I used to share my presets for free, but now I'm doing it commercially, so I removed all the download links for older firmwares. Check my quantum 2.0 thread for the details. However, if you want the presets for an older firmware you're still using, send me a message on

Saturday, 19 January 2013

IRs shootout on Soundcloud

This is just a quick update to my Axe Fx II presets & IRs - Firmware 9.02 post, as I just added two IR shoutout demos on Soundcloud.

This one will help users who would want to "recreate" my user IR # 08, which I can't share, and for which I unfortunately didn't write the recipe. I use it for blues-rock/fusion sounds :

The second one is the same preset played through many "metal" IRs, some stock, some custom. I shared most of the free ones :

EDIT 21/01/2013 : Also see this older video for more IRs tests and a demo of Axe-O-Matic :

Friday, 18 January 2013

Axe Fx II presets & IRs - Firmware 9.02

New firmware, new video...

I now use a MFC-101 midi foot controller, with three expressions pedals. One controls the "In Gain", the two others are external 1 and external 2. I shot that video just after starting updating my presets :

Here's how my presets are organized :

Bank A

001-073 : Live use. Basic sounds in bank  (presets 1-10), then song specific presets. Most uses scenes for variations.

074-103 : "blank" presets with a basic template in case I want to start a preset from scratch. I also upload other users' presets I want to test here.

104-128 : Other presets for live use, or just having fun at home. Preset 108 is a guitar matching block :

Bank B

129-136 : Recreations of some presets I used on the Standard. May sound slightly different now, they were created on firmware 7

137-199 : Hi gain amps, for lead and rhythm, ordered by amp model. Presets are either stock (with V9 in the name, except when there's also "TDR"), by other users (and usually tweaked to my liking), or by myself from scratch.

208-217 : Vox amps

221-256 : Boutique amps, presets for blues-rock or fusion


257-286 : Marshall models (and clones, except the Friedmans which are in bank B, 182-187)

289-298 : Special effects, with distortion

302-384 : Cleans, special effects, synths, bass, templates. I tweaked the amps/cabs/EQ in most of the special effects presets so they're close to my basic clean sounds

User IRs - please read !

Most of my presets won't sound the same if you don't have my user IRs. Unfortunately, some of them are commercial ones, from Ownhammer, RedWirez, Signals Audio etc. and I can't share them. But I can give you the links for the IRs used, and some indications for the recipes where I use mixes (2 or 3 IRs combined into one using Axe-O-Matic DSP : ).

I didn't write the mixes recipes, but most of the time, the filename has the basic indications. Example :  IR 15, which filename is “15 RW 1960A-G12Ms-M160-ConeEdge0in(60)SM57CapEdge0.5(20)CapOffAx0.5(20).syx

This mix use three microphones on the same RedWirez Marshall 1960A cab :

– Beyer M160, Cone Edge, 0 inch distance (60 = the relative level of the IR, that’s the number I entered in AxeOmatic DSP, which I used to make mixes)
– Shure SM57, CapEdge, 0.5 inch (relative level = 20)
– Shure SM57, CapOff Axis, 0.5 inch (relative level = 20)

Here's the cabs I share, as they are free :

01 TDR Vox mix 1 Mk II.syx   (a mix I made from various sources, with some post EQ in a DAW)
02 VOX 412 GSH12 V30.syx  (from user "year2525" - )
03 TDR cln 80-20.syx  (a mix I made from various sources, with some post EQ in a DAW)
05 TG E130 B.syx  (from user Tyler Grunt - )
06 JS Altec Cone Paper U357 Ava.syx  (from James Santiago - )
09 TDR warmer Marshall.syx  (a mix I made from various sources, with some post EQ in a DAW)
10 TDR Marshall mix 01.syx  (a mix I made from various sources, with some post EQ in a DAW)
12 JS EJ1250 Cone Paper U357 Ava.syx  (from James Santiago - )
19 Alu Mesa Trad 4x12 V30 SM57 05.syx (from Alu of
20 GH ThisOne.syx  (from GuitarHack)
21 GH JJ FRED45-HALF.syx (from GuitarHack)
23 Kalthalen 003Tube SM57 V30.syx  (from Kalthallen cabs : )
45 Axe1 Brit 4x12.syx  (from Axe Fx Gen. 1)
46 Axe1 4x12 75W.syx  (from Axe Fx Gen. 1)
47 Axe1 4x12 T75.syx  (from Axe Fx Gen. 1)
48 Axe1 4x12 V30.syx  (from Axe Fx Gen. 1)
49 GTR body.syx  (free acoustic instrument IR, used for synths or tone matches)
50 Cello Body.syx  (free acoustic instrument IR, used for synths or tone matches)

EDIT 20/01/2013 : Here's a shootout of hi gain IRs :

And here's those I use but can't share :

04 RW TweedBlue-M160-R121-SM7_Back.syx  (RedWirez mix with 4 mics, no recipe unfortunately)

07 Yek G12H30-EV12L cln mix.syx  ( Yek recipe : )

08 RW Uberkab goes Dumble.syx   (RedWirez mix with 4 mics, no recipe unfortunately - I'll record a demo of that one, alternationg with a stock IREdit 20/01/2013 : demo is here :

11 1960A warm LM mix.syx (Larry Mitchell RedWirez mix, recipe (50/50) here : )

13 G12M25 Warm mix.syx  (RedWirez mix with 4 mics, no recipe unfortunately - but the stock G12M25 RedWirez cab is almost the same)

14 SP Bogner-JCM800 mix.syx  ( RedWirez Scott Peterson recipe : G12M/R121/CapEdge 2"; User 2 - G12L/R121/Cap 3" )

15 RW 1960A-G12Ms-M160-ConeEdge-0in(60)SM57CapEdge0.5(20)CapOffAx0.5(20).syx  (detailed above)

22 The Messiah.syx  ( ) - Used on many presets, nice alternative to "ThisOne", my main hi gain IR

24 OH BognerBetaSM57(5)TC30(WF3)45-55.syx (Ownhammer : - unfortunately this free Bogner Cab, which was temporarily released as a beta, is not available anymore) - Used on some presets, nice alternative to "ThisOne", my main hi gain IR

25 OH Bogner G65 MA200 W-2M.syx  (Ownhammer : )

26 SA Freddy TWO-TWO & Jimmy 3 (50-50).syx  ( ) - used in only one preset

27 RW Mesa V30 warm mix.syx  (RedWirez - 1960A-G12Ms-SM57-CapOffAxis-3in + 1960A-G12Ms-R121-ConeEdge-3in)

One more video for the road, using a modified Tom Quayle preset :