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  1. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    It's possible that it was a comedy of errors on my part, but i did notice stereo started working on reverbs right after resetting.
  2. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    Incidentally, what is the best way to replace the battery without loosing presets? Replace the battery with the unit turned on?
  3. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    Good ideas. Thanks everyone. :)
  4. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    OK. I'm getting some stereo action now. Looks like the 'system reset' actually worked. As soon as i changed the 'ratio' i also got stereo from 'stereo delay' again. With the 'ping-pong' delay the 'pong' is at a lower level than the 'ping' though, so i didn't hear the pong at first. I imagine...
  5. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    Thanks, Repartee41. Pull the CMOS battery for a few seconds. Cool. I had not heard of that before. Does this allow anything that may have been done to the unit - including global changes, to be forgotten, so that the unit resorts to defaults for everything? Does this retain the presets and...
  6. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    Thank you Ba Thanks for your help, Bakerman. output 1 mode is stereo. Yes! I do see the ping ponging on the meters, left then right, but do not hear it on right side. When i use a mono delay i DO hear it in left only and then right only when i sweep the echo pan.
  7. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    Thanks, paranoid. I tried a system reset - Utility - Reset - Enter to reset or cancel - i selected Enter to execute reset. Is that all there is to it for a system reset? Including global parameters? Three clicks and done? BTW - the reason i ask is that nothing much happened and i still get...
  8. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    Is 'system reset' different than re-installing Ares 2.0? Sorry it's been a while... what is the procedure to system reset? Thanks.
  9. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    Yes i have. I get the same results.
  10. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    I get the same results out of the output 1 outputs.
  11. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    OK, when i load 'ping pong' delay into the block I am getting a ping (on left side), but no 'pong' (on right side). Balance is centered and 'spread' is set to 100%.
  12. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    Thanks for checking, paranoid. Does this indicate that it might be a global setting on my unit? Is there a global 'spread' setting i should check? If not i guess i should try to install Ares 2.0 again? Thanks. I don't think it could be hardware or connections - i am using headphones out...
  13. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    Thanks for the help, Chris. Here is one of the presets. They all seem to have the same problem - reverb block is also mono and diminished level.. The preset has stereo delay and reverb blocks. Does this preset have normal stereo imaging for you guys?
  14. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    Thanks for the help, paranoid. Output 1 mode = stereo. For example, with the stereo delay block, the stereo delays come down the center instead of panned left and right.
  15. BillyZeppa

    effects have all gone mono or lop-sided...

    Hi Guys. Oh no. So all of a sudden all the effects blocks in my II are mono or otherwise messed up. I assume it's not hardware related - panning of output channels works as expected. I may have changed something in the unit inadvertently. Is there a global stereo-spread control that i...
  16. BillyZeppa

    Anyone experience with Satellite Sessions?

    There are also 'Source Connect Now' and 'Sessionwire', but Sessionwire is presently for Mac only - for Windows to come soon. They provide real time collaboration with minor latency. Combined with Zoom, all members can have a hand at controlling the DAW in a writing/recording or mixing session...
  17. BillyZeppa

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 15.01

    Oh no, another reason to upgrade from the II. :) Will this be implemented in the FM3?
  18. BillyZeppa

    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    What is the mic position on these IRs, in terms of center vs. edge of cone, on/off axis, etc., and if it varies, is this information listed? Thanks.
  19. BillyZeppa

    How do I create a distortion tone?

    Do you 'tickle the red' on the input meters when you play hardest?
  20. BillyZeppa

    Jimmy Page reveals the amp he really used to record "Whole Lotta Love"

    Speaking of cones, he says he paired Rickenbacker Transonic cabinets with the VOX amps.
  21. BillyZeppa

    Anyone know what the two Win10 beeps are for on AFX2 startup?

    Hi all. A question for the win10 gurus i guess. I've notices a strange behavior in my AFX2 powerup lately. You know the way a PC beeps to indicate all is well when a USB device is connected? Does anyone know what it means when you get two separate win10 beeps on AFX2 powerup - one shortly...
  22. BillyZeppa

    Axe-Fx does not sound right

    It looks like the input boards are affordable enough to try replacing if the problem can't be found elsewhere.
  23. BillyZeppa

    Another Headphone thread

    Agreed. They are more accurate than many other headphones in price range. I went for a calibrated pair of HD600 from Sonarworks, for even more accuracy.
  24. BillyZeppa

    How Can a Chubby Aging Guitarist Get in Shape?

    I also discovered that 'whole food/plant based/no oil' is the answer. I would add that the bulk of the plants should be potatoes and grains and the other starchy vegetables, not greens as some may think. Then eat all you want. The starch is where we get the energy and satisfaction from eating.
  25. BillyZeppa

    Meteor Shower coming soon

    We're in 'that' part of our orbit around the sun again, where the Comet 109P Swift-Tuttle debris hangs out. Bits of comet raining down, like bugs smacking into Earth's windshield on its trip around the sun.
  26. BillyZeppa

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy - What dose does your doc prescribe?

    I'll take a look at Omega 3, thanks. Apparently, you will have a lot less Omega 6 to deal with in the body. This means you can get more than enough Omega 3 from flax, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia. Hemp seeds also pack a good bunch of omega 3.
  27. BillyZeppa

    loopback

    Does the II or III have the ability to connect a block output back into a block up-stream rather than downstream to effect a controlled feedback path? I'm looking to make 'spin' effects or make guitar/cab harmonic feedback.
  28. BillyZeppa

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy - What dose does your doc prescribe?

    Apparently there is more than enough fat in all the food that isn't oil or animals for the whole body.
  29. BillyZeppa

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy - What dose does your doc prescribe?

    My Doc has always recommended NO oil, NO animals, to bring a body into optimal health, no matter what, testosterone included. Whether you are feeling 'pretty good considering' or at the wondering 'WTF is going on with my body' stage, the path is the same. No oil, no animals. This is going to...
  30. BillyZeppa

    What about a OC818 IR set?

    So what about an Austrian Audio OC818 IR set? The OC818 is a multi pattern condenser that allows the pattern to go through all the patterns, mix and match as it has two signal outputs, and a plugin that allows you to change the pickup pattern and mix as desired after the recording. I've seen...
  31. BillyZeppa

    Jimi Hendrix's Marshalls

    You also have to have a room to pick up in the mic(s), or to re-create to get such powerful tones as on many youtubes and studio records, amirite?
  32. BillyZeppa

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 2.00 Firmware Release

    It's been perfect since the latest update anyway. I think now the critical part becomes what goes into the amp - guitar, pickups, EQ. pedal, etc. - and what comes after the amp - IR, echo, reverb, or cab+mic and/or room mics. That and deciding which is the best approach for each song, between...
  33. BillyZeppa

    FM3 Now Shipping

    I'm still waiting for my sanitizer, gloves, and mask. So i'm using mr. clean, little garbage bags. i don't think the virus can leap off of surfaces and into the air. I hear the half life of a deposit of virus is about 8~12 hours depending if surface absorbs water or not, etc., so it could...
  34. BillyZeppa

    Cab IR mic angles and other mysteries

    I'm happy with the IR library i'm using, and it's big enough - it's the Austin buddy's 700 pack for the II - but i'm not locating an axis/angle option which is fine, but as i recall there used to be a choice, or am i mistaken? Is there a most popular IR mic position?
  35. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    I was just watching Seth Myers' Late Night band, and it looked like they were all playing live, each in their own home? How does that work?
  36. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    If you are presently a live performer, maybe you should set up a green screen and perform online, your choice how you frame it, but a charity drive for much needed supplies might help. People who are presently writing or recording with others have it a little harder. Everyone has to get...
  37. BillyZeppa

    Calling all Mesa Mark owners

    good question, SalazarMcManti. As i recall, i was popping tubes so i called Mesa and they told me what two resistors to replace - so i imagine that i didn't change the tubes in use at the same time as the mod was made. that would indicate that the resistors are the likely cause of change in tone.
  38. BillyZeppa

    Calling all Mesa Mark owners

    I think the problem may have been related to changes in the 6L6 or EL34 tubes being manufactured vs. the ones that my III was factory calibrated for. I think the replacement resistor value was a step too far - too conservative? I'd rather be able to get the tone back even if that means going...
  39. BillyZeppa

    Calling all Mesa Mark owners

    My III also lost its 'magic' when i had to change the resistors on the power tubes to stop the amp from blowing fuses. The tubes also stopped glowing blue when you played. I made the modification according to MESA instructions.
  40. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    When was the data compiled? Same goes for the video too - date of data is important. Infection spread is super high because onset takes three weeks for some. It looks like all but seasonal flue spreads faster and more deadly than corona in that graph, but if the rate of spread is higher than...
  41. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    How soon does a person know they have a fever and can they not be aware that they have a fever?
  42. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    You should theoretically, be able to mix together with the band on a DAW, all while staying at home and emailing updates to the work in progress, back and forth.
  43. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    A graphical comparison to the other pandemics... Its exponential doubling rate is greater than anything we've seen before. Good time to perfect your sound and performance.
  44. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    Any recording bands facing no recording, working on DAW Build 'hospitals'. Maybe even make stuff, like respirators.
  45. BillyZeppa

    COVID-19 - How Do You Plan To Pass Time During Isolation?

    Might watch Breaking Bad again depending on how long the battle goes. When life was simple...
  46. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    Scientists have revealed the first picture of how the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 binds with human respiratory cells in order to hijack them to produce more viruses. Researchers led by Qiang Zhou, a research fellow at Westlake University in Hangzhou, China, have revealed how the new virus...
  47. BillyZeppa

    Wish Latency / Time Alignment block

    Doesn't the cab block have a delay function.
  48. BillyZeppa

    Looking for the thread that talked about supplements for fingers, hands, joints

    Supplements can also be the cause of mysterious pains. Was it sudden onset, scootp?
  49. BillyZeppa

    Gigs cancelled due to Coronavirus? Share your live streaming/revenue stream ideas here

    Has anyone already used virtual presence to collaborate and write? What was it like?
  50. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    A town in Italy that is testing every citizen is now reporting no new cases. Looks like we also should test every citizen in every town.
  51. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    Recommended - Thoroughly cook meat and eggs. It dines on animal protein, as do humans in huge quantities ATM, but that will be changing soon 'one way or.. the other'. Let's hope we have the courage to make it 'the other'.
  52. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    We need folks to UV 'zap' packages, deliveries. Of coarse that would take time. They could zap it as it goes along the conveyor belt.
  53. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    I imagine the virus multiplies exponentially once it finds your mucus membranes, doubling every period of a few minutes or more. That means at some point, if they aren't stopped, and keep doubling, they will go from first noticeable by the body, to uncomfortable to harmful and destructive...
  54. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    Apparently this virus is not rapidly mutating. That will help the modelling teams. Also means people who have had the virus and now have immunity can go to the front lines with less worry of getting sick again.
  55. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    We are able to track it this time, so now we can fight back by changing its exponential growth rate. Countless benefits result.
  56. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    Also, they may in time figure out what kind of person will be hit hardest, how it is so deadly, and how to preempt a bad outcome. Also, It evolves, quickly, and the forms that can spread through the carriers without immobilizing or killing their carriers will be the best replicators and...
  57. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    Some people don't think for themselves, and don't bother to think things through. These decisions are being made by private companies and events, and citizens - individuals acting on their own initiative, taking charge and all working together with common cause, to get the job that must be...
  58. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    ...and what's the deal with the toilet paper? Does it have magical properties only these people people know about?
  59. BillyZeppa

    Help the Fight Against COVID-19

    How is the fight going? I hear someone came up with something. a start to discovery of a treatment.. Haven't heard much more though. Maybe they need more power.
  60. BillyZeppa

    Presets kill inspiration......interesting take

    Presets are everything though. right? Once you have that tone you need to play that part or song, the inspiration follows. The problem i have is all the amps and cabs sound good and can be dialed close to that sound you need, and so i get stuck on the same preset for hours. Like the amps...
  61. BillyZeppa

    Supremo cab #95

    I wonder if that means it will sound good for recordings, and if not why not.. Interesting. I'll have to check it out. Thanks.
  62. BillyZeppa

    Any Physicists Here?

    Word, Dr, Dipwad. I guess some of these questions boil down to, whether your're dealing with an electronic circuit or a 'wet ware' animal physiology (brain) or a person, the question is the same - is conscious experience the Result of physiological processes changes - changing brain cell...
  63. BillyZeppa

    Any Physicists Here?

    A thought on QM -the contradictory messages coming from quantum mechanics are because we are in fact touching the 'end' of composition - there are no smaller constituents to ask what they are made of. Some things like quarks are 'almost' divisible but never quite - try to see inside you create...
  64. BillyZeppa

    Someone used neural networks to upscale a famous 1896 video to 4k quality

    That's a lot of people - and every single person is wearing a hat.
  65. BillyZeppa

    Rick Beato on string gauge

    008's also have more bite and attack - or less sustain depending on your point of view. They also have a slightly quicker roll-off of higher harmonics that compliments the extra attack. With all the low end and gain in today's amp tones, i like the extra attack and quicker decay the 008's...
  66. BillyZeppa

    I'm asking for help

    Based on the sample sound clip provided by OP, the first thing i noticed is that it doesn't sound a lot different than when i first load a preset from the naked preset pack, when i am using my EC1000 with EMGs - i always have to tweak, but i have always had to tweak guitar amps, even tube amps...
  67. BillyZeppa

    patching to the left on grid (spin)?

    Thanks guys. I have the Axe-FX II.
  68. BillyZeppa

    patching to the left on grid (spin)?

    Hey guys. just wondering if you can loop signals back to the top of the grid for delay 'spin' 'repeat' and 'feedback' purposes (using wiring on the grid). I imagine the effects loop blocks can be used to do the same thing, with the effects out patched to effects in, but i thought i'd check and...
  69. BillyZeppa

    I'm asking for help

    It might be best, if you haven't already done this, is to be sure you have the right IR cab before you start tweaking. some say that the cab or IR has the greatest impact on the tone. Select a cab from those available that gets you closest to your tone, before you go on to tweak the amp...
  70. BillyZeppa

    I'm asking for help

    This is definitely an update that is a little different and good, and it may get you a little closer to your goal tone - also helpful to have everyone on the same FW page...
  71. BillyZeppa

    Having issues installing audio driver in Windows 10 - HELP

    I hope someone knows the answer and can offer you a solution. I have a new win10 PC that is a brick as far as the hardware i bought it for is concerned because it went and installed generic drivers before i could stop it. It must be ridiculously difficult (or ridiculously simple) to remove the...
  72. BillyZeppa

    Any Physicists Here?

    According to string theory there is a lot going on everywhere, in a very tiny 'space' of six dimensions. At some point three of nine tiny dimensions got away from the rest and began to expand and have never stopped expanding, while the remaining six dimensions remain locked at that tiny 'space'...
  73. BillyZeppa

    Any Physicists Here?

    Here's my 'lay person #456' explanation - Always remember that the 'probability wave' is nothing more than a distribution of probabilities for the location that a particle may be found upon an observation - specifically, upon an experiment used to determine where the particle ended up - for...
  74. BillyZeppa

    Ares 2.00 vs Quantum 10.01

    Have you or could you try a blind test?
  75. BillyZeppa

    [Update, no fix yet] Axe-Fx 3 Insane Hum From PC?

    Did you check to be sure you have electrical 'continuity' between the case and the tin foil? The tin foil needs to be grounded to the case.
  76. BillyZeppa

    That far field cab pack...

    UPDATE: OK, i see what i did. I got the free cab pack called 'Cab Pack 1' mixed up with the free 'Far field Session 2'. At least that's the story i'm sticking with. Found them both. and there are LOTS of cabs to go through! thanks again, Fractal.
  77. BillyZeppa

    That far field cab pack...

    A while a go Fractal released one of their far field cab packs for free, thanks Fractal!, and i DLed it, but now i can't find it - can anyone tell me what the file name or extension is for that free pack so i can locate it? Thanks. :D I'm working on tones for an upcoming record and it's...
  78. BillyZeppa

    Big sustain...

    Compression block?
  79. BillyZeppa

    Help - Ozzy - vocal preset

    Whatever it is, it sounds great in that video. Maybe modulated high end exciter.
  80. BillyZeppa

    Help - Ozzy - vocal preset

    Judging by this video - It may involve modulation...
  81. BillyZeppa

    Help - Ozzy - vocal preset

    Is there a song you have in mind?
  82. BillyZeppa

    This Beastie Boys tone is solid on big or little speakers..

    Thanks for the suggestion, chrisjnyc. Ya, after listening to the youtube, i think i'm hearing a basic high gain Marshall like tone, but at a high enough volume to have some high frequency string/pickup excitation and early reflections. I'll check out Kerry King and his rig. Thanks.
  83. BillyZeppa

    This Beastie Boys tone is solid on big or little speakers..

    Does anyone know how to reproduce this recorded tone. It's a classic Beastie boys Metal guitar sound, but i'm interested in the details of getting this specific tone. Is it dependent on proximity to amp to add that resonant excitation? What kind of amp and settings on the Axe FX II Ares 1.03...
  84. BillyZeppa

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.03 Firmware Release

    All good here now too.
  85. BillyZeppa

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.03 Firmware Release

    Is everybody's SPDIF IN/OUT still working good in Ares 1.03?
  86. BillyZeppa

    How to get this basic 'razzy' stock amp tone?

    Hi guys. The first few bars of Joe's guitar sound is something i am looking for from the AFX-II (I am running Ares 1.3). Can anyone suggest the way to get this sound to DAW? Thanks. It's generic, meat & potatoes tone, so it should be a simple preset, but it has that 'razz' that works so...
  87. BillyZeppa

    Hum (Bad earth) at strange times

    When driving through parts of my town, the radio emits an annoying tone in one localized area. i wonder what the people of that area are being exposed to...
  88. BillyZeppa

    Ground hum when using AX8

    Do you know if the guitar needs to be plugged in and turned up to get the noise, or is the noise there with nothing plugged in?
  89. BillyZeppa

    Nice words from Devin Townsend about the Axe-Fx III

    I like the 'crushing metal' tone that starts at 39:40 in video. How would you go about getting that on the Axe FX?
  90. BillyZeppa

    colds, flu, and ear canal debris...

    I mentioned last year that i had a 'zing' in my ear when hearing pure mid-range tones, after dropping a dish the kitchen. I was concerned at the time that it may be a hole in the eardrum. So luckily, 15 months later the 'zing' in my ear from that audio 'spike' has pretty much gone. But now...
  91. BillyZeppa

    Need Help With Acoustic Treatment For Critical Listening In My Basement

    How does MathAudio correction compare to IK Multimedia ARC2?
  92. BillyZeppa

    Coming soon...

    These things take time.
  93. BillyZeppa

    New Cab Pack! FAR FIELD Session 1

    Has PZM too. Now i'm really interested. Are any of the positions in the back/side of cab as per ACDC ~ didn't they use a mic on one of the back corners of his cab for some of their recordings? :)
  94. BillyZeppa

    New Cab Pack! FAR FIELD Session 1

    Also useful during recording and re-amping, mixing with other instruments.
  95. BillyZeppa

    New Cab Pack! FAR FIELD Session 1

    This is going to be interesting. I have a FF IR and use it 'round' out the sound of harsh sounding amps. Can't wait to hear what people think.
  96. BillyZeppa

    Dual L R amp patch with chorus

    Try adding a bit on the dry side.
  97. BillyZeppa

    How many hours are Axe-Fx II Green screens rated for?

    Is it, was it recommended to turn off units with LDC screens to extend life of the screen? Asking for a friend.. :) LCD screens have been around for a while so there must statistics somewhere that might be interesting on how many hours they will operate before failure. The manufacturers...
  98. BillyZeppa

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.03 Firmware Release

    And from my experience less adjustment is necessary to dial in a good tone from a factory or Austin Buddy preset.
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