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Forum member Yek (Alexander van Engelen) describes each 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)].
 
Forum member Yek (Alexander van Engelen) describes each 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)].
  
The guide was preceded by a [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 the threads to a PDF guide.
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The guide was preceded by a [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 the threads into a PDF guide.
  
 
The guide is updated periodically.
 
The guide is updated periodically.

Revision as of 19:30, 18 June 2019

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About the guide

Forum member Yek (Alexander van Engelen) describes each Drive model in his Guide to the Fractal Audio Drive Models (PDF).

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 into a PDF guide.

The guide is updated periodically.

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

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

Two versions of the guide

Fractal Audio's drive modeling has been improved in firmware Ares 3.02 and later. 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 models 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 with firmware Ares 4.03, using clean Band-Commander and dirty Euro Blue Amp models.

The library contains a couple of additional interesting presets.

Download the demo presets here