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 The missing presets has been replaced by other presets from Axe-Fx II’s “Metal & Brit” pack.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 Valhallir.at, who gave me permission to share them with my presets. Check their cabs here : http://valhallir.at/en/

Legal stuff : this is a digital download. No refund even in case of buying 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 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)

8 responses... add one

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
regards,
Norbert

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

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

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