Offical Axe-Fx Q&A thread!

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by JohnIce, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. mnemonic

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    I decided to bring up the FAS Modern III again on a whim, I think I read someone here say it’s in their top 5 (probably shask). I haven’t tried it in a long while, and I didn’t much like it then. But I don’t think I had my current cabs and poweramp or this firmware, so I guess it’s worth another shot. I’ve read it described as an idealised and tighter recto, and I’m into that.

    With not so much tweaking it sounds really good, I think this is the closest I’ve got to copying my real 3ch dual Rectifier, the feel, and general tonality seems about right (though I haven’t played my recto in like a week). I’ve set the eq up similar to my real recto also, mainly keeping an eye on the treble knob and not going over noon with it.

    It’s a lot tighter right from the start, so to get the level of tightness and saturation I like, it needs a not-that-tight, but kinda-tight boost. The tubescreamer models I think are a bit honky for this model (I’ve also kind of gone off them again anyway). The FET preamp does a good job of replicating my tc electronic integrated preamp, using the EQ controls in combination with the low-cut control.
     
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    I decided to bring up the FAS Modern III again on a whim, I think I read someone here say it’s in their top 5 (probably shask). I haven’t tried it in a long while, and I didn’t much like it then. But I don’t think I had my current cabs and poweramp or this firmware, so I guess it’s worth another shot. I’ve read it described as an idealised and tighter recto, and I’m into that.

    With not so much tweaking it sounds really good, I think this is the closest I’ve got to copying my real 3ch dual Rectifier, the feel, and general tonality seems about right (though I haven’t played my recto in like a week). I’ve set the eq up similar to my real recto also, mainly keeping an eye on the treble knob and not going over noon with it.

    It’s a lot tighter right from the start, so to get the level of tightness and saturation I like, it needs a not-that-tight, but kinda-tight boost. The tubescreamer models I think are a bit honky for this model (I’ve also kind of gone off them again anyway). The FET preamp does a good job of replicating my tc electronic integrated preamp, using the EQ controls in combination with the low-cut control.
     
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  3. lewis

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    Anyone know if the two notes fortin amps IRs work with the axe?

    Thinking the first thing i want to do once i have my Ax8 is also get these if they do.

    If not is there a way to convert Two Notes iRs so that they work with anything?
     
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    You can use Fractal's Cablab Lite to convert them to the format accepted by Axe-Fx/AX8.
     
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    That depends on what the Two Notes IRs come in. I believe they have their own proprietary format.
     
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    Would it be possible for someone to try haha? Interesting.

    Another interesting thing is not that long ago i asked mike if he would ever do kemper profile packs or anything digital and he was firmly in the no camp because there is no security to stop piracy on it. But then he does these for Two notes?. So maybe their IRs having their own format to make them secure would make sense.

    Im waiting for my local shop to get in ax8 for me to buy so i cant try until then haha. (Supporting local companies rather than online shops etc)
     
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    AliExpress is local to you? Can’t you find a multi-fx design more local than the Fractal Audio AX8 to support?
     
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  9. Quitty

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    How do you guys set up your live sets on the XFX? Presets/scenes/modifiers and whatnot.

    It was really simple with the Kemper; performance mode gives 5 sounds per song, switching is instantaneous and trails go over between presets.
    Haven't tried the XFX in that regard yet, but setting start and end and going through one way sounds like a bad idea with a lot of duplication and room for error.

    What do you guys do for more complex sets?
     
  10. Jbonen42

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    Ok coming in with a random. Do you think it would be worth it to get the original axe fx standard or the ultra?? I’m going for a low budget profile and I was debating on that or the line 6 pod pro HD. Only reason I’d be against the original axe fx is because maybe the software and updates would be out of date and whatnot. I’m all for the axe fx 2 but I might just be a lil impatient lol
     

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