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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.

"Cab" search results ignore the settings of this filter.

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ID 281

Author iaresee

Fractal Product Axe-Fx II

Firmware Version 6.02

Set Up Direct

Description Attempting to copy the rather unique tremolo sound in The Smith's classic track How Soon is Now? The original used many amps, sync'ed together, to get that strange and asynchronous pulse happening on the rhythm track. To mimic that I've used an asynchronous shape that pulses in a similar manner. It feels slow when you play it, but the original album recording is actually not that fast. They seem to play it much faster live.

Tone Match No

of a live amp/cab No

Band/Artist/Player The Smiths

Song How Soon Is Now?

Genre Pop Rock

Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedAug 02, 2012