#1
Hey guys, im thinking about buying a fractal audio axe fx effects/ amp modulation system what i want to do is use take my existing amp and hook the axe fx up by running cables from my amps send fx to the fractal's input 1 and from the fractals output 1 to my amps fx return. and then use my amps channels with the fractals effects and occasionally bypass either my amp or the fractal to achieve different tones.

i also want to be able to control all of this by a midi footswitch. and lastly i would like to be able to use the effects on the fractal such as "delay" in stereo (i would only want touse my 1 2 by 12 cabinet is this possible. ?)

also would the effects like "drive" ect sound really bad as i'd be using them after the amps preamp right? would you reccomend i just buy the fractal then buy a seperate power amp seperate pre amp to power it and run that all in stereo to achieve these effects. and then even that what foot switches can i use to store presets from my amp and the fractal and still use an expression pedal to control things wah and volume ect?
#2
Hi Zappmi35

Do do such signal routing would require a midi audio switcher like the 'Rocktron patch mate 8' or the 'GCX audio switcher' and a few others, they're fairly expensive £300 to about £500 but you can route your signal in many different ways via midi.

Hope this helps
#3
Behringer FCB1010 is probably the cheapest, best MIDI controller you'll find.

Don't mind the Behringer name, the FCB1010 is actually a very good unit and is super easy to edit with a MIDI to USB device and the editing software which can be found online.
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#4
Quote by MatrixClaw
Behringer FCB1010 is probably the cheapest, best MIDI controller you'll find.

Don't mind the Behringer name, the FCB1010 is actually a very good unit and is super easy to edit with a MIDI to USB device and the editing software which can be found online.


it looks kindof small i'd probably want to be saving quite a bit of presets if i had an axe fx :P
#5
Quote by zappmi35
it looks kindof small i'd probably want to be saving quite a bit of presets if i had an axe fx :P

Small!? It has 10 presets with 10 banks and two expression pedals...
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#6
Quote by zappmi35
it looks kindof small i'd probably want to be saving quite a bit of presets if i had an axe fx :P


Small? What kind of midi space station are you after?
#7
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Small? What kind of midi space station are you after?

Exactly haha
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#8
Quote by Guitarmiester
Small? What kind of midi space station are you after?


i dont know. i dont know much about footswitches at all. so i dont know anything about how many presets they could save. But i've seen footswitches that look to have more buttons i was thinking a button per preset? i would probably want like a clean preset a low gain preset a medium gain preset and a high gain preset so thats 4 plus delay, boost, wah, flanger, phaser, volume. so thats another 6.... i guesse i really dont need that many no more then ten which i guesse this could hold.