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  1. Rotti

    Synthetic Synths

    Has anyone tried something like what Stefan's doing in this vid with the III? Seems like a good workaround to get polyphonic synth tones.
  2. Rotti

    FS Mission Gemini 2 Studio

    True stereo, bluetooth, loud af, and about as close to mint as used gear gets. This is the "Studio" version with silent cooling. Killer option for FRFR, but I think I'm just a traditional cab kinda' guy. This model goes for ~$2k new and like many things is backordered right now. Looking to...
  3. Rotti

    SOLD IIXL / MFCmk3 / Mission package + other stuff

    Fractal Audio Axe-FX II XL, latest (last) firmware, rack rash underneath but works like a charm! Fractal Audio MFC101 Mk.3 ZenRigs magnetic kicktag frames & assortment of inserts (most glow-in-the-dark) Mission Engineering SP25-Pro Aero (additional toe-down-activated footswitch, spring-loaded)...
  4. Rotti

    Wish Input/output levels as modifier controllers

    I know what you're thinking, "there's already an envelope," but hear me out... Suppose you have an EQ last in your chain before output, and suppose it's dialed in to simulate a Fletcher-Munson curve correction. If you could control the mix to that EQ (via modifier tied to front panel output...
  5. Rotti

    My wah settings suck...

    What are you all using to get an insane, over the top, Dimebag-ish wah? Preferably something that screams on leads, but is also tasty for clean work.
  6. Rotti

    Tweed Deluxe - country rock settings

    Guys I'm super short on time, so this is going to be straight to the point... Tape drive up front, studio comp behind the amp block, both fairly conservative/soft settings Tweed Deluxe model, gain around 8, master 7 or 8, SLIGHT scoop in the basic BMT, output comp around .5, RCA 12AX7 preamp...
  7. Rotti

    Driftwood tone?

    Anyone have a suggestion on which amp model to start with to nail this tone? I think I'm hearing similarities to FAS Modern II, but others might also work well...? Many thanks dudes!
  8. Rotti

    loop use with tube amp...?

    Potentially a dumb question here, and my gut tells me this would probably blow up several things including the AxeFx, but... Is the AxeFx's loop return suitable for receiving an amplified signal and, effectively, acting as a load box? Or, practically, could an amp's in/out (including power...
  9. Rotti

    LED function with IA & CC message?

    I remember reading about a trick here to make the MFC's LEDs light up "correctly" when certain switches were used for controlling external hardware. The basic idea was that these switches (in my case, controlling an external looper) could also be assigned to filter blocks that are completely...
  10. Rotti

    Prog lead tone question

    Simple question, but probably a complicated answer... What are you guys using to get great prog-ish lead tones, the kind you'd expect to get from a MkIV/V/IIc/etc.? Those are amps I've never bonded with, but seem to be go-to's for the style and nail that cutting, liquid, sustaining aggressive...
  11. Rotti

    Humbuster cables and output 1 question

    I'm using output 1 to feed two different power amps, the XLRs into the L/R ins of a VHT 2/50/2, and the 1/4" outs into a pair of Ethos power amps. I'd like to put humbuster cables wherever I can. I've seen the cable diagram and the 1/4" outs are easy enough, but I was wondering what pins on...
  12. Rotti

    How do you guys run external loopers?

    I recently picked up a Pigtronix Infinity looper pedal. As of right now, I've got it hooked up through the AxeFx loop... AxeFx SEND: left > In1, right > In2 Infinity OUTS: Out1 > Return L Out2 > Return R Here's the catch, running through the loop means that the return "hears" what's coming...
  13. Rotti

    MFC boots up in FW Update mode, won't exit...???

    For some reason, my MFC Mk.III started booting up in FW Update mode everytime I turn it on, and it won't exit to other modes. It already had the latest FW. Anyone else have this happen or maybe have any suggestions on how to fix it?
  14. Rotti

    How can I reach a mod if none are online?

    How can I reach a mod via the mobile site?
  15. Rotti

    How do you glitch?

    Hey guys, I've been toying around with some glitch effects and was wondering how you like to use them. My favorite so far is tying a tremolo to the sequencer to adjust rates, and putting that block on a momentary switch. I think it'd be cool to also have some sort of pitch effect like a...
  16. Rotti

    HALP! AxeFx XL, MFC Mk.3, name timeout and error 17 on FW update.

    First off, thanks for looking at this and please give any help you can. I'm using an XL with the latest FW and an MFC Mk.III on FW 3.00. I'm trying to update the MFC FW to 3.08, but everytime I try, I get Error 17 (which I believe is a corrupted file. I've re-downloaded it about half a dozen...
  17. Rotti

    Output settings... throubleshooting

    I recently picked up a used XL. In the past (with a Mk2) I've run output2 into a poweramp & cab so that output1 left me free to use headphones for late night jams. I can't get sound out of output1's 1/4" jacks on this XL, but output2 is working fine. I can plug my cables running to the poweramp...
  18. Rotti

    Amp Block Bias Tremolo...

    ...WOW! I spent the other night playing around with the bias tremolo in the amp block. This thing is glorious! It's exactly what I've been trying (and failing) to get from the regular trem block, something that's less of an actual tremolo and more of a pulsating "vibe" kind of effect. Swampy...
  19. Rotti

    Treating effects like "stomp boxes"...? Also Exp question...

    Afternoon all, I've been seriously considering upgrading to an XL/MFCmk3 combo to take advantage of FASLINK and other perks, but I had a couple questions before doing so that I'm hoping someone using an MFC (and version with any II/XL) can help me out with... (1) Can I treat effects much in...
  20. Rotti

    Another IEM thread...

    I know this has been asked several times before, but as time passes new products hit the market. I'm basically looking for updated feedback from real world users... I'm finally ready to do IEMs the right way, custom molds, the whole 9. I want to buy once, cry once. Saving a few bucks only to...
  21. Rotti

    So I'm trying to make a new Pandora station...

    "Guitar & Chill" So far I've got... Andy Timmons, Satch, John Mayer, Steve Morse, Eric Johnson, Buckethead, and Plini. But for whatever reason it won't let me add Guthrie Govan (I'd rather have his solo stuff than Asia or the Aristocrats) or Pete Thorn... maybe because Pandora doesn't support...
  22. Rotti

    Bug? Expression default values not reconized

    In the control menu (front panel) under the page for expression pedal values, I have all of them set to 100%, which correlates with the toe down position for me. However, some of the modifiers attached to various expression pedals do not default to 100%, even when the relevant pedals are...
  23. Rotti

    Vegas FAS fam...

    Mrs. Rotti & I are headed to Vegas for new years, and I was wondering if any LV locals had any recommendations for... 1) guitar/music related stuff to check out (shops, shows, can be anything really) 2) where the party's at. Keep in mind, we're not "old," but we're older than the...
  24. Rotti

    Halp! Modding guitar electronics - calling all wiring experts

    I've got a PRS Holcomb I'm about to drop a set of BKPs in (when they arrive), and I'm planning on gutting the electronics and doing something totally different with the existing layout. For those that don't know, the Holcomb has the same basic CU24 control layout, single shared vol & tone...
  25. Rotti

    Live tone philosophy

    I've always heard two dominant theories regarding dialing in tones for live use... 1) Make the FOH engineer's life easy. Do all your hi/lo pass, EQ, compression, gating, etc. to your signal before it hits the board. Include a ~3dB level bump for leads. Make it so that he plugs you into a...
  26. Rotti

    His Koa-berg 6 for my Holcomb, would you do it?

    Hey guys, looking for second opinions here. I have an offer on my PRS Holcomb (Lace Sensor Nitro Hemi pups, otherwise stock, has case, tags candy, etc., about a 9.9/10 condition). The dude would like to trade me for his koa top Strandberg Boden 6, cocobolo neck, ebony board, BKP...
  27. Rotti

    AX8 + AxeFx II = AxeFx expansion?

    Someone please put my fears to rest... If I have an AxeFx II, can I simply run out of send 2 into an AX8, then back into the AxeFx loop for the sake of treating the AX8 as an expansion for increased DSP? It looks simple enough, but am I missing anything? Like, can I still pass MIDI through the...
  28. Rotti

    Easy notation suggestions?

    I'm running into the need to have hard & fast records of exactly what my band's songs are, what everyone plays and when, as a reference for when we might need to bring in subs. Trouble is, I've never sat down with something like GP other than to just toy around with it, because it is very time...
  29. Rotti

    Any traders here?

    Anyone looking at XOM today? Sub $70/share is looking pretty damn tempting right about now.
  30. Rotti

    FAS friends, look at this $hit NAO!

    Gizmotron® for Sale | Gizmotron® it's a roided out ebow on acid & a mythological journey through time!
  31. Rotti

    Anyone tried UHMWPE picks?

    Per the sales pitch, this material is supposedly extremely tough & long lasting, and offers a very slick/smooth glide across the strings while at the same time being especially easy to grip (IIRC, I read that the texture sort of sticks to your hand as you sweat, could be wrong about that...
  32. Rotti

    Reverb to donate 5% of earnings to Guitars for Vets on the 25th

    https://reverb.com/blog/memorial-day-reverb-partners-with-guitars-for-vets Guys, I don't mean to tell anyone what to do with their money, but for those of you who might be interested, Reverb.com is going to be donating 5% of their revenue from Memorial Day to Guitars for Vets. If you've...
  33. Rotti

    I DID IT!!!

    I found the worst music ever made, even worse than that Friday song! MystyAnne Songs | ReverbNation
  34. Rotti

    A non-GC vendor has made my shit list.

    The other day on TGP, I made an offer of $240 for a used Strymon Deco to a representative of Eddie's Guitars (TGP user "brettk7"). Was it a slightly lower than average offer on this particular unit? Maybe. Was I expecting them to accept it? Probably not. In true used gear barter fashion, I...
  35. Rotti

    PSA: Stolen Skerv alert, SF area

    Just came across the gtr porn page, Skervesen #AU 09, green burl top 8-string, stolen from a dude in San Fran. Owner's name is Nando Rivas. Any Cali FAS members, please be on the look out. Word is SFPD is already involved...
  36. Rotti

    Multiscale inlay ideas?

    I'm looking into having a multiscale built, probably 24.5-25.5" 6-string with a compound radius from 12" at the nut to whatever makes sense depending on the bridge radius... And I'm trying to come up with some good ideas for an inlay pattern. I don't like blank fretboards or dots, and IMO...
  37. Rotti

    EMERGENCY!!! Calling all country pickers!!!

    I have about 48 hours and the internet to learn how to play country like someone who knows what they're doing would play it. My music theory is rock solid. Fingers know what they're doing. Don't know any country covers at all, no experience with it since college. Mostly a rock/metal...
  38. Rotti

    Who makes a good "Blackmachine" style guitar?

    I guess I'm fishing for names of builders to google that do something in the vein of a blackmachine (i.e. Skervesen Raptor). USA builders preferred, but not exclusive. +1 to guys that won't completely break the bank but do quality work. I think at this point I'm leaning towards Blackwater...
  39. Rotti

    Long shot request... Looking for a previously posted track.

    Several months back there was a dude here who posted some rippin' metal tracks that were stylistically similar to, say, Threat Signal, Periph kinda' stuff... melodic metal. His avatar was a black & white picture of (I assume) himself in a cowboy hat. I want to find his band, give a 'like'...
  40. Rotti

    NGD Teaser Pics :P

    The amazing Travis at JW Van Guitar Works sent me a picture of my soon-to-be new custom LP style getting dressed up in her hardware yesterday, so I figured it was safe to start releasing some of the build pics! EDIT: BTW, since I don't have the guitar yet, these are teaser pics for me too :D...
  41. Rotti

    Toanz Halp!

    Guys, I come to you in a state of exhaustion and slight embarrassment... I have been trying, off and on, to cop the tone in this video for pretty much as long as I've been a FAS user. 0:36-0:53 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTSCgFeymBM&index=36&list=UUhdp6ULESXczStlGJeYCpxA I've come up...
  42. Rotti

    Uberschall

    Used the search bar, read the wiki, no luck. Can anyone say for certain which model the Euro Uber is based off? Rev.2, Rev Blue, Anny, Twin jet...? Thanks!
  43. Rotti

    Looking for a guitarist in DFW

    My band is currently looking to add another guitarist, and in particular we'd love to have another Fractalite on board... seems like this is the perfect place to post this! If you're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and are interested, please feel free to PM me and we can set up a time to meet...
  44. Rotti

    Tape deck emulation presets?

    Anyone getting any good old school reel tones/colors inside the Axe like Strymon is doing with the Deco? I'd really like to see what you've got and how you went about it. I'm wondering if this would be possible with a tape delay block at the start of the chain with 0% feedback, 100% mix, and...
  45. Rotti

    A couple CPU-saving questions

    I'm trying to think of ways to cut back on CPU usage, mainly for leaving myself plenty of room to record via USB, and I wanted to run a couple ideas by you guys and also ask a couple technical questions. First, for nearly all the heavy presets I use, I've got two UR cab blocks, each with a...
  46. Rotti

    AxeFx II Cost Comparison

    I thought I would share something today. As a new/intermediate AxeFxII user, this is my approach to designing presets, and a rudimentary cost analysis of owning an AxeFx rig vs. tube amps & pedals. Maybe this will spark some ideas for other new users. I begin by planning out my “dream rig,”...
  47. Rotti

    pykmax... wth?

    Has anyone seen this thing or used it? Know anyone who has used it or is using it? Looks interesting... ...also looks like forming an alliance with an alien spore in the palm of your hand. A Guitar Pick Revolution by Pykmax - The Best Guitar Pick Ever « Pykmax Pykmax High Performance Guitar...
  48. Rotti

    Anyone else using FAS+POD+Strymon?

    I just picked up a timeline in a sweetheart deal, and I'd like to integrate it into my current set up, but the MIDI implementation is really making me scratch my head. I'm using a Line6 POD HD500 as a MIDI controller (not passing any audio), and it's worked great for controlling the AxeFXII...
  49. Rotti

    Offline routing planner, Axe Edit template, via powerpoint

    There was a request not long ago in the wish section for an offline/unconnected version of Axe Edit. The idea was to be able to plan your routing and adjust settings to your assumed desires while away from your AFX. Here's something I threw together that could be used to solve the first...
  50. Rotti

    rattlesnake chuggatychuggachug preset

    I was in a Damageplan mood last night, and was going for something "Krankenstein-ish." Then I started thinking about rattlesnakes... This preset is the bastard child of those things. Scene 1 is pretty straight forward. Scene 2 is the rattler (try some staccato lines with it). Modifiers on...
  51. Rotti

    Still looking for Legion lead tone >:/

    Anyone have a preset dialed in that's in the ballpark of :36 in this vid? I'm still trying to nail that Legion lead tone. I think the Diezel VH4 ch.4 model gets *kind of* in the same territory, but the character is still very different... almost need more of a 5150 vibe to it maybe...
  52. Rotti

    Anyone want a Fortin Natas?

    So... I've been conversing with a studio owner with a Fortin Natas in his gear list about possibly doing a high-end tone match for us. Trouble is, he doesn't have an AFX2, he and his amp are in Long Beach, (I am in Texas), and like most of us, he doesn't work for free. Would the FAS community...
  53. Rotti

    Any AFXII users in Keller TX want to match something cool?

    I've got a VERY rare and awesome sounding amp that needs to be matched before I sell it, but I've already parted with my last traditional cab and most of my recording setup is still in boxes. If anyone in the area wants to give it a go, PM me and I'll send you details. Then you can decide if...
  54. Rotti

    Made new patches, requesting feedback

    Hi Guys, I'm still getting the hang of my AFX2, but I think I've got some pretty decent patches dialed in and would like to see what you guys think. Clean is a Plexi, FX= light tremolo and/or some wacky delay with a split mixing in some Strymon style shimmer verb, some other basic stuff...
  55. Rotti

    AFX2 -> Matrix -> ??? (newbie question)

    Hi everyone, I recently picked up a FAS Axe FX 2 and a Matrix GT1000FX, and I've got a couple questions to anyone who might be running these two already... I'm looking at the EV ELX112 (passive) to basically act as a cab in an FRFR setup. Eventually I might like to expand to two of them to...
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