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  1. groovenut

    FS RAC12 For Sale

    This is still available. Just lost track of keeping it updated with the end of the year.
  2. groovenut

    FS RAC12 For Sale

    great condition, original owner, just sold my last AxeFxII XL+ and need to let this find a new home comes with right angle short midi cable for connection to the AxeFx and a right angle USB $200 shipped Con US contact for shipping rates outside the US
  3. groovenut

    Remote Music Teaching tools for those in Lockdown due to COVID-19

    Does Zoom support full duplex audio?
  4. groovenut

    PRS-style speed knobs with a set screw?

    What about teflon tape around the pot splines? or maybe https://lovemyswitches.com/potentiometer-adapter-sleeve-6-0mm-to-6-35mm-shaft-adapter/ dont know if this will help but thought I'd throw it out there
  5. groovenut

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 6.03

    I just noticed a possible bug/feature. I know that with FW6 the front panel tuner access switched from the B button press to the A button press, however I still have to press the B button to exit the tuner. Press A to enter but B to exit. Can anyone else confirm please? Thanks for all the great...
  6. groovenut

    Big Wreck's Locomotive: AC/DC meets RATM meets Audioslave meets Zep?

    If you guys like older Big Wreck you might also like Brother Cane. Similar vibe from the early 90s.
  7. groovenut

    Best way to crossfade one grid row to another?

    So basically, you would like log taper on one and anti-log taper on the other. So that the curve slopes are gentle at the ends and sharp in the middle yes?
  8. groovenut

    Ooooh... Charts and Graphs

    What causes the bump at 180Hz just out of curiosity?
  9. groovenut

    LPD Tone Clone Preset for Rush Red Barchetta

    Necro thread. Dont know what happened to the preset in the thread but it was lost in a hard drive crash years ago.
  10. groovenut

    Hardware IR Loader

    Keep in mind if you are running Ultra Res IRs in the Axefx you wont be able to "match" the performance with any other IR loader as Ultra Res is proprietary processing done by the AxeFx and is a separate feature from the length and sample rate of the IR
  11. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    Received the new front input board yesterday and installed today. Seems to have fixed the issue. Noise floor is much lower on the front input now. Back to making music :)
  12. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    Ok test results, the instrument input board tested good for ground continuity installed in the axefx (I used a 1/4" male plug to test as in the video). Ground continuity tests good on the input board uninstalled in the axefx but still connected via the input jack cable. The input jack cable...
  13. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    Thanks for the reply Cliff. Would that be between the chassis and the input board or the input board and main board? I'll check all of it when I have it apart today, but maybe narrowing it down might help.
  14. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    That would indeed be cause for a good laugh, but alas my testing has revealed it is just a standard old run o' the mill Fractal Audio Axefx II XL rear input. Nothing more special than any other Fractal Audio Axefx II XL rear input :)
  15. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    Me too, as there really isn't much of anything significant on the input board. One series inductor for noise (which I suppose could have been damaged by ESD), a zero ohm resistor in series with signal ground and a 100n cap that floats the input ground. So it'll will be interesting to see if the...
  16. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    :) Well I did try to make that as cryptic as possible. The 6dB reduction happens as it should when you switch from Left to L+R Sum. LSS... I had a friend try my noise test on his XL+ and his front and rear Input 1 have roughly the same noise level with the guitar volume turned up. Mine has...
  17. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    This is indeed the case. No software issue.
  18. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    I'll check this tomorrow and report back.
  19. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    With a 440Hz test tone and only shunt blocks, it's as you said. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1dljw232j6kcx1z/440Hz test tone L+R Sum vs Left Only Shunt blocks.png?dl=0 With an amp and speaker block, the output appears normalized between the two. This should mean an increase in perceived gain from...
  20. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    Here's another weird thing. I can get a 6dB improvement in noise on the front input if I change the I/O >Audio> Input 1 Mode from Left to L+R Sum regardless of the input setting on the amp block
  21. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    Right. The cable was not being held or moved between the front and back tests. The attachment leads were very short, two alligator clips soldered to one another. While I understand the 1 inch of unsheilded hot lead that connected to one end of the resistor could have formed a small antenna, it...
  22. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    Intr In = 37.6% Input 1 = 50% Yes I matched the input levels
  23. groovenut

    Rear Input Quieter than the Front Input?

    so here's something interesting, in doing some noise tests today on the front and rear inputs. I attached a 1M ohm resistor between the tip and ring of a 6 inch guitar cable and plugged this into the input. Using the Plexi 100 High amp block and a speaker block. The noise at the rear input has...
  24. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    I have. I always leave it set to auto and in the presets that I was trying (including the ones I built from scratch to test with) it was set to auto. It appears to be the input circuit (see my post a few back). I'll start a support ticket to get a new one. Thanks!!
  25. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    Thank you so much! I just did the comparison and it's night and day. Have a listen and you'll immediately be able to tell why it was driving me batty. I have no idea why it happened to coincide with the last FW update, but I am glad it's hardware related because the new FW sounds...
  26. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/axe-fx-ii-quantum-rev-8-02-firmware-release.127619/
  27. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    Jason, that is my experience with that amp as well. If you wouldn't mind, can you do the same for the Plexi 100 High and the Plexi 50 High? That will allow me to check it against mine. Thank you so much for doing this!
  28. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    Correct. This is also my understanding and where I am basing my perspective. When the guitar volume is rolled open to max (or any other value) I always used the noise gate as off on the plexi models. Never needed it before, even with an 808 drive block in front of it. I have also tried the...
  29. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    Thanks for doing that Jason, I appreciate it. In the vid you can see I start from a black preset, so everything should be at it's default state. With the input grounded, ie nothing plugged in or the guitar vol off, it is of course very very quiet. However, when the input is opened the noise...
  30. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    Just to append the description of the noise floor issue I am having, it is not the hardware noise floor. That is still perfectly wonderful, silent. My issue is the base noise floor of the amp models, specifically the plexi models. They have always been practically silent and I have never used...
  31. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    What is your signal chain? Amp/cab model? Thanks!
  32. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    Is there a specific reason the 50 watt plexi would be noisier than the 100 watt plexi (given same settings and cab/signal chain)? Since I use the plexi models most, I find their noise floor to be pretty high for an amp that doesn't have a tremendous amount of gain. Almost as high a noise level...
  33. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    Thanks Cliff. I appreciate you looking at it. I'll try to work it out and contact support if I cannot.
  34. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    The biggest issue I am having is that while the noise gate works fine when I am not playing, I can still hear the noise from the vid I posted on top of the tone when I am playing. I am positive it wasn't there before, as I rarely run a noisegate on my presets (which is why this became so...
  35. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    Yes the noise gate works fine. I left it off in the vid to show the differences in noise floor I am experiencing with my unit after the fw update. I primarily use the plexi models and the Freidmans (low gain) and haven't had to use the noise gate on them previously, but now they are not usable...
  36. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    Mine is set to zero Thanks for the tip though, I was hoping that was it....
  37. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    So something interesting happened when I was making a video to demonstrate the differing noise levels between the amp models. Basic layout, noise gate off, amp block, cab block, nothing else. I scrolled from the first amp on the first page giving 2 seconds each and when I reached BRIT AFS100 2...
  38. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.01 Firmware Release

    Hey just out of curiosity, did the latest firmware releases reset the noise gate settings? Or did something change with the input circuit? I have noticed considerable change in the noise floor pretty much across the board. I checked and it looks as though my noise gate settings have been reset...
  39. groovenut

    Boosting Mids: I do not think that means what he thinks it means

    Runs fine on Win10 64 for me
  40. groovenut

    Guitar Connoisseur Magazine "guitar Connoisseur of the week"

    So very well done Larry!
  41. groovenut

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    I interpret complaining about price as an indication of desire to obtain the product complained about. If they didn't want it, they wouldn't complain. Plus, there's always going to be a percentage of the potential that will complain. Largely, because they complain about everything. Keep up...
  42. groovenut

    cathode resistance

    I am going to make a few assumptions here because there isn't enough context in your post to know where in the axefx or axedit you are referring to. The cathode resistance of a tube gain stage controls the quiescent bias point of the stage. This affects how the tube clips when overdriven and...
  43. groovenut

    Amp design tutorial

    I think it depends quite a bit on the personality of the individual. Some people like to have detail "why" questions answered before they feel comfortable with the thing they are trying to explore more, while others feel bogged down by such details and prefer to let the chips fall where they may...
  44. groovenut

    Question about "Boost" and "Saturation" "Switches" in advanced amp parameters

    I believe Cliff has stated previously the Boost is a 6dB boost at the input of the amp block. The Saturation should be a set of shunt clipping diodes to ground. This is usually following a Cathode follower just prior to the tonestack in the real amps, but I don't know where Cliff has placed it...
  45. groovenut

    Legacy Presets [Moke's Custom Presets] Axe-Fx II Master Thread - Updated to Q9.04/10.01 - New presets, Videos, & Discounts

    Moke, As I stated in "the other thread", the reason I withdrew was getting hammered by "those" types. It's a reoccurring theme here it seems (like I said, I miss Chef), don't let it shake you. Keep on keepin' on my friend. You've got a good thing going on and people like and are willing to pay...
  46. groovenut

    Preset charging creators

    That is primarily what I currently do in regards to getting sounds for clients out of the axefx products. Given what the environment was when I ceased the Tone Clone Presets, I thought it wise to use other channels of advertisement. That decision hasn't hampered anything. There was (maybe no...
  47. groovenut

    Preset charging creators

    Exactly why in my previous post I stated "I used the donations model and it worked well for a bit." and why I chose to go to a flat rate model based on time.
  48. groovenut

    Preset charging creators

    Back in the day I did a series of presets call LPD Tone Clone Presets (for those newer comers). Most of these were cloning recorded tones for recording/direct use. Some used the new (then) tone match block, most didn't. I used the donations model and it worked well for a bit. There were people...
  49. groovenut

    Def Leopard High n dry tone

    Ah I see. I was not aware of that limitation. Let me see if I can come up with a work around. The the AX8 have a tonematch block? Will it read the same TM info that comes in an AxeFxII preset?
  50. groovenut

    Def Leopard High n dry tone

    Man this preset and TM are very "aged". I dont know how well they will translate to the new FW but hey, lets see! Here's the TM as a cab IR converted for AX8. Just do away with the TM block in the preset, load another Cab block, and then load up the IR. Should be good to go :)
  51. groovenut

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    Hmmmm yes... I see your point... How about AxeFx Hub?
  52. groovenut

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    I like AxeFxOmniVert myself, but I understand your concern over possible labelling confusion
  53. groovenut

    I made it!

    Happy Birthday and welcome to the club! I joined last August and so far it's much better than the brochure ;)
  54. groovenut

    HBE Detox EQ ?

    In the AxeFx you could probably do this with scenes and the input trim/level settings. Scene 2 would be the dirty sound, scene 1 would have the trim control reduced to the clean sound you're looking for then adjust the level to match the dirty sound and save those settings. I haven't checked to...
  55. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.04 Firmware Release

    There appears to be no limit or logic to what people will pay sick money for. TGP is littered with examples of this *cough freekish blues... Too many people hear with their eyes and not their ears. Advertising and marketing companies have capitalized on this since their inception. Why else...
  56. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 2.04 Firmware Release

    You can achieve exactly what the Klon does in the AxeFx in a multitude of ways. The one M@ offered up is great and easy, as is the one above. IMO, the issue is no one will be happy until something appears in the AxeFx with the word Klon on it, then no one will be happy because it's not that big...
  57. groovenut

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    Al you're a software madman! Thanks for everything you do. While I dont have multiple platforms that I need to convert (I only use my XL), I greatly appreciate your talent and willingness to bring great things into this world. Donated!!!!
  58. groovenut

    FracTool - ultimate multitool for FAS devices

    Al, your soft skills are tops! You never cease to amaze! As an owner of an RAC12, it always brings a smile to my face when I run the RAC editor. Simply brilliant!
  59. groovenut

    Question about Zen Master

    They bringz the toanz ;)
  60. groovenut

    Question about Zen Master

    The Voice control, on the real pedal, is a variable resistance between the inverting input of the opamp gain stage and it's ground reference. As there is a cap between it and ground this controls two things simultaneously. The overall gain amount of the stage and the high pass filter of the...
  61. groovenut

    Whose line is it?

    Or have you been left?
  62. groovenut

    Whose line is it?

    What's seven times six?
  63. groovenut

    Whose line is it?

    Is the meaning of Life, The Universe and Everything really just forty two?
  64. groovenut

    Whose line is it?

    If time is an illusion, is lunchtime doubly so?
  65. groovenut

    Whose line is it?

    Does the blues scale only have six notes?
  66. groovenut

    Whose line is it?

    FW Q2B or not Q2B?
  67. groovenut

    Whose line is it?

    Is That the question?
  68. groovenut

    Whose line is it?

    Is it nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles?
  69. groovenut

    Arizona Fractal forum meet tomorrow at 12:00pm Sat Jan 30th.

    Wish I could be there. Too short of notice unfortunately, I have a (nicely paying) gig that I have to perform. Otherwise I'd cancel and be there. Have fun! Post a report
  70. groovenut

    FXunits " RAC 12 " .... any users ? .... comments ?

    I purchased mine when the initial run was offered and love it! In my teaching studio I often use one patch and tweak per song we are working on. It's a very fast and effective way to make a single patch work in a live situation. I've also found it invaluble for tweaking to the room. You never...
  71. groovenut

    An Experiment: Leveled Drive Blocks

    I am firmly in this camp. I feel they should behave as the originals did.
  72. groovenut

    Twang/warmth/mids/sizzle/fuzz/hot virtual tubes! Some country-rock-stoner mid-gain. OH BOG

    Very cool! I'm hearing more of a Brother Cane thing but modern country is fairly close to that muscally Nice work!
  73. groovenut

    Star Wars Theme (Guitar Full Orchestra) - AX8 - Cooper Carter

    Superb! Violins I and II at 1:15 or so :eek: This looks like it was an extreme investment of time and talent :D Bravo!
  74. groovenut

    Let's discuss OD/Fuzz/Distort pedal in front of amps......

    IMO, most players dont realize that almost every OD, Fuzz, and Distortion pedal is clipping the signal to some extent, even when the drive/gain is at zero. This causes the signal to have at least some compression, affecting the transient peak of the guitars signal leading to a number of sonic as...
  75. groovenut

    New AX8 video

    There's nothing wrong with the clip, Willow's just being Willow. He like's his demos angry and heavy ;) I think the demo is a good first-ish look and Cooper did a good job with it. I'm sure there will be many more to come as time goes by. Maybe they'll even be Metal :) BTW those pickups look...
  76. groovenut

    AX-8 Price

    Oh yes, count me in!
  77. groovenut

    Fulldrive model - TONS of gain???

    Maybe Cliff modeled the boost mode and not the other?
  78. groovenut

    Fulldrive model - TONS of gain???

    ah thanks!
  79. groovenut

    Fulldrive model - TONS of gain???

    Is the Full OD a model of the OCD or the Fulldrive?
  80. groovenut

    Anyone ever heard of a metal band use Roland td30 electronic drums?

    I've seen guys use a hybrid set to great result. VDrums with real cymbals, best of both worlds.
  81. groovenut

    AXE EDIT MUSICIANS MODE - PLS!

    Perhaps there is a way to do skins that only offer the controls you want? That would be for Cliff and Co. to answer though...
  82. groovenut

    Firmware updates...blessing or curse?

    You might as well ask, Progress, blessing or curse? It's an age old question The answer of course is both
  83. groovenut

    Can we please boycott "it sounds more real".

    How about "I can actually hear the electrons bouncing off the plate" or "the emulation of the eddy currents in the space charge are unparalleled" or "if this blocking distortion gets any more real, I'm going to have to take it to my tube tech to repair that virtual leaky cap" or maybe just...
  84. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 1.00 Public Beta

    zactly.... it's empirical people everything working together in harmony to bring you great tone.... now if Cliff could figure out how to implement the Talent Algorithm...... (I'm sure he already has it written...;)
  85. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 1.00 Public Beta

    “When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the...
  86. groovenut

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 1.00 Public Beta

    Alex, Please try reloading the firmware. I had the exact thing you describe happen to me yesterday when I loaded Quantum. It was not pleasant. It was very disappointing. This was the first time I had experienced a negative reaction to a new firmware, so I tried going back to 20b (which will...
  87. groovenut

    Clark Kent Job - "Nympho" (Official Video)

    Most excellent! Loved all the humor involved in the video, kept it entertaining :)
  88. groovenut

    Making legato runs sound picked

    Make sure the bright cap is turned on in the patch and then use light palm muting. It will accentuate the thump of the finger against the fretboard with high frequencies giving the illusion of a pick. However, I dont think you will ever get it to sound like a picked note, especially not a Paul...
  89. groovenut

    Ross Bolton was a funk god!

    Ross was my Funk and Rhythm guitar class teacher when I attended GIT at Musicians Institute in 92. Great teacher, big heart, lots of patience and knew the ins and outs of syncopated sixteenth notes. I beleive his books are still available as well and are a fantastic resource for his methods...
  90. groovenut

    Tube Driver Drive Block Issue

    Hmmm ok thanks Cliff. My real one must have a bit of resistance left on the track at zero. I'll have to pull it apart and measure it. Thanks for the quick response!
  91. groovenut

    Tube Driver Drive Block Issue

    I did a quick search and didn't hit anything, so I'll post a quick question about this issue. I experience no output from either Tube Driver drive blocks (3 or 4 knob) with the gain (drive parameter) at zero. My experience with the real pedal doesn't mimic this so I am wondering/asking if it...
  92. groovenut

    1RU tube power amps?? Anything available?

    Mesa Boogie had the 20/20 all tube 1RU, Marshall also had the 20/20 MonoBlock all tube 1RU, Engl make the 810 1RU tube power amp. You can find both pretty regularly on Ebay and Reverb The main reason most tube power amps are 2RU is the size of the transformers required. IMO
  93. groovenut

    Queen Killer Queen Guitar Solo AxeII XL

    Thanks guys! It's an Anderson Cobra T. Great guitar, needs played more :)
  94. groovenut

    Troy Grady, "What is Stringhopping?"

    I enjoy how he reduced YJMs technique to a set of rudiments. By using combinations of these rudiments you can more easily play YJMs licks/solos. It will still take the hours to get the speed but the rudiments are critical to the sound and speed. Did YJM actually consiously map out these things...
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