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  1. C

    IR & Preset showing empty

    Hey all, I have several Presets and IR's that show as 'empty', but I clearly have something loaded. Several presets are saved..but the name isn't showing up in the editor. However, the IR's I once had in User slots are now showing empty...but they're still there. Meaning I'm getting sound...
  2. Danny Hayoun

    Cab IR’s and tone...

    So, I’ve owned the AX8 for over a year or so And I think I’ve got a pretty good handle on programming sounds that are appealing, though I think that I could use some more help understanding the idiosyncratic resonances of certain cabs and IR’s made by fellow users or companies such as Ownhammer...
  3. E

    First buys

    Hi guys, new happy ax8 owner here. :D I was ready to pull the trigger and get the mega pack from fremen + ownhammer IR’s (412 MRBW GNR, Core tone bundle, Class A Duo) but a friend recommended me choptones’ presets and IR’s so I’d like to hear your experience with these. I play in a cover band...
  4. Bob G

    Favorite VOX AC30TB (Alnico Blue Speakers) Cabinet IR's ?

    Hi Everyone, I am hoping to find some of the best pre-mixed IR's for VOX AC30TB with Alnico Blue Speakers What are your current favorite ones from the various manufacturers in the IR game right now in 2018? Thank you for sharing!
  5. ownhammer

    OwnHammer Basketweave GNR

    Today I get to talk about something very special. This is not a product release announcement (yet), but just talking shop about some gear in the OwnHammer stable. As such, I can be a little bit more direct with my language and imagery as there is nothing being sold in this post, just a blurb...
  6. boardwlk17

    Older ir's do they need to be updated?

    I'm still using a Pete Thorn IR that he gave us a few years back now. It still sounds really good to me Can they be updated ? and have they improved a lot in the past couple years? I do have a early 70s black back Marshall cabinet that i love I don't have microphones and not sure make an IR...

    The ML Black Friday is HERE NOW!!

    All ML Cab Packs are now bundled into crazy value deals. All packs are pretty much 60% off. You guys have been asking for this for years. Fractal Audio and ML finally went for it. Check it out! http://shop.fractalaudio.com/Cab_Packs_ML_Sound_Lab_s/69.htm Notes: 1. "ML Misha Mansoor Bundle"...
  8. Dale Faulkner

    New to IRs

    I’ve been a fractal user for about a year now but have yet to explore user cabs and IRs. To get started and correct me if I’m wrong I will need to buy cab lab and then buy different cab packs? Can anyone suggest a cab pack that I can get good rock/ metal tones from? Cheers Dale

    IR 101: Read this to learn what makes a good IR!

    Disclaimer: I am an IR producer for Fractal Audio Systems. I believe I create the best IR's on the market. (as I'm sure every IR producer does) In this video I will be mainly discussing my own way of shooting IR's. Microphone positioning Old school: run between the control room and live...
  10. Andrea Maccianti


    Hey guys! New amp/Sim today :) Patch based on Carol-Ann amp. I love this tone. I find it very versatile. Available also for AX8. I hope you enjoy! :)
  11. I

    AX8 Case + help me match my cab?

    Hi guys, sup? I'm a newbie here and just bought a great live\rec rig - AX8 + EHX44 + Jet city 48S cab. It sounds great when I use it. Now I'm facing 2 problems: 1) Any good MONO case for the AX8? Saw the 365 fits well, but our national retailer says it's discontinued (even though they are also...

    ML Brit Family Sampler Clips (Video)

    Hey guys so in case someone missed it Fractal Audio and ML Sound Lab just released a flexible Cab Pack systems called "ML Brit Family" which you can check out here: https://shop.fractalaudio.com/ML_Brit_Family_of_Cab_Packs_p/fas-801-0034.htm One of the coolest options is the sampler pack that...

    The new Misha Mansoor Cab Pack is here... "soon"!

    EDIT: The pack is now available here: http://shop.fractalaudio.com/Cab_Pack_ML_USA_Djent_p/fas-801-0036.htm Here are some clips: Okay so me and Misha have been talking about a new pack that would have to be a game changer. We wanted something super mean sounding. In your face, a little bit...
  14. Nakul Sharma

    Respective Amps Best Factory Cabs

    Hey all, I use Axe FX 2 XL+ for live and for recordings. Played more than 15 gigs now. Hands down the best gear I have by far.. I love it. Each day it gives me goosebumps. Ok so back to my query.. As of now I don't have Cab packs. Many of you guys use Cab packs. And many are like me who use...

    Need your opinion! Comparing three different 4x12 cabs.

    Hey girls and boys! I'm trying out quite a variety of cabs right now for upcoming Cab Packs and all of these three cabinets sound really good in my opinion. I'd love to get some feedback from you guys and maybe you can point me to the right direction on which one you'd like to see next. This is...
  16. Guillaume Lortie

    IR Deconvolver Pugin for Mac?

    Hi Guys! I'm looking for A way to make my own IR on Mac for my AX8. as far as I know, Voxengo don't make a Mac version. that the only thing I miss about the II anybody have work that out?

    Cab Pack: ML Brit Collection II

    CLICK HERE TO GET THIS CAB PACK EDIT: To summarize it's the part II for Cab Pack 20 which you may be familiar with. It's all about Marshall in here. :) These are all vintage cabs/speakers: -Creambacks -Blackbacks -Greenbacks -G10L-35 Speakers (4x10) -G12-65 Speakers The main constructive...
  18. musicman0001

    Best IR for live & recording

    I would like to challenge AXE FX and/or ir manufactories to create a IR PACK of the most used or most recommended ir (cab & mic) for playing live but moreover for RECORDING plus which cab IR your missing So please post your top 5 IR cab + mic (+wish + which genre you use your irs)
  19. musicman0001

    Ultra Res samples

    Hi, I several releases there is a folder Ultra Res Samples. is it part of the FW update, or do I need to take action myself. Can someone tell what this is about?
  20. actionjackson12

    PRO TOOLS IR plugin????

    How can I get my AXE-FX CAB IR's into protools? Needing to run a bass DI instead of through axe-fx.
  21. DTS

    roVes EP: Alternative rock with nice female vox :)

    This is my bands first EP. It includes four songs. I had a great time making this EP. The songs, recording, mixing and mastering are made by me. This was my first real recording project, so there was ALOT to do and learn. In the end i'm very happy how the EP is sounding now. Hope you guys like...

    ML Tutorial: How to mix IR's with Cab-Lab 3

    @brokenvail asked me for a tutorial with tips and tricks in this thread on how to mix IR's and I thought it was a great idea. Sure it's also one of those topics that has taken me years to perfect to where it is now. This is just a quick way everyone can have some fun experimenting with IR...

    2016 Cab Pack Comparison!!

    I finished shooting a 5 episode long Cab Pack comparison this week including all my released Cab Packs to date. I know there are many options out there right now and choosing which one to get can be a lot of work. Therefore I thought I'd create this Cab Pack comparison for you guys. I'm a Mesa...

    Clark Kent Job - Strangers (Music Video) and FREE IR's!

    This is actually a song from my bands EP from last year. This was the song that we changed the tuning for to make it a bit meaner sounding and we matched the Axe-Fx to sound just like the real Mark IV and Traditional Mesa 4x12 cabinet we used for the rest of the EP. The IR's used here can be...
  25. musicman0001

    Stock vs Commerial Cabs (and where to start)

    I've changed recently from gigging to home studio recording and made my first recording with axe fx, but with factory stock cabs. Was not planning to buy a lot cabs, but I really wonder after reading forum (and many use non factory cabs) if the are soooo much better and worth buying. so I have...

    John Petrucci fans pay attention!

    All Cab Packs in the Fractal Audio Systems Cab Pack Store have now been converted to UltraRes 2. As some of you may remember Cab Pack 7 is based on the Mesa™ 4x12 Recto® Traditional Straight Cab which is used by many people including John Petrucci. Back when that Cab Pack came out there were no...

    Quantum 3.0 HBE V2 and Ultimate V30 4x12 Comparison

    After doing several Cab Packs and once again creating a Cab Pack with Vintage 30 speakers (ML Dizzy based on Diezel 4x12 Cab Pack will be out soon and includes both a G12K100 4x12 and a V30 4x12 cabinet) I've been receiving some questions about how it compares to other V30 4x12 cabinets. It's...

    The legendary "Misha Mix 08"

    I'm not sure if the hype has caught up everyone so here's a short summary. This already legendary "djentiest IR on the planet" called "Misha Mix 08" was created by Misha Mansoor for Cab Pack 13: USA Bulb 4x12. That's the IR you'll f.ex. hear on the Haunted Shore's Viscera EP: If you went to...
  29. ownhammer

    OwnHammer V4 Impulse Response Libraries

    Hello everyone, I'd like to proudly and officially announce the newest and final revision of the OwnHammer Impulse Response Libraries. The V4 IR's represent the culmination of the last 5 years of product development, both in terms of perfecting the capture process itself, but also in feature...

    What is the best IR for you?

    We talk so much about IR's and different speakers but sound is sometimes a bit too hard to explain by words. So this time let's look at some SM57 graphs of some of the best representations of different speakers I've had the pleasure of miking up. :)` The classic Chinese V30: I call this the...
  31. Guitarist

    IRs vs. User Cabs - What's the difference?

    If any? I've watched a lot of videos on the topic and they seem to be used interchangably. Does having 100 user cabs mean you have 100 unique IRs? Sorry for the nooby questions, but the guidance is appreciated.

    FREE ML Cab Pack 20 Preset-Cab Bundle: JMPre-1 & Brit PR75

    Last year was one of the best years in my life so far and one of my biggest achievements was Cab Pack 20: ML Brit 4x12 Collection. While I'm extremely happy that so many of you went and got this pack I also understand that some of you don't know what it's all about. It's an ultimate collection...
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