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7 Axe-Fx videos

Discussion in 'Backline' started by fremen, May 6, 2009.

  1. fremen

    fremen Old newbie

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    I just uploaded those vids for some friends, this is a review of all my Axe-Fx presets, split in 7 videos. I recorded the audio straight to the soundcard for best sound quality. I played non stop (first 4 vids are from a continued 28 min recording), with a minimal editing to censor the most horrible mistakes. I was in really bad shape when I borrowed he camcorder from a friend, but whatever, this is a demo of the sounds of the Axe, not of my guitar (in)competence ;)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubu8A_wmmNI&fmt=18[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km2m-5n7SPA&fmt=18[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKj_CKhlR0Y&fmt=18[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAFdmrmmOYM&fmt=18[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YGzYzjg4mU&fmt=18[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GawRgrkM4m8&fmt=18[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL1dmdLS9H0&fmt=18[/ame]

    Soon, I will upload Mp3s of reampings through the Axe
     
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    RaDiKaL Member

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    GODDAAAMN! GAASSSSS! :loco::headbang:
     
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    GarethSE New Metal Member

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    GAS GAS GAS!!
     
  4. fremen

    fremen Old newbie

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    And another one :
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY5CkZuUhnU&fmt=18[/ame]

    Not really a demo this time, just some riffs from a old song of mine which I almost forgot :p
     
  5. fremen

    fremen Old newbie

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    As promised in my first post, here's some reampings… They're from the solo parts of two songs of a forthcoming album of my band, Feedback, reamped through the Axe, using various amp models for the lead and the rhythms.

    Link is here, it's a RAR compressed archive, with 9 mp3s inside :
    http://pages.intnet.mu/fremen/Tests/Axe_reampings.rar

    Note that I did all those reampings in less than ideal conditions :
    - I used a Line6 POD XT as an audio interface to send the dry guitar tracks to the Axe. It produced a hiss I couldn't get rid of and I had to use very high gate settings in the Axe to compensate but in some case even that was not enough (with even higher gate settings I had drop outs in the sound).
    - If I tracked my album in 24 bits with a Creative Audigy 2 soundcard, which I borrowed at that time, for the reamping I used my Audigy 1 soundcard which can only record 16 bits (although it can process 24 bit files). And I used the Axe analog outputs, not the SPDIF. Not pro conditions by any means.

    Also note that the presets I'm using here are just some sounds I made while testing the hi gain amp models, not finished sounds I plan to use live. Since I got my Axe in January, I concentrated much more on programming sounds for a pop-rock cover act I play with ; I've yet to program specifif presets for my metal band

    I also noticed that in the mix, sonic differences between the various presets I used are attenuated. When I play with these presets without any accompanying music, the differences are much more sensible. I should also have used differen speaker sims between those presets but whatever…

    You can hear the full version of the song "Priceless Innocence" on Reverbnation :
    http://tinyurl.com/knrktl
    That version was recorded with Amplitube 2/Revalver MKII and GuitarHack impulses. Unfortunately I wont be able to reamp the whole album with the Axe before it is released
     
  6. ParsonsMatt

    ParsonsMatt Alas, Tyranny

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    Man, I want one of those, if only for the effects!!
     
  7. Djabthrash

    Djabthrash Member

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    Sounds very good dude !
    Great songs/playing btw ! One part in "Priceless" reminds me of some good Satriani back in the days !

    Those sound all good, but i can't say i'm "in love" with the guitar tones either. Still i agree it seems like it pawns the POD for distorted guitar tones. I think the Axe Fx seems perfect for guitar hero kind of stuff, which is kinda like your stuff sounds :) (in a good way)
     
  8. MarkG

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to make all those vids. I'm sure a lot of people here have been wondering about some of the axe-fx tones you demonstrated, myself included.

    The Axe-FX is definitely the king of versatility, I don't think anything else comes close. From what I heard in those vids, they all sound very good for impulse recordings, which they essentially are since you used the direct out.

    I didn't really hear anything jumping out as "wow, this sounds JUST like a real mic'ed up amp" though. This might be because you used the direct out, using the axe + real poweramp through a cab might give an entirely different result. This is what I would really like to know.
     
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    Tym_ex Tymon

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    I know how much the Axe rules cause I use one too. Just wanted to say: cut out the modesty, your playing is awesome! Eric Johnson influenced?
     
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    +1 to this!

    Just a little, I think. ;)

    Haven't seen you around here in a while. Good to hear some more from your band.
     
  11. fremen

    fremen Old newbie

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    I'ts probably my fault. I'm still experimenting with this unit, which I'm using since January. I didn't programmed "amp in room" type sounds yet, but I've just tested some reverb settings for that and it's very promising. What I can already say is that live, the Axe smokes my previous setup, which was a miked tube amp.

    Wow compliments from A Cynic member ! :worship:
    Thanks man, it's just that I just hated my playing on that particular day, specially the bends/vibrato… As for my influences, there are many, Eric Johnson is one of them for his vibrato, and improvs with major pentatonics. I like expressive players like Andy Timmons, Chris Poland, and too many to mention…
    Hey did you uploaded any patch recently ? You're using the euro model, right ? Any specific IR ?

    Hey, hello ! Yes it's been a while… My album is ready btw, it's going to press very soon, I'll keep you informed
     

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