The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter by Cooper Carter

The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter

Over 12 Hours of In-Depth Instruction
Taking You Deep Into the Axe-Fx III
and FC Controllers

Overview

With the Axe-Fx III, Fractal Audio Systems has once again redefined the guitar landscape, giving you more power and a greater range of vintage, modern, and all-new tones than ever before.

In this 12-hour course, Cooper Carter takes you deep into the mind of the machine, teaching you recreate classic sounds, sculpt your own tones, build presets, and dial in effects quickly and with confidence. Along the way he shares tips and tricks developed over years of working in the studio and onstage with bands like Journey, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Dream Theater, and more.

From first steps for beginners, through intermediate topics, to advanced techniques, you will learn to build and control your own custom virtual rigs, including complete coverage of the new FC Foot Controllers, DAW Integration, Tone Matching, Modifiers, and more. 

Whether you're a guitarist, bassist, or another instrumentalist looking to expand your sonic toolkit, Cooper's Axe-Fx III Master Class is your definitive road-map to the present and future of your tone with the world's most powerful guitar processor, the Axe-Fx III.

What's included?

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Contents

Introduction & Philosophy
The Axe-Fx III in 2019 - Welcome to v2.0
3 mins
Introduction & Philosophy
7 mins
Setup & Global Settings
Initial Setup & Gear Considerations
3 mins
FC Controller Settings
16 mins
Global Settings
13 mins
The Input Screen
3 mins
Audio & USB/AES Settings
9 mins
The Pedal Page
1 min
The IR Capture Screen
1 min
MIDI/Remote Settings
11 mins
Utilities
2 mins
Setting Up the Tuner
2 mins
Basics of the Grid & Dialing in a Clean Tone
Introduction to Axe-Edit & The Grid
4 mins
Routing Best Practices & Templates
3 mins
Dialing in a Clean Tone
12 mins
Adding in Reverb
2 mins
Dialing in Compression
6 mins
The Basics of Delay
5 mins
Dialing in Chorus & Further Refinements
8 mins
The Perform Tabs
3 mins
385_Clean Tone.syx
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Dialing in an Edge of Breakup Tone
Dialing in an Edge of Breakup Tone Pt. I
6 mins
Dialing in an Edge of Breakup Tone Pt. II
3 mins
Organic Reverb Techniques
4 mins
Exploring Compression
4 mins
Exploring Edge of Breakup Drive
5 mins
Creating an Ambient Space
4 mins
Tremolo
4 mins
The Rotary Speaker
5 mins
The Perform Tab
2 mins
386_Elusive EoB.syx
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Dialing in a Classic Rock Tone
Introduction to Dialing in a Classic Rock Tone
33 mins
Dialing in a Classic Rock Tone
5 mins
Exploring Drives & Reverbs
5 mins
Delays
4 mins
Exploring Thickening Effects
9 mins
The Perform Tab
2 mins
387_Classic Rock Tone.syx
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Dialing in a High Gain Tone
Dialing in a High Gain Tone
17 mins
Dialing in Delay & Reverb
4 mins
Making It Sound Huge
2 mins
Exploring the Enhancer
4 mins
Flangers
6 mins
Exploring the Plex Delay
7 mins
Dialing in a Wah Pedal
5 mins
The Perform Tab
2 mins
388_High Gainer.syx
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Introduction to Scenes & Channels
Introduction to Scenes and Channels
9 mins
The Block Library & Global Blocks
2 mins
Consolidating Four Presets into One Rig of Power
21 mins
Special Considerations with Scenes & Parallel Routing
9 mins
Exploring Wah Channels
4 mins
Best Practices for Presets with Scenes
2 mins
Thoughts on Consolidating Presets
2 mins
389_The Rig of Powah.syx
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Building a Live Preset with Scenes
Dialing in a Live Tone
5 mins
Refining a Live Tone
4 mins
Exploring the Compressor
3 mins
Sculpting a Lead
2 mins
Adding More Effects
6 mins
Exploring the Rotary
4 mins
Even More Effects
6 mins
Building Gig Scenes
6 mins
The Virtual Capo & Pitch Block
9 mins
High & Low Cutting the Cabinet Block for Live Performance
6 mins
Live Performance Controls
3 mins
390_AC-20 Live Rig.syx
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Recreating the "Amp in the Room" Sound
Introduction to Recreating the "Amp in the Room" Sound
2 mins
Recreating the Amp in the Room Sound Pt. I - Dialing in the Tone
5 mins
Recreating the Amp in the Room Sound Pt. II - EQ Methods
4 mins
Recreating the Amp in the Room Sound Pt. III - Cabinet Block Methods
12 mins
391_Amp in the Room.syx
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Exploring Amp Parameters
Exploring Advanced Amp Parameters
8 mins
Exploring Supply Sag
4 mins
Exploring the Variac
3 mins
Using Multiple Amps
Introduction to Using Multiple Amps
10 mins
392_Two Amp Rig Scenes.syx
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Setting Up Eight Amps in One Preset
8 mins
393_Eight Amp Rig MUX.syx
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Live Mixing Between Amps
7 mins
394_Amp Fading.syx
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Creating a "Sound on Sound"
Creating a Sound on Sound Pt. I - Dialing Two Parallel Tones
6 mins
Creating a Sound on Sound Pt. II - Implementing Modifier Curves
6 mins
395_Sound on Sound.syx
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Using Multiple Inputs for Multiple Instruments
Introduction to Multiple Inputs & Running Two Guitars into the Axe-Fx III
7 mins
Running an Acoustic & an Electric Guitar into the Axe-Fx III
6 mins
Running Two Guitarists into the Axe-Fx III
8 mins
Running a Guitar & a Bass into the Axe-Fx III
4 mins
Running a Full Band on One Axe-Fx III
3 mins
396_Electric Piezo.syx
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397_Electric and Acoustic Rig.syx
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398_Two Guitarists One Axe-Fx III.syx
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399_A Guitarist and a Bassist.syx
48.2 KB
400_A Full Band with One Axe-Fx.syx
48.2 KB
Building Different Physical Rigs
Introduction to Multiple Outputs & Utilizing Multiple FRFR Outputs
8 mins
Using the Axe-Fx III with a Solid State Power Amp and Cab
10 mins
Using the Axe-Fx III with a Tube Power Amp & Cab or a Head/Combo
8 mins
Using the Axe-Fx III with an FRFR System & an Onstage, Solid State Power Amp & Cab
6 mins
Using the Axe-Fx III with an FRFR System & an Onstage, Tube Power Amp & Cab
6 mins
401_AC-20 Live Rig.syx
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402_AC-20 Live Rig wEarsWedge.syx
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404_Friedman Live Rig Tube PWR Amp.syx
48.2 KB
406_AC-20 Live Rig PA + Tube DryCAB.syx
48.2 KB
407_AC-20 Live Rig PA + Tube WetCAB.syx
48.2 KB
403_AC-20 Live Rig SS PWR Amp.syx
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405_AC-20 Live Rig PA + SS CAB.syx
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Using the Axe-Fx III as an Effects-Only Unit
Using the Axe-Fx III as the Ultimate Effects Processor with the Four-Cable Method (4CM)
18 mins
Using the Axe-Fx III as an FX Loop Only Processor
3 mins
Using the Axe-Fx III in Front of an Amp
10 mins
410_Front of Amp Pedalboard Rig.syx
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408_4CM FX Rig.syx
48.2 KB
409_In da Loop FX Rig.syx
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External Control with Pedals
Introduction to External Control with Pedals - Wah & Volume
4 mins
Creating a Whammy Pedal
6 mins
Creating a 'Talkbox' Formant Pedal
4 mins
Controlling Amp Gain with a Pedal
4 mins
Controlling Delays with a Pedal
6 mins
411_Pedals.syx
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412_Pedal 1 Controls.syx
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Using the FC Foot Controllers
Introduction to the FC Controller
3 mins
FC Layouts 1-5 - The Presets, Scenes, Effects, Channels & Looper Layouts
13 mins
FC Layout 6 - The Per-Preset Layout
12 mins
FC Layouts 7 & 8 - The Perform Layouts
7 mins
Customizing Multiple Live Layouts - Advanced Layout Linking
17 mins
Stand-In Switches, Pedals & Further Refinement
13 mins
The JP IIC+ Preset
6 mins
MAIN LIVE FC Layout 1 File
7.06 KB
SONGLIST FC Layout 4 File
7.04 KB
LOOPER FC Layout 5 File
7.05 KB
Cooper's Petrucci IIC+.syx
48.2 KB
The Internal Controllers Suite
Exploring Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs)
35 mins
Exploring the Envelope Follower
14 mins
Exploring the ADSR
10 mins
The 'Auto Koto' - Advanced Controller Usage
7 mins
Exploring the Sequencer
7 mins
Exploring the Pitch Follower
5 mins
Creating a Dynamic Lead with the Pitch Follower
3 mins
Creating a Synth Lead with the Pitch Follower
7 mins
Exploring Scene Controllers
8 mins
Automating Tone with Scene Controllers
7 mins
Applying Scene Controllers to the Sound on Sound Preset
5 mins
Exploring Control Switches Pt. I
3 mins
Exploring Control Switches Pt. II
5 mins
Tone Matching
Introduction to Tone Matching
5 mins
Tone Matching a Recorded Electric Tone
10 mins
Tone Matching High Gain Tones
7 mins
Tone Matching an Acoustic Guitar
4 mins
Turning an Electric Guitar into an Acoustic
4 mins
Reamping
Introduction to Reamping
3 mins
Setting Up for Reamping
5 mins
Reamping with the Axe-Fx
5 mins
Live Reamping via USB
5 mins
Controlling the Axe-Fx with a DAW
Setting Up to Control the Axe-Fx with a DAW
4 mins
Creating a Preset to Control with a DAW
3 mins
Automating Scene Changes with a DAW
5 mins
Automating a Wah (Or Anything Else!) with a DAW
2 mins
Creating Live Harmony Lines with the Pitch Block & a DAW
7 mins
Managing Presets & Cabs, Wrapping Up & Further Exploration
Managing Presets
3 mins
Managing Cabs
2 mins
Wrapping Up & Further Exploration
4 mins
One Final Experiment - Wandering Through Modifiers, Synths, and Leads
23 mins

The Complete Fractal Audio Master Class Collection

As a leading authority on Fractal Audio products, guitarist Cooper has worked with artists like Dream Theater, Maroon 5, Journey, Taylor Swift, Avenged Sevenfold & Dave Matthews Band to design tones heard on countless albums & stages across the globe.

In his Fractal Audio Master Classes, he shares tricks of the trade to enable anyone to harness the full power of Fractal Audio products.

FAQ

Does this course include lessons on programming and using the FC-12 and FC-6?

The course will feature the upcoming FC series of foot controllers. When new unit features become available, the original class purchase will grant you access to all additional Axe-Fx III lessons when they are added.