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  1. A

    FM3 Won’t Change Presets

    Hello! I’ve searched the forums for this fix and I haven’t found anyone with this same issue. I can change presets with FM3-Edit just fine, but when I’m just running the FM3 by itself (not connected) it will only run the last preset I had connected to my PC. It will still read JUST the names of...
  2. F

    Fractal Audio, please help me..... (AX8 PROBLEM)

    My main problem, Hi guys, I'm concerned about the ax8 main board. Does it have an eprom chip like the axe fx2? Basically my first unit got bricked. Been trying everything from 2 years ago. I was reading on forums same scenarios from people on they axe's 2, and all they did was replacing the...
  3. D

    Sounding huge with only one guitar in a band?

    So if there’s only one guitar in the band, what can we use to make it sound like two guitarist playing …are there any stereo settings some splitters settings ? anything in details would help ..I am a beginner with these gadgets, so any link or articles would be helpful(provide some screenshots...
  4. NNPrime

    Wish Fractal getting in the world of AI clone capture

    So how about fractal getting in the AI clone capture thing? I would think that maybe with an extra unit that people can purchase in order to be able to clone capture amp/amp+cab/entire rig etc, a separate tab in axe edit where you have to have an axe fx and have to login where all the captures...
  5. F

    Fractal AX8 into Mesa Mark V 25 using a JHS Little Black Box

    Hello guys, I still have my AX8 (Amazing Unit) and I’m waiting for the FM9 on the waitlist (that wait has been quiet long) While I wait I’d like to use my AX8 into a Mesa Mark V 25 head, the purpose is to use the AX8 (Effects section only: drives, modulation, filters, delays, etc no Amp and Cab...
  6. Jj1986jj

    Acoustic JAM (Acoustic, Electric, & Bass)

    Just messing around with some guitars. three tracks Acoustic,Electric lead, and Bass.
  7. Jj1986jj

    FM9 Jam (Guitar and Bass presets included)

    Using Stereo amps 5153 blue and AC20. Just using the guitar to get clean and dirty tones. Guitar has Brandonwound 59's that are unpotted. Guitar is MIJ Stat wired vol,vol,tone. Bass tones are the SVT amp model. Preset downloads in YT video description.
  8. A

    FS F/S: AXE-FX III MKII - Excellent Condition - USA Shipping

    Axe Fx III MKII for sale. $1999 with shipping included to the US lower 48. One owner. Firmware 19 is currently installed. The unit is in excellent condition and has sat on the shelf since I received it new from Fractal. It will ship inside the original Fractal shipping box. Payment will be...
  9. Imyourcluster

    bring the scene controllers feature to the next level

    Hello guys, Is there any chance to see in a future update the scene controllers feature be improved? I would really enjoy being able to control all parameters I want within a preset just like helix and quad cortex, not only 4 I think that this would allow us to manage dsp power better since...
  10. supersonic182

    Guitar speakers vs F12-X200?

    I tried an X200 and liked it, but I had it in a 1x12 cab. I’m totally addicted to 4x12’s I think… I’m considering loading mine with X200’s.. I’ve had quite the journey buying and selling gear before I stumbled onto Fractal and was fully converted. Do you guys prefer the X200 over your...
  11. F

    Fractal AXE FX III + ?????? (closest Metallica sound)

    Hi there, I decided to go after a Fractal AXE FX III trying to achieve that beloved Metallica Sound. Options would be: Fractal + Cab Fractal + PA Speakers Which one is more suitable? Any recommendation? Guitar -> Fractal > ???? (also Mesa Boogie Cabs out of stock so...) Any help and...
  12. Galo

    FM3 in action. Looooove this thing. And baby I got my tone!

    Happier than ever the FM3 rocks. By the way, I used the eminence red white & blue IR.
  13. N

    Nerozume - "Bolt" - Axe FX3 /w Skervesen Raptor 8

    Hey guys, Lately I've got myself Axe FX3 and wrote some riffs on my 8 string. Feel free to share your thoughts about guitar tone.
  14. Spongy

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

    Just wanted to thank everyone for their help as I got through some initial learning curves with my new AxeFx 3 (Mark 2). This is my first attempt at recording with it. The end is just an ad lib 'Joy To The World' by the way. This is easily one of my favorite guitar related purchases I have...
  15. A

    FS GREAT PRICE Axe-FX Ultra 2011

    Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra $730!! This unit is in great condition. The best performing and recording tool I’ve ever owned— only selling because I’m moving across the country soon and have to lighten the load. Perfect working condition, clean LCD display. Some very light signs of cosmetic...
  16. Andrea Maccianti

    Marshall PLEXI 100w Jump Preset

  17. Rob Suelfllohn

    Guitar cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "I need You" , got some great tone, with Andrea Maccianti's bluesbreaker tone!

    Guitar cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's song "I need You" got some great tone, with Les Paul CC#8 , Rewind pickups, and the Fractal's bluesbreaker tone from Andrea Maccianti!
  18. Rob Suelfllohn

    ZZ Top Guitar Cover - Fractal/Les Paul Pearly Gates

    Pretty great tone if you have good speakers or headphones. Pearly Gates pickups on this Les Paul, into Fractal.
  19. J

    Fractal AX8 bank per song, preset for intro, verse, chorus, bridge, solo

    Hi all, I'm new to the world of modelers and multi-effects, as I have been a pedal dancer for the past 20 years. I've tried a couple of multi-effects, including the Line6 M13, Ibanez Pue5 tube, Boss GT-10. As I didn't find them much intuitive and/or good sounding, I quickly went back to...
  20. Marciel Marcasso

    Brian May Vox AC30 sound on stratocaster with PAF on the bridge

    I love Brian May's guitar sound, I have a guitar with trisonic pickups, but in this video I tried to make a PAF pickup installed in a stratocaster have the sound as close to a "Red Special" guitar as possible. I was really in doubt if I could, but I loved the result. The sound has life !!! It...
  21. O

    FS Axe-Fx III - Australia

    I'm moving overseas next year so have made the tough decision to sell my mint condition Axe III. Rrp is $4098 from Independent music and theres a waitlist. I'm asking $3,500. No offers thanks.. thats $600 off new. Postatge can be arranged. Im not sure how to insert photos so let me know!
  22. guitarfreak365

    I switched! Axe-Fx II to AX8

    I appositely love the AX8! I've had the AXE FX II since it was released and was completely satisfied with it. I do have to say after now having the AX8 I'm even happier with that though! I play away from home a lot so I'm sure that is a big factor but so far I haven't had any CPU limitations or...
  23. Moke

    FREE - Fractal Mic Sim IRs from the Axe-Fx II Cab block

    First of all, I hope that this is okay with Cliff @FractalAudio to post? This is something that anyone could do for themselves, but I figured that I would do it for everybody. Many of the former Axe-Fx II users (including myself) would often use one of the built-in mic sims with the older...
  24. R

    Problem with the edit

    Hi there. I am having some issues with the axe edit. I connect my ultra via midi-usb cable to the pc and open the axe edit. The ports of my midi interface are recognised but when i select them it result connected for few seconds and then appears an error message: "UNKNOWN DEVICE: THE VERSION...
  25. camilovelandiamusic

    New Presets... Bassman, VibroVerb, Plexi, Twin

    Hey guys! I've made some more full presets (8 scenes each). If you want a broken down explanation of each preset, click this link: http://www.camilovelandia.com/downloads.html I'll make videos of each one soon! Please tell me what you think of them! :)
  26. K

    Axe 2 xl+ Free Presets

    I just got my fractal on Friday and here are some free presets to share. Influenced by Van Halen and Dokken. If anyone wants to tweak them and post the new preset that would be great.
  27. camilovelandiamusic

    Axe-Fx III Unboxing & First Preset Audio

    Hey guys!!! I hope this satisfies any curious minds!! I just got this today. I will try to make some good quality demos of the presets and also comparing the preset sound quality to that in the Axe FX II in case anyone wants to see! :)
  28. Dynamic1022

    Hank Marvin The Deerhunter preset

    Here's my Hank Marvin preset for the song The Deerhunter. Please leave a message or like this tread if you like it . I hope you'll enjou. For this song i used my Stratocaster USA Standard HSS With Custom flat 50's http://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=6125
  29. patdavidmusic

    First Impressions of the AX8 - Like being given the -Keys To The Lamborghini-

    Morning all, -Not a reader check out the video- Only a week in, but the only thing I keep thinking is why didn’t I take the plunge sooner. I’ve been on the fence about buying any Fractal for years, I don’t think it was the price I think it was more so me holding back and thinking that it...
  30. S

    Axe-Fx Looper & Beatbuddy? (MIDI Sync)

    Anyone using these two together? Is it possible to MIDI sync 'em? I use a Beatbuddy and an Infinity Looper and it works wonders; however, It would be great if the BB could sync with the Looper on the Axe. That way I could just take my Axe FX + BB to the gigs. Anyone?
  31. R

    FX8 Relay Question

    Hi All, I recently picked up a FX8 Mark ii to run with with my Peavey JSX. I purchased a cable from Best-ronics which is a 7 pin din to 1/4" TRS specifically for Peavey JSX/XXX. For some reason i can not access the Red/Ultra channel on the amp. When i plug in the fx8, it switches to the...
  32. csrMark

    Yorkville FRFR speakers - Made in Canada and bulletproof - some good info

    I was speaking to a friend of mine who is a speaker designer. He has been in the business for over 20 years and has had job offers from many of the big ones over the years (BOSE, EV, JBL, etc) I asked his opinion on the whole FRFR powered speakers out there. We talked about the Friedman...
  33. csrMark

    AX8 seem stuck and display is flashing

    I posted a thread about hearing my AX8 on my computer and it getting distorted. However, today. I disconnected my AX8 from my computer and plugged my Tele into the unit with a cable going out to my little Peavey rage amp sitting on the desk beside me. After about 2 minutes of playing the unit...
  34. Georgy

    Any music/guitar stores to check out on Hawaii? Or Pawn stores for that matter?

    Guys.. gear here in Australia is SO expensive compared to the US and some other countries. I've been to Hawaii 3 times and have come back with purchases twice now :D and, well, the wife and I are going in Feb, so I'm hoping to get lucky again. I've been to a few guitar stores but don't recall...
  35. theflinch

    Video - Where's The Keys

    Hi Guys, Not much of a poster on here as you can see lol. Had my Axe FX 2 for about 4 years I suspect though. Anyway here is a little composition featuring the Fractal, a Tom Anderson & Suhr. Think it was Quantum 8ish. Thanks, Mike
  36. austinbuddy

    AustinBuddy's 3 NEW Cab Packs in Fractal Store - here are his favs

    Hi Fractal Friends: Fractal Audio is now selling three new Cab Packs created from multi-day sessions at Public Hi-Fi studios in Austin, Texas. In addition to some studio amps/cabs, most are from Austin Vintage Guitars super cool amp collection. Thanks to feedback from the forum, I included...
  37. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 8 Scenes + one of my own Custom Cab included. THE PATCH IT'S AVAILABLE. Is also available for Ax8 already converted and ready to use. :)
  38. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 5 Scenes + one of my own Custom Cab includedTHE PATCH IT'S AVAILABLE. Is also available for Ax8 already converted and ready to use.
  39. Milco

    Glassy Clean by Milco

    Hey guys, made this clean tone with the tone match. It's such a useful tool! Let me know what you think.
  40. M

    FCB1010 and tap tempo

    I own Axe FX 2 XL+ and FCB1010 without uno chip. I set all needed functions up (which was not easy) except one damn thing - tap tempo. Has anybody managed to program tap tempo on FCB1010 to talk with Fractal correctly? thanks for help!!
  41. M

    New Hybrid Rig: AFXII + Xitone + Smallbox + Mojotone

    Just finishing up the latest version of my hybrid rig. It includes my AFXII and a stereo pair of Xitone open back cabs. I decided to mix it up (again) and bought a Friedman Smallbox combined with a custom Mojotone 2x12 (diagonal) cab loaded with a pair of Celestion Heritage G12Ms. I've been...
  42. Milco

    Taylor Acoustic Tone Match

    Hey guys, made this tone after messing around with some Taylor guitar recordings I did at Guitar Center. I blended it with the USA Clean Amp and some parallel reverb and delay. Let me know what you think!
  43. Milco

    Coil Split 8 String

    Hey guys, I used the single coil middle pickup with my coil split bridge humbucker to come up with this tone. Also the Fryette D60 helped a lot of course! Let me know what you think! Also send me music that has similar tone if you know of any!
  44. 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!
  45. Milco

    Parallel reverb and delay

    I know it may not be the most liked song in this forum, but I thought the song could use some 8 string guitar haha First time using reverb and delay parallel to the clean tone and I think I like it way more. Let me know what you think!
  46. M

    Review on my first modeler, the AX8.

    If it isn't obvious already from all of the basic questions I ask here, I am brand new to modeling. I got my first modeler and first Fractal product (the AX8) about a month ago. I kept going back and forth on weather I was going to keep it or not but after spending a fair amount of time with it...
  47. P

    Rock You Like A Hurricane (Scorpions Cover)

    Hey everyone, Just wanted to share a recent cover I did. I made this cover as a tribute to the Scorpions who recently toured in Singapore for the first time after 15 years. I used my AX8 for this recording! Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did playing it :) If you enjoyed it, do like...
  48. J

    AX8 or Axe FX II XL +

    Hi All, I currently run an axe fx ultra and would like to upgrade to a newer fractal product. My current rig runs: guitar - Berringer FCB1010 for midi - pedals - Axe fx ultra - Peavey 6505mh - Zilla 2x12 as the basis. When running this set up, I tend to only use one amp sim on the axe fx...
  49. 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.
  50. K

    This comment made me laugh about fractal vs kemper

    I told the manager I know at my local guitar center in Chicago area that I got my fractal ax8 and instead of saying that's nice, he said Kemper is light years ahead of fractal and that he tried it next to a kemper that a friend has. I did not argue with him. He is a rude ignorant moron wanna...
  51. Georgy

    ok Fractal Guys.. seriously now.. front input vs rear input.. which is better?!

    Too many opinions but nothing has been acknowledged by Fractal HQ, in regards to which input is better, so to speak.. Some guys reckon there's some special secret sauce thing going on with the front input vs the rear input, others say they're exactly the same.. Is one of these inputs better...
  52. mag1k

    Tap/Tempo Not Downtroke?

    can someone please help. I have been searching all over the forum but cannot find answers. When i tap/tempo to the beat, it don't seem to be with the correct tempo. I read somewhere it is because it's on upstroke not the downstroke of the switch. I am used to the downstroke. How do i fix this?
  53. Igor Paspalj

    Igor Paspalj - Chillaxe with FAS lead

    Hi Folks! Here's one more improvisation over one of Guthrie's amazing backing track - Chillaxe. I think I just found my new favourite amp - FAS LEAD. Haven't fiddled with it before, but it's really amazing. I am probably gonna use it for my main lead patch live, it's very responsive, and...
  54. Jaredajp

    2 Axe Fx 2's used in Post/Prog Rock Live Video

    Hey Guys and Girls, My name is Jared and I play in a prog/post rock band called Majora. We are from Newcastle, Australia. Our axe's are absolutely crucial to how we play and we couldn't do what we we do without them. I thought you all might be interested in seeing a live play through video my...
  55. houstonwehaveuhoh

    Is the Ultra right for me?

    Hey everyone, New (potential) user here. I'm looking for a solution for my live rig, and have turned my attention to Fractal. My objective is to simplify my setup, mimic my current tone, and add an available tight, high gain (Mesa/JCM/Deizel) stage. Currently, my set up is: Guitar > Tuner >...
  56. KSPeace

    any reason to use 2 midi cables hooked up to GCP?

    Just ordered an Axe Fx Ultra, I have been using the 11R and finally decided to upgrade! The unit should be here in the next couple days, so for the moment I am stuck preparing and modifying everything that will be supporting the fractal unit! I know there were some things on the 11R that...
  57. X-Mann

    Larry Mitchell Live - 2016 AX8 NAMM Jam \m/

    X's 2016 NAMM Story Time: Larry Mitchell owned the stage on Thursday (1/21/16) at the 2016 Winter NAMM show! Being new to Larry's work (& Fractal audio), I wasn't sure what to expect. I wanted to hear Larry play the AX8 live & I was literally knocked-out by everything he did that night. The...
  58. ToneRanger

    Carol of the Bells.

    My take on Carol of the Bells. Used a backing track. Several different amp sims used. I took a few liberties with it. Wanted to do something a little different... Seems to be a pretty popular song to cover at Christmas time.
  59. N

    Axe FX -> Scarlett 2i2 -> KRK Not Hearing Stereo

    Does anyone know why I'm not hearing my Axe FX 2 XL in stereo through my audio interface (Scarlett 2i2 and active speaker (KRK RP4) rig? My setup is as follows: Guitar -> axe front input (using regular mono guitar cable) Axe Out 1 Left ----> Scarlett 2i2 input 1 (set to line level using...
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