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  1. #1

    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: Fort Collins, CO
    ME: RG3570z
    MA: Breedlove Pursuit Concert
    Rig: Mesa/Boogie Mark Five:25

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    Fractal Audio IR Pack

    Pretty cool little collection of (mostly) smaller cabs. I"ll probably snag this as it is only $20 and I like buying shit. Guessing more will follow based on the "vol. 1" in the title.

    Add new sounds to your Axe-Fx II, Ultra or Standard with this collection of professionally produced Impulse Response ("IR") files.
    Additional Cab Packs to follow!

    Producer Pack Vol 1: Wellspring Sound is a collection of over 200 user cab files for the Axe-Fx II, Ultra or Standard. User cab files may be easily uploaded to your Axe-Fx using Fractal-Bot or any MIDI SysEx file player. Instructions are included.

    Axe-Fx II Firmware 10 included a collection of new Factory cab IRs, created through a different approach than previous offerings. Instead of capturing elements for later remix, we asked studio owners with incredible vintage gear collections to give us their best shot the mics/positions/preamps they would use for the discriminating player. Instead of strict mechanical positioning, mics were placed from experience and blended by ear.

    For each guitar cab, we captured the producer's Mix, and these became the new Factory cabs included with firmware 10. In addition to those mixes, however, these sessions produced a great number of additional IRs, now offered here. These include captures of every individual mic in each mix, plus others which were initially set up but then muted. Together these IRs give you a palette of tones captured from the incredible cabs in the Wellspring collection (plus a few amps we carried with us to the studio):

    4x10 59 Bassguy Tweed
    1x12 63 Vibrato Lux Brownface
    2x12 63 Class-A Non TB 30W (Jensen Blues)
    1x10 66 Prince Tone Black Reverb
    2x10 66 Vibrato Lux Reverb (Mojos)
    4x10 67 Super Verb
    1x12 68 Deluxe Verb
    1x10 68 Prince Tone Silver
    2x12 68 Dual Verb (Jensens)
    4x12 72 Basketweave w. Greenbacks
    1x12 Class-A 15W
    1x12 Hot Kitty
    1x12 Division 13
    1x15 Hamilton-Kolby Pro-15R (Weber Ferromax)
    2x10 Hamilton-Kolby Tweed SPR-210 (Weber Sig-10S)
    1x12 Deluxe Tweed (Celestions)
    Here's what's included:

    Four Individual Mics on Each Cab, (Shure SM57, Royer 121, Sennheiser MD421, Shure KSM32) each through three different preamps: Neve 1070, Fearn VT-2, Massenburg GML8304, plus a few psuedo far field IRs captured through an Earthworks TC30.

    Plus two Alternate Mix IRs for each cab, one each through a Fearn and Massenberg preamps. (Factory IR Mixes were captured through the Neve signal path.)

    No new bass cab IRs included in this release (The individual mics are already in Firmware 10 and no mixes were produced.)

    Any IRs which were used as factory cabs are also INCLUDED in this collection for reference.

    The February 2013 Wellspring Sessions were produced by Eric Kilburn and Fractal Audio Systems and engineered by Rob Marchione.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Feb 2013
    Location: NY
    ME: Strandberg* Boden 8
    MA: Acoustics?
    MB: Carvin LB76p
    Rig: AxeFXII - Mesa 2:90

    iTrader: 0

    I'd like to hear your take on it if you pick it up.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Nothing in there I'm really interested in, but I'll definitely be looking forward to more metal-oriented cab packs. You can never have too many impulses.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Herndon, VA
    ME: Jackson Soloist
    Rig: Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    The Basketweave mixes in v.10 are very useful. The others haven't done that much for me yet, but I haven't been experimenting a lot recently.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Brighton, UK
    ME: Stuff
    MB: More Stuff
    Rig: Extra Stuff

    iTrader: 11 (100%)

    I'm still falling back on Redwire impulses over anything Fractal have added, even if many of the stock ones are perfectly cool.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: Fort Collins, CO
    ME: RG3570z
    MA: Breedlove Pursuit Concert
    Rig: Mesa/Boogie Mark Five:25

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    I'll pick it up when I have more time to experiment, probably the end of this month. I already have a ton of 4x12 IR's so it will be cool to have some new smaller cabs to try out for non-metal sounds.

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