faIR Modern Metal (Essential Edition)

Introducing the 'faIR – Modern Metal' IR Pack: a sonic arsenal designed for the modern metal musician. This meticulously engineered collection offers unparalleled clarity, aggression, and energy, bringing the iconic tones of metal's biggest cabinets right into your studio. With 'Super Blends', high-resolution captures of legendary Celestion Vintage 30s, this pack is your ticket to defining your sound in the metal genre. Compatible with a wide range of gear and available in multiple formats, 'faIR – Modern Metal' is the definitive choice for artists seeking to elevate their tracks with the authentic power of metal's most revered sounds.

Unleash the Power of Modern Metal

The ‘faIR – Modern Metal’ impulse response (IR) pack is meticulously engineered to embody the sheer intensity and complexity that modern metal embodies. Designed for the sonic warriors of metal, this IR pack is your key to unlocking the aggressive tones and high-octane energy required by today’s metal genres. Whether you’re shredding solos or laying down crushing riffs, ‘faIR – Modern Metal’ equips you with the sonic arsenal to create impactful, head-turning tracks.

Super Blends: The Essence of Metal

At the core of ‘faIR – Modern Metal’ is the innovative concept of ‘Super Blends’, a meticulously curated set of IRs designed to embody the sheer precision, clarity, and aggression essential to metal music. These Super Blends are created by blending anywhere from two to four, and sometimes even over a dozen, carefully positioned microphones to capture the quintessential tones of iconic metal cabinets. Each IR in this pack is designed to cut through the mix, ensuring your tone retains its clarity and aggression, no matter the context.

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Revolutionary Tone Crafting

faIR – Modern Metal’ elevates the standard for IR packs by showcasing a premium selection of tones, meticulously modeled from the music industry’s most esteemed microphones and cabinets. From the dynamic punch of the Shure™ SM57, the nuanced detail of the AKG™ C414, to the robust presence of the Sennheiser™ MD421, this pack captures a broad audio spectrum. It features the raw power of the Mesa™ 4×12 Rectifier, the articulate response of the Marshall™ 1960AV, and the crisp definition of the Engl™ cabinets, each equipped with the legendary Celestion™ Vintage 30 (UK Made) speakers, renowned for their unparalleled power and tone. With ‘faIR – Modern Metal’, you’re provided with unmatched versatility and quality, opening up a vast landscape of metal tones that range from the tube’s warmth to the solid-state to solid-state clarity and beyond.

Essential Version: The Essentials at Your Fingertips

The Essential version is designed for those seeking quality within a budget. It includes 7 Mix-Ready IRs (including 1 Room Mic, and 1 Fredman Mix), focusing exclusively on Solid State IRs. With no SPARC or Tube variations, this pack offers a straightforward approach to achieving great tone. It’s an excellent starting point for newcomers or any player looking for a simple, cost-effective way to access the iconic sound of the cabinet without the complexity of larger packs.

faIR Modern Metal Essential Features

Vintage 30’s Metal Power

Explore metal with ‘faIR – Modern Metal’, featuring 7 mixed IRs from iconic cabinets like Mesa™, Marshall™, and Engl™, all powered by Celestion™ Vintage 30s (UK Made). Capture the genre’s essence with unparalleled precision and energy.

Extensive Microphone Collection

Features Mixed IRs based on high-end microphones like the Shure™ SM57, Sennheiser™ MD421, and Audio-Technica™ AT4050, providing a wide palette of tones.

Fredman Technique IRs

Includes meticulously captured IRs using the Fredman Technique, offering a perfect blend for mixing, along with individual microphone captures.

Comprehensive File Support

Supports multiple formats including WAV, Kemper™, and Fractal Audio™ (UltraRes™), with sample rates up to 96 kHz for pristine sound quality.

Extended IR Length

Each IR extends up to 500ms, providing richer detail and depth, catering to the preferences of IR idealists and professionals.

Universal Gear Compatibility

Effortlessly integrates with leading devices like Fractal Audio Axe-Fx, Kemper Profiling Amp, and Line 6 Helix, ensuring broad compatibility and easy setup.


  • Shure™ SM57
  • Shure™ SM58
  • Sennheiser™ MD421-HL (Vintage)
  • Audix™ D2
  • Audiotechnica™ AT4050
  • Sennheiser™ e609
  • AKG™ C414 B-ULS (Made in Austria)
  • Shure™ SM7B
  • t-bone™ SCT800
  • Behringer™ ECM8000


Sample Rates:

  • 44.1 kHz – 24bit
  • 48 kHz – 24bit
  • 88.2 kHz – 24bit
  • 96 kHz – 24bit

File Formats:

  • WAV
  • Kemper
  • Fractal Audio

Compatible Gear

  • Atomic™ Amplifire
  • Fractal Audio™ Axe-Fx III, II, Standard/Ultra, and AX8
  • HeadRush™ Pedalboard
  • Kemper™ Profiling Amp
  • Line 6™ Helix and HX Stomp
  • Logidy™ EPSi
  • Positive Grid™ BIAS
  • Two Notes™ Torpedo Live/Reload/Studio
  • Yamaha™ THR100HD/THR100H
  • Boss™ GT-1000
  • Mooer™ GE300

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