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Bay Area Metal Giants Vol.1 & 2 out now! (METALLICA presets) XL+ & AX8

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx II Preset Exchange' started by Guitarjon, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. #1 Guitarjon, Feb 19, 2018
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    Guitarjon

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    SUMMER DISCOUNT:

    Until the end of September you get a 10 euro discount if you buy both Vol.1 and Vol.2 at once.
    So that's only 60 euros for 275 presets!
    Get yours now!


    Hey everyone!

    The new 'Bay Area Metal Giants Vol.1: Classic Tones' preset pack for the Axe FX XL+ is OUT NOW!

    AX8 compatible presets and IR's also OUT NOW!!!

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    This pack features 133 tonematch presets based on tones from the 5 first albums by 'Tallica!
    These presets were made with great love and precision and I'm very happy with the results.
    I did my best to capture as many tones as possible and great care was taken to make these presets as accurate as possible!
    There are a lot of great rhythm tones to be found here but I also managed to capture some lead parts by both guitarists and some clean parts.

    About the gear used to capture these tones:

    I used my ESP LTD Iron Cross with the EMG Hetset for all James's parts and my PRS Torero with EMG's (and a floyd rose) for all of Kirk's parts.
    If you use a different guitar with different pickups you might have to adjust the amount of gain, preferably by adjusting the input trim.

    About the Axe FX II, XL and AX8 files:

    These tones have only been tested on an Axe FX XL+.
    You should be able to convert these presets to Axe FX II and XL format using Fractool, which can be found here: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fractool-the-ultimate-fractal-device-multitool.112538/
    For help converting these presets I recommend looking up tutorials on Fractool etc.

    When you buy the AX8 version from me, you'll get a dedicated .RAR file that also includes IR's (in the .Syx format, so not in .WAV!) for all the tones as substitutes for the tonematch blocks (which aren't available in the AX8).
    To make the presets work for the AX8, you'll need to load a Cab block right after the amp block and load up the IR with the same name as the preset.
    I also advise to raise the cab block volume up to 10db's to get a similar level as was intended in the Axe FX.
    When I tested the IR's they sounded exactly the same as the Tonematch block, just less loud.

    About the preset names:

    Most of the names are quite obvious, but some require a little explanation:
    L1 stands for 'Left rhythm guitar part 1' and R1 for 'Right rhythm guitar part 1'.
    I did this to explain from which side of the stereo spectrum the rhythm guitar came from.
    In some cases there were differences in sound between the two channels.
    In most cases only one option was available to match and/or they often had the exact same sound.

    Here is an example of one of the album folders, so you can get an idea of what types of sounds you'll get:
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    If there is enough interest, I'll consider doing the rest of the albums.

    How to acquire the presets:

    The price is 35 euros which can be transferred to my PayPal: jonsymonsutrecht@hotmail.com or paypal.me/guitarjon
    Please provide me with an email address along with the payment and I'll send the presets as soon as I am able.
    Also don't forget to let me know if you want the Axe FX XL+ version or the AX8 version with the IR's.

    For more info feel free to drop a question here or as a PM.
    I'd LOVE to see/hear some clips with these presets!

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    Bay Area Metal Giants Vol.2 is OUT NOW!

    This pack included 142! new presets from the 6 most recent Metallica albums.

    Vol.2 features a folder with bonus live tones from a couple different sources.
    I think they turned out just perfect!

    To purchase this pack transfer 35 euros to this PayPal account: jonsymonsutrecht@hotmail.com or via paypal.me/guitarjon

    Vol.1 and Vol.2 combined now have a whopping 274 presets to offer, made with great care!

    I hope you guys enjoy these!

    Cheers!
     
  2. K2347

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    Post samples please or your pimping means nothing.
     
  3. #3 Guitarjon, Feb 20, 2018
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    You can check out the clips from my previous packs.
    However, I'd say that the new ones sound more accurate and there are more tonal options...

    Check it out:




     
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    What firmware are the presets?
     
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    The latest firmware that is available now, so 9.04!
     
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    Where are your previous tone packs?
    Are these set up in scenes?
     
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    There are no other tonepacks as I've removed my old ones.
    There are no scenes, so each preset has it's own sound.
     
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    Cool just bought them
     
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    Enjoy! :)
     
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    These sound very cool thanks

    Isn't it possible to have them on the AX8?
     
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    I'm looking into it...
    I don't own an AX8 myself but maybe I could export the tonematches to IR's so that you guys can open the files via Fractool and then just use the IR's intead of the tonematch block.
    This should work in theory but I can't try it myself.
    About to start exporting the IR's...
     
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    Good news guys!!

    Ax8 compatible presets and IR's coming TODAY!!
    Stay tuned...
     
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    Hi Jon. Is there a Vol. 2 coming sometime ? I'd be more interested in a live sound tonematch. Is that something you might do ?
    Thanks for your work.
     
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    It all depends on the amount of interest in the first pack, so we'll have to wait and see...
     
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    AX8 compatible presets OUT NOW!
     
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    Payment sent:)
     
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    Thanks so much for the support!
    Enjoy!
     
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    Payment sent! I've been looking forward to this! :cool:
     
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    Cheers man!
    Enjoy!
     
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    I am trying to decide on purchasing either the axe fx 2 xl+ or the ax8. Do presents like these work and sound the same on both units or is it better to just get the axe fx to be sure of compatibility?
     
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