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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 Amps for OD demos

ID 9317

Author Burgs

Fractal Product Axe-FX III

Firmware Version 17.x

Set Up Direct

Description Written in FW 18.03. Quite often I'll be asked to demo boosts, overdrives and distortions on my Youtube channel. So I've built a template with eight of the more common amp types as a platform that lets the viewer get a sense of what any given drive might sound like through their rig. I use Input/Output 3 in mono (Input set to Left Only) as an effects loop in front of the amp block. This method works particularly well with drives like the Klon and its clones that have a buffer. In my experience they are better in the loop rather than through the front of the Axe-FX III. On the other hand, old-school dirt boxes like Ge fuzzes and treble boosters are better through the front end rather than the loop. The Scene names are for my quick reference; they are proprietary and belong to their respective manufacturers.

Band/Artist/Player Brett Kingman

Song Various

Genre Various

Instrument Electric Guitar


Date UploadedDec 18, 2021