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  1. skydog

    Patch Leveling

    Well, this I didn’t know! Thanks!
  2. skydog

    Patch Leveling

    I appreciate these different tips. I struggle just a bit, getting this straight before an extended classic rock gig. So thanks guys.
  3. skydog

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    With two drummers, seven of Detroit’s finest, in a small club, and playing a supersession a few weeks ago? I guessed it was near field. The Z-Best cab was on my heels. That said, I was making a joke. But I was serious about my head hitting columns. I hate that.
  4. skydog

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack for Axe-Fx Users

    In addition to thanking Fractal Audio offering a cost-free collection for use, I want to also thank those that have commented. I googled various near-field/far-field phrases, to learn more about the concept, but there wasn’t much available. I’m in Germany again, and maybe I’m getting a different...
  5. skydog

    Actual RTL numbers for Axe-Fx III?

    Estimates are identical for 1975, and up to and including 2019, indicating a negligible change over the 44 years. The result is approximately 11 mps (meters per second) for both, unladen. The Axe FX III is faster than using sparrows, European or African.
  6. skydog

    Coming soon...

    Man, think about how long it used to take, to collect or build every amplifier and every pedal board.
  7. skydog

    Allman Brothers kinda tone starting point?

    Sorry, in germany and not paying enough attention... Austin is spot on, with the D120 speakers. I use those IRs on OUT1. I send OUT2 to a SS amp and into a cab loaded with D120 speakers. I also run a Marshall 50W plexi with a bassman OT and 6L6GC tubes, and/or that AF3 configuration. Try...
  8. skydog

    Allman Brothers kinda tone starting point?

    These guys were always on the road. There's some good information out there, and some of it is surprising. A Marshall 1986, with a bassman OT... A Twin for reinforcement and/or stage-volume, etc. I forgot to add, remember Jessica is Dickey Betts, on Brothers and Sisters, which was out over year...
  9. skydog

    The Axe-Fx 3 works only at 48Khz

    Ranten: Dutch; talk nonsense; rave rant (v): English, late 16th century; behave boisterously rant (n): English, late 16th century; boisterous, empty declamation; fierce or high-sounding language without much meaning or dignity of thought; bombast; *Source: Etymology Dictionary; Douglas Harper
  10. skydog

    The Axe-Fx 3 works only at 48Khz

    Our audience has analog receivers.
  11. skydog

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.03

    Don’t feel bad. I am in Germany for three weeks. Chip and the AF3 had to stay home.
  12. skydog

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 4.00 Beta

    As an original owner of an original Muff, I need to say thanks¹⁰. In case anyone is wondering, and if memory serves, it cost $32. It seemed expensive at the time — plus I was just a little kid.
  13. skydog

    Using Banks - request for verification - yes or no is sufficient!

    So Chris, if my note made sense, then cool. unix-guy, I’ll try what you suggest. It have to stare at everything for hours, lol. I am not a programmer, which is a bold statement to a guy named unix-guy.
  14. skydog

    Using Banks - request for verification - yes or no is sufficient!

    Thanks unix-guy. I’ll give it a go. And yes, I was responding to both you and Chris. That’s funny iaresee. I swear, I could never figure out where I was live, except for 1 and 5, lol. I took my McCarty, kept the three-way, and removed the push/pull tone. I just installed Peacock pickups, and...
  15. skydog

    Using Banks - request for verification - yes or no is sufficient!

    Thanks guys. According to the manual, "a bank on the FC Controller is quite different than the bank you might encounter on the Axe-FX III." I was thinking, that "bank" meant a collection presets assigned to switches. I am asking, if the presets within banks are a mirror image of the presets on...
  16. skydog

    Using Banks - request for verification - yes or no is sufficient!

    Ok, please be kind. I’ve read through the manual twice. I believe I know the answer to this question, but I want to verify before I stuff-up and turn down the the wrong path in the dark cave... The bank examples in the manual all show incremental presets. However, after reading the manual (did...
  17. skydog

    [solved] Why does my FC-6 not work? Firmware 1.04?

    I can certainly agree with you.
  18. skydog

    [solved] Why does my FC-6 not work? Firmware 1.04?

    I suspect, because it is a conversation amongst users. It generally self-levels, based upon the interest of the topic and each individual member.
  19. skydog

    [solved] Why does my FC-6 not work? Firmware 1.04?

    Caution, the following is anecdotal, and not science: I have a bunch of xlr cables. Had jet lag from Germany trip this AM, and nothing better to do at 02.30h. Too early to play my III with the new FC12, so I tested every xlr I own. All ring out as accurately wired. Then I tried every cable with...
  20. skydog

    Axe-Fx III Firmware Version 3.02 Public Beta

    Everything sounds flipping great to me. Pedals are difficult, in their own way. There are a zillion tubescreamers, because there are a zillion opinions about tone. I applaud the effort and deliverables of 3.02.
  21. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    You reminded me. I totally forgot about zombies. Plus, they have terrible attendance, so this further affects the calculation back upward. That said, they’re the same at work as they the rest of the time. They aren’t fast, but they are persistent. Usually effective in QC or HR.
  22. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Nice body of work. However you didn’t take the production start-up acceleration into account. The availability of supply does not only increase through automation or systemic efficiencies. The manufacturing process has a planned-loss acceleration curve. In fact, there are probably three curves...
  23. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Received an invitation today, so the clock is moving. The post above was later than my time, so unnecessary for me to report.
  24. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Lol. Plus, I wasn’t being sarcastic. It’s the reality. “As fast as possible” seems fast to some and slow to others. Especially if things are behind schedule. It’s like most launches: You can find yourself being behind the eight ball, due to factors beyond your control, largely of your own...
  25. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Don't forget, due to the relativistic speed, as well as the gravity of the situation, we're calculating in space-time. A day could be much more than a day, or much less.
  26. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Hoosierdaddy, you have a really clever screen-name, by the way. Well done.
  27. skydog

    Possible Drive block makeover ~ pedal vs. model?

    Nope, your notice is my first. I only need the Echorec’s mag-drum. FAS does the rest. But very cool. Probably a perfect bit for my real amp pedalboard. Since I’m back to a few pedals, this would fit. I hope the pic isn’t actual size, lol. Back to the OP, there’s very, very little, that the...
  28. skydog

    Possible Drive block makeover ~ pedal vs. model?

    Having the ability to run “amps” close to dimed, as FAS let’s me do, I sold my boutiques and retired most of my classic /vintage stuff. That said, I have been using two pedals, that have something going, that I like to hear. The first goes early, and it’s a Missing Link Audio Peacock. The second...
  29. skydog

    Distortion Pedal in Effects Loop with Axe-Fx III?

    Actually quite astounding. To think that the Axe FX III has the capability/flexibility to bypass almost all of itself, to promote the pure sound of a Boss pedal. I’m amazed. Seriously, I’m not being critical. I’m taken aback. Interesting post.
  30. skydog

    Mini LCD wish - bigger text or bold

    Your pics look good. Nice work.
  31. skydog

    Mini LCD wish - bigger text or bold

    You’re right on. There’s a demographic distribution, and the lead guitarist market is shifting up, but this should be a young person’s device. I’m getting up there, but still believe this to be true. The FC12 shouldn’t need to fit within the span of a walker, lol. Old eyes can’t see close up...
  32. skydog

    Mini LCD wish - bigger text or bold

    I’m just reading and looking at the photos. The camera can fool the eye, but the photos point to sharpness and contrast. I realize that the backlight can screw with the exposure, but the text sure looks soft.
  33. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Renewed Vigor would be a good attribute to the Advanced page of the amp block. I see plenty of bands, where the lead guitarist either needs renewed vigor, or perhaps his first brush with vigor. Speaking of brushes, I listen to old radio shows -they crack me up. “Renewed vigor” is what one of...
  34. skydog

    How can the FC12 orders be greater than expected???

    This was perfect. I thought of the same Monty Python routine, but you actually found it. Well done. I come from a long line of New Yorkers. We love to argue. By the way, note that the customer was more than willing to pay for the Argument Department, in 12a. But he hightailed it out of the Abuse...
  35. skydog

    How can the FC12 orders be greater than expected???

    I bought a KPA and its FC together in SEP17. Have never had a mechanical or software issue. When I’ve had questions, I have been helped on their forum. It was mostly friendly. When I’ve had an urgent question, I’ve picked up the phone and rang the customer support telephone. A real person...
  36. skydog

    How can the FC12 orders be greater than expected???

    I apologise for the delay. I'm in the EU right now, and your response came smack in the middle of my day. I don't want to slight others, so I don't want to send public examples. I respect that you firmly hold to your opinion, but I stand by my opinion as well. They aren't patently false. Maybe...
  37. skydog

    How can the FC12 orders be greater than expected???

    I think that the OP was referring to the tone of the response, not the response itself. I’ve brought this up once before. It would seem to me, that the role of moderation should be to moderate the tone of the discussion. It doesn’t need to be tit for tat, or in some cases throttle it up. This...
  38. skydog

    How can the FC12 orders be greater than expected???

    I suggested this earlier. With new-model launches, guesstimating customer demand and take-rates is predicting the future. If skilled at accurately predicting the future, then better and more lucrative opportunities await. If guessing percentages, then there is a 1% chance of being precisely...
  39. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    You and me both. In my case, a vintage Marshall and a vintage Traynor (almost the same thing!)
  40. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    We’ll see what happens. Seller might not get their price. Fractal will have FC6 units. The demand (anecdotally reported here in the forum) is for FC12. This happens with mixed-model product launches. Somebody (or some group) has to predict take-rate ratios. The odds are against the prediction(s)...
  41. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    That’s cool that you love it. Everyone has a certain sound they are searching, and it’s cool when you find it. I had the KoT and a PoT. What you’re describing is how much I love my MLA Peacock, but that’s for amps. I love the Fractal III.
  42. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Wow, two years? Am needs to think about hiring a temp. By the way, I sold it fairly fast.
  43. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    I’ve launch a lot of product in my day. Wouldn’t take this approach, since launching is a very dicey game. It’s not that some things could go wrong. It’s that most everything goes varying degrees of wrong.
  44. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    That catch-yourself thing was funny. I think my KoT wait was six or nine months. I finally ended up buying one from a successful speculator in the area. Anyway, it’s long gone now. The king is dead. Long live the King.
  45. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Too funny! One of the main reasons I went with a Fractal. Lugging around two or three amps was bad enough. But my heaviest gear was my pedal board! None of this mattered when I get to sound like me. But when I have to sound just like (moving east to west) Gilmour, Green, Frampton, Knopfler...
  46. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    I’m thinking that more people are opting for the 12 than planned.
  47. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    The future unfolds, it isn’t determined. We’ll get product asap. It’s all cool. Everyone that has one seems to love it.
  48. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Yet another empirical confirmation of Einstein’s prediction of time dilation: one month and the clock moves just a bit more than an hour or so. A triumph of modern physics!
  49. skydog

    I might drop the dime - Kemper, Helix users and Axe-Fx III now?

    You are absolutely right on. It's originally why I bought both. The III has the necessary amount of I/O. What I eventually discovered, was that the FAS III has better tone and feel than my Kemper. I still use it, but only the profiles of my own stuff. Plus, I've had to use it live, while waiting...
  50. skydog

    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    Sorry, absolutely not my intention. I just spent two weeks in Germany, typrying to get a new company-required laptop to work. They say I need it for their Catia TeamCenter on my laptop, and I use a Mac and they won’t do it. I guess all of the errors and problems are my fault, but it was...
  51. skydog

    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    As usual, I'm just clowning around. That said, here is an actual notice I found pinned in a conference room. This isn't an internet thing. I took this photo.
  52. skydog

    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    Yikes indeed. It is a relatively expensive solution, but the Windows driver crap goes away, lol.
  53. skydog

    Drop Axe-Edit before turning off Axe is good practice

    I’m equally or perhaps even more concerned, that Windows 10 users report everything is fine. I admit to being a Mac user for ages, but some well-intention IT people just issued me a new Dell with W10. Holy crap, windows users must be saints. Regarding the thread, I would recommend the following...
  54. skydog

    I might drop the dime - Kemper, Helix users and Axe-Fx III now?

    Congrats. Good decision. I have lots of amps, so Kemper has a value for me. That said, I own both, but I’m tilted far and away toward FAS. It’s all about tone, right?
  55. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    The best way to shut ‘em down, is to play a perfect, note-for-note-solos Freebird, starting with slide and ending with the full-on solos. We moved on to Layla. We can pull off Derek and Dominoes’ version. Even Clapton can’t muster the original. It’s fun, watching people while playing.
  56. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    My first Fender Twin was purchased in 1966. In fifty years, I’ve never used the included footswitch. That goes for all of my other BF and SF Fenders, and there are a shitload (I don’t know the metric conversion) of them. That said, I never had to switch reverb or vibrato on or off while playing...
  57. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    How can somebody’s opinion be nonsense? It’s an opinion. I’m glad you love the Rolling Stones. I like some of their songs, as well. My point was that the specific songs mentioned aren’t bad. It’s half-assed attempts to duplicate them that suck. If you want to do a cover of any artist and can do...
  58. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    I would love a Fractal trash can! But i’ll wait until they are available in the store. I’d like to request modeling of both a green large capacity wheelie bin, and a one of those 1988 Staples personal shredders - the ones without any headroom.
  59. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    That’s damn funny. I’m borrowing the concept. Also ironic: two great songs that virtually nobody hones their skills anywhere near enough, to duplicate well. Instead, as a sometimes audience member, I have to endure endlessly frequent and uninspired versions of Brown-eyed Girl (god knows I love...
  60. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Hey, no sweat. Happened to me as well, while on an overseas flight.
  61. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    No need to ask. There is an elegant, brilliantly simple “now serving” thread. Check there. Everything is happening in sequence.
  62. skydog

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

    You’re not wrong. That’s how evolution works. Small changes, selected based upon some broad/minute definition(s) of success/failure.
  63. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    At one point, my pedal board became one of my heaviest pieces of gear. Complicated as well, with a massive random-order switch system, extremely expensive boutiques, and a power draw that could dim Buffalo, NY. FAS eliminated my need for three amps onstage and all but one of the effects, but the...
  64. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    I just landed back in US (from Germany) and saw the public service announcement about wait list. Awesome idea. Sorry that I didn’t see it sooner. We can play any classic slide-heavy song, including ABB, LS, Walsh, and Derek and the Dominoes. The problem with Freebird, along with most of this...
  65. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Your switch spacing comment brings me comfort. That was my worry with the MFC. A few times, things went dicey, when I accidentally grazed into some cursed MIDI edit parameter.
  66. skydog

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

    I have dr103 and it sounds great. It has a different vibe than the FAS model, but I’m not sure how to describe it. I’m one of those types that are sensitive to the live amp sound. I would love to have a plexi bass amp model (Model 1986). Unlikely, since the JTM45, Plexi 1987, etc are all...
  67. skydog

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

    I have a Silvertone 1484 in great condition. Great tone (except the reverb is not what one would describe as “lush”, lol). It’s a Danelectro in Sears clothing. I’ve never come across a Danelectro in the models. Maybe it’s just too similar to something else?
  68. skydog

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

    Lol, to achieve as described. Plus the added benefit over the Boogie, of not overfiltering in the power supply, to the point of a (difficult-to-describe) two-dimensional tone. In comparison, the Fenders provide overtones, harmonics, and depth (...depending upon the proper transformers...
  69. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Hey! You have a coffee!!! That’s awesome!!! Oh, you also have a some sort of something from Fractal.
  70. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Thanks for noticing, that I was just joking around! Many years of fun with your ‘12. I’m getting on the early list for the MC16, where we just use our mind to change programs. I mean, why should my feet be inconvenienced? They have better things to do, dammit.
  71. skydog

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

    Can we agree that the Fenders would represent “a clean preamp tone, with headroom clipped and compressed”? The video sounded like a cold-biased power section amplifying a distorted preamp circuit.
  72. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    You might consider googling a vintage author named Dale Carnegie, lol.
  73. skydog

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

    A dimed 1964 Vibroverb or 1965 Pro Reverb. As Rex said, wouldn’t duplicate the Boogie’s preamp, but would trump the tone.
  74. skydog

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

    This may be in the incorrect forum topic, but from Fractal’s perspective, what goes into researching and modeling an amplifier model? I have a ton of amps, some classics that haven’t been modeled, but I have resisted requesting. I have assumed, that FAS must consider an effort-versus-impact...
  75. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Due to frequent travel, and the average number days per location, I long ago adopted an average time zone. I live by Western Greenland time. Works for me, lol. Regardless, one doesn’t need to expend much energy, to know when New Hampshire likely receives and responds to an email. A helluva lot...
  76. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    I’m trending toward the FAS explanation, that perhaps some people don’t understand time zones or simply misstate reality?
  77. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    My confirmation came almost immediately, but that’s simply anecdotal. I haven’t seen many new people yesterday and today rejoicing. Is there a lull?
  78. skydog

    FC Controllers Invite List

    Very cool!
  79. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Simple quantum explanation. FC “thereness” remains probabilistic. On the other hand, the sale was at the macroscopic level.
  80. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    I’m a guitar player that doesn’t want to screw with MIDI, but I can understand why others might. I didn’t like my MFC, and I didn’t like the RJM I tried. I can build an amp from scratch, but I get people that cannot, or just want to wait for others to build them one. I cannot recall any of us...
  81. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Wow. I’m surprised, and I totally disagree. I have a $2500 devise that practically cannot be used live without an additional purchase. I can leave it on one setting, but then why not just use a better sounding amplifier from 1959-1964, right? Talk about amp in the room... Based upon your...
  82. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    In fairness to everyone, they had to say something - we aren’t talking about just a product or feature release. It’s the foot controller for an FX device, albeit one from heaven. There are comments here and there, but the balance of everyone’s comments are significantly positive.
  83. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Man, I just thought of something funny, but I'd get booted in a blink... Regardless of all the chatter, the Fractal team has every reason in the world, and all of our support, to get the product complete and all components shipped as soon as possible. The rig I'm assembling is going to be...
  84. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Gosh, for all of our sakes, I hope it's a warm wool sweater.
  85. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    I got bored with the Kemper, so lately I've gone back to my ancient (tube rectified) Traynor YBA-1. I also built an ODS 50 FM over the holiday, see photo. The cabinet is almost done, but had to dash off to Germany for two weeks. Didn’t want to rush the detail work.
  86. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    It’s been approximately 250 days, give or take. The earliest adopters began ardently checking the site since late April and early May. The waitlist was introduced in mid May. I don’t have to live without my III. I only have to perform without it.
  87. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    That Q1-2018 rogue FC project engineer must have been an evil genius, eh?
  88. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Unlikely. Regardless, I’m simply saying that I’m not expecting a letter, until others start receiving them.
  89. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    I was an impressionable kid, literally growing up in Missouri (The “Show Me” State). In that regard, I have no real reason to know that the FC is shipping, or that any letters have been issued to the general public. That could change in a heartbeat, once it happens - like Schoedinger’s cat. I...
  90. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    That’s actually good news. He should need a letter too!
  91. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    I’m certain that these will be shipping soon, possibly just around the corner. I’m equally certain that the product will be as outstanding as the Axe FX III it controls. I’m doing fine enough with my interim, venue-based work-around solutions. Regardless, how might a video of Neal Schon using a...
  92. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    The smoke and mirror reference wasn’t about the FC, it was his opinion about the shipping post.
  93. skydog

    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    The fact that the FC is a pervasive topic, is the root-cause for the various shotgun postings. It’s going to come up. It will come up in more that a few threads. I was addressing a very specific issue, not a general forum issue.
  94. skydog

    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    People post about the FC, and they receive this and that. Some of it's helpful. Some of it is passive-aggressive. People are asking, and there are a lot of threads, that's all true. For some of us, it's the most important subject for the Axe FX III. Some users are willing and able to use...
  95. skydog

    Timing on availability of exact specs/photos of FC-6/12

    Don’t be so tough on the poor guy. Most of us need the FC, so it’s justified that it’s the topical question. It’s been three quarters of a year. Leo Fender understood, that his amp needed a vibrato/reverb foot switch. And if it’s truly annoying, maybe it’s unavoidable karma.
  96. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Rather than critically reading, I’m empirically observing. Doveryai, no proveryai.
  97. skydog

    FC Controllers Now Shipping!

    Nobody has reported an invite yet?
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