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AFIII Presets AustinBuddy 1000+ LIVEGOLD TonePack for Axe-Fx III: Cygnus fw16.04+ Update Now Available!

Third-party preset or preset pack for the Axe-Fx III

fafakiwi

Experienced
Today I didn't have much work, so I woke up early with the intention of auditioning the revised Cygnus presets. I started with the Marshall Amps, but I could not go further than 10 presets. An old riff came to my mind, and I was stuck with that preset. I've spent all the day learning, playing and recording that tune with that preset. Is there life beyond the first 10 presets? :D

Here it is. I have used only the preset named "OrangeOD1 JVM410H AX3-c" Scenes 2, 3 and 4


The only changes I've made was at Scene 4 for the lead guitar: replace Delay with a DM-Two, add Chorus, and tweak the EQ with the Tape35us CAB Preamp
Great scorpions cover Manuel !!!! ;)
nice … really nice
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
Just a short Cygnus update Progress report on LiveGold Bank 3 modern/metal amps....

The ENGLs, Diezels, Carvins, Cornford, Uberschall and EVH amps are done (but not available yet), with the all FAS amps done shortly/this weekend. By the way, the new Carvin models Cliff did/updated are really killer.

So the good news is what's mainly left is all the Mesa Boogies...which is also the bad news :D because there are a lot of them in the bank (212 sounds) and some like the Mark IV and IICs can be harder to dial in/take longer to re-do and re-level properly...

But I do think everything is on track to have everything done and available by the July 4th weekend, with LiveGold Cygnus-updated (all three banks)... but I also haver to check all the various FC layouts and fully update the manual which can add time. So stay tuned and I'll both post here and send out an email to customers when everything is ready.
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
Finished the FAS amp model presets in Bank 3 today and must say - I am loving them more than ever!

I may start going to those amps first when creating tones for my band.

Cliff really knows his stuff (duh, “we know dis”) - these FAS amp models capture the best attributes of other amps. Super easy to dial in.

So this week and maybe into next weekend will be plowing through the Mesa Boogies to get Bank 3 done. Cheers!
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
Hey everyone:

Closing in on finalizing LiveGold Cygnus updated Bank 3!

Here's a taste of LiveGold for Cygnus Bank 3 - a sample/example preset, one of the Dual Recto1 "Extras" presets. The Rectos are sounding killer in Cygnus. Scenes include:

1. MunkyLove (Korn)
2. Limping Biscuits
3. ToolingIt (Tool)
4. Seattle Dark

I'll put this preset for Axe-Fx III on Axe-Change too.

Preset wise, all I have left are 24 presets (four key scenes each, or 96 tones to check/tweak/level) Mesa Boogie IICs and Mark IV left to do. Always a bit of pain on these Boogies, because have to reset all the amp GEQ values after amp reset, so I always do these amps last! :p

Have to update manual as well, AND check the FCs, AND port over the FM3 versions and edit a few things on the FM3 versions before release. But the end is in sight...

So - probably will be released later this July 4th weekend, and I don't see why you shouldn't be playing bank 3 presets by Monday holiday, if not before, we'll have to see...

Thanks for your patience! Enjoy the sample.

PS - of course, Fractal could release a new firmware version on "Firmware Friday," and if they do, hopefully it won't affect these presest/amps, just fix any bugs! :D
 

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wtfoley3

Member
Hey everyone:

Closing in on finalizing LiveGold Cygnus updated Bank 3!

Here's a taste of LiveGold for Cygnus Bank 3 - a sample/example preset, one of the Dual Recto1 "Extras" presets. The Rectos are sounding killer in Cygnus. Scenes include:

1. MunkyLove (Korn)
2. Limping Biscuits
3. ToolingIt (Tool)
4. Seattle Dark

I'll put this preset for Axe-Fx III on Axe-Change too.

Preset wise, all I have left are 24 presets (four key scenes each, or 96 tones to check/tweak/level) Mesa Boogie IICs and Mark IV left to do. Always a bit of pain on these Boogies, because have to reset all the amp GEQ values after amp reset, so I always do these amps last! :p

Have to update manual as well, AND check the FCs, AND port over the FM3 versions and edit a few things on the FM3 versions before release. But the end is in sight...

So - probably will be released later this July 4th weekend, and I don't see why you shouldn't be playing bank 3 presets by Monday holiday, if not before, we'll have to see...

Thanks for your patience! Enjoy the sample.

PS - of course, Fractal could release a new firmware version on "Firmware Friday," and if they do, hopefully it won't affect these presest/amps, just fix any bugs! :D
Carry on, my Wayward Son. There'll be peace when you are done. :)
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
Carry on, my Wayward Son. There'll be peace when you are done.
Naked amps?
Later this summer. Am “eating the elephant” of updating 2,600+ tones in four TonePacks one bite at a time. Naked Amps was just update in January to fw15.

BTW, fw15 still sounds killer and I still use it for gigs. After playing every amp model and A/Bing to compare firmwares, I find for some amps, ARES 15 has less compressed mids than Cygnus, which is probably why there are still a small group players who prefer fw15 to Cygnus.
Other amps sound and feel better under Cygnus. Some sound pretty much identical under either the same (after you re-Level them to compensate).
So everyone gets to choose which flavor of firmware they like best, since the TonePacks come in both versions.
 
Hey Austin, didn’t get a chance to check, but are those 4 Recto presets available on the FM3 as well? Still loving your Atomica preset that you had on the first Cygnus release btw as well?
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
Hey Austin, didn’t get a chance to check, but are those 4 Recto presets available on the FM3 as well? Still loving your Atomica preset that you had on the first Cygnus release btw as well?
I haven’t ported it to FM3 yet for Axe-Change but will this weekend. You can always use the Preset Manager in FM3 and import the Axe-Fx III version yourself though, it just drops Outs 3 and 4 else is the same preset.
 
WOW!!!!!! I just played for a very short time with the Munky love and it sounds so much better than what it did in your original pack. I honestly think I may never change the preset again. Excellent Job Buddy
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
WOW!!!!!! I just played for a very short time with the Munky love and it sounds so much better than what it did in your original pack. I honestly think I may never change the preset again. Excellent Job Buddy
That’s Cygnus effect. Honestly I did minimal tweaking on the Rectos, mainly those just needed re-leveling. Glad you dig it! I had some fun playing those again last night myself.
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
IT'S DONE. I've uploaded the Cygnus update of the 1000+ LiveGold TonePack for the Axe- Fx III and FM3 to your accounts for all three banks, re-leveled.

New download zip file is labeled LATEST JULY 2021.

Login to your accounts at www.austinbuddy.com at your convenience to get the July 2021 Cygnus 16.04 updated 1000+ LiveGold TonePack download zip file for existing customers.

Because there is an issue with using my amp page layout in firmware FM3 4.00 layouts (will be fixed in future firmware), no FM3 or OMG9 layout is included at this time. FC12 for Axe- FX III is included though and should work fine.

Updated the preset list for all three Banks. Updated the Cygnus Release notes. Updated the User Manual.

For non-customers, the 1000+ LiveGold TonePack will be on Holiday sale for about two weeks, starting from today until July 17th, for $79.

Because there may be a lot of web traffic, and it may be slow loading - so be patient. If you can't remember your password and try multiple times unsuccessfully to log in, the web's auto-security will think you are a BOT and temporarily lock you out for four hours. After four hours, it will reset anew, and usually most people who couldn't log in the first time can successfully reset passwords and/or get in/access then.

Enjoy!
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
EDIT: Actually, let me check this before you guys adjust anything.

Hey everyone:

Just saw that Fractal/Cliff JUST released firmware 16.05, and the release notes say 16.05 fixes the FAS Brootalz and ENGL (Angle Severe) and I think Powerball models. No other amps changes - so all else is good!

I had reported some issues in beta forum on 16.04 with those amp models as a possible bug but hadn't heard back- so I had added some extra bass to the Cygnus 16.04 version amp model seemed to have lost.

So those Bank 3 presets will like be very bassy on 16.05.

I will update the presets and re-load the bank 3 files for Axe- Fx III in next 24-48 hours.

There is no FM3 update for this amp model fix yet, but will do that when one becomes available. Just so you know!

If you want to do a quick fix in the mean time, lower the Depth by subtracting 3 from the current scene value, and lower the Bass by subtracting 2.0....that should get you close to what the ARES version was.
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
If had two people contact me to say they tried to load bank 3 but it was empty. One then said they tried again and it loaded okay on another try.

So - you should be on 16.04. Don't have the editor open when you run FractalBot. Hit the "Preset refresh button" (upper right circular arrows in preset window, by the "pin") in the editor after you start it.

I have to fix the FAS Brootalz and ENGL presets for Cygnus firmware 16.05 (newest, just released today) and will resave and re-load up Bank 3 in next few days, but you'll need to use the new 16.05 firmware for that one, not 16.04, to use those in corrected form.
 
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Dave Merrill

Fractal Fanatic
Do you have any suggestions if I want to use these presets, but also others built for my own standard FC12 layout?

I guess I'd want to either have all your presets switch to your layout and mine switch to mine, kinda ugh, or have a specific switch in both layouts to switch to the other one. I'm not a big fan of the rock-stomp move if I can help it.

Thoughts?
 
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