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  1. rickbarclay

    64-bit Axe-Edit for Windows 10?

    Hi, all. I'm running Axe Edit v3.14xxx on a Dell Inspiron 7720 loaded with Windows 10 64-bit OS with 8 gb of ddr3 ram. Lately, I've been getting CPU usage errors and static when running Axe Edit around 67 % usage. So I just now ordered 16 gb of ram hoping to solve the usage problem. Upon...
  2. rickbarclay

    Inserting text into Song Surgeon

    Hello, all. Good to see you all. I'm thinking of buying Song Surgeon 5 Pro. What I want to do with it that I don't seem able to do with Transcribe is to insert song lyrics where necessary so I can sing while I play along. SS 5 appears to have a text editor but I don't know it it will do what I...
  3. rickbarclay

    Axe-Edit 3.14 Disconnected from Axe-Fx II

    I was messing around with Rocksmith 2014, trying to get it to work thru the Axe FxII using the tutorial posted in the archives. I got it working, but there was so much line static I disconnected the Rocksmith cable and set it up using my video monitor as the audio source. The Rocksmith program...
  4. rickbarclay

    Questions about Rocksmith 2014 tutorial

    Hi there. Q 1: Does this tutorial work with the original Rocksmith program and cable? Q2. OP 2 has 2 ports-L and R. Which port do I connect the Rocksmith cable to. Q3. Is it correct that the USB part of the Rocksmith cable goes to a computer USB port? That covers 1, 2, and three of the...
  5. rickbarclay

    Why does my Axe sounded better through headphones?

    Hi, all. This has been bothering me for years--my Axe sounds harsh and over-amped through my speakers, but sounds clear and pleasant through my headphones. I'm playing through one Atomic CLR and one Powerwerks. Both amps are set to a very low volume that I use for all playing, headphone or...
  6. rickbarclay

    Flipping guitar videos from right to left & v.v.

    Just watched a Robert Renman video I get in the mail. There's a little box in the corner that allows me to flip it from right handed to left handed. So instead of having to extrapolate the scene in my mind in real time--I just press "Flip It" and there it is!. Wow! Does anybody out there know...
  7. rickbarclay

    Waaa, Waaa!

    My wah wah doesn't work anymore. I just upgraded to Quantum 9.03 from Quantum 3.02. I disconnected the mfc before upgrading but left the wah wah cable connected during the process--same as I have done for each and every update I have run. The block is set to Extern 1, but when I use the pedal...
  8. rickbarclay

    Is Addictive Drums for Idiots?

    I have this program installed on two computers. I don't use it often but recently I've become interested in metronomes and such. But Addictive Drum always throws me into "Trial Mode" when I start it. And when I run the Online Installer, all it tells me is the two installations I have and to...
  9. rickbarclay

    Input Select and Balance Question

    This has been bugging me for a while now. Input Select and Balance are on the right side of the screen in the Amp and Cab pages and maybe more. How are these two supposed to work/interact? My set up uses them like this: I use rows two and three for one amp block and one cab block each. Row two...
  10. rickbarclay

    Can I safely soda blast my guitar neck?--Update.

    Hi, all! Just got a new '78 strat, pretty much unplayable due to a lacquered fretboard and undersized frets. My bad; traded for sight seen only in photos. Sounds good, though and is in very good condition otherwise. So, my mechanic wants $450 to refret it and remove the lacquer, with the warning...
  11. rickbarclay

    Need help with audio interface.

    I've posted a similar thread in Reaper but I'm posting here hopeful to get additional exposure. I just installed a Roland Octa Capture. Everything works--as long as I use the O_C Asio driver. If I want to record I can only use the O C. If I want to playback, I have to use the Fractal ASIO. My...
  12. rickbarclay

    Taking it to the next level...

    ...which for me as a hobbyist is--recording! I've got two SM57's for the speakers, and an SM58 for vocals, and I'm waiting on a Roland Octa Capture for the interface. I've had Reaper installed for at least a year but rarely used it because of the lack of equipment. Now I'll soon be ready to...
  13. rickbarclay

    Blown Atomic CLR

    HI, all. You'd think a speaker as expensive as these would last a bit longer than two years...but, I guess not. So, anyway, I've changed out a driver in a hundred watt outdoor speaker, and I was wondering if anyone here has repaired a blown Atomic CLR and if so would you be kind enough to share...
  14. rickbarclay

    mfc pausing when I don't want it to

    Hi, all. Long time no see. Something strange is happening. When I press the foot switch to change the preset, my axe edit screen goes into pause mode. This doesn't happen when I change the preset in axe edit. It only happens when I press the up or down foot switch on the mfc 101. Can anybody...
  15. rickbarclay

    Need more sustain!

    Hi, all. I'm learning a slow blues song with lots of sustain. Problem is, I'm having trouble getting the sustain I need on the treble strings to keep up. I'm using lots of fuzz and compression, with a little delay and reverb. Any suggestions on how I might get those E and B strings to ring...
  16. rickbarclay

    Question(s) for the ages

    I have a lot confidence in my playing ability, but that confidence isn't translating satisfactorily to my fretboard. The problem is this: when I pick up my guitar and start playing, I'm full of mistakes. The mistakes gradually dissipate as I warm up, but that doesn't do any good for first-time...
  17. rickbarclay

    New Firmware, Possibly Old Question

    Sorry for asking this if it's already been addressed, but... I just finished upgrading to Quantum 1. The Ultra Res Cab samples included with the update are already installed on my computer. Do I need to re-install them from the update file, or are they already good-to-go as installed? Thanks...
  18. rickbarclay

    Looking for an Albert King sound

    Hi, all. Trying to learn solos for The Sky is Crying. I'm using preset #166, Albert's Lead, which I hope refers to A.K., and I'm playing through an ES 335. I need to tweak the preset a bit to get that Albert King bite, or twang, or whatever it is. Can some good person give me an idea as to how...
  19. rickbarclay

    RIP Louis Johnson

    https://youtu.be/AvWiT6Q6Awk
  20. rickbarclay

    Need Help connecting Addictive Drummer and Reaper

    Hi, all. I posted this to the Cockos forums, but I thought I might get some help here, too. Yesterday, I had two functional copies of Reaper on the computers, one running Windows 7 32-bit, the other running Windows 8.1 64-bit. Today I installed the full, paid-for versions of Addictive Drummer 2...
  21. rickbarclay

    Ave Edit is making me lol...

    ...in frustration, of course. What I am attempting to do is to catalog the different results I get when I change certain effects within a sampled preset. This requires me to save the preset under a different name for each change. I've been renaming the presets 0, 0a, 0b, 0c, etc., etc...
  22. rickbarclay

    AXE Edit and .csv files

    I stumbled upon a post by GotMetalBoy on 8/8/2014 in which he stated he was able to save a preset as a csv file by pressing Cntrl+Shift+Alt+Export button in Axe Edit. So I tried it and to my dismay pressing those keys would only save my preset as a syx file. Does anybody here know of any...
  23. rickbarclay

    Any way to connect two MFC's in Series or Parallel?

    Can this be done? I love the MFC but it's woefully inadequate for my needs. Bandwidth hasn't been a problem on my computer, so I think it could handle the added load.
  24. rickbarclay

    Learning scales the easy way.

    Today, after four years of intense study, chart making, and other maneuvers, I finally realized how easy it is to learn whatever scale I want by opening up Guitar Pro and printing out diatonic patterns of the whatever scale I want. For example, to learn the diatonic patterns of C major...
  25. rickbarclay

    Anyone here using Transcribe?

    Hi, all. I use Transcribe to play back music at slower speeds without losing pitch. It works good. The problem I'm having is that the program doesn't seem to allow one to choose among available devices for playback. For example, I can playback through either my AXE-FXII, my monitor speakers...
  26. rickbarclay

    Anybody using 500k pots with single coil pups?

    Hello all and Happy New Year. I'm about to upgrade my Swampkaster pots. I know single coil teles usually take a 250 k control pot, but I haven't read that you can't use a 500k pot with a single coil pickup. Before I pull the trigger and order, I figured I'd ask around here as to what might be...
  27. rickbarclay

    Using Axe as sound card question.

    I clicked on the taskbar speaker icon and choose the option to use my Axe FX as my sound card. So now it seems the sound is playing through my CLR's. However, I'm a little confused in that I was hoping that I could use the Axe's different presets to get different sounds when I playback through...
  28. rickbarclay

    Question for Reaper users.

    Hi. I've been using Reaper very sparsely for almost a year. I've loaded a couple of mp3's and 4's but I can't get any sound when I try to playback. Is it possible the program cuts off the sound after the evaluation period expires, and if so, do you think the sound will be restored if I buy a...
  29. rickbarclay

    What version am I running?

    Hi, all. Can someone tell me where in the AXE EDIT program it tells you what version of the software you are running? I can't seem to find any version number.
  30. rickbarclay

    Post-Update Question

    Upgraded to FX 16.04, Axe Edit 3.1.2(?), MFC101 3.06. In order to put my MFC into update mode, I had to press button #1 and reboot it. Did that. Upgraded successfully, I'm told. Before the upgrade, I had the MFC configured to make buttons #'s 1 and 2 correspond to scenes 1 and 2, and each...
  31. rickbarclay

    What adjustments can I make to...

    ...get equal volume across all strings? Hello, guys and gals. I have a problem on some presets where high e and b strings will sound weak when plucked, and especially when bent, but the other four strings will blast the neighbors out of their armchairs. Sometimes I can fix this simply by...
  32. rickbarclay

    To X or not to x...

    Hi, all. I recently updated to 16.04. Everything is fine. Then I updated Axe Edit to 3.1.2. Now I notice in the editor that some boxes (amp, cab, drive, etc.) have little x's in the top left corner, while other boxes have none, as before the upgrade. This is very annoying. Can anyone clue me...
  33. rickbarclay

    Just when you thought it was safe to read the news...

    Study: Smelling farts is good for your health - The Week I feel a song coming on. Anyone know of a good farting preset?
  34. rickbarclay

    Hypnosis for musicians

    Anyone here tried it? Simply put, I don't have the requisite ability to focus on whatever I'm playing ever to be any good. I can't count measures when I'm playing, so I always lose track of wherever I am, whatever I'm doing, whether it's playing or singing. No matter how hard I try, I just...
  35. rickbarclay

    Security!

    When you guys gig, what measures do you take to insure your equipment doesn't get stolen?
  36. rickbarclay

    Dumped my Splawn today for these:

    The fact that my Splawn QR and cabinet were preventing me from amp and cab modeling was eating at me so bad I couldn't take it anymore :mad: , so I did what any normal Fractalite would do, I went out and bought me a pair of Atomic CLR's. Now, everything's 8) . I got a great deal on the...
  37. rickbarclay

    We need to talk!

    Seems to me that when you pay ~$3,000 for professional grade equipment, that equipment should be able to communicate with its peripherals in such a way to give a musician peace of mind as to what feature is active and which is bypassed. Right now this does not appear to be the case with the...
  38. rickbarclay

    Happy Anniversary Betty and Dave!

    LOL. I thought I'd share this. My mother and father-in-law just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He's 76. I don't know how old she is. Can you imagine!? Married at 16. Six children and innumerable grand and great-grand children! It was a great party. Lasted three days, with all the...
  39. rickbarclay

    MFC-101 and AXE Edit not talking

    Hi, all. I've had my MFC Mark III for about two weeks now. I've read some of the manual, up to Chapter 5, IA Switches. I'm using a cat 5 cable; Bank Size is set to 0 with IA switches 1-5 controlling Scenes 1-5, and and the IA switches are set to default as per page 21 of the Mark II manual...
  40. rickbarclay

    Guitar amp issue

    Hello. I love my Axe, but I think it might be killing my tubes. I've owned this FX II since mid January of this year and I've already had to replace my power tubes once, just last week. Now tonight, with the wife at work, I got to jammin' with myself for about three hours. Just before I'm...
  41. rickbarclay

    Anybody here play slide?

    Hi, all. I just bought a course called Slide Guitar Secrets by a guy named Rob Ashe. I think he can help me get started. But just for kicks I thought I'd ask a couple of simple questions here. First off, what strings are best suited to slide playing? I use 9.5 pure nickel wound, but I'm going to...
  42. rickbarclay

    Rats! Now what the hell is wrong.

    I'm working with two different presets--#s 371 and 383. They both have volume/pan blocks. Both pan blocks are set to external 1, auto engage off, pc reset off. The volume control on preset 383 works fine. I press the volume pedal and the sound goes up and down as I move the pedal. No problems...
  43. rickbarclay

    How to achieve usable distortion?

    I hate to ask this, but I'm tired of twisting knobs and setting settings only to get lost in a cacophony of irritating noise and static. I need distortion to put my mind at rest. MY setup has been discussed in another thread, and all I can add is that everything seems to be hooked up properly. I...
  44. rickbarclay

    My Mission SP-1 doesn't want to work

    Shoot. It's late. I'm tired. And now I'm getting pissed. I just got my Mission SP-1 a couple of hours ago. I connected the pedal to the pedal port of the AXE. I went to the I/O pedal page and calibrated the pedal. Then I went to the control page and changed the Ext 1 parameter from "16"...
  45. rickbarclay

    Edited presets are causing my AXE ro reboot

    Hello, again. Tonight, with the wife away at work I thought it would be a good idea to to do some preset editing and crank up the volume on the AXE. So, I did some drastic editing in the Axe Editor, cranked up the volume and let 'er rip. I'm trying to get some nice little fuzzy distortion in...
  46. rickbarclay

    Returning Preset to factory default

    Hi all. In my ignorance of the proper AXE modus operandi I've tweaked many presets and saved the results without understanding that once I saved that altered preset the factory default setting is gone. Today it came to my attention that there are certain guitar model presets available by...
  47. rickbarclay

    Small Issue with Backing Up Individual .syx Files

    Howdy. I've backed up my system, banks, and cab files using F.B. No problem doing that, although I don't know what will happen if I ever have to restore them. But something strange does happen when I back up a single .syx file. It seems that whenever and whatever single preset I copy to my...
  48. rickbarclay

    Noob question on 4CM with two speakers

    Hello. Thought I'd start a new thread for this. I have my rig set up according to the instructions on page 21 of the manual. I have my power amp and speakers connected to OUT1-L and In2 L and I have my combo amp's RETURN connected to OUT1-R. I get sound out of both rigs, so I'm happy with that...
  49. rickbarclay

    Some newbie Q's on setting up

    Hi, all. Bought a second hand AXE-FX 2. UPS should be here with it tomorrow. While I'm waiting I'd like to ask some questions after reading the manual. Presently, my rig is as followows: amp head into speaker cab. I'm running the sound thru the effects loop, which includes an effects pedal...
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