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How. Do you like my face when I'm setting. The tension on my evertune, bridge guitar. What's. Up ladies, and gentlemen of youtube. I'm homeland. And today I'm. Very excited, because I, have, a special omission, that I got from a, little metal, band called at the gates they. Are using. Fractal. Ax8. Pedals, after. I recommended. Them and, they. Asked if I could set up their live sound, and you. Know I'm a good guy I say, yes so of course I'll help them out a little bit not, because I'm a big fan of the band it's. Just that I I'm a nice guy that's just how it is it's yeah. Exactly, so this, video will be showing. Me. Setting. Up an axe 8 sound, from, scratch so. What they've told me is that they need a very basic type of preset. That, has a rhythm, tone a clean. Tone I'm. More broken up kind of tone more with a little, bit a clean with a little, bit more gain than the lead tone so, basically. It's what, I already have, when I play with the Haunted and. The. Way they're gonna hook it up and the way I hook it up with the hornet is that I bring the. Axe a pal and then I hook it up to an effects, loop of an amplifier like, this one around Satan, I think they're gonna use pv, amps so, it will be a little bit different but I'm, hooking, it up to the effects loop of the roundel statements on using a power amp section of the Satan into a cabinet and then they mock it up live but, I'm also gonna do a direct. Sound with, an impulse response, so, worst, case scenario, if they get to a gig where. For some reason they cannot use, amplifier. Or you know cabinets, and microphones. They can go direct to front of house and have as good, sound as if they would use a cab, and a powerup so. Yeah. I'm gonna start it will you see how this video fares I have no idea how this will end up I don't have a strategy so. Yeah. We'll just see how it goes but, before I start doing this video I, urge. You, to, subscribe, to my channel please help, a guy out okay I put a lot of effort into making these videos if you like him please subscribe, and push. That Bell button down there as well to get the notifications. Whenever I upload a video and yeah. I'll wait for a little bit and you subscribe, okay. Okay. Thank you so, let's, start up at. The. Pat the gates. At. The, gates so, and then we also have to have QuickTime, available, so you will see what I'm doing. When. I'm adjusting. Adjusting. The, preset, the. Acquirements, bailing that's where it is okay. Let's do this what. I have right now is my main preset, for the haunted which, is basically one preset, containing, four different, scenes, this. Is the, son of the Haunted preset. And. As you can see the. Way I have it set up is that I have a single. Path going like this and then. Over. Here you can see there's a cab impulse, response, that goes to the main output basically but before that I have a small little signal, path going to the effects loop output so this is where I hook. Up the effects loop of an amplifier so.

Basically. I have two different outlets okay one, without the cabinet impulse response and one with okay, so yeah. Okay. Let's start. With, save. To, a new preset, number, because. That's what I do yeah. Can. I what. Save. Our. Youth, are you sure yes, I am and, let's. Call it de. Add, the. Gates. Preset. Maybe. I'll share this okay, and. Worth mentioning is that I've been listening to the new at the gates album, just to get a type. Of idea on how the sound is gonna be like and. For. Them it's more about being you, know more. Thick, and, you. Know chunky. Maybe not necessarily as tight that's like the. Sound I go for when I play with the haunted so, it's, gonna be a Gainey type of sound and I'm I, kind of have a good idea on how, it's supposed to sound so let's just hope I find something. Of, course it will be a little bit different too because obviously they're, not using Satan's for, their their effects loop and they're not using Duncan. Solar pickups they're using solar guitars, by the way but, they're using a, special. Model that has Fishman pickups in it so they have active, pickups so, let's start off I want to go fresh, so let me try something completely. New. And see what's up. Okay. Recto. Red too modern, maybe. Not. They. Used a PV Herbert I'm on the food Osama so let's see, if we should go with that. I think. We have to reset, the amplifier let's do that, can. I shut. Who. And, that's too much. Okay, let's let me try not around before I see it we find something okay. Angel. Sit here. Coward. All, right I kind, of fell in love with this dust medal. Okay. Let me hear how it's salsa. Pretty, good. Okay. Let's talk let's start there okay. Okay. So what, I'm after is to make a sound that. Depending. On the power amp that the gates are using, that, they can change the amp settings just by using these knobs up here and that, they do not have to go inside and. Edit. Inside, the ax8 so, let's. See if we can. It. Seems like it works. Okay. Let me see the lead. See. How that fares. Definitely. Too much the way. So. What I'm doing here on my lead tone this is copy from the Haunted preset that I have is that I activate, a driver, and the compressor, just to add even. Just. To add even more game, to. The, the. Amplifier, and the lead tone and. I'm. Also adding. EQ. A parametric, EQ afterwards, that, has just, one DB, added, game but it should be a little, bit more just as a you know a lead boost let. Me see if I have something here oh it's just for that okay so I can. Shut. Up a. Little. Bit too much of D let's. See. Can. I do this. Do. A little peak. Peak. Yeah. I'm just pulling. Down around, three. And four fosston hurts just, to make it a little bit more enjoyable to listen to the lead tone otherwise it's gonna peak. Okay. Save. Let. Me see okay. So. So. Going from scene one which is the rhythm. To. Lead. It. Can use a little bit more boost that's for sure. Almost. 5 dB let's try that. And. The reason why I'm not using another. Amp block is because. We're. Not a preset, with, another different, type of amplifier for, the leads is. Because, if you change between presets. There's a slight lag inside. The presets, and but. If you keep the, same app block and. Switch. Scenes instead. You won't get that. Small. Little, hiccup. In between, presets. So. That's, why I keep the same map and then just you know try to sculpt, the sound the rhythm sound into, a lead sound instead a. One, thing I wanted to try out before, I venture into the clean is, to see if they have, can. I remove, the pitch here because I don't think they they. Need that okay. That, removes a lot of the CPU. Processing, so but. What I wanted to try out was. One, of the enhancer. Thingies. And see if it makes it different.

What. I think the enhancer, does is basically doubling. The signal making a little bit wider sounding, but, the. Change. Is very slight. I'll, leave that in there if they want to use it they can use it okay, save. This okay. Let's try to clean them. And. As. You can see I'm, using a, little. Bit of drive compressor. Chorus. And. The. Amp, in, Y. Mode and for. That I'm using the USA, pre clean so. And. If I switch off the drive it becomes a lot more cleaner. Maybe, ask for this one sounds good okay. Let's, see if we can find another clean, amplifier. It's. This. Plexi. Maybe. I. Usually. Go for defender cleans. Let's. See if I find one. Yeah. Look but the concert, or the tweed, bass. Guy let's try this one. That's. Nice. All. Right that's, cool I think that took wanna. See the camera okay. So I'm almost like, 15, minutes, 50. Minutes okay. Into this and yeah, I think it sounds pretty good now. The. Real challenge here, is to hear, how, they. Actually sound with this priests and using Fishman pickups and you know other. Fingers, down my own and I'm, not a power and for sure so it'll definitely take a little bit of after, tweaking, of the preset, when, they get everything set, up and they try everything out in in, in a life situation of, course so yeah. I'll. Definitely share, this preset, with you guys if you liked it and, yeah. Be sure please, be sure to subscribe my channel, don't be a douchebag subscribe. And if you like this video put a thumbs up, and. And. Okay. Guys thank you so much for watching see you next time.

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I don't know if the point was to make tones that sounded like At The Gates but if it was, that sounded nothing like At The Gates...

And you didn't let us know they're using your guitars huh :D So , it's logical they would come to the guy who had a hand in making them

16:02 - you went full Nordic at that point :D "Communications paused."

hi ola how about some shirts for solar guitars

Ola! Make a Helix patch with 4 snapshots like this!!

Hey ola, why don't you just use the Satan live without the axe8? I mean i get why you would use the Axe8 as a pedal board, but why do you use the Axe8 as a pre-amp?

Ola sup

Hey Ola, it appears that your website is down.

Youre a tone god.

I enjoyed the Metal Gear alert @ 1:43.

A Boss HM2 will cost far less and give you a tone that destroys ATG's tone - no disrespect to them at all intended. Just ask Dismember. Plug in, dime out the knobs - Destroy the Earth.

Thank you for the video. As an AX8 owner it is always interesting to see how people dial tones.

Gör en FAQ angående vänsterhänta gitarrister!!! Pls!!!

This video just came out right when I needed it to ! Great info Ola

Keeping adding the sound effects! They're hilarious! Hail (Randall) Satan!


I thought my dog was barking at 1:24

Could you do a band sound model series? Would love to hear some classic Swedish Death Metal sou ds modeled. Can you get HM2 sound without the HM2?

"If you like the video put a foam's up"

What string gauges do you use for drop c

We're you using a noise gate when demoing the angry Charlie

Greetings bro! Do the same with mooer ge 200 please!

Have you got any tips about recording with a DV Mark Multiamp please? Or should I just get a Fractal or Kemper. Thank you oh great Oracle hahaha

I like you Ola :D

Already sub'd. Already get notifications. :)

Hi Ola!! Why is your glass of water so close to your cell phone?? Holidium labs?

I would double subscribe if i could.

USA IIC++ ENTER SANDMAN!!!!! no no plzzz no , ok maybe one time

I wish i could subscribe more than once :)

Congrats, you just gained another 20k subs

Hoping to see your channel grow more! I think you have to learn to not be afraid of peeing in the shower first though. It's eco friendly, don't stress it my brother.

0.54 kebab? Blue button

Do the majority of metal heads know that at the gates album was recorded on a solid state peavey amp (I believe, memory could have mixed up info) the point is they managed to get good enough tone from a cheap amp. Eq is key!

when you squint, it gets it right on the money/tuning , lol

50 minutes of setting a sound only to play with a full band and have to start over is normally what happens. That final tone though, just pure metal nastiness, I love it. I've been watching these videos for a while and for some reason never put two and two together until this time around speaking about At the Gates and The Haunted, realizing whom I've been watching (I am a bass player after all). Of course this is going to turn out a badass tone.

Hey Ola. What song are you playing at the 19 minute mark it sounds cool and familiar. Keep rocking dude. You're awesome.


Ho god the preset is not compatible with the Axe-FX II (at least the firmware I use right now). I'm kind of disappointed about that because it divides the Fractal community...

You can use an utility called Fractool to convert this preset to Axe2 format, search the fractal audio forum. Please don't speak for all the Fractal community, Ola is not dividing nothing LOL! Ola and others share their presets for free, this is a nice gesture, they deserve some respect, not uninformed complains.

Rythm, Lead, Clean, Kebab?!

Daniel Häll - must be the 'crunch' setting

That freaking tone... Awesome

14:29 but can you do this?

the lead ola keeps playing is pure orgasm

3:05 you could have called it "Patch the Gates", missed joke tight there :D

"mixing desk"? I don't see it. Also, are you using 1/4" jack to XLR cables between your Apollo 8 and Dynaudio LYD8 monitors?

I want a tuner app with Olas face when the strings is out of tune

Ola, I loved this video. You should do tutorials on how to dial in famous metal tones using the Fractal!

I put a fums up for you.

Hey ola, I got a bias rack and I found it kinda meh, does the ax8 sound better?

Ive been dying for the Swedish Chainsaw tone for my Ax8! More amazing presets please and thank you!

what do you mean by broken tone?

You are childish if you dont subscribe to his channel!!!

Ola Winki~Tuned™ to Perfection!

Ahh really cool setup you have there my man! Noice and heavy tone, as well as strongly established!

These videos make me wanna spend so much money hahahahaha

Ola, you should really consider doing some collaborations with people like Jared Dines. He did a few shred collabs over the holidays this past year and each of which got very close to 2 million views apiece. I think that if you made a quick cameo in one, your melodic and tasteful lead style would attract a lot of ears. Your recent work with Feared has had me hooked, at least! I am extremely fortunate I stumbled across your content, but the reality is I did indeed _stumble_ across it. There's no way I would have found you on YouTube IMO if I hadn't been considering purchasing a specific Blackstar amplifier that you happened to have a convincing playthrough of. Perhaps try and branch out with other YouTubers; if you reach out to other audiences that enjoy similar music and personalities as yours then I believe you'll see a rise in subscribers. Remember, it's not always about working harder (which you do so more than many other people ;D) it's about working smarter!

Yep I understand that, I thought the same actually! More subscribers don't always come from hard/quality work, I really hope he will reach much more people and make more money from this channel! I think he should team up with Kmac2021 lol DO IT LOLA!

Dan you are exactly right! I just left that comment because lately in his videos I have noticed he has been asking more about his lack of subscribers, I just thought I would leave my opinion on the matter. By no means was I trying to attack Ola's work philosophy for YouTube.

Ola started this whole youtube thing and he is also quite easily the best guy (speaking about video/sound production quality and gear review), everybody came after Ola. No stupid moaning about brands for no reason, you give him something and he will find a way to make it sound good, he can play! :D Sure, that way he would have more subscribers but I'm sure he can find a better way. If you are looking for reviews and you STUMBLE across Ola, something about your search function isn't working properly :D Actually, Ola did some collaborations in the past years, for example with Keith Merrow, both great and qualified musicians/gear reviewers. All the "new guys" should credit him in their videos, as a sign of respect towards the amazing job he did before anybody else, inspiring and teaching them how to do it. But good things are constantly coming for Ola, selling all of his Solar guitars is a proof of that and I'm super happy for him, I follow him since the beginning and I've seen his dedication and progress first hand. Sorry for the rant, I just love Ola, in fact from now on I will call him LOLA, a mix between the word Love and Ola.

Peavey Herbert oh no! Poor Ola :(

Hey ola! can you try to recreate/make a dimebag rig with the AX8?

i usubbed and subscribed again , buddy...2:57 does it helps?

I always though the Diezel models in the AX8 sounded weird and... pretty much bad.. Palm mutes sound like the tonal embodiment of wet wool. Glad I'm not the only one that thinks that.

If you aren't already subscribed, pull your head out. WTF are you doing with your life? Love you Ola. :)

Ok. I really enjoy all your vids, and this is nothing on you, but wtf is wrong with those At the gates guys? Why can't they find their own tone? It's simple enough. So it's digital. It's the same structure. It's just laziness. "Here Ola, you do it."

Please,have their "special"/''signature" Solar guitars with Fluence pups massively produced!!

Sorry i never subscribed but i still love you Ola.Love metal

My band and I are recording using a Boss JS-10 eband, Im struggling to get a tone that works, I play in drop A. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You should do more of these AX8 videos!!!!!


Hola Ola- I’m an uber driver in Las Vegas. I picked up Marcos boss last month while they were on vacation in vegas and it was really cool to get to know them for a few minutes while I dropped them off at their hotel. Anyway what is your favorite preset you use on jam up pro desktop?

Hi Ola, with guitar tab app do you use? Skoll

I'm gonna pre if you know what I mean

What about to make a video about AtG first impressions after using your presets?

Thanks for the very informative video.

Do you prefer working with modeling interfaces or old school amp knobs? Obviously one offers more control while the other is maybe a little easier. Pros and cons?

I always like your face Ola. I mean that in the least creepy way possible. I realize that is still real creepy but here we are.

selecting right impulse is a worst thing ever... a lot of them made by potatoes who doesn't know how to mic a cab. Too much annoying mids or too much wrong low end because cab was on shitty floor or near a wall, or early reflections because room was a shit and etc etc etc. Imho for band like ATG the best way is a kemper. Took it into a studio, match album tone, done.

They have a Quick List folder. You can find what mic combinations you like and then go from there. Takes a while, for sure. You do end up with probably 15-20 files out of thousands.

I tried them a bit. It's really hard to look at 20,000 files and think, in this there might be 1 or 2 or 20 I need to find, as well as whatever settings on my amp might complement them, and I have to find them at the same time. I know it's not my fault but it makes me feel fucking stupid.

Ownhammer impulses sounds strange for my opinion.

Nothing wrong with 2x12. They have less bass, but are generally tighter. I don't think they'd work if you're doing doom or sludge, but if you're doing less gainy, more precise stuff they're great.

2x12 are no no

The Zilla Cabs are killer, go for it.

Glenn I own an axe8 for about four months now and ownhammer impulses are the ones I like the most .

The only impulses I haven't tried and have any hope for are Ownhammers. Thinking about trying Heavy Hitters pack 2 soon.

Cool vid Ola! I'm a long time fan of At the Gates and The Haunted.

Legendary band. Great sounds.

Thanks A Ton Ola For Those Presets

Using your phone as a drink holder? wtf dude

do you go with the preamp and poweramp simulation of the ax8 into the return of the Satan? great vid btw

without HM-2? O_o

I noticed that they're using the hm-2 on the new album


Please more!


Ola you're too funny! Just sitting there and waiting for people to sub. Been with you for a while and love what you do!

4:57 *At the Gates T h i c c*

Dude! The metal Gear Solid Sfx are hilarious! Would you recommend going with the ax8 with amps as you describe in this video or an amp with two notes speaker emulator?

So ... you've been listening to the new At the Gates album, huh? Got it early it seems. Huh ... goodforyou goodforyou. Reeeeally happy for you. Really. Doesn't the fact that you're not using the same pickup, amp, cab setup make a huge difference? Shouldn't the sound you've constructed be drastically different once they plug into their setup?

How dare you Whitney! I watch to the end of all your videos (although maybe not before commenting). I still think my point stands since there's so many differences in the sound chain. The active pickups alone are going to change the tone so much. IDK though, I defer to you. You're 10,000 times more qualified that I am on the issue.

You didn’t watch till the end of the video... ;)

Hola Señor Ola, I was wondering why you're using a M160 instead of a SM57. I'm not a recording expert or a mic guru whatsoever, but my understanding is that SM57 is a more common choice? Just curious, the sound you get out of the M160 is killer anyway, so whatever.

Killer Dude! Common let's push Ola over 200,000 subscribers \M/

Aaanndd AAAAAIIIIIAAAAAAAIIIIIIII already subscribed.

Until the sun explodes sustain.

Hi Ola! if you want a direct switch to clean, try to bypass the Amp block and shape your clean tone with a EQ instead, leave the Cab block on as it shape the sound too. this method is 100% lag free.

Hi Ola! I'm not sure about this heavy metal stuff... Why don't you play something nice?

I dare you to play some Rick Astley

You mean like death metal?

Fumbs up given, my man. Great video, very informative stuff :)

Olá Ola!

this makes me think: can you help me setting my tone in a Boss Katana 100 1x12?! HAHAHAHAHA

He should do a video on boss katana 100(maybe he already has? idk). I have the same amp, and I'm quite unexperienced with modelling my tones so I could use some professional advice.

I've never been impressed with any presets I've gotten from Axe Exchange. I think it's because theres too many variables that come into play when making presets. The guitar and pickups used are different than mine, the players finger tone, the speakers or cab they made it with, etc. I've always had better results making my own. I want to see what they thought of this preset! haha

Thanks Ola! It was very cool to be able to watch you tweak that preset, build scenes and get a copy of it to download.


*At the Gates of Pee*

Hahahaa... 13:52

You're awesome! :D

Hey Ola, how did you get the clean tone from the intro to Feared's Blodspar? I feel a lot o chorus but I can't get my guitar to sound similar. Thanks for the videos!

Ola Englund Hey Ola, Please demo your Suhr Load Box. It sits there. Mocking me.

how long is the waitlist?

This was great. It'd make my heart happy to see you cover an At The Gates tune or two with their preset. -Tucker


Awesome!! loved the Tones \m/

egregion he uses it as the amp so he doesnt have to lug a tube amp around at smaller shows like he did in sweden. He just took the Ax8 and had his tone in a footbox.

Jeremy Schiesser sure it wasnt jcm800 with the Hm2?

I know what I'm doing as soon as my shoulder is good enough to start playing again!!

Just try the Enhancer AFTER the Cab block ;)

Why I put it before the cab block is because I mainly play with a real amp and cab. That’s why it’s placed before the fx loop out

They're all too dark. I'm running a 6262 head into a DI box and a handmade dummy load into my DAW. I'm trying to replicate, for example the tone in Whitechapel's New Era Of Corruption. At 1:25 of Reprogrammed To Hate there is a break where the guitar clearly reaches to just over 7k. None of the impulses in the Recto 412 70-watt V30 pack have meaningful content above 5.2k. The guitars in this album reach to a little over 7k before falling off. The Rosen Digital OS Rectifier impulses, on the other hand, are almost a perfect match for the album tone on FL Studio's top bar sectrograph, at least from 2k up.

oOa you are not a fan of at the gates? the band is legendary

lol! :)

Hey ola, on the ax8 do you have the power amp on or off..I go back and forth with this depending on what amp I’m using but would like to know how you set it up.. ty

Yay At the Gates

Ola Englund Dear Ola, when did you first hear At The Gates?

I actually subbed when he waited. It was a bit awkward xD But anyways you deffinetly deserve the sub!

I like it

Hi! Greetings from Argentina Currently I use my Ax8 with an ironheart the problem is that when I go to tour /travel it is quite uncomfortable, what option do you recommend as a power amp (pedal), I thought inseymour duncan powerstage 170, (you recommend it? but no it stereo)

Just saw Dennis DeYoung's band from Styx doing all Styx music. Had two amazing guitarists with amazing tone were playing the AX8.

Ola Englund, you make amazing videos, thank you, I have a shit ton of questions, some that could turn into tutorial videos and others that are probably just for me specifically but lets start with this, When you are making a video for us, lets say like the the At The Gates AX8 tone dialing video, what's signal chain of the audio we are hearing? Specifically the two elements, your voice and the the guitar sound? I know you tell us what mic you are using in front the cab when using it, but to get such clarity from both you guitar sound and your voice without an obvious mic for your voice present in the video makes me ask this question being such a novice to this world of home studio recording. I only have a Boss BR-800 as my interface using garage band, but my guitar gear is of high quality, EVH 5150 III, Mesa Boogie Roadster, Randall XL cab with V30's, Dime Slime Bumble Bee Razorback with a seymour duncan blackout preamp in it, Jackson Kelly, Jackson flying V, Schecter Hellraiser, ESP eclipse, and an Ibanez RG, using either Audix I5 mic, or a Shure 57, or both in front of the cab. Does it really just come down to having a good interface with good mic preamps, like the apollo twin? Are you post processing the audio of the guitar in the audio of the video? I could go on, because I'm literally trying to learn how do this by myself but get frustrated and unfortunately impatient with some of the geeky videos I've found.

Look at that awesome bed head hair.

Hi Ola. Fractal ax8 or Headrush? Please make a "vs" video.

Always fumbs up for Ola.

I owned an Axe FX II then sold it, an FX8 then sold it, and now I want the AX8 kms

3:05 (P)At(ch) The Gates

Love your vids bro I'm subscribed . Keep em rolling .

Call me stupid, I am very new with the Ax8. So it is not hooked up in this video using 4CM? I am wanting to do the same method as you so if my amp fails, I can go to FOH and still play. You can't do that with 4CM can you?

Ola! Discovered you channel a few days ago, been watching a lot of videos since then. Cool stuff! Been a metalhead since the early 90s myself. The Six Feet Under album with you on it is the best one since the first one and better than any since. I am going to check out Feared, must admit I haven't heard any of it before. Bought the first Hauntef CD when it first came out and always thought that was a great band. Later dude.

Do you ever see the sun? Or only on a desktop? Stil great vid

Is there any difference between dialing in your 6 string patches and 7 string patches on amp sims/modelers?

What's up with the tongue dude?

lazy guys at the gates! hahaha.. why not the guitarist do their programming? in that way he can create his own sound? just sayin

Would be cool if you did a tab video for the old at the gates.. with fear i kiss the burning darkness or the red in the sky is ours..

Ola you said in the video that there is a small hickup when changing scenes that have different amps. So why did you chose a different amp for the clean tone?

18:35 reminded me of the Tristam theme in Diablo.

Are those gummy bears on your Fractal AX 8?

i'll say you'll dial better if you tuned to B Standard....once you change tunings...tone is different because frequencies change...i realized that redialing my Boss Katana, and i still can't get my tone with the Katana 100 1x12...

haha.. you got me.. sucscribed 10 seconds before you waited for me and then had to laugh hard :D

Hey Ola, I'm looking into buying the axe8 but the only question that remains is how far can you go before the device disables blocks due to high cpu usage. Could you go about this? pretty please? Greetings from Chile :)


so is that cab impulse running from the fx loop into your actual cab? Is that like two cabs? O_o

Subscribed long time ago. I aborded and resubscribed because you asked with the puppy eyes. Love your videos. Writing this on LSD listening to Ola 's music

Hay Ola, I subscribe your channel. Much happy, very video.

Ola you are the man!

I would pay for this

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