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=Channels or X/Y switching=
 
=Channels or X/Y switching=
  
* '''Axe-Fx III and FM3''': 4 channels
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* '''Axe-Fx III''' and '''FM3''': 4 channels
  
 
=What is the Plex Delay=
 
=What is the Plex Delay=
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The Plex Delay is a dedicated effect block on the Axe-Fx III and FM3. The Plex Delay block provides up to 8 delay lines in a feedback arrangement for ethereal “shimmer” effects.
 
The Plex Delay is a dedicated effect block on the Axe-Fx III and FM3. The Plex Delay block provides up to 8 delay lines in a feedback arrangement for ethereal “shimmer” effects.
  
On the Axe-Fx II, AX8 and FX8, its functionality is part of the Multi Delay block.  
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On the Axe-Fx II, AX8 and FX8, its functionality is part of the [[Multi Delay block]].
  
 
More information in the [[Owners_Manuals|Owner's Manual]]
 
More information in the [[Owners_Manuals|Owner's Manual]]
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* '''Plex Shift''' — pitch-shifted delays
 
* '''Plex Shift''' — pitch-shifted delays
 
* '''Plex Verb''' — large, ethereal reverb sounds. This type is also simple to use with no time, tempo, level or pan parameters required. For best results turn the Diffusion Mix up when using this type.
 
* '''Plex Verb''' — large, ethereal reverb sounds. This type is also simple to use with no time, tempo, level or pan parameters required. For best results turn the Diffusion Mix up when using this type.
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* '''Shimmer Verb''' — shimmer effect.
  
More information in the [[Owners_Manuals|Owner's Manual]].
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More information in the [[Owners_Manuals|Owner's Manual]]
  
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KVGy51WPEs Camilo Velandia's demonstrates the Plex Delay]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KVGy51WPEs Camilo Velandia's demonstrates the Plex Delay]
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! '''Parameter'''
 
! '''Parameter'''
 
! '''Axe-Fx III / FM3'''
 
! '''Axe-Fx III / FM3'''
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| Pre Delay
 
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Diffusion Mix in firmware Ares is the same as Input Diffusion on the Axe-Fx II.
 
Diffusion Mix in firmware Ares is the same as Input Diffusion on the Axe-Fx II.
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==Filter==
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Added adjustable filter to Plex block wet signal. Filter can be any of the standard types (all types except comb filter types). Frequency, Q and Gain are modifiable.
  
 
==Envelope follower==
 
==Envelope follower==
  
The Plex Delay has its own envelope follower, allowing volume swells. The [[Owners_Manuals|Owner's Manual]] recommends these settings: Threshold -70, Attack 400, Release 15.
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The Plex Delay has its own envelope follower, allowing volume swells.
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The [[Owners_Manuals|Owner's Manual]] recommends these settings: Threshold -70, Attack 400, Release 15.
  
 
==Spread==
 
==Spread==

Revision as of 07:10, 10 January 2020

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Available on which products

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

Channels or X/Y switching

  • Axe-Fx III and FM3: 4 channels

What is the Plex Delay

The Plex Delay is a dedicated effect block on the Axe-Fx III and FM3. The Plex Delay block provides up to 8 delay lines in a feedback arrangement for ethereal “shimmer” effects.

On the Axe-Fx II, AX8 and FX8, its functionality is part of the Multi Delay block.

More information in the Owner's Manual

Types

Plex Delay provides these types:

  • Plex Delay — delays
  • Plex Detune — detuned delays
  • Plex Shift — pitch-shifted delays
  • Plex Verb — large, ethereal reverb sounds. This type is also simple to use with no time, tempo, level or pan parameters required. For best results turn the Diffusion Mix up when using this type.
  • Shimmer Verb — shimmer effect.

More information in the Owner's Manual

Camilo Velandia's demonstrates the Plex Delay

Parameters

Parameters table

Parameter Axe-Fx III / FM3
Input Select yes
Type yes
Config - Number of Delays yes
Config - Decay Time yes
Config - Diffusion yes
Config - Low Cut, High Cut yes
Masters - Input Gain yes
Masters - Master Time yes
Masters - Master Level yes
Masters - Master Pan yes
Delay Time 1-8 yes
Tempo 1-8 yes
Level 1-8 yes
Pan 1-8 yes
Envelope - Threshold, Attack, Release yes
Plex Detune - Crossfade yes
Plex Detune - Detune 1-8 yes
Plex Detune - Master Detune yes
Plex Shift - Direction yes
Plex Shift - Shift 1-8 yes
Ducker Attenuation yes
Ducker Threshold yes
Ducker Release Time yes
Input Diffusion, Diffusion Time yes
LFO Depth, LFO Rate yes
LFO Tempo yes
Spread yes
Pre Delay yes
Filter

Diffusion

Diffusion Mix in firmware Ares is the same as Input Diffusion on the Axe-Fx II.

Filter

Added adjustable filter to Plex block wet signal. Filter can be any of the standard types (all types except comb filter types). Frequency, Q and Gain are modifiable.

Envelope follower

The Plex Delay has its own envelope follower, allowing volume swells.

The Owner's Manual recommends these settings: Threshold -70, Attack 400, Release 15.

Spread

Values beyond +/-100% increase the apparent image beyond the stereo field.

Low Cut, High Cut

"When using the Plex Verb the Low Cut and High Cut are very powerful controls. For pad-like sounds try Low Cut around 250 and High Cut around 2K. Experiment with different values to create different textures." source