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=About the guide=
 
=About the guide=
  
Forum member Yek (Alexander van Engelen) goes into detail about every Drive model in his [http://www.dropbox.com/s/0ge5yhomreahtp6/Yeks_Guide_to_the_Fractal_Audio_Drive_Models.pdf Guide to the Fractal Audio Drive Models (PDF)].
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Forum member Yek (Alexander van Engelen) goes into detail about every Drive model in his [https://www.dropbox.com/s/vhftj0j68jqisn8/Yeks_Guide_to_the_Fractal_Audio_Drive_Models.pdf?dl=0 Guide to the Fractal Audio Drive Models (PDF)].
  
 
The guide was preceded by his [http://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fractal-audio-drive-models-forum-threads.122838 series of threads on Fractal Audio's user forum]. Forum member Simviz assisted with migrating the contents of those threads into a PDF guide.
 
The guide was preceded by his [http://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fractal-audio-drive-models-forum-threads.122838 series of threads on Fractal Audio's user forum]. Forum member Simviz assisted with migrating the contents of those threads into a PDF guide.
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=Two versions of the guide=
 
=Two versions of the guide=
  
Fractal Audio's drive modeling has been improved in firmware Ares versions 3.02 and Ares 10.0. Gain, output levels, characteristics and tone have changed, depending on the model. So, tips and information for the current firmware may not apply to the Drive models in earlier firmware for the Axe-Fx III, AX8, FX8 and Axe-Fx II.
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Fractal Audio's drive modeling has been improved in firmware Ares versions 3.02, 10.0 and 13.x. Gain, output levels, characteristics and tone have changed, depending on the model. So, tips and information for the current firmware may not apply to the Drive models in earlier firmware for the Axe-Fx III, AX8, FX8 and Axe-Fx II.
  
 
Because of this, two editions of the guide are available:
 
Because of this, two editions of the guide are available:
  
* [https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ge5yhomreahtp6/Yeks_Guide_to_the_Fractal_Audio_Drive_Models.pdf NOVEMBER 2019, for current firmware]
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* [https://www.dropbox.com/s/vhftj0j68jqisn8/Yeks_Guide_to_the_Fractal_Audio_Drive_Models.pdf?dl=0 MARCH 2020, for current firmware]
  
* [https://www.dropbox.com/s/2l53afdsiigo3rb/Yeks_Old_Guide_to_the_Fractal_Audio_Drive_Models.pdf NOVEMBER 2018, for Axe-Fx III prior to firmware 3.02, and Axe-Fx II, FX8, AX8]
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* [https://www.dropbox.com/s/2l53afdsiigo3rb/Yeks_Old_Guide_to_the_Fractal_Audio_Drive_Models.pdf?dl=0 NOVEMBER 2018, for Axe-Fx III prior to firmware 3.02, and Axe-Fx II, FX8, AX8]
  
  
 
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=Demo presets=
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=Download demonstration presets=
  
Simple presets are provided to demonstrate many of the Drive models.
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Simple presets are provided to demonstrate most Drive models.
  
The presets were created on the Axe-Fx III with firmware Ares v10, using the models of the Morgan AC-20 and Bogner Ecstasy Blue amp models.
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The presets were created on an Axe-Fx III with firmware Ares v13, using models of a Fender Deluxe Reverb and Plexi and Legacy cab #103.
  
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: up-to-date models will be made available soon.
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[https://www.dropbox.com/s/5j96qkmfj0til0w/Yeks_Drives.zip?dl=0 Download "August 2020" versions here]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:05, 27 August 2020

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About the guide

Forum member Yek (Alexander van Engelen) goes into detail about every Drive model in his Guide to the Fractal Audio Drive Models (PDF).

The guide was preceded by his series of threads on Fractal Audio's user forum. Forum member Simviz assisted with migrating the contents of those threads into a PDF guide.

The guide is updated periodically.

If you find the guide useful, consider donating to a good cause.

Brief information about the Drive models is also available on this wiki page: Drive block.

Two versions of the guide

Fractal Audio's drive modeling has been improved in firmware Ares versions 3.02, 10.0 and 13.x. Gain, output levels, characteristics and tone have changed, depending on the model. So, tips and information for the current firmware may not apply to the Drive models in earlier firmware for the Axe-Fx III, AX8, FX8 and Axe-Fx II.

Because of this, two editions of the guide are available:


GuideDrives.jpg

Download demonstration presets

Simple presets are provided to demonstrate most Drive models.

The presets were created on an Axe-Fx III with firmware Ares v13, using models of a Fender Deluxe Reverb and Plexi and Legacy cab #103.

Download "August 2020" versions here