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=About the guide=
 
=About the guide=
  
Forum member Yek (Alexander van Engelen) describes all drive types in the Guide to the Fractal Audio Drive Models.
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Forum member Yek (Alexander van Engelen) goes into detail about every Drive model in his [https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ge5yhomreahtp6/Yeks_Guide_to_the_Fractal_Audio_Drive_Models.pdf?dl=0 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. The guide is updated periodically.
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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.
  
Brief information is also available on [http://wiki.fractalaudio.com/axefx2/index.php?title=Drive_block#Drive_models another wiki page].
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The guide is updated periodically.
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If you find the guide useful, consider donating to a good cause.
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Brief information about the Drive models is also available on this wiki page: [[Drive block]].
  
 
=Two versions of the guide=
 
=Two versions of the guide=
  
Fractal Audio's modeling of drives has been improved in firmware Ares 3.02 and later. Gain, output level, characteristics and tone may have changed.  
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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.
  
Tips and information for the current firmware may not apply to the Drive types in earlier firmware, including the AX8, FX8 and Axe-Fx II.
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Because of this, two editions of the guide are available:
  
Because of this, two editions of the guide are available:
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* [https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ge5yhomreahtp6/Yeks_Guide_to_the_Fractal_Audio_Drive_Models.pdf?dl=0 NOVEMBER 2019, for current firmware]
  
* [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]
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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]
  
* [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, and Axe-Fx II, FX8, AX8]
 
  
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=Demo presets=
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=Download demonstration presets=
  
Simple presets are available to demonstrate many of the Drive models.
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Simple presets are provided to demonstrate many of the Drive models.
  
The presets were created by Yek on the Axe-Fx III (firmware Ares 4.03), using a clean Band-Commander and a Euro Blue with varying amounts of gain.
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The presets were created on the Axe-Fx III with firmware Ares v10, using models of the Morgan AC-20 and Bogner Ecstasy Blue amplifiers.
  
The library also contains a couple of additional interesting presets.
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[https://www.dropbox.com/s/p17jrre5w3jd2iz/Yeks_Demo_Drive_Models.zip?dl=0 Download the November 2019 versions here]
  
* [https://www.dropbox.com/s/p17jrre5w3jd2iz/Yeks_Demo_Drive_Models.zip Download the demo presets]
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If there's no sound, the Cab block may be linked to an empty user cab.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:09, 29 November 2019

Yeks Drives Guide.png

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 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.

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


GuideDrives.jpg

Download demonstration presets

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

The presets were created on the Axe-Fx III with firmware Ares v10, using models of the Morgan AC-20 and Bogner Ecstasy Blue amplifiers.

Download the November 2019 versions here

If there's no sound, the Cab block may be linked to an empty user cab.