Axe Machina
release date: 21.09.2022

Axe Machina


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Axe Machina - Virtual 7 String Guitar Instrument for Kontakt

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.

Soundiron 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 the pure D.I. signal through your favorite amp simulator plugins, or use the 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.

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Soundiron have 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 Soundiron's 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!

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Product Specs

  • 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

This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 6.2.2 or later.


Requires full version of Native Instruments Kontakt

Please notice: This library can not be used with the free Kontakt Player! To use this "Open Kontakt" format, you need a full version of Kontakt, which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.

The minimum required Kontakt version number for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the developer's website.

System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3,  AAX

Legacy Versions:

If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.

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