AX8 – Fremen’s Picks

Fremen’s picks

Price: 35 Euros

This is my main pack for the Fractal Audio AX8, with Quantum firmware 7.02 (older firmware not supported). It’s the presets I use live with my cover bands, or which I use just for fun. There’s 128 presets here. It’s almost the same collection than the one for Axe-Fx II, except a few presets that couldn’t be adapted due to missing effects blocks or not enough CPU power. The missing presets has been replaced by other presets from Axe-Fx II’s “Metal & Brit” pack.

These presets will work with a variety of guitars but are optimized for superstrats with a humbucker in bridge and neck and a single coil in the middle. I used an Ibanez RG to tweak them and usually uses position 4 of the pickup selector (middle single coil pickup + splitted bridge humbucker) for the clean and crunch presets, and the bridge or neck humbuckers for mid to high gain. These presets are for FRFR systems, not traditional guitar speakers. Updates, if necessary because of changes in the firmware, will be free for one year (until March 2018).

These presets uses 51 user cabs, which I made from free sources and various techniques like tone matching. All those cabs are included and must be installed at the user spots indicated by their names (see video, link below). A few are my personal mixes of cabs from, who gave me permission to share them with my presets. Check their cabs here :

Legal stuff : this is a digital download. No refund even in case of buying by mistake. After purchase, the files will be available in the “Purchase history” section of my website

These files are in a .zip compressed archive, which is a standard format. PC users can use 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.


Installation procedure for presets :

My presets comes in banks of 8, which you can send where you want in your AX8. Backup your own presets first ! And send them to empty spots or over presets you don’t want to keep.

Installation procedure for cabs :

This video was made with an Axe-Fx but the procedure is the same with the AX8. You need to drag & drop each cab to its correct spot, according to its filename (Cab 001 goes to user spot 001, etc.)

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)

Black Star” preset (in “Metal & Brit” pack) : Custom scale 12

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

Custom Scale 12 : 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3

Have fun !

Fremen (Thibault de Robillard)

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Dear Fremen,

I just bought the Fremen’s picks pack.

My problem is:

When I want to upload the presets with fractal bot midi utility, It goes till the end, but nothing uploaded to AX8. The bank is empty.
By the way you write : AX8, with Quantum firmware 7.02. But I can see on fractal’s page only 7.01 is avaiable yet.

Help me please .
Thank you

Hi Fremen
How long do I have to wait for the email with the link. Bought a couple of hours ago.
Thank You

You access to the presets through the “Downloads” section of my website, and I also sent them to you by mail

1 Acoustic sim
2 JC120 80’s clean
3 Shiver clean
4 D30 crunch
5 JM800 crunch
6 Plexi crunch
7 USA rhythm
9 Tube Pre cln Phaser
10 Double Reverb clean
11 USA heavier RTM
12 Diary – down 2 steps
13 Sweet Child 4S
14 Blues-fusion Lead
15 Whammy lead
16 Hurricane LD
17 Open your eyes
18 Blurry crunch
19 FAS Hot Rod R-L-C
20 FAS Modern III RTM
21 Euro Blue smooth LD
22 Numb Intro
23 Numb clean
24 Numb RTM / Lead
25 Nothing else matters C
26 Metallica RTM+LD
27 Final countdown synth
28 USA MK IV lead
29 Ashes clean
30 Ashes rhythm
31 Ashes lead
32 Boulevard
33 Black hole clean
34 Black hole flange
35 Friedmans ray+ring
36 USA MKIIC++ lead
37 Devin’s Life
38 Savage lead
39 5153 RED lead
40 Trip-Tik/Tucana lead
41 U2 With or without
42 U2 Streets
43 U2 All I want
44 U2 Still haven’t
45 U2 Pride
46 E-BOW
47 Sunday bloody Sunday
48 It’s my talk box
49 USA lead OH (cab Y)
50 USA smooth lead
51 Cry for you Lead/Cln**
52 Sultans of swing
53 Owner of a lonely drv
54 Owner of a lonely cln
55 Children of the Corn
56 USA Pre LD2 LD
57 Savage rhythm
58 Recto Red rhythm
59 FAS Modern Rtm
60 FAS Modern II Rtm
61 Pull me under TM
62 Parallel comp LD
63 Clean and symphony
64 Cameron mean blues
65 In Shiva’s arms
66 Recto lead
67 Fountain of expression
68 Modern Tucana lead
69 Circular delay lead
70 Randall Santa
71 Randall Satan
72 Fried chicken
73 In the flesh
74 Mother acoustic
75 Mother dist 3Sc
76 Yamaha acoustic
77 Time S4-5 breathe
78 Time solo
79 Brain Damage/eclipse
80 Money 4 SC
81 Turn away 3SC
82 Echoes 5 sc
83 Run like Hell 2sc
84 Shine on you CD
85 Hey you
86 Young lust/Sorrow
87 High hopes LP ac
88 High hopes lead
89 Great gig
90 Us and them
91 Wall 1=>Wall 2
92 Wall II solo (neck H)
93 Comf clean 4sc
94 Comf numb rtm/ld
DG clean 1
DG clean 2
97 Synthpad Bb min
98 Synthpad B min
99 Synthpad Eb arabic
100 Synthpad E arabic
101 The Quest
102 Green JVM crunch
103 Helly OS 1
104 Helly OS 2
105 Technical ecstasy
106 Upon a time in Atomica
107 Hooked
108 Hipower + Drive
109 Clean dual delays
110 Delay madness
111 Acoustic simulator 2
112 Acoustic ambiant
113 Cathedral
114 Brothers in arms
115 Firth of Fifth
116 Mark V raw
117 Formant whammy
118 Arabic harmonies
119 Major penta harmonies
120 Cheesy whammy
121 Whammy antics
122 Touching tongues
123 Brit blues xplosion
124 Mr Z bluez
125 Double clean + shimmer
126 Brighton Rock
127 Looper fun
128 TDR’s looper lead

i just buy your preset my ax8 have firmware 8.02
On some preset like Plexi Crunch there is no sound ???

Hi Fremen.I bought your Main Packs and they atre awesome.I have a problem- when i try to load the Cabs comes this out:

What am i doing wrong?Sorry for bothering…Thanks in advance…


Just purchased and have downloaded quite a few. Relatively new to the AX8. I am wondering about the output levels. Many are at what i consider normal volume, but there are many that are ear shattering and Output levels what i would think are higher than anyone would use. Are these loud presets at the actual level you play with. In the back of my mind just wondering if i have something mixed up] and when turning down a preset – is there a rule of thumb you advise (like master volume or mixer level or ?). Thanks

Hello, something is definitely wrong here ; what firmware are you using ? My presets are not louder that the norm. To turn down level use the level parameter in the amp block

je viens de vous acheter le pack fremen picks, pourriez vous me dire comment je peux recuperer les preset AX8 fractal,
Pourriez vous me dire si vous avez un preset AX8 pour joe satriani
merci par avance
sincères salutations
michel d’ALBARET

je suis enregistré sur votre site mais il n’y a pas de fichier
sincères salutations

I just bought the pack fremen picks, could you tell me how I can recover the AX8 fractal preset,
Could you tell me if you have an AX8 preset for joe satriani
thanks in advance
best regard
Michel d’Albaret

j ‘ai réussi à télécharger les fichiers avec le compte de mon épouse
sincères salutations

Hi Mate, loving the presets, however having a problem as a lot of the presets are not giving me any sound. i assume they are synced to be used by a pedal. could you explain how to get the most out of the patches that need pedals if thats ok ?

Hello, this is unrelated to the expression pedals, no sound = you forgot to load all my user cabs, or didn’t load them at the right spots. just use thei file number for that – cab named “OO3 – Brighter Morgan” goes to user 003 and so on. I drag and drop the cabs in Tools/cab Manage for that

Thanks for that, all loaded in and sounds killer. thank you so much for putting in the work for these presets, sound amazing 🙂

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