Simple AXE FX question: What is your signal path?

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  1. cg

    cg Silver Supporting Member

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    What is your signal path from your guitar to the speaker? Which power amp, speaker cab, etc?

    Please don't stray from this question. Keep the pro and con arguments on other threads.

    I am curious about the unit and how people are using it. It sounds like there quite a few variations out there.

    I'm sure this info is spread throughout countless threads, but I thought it would be useful to consolidate it here.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jzgtrguy

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    Guitar->Input of AXE ->XLR (out left one speaker sims panned hard left) to QSC HPR122
    That's it.
     
  3. Noah

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  4. Scott Peterson

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    Depends on the stage demands.

    Direct:


    Guitar -> Axe-FX -> stage input (XLR left to snake). IEM's for monitors from monitor mixer.

    Direct/Stage Monitor:

    Guitar -> Axe-FX -> XLR (left out) to QSC HPR122i. Feed stage input (XLR out on QSC to snake). Usually have the QSC on it's side in front of me.


    Stage volume only:

    Guitar -> Axe-FX -> XLR (left out) to QSC HPR122i. QSC standing up behind me.... crank it up. (No issues keeping up with 100w tube heads feeding 412's).


    ***Notes: I run mono presets, I run one QSC. Even running direct only, I run mono. Just simpler. I run Bayou Cables (Canare) guitar cable from guitar to Axe-FX or use wireless (rarely). I use a Rocktron All Access midi controller with a Square One controller pedal hooked up.***
     
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    Guitar --> AxeFX -->(via XLR) Mackie PA.

    Monitor with Yamaha wedge down in front.
     
  6. uni_dan

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    Guitar -> X2 Digital Wireless -> Axe-FX -> Mixer (Aux Send) -> JBL PRX512M

    Cheers,
    Dan
     
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    Guitar > [Axe-Fx Ultra - XLR Out(s) L+R] > (2)QSC Hpr122i
     
  8. DigitalTube

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    Guitar > Axe-Fx Ultra > XLR's to PA, listen with IEM's.
     
  9. Jay Mitchell

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    Guitar > Axe-Fx > FRFR monitor
     
  10. rrhea

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    Axe-FX > clean tube power amp > guitar cab (all cab/speaker emulations are off, but I do keep the power amp sims on so I can adjust sag, level and master).

    I just prefer the feel and air that a real amp setup pushes. The Axe setup this way sounds awesome. I also use it as an effects box for my other amps, and again it is simply awesome.

    RR
     
  11. cg

    cg Silver Supporting Member

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    Which cab/speakers do you use?
     
  12. rrhea

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    Currently I use a 50 watt Atomic amp (www.atomicamps.com) with the internal speaker defeated... then I go from the external 8 Ohm speaker out to my Two Rock 2x12 cab.

    The Atomic power section is all tube and it has the cleanest output you've ever heard. It really makes the Axe sound like the real thing!


    RR

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  13. Matt Jones

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    guitar - axe - tech 21 power engine
     
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    guitar => Sonic Research ST-122 Strobe Tuner => AXE-FX front instrument input => L & R 1/4" unbalanced out => Groove Tubes SFX Spacestation L & R 1/4" unbalanced in.
     
  15. Mark C

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  16. squealie

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    Guitar> ShureSLX > Axe-FX > XLRs direct to FOH in stereo

    ---> 1/4" to Marshall 50/50 EL34 (9005) in stereo > Whatever pair of cabs fits onstage, usually Boogie halfback 4x12 and a 2x12 wedge.

    Oh, and I take the XLR from wireless and go to a blackface Korg Rack tuner.
     
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    Mine is Guitar>X2>Ultra>to the board. I then use an aux send to my stage monitor (JBL-VP) and add in some vocal monitoring as well. I've tried about every amp/direct/cab thing I could - this works best for me.
     

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