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Determining Your Setup

The "Setup" filter helps you to focus on those presets best-suited for how you use your Axe-Fx.

FRFR/Direct presets (like all of the Factory presets) are designed for "full-range flat-response" systems such as studio monitors, PAs, headphones, etc.

Pwr. Amp + Cab presets use real power amps and guitar speakers.

4-Cable Method (aka :4CM") presets require a special setup with connectors both in front of and in the effects loop of a real amp.

Fx Loop presets in the loop of a real amp. A loop may be SERIES or PARALLEL and the preset needs to be built accordingly.

Gtr Amp Input presets should be used in front of a (real) head or combo. Guitar->Axe-Fx->Amp Input.

Other setups also exist (e.g. combinations of the above).

The Axe-Fx II manual (chapter three) includes more information about setups.

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Name Warm Shivers

ID 1904

Author iaresee

Fractal Product Axe-Fx II

Firmware Version 11.x

Set Up Direct

Description I put this patch together to demonstrate some warm delay and distortion settings for this forum thread.

Scene 1: Clean
Scene 2: Dirty, brttle bit louder, bit of treble on the drive block
Scene 3: Driven, uses the BB Pre gain block so it's thick and not very trebly
Scene 4: both drive blocks on for searing lead and feedback
Scene 5: kick in that EQ-choked tape delay on the Delay 2 block for lots of fun

The first delay block is set up with the ambient stereo delay type, pretty much default settings, for comparison with the tweaked tape delay. It has a lovely spread to it that diffuses it and a really blocked EQ curve to keep it from getting too dark or too bright.

The tape delay on Delay 2 is setup with the left channel running out of phase so it sounds particularly wide in stereo.


Tone Match No

of a live amp/cab No

Band/Artist/Player Ian Chesal



Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedNov 02, 2013