In the cab picker menu you can filter by size and count, i.e. 2x12.
Aha, I didn't know this. Cheers, @FractalAudio.
This helps, but the crux of my feedback is that with 260 amps and 2500 cabs, it could be helpful to be able to reasonably narrow down choices based on thematic keywords (e.g. "high gain" or "clean") or even by style.
As an example, when I created by first preset and I wanted to create a metal tone, I was overwhelmed by the cab options, and with so many choices it was more than likely I would stumble on a poor choice than a good choice. While I may audition all cans, it is laborious and I can't remember which ones stand out as I go through the list.
Another option could be to use the data from Axe Exchange to show which cabs and effect blocks are most commonly matched with amp models. Axe Exchange is an incredible data source that can help inform the user. This would help people to more finely scope good options.
I'm with Yek. Beause with a good cab you can play any style. The cab gives the "charakter" which makes iMHO 70 % of the sound, and the amp is responsible for the "theme".Yeah, style may be a little ambiguous, but theme (e.g. high gain) would help narrow down options.
I have to agree. Sometimes, a cab that works well with a smiley-curve Fender amp will also work well with a smiley-curve metal monster. And sometimes a cab that you’d never consider turns out to be just what you need. When you look at cabs in a music store, they’re not labeled “This one is for mid-gain rock.”IMHO it makes no sense to categorize cabs (or effects) by style.
I have to agree. Sometimes, a cab that works well with a smiley-curve Fender amp will also work well with a smiley-curve metal monster. And sometimes a cab that you’d never consider turns out to be just what you need. When you look at cabs in a music store, they’re not labeled “This one is for mid-gain rock.”
Guitarists play "follow the leader" a lot more often than they'll admit. If one guy publishes a Broot52 amp combined with an XYZ cab, others will follow suit. Instant "most popular" combination.
Another danger is how you measure popularity. You measure by download count, right? The most frequently-downloaded presets will be the ones whose titles appeal to the most people. Or the ones most visible, on the forum or elsewhere. Remember that people can't really judge a preset until after they've downloaded it and tried it, at which point their vote has already been cast.
Finally, popularity doesn't equal quality. McDonald's makes the most popular hamburger in the world, but few would say it's the best. Or even a particularly good representation of a hamburger.
We passed that threshold years ago. The problem is that phrase, "get the most value out of it." You can get a ton of value out of it just by flipping through the factory presets. Getting the most value out of it is a different journey.My concern is that the Axe FX is becoming so phenomenally cable and rich with options that people won't be able to get the most value out of it without devoted months of fiddling time...