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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 CVO Versatile Rock Rig

ID 8076

Author ChadVanHalen

Fractal Product AX8

Firmware Version Q-10.x

Set Up Direct

Description A rig I came up with while doing some corporate gig stuff. Allowed my to cover a very wide berth of tones in one patch. Amps are a plexi on X, Friedman 2018 on Y. Tubescreamer in front for drive. 2nd drive is a FAS boost, set only for leads. Since I run direct I have a filter boosting 800hz 6 db, to help cut in a mix. Boosts it to 12db in leads. Lead boost is done via control switch 1, that way it won't change my amp X/Y like scenes would Along with a drive pedal, lead button turns on a phaser (set for VH) and a delay.. Wah is a standard CryBaby (set to extern. 2) Pitch block is to raise pitch 1 step (we played in Eb, but occasionally did songs in E std) The biggest thing about this rig was the volume pedal in external 1. I had it connected with the amplifier's gain knob and boost switch, this acted as a faux guitar volume knob. This really helped shape the dynamics of the rig for each song and each song part without needing 100 different patches. Essentially you have the non-lead drive pedal and the volume pedal between the two amps to take you from edge of breakup British to fire breathing hard rock. Uploaded by request of the AX8 Facebook group.



Genre Multi Genre

Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedJun 24, 2020