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.
We 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 our pure D.I. signal through your favorite amp simulator plugins, or use our custom reamped tone, crafted with Neural DSP software. Our 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.
Craig Peters [website] [music] [YouTube]
Craig Peters is a composer predominantly known for his guitar work that can be heard on numerous albums and soundtracks including: Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & The Fight for Sanctuary, The Long Dark Episode Three: Crossroads Elegy, and various metal releases such as Deeds of Flesh - Portals To Canaan, Arkaik - Metamorphignition, and his Progressive Death Metal solo project Destroying The Devoid.
Before developing an interest in music for film and video games, Craig spent many years honing his craft as a guitarist recording albums and touring the US and Canada with national acts such as Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder and many others.
We’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 our 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 our 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. We’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 6.2.2 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. You can view screenshots of this library's custom graphical user interface in the image gallery above. This library is packed with features to provide you a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode. Learn more about Kontakt by Clicking Here.
This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player does not fully support it and can only run it in a limited "demo mode". However, the sample directories are unlocked so you can use them in other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats. The special Libraries tab doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab and import this library into the Kontakt Quickload window for easy loading and navigation.
- 8 Powerful Kontakt .nki instrument presets made for the full retail Kontakt 6.2.2+
- Single note & power chord sustains, palm mutes, pinch harmonics, mutes, pick scrapes, rakes, slides
- 62,630 stereo samples in unlocked WAV format
- 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
- 31.9 GB installed
- Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator
- Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 6.2.2 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.12 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.
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Reviews & Endorsements
"I love drop-tuned, super-heavy guitars, and they’re notoriously hard to sample well, but Soundiron seem to have cracked the code with Axe Machina! It sounds rugged and thick, with great performance features to tweak the playability, a nice variety of different amp tones, and it extends all the way to the low F. That’s almost an octave below normal guitar tuning! My chugs have never sounded so fat. Fantastic!"
“Axe Machina is now my go-to VST for heavy guitar, period. Just insane sounding and getting realistic performances out of it is simple. No brainer!”
“Axe Machina is an incredibly realistic and playable 7 string guitar library. Once you turn on the sequencer the possible arpeggios will make you feel like a guitar virtuoso. There is nothing like this in the digital world.”