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[AustinBuddy] 1000+ Dream Rigs TonePack for Axe-Fx II Available NOW!

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx II Preset Exchange' started by austinbuddy, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Luth2000

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    Well I am confused about the Firmware number. When I downloaded and installed what I thought was the Ares 1 into my AxeFX XL+, the Axe Edit shows “Quantum 11.0”. Is that the Ares firmware, or has something gone wrong with the download link? (Or me?)
     
  2. austinbuddy

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    I think ARES Quantum is FW 11, he may have called it something when he first released it.

    See thread here.
     
  3. Rex

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    No worries. Same thing.
     
  4. Black Bitch

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    Hi Buddy love your presets. As this was now the final firmware, will you do an update to the 1000-dream-rigs-tonepack for the Axe FX II? :cool:
     
  5. #45 austinbuddy, Mar 14, 2019
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    Eventually but I have to wrap up a Bass tonepack and update the III before I can turn to this. Not before summer probably.
     
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    Worth the wait. Any ETA on AXE3 Firmware 5?
     
  7. austinbuddy

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    Waiting on a final-final FW 5.x...

    Already working on some new preset template layouts and using the CS switches with FC-12 or Fc6 to control some amp functions like boost or Fat or saturate...but ETA to do all 1000 tones is still early summer for update availability... give me time to do it right, I may have to reset amps and re-tweak ifor each scene, we will see...
     
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  8. austinbuddy

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    An ARES 1.03 observation worth noting.

    I level my presets in S/PDIF at around -12db. This afternoon I installed ARES 1.03 and did multiple parameters amp resets (using FracTool) across my 1000+ Dream Rigs Tonepack for XL. I froze some parameters (see list below) and let the others reset for ARES.

    I have two inputs into my UAudio Console -- on is Mono from the XL's left XLR output ( with incoming signal level controlled by Output Level 1 knob on front XL panel), and the other incoming signal is the XL's S/PDIF in which is not adjustable by knobs (I use Amp level controls it and set levels to -12db).

    If you guys use your XLR Outputs with my presets or Fractal Factory presets, you may find you have to max out the front Output1 knob to get the signal to reach -12db/match the digital (S/PDIF) signal I leveled to now. Not sure that was always the case?

    In the past Output1 knob at 11:30 or 12:00 with XLR input would mirror/match the S/PDIF version of the same signal. When I made the YouTube video on How to Level/Gain Stage presets that was the case -- apparently not any more.

    Just an FYI/something I noticed... if you install ARES 1.03 and now the Dream Rigs (or Naked Amps) TonePack now sounds is quieter because you use XLRs, just max your Output1 knob.

    Eventually I will do a Tonepack update for little tweaks.

    But you can use FracTool's "Amp Resetter" to reset the amps and see what you think. You need to FREEZE all the key amp settings before you do this.:

    Check the boxes on these amp parameters to FREEZE their current values as each Tonepack amp resets:

    Bass
    Boost
    bp mode
    Bright
    Bright sw
    BrtCap
    Bypass

    Cut
    Depth
    Drive
    Drive type
    Dynamics
    All EQ 1 to EQ 8
    EQ Locat
    EQ Type

    Fat
    Level
    M. Vol.
    Mid.
    Modeling
    Overdrive
    Pan
    PowerType

    Pres
    PreTube
    Sat
    Spkr Comp
    TOneLoc
    ToneStack
    Treble

    Trem Depth
    Trim
    Tube Type
    Variac
    Xv Match

    As always, BACK UP EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU DO THIS. If something goes wrong, you can restore you prior presets.

    Big shout out to @AlGrenadine and the great FracTool utility, which I financially support -- such a time/life saver!
     
  9. #49 austinbuddy, Mar 29, 2019
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    PS. Axe-Edit says there is a new version, but when I try to download it I get a "software error." My unit utility says ARES1.03, but Axe-Edit says Quantum 11.03. So you are not going crazy....:)

    Found it here: http://www.fractalaudio.com/p-axe-edit-software.php
     
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    If i upgrade from 700+ to 1000 for the original mk2 axe fx2 is there a special price or code?
     
  11. austinbuddy

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    No. They are separate products.
     
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    With the firmware Ares1.03 any change to make?
    Cheers.
     
  13. Webby

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    I absolutely love these 1000+ Dream Rigs patches Austin Buddy, Thank you x1000+!

    Is there any chance you will do a final release using Ares 1.03 final firmware? This would be a great conclusion to Axe FX II on what I believe are the best possible patches for this Unit.
    Your hard work is greatly appreciated!
     
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  14. trb

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    +1 @Webby

    It would be one of the nicest addition to the EoL AFX 2 to have such great available tones.
    I think it should be one of the major part of the AFX2 life-extension...:):)
     
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