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    Download 6.02

    Thanks!
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    Download 6.02

    Does anyone know where I can download Ax8 6.02? I want to try 7.01 but have a gig tomorrow and want to be able to roll back for the gig. Thanks in advance!
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    Tip: Adjustable Lead Volume

    I have been doing this ever since I have been using Fractal! Using the same knob as well.
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    Glenn Delaune AX8 Presets

    Glenn- the GD Dumble Jazz is the first preset created by someone else that I have found to be useful. Amazing sounds, the clean is great and then when I kick the od it's killer. I made some small changes but thanks for uploading that.
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    AX8 vs Atomic Amplifire

    I have both, the Amplifire is there as a backup. I prefer the Ax8, the Amplifire does seem to have a signature sound that is hard to dial out even when using third party IRs. I can't find any fault with the Ax8. The amp models, on board irs, effects and ability to use eq are all superior to the...
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    Top 5 AX8 amp models

    1. Freidman BE/HBE 2. Shiva Clean 3. Freidman Dirty Shirley 4. Matchbox DC-30 5. Double Verb
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    First AX8 recording

    Man. that sounds awesome!
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    Need more threads on getting great tones for clean/breakup /bluesy tones

    How is this one? Pretty sure this the first preset on the Ax8. Twin Reverb with a Tubescreamer and a little delay.
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    4x12 PRE-ROLA 55 M160 Alternative

    Thanks so much for the response and for your amazing work!
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    4x12 PRE-ROLA 55 M160 Alternative

    Weird question, hopefully someone can help me. I use the Ax8 exclusively for all my live gigs. I just got an Amplifire that I plan on using as a back up. I use cab 54, 4x12 PRE-ROLA 55 M160, which is from Cab Lab 20. Does any one know of a alternative that can be purchased in a .wav format that...
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    How Reliable is the AX8 At A Gig?

    I have about 30-40 gigs on mine with no issues.
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    AX8: what is "must have" IR ?

    Factory Cab 55- 4x12 PRE-ROLA 75 M160 (ML) — Based on a 4x12 Marshall 1960 cab with G12M 75Hz greenbacks, UltraRes. That is the one I have been using on almost all my patches with Bogner Shiva Clean, Friedman BE and HBE, CAE3 Clean, and the AC-20. They all sound great to me.
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    Dunlop Mini Volume Pedal

    I just got the Hotone. It definitely feels a little weird compared to the mission EP-1 i was using but the size and convenience are great. If I can get used to it it I will keep it. Its just to small and light to not use.
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    Axe Fx 2 with Tannoy Reveal 402

    I have the 402s. They are just OK which is kind of what I expected for $100 speakers.
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    Do you use amp knobs on your AX8?

    I voted yes but I mostly use the level control. I kinda wish there was a way to tie the output block level to that knob because now every time I switch the level for x I have to go do the same for Y which is kind of annoying. Unless I am missing a way to tie the volume of x and y together.
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    My first gig using a Fractal unit

    Great tones!
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    AX8 Edit Communication time-out

    I had this message due to a bad usb cable.
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    Pitch Detune Delay

    Just tried again with headphones and really loud so I wouldn't hear the acoustic sound. Same result.
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    Pitch Detune Delay

    Not really. It just seems to kind echo back really quickly. Like a slap back kind of sound.
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    Pitch Detune Delay

    Thanks for the idea! I might have to try that. Does anyone have any other suggestions without using an additional block?
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    Pitch Detune Delay

    If someone else can confirm this and knows if there is a way to remove or at least minimize it that would be really helpful.
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    Pitch Detune Delay

    Why would there be latency in the pitch block?
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    Pitch Detune Delay

    I am using the Pitch Detune instead of a chorus but when i play single not lines or like a muted rhythm picking pattern there is a noticeable delay. Kind of almost sounds like a slapback delay. I have the delays in the block set to 0. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?
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    Fractal Audio AMP models: 6G4 Super ('60 Fender brownface Super, 6G4)

    These are really cool posts. Awesome stuff!
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    Show Us Your AX8 Rig! (post your pics)

    The ones for the expression pedals were from monoprice. I don't remember where I got the instrument ones from but I have a couple of them. Really works out great because I don't have to disconnect any of the cables when packing up.
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    Show Us Your AX8 Rig! (post your pics)

    There are probably a bunch of places you can get them but this is where I got mine. http://this1smyne.com/shop/me-mini-expression-pedal/
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    Show Us Your AX8 Rig! (post your pics)

    I tie it to my volume boost (filter block) so I always have control of the volume of my leads.
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    AX8 Default Preset Mode

    Awesome! Sounds like a versatile setup.
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    AX8 Default Preset Mode

    Check out page 33 in the manual to set them as footswitches and then page 76 to make them global. I have them setup globally.
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    AX8 Default Preset Mode

    I am set up as Matt is suggesting above. It works for me.Have access to 8 presets with 8 scenes each. That's way more than enough options for me. I don't miss the access to the stompboxes because using the scenes accomplishes the same thing just in a better way.
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    AX8 Default Preset Mode

    I wanted to do the same thing. Based on the advice given here I set up all the switches to be presets and use F1 as scene toggle and F2 as sticky scenes.
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    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This has been my experience as well. All the sound guys have been been leaving me pretty much flat except to compensate for the rooms...
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    FAS Rocks!

    In that case, thank you David!
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    FAS Rocks!

    I do about 2-4 live gigs a week mostly weddings with some concerts and shows sprinkled in here and there. I have been going direct to FOH for about three years now using pedals and cab simulators and before that was using amps (Boogie Mark I RI, Boogie Lonestar, Fender Super Reverb RI). I have...
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    Removing AX8 Feet for Velcro?

    Has anyone put velcro on their Ax8? When taking off the feet did you have to replace the screws? Does anyone know what size screws are needed to have them flush against the unit with the feet off?
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    AX8 Takes a Different Way of Thinking.... How do you set switches for live use?

    I set up all 8 switches as presets. I have f1 as scene 1/2 and hold for bank up. F2 is sticky scene and hold is Bank down. f3 is tap tempo and tuner. Each preset is basically a different sound- clean, clean w chorus, triaxis dirt, dirty Shirley dirt, triaxis lead, dirty Shirley lead etc. I then...
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    Ax8 - Stand Alone or Pedalboard?

    I'm having the same exact dilemma. Until now I have been using it as a standalone and it is really great, however, I am finding it to be a pain to keep reconnecting the cables. I just ordered a a right angle power cable and am using right angle quarter inch cables and TRS cables so I am going to...
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    Fractal Forum Meetup this Monday night (2/15) in NYC

    I live about 45 minutes away from the city but do have a gig that night. Wish I could've made it.
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    Taking a break for 2 weeks or so

    Thanks for all your help! Enjoy your break.
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    what are you guys doing for a case?

    It basically just fits the actual unit. I don't always use an expression pedal so i felt it was a waste to have it on there. I plan on putting my Mission in the front pocket for when I need it. My goal is to keep this rig as small/light as possible. I think the next pedaltrain that would fit one...
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    Detune or Chorus (80s rock)

    The detune is really nice. I currently use it instead of chorus.I was using the dimension previously as well.
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    what are you guys doing for a case?

    I am using the same Gator bag as NeoSound posted. I just bought a pedaltrain jr. as I gig pretty often and really don't like having to reconnect all the cables for every gig. Having it wired on a pedalboard seems like it will probably be more convenient.
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    Output 2 (No Signal)

    As usual you are correct. I was scrolling too quickly. Got it! Thanks!
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    Output 2 (No Signal)

    Ok I am in front of the unit now on a gig and the out 2 echo option is only giving me options of none and input 1? Am I missing something or am I not in the right place?
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    My Experience

    Just an update after three more gigs using this thing. I now have it sounding fantastic. Sound guy was blown away last night so much so that he didn't feel the need to do much to the tone in terms of eq and loved the way everything sat in the mix. I many of the suggestions given in this thread...
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    Cold/Hot

    For sure. Especially in the trunk. Well at least I don't have to worry about that until May or June. For now it sounds like I'm good to leave it in the car.
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    Cold/Hot

    That is what I was asking. Thanks for that reference!
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    Cold/Hot

    I bring my guitar in to my office and I have been bringing the Ax8 in since I got it as well which a royal pain in the ass. Sounds like I should be OK. Where did you get that info from?
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    Cold/Hot

    So I am used to leaving my pedalboard in my car while I am at work. I live on the east cost and sometimes the weather is really cold or really hot in the summer. Do you guys know whether this will be an issue for the ax8?
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    Lag on the AX8 when switching presets.

    Its a work in progress. Making progress every time I use it live I think it will be where I want in three or for gigs.
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    Hotone Soul Press

    Is anyone successfully using the Hotone Soul Press as an expression pedal with the Axe. I am specifically asking for wah purposes. I know some people said the AMT wasn't ideal but want to see if anyone tried this. I am currently using a Mission Ep-1 but would love to be able to go smaller if...
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    Larry Mitchell Live - 2016 AX8 NAMM Jam \m/

    Cool stuff!
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    Output 2 (No Signal)

    Awesome! Thanks again for your help! You always come through.
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    Output 2 (No Signal)

    Clearly I am missing something really obvious- What settings do I have to use if I would want to use output 1 to FOH and output 2 to a monitor so as to have a separate global volumes for FOH and the monitor?
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    Output 2 (No Signal)

    Can you guys help me troubleshoot this? I am not getting any signal out of out 2.
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    AX8 Wishes

    I will try that.
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    AX8 Wishes

    I am really happy now with the way my F switches are set up and would rather not switch them. Even though this can be a little annoying I am not going to switch around my whole live setup just for this. It is what it is for right now. Not the end of the world.
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    AX8 Wishes

    I have this issue as well. Can be quite annoying especially when I'm trying to get to the tuner quickly.
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    My Experience

    Yea, they are very bright compared to the FOH but I wasn't judging by those, I use the eq on the Behringer to work with that. Using the Mid and the q filter is very helpful with warming those up. I am judging by front of house pre-eq in any case.
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    My Experience

    Thanks Rosh. I appreciate that. I will try that. You are right though, it is so hard to define what everyone thinks they are hearing and putting it to words.
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    My Experience

    This is the only clip I have. Its from the floor and its behind the speakers so hard to tell much of anything but its all I got for now.
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    Lag on the AX8 when switching presets.

    I used the Ax8 last night live and the lag was a complete non issue for me. This thread scared me into thinking it would be but it was totally fine for my purposes.
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    My Experience

    I am going off memory here but in the EQ section of the amp block there is an option for a Mark style or something to that effect. That is the one I was using.
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    My Experience

    That's not my issue. 90% of the engineers I work with are great and no their job and I could care less what the tone is after they are done messing with it for the room. I was listening pre-eq.
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    My Experience

    Thanks man! Yea, I have the highes cut pretty significantly in the eq section of the amp block, I use the Mesa style 5 band. I am going to try the Cab block suggestion along with Brokvail's earlier suggestion. Thank all you guys alot! Keep the ideas coming, I appreciate all the help and ideas...
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    My Experience

    No doubt about that. I had the engineer put the through the FOH flat before the gig started. Once the gig started they do their usual curbing of the highs and lows and im sure he either boosted the high mids or cut the low mids because thats what they do but I don't hear that because the line is...
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    My Experience

    I actually have the fat switch engaged on most of my leads. Seems to just be another way to boost the low mids to me. Again, I don't think I am having an issue with the amp block. I think this is something I need to experiment with the cab block.
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    My Experience

    Yes. I messed around with the patches at the gig just basically using the front knobs and the eq section of the amp cab.
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    My Experience

    I will try that.
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    My Experience

    I am at work now and going straight to a gig but will try to get it up here when I can.
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    My Experience

    Thanks for the suggestions. I do want to avoid going down the rabbit hole of third party irs for now.
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    My Experience

    Thanks for the reply. I previously owned an Axe Fx II in 2011, I have gone over the wiki and have gone over the recommended amp/combos. I am pretty sure this cab works great for all the amps I have listed. Of course the Triaxis might be better paired with a Mesa style cab but I use the same cab...
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    My Experience

    For cleans I am using a Shiva. The main dirty amps I am using are the Triaxis Red 2 and Dirty Shirley. I have the Shiva gain channel set up as well but I don't think I even touched it. Its hard to put the style into a box, its basically a fusion of everything. I actually have the clean lead set...
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    My Experience

    I am still on the fence with regard to whether or not I am going to keep the Ax8. I did my second gig with it last night and it sounded pretty good. As I used to do with my old pedalboard, I ran it straight to the board and used in ears for monitoring. I think the key for me at this point is to...
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    Fx8 Road Cases?

    I see now. Looks cool but a little too big for my taste.
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    Fx8 Road Cases?

    Do you have any info with regard to the size of the one that is coming?
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    Sticky Preset Questions

    Thanks to both of you for your help. The options on this thing are mind blowing. Awesome stuff.
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    Sticky Preset Questions

    You rock dude! Thanks for the help, I will try that. May as well ask you another question based on another scenario... If I were to set switches 1-4 as presets, 5-8 as I/A, F1 bank up, and F2 as bank down would the banks turn into banks of four? Or would I have to set up the total of 8 presets...
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    Sticky Preset Questions

    I don't think I would need to. If I have access to 8 presets using the the 8 switches and have the ability to have 2 scenes per preset using the Scene 1/2 set to F2 I should be more than set.
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    Sticky Preset Questions

    Is there any way to disable preset up and down for switches F2 and F3 if I am using F1 to sticky presets. Ideally I would like to have the unit on sticky presets while using F2 for Scene 1/2 and F3 as the tap tempo. I guess a related question- Is there anyway to have the unit kind of default...
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    First one I've seen on ebay...talk about markup!

    Can he be on the wait list more than once?
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    Carrying case?

    Great. Thanks!
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    Carrying case?

    Thanks
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    Carrying case?

    That is pretty much my question. I actually already own the Ax8. Was wondering if anyone set it up together with a mission style pedal and knows how wide they would be together factoring in the cable.
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    Carrying case?

    Would anyone happen to know the dimensions of the Ax8 and one expression pedal( not the EV-1, something more like a mission style pedal)?Don't want to start a new thread just for this question. Thanks!
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    AX8 - First listen for newbs like me

    I am pretty sure this topic is specific to the Ax8 in that there is no dedicated headphone out. Unless there was something wrong with the Hosa Y cable I got, I don't think it is an ideal way to listen to the Ax8.
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    AX8 - First listen for newbs like me

    I spent about four hours with it tonight. My goal was to come up with about 5 to 8 presets to start using in my live rig. I ended up with two because they sounded so good I just couldn't move on. This thing is insanely good.
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    AX8 - First listen for newbs like me

    Just an update here... Tried it through an m audio interface and into GarageBand and it sounded awesome. So, in my experience, I have to agree with David. Listening through the Y cable and straight into headphones is far from the best listening experience and that would be pretty bad way for a...
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    AX8 - First listen for newbs like me

    As weird as it sounds, I had the same experience. I was very underwhelmed playing through headphones and going through the presets. I have owned an Axe Fx II in the past and something just sounded off. I plan to run it through an interface and then through a monitor on Thursday or Friday and am...
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    Preset List

    Thanks for that. That is very helpful.
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    Invite received

    Ordered!
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    Invite received

    I just checked with Fractal. You can purchase the extended warranty anytime within the first year.
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    Invite received

    Yes- I gig 2-4 times a week.
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    Invite received

    I got my wait list confirmation at 5:11 and am under the spreadsheet as Jake. What do you guys think about the extended warranty option? Overkill?
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    Hard Rock with Jcm800 Arredondo Mod

    That sounds great!!!
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