Available on which Fractal Audio products
- Axe-Fx III: 4x.
- Axe-Fx II: 1x.
- AX8: 1x.
- FX8: no.
X/Y and channels
- Axe-Fx III: 4 channels.
- Axe-Fx II: no.
- AX8: no.
- FX8: n/a.
The Output block is the spot where the signal exits the grid. It contains a mixer.
Position of the Output block
Axe-Fx II and AX8: The Output block has a fixed position at the end of the grid.
Axe-Fx III: The Output blocks can be positioned freely on the grid. Product information:
"Routing flexibility is enhanced by unconstrained placement of input and output blocks anywhere in the routing grid. Want to insert different outboard devices at different parts of the signal path? No problem. Simultaneously process discrete stereo output for acoustic and electric guitars? Easy. Send stereo to front-of-house, plus a true “Wet-Dry-Wet” on stage while recording a DI for re-amping later? No problem! Each output pair also has its own dedicated front panel LEVEL knob for convenient control."
Output blocks in the Axe-Fx III
- 1: transmits signal to the physical Output 1 jacks and to USB Inputs 1+2 on a connected computer.
- 2: transmits signal to the physical Output 2 jacks and to USB Inputs 3+4 on a connected computer.
- 3: transmits signal to the physical Output 3 jacks.
- 4: transmits signal to the physical Output 4 jacks.
The Output 1 block signal may also be transmitted through the digital outputs if SPDIF/AES Out Source in I/O is set to Output 1. The Output 1 block signal may also be transmitted through Output 2 if Output 2 Copy Output 1 in I/O is turned on and there's no Output 2 block on the grid.
The Output 2 block signal may also be transmitted through the digital outputs if SPDIF/AES Out Source in I/O is set to Output 2.
The Output blocks can be muted. The signal is muted at the corresponding output AND on the grid.
Each Output block has 4 channels, and contains a mixer with Level and Balance controls for each grid row.
(Axe-Fx III) "Each output block has a row mixer and master level." source
Setting levels per scene (Axe-Fx III: n/a)
The output level is stored per scene in the AX8 and Axe-Fx II. This does not apply to the Axe-Fx III.
When the preset contains an Output block, it overrides the corresponding Copy Output setting in I/O > Audio.