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  1. gdgross

    Only 3 Switches? What were they thinking?

    Wild. I don't think I could do that myself, but sounds good if it's working for you! I need simplicity in my life, hah.
  2. gdgross

    Only 3 Switches? What were they thinking?

    I think I'll be fine with the 3 FM3 switches plus a 5 switch external controller (voes). But the discussion did get me wondering, will/does anyone actually bring different pedalboards/setup per gig? I can't imagine re-jiggering my layout depending on the size of the stage. I want one...
  3. gdgross

    Only 3 Switches? What were they thinking?

    Yep, that's what i'd like too.
  4. gdgross

    FM3 hot questions (and, hopefully, answers)

    Man that performance mode looks cool - hope it gets ported to the FM3! It's a great time to be a guitarist
  5. gdgross

    Compact Rig Idea

    MC-5Jr needs 7-9V. I'm not sure what the FASLINK voltage is, but I suspect I can get something workable out of it. Worst case i have to use an external supply. Still a pretty small solution.
  6. gdgross

    Compact Rig Idea

    I actually bought a B stock Voes MC-5jr midi controller a few weeks ago in anticipation of using it with the FM3. I've got a couple mini-expression pedals, and this combo promises to be even lighter and smaller than my already-very-svelte AX8 pedalboard. Can't wait. The MC-5jr was perfect...
  7. gdgross

    What pedalboard for the FM3?

    Haha, me too - just so happened that my axe8 pedalboard worked out to 1x2'. Although I've switched to smaller expression pedals and shaved a couple of inches off the length... I like my scrappy pedalboard - it's kinda what i would have done in a high school punk band - very rock and roll lol...
  8. gdgross

    Ground hum when using AX8

    I replaced my tele pups win kinmans years ago for this exact reason and never looked back. they sound great to me and no noise
  9. gdgross

    Add Tremolo with EXP?

    you could also set your depth to whatever controller is associated with your exp pedal
  10. gdgross

    Ground hum when using AX8

    ground loop or junk getting in through the guitar pickups? 1. Does it go away when you turn down the ax8 output? 2. Does it go away when you turn down the guitar volume? I had a church gig for years that basically forced me to go to noiseless pickups on all my single coils. something in the...
  11. gdgross

    Any way to separate metronome?

    I think the answer is no, but I wanted to ask the group - Is there any way to isolate the metronome from the rest of your signal path? manual says it's just mixed in at output 1. And there's no pan control, unfortunately. (I'd be ok with a mono signal if it meant I could get an isolated...
  12. gdgross

    FM3 hot questions (and, hopefully, answers)

    Fantastic. That'd get me where i want to be - isolated click from everything else. Now, if I could route it to the headphone output only, that would really make my day!
  13. gdgross

    FM3 hot questions (and, hopefully, answers)

    fingers crossed. It's quite hard for me to get a tempo into my brain by only a flashing light. Click would be soooo much better. Not sure how drummers do it, maybe it's just a ballpark. edit- actually the ideal scenario just popped into my head...if I could run the metronome to the...
  14. gdgross

    FM3 hot questions (and, hopefully, answers)

    Here’s a setup I’d like to be able to do on the FM3. Currently on my ax8 I do not believe this is possible. I’d like to use the looper block separately from my main guitar output. Easy enough to do this by hard panning left and right. No sweat, the applications for stereo effect live are, at...
  15. gdgross

    Voodoo Labs Ground Control with FM3

    Don't see why you cant use any old garden variety thing that spits out MIDI... including the VL ground control.
  16. gdgross

    What pedalboard for the FM3?

    Well, my pedalboard is a piece of plywood...was planning the same for the FM3 :tonguewink:
  17. gdgross

    Metronome out....

    Had a thought today. I've never made a preset that used a metronome, but I know it's there. would be useful to pipe out a separate click to other band members when using the looper block. Anyone done this, perhaps by just hard L/R panning, or the FX loop send? ie, click out of one output...
  18. gdgross

    FASLINK Pinout

    Yes I imagine so. Yep, good point, didn't think to look at the FC manual! hah
  19. gdgross

    FASLINK Pinout

    True - hopefully the FASLINK power will be high enough, they say "high signalling levels" which could mean different things to different people lol. Hopefully higher than TTL levels (5V)
  20. gdgross

    FASLINK Pinout

    Excellent idea, forgot that the FM3 had the USB A! Would still have to build my own custom cable, though as I'll be using a voes MC-5jr, which has no USB port. (can't beat that skinny form factor. I look forward to an even smaller, yet more capable, pedalboard in future)
  21. gdgross

    FASLINK Pinout

    Perfect, thanks! That's exactly what I was hoping ;-)
  22. gdgross

    FASLINK Pinout

    Hi all - I'm not an axIII user (AX8 until the FM3 drops), but i have a question about the FASlink. I know it provides power to the FC6/12, but does anyone know the power specs and the pinouts? I'm planning to update my Ax8 with an FM3 and an external MIDI controller (FC is too big IMO), and I...
  23. gdgross

    To Sell or Not to Sell the AX8 for the new FM3?

    Assuming I can get the FM3 + voes MC-5jr does most of what my Ax8 does, I'm selling. It promises to be an even smaller and just as if not more capable rig. The width of the FM3 + two exp pedals all hard mounted to my plywood board has me like :hearteyes::hearteyes: I like keeping up with the...
  24. gdgross

    Compact MIDI switchers that would match FM3 width in the pedal board?

    Yes, this form factor looks to be just about perfect as far as I'm concerned. If I can map the buttons to control CCs then I think I'm set.
  25. gdgross

    Footswitch possibilities with FM3

    Ok that is seriously cool. Get wah with just your foot and no pedal? I wonder how it feels....
  26. gdgross

    FM3 Footswitching options

    Yep. That's the whole reason I went to the 8 over the AXII: tired of lugging rack + pedalboard/floor controller.
  27. gdgross

    Compact MIDI switchers that would match FM3 width in the pedal board?

    I'm interested in this as well, as I'm coming from an ax8 and don't want to increase the size of my pedalboard. I did find the Morningstar MC6, but I'd prefer something in a longer 6-in-a-single-row form factor, and I don't think I'll need the LCD display either. I plan to set up this extra...
  28. gdgross

    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    Thanks. (sorry). Also, bummer. One of the best things about my ax8 is how compact it is. Guess I won't be upgrading when the time comes.
  29. gdgross

    Announcing the FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor!

    dimensions on these? (wondering if the FM3 + FC6 is larger or smaller than my AX8...)
  30. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    Thanks guys :-)
  31. gdgross

    Falling in love with Looper block!

    Lol, sure but it's a little less live/engaging at that point.
  32. gdgross

    Falling in love with Looper block!

    Ah, got it. So if i'm triggering it with external midi CC commands, I need to make sure my internal tempo is the same as what CCs start and stop messages would indicate. Alternatively, if the AX8 could ouptut a click based on the internal tempo, that'd work too. Man, this thing is deep
  33. gdgross

    Falling in love with Looper block!

    Really?? I never knew about this feature. Does it quantize after the fact i assume? (could've used it for that video above, we had several false starts due to my, ahem, less-than-tight percussion playing.)
  34. gdgross

    Falling in love with Looper block!

    The looper block won't quantize as far as I know, but you can trigger it via midi messages so that it stays in sync with a click track. I just did this for a live video my band did for the tiny desk contest. I set up a midi track in protools, connected to the ax8 via usb, used two midi CC...
  35. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    Aaaaaannnndddd here's the result. Worked like a charm. Sm57 -> external preamp -> FX loop return panned hard right -> looper block -> protools. Left side of everything was reserved for the guitar ;-)
  36. gdgross

    Switching between clean and dirty amp settings

    I've found the audio gap when switching between x/y amp states to be quite noticeable. I discovered the control switches recently, and it's a much better choice for me. No dropout at all.
  37. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    lol, not too complicated, just looping some percussion rather than guitar bits, so i need to use a mic/preamp and the FX loop (input 2) in the ax8. I'll also be playing guitar, so I'll pan the guitar left and the loop right for two mono channels rather than one stereo.
  38. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    I set up a test session with a midi track in PT last night and was easily able to trigger the looper function in my AX8 via midi over USB, no special cables needed. I'm actually going to use the looper to record a percussion loop with a mic, rather than a guitar loop, so I'll need a small...
  39. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    Heck, now that I'm settingt his up, I realize that I may as well have PT turn on a few effects for me so I don't have to stomp either. This is amazing.
  40. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    Well, now that I realize it can be synced, i'll probably just use the click in protools! I seriously excited about this, Mike - really appreciate hearing from someone who's done this. And curious about SLM now too for shows haha
  41. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    Actually, i probably don't need SLM at all, since I'm just wanting to record this live, probably can just do it all in pro tools.
  42. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    Exactly right. Although I suppose if i have the flexibility of midi turning the looper on/off, then I may actually have a few bars where I stop the loop...we'll see I may just keep it simple too
  43. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    FYI I have this crazy idea for a live vid for my band, starting with a percussion loop, which I'll need to record withe a mic/preamp and run into the axe8. Suppose I'll have to make a special preset with loop all left and guitar all right for this one...unless there's another looper pedal out...
  44. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    wow, thanks Mike - I'm gonna check SLM out... does it stay in sync well? ie, can you make it to the end of a 5 minute song without too much drift between the click and the loop? I suppose I could set up midi ccs tt restart the loop every several bars or so...
  45. gdgross

    Looper and MIDI Clock

    Hi all - I've never experimented with MIDI clock and time syncing effects before, so I'm diving in over my head for sure with this question, but if the answer is "yes" i'm gonna be super pumped. Can I input an external MIDI clock to the AX8 and slave the looper to the MIDI clock? Ideally I'd...
  46. gdgross

    Sold my Axe III .... bought an AX8

    Sticking w the 8, sold my II and my MIDI controller as soon as the 8 came out, and never looked back. The III seems cool, but I sure don't want to lug a rack around again. When/if there's an AX8-2, then i'll jump, as I occasionally do run into CPU usage issues, but to me it's not worth the...
  47. gdgross

    What's the best way to set up my AX8 for recording?

    Yeah why not just record direct? Otherwise hook up your quilter amp to a cab and mic it as usual
  48. gdgross

    Linked amps and parameters on AX8

    I believe you can save blocks in the AX8 editor, but it's not really the same thing. Shame; i'd love it too, speaking as a former AXII owner
  49. gdgross

    Can I do this? (footswitch question)

    Bummer, thanks! Any chance of getting something like this in a future FW update?
  50. gdgross

    Can I do this? (footswitch question)

    In my never-ending quest to simplify my presets and switches, I'd like to set up a footswitch in the following manner: normal function controls amp input gain via a control switch secondary function (0.5sec hold) changes the amp state from x to y and vise versa. Here's the catch - I'd like...
  51. gdgross

    AX8 SPDIF Recording Sample Rate Question

    wow, the clock source on the apollo is set to internal, and you don't hear any pops or clicks in the axe channels? I ALWAYS have to set my clock source to spdif coax when I'm recording direct. (Not with an apollo, but same idea with my apogee HW
  52. gdgross

    lowest profile right angle iec power cable?

    Yeah, I'm trying to minimize the length of the connector sticking out perpendicular to the back panel of the AX8. I could live with what I have now, but it's not very sexy. I also discovered the left angle on my last pedalboard for the AX8!
  53. gdgross

    lowest profile right angle iec power cable?

    Where do you think I snagged that picture? :-D
  54. gdgross

    lowest profile right angle iec power cable?

    don't tempt me, guys... lol
  55. gdgross

    Very Stable Genius

    Very Stable Genius
  56. gdgross

    lowest profile right angle iec power cable?

    Hi all, In my never-ending quest to have the smallest, lightest, and baddest-ass pedalboard ever, I'm on the hunt for a low profile right angle IEC cable. You know, the usual thing: Just hopefully a little shorter than normal...anyone know of an IEC entry that has a shorter back end?
  57. gdgross

    Axe-Fx III vs AX8

    What's the difference in the amp & cab modelling? I was under the impression that they had the same models, just less horsepower in the 8/II. I'm thinking that's not true given the responses here?
  58. gdgross

    Mini expression pedal with switch

    Thanks Chris - I know about auto engage, but I've never really gotten on well with it. It's great, if you have a dedicated exp pedal for wah, but that's not me. My rig is as minimalistic as it can be, just one volume pedal and one exp (+ the axe8). I use the exp for both wah and to control...
  59. gdgross

    Mini expression pedal with switch

    Crickets....methinks this doesn't exist short of hacking up a mini crybaby.
  60. gdgross

    Mini expression pedal with switch

    Hi guys, I'm in the process of shrinking my pedalboard. I'm changing my EBJr volume pedal to a DOD mini expression pedal. Now I'm looking for something like a mini cry baby for expression. I like the feel of the mini crybaby as a wah, and I do use my expression with my Ax8 to control wah...
  61. gdgross

    tremolo timing

    That's the only way I could think of it. Or else get the entire band on a click and run a MIDI clock into your AX8...
  62. gdgross

    I switched! Axe-Fx II to AX8

    Me too. On very rare occasions I miss the extra CPU but the portability is worth it 1000x over.
  63. gdgross

    AX8 Foot Switch Tops

    I've had a couple pop off, afaik they aren't magnetic tho. I just pop them back on and go about my business, they seem to hold tight enough that I don't worry about it. I've had designs to stick a little rubberized epoxy or JB weld or something in there, but never got around to it, and I...
  64. gdgross

    Recording wet/dry signal with spdif?

    I've done a lot worse than that when i'm tired :-D
  65. gdgross

    Recording wet/dry signal with spdif?

    Sure, pan one left and one right - FYI I do this all the time - having a DI is super useful for editing, even if you don't reamp or do anything else w it.
  66. gdgross

    A Tone Epiphany

    Didn't realize that! I've just instinctively run revs and delays in parallel since my axefx ultra days...
  67. gdgross

    A Tone Epiphany

    You can also run your reverb in parallel at 100% wet and cut the lows on the reverb only.
  68. gdgross

    A Tone Epiphany

    My style isn't proggy or hard, but i've always found a good balance using the low cut on the cab IR only, usually I set to just get rid of some of the extreme lows, like 80 and below. To my ears that seems to clean things up without sacrificing much of the "real" tone
  69. gdgross

    updating...

    updating...
  70. gdgross

    Toto "Hold the Line" Solo

    Nice! that one's a killer! I recorded it once, and it literally took me I think like 75 takes or something equally ridiculous to be able to comp a good version together.
  71. gdgross

    Using Ernie Ball Jr as expression pedal with AX-8

    I use an EB JR as a dedicated volume pedal, and an mission SP something or other as my exp; I like having the built in switch to turn wah on/off as i did in the old days. :-) I did change my EB JR to a linear pot, which sort of seems a little pointless given that I'm applying a log curve to...
  72. gdgross

    Dry signal recording possible with AX8?

    If you're only recording in mono and adding your effects ITB, then it's even easier, no need for the effects loop. Just add two filter blocks, one panned hard left, and the other hard right. one will come at the end of your signal chain in series, and the other will take the dry input and just...
  73. gdgross

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

    my backup the amplitube app on my iphone coupled with an iRig adapter :-D and i have actually used it once!
  74. gdgross

    FX Loop silent

    or as it turns out, pluggin in the cable to the left out instead of the right, when you're only using the main L out everyone back to your regularly scheduled forum
  75. gdgross

    FX Loop silent

    Ok, this is strangely my first time using the effects loop block. As I understand it i just insert it in chain and then can patch effects in using the out 2/in2 jacks right? So i set up a patch that sounds fine without the block. Insert the block and run a straight cable from out 2 to in 2...
  76. gdgross

    IR vs parametric EQ

    Thanks guys, i figured they are the same in this case. Actually shooting an IR in real life would bake in the room tone, but in this case it's just an eq match, which *sort of* gets at the room if it has any tonal characteristics, but doesn't address the any time effects.
  77. gdgross

    Any tips to fatten up the 1st string ?

    An actual fatter string?
  78. gdgross

    IR vs parametric EQ

    guys i did some eq matching (in protools) on my acoustic instruments, using an eq match feature to make the DI signal sound as close to the mic'd signal as possible. I know some people bake these into an IR. Is there any advantage to doing that, compared to just adding a parametric eq block...
  79. gdgross

    AX8 vs Axe-Fx II - How Do You Decide?

    I was an ax2 guy and 'downgraded' a year and a half ago, for the portability and all-in-one setup. No longer need to carry a separate rack and pedalboard. I do occasionally miss the higher horsepower, mainly for swirly/wispy/shimmery/reverby type effects i run into cpu limits. But the 8 is...
  80. gdgross

    96kHz sampling?

    Thanks, I'll add this to the mile-long list of protools feature requests :-)
  81. gdgross

    96kHz sampling?

    Ah so the daw would need to have an internal sample rate different that the interface. Fwiw I think logic 9 used to do this - I remember recording via USB on the axefx (original I think!) in 44.1k sessions. Currently using PT 12, I'll have to check whether this is possible
  82. gdgross

    96kHz sampling?

    i normally clock all my sessions at 48kHz, which fits perfectly with the ax8. When i need to record electric, I do it direct from the SPDIF out, with the ax8 acting as the clock source. Works perfectly, and I can use my audio interfaces internal clock for recording everything else. This may be...
  83. gdgross

    AX8 vs Axe FX II pros and cons live use

    I downgraded from an axII to an ax8. Sold my midi controller and now I have one less thing to carry. Ax8 sounds just as good, only occasionally will I run into CPU usage issues. I've got the smallest best sounding rig of my life and i couldn't be happier.
  84. gdgross

    Are you successfully using your AX8 via s/pdif?

    Never done it with a focusrite interface, but with my apogee i need to set the clock source to coax spdif. otherwise they clocks aren't in lock step and i get pops as well.
  85. gdgross

    Are you successfully using your AX8 via s/pdif?

    SpDIF works great for me. Using an apogee ensemble, 2015 macbook pro, w sierra loaded as the os. Recording into Protools v12, but ive used the ax8 spdif into logic 9 as well with no problems.
  86. gdgross

    Capturing Acoustic Body IRs

    Thanks guys. I did use some deconvolution in the past when I took those mama bear IRs a long time ago. But now that I've kind of settled into my "keeper" acoustic instruments, i think I'd like to capture some IRs of all of them, as I usually run them as "specialty" instruments alongside my...
  87. gdgross

    Capturing Acoustic Body IRs

    Hey guys - Is there a good method for capturing Impulse responses for acoustic instrument bodies? At one point in my history I used Logics' IR capture to take impulse responses of the D-Tar Mama Bear, but hw would one go about it with a real acoustic instrument? Bang on the body and record...
  88. gdgross

    Reccomend an External switch with an indicator light?

    Yes, but the preset change algorithm could be written such that, upon a preset change, it reads the state of the latch and makes that state represent the initial state of the effect its assigned to... Or, best of both worlds, this setting could be made programmable so you can have either the...
  89. gdgross

    Reccomend an External switch with an indicator light?

    Not to derail the thread, but is there a setting to change this? I use an external switch (inside the misson exp pedal) as my wah on/off and occasionally forget to turn off when I change patches. I guess my subconscious expects the default patch to be recalled and not read the external switch...
  90. gdgross

    Some thoughts on guitars and the ax8.

    Smae here! I hear more differences in my guitars through the ax8 than I did when I had tube amps. That being said, I think I've settled onto the amps I really like in the ax8, and I didn't have access to many of these IRL.
  91. gdgross

    AX8: Almost bought...then I saw Tyler Grund's SRV Patch. Should I go Axe FxII?

    Oh right, I guess I was thinking you already had an interface - yeah you gotta plug the SPDIF into something. Although I bet there are SPDIF to USB converters out there...
  92. gdgross

    AX8: Almost bought...then I saw Tyler Grund's SRV Patch. Should I go Axe FxII?

    Not to nitpick, but you can get direct digital DI/amped tracks with the AX8 too, you just have to set up patches specifically for that (with the amp on the left and the DI right or vise versa) and record via spdif. This is how I do it; I have a whole two banks (63 and 64) at the end of my ax8...
  93. gdgross

    Expression pedal only travels 0-40%

    That was it!!
  94. gdgross

    Expression pedal only travels 0-40%

    Haven't tried that but I will tonight!
  95. gdgross

    Expression pedal only travels 0-40%

    Hmm I am indeed using a y Cable...perhaps the pot is not spinning enough inside the pedal. I'll have to bust out the multimeter and see. If that's not it then it's gotta be a cabling problem right?
  96. gdgross

    Expression pedal only travels 0-40%

    Could be a wiring error, but I'll have to dig into it to check. The strange thing to me is that the volume doesn't go all the way up on the controller even after calibrating the pedal with its 40% travel. The pedal is an EB jr, which I've opened up and changed to a linear pot to use as an...
  97. gdgross

    Expression pedal only travels 0-40%

    hi all - I'm using an external expression pedal as my volume control / it's assigned to a vol/pan block that I have after the amp in every patch. I noticed tonight that when I went to calibrate it, the ax8 only moved from 0 to about 40% of the way up. That's ok, I just assume the pot isn't...
  98. gdgross

    About to buy...audio gap question?

    The gap is real. FWIW in my usage I only hear it when I'm switching my amp between x and y states. Typically most patches I have the Y state with a little higher gain than the x state. I know it exists and try to time me axy changes to quick rests so it's inaudible in context. Doesn't...
  99. gdgross

    Footswitch controlling multiple blocks

    Yeah, it would. I haven't been a big scene user, at least yet. Maybe now is the time to start! Still i'd like the option to control these two blocks as if they were a single effect with a single footswitch.
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