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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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Name USA Clean (Whales?)

ID 7644

Author JeffNeiman

Fractal Product AX8

Firmware Version Q-10.x

Set Up Direct

Description This is a neat clean/ambient patch I came up with using the USA Clean and recto cab. The interaction between the delay and chorus with the reverb causes some really pleasant harmonic overtones when picking individual notes. In a way, it sounds like whales speaking to each other, which I think sounds really cool! I created this patch with a humbucker PRS with medium-high output pickups, so I'm not sure if you'll get the same effect with lower output or single coils. It's still a great patch regardless. Enjoy!



Genre clean, ambient

Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedJan 17, 2020