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Mixer block

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Available on which products

  • Axe-Fx III: 4 blocks
  • FM3: 4 blocks
  • Axe-Fx II: 2 blocks
  • AX8: no
  • FX8: no

Channels or X/Y switching

  • Axe-Fx III and FM3: 4 channels
  • Axe-Fx II XL and XL+: X/Y
  • Axe-Fx II Mk I and II: no

Mixer instances

Output block

Each preset has one or more Output blocks containing a mixer.

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

Standalone block

The standalone Mixer block(s) can be used to mix and route the signal on the grid.

More information in the Owner's Manual

Mixer as a routing tool

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.


Parameter Axe-Fx III / FM3 Axe-Fx II
Gain Rows 1-6 yes
Balance Rows 1-6 yes
Mono/Stereo yes
Output Level yes
Output Balance yes