SUPPORT & DOC's
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Q. Is it possible to buy individual presets?
A. Yes, you can buy existing / released presets for €20 each, or sets of 4 presets for €50. Custom presets are €30. You can buy Single Presets, Preset Sets and Custom Packs from each processor page. I recommend to get in touch before ordering to confirm preset availability for the given processor. Custom Packs, Preset Sets, Single Presets and Custom Presets are not eligible for free updates.
Q. Could you please tell me which guitar / pickup position you used in your sample clips?
A. Go to the support page and download the guitar charts (pdf). Or watch the video sample clips, as well as my tutorials, where you can see the guitars / pickups I used for each individual part. You can find these videos in the media page on this site, or on my youtube channel.
Q. A new FW is out, are you going to update the packs?
A. I try to update to the latest fw whenever I have some time off from touring. Depending on the latest fw, it might or it might not have an impact on existing presets. If the new fw is a major release affecting amp / drive blocks dramatically, I'll update all presets. If it doesn't, then I'll wait for the next major update. In any case, whenever I update presets, customers can claim their updated packs for free, as long as it's for the same processor they originally bought their packs for. Just send your original payment receipt as proof of purchase to email@example.com, and I'll email the new update.
Q. I have a real amp I'd still like to use...
A. All my presets use 1 or 2 amp sims AND the fxl block on a parallel split just before the amp sims. That way I can send the fx chain to both the axe amp sims and to a real amp. In larger venues I still use the amp, in smaller venues I don't. This setup allows me to choose freely without the need to make any adjustments on the presets / axe setup. If I want the amp, I plug out2 L into the amp, if I don't want it, I just send out 1 to foh.
Q. If I choose a backing track with vocals, is it Bono's?
A. There are no lead vocals on backing tracks. There might be some of my backing vocals here and there
Q. What FW was used to produce the packs?
A. I made these presets over the past 3 years, probably starting around fw 17 or 18, and I generally update / tweak them update them for latest current fw. As of January 2020 I'm planning to update all older packs to latest fw (Ares 2.0 on AF2, Q10.01 on AX8) and suspend the updates on legacy products.
Q. Presets are not working / loading. Why?
A. Presets are always saved with the latest current fw (beta or official). If you run an older fw, it might not recognize the presets. From now on I'll always store a backup for each future fw.
Q. Did you use a real amp in the preset packs sample clips?
A. No. All you hear is the Axe-Fx 3 / Axe-Fx 2 / Ax8 / FM3 straight into Logic X without any additional post production.
Q. Some presets exceed CPU limit, is that normal?
A. Presets don't exceed CPU limits in a live scenario. However, if you run Axe Edit, or if you use your Axe Fx as main audio interface, some complex presets might exceed CPU limits when usb cable is connected. If you really need to keep your axe connected to a computer, the easiest / quickest fix is to switch the cab blocks to normal res. That will compensate for the extra cpu load coming from the usb connection.
Q. How do I pair your cab pack IR's with your preset packs?
A. Generally speaking, the ir’s in my cab pack are named after the mic type/placement on Edge’s specific real amp (so for example vox1 ir should pair with vox1 amp sim etc), and they're named after specific pictures from different tours I used as reference to determine mic type and placement.
However, when I make the presets I usually try to get as close as possible to the reference sound with stock ir’s, so when replacing stock ir’s with my ir’s it really comes down to personal preference.
I personally use the vox1_360 ir on most of my vox1 presets, vox2_ie on most of my vox2 presets, and the ie_fender1 on most of my tweed deluxe presets, no matter what pack I’m playing through.
Usually vox1 and fender 2 ir’s are brighter and should pair with the amp models that have darker settings (eg higher cut value and lower treble value), and vox2 /fender1 are the other way around.
Experiment for yourself and see what you like best!