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ax 8

  1. C

    Rough & squeaky AX8 Footswitch

    Hi guys, recently the F3 footswitch for my tap tempo/tuner has been getting real rough and squeaky, when i tap it live i got pretty much slam it and the squeaks can get real loud.....what can I do to remedy this? contact cleaner spray?
  2. F

    Boss Slow Gear type very fast auto swell

    Does anyone know if there is a way with the ax8 or axe fx II to get this type of effect? Audio file below. Very quick auto-swell. I can not find a way to make it work in Ax Edit. I have the volume block, and have assigned an envelope with the same parameters from some previously posted Slow...
  3. Roby Rocks

    CPU Usage Chart

    Hi guys! I share with you this list of the CPU usage of each block and their types in the AX8. I use it when I mess around with creating presets to get an idea of which type to try when i need to conserve CPU. We can get an idea on which blocks use more CPU than others. This is not an official...
  4. Richi Vizsla

    Anyone have some sweet Pat Metheny/Jazz tones?

    Hey dudes, just got my hands on a AX8, really looking to get well rounded / smooth jazz tones out of the AX8. Any tips on tone hunting, free jazz presets would be great, this is a great community! Thank you . Just a few tunes that have an ideal tone: "Slip Away" and "Here To Stay" by PMG
  5. Mathew Aboujaoude

    What's the best way to set up my AX8 for recording?

    I'm trying to experiment a new way to setup my rig for recording. The way I have it setup now is PRS -> AX-8 -> Stereo XLR Out to Roland Studio Capture. I own a Quilter Toneblock 200W Head that I love using live and want to incorporate in my recording. What are my options here and what would be...
  6. H

    Axe3 Tonematch IR won’t appear for Ax8 use

    I made an acoustic guitar tone match on my Axe Fx3 and exported it as a user cab. I then exported the user cab as a .syx file. In Ax8 cab browser, this file can not be seen in the directory. In AxeFx3 cab browser, it can be found as expected. Is there a compatibility issue here, and perhaps...
  7. Rob Suelfllohn

    Guitar Cover - ZZ Top, Waitin for the Bus - AX8

    Got some Monster tone out of this thing, AX8 plus, Pearly Gates pickups!
  8. J

    Best settings for recording setup AX8, Audient ID22 and Logic Pro X

    Hi recording pros, I need some advice for the best settings to record my AX with Audient ID22 and Logic pro X. Up to now I have used the FX send (levels up to 100%) of AX 8 and went to RET 1 of the Audient. Any tips for improving my settings? Im not that deep into knowing the technical stuff...
  9. D

    Wish AX8-Edit - Default Scene and Tempo

    In the AX8 CFG tab we had: Controllers, FS Mode, Midi, Tuner, Tempo and Default Scene. But in the AX8 edit is missing the TEMPO and DEFAULT SCENE cfg. It will be great to make all the editing from the software, even the Tempo and Default Scene. Thanks.
  10. J

    Ax8 running FOH with cab model and stage no cab model

    Ok so I’ve had my AX8 a few months and I’ve discovered some limitations and how I want my live set up to be. I’m running my AX8 with cab modeling Direct and I’m running a cab with the power stage 170. I have an idea how I’m going to run the signal without skipping delays/reverbs and the Fx loop...
  11. Andrea Maccianti

    Iron Maiden Guitar Cover

  12. Shamash

    Wish Ability to toggle between 2 scenes

    I would love to be able to toggle between 2 scenes with a single button.
  13. DropTheSun

    AX8 and my Kiesel Vader 8 is a match made in heaven ;)

    I'm writing a new song... and this is what i've got so far. :D Little writers block atm, so off to sleep and see if I get fresh ideas the next day.
  14. Petunia

    Bug? Delay Low & High Cut readings don't change

    FW 10.01, delay block using analog mono. When changing the high and low cut settings directly on the ax8, the graph changes, but the value readings stay at 20,000 and 20 respectively. So change is happening, but the numbers don't move.
  15. Shamash

    Artifacts when changing presets

    Hi, I am having an issue with noise artifacts when changing presets. I have a basic Drive -> Amp -> cab preset, and I change to a Pitch -> Drive -> Amp -> cab scene and get tons of weird noises. I've attached my preset. I have the latest update 1.8.7.
  16. Mark Pritchard

    AX8 Sweet Child O’ Mine

    Here is an updated video with better audio from my original video. I will upload the preset when I get home on a new thread. GNR - Sweet Child O' Mine Preset Thanks. A quick preset I made on my AX8 using the Marshall AFD model.
  17. Andrea Maccianti

    "Friedman Brown Eye" Live Audio Camera

    The audio was taken from my smartphone. That's it :)
  18. KalenFY

    WTB Looking for an AX8

    Before I buy a new one I just wanted to see if anyone was looking to unload one for a decent price. Let me know if you have one, I’ll paypal you right away.
  19. Andrea Maccianti

    Steve Lukather 90's Tone Test

  20. G

    Redo for AX8 Looper

    I have an Ax8 on front of me and I'm ready for it to replace my Amp, Multi FX Pedal and my Looper, but I can't pull the trigger without a Redo for the Looper function. I lay down the percussion on my initial loop, then overdub the music. Then when I need to go to another part, I just 'Undo' so...
  21. Andrea Maccianti

    AxeFx2 Linkin Park

  22. Andrea Maccianti

    Dokken - "In My Dreams"

  23. Rob Suelfllohn

    Hells Bells , AX8 using Mark Days Preset -New Frankie

    Using Mark Day's New Frankie, I think AC/DC sounds better with a lil more dirt in the tone !!
  24. Rob Suelfllohn

    Hells Bells Guitar Cover - EVH Wolfgang, Fractal , using Mark Day New Frankie Preset

    Using Mark Day's New Frankie, I think Ac /Dc sounds better with a lil more dirt in the tone !!
  25. Andrea Maccianti

    FREE Capt Hook Patch

    Hey friends! I created this patch Capt Hook Free Download for Fractal Audio AxeFx2 and AX8. The Download Link is at the end of the description. A basic patch, for Blues, Rock and Hard Rock. Obviously for my ears and for my hands. In any case it is here and is available free of charge. Subscribe...
  26. Andrea Maccianti

    Alice Cooper - Poison

  27. Andrea Maccianti

    BRIT 800 + 2 Custom Cabs - Guitar Improv

    A quick improvisation to test my new BRIT 800 Patch and 2 of mine Custom Cabs.
  28. Andrea Maccianti

    Bogner XTC Blue OD

  29. K

    Wish FX8 more effects per preset

    Would to see and FX8 with more effects per preset as well as another level of switches. Also would be awesome if they put individual displays for each switch like on the new FC6 and FC12.
  30. K

    New FX8?

    Do you guys think they’ll come out with a FX8 and AX8 that will have more scenes or maybe individual displays like on the new FC12? That would be neat
  31. guitarfreak365

    Help me! Floor vs. Rack

    I know that we don’t have experience with the axe III yet and know nothing about the ax8-2 but I’m really having trouble deciding which way I want to go. I know I don’t want to buy both. I’ve used the axe fx II with the MFC101 for years but have no experience with the axe8. It would be awesome...
  32. Andrea Maccianti

    Fryette Patch (FW Q 9.04)

  33. Andrea Maccianti

    AxeFx2 Into "Caught In Space"

    All the guitars have been recorded with the AxeFx2 what do you think? I hope you enjoy! :)
  34. Andrea Maccianti

    SOLDANO SLO 100 Patch (FW Q 9.03)

    New video, new patch :) Soldano SLO 100 Patch for Fractal Audio AxeFx2 and Fractal AX8. Has 6 Scenes. (FW Q 9.03) Scene 1 - Clean Scene 2 - Crunch Scene 3 - Lead 1 Scene 4 - Dirty Crunch Scene 5 - Lead 2 Scene 6 - Lead 2 + Wha I hope you enjoy! :)
  35. Andrea Maccianti

    "ANDY's METAL" Patch

    "ANDY's METAL" Patch Available for #axefx2 and #fractalax8 (FW Q 9.02) Has 4 Scenes. \m/
  36. Andrea Maccianti

    9.02 // ATOMICA

  37. Andrea Maccianti

    (FW Q 9.01) Spawn Quick Rod

    Hey guys, here my first patch with the new Firmware. Splawn Quick Rod. The new Firmware Quantum 9.01 it's simply amazing.
  38. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 6 Scenes. Available also for AX8 I hope you enjoy! :)
  39. Andrea Maccianti

    Marshall 1959RR Randy Rhoads

    And here we go :) A.M. Marshall 1959RR Randy Rhoads Has 4 Scenes
  40. ScotteeeRock

    Ready to buy.....but

    Hey everyone, I have been reading and browsing this forum for some months learning everything I can about Axe-FX and AX8. I have the money in my stash to buy either one now, but my hangup is the footpedal--No expression pedal. I have been using Boss GTs since they came out (and still have...
  41. Andrea Maccianti

    Marshall JVM Patch

    I hope you enjoy! :)
  42. Marco Fanton

    AX8 - Keith Urban sound

    I am a fan of Keith Urban and I love new country. What do you think about this sound?
  43. Marco Fanton

    Fractal AX8 with acoustic guitar and Impulse Response - tutorial

    Fractal and acoustic guitar. Sorry for my english :)
  44. Andrea Maccianti

    PHIL X Patch Inspiration

    Has 6 Scenes. Factory Cabs here. I hope you enjoy! :)
  45. Andrea Maccianti

    AXEFX2/AX8 SOLDANO X88+PEAVEY 5150 80's

    The "A.M. 80's Landau/Huff" has 4 Scenes. One of my own CUSTOM IR included.
  46. Moke

    Moke's 'Clean to Mean' Pack 1 - FOR THE AX8 - Demo Video Added!

    New product in the store..... Mokes' 'Clean to Mean' Pack #1 For firmware 8.02. 125 presets $19.99 (introductory sale price) http://www.custompresets.com/store/p130/'Clean_To_Mean'_Pack_#1_-_'AX8'.html This pack is comprised of 122 of the latest Axe-Fx II 'Factory' Bank 'A' presets that have...
  47. Andrea Maccianti


    Available also for AX8 already converted and ready to use :) I hope you enjoy! :)
  48. Andrea Maccianti


    My humble tribute to Journey and the great Neal Schon. I hope you enjoy guys! :D
  49. Andrea Maccianti


    Non avevo mai suonato questo solo prima d'ora, ma vista la particolarità del suono di questo brano, ci ho voluto provare :)Presto un altro video di sempre degli Europe ma con John Norum:) [MEDIA = youtube] kGsz8N3E0kU [/ MEDIA]
  50. B

    Getting an AX8 soon, question about expression pedals

    Hi guys! New to this forum but assuming I will be a regular when I order an AX8 next week! (Very excited) I just had a quick question about expression pedals with the AX8. I'm currently renting a helix and I love that you can set the expression to be a volume but once you engage it it can be a...
  51. Andrea Maccianti


    Here my attempt :) Patch available also for AX8. Custom IR'S included.
  52. Andrea Maccianti


  53. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 5 Scenes. Factory Cabs here. Quantum 8.01 Hope you enjoy! :)
  54. C

    AX8 and XY switching

    Hi guys, so I've had my ax8 for a while and im trying to switch my effects using the XY functions and in the manual it says i just have to hold the footswitch they are assigned to and it will light up the yellow "Y" light however when i do this is doesn't seem to switch. Is there any way to fix...
  55. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 4 Scenes. CUSTOM IR included. I hope you enjoy! :)
  56. Andrea Maccianti


    Il mio modesto omaggio a uno dei miei preferiti. Mr. Reb Beach Tutte le chitarre è stato registrato con Fractal Axe-Fx2. Spero ti diverta!
  57. Marco Fanton

    AX8 - Mike Landau Cover - Marshall Plexi 1959SLP - FW 8.00

    Mike Landau is one of my favorite guitar player, with Steve Lukather. This my personal version of the the song I love.
  58. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 4 Scenes and it's available for Axe-Fx2/XL/XL+ and AX8. Custom IR included. The sound is not that of the album Victims of the Future (1983) but is inspired by Live at Montreux (2010) Classical Gary sound Gibson and Marshall :)
  59. Andrea Maccianti

    Mr.Crowley Guitar Solo/Improv

    Dalla mia pagina di Facebook :) spero che vi piaccia! mantenere Ro
  60. Andrea Maccianti

    Fractal AXE-FX2 "A.M. SUHR BADGER 18W" (Quantum 7.02)

    Patch based on Suhr Badger head 18 watts. Has 3 Scenes and User Cab included. I hope you enjoy! :)
  61. sighborg

    Ax8 Reamping

    Hello everyone! New AX8 owner. I recently switched from the Kemper to the AX8, certainly enjoying the transition. However, I am having a lot of difficulty getting the reamping process going. I was also surprised by the lack of information out there (Ie: YouTube, AX8 manual etc.) on the subject...

    Wish: would love to have the VU METERS on the axe edit

    the ideal case would show the same as the one on the ax8. If that's not posible would be ok even if it shows only the max db sensed.
  63. Andrea Maccianti


  64. Andrea Maccianti

    DUMBLE ODS-100 (FW Q 7.02) - Andrea Maccianti

    Patch based on Dumble ODS-100. I wanted to test one of the new features of the new firmware, as the motor drive, very cool sound for me and much dynamic. Ha 5 Scenes and Cab Pack 3 needed. Cab not included.
  65. Andrea Maccianti


  66. Andrea Maccianti

    BOGNER "ECSTASY 20th (FW Q 7.02) - VIOLA

    Patch based on Bogner Ecstasy 20th Anniversary. Has 6 Scenes. Factory Cabs here. Delays added in Post. This song is for Viola :-) Music Written, Arranged and Recorded by Andrea Maccianti.
  67. Andrea Maccianti


  68. Andrea Maccianti


  69. Andrea Maccianti


  70. Andrea Maccianti


    Amo Ozzy Osbourne, amo Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde and Jake E.Lee Spero vi piaccia! :)
  71. Smittefar

    Wish Easier Access to scene controllers on the unit

    I love using scene controllers in my patches, but I would like to be able to make quick adjustments to the scene controller values during rehearsals (AX8 edit not connected). It takes too many button pushes to get to the Scene controller page One way is Shift Page Shift Page Enter Shift Page...
  72. Andrea Maccianti


    Hey ragazzi, ecco la mia patch Los Lobotomys epoca. Amo questo album Candyman 94. Spero che ti piace e Keep Rockin'!!! :)

    AX8 Users you have not been forgotten!

    Hi guys! I've been receiving questions about the presets in all ML/FAS Cab Packs and the lack of AX8 presets. We decided it was time for a change. From now on all ML/FAS Cab Packs have AX8 versions of all included presets that are fine tuned to work with the latest firmware. If you've already...
  74. Cem

    Pink Noise coming through speaker with EHX Magnum 44

    Hi, I just laid my hands on a new EHX Magnum 44 to use with my AX-8 and Suhr 1x12 Badger Cabinet. There is 65 dB SPL (measured from mic'in distance of a cab) constant Pink Noise coming out of the Speaker, when Magnum is connected to the speaker. Bright Switch off, Volume at 9.00. It goes...
  75. Andrea Maccianti

    John Sykes Patch - Out Of Love

    Qui mio modesto omaggio a uno dei miei preferiti! Mr.John Sykes !!! E uno dei migliori assoli che ho sentito. La base musicale è stata fatta da me. Divertiti! :)
  76. Mrcdboston

    New to AX8 - what's the best way to mimic a Boss FB2

    New to AX8 - what's the best way to mimic a Boss FB2 - Feedbacker Booster I saw a Mark Day video once - but is there a better way - thanks in advance for your input:D
  77. JLupi

    Input 1 LEDs

    It's been a few days since I moved to the AX8 from my beloved ULTRA. Couldn't be happier!! It's amazing how much the sound and feel changes, at least to my ears :D add portability to that...It's been really worth the change. Everything's cool but I found out something about Input 1 leds: they...
  78. R

    How to update firmware using Fractal-Bot.

    Hello Everyone, This may be a stupid question; but, can someone tell me how to connect AX8 to a computer for a firmware upgrade? I have been connecting AX8 to my computer via USB cable for AX8 Edit and have had no issues. I installed Fractal-Bot last week and tried to connect AX8 via USB...
  79. Smittefar

    [Video] Using a (free) LUFS meter to loudness match amps and presets

    I made this video yesterday (for another thread) to show, how I use a loudness meter to match loudness between amps and between presets. Thought it could be useful for some. It works quite well, I think. I use MLoudnessAnalyzer from the free vst package from Melda Productions and Reaper ($60).
  80. lefty69

    AX-8 2x out with Speaker Simulation on

    Hi I want to use the AX-8 with the speaker simulation on on both outputs: 1x outputs to Front ofthe house and 1x output to my Yamaha Stage Monitor. I always read that the 2nd output has the spealer simulation turned off. Is it possible to turn speaker simulation on for the second output and if...
  81. ghost219

    Officially part of the Fractal family :D

    That's a Roadrunner soft pedalboard case. I'll use that for grab and go. I have a Pedaltrain Pro I'll likely trade in for a Novo 32 to add another exp. pedal, wireless, H9, and tuner. Baby steps.
  82. Hoosierdaddy

    R U -Considering or waiting on an AX 8 or other Fractal Audio product ??????

    What they don't tell you ...... Be prepared !!!!!!! Fractal is a whole new world of Music making .. just be aware of the things they didn't tell you ..... up front .. A.) you`ll never be the same again. B.) it is addictive . and so far there is no therapy available ,except = play on ,and on...
  83. Hoosierdaddy

    AX 8 arrives

    Phoebe is checking out the AX 8 and ,,,,, approves !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  84. Hoosierdaddy

    how to save presets to AX8

    I am waiting on my AX8,leaving Fractal thurs- march 31.,but wanted to know 1.) how to save , 2.) and tell the difference between AX8,AXE XL ,and FX8,sys.files (presets)? 3.) Is there a good way to organize them in the sysex library or ?????? 4.) any suggestions?
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