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  1. bluesmostly

    SOLD Fractal MFC-101 Mark III w/Extras PRICE DROP

    message (conversation) sent.
  2. bluesmostly

    SOLD MFC-101 MK3 $500 shipped

    sent in conversation
  3. bluesmostly

    SOLD MFC-101 MK3 $500 shipped

    are you willing to ship to canada?
  4. bluesmostly

    MFC froze - AXE-FX NAME TIMEOUT!

    Just plugged it into my other AXE FX, I have two AXE-FX II's, and it works fine. So the problem is coming from the AXE FX. ???
  5. bluesmostly

    MFC froze - AXE-FX NAME TIMEOUT!

    Started up the MFC and I am getting this message: "AXE-FX NAME TIMEOUT!" and nothing is working. Any way to reboot the unit to get it working again?
  6. bluesmostly

    Best Pedal Board for MFC + 2 exp pedals?

    What is your choice?
  7. bluesmostly

    Buzzing Fan

    Turned on my AXE II yesterday and a loud buzzing sound started right away and would not stop. I took the cover off and sure enough it was the fan. I imagine it is wearing out. Any ideas on replacement fans? I have send an email to Fractal tech support but no response yet.
  8. bluesmostly

    Loud POPPING when changing scenes

    OK, I'll take some time to try to do that in the next of days. I say 'try' because I have never used the Editor in all the years I have been using the AXE. I know,... I just upload FW with the Bot, tweak a bit, and play,...
  9. bluesmostly

    Loud POPPING when changing scenes

    Yes, pops in both directions.
  10. bluesmostly

    Loud POPPING when changing scenes

    After loading the new FW I found lots of presets were much louder and different sounding. The amps on the two presets that I use the most were very different and I re-selected them and tweaked them to get them close to the way I want them to sound. The other problem is that on those two...
  11. bluesmostly

    reloading amp model

    thanks, that is what I thought. I did that and it didn't help so I thought I might be missing something less obvious.
  12. bluesmostly

    reloading amp model

    updated from 6 to 8 firmware model and soe amp models are out of wack. It says in the FW 7 notes to reloaded by 'deselecting' and 're-selecting' the desired model,... probably a dumb question but that is why I come here,... how is this done?
  13. bluesmostly

    Update,...

    OK, uplaoded FW 8.02 and some of the presets, both my own and the factory ones, are way out of wack volume wise, over the top clipping, output levels. what is the best way to make the adjustments for that?
  14. bluesmostly

    Update,...

    I do have the Quantum, maybe I'll wait for 9
  15. bluesmostly

    Update,...

    Haven't checked in here for a while, I am still on FW 6.00. What am I in for when I take some time in the next couple of days to update to the newest FW?
  16. bluesmostly

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 6.00 Firmware Released

    So with the AXE I & II, the new firmware will be used by default on all amps and presets, no need to set anything?
  17. bluesmostly

    "That Lady" (Isley Brothers) tone

    anyone got a preset with this fuzzy phasey tone?
  18. bluesmostly

    True Story

    damn, that's cute!
  19. bluesmostly

    the levels thing on the Utility page?

    WTF! I am not the brightest midi light in the sky, far from it, but this may be the dumbest question in the history of the AXE! I had just created a new preset and the level was so low that it wasn't even showing up on the meter. I didn't even bother looking at other presets to see if they...
  20. bluesmostly

    the levels thing on the Utility page?

    I liked the new addition of the level meter on the utility page that helped to adjust and balance the volume output of the different presets - it does not work anymore with the new FW. Anyone know how to get it back online?
  21. bluesmostly

    Tone Match block,... duh.

    I have been using my nylon string acoustic with my band as we like to play some latin, rumba style stuff. I created a simple preset on the AXE FX that I switch over to when I change from my electric: COMP-PEQ-TUBEPRE-GEQ-DLY... It is a good tone and very much like the sound of the acoustic...
  22. bluesmostly

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 1.00 Firmware Release

    yup, its a significant improvement over FW 19. I A/B them and the sound is more 3D (whatever that means) to my ears, the bass is better, and the high gain tones esp sound clearer, less compressed and more 'dynamic' (whatever that means) somehow. Just thought I would throw my hat in the ring...
  23. bluesmostly

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 1.00 Firmware Release

    just downloading it now. I have 2 units, so I will A/B them to compare quantum with FW 19. should be fun.
  24. bluesmostly

    Thank you Chris@AxeFxTutorials

    I am happy for you Chris and it is well deserved. Nice gesture Fractal. I am one of those 'dumb' question dudes, and sadly, I have using the AXE for as long as Chris. I have really appreciated the videos you have done and I have watched them more than a couple of times. Cheers, David
  25. bluesmostly

    Who is running a 2nd midi controller parallel to the MFC?

    Sorry Roadrunner, I don't have a response to your question, in fact I want to hijack the thread. what pedal board is it that you have in the pic at the bottom of the post? That is the same set-up I have, MFC and 2 pedals. BTW, your PM inbox is full. thanks, D
  26. bluesmostly

    Detune block request

    there is a factory preset that is set to a full tone down, did you try it?
  27. bluesmostly

    40 Synth presets available to download!

    Finally had some time to sit down with these presets and upload some to the AXE. Unreal stuff Simeon, you are a genius. Don't know how you come up with all these sound textures. Cheers.
  28. bluesmostly

    40 Synth presets available to download!

    Ahh, got it. Looks like I will have to learn to use axe edit then. cheers, D
  29. bluesmostly

    40 Synth presets available to download!

    Question Simeon. 50 delay blocks and 15 pitch blocks. what are these BLK files? never used one of those. do we need to download them onto the AXE to make the related presets work? does this mean I will have 15 more pitch blocks to choose from when I open edit the pitch block in the layout...
  30. bluesmostly

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 19.00 Released

    You can be like me and just do it that way yourself. I only update every 3 months or so, I just don't come around here much more often than that and I am just busy playing and enjoying the tones.
  31. bluesmostly

    question about blending two amps

    awesome, thanks Greg. can't wait to try them out! cheers.
  32. bluesmostly

    question about blending two amps

    I like that Greg. Can I download that from the exchange or can you send it to me?
  33. bluesmostly

    question about blending two amps

    I am usually the one asking for techy advice for stuff like this, even though I have been using the AXE for 8 years now,... anyway, I have a couple of presets with 2 amps and if you go to the utility page and page over you will see a graph that shows the peak levels and you use the A and B...
  34. bluesmostly

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 19.00 Released

    Got a gig this evening so I won't update until tomorrow when I will have time to dig into it and tweak it. I have been constantly amazed at the improvements in the last couple of years. FW 11 was the first big change in tone and feel that really impressed me. 18 was awesome too. can't wait...
  35. bluesmostly

    frozen

    Charlie @ Fractal sent me a $5 re-boot module. It was easy to install and it got it up and running again. also had to update with the latest FW as part of the start up process and I am noticing a very nice difference between 18.4 and 18.12. Am I just imagining that? thanks, happy player...
  36. bluesmostly

    frozen

    talked to Charlie @ fractal, he said it is unusual that it would do that out of the blue. he expected that it was right after an update. they are sending me a re-boot chip ($5). I should be able to install it myself.
  37. bluesmostly

    frozen

    thanks guys, started the ticket
  38. bluesmostly

    frozen

    tried the recall reboot several times, still frozen,... WTF is a 'support ticket'
  39. bluesmostly

    frozen

    holding down the recall button did not work. :/
  40. bluesmostly

    frozen

    just turned on the AXE II and it is frozen - the input lights are all lit up as well as the edit, midi, and output lights, the screen is blank, nothing. tried re-starting it a couple of times, nothing. this has never happened to me before. qu'est qu'c'est?
  41. bluesmostly

    Fremen presets v 18.07

    Fremen, that is great stuff, Can you send me the "cry for you" and the "clean and symphony" presets? happy to paypal you for your efforts. cheers, David
  42. bluesmostly

    nylon string acoustic tone

    I play my nylon string acoustic thru the axe and I simply use the tube pre and a bit of delay and some Graphic Eq but I would sure like to get a tone more like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcKcuPWDwxc any ideas?
  43. bluesmostly

    Let a Friends Maiden Tribute Try My Axe-Fx

    nevermind that, someone must have a preset that they can share! I can tweak it if someone else puts it together.
  44. bluesmostly

    new presets?

    got it, thanks Hubertus!
  45. bluesmostly

    new presets?

    Is there a list of the new presets somewhere?
  46. bluesmostly

    bank transfer question

    wait, what? system back up file? I haven't done that. I assumed all that would be part of the bank file back up.
  47. bluesmostly

    bank transfer question

    too easy, I feel dumb. thanks
  48. bluesmostly

    bank transfer question

    How does it work? I have saved the banks from unit #1 to the Bot, but can't figure out how to access the banks and upload them to unit #2.
  49. bluesmostly

    bank transfer question

    Hi guys, I have backed up my banks to the Fractal Bot and now I want to upload them onto my 2nd unit, my 'back up' AXE. can I do that from the Bot, or do I have to use AXE Edit? thanks
  50. bluesmostly

    My Quick Guide to where to start with FW v.17

    Scott, you are the best! (you too Cliff of course) I usually just download the new FW and carry without paying too much attention to anything new unless it messes with my presets - well, this cab thingy sure messed with my presets and I love it - I never would have tweaked this, or even...
  51. bluesmostly

    scenes Q

    that is great Chris, thanks a lot, I'm on my way. the video was very helpful as well, I am reworking all my presets, well done.
  52. bluesmostly

    scenes Q

    thanks vinnie. I noticed that almost all of my presets, esp this one, that I have made are way hot, out 1 is clipping every time I hit the strings. must have something to do with the new FW. I will go in and turn them all down.
  53. bluesmostly

    scenes Q

    Here is the preset that I am working on for the scenes, it is the Bludojai Lead preset from the factory presets that I have tweaked. In scene 3 I have added the Bludojai Clean amp into the Y side but I have not made any adjustments. What say ye all Fractal wizards?
  54. bluesmostly

    scenes Q

    I'll download the AXE Edit and Fractal Bot to my laptop and try to post the preset here. I'll be back.
  55. bluesmostly

    scenes Q

    yeah, I tried creating a different scene set up where I started out with a factory preset that had a clean amp and then in scene 2 I used a high gain amp (Y) and the same problem occurred, the Y amp was much quieter. it varies depending on the amp and that amps default settings but in either...
  56. bluesmostly

    scenes Q

    nope, not the bypass thing. I figured out that the levels are so different between the amps that most of the clean amps are not even registering enough volume to show up in the mix compared to the high gain models. I am going to have to adjust my levels to make this work. thanks for the input...
  57. bluesmostly

    scenes Q

    asking a question. I have a preset with the Bludojai lead amp (amp X) in scene 1, in scene 2, I have the Bludojai clean amp (amp Y), but the clean amp (Y) in scene 2 has no output. no, I want a different amp for 2 different scenes, a clean and lead amp, X and Y. am I better off using the...
  58. bluesmostly

    scenes Q

    I am setting up scenes with 2 amps (X,Y) - the Y amp is automatically muted, no output. ??
  59. bluesmostly

    Where the Frac is the preset mix page?

    got it! thanks guys
  60. bluesmostly

    Satriani's Dream Song Patch for v15.03

    thanks Mrstrat, I have been wanting someone to cop this tone from that album - so buttery,... I really think you did a fantastic job.
  61. bluesmostly

    New Joe SATRIANI Patch!!!!

    thanks tonial, tried out the preset today and I love it! great work. and smokin' hot playing on the video too!
  62. bluesmostly

    Where the Frac is the preset mix page?

    I just updated from 15.03 and I hit layout for a particular preset that I wanted to adjust the overall volume of, went to page over to the 'mix' page so I could adjust the 'main' output,... not there. This is how I adjust the volumes between different presets. What the Frac is going on?
  63. bluesmostly

    FAS 6160

    I was auditioning a bunch of amp models since updating the FW and much to my surprise the FAS 6160 has become my go to lead amp - amazing. I never would have picked this one out of the many great amps in the AXE, but is it ever good. I just used my ears and didn't even know what I was playing...
  64. bluesmostly

    Top common mistakes when setting up the Axe FX??

    thanks a lot Greg and Sidivan!
  65. bluesmostly

    Top common mistakes when setting up the Axe FX??

    I have had this problem with sound guys on a few occasions. what does "make sure they pad it down' mean?
  66. bluesmostly

    DONT pick amps with your eyes!

    that is good advice and I have indeed found myself gravitating to certain amps and cabs that I would not have expected. In fact, the Mesa Dual amp is one of my favs, I have never owned one, and I certainly would not have thought it would be. The Soldano too, big fan.
  67. bluesmostly

    looper/scenes question

    duh, thanks Chris, too easy. manuals are not my first go to place to learn stuff of this nature but this time it was the perfect solution.
  68. bluesmostly

    looper/scenes question

    I am using banks of 5 and I have presets on the first two sets of banks that I use, So I use the 'UP/DOWN' toggles to scroll between them. I also use the looper on some presets so I use the REVEAL button to access that, but now I no longer have the reveal button to access SCENES. Any way I can...
  69. bluesmostly

    Tone Matched Acoustic --> Electric: Peterson Style (Preset/IR Included)

    thanks Scott, I am on 12.03. I shunted every block and still no sound. where do I find the input/output blocks? It must be something really simple...
  70. bluesmostly

    Acoustic Badger: Gorgeous Acoustic Tone Without a Piezo

    This is fantastic, thanks guys! Question, where do I go to get the overdrive tones (drive and badger amp block) to assign them to external pedal 2 instead of 1 as it is set up now. I use my ext 1 now for overall vol control.
  71. bluesmostly

    Tone Matched Acoustic --> Electric: Peterson Style (Preset/IR Included)

    thanks, still can't get any sound, argh...
  72. bluesmostly

    Tone Matched Acoustic --> Electric: Peterson Style (Preset/IR Included)

    thanks barhrecords, I think I did that. I uploaded the IR that Scott had on the first post and loaded it onto the utility page then selected it to be saved in 'user' slot #1. I opened up the cab block in the preset chain that he made, pressed edit and selected user slot # 1 that had the...
  73. bluesmostly

    Tone Matched Acoustic --> Electric: Peterson Style (Preset/IR Included)

    I think I know why I am not getting any output sound. I don't know what "All you need is the one IR in a User Slot and your cab block pointing at it." means! I simply put the IR into a user slot in the cab block. I have never used an IR so this might seem too obvious to you guys but I...
  74. bluesmostly

    Tone Matched Acoustic --> Electric: Peterson Style (Preset/IR Included)

    Thanks Scott. I did not find any external controllers assigned to any of the effects in the chain. no output sound... what am I missing? it has to be stupid simple.
  75. bluesmostly

    Tone Matched Acoustic --> Electric: Peterson Style (Preset/IR Included)

    I uploaded the preset and no output sound, input shows signal, but no sound. ?
  76. bluesmostly

    changing preset names on the AXE

    great, thanks!
  77. bluesmostly

    changing preset names on the AXE

    I remember doing this I think a few years ago but I can't remember how or find the info. How do you change the name of a preset on the AXE II?
  78. bluesmostly

    preset for acoustic guitar

    how do you set up a simple preset to plug your acoustic guitar into, either steel string or nylon string? I play acoustic in some songs and I would like to run it thru the AXE rather than the board so I can use effects and volume pedal as well. thanks!
  79. bluesmostly

    MFC artsy labels

    the Staples brand, pack of 10 cut in 1/2 gives 20 labels. I found some of the magnetic cards have stronger magnet effect than others.
  80. bluesmostly

    MFC artsy labels

    oh, right. thanks cobbler
  81. bluesmostly

    MFC artsy labels

    Hi guys, I decided to do up some fancy painted stomp labels for the MFC. I got a pack of magnetic business cards from an office supply store, they are the perfect size when cut in 1/2. I then just had fun with spray paint, and then I wrote the names with a white-out pen, also from the office...
  82. bluesmostly

    expression pedal does not sweep all the way

    awesome, thanks
  83. bluesmostly

    expression pedal does not sweep all the way

    yeah, I did mark, thanks. when the toe is up, it should bypass the wah, but it doesn't. if I go to another preset and then return, it is off, but as soon as I touch it, it goes on and won't go off until I change presets. its annoying. I've got the autoengage % set at 5% (default) so that...
  84. bluesmostly

    Standard Vs II - Only tone

    I have the II and I still have my original Standard, I like to have a backup. I still like the Standard, especially the high gain tones. I am one of those that was not as impressed with the latest updates and how they affected the high gain sounds - to my ear, the old versions are more smooth...
  85. bluesmostly

    expression pedal does not sweep all the way

    I have a couple or Rocktron Hex pedals for volume and wah that I have been using with the Rocktron Allaccess controler. now that I have the MFC I set them up but they only sweep about 30% of the way for wah and volume. this is especially problematic with the wah function as I cannot do a full...
  86. bluesmostly

    cat5 won't stay put

    yeah, I noticed it wasn't clicking in so I trimmed back the plastic casing a couple of millimeters and now it clicks in to the back of the AXE. Still need a more sturdy solution though... thanks.
  87. bluesmostly

    cat5 won't stay put

    is it because the ethernet cable is cheap plastic and so does not seat well in the AXE? what about one of these: Best-Tronics Mfg., Inc.: FAS12-XX
  88. bluesmostly

    cat5 won't stay put

    Hi Ian, thanks again for the helping hand. what do you use all those different connectors for? I assume that you can use an ethercon cable from the MFC into this panel and then out with ethernet connection to the AXE? how about one of these? Best-Tronics Mfg., Inc.: NE8FDP
  89. bluesmostly

    cat5 won't stay put

    my MFC is a mark II, my Axe II is not (so no ethercon connection). I have a cat5 cable (from Futureshop) and it sticks into the MFC and locks into place but on the Axe it keeps popping out as it won't seat or lock into place. what kind of connection are you guys using for ethernet on the...
  90. bluesmostly

    switching scenes on the MFC

    so you still have your bank of 5 presets on switches 1-5, then hit reveal and 1-3 now become scenes switches for whatever preset you are on? then hit reveal again and you are back to bank of 5 presets? have I got that right?
  91. bluesmostly

    switching scenes on the MFC

    finally got the MFC and I set it up with the default settings - bank of 5 presets and 12 IAs for effects on/off. Is there a way to switch scenes within the presets on the MFC while keeping that same set-up? thanks.
  92. bluesmostly

    tap tempo - who uses it?

    good stuff, thanks for the input guys.
  93. bluesmostly

    tap tempo - who uses it?

    do you mean to say that the delay echos are in time (you use the word 'rhythm') with the tempo of the song?
  94. bluesmostly

    tap tempo - who uses it?

    I have never paid any attention to the 'TEMPO' function on the AXE FX, except to notice that the little green light flashes. What do you guys use it for? I notice some people who post pics of their MFC set-ups (my MFC is on its way here this week so I am looking for ideas on how I want to...
  95. bluesmostly

    MFC Availability 2013?

    me too, don't know what happened, mine was supposedly sent on july 10. Got it straightened out and just placed the order! yoohoo!
  96. bluesmostly

    MFC Availability 2013?

    just sent them an email to ask why I have been passed over, I'll post the reply when I get it.
  97. bluesmostly

    MFC Availability 2013?

    me too, early april I think. no invite.
  98. bluesmostly

    MFC Availability 2013?

    that is about 1 month ahead of when I got on the list... can't wait to see how long it takes to get through a months worth of invites.
  99. bluesmostly

    Who has " sold it all" and gone AXE FX??????

    Had lots of great high end boutique amps and pedals over the years - all gone. It was an absolute no-brainer for me. The live tones FOH are at least as good as any mic'd amp set up I have used, and that is more important to me than stage sound when gigging. does it sound and feel like my...
  100. bluesmostly

    inputs on the RCF NX 12 SMA

    thanks guys, yeah I didn't see anything in the manual regarding that. a mini mixer is a great idea Rick, thanks. I should have thought of that one!
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