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  1. A

    FX 3 No connection(HELP)

    This happens when I was playing my guitar while connecting it. It sudden lost the connect to the MAC. But It contains signal in the input while I play the guitar but I cannot find it in the MAC output or input. It happens few days before, But i can just unplug the USB and plug it in again . The...
  2. Z

    No Sound

    So my Axe Fx 3 stop producing sound from my computer. It will play the guitar I have hooked up to it, but nothing from my computer. USB runs from the unit to my computer and I have two monitors plugged in via the front “headphones” port on the front of the unit. Was working fine yesterday and...
  3. M

    New to Axe-Fx III - need help routing

    I'm having two major issues First we are running two guitars on input one and two. We are running both outputs left to FOH and output Right to cabs on 1 and 2. First is it possible to pan input 1 to go out of output block 1 as left and right by only using one amp block and what blocks will I...
  4. Z

    Just bought Axe-Fx III

    So I just bought this rig and I was super stoked to get it. So far, the experience hasn't been the best. There is no help with understanding the device, you have to Google random forums and reddit posts to find out that you have to update the firmware and install the proper drivers, and figuring...
  5. T

    (Beginner) Need help with delay settings

    Hello, First post on this forum. I read through the rules, and hope I'm not breaking any with this post! I bought an Axe-FX III a few weeks ago, and I have been having an absolute blast. It's super inspiring to play, and I find myself writing much cooler riffs all the time. I'm trying to...
  6. Fuzzy Pinetree

    What kHz Do I need to use for third party IR's?

    I just downloaded some free sample IR's from Celestion, and when I downloaded them, it gives me the choice between 44.1 48.0 88.2 and 96.0 kHz. This is for Axe FX II XL+ btw.
  7. Fuzzy Pinetree

    Need Help Getting Crispy Andy Timmons-esque Strat Tone

    Okay so, I've created a pretty good all around Strat tone, but I have one issue with it. I'm going for a tone similar to what you hear in the intro section of "Falling Down" by Andy Timmons, it's got this sorta "glassy" or "crystalline" top end, and I'm really close to getting there, but on my G...
  8. D

    Help - Monitor Stereo Out Through AxeFx?

    Been trying to figure this out for 3 hours so I thought I'd ask on the Forums :( So I was initially using an audio interface (Alesis iO2) to record my axe fx but I noticed it was muddying the sound when recording (sounded much clearer and crisper coming directly through the Axe). - Side...
  9. D

    Could someone help me dial in this tone?

    Unfortunately I can’t post links here but the song is: Azedia - Something I’m looking to try and dial in the guitar part at the very start of the song. If someone fancies taking on the challenge or could give me a hand or at least a starting off point I would be forever in their debt :) -Danny
  10. L

    Behringer FCB 1010 Not resetting!!! Help PLEASE!!!

    I just bought a used FCB 1010 from reverb, when I try to factory reset it with foot switches 1 and 6, it just starts up as usual where it displays E5 then EP then 3.1 can someone help me understand these? After that start up it sits at "EF" and all the pedals are flashing. I'm not sure if there...
  11. Xavier Hernandez

    Is this achievable within the XL+?

    Hi fellow forumites, I came across this post in Instagram and man, I was blown away! Is there someone capable of guiding me through the process, or sharing a preset or insight ti get something as fabulous as this in the trusty Axe FX II? Here's the link: Cheers!
  12. A

    More Power

    Hi, I've had my axe about 3 months, and just getting to place where I'm creating some custom sweet sounds and using it regularly when I play. I absolutely love the thing; and I know I'm just scratching the surface on the sounds I get. I love the exchange and being able to presets from other...
  13. J

    Need Help. Presets Reset

    Hello. I am a first time axe fx user so I am brand new to this. I just purchased a used axe fx 2 from someone on eBay. I received the unit with none of the factory presets (which is fine but may have something to do with the problem??) Every time I turn the power off to the unit all of the...
  14. A

    USB Dry Input Level is Extremely Low

    Hello all, I'm attempting to track with the Axe III via USB for the first time. When I track anything, the level on USB 1 is healthy for the wet but the signal on USB 5 for the dry is exceedingly low. As in my meters peak around -30db and I can't get an acceptable volume with the fader...
  15. V

    Help wanted with AX8 near Washington DC for exchange

    Been using AX8 for a year plus Pretty comfortable using it but want to get to next level in refining my presets. Reading the wiki and some threads and realize I'm still at a fairly novice level in terms of what can be done. Want to jumpstart to the next level and understanding how to better...
  16. 4

    New user, need help setting up Axe Fx 2 and Cubase, please!!

    Hello all, I've got an Axe-Fx II, new to Axe-Fx, and Cubase 8, new to Cubase as well. I've been looking around online all day and have decided that I need some expert help. Basically what I want to achieve is to just be able to record some guitar parts on my computer over an audio track or...
  17. D

    Tone Match amp difficulty

    Hey all, I'm new to the Fractal world and just got a 3. I'm trying to tone match a bunch of my heads and running into serious difficulty. No matter what I do, the tone match sounds like absolute garbage. I've been trying to do this by DI'ing the head, both with and without a cab simulator...
  18. G

    Only Input Block 2 causes Buzz

    Hello, I am getting buzz/hum/noise from Input Block 2. This was discovered when myself and another guitarist were playing out of the same unit. I have tried different guitars/cables, and nothing changes. I tried using Inputs 1 and 3 going through Output 2 and the buzz went away, so I know it...
  19. Erik Vinje

    Midi Grande 10F1D on Axe-Fx Standard

    Help! I just purchased a Midi Grande 10F1D to use with my Axe-Fx Standard. I have however little information on how to set up the Axe-Fx/Midi Grande to communicate (Yes, im a noob, just got my Axe-Fx!). I cannot get the Midi Grande to change scenes. I have searched this forum, and found a post...
  20. S

    Line in Discord /Steam

    Hey all, I am trying to go directly through the client in Steam/Discord with Line-In, my friend has an amp that is able to go directly through amp to the other person ( different amp), but I can't get the axe to. It registers on the mic line in and everything and I have it set as default. Is...
  21. J

    AX8 tempo change via midi in Logic X

    Hey there! I’m running into some issues with my recording rig right now and I think it’s because I’m new to Fractal Audio products all together. I’m trying to have Logic X dictate the tempo of the AX8’s time based effects as well as an Eventide H9 that I’m running to a stereo amplifier. I have...
  22. Hadean

    HELP - can't get a decent HIGH GAIN tone

    Hi, members of the Axe FX fellowship ! I may need your precious help there. So I bought a brand new Axe FX 2xl + like 10 months ago… and since then haven’t been able to get a decent high gain tone. I don’t know, maybe my axe fx sounds just how it should and I just don’t like its tone. But for...
  23. Gebella

    Help - Zakk Wylde Tone

    Hi All, I'll admit it - I am not very good at making tones by ear. I went online and I looked up all the settings for the amp, the cab, the drive, the chorus - still does not sound anywhere close. I am running an XL through Yamahas S8, even playing with a Wylde Audio Guitar. It's still not...
  24. guitarfreak365

    Going wireless worth the switch?

    I've been contemplating going wireless for a while now. First I wanted to hear from some people who have changed already to see if it was worth it to them. I play 2 times a week in an environment that it would be helpful. I'm specifically looking at the Shure GLXD14R but I'm open to suggestions...
  25. H

    problem with analog reamping

    I am trying to reamp a mono DI I did not record myself. The project is in 44.1 kHz so I decided to go the analog route. I’m doing something wrong though, because the signal fed back to my DAW does not sound nearly as good as what I monitor in the phones output on the axe fx ii. It's lacking...
  26. C

    Hooking up external preamp

    No “Axe fx doesn’t need it” answers please. I have a few questions I need some help with. I’ve searched the forums and I haven’t really found many clear answers (Maybe I haven’t looked hard enough). I’m still super new to connections and routing etc. 1. I used to record with this guy that had...
  27. C

    Presets from the Axe-Change don't load

    Hello everyone. I am trying to download some presets, however when I try to open them in Ax8-edit it appears blank. None of the blocks have anything in them. Any ideas? I made sure its the most up to date version of the software.
  28. M

    MIDI Questions / iOS Fracpad / Axe FX II Mk 1 / Morningstar MC6

    I am very interested in using FracPad on an Apple iPad Air 2 running iOS with my Axe FX II Mk 1 editor and have some questions: The required devices to connect the iPad to the Axe are: Apple MD821AM/A Lightning to USB Camera Adapter AND Roland UM-ONE MK2 USB MIDI Interface I am using a...
  29. 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...
  30. S

    Help * Trying to match Joe Don Rooneys rhythm tone

    I'm a complete newbie to this whole matching thing, but I recently listened to Life is a Highway - Rascll Flatts and I found myself astounded by the rhythm tone. What I do know is that Joe Don Rooney MIGHT be using a Bogner XTC something... But I am completely worthless at matching tones and...
  31. Omri

    Epic fail on stage

    I've been using the AX8 for over a year with utter joy... This week as it happens I'm on 4 days mini tour and am away from home I've been experiencing random power dropouts and the unit was restarting itself randomly.. (only for my ax8..) i changed power cable and extension lead and it didn't...
  32. Ax8alex

    Lincoln Brewster Original Patches

    Might be kicking a dead horse but does any one have lincoln brewsters Original patches for his old axe fx. Been trying to track them down
  33. R

    Programming your own scenes into blank presets

    im a new FX8 Mark II owner and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to create my own scenes and presets. I’ve watched several YouTube videos but they only describe messing around with the FX parameters and plugging the unit in. Also, I seem to have trouble running the FX8 thru my amps FX...
  34. GuitarNut

    Is there a way to tone match a guitar volume - tone stack?

    Like sending the “tone matching frequency sweep” into the circuit just after the pickups while the AxeFx is listening. I have a fantastic Musicman Luke 111 and I swear there is some eq love going on in the boost section of the preamp. I would like to capture its treatment and be able to use...
  35. T

    Effects through amp and to FOH

    Hello! I have a show in a few days, and I’m new to the whole fx loop setup. Currently running the 4CM but can’t figure out how/where to set the fxloop so I get my amp model and effects going to my amp/cab while having the amp block, cab block, and effects go to the front of house. I’m so...
  36. N

    Need Help With Routing And Reamping

    Hi, I've been trying to figure out how to reamp guitars using my Axe Fx Ultra, Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, and Reaper. This is how I'm currently routing my setup: Axe Fx Rear Output 1 > Input 1 Focusrite Rear Output/Line 3 Focusrite > Axe Fx Rear Input 1 I have disabled the master/parent send...
  37. T

    Any AX8 players in suburbs north of Dallas?

    Hey AX8 players, I just got an AX8 about a month ago. After playing it for a while it seems like the sound quality degraded suddenly, but I want to make sure it's not my ears. I have a support ticket open with Fractal and have tried various setting changes they have suggested, but it still seems...
  38. P

    Helping choosing which Axe FX model to go for

    Hi guys, I've decided to join you all and buy an Axe FX, I'm decided on that. The part I'm struggling with is which model is best to go for as there are a few options: Buy new from G66: Current price is about £2500 but would come new and with a warranty Buy a mint second hand XL+: £1900 Buy a...
  39. N

    Help with Looper

    Can anyone tell me how to extend the amount of time the MFC gives you to loop a chord progression/bass line etc.? The factory setting only lets you record around a 3 second loop. Thanks.
  40. N

    Preset creation help

    For some reason when I select an amp to use in a preset,the little picture comes up in the chain as black and white,yet on other presets,it's in colour.Does this mean anything and is it affecting my tone? Thanks.
  41. N

    Basic Amp help

    Hi all,would anyone be able to explain to me in lamens terms what the Input Trum does on an amp model? I've struggled to completely understand from what it states in the guide. Thanks for the help
  42. C

    Need help with Wes Hauch patch please!

    I got my Axe late last year so I still consider myself an absolute noob with this thing and I think it's something on my end maybe but I downloaded Wes Hauch's "The Faceless Riffs" patch and the first thing I noticed was an unctrollable and horrendous feedback as soon as I would switch to the...
  43. chugsandtone

    Why should I consider the Axe FX II? Help please!

    Hello everyone, So the AXE FX II has always been in my wishlist for the last 3 years. But finally I might make the call. Just want to know from someone who has been in a similar situation like I'm right now. I record typically guitars and at times the bass. I've been using a Presonus Audiobox...
  44. Colonel Kurtz

    Double Whammy (Fractal/MIDI)

    Hey folks, Not only am I new to Fractal, (just got my FX8 last week), I'm also new to MIDI. I've had my H&K Triamp MK3 for a few years now. I absolutely love it but haven't had a need to use the MIDI functionality of it until now. I'm just getting my feet wet with the FX8, which I'm loving...
  45. I

    AX8 Case + help me match my cab?

    Hi guys, sup? I'm a newbie here and just bought a great live\rec rig - AX8 + EHX44 + Jet city 48S cab. It sounds great when I use it. Now I'm facing 2 problems: 1) Any good MONO case for the AX8? Saw the 365 fits well, but our national retailer says it's discontinued (even though they are also...
  46. J

    On a tone hunt... Can you help me?

    *Sorry if this is in the wrong place - newbie, and not a Fractal user (regretfully, yet)! * I'm looking to recreate a couple of sounds I heard for a few tracks I'm working on, and I'm not sure what they are/how to replicate them. They're from Joe Satriani's song 'Goodbye Supernova' The first...
  47. nic72

    Help - Smashing Pumpkins backing track

    Hi everyone, Long shot I know but my daughter, Ursula (13 yrs) has taken up the bass guitar and needs a backing track to 'Bullet with Butterfly Wings' by the Pumpkins so that she can perform on Tuesday for a school performance exam. There's loads of guitar backing tracks out there but we're...
  48. J

    Axe Fx II XL & Digitech Drop Pedal

    I'm switching out and in some external pedals in my rig... I'm wanting to use my Drop Tune pedal in the axe fx's effects loop, so I can turn it on and off via my GCP, instead of walking back to my rig and switching it on.. I'm not sure why, but it sounds absolutely terrible through the fx loop...
  49. P

    Cables & High Gain tips

    Hey hey! I'm kind of a new AX8 user although I had the Axe FX II for a while, so I'm pretty familiar with the unit and what it's capable of. My problem is though, I'm not that much of a sound engineer. By that I mean, when I hear a problem, I don't really know what's wrong most of the time or...
  50. S

    Help a newbie out!

    Hey! I've been considering buying an Axe fx2 XL+ for very long time now since all my favourite artists use it and it would be absolutely perfect for me because I want something good sounding without annoying the neighbours. But I have about a million questions about the unit and haven't been...
  51. Michael.K.Abe

    Basic midi question.

    I'm totally new to the Fractal family and for the life of me I can't figure out how to get midi to work. If I plug a midi controller into the axe without doing anything at all should it at least do something? I'm trying to figure out if I'm doing something completely wrong or if I'm midi cable...
  52. Monchito

    What are the differences between expression pedals?

    Hello all. I have been reading the threads about the different expression pedals. I am struggling to understand what makes them different from each other. I am looking into the cheaper Boss, Roland and Moog options because I only want a pedal to control the Wah sweeps at the moment. But if I...
  53. AndrewKirkland

    Is it possible to use xlr and 1/4 FX loop connections simultaneously?

    If I had two xlrs in the return of the fx loop stereo, and then also had two quarter inch cables plugged into the return what would happen? Or if I had all four xlrs in the send/returns with four 1/4 inch cables would things work when only using four total in any combination of two sends and two...
  54. M

    Help! Classical or acoustic mic'd to my Axe FX

    Hello all, I am a total neophyte when it comes to the Axe FX, so please be gentle. I have watched several videos and searched through several threads in here with no luck in finding a solution (it may well have been right in front of me, but I didn’t understand the language or terminology). MY...
  55. M

    Ax8 doesn't communicate with Ax8 Edit

    Hey all, After using Fractool for the first time a while back, my Ax8 keeps on getting errors with Ax8 Edit and it won't communicate until I manually switch off the unit itself. It connects but I get an error message. The error message reads: "Communication time-out: AX8-Edit was unable to...
  56. Cap'n McErrsome

    Help! No bass :(

    Heyo! This is my first post on here, so hello y'all! I got my Axe FX 2 Mark 2 now a year ago and I use to replace my Diezel Herbert by running into a poweramp and then into a guitar-cab, because I don't want to lose the feeling of a real amp, but have all the routing options as well as 2 amps...
  57. Niels Beier

    New to FX8

    Hi guys, I just got a second hand FX8 Mk I, and I'm really stoked on integrating this in my setup - however, I'm an analog caveman - your digital and midi-controlled effects confuses me! Currently I'm running a Marshall JVM410hJS, which I controll all the switching on via MIDI, while running...
  58. C

    Activating Cut, Fat, Brt from Axe Fx II?

    Hey I'm new here, still unsure of where to post stuff but I have a question. I just bought a second hand Axe Fx II Mark 2 and I've figured out how to get around it for the most part but I am having trouble figuring out how to activate the Cut, Fat and Bright switches from the unit itself. I...
  59. D

    Axe into DAW

    For those that use the Axe as an audio interface, how do you guys run it into your DAW? I use Protools and have been using the FAS USB Audio ASIO Driver, but today it just doesn't want to work after I got a new cooling pad for my laptop (usb powered). It must be a driver thing as that's all...
  60. 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...
  61. B

    Axe-Fx w/ Cab lacking low end (HELP)

    Hi there! I know that this topic has probably been posted hundreds of times on this website but if anyone has any other links or posts that they've seen regarding this topic, that would be great Anyway, I just recently purchased an Orange 2x12 and I have been tinkering with the settings (on...
  62. glombi

    Wah Questions

    Hi, I'm new to FA and the AX8. I'm really happy with it and quite postive to find my setup soon, to focus on playing and practicing guitar agein. In general I'm getting along quite well with the UI and operation of the AX8. But at the moment I have several questions regarding the wah block of...
  63. N

    New User Lost With His Sound...

    First of, hello you, I'm Neon and I thank you for reading this post ! (question is bolded if you're lazy :) ) I'm a new user of the Axe Fx 2 (Mark 2) and I have a problem : My sound is dark, quite muddy and thin... I'm ashamed to ask cause I'm sure it's just me doing a stupid thing but hey, I...
  64. DanielBerzerk

    Axe FX II XL +, Sonar X3, Focusrite 18i8 recording trouble...

    I just got an Axe FX II XL+ with a MFC Mark III combo, I use Sonar X3 producer for my DAW and a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8. I've got a bunch of tracks already done and recorded but I wanted to redo the guitar parts with the Axe FX. Now I have it hooked up via USB so I could record in stereo on 1/2...
  65. PWT Junya

    Bug? Latency issue???

    Hi guys so I'm new to the Axe FX (Got it today!) and I've plugged it into my imac via usb. playing around with it in my DAW (Logic) and using the outputs on my interface to monitor the sound. so: Guitar - Axe fx - imac | interface - monitors...
  66. Actal Fraudio

    New here: Need help finding the best patches for doing some bluesy leads on video

    Looking for the best patch for a clear glassy pushed blues tone to do a vid. Should sound natural and tube-like and slightly pushed. Got a Jericho Guitar--> Axe Fx II with the Quantum --> Apogee Duet --> Logic Pro X --> 8" Monitors on my Ikea desk, ha. Any help would be super appreciated, im...
  67. SoProg

    Problem with modifiers! FIXED IN Q3.02!

    Hello all, This is my first post, but I've been lurking since last October, learning as much as I can before I got my AX8. So, I just got the ax8 and am loving it. There was a concern about being able to have a good clean and a good dirty sound in the same preset with reasonable switching...
  68. Johan Jansen

    Need help, Holland/ Germany

    Hi, I'm a strange fish in this pond, I play pedalsteel and use the FX2 and MFC mk3 on pedalsteel. It sounds very good on it. I need someone who can help me for a day with setting up the MFC for me and with me , so that I can easily work with presets and learn on the spot. In change for that I...
  69. branskylar

    Making Better Noise

    Hey All, I recently ran into the infamous "M@tt" and had the chance to sit down and muscle through some imaginary roadblocks in my preset-creation tendencies. I was totally blown away by the results and the simple steps it took to get there. Not only that, but the dedication and intuitiveness...
  70. pima1234

    recording newb question

    Okay, not new to recording, but coming back after a 10 year hiatus.... I used a Korg D1600 for many years (yup, old school, and somewhat lo-tech). With that, I knew that when I mixed down, everything was there. No more effects needed to be applied, because I mastered in Samplitude. With...
  71. gunforhire

    Tap Tempo and using the FCb1010

    So yes, I'm a cheapskate and still trying to get the FCB1010 to function as a midi footswitch. haha I have it running turning effects on and off but I can't get the tap tempo function to work and need help. I have the pedal on the board set to CC14 - the tap tempo midi channel and have the axefx...
  72. Jeremy Johnson

    Super Beginner Axe-Fx n00b (NEED HELP)

    Hey guys! Completely new to this forum, and a VERY new owner of an Axe-Fx II Mk II. I honestly have zero knowledge of how to dial in a good tone or how to work this thing at all. Any and all help would be VERY much appreciated! Post comments, links to helpful videos if you have some(which seem...
  73. Steinmetzify

    Got A Stupid Question

    So here's my stupid story and my stupid question: I'm forever struggling to get the exact tone I use when practicing onto recordings. Problem being that it'll clip, because it's f*ckin LOUD, yo. I don't want to turn it down, because since I practice at that level, it's what I'm used to and I've...
  74. Crapshoes

    FX-Loop Issue; Re-Amp

    I posted a bit earlier about some issues I was having with the Fx-Loop in the Axe not playing well with my OD pedal. Well, I've alleviated that issue (Just applied a gate after the FXL) and now another has taken it's place. I don't know what setting might have been touched during the process of...
  75. existavail

    GCP is turning effects on and off but won't change patches?

    i use a ground control pro and my axe fx ultra I've set both things to the same midi channel. The axe fx midi light Indices it's getting a signal but will only turn effects on and off that I programmed but will not change between patches. It used to work and stopped out of nowhere. Just reset...
  76. N

    New to MFC 101

    Hey all, Just bought a Axe Fx 2 and MFC 101 today. Complete noob with how the MFC works, so wondering if there is anyway that I can assign different presets to different buttons on the MFC? I use 3 different tones when I play live (Rhythm, Lead, Clean) and need to switch between them quickly so...
  77. Crapshoes

    Bass tone for modern aggressive music

    So, as the primary songwriter for my band, I've realized lately that my lack of appreciation for a good bass tone has left our music lacking in the low frequency department. We've never had a bass player, so in the studio I always end up recording the bass parts. As a band, we're trying to...
  78. A

    Newbie questions... I am willing to pay you for good advice

    I just purchased an Axe Fx II and am looking for assistance. I want to know what other gear I will need and what the best setup is for what I am doing. I have an Axe-Fx II, an Alesis iO2 express audio interface, a computer, studio monitors, and headphones. Here is how I have it set up: I have...
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