Help! Classical or acoustic mic'd to my Axe FX

Moe Murrda

I tried to post this on Fractal Forums, but it keeps giving me an error:

Hello all,

I am a total neophyte when it comes to the Axe FX, so please be gentle. I have watched several videos and searched through several threads in here with no luck in finding a solution (it may well have been right in front of me, but I didn’t understand the language or terminology).

MY GOAL: To play my classical (acoustic only) through a mic into my Axe FX and out of my monitors.

MY SETUP: Mic connected via XLR to Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 audio interface (hereafter “2i4”) into input 1 or 2 (phantom power on). 2i4 connected via USB to computer for power and connected to Axe FX II+ via two ¼” balanced TRS cables (coming from output 1&2 on the 2i4 to the “L(mono)” and R input on the back of the Axe FX, 1 goes to “L (mono) and 2 goes to “R”). Axe FX connected to two monitors via XLR. On my computer I have Playback= Axe FX/ Recording= 2i4

For good measure (and updates), I also have the 2i4 connected to the Axe FX via MIDI (2i4=out/ Axe=Input) and I believe I have the Axe FX connected to the computer via USB 2.0 (Axe= out/ Comp=in), but I’m not at home right now, so I can’t verify that.

I can play audio and sounds recorded with my mic in its current setup through my computer and it comes out of my monitors, so I’ve got some connections and settings right, yet I cannot get the 2i4 to transmit the live mic through to the Axe FX . I feel like I am close to a breakthrough, but am (clearly) missing something.

What is the best way to accomplish my goal? Is there a setting in the Axe FX that I’m forgetting to change? Can I use an existing preset or do I have to start one from scratch? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated (I can post pics once I get home at around 7 pm EST).


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