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* [https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ge5yhomreahtp6/Yeks_Guide_to_the_Fractal_Audio_Drive_Models.pdf March 2019 edition, for firmware Ares 3.02 and later for the Axe-Fx III ]
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* [https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ge5yhomreahtp6/Yeks_Guide_to_the_Fractal_Audio_Drive_Models.pdf MARCH 2019 edition, for firmware Ares 3.02 and later for the Axe-Fx III ]
  
* [https://www.dropbox.com/s/2l53afdsiigo3rb/Yeks_Old_Guide_to_the_Fractal_Audio_Drive_Models.pdf November 2018 edition, for Axe-Fx III prior to firmware 3.02, 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 NOVEMBER 2018 edition, for Axe-Fx III prior to firmware 3.02, Axe-Fx II, FX8, AX8]
  
 
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Revision as of 00:10, 11 March 2019

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About the Guide

Forum member Yek (Alexander van Engelen) describes all drive types in the Guide to the Fractal Audio Drive Models.

The guide was preceded by a series of threads on Fractal Audio's user forum. Forum member Simviz assisted with migrating the contents of the threads to a PDF guide. The guide is updated periodically.

Brief information is also available on another wiki page.

Two versions of the PDF guide

Fractal Audio's modeling of drives has been improved in firmware Ares 3.02 and later for the Axe-Fx III. Gain, output level, characteristics and tone may have changed.

Tips and information for the current firmware for the Axe-Fx III may not apply to the Drive types in earlier firmware, including the AX8, FX8 and Axe-Fx II.

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

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Demo presets

Simple presets are available to demonstrate many of the Drive models.

The presets were created by Yek on the Axe-Fx III (firmware 4.03), using a clean Band-Commander and a Euro Blue with varying amounts of gain.

The library also contains a couple of additional interesting presets.