Axe Change -The Official Site for Fractal Audio Presets, Cabs and More


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.


Q: Where should I save my downloaded Presets and Cabs so they will appear in Axe-Edit?

A: Save Presets to the Axe-Edit/Presets node of your Axe-Edit workspace. Save cabs to Axe-Edit/Cabs. Your workspace folder can be found under ~Documents/Fractal Audio.

To IMPORT a preset to the current location, choose RECALL: Import from Preset File. Browse to your workspace, select AxeEdit, open Presets, and double click the desired preset. It will load in Axe-Edit and be sent to the Axe-Fx, but you'll need to save it manually if you like it.

You can also browse to the Axe-Edit/Presets folder in Axe-Edit and double click presets to audition them without saving.

Q: I am having problems using Axe-Change. What should I do?

A: Please see the Getting Help & Answers section of the support page of our web site.

Q: How do I know my own firmware version?

A: On the Axe-Fx, press UTILITY and page to the right. It will be shown on the FIRMWARE page.