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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 5902

Author Burgs

Fractal Product AX8

Firmware Version Q-9.x

Set Up Direct

Description This one is written to approximate the early EVH sound using the Brit Brown and 4x12 Greenback mix. I've used Flanger and Phaser blocks based on VanDanzi's patches, plate reverb and 300ms digital delay. The Flanger is on a momentary footswitch to make it easier to do the Unchained thing. 3 scenes alternate Phaser, delay and reverb combinations. This preset was voiced with an Atomic CLR Active (at around 95dB) and a Music Man Axis Sport. Tweak to taste and rock out.

Band/Artist/Player Eddie Van Halen

Song Various

Genre Rock



Date UploadedNov 30, 2017