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  1. Cooper Carter

    Are these the 8 best reverbs?

    These are my picks. What are yours?
  2. Cooper Carter

    "Lines in the Sand" Live Preset

    By popular demand from my "Every Amp Based on Mesa/Boogie" video... You can really use this, and I really love it for anything JP circa 2005-2008 era, i.e. SCORE, Chaos in Motion, etc. with a few changes to fit the song. http://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9211 Enjoy.
  3. Cooper Carter

    Every Amp Based on Mesa/Boogie - 37 Dream Theater Riffs

    A very special #FractalFriday today, celebrating the release of Dream Theater's 15th studio album. Here are 37 of my favorite DT riffs on each one of the 37 amazing Mesa/Boogie models in the Axe-Fx/FM9/FM3.
  4. Cooper Carter

    Fractal Friday with Cooper Carter!

    Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 - Dream Theater Celebration! Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10
  5. Cooper Carter

    A little Dumble ODS-100 HRM

    A laughably quick little clip of the ODS dialed just the way I like it. More soon. Preset in the video description.
  6. Cooper Carter

    Perfect Delay & Reverb Control - 60 Second Sounds #10

    Switching delay/reverb on and off entirely is out of style. Channels for different values are out of style. This is the way. https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9130
  7. Cooper Carter

    Perfect Delay & Reverb Control - 60 Second Sounds #10

    Switching delay/reverb on and off entirely is out of style. Channels are out of style. This is the way. https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9130
  8. Cooper Carter

    Cooper Carter's Complete Fractal Master Class Series

    Many of you are familiar with my Master Classes for the Axe-Fx III and FM3. With over 25 hours of class content, the Master Class Series is right for any skill level, from Fractal newcomer to seasoned pro, and I go into great detail not only on first steps but also more advanced tone and rig...
  9. Cooper Carter

    Gapless Amp Switching - 60 Second Sounds # 9

    The number one requested Axe-Fx III tip! https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9068
  10. Cooper Carter

    Perfect Leslie/Rotary - 60 Second Sounds #8

    http://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9033
  11. Cooper Carter

    Perfect Leslie/Rotary - 60 Second Sounds #8

    http://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9033
  12. Cooper Carter

    Perfectly Timed Tremolo - 60 Second Sounds #7

    Subtle tremolo doesn't need to be in time. But sometimes you want it to be when you're, for example, walking a lonely road... https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9020
  13. Cooper Carter

    Perfectly Timed Tremolo - 60 Second Sounds #7

    Subtle tremolo doesn't need to be in time. But sometimes you want it to be when you're, for example, walking a lonely road... https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9020
  14. Cooper Carter

    All-In-One Volume & Wah Pedal! - 60 Second Sounds #6

    An expression pedal with a switch can easily be a volume AND a wah! Or use this same setup for any two types of foot control! https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9011
  15. Cooper Carter

    All-In-One Volume & Wah Pedal! - 60 Second Sounds #6

    An expression pedal with a switch can easily be a volume AND a wah! Or use this same setup for any two types of foot control! https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9011
  16. Cooper Carter

    Controlling Multiple Amp Switches - 60 Second Sounds #5

    Control Switches Per Scene is an insanely powerful feature... https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9000
  17. Cooper Carter

    Controlling Multiple Amp Switches - 60 Second Sounds #5

    Control Switches Per Scene is an insanely powerful feature... https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=9000
  18. Cooper Carter

    Perfect Edge of Breakup Tone - 60 Second Sounds #4

    A little looper, a few tweaks, a little compression... https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=8984
  19. Cooper Carter

    Perfect Edge of Breakup Tone - 60 Second Sounds #4

    A little looper, a few tweaks, a little compression... https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=8984
  20. Cooper Carter

    Auditioning Axe-Fx III Amps & Cabs - 60 Second Sounds #3

    Easily run through the ~300 amps and 2000+ cabs! https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=8977
  21. Cooper Carter

    Auditioning FM3 Amps & Cabs - 60 Second Sounds #3

    Easily run through the ~300 amps and 2000+ cabs! https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=8977
  22. Cooper Carter

    60 Second Sounds - Dynamic Rhythm/Lead - Episode 2

    The Pitch Follower is a key to some very responsive tone changes...
  23. Cooper Carter

    60 Second Sounds - Live Two Amp Blending - Episode 1

    Some of the best sounds don't take long at all. Join me in a new weekly series where we'll see just how many great sounds and sneaky tone tricks we can dial in, in under 60 seconds... https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=8939
  24. Cooper Carter

    How to Load New Cygnus Factory Presets!

    You asked, so here it is, quick and easy!!
  25. Cooper Carter

    FS 4U Tolex Rack Case

    I built this several years ago to house my II, wireless, and patch panel. Then it housed my III and wireless. I hand built it to fit in a Pelican 1620 fly case. Rock solid, front and back rack ears. Don't need it anymore but hope it can go to a good home. $100 + shipping
  26. Cooper Carter

    John Petrucci Cygnus Preset Demo

    Cygnus to the max...
  27. Cooper Carter

    Pandemic Survival Albums with John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess

    Thrilled to debut Episode 1 of my new series, Pandemic Survival Albums, featuring prog luminaries my two hero buddies John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess as we pay tribute to their amazing album, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, talk about how we used the Axe-Fx III to pull off all the special...
  28. Cooper Carter

    FS 2x Matrix FRFR Q12A

    Selling two of these. Buy for stereo use. The Matrix Q12A is a fantastic FRFR speaker for Fractal products. Used but in excellent condition. https://reverb.com/item/35474571-2x-matrix-q12a-active-frfr-speaker-for-axe-fx-helix-etc Can do the transaction off of FeeVerb for those without an account.
  29. Cooper Carter

    Classes The Complete FM3 Master Class with Cooper Carter - NOW STREAMING!

    The Complete FM3 Master Class with Cooper Carter I am thrilled to announce the second installment in my FAS Master Class series, available for streaming September 29, 2020. With the FM3, Fractal Audio Systems packs more power and a greater range of vintage, modern, and all-new tones into a...
  30. Cooper Carter

    "Petrucci Rig" Factory Preset Update JPIIC+ and MIMIQ

    This was requested in a wish list post, cross posting it here for fans of the original preset I did in the unit. FW 12.14, with the JPIIC+ and new MIMIQ pedal sim. Enjoy and crank it uppp :)
  31. Cooper Carter

    BUSH Livestream NOW 1:30 PM ET - All Axe-Fx

    https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/bush-announce-exclusive-livestream-with-kerrang/ All Axe-Fx! We just redid all of Chris's tones and we're stoked on them!! Enjoy 1:30 PM Monday July 20
  32. Cooper Carter

    FS Shure ULXD Guitar Wireless & PSM900 Ears Systems

    I've updated my rig with quad channel ULXD and PSM1000 systems and no longer need these single channel units. Like new units (plastic still on;). Absolutely fantastic pieces of these are the pro, not prosumer, models...
  33. Cooper Carter

    Ultimate Petrucci Tone?

    Running the Petrucci Signature JP15 and Majesty head-to-head through the JP IIC+ models. Which one sounds better to you guys?
  34. Cooper Carter

    John Petrucci Gear Livestream WED 7PM PT!

    Tune in to a very special gear talk and hang, streaming Wednesday 5/13 @7pm PST at: www.facebook.com/DougDoppler and www.youtube.com/DougDoppler. I'll be joining an amazing group of guys---each representing a different element of John Petrucci's legendary sonic world---for an extended deep dive...
  35. Cooper Carter

    The 10 Best High-Gain Factory Presets

    Here are my favorites...what are your go-tos for ripping high-gain rhythm right out of the box?
  36. Cooper Carter

    Wanna hear FM3 tones in a mix?

    They sound like buttah... AC-20 w/Jam Ray Drive AC-20 dry Band Commander with Face Fuzz Some Axe-Fx III tones sans mix start at 4:40
  37. Cooper Carter

    FM3 Dumble rippin'

    Noodling in EJ territory today... ODS-100, Cathedral Reverb, Stereo Tape Delay
  38. Cooper Carter

    Cooper Carter/Leon Todd Instagram Live Hang/Q&A FRIDAY 9PM

    What's up Fractal land!? Hope everyone is doing well in this crazy time we're all living through. One of the silver linings in all this is the amount of time people have spent catching up with friends via video chat recently. To that end, @2112 and I had a wonderful extended video catch up the...
  39. Cooper Carter

    Metallica Live Stream Show MONDAYS

    All tones Axe-Fx III direct 💪🏻 Last night's show:
  40. Cooper Carter

    The 10 Best Mid-Gain Factory Presets Demo

    Here are my picks. What are yours?
  41. Cooper Carter

    Three Amp Tones FM3 Demo

    Taking the Band Commander, AC20, and ODS-100 HRM for a spin! All tones are USB direct recorded into REAPER. No post EQ. FRFRs are Mission Gemini Wedges, but only I'm hearing them.
  42. Cooper Carter

    Petrucci Rig Demo Track Breakdown

    I've gotten a lot of requests over the years to break down my mixes for some of the guitar/gear demos I've done, and I've never gotten around to it until now! Hope you all enjoy!
  43. Cooper Carter

    The 25 Greatest Riffs of the 2010s Decade!

    Here are my picks for the 25 most iconic riffs of the 2010s, played 100% direct through the Axe-Fx III!
  44. Cooper Carter

    The 20 Greatest Led Zeppelin I & II Moments played on the Axe-Fx III

    Here are 20 of my favorite moments from Led Zeppelin I (my all-time favorite album) and II, played through FW 11. I'm using the amazing presets from @austinbuddy's latest Brit Rock Royalty Preset Pack, which is available for purchase. Studio accurate tones for every Jimmy Page part on Led...
  45. Cooper Carter

    The 10 Best Clean Presets

    Back again with a video demonstrating what I think are the ten best clean presets in the Axe!!!
  46. Cooper Carter

    FW 11 Three Djent Amps Demo

    I was so thrilled with the results of reamping the JP IIC+ that I thought I'd do a few of my favorite FAS custom creations, FAS Modern and Lead 1, as well as USA Clean!
  47. Cooper Carter

    Devin Townsend: "Axe-Fx III is my perfect rig"

    Really great Axe-Fx III comments from an amazing artist!! https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/devin_townsend_a_single_axe-fx_iii_is_my_perfect_rig.html "I have obsessed about my gear for as long as I have been playing and I have finally decided that the Axe-Fx III - a single...
  48. Cooper Carter

    FW 11 John Petrucci JPIIC+ Demo

    Some might recognize this from my EBMM Majesty demo. I reamped all the parts this weekend using the new FW11b and was blown away! Enjoy!!
  49. Cooper Carter

    Introduction to the Axe-Fx III

    The great folks over at G66 asked me to put together a video (it turned into a two parter!) demonstrating just how quickly you can harness the raw power of the Axe-Fx III, FC-12, and EV-1 combo setup. Truly the greatest guitar rig on the planet!! Download the Preset
  50. Cooper Carter

    JP IIC+ Music Man Jason Richardson Signature 7-String Demo

    #HeavyRiffsIncoming Guitars Only
  51. Cooper Carter

    We're in the Endgame now... Avengers Theme

    GET STOKED
  52. Cooper Carter

    Game of Thrones Theme on 16 guitars

    Excited for Sunday's premiere? I am. I'm also excited to release my new Guitar Orchestra with 45 tracks of Axe-Fx III tone, right in time to get everyone (even more) hyped for Sunday!
  53. Cooper Carter

    Maroon 5 Axe-Fx III Awesomeness

    James Valentine's former rig, weighing in at well over 1000 pounds and featuring half a dozen pedals, a rack wah, an Axe-Fx II, and four amps, in addition to four cabs and six mics out of frame, is now ONE Axe-Fx III that you'll all be hearing...Soon...Very soon. Adam Levine and Jesse...
  54. Cooper Carter

    Every Mesa/Boogie Amp Type Demo

    Here's a different famous riff on every Mesa/Boogie amp type currently in the unit! As in the original video, these presets are from @austinbuddy's 1000+ Naked Amps Pack.
  55. Cooper Carter

    Every Fender Amp Type Demo

    The Fender types are so spread out in ABC order in my original "Every Amp" video that I decided to put together extended clips (I'd chopped every riff down for time) of each amp. I'll likely do other amp compilations as well. I enjoy hearing a whole "line" of amps, and with so many in the full...
  56. Cooper Carter

    Artist Video: Synyster Gates of A7X Makes the Switch to the III

    Proud to announce the latest Artist Series video I've produced for Fractal with the immensely talented Brian Haner, better known as Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold. Big thanks to Brian for such a great interview and to Cliff & Co. for making it happen. I should also note, Brian and I...
  57. Cooper Carter

    EVERY Axe-Fx III Amp in 263 Famous Riffs (and gear giveaway contest!)

    Figured I'd play a different timeless guitar riff on each one of the 263 Axe-Fx III amp types.... EDIT: Contest ended, full riff list uploaded!
  58. Cooper Carter

    The Star Spangled Banner on 25 guitars by Cooper Carter

    Happy birthday, America. "Orchestra Section" Stems
  59. Cooper Carter

    Classes The Complete Axe-Fx III Master Class with Cooper Carter - v3.0 AVAILABLE NOW!

    THE COMPLETE AXE-FX III MASTER CLASS WITH COOPER CARTER https://classes.coopercarter.com/axe-fx-iii-master-class-with-cooper-carter During over 13 hours of studio instruction, we go deep into the mind of the machine, recreating classic sounds, sculpting new tones, building presets, and learning...
  60. Cooper Carter

    Preset 073: Band Commander

    I've been leaning on this one pretty hard recently! It's just a great preset and great amp type in general. This is the clean amp and then with the Full OD turned on.
  61. Cooper Carter

    AC-20 Goodness

    Clean, slightly crunchy, then CRANKED! One of the most versatile amps in the box, IMO.
  62. Cooper Carter

    Neal Schon Axe-Fx III vs Axe-Fx II

    This is the power of progress. Neal Schon continues his Journey into the future on the *absolute cutting edge.* One Axe-Fx III replaces THREE Axe-Fx IIs, TEN stompboxes, AND a rack wah!
  63. Cooper Carter

    Band-Commander Clean and Overdriven

    This is the factory Band Commander Preset, first with the drive, then with it off, then with it on again. Really nice tones out of this particular model, IMO. One of my favorites.
  64. Cooper Carter

    "Pull Me Under" - Petrucci Rig Preset

    I recorded this using the 100% stock Petrucci Rig factory preset. Amp Channel switching on this thing is just so fast. Automating scene changes with midi and rocking through a song is just an absolute f*¢¥ing blast.
  65. Cooper Carter

    USA IIC+ Quick Demo (Rhythm/Lead/Clean)

    Had too much fun dialing these three tones (all in one preset, mind you) so made a quick clip playing Dream Theater's "Learning to Live." Amp Channel A: USA IIC+ Bright/Deep Rhythm, double tracked, hard panned Amp Channel C: USA IIC+ Bright/Deep Lead w/Drive & Stereo Delay Amp Channel B: USA...
  66. Cooper Carter

    Axe-Fx III Mesa MK IV (USA LEAD BRT) Demo

    All audio is Axe-Fx III USB direct to DAW. Amp: USA LEAD BRT, based on the Mesa/Boogie MK IV Lead channel. Voicing set to Harmonics. Pull Bright on. Delay: Stereo Tape. Reverb: Studio C.
  67. Cooper Carter

    Star Wars Imperial March Guitar Orchestra Stem Tracks

    I had some requests from the hardcore guitar/audio engineering/orchestra nerds, so.... These are the "sectional" stems: "brass" only, strings only, "winds" only. They'll give you a very in-depth look at how I arranged all 28 of orchestra parts. You'll hear the different EQs, delays, and effects...
  68. Cooper Carter

    Happy Birthday, Cliff!!!

    Happy Birthday to @FractalAudio! Hope you're enjoying a well-deserved day with a few cold Tuckermans (Tuckermen?)!
  69. Cooper Carter

    AX8 High Gain Scenes Demo Q9

    A Petrucci-esque high gain & clean patch for live use. For those interested, this is from a full video I put out that shows how to quickly get a good tone with very little tweaking: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnXOAWSc71c
  70. Cooper Carter

    Quantum 9 Live Scenes Demo

    Even now, I think scenes are an underutilized feature of the Axe-Fx. I cut together this quick demo of the most basic use for scenes from a longer video (link below). Some sloppy timing, but I like the tones. This entire preset was put together in about two minutes. You don't need a ton of...
  71. Cooper Carter

    Quantum 9.01 Amp Tones Demo

    Running through some of my favorite tones after tweaking them out for the new firmware... For those interested, these are from a full video I put out that shows how to quickly get a good tone with very little tweaking: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZuHs7lpZL8
  72. Cooper Carter

    Music Man Cutlass Demo (All Axe-Fx tones, of course ;)

    Thought I'd share my new demo of the Cutlass HSS as I think the tones came out nicely. Used the Citrus Rv50 and Shiver Clean for the intro and the later pickup demos.
  73. Cooper Carter

    Mission Engineering Gemini Wedge Demo

    Running the Axe-Fx II XL into the killer new Gemini Wedge from Mission Engineering. Diggin' on this cab hard.
  74. Cooper Carter

    Dream Theater - Dystopian Overture Rhythm/Solo Tones

    Messing around with some JP-esque tones, going for The Astonishing's massive rhythm and soaring lead tones. This is single tracked, but with a slight chorusing effect since many of Petrucci's rhythms on this album have chorus on them. Love so many parts of this album but keep coming back to...
  75. Cooper Carter

    AC-20 with Ernie Ball Music Man Valentine

    Thought I'd share this video I did with the new Valentine. Recorded direct to USB. I'm using my favorite amp model, the AC-20 with the Class-A mix cab. All reverbs in the demo are FAS Reverb.
  76. Cooper Carter

    Some AX8 noodling and looper action

    Grabbed a couple clips while testing out a new guitar yesterday (cam audio). Can't even begin to describe how inspiring it is to have everything at your feet with the AX8---all the control, all the features. AX8's greatest strength is its perhaps paradoxical nature: infinite possibilities and...
  77. Cooper Carter

    Quantum 3.00 AC-15 Preview

    Snarly. Sizzly. Angry. Just like it should be when you crank it up.
  78. Cooper Carter

    Petrucci "Our New World" Astonishing Preset

    Had to dial in this tone and jam on this killer riff a bit. Enjoy. Audio Preset http://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=4165 Scene 1 is rhythm. Scene 2 is lead--uses slightly tweaked amp (EQ) and drive (dr/lv) blocks.
  79. Cooper Carter

    Programmer uses Python to graph what songs were recorded using click tracks

    This is pretty damn cool. http://musicmachinery.com/2009/03/02/in-search-of-the-click-track/
  80. Cooper Carter

    Quantum 2.01 EBMM Cutlass Demo -- Cooper Carter

    Wanted to share my latest guitar review, this time of the stellar new Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass, since it's 100% Axe-Fx II, as always.
  81. Cooper Carter

    (AX8) Making of the Star Wars Theme (Guitar Orchestra) - Inside the Tracks

    As requested, here's a look inside the 50+ tracks of AX8 guitar behind the "Star Wars Theme (Guitar Orchestra)" I released a few weeks ago. There's a lot going on here, so hopefully these more stripped down mixes will be fun for everyone. Full video, for those who missed it...
  82. Cooper Carter

    Star Wars Theme (Guitar Full Orchestra) - AX8 - Cooper Carter

    50 tracks. 31 orchestra parts. 12 shirts. 9 guitars. 1 AX8. One giant tribute to John Williams and the greatest saga of all time. May the Force Be With You.
  83. Cooper Carter

    FX8 Preset Master List

    Hello all, I've compiled this list of all the factory presets (to be included in a future version of the full manual). The list includes what amp I (or one of the other preset designers) used when making the preset, and the type of amp setting for which each preset is intended...
  84. Cooper Carter

    FAS Modern 7-String Heavy Shred Fest

    Put together this super-gainy barn-burner for my review of the Ernie Ball Music Man JP15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U0rejPAkXA)! Pretty over the top :-P Full Mix GTR Only Preset Axe-Change - Download Preset - FAShred - by CCRoyalSenders
  85. Cooper Carter

    "Overture 1928" FW 18 Petrucci Preset

    Every time Ernie Ball sends out a new guitar for me to test run, I can't resist playing some Dream Theater. And I don't think it's an understatement to say that hearing this song for the first time at Berklee changed my life, so I've waited a long time for the right moment to cover this one...
  86. Cooper Carter

    Hans van Andel (Vafam Sound, Rack Panels)

    All, It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Hans van Andel, owner of Vafam Sound and maker of so many Axe-Fx rack panels used by members of this forum, succumbed to cancer last Thursday, March 12. I first found Hans in 2011 at www.vafamsound.com through a Google search. I was...
  87. Cooper Carter

    FW 18 Cameron Ccv 2D GAIIIN

    The gain is on 1, here, people. Preset Axe-Change - Download Preset - CC Cameron CCV - by CCRoyalSenders
  88. Cooper Carter

    Go nuts, EVH tone matchers

    https://vimeo.com/120203163
  89. Cooper Carter

    FW18 Huge HBE test (Paul Gilbert)

    This is a great riff for showcasing the incredible note separation and clarity in Axe-Fx amp types, even at verrry high gain levels, given that it's all big, fat open chords! One of my favorite PG intros. Preset Axe-Change - Download Preset - Huge HBE - by CCRoyalSenders
  90. Cooper Carter

    Class-A 30W G3 and FW 18 Rotary

    Got a baritone guitar the other day with a really nice chime. Pulled up the Class-A 30W and spent some time tweaking the new rotary block. The perfect combo, IMO. Rotary/Tremolo Tremolo Preset http://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=3130
  91. Cooper Carter

    FW18 ODS-100 Dynamic Demo

    I cranked up the new ODS-100 HRM model, found a nice balance between the drive and overdrive knobs, and started investigating just how much play I could get out of just the volume knob, my fingers, and the pick. How much? :shock:shock A lot. One of my new favorite models.
  92. Cooper Carter

    FW18 "Unchained" EVH

    FW18 Heavy 5153 EVH Rhythm Hit the ground runnin', people. EDIT: To the Van Halen purists, I was having a good time and thought you'd enjoy hearing some really heavy FW18. This is NOT and was never meant as a tone match or a copy of the original tone. It doesn't sound like the original...
  93. Cooper Carter

    FW18: WRECKER 2 Demo

    G3 Modeling Technology is out of control good in every conceivable way. Here's the new FW18 Wrecker 2 amp. Crazy dynamics, crazy sustain, crazy creeeeam on top :encouragement::encouragement::encouragement: Enjoy.
  94. Cooper Carter

    Axe-Fx II at NAMM

    Hey guys, Thought I'd share this video the guys at Mission took of me playing at NAMM with the Axe!! I'm using the stock Wrecker preset with the delay and drive turned on cranked through the stereo Gemini cab. This is one of the tracks off my upcoming solo album, which I'll be posting...
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