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  1. Rotti

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.00

    Not sure if this is a bug, maybe an Axe-Edit issue, but when I copy a block with multiple modifiers tied to various things/channels and paste it back into the preset not all of the modifiers are copied/pasted. Specifically saw this with the pitch blocks. On my phone rn, but I'll see about...
  2. Rotti

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 19.00

    Not really saying anything here that hasn't been mentioned already, but I finally got to play 19 a little and it's sooooo gooooood. I can't say I notice a HUGE tonal difference, but there is this new softness in the highs that feels even better than it did before. I may have to go back and add...
  3. Rotti

    Axe-Fx III Firmware 19.00 Beta 3

    I think the point he's making is if you switch away from something like a synth chain in parallel back to the amp line (amp bypassed to mute, then turned back on) he's getting a volume spike before the amp returns to normal levels. I think. Haven't tried his preset.
  4. Rotti

    Axe-Fx III Firmware 19.00 Beta 3

    I want to say Cliff said something about the sag behaving differently, which may affect how people play & dial in... downstream effect on tone. 100% guessing here.
  5. Rotti

    Axe-Fx III Firmware 19.00 Beta 3

    Listening in cans, I had the opposite experience... sort of. Rt pan wasn't necessarily "louder," but seemed like it had a much more abrasive and stronger fundamental. Left ear was happier. Really excited about this release. I rarely notice an actual tonal difference anymore, but this seems to...
  6. Rotti

    The CNFB Method

    I see what you're describing zoomed in. Looks like a fraction of a second (maybe 1/50 x10^-3?), which would be (if my 1/50 guess is even close to accurate) about 0.02ms lag for the complex circuit. Being more pessimistic on the ratio, let's say 1/20th, would be about 0.05ms. IDK if the Axe is...
  7. Rotti

    What Amp Models would you like to see added?

    I just want a translator for "guitarist". Forget sag, B+, gain staging... I'd like knobs that say "squish" and "bloom" or "warmth" 🤪🤣
  8. Rotti

    rectifier bias excursion time

    Way back in the day I had a coach who said you don't replace the QB with a cannon firing rockets, you replace the receivers who can't catch 'em. I realize I'm the butterfingers in this situation, but I really wish there were a "for dummies" available on this kind of stuff.
  9. Rotti

    Mounting FM9 / FM3 / FC-12 / FC-6 to Temple Audio boards?

    Shoutout to Amdowell for being an AWESOME FAS bro and hooking me up with a set of those bolts! M3.5-0.6x16mm, works perfect with the original rubber feet left on. I added M4 crush washers just to keep things tight, but the fit seemed like even normal flat washers (or maybe no washers?) would...
  10. Rotti

    Synthetic Synths

    Gave it the old college try, and am pretty happy with how it turned out! Not perfect yet, but a good starting point. ~80% usage on 18.03 (running a turbo model, so you may want to shunt some blocks). Scene 6 has the "synth" with some other fun stuff going on. In context, 1-4 are...
  11. Rotti

    Hawkeye

    Worst burn ever, some little shit my oldest goes to school with once said I looked like someone ordered Jeremy Renner off Wish.com. It's a completely accurate statement, and I couldn't help but laugh my ass off. ...I'm just glad I now get mistaken for "that Hawkeye guy" and not "the dude from...
  12. Rotti

    Neural DSP Quad Cortex still alive?

    I'm one of those sources. Got in on the pre-order, and it's definitely a Kemper killer. FAS killer? Another story entirely. Most of the onboard models aside from maybe a little bit of the Fender stuff is laughably bad. You would think a company that made its name doing high gain plugins would...
  13. Rotti

    Help MY WIFE! (pick out a Christmas present for me!)

    Been thinking about listing an Enzo + I/O combo... definitely a walk on the wild side if you're interested.
  14. Rotti

    Mounting FM9 / FM3 / FC-12 / FC-6 to Temple Audio boards?

    I could use 10 of them, gladly pay you for the effort & shipping :)
  15. Rotti

    FS Mission Gemini 2 Studio

    Bump!
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. Rotti

    Seymour Duncan Powerstage 200 Users

    Pretty sure you're looking at the output XLR on the PS200
  19. 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)...
  20. Rotti

    I wasn't quite expecting such a difference between the III and the II

    This is promising to hear. After going strong with my XL, I'm finally rejoining the cool kids with a turbo this weekend :)
  21. Rotti

    Wish Input/output levels as modifier controllers

    Well, all the more reason to be able to tie the output knob as a modifier controller to the levels/mixes of whatever else floats your boat.
  22. Rotti

    Wish Input/output levels as modifier controllers

    Ahhh yes and no... I agree that less gain & effects benefit a mix and uncluttered the space for your guitar to sit, but that's true whether loud or quiet.
  23. Rotti

    Wish Input/output levels as modifier controllers

    Agreed on the actual volume. It would still take working with your own playback system at a consistent volume. But assuming you went through the trouble to do so, being able to have F-M correction at whatever level (as opposed to a few fixed levels) via a single front panel knob is really...
  24. Rotti

    Wish Input/output levels as modifier controllers

    Sorry for the double post, just wanted to show how I'm doing this now. "X" is comfortable room volume, "Y" is people-are-sleeping volume. Curves aren't perfect, but when I bypass the PEQ (end of chain) I get a very, very similar tone at full volume.
  25. Rotti

    Wish Input/output levels as modifier controllers

    I actually do something similar with my XL, except it's a PEQ curve with defined output cuts for X/Y instead of the front panel output knob or tying up an expression pedal. It works great, but is limited to the X/Y attenuation levels instead of being continuous.
  26. 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...
  27. Rotti

    Wish Wish List: New Amps

    KSR Gemini Two Rock Classic Reverb
  28. Rotti

    Another push for Global Preset on second hit of same switch

    Thanks for this! Quick follow up Q... Say I do this, I'm on scene 1 and toggle to 5 with the switch for scene 1/5. Then, from scene 5 (by way of the 1/5 switch) I use the switch for scene 2 to go to scene 2. If I hit the 1/5 switch again, which was last toggled to scene 5, will it take me to 5...
  29. Rotti

    Another push for Global Preset on second hit of same switch

    I've been out of the game a solid minute, thanks for this thread and saving me from an RTFM... Looking at the FC12 and wondering the same thing, but with scenes. Suppose I have scene 1-4 as various setups each with its own FC switch, but I want to hit any of them a 2nd time to get to scene 5...
  30. Rotti

    Infinite Sustain - How do I get it?

    I've been thinking about trying a few things to achieve this lately... maybe bring in a feedback loop with expression (send after return in chain) so that part of the signal is continuously looping back. For this to work I expect it'll have to have a gain stage between. Maybe try a similar...
  31. Rotti

    Post Axe-Fx III Launch ... Amp Model Requests

    I volunteer as tribute for a one-off KSR Gemini IF 1) someone wants to pony up for shipping/insurance both ways 2) someone is willing to do the same with a Two Rock Classic Reverb, and 3) FAS has the time & inclination to model them both.
  32. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 10.01 Firmware Release

    Hey Brick, check out my posts on pg.7. I was running some very heavy presets (~95%) that didn't cause any problems in 9.04, but caused MIDI to fail in 10.01. I pulled back the usage and everything went back to normal. I don't have the exact figures, and I'd guess the difference to be minimal...
  33. Rotti

    My wah settings suck...

    I think I've found what I'm looking for in the FAS Wah with a few tweaks. Just to clarify, this wasn't a "problem," it was me asking for the settings people used. My axefx is fine... and I'm very familiar with the depth of this thing.
  34. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 10.01 Firmware Release

    I think you're right. I pulled out everything not totally necessary, dropped to 70-ish% and the problem went away. I guess it was just odd to me that MIDI would have been on the chopping block.
  35. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 10.01 Firmware Release

    Big thank you to everyone at FAS for making this update with III modeling available. I definitely don't want to come across as ungrateful, but I think I might have stumbled across an issue with 10.01... prior to this update, all of my MIDI switching was working exactly as expected, but now I'm...
  36. 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.
  37. Rotti

    Port of Axe III firmware to Axe II ?

    3-amp possible permutations are actually ~15.25M
  38. Rotti

    Ares on XL+ ... mission possible or impossible!

    You've been here a long time Nic, I'd expect you to have a better idea of what nachos should look like.
  39. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 9.00 Firmware Release

    For 8 solid months, I've been away from this forum (focused on new projects at work, 100+ hr weeks, no sleep, really fun). By dumb luck, I check in this morning, and a new FW dropped 3 minutes earlier. F'n. Awesome.
  40. 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...
  41. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta #2

    ...or maybe PTP measurements written down somewhere, so that while new developments may require new math, at least they wouldn't require physically getting into the amps.
  42. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta #2

    Just yesterday my neighbor & his friend, both players, were waxing poetic over the virtues of tubes. After hanging around here the past few years, I just had to smile and nod :)
  43. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.00 Public Beta

    Pats win super bowl, and my next move is to check in here... Pavlov must be proud.
  44. Rotti

    Fractal Audio DRIVE Models: forum threads

    Yek is the man! Again!
  45. Rotti

    So an update on my issues using the Axe with an amp...

    Hate to hear you're having problems with your IEMs, but considering the alternative, this sounds like good news!
  46. Rotti

    So frustrated....

    I remember when you posted about picking up these amps. Just wanted to say for the record, despite how much I love running an AxeFx rig, asking people to use an HC30 isn't exactly the worst thing in the world :P I'd venture to guess it all boils down to gain staging so that the AxeFx input...
  47. Rotti

    ** UPDATED and CORRECTED ** Multi Block Compressor Settings .... tighten you low end !!!!

    Think of this one as three compressors in one block, each compressing within the assigned frequency ranges: 1st one handles lows, then mids, then highs, independently .
  48. Rotti

    ** UPDATED and CORRECTED ** Multi Block Compressor Settings .... tighten you low end !!!!

    The Sneap settings sound a little weird to me on the axefx's MBC... as a starting point, I like to use about -30dB threshold, 3-6 ratio, super fast attack and 20-50ms release on the low band with a -3dB level compared to the other bands. that will crush that low end but bring it back quickly...
  49. Rotti

    ** UPDATED and CORRECTED ** Multi Block Compressor Settings .... tighten you low end !!!!

    I've been experimenting with the MBC a lot lately... with this setting, you're effectively cutting ~30dB in the first band. Why not just use a low cut EQ at 95Hz? I realize the "magic" in this setting is in the release time, but have you tried bumping up the threshold and ratio?
  50. Rotti

    Driftwood tone?

    What kind of settings are you using to get it with the plexi? I really like the feel of that one.
  51. 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!
  52. Rotti

    loop use with tube amp...?

    Ok thanks. That's exactly what I thought, just wanted to be sure :)
  53. 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...
  54. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 4.01 Public Beta

    I didn't read every response, so maybe someone has already said this (and maybe someone else has already told that person why it wouldn't work)... ...but it seems to me like the natural solution is to advance I/II FW updates with the older modeling option in place as long as the available space...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. Rotti

    Which headphones do you use to save peace at home?

    Beyer 880 Pro's for me too, but as someone who was relegated to strictly headphones for far too long, let me tell you that's no way to live.
  58. Rotti

    What's your favorite Q4.00 clean model

    Wat? I said both of those...?
  59. Rotti

    What's your favorite Q4.00 clean model

    Triptik for piano clean. Morgan AC20 EF86's for Voxey clean. Matchless DC30 for clean right up to the edge of breakup (transitions well to its own amazing pushed sound). Shiva & Dr Z's for twangy clean. Tweeds & Deluxes for smokey cleans & bluesy stuff. Dumble for fusion-y cleans. ...DC30 is...
  60. Rotti

    How many of you guys use the enhancer block and...

    I'm actually running stereo through a 212 cab, no cab block, so no, no slight delay tricks. Still sounds thick enough for me.
  61. Rotti

    So what do you think is on the horizon for the axe fx?

    This. Especially that last part. We're talking about a completely new engineered system, which might be in the early stages of development at most.
  62. Rotti

    How many of you guys use the enhancer block and...

    So few run stereo here. It's sad really. On topic: I never use it anymore unless I'm using headphones. When I A/B, it just always sounds better, more organic, without the enhancer IMO.
  63. Rotti

    Preset charging creators

    It's a free market. Consumers are free to "not consume" if they so choose. Plus, the cat is out of the bag. How would you suggest policing them now? They could even argue a factor in their decision to buy an AxeFx was to generate profits through preset sales... not a great argument, but valid...
  64. Rotti

    So many AFX2/MFC issues

    Having owned a GCP and seeing it's build quality, I would argue the MFC is far more reliable. I was one of the guys having the timeout issue. In my case it turned out to be a simple matter of updating it correctly and me being a noob with it. The FAS guys were super helpful and walked me...
  65. Rotti

    Pick the real amp...

    5 is my favorite too
  66. Rotti

    Other than Wah and Volume, what do you use your expression pedal(s) for?

    This. I'll also bring up reverb mix & extend decay as volume is rolled off, just makes for a cool backdrop. At one point I had a cool dive bomb effect where the pitch block dropped 1 8va and a tremolo kicked in with ramped up mix & decreasing speed, but it was too much of a pain in the ass to...
  67. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 3.03 Firmware Release

    Quoting myself to say note value INCREMENTS, not "in crimes"... stupid autocorrect.
  68. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 3.03 Firmware Release

    ...One other thing... As a forum, it seems like we're in a refreshed state with a lot of new faces around here asking a bunch of old questions. Nothing wrong with that (yes, search bar and all that), but it might be wise for some of us old timers to maybe get together and create a sort of...
  69. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 3.03 Firmware Release

    I've got to say, this FW has made me spend a lot less time on the forum and a lot more time realising what a terrible player I am :p Seriously though, if we had note value incriments for all time based parameters (including modifier start/stop values), I'd be 100% set. Even more efficiency like...
  70. Rotti

    Might be forced to try something new....

    Come to think of it, it was an old rolling Stones trick to try and make all the guitars sound as similar as possible to sound double tracked.
  71. Rotti

    Might be forced to try something new....

    That's a good point. My guess was there was a hiarchy or rank structure in place... new guy gets last pick or whatever, but yeah, pedals & different guitars will make some difference. I do kind of foresee one of you just killing it and the other players attempting to replicate that person's...
  72. Rotti

    Might be forced to try something new....

    Also, FWIW, I would not switch to running your effects in series. If you go straight in (or 4cm for that matter) you're probably going to want to sum mono anyhow, but running parallel let's you, for example, set a delay 100% wet, then use the level control to bring down actual decibel values...
  73. Rotti

    Might be forced to try something new....

    Gotta ask... You say you're essentially the leader of the rest of the guitarists, so I have to imagine your input was sought on what to use as back line amps. I can also understand why you wouldn't want to suggest a trio of AxeFx's for reasons you've already stated, plus it's a new thing people...
  74. Rotti

    Humbuster cables and output 1 question

    That makes sense with the XLRs, but per the wiki page, "the 1/4" outputs have a ground sense feature..." I thought they were the whole reason for having humbuster cables in the first place?
  75. 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...
  76. Rotti

    My Secret Formula

    Yeah that's exactly right, that sort of whistle like when someone is playing a cranked gain monster but aren't muting with their hands very well. But I have to say I quit doing this in recent FW. I still use a PEQ block for shaping, but it's more often just rounded to push mids.
  77. Rotti

    A depressing realization (and unpopular opinion): most of the amps sound very similar.

    Have you ever watched Ola Englund demos? That guy can make a dozen different amps - tube amps - sound virtually indistinguishable if you don't know what to listen for. I think the same thing is happening here. The differences are subtle because through your guitar (and the rest of your chain)...
  78. Rotti

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

    This particular Mission pedal offers a reverse phase for the external switch (I think)... could that possibly be what's causing the problem?
  79. Rotti

    How do you guys run external loopers?

    The built in looper is fine, great quality and features, just not enough recording time, especially in DSP heavy presets. You're probably going to notice weird phasing issues if you run it in parallel through the loop... at this point, I have to recommend series at the end of the chain. FWIW...
  80. Rotti

    How do you guys run external loopers?

    Because I don't want to dedicate a switch to turning the loop block on/off, and even if it shared the function of, say, deleting recorded loops, it would become a nightmare of tap dancing to keep regular functions handy. ...I think I'll stick with the series option for now.
  81. Rotti

    How do you guys run external loopers?

    Not per se, only loop 1 & 2 volume and a master output level, about noon is unity for all of them. Seems fine in series. Not ideal, because it forces me to run through the loop all the time, which is an additional layer of conversions, but I'll live :)
  82. Rotti

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

    I've narrowed it down to the external switch 1/2 jack... thought it had been sorted, but that one is still causing this. It's set up for toggle, cc# 18 to behave as a "wild card" switch. Same for a second controller in the 3/4 jack, but momentary cc#19... no problem with it. Switches 2 & 4 are...
  83. Rotti

    How do you guys run external loopers?

    Hmmm... that does boil down the issue. What if I run it in series right at the end of my chain? It wouldn't be the same thing per se, but at least the entire signal would be following the same path?
  84. Rotti

    How do you guys run external loopers?

    ...I gotta think at this point it has something to do with the output levels per grid row, or something like that. Like, if I put the FX Loop block on its own row, and muted the other 3 rows' outputs, then it would behave exactly like the looper block would when in parallel and fully wet...
  85. 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...
  86. 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?
  87. Rotti

    How can I reach a mod if none are online?

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

    which IEMs.... JH13v2, UE18, JH10x3, UE7 ???

    I actually do use a mic'd cab, but still want the truest sound possible, not an idealized version. If it sucks in my ears, it'll probably suck to the audience. Then again, maybe a slightly scooped IEM would be ideal, since I wouldn't turn them up anywhere near FOH levels... can cut while...
  89. Rotti

    which IEMs.... JH13v2, UE18, JH10x3, UE7 ???

    Flattest EQ curves.
  90. Rotti

    which IEMs.... JH13v2, UE18, JH10x3, UE7 ???

    I've been looking closely at getting either A5's or A10's with custom molds. Would you say the 'ambient' aspects of the ADEL series is a benefit or a distraction? My main use would be for live playing, but I'd also like quality high enough to mix with (more because I'm anal about the sound...
  91. Rotti

    Another trick...High Pass / Low Pass

    3 pages in. OP has gone AWOL since the first few posts.
  92. Rotti

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 3.03 Firmware Release

    That amp. Damn. Dayum! I really don't care for Mk series amps, never have, but that thing is a 100 ton monster!
  93. Rotti

    My ears need re-programming. Help?

    Might be a good idea to think about the kind of cabs each of those amps are usually played through IRL. Uber: Uberkab, mesa, orange... closed back 412 with v30's and/or greenbacks or 75's or variants thereof. Jtm45: open back 212's, pretty much the same thing you'd want for a Bassman...
  94. Rotti

    How do you glitch?

    I'm finding the coolest sounding way to do this is with the delay block's hold feature and a very short delay time, fully wet in series... ...but the problem there is that when the hold isn't in use, your entire signal is thrown off (delayed) 1/32nd or whatever it's set to... :? beyond that...
  95. Rotti

    How do you glitch?

    Obvious but very in-get-it-over-get-out... like all the "core" kids do it these days :D
  96. Rotti

    How do you glitch?

    This sounds like a really great option! I'm going to have to try it soon.
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