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Moke's AX8 'Clean to Mean' Packs #1 and #2 (and #3) - Updated for Q10.01

Moke

Axe-Master
Vendor
I figured that I would start a separate thread for each of these 'Packs' to make it easier to have a better discussion?

My AX8 'Clean to Mean' Pack #1 and #2 are now updated for Q9.03/Q10.01


I used the same 'Speaker Comp' settings as the Axe-Fx II versions....

Set the new 'Speaker Comp' parameter so that there is about -3 dB of compression. Adjusted for any loss of high-end. Then re-dialed the levels of the presets and the four scenes for all 125 presets.

A little over 28 hours on each pack.....

Free for anyone that has already purchased the pack. Just use the same 'Archive/Update' link. The new zipped file has 'Q9.03' in the name.

Currently, the only AX8 "Factory" presets available that are tweaked for, and fully compatible with Q9.03....;)
 
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toneseeker1

Member
Hey Fractal Dudes, Is anyone having trouble connecting the link to the update page ?

I'm using Macbook Pro and Firefox. Never had trouble before .
 

milan67

Inspired
Hey Fractal Dudes, Is anyone having trouble connecting the link to the update page ?

I'm using Macbook Pro and Firefox. Never had trouble before .
I did not go with Safari and Macbook Pro, but with the same Macbook and the Firefox I had no problems
 

toneseeker1

Member
Switched from Firefox to Chrome and was able to make link work to update Clean to Mean pack #1.
Looking forward to trying the update.
 

Moke

Axe-Master
Vendor
Switched from Firefox to Chrome and was able to make link work to update Clean to Mean pack #1.
Looking forward to trying the update.
Good to know. I don't know what has changed? Glad you got the updated pack. Have fun!
 

Moke

Axe-Master
Vendor
Pack #2 is now updated for Q9.03 and added to the 'Archive/Update' page.

A version the Axe-Fx II 'No Quarter' preset from the Axe-Fx II Pack #2 has also been added.
 

Moke

Axe-Master
Vendor
My AX8 'Clean to Mean' Pack #1 is now updated for Q9.04.

New for Q9.04.... Reset the 'Preamp CF Hardness' to the new default of '7.50' in all Amp blocks, as well as some other new 'Speaker Page' defaults. Then checked and re-dialed the levels of the scenes.

Free for anyone that has already purchased the pack. Just use the same 'Archive/Update' link. The new zipped file has 'Q9.04' in the name.

Currently, the only AX8 "Factory" presets available that are fully compatible with Q9.04....;)
 

Moke

Axe-Master
Vendor
My AX8 'Clean to Mean' Pack #2 is now updated for Q9.04.

New for Q9.04.... Reset the 'Preamp CF Hardness' to the new default of '7.50' in all Amp blocks, as well as some other new 'Speaker Page' defaults. Then checked and re-dialed the levels of the scenes.

Free for anyone that has already purchased the pack. Just use the same 'Archive/Update' link. The new zipped file has 'Q9.04' in the name.

Currently, the only AX8 "Factory" presets available that are fully compatible with Q9.04....;)
 

Hhuent

Experienced
Great stuff! I asked myself why you are using the cab volume as one of the modifiers. Would input trim in the amp block do just the same thing or will the sound e different then? I thought this would be the the way to compensate the drive.
 

Moke

Axe-Master
Vendor
Great stuff! I asked myself why you are using the cab volume as one of the modifiers. Would input trim in the amp block do just the same thing or will the sound e different then? I thought this would be the the way to compensate the drive.
The modifier in the Cab block is for volume compensation. I chose to do it there for a couple of reasons.
  1. Large adjustments to the Scene volumes with the 'Output Mixer' scene sliders can cause noticeable volume jumps in the Delay and Reverb trails.
  2. The 'Scene Controller' controlling the ''Drive/Dirt' in each preset has 100 ms of dampening for a smooth transition. There is also the same 100 ms dampening in the Cab volume modifier to maintain a smooth transition.
 

Moke

Axe-Master
Vendor
My AX8 'Clean to Mean' Packs #1 and #2, and the 'Mild to Wild' Pack #3 have been updated to Q10.01.

As well as the Axe-Fx II and AX8 'Velvet Sun 2' free sample presets.

New for Q10.01... Now available in three different versions. For 'High Output Pickups' (the original version), 'Medium Output Pickups', and 'Low Output Pickups'.

Try a couple of presets from each version to see which one works best for your guitar(s). You can also mix and match them to work with multiple guitars. You could, for example, use all three versions of a particular preset and re-name them for your EMG/Schecter, your PAF/Les Paul, and your Single-Coil/Tele.

Of coarse you may still need to make some adjustments for your exact guitar/pickups (such as turning off the 'Bright' switch for Single-Coil guitars, adjusting 'Bass', Mid', 'Treble', 'Presence' etc...).

Free update for anyone that has already purchased.
 
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paisan

Member
This update is a pretty big deal for me. I have four guitars I play regularly, and now that I’ve matched them up with the proper high/medium/low presets, they sound significantly better. There were plenty of guitar/preset combos that just didn’t work without tweaking (that I’m not good at), but are now fantastic “out of the box”.
 

Moke

Axe-Master
Vendor
This update is a pretty big deal for me. I have four guitars I play regularly, and now that I’ve matched them up with the proper high/medium/low presets, they sound significantly better. There were plenty of guitar/preset combos that just didn’t work without tweaking (that I’m not good at), but are now fantastic “out of the box”.
Thank you @paisan ... I'm glad to hear that they're working for you. I may do something similar to this with my individual presets?
 

paisan

Member
Thank you @paisan ... I'm glad to hear that they're working for you. I may do something similar to this with my individual presets?
For me, it is easy enough to use the “right” guitar for artist-specific presets, but I’d be interested in a “medium output” version of the JCM 800, acoustic sim, b3 sim, and the combos like that for sure.
 

Nathan M.

Inspired
Moke, I just recently had an opportunity to check out your work with this Clean to Mean Q10 pack 1 and I have to say that you did an exceptional job. I really like the way that you set these up with the bottom 4 switches going from clean to various stages of gain all the while keeping the levels in check. The Fenders and Vox models sparkle and chime and you have good ear for that classic Marshall midrange.

I don't know if you are looking for other ideas for new packs, but I would suggest a pack using the same format and setup using the remaining amps that did not get included in the first pack. I believe that first pack that you covered were amp model specific presets and I believe the other two packs were the remaining presets from the Axe 2 but I don't know if those were amp model specific as I am not familiar with them. Just a thought, great work.
 
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