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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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ID 5877

Author JoshThornton

Fractal Product AX8

Firmware Version Q-9.x

Set Up Direct

Description This is the exact rhythm/lead preset I currently use with my band, Alive In The Night, both live and in the studio. I have owned my AX8 for about a year and have tweaked this preset multitudinously since joining the Fractal community. Originally molded to fit the sound of my Reverend Sensei Ra and now shaped for my Mark Holcomb PRS se model. After using many tweaking techniques and suggestions from pros themselves and all of y'all here, I think I'm finally pleased with this preset. (you can hear the original tone on my bands EP "Manu Propria" on Youtube, Spotify etc.) We use MIDI patch changes to streamline our set so there 5 scenes that do simple things like adding reverb or turning the overdrive off. All of these can be switched accordingly with the respective buttons. 1- Main hella tight riffage (Select Y-state on DRV for extra gain and clarity drive model.) 2- Lit AF lead tone (Select Y-state on DLY for a more washy delay tone.) 3- Jason Richardson-inspired Lo-fi 4- Main hella tight riffage with DRV pedal disengaged 5- Main hella tight riffage with Y-state light verb. *NOTE* You must have the ML Sound Lab Djent cab pack to get the tone as is. (specifically "Misha Mix" 4 and 8) If you don't have it and you'd like to get close, I can recommend using factory cabs 4X12 Uber T75+V30 RW and 4x12 USA Trad 57-121 ML *I ask only that if you enjoy this tone and wish to use it for your own music, that you simply tell people where you got it! Cheers, Josh

Band/Artist/Player Alive In The Night

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Genre Metal, Djent, Hard Rock



Date UploadedNov 18, 2017