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  1. Alarto

    A singer you would like to rock...

    Ok, really? Bad English or what? I just love this kind of voice & singing
  2. Alarto

    A singer you would like to rock...

  3. Alarto

    Finnish Christmas... Sylvian joululaulu- watch till the end...

    https://www.ruutu.fi/video/3150454
  4. Alarto

    About Speaker LF Resonance

    Try this! Add a Synth block, settings: Type = Sine, Track = Off. Now sift the Frequency between 70 - 100 Hz and really FEEL the resonance with your palm/hardel on the cabinet's front panel (wood) ... You have to set the volume quite loud but you can do this even at home.
  5. Alarto

    Tips for Mesa Bookie IV Clean & Cab

    Hi, my guitar wizard friend challenged me for good. He asked me to bring my AXE rig to his studio next week. His favourite rig is simple: Mesa IV combo / clean channel & some clean booster & some nice delay. Hard to admit but I have never played Mesa IV, so I don't know anything about it. I...
  6. Alarto

    G66 appreciation

    I lost one of the ABCD knobs. Wrote an email to Sussi, and will get it free of charge as well as two t-shirts :) G66 and FAS are simply the best!
  7. Alarto

    Celestion Cream Alnico, experience or IRs anyone?

    Thanks Sam, more fuel to my GAS :) While it's nice to try out many IRs, I've never been 100 % satisfied and confident playing gigs with my pair of QCS K12s. They do their job as monitors but still missing that "real" backline sound. After listening hundreds of sound clips of different speakers...
  8. Alarto

    Celestion Cream Alnico, experience or IRs anyone?

    Aah, a short explanation required... Bare Knuckle Crawler neck pup does the trick when coil split vs. normal HB mode. I just can't explain why... nothing anything experienced guitarist would think ;)!!!
  9. Alarto

    Celestion Cream Alnico, experience or IRs anyone?

    Thanks Sam! "...but it doesn't have a fast or percussive attack". I know what you mean and agree with it 100 %. However, that's something I get from my pickups if wanted. My basic amp clean/crunch is also a low gain with a little bit of breakup (Fender type etc.) and make sure it cleans nicely...
  10. Alarto

    Celestion Cream Alnico, experience or IRs anyone?

    And even WGS of course :)
  11. Alarto

    Celestion Cream Alnico, experience or IRs anyone?

    Hi, this speaker sounds fantastic in Paul's many comparisons to other Celestions. Anyone tried it with a real cabinet and willing to share your thoughts? Would definitely like to try it as an IR! Haven't found one... It's said about alnico that it has a smooth compression when driven loud...
  12. Alarto

    Save tempo in scenes

    + 1 just thinking delays in I Want It All by Queen...
  13. Alarto

    Formant Filter Frustration

    How about adding a microphone i.e. your voice as a second input / modifier for "a new talk box block"? I think it might result to a more authentic sound but usability is another thing...
  14. Alarto

    Drive Block

    Ok, thank you all for your replies! I think it's only the man himself who can answer to the pushing the amp "issue". I might be totally wrong and most likely am but... IMHO, higher Drive Block Level values leads to too much saturation and to fuzzy sound with my loving TS 808. I have usually...
  15. Alarto

    Drive Block

    Rethinking my scenes etc.. :)
  16. Alarto

    Drive Block

    The most important questions are 1. Mix parameter vs. real pedal and 2. pushing an Amp input with a drive pedal (that's where miracles start happen). I owned a TS 808 in the '80s and played it until I totally crushed into pieces under my foot :) The best ever!
  17. Alarto

    Drive Block

    That's what I forgot! Can't use scenes for this in my patches but I guess it would it be possible to engage Filter and Drive at the same time?
  18. Alarto

    Drive Block

    For example, TS 808 has maximum gain + 30 dB, how does this correlate with the Level parameter? I remember reading somewhere that this pedal bleeds 50 % try signal but can't confirm it....
  19. Alarto

    Drive Block

    Hi there, I'm still a bit uncertain about the Drive Block functionality. Your advice is highly appreciated! 1. Some (if not all?) drive pedals pleads some amount of clean signal through. I assume this is already modeled correctly and I don't have to worry about the Mix parameter i.e. leave...
  20. Alarto

    Logic Final Bounce

    Logic Pro X user here... I don't believe you would need a dedicated "must have" outboard gear. So many great plug-ins to fine-tune individual tracks, multi-tracks and master available... I have noticed that when you export something that you think is perfect while playing from Logic suddenly...
  21. Alarto

    I get feedback when I stop playing on some of my rhythm patches???

    Are you using MOTU's Mic inputs with -20 dB pad engaged? If so, use Line inputs instead. And be careful with your AFX output level :)
  22. Alarto

    I get feedback when I stop playing on some of my rhythm patches???

    You should not crank AFX output 1 & 2 to 100 % but set their levels according to input level requirements for your monitors and MOTU. Around noon is good. Output: level and connections - Axe-Fx II Wiki
  23. Alarto

    AEII+Amp+Cab Trouble

    I quess your Brunetti is loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s? They pronounce the mid-range attack. Try to increase the Amp block => GEQ page => "125" Hz and find a low-end response "feel" from the Amp block => Speaker page => "Low Res Freq" (should be around 75 Hz).
  24. Alarto

    Any guesses on what amp to use for this tone?

    http://youtu.be/JkO893kfCo8
  25. Alarto

    Any guesses on what amp to use for this tone?

    Drive = FET Boost, Amp = Div/13 FT37 Hi (Input Drive 3 - 4, Cut and Bright Switch ON), Cab = TAF_Mars4x12_MIX_ROOM (Preamp: HQ, Tape 50us + a bit of drive & post eq), Reverb & Delay in parallel.
  26. Alarto

    Axe-Edit & Yosemite 10.10 GM3

    You are able to move the Axe-Edit window up and partially off-screen with mouse. If you release your mouse button now the window get stuck off-screen. Closing and opening the application won't help, the window opens at the same place and remains stuck. If you still see "Settings" you are able to...
  27. Alarto

    VH Panama 16.02

    Great playing and the tone is almost perfect! I'd try to soften the delay tail a bit..
  28. Alarto

    Advice to have a cleaner tone a from disto preset

    Scene 2, Amp Y, DIZZY V4 2
  29. Alarto

    Axe Fx 2 XL Home Studio Help! ;)

    Category:Setup, Connect, Amplify - Axe-Fx II Wiki I think the only missing part is a good DAW like Apple - Logic Pro X - Music production. Cranked up to X. but you can start with GarageBand preinstalled in your Mac. From your AXE - set I/O output 1 mode to either copy l->r or l->r sum or...
  30. Alarto

    Which is better for outdoor shows without PA? FRFR or Cab?

    We always use backline & FOH mix no matter the place and the size of a PA. It's much easier to get the whole band sound balanced, keep volumes at tolerable level and hear yourself on stage. And when considering outdoors, this is even more important as individual sound sources dents to be...
  31. Alarto

    What is happening when a "real" amp/speakers is cranked for a while?

    Didn't hear it during the second set. Can't rule out ear/perception adjustment to loud noise but I hope it's something else and useful :)
  32. Alarto

    What is happening when a "real" amp/speakers is cranked for a while?

    I haven't played through "real amps" since I bought my AFX two years ago. That's why I didn't remember this phenomenon happening with "real amps" until I heard it again at a great outdoor gig yesterday. I listened the guitarist's sound carefully as always but this time I was so close to the...
  33. Alarto

    After band practice I'm going back to Matrix amp and regular cab! FRFR not for me!

    I just say then I'm out... for a coffee ;) And I'm not talking about recording situations. Having a nice monitor sound of your playing is so much different than what you expect to hear from your backline or fill the room with band rehearsals!
  34. Alarto

    After band practice I'm going back to Matrix amp and regular cab! FRFR not for me!

    I have had QSC K12s two years and they sound shit at band level - the worst buy ever. If you go over that "magical" db level all crunchier sounding chords begins fart and some kind of plastic resonance and odd distortion is really audible. Soloing is just fine but chords ... no way. I just...
  35. Alarto

    Level difference between USB and Output 1?

    Apogee Maestro 2 has a "Mixer" view. Can you adjust line levels from there?
  36. Alarto

    Looking for a panning phaser settings

    I never thought it could be a flanger... Will try it. Thanks! BTW I used to got a satisfied effect with a Blackstar HT-modulation, phaser 2 settings, not exactly the same though.
  37. Alarto

    Looking for a panning phaser settings

    Hi, I'm looking after a panning phaser (&tremolo???) settings like you can hear in the beginning of the following video. I can use external pedals to control it but it's not a must. Your ideas, a preset or settings would be highly appreciated, thanks...
  38. Alarto

    Do You Hear a Difference

    Clinically yes, I can hear they are not exactly the same. However, I couldn't really tell by ear what it was and which I would honestly prefer. Did some DAW analysis with EQ etc... and found something ... but nothing really remarkable. It's so damn close that it doesn't bother me.
  39. Alarto

    Programming Multi-Amp Patches?

    For mono FOH/FRFR... Find out two amps/sounds you like - one dark (which may not cut through well in a mix alone) and another brighter amp using the same cab. Make each amp sounds as perfect as you can. Then mix those amp blocks levels with original settings and there you go :) It's all about...
  40. Alarto

    Merry Christmas From Finland

    Hi there, it has nothing to do with AFX... Tuomas & Erkka should have it :) I just ... aahh.. just listen... in Finnish!
  41. Alarto

    Recording Axe-FX II in Logic Via USB Question

    Hmmmm... I can't see any additional processing / converts after the recording is stopped. Can you take a screenshot of it? I'm sure you have the latest driver installed and audio preferences set ok but just double check.
  42. Alarto

    Recording Axe-FX II in Logic Via USB Question

    Yeah, the same thing here. Just started a new audio recording, recorded something from Axe-Fx and "Edit" shows "Undo MIDI Recording" as well as "Undo History" shows it as midi recording. Not logical :) but everything works anyway. Logic's bug...?
  43. Alarto

    Recording Axe-FX II in Logic Via USB Question

    Wait a couple of minutes. I'll connect my Axe-Fx to Logic... What version you have?
  44. Alarto

    My opinion on FAS Cab Packs

    This discussion is... deep down from there! Please stop!
  45. Alarto

    Record Axe FX II Audio

    Hardware plug-in to your AXE FX like e.g. Lexicon MX200 have. How nice would that be?!
  46. Alarto

    Record Axe FX II Audio

    Would it be possible to program a plug-in (AU, VST, etc.) for sending/receiving audio via USB to/from AXE FX to do the trick?
  47. Alarto

    Please create a re-amping discussion group!

    Honestly, more knowledge of this topic would be really helpful for all of us... Pls support!
  48. Alarto

    Please create a re-amping discussion group!

    Let's focus on the USB re-ambing discussion with AFX and share our direct & processed tones and presets with each other. Somehow I think that our direct guitar signal actually answers many questions presented in this forum... Let's find our inner producers from our selves :) rodzimguitar68: I'm...
  49. Alarto

    Please create a re-amping discussion group!

    Hi there, - please create a re-amping discussion group - post a couple of lectures of re-amping with known DAWs - members: send your direct guitar signal and let others to re-amp it (+ your preset and recording) - ask your question and let the forum help you with your sound problems...
  50. Alarto

    Amp distortion tweaks

    Thanks for good suggestions! It seems that PEQ, low cut filter, presence and compression together do the trick towards a correct direction. Tonestack type changes are really radical ... going to explore those more. I played through Logic X eq-analyzer and everything visible is between 100 and...
  51. Alarto

    Modifier value vs. Mix value

    Ok, thanks! I can live with this, no prob :) I just make a wish that the parameter would show the modifier min value if the parameter can't show modifier's value changes.
  52. Alarto

    Modifier value vs. Mix value

    Simeon, thanks for the answer. I should have given an example... "Edit Modifier" shows Min = 3.7 %, Max = 14.4 %. The effect follows the pedal movement correctly and it sounds right. However, MIXER => Mix still shows 28.7 % that I just edited and won't change???
  53. Alarto

    Modifier value vs. Mix value

    Hi, I'm not sure if whether this is a bug or do I have any settings wrong... Anyways, I connected Extern 3 to Delay block => Mix parameter. "Edit Modifier" shows min/max values but it does not match with Mix value neither in Axe-Edit nor AFX screen and the value does not change. The virtual knob...
  54. Alarto

    Amp distortion tweaks

    I apologize for expressing my frustration inappropriately! I installed firmware 11b a week ago. I go direct to FOH / QSC K12 monitors. I'm looking for a good crunch drive/distorted sound for blues, rock and a bit heavier style of music. The problem exists with all amps, downloaded presets and...
  55. Alarto

    Amp distortion tweaks

    Yep... What is this forum for?
  56. Alarto

    Amp distortion tweaks

    Hi there, I would be really appreciated to know your findings about which parameters affects on distortion character and how? The most problematic thing I usually run into is some kind of... hmmm... way too obvious sequential distortion wave shape which is especially bad while playing chords...
  57. Alarto

    Suomeksi...

    Moro, no kun tälläinen mahdollisuus kerran on, niin... Eiköhän sitä enklantia kaikki ihan tarpeex hyvin osata täällä foorumeilla oleskellessa. Vaan.., lähinnä nyt ajattelin sitä, että olisko mahdollista kerätä porukkaa kasaan ja vaihtaa naamatusten ajatuksia, miten saadaan tästä hienosta...
  58. Alarto

    Amp X and Y intermittent switching

    "It is important to understand that MODIFIERS (see p. 122) are SHARED between X and Y states". Yep, I can only blame my self... Thanks yek to point it out! However, I don't think that's logical and pretty much limiting your possibilities. Anyway, so simple things as this can make a huge...
  59. Alarto

    Amp X and Y intermittent switching

    In my preset I use 5 scenes, S1&2 = X = Amp ODS-100 Clean and S3,4&5 Y = Amp ODS-100 Lead. I want to Extrn 3 to control boost = off/on with Y amp only. However, it affects both X and Y amps. "Edit" amp state display shows boost "OFF" in both X & Y despite if it's on or off.
  60. Alarto

    Help with "pop" sound when switching scenes

    Hi there, Sorry! I know this has been discussed earlier but I couldn't find a solution. How can I get rid of a "pop" sound when I switch scenes from 3,4,5 back to 1 or 2? I use one Amp block with X/Y. X = Dumble Clean (S1-S2) / Y = Lead (S3-S5). The preset is still in "work in progress" state...
  61. Alarto

    AFD100 preset, feedback please

    Hi there, if you have a chance to play this preset loud, please give me feedback how it sounds. Preferably play GNR Nightrain as a preference. Thanks!
  62. Alarto

    Power amp modeling on/off + exp pedals issue

    Hmm, interesting! I was so sure I updated my MFC but it showed 2.15. Updated it and it fixed the problem! Rows 1 & 3 in my template are -20db because if I feel I need to add something e.g. MBC or ENH usually to row 3 (direct without delay/reverb) I just turn its volume up to mix it. I think...
  63. Alarto

    Power amp modeling on/off + exp pedals issue

    I quess this is not a general bug but there is something wrong with my AFX or??? 1. Problem: the first setting you hear is Global / Power Amp Modeling "ON" and then "OFF". I think they should be other way round or am I just deaf and green :mrgreen - preset I use is attached - CAB is user...
  64. Alarto

    portable axe/mfc setup? for gigs etc

    I use GATOR GRR-6L. It has a plastic cover but metal bracings inside, built-in wheels and a long pull out handle (that's what you'd like for sure!). AFX, MFC, 4 pedals and all cables fits in, and there's still about 2 units room for future upgrades. I just wrap my MFC in a small blanket to get...
  65. Alarto

    Tips for QSC K12s???

    I made A/B testings with QSC K12 vs. affordable Genelec 6020 at my home studio. Checked my input and preset's (amp & cab only) so that internal I/O levels were good. Set AFX Right XLR out to Apogee duet and line -10 dBV. Then I adjusted AFX level 1 so that Apogee Maestro 2 metered line input...
  66. Alarto

    Tips for QSC K12s???

    Thanks Chris! I think it's now more about "the character" as per Peter said. I'll try filters as well. I have to fix this as I have a gig on Sat in a small pub and I won't be using any other backline due to lack of space. I just hope their PA sounds better. BTW!!! QSCs are using "extensive" DSP...
  67. Alarto

    Tips for QSC K12s???

    Thanks so far! I'll continue to mess with PEQ & MBC. I know what I should do with recordings & Logic in a similar situation. Unfortunately, the AFX's MBC block is behaving quite differently compared to Logic. Compressing certain frequencies should help a lot but I haven't found right settings or...
  68. Alarto

    Tips for QSC K12s???

    Hi there, What do you QSC K12 users do to make your sound better? I found speakers on-axis frequency response QSC Audio Forum • View topic - Frequency Response Charts. I have tried to make corrective eq in Global settings according to that but I don't know... They just doesn't sound...
  69. Alarto

    OS X Driver Issue

    iMac 27, Intel i7 2.8, 8 Gt OS X 10.8.3 Apogee duet (older firewire version) Logic Express and others... Everything else works great but Axe-Edit can not be used to monitor the sound. I have proper midi & I/O monitors settings! Pushing "Test" button gives signal. If I recall correctly, old AE...
  70. Alarto

    Long Road To Ruin solo, Brit 800 factory preset as is but MTD replaced by MBC block

    Long Road To Ruin solo - YouTube
  71. Alarto

    FW10 sounds strange? Try this!!!

    I'm one of those who experience fizzy / hissing sound with new FW10 & presets. The annoying sound could be described like an amp sound without a cab & 80 % with a cab sound (can not describe it better). I systematically went through all advices and tweaked all parameters that I thought might...
  72. Alarto

    Mac and Axe II ... nothing ... help !!!

    Sure u do USB connectivity - Axe-Fx II Wiki Just use stereo audio tracks in Logic. I have not have my Axe here at home for some weeks but I'm sure what I'm talking about... Hope so :D
  73. Alarto

    Speaker Resonance Controls

    Thanks Thomas and others! I learned that QSC K12s are not so flat at all QSC Audio Forum • View topic - Frequency Response Charts and made about matching corrections to global eq with great success! Of course I turned the lowest and highest totally down as they do not fit in normal speaker...
  74. Alarto

    Mac and Axe II ... nothing ... help !!!

    Copy a track recordings to another audio track!
  75. Alarto

    Mac and Axe II ... nothing ... help !!!

    Yep, I use stereo tracks. I usually go wild & crazy and multiply tracks for additional effects or do the wet/dry/wet thing...
  76. Alarto

    Mac and Axe II ... nothing ... help !!!

    Check your Audio MIDI Setup, the Axe driver should be visible and active there with midi in/out channel 1 (default). In Logic, open Preferences => Audio, and select Axe as Input device (Output device remains as your speaker connection e.g. via Duet), apply changes and that's about it! Next thing...
  77. Alarto

    A wish: Paul Gilbert tones

    I just came home from our band's rehearsals. Well, that's not interesting. What I did before and found out is! I added a multiband compressor block as a very last block in the chain. I set FREQ1 to about 118 Hz and FREQ2 to about 4,000 Hz, and then adjusted THRSH value... :o YES YES!!! :D I...
  78. Alarto

    A wish: Paul Gilbert tones

    Fingers, overall style, licks, speed, exceptional accuracy etc... Oh yes, Paul have it all! Anyways, what is the closest Amp in AFX to Vintage Modern 2466? Silver? BTW... It's kinda strange.., I'm unable to confirm it just now but a couple of factory presets reminds me about the similar sound...
  79. Alarto

    A wish: Paul Gilbert tones

    I made it pretty close even with with my Granger modded Fender HRD, JJ tubes & vintage 30. Unfortunately, it kinda blew up after some gigs, and I decided to buy Axe-Fx II & QSC K12s. I do not regret that! However, I'm still really lost when I try to find appropriate sounds. Maybe its with QSCs...
  80. Alarto

    A wish: Paul Gilbert tones

    As soon as V10 is out... I must have this tone for live playing & QSC K12 monitors! Multiple beers offered at my house for those who do it best :lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r75xMCrwlHg
  81. Alarto

    When using two amps in a preset......I should?

    You can save different amp models and cabs for each X/Y thus saving the CPU. You can do the same with drv and many other effects. I made "a mega" preset using this approach, and was able to add almost all effects to the chain without CPU problems.
  82. Alarto

    Give me these tones

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQXGlFJjYew ... Nuf said! ... Ok, for your ease; AXE FX II 9.02 => 2 x QSC K12 at about 85 db. Can you do it?
  83. Alarto

    Speaker Resonance Controls

    Thanks antcarrier! I started to read the theory around the topic... The resonance peak occurs around 110Hz and corresponds with a cab size. A "naked" speaker's peak is lower. If an IR has an build-in impedance curve, 50% wet means about 3dB cut to the mids, or a corresponding 3dB boost at the...
  84. Alarto

    Speaker Resonance Controls

    This is a bit old thread but really important! I wish this subject could be explained thoroughly and some examples of real tweaks added here. I play through a pair of QSC K12s / directly to FOH. Now the question is... Should I try to match SPKR parameters with used IR or with my monitors? It's...
  85. Alarto

    Need advice on creating a digital recording station w/ Axe-Fx II

    I would suggest to buy Apogee duet 2 and Logic Pro 9. I have iMac, Apogee duet (older version) and Logic Express (the same features as Logic Pro 9). Logic comes with a great collection of loops, samples, instruments and effects. Basically everything you need for a pro home studio IMHO!
  86. Alarto

    Theoretical implementation vs MIMIC

    Thanks Mo, I know that but it doesn't work with all setups. I connect directly to FOH & monitors. The reason to ask about feedback improvement is that if you crank almost any amp to southeast, you can expect to get a plenty of natural feedback & sustain. Changes in sound and your playing feeling...
  87. Alarto

    Theoretical implementation vs MIMIC

    Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about :lol but... How cool it could have some feedback control parameters within Amp or Cab blocks? Does MIMIC improve feedback as well?
  88. Alarto

    Richie Sambora Live Rig

    Hello! If someone is interested in Richie Sambora's sounds, please tweak the attached preset and shear your ideas!!! I made this preset playing with my Warmoth "superstrat" & Crawler humbuckers. Extern 1 is controlling Wah & Formant and extern 2 is controlling Drive level, Amp Master Volume...
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