1. anttofm

    Reita, Bassist of The GazettE, passes away at 42

    Not sure if anyone is a fan of Visual Kei or J-Rock in general, but I found out recently that Reita, the bassist of the band the GazettE passed away a few days ago. Rest in Peace.
  2. C

    FM3 Neck Deep Presets

    Anyone have any FM3 rhythm guitar presets that closely resemble the sound of Neck Deep on their latest album? Or any specific tips on how I can get close to it?
  3. D

    Unique drive -> amp pairings

    Sometimes I come across some really gorgeous pairings for amps and drive pedals that aren't the tried and true "Tube Screamer -> Twin Reverb", "Fulltone Full-Drive 2 -> Class-A" or "DS-1 -> Plexi". Here's a favourite of mine: Tube Drive 3-Knob -> Bludojai Clean Delightfully versatile, this...
  4. ConstantM

    AFIII My band's 1st album is live. All gtrs made with Axe Fx III

    My band's (Ocean's Edge) 1st album (The Voyager) is out. All guitars are recorded with Axe FX III with the D60 More and the Archean models and using @2112 Leon Todd's awsome IR. Check it out on Spotify and Bandcamp Also here's the band's LinkTree for socials! Youtube links: 1. Passage 2...
  5. ConstantM

    AFIII My bands (Ocean's Edge) 2nd single is out

    all guitars (except 2nd solo) are axe FX 3 -deliverance d60 more and archon- with Leon Todd's Lt TV mix 7 ir (special thx to the man @2112 you rule).
  6. ConstantM

    AFIII My bands single is live: Ocean's Edge - Supernatural

    My band's single is released (album due early 2023) all guitars are axe FX 3 -deliverance d60 more and archon- with Leon Todd's Lt TV mix 7 ir (special thx to the man @2112 you rule). Enjoy and merry Xmas + happy new year to everyone! 🎄🎁🎅...
  7. ApocalypticKatana

    Anime Japanese Rock Style Preset

    Here is the cab used...
  8. ConstantM

    AFIII King's X - Summerland cover

    love this song. the clean sound is blended with a tonematch i did of my acoustic guitar to simulate the acoustic overdubs in the original song. the driven scenes are a cameron and an atomica and the cleans are a band commander blended with a jazz chorus 120. the scenes were auto switched as it...
  9. O

    FM3 FM3 is AMAZING for blues-rock vintage tones

    Hi all! I had FM3 for a while last summer and I created some presets back then and also recorded some noodling around clips of them. I sold the FM3 because I didn't see myself gigging with it and am now waiting for an FM9. All I can say is that is sounded and felt amazing to play and I loved...
  10. K

    "All In One" Live Rock Preset

    Hi Everyone, There was a post someone made about looking for an All In One preset for live shows with scenes setup for Clean, Crunch, Lead and some others with FX and boosts. I responded how to build a preset like that, but had never actually made my own. So here it is. This was made with a...
  11. D

    Stoner Rock

    Has anyone got presets based around stoner rock? Like clutch, red fang, graveyard, all them witches styles.
  12. 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! 😊🎸
  13. Valdolopezz

    AFIII Friedman with Kiesel Vader 8 solo/rhythm

    Hey guys, 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. Cheerzzzz
  14. A

    FM3 FM3 Mastodon tones

    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?
  15. Andrea Maccianti

    Mr. Big - Paul Gilbert Just Take My Heart Guitar Solo

    Hey friends! 😊 Just Take My Heart Guitar Solo Section by the great Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big. The song is contained in the album Lean Into It (1991) I did the Backing Track and the guitars were all recorded with the Fractal Audio AxeFx2. For the clean sounds I used my ADA MP-1 preset for the...
  16. Andrea Maccianti

    Doug Aldrich - Killing The Dragon Guitar Solo Cover

    Here I used my Marshall JCM 800 Mod. Hope you enjoy friends! 🤘🎸
  17. A

    Fractal FM3 metal demo | pt2 | ft. DIGITECH THE DROP

    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...
  18. Andrea Maccianti

    Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Solo Cover

    Hey guys! 😊 Here my first tribute to the great Brian May and Queen. Here I used my preset BOHEMIAN SOLO for Fractal Audio AxeFx2, AxeFx3 and AX8. Hope you enjoy! 😊
  19. Andrea Maccianti

    ANDRE 80's Preset

    Hey friends! Here my ANDRE 80's Preset for Fractal Audio AxeFx2, AxeFx3 and AX8. 5 Scenes. Hope you enjoy!
  20. 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! ✌️😊
  21. C

    FM3 1st Song in 14yrs ... FM3 Princeton/Plexi

    Hey guys...been a LOONG time, but recently got the bug to start writing again. Below is the link to Soundcloud. I'm using the FM3 Princeton for rhythm elec..and a plexi when the lead comes in. Mix isn't the best...but it gets the point across. Let me know your thoughts.
  22. 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! 😊🎸
  23. T

    Alternative/rock/metal/post-rock song I produced/mixed/mastered

    This is "Envy", the first singe from Sidus' upcoming e.p. "Seasons Reversed" I produced, mixed and mastered a while back. Let me know what you think of it!!
  24. Andrea Maccianti

    Fractal Italian Jam

  25. ZenRigs Man

    AFIII Presets ZenRigs Ultimate Preset Pack (including morphing presets) available NOW!

    Hey there my friends! I hope you’re keeping well. I’ve been busy beavering away over the past few months undertaking a massive reworking of the original Morphing and non-Morphing presets I created for the Axe-FX 3. This has been a massive undertaking! I’ve taken things a big step further from...
  26. 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!
  27. Stel Andre

    Rock Blues Jam - Stel Andre

    Hey all, here's a cool rock blues jam I did few minutes ago, using my new Kiesel Delos strat, plugged straight into my Axe-Fx 2. I am using one of my custom made patches for this one. I hope you guys like it!
  28. Andrea Maccianti

    Reb Beach

    Some Reb Beach stuff. All guitars was recorded with AxeFx2 Backing Track created by me. Hope you enjoy!
  29. Rob Suelfllohn

    Help dialing in Classic PAF / Les Paul tone

    Hi everyone, I have a great Les Paul with great PAF clones. I need help dialing in that classic PAF nasally/honky tone. I have tried the Jumped Plexi and Friedman's in Fractal. But tone is needing something more as Fractal has so many other options that Marshalls did not have. Below is an...
  30. ProgressiveRocco

    AFIII TOP 5 ROCK/METAL AMPS (free patches)

    Hey guys! 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! :) PATCH DOWNLOAD
  31. Mark Pritchard

    Compilation of video's I made using my AX8

    Happy New Year everyone, here is a compilation of videos I made this year using my AX8, all the presets were made by myself apart from the Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams ones which I purchased from @Moke.
  32. Andrea Maccianti

    John Sykes Crying In The Rain Guitar Solo Lesson

    Hey guys, here's my guitar tutorial about Crying In The Rain solo by the mighty John Sykes, in this video I used the AxeFx2 with my John Sykes preset, obviously bypassing all the fx, to get a clear and dry sound in the tutorial. Hope than helps!
  33. Recon24

    Valley of Fire - Solo - Friedman 2018 + ML Legends

    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...
  34. camilovelandiamusic

    Pop/Rock Gig Preset

    Hey guys! I'm mainly on the Axe FX III side of this forum, but here's my AX8 preset :)
  35. Recon24

    ML Legends Djent Mix - Mixtest - Reamped/Remixed Old Tune

    Hey everyone! Having a ton of fun with the new ML Legends IRs; I think they may have managed to dethrone the ML Zilla pack for me as my absolute favorite cab pack. So I went back and reamped/remixed an old track to hear things in a mix context. Definitely a significantly different vibe than...
  36. Volvagia

    Need help getting a good bass tone

    I need help getting a good bass tone for modern metal like periphery. Can anyone suggest some good presets, IRs, settings to help me out? Much appreciated :)
  37. 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.
  38. progmachine

    Alt Hard Rock? (New Demo)

    Just made a quick mix of this more straight ahead song (not instrumental for once!) Used a FAS Modern patch with pretty low input drive. I'd share it if I didn't erase it by accident. :)
  39. ProgressiveRocco

    AFIII Classic Marshall tone (+ patch)

    What's up guys! Here's my take on a classic Marshall tone using the 1959SLP Treble, I'm going for the raw, percussive bright tone of a 100w dimed plexi:cool: Works great for jamming classic rock riffs as well as some more modern stuff like the Foo Fighters! I'm using a blend of 3 factory cabs...
  40. Recon24

    Vellum Windows - Instrumental Prog-ish Rock

    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. GGD...
  41. Andrea Maccianti

    "Friedman Brown Eye" Live Audio Camera

    The audio was taken from my smartphone. That's it :)
  42. Andrea Maccianti

    Alice In Chains - We Die Young

  43. C

    [Indie Rock] [Q10.01] "That's Not Love" / "Tiger Teeth" (cover)

    Hello! My band just released our new single "That's Not Love" with the b-side "Tiger Teeth" (Walk The Moon cover) All guitars / bass were tracked (except "Chances (Acoustic)") with the AxeFX II XL, firmware Q10.01. Some post processing done, particularly for the bass. Guitars are mostly the...
  44. Andrea Maccianti

    Alice In Chains - Man In The Box

  45. Andrea Maccianti

    Alice In Chains (Guitar Cover)

  46. Andrea Maccianti

    Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"

  47. eduardosimoesneto

    Best Metal/Hard Rock sounds.

    I´ve been using the original Fractal AX8 presets to record some songs. I use: - 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...
  48. shaunb

    Soundcheck - Recto1 Red + ML Sound Lab "THE BEST IR IN THE WORLD"

    Here's a quick sound test using the free IR just released by Mikko of ML Sound Lab which is called "THE BEST IR IN THE WORLD" and it's a pretty damn good capture. You can download it here and try it out for free.
  49. Andrea Maccianti

    Judas Priest "Breaking The Law" Cover

  50. A

    Loving the JCM800 model

    Set up right, it sounds almost just like my Dirty Shirley Mini! I also used the ML Zilla Cab pack for some killer Greenback tones. Hope y'all dig it! (apologies for my meh mixing skills, working on it all the time!)
  51. DTS

    DTS Recto Patch

    Sounds like this Double Tracked Single tracked with enhance block Download here I've been playing with 5150 sims lately and now moved to rock with some Recto sounds. So this preset came together after some noodling and tweaking...
  52. Milco

    Chicken Pickin Tone

    Hey guys, working with some new sounds, trying to blend synth and guitar. Made this super attacky clean tone to compliment the bells. What do you think??
  53. Jbmetal

    Steffen Schackinger Cover

    I used the Komet 60 model and a tiny bit of drive from the Bender Fuzz. After 4 years, the Axe is still the best purchase I've ever made.
  54. Andrea Maccianti

    Kee Marcello How To Play "Superstitious" (Guitar Solo)

    Hope that helps! :) For those who want to learn Kee Marcello Guitar Solo by Europe :) Here I used my Superstitious Patch.
  55. Andrea Maccianti


    Orange AD30HTC + Orange Dark Terror.
  56. Andrea Maccianti


    These days I have received some email where they wondered how your JVM PATCH plays in the mix? This is the video. NO Post-Processing. Just the Patch over the Backing Track. That's it :) I hope you enjoy! :)
  57. Andrea Maccianti

    SLASH "DON'T CRY" Guitar Solo

    My attempt :) Anyway, I hope you enjoy! :)
  58. Andrea Maccianti

    Marshall JVM Patch

    I hope you enjoy! :)
  59. Andrea Maccianti

    AxeFx2/AX8 "JTM 45 on AC/DC Style Backing Track"

  60. SlugAlex

    Noob to High Gain Tones, Need Help!

    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. Non...
  61. Andrea Maccianti

    Marshall JTM 45 Patch

    Has 8 Scenes + one of my own Custom Cabs. THE PATCH IT'S AVAILABLE. Is also available for Ax8 already converted and ready to use. I hope you enjoy! :)
  62. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 8 Scenes + one of my own Custom Cabs. THE PATCH IT'S AVAILABLE. Is also available for Ax8 already converted and ready to use. (FW 8.02)
  63. shaunb

    New guitar - Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet with Fryette, Friedman, Vox, ML USA Djent & Zilla cabs

    Hi everyone. It's been a while, I hope you're all well. I decided to treat myself to a Gretsch as I've always loved their guitars. I went for their more affordable Electromatic range and I'm really impressed with it. I actually got it as a little nod to Chris Cornell, he was rocking mostly...
  64. CodePoet

    Double Take live video clips - AX8 direct #tonegeek

    This is a live clip from the room of a few seconds of some tunes from a recent show of my band Double Take - (follow for more). This is using the AX8 direct to the board - a raw room recording, warts and all. Some AX8/tone geekery: 0:06: I started the show with the...
  65. C

    Original Indie Rock (similar to Arctic Monkeys) - AxeFX II and FAS reverb

    My indie band ROOM FOR ZERO just put out the single from our upcoming EP (due Sept. 1st) along with a b-side that's not on the EP. If you're in the Cincinnati area, I'd love to see you at the 20th Century Theater at 7pm on Sept. 1st for the release party. All the guitars and bass on this...
  66. Andrea Maccianti

    "A.M. Marshall Bluesbreaker"

    Has 8 Scenes. Hope you enjoy! :)
  67. Andrea Maccianti

    Friedman BE-100

    Available also for AX8. Check it out and Keep Rocking' !!!! :D
  68. Andrea Maccianti

    AxeFx2 JVM + Gibson Les Paul "Rock Fun Improv"

  69. Andrea Maccianti

    Dr Z Patch (8 Scenes)

  70. Andrea Maccianti

    PHIL X Patch Inspiration

    Has 6 Scenes. Factory Cabs here. I hope you enjoy! :)
  71. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 8 Scenes + one of my own Custom Cab included. THE PATCH IT'S AVAILABLE. Is also available for Ax8 already converted and ready to use. :)
  72. Andrea Maccianti

    Doug Aldrich Patch Inspiration

    Has 5 Scenes + one of my own Custom Cab included. Also available for AX8.
  73. 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.
  74. Andrea Maccianti


    For all John Sykes fans, has 5 Scenes and two of my own custom Cabs included. Available also for AX8 and ready to use. Quantum 8.02 #axefx2#ax8#patch#firmware8.02
  75. Andrea Maccianti


    Available also for AX8 already converted and ready to use :) I hope you enjoy! :)
  76. A

    FW 7.01 AX8 - "Almost Certain Peril"

    All bass and guitars with the AX8 -
  77. Andrea Maccianti


    Here, my humble tribute to John Norum :) I hope you enjoy! :)
  78. Andrea Maccianti


    Just my attempt! :) Forgive me but I've never played this until now, I tried it this morning and I did the video. Anyway, I hope you enjoy! :)
  79. Andrea Maccianti


    Here my attempt :) Patch available also for AX8. Custom IR'S included.
  80. DTS

    Oh man... Brit 800 #34 (had to stop playing and swap my pants)

    Yep! Took a little while until i took this Amp model a spin. I usually play with 5150, Mesa Engl... etc. Modern high gain amps. But today i wanted to rock on with some Marshall sounds and remembered this Amp sim. So i just opened an empty preset and added amp (Brit 800 #34) and cab (ML TV) ...
  81. Milco

    Taylor Acoustic Tone Match

    Hey guys, made this tone after messing around with some Taylor guitar recordings I did at Guitar Center. I blended it with the USA Clean Amp and some parallel reverb and delay. Let me know what you think!
  82. Andrea Maccianti


    Has 4 Scenes. CUSTOM IR included. I hope you enjoy! :)
  83. Andrea Maccianti


    Il mio modesto omaggio a uno dei miei preferiti. Mr. Reb Beach Tutte le chitarre è stato registrato con Fractal Axe-Fx2. Spero ti diverta!
  84. Andrea Maccianti

    Friedman Dirty Shirley "Quantum 8.00 Beta"

    Testing a new firmware release Quantum 8.00 Beta Let me know :)
  85. Andrea Maccianti

    Fractal AXE-FX2 "A.M. SUHR BADGER 18W" (Quantum 7.02)

    Patch based on Suhr Badger head 18 watts. Has 3 Scenes and User Cab included. I hope you enjoy! :)
  86. DTS

    Ambient Rock Song: FW7.02b goodness inside

    New song from my band. Hope you guys like it. Gear: AX8 RAN Crusher FT7 Ibanez K5 Steven Slate Plugins
  87. Milco

    Acoustic Tone Match

    Hey guys, wrote this piece after making a new tone with the tone match block. I ran an acoustic sample from Opeth and this is what happened. Let me know what you think!
  88. Andrea Maccianti

    "ANDRE PATCH" Friedman SS100 (Quantum 7.02)

    I decided to call it that because it is one of my personal and favorite patches, one of those I use most often because it is very complete and versatile. From Clean to Blues, from Hard Rock to Shred until you get to Heavy Metal. Has 6 Scenes (Last Scene with Wha) Factory Cabs here. P.S. Sorry...
  89. Andrea Maccianti

    Marshall JCM 800/MOD (FW Q 7.02) Rock/Improv

    Great fun improvising over this Randy Rhoads Style Backing Track! Patch used A.M. Marshall JCM 800/MOD. Has 8 Scenes. I hope you enjoy! :)
  90. Andrea Maccianti


  91. Guitarjon

    That baritone roar and juicy leads!

    Hi guys, I recently finished this video featuring the Axe FX XL+ and the OwnHammer 412 Recto IR's. I really dig how this baritone guitar sounds with the Axe FX. That big mid range roar is present in the rhythm parts and the lead solo part with the neck pick up has that warm juicy round solo...
  92. Andrea Maccianti


  93. Andrea Maccianti

    AC/DC Improv Style Backing Track - Andrea Maccianti

    Patch used A.M. Marshall PLEXI 100 watts Jump. Ha 8 Scenes. Cab Pack 3 needed. Cab not included. I hope you enjoy! :)
  94. Andrea Maccianti


  95. Andrea Maccianti


    I also created this patch based on Splawn Nitro head 100 watts. Has 6 Scenes. The Patch is exactly as you hear it. No Comp, No EQs in post-production. All in direct. Cab Pack 3 needed. Cab not included. THE PATCH IT'S AFFORDABLE. Please contact me at: or on my Facebook...
  96. Andrea Maccianti


  97. Andrea Maccianti


  98. Andrea Maccianti


    A classical improvisation over this ZZ Top Style Backing Track. Great fun! Here I used my A.M. Marshall JTM 45. This patch has 4 Scenes.Cab Pack 3 needed. Cab not included. ENJOY IT! :)
  99. Andrea Maccianti


    I love this Band and I love this song! John Sykes on this record really did an excellent job. This Backing Track were no guitars, they are being recorded all by myself.
  100. shaunb

    Into The Unseen - electro heavy rock with a bit of industrial maybe?

    This song was inspired by an AxeFX preset shared online by someone that I thought was pretty cool. It wasn't until after I had finished it and showed a few people that I was told the effect is a replication of an effect used on a Muse song. It's a bit of a shame, I've never heard the song before...
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