Congratulation Fractal on the Axe-Fx III. Very impressive!
What I don't understand is why you care if it doesn't affect you? This conversation has been had many times, and for some people it's a problem. I personally worked around it by using scenes... But it was really only a problem for a couple songs. However, on those songs it was absolutely a problem. Even X/Y switching within a preset wasn't sufficient.Why is that, if you don't mind me asking? What gear is there out there that sounds as good and has this fabled gapless switching that a few of you consider deal breakers? Am I missing something?
Conversation Ive never heard:
Q: Hey man, how was that _____(insert any number of amazing players here...Petrucci, Vai, Satriani, etc...) show last night?
A; it was fantastic, amazing playing... but in the end I was really disappointed because was able to detect a .35 ms gap when he switched sounds...I think the crowd may have noticed as well...could have been stellar if only they used the right gear.
As I've said, maybe it's me but it's never been something I've even heard. or anyone else even mention until yesterday.
I'm reminded of my father in law who would bitch for weeks if he won the Powerball because he would be upset that he had to pay taxes on it.
Some seek the negative at all cost's for what reason I cannot understand.
I suspect that those who find this so egregious will migrate off to wherever the people who had problems with fan noise in the 2 went.
If theres one thing I've learned in my seven years with the Axe, it's to trust Cliff. He designed it that way for a reason, and history has shown that he is willing to incorporate user request that may have not been considered at the design stage,(hardware permitting). Think of the growth we got with the 2, and then apply that to this platform....staggering to consider where he can go next with this.
If is not produced this week it aint going nowhere until March, Chinese New Year ahead. Workers who are not on fixed employment already left for home town.I'd bet that the waitlist is how Cliff is judging demand. If that's true then by now every factory in Shenzen is probably working on Axe mainboards.
No, you still use one amp block for bass and one for guitar, you only use a different instance for guitar on each scene by exampleThat would exclude the possibility to use it for guitar and bass simultaneously.
Granted, I could buy more units, and I probably would, if they were 1U.
Well, iPhone X is not doing too well and Apple has decreased production. Maybe FAS should step in and use the available production capacity.And I predict the waitlist will be populated for a good solid year...unless FAS has a the factories on war footing for this initial surge.
Ah, clever! Routing may be confusing, but otherwise why not. The trick is that guitar and bass sounds don’t necessarily change simultaneously, so orchestrating the whole thing might be quite complex.No, you still use one amp block for bass and one for guitar, you only use a different instance for guitar on each scene by example
It is class compliant since it doesn’t require a driver on Mac. So should work.Looks great, and will probably purchase one though with it going to 3U I do not actually have rackspace left in my 8U (or anything i can really dump). With that said the most important question for me is, will this device be class compliant and able to function fully in Linux? My entire workflow is built out in linux and I currently use the Axe-Fx 2XL I definitely would not be able to swallow upgrading and suffering a loss of functionality.
Exactly, this has been discussed many times...What I don't understand is why you care if it doesn't affect you? This conversation has been had many times, and for some people it's a problem. I personally worked around it by using scenes... But it was really only a problem for a couple songs. However, on those songs it was absolutely a problem. Even X/Y switching within a preset wasn't sufficient.
The songs had NO break and required an immediate change between two distinct tones. It sounded like I missed the change EVERY time, no matter what I did.
Now I never change presets mid song, only scenes, and I never change amp X/Y. Works for me...
I would think that you can already do that with the Axe-III.One thing that would be cool would be the ability to use 3 or 4 amp blocks.
Useful in a band with one bass and 2 guitars by example or mixing amp blocks for reamping etc...