Seeking advice from AxeFX owners

Re: Seeking advice from AxeFX owners

Postby playingdead » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:59 pm

cripeowner wrote:I have offered Cliff at Fractal my E120s and K120s to IR because I don't live far from their shop and they repaired my unit for no charge. If he takes me up on I will get the file from them and pass it on. From most of the artist and videos I see from AXE FX users I'm not sure Cliff would consider these in high demand, but you never know.


You might tell Cliff the IRs from my E120s and K110s were done by Jay Mitchell (I posted them on the Fractal forum a while back) ... I think there are IRs of the K120 available from RedWirez, as well.

Eyesoftheworld wrote:Sorry for the stupid question but what is an "IR"?
Also are you saying that you can use the Axe FX by itself? It doesn't need to go to a power amp? I can just run it to a speaker Cab?


IR = "impulse response" file, to duplicate the characteristics and response of a given space or speaker. To use those, you would plug the AxeFX directly into a full-range monitor or PA system. The AxeFX serves as preamp, poweramp and speaker as far as the sound goes, the full-range monitor becomes the physical power amp and speaker.
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Re: Seeking advice from AxeFX owners

Postby Eyesoftheworld » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:24 pm

Vic, thx for helping this noob.

I don't know this is still for this thread but I noticed from reading here and research that the Axe FX 2 can be everything from pre-amp, amp and speaker cab.

With that being said can I use the Axe FX 2 right into a speaker cab or should I get an amp? Can I use to play out with with out an amp until I get one?

If I should get an amp (which I think I will anyway) what other amps are good for the Jerry Tone other than a Mcintosh amp? I have a buddy who is using the Mosvalve 962 which is a nice sound. I am wondering so I can get options when looking around.

Also do you guys use pedals as well with yoru Axe Fx? i would still want to use my Q-Tron and maybe other pedals.

thanks
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Re: Seeking advice from AxeFX owners

Postby cripeowner » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:09 pm

Eyes. Your missing the point of the Axe-Fx. Everything you need for pedals is in there and you can get a reasonable Qtron sound of it as well. You connect the output of the unit into a powered full range monitor like a PA wedge. The only reason you would need a power amp ( power has no effect on the tone) is if the full range speaker was passive. The Axe-fx does not power the speaker. You can run the unit right into your PA if you dont have your own monitors. You will need a midi pedal to turn on & off effects like the rocktron midimate low end or Ground control pro higher end.
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Re: Seeking advice from AxeFX owners

Postby James-T » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:58 pm

OK a question for folks. I've got a couple of demos just up over the last day or so. I've always been getting a bit of a raspy tone on the high end. Mostly when my treble is cranked up, and definitely most noticeable on the lower output pick-ups on my guitars. To control I roll back on the volume or tone or a bit of both. Has anyone had similar issues? I imagine its an Ultra problem and not an FX II problem. You can hear a bit of that raspy tone show up in the demos I've got up right now.

Suggestions and tips on amp settings would be great. Do I just need to dial back the tone on my amp settings? Perhaps it's in the IR's? Any thoughts? :smile:

And one more thing, did some recording - A/B'ing and the Ultra blows away both my fender amps hands down. My 73 twin is off to market. What was 2 years ago a prized find is now obsolete sorry to say. Like most its taken me a while to come to terms with this.

Thanks!

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Re: Seeking advice from AxeFX owners

Postby Eyesoftheworld » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:31 am

Guys,

I was on the mailing for backorder of AXE FX II and I just got an email today saying they are available but that the new Model AxeFX II XL is coming out soon (March I think). I have since decided to go another route but here is the link on the Fractal site for the new Model
http://www.fractalaudio.com/announcing-axe-fx-ii-xl.php
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Re: Seeking advice from AxeFX owners

Postby mikelawson » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:44 am

$2500? OUCH!
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Re: Seeking advice from AxeFX owners

Postby russellwise » Thu May 15, 2014 10:21 am

Hello All

I am new both to the Forum and to Axe FX Got one about three weeks ago! We are going to cover a set of Dead next week. Does anyone have some patches they would be willing to share? Many thanks
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Re: Seeking advice from AxeFX owners

Postby barefootdave » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:12 am

After reading in the SMS thread about values for the Bright Switch capacitors, this change made a difference. Thought other Fractal guys might benefit:

After reading this last night, I wondered if I could change the value on the Fractal. Initially this morning I couldn't find it, but finally did by going to the "ADV" page and scrolling down to "Bright Cap"; you can set the value wherever you like. Yes, the 68pF gives a more pleasing sound (to my ear) than the 120pF. I was playing with the bright set to off, but after changing this value, I like it better on.

Great information, thanks guys!

I have my MC250 and E120 still sitting here to use when I finally order my SMS, but for the last several months I haven't turned on any of my amps. I just play through the Fractal going through an old stereo system (Sony receiver --> Bose 301) here in my home office. It allows me to get the tone I am looking for at volumes that don't wake the wife and baby.
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