View Full Version : Axe FX VS. Digidesign Eleven Rack
10-25-2009, 09:26 PM
I have looking really hard at the Axe FX for awhile now. Now here comes the Eleven Rack. I have a pretty good idea about the quality of tones with Axe, wondering how well the Eleven does in comparison? This may have covered a lot already, but thought I would inquire in this forum.
10-25-2009, 11:04 PM
Two different units with very different app's
AXE FX obviously has more for the tweaker and has multi amp multi channel capability. It has any choice of routing you can create.
Digidesign Eleven Rack is an audio interface device, single ch amp choices w stereo effects or simpler mono rig configurations. Can be ran direct from the PC and Pro Tools LE or a combination to your amp. There is a lot of function in its form. It's not as decked out with as many effects as the AXE FX, but fits a more basic approach with very good modeling. Eleven Rack has more for PC recording than the AXE FX which requires your own audio interface and daw host.
Not the same units so I would not compare them that way. There are clips and videos at Digidesign website. Sounds like you already have a good idea of what the AXE FX is about. There are other posts in the last day or so that have more comparisons.
10-25-2009, 11:24 PM
I am just wondering if the amp sims are as good as the Axe, or really close. The price difference is pretty big, but I already have several amp sim programs, and some interfaces. Really want to go to the next level, as more and more studio work seems to be coming my way.
10-25-2009, 11:35 PM
I thought they were pretty good.
AXE FX modeling can change. You can make a JCM800 not sound like one if you want. You can add and tweak to your hearts content. Caveat would be get ready to spend some time on it. Then when you start fiddling around with the cabinet impulses and adding those in, you can get really crazy.
Personally, I didn't see the AXE FX as plug and play as other modelers I have. I'm a year into it and still going nuts with what it can do.
10-26-2009, 07:46 AM
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