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 two 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.
IronAxe will bring in your next Productions the sound and feel of a real Electric Guitar.
And the included full set of analogue 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-istances possibilities) at a fraction of the costs.
"The continuum between sampling and modeling is analogous to the extremes of motion photography
versus computer-generated animation in film making. Just as computer-generated graphics
is finding increasing use in films, model-based musical instruments are likely to grow in importance
J. O. Smith, CCRMA Stanford University
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 this three worlds.
The result is an 'alive' instrument, a state-of-the-art simulation for an unparalleled realism.
IronAxe (click to launch the Image Viewer)
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 lenght
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, steelplate), 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 analogue modeled Stompboxes (more will follow)
Amp/Cabinet simulation, featuring 6 legendary Cabinets (more will follow)