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I currently have DT 1990s and play a decent amount of metal (Killswitch, Lamb of God, etc.) and neoclassical (Malmsteen, Becker, etc.) music through my Axe.
I can't say I'm 100% satisfied with the tone so am looking at either HD 650 or 660 instead.Is there a material difference between these...
I play mostly metal and enjoy the sound that comes out of my HS8's. I can't seem to dial in a similar tone on my DT 1990's. I've played around with Proximity, Spacing, Gain Enhancer in Amp Block, Output EQ, etc. I can't seem to get that gratifying sustain and chug when I try to convert my HS8...
I have purchased multiple patches online with limited success (Lasse Lambert from STL Tones, Metal Pack from Choptones, Rock & Metal Pack from Fremen, etc.). These have all been a letdown. I play a lot of Killswitch / Lamb of God -- these packs produce "flubby" soft rock sounds at best. I'm...
Hagerman is a solid pedal-builder/engineer, and often producing unique voicings when compared to its rivals. Its METAL pedal is no exception, although not a ‘modern’ hi-gain type pedal in the modern sense – rather, METAL is described as a distortion/fuzz, and that aspect comes through loud and...
Like the title says I recently bought an FM3 for the portability and to use as an effects processor with my bass rig and I was shocked at the quality of the presets out of the box and after only a day tinkering was getting some monstrous guitar tones. Awhile back I had posted here...
long time no post. Sorry for that and that i just occasionaly chime in to promote the one or the other project i have. But this is my last recording.
At least my last recording with FW 17.00 ;)
But i think i ll post more songs soon as my current project Freakstone is about to change...
i already have Solar 6 poplar burl baritone and i love it, but i want 1 more baritone which would as cool as the solar and doesnt matter how much it would cost !
currently im looking at Balaguer - thinking of ordering a custom 27" baritone to use for Drop A, 6 string....
but i dont...
Got a new axe lately, a Lepsky Brown Bear. It's a masterbuild by Eugeny Lepsky, a Siberia-based luthier. Yes, right in the middle of nowhere:)
Here's a test tune. All guitar tracks are written with the Brown Bear, bass' a Warwick Streamer. FW 15.01. No synths whatsoever:cool:
I‘m searching for a crushing modern metal sound, kinda like the newer Chelsea Grin, Alpha Wolf, Periphery etc. I heard that CG were using a Friedman and a FAS Brootalz for their rhythm sound. I tried the 5150 Block and also a HBE and the sound is okay but I think it could do better...
If that’s the case then I think I have what you’ve been looking for.
I tried to achieve Cabal guitar tone and this is what it’s sounds like.
Here you can find a quick test of tone ( No eq, all guitars are raw):
The first one you hear is a 5150 Red channel and the second one is an Engl Savage...
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...
I've seen the buzz about the Precision Drive coming to the FM3, and I decided to unbox my own PD that I put away the day the FM3 arrived to see if it would be a fit for me. Long story short, I didn't love it and I wondered what your thoughts are. Anyone else trying the PD before going into the...
recently i tweaked some parameters with Friedman model and Mesa cab IR and i liked how it sounds with my Kiesel both rhythm and solo.
Here is a little demo jam with my buddy Aaron, drummer from Interloper.
In this video I am attempting to sound like mastodon with the FM3. Unfortunately, the unit doesn't have the exact amps they use (Marshall JMP and their orange and friedman signature amps) but I tried to get the tone using similar amps that exist in the unit. What do you think?
I'm try to get a nice fat modern high gain lead tone for heavy rock, soft metal :)
I'm interessted in your approaches to get this:
What I know:
high gain amp, reverb, delay 320ms, distortion stomp
But there are so many options and settings possible, so my question to guys is:
In this video I am demoing 5 different Orange Rockerverb scenes that are supposed to sound like Slipknot's Jim Root.
Even though the goal of the video was to sound like Slipknot, my personal taste certainly did affect their design.
Constructive feedback or even just your opinion is greatly...
Hey Hey People,
I have an old 50W 5153 IRL and interestingly this is the only amp on the Axe IIxl+ I cant figure out for the life of me.
All the tricks I use on my amp dont seem to translate to the Axe model, and attempting to create tones from scratch never leads to satisfying tones.
For this cover I am using the Orange Rockerverb and the Diezel Herbert. I think Mick Thomson uses Rivera right now, but he used Diezel Herbert in the past... I think. Jim Root is almost always playing with the RV.
My guitar is loaded with Seymour Duncan SH-11 on the bridge, the neck is stock...
Second video of my FM3 metal demo series. This time using Digitech the Drop as well, to achieve drop A tuning
Guitar: Charvel Joe Duplantier pro-mod w/ Seymour Duncan SH11 tuned to drop B
Fractal amps used:
0:00 FAS MODERN
1:09 5153 RED 100w
3:22 RECTO RED MODERN
4:54 FAS MODERN II...
Hey dudes! I've just uploaded a new cover on my YouTube!
Haven't been able to play guitar a lot during the past two months, so I've decided to dust off some chops and learn this sick Bleed From Within song, one of my favorite metal bands out there right now, totally recommended if you're into...
This is my first project using the FM3.
However, there's also two quiet guitars at 80% panning which are recorded using a real EVH5153 with Fredman Catharsis impulse response. I 've tracked them before I received the FM3 and I didn't want them to go to waste ;)
I 've used Superior Drummer...
Hey folks, just wanted to share a little Tony Iommi patch I recently put together. Keep in mind, while I've tried to learn all about Tony's gear circa Paranoid til about Sabotage, this is just meant to give you a taste, I cannot promise it to be an exact copy. This sounded good to my ears and...
Just wanted to share few quarantine jams with great Eloy Casagrande
Hope you are all fine and healthy!
Gtr sound: 808 + 6160 + OH revolution Mesa v30 ir's
Bass sound: Dark Glass sim mixed with Diezel Herbert + Mesa v30 line
Hey! I just put out a song for a new project. I believe I used the Friedman HBE V1 with the Misha Mix 08 USA Bulb cab from pack 13 for Rhythms and the Jazz 120 for cleans. Also Friedman for leads and the USA Lead + for the atmospheric stuff.
My band released a new single today. The guitars are all AX8 straight into an audio interface. I'm not a 100 % satisfied with the tone, but it's just user error. I recorded the tracks with a too dark tone, so the high-end is fizzier than I'd like, even though I tried to EQ the...
I have stripped down and removed all modifiers and global blocks from my "Militia Mk.IIC++" preset, since the last version was too CPU demanding. I have put all amps/cabs in one block instead of separating distorted and clean amps in two blocks, and removed the pitch blocks...
Ive just released a new single. All guitar tones are AxeFx2 xl.
Heavy prog Djent tones to layered spacey cleans.
Had a lot of fun writing and producing this track.
Let me know your thoughts.
I haven´t posted here in a while, and wanted to share my latest cover at Jotun Studio. It´s the main song from the film The NeverEnding Story, by Limahl. All guitars and bass were recorded using Axe FX II. I hope you enjoy it!
Hi all! Here's a quick solo I did over a cool backing track, for the Jamtrackcentral's, Jam of The Month Facebook thingy. So i hope you guys like it! Tone is coming from my custom made patches on my Axe-Fx 2 and more info about them is in the video description on Youtube. And also using my sweet...
Just finished this track!
All guitars are axe 3 presets I made today. This one came out cool.
I feel like the outro fade out section could really use some more skilled shredding than I can do!
If anybody is interested hmu!
In this video I'm going over some of my favorite amps in the Axefx III for rock and metal!
What are your favorite amps for the high gain stuff? Looking forward to try out some new models! :)
I'm totally new to this forum but I thought this would be a great place to ask. I have been searching all over the internet, posting questions to multiple different forums and sites. I want to know should I get an Axe FX? And what model should I get?
I have been playing for about 11 years now...
I had so much fun playing these riffs. Hopefully it'll be a full song later. This was a test run with my new Strandberg Metal 7 guitar and boy did it deliver! :D Awesome guitar!
I have Fishman pickups in two guitars now and they are becoming my favorite thing now.
Riffs are dualtracked, no...
Hey guys, here's a preset I made using my Musicman Majesty JP7, give it a try and let me know what you think.
Description: Dual 5153 100W red and FAS 6160
Adjust Parametric EQ's frequency controls to remove mud or unwanted high frequencies.
Rhythm and Solo Scenes Included (Scene 1+2)
here is some new track off of my upcoming EP that is almost finished :)
For the guitars I used my Jackson HT7 into a Hyperluminal Compressor followed by the Precision Drive right into the AxeFxII.
Same goes bass but as a preamp I used the Darkglass Alpha Omega and later sent DI and...
So, I'm running the fx8 directly into a quilter tone block 201 at it's cleanest possible state, and intend to rely upon the fx8 drive blocks entirely for my tone. I've since decided that trying to run an HM-2 alongside it just isn't going to give me the result I want, and even so I could...
Somehow everything I write these days has these two flavors. I'm sure there's a genre for this stuff, but I can't keep track of the subgenera of metal.
Anyway, each December I find the time to record and post a few things on YouTube. Only audio (and some artsy still images) this year. All...
Had some fun writing a quick solo over the Valley of Fire backing track Jason Becker recently released.
Using the Friedman 2018, just running drive at 7 and all other settings default. Definitely a different flavor from the older V1/V2 versions I usually use, inherently more open and...
I have built two killer Steinberger GL style bodies made from Mahogany. The necks are both Moses Graphite with no face dots. look sweet. I got the first one together, put a set of Seymour Duncan Holcombs from MJ. they were from the first hand wound run of 200 sets. Now I am trying to figure...
Hey guys, I recorded a song I wrote recently and thought I'd share it here. I used the 6160 block model for the rhythm guitars, USA lead for the lead, and the Bulb lead patch for the ambient guitars. For the bass I used the Nolly smack preset. Let me know what you think!
Made some tweaks to my heavy rhythm tone lately, having fun with some JR riffs.
(Just a quick out-of-the-mix dry example of the same tone as my last post.)
T808MOD - Gate - Friedman HBE V1 - Gate - ML Zilla Flattest D
Hey everyone! Lurked around for a long time but haven’t ever really posted any proper music of mine, so why not I guess.
SLO 100 for leads, Friedman HBE V1 for rhythm, Hiwatt Jumped for cleans. ML Zilla Flattest D for all three.
Tweaked version of the ML USA Bass Rock preset for bass.
This was the first ever Opeth song I managed to get into, and it's still one of my favourites. I pretty much wanted to record this just so I could try my own take on the middle, clean section, which is fantastic. The outro also proved tons of fun to get right, it's disgustingly heavy...
Hey all, back at it again with some more modern metal music!
In terms of production, this song is similar to the last song except for a couple of things: This one has EQ and Compression on most of the tracks (Drums, Guitars, Bass, Vox, etc.) I've slowly learned how to apply this to make a mix a...
Hi, From now my maint post about Free SinMix Pack. Like or comment if You want to stay updated.
Update [06.07.2018] - SinMix Fas800
09 Bundle Presets inside.
Hey all. I’m relatively new to the forum, but I am an avid, long-time axe fx user.
I’ve finally built up both the skill and courage to record some new music, and i wanted everyone to check it out. If you’re into djent and the new metal scene, this will be right ip your alley.
Shout out to one...
I released an entirely self-produced instrumental album in March and I`m sure some people in here might have some fun listening to it. It got loads of melodies with shreddy moments, all wrapped up in a futuristic and post-apocalyptic sounding environment..... Pretty happy how it...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ihymsiud223klj/AX8 HG Monsters.zip?dl=0
Hi guys! It's been a while, since I've had time to play my guitar. But now I did and I got my hands dirty with dialing some Monster tones. I've always loved the Bogner Uberschall and Diezel high gain tones, but never...
Here is another update on my EP/tone quest :D
For this track I used my Jackson HT7 and the 5150 blue 50W model boosted by the horizon devices precision drive. I used the PD as well for the bass channel of my bass preset. Cab wise I used the Zila IRs from ML Studio for guitars as well...
Looking for some of your solid advice on a mix. Just a brief 40 second clip; trying to keep things short and sweet. Any and all advice/comments/tips are welcome. My goal is improvement, so please be as critical as you feel is needed! (tone, mix as a whole, individual instruments...
I´ve seen a lot of presents sold on line, but I didn´t think they sound better than the ones from factory.
I love hard rock and heavy metal bands.
I love the guitar sounds in Anthrax, Dream Theater, Extreme, Metallica, Van Halen, Def Leppard (live).
I specially like 5153 and Savageness.
I´ve been using the original Fractal AX8 presets to record some songs.
- preset 3-7 (5153 Red) for my heavier sounds. I search for a sound close to Anthrax, Testament, Sepultura, Kreator;
- preset 3-8 (Savageness) for hard rock. I search for a sound close to Van Halen, Satriani, early...
I just uploaded a new pop metal cover and wanted to share it with you. It´s Backstreet Boys' I Want It That Way.
I used a 5150 sim for guitars and SVT for bass. Also, Roland Jazz-120 for some cleans.
I hope you like it!
Recorded in my home studio using my AX8 and my Jackson KV2s and KV4 with a variety of EMG pickups. I'm using the Das Metall and 5153 50W Blue models, with the Cali cab. I preferred the guitar sounds before mastering, to be honest, they definitely lost something in that process, but oh well.
Hi, friends! Some Axe FX II action here!
I´d like to share my latest audio and video production at Jotun Studio: Mauser´s Colgar Al Ladrón (Hang The Thief). They are a local thrash metal band from Seville, Spain, and I took care of the audio recording, mixing, editing an mastering and also of...
Hi y'all :) ,
I have been trying to get rid/reduce the harmonics/pick attack when I am doing the legato run on the following clip: https://soundcloud.com/user-468226403 . I am using Friedman HBE . Patch included
Any tips to improve the current preset? I have attached the clip and the preset I...
Finally you can get your hands on my Axe FX II collection of presets!
They are exclusively tone matched based on a range of various artists I've produced throughout the years, like: Bring me the Horizon, In Flames, At the Gates, Architects, Hammerfall, just to name a few.
All patches are...
This is an old song I've been wanting to release for ages but never got the mix quite right.
Now I'm sufficiently happy with it and just glad that it's out there.
For the rhythm guitars I used 5150 on one side and a Diezel on the other. Both through some cabs from the ML Djent pack.
My humble tribute to the great Adrian Smith on Iron Maiden
Stranger In A Strange Land from Somewhere In Time.
I hope you enjoy! :) #uptheirons
Here I used my Stranger In A Strange Land Patch
I recorded Rhythm guitar on a single Stereo Track. So NO Double tracking. Same identical thing as for...
Yea, it's metal again :)
Recently I finished mixing this track.
For re-amp I used Angle Severe 1 model + Ownhammer HHC II 412 EDVH with V30 cab which is EVH 5150 III 4x12 cabinet
DI files were good but had some low-end mud issue so I used two filters at the beginning of the chain:
This is the exact rhythm/lead preset I currently use with my band, Alive In The Night, both live and in the studio. I have owned my AX8 for about a year and have tweaked this preset multitudinously since joining the Fractal community. Originally molded to fit the sound of my Reverend Sensei Ra...
Hey whats up!
I haven't posted in a while here, but I have been needing some help, and this forum has always been great to me!
So I have owned an AXE FX II for a while (Loved it so much), but was forced to sell it. I currently own a Line 6 Helix, but have been itching to get me an AX8.