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  1. Shredder3386

    Finally dialled in my guitars the way I like!

    Hey guys, I think I finally found my ideal tone. I’ve been in love with the Peavy 5150 block model forever but I tried the 5153 red for a change with a custom Mesa IR on a new track and it turned out way better than I thought. It seems like more low end punch which I love.. Let me know what you...
  2. Shredder3386

    New Year and a New track! Metal content 🔥🤘

    Hey guys! Happy New Year to everyone, I started a new project called The God Particle this year and we just released the first single “Alive.” I’ve changed my setup for my guitar tone when recording this one, and I’m really happy with it. I ran a real Peavey 5150 signature into a load box, then...
  3. Shredder3386

    Load Box Levels for Real Amp

    Awesome thanks a ton dude!
  4. Shredder3386

    Load Box Levels for Real Amp

    Also one more quick question if you don’t mind, what would be the right level for my setup? Tickling the red on meters?
  5. Shredder3386

    Load Box Levels for Real Amp

    K awesome thanks for the reply! I’ll go through and reset all the blocks, although primarily it will just be the drive the gate and the cab. I’ll make sure to slowly bring up the drive level from 0. Any other output that would work better given that 4 is unity or it is 4 the best option?
  6. Shredder3386

    Load Box Levels for Real Amp

    Hey guys, Just got a Suhr reactive load box so I can finally run my beloved Peavey 5150 in to the Axefx. My patch is essentially will be GUITAR-> IN 1-> GATE -> DRIVE -> OUT4 -> IN4 -> CAB. I was just curious what you guys typically set your levels too so I don't risk damaging my amp. I was...
  7. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    Thanks for checking it out brother! Means a lot!
  8. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    Thanks George, greatly appreciate that :)
  9. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    Thanks so much Brian! Appreciate that huge dude. Hope all is well with you and yours in this crazy time!
  10. Shredder3386

    Load Box Suggestions

    Haha that’s my plan. It has different 6L6 tubes in it (Rubys I believe) so it may sound different. Probably nothing that couldn’t be changed with some EQ adjustment though.
  11. Shredder3386

    Load Box Suggestions

    Ya those two seem to be the two best bang for the buck. Thinking I’m gonna grab the Suhr right away too.
  12. Shredder3386

    Load Box Suggestions

    Not sure yet haha, it’s still being shipped to me but I’ll make a post once I have a chance to do an A/B correctly
  13. Shredder3386

    Load Box Suggestions

    Ya I’ve been looking online like crazy haha. The sad part is I was gonna buy one over Xmas when it was on sale but I was like “nah I can wait, I’m sure they won’t go out of stock” :( haha
  14. Shredder3386

    Load Box Suggestions

    Cool, I had never heard of that one. Just checked it out and it looks awesome. Although admittedly a bit beyond my budget (and probably intelligence haha)
  15. Shredder3386

    Load Box Suggestions

    Awesome, ya the models are world class for sure. For me it’s less about FRFR and more just for recording. I want to run a bunch of pedals by different manufacturers (plus I’ve always wanted a 5150) so I just need a way to bring the amp to line level and use the cab sims,EQ, and time based...
  16. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    Thanks dude, that means a lot! I definitely did a lot of tone chasing on this one and think I found a good formula that works for me.
  17. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    Thanks a ton for the support! Sorry just logged in for the first time in awhile :)
  18. Shredder3386

    Load Box Suggestions

    Thanks for the reply man! I’ve been looking at the Shur the most currently. The impedance curve thing would be cool, but I guess I’m happy as long as it still makes the amp sound incredible. You’ve had no issues thus far with it?
  19. Shredder3386

    Load Box Suggestions

    Hey guys, Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there. I just recently bought an original Peavey 5150 block letter (my dream amp) and was hoping to connect it to my Axefx III. Essentially I’m hoping to use the real amp in place of the Amp block and run it in to the Axe for the cab sim...
  20. Shredder3386

    The Witcher OST - Geralt of Rivia | Guitar/Metal cover (Jackson Ht6 USA)

    Damn dude sounds amazing! Super tight, well orchestrated, and solid video work! Love that show and the game is still one my favourite ever
  21. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    Ya singers are pretty hard to find haha. I feel pretty lucky to work with him, thanks for the kind words too :), really appreciate it man
  22. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    Thanks so much dude, honestly I really appreciate that! Happy New Year to you too, if you have any releases as well let me know, I would love to return the favour!
  23. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    H Thanks a lot dude! Let me know what you think, and if the EP cures your hangover haha. Ya it’s tough to get going, I was only finishing one song every 6 months but I’m having another kid soon so that was the drive to finish this thing before I run out of free time entirely. Good luck man and...
  24. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    Thanks a lot MSS! Appreciate the kind words, Chris did a killer job mixing everything and making the drums and bas huge. This was actually a last minute addition to the EP and I didn’t think it would work with vocals. Now it may be my favourite song I’ve ever written.
  25. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    Thanks so much for taking the time to check it out dude! Really appreciate it, glad you like it :). If you have any links too for music feel free to shoot them my way, I’d love to return the favour
  26. Shredder3386

    Happy New Year )))) Ola's presets

    Heavy as hell dude! Nice work
  27. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    Thanks brother! Feels good to finally have it out there and off my hands haha
  28. Shredder3386

    Finally released my EP- Guitars are (you guessed it) All Axe-Fx III

    Hey guys, Today is a huge day for me. Finally released my EP, which has been a massive labour of love for me for the better part of three years. It has many killer guest stars, and I'm proud of the way it came out. Figured I would post it here because all the guitars were recorded on my AxeFx...
  29. Shredder3386

    "Breakin' the Law" - Axe-Fx III Style

    Sounds great dude, awesome playing too
  30. Shredder3386

    New metal song with my new Axe III!

    Thanks dude, ya I’d be lost without my Axefx for sure :)
  31. Shredder3386

    Metal Mix with Axe-Fx III and LRS IRs

    Sounds awesome dude!
  32. Shredder3386

    "Pull Me Under" - Petrucci Rig Preset

    Damn, this sounds incredible! Especially the clean! Like 90% of all humans I lust after JPs tone so this is great that’s its so close. I’ve had my III for awhile now and I’ve honestly never check this preset out yet.
  33. Shredder3386

    New metal song with my new Axe III!

    Thanks a lot dude, glad you dig it! Appreciate the kind words :)
  34. Shredder3386

    New metal song with my new Axe III!

    Thanks Lucas! Ya he’s a talented dude. He wrote and recorded all the vocals in like two days. Love your content btw!
  35. Shredder3386

    New metal song with my new Axe III!

    Thanks brother :), appreciate the kind words!
  36. Shredder3386

    New metal song with my new Axe III!

    Thanks man! I greatly appreciate you taking the time to check it out :)
  37. Shredder3386

    New metal song with my new Axe III!

    Hey guys! Just finished the second song from my EP. I just got my Axefx III in time and was able to track with it. Let me know what you think, would love some feedback! I used the 5150 model as well as IRs from Joey Sturgis' Conquer All bundle (highly recommend), Its available for download on...
  38. Shredder3386

    Custom Faceplates

    Just saw the sick custom blue faceplate the Fractal guys did for Periphery. They look amazing. Are custom faceplates going to be something we can get in the future? I’d love a Canadian flag on my XL+ haha.
  39. Shredder3386

    New metal instrumental - feedback welcome (good or bad :)

    Sounds good man, keep up the good work!
  40. Shredder3386

    *Metal Content* New Single (with special Guests) All Axefx XL+

    Hey guys, I finally completed the first single off of my upcoming EP "At Winter's End." As expected, all the guitars and bass were AxeFx :). I used my favourite model, the 5153 Red with a custom amp sim I created. The track is called "I've Seen It All" and features Tim MacMillar from Protest...
  41. Shredder3386

    Reverb Pedal and Axefx

    Ya you could probably get the exact sound using the reverb blocks but I'm not much for tinkering haha. I'm usually best at creating heavy rhythm patches, but not so much for clean. I'd rather just use the pedal so you can get that ambient/wash sound right away. Leaves more time for recording or...
  42. Shredder3386

    Reverb Pedal and Axefx

    Right on, I'll have to try this way too. I hadn't thought of putting it on the output, thanks!
  43. Shredder3386

    Reverb Pedal and Axefx

    Thanks so much Chris, this is exactly the kind of answer I was looking for. It is greatly appreciated!
  44. Shredder3386

    Reverb Pedal and Axefx

    Hey guys, I just picked up the Earthquaker devices "Afterneath" reverb pedal and so far it sounds sick with my amp rig. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on how to run it with my Axefx 2? Do you run it in the FX loop? If so l, how would you go about connecting it and where in the...
  45. Shredder3386

    Mixing Drums for Rock & Metal / FAS Modern + ML Zilla

    Awesome tones and a super helpful tutorial! Thanks for this. Any chance you could do in to some detail about what your levels were in the kontakt mixer? That's what I'm struggling with most with this pack so far.
  46. Shredder3386

    Can't seem to mix it right

    While I can't offer specific advice, I can tell you it gets better with practice dude. Up until recently I have HATED most mixes I have done but I'm finally getting to a place where I'm getting the kind of tones I want. I feel like I've learned a few key thing along the way which might help. 1)...
  47. Shredder3386

    JUICY solo's and GROOVY riffs! Ownhammer HHC preview and Triaxis yellow!

    Thanks a lot! You are the man. Can't wait for this pack to be released.
  48. Shredder3386

    JUICY solo's and GROOVY riffs! Ownhammer HHC preview and Triaxis yellow!

    Wow, that is an amazing tone! Awesome playing as well. Sooooo I guess I will be that guy and ask "can I get the patch" haha :). If not, any advice on 8 string tones? Mine are always too dominant in the mix.
  49. Shredder3386

    Original Tune with Axe fx and Komplete

    Awesome song dude! Great playing and mixing, keep up the awesome work. I'm jealous of the majesty as well :p haha
  50. Shredder3386

    Trivium Chaos Reigns Cover w/Quantum FW - METAL CONTENT

    Thanks a lot for the kind words :). Ya, the Axe has pretty much made me a digital guy for life now. So many options and it sounds so real no one could ever tell the difference between a real amp and the Axe. Thanks again.
  51. Shredder3386

    Trivium Chaos Reigns Cover w/Quantum FW - METAL CONTENT

    Thanks for the feedback Katsumura78, I appreciate it :)
  52. Shredder3386

    Trivium Chaos Reigns Cover w/Quantum FW - METAL CONTENT

    Thanks man! I believe the guitars were 5153 Red. I based it off any old patch I've liked for awhile, then blended a tone match from the original song. The opening of the song was perfect for tone matching, as Matt and Corey's guitar parts appear unaccompanied for the first little while.
  53. Shredder3386

    Trivium Chaos Reigns Cover w/Quantum FW - METAL CONTENT

    Hey guys, its been a good while since I posted anything new, so in between writing my album I decided to cover a Trivium song. It gave me a good chance to test out the new Quantum Firmware and work on my mixing. I'm a huge fan of all Colin Richardson's work with Trivium, so I decided to tackle...
  54. Shredder3386

    Original Metal/Metalcore track - Modern II

    I'm pretty sure if you go to the Chango Studios page you can by the Chango Twango Bass presets for Pod Farm (amongst other bass presets) which Cameron Mizell uses on almost all of his stuff (including the above song). Its not my cup of tea personally, but if you are looking for that sound why...
  55. Shredder3386

    OwnHammer AMPG BASS Multi-Speaker Collection

    Just bought these. I struggle with getting bass tones so I love the idea of a EQ version that gets rid of common problem frequencies. I love all Kevins stuff though so Im pretty biased haha.
  56. Shredder3386

    Get ready for more Ownhammer

    Awesome, thanks I'll have to try that out. I wouldn't normally use a limiter for that purpose (usually staged compression on the master buss) but I just wanted this test to be loud so people wouldn't have to crank their speakers. I guess I didn't think about what the limiter would do to the tone...
  57. Shredder3386

    Get ready for more Ownhammer

    I figured I would give a quick demonstration of these awesome cabs for all the metal heads out there. I'm currently recording this song, so I figured it would be a good chance to test out Fractal's new fw 19 beta (awesome by the way) and the new Ownhammer cabs. For those wondering, this guitar...
  58. Shredder3386

    Get ready for more Ownhammer

    Yup that's all you need. Its pretty easy to get up and running, you just load the .ir files from wherever you saved them after download. then mix to taste using the scratchpad. When you find a mix you like send it to your user cab slot, select the cab and bingo....tonal bliss.
  59. Shredder3386

    Get ready for more Ownhammer

    Buying them as we speak. I cant wait to set aside a few hours to experiment until I find that perfect cab lab recipe.
  60. Shredder3386

    Get ready for more Ownhammer

    My tone quest ended the day I discovered OH IRs. No matter how many cab packs I buy from other parties, I always end up going back to my OH library because it just sounds better both in the mix and live. Currently I'm hooked on the V3 ENGL library with celestions, but I'm definitely curious...
  61. Shredder3386

    NO EASY WAY OUT | Rocky IV | full cover w/ vocals

    Haha definitely my favorite rocky movie. You guys killed it, Id legitimately pay money for a cover like this. It would be good gym motivation!
  62. Shredder3386

    Pink Floyd's Animals. Several Axes (two guitars and bass)

    Amazing! Animals is my favorite Floyd album, and one of my top 5 favorite albums of all time. You guys were awesome!
  63. Shredder3386

    Ownhammer smaller cabs

    I've said it before, but my tones improved 100% when I started using cab lab. I rate it as a necessary purchase if you own the Axefx, even before things like the MFC. I used to hate cab blending using the stereo function in the cab block, but CABLAB does it in a way where it feels like the two...
  64. Shredder3386

    SV Bass Cab Pack: One Inch Deeper ("SOON")

    Awesome, thanks man! Really looking forward to it!
  65. Shredder3386

    SV Bass Cab Pack: One Inch Deeper ("SOON")

    That sounds killer. I Cant wait! Also, do you have any tone tips you can share Clark? As a guitarist I struggle with getting a good bass recording tone. Which amp was that?
  66. Shredder3386

    Help with Axefx2 into Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 via Spdif

    Thanks for all the advice dude. I finally got this bastard working today haha. The thing I was missing was selecting an input for the DAW in the Mix Control. I also had to enable the spdif in my DAW rather than the mic input. Now I can finally track with the Axe but run the Scarlett as an...
  67. Shredder3386

    Help with Axefx2 into Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 via Spdif

    Thanks man, I really appreciate it. I think my main problem is I wasn't creating an input for my DAW. For some reason my brain was connecting the output of my DAW with the output of the Scarlett so I was trying to solve my problem by routing the out of my scarlett rather than creating an input...
  68. Shredder3386

    Help with Axefx2 into Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 via Spdif

    Sweet, I will give that a try when I get home. Thanks for the help Solarfire, appreciate it big time.
  69. Shredder3386

    Help with Axefx2 into Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 via Spdif

    Hey guys, so I changed the input to spdif and it worked great. I can now monitor the sound coming from the Axefx. The only issue now is Cubase wont register any sound coming from the Scarlett 6i6. I've attached a screen shot of my setup in the MixControl. Any tips on fixing this? I would love to...
  70. Shredder3386

    Help with Axefx2 into Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 via Spdif

    I'm at work currently but I will check when I get home. I definitely didn't do that though, so thats probably the issue. Thanks Solarfire, I appreciate it.
  71. Shredder3386

    Cab Lab My Only Option?

    I find it very easy to use and its got great features. I used to make these complicated presets with tons of cab blocks, eqs, etc and it was a mess. Using multiple IRs in Cab Lab mad life way more simple. I especially like how you can use the scratchpad to see how each IR or volume adjustment is...
  72. Shredder3386

    Help with Axefx2 into Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 via Spdif

    Nope, no signal at all in the Mix Control. How do you set up channel strips to source the spdif? Thanks for your help dude.
  73. Shredder3386

    Help with Axefx2 into Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 via Spdif

    Hey, thanks a lot for the help man. I really appreciate it, you're awesome. I'm using a PC with Cubase 7.5. This is the cable I'm using. Link Audio Link Audio S/PDIF RCA COAX Cable - 6 Foot - Long & McQuade Musical Instruments I'm usually pretty tech savy but this has me stumped. Thanks...
  74. Shredder3386

    Cab Lab My Only Option?

    Cab Lab is worth triple that in my opinion.
  75. Shredder3386

    Help with Axefx2 into Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 via Spdif

    Hey guys, I just bought a Scarlett 6i6 interface, and I'm having a hell of a time setting it up to record. I though the convertors on the Axefx were fine, I would just like to be able to mix my songs without having to turn on the Axefx every time for no reason. I've got everything plugged in...
  76. Shredder3386

    Axe FX ll---> Crunch-Lab---> Ibanez Basswood body(RG1820)

    I have an ibabez prestige with crunchlab and liquifire. I suggest trying out some different amp IRs if you aren't finding the ones you like in the factory settings. Amp choice also makes a big difference in your tone. Certain amps like Mesa Boogies tend to sound more boomy then others...
  77. Shredder3386

    Cab-Lab worth it? Ownhammer

    Cab Lab is probably the most important Axe related purchase you will ever make. It allows you to create the ultimate tone without trying to stack and/or mix different cabs and mics. I went from complicated presets with multiple amp/cab blocks to a simple DRIVE-AMP-CAB preset. Well worth it.
  78. Shredder3386

    Getting rid of ground loop buzz with Axe fx and Elec. Guitar. Good way of fixing it?

    I had a similar problem for months and it drove me crazy. To fix this issue I started using noise gates to help deal with the noise a little bit when I stopped playing. I place a noise gate at the front and end of my chain and it usually does the trick. Just make sure not to choke your tone too...
  79. Shredder3386

    New Heavy Groove/Ambient Song using FW 15 and OH Cabs

    Thanks FenixIA! I appreciate the constructive criticism big time, it definitely helps having another musician's input because when I show my non-musical friends or my girlfriend they just say "it sounds nice" which doesn't help haha. Ya you can definitely tell I'm primarily a guitarist, because...
  80. Shredder3386

    Axe and acoustic guitar

    Thanks for the tips guys...I'll check out a the options and see what my setup/budget can swing :)
  81. Shredder3386

    Axe and acoustic guitar

    Ya Im in the process of building a home studio, so I think I might invest in a quality interface and grab a few condenser mics one of these days. I guess the beauty of the Axefx is I haven't needed any of these things yet haha.
  82. Shredder3386

    Axe and acoustic guitar

    Awesome, thanks for the advice and clarification Rex. I figure thats probably my best option. I don't own a mic and the axefx is my sole interface, so getting an authentic mic'd tone might not be in the cards for a while. Thanks man.
  83. Shredder3386

    New Heavy Groove/Ambient Song using FW 15 and OH Cabs

    Thanks Bill :). Your feedback is really appreciated. I'm glad you like the song, I definitely want to improve my mixing. I'm doing a cover of a Mastodon song right now and I'm really trying to work on my bass tone. I will go back and apply what Ive learned to my song and hopefully it sounds much...
  84. Shredder3386

    Axe and acoustic guitar

    So I know this topic has been covered before, but I have a specific question about using the Axefx with acoustic. Recently I wanted to start adding acoustic guitar to my cleans when recording to give them that Opeth/Mastodon/Sabbath vibe, and I wasn't sure how to approach it as my acoustic does...
  85. Shredder3386

    Noise with active pickups

    Hey man, not sure if this will solve your issue but recently I was having a lot of problems with noise (cpu noise, weird crackling etc) and I solved all my issues with one trick. I got the trick from a Chimp Spanner video where he shows how he builds his tone on the PODHD (different beast, but...
  86. Shredder3386

    New Heavy Groove/Ambient Song using FW 15 and OH Cabs

    I used the Mesa 4x12 with English V-30...blended in cab lab
  87. Shredder3386

    New Heavy Groove/Ambient Song using FW 15 and OH Cabs

    Hey Wild Bill, thanks for the constructive feedback man! I appreciate the tips because I'm still an amateur mixer and want to get better. I recorded a bass track, but because I'm mixing in an untreated room (blasphemy I know) I think I lowered the bass too much thinking it was standing out too...
  88. Shredder3386

    New Heavy Groove/Ambient Song using FW 15 and OH Cabs

    Hey guys, just finished this song today. I used a combination of OH cabs and the FAS modern on fw15. Really tried to focus on my mixing this time around. Thanks for checking it out, let me know what you think. https://soundcloud.com/shredder3386/astral-glow
  89. Shredder3386

    Need Advice from all of you Wise and Noble Bass Players

    Thanks for the advice man, I really appreciate it. You're right, I think I am over thinking it. That probably would work best.
  90. Shredder3386

    Need Advice from all of you Wise and Noble Bass Players

    Hey guys, Im having a dilemma. I just finished a song I'm really proud of, and figured putting bass lines over top would be a breeze. Sadly I was wrong. Being a guitar player, I find I cant seem to come up with Bass parts to compliment the song. The bass seems to be too obvious when I try to...
  91. Shredder3386

    5 Months and counting.... just another two added!

    I vote go for the XL. Cant have too many user cab slots. In terms of headphones, I just bought the Beyerdynamic Dt880 Pro and its the best pair of headphones Ive ever heard. Really flat response and it makes everything sound amazing.
  92. Shredder3386

    Am I the only one who doesn't use Axe Edit?

    This is my exact experience. When I bought my Axe II the edit program wasnt available, so I just learned to use the panel. I tried AE a few times awhile back and I found it crashed and ran slowly. Im sure its 100000x better now, but Ill stay in my comfortable bubble :D. The only thing I worry...
  93. Shredder3386

    Headphone mixer for Axefx..any suggestions?

    Any suggestions are welcome thanks man :)
  94. Shredder3386

    Headphone mixer for Axefx..any suggestions?

    Ya, I'm not in front of my axe right now, but as best I can remember lowering the output brought my channel signal down. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I'm trying to find a solution that will make the process as smooth as possible. I find something special about recording at 1-3 o clock on the...
  95. Shredder3386

    Headphone mixer for Axefx..any suggestions?

    So to clarify, that wouldn't lower the overall signal in to the daw? Sorry, I've never been clear on that.
  96. Shredder3386

    A question about studio monitors and the Axe-FX II -- what are you using?

    I use Yamaha hs80m's as studio monitors and a mackie hd1221 wedge for live monitoring. I find the yamahas to be better for overall patch creation as they are brutally honest in the midrange. The best thing you can do is learn YOUR monitoring setup (using reference tracks helps) and figure out...
  97. Shredder3386

    Recording DI's/ Dry tracks USB right?

    Good thread, I was interested in the answer to this myself.
  98. Shredder3386

    Headphone mixer for Axefx..any suggestions?

    All great suggestions, thanks guys...Ill look in to all these! My ears thank you greatly!
  99. Shredder3386

    Headphone mixer for Axefx..any suggestions?

    Thanks man I'll check that out!
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