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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 d3usxm4ch1n4@gmail.com

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.

IMPORTANT

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 :

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fqhj6kqtlvop6hs/AAAvod_QCBHJ-9SoXqlVoBIIa?dl=0

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 :

https://fremenpresets.com/


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

Send me any question/remark regarding those presets on thibderob@yahoo.fr or d3usxm4ch1n4@gmail.com



60 comments:

  1. Excellent! I was not expecting you to be done with these so quickly. I am sending you a payment right away and I can't wait to start digging in to these presets!

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  2. Will you be selling any of the presets not included with the Axe FX XL. That are part of the AX8 pack?

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    1. I'll probably add a few, the new ones, to the Axe-Fx folder. But not the tonematch ones, as they're from another Axe-Fx package

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  3. Sounds good. So you will have an additions Axe FX package coming out?

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    1. No but there was a special Tonematch package (around 80 presets) that I sent to users that bought my album on Bandcamp. I put 37 of these in the AX8 package

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  4. Are those presets still available if I purchase the album? Also are these presets compatability with the XL?

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    1. still available yes, and as they are bundle presets they should be compatible. Only the compressor settings in the clean presets maybe be slightly different (studio compressor instead of pedal). But most presets doesn't use a comrpessor

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    2. Just got your album. Going to listen at work today. Thanks.

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  5. Hi, great work, but as I am not interested in high gain or band specific stuff I only need clean to low gain presets and acoustic presets. That is maybe 25% of this pack from what I read. Any way to choose and have a smaller package for less money? Also, are packages adapted to new firmwares? Thank you and keep up the good work!

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    1. I just checked, there's around 130 clean/crunch/low gain presets... So for each dollar you spend you'll have three usable presets, isn't it still a fair price ? ;)

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    2. One thing I did not understand:
      are your presets merely based on factory amps and cabs in the AX8 or are you using new IRs as well?
      are there also acoustic presetss included in your offer with acoustic IFs (like AURA Fishman) or whatever?
      Sorry I am new to this.

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    4. I just read you are using 3d party cabs/IRs. Also that the there is a video in your dropbox showing how to load the cabs in the AX8.
      Is it possible to load the banks one by one so I do not have to delete the factory presets? Or what would be the most efficient way how to audition all your presets before choosing the best ones.

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    5. Last comment for the day I swear. I listened to your video material - great work inded, vachement bien and definitely worth the bucks! But for now I will try and set up my own presets to learn a bit more about th AX8. Will surely come back.
      All the best, salut

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  6. Banks 18 and 49 refuse to load on my ax8

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    1. using fractal Bot ? Did you try with the normal ones ?
      I know there are bugs right now with AX8 edit and they have been fixed for next version

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  7. I used fractal bot. I just tried the alternates as I don't yet have all the custom IRS.

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  8. OK. No one else seems to have problems with these banks. However, I can also upload a single file full backup. But that would erase every existing preset on your AX8

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    1. Ok, the two files are on Dropbox. However, they don't contain the banks I fixed/edited

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  10. Hello Thibault. If i buy your presets and want the top, how many cabs or cab-packs i have to buy? How much will this be (more or less) in dollar/euro?
    Thanks. Andreas

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    1. Hello Andreas, none in you use the Alternate banks, or you can just buy the Ownhammer Mar 2x12 library, and the FAS cab pack 7, that's the two most important commercial ones

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  11. Question for you Thibault, is the sounds on the AX8 the same as they are in the AxeFX, or did they skim the algorithms to fit in the weaker DSP? Also, if you already had a good audio interface, and you can choose just one unit to play live and record, which one you would pick? AX8 or AxeFX2 XL+?

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  12. These sound very good, but my biggest challenge is getting patches to cut through a mix when used live going direct, often when there are also tracks and other live instruments (bass, keyboards). Do you use any of these patches in live settings with good results?

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    1. Yes I use them, and I have zero problem cutting through

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  13. Loving these presets hardcore!
    I just had a question...
    What is the most chuggy and metal preset you would recocommend for rythyms?

    Love and thanks for everything­čŹ║

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  14. Payment sent. My email is maciuscool@wp.pl

    Thanks

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  15. Why do you setup the delay/reverb in parallel to signal chain? I feel less in control of the output level when messing with the mix/level of the two.. Is it that different to just have them in the serial chain controlling the mix and that's it???

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  16. i need a sample solotone , higain rhythemtone 2ea send me email??

    allnewpride@gmail.com

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    1. There's a free download link in the post above

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  17. Hi I've just bought a AX8 which is running Quantum 4.0. Will these presets be ok with that firmware?
    thank you

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    1. absolutely, they work as well. I just added more presets made directly with 4.0 too, burt 3.0 presets are fully compatible

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  18. I used fractal bot. I just tried the alternates as I don't yet have all the custom IRS. Jase Davidson

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  20. Hi! I am very interested in buying your presets for the AX8. Some questions first...

    Do you have any presets for Iron Maiden songs of the Caught Somewhere in Time and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son era? I guess they used Gallien Krueger guitar amps on these 2 albums.

    Can you let me know which OwnHammer and FAS IR's packs I need to buy to get the most of your presets? I have Red Wire's IRs. Can they be used and produce the same results?

    Thanks!

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    1. I don't have specific presets for Iron Maiden songs, but many of my high gain tones should be in the ballpark. If you use the alternate versions you won't need to buy thired party IRs. Redwirez and Ownhammer are very different

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    2. Thanks! But on your Excel file there is a list of all the cabs needed and from which vendor I can get them, right?

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    3. That's for the "normal" versions of the presets, yes. Read what's written in the post above under "Important" ;)

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  21. Question I just bought the AX8 and received it 3 days ago I am interested in your 52 lead pack I have read your notes here about banks being empty that it will not work? Or about firmware I have not even checked which firmware it comes with my question is if I buy download will your sounds work in my unit and will it replace my existing manufacturing banks 1 thru 17 I believe is what I have full or can I assigned yours to be installed after number 17 and up? If you can answer today possibly. Thanks

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  22. I bought preset. How can i get files? my e-mail id is revinj**@gmail.com.

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    1. Hello, please check your spam folder ? The e-junkie mail with the download link is probably in there. I received a copy of it myself.

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  23. Is there any presets for FX8 ?

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  24. looking forward to your 7.02 fremen packs!

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  25. Can You please tell me if these will wipe out all the existing presets I have in my AX8??? I am not an expert user on this pedal but I LOVE these tones and would gladly pay to have them in my files.

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    1. My new packs (this one is discontinued, as it is for older firmware) will have banks of 8 presets, that you can send where you want in your AX8. Of course it's recommended that you backup yours first, which is very easy to do. To load presets is easy, I have a video showing how to do it (I did it for another user) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV-uJG6VX-I

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  26. I just purchased all your presets. When I load them they just display as BLANK. I have also just purchased the latest AX8 on the latest firmware. Please help. Thanks.

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  27. Hello, how are you? I bought an Ax8 recently, and I'm still adapting to it, I found your blog and I really liked it, are you from Portugal? For me your blog appears with the final .pt

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    1. Hi, no but I'm in an Island discovered by Portuguese, Mauritius

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  28. Cool, I'm searching your site to see which pack to buy, it will help me a lot to understand it all, I have a band of covers, I think the same as you. I'm Luthier here in Lisbon, do you speak Portuguese?

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  29. Which of your packs has the "wicked Games" and the "U2" presets? I saw in a video of youtube, I thought it was very good

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  30. U2 presets are in "Fremen's picks", "Wicked game" in "Cleans & Blues"

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    1. Damn, I really want these two presets, but if they are in separate packs, I can not buy the two packs ..... thanks

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    2. If you want, just take "Fremen's picks" and I'll send you "Wicked game" as a bonus. Not the other way because there's many U2 presets

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  31. I did not see your comment, I bought the "clean and blues", is there a possibility to send me the U2?

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