Expand the sonic potential of the Axe-Fx with Cab Packs, professionally produced Impulse Response ("IR") files which load as USER CABS in your Axe-Fx. Each Cab Pack includes a number of speakers, each mic'd with a number of mics positioned and dialed in to provide great new tones for your stage or studio performances. The latest Cab Pack 3 is in the new Ultra Res format.
The built-in ability of the Axe-Fx II to capture IRs—including Tone Matches—plus the release of “Cab IR Packs” from Fractal Audio Systems has helped to propel user cabs to the forefront of the guitar tone conversation. IR Mixing allows you to recombine different IRs into new blends, just as a producer/engineer would craft a guitar tone using a blend of signal from multiple microphones.
Cab-Lab allows you to combine up to eight IRs in the same way. You might blend the big tone of a ribbon on the cone with some sizzle from a close condenser and bring in a bit of large diaphragm for color, or even mix and match different cabinets to create a hybrid. Just load the individual IRs, set the faders, audition the result, and save it to the Axe-Fx II or your computer when you’ve found your sound.
Cab-Lab connects directly to your Axe-Fx II via USB (Ultra/Standard not supported). The program also includes tools to combine IRs in series or convert WAV impulse responses to Axe-Fx II SysEx.