axe 2 xl

  1. D

    Help needed, Axe FX XL II not saving and showing the same amp in all presets.

    Hi everyone and any comment will be appreciated. I just bought a used FX II and I am having a hard time trying to resolve the following issues: 1) I am not being able to modify or save any preset in the hardware nor by using the Axe Edit tool. Any imported preset or factory presets imported...
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    Axe Fx II Mark I (original) or the XL, based on my needs/situation?

    Hi all! I’m a new member in here, from Belgium, and I still don’t have an Axe II but I’m planning buying one soon. :) I hope when I get it I can contribute with some knowledge, as this is a great forum with very informative tips and awesome users. :) My dilema: I am an home/amateur guitar...
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    Axe FX 2 XL freezes and wakes up starting Axe Edit

    Hi there, from time to time my Axe FX 2 XL freezes and only get into a normal operating mode when I start Axe-Edit. I have a MFC 101 connected to the Axe. When it freezes the Midi Led at the Axe is permanently lights up green. At the MFC there is a Expression pedal connected. Meanwhile I read a...
  4. K

    Re-amping issues with pro tools/ Axe Fx 2

    Hey Guys, I need assistance with re-amping, I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong but it may be to do with the world clock or routing, I am using a Mbox 3 pro as my interface, the Axe Fx 2 to send a wet tone and D.I signal via spdif cables and I’m using pro tools 9 as my DAW, I can record the D.I...
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    MFC-101 SP-1 + Axe II XL - What am I doing wrong

    So I just picked up a Mission SP-1 and an MFC-101 MkIII to use with my Axe II XL, read the top threads that came up on the search associated with pairing it with the Mission SP-1 as well as the YouTube Tutorial titled Setting up the "Axe-FX II XL, MFC-101 MK III, and Mission Engineering SP-1"...
  6. respectedfx2

    Metallica Tone MATCH Presets

    Hello Axe FX 2 friends ! Is it possible that someone can send me an .RAR File with the best Metallica Tone Presets? Specially the Clean Tone for (One),Sanitarium, and Nothing Else Matters. I bought the Axe FX 2 and im new. My tones are Muddy and im not good in tweaking tones:D I would be...
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    stop outputs from clipping

    so on my new axe2xl I am having issues with the user presets clipping almost constantly. I tried adjusting the threshold on the gate and no luck there. even tried adjusting the output on the amp block but the gate catches it if I lower the output level. I'm playing a seven string with a dimarzio...
  8. C

    Separate channels for USB and guitar output?

    Hi I just got an Axe FX 2 XL and I cant seem to figure out if I can listen to music on one channel and have my guitar on another channel. I adjusted the volume of the USB input audio to 0db the highest it will go, but my guitar is still louder than the audio. I was wondering if there's a way to...
  9. guitarair

    How to connect Axe-Fx II XL+ to Studio Monitors! Newbie here...Please HELP!

    Hello dear all Axe-Fx fanatics, I recently bought an Axe-Fx II XL+ . I am going to run this through a pair of studio monitors that I am going to buy soon. I think I am going to buy a pair of PreSonus Eris E8. But I don't know what kind cables I should buy for using my Axe-Fx. My main purpose is...
  10. Ravaya

    Rivergiant- Instrumetal track

    Heya all, this is Rivergiant from my latest e.p. "rifftard" All Axe II-xl Hope you guys enjoy Cheers Rav.
  11. guitarair

    Headrush FRFR-108 vs Studio monitors. Please help me choose!

    Dear adept Axe-Fx users, Newbie here. I just bought my Axe-Fx II XL+. Now I am confused how to use my Axe-Fx, whether an FRFR speaker or studio monitors. I will be using it basically for home practice. I won't be gigging next few months, so my main purpose is home practice and recording. I...
  12. Jack_Zan

    Periphery Covers with Friedman HBE and Cab pack 13 ML USA BULB

    I love Periphery tones. For this cover I use the Friedman HBE model With the cab pack ML USA BULB Cab pack13 (misha mix 8). This cab pack is GREAT, for me the best cab pack available!
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    Rear Ports Play Seems Excessive

    Hello, Recently I've noticed some play in the USB, spdif, and even xlr ports on the rear of my XL unit. Everything functions normal and I've never had a cable pulled or tugged off accidentally. However, I did previously let the cables just hang, but now I route them so their weight isn't at the...
  14. Arkks

    Metalcore / Ambient guitar tones - 10.01

    Happy sunday all, Thought i'd share some instrumental guitar riffage with you. From heavy rhythm guitars to chilled ambient layers. Let me what you think. Cheers.
  15. Arkks

    Heavy Prog/Djent instrumental with Clean Spacey Ambient tones.

    Hi all thought id share an instrumental version of a new recording I've just been working on. Heavy Prog/Djent tones with an Ambient middle section. Let me know what you think. Arkks
  16. Arkks

    Heavy Friedman tones, Mayones, GGD, FW9.03.

    Quick riff to test a few tonal ideas. Let me know what you think. Arkks.
  17. Arkks

    High Gain Test

    The latest firmware is pretty good. Heres what I've been working on... Arkks
  18. Arkks

    Prog Metal heavy tone test (Friedman HBE V2) 9.02

    Hi guys just a quick little test of the my latest heavy tone using the Friedman HBE v2. Let me know what you think. Arkks
  19. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 6 Scenes. Available also for AX8 I hope you enjoy! :)
  20. S

    Newbie Needs Help! (MFC + Dunlop DVP3)

    Hi, I'm a relatively new AxeFx II user and a new member to the forum. I am currently trying to setup my Dunlop Volume X DVP3 as an expression pedal via a TRS cable into the MFC 101. I would like to use it for Whammy, wah etc.. I've watched every expression pedal setup videos on youtube, read...
  21. Solitudezoso


    Hello I own an AXE FX 2 XL, matrix gt1000 1u, behringer MFC and a PORT CITY 2X12 Can anyone here tell me why is it when I'm changing scenes, there seems to be a volume change. So for example I have this rock metal preset using FRIEDMAN tone and I use drive, delay, blocks, filter, etc. In...
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    Creative midi routing question...

    Hey all! I did some research on the Wiki and tried searching these forums, but I've yet to come up with a definitive answer. Hopefully someone has tried this, or can tell me whether or not it'll work. Backstory / context: I have an Axe-Fx II XL along with an MFC mk3 rig that I run via...
  23. Solitudezoso

    How do you get a boost pedal going?!

    So the axe fx is great and what not, it basically has everything. I use the FCB midi foot Controller and although it works great, how do I get a boost pedal going? As any guitar player would do, you're about to play a solo or need to play a riff that needs to cut through so you hit the boost...
  24. Moshermax9

    Axe FX through Avatar 1X12 Sounds Thin

    I've recently got a 1x12 Avatar cab to use for smaller gigs, and bring to practice. But when I was using my patches I usually use with my 4x12 they are sounding thin. I'm thinking I need to redo those patches, and supplement bass in the patches because of the smaller cab. But I would like...
  25. 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!
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  27. simonetron

    WTB Axe II MK II or XL+ with MFC-101

    hello there! i finally got the money to buy the best fx proc in the world! WTB an axe II MKII or xl+ shipped (only EU) with MFC-101. Show me what you've got!
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  33. Ravaya

    axe 2 XL to PA (live camera sound-stock cabs-metal)

    To anyone interested, str8 to PA Cheers Rav
  34. Arkks


    Hi guys Been recording a new track for my project. Here a quick clip, quite happy how its turned out. Let me know your thoughts. Cheers.
  35. Ravaya

    Short live clip showcasing in the room sound with a cab (metal, clean)

    A short live clip showcasing in the room sounds and the potential benefits of using the Axe Fx II sending 2 feeds: one to FOH and the other with cab sims off through the matrix gt1000fx to an on stage cabinet. In this case the cabinet was not miced so it was used for stage monitoring and for the...
  36. Nakul Sharma

    POD HD500x with Axe-Fx

    Hey folks, So right now. I can change my presets with my pod. Enable disable effect from FS1 to FS4. Changing presets via FS5 to FS8. Now I am encountering with 2 issues. 1. My volume pedal in pod isn't doing anything. Neither volume nor wah. M registering cc16 and cc17 for ext 1 and ext 2...
  37. Nakul Sharma

    Using POD HD 500x with Axe FX II XL+

    Hi all, I am new to Fractal world. Proud owner of Axe! I have pod hd500x. Have a gig on coming Sunday. I want to change the presets, switch on/off the effects. And pod wah! I m not into midi devices. Don't have any idea abt how to integrate pod with Axe. If anyone of u who can guide me on this...
  38. Ravaya

    New video (progmetal stock cabs)

    Heya all. This is Riverthane from my band Need XL with stock cabs Hope you enjoy Cheers Rav
  39. Ravaya

    Need - Hegaiamas (full prog album with axe 2 Xl stock cabs)

    So this is our album, will let it speak for itself. Hope you enjoy Have a wonderful year everyone Rav
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  41. Ravaya

    Progmetal tune

    This is the new lyric video from my band. All Axe 2 direct. Thought I'd post. Hope you guys enjoy. May 2017 be a wonderfull year for everyone Cheers Rav
  42. Arkks

    Ambient, Dark, Heavy. Quantum v6.01.

    Hi all My band have just released a new track. I recorded all guitars and bass via my Axe-Fx2 xl. Really happy how its turned out. Let me know what you think. Cheers.
  43. Ophidiuchus

    Axe FX 2 XL+ Fan Replacement Options

    Hello, As the title says, I'd like to "upgrade" the fan on my XL+ from the stock one (which is quite noisy IMHO) to something noiseless. So far, my primary option was the Noctua NF-A8 ULN Premium 80mm Fan or the Noctua NF-A8 FLX Premium 80mm Fan. I want to hear your opinions on these from a...
  44. Ravaya

    Rehearsal video with Axe 2 +Matrix miced (heavy stuff)

    Hello all this a rehearsal video we did. Song is called Tilikum. Hope you all enjoy Cheers Rav
  45. Arkks

    Loving the Friedman HBE!!! (Quantum v6.0) Heavy

    Heres a quick recording using the Friedman HBE Love it!! Arkks
  46. S

    Recording Lag via USB input

    Hi gang, I'm new to the forum and assume this question may have already been asked many times. has anyone else experienced a lag when trying to record guitar or bass from the AXE FX via USB into the computer? ( AxeFx II XL + into mac osx) i've had to switch to using my headphone output to get...
  47. shredward

    Rick Toone guitar demo fw 6.0

    If you're not into hearing about the guitar just move forward past the talking part to the playing part. I think I got a great crunchy tone from an Eternal Love pedal into a Double Verb with Factory #123 cab. It doesn't hurt that this guitar is incredible. [
  48. Ravaya

    Need - Rememory (Axe II inside)

    Hello all. This is Rememory, first track and video off our new album coming out January Hope you guys enjoy Cheers Ravaya
  49. S

    Axe Fx 2 won't show up in playback devices.

    I'm not sure this counts as a bug, hence why I'm posting here. Anyhoo, my Axe isn't showing up as a playback device on my computer and it's also not connecting to Axe Edit, the thing is it was working fine yesterday, but it decided to just bug out today. I've tried using a different USB cable...
  50. Malcolm P

    Axe Edit mutes track in DAW.

    Hey, guys! I am running into an issue with Axe Edit muting my tracks in sync with the tempo coming from the Axe Fx. I am using an Axe FX II XL plus, Logic Pro X 10.2.4 on MAC OSX 10.11.6. Whenever Axe Edit is closed and not in use everything works fine, but as soon as it opens and connects...
  51. Arkks


    Once again experimenting with new tones. Bit of a mix with heavy and clean guitars throughout. Let me know your thoughts. ARKKS
  52. ElliottShredsGuitar

    Sound Out Of Computer Monitors

    Hey everyone, I'm wondering how I can play my fractal through my laptop monitors instead of the headphones? I'm going to get studio monitors but for now I want to jam through the computer speakers when my ears get fatigued.
  53. Arkks

    HEAVY RHYTHM TONES - Mayones Duvell Elite7 - 3.03

    Hi all. Once again I'm experimenting with some new heavy tones. Using my Mayones Duvell in this. Let me know what you think. ARKKS
  54. Folelser

    Modern Metal Sample

    one year without my axe fx , he is back again , so , here is a little sample.
  55. ElliottShredsGuitar

    How to use looper in Axe FX ii XL+

    I was wondering if there is any way to use the looper in the Axe Fx ii XL+ without having any of the foot controllers?
  56. koawood

    SRV Little Wing Sounds

    Hey all, I recently recieved my new Axe Fx 2 XL and I'm jamming some SRV sounds on it ! What do you guys think?
  57. S

    I've finally got my Axe fx 2, which presets should I try first?

    After an all too lengthy battle with ups (seriously what a miserable company, but thank you to Julia at ups vancouver for being the only person in the company who made an effort to help me), I've finally received my axe fx!!! I couldnt be more excited!! Just wondering if you guys had any presets...
  58. Charles Picard

    Using external tuner (pedal) not in front of the axe fx

    Hey guys, I would like to use an external tuner (pedal), but I don’t want to plug it in front of the axe fx. I read somewhere that I could use the fx loop for this or something like that. Does anyone know how to do it or have another way to do it. thank you
  59. Arkks


    Once again, been experimenting with some heavy tones. Just a short recording. Recorded using my Mayones 7 string Baritone with Bareknuckle Juggs in Ab. Let me know your thoughts. Cheers. Andy.
  60. houstonwehaveuhoh

    Any XL+ users willing to help me with patches?

    Hey guys, I have 7 .syx files from an XL+ that I need to recreate onto my Mk. II. I'm really hoping someone will be willing to load the files into their AxeEdit, and send screenshots of the signal chain, parameters of each effect etc. I don't have anyone locally that can help me out, and...
  61. Cody Keener

    Axe fx 2 input input clipping

    I recently bought an axe fx 2 xl plus and I have a PRS SE custom 24. I have a BKP juggernaut bridge pickup witch it supposed to be medium output. I can turn the input volume down to 3% in the I/O menu and I still get input clipping when I pick hard. I have tried the Seymour Duncan nazgul and...
  62. Arkks

    FAS 6160 Heavy Rhythm Tones (2.04)

    Just been tracking some guitar parts with the FAS 6160. Love the Peavey amps, they cut through the mix so well. Let me now your thoughts. Cheers.
  63. Ravaya

    The Thing That Should Not Be (metallica cover)

    This is a metallica cover we recorded for the greek edition of Metal Hammer magazine celebrating the 30th anniversary of the perfection that is master of puppets We tried to restrain our keyboard player but he got away at a crucial moment. At least we deleted the upright bass part played by...
  64. Arkks

    PRS split coil tones - Blues/Math/Ambient

    A quick video of a track i wrote using some experimental tones in split coil position. Cheers. Andy
  65. Orbm1

    Re-amping via spdif ONLY - Illustrated Guide (edit)

    Hey guys! My recently acquired AX8 will be become my main rig for now on. Yesterday it became official when I loaded the XL+ to my humble home studio rack. I've watch all the videos I've been able to find and I have a read the re-amp wiki. I have been able to duplicate all the different...
  66. Arkks

    Ambient and Heavy tones (XL)

    All tones via Axe-Fx 2 xl Let me know what you think Cheers. Andy
  67. Charles Picard

    Mfc-101 froze during a show, stuck on the same preset

    Have you guys ever experienced this ? Last saturday, I was playing a show with my band and without noticed my mfc froze. I tried to change preset but nothing happened, the preset numbers changed, but I was stuck on the preset I was using. Then I had something like Axe fx time out written on the...
  68. Ravaya

    Lifeknot - (sort of) groovy metal track-Live

    Hello to all and happy new year to everyone. This is Lifeknot. We often open our gigs with this one. First song sloppyness and all but the XL doesn't fail :-) Hope you guys enjoy Rock On Rav.
  69. Ravaya

    Need- Divine Drift (Live sound using Matrix, Marshall cab and SM57)

    Well this is a clip of an old song of ours we did at a recent gig. I run my axe 2 XL both through the matrix and cab and at the same time use the XLR outputs for FOH. The friend who mixed it preferred the miced sound when mixing. what do you think? Hope you enjoy Rock on Ravaya
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