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Mixer block

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Available on which Fractal Audio products

  • Axe-Fx III: 4 blocks
  • Axe-Fx II: 2 blocks
  • AX8: no
  • FX8: no

X/Y and channels

  • Axe-Fx III: 4 channels
  • Axe-Fx II XL and XL+: X/Y
  • Axe-Fx II Mk I and II: no
  • AX8: n/a
  • FX8: n/a

Mixer instances

In the Output block

Each preset has an Output block containing a mixer. The Axe-Fx III has an output mixer in every Output block.

The mixer controls the overall output level of the preset and the relative levels of the grid rows. The output level can be different for each preset scene. The MIDI-controlled commands VOL INCR and VOL DECR adjust this level.

More information in the Owner's Manual.

As a separate block

The Axe-Fx II and III provide dedicated Mixer blocks, which can be used to route and adjust the signal on the grid.

More information in the Owner's Manual.

Limited functionality when placed in the first column

A Mixer block in the first column on the grid of an Axe-Fx operates differently than in other positions. Only Gain and Balance for the first row are functional, the other settings are ignored.

Using the Mixer block for routing

Attach an external controller (switch) to the Mixer for routing purposes.

Example: operating the pedal or switch can enable one row (effect) and bypass another. This lets you use a single pedal to operate as a Wah (Wah block) or a Whammy (Pitch block). More examples

The Mixer block can't be bypassed.

Parameters table

Parameter Axe-Fx III Axe-Fx II AX8, FX8
Gain Rows 1-6 yes n/a
Balance Rows 1-6 yes n/a
Mono/Stereo yes n/a
Output Level yes n/a
Output Balance yes n/a