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

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Quantum 1.01 presets update

I didn't record a proper video for my Quantum 1.0 presets, here's a short one for the 1.01 update :

See for all the basic information.

What's new :

- I made my basic high gain lead & rhythm sounds brighter, I think they were too dark in version 1.0. This affects presets 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 35, 36, 45, 47, 49 in Bank A (with display offset = 1)

- preset 19 now has three scenes, with different whammy settings : scene 1 = 1 octave, scene 2 = 2 octaves, scene 3 = both, which generates funny intermodulation distortion and dissonant effects

- preset 94, which uses two custom mixes of new Ownhammer cabs (one is the Justin York Mesa 2x12, the other the Bogner 4x12, see the video for the recipes)

- preset 95, which also uses two new cab mixes from the Ownhammer Justin York Mesa cabs. I used it for the "Fountain of expression" solo (right click to open in a new tab) :

- preset 180 also uses the new Ownhammer Bogner 4x12 cab (recipe in the video)

- I also added an old version of the "With or without you" U2 preset, the one used for that video, with the "ebow" effect generated by one pitch block, and a sequencer pattern  by the other. Amps and cab settings have been updated

There are also various minor tweaks here and there...

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Live videos with Atomic Amplifire

Here's three videos of a recent gig where I used the Amplifire. I'm often under mixed, I only had a wedge controlled by the soundguy, and the friend with the camcorder had the FOH speakers in his back.  It was a jam night, there were around 30 singers and musicians, and a proposed setlist of rock classics, we didn't rehearse anything and most of these musicians never played together before ! It was really great nonetheless, I think I played my first song at 9:30 PM and the last one at 3:05 AM :)

Monday, 5 October 2015

Videos : three songs reamped through the Axe

I reamped the guitars from a few songs my (now inactive) band, Feedback, released in 2009 through the Axe-Fx with Quantum firmware. On the original album, "A moment of transition", I used Amplitube 2/Revalver 2 and lot of post-processing. Here, there's no post-processing at all, in "Fountain of expression" I just used my "Modern Savage" preset (one side for each rhythm track) with Ownhammer's Justin York's Mesa 2x12 and 4x12 cabs, and made a new lead preset with one of these cabs. In "Ten thousand years" I used my Bogner blue lead preset with some multiband compression mid scoop/bass and treble boost, and in "Twilight zone", the "Modern savage" preset again, also with mid scoop/bass and treble boost through the multiband compressor block. The lead in "Fountain of expression" is a new recording, I didn't have a rhythm track for this one. Note that the 2009 DI tracks were recorded with a Jackson Professional, which sounds quite different than my current Ibanez with Bare Knuckle pickups.

Atomic Amplifire 2.0 : videos and presets

Besides the Axe-Fx II, I'm also a Studio Devil/Atomic Amplifire pedal user. I did a few videos displaying some sounds, I won't post them all here because some are obsolete (older presets) but there's this one about using it with pedals. Unfortunately the recording level was too high and there's clipping in some parts, apologies for that...

This one shows my latest presets, for firmware 2.0 :

A few of those are from Amp Factory, but heavily modified, except 2 which are stock. I sort my presets by type of sound, from clean to high gain (001-059). When I have a gig, I just copy the presets I'll need to 060 and above, in the order I'll need them, as I configure the AmpliFire like this : footswitch 1 preset decrease, footswitch 2 preset increase, footswitch 3 boost on/off.