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A little advice/help for connecting/using TC Electronics Mimiq

PdotCdot

New here
New to the forums and to Axe FX III. I was relatively content with the Enhancer plugin but looking to give the TC Electronics Mimiq pedal a go. I’ve watched some videos and searched up a few posts here but am still a little overwhelmed with all the options and how to set them up for use with a pedal like this.
I plan on doing one guitar into the pedal(mono) and then I’m not sure if I should figure out the FX loop option or run two separate chains of amps and effects. I’m fairly certain I can do both but could use some tips or a guide. I do a lot of practicing with headphones and would like have the stereo/dual output go to the headphones with the ability to pan around etc.
Any help would be appreciated.
 

Adman103

Veteran
I use the mimiq with my Axe 3 in the fx loop- set it up with the #3 output going into the pedal in stereo, so you have both the L and R #3 outputs going into the Mimiq. Then the two outputs of the Mimiq back into the #3 inputs of the Axe Fx. This takes four patch cables total.
In your patch, set up the Output 3 block and Input 3 block where you want the Mimiq to be doing it’s thing. I’ve tried between the amp and cab, and also post cab, and both have worked well. I currently have it set post cab. I have not tried it before the amp. You can set up the Output / Input 3 blocks in serial, or as a parallel line- it will effect how you much dry you want the Mimiq to send through. If you run the Mimiq in parallel, you’ll probably want to run the pedal with no dry signal, because the dry unaffected tone is already making it through. You’ll have to experiment with pedal settings that you like- it’s a matter of taste. I’m not in front of my rig right now, but I’ll check mine and report back when I can. One last important thing- don’t forget to turn the Output 3 volume on the front of the Axe all the way up!
 

Adman103

Veteran
New to the forums and to Axe FX III. I was relatively content with the Enhancer plugin but looking to give the TC Electronics Mimiq pedal a go. I’ve watched some videos and searched up a few posts here but am still a little overwhelmed with all the options and how to set them up for use with a pedal like this.
I plan on doing one guitar into the pedal(mono) and then I’m not sure if I should figure out the FX loop option or run two separate chains of amps and effects. I’m fairly certain I can do both but could use some tips or a guide. I do a lot of practicing with headphones and would like have the stereo/dual output go to the headphones with the ability to pan around etc.
Any help would be appreciated.
BTW- welcome to the forum! You’ll love your Axe! Best piece of gear I’ve ever owned.
 

PdotCdot

New here
BTW- welcome to the forum! You’ll love your Axe! Best piece of gear I’ve ever owned.
Wow! I can’t say thanks enough for taking the time to write that up. I’ve got my four patch cables ready to go! I’ll give it a shot tonight.
 

Adman103

Veteran
No sweat- let us know how it goes. Here's the way I set it up, although it's by no means the only way- the Mimiq is in loop 3.Screen Shot 2019-05-18 at 6.14.47 PM.png
 

PdotCdot

New here
No sweat- let us know how it goes. Here's the way I set it up, although it's by no means the only way- the Mimiq is in loop 3.View attachment 55080
So I followed your directions from your initial post and it works perfectly. Exactly was I was hoping for. I’m going to create a patch that follows the setup you have created in the image you posted and see what happens. I’m new to the Axe Fx, so using fx loops and delving into more complex routing hasn’t happened yet. So many of the amps steal my attention for hours at a time:) Playing with the levels on the Mimiq and in the blocks along with the “dubs” switch on the pedal gives so many flavours of depth and space.

I kind of feel guilty not needing the Enhancer when using headphones anymore but the Mimiq does a better job with headphones and my monitors. Maintains the punch when I’m playing through monitors.
Regardless of the Mimiq and the help you guys have given me, the Axe FX III is so good it almost seems ridiculous.

If anyone has given a thought to the Mimiq, I say go for it. Your tone stays just as you like it but it really does something that no other pedal or plugin does. All this is only for a stereo setup of course.
 

Adman103

Veteran
Good, I'm glad to hear it's working for you! I love that darn pedal- I don't use it all the time, but it really adds something cool when it's the right moment. It's fun to assign an expression pedal to the level in the Out 3 block and fade the effect in- you can just feel the sound grow. (Assuming that you have the Out/In 3 blocks in a parallel row, that is...)

And yea, the AF3 is stupid good. I can't imagine trying to go back to a pedal/amp rig with the crazy levels of flexibility and control that we have with this stuff...
 
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