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  1. P

    Scott LePage tone

    Hey guys, I really enjoy Scott's tone, specially in Neurotica (Polyphia), does anyone knows which amps/cabs/effects he uses or something that I can do to become as much as similar to? I know that in live shows he uses a Dark Terror but he basically uses as a Power Amp. Sorry if my english is not...
  2. vandijkbv

    The thing that should not be Seattle 89 tone

    Hi there! Since this day im the proud owner of an Axe FX II, already love it! I was wondering if somebody has nailed the intro tone from 'The thing that should not be' form the Seattle 89 concert and is willing to share that with me. And if someone thinks he can replicate that tone, im willing...
  3. S

    most of the preset sound like i had guitar tone down to 0-4 value

    Hi all fractal people. I'm messing with this problem. I had a semi hollow ibanez as 153 ays (but also with my prevous guitar fender deluxe telecaster). Most of the preset sound like i hade guitar tone down to 0-4 (compared to other people sound on youtube also). Let say if i had bridge pickup...
  4. Jj1986jj

    Some Clean and Dirty Tones using Amps & Pedals

    Amps AC30/Fender in Stereo 5153 Blue/AC20 in stereo Pedals Klon (based on settings shared here) FET boost Amps &Pedals(Fractal FM9)
  5. ruso

    No Tone Match? No Problem!

    I wanted to give back to this awesome community by sharing a little tutorial I put together on how to EQ Match using your FM3, a DAW, and an isolated guitar track. This can be performed in any DAW, using one of the many EQ plug-ins available, but for this particular example, I will be using the...
  6. F

    Doubts before acquiring an fm9. Help

    Hello! I come in search of guidance, please. I am about to acquire an Fm9, I find the subject of modeling and working in my presets fun, but it scares me that the sounds I get are not dynamic, there is no clear separation of the notes, that there is no clear picking and that sounds dark or...
  7. supersonic182

    Help me Replicate this Tone?

    There's a tone in the song Restless Souls by Angels and Airwaves at about 1:27 that I really like. It's the only guitar part at that point in the song. It's a simple little D-C-D-C-D-E-C chord riff. I've heard a similar tone in a few Blink songs too (Even if she Falls). I'm quite certain it's an...
  8. N

    Axe Fx 3 Volume / Tone

    I run my Axe Fx 3 through my Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro's primarily. I also have HS8's when possible. Guitar is Schecter Hellraiser. Facing a few issues: Volume is low on both studio headphones and speakers Metal presets sound good on studio monitors but are unusable with studio headphones...
  9. D

    Help needed with 80s/90s Blackmore-style sound (Bounty)

    Hi forum...I'm struggling a bit with this one. I'm trying to get in the ballpark of Blackmore's tone on the Slaves and Masters album and/or tour, for a particular project of mine. I should probably post what I have so far so I will edit this post when I get to my desktop. I feel like I'm just...
  10. J

    Cab-Lab help

    What’s up Fractal! I’ve been thinking of getting Cab Lab 3 as an IR loader for my vst plugins. I don’t own an Axe Fx so I’m stuck with what I have (Neural DSP vst). Does getting Cab Lab and some Fractal cabpacks improve my tone if I already have all Ownhammer and ML soundlab packs?
  11. Andrea Maccianti

    Fractal Audio AxeFx 80's L.A. Preset

    Hey friends! This preset is inspired by what was the sound of the guitars of many important productions of those years. The Los Angeles Sound that I adore immediately makes me think of greats of that period such as Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Dann Huff, Michael Thompson, Tim Pierce and many...
  12. Entasis

    Regularize all the modifiers in Drive block

    Is there a reason that the Bass, Mid, Treble and Mid Frequency knobs are sometimes assignable to a modifier and other times not (bolded below)? Would it be possible to make them all assignable? BB Pre Gain Bass Treble Bender Fuzz Drive Tone Tone Bit Crusher Drive Tone...
  13. ZebulaJams

    How do I create a distortion tone?

    I don't know how to create a distortion guitar on my Axe FX III. Every time I make a new setting, it just sounds like a clean or moderately overdriven guitar. I watched a video from Leon Todd about the 2290 Delay Pedal and copied each block he had in the video and set mine up exactly the same...
  14. M

    Help with Kee Marcello OOTW tone

    Hi everyone. I am trying to dial in the holy grail tone for leads, the Kee Marcello tone from the Europe album Out of This World. I know this is a tone sought by many. I follow Kee on instagram and he posted several things that are helpful with the search. 1) He used a guitar with SD '59 in...
  15. Guitar Of Justice

    Modern Rock/Metal Lead/Solo Preset/Settings Recommandations and Advice

    Hi there 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: What...
  16. ApocalypticKatana

    Recreating Guitar FX

    How would I recreate this guitar tone shift from his original tone? From 6:13 onwards ?
  17. D

    Using the axe fx 3 just for effects.

    Quick question the manual is slightly confusing for me on how to do this but I have a boss Katana mk2 amp snd it’s running through output 1 into the power amp part of the amp and i was wondering how i can just use the amp as my main amp and just use my axe fx for just an effects unit? I know vsi...
  18. beto_v

    Confusing distortion tone, can you decipher this distortion?

    Hey guys, been trying to recreate the tone o the guitar on this track, the guitar stars around 1:06, I hear the attack of the guitar but I also hear the distortion high gain but yet on the point of breaking and some flanger or filter maybe with an LFO around the track, I'd love to hear your...
  19. Andrea Maccianti

    Bogner Atma Preset (ARES)

    Hey friends! Here my Bogner Atma preset for axefx2 axefx3 and AX8. Has 6 Scenes + one of my own custom IR. Hope you enjoy! 😊🎸
  20. D

    Could someone help me dial in this tone?

    Unfortunately I can’t post links here but the song is: Azedia - Something I’m looking to try and dial in the guitar part at the very start of the song. If someone fancies taking on the challenge or could give me a hand or at least a starting off point I would be forever in their debt :) -Danny
  21. Andrea Maccianti

    MESA/BOOGIE Lone Star Preset

    4 Scenes.
  22. Andrea Maccianti

    Two notes in the new studio

    After almost 2 months off, these are the first notes I managed to make today 🙏 More than anything else it was an outlet, sorry ... Here I used my Doug Aldrich preset for Fractal Audio AxeFx2.
  23. Jonathan Chiu

    Owane - Rock Is Too Heavy Lead tone Preset

    Hi, Jonathan here. Taiwanese. I edited it just about 15 mins when my friend asked me. His guitar is Charvel Guthrie Govan Birdeyes Signature That's just a little bit strange if not using Fender~ Please try it and recommand ~ hope u guys will love it ~ Share~ (maybe its suck to u) Axe-Change...
  24. Andrea Maccianti

    Reb Beach

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

    ToneQuest Series + Free Presets

    Hey Guys, just starting out on the forum here and have had the Axe FX II for a while! I've started a series on my YouTube channel, called 'ToneQuest', where I am creating presets (using stock amps and cabs) for popular tracks and well chased guitar tones and sharing it with you all on the Axe...
  26. Andrea Maccianti

    Testing a new Lead Guitar Tone

  27. Rob Suelfllohn

    ZZ Top Guitar Cover - Fractal/Les Paul Pearly Gates

    Pretty great tone if you have good speakers or headphones. Pearly Gates pickups on this Les Paul, into Fractal.
  28. D

    Tone Match amp difficulty

    Hey all, I'm new to the Fractal world and just got a 3. I'm trying to tone match a bunch of my heads and running into serious difficulty. No matter what I do, the tone match sounds like absolute garbage. I've been trying to do this by DI'ing the head, both with and without a cab simulator...
  29. D

    Clean Tones losing Warmth

    Hi everyone, how are you guys doing? So I bought an axe fx II an year ago, and I absolutely love it for all the options it gives me and overall sound quality. However most gigs I have are Jazz ones, and although I love to throw five hundred reverbs, choruses and delays I feel like I can't get my...
  30. Andrea Maccianti

    Andy James "BUTTERFLY" Guitar Solo

  31. Andrea Maccianti

    "Friedman Brown Eye" Live Audio Camera

    The audio was taken from my smartphone. That's it :)
  32. guitarfreak365

    Tone Stack Location and its effect on Tone (Pre,Post,Mid,End)

    I started messing around with the tone stack location on the Atomica High. I switched it to MID and I really liked how it seemed to cut through the mix more. Does anyone know in short what each location (pre, post, mid, and end) will do to your tone? Also does anyone use them? Some times I can...
  33. Teej

    STP's Plush

    Did a quick cover of Plush by STP using a preset I built from scratch a couple years ago. Really dig their new singer and their new record! Used Brit Pre and Class-A 15W to try and mimic Dean's typical Marshall-esque preamp and Vox AC rig. There is a detune on the Class-A. Feat. my cat Maynard.
  34. Moshermax9

    Bass Tone

    So I just started playing bass for a new band and im trying to get a nice deep bass tone similar in the vein of trapped under ice. Any suggestions??
  35. N

    RnB tone

    Anyone got any tips on how to make a sweet RnB tone? I’m up for any suggestions, conventional or not!!! Thanks!!
  36. Milco

    Acoustic Tone Match on 8 String

    Been a little while since I posted here, but I tone matched an acoustic guitar and ran it through my custom 8 string. Let me know what you think!
  37. ibonsnake

    Axe Fx II XL+ USB

    Hi guys! I have one question,the problem is that any distortion preset sounds really bad in my DAW Cubase LE9 recordings (Axe->USB->PC). I tried with diferent presets but the final result sounds like shit. The clean presets sounds amazing but the high gain presets not. I cant get that "CD...
  38. 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...
  39. S

    Help * Trying to match Joe Don Rooneys rhythm tone

    I'm a complete newbie to this whole matching thing, but I recently listened to Life is a Highway - Rascll Flatts and I found myself astounded by the rhythm tone. What I do know is that Joe Don Rooney MIGHT be using a Bogner XTC something... But I am completely worthless at matching tones and...
  40. Arkks

    Prog Metal heavy tone test (Friedman HBE V2) 9.02

    Hi guys just a quick little test of the my latest heavy tone using the Friedman HBE v2. Let me know what you think. Arkks
  41. Ax8alex

    Lincoln Brewster Original Patches

    Might be kicking a dead horse but does any one have lincoln brewsters Original patches for his old axe fx. Been trying to track them down
  42. 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??
  43. Milco

    Acoustic tone match with synth block!

    Hey everyone, here's another acoustic tone match but with some shredding! Also added the synth block just to add some thickness which worked really nice in this mix. Let me know what you think!
  44. S

    Using an analog head for purely power, using the axe fx for amp and cab sim

    Hey all. New owner of an Axe Fx ii xl+ but I have yet to purchase a power amp. So for now, I'm using the FX loop on my Randall V2H head. Im currently using the clean channel and using the axe as a glorified pedal board. I have yet to mess around with my own presets in Axe edit, but before I...
  45. Armageddon

    Running Wild guitar tone

    Hi to you all guitar tone maniacs! I'm posting here to maybe have your help and advices. I'm willing to reproduce with my Axe FX 2 a Running Wild guitar tone, and especially the one that can be heard in the song "Rolling Wheels" from the album "Blazon Stone". Here is an example found on...
  46. Alejandro Carrera

    RPC active tone control DEMO (EMG pickups)

    Hi, For those who have EMG pickups and want to check out the RPC active tone control , I just uploaded a video, I didn't find any audio or video demos that's why I decided to make this video , hope you find it useful
  47. V

    Need help recreating this tone

    Hi, I'm looking to achieve a lead tone similar to the one Owane uses. Here is a clip, the tone I'm talking about starts at about 0:29 into the video. It's got that single coil sort of twang but also that singing bridge pickup sort of thing going on. Right now I'm using the Suhr Badger 18...
  48. Milco

    Thump of Doom

    Hey guys, here's a tough thumping riff I made for my E.P. Split coil really helps with the Fryette D60 as well as some multiband compression! Let me know what you think! How have you made a similar tone?
  49. Sunny12

    New Album - Crazy Solo Playthrough \m/

    Hey guys, Been a while but here's a (pretty hectic!) solo from my band Prospekt's new album released next week - completely recorded with the almighty Axe FX and mastered by Jens Bogren! :) Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching! Cheers!! Lee
  50. N

    Cant get my "Clean" tones Clean

    I'm trying to get a really pristine Clean tone but no matter what I do I get distortion when playing to hard. Clip light never turns Red, and the input light never trickles the red. I'm using a custom guitar with Emg 57/66-7H. I usually play very lightly, however when I want to build a...
  51. E

    Tones coming out muddy

    Hey guys, Total newbie to the world of FX modelling, so please excuse me if I come across as a total burk! I picked up my unit about 3 weeks ago and I'm trying to model some modern metal tones (think northlane, monuments, etc.) However, no matter how hard I try to EQ, the tones just seem to...
  52. Milco

    Glassy Clean by Milco

    Hey guys, made this clean tone with the tone match. It's such a useful tool! Let me know what you think.
  53. Milco

    Acoustic tone match in mix!

    Hey guys, been getting some nice feedback about my tone match on my previous post, so I decided to put it into a mix! Let me know what you think
  54. Manny Fufish

    Wish Plug-in Architecture for Pedal Interface in Axe Edit

    Hi Folks, I have been working a lot on a new analog rig consisting of a Mesa Boogie Lonestar and a bunch of great new pedals mostly made by Strymon. I'm very happy with my results and it has made me think about how easy to configure these pedals are. You can almost do no wrong and they are...
  55. Milco

    Axe FX or Die!

    Hey guys, just finished writing and recording my EP. I made this video to show case all the great tones you can make with the Axe FX ll. Let me know what you think!
  56. Milco

    Acoustic/Electric (Tone Match)

    Hey guys, really proud of this one. No post processing and recorded in one take. I used a sample of a Taylor guitar with some parallel reverb and delay, and also a little pitch shift for a glassier tone! Let me know what you think.
  57. Spencer Kienzle

    Request: Looking for Plini Tone

    Hey everyone! I'm brand new to all of this. I just got a Fractal AX8 and I am loving it. I'm looking for a Plini style tone to use. Anyone have any presets made, or any recommendations? Thanks!
  58. 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!
  59. Milco

    Smooth solo tone!

    Hey guys made this solo tone using the solo clean with a bit of drive from the ts808. What other amps or methods have you used to get a similar tone? Let me know what you think!
  60. 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.
  61. Milco

    Parallel reverb and delay

    I know it may not be the most liked song in this forum, but I thought the song could use some 8 string guitar haha First time using reverb and delay parallel to the clean tone and I think I like it way more. Let me know what you think!
  62. Milco

    Tone match (Acoustic)

    Hey guys, tried something interesting and ran some acoustic tracks through the tone match and played it on my 8 string electric. I think I made a really unique tone. Let me know what you think!

    Cab Pack - ML USA Combos - Clean Preview of all combos

    This is a very raw and clean demonstration of what these combos sound like straight out of the box. It's 100% unprocessed with my Stratocaster (neck pickup on the left and bridge pickup on the right) and the IR's doing their thing with pretty much default amp settings on the Axe-Fx. Enjoy! ML...
  64. ProgressiveRocco

    XYZ - Face Down In the Gutter COVER VIDEO

    I've used the tone match block to get as close as possible to the guitar on the record. Still one of my all time favorite tones, Marc Diglio's playing was absolutely badass on this album

    Quantum 7.00: I found a PERFECT amp + cab pairing!

    Before listening to this clip you need to know that the amp sim is "Brit Silver" with default settings (everything at noon running Quantum 7) and the IR used for this is ML Brit PR75 SM57-R121 01 from Cab Pack 20. I chose my brightest guitar (Fender Stratocaster) and my darkest guitar (PRS CE24)...

    That sweet and juicy "Prince Tone"!

    I've been keeping it "real" with these past clips and recording the first thing that the sound inspires me to write. This time I wrote the happiest song I've done in years and I think it's because of the juicy and sweet attack of the "Prince Tone" sound. I'm revealing the next combo that will...
  67. L

    Why do downloaded user presets sound different on my set-up?

    Dear all, I think this question was one of the Top 5 questions discussed in this forum, but I never found a convincing explanation…maybe someone can help and explain how to tweak: Why do downloaded user presets sound different on my set-up? Assuming that that the user has the relevant Cab IRs...
  68. M

    Axe FX II & Delays

    Hi! Just got my AXE FX 2 XL+ this week and have been experimenting with different delays to get suitable sound for my lead tones. I am trying to achieve this big stereo ping pongy sound where I would have one 350ms delay with two repeats in front fattening my main sound and second 750ms delay...
  69. nick07evans

    Keith Urban Tone - "Good Thing" Cover

    Created a tone as close as I could to Keith Urban's "Good Thing" tone. Recorded straight through Axe FX II and into GarageBand. No post processing.
  70. B

    Axe-Fx w/ Cab lacking low end (HELP)

    Hi there! I know that this topic has probably been posted hundreds of times on this website but if anyone has any other links or posts that they've seen regarding this topic, that would be great Anyway, I just recently purchased an Orange 2x12 and I have been tinkering with the settings (on...
  71. J

    Circa Survive Tone

    Hey all, Just got my XL+ a few weeks ago. Really need help figuring out how to get a tone like the one from Circa Survive's Juturna (specifically The Great Golden Baby or Glorious Nosebleed). I know they used a JCM2000 DSL for a while and also Bad Cats. I've tried to tone match and haven't...
  72. Guillaume Lortie

    live rehearsal with AX8 07-24-2016

    Hi fractal bros! i'll be live with my band tomorrow at 2PM East Time on youtube with my AX8. we're a over band ( for fun ) that do small bars and festivals. you are all welcome and feel free to comment on my tone as i always want to sound better.
  73. houstonwehaveuhoh

    Help with a Wah tone?

    Hey guys, Not sure if this is the best place, but maybe you can help (or direct) me. I'm trying to recreate this Wah (or is it some other kind of filter?) tone using an EP1-R but I'm having trouble matching the sweep/frequency range. Fast forward to the 1:55 mark to get an idea of what I'm...
  74. bluesk165

    About drive block EQ

    I know this is stupid question but I hope to know it. Drive block has many virtual knob but I use them even don't know detail what is what. Tone : ? Hz control Bass : ? Hz control Treble : ? Hz control Low Cut : Cut below setting Hz? High Cut : Cut over setting Hz? Thanks
  75. Pirre81

    Memory remains...

    Just testing new features of Axe FX 2 XL. What do you think?
  76. S

    Tone Matching problem

    Hello my fractal audio fellas! I have had this problem a while now, or i don't really know is it a problem or just nature of tone matching. But whenever i am trying to tone match, let's just say Metallica's Orion guitar track for example, i can get pretty close result but i certainly hear that...
  77. Volvagia

    Is Axe Fx Viable?

    I have heard from people like Ola Englund that the Axe Fx isn't as good as real amps. But isn't tone really subjective? Personally I think that Periphery has some of the best sounding guitar tones that I've heard on an album. I haven't bad much experience with real tube amps but I really do like...
  78. Alberto Menezes

    Punchy Slap Guitar Tone Axe FX II

    Hey everyone! Check out one of the tracks from my EP, recorded with an Axe FX II. Tell me what you think of the rhythm tones! Thanks! Alberto Menezes
  79. Jeremy Johnson

    Super Beginner Axe-Fx n00b (NEED HELP)

    Hey guys! Completely new to this forum, and a VERY new owner of an Axe-Fx II Mk II. I honestly have zero knowledge of how to dial in a good tone or how to work this thing at all. Any and all help would be VERY much appreciated! Post comments, links to helpful videos if you have some(which seem...
  80. Arkks

    Ambient and Heavy tones (XL)

    All tones via Axe-Fx 2 xl Let me know what you think Cheers. Andy
  81. W

    Wow, an amazing new MIDI controller - Tone Shifter 3

    Hi, I just try to introduce something a MIDI controller very very interesting. Looks compact, easy-to-use and reliable. There is more about this device on facebook and kickstarter website. I'm just really existed by what the functions provided by this Tone Shifter 3. Basicly it is a MIDI...
  82. Crapshoes

    Bass tone for modern aggressive music

    So, as the primary songwriter for my band, I've realized lately that my lack of appreciation for a good bass tone has left our music lacking in the low frequency department. We've never had a bass player, so in the studio I always end up recording the bass parts. As a band, we're trying to...
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