stuff this week and it looks like he pulled out.
  10. dsimms

    PRS Custom 24 input level

    My '89 Custom 24 pickups are very hot and I run the input on my Axe II XL+ around 20 - 25 like you where it tickles the red. I'm guessing the Axe FX III input uses the same inputs, but let me know if there's a difference as I'll be upgrading to the III. The PRS is my hottest output guitar and...
  11. dsimms

    Axe-Fx III review in The Guitar magazine

    Well, there goes your one hour of sleep you were allowing yourself each night.
  12. dsimms

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

    Cliff just posted some diagrams and specs: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fc-dimensions.138778/#post-1645820
  13. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 10.01 Firmware Release

    83,000 views! That should be good for a complimentary Axe III, or at least a new foot controller! Thanks!
  14. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 10.01 Firmware Release

    Sounds great. On that ambient TDR looper preset, are you controlling the Master Feedback with the input level for those delay tails?
  15. dsimms

    Farty guitar tone? Ok don't laugh please

    I hear we won't get this advanced feature until later in the Axe 3 release cycle.
  16. dsimms

    Is it me or is the Axe fx 3 aesthetically unpleasing?

    Just remember what this level of processing and performance used to look like after the gig at 3 am.
  17. dsimms

    Is it me or is the Axe fx 3 aesthetically unpleasing?

    Hey, if it gets me one faster, I'll take the credit/blame! BTW, I do have an extra space available in my 4U rack that has my II in it now, so I'm ready to go.
  18. dsimms

    III Avatar competition ?

    It's in there somewhere
  19. dsimms

    Is it me or is the Axe fx 3 aesthetically unpleasing?

    I like it. We've been asking for a usable color display for years. Besides, think of the alternatives. And do we really want to call Cliff's baby ugly and expect that wait list thing to work out?
  20. dsimms

    Very early in the morning last week. Waiting for the shuttle to the airport.

    Love it Larry. You use a great range of tones and dynamics in your songs/videos that show off the Fractal gear. Hope things have slowed down enough for you to get some rest after all the travel. I know you use the Ax8 for travel/convenience, but do you anticipate using the new III for local...
  21. dsimms

    This weeks Axe Fx T&T video will be lightning fast in Axe Edit

    Thanks Max! I’ve always wanted to clone myself so I could send the clone to do yard work while I spend more time enjoying the Axe. Brilliant! I’m going to try this later today.
  22. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Beta

    So, your intentions were betrayed when you hit the wrong key. Oh the irony.
  23. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.00 Firmware Release

    It's Cliff's fault - he sneaked in an ultra long reverb tail, measured in months, into Q8.2. It will take years to clear the air and move on now. Damn you Fractal Audio!
  24. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.00 Firmware Release

    Time for some Exposure and On The Air!
  25. dsimms

    Axe vs Plexi 100w

    I had one of those VTX 112 combos - it was like a Boogie Mark IV died, got buried in Stephen King's Pet Sematary, and came back as a really bad idea. I would have been going to the circuit breaker box outside instead of struggling to get to the cut off switch like a bad science fiction movie.
  26. dsimms

    has the axe replaced everything or not?

    This is obviously a staged shot. I mean, come on, why would you need a tuner with this rig?
  27. dsimms

    Jeff Beck Live at the Hollywood Bowl just released!

    My fave version is Jazz is Dead's with Jimmy Herring. Jimmy has been showing a lot of Jeff influences recently.
  28. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.02 Firmware Release

    I guess we shouldn't let on that Cliff shared Quantum 8.2 final release with his favorites on here several weeks ago then. For you others, you'll have to give the Quantum Eight Ball a spin.
  29. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.02 Firmware Release

    Always love your creativity and wackiness. This time you have managed to raise your own bar. Congratulations.
  30. dsimms

    EV-1 Expression pedal problem, pot falls off the teeth

    Contact support. I'm sure they'd like to know you've been able to replicate this on two EV-1s.
  31. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.02 Firmware Release

    Fixed that for you.
  32. dsimms

    How many expression pedals are you using?

    That's a great song, but its the poster child for pedalboard tapdancing in that middle break where it goes back to the intro. Sure love the Axe for this simplicity now.
  33. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.02 Firmware Release

    Somebody went to a lot of trouble to come up with this comparison!
  34. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.02 Firmware Release

    You guys are amateurs. We're gonna need a good old fashioned dumpster fire Dumble tone discussion to coerce Cliff to post an update and get us back on track. Here are a few starters... HRM/non-HRM switch location in Axe Edit? Should I run the crystal lattice block in serial or parallel? Oh...
  35. dsimms

    Vocal'ish' pick attack, smooth warm OD :- How to get this tone?

    Picks or it didn't happen! (sorry, couldn't resist).
  36. dsimms

    Singtall Superpack of presets are ready!

    Saw this AX8 cover video a few weeks ago...
  37. dsimms

    Are All XL+ Units Equal?

    Those Sampson era XL+'s are legendary
  38. dsimms

    Are All XL+ Units Equal?

    My main circuit board is signed by this guy, no doubt after a Soju binge in Seoul or QOTSA peyote ritual. Yours can't touch it.
  39. dsimms

    Do cab packs get stored onto the Axe-Fx II, itself?

    You're going to fit right in here
  40. dsimms

    FAS Class A - Parameter Adjustment

    Not sure accuracy comes in here... the FAS models are Cliff and team's virtual examples of how they would have built an amp to cover a particular sound or amp architecture.
  41. dsimms

    Allan Holdsworth. RIP. One of a Kind.

    What a great loss. Incredible talent and nice guy. I was lucky to meet him several times in the 80's, at the Synth Axe room at NAMM shows and when he played in Vegas after Metal Fatigue had just come out. My first exposure to a teenage Allan Holdsworth was when the UK album came out. Here's...
  42. dsimms

    My battle with Mr Fletcher-Munson.............

    Where do you place your CLRs? I have two and put them in front of me as stereo monitor wedges. I leave the low cutoff filters on the CLRs off.
  43. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Firmware Release

    There's been some discussion here: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/couple-of-observations-about-the-friedmans-in-7-02.126030/#post-1499773
  44. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Firmware Release

    Yeah, Frank sure was a subtle innuendo kinda guy, wasn't he (love all the song references in here)...
  45. dsimms

    Synth sounds like the EHX Synth9?

    Pretty cool. I've got their B9 pedal. Once they figured out how to convert the guitar polyphony well on the front end, they have taken off with variants. I'd love to see the current or, if necessary, future Axe FX units handle polyphony at least this well, leading to all kinds of horn...
  46. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Firmware Release

    I consider his posts the equivalent of putting on some Zappa music, and listening to the lyrics instead of the guitar (for a change).
  47. dsimms

    New XL+/MFC-101/EV-1

    Welcome to the Axe family. I purchased the same rig, plus CLRs, about two years ago. Haven't gone back to my nice tube amps or cabs since, and play the Axe at home, band rehearsal, and gigs. I'm also an IT guy, and have found the variety and depth of settings, approaches and solutions...
  48. dsimms

    Q7 and the new toys (motor drive, compressors, etc) - expectations for live gigging

    I changed the title to Q7 (from Q7.02b) to get some more feedback. Anyone else had a chance to try out the new features (motor drive, opto compressors, shimmer drive) in a live/loud band setting?
  49. dsimms

    So this happened today...

    I have a preset to allow two separate guitar chains like that for when the other guitarist in the band comes over to review songs. Love the flexibility and being able to turn on separate drives, etc with the MFC.
  50. dsimms

    Setting input levels for multiple guitars

  51. dsimms

    Q7 and the new toys (motor drive, compressors, etc) - expectations for live gigging

    I've got my first gig with 7.01 coming up Friday, and am considering using 7.02b since I've got time to work through my presets this week. There's been lots of happy talk about the recent additions (new FW, shimmer drive, motor drive, opto compressors) and I wonder how many were home/bedroom...
  52. dsimms

    WICKED WIKI 19: defaulting the AMP block

    These amp block hard and soft reset questions come up in every firmware upgrade thread. Thanks for this Yek! You did a great job explaining it and covering all the bases. Recommend making this a stickie. Calling @Admin M@
  53. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.01 Firmware Release

    I dunno... I could swear I experienced some ridiculously good on my fave plexi patch on Q7.01, but maybe it was my playing for one brief shining moment.
  54. dsimms

    FRFR system?

    Plenty of good info on here with a simple search for FRFR. Atomic CLR, Friedman, ASM... lots to pick from in a variety of price ranges. The more expensive ones (Atomic CLR, Friedman) will run you around a grand apiece, and get a lot of praise. I love my CLRs.
  55. dsimms

    if you get a virus issue when updating axe edit

    Does that include this forum?
  56. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Firmware Release

    I always thought/assumed you had to also save the preset after reselecting the amp model.
  57. dsimms

    How to get this sound from the AXEFX?

    That was hilarious. I predict this will rise to the top of the Axe feature request list, Cliff will permanently move Fractal HQ to Tokyo, and the next six years will see them putting out one pronunciation epiphany after the other.
  58. dsimms

    Reality Mode?

    Well, that's just a silly question. As a Hot Cat 30 owner, of course chickenhead knobs will make any amp sound better. Just like pointy guitars are required for shredding. Look at this puny attempt at shredding on non-pointy guitars.
  59. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta #2

    Fixed that for you.
  60. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta #2

    Since you're from the land of beer nog, isn't that supposed to be hoser instead of poser? Or are they interchangeable?
  61. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta #2

    Wow... after updating and restarting the Axe, Mila Kunis showed up and asked if I would like some company, AND she understood when I said I had to try out the new FW. Said she'd be back in an hour with some girlfriends. Nice job Cliff and crew!
  62. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta

    You know we're gonna hold you to this, just because you always bring it.
  63. dsimms

    Hello to everybody! :)

    Your English is great, so no worries. We get some real challenging/confusing posts from Axe users that don't speak English, but I've found this group is very flexible in trying to understand the message and help. Google translate helps too.
  64. dsimms

    Hello to everybody! :)

    Welcome to the club Andrea! I'm sure a lot of folks will recognize you from the Axe Facebook groups and your preset demos, so you're already hitting the ground running here. This introductory post will get you your ten, probably in the next several hours. I'd recommend you look through the...
  65. dsimms

    Metallica backstage part 2!

    Glad to see by your avatar that you're more than a Metallica Fan. When people ask me about my dream gig, it's Mothers Finest!
  66. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta

    My contender for Matt's next avatar...
  67. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta

    We love all the great things you have delivered so far Cliff, so take your time. We're a patient lot.
  68. dsimms

    Hollow body Tone?

    Checked out his website and some bio... Playing that L5 through THREE cranked twins! I'm surprised he can still hear. Love that tone but I think it's going to be hard to get that resonance/thump without a hollow body guitar. It will be fun to see if someone can do it with an IR. Thanks for...
  69. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta

    My favorite use of this term...
  70. dsimms

    In the Spirit of NAMM Anouncements (FAS reactive load box)

    Probably near impossible since speaker reactive loading occurs mostly in the physical domain (real resistors etc), that you can't model since getting the signal in the digital domain requires a much smaller signal to process. Not that a physical domain solution isn't possible, but the solution...
  71. dsimms

    Got My XL+ Today!

    Contact Fractal about the LCD mount being skewed. They may say you can open up the box and straighten it yourself if it's an easy fix and you're ok with that. Otherwise I'm sure they'll let you send it in for a fix.
  72. dsimms

    Justin Derrico: The Voice.

    Justin is a great guitarist and there are some good videos of him with Pink's tours. He's also a Bogner fan and endorser, so that might keep him in that camp even if he loves the Axe. Here's a cool interview session...
  73. dsimms

    I'm addicted to Supply Sag

    I haven't heard of light bulbs in the speaker cable path, but Sam Timberlake (http://www.samamp.com) has been using four light bulbs in the output tube power supply chain to do this in his VAC (Variable Amplitude Clipping) amps. His VAC23 is great. There's a selector for turning on the bulbs...
  74. dsimms

    EV-1 Mounting with Dual-Lock (Removing feet)

    Mark at Fractal recommended the Dual Lock, but I decided to use the screws with my Furman SPB-8 pedalboard. I actually ended up needing longer screws due to the thickness of the pedalboard base, and the MFC screws ended up being the solution. Fractal sent me several sets. Here is some...
  75. dsimms

    Comp vs multicomp? (Solo Dallas Schaffer Replica)

    Ha! And much cheaper than the real thing. Watch out Cliff. I suspect someone out there is working on a Klon simulation workaround as we speak.
  76. dsimms

    How often do you change the Input Trim?

    Thanks Ian. So this is much ado about nothing. I can pull the thread if you think this is trivial or misleading for some. On the other hand, it might clear it up for some others.
  77. dsimms

    How often do you change the Input Trim?

    For best results, S/N ratio etc, we're supposed to set the input trim in the I/O->INPUT menu so our loudest signal briefly lights up the red on the meter. If I set it up for a hot guitar signal, my single coil guitars are way behind and I have to compensate for the levels and dynamics elsewhere...
  78. dsimms

    I come bearing gifts......sing along

    Too bad we can't get Vincent Price to play the role of HAD.
  79. dsimms

    Wildcard set up is awesome!!

    Some background. I had to look up wildcard myself. http://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/wildcard.84593/
  80. dsimms

    Implement dB meter in my rack

    This isn't gonna be as accurate, but it's a lot more fun to wear on the gig. Plus you can always point to it when the club owner tells you you're too loud. I got one after seeing Moses Mo wearing one with Mother's Finest.
  81. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.02 Firmware Released

    If you like the dynamics of having speaker drive increase as you increase your rig volume, you could tie it to/control it with the volume pedal if you're using one.
  82. dsimms

    New FAS Video w. Larry Mitchell + Free Presets!

    +1 Montgomery here. Time for us to make a trip to Opelika and buy Larry the biggest steak dinner we can get.
  83. dsimms

    Funny way to mess with the audience / amp snobs....

    That's not going to work. You'll need a decent amp to fool most guitarists...
  84. dsimms

    Steve Vai, Axe Fx, & Larry Mitchell

    Was that at Work/Play? Glad you got to meet Larry there!
  85. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.01 Firmware Released

    Well, now you've done it...
  86. dsimms

    Where's 6.1 Beta??

    I didn't know Dave Friedman had joined the team
  87. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    Any chance of the connectors being on the back like my EV-1's, or as an option? That will be important to putting three side by side even using right angle plugs.
  88. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    Ha! Let's call it the EV-2! (Timing is everything in this business, right?) Are you ready to give us the dimensions on this yet? Thanks as usual for leading this industry.
  89. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    Love it. Now if I could just get a slightly smaller expression pedal to fit three on my board I'd never ask for another thing.
  90. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    I reset the amp blocks on my 20 or so main presets every time I upgrade. I recently set the Global Modeling Version to "Latest". Does this mean I won't need to do the amp block resets going forward? Cliff recommended resetting the wah blocks to pick up the new wah improvements.
  91. dsimms


    Cliff - would you please give some more backstory here. I've heard of amps being referred to as unstable in the past, mostly referring to building Trainwreck style amps. Usually that it was difficult to get that circuit under control, took lots of experience and tweaking and just the right...
  92. dsimms

    Welcome TREVOR RABIN!

    Haven't listened to Trevor much since the Yes 90125 days. This songs sounds like Dregs with a little Pat Metheny mixed in. Thanks Matt!
  93. dsimms

    How does Cliff (or employees of Fractal) monitor this beast?

    True, and Cliff still uses only the Chiquita guitar for all development and testing.
  94. dsimms

    Fractal Audio AMP models: Hot Kitty (Bad Cat Hot Cat 30)

    Don't think so... I think it was always the Lynx from PT forward. CORRECTION - Looks like he's using a Hot Cat 15 or 30 here, PT in 2006...
  95. dsimms

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 5.02 Firmware Released

    I got my Big Muff around '73, with a Small Stone phaser because of Ernie Isley. His strat playing through the Big Muff and phaser (I think he used a Maestro phaser) is incredible.
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