Axe Machina is a powerful multi-sampled virtual electric guitar library designed for unleashing pure metal destruction. Craig Peters sampled his custom Kiesel Aries multi-scaled 7 string guitar, tuned to A Standard. This instrument features 24 frets, a swamp ash body, birdseye maple neck, Guitarmory Polaris pickups with D’Addario XL 10-64 gauge strings. The swamp ash body has a unique style and flavor, along with a robust natural tone and resonance.
They sampled single note and power chord sustains with palm mute variations. You’ll also find an assortment of SFX, like pinch harmonics, mutes, pick scrapes with slow, med and long, fret noise, chokes, rakes, and slides. Dial in your dream tone by sending their pure D.I. signal through your favorite amp simulator plugins, or use their custom reamped tone, crafted with Neural DSP software. Their flexible GUI gives you access to real-time articulation selection and performance features, key-switch and mapping options, arpeggiator, auto-strummer, sequencer, and full FX rack, all packed into an intuitive and customizable user interface.
They’ve packed the user interface with powerful sound-shaping and performance controls to give you complete flexibility combined with playability. The Main presets contain every sample in the library and a host of powerful performance features. The Lite presets feature fewer round-robins for situations where less RAM usage is important. The DI presets feature the pure guitar tone, recorded directly in with no preamp or other sound-coloring hardware in between, giving you the pure guitar tone, ready to reamp with the built-in effects or any other way you choose. The Amped presets feature a custom tone carefully dialed in by Craig Peters, giving you a modern hi-gain tone right out of the box. In the standard presets, you have access to individual strings, giving you full control over the available range for each string, including overlapping notes. The Simple variations of the preset omit this option and include a standard cross-over point for each string going up the scale.
The interface is rounded-out by their modular FX rack panel, with 27 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 8 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes their favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. They’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!