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  1. A

    Free Bird Organ

    Everyone, My band, as so many cover bands do, plays a cover of free bird. Unfortunately, we do not have a keyboard player, so the intro is never as recognizable as we would like. Given the amazing capability of fractal products, I was wondering if anyone had some ideas as to how to approach the...
  2. J

    All my sounds got muddy

    Hello everyone, I've bought an axe fx 2 XL+ few months ago and made the lastest update. All my presets sounded just fine (the stocks and the ones i downloaded) until something strange happened. For basically no reason (as far as I know), all my presets started to sound muddy. They now clearly...
  3. N

    Purchased Patches

    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...
  4. Andrea Maccianti

    Michael Sweet - Who Am I Joel Hoekstra Guitar Solo Cover

    It is not my habit to make videos while I play over the original songs, if possible I use the Backing Tracks but I have not found anything about this, not even the tabs. In fact, I recorded everything via my smartphone and the quality is not the best but this way you can hear the direct sound...
  5. Andrea Maccianti

    Pink Floyd - High Hopes Solo (JAM)

    Hey friends! 😊 High Hopes Solo Section by Pink Floyd. Beautiful song contained in the album The Division Bell released in 1994. Album to which I am particularly attached. The original High Hopes solo written and performed by the great David Gilmour was done with the Steel Guitar and of course...
  6. A

    My first patch

    This is my first patch available on AxeChange : AA - MM - Base you could find on Axe Change ... preset=8483 Any comments are welcome. Good rock to you!!!
  7. Andrea Maccianti

    AFIII Presets Friedman 2020 Preset

    Hey friends! Here my Friedman 2020 preset for Fractal Audio AxeFx2 and AxeFx3. Has 8 Scenes. NO Post Processing, NO Post Production, NO Comps, NO EQs, NO Fx. Only the Preset. Hope you like it! And Happy Holidays to everyone! 😊🎸
  8. Andrea Maccianti

    Van Halen Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do) Guitar Solo Cover

    Hey friends! 😊 Van Halen Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do) Guitar Solo Cover. This is one of my favorite songs from the Balance album (1995) The solo of this song is really great not to mention the sound! Eddie was truly unique. I will never stop thanking you for everything you have given in the...
  9. Andrea Maccianti

    Marshall JTM45 Preset

    Hey friends! New video with my Marshall JTM 45 preset. 7 Scenes. Here I used the Scene 5. Hope you enjoy! ✌️😊
  10. Andrea Maccianti

    Dumble ODS-100 Preset

    Hey guys! Here my ODS-100 Preset for AxeFx2, AxeFx3 and AX8. 5 Scenes, here I used Scene 5! Hope you like it! 😊🎸
  11. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 6 Scenes. Hope you enjoy and Happy Easter to all of you friends!
  12. A

    Plini patch Axe-Fx III

    Hi everyone, I just did this patch trying to reproducing Plini's tone https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=7785 Cheers from Italy
  13. Andrea Maccianti

    Mr. Crowley Guitar Solo (2017)

    One of my favorite solos of the great Randy Rhoads. This video I found on a Hard Disk dates back to 2017. Here I used my Zakk Wylde preset. Hope you enjoy!
  14. Andrea Maccianti

    Dokken - Heaven Sent Guitar Solo (My Version)

  15. Andrea Maccianti

    Friedman BE C45 Preset

  16. Andrea Maccianti

    Marshall Silver Jubilee

  17. Andrea Maccianti

    Gary Moore - “The Loner”

    Hey guys! I wanted to make a very humble tribute to the great Maestro Gary Moore with his beautiful The Loner. Obviously it's my interpretation and it's not note for note, I'm too lazy for these things 😊 Here just my attempt 😅 I hope you like it! Here I used my Marshall JMP 2203 Preset (8...
  18. Andrea Maccianti

    MESA/BOOGIE Lone Star Preset

    4 Scenes.
  19. Andrea Maccianti

    Marshall JTM 45

  20. Andrea Maccianti

    Friedman BE-100 Deluxe

    New Video with A.M. Friedman BE-100 DELUXE for FractalAudio axefx2 axefx3 and AX8. 6 Scenes. Hope you enjoy! :)
  21. J

    Every patch is just DI

    Hey guys. I have been using the Ultra for years now. All patch changes are done via midi. I just toured February-May 1st with no issues. The very last show of the tour which was So What?! In Texas, my guitar seemed to have gone out. Upon further inspection I notice that no matter what patch I’m...
  22. Andrea Maccianti

    Bogner Ecstasy (Lead Tone)

    Hey guys, here few notes with my Bogner Ecstasy preset, for AxeFx2, AxeFx3 and AX8. Here I using the scene 5. He has in total 6 Scenes. Hope you enjoy! :)
  23. Andrea Maccianti

    Steve Lukather Modern Preset

    Steve Lukather Modern Preset. Here is the new Steve Lukather presets for Fractal Audio AxeFx2 AxeFx3 and AX8. I was inspired by his new gear that he has been using for several years now based on the Bogner Ecstasy. Has 6 Scenes. NO Post Processing, NO Post Production. Just the Preset.
  24. Conley Shepherd

    MFC III programmed for AXE FX II - patch change takes a long time

    I have finally gotten the MFC to do what I want - but now it takes a long time to load a patch after pressing the patch change. here is the setup: 1. IA 1-5 are set for scene select and work as expected immediately when pressed in all instances 2. UP/DOWN switch patches in increment of one -...
  25. Andrea Maccianti

    Suhr PT100 Preset

  26. Andrea Maccianti

    Acoustic Simulation Preset

    Here, my first acoustic simulation preset.
  27. Andrea Maccianti

    Andy James "BUTTERFLY" Guitar Solo

  28. Andrea Maccianti

    PARK 75 In The Mix NO Post-Production

  29. Andrea Maccianti

    Sick Finger Friedman Brown Eye

    My finger is always aching but I can not sit still.
  30. Andrea Maccianti

    PARK 75 Preset

    E dopo quasi 5 settimane di fermo (causa tendinite) si riprende piano piano, anche se il dito indice della mano sinistra non è al 100% Ma lo scopo di questi video è quello di presentare il preset. Quindi niente acrobazie :) PARK 75 4 Scenes.
  31. Andrea Maccianti

    Steve Lukather 90's Tone Test

  32. Andrea Maccianti

    AxeFx2 Linkin Park

  33. Andrea Maccianti

    Fractal Audio Test - Live Audio Camera

  34. R

    Help for all!

    Hi axe users.My ultra just arrived yesterday and I was checking all the features. It's very hard for a first look to understand. Can you help me with some questions? 1. How can I reset all the presets to the original factory? 2. How can I start to do my own patch? Is it better to create it with...
  35. C

    Breaking Benjamin’s patches?

    I know these guys started using Fractal a few years ago now. At first I wasn’t that impressed with how it was sounding for them but I just watched a video of a guy that got a VIP experience with them and you can hear the tones being used in their soundcheck and a short clip of the actual live...
  36. J

    Question for Friedman HBE users!Tosin-Abasi esque tone [patch included]

    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...
  37. ProgressiveRocco

    Van Halen

    What's up dudes! :cool: I've decided to create some mix-ready patches using JUST factory cabs and sell them for a very reasonable price! Here's my 4th patch, my take on Eddie’s tone on the first Van Halen record. Last week was the 40th anniversary of its release, such a game changer… still one...
  38. ProgressiveRocco


    What's up dudes! :) I've decided to create some mix-ready patches using JUST factory cabs and sell them for a very reasonable price! Here's my 3rd patch, based on the Friedman BE100. Going for those saturated 80s/90s tones :cool: Check it out! If you're interested in buying the "80s Modded...
  39. ProgressiveRocco


    What's up dudes! I've decided to create some mix-ready patches using JUST factory cabs and sell them for a very reasonable price! This is my take on the quintessential Marshall “Plexi on 10” sound. The core of the patch is a ToneMatch I’ve made of a great sounding Suhr SL68, John Suhr’s take on...
  40. Andrea Maccianti

    SOLDANO SLO 100 Patch (FW Q 9.03)

    New video, new patch :) Soldano SLO 100 Patch for Fractal Audio AxeFx2 and Fractal AX8. Has 6 Scenes. (FW Q 9.03) Scene 1 - Clean Scene 2 - Crunch Scene 3 - Lead 1 Scene 4 - Dirty Crunch Scene 5 - Lead 2 Scene 6 - Lead 2 + Wha I hope you enjoy! :)
  41. Stormbringer

    Periphery Tones

    Greetings everyone and Happy Holidays! Today I released a bunch of Periphery Tones on my website and I'm also running a Holiday offer for these! https://www.sbsoundlab.com/shop?product_cat=axe-fx&source_id=103&source_tax=product_cat&filter_artist=periphery Here are some samples for my...
  42. Andrea Maccianti

    Blackstar Patch (FW Q 9.03) Into the mix

  43. ProgressiveRocco


    What's up guys!:) I've decided to create some mix-ready patches using JUST factory cabs and sell them for a very reasonable price! This patch was inspired by the tones of the L.A. session guys (hence the name L.A. Studio Clean), like Michael Thompson, Steve Lukather and Michael Landau, just to...
  44. Andrea Maccianti

    (FW Q 9.01) Spawn Quick Rod

    Hey guys, here my first patch with the new Firmware. Splawn Quick Rod. The new Firmware Quantum 9.01 it's simply amazing.
  45. Andrea Maccianti

    WIZARD Patch

    Has 4 Scenes. Scene 1 - Crunch Scene 2 - Crunch + Drive Scene 3 - Lead 1 Scene 4 - Lead 2
  46. Andrea Maccianti

    PLEXI 100W JUMP Rock/Improv

    Rock/Improv with PLEXI 100W Jump.
  47. Andrea Maccianti


    Orange AD30HTC + Orange Dark Terror.
  48. thatrandomguy1

    Boys are Back In Town harmonies?

    I've been messing with the pitch shift function and i've come somewhat close to hitting the correct harmonies for the main lead part and the solo, but I don't quite have it accurate. Anyone have any suggestions for programming this patch to sound like the studio version?
  49. Andrea Maccianti


    For lovers of legendary Def Leppard, the patch for Ax-Fx2 and AX8 already converted and ready to use. Has 4 Scenes + Two of my own Custom Cabs.
  50. theo

    Wish Preset Cycle via external pedal input

    When on stage with my Axe Fx 2 I would use a boss fs5u (momentary N/O switch) plugged into the pedal input to swap between my lead and rhythm presets on stage, I loved it because it's so small, I can have it right up against a foldback wedge with no problem and there's no power or midi...
  51. Andrea Maccianti

    A.M. "CARUSO" Patch Neal Schon

    I did this video not for the purpose of emulating or making the Neal cover but with the purpose of making you feel the Patch. Sorry for the imperfections but I made everything improvised from beginning to end of song (which I never played) Anyway, I hope you enjoy! :) THE PATCH IT'S AVAILABLE...
  52. Andrea Maccianti


    My humble tribute to Journey and the great Neal Schon. I hope you enjoy guys! :D
  53. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 5 Scenes. Factory Cabs here. Quantum 8.01 Hope you enjoy! :)
  54. ProgressiveRocco

    First notes on the AX8 [+ patch download]

    What's up dudes! :cool: I usually tend to stick to 3 main sounds on my AxeFx2: 1) an ultra-clean tone with no breakup at all 2) a crunch tone for classic rock/bluesy type stuff 3) a full on, balls to the wall, Marshall-flavored hi-gain tone I literally dialed these sounds in on my new AX8 in...
  55. Marco Fanton

    AX8 Patch sample

    Hi guys, I like to share with you a tipical AX8 rig I use for live performances. Questions and suggestions are welcome :)
  56. Cody Keener

    Intervals ephemeral clean riff tone

    I absolutely dig the clean tone Aaron marshall uses towards the end of the song Ephemeral starting at 3 minutes and 32 seconds in. I own an AXE FX 2 XL+, I'm rather new at making my own patches. How would I go about getting a clean lead tone, such as the one I explained above.
  57. ProgressiveRocco

    My new BASS PATCH (factory cabs) - RHCP Otherside

    just testing my new bass patch, pretty straightforward but sounds great in the mix imo! try it out \m/
  58. thatrandomguy1

    Rate my first lead preset?

    Just got my Axe FX II in the mail yesterday and loving it. I think i'm on the right track to creating decent presets, but I was wondering if I could get some feedback from more experienced users? My band plays hard rock and I was going for a "soaring" lead tone. Any and all feedback is welcome...
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    Hold the line - Toto - Harmonizer Settings

    Hi guys, I'm trying to build a proper Sound for my take on Hold the Line by Toto. I just lack the knowledge of music theory on how to setup the harmonizer properly. (Last part of the Solo) Could you guys help me out and perhaps teach me the theory of muisic on how to figure out the right...
  60. houstonwehaveuhoh

    Any XL+ users willing to help me with patches?

    Hey guys, I have 7 .syx files from an XL+ that I need to recreate onto my Mk. II. I'm really hoping someone will be willing to load the files into their AxeEdit, and send screenshots of the signal chain, parameters of each effect etc. I don't have anyone locally that can help me out, and...
  61. JustinBourdeau

    I need a cab IR from Firmware 18 ASAP!

    Hey guys, this is a really crappy situation for me. I've been in the process of recording an album for the past year. Atmospheric Black Metal. I recorded all guitars on FW18.03 if I recall correctly. Once I had finished tracking all the songs and everything sounded great, I upgraded to Quantum...
  62. robertolopes

    Double guitar harmonizer

    Hi. I was playing around Europe's Final countdown song, but I couldn't find any way to make the double guitar solo part sounding good. Any tips on how to use the harmonizer or any other pitch for 3rds or 5ths? I would appreciate if anybody could share a patch or a tutorial, so I can learn...
  63. bfinn19

    Cello sound: automate volume swells

    OK all you Axe-Fx gurus: I am trying to create a patch to have a bass guitar imitate a cello, or a bowed double bass. In general, I'm trying to automate volume swells, with control over the volume curve. I've tried doing this manually with an expression pedal controlling the volume, tweaking...
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