The Official Axe-Fx II Thread

Discussion in 'Amp Modeling' started by IronWeso, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. dspelman

    dspelman Senior Member

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    "Olde" (note the final e) is not stupid <G>.
    There's an assumption that younger brains are so empty that there's plenty of room to stuff them with current technology, but that's not accurate, either.

    The truth is that some of these gizmos can be more complicated than others and require a bit more commitment and/or the whole manual is written by electrical engineers rather than musicians and/or the interface is *barely* designed to be used by a guitar player.

    I came from a Hammond B3 to this:

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    and they still sell these:

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    My first reaction was, "No! Oh HELL No!"

    I still can't look at these things without shuddering.

    Now the whole of that Korg M20 Synth is an app for your iPad. No, seriously. http://www.korg.com/us/products/software/ims_20_for_ipad/

    If they showed you the internal flow chart of the electronics of an Axe-FX, you'd pee.

    We've got the business of getting the right sounds out of them just about done.

    It's making them simple again that's going to take the *real* engineering. But look at it this way; there's more computing power going on in your phone than they used on the entire Shuttle project. It'll get there.
     
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  2. Steinmetzify

    Steinmetzify Senior Member

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    Man, I'll tell you what. I'm NOT a tone tweaker.....I'm just not. I'll find a tone, dig it, save it and play it for a few weeks, and then find another one, change it a little bit, save it, play it for a few weeks, move on.

    I was interested in Fractal as far back as '08/'09, but it took this long to get to the point where it was plug and play enough for me to take the plunge.

    I think you'd be shocked as hell if you plugged in an AxeII and just started going thru presets....I know I was....
     
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  3. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Well me too and boy did everybody hear about it:thumb:
     
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  4. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Dude, I love your posts. Always incredibly informative...
     
  5. Pwrmac7600

    Pwrmac7600 Premium Member

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    Off topic but feel I have to say it..... Since the axe has settled my amp gas for the time being, I have been gettin the itch for a new guitar....... Not gonna lie.....
     
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  6. IronWeso

    IronWeso Senior Member

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    was messing with some Fender cleans tonight. Man they are very clear, articulate, and warm!
     
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  7. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Did you do the Quantum 2.0 yet. They are even clearer then 1.6
     
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  8. IronWeso

    IronWeso Senior Member

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    Not yet!!! :shock:
     
  9. Pwrmac7600

    Pwrmac7600 Premium Member

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    Wait till you hear the new plexi's!:dude::slash:
     
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  10. John Ucol

    John Ucol Senior Member

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  11. IronWeso

    IronWeso Senior Member

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    Thanks for sharing the preset - I will definitely check it out!
     
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  12. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Well, I guess that back handed comment about "the same 5 people" talking to each other is blown all to hell..:D
     
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  13. Pwrmac7600

    Pwrmac7600 Premium Member

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    Now it's 6!
     
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  14. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Way more then that dude... :thumb: Look how many threads and new members have been chiming in.
     
  15. Pwrmac7600

    Pwrmac7600 Premium Member

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    Cliff announced the fw 2.0 beta 3 is ready, fixed an crackling on the drive knob issue with some amps, and he realized he never initialized some feature in the Mesa Mark amps. Assuming it will get posted tonight some time.
     
  16. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Ya gotta love it....
     
  17. Pwrmac7600

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    Firmware 2.0 public beta numero tres is posted!
     
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  18. IronWeso

    IronWeso Senior Member

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    Hahah I'll wait till its done :) No rush for me! Still super new at it
     
  19. Pwrmac7600

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    I just can't resist, :laugh2: I tried but my impulsiveness got the better of me.
     
  20. Steinmetzify

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    In case you guys haven't seen this, Fractal just released Cab Lab Lite for free, for the AxeII and the AX8. Pretty cool of them. It's not the full version, but you can still convert WAV files into .syx files. Dig this, as I have a literal ****ton of WAV files I'd like to use/try in the Axe.

    Fractal Audio Systems - Cab-Lab IR Mixer & Tools

    EDIT: ok, not for nothing, but I just converted a whole batch of Rosen IRs in about 4 seconds flat. This thing is awesome.
     
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