Official Axe-Fx Q&A thread!

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by JohnIce, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    Download leon todd's mesa mix IR's? They're free.
     
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    I have the hardest time finding a killer IR for Recto's. Every other amp seems to be ok, including MKIV's or IIC+ models, but it's like every IR overshoots the highs and lows to ridiculous amounts.

    Edit- Using a York Audio Zilla 2x12 on a bunch of my Recto presets.
     
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    I find it impossible to use the AFXIII impedance curves for the Recto cabs. They make the amp a scooped, shrill mess IMHO. This was when using an actual Recto OS 4x12 or any of the IRS.

    It drives my OCD a bit nuts to not use the matching impedance curve, but I just can't do it.
     
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    16.02 on my SLO-100 preset with my MC594.

    Well, this is fun :lol:.
     
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    Dang it! They just raised the price again on everything by $200. The Axe III is now $2300. That's a $300 increase in less than 6 months. Supply and demand I suppose.
     
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    Wasnt it $2399 when it came out?
     
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    $2500 USD
     
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    It was $2500 then went down to $2k for the MKII came out then it went to $2100 and now to $2300. They seem to have discounts a couple times a year though so maybe it will go back down again.
     
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    So cheaper than it used to be, still.

    If it's a big deal, buy used :shrug:.
     
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    Absolutely thrilled with the Matrix Q12s and some IRs.

    The ability to blend several IRs together and apply individual high-pass frequencies to each is just awesome. Can pick a much brighter 57 IR than I normally would but blend with a 121 to warm it up but high pass the 121 to keep a tighter/quicker pick attack.

    Ive been blending in a rear IR as well, but down very low and with a really aggressive high pass. Hard to hear it, but it just seems to add some space or something to it.
     
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    There’s a post on fractal forum about the increase. It’s due to the semiconductor prices raising substantially
     
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    Glad I got mine when I did.
     
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    “All,

    Due to the global semiconductor shortage and the resulting increased costs of manufacturing, plus increases to the costs of shipping and logistics, we are left with no choice but to increase the prices of the Axe-Fx III and FM3, effective immediately.

    The Axe-Fx III is now $2299.99 and the FM3 is now $1099.99. We trust you will agree that these products still deliver incredible value, and remain backed by the same total commitment to quality and service that we have always delivered.

    Sincerely,

    Fractal Audio Systems”
     
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    Absolutely predictable and will be so for many more products (not only from this sector).

    Regarding the IR's, I actually only use the Lasse Lammert IR's from his STL Pack.
     
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    Axe FX III, 16.02 clippage. Deluxe Reverb, added a RAT. Then Brit 800, added an SD-1. Next 5150, added an 808. Followed by the C+. Last was the Recto1 Red Modern, added the 808.
     
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    For Rectos, do others like Orange IRs? I like them for my setup.
     
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    Use what floats your boat. I dont remember what I have on my recto preset as I dont use it much.
     
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    I'm an awful bass player and haven't picked up the bass in a while, but wanted to do a quick tone test to see if I could get bass IRs sorted out.

    Playing is just terrible but the tone I think is pretty good
     
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    16.03 has landed, some amp adjustments and some delay algorithm changes. As a delay junkie, Im excited to test this out!
     
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    Weird that I can't edit a post.

    Anyway:

     

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