How to use PEQ

Parametric EQ is fantastic for polishing and fine-tuning guitar tones, but it’s less of a guitar effect and more of a pro-audio tool, which can be confusing. In today’s video I will share with you my personal strategies for using parametric EQ.

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What to know when transferring Fractal presets

Using the same preset across different Fractal units is great.

 

For example, when touring, I use my Axe-FX III as my main rig and my FM3 as my backup should anything go awry. Using something like the FM3 for rehearsals and then the larger Axe-FX for the show is another great case-use.

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Fixing THIS PROBLEM on the FM3

In the world of modelers and FRFR speakers, dialing in a good monitor sound is just as important as getting a killer FOH tone. Often, the amount of reverb and delay that sound great in our ears and on stage is NOT the same as the house. Typically, in the Axe-FX III and FM9 we'd just use separate...

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Can Fractal Do the Boston Sound? Yes!

 

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It turns out the answer is, "Yes!" Dialing in the signature Tom Scholz guitar tone isn't as simple as what amp and pedal, but more in the realm of "post-processing." The graphic eq block and the amazing pitch block help us...

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Using the Axe-FX as a Mixer for Wedding Gigs

Yes... the Axe-FX III is the most powerful guitar modeler out there, but we can also use that power for other applications. I recently used my Axe-FX as my main mixer for a wedding gig where I played ceremony music, ran a music playlist, and needed a speech/ toast mic. The Axe-FX solved many...

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This May Be the Best FM3 Layout

Can you make it through a gig with only 3 switches? The answer is YES! In this video I break down how to get the most out of the 3 switches on the Fractal FM3.

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Axe-FX iii vs. FM3

Always a subject for hot debate. This is one guitar players honest experience with both products through touring, gigging, ogling, and coveting...

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Using Scene Controllers

The Scene controllers are a bit of a mystery, but offer more flexibility in our presets than might be realized. Join me as we dive deep into this modifier...

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I Can't Gig Without Perform Pages

Since the inception of the Perform Pages, dialing in live tones at the venue has never been easier, but what to include in them? Here are my go-to's across several presets...

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Using the Vocoder in the Axe-FX iii

The vocoder block can be a bit of a tricky beast but man is it fun! I dive in to the synth block, vocoder block, and the specific signal routing to get these incredible tones out of your Axe-FX. The tones here are inspired by Random Access Memories by Daft Punk.

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Faster Fractal Workflow

At one point or another you are going to need to create some new tones and utilizing these 3 key features of AXE-EDIT III will dramatically make things faster!

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A Better Way to Boost

A great solo boost is an essential part of the gigging guitarist's rig, but with so many ways to implement one in the Fractal, it can be a confusing task. Here is my preferred way to get the job done...

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