I plan on purchasing the Axe-FX very soon so that I can do some direct-in recording with the band.
Something I've noticed from watching youtube videos is that every video tagged under Axe-Fx only showcases the djent style. It sure sounds great, but I'm already convinced that the axfx has some badass sounds for chug/djent style riffs...
What I don't see much is people doing some heavy shredding with it, at least, doing it direct-in. I've seen a couple that are convincing, but I still want to get more reassurance. (Not to mention the fact that I've never experienced anything direct-in that has a good tone for shredding.)
So for all those on this forum who do some serious shredding (I really hate using the term "shredding" it just sounds so dumb!) with their axfx, are you able to create a convincing tone for a good shredding sound? You probably know what I mean - although a chug/djent tone sounds good, when someone tries to shred with that tone, it can sometimes end up sounding like a baby pooping on the guitar.
So should I feel assured that the axe will satisfy my heavy-gain tone for shredding??
You should check out Marco Sfogli. He plays on James LaBrie's solo stuff, and the latest album was all Axe-Fx. I'm pretty sure he's got some youtube vids using it.