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Axe-Fx III - USB/Computer quiet/silent after FW 2.03? Here's what to do

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx III Discussion' started by chris, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. chris

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    When upgrading to Firmware 2.03 or later from any version of Firmware 2.02 or earlier, you will need to adjust the new USB Return Level parameter in the I/O menu, noted here: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/axe-fx-iii-firmware-version-2-03.145132/

    From the Home Screen, press Setup
    Nav to I/O, then page over to the USB tab

    The first time you update, it will be set to -40dB which is very quiet. Recommended settings are -6 or 0. You should not have to adjust this after the first time.

    [this thread is just a throwback to THIS thread: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/usb-computer-sound-is-quiet-or-silent-heres-what-to-do.98561/]
     
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    Moved to a sticky.
     
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    just posted in the axe 2 about this. glad its a sticky now.. plenty of people are going to fire up the forum over this. easy fix though.
     
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    I tweaked the title of this thread for Google's sake.
     
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    Just a little note: Make sure you turn ALL of the USB channels up for -40dbs. I adjusted 1 and 2, and was wondering why 7/8 were so quiet for reamping. It was because It was still at -40db.
     
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    What's the equivalent value to achieve the same volume before the 2.03 update? -6dB or 0db?
     
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    Hey Chris!
    So I haven't tried this yet myself, but I'm wondering something...can this new USB level be used to adjust the volume of music coming from an iphone/ipad into the axefx 3? I remember there being some issues where the USB audio was hardwired to output 1 with no way to adjust it's volume which made the backing track too loud for playing along...does this remedy that?

    Thanks!

    Brian
     
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    That's the whole point.
     

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