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Tempo and Metronome: in the owner's manual

  • Axe-Fx II: 12 Tempo
  • Axe-Fx II: 16.9 Tempo Cross Reference

Tempo and Metronome: Tap Tempo

  • Axe-Fx II firmware 18.06: Added Tap Tempo mode option to Global menu. “Average” averages up to the last ten taps. “Last Two” uses only the most recent two taps to determine the tempo.

Tempo and Metronome: Tempo menu on FX8

  • When tapping the tempo, the Tempo menu appears. You can specify in the Global menu how long it should stay on-screen.

Tempo and Metronome: tempo LED

  • Cliff: "The tempo LED is handled by a low-priority thread so it isn't rock solid and the higher the CPU usage the less solid it will be. The metronome, however, is perfectly accurate." source

Tempo and Metronome: Metronome

  • Fractal Audio devices can output a metronome signal via the Tempo menu. The metronome plays through Output 1 only. You can start the metronome using an IA switch.

Tempo and Metronome: auto-activating a delay

  • If the parameter Auto Delay in the Tempo menu is “ON,” any delay blocks that are bypassed will become active whenever a tempo is tapped in. This allows you to set the tempo and un-bypass your delay block(s) from a single footswitch.

Tempo and Metronome: MIDI CCs

  • The MIDI CC for Tempo is CC 14.
  • The MIDI CC for the Metronome is CC 122.

Tempo and Metronome: Controlling Axe-FX tempo via Sysex

  • In some situations it may be desirable to send tempo information to the Axe-FX when changing presets. This reduces the need to maintain many similar presets for songs with different tempos. This Thread provides a list of hexadecimal codes that control Axe-FX tempo. These can be inserted into the MFC-101's Preset Custom MIDI Message field in order to set a desired tempo when a preset is loaded. They can also be used Sysex editors, or with any MIDI controller that has the capacity to send custom hexadecimal messages.