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, 2 April 2016

Fremen AX8 Quantum presets

As I did for the Axe-Fx II, and after a few weeks of hard work, I'm now selling presets for the Fractal Audio AX8, with Quantum 2.0x firmware and later (they're compatible with firmware 6.00 too)

These are conversions of my Axe-Fx presets, plus more than 50 exclusive/new presets, including a selection of my best tonematches, which were not in my Axe-Fx presets pack. There's 52 banks of 8 presets, in two versions : normal, the ones I use (and which uses commercial IRs), and alternate, which uses only stock cabs, or free cabs. Of course, that means that they are for FRFR systems.

These presets are for a variety of styles, blues-rock, fusion, classic rock, heavy rock, metal, and even post-rock... My band cover songs of artists like Metallica, U2, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden, Linkin Park, Alter Bridge, Scorpions and many, many more so there's a lot of song-specific presets. I'm not trying to copy the guitar sound of the studio version of those songs, but use a sounds that works for me and my guitar for that.

There's also many presets using scenes, like those (note that this is a Axe-Fx demo with an older firmware but I was able to port them into the AX8) :

...and also all my "High gain starting pack" presets from the Axe-Fx. Please note that the 5 scenes works better if AX8 is not connected.


I use a lot of third party cabs. You will need them in your AX8 too, and at the same user spots, or many of my presets won't sound the same - or won't sound at all if the user spots are empty. As most of my main cabs are from free sources, I'm giving a separate download link for them, for free (else, it would be like I was "selling" them, when what I'm selling is the result of my presets creation work !). I also uses a few third party or stock presets, which I'm also sharing for free, even if they're also in my 52 banks. Here's the link for the free cabs and presets :

If you use the "alternate" version of my banks, you won't need to buy anything. However, the "normal" versions of the banks are the ones that I use, and they uses many commercial IRs, mostly from Ownhammer and Fractal Audio Systems. I can't share those IRs, but there's screenshots of Cab-Lab 3 recipes in my commercial pack, and an .xls file which list them. This is for more experienced users, but if you learn how to do it, it's worth the effort !

Note that the two last banks, with the Pink Floyd presets, is a work in progress. I'm still in the process of tweaking those/building new ones for other songs, and I will update my Dropbox folder with new versions when available. I will also put any new preset I come with in the Dropbox folder.

NOTE : this pack has been replaced with an updated version for firmware Quantum 7.02 and above.

The new packs are available on my new website here :

Custom harmonizer settings (for Eb tuning)
"A tout le monde" preset : Custom scales 1 & 2
"Hurricane LD"  preset : Custom scales 9 and 10
"Arabic harmonies" preset : Custom scales 3 (Voice 1) and 4 (voice 2)
"Major penta harmonies" preset : Custom scales 5 (Voice 1) and 6 (Voice 2)

Custom scale 1 : starting from 'A' SHIFT : 3, 3, 5, 5, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4
Custom scale 2 : 3, 3, 5, 5, 5, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4
Custom scale 3 : 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3
Custom scale 4 : 7, 9, 9, 8, 7, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 6, 7
Custom scale 5 : 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 5, 4, 3, 4
Custom scale 6 : 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 8, 7, 7, 8, 7
Custom scale 9 : 4, 5, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 5
Custom scale 10 : 4, 5, 4, 3, 5, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 5

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