Posted by AUSTINBUDDY on February 12, 2018

AX8-Edit Video Tutorials 6 and 7 up for Preset Manager and Cab Manager

Hi all: Been super busy doing Fractal beta work, as you may have heard that Fractal plans to release an AXE-Fx III later this spring (March?). I’m helping with some factory preset work and beta-testing the unit. That’s kept me off the TonePack updates but I did manage to squeeze out the next two AX8-Edit

Posted by AUSTINBUDDY on January 7, 2018

AX8-Edit Video Tutorial Series – Parts 1 to 5

Here is the first installment in a series of up to 8 AX8-Edit tutorials I will post here and on the AustinBuddy YouTube channel (and probably the Fractal Forum). This video series is intended primarily for the beginners who are new to the AX8, but there are some good tips and tricks for intermediate users

Posted by AUSTINBUDDY on December 26, 2017

The Answer to Why no 9.03 firmware TonePack version (yet?) – just 8.02 and 9.02

Hi, each time a beta or public release firmware for the AX8 or Axe-FX comes out, I’ll get asked questions about when might an updated version may become available.  Some of these are from possible news customers, who want only to buy it if available for latest firmware, others are from existing customers who want

Posted by AUSTINBUDDY on December 10, 2017

Updating your 700+ Naked Amps TonePack to version 9.02 from 8.02: what to Know, what to do.

Hi everyone: I have updated the TonePack to the firmware 9.02 version, and starting this week (December 10th) any new customers ordering will receive both download versions when they order and can choose which they prefer.  I personally prefer 8.02 still myself as the presets were designed on that platform, but they sound the same

Posted by AUSTINBUDDY on October 4, 2017

Video: How to Correctly Level Your AX8 or Axe-Fx Presets for Studio or Live Use

Hi, this is a critical lesson every Fractal preset designer or user needs to learn:  how to professionally level your presets level, so they don’t digitally clip, can accept real world pedals, record perfectly in a DAW, sound good at a loud volume but also softer.  Only wish I had more time to more finely

Posted by AUSTINBUDDY on September 16, 2017

Video: Lance Keltner plays Fractal examples from the 700+ Naked Amps TonePack

Austin rock guitarist Lance Keltner came by my studio, and spent a few hours checking out the Naked Amps Tone Pack. The first is short video of Lance playing ten examples from the Modern Amps bank, the second is from the Vintage & Boutique bank. Lance is using a Fractal FX8 effects unit with his

Posted by AUSTINBUDDY on September 9, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the 700+ Naked Amps TonePack

PROBLEMS UNZIPPING DOWNLOAD ZIP FILE.  Q. I am on Windows but my unzip utility says this is a MAC folder and there are no files?   What’s up with that? A. The zip files were created on a MAC and some Windows unzip utilities will not “see” them — but they ARE there.  Try a different

Posted by AUSTINBUDDY on September 5, 2017

SoundCloud Playlist Demonstrating Fractal Amp Tones from 700+ Naked Amps TonePack

Created a SoundCloud playlist today for the 10 clips demonstrating the 700+ Naked Amps TonePack for Fractal AX8 and Axe-Fx users.  Uses three different guitar players from Austin covering different styles and amp types, such as Modern, Vintage, Boutique, Class-A amps, and Cleans.  Enjoy!  

Posted by AUSTINBUDDY on August 28, 2017

Video: Using Global Custom Scales in AX8, Axe-FX: Allman’s Jessica Example

Here’s a quick 5 minute video I did last weekend to help you better understand this super-cool feature of your Fractal. It’s also on YouTube and the Fractal Forum.

Posted by AUSTINBUDDY on August 28, 2017

Reviews for the 700+ Naked Amps TonePack for Fractal AX8 and Axe-Fx– What are People Saying?

Don’t take my word for it — these user reviews of the 700+ Naked Amps TonePack are all taken from various forum posts in the Fractal Forum.  So proud people are finding the TonePack so inspiring! 700+ Naked Amps TonePack Testimonials from Fractal Forum: The amp packs and preset packs are an awesome tool for