Edosounds started out as the natural consequence for the constantly growing demand of fellow forum users showing more and more interest in my work (guitar sounds as well as backing track production and video lessons) with my U2 tribute bands in Italy, Achtung Babies (www.achtungbabies.it). and Poptarts (www.u2poptarts.com).
After about 15 years switching between different fx setups, including old school stomp box based pedalboards, a few different multi fx processors, and a 14U rig with lots of different fx and a 2 amp setup, in 2013 I finally settled on the Fractal Audio Axe-Fx 2 and never looked back!
Besides the U2 tribute shows, I'm also involved in a few other tribute bands, including Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis, and I occasionally play in a couple 360 cover bands with repertoires ranging from Queen, to The Beatles, to Pearl Jam, to Coldplay etc.
With these bands I mostly use a Fractal Audio Systems AX8, as it's the perfect compact all in one solution for less CPU demanding sounds.
From these projects came the idea of the Famous Rigs preset packs (coming soon).
U2 PRESET AND CAB PACKS
These U2 preset packs are the result of 100’s of hours I spent studying U2 and the Edge’s guitar tone over the years. From pictures and video clips to interviews and articles, I gathered as much information as I possibly could in order to be as much accurate as possible.
I own most of the gear the Edge has used in the past 4 decades to craft his signature sounds, and since I got the Axe Fx 2 I spent quite some time (and I still do today) comparing the Axe-Fx models with the original pieces of gear they’re based on – from amps to stompboxes to rack processors.
The U2 packs are based on different U2 tours. Each tour has a different core tone with different amp settings, different mic’s and mic placements, different fx and parameters.
So even if a song appears in more than one pack, the preset will be different as the patches have different settings and the song arrangement / sounds might change from tour to tour.
All presets are made using scenes: each song uses 1 preset and up to 7 scenes for different patches within the song.
Every pack uses up to 4 amps/cabs per preset (using X/Y). In packs before fw Ares 1.3 update, each cab block is panned like in the official recordings they're based on (for example, Vox1 is panned to the left). If you plan on using the presets live, you should probably center-pan them for a better result.
In Ares 1.03 and 2.0 updated packs, all cabs are panned center (except a few exceptions based on studio versions).
All packs use stock IR's, don't be afraid to experiment with different 3rd party IR's with different mic placements! Or, for an improved and more accurate experience, you can check out edosounds' Cab Pack, which is a collection of IR's I captured with my amps (AC30HW2X and Edge Signature Tweed Deluxe) using the correct mic's in specific placements based on each tour.
All presets can be used direct to FOH (using output 1, stereo), into real amp (output 2 L, no amp/cab sim), or both (that’s how I used to use them live for a short period before going 100% AF2).
Note: the “shimmer“ is on a parallel path and only goes to output 1.
All expression pedal fx (wah, whammy, shimmer etc) use Ext1.
Axe-Fx 2 presets are made on an Axe-Fx2 MK2. If you have a different AF2 model (XL or XL+), you need FracTool to convert the files for your processor.
PRESET PACKS ARE ONLY TESTED WITH CURRENT LATEST FW AND WILL BE UPDATED EVERY MAJOR FW RELEASE.
As of January 2020, I will start updating all existing packs to the latest available fw (Ares 2.0 for AF2 and Quantum 10.01 for AX8), then I will suspend the updates for legacy products and focus on the new generation of processors: Axe-FX 3 and FM3 (whenever it becomes available in Europe).
I will still offer support and custom presets for the legacy units, as well as new non U2 packs based on a few gigs I've played in the last couple years with other bands (presets based on Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Muse, Queen, Oasis to name a few).
In 2020 I'll be launching a new series of non U2 packs called Famous Rigs. These packs will be substantially different: while in U2 packs each preset is based on a song and each scene is a preset within that song, the Famous Rigs presets will be based on an artist's / band's rig (including amps and fx), and each scene will be based on an a specific iconic tone. For example, the Appetite for Illusion preset will be based on the Guns n' Roses tones, scene 1 will be based on the Appetite for Destruction tone, scene 2 will be based on the Use Your Illusion records, scene 3 will be based on Slash's live tone, scene 4 will be based on Izzy's tone etc. You get the idea!
Because these presets use the full power of the AF3, at this point I'm still not sure whether they'll ever be available for legacy products, and if they will, I'll probably make a lite version to deal with the lower CPU. More on this in a couple months!
Sequences to use with a live band and video tutorials can be purchased inquiring via contact form.
I also started a new daily 1 minute mini tutorial routine on my instagram and facebook pages, #RiffOfTheDay. Everyday a new riff randomly picked between the ones requested by you, and a mini tutorial on how to play it. Follow me if you don't want to miss any of them!
Preset packs will be emailed within 24 hours after receiving payment.
THERE ARE NO RETURNS / REFUNDS ON PRESET PACKS.
In order to protect my work and your purchase, sharing the preset packs is strictly forbidden and illegal.
Disclaimer: all presets were created using specific guitars with specific pickup combinations and specific cables. Using different instruments might yield different results.