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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 U2 Tick Tock

ID 2604

Author iaresee

Fractal Product Axe-Fx II

Firmware Version 15.x

Set Up Direct

Description Based off the tone found in this video:

As requested in this thread:

I'm using my very bright Strat that's got a set of vintage-voiced pickups in it and an all maple neck like in that video.

The delay blocks are setup so the X side of the blocks are 1/4 note sync'ed to the tempo and the Y side of the blocks are dotted 1/8th node sync'ed to the blocks. This lets you use the patch for more than just 11 O'Clock Tick Tock type stuff. It works pretty well for other U2 songs too.

Pick the delay that suits: the DLY1 one block is a 2290, the DLY2 block is a stereo tape delay with a slight difference in the feedback percentage on the left and right channels. Both sound good. REV block is there for some ambience but drop it if you're in a big room.

Tone Match No

of a live amp/cab No

Band/Artist/Player U2

Song 11 O'Clock Tick Tock

Genre Rock

Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedAug 17, 2014