IronAxe is a high-end Physical Modeling simulation of one of the most popular and loved electro-acoustic instruments of all time: the Electric Guitar.
The result of many years of research and development, IronAxe reaches all the authentic beauty and expressivity of a real Electric Guitar by simulating the physics of all the acoustic and electronic components found in the original instrument, preserving the same nuances and multi-techniques playability impossible to perform on standard frozen-sounding sampled instruments.
Break with the past - forget all the old, expensive, bulky sample libraries. With IronAxe you can build your custom Stratocaster©¹ or Telecaster©¹ guitar, choose Pickups type, number, and position, set the Tone knobs to get the right sound, select the Plectrum hardness or pluck a String with fingers at any point along its length. Finally, take real-time control of all this (and much more...) using a MIDI Keyboard or a real - natively supported - MIDI Guitar.
IronAxe will bring in your next Productions the sound and feel of a real Electric Guitar. And the included full set of analog modeled Stompboxes, legendary Amp/Cabinets, and Room Simulation, make IronAxe a perfect tool for advanced guitar sound designing, without the need of additional (and expensive) external software/hardware units.
A full electro-acoustic setup, just at your fingertips.
Modeling Nature and Physics is a growing practice for reaching true-to-life systems simulations with 'alive' feedbacks, including complexity management and unpredictability integration.
While in the past running an accurate Physical Modeling simulation was possible (due to its complexity) only on expensive multi-processor workstations or even computer clusters, today thanks to the exponential increase of modern CPUs' processing power, reaching parity with real instruments is possible in real-time (including polyphony and multi-instances possibilities) at a fraction of the costs.
IronAxe is the first in a series of instruments developed by Xhun Audio to use this revolutionary technology. The core of this kind of approach is the interaction between the Instrument's model, the Performer's model, and the Unpredictability simulation.
All the six Strings, the Transducers (Pickups), the Plectrum/Finger excitation, and more as well as Performer's actions like Palm Muting, Tapping Harmonics (even muting a String after its excitation is possible) are physically simulated. Add Unpredictability (instrument's and performances' micro-imperfections) to the equation and what you hear at the end of the whole process is given by the interaction of these three worlds.
The result is an 'alive' instrument, a state-of-the-art simulation for unparalleled realism.
Physical Modeling simulation of real electronic and acoustic components
Get all the best of Physical Modeling with no compromises :
Sound manipulation at the source core. Sound is actually generated, not sampled
True-to-life sound realism and articulations playability
Super smooth dynamics - no velocity layers
Instrument and Presets load in a flash
Small memory footprint ( for both RAM and Hard Disk )
Installs in less than a minute
An all-in-one complete Electric Guitar + FX / Stompboxes + Amp / Cabinets setup
Make in your productions complete and realistic Electric Guitar tracks with ease
Choose your Guitar model: Solidbody with 2 or 3 Pickups (more will follow)
Excitation modeling: select the Plectrum hardness or pluck a String with fingers at any point along its length
Strings modeling: independent simulation of each of the 6 (different) strings, with the possibility to choose strings material, set tension values, and other
Pickups modeling: select Pickups type (single-coil, humbucker, steel plate), number, and place them into Guitar's body
Performance Engine (Performer's modeling), allowing real-time multi-techniques playability (Palm Muting, Tapping Harmonics, Strumming, etc...) using a standard MIDI Keyboard
Native Guitar Control: in addition to the classic MIDI Keyboard control system, IronAxe is designed to be the ultimate tool for Guitarists - build your custom and physically accurate Electric Guitar and play it through a real MIDI Guitar for an unparalleled realism
KeyPerformer Engine: perform complex Strums, Phrases, and Riffs with ease and in true real-time, using only a standard MIDI Keyboard
StringsToucher Engine: play/touch each of the 6 virtual Electric Guitar strings individually and in true real-time, for true-to-life arpeggios using only a standard MIDI Keyboard
Master Compressor and Equalizer
Four insert effects slots, featuring 10 analog modeled Stompboxes (more will follow)
Amp/Cabinet simulation, featuring 6 legendary Cabinets (more will follow)
Full MIDI CC#s mapping
Supported Sample Rates : 44.1 / 48 / 88.1 / 96 kHz