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Fractal Audio DRIVE Models: Yek's PDF Guide

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx II Discussion' started by yek, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. #1 yek, Mar 13, 2017
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    After finishing the Guide to the Fractal Audio Amp Models, I thought to myself: “Never again”. But the unchartered territory of the drive models was too tempting. Compared to the amplifier models, information about the drive models is scarce. Which is remarkable because drive pedals are the most common devices to be found on traditional pedalboards. Each day a new drive pedal of some kind is released. So here we have it:
    I also created simple presets to demonstrate the drive models, using the same amps in each presets. Available here.

    With the help of @simviz, the contents of the preceding forum threads have been assembled in this PDF guide. Like the Amp Guide, this guide is more complete than the forum threads and will be updated periodically.

    Contact me if you come across errors or if you have suggestions.

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    @yek and @simviz - Thank you both

    I have recently started building preset templates, where I dig a bit deeper in both amp models and drive models, and I have also tried several models that I never tried before. Your guide has been such a big help in understanding how the modelled amp/drive is supposed to work, and it takes me straight to the right controls. I wouldn't have been nearly as successful without it.
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    THANK YOU YEK!!!!!
     
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    Thats great Yek.......Thanks for all your hard work as always
    Frank
     
  6. #6 bobmichigan, Mar 13, 2017
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    Classy, Cool, and Comprehensive!
    Thanks Yek and simviz
    donated
     
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    Awesome!!!
     
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    @yek ....

    Would it be an easy thing to post just the Drive Blocks themselves ?
     
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    Not a problem. But it's quite important to know whether the block should be used with a clean or with a dirty amp model.
     
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    Thanks you both, Yek & Simviz, for this very useful tool !!
     
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    Amazing work as always, thanks so much!
     
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    Fantastic, thank you so much for all your amazing work Yek!!! Can't wait to put this knowledge compilation to work!
     
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    This is priceless work. Thanks Yek.
     
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    Thank you both!
    Learned a thing or 2 ;) tonight with this guide.
     
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    IMG_0121.JPG Oh Yek you've done it again.......
     
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    Yek, you are the man!
     
  17. #17 Dramelot, Mar 13, 2017
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    Great work Yek, I'm sure I speak for the community. We appreciate your time, research and knowledge!
     
  18. #18 Rex, Mar 13, 2017
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    Legend!

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    Thank you, @yek. Your contributions here are outstanding.

    And thank you, @simviz . Editing this stuff is no trivial task.
     
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    Awesome job Yek and kudos for all you do. The guide is very comprehensive and offers a lot of useful tips and info. Thanks again....great contribution.
     
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    Many thanks for sharing such amount of information with us
     

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