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I used to share my presets for free, but now I'm doing it commercially, so I removed all the download links for older firmwares. Check my quantum 2.0 thread for the details. However, if you want the presets for an older firmware you're still using, send me a message on d3usxm4ch1n4@gmail.com

Monday, 12 September 2016

Helix presets starter pack

Here's my "Presets starter pack" for the Helix 2.01 firmware, which contains 12 presets + 9 user IRs. I made this one after receiving many requests for a smaller and cheaper pack. Here, there is one preset for each of the type of tones that I use - there's one acoustic simulation, one eighties-like glassy clean, one Voxy crunch, one British crunch, one blues-rock lead, one metal rhythm, one metal lead etc...



These presets are similar (but not duplicates - they're brand new, and also uses more effects blocks) to those from my "Big pack". Of course the "Big pack" is of better value, at 49 $ for 175 presets, and it also includes more user IRs (25)...

Note that the general volume of my presets is intended to be on par with the stock presets, or a little quieter. I wanted to avoid the risks of digital clipping, which I hear on many presets I downloaded from Custom Tone.

Those presets have been tweaked with my user IRs, there's no way they would sound like intended if you don't load them. All my IRs are custom creations made with various free sources, or no source at all, and various techniques like tone matching.

Of course, you can try to swap them with your favorite third party cabs, this will probably work if you choose similar cabs (like, a V30 4x12 IR instead of my HG (high gain) cabs, G12M and the like instead of my Marshall cabs etc… Experiment !)

To make things simpler for most Helix users, I didn't put my user IRs at the beginning of the cab bank, but from 074 to 091.

The acoustic sim IR provided here is quieter than the others, it's its nature, and I boosted the level from the IR block accordingly. Be careful if you try other IRs with the "Acoustic Sim 4" preset, lower the IR block volume first !

Price for this pack is 15 $

Add to Cart

Legal stuff : 
These files are for Line 6 Helix version 2 and above, and for FRFR monitoring systems.
It is a digital download, so there will be no refund for any reason including purchasing 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 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 anyway.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

One song, three modellers and videos

I covered Prince's "Purple rain" with the Line6 Helix. As I recorded DI tracks too, I thought it would be fun to reamp them through the Axe-Fx II XL+ (with Quantum 4.0 firmware) and with the Atomic AmpliFire too. So here's the three versions : same solos, (not so) different sounds. The video editing is different in each version too

Helix version :



Axe-Fx II version :



Amplifire version :



all versions uses presets from my commercial packs

AmpliFire acoustic simulation pack

A while ago, I made an acoustic simulation pack for the Axe-fx II/AX8, and another for the Line 6 Helix... here's one for the Atomic AmpliFire.

I didn't make a video demo for the AmpliFire version, but the sound is the same that for the others, which you can see/hear on those videos :





The idea behind this preset collection was to use as many different electric guitars/pickups as possible and make tonematch presets for each of them. So if you have an Ibanez with Bare Knuckle or EMG or DiMarzio pickups, or a Fender Stratocaster, or a Gibson Les Paul, the corresponding presets should work to give it a convincing acoustic simulation sound. Each preset uses its own IR .

I used my Yamaha acoustic guitar sound as a base, and made tonematches for the following electric guitars :

- Ibanez RG 520 QS with Bare Knuckle Holydiver (bridge) and Emerald (neck) pickups (5 presets)
- Variax JTV 89 with DiMarzio Norton and LiquiFire magnetic pickups (5 presets)
- Fender Stratocaster USA with Suhr pickups (5 presets)
- Schecter Damien Platinium FR with EMG pickups (3 presets)
- Ibanez RGIR20FE with EMG pickups (3 presets)
- JTV89 Variax models of acoustic guitar (1 preset), Telecaster (3 presets), Les Paul (3 presets) and Fender Stratocaster (4 presets)
- Gibson les Paul Standard with Burstbucker pickups (with split coil) (5 presets)
- Gibson SG 50th anniversary with Gibson 498T (bridge) and 490R (neck) pickups
- Ibanez J Custom RG8540ZD with Seymour Duncan pickups

Of course you can fine-tune the presets using the Graphic EQ, or change the effects settings (compression, reverb) as you wish.

The price for this pack is 15 $

Add to Cart

Legal stuff : 
These files are for AmpliFire V 3.0 and above, and for FRFR monitoring systems.
It is a digital download, so there will be no refund for any reason including purchasing 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 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 anyway.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Some Helix demos

Here's the demo I promised for my big Helix presets pack :



I did another demo, a shorter one. This one is from a tweaking session 12 days ago, I was mostly adding a volume block and tweaking the delay/reverb in all presets - but I left out the tweaking parts, there's just some noodling on different tones here



The presets are available here :

http://axefremen.blogspot.com/2016/08/fremen-helix-big-pack-175-presets.html

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Fremen Helix big pack (175 presets)



Here my big presets pack for the Helix 2.01 firmware - 175 presets covering many genres (pop, rock, fusion, metal...). This package contains both individual files and two setlists for quicker loading, 25 user IRs and an .xls file, which list all presets and gives some details on them (check it here : http://pages.intnet.mu/fremen/Misc/Femen_Helix_presets.xls ). Soon, I'll upload a proper demo, but I've already uploaded a few teasers here :










Now, some notes :

Presets

The general volume of my presets is intended to be on par with the stock presets, or a little quieter. I wanted to avoid the risks of digital clipping, which I hear on many presets I downloaded from Custom Tone.

My presets are first and foremost a very big collection of amp/cab tones, effects are a bonus. There's also a few, like the ambiant ones, U2 or Pink Floyd presets etc in which the effects settings are equally important. Like my presets for Axe-Fx and AmpliFire, they are intended to cover various genres, from classic rock to metal through pop and fusion. Some of them uses snapshots, again, check the .xls file for details.

I like my cleans without any hair, and quite compressed. Compressor is an important element in my "Cln xxx" presets. It can of course be removed ; on many presets, the sound will then be a little dirtier, on the edge of breakup.

Also included is a collection of metal presets meant to be used for recording, so they're brighter than what I normally use. I used a DI track from one metal song I recorded to tweak them. However they probably have a little more bass than needed but I like that for playing with them. In a mix, I'll cut the lows some more.

IRs

You need to put the user IRs in the right places - "081 LX TDR Ultraclean.wav" goes to user spot 081, etc.

My presets have been tweaked with these IRs, they won't sound like intended if you don't load them. All are custom creations made with various free sources, or no source at all, and various techniques like tone matching.

Of course, you can try to swap them with your favorite third party cabs, this will probably work if you choose similar cabs (like, a V30 4x12 IR instead of my HG (high gain) cabs, G12M and the like instead of my Marshall cabs etc… Experiment !)

To make things simpler for most Helix users, I didn't put my user IRs at the beginning of the cab bank, but from 074 to 098.

Note : the acoustic sim IRs are way quieter than the others, it's their nature, and I boosted the level from the IR block accordingly. Be careful if you try other IRs with the Acoustic Sim presets, lower the IR block volume first !

Similarly, the volume of the IR block in the "Cln" presets is at -12 instead of -18 because for some amps, with the very low gain settings, the channel volume at 10 wasn't enough to compensate.

Price for the pack is 49 $

Add to Cart

Legal stuff : 
These files are for Line 6 Helix version 2 and above, and for FRFR monitoring systems.
It is a digital download, so there will be no refund for any reason including purchasing 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 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 anyway.

I hope you'll like them and have fun, and maybe will learn a trick or two... And please, don't share them with anyone, I worked like crazy on those...

Thibault (Fremen)

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Line6 Helix acoustic simulation presets pack

Here's my first presets pack for the Line6 Helix : a collection of Acoustic simulation presets.



The idea was to use as many different electric guitars/pickups as possible and make tonematch presets for each of them. So if you have an Ibanez with Bare Knuckle or EMG or DiMarzio pickups, or a Fender Stratocaster, or a Gibson Les Paul, the corresponding presets should work to give it a convincing acoustic simulation sound. Each preset works with a specific IR.

I used my Yamaha acoustic guitar sound as a base, and made tonematches for the following electric guitars :

- Ibanez RG 520 QS with Bare Knuckle Holydiver (bridge) and Emerald (neck) pickups (5 presets)
- Variax JTV 89 with DiMarzio Norton and LiquiFire magnetic pickups (5 presets)
- Fender Stratocaster USA with Suhr pickups (5 presets)
- Schecter Damien Platinium FR with EMG pickups (3 presets)
- Ibanez RGIR20FE with EMG pickups (3 presets)
- JTV89 Variax models of acoustic guitar (1 preset), Telecaster (3 presets), Les Paul (3 presets) and Fender Stratocaster (4 presets)
- Gibson les Paul Standard with Burstbucker pickups (with split coil) (5 presets)
- Gibson SG 50th anniversary with Gibson 498T (bridge) and 490R (neck) pickups
- Ibanez J Custom RG8540ZD with Seymour Duncan pickups


The price for this pack is 15 US $

Add to Cart

Legal stuff : 
These files are for Line 6 Helix version 2 and above, and for FRFR monitoring systems.
It is a digital download, so there will be no refund for any reason including purchasing 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 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 anyway.

IMPORTANT : 

- Due to the nature of those IRs, their volume is way lower than traditional IR from guitar cabs. I boosted the level in the IR block accordingly. Be careful if you want to try an IR from a different source, the surge in volume will be deafening.

- The global level of the presets have been set to match the stock presets. Most presets I checked on Customtone are too hot imho.

- A minimum understanding of how to tweak Helix presets will be necessary. I stored all the IRs in my Helix to be able to tweak all the presets, but it's very unlikely that you'll use all those presets/IRs. Typical use will be to select the few presets that will work with your guitars, load the corresponding IRs where you want and tweak accordingly.

Example : let's say that you want to use two presets, "AS IB RG Bridge" and "AS LP ST Neck". The first one uses IR N° 66 (As Ibanez Bridge (BN Holydiver)) and the second one use IR N° 53 (AS les Paul ST Neck (Burstbucker)). But you can store these IRs elsewhere in the Helix ; just make sure each preset selects the right IR, and store it.

Of course, you can try a preset made for one guitar/pickup position with a different guitar, that may work ! Although a preset made for a Les Paul neck pickup will certainly be way too bright with a Stratocaster bridge pickup...

- I added two bonus presets. "Acoustic+Drive" combines an electric and an acoustic simulation sound. The IR for the electric sound, "87 LX TDR Marshall 1", is included. If you intend to buy my neck pack, it's better you keep this IR at the same position, #87. The second one, "Ambiant 3", uses the IR #66. Here's a video of the "Acoustic+Drive" bonus preset :



Comments and questions : d3usxm4ch1n4@gmail.com

Monday, 25 July 2016

A summary of my commercial presets packs for Axe-Fx II and AX8

Some people have been confused by the differences in the pack I sell for the Axe-Fx II and the AX8, so I thought of writing this recap.

I currently have four products on sale :

1) Axe-Fx Quantum 2.0/3.0 presets (40 $ for more than 384 presets) :
http://axefremen.blogspot.com/2016/02/fremen-quantum-20-presets.html

2) AX8 Quantum 2.x/3.x presets (49 $ for 52 banks of 8 presets and a few more) : http://axefremen.blogspot.com/2016/04/fremen-ax8-20-presets-pack.html

3) 5 scenes presets pack (20 $ for 51 presets for Axe-Fx II & AX8, both on Quantum 3.x only) :
http://axefremen.blogspot.com/2016/06/5-scenes-presets-pack-axe-fx-ii-ax8.html

There are already a few 5 scenes presets in products 1) and 2 ; but this is an expansion, with different amp models, so these are new presets based on the same principles. It started as a request from someone who wanted more of these do-it-all presets.

4) Acoustic simulation tonematch presets pack (15 $ for 45 presets for Axe-Fx II & AX8, both on Quantum 3.x only) :
http://axefremen.blogspot.com/2016/06/acoustic-simulation-tonematch-presets.html

I made this one cheaper because although there are many presets, you're likely to use a few only. Only three of those presets, the bonus ones, are already in my products 1) and 2) ; all the others are new captures tailored for different guitars/pickups, to maximize the chance that some will fit with your own guitar(s)...