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

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Acoustic simulation tonematch presets pack

Here's my new Acoustic simulation tonematch presets pack for Axe-Fx II MKI/MKII/XL (originally for firmware Quantum 3.03, now for 7.02 and above ; both versions are included). AX8 users : this will work only for firmware older than Q7.02.

The idea was to use as many different electric guitars/pickups as possible and make tonematch presets for each of them. So if you have an Ibanez with Bare Knuckle or EMG or DiMarzio pickups, or a Fender Stratocaster, or a Gibson Les Paul, the corresponding presets should work to give it a convincing acoustic simulation sound (in FRFR systems of course !).

I used my Yamaha acoustic guitar sound as a base, and made tonematches for the following electric guitars :

- Ibanez RG 520QS with Bare Knuckle Holydiver and Emerald pickups (5 positions)
- Variax JTV 89 with DiMarzio Norton and LiquiFire pickups (5 positions)
- Fender Stratocaster USA with Suhr pickups (5 positions)
- Schecter Damien Platinium FR with EMG pickups (3 positions)
- Ibanez RGIR20FE with EMG pickups (3 positions)
- JTV89 Variax models of acoustic guitar (1 position), Telecaster (3 positions), Les Paul (3 positions) and Fender Stratocaster (4 positions)
- Gibson les Paul Standard- Gibson SG 50th anniversary
- Ibanez J Custom RG8540ZD

Bonus, the three existing acoustic simulation presets from my normal Axe-Fx II presets packs.
Each preset uses 8 scenes, which you can customize as you like.

Of course, you can try a preset made for one guitar/pickup position with a different guitar, that may work ! Although a preset made for a Les Paul neck pickup will certainly be way too bright with a Stratocaster bridge pickup...

Legal stuff :
These files are meant to be used with FRFR systems.

It is a digital download, so there will be no refund for any reason including purchasing by mistake. The download link will be emailed to you by e-junkie and I will receive a copy of that mail too. If you don't get it, please check your spam folder

These files are in a .rar compressed archive, which is a standard format. PC users can Winrar, Winzip or 7zip to extract them. Popular tools for MAC users are Stuffit Expander, Unrar x or The Unarchiver. Most computers already have tools for that, and most of these applications are free anyway.

Pack now available on my website (Axe-Fx II only, no AX8) :

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

5 scenes presets pack (Axe-FX II & AX8)

It took me almost two weeks to finalize this new pack : 51 "5 scenes" presets, like the ones already present in my previous packs, but with different amp models. If you don't know what my 5 scenes presets are, check these videos (made with older firmwares) :

Here too, each of these new presets uses 5 scenes :

scene 1 clean
scene 2 edge of breakup
scene 3 crunch
scene 4 rhythm
scene 5 lead

They all use stock cabs, although I will add a custom cabs version too soon, as a bonus

This pack is for Axe-Fx II MK I/II/XL/XL+ (firmware Quantum 3.03 and above) AND the AX8 (firmware 3.51 and above) ; each machine has its own bank. It also for FRFR systems of course.Updates, if necessary, will be available for six months from release date.

Of course, you can tweak them as you like, specially by trying different cabs. Here I use 50 different amp models (there's two presets with one amp model, the Fender 5F8 Tweed) but much less cabs. Finding cabs which sounds as good with clean and high gain sounds is challenging ! It was also a challenge to achieve a clean sound with some of the amp models, like the Recto or MKIIC++...

Some more notes :

I used different amp models than with my previous 5 scenes presets : Fender (around 14), Mesa (6), Marshall (4), boutique amps (Carol-Ann, Bludojai, Carr, Two Rock, Cameron, Matchless, Dumble...), Cornford, Bogner, CAE+, Fryette, Hiwatt, and some FAS models...

The compressor, which is used on the first two scenes, can be tweaked for a less "squashy" clean sound. With some amp models, the first scene may then sound a little dirtier.

AX8 users : there's a bug with the Atomica preset, as this amp model doesn't react well with controllers attached to its gain. You may hear a "ticking" sound. I kept the preset in the pack anyway.

All the presets were made using and Ibanez RG with dual humbuckers and double checked with a Fender Stratocaster. Usually I use humbuckers for scenes 4 & 5, intermediary positions or neck single coil for scenes 1 - 2 - 3.

There's a bonus preset for Axe-Fx users (it's not possible to port it on the AX8, which doesn't have a second pitch block) : "Shine on 5 scenes", which you can see in action here :

NOTE : this pack has been replaced with an updated version for firmware Quantum 7.02 and above, with 90 presets. It's available on my new website here :

The "Shine on you crazy diamond" preset is now in another pack, "Fremen's picks"

Monday, 6 June 2016

Tribute to Pink Floyd videos

Here's some videos from a Tribute to Pink Floyd project, where I used the Axe-Fx II XL+ while the other guitar player used an AX8. The acoustic guitar was processed through an Atomic AmpliFire.

From rehearsals :

We also covered some classic rock songs during a second set :