Cab Pack Wizard
So I got a request from @bvaughn0402 that I explain how you can mix IR's within the unit with the Axe-Fx III. As you may have guessed already by looking at the IR options "it almost seems like I knew that there would be 4 IR slots in the Cab Block" and that's correct. You will find samples from over a dozen cabs that ML Sound Lab has produced and there are four mic options to choose from so you can create essentially what I have going on in this video with each of these cabinets. The video goes into detail more on how to mix and what to do and essentially it's more of a personal preference type thing but my advice is not to go overboard with mixing too many IR's. Don't believe Yngwie... less can be more. I didn't dive in to the more advanced functions as I find they're not necessary if you have good IR's.
I've also received some questions about ML Sound Lab's plans and why I would include so many IR's "for free" within the unit. There are many reasons of which #1 is that now everyone can try out ML Sound Lab IR's and see that it's not just hype. Even the very first Cab Pack that I ever shot four years ago (USA Trad) that's within the unit is one of the best Mesa IR collections out there and also although you have IR's from four different Mesa Cab Packs in the Axe-Fx III by ML Sound Lab they are not the same product in a new box. They're all clearly a very different sound and definitely what I recommend everyone to use if you're not interested in fine tuning your sound with user cabs. A professional sound is guaranteed.
#2 is that if you haven't noticed yet, we still haven't changed our Cab Pack offers from last Black Friday. Honestly we want people to get more bang for buck of the highest quality product on the market and there's a reason why ML Sound Lab is exclusive to Fractal Audio. With the stock IR's and using them for some while you can find your favorite cabinets and that's when we recommend you take a look at the Cab Pack offers. Just like this video tutorial quickly shows you, EQing your guitar sound with different IR's will give you so much more natural versatility. Now imagine having all four speakers from that cabinet with different mic and mic position options. There's so much more you can do with each Cab Pack. Also if you're not looking to update to the Axe-Fx III, all these IR's can be found in these packs and as I showed in previous videos, if you're using the same IR's the sound between the Axe-Fx III vs Axe-Fx II is not that big at the moment.
#3 is the future. There is something huge in the works that will change the game and this is the reason there haven't been any packs as of late. I can't discuss it at this point since I don't think there's a single idea I've had that hasn't been blatantly copied by other IR producers. I try to avoid the drama these days as it's unnecessary waste of energy but I know I'll always have the upper hand because like the saying goes "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Stay tuned for what's to come as this is something no one else can offer.