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  1. phil92

    Wish Highlight edited parameters

    ...so who's telling Michael?
  2. phil92

    Wish Highlight edited parameters

    ok, deal!
  3. phil92

    Wish Highlight edited parameters

    I'm more interested in what I changed vs the default; usually I know what I'm adjusting in any given session, going one parameter at a time.
  4. phil92

    Wish Highlight edited parameters

    ah, I thought edited against the default values, but that makes sense too
  5. phil92

    Wish Highlight edited parameters

    I wish I could see which parameters have been edited at a glance. Could be a yellow background or circle around the knob in question... Additionally a tool tip showing the default value when you hover over the setting would be awesome.
  6. phil92

    Michael Dolce's Ping-Pong trick

    that is pretty cool! Have you tried adding a slight detune to that?
  7. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Tutorial #1 - Create a preset for live gig

    good stuff, great tones! Would love to see more videos like this from you. Don't worry about your english; it's much better than my italian!
  8. phil92

    Axe-Fx 3 Amp Block Valve Configurations?

    when I switch a USA Lead or a IIc++ from 6L6 to EL34 I hear a noticeable loss of bass.
  9. phil92

    Dweezil Breaks the Axe-Fx

    that was fantastic! Not a tone I would ever use, but brilliantly constructed and applied. You can clearly hear the heritage in his playing. thanks for posting!
  10. phil92

    Not enough input gain?

    what's your string gauge and tuning? What kind of picks are you using?
  11. phil92

    Metallica and Axe-Fx III

    Haha, nice timing! Did you have interaction with the guys?
  12. phil92

    How well does Tone Match work and how hard is it to get isolated tracks?

    and player. That makes such a huge difference. Can't overstate that.
  13. phil92

    Is noise important?

    There is one instance of noise I really love: on the Black Crowes’ Southern Harmony and Musical Companion you hear the flick of the stand by switch followed by a 60Hz AC hum. Once I hear that, in my mind I immediately hear the guitar coming in, the snare resonating with it, in my mind that’s...
  14. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Running Temp?

    *insinuator
  15. phil92

    Why would anyone sell their Axe-Fx 3 if it's so great?

    yup. I had a very slow year once plus a client never paying me, but I still had to pay rent and child support. Sold a very nice Taylor, a 2001 R8 and, what really hurt, a 2007 R9. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
  16. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Running Temp?

    you're welcome!
  17. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Running Temp?

    if it's running too hot, just add more cowbell
  18. phil92

    Amp tones from the ground up

    yes, it seems like quite a lot at first, but it isn't 2000 cabs really, but 2000+ IRs. Most cabs have 8-14 IRs shot with different microphones in different locations. Most of the time you should be able to narrow it down to the type of cab and/or speaker and then it's just a matter of finding...
  19. phil92

    Amp tones from the ground up

    exactly! Since the IR (or combination of IRs) are responsible for so much of the final tone (I'd say as much as 60%), I start with an amp either at default settings or at settings that I know reliably work in the real world, then go cab hunting. Either with the looper, or just playing, nudging...
  20. phil92

    Emulating Precision Drive through Tone of Kings

    Let me know what you think. I plan to look at the other attack settings as well and see whether I can come up with settings for all of them
  21. phil92

    looking for advice: correct process for approximating a drive pedal

    yep, drive was at 0 for both drive block and Precision Drive I guess to actually and faithfully clone the precision drive one would have to use an EQ before the drive block as well. ...wouldn't it be cool if you could encapsulate multiple blocks into one and expose arbitrary controls with a...
  22. phil92

    looking for advice: correct process for approximating a drive pedal

    the preset I uploaded is just the drive block with my result, emulating the Precision Drive with an attack setting of 1 (second notch clockwise). You have a GEQ in the drive block in addition to low cut, and tone controls including a parametric mid control. I was using the RTA in a second...
  23. phil92

    looking for advice: correct process for approximating a drive pedal

    I really like the Precision Drive to push an amp and tighten up the tone, so I attempted to clone it using a ToK here: Emulating Precision Drive through Tone of Kings I hooked up the Precision Drive parallel to a ToK drive block using input 3 / output 3 and a multiplex, created two identical...
  24. phil92

    Emulating Precision Drive through Tone of Kings

    I'm trying to use the ToK to simulate my Precision Drive (Attack on 1, drive 0). Any love for this pedal here? This is my first attempt on something like this so I'm not sure I'm doing it right.
  25. phil92

    Best Power Amp & Cab for Axe-Fx III

    I get all the amp feel that I could wish for from my studio monitors but if I learned one thing here in the forums, it's that there is no one-size-fits-all solution: some like studio monitors, some prefer FRFRs, some prefer guitar cabs with tube power amps, some even with power amp simulation...
  26. phil92

    John Petrucci's JP2-C Settings

    look closer: the second one usually doesn't cut the mids as much and boosting the 240 a tad more to thicken up the tone. One mm can be a lot on those faders...
  27. phil92

    Anyone know how to work the 2290 with modulation?

    Well, if you take it literal...
  28. phil92

    John Petrucci's JP2-C Settings

    Final Cut, gotcha
  29. phil92

    John Petrucci's JP2-C Settings

    sweet! If you don't mind the off topic question; how do you combine the video and the sound from your Axe?
  30. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.05

    man, so sorry to hear that!! And there I am whining about not getting enough guitar time between 60 hr weeks and 4 kids... Reminds me how good I actually have it. Thanks for the lesson in humility.
  31. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.05

    I think Frank Zappa said it best...
  32. phil92

    Post Your Axe-Fx III Rigs Here!

    needs more skulls obviously
  33. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.05

    Yep, I don’t know what it is, bit the JP2c has some magical dimensionality going on. I love the Mark IV, both real and model, but it felt almost flat going back to it. I also noticed the CPU usage goes up quite a bit with this one. Is there anything special going on in the modeling of that amp?
  34. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.05

    Man this JP IIc is ridiculously quick to dial in. Drop bass and mids, treble to 7, eq to a “V” and gain to taste. Fantastic.
  35. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.05

    Now all we have to do is send Cliff to New York: http://www.vhnd.com/2019/04/01/eddie-van-halens-1978-touring-rig-and-original-frankenstein-guitar-exhibit/
  36. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.05

    I don't think a piece of AI would be that dedicated. In my teens I worked for Palmer Musical Instruments and Martin Schmitz was like that: if I had an issue with my amp on Sunday, he'd say "come by the shop. Bring beer" and fix it. He'd spend about 90% of his waking hours in the shop and tinker...
  37. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.05

    you missed the whole point about bots ;)
  38. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.03

    Give the JC 120 a try, otherwise USA clean
  39. phil92

    [fixed] Axe-Fx III won't boot - recovery options aren't working.

    How about changing the topic to “solved”?
  40. phil92

    Papery buzz under some models?

    Alternatively just always play with a drummer; I’m pretty sure there’s not going to be any papery buzz to bother you anymore
  41. phil92

    Help in the decision process

    when I first got my Axe, I ran it in 4CM with my Mark IV; for overdriven tones from my Mark IV I would bypass the amp block, but I would use it for clean/ -ish tones. But pretty soon I wanted to make use of the cab sim, so for a while I ran a WDW setup. Now the Mark IV sits in the living room...
  42. phil92

    Question about the Mark series graphic EQ modeling

    ah, please don't drive Cliff crazy, we need him!
  43. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.02

    it is fantastic. Every time I switch on the Axe I'm impressed all over again. What an astounding machine, replacing an arsenal of gear...
  44. phil92

    Papery buzz under some models?

    Could it be the “Air” parameter in the cab block?
  45. phil92

    Question about the Mark series graphic EQ modeling

    I don't think that's correct: the EQ on the actual amp has a nominal range of -12 to +12 dB where did you find this info?
  46. phil92

    Noise gates - Axe-Fx III vs NS-2 / ISP Decimator / ISP Decimator II

    so, I'm fighting some pretty bad EMI that I have tracked to one particular corner of the room. On the other side of that wall is the breaker box. Go figure. While trying to get rid of all the noise I tried multiple noise gates / noise suppressors: the Boss NS-2, an ISP Decimator and the...
  47. phil92

    Finally copyied the Boss HM-2 accurately!

    Passt wie die Faust aufs Auge! Great job!
  48. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #3

    Which amps seem to be affected?
  49. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta #3

    that reads fantastic! Can't wait to get home and fire up the robot.
  50. phil92

    Set BPM/tempo to a tenth of a number (or at least a half)

    you are correct, that is exactly the same
  51. phil92

    Set BPM/tempo to a tenth of a number (or at least a half)

    the OP explained why it would make his life easier while being aware of the available work arounds. Just let him have his wish list item without explaining to him why he doesn't need it.
  52. phil92

    Plexi Mods to get to the SL-68?

    I don't know the SL-68, but if it is, as the name suggests, a copy of a 68 plexi, you could increase the power amp sag to simulate the lower filtering and get the spongy response. Not sure what the implications of the lay down transformer are, if any.
  53. phil92

    Axe-Fx III sounds anemic

    cool, good to know
  54. phil92

    Axe-Fx III sounds anemic

    I was thinking dynamics
  55. phil92

    Axe-Fx III sounds anemic

    what kind of guitar? Are you familiar with it in combination with other equipment? Are you sure its electronics are working properly (pickups, pots, tone cap, wiring)? Is the cable good? Is the input level set correctly? (I understand it has to be set quite high for weak single coils)
  56. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta

    I like the first JTM better, seems to have a bit more attack. But you weren't really digging in, were you?
  57. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 5.00 Beta

    great update! Hi Gain sounds are clearer on the lower notes in general: cleaner tremolo picking, heavy riffs sound more precise to me. Possibly better string separation too... [edit] and just today I brought my JPX 7 string to get a full setup... will pick her up tomorrow though
  58. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.03

    Such a tease! Sounds fantastic, can’t wait!
  59. phil92

    Noise and gate

    Well: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/noise-gate-settings-between-ii-and-iii.139842/#post-1658127
  60. phil92

    Three Amp Blocks?

    Amp block not found?
  61. phil92

    Noise and gate

    not 0; -80 Well, I guess there you'll have to ask the man himself
  62. phil92

    Noise and gate

    have a look here, it's where I get my confusion from: https://www.prosoundweb.com/channels/church/noise_gates_101_what_they_do_how_to_use_them_optimally/2/
  63. phil92

    Noise and gate

    -60 on the III is the equivalent of -80 on the II or AX8
  64. phil92

    Noise and gate

    I do shy away from buying a pedal for this ATM, in particular as I tried a friend's Decimator (1) last night and the Axe III input block gate was giving me much better results. I need to investigate whether the Decimator II is doing something radically different... ha! Maybe it could be modelled :D
  65. phil92

    Noise and gate

    the settings are relative to the gate input level. I believe that is where the offset comes in between the II and the III. the Input block has the gate activated by default. At -60 dB I believe
  66. phil92

    Noise and gate

    I should just build a big ass Faraday cage...
  67. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.00 Beta

    killing it!
  68. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.00 Beta

    that might be your best tone to date IMHO reminds me of my Mark IV (either the real one or my axe patch) with the Precision Drive in front, attack set to 2
  69. phil92

    Noise and gate

    yeah, I was interested in experiences and ballpark numbers because I do think -30 is quite excessive. The noise is not louder than the guitar though: I can still roll off the volume and soft single notes will push the gate open. You will hear the gate choking sustained notes, though. Which at...
  70. phil92

    Noise and gate

    nah, looks like a threshold of -50 on the III is what would have been -70 on the II or AX8: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/noise-problems-ax8-vs-axe-fx-iii.142991/#post-1692712 https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/noise-gate-settings-between-ii-and-iii.139842/#post-1658127
  71. phil92

    Noise and gate

    just to clarify; since we have a 20db offset between the II and the III, you would say that on the Axe FX II a threshold of -70 would be unusable?
  72. phil92

    Noise and gate

    yep, that's what I was trying: to find and eliminate the issue. But while I can trace it to a certain corner of the room being the worst, and finding a cable running down the wall, I don't know what it is, where it goes and I certainly can't remove or relocate it being a rental. For a solo...
  73. phil92

    Noise and gate

    I am experiencing some pretty annoying EMI in my little guitar room. So I experimented a bit with the input block noise gate and the gate/expander block, after I read a few people pointed out that they had more success eliminating noise using that one. For me it's the opposite: the input block...
  74. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.00 Beta

    holy crap!! Just think about all of this being in the works while we were discussing "authentic" vs "ideal" controls and what the word "advanced" really, really meant. Cliff must have been rolling on the floor laughing the whole time ...and I'm stuck at work for another 10-12 hours... :(
  75. phil92

    Post Your Rig!

  76. phil92

    Are the Amps in Axe-Fx modeled after "Real Amps" or "Schematics"?

    see, that I don't get in this forum: I too think it's a terrible, terrible idea of randomizing or changing parameters over time. (And I'm pretty sure it will never happen) But how does that warrant personal insults?
  77. phil92

    Are the Amps in Axe-Fx modeled after "Real Amps" or "Schematics"?

    grab yourself a big cup of covfefe! It's so cool! This is actually what finally convinced me to go for the Axe FX III: Cliff's comments show his insight and intimate knowledge of actual amps. And that he's a tinkerer at heart... a tone chaser
  78. phil92

    Are the Amps in Axe-Fx modeled after "Real Amps" or "Schematics"?

    check out the Amp models list on the wiki: http://wiki.fractalaudio.com/axefx2/index.php?title=Amplifier_models_list in particular Cliff's notes. For example on the AFS he writes: "Cliff's comments: " I have an actual Slash signature model and spent a lot of time measuring, listening and...
  79. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta #2

    no I don't see any mention of that you do realize that the parameters in question are not being removed, just relocated, right? And you get the option as to which layout you want to work with, right? also: I don't know of any hardware amp that had the tone stack on the front panel.
  80. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta #2

    now we're just discussing what the word "advanced" really means
  81. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta #2

    exactly! On my 12000 series Metro I would get zapped multiple times because I fiddled with the bias, NFB and tone stack with the amp running. Also I had to open it up first, get the chassis out, support the output transformer... Compared to this, navigating to a different parameter page to do...
  82. phil92

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta #2

    amazing, thank you! I personally like to only have the authentic controls on the tone page because it fits my mind set; go from coarse to fine, start with what the amp actually has and only dive into the advanced parameters should I need to. It's more organzed in my mind. But having the...
  83. phil92

    High Gain Metal Tones Vs. Clean/slightly OD sounds

    I was not going to share this because of the sloppy playing and the clipping. But I was so impressed with how this 10 minute patch sounded with minimal tweaking, I think it illustrates that the axe is pretty amazing at edge of break up...
  84. phil92

    The infamous "amp in the room" vs FRFR discussion

    I was not asking for anything, just wondering. but hey, never mind. I'm happy with my monitors and headphones. Just kept thinking about this issue, not looking for an argument.
  85. phil92

    The infamous "amp in the room" vs FRFR discussion

    no argument there. I am not talking about modeling the room, just the speaker without the microphone. If that were possible, and you used that IR, you'd just get the reflections in the room from your FRFR. As you always do. It's not a sound pressure thing either: the reflections are there...
  86. phil92

    The infamous "amp in the room" vs FRFR discussion

    well, I was thinking, readily available IRs seem to "not do it" for a few people. And it's the microphone part that they don't like. They seem to be after the sound of the cab as it sounds to their ears when they are experiencing it. So if you could model or capture the cab but not the...
  87. phil92

    The infamous "amp in the room" vs FRFR discussion

    how do people measure frequency response curves for hifi speakers?
  88. phil92

    The infamous "amp in the room" vs FRFR discussion

    wouldn't it be possible to model an IR of a speaker (-cab) without the microphone? And would that not accomplish the amp in the room sound when used with an FRFR? Or am I forgetting something? (I don't have a use for that personally, but since it comes up all the time...)
  89. phil92

    Maroon 5 Axe-Fx III Awesomeness

    no, because artist's egos are delicate little flowers...
  90. phil92

    Axe-Fx 3 & Kemper users advice

    great playing and sweet tone!
  91. phil92

    Maroon 5 Axe-Fx III Awesomeness

    did someone call my name?
  92. phil92

    Axe-Fx 3 & Kemper users advice

    I don't own both, so can't comment on the Kemper. But: when I jumped on the Axe FX III I was very happy with my Mesa Mark IV and regarded the amp sim as a sort of bonus, as I was planning to keep using the Mark IV for that. Fast forward a few months: I haven't switched on the Mesa in a long...
  93. phil92

    Blue Mo Fi Headphones

    after a few more days I would say that I can hear delays and reverb much clearer with these headphones. I never noticed the reverb on the intro to the song Back in Black before, but with the Mo Fis there it is, clear as day.
  94. phil92

    Next up Axe-Fx AI

    Is that before or after we all have flying cars?
  95. phil92

    Next up Axe-Fx AI

    "AI" gets tossed around a lot, like "deep learning" people think these are magic wands that can be waved around to accomplish anything. They are not.
  96. phil92

    Next up Axe-Fx AI

    I'm not saying it's going to be entirely impossible forever, but surely for a while: the processing power and iterations you'd need to isolate, analyze and ultimately re-manufacture a complete guitar sound (that's pedals, amp, cab, more effects, EQing, mastering) is going to be immense.
  97. phil92

    Next up Axe-Fx AI

    machine learning tone match? might be easier and quicker to just download or buy presets
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