It's The Real Deal!
No DSP or Amp Modeling
It's your live rig in a box!
Weighs Only 20 lbs
There's One For
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What are the improvements?
We took a very different approach as to how we control the sonic qualities
of this unit. The results are improved clarity and true reproduction of guitar tones for all styles of music.
We enhanced the microphone mounting assembly which now offers 100 degrees
of mic rotation as opposed to only 30 degrees on the earlier ATV model. This improvement will offer unlimited versatility and
flexibility as to how you choose to record your guitar tracks. The thumbscrew adjustment has also been improved to provide smoother
rotation of the assembly.
This unit comes stock with our new design AxeTrak “Rapture” speaker which has
extended frequency range and true guitar voicing for pristine highs and thunderous lows if desired.
This unit is equipped with a dual-gang double-rocker switch as opposed
to the single high-frequency roll-off switch on the earlier ATV model. The left switch is a passive bass boost and the right
switch is a passive treble boost. These switches provide a significant increase in the overall tonal variations of this
of the AxeTrak®
The AxeTrak® "PRO" is hand made and constructed using only the finest components to insure years of great sounding, trouble free recordings. The cabinet is made from high quality, Baltic Birch plywood for a warm, tight sound. One of the features that makes this new version of the AxeTrak® so flexible is the fact that you can now adjust the rotation and axis of the internal microphone throughout 100 degrees. For High gain applications you may want to have the mic turned slightly off axis for a smoother less present tone. For recording clean rhythms you may want the microphone direct on axis with the speaker to capture a brighter tone with more presence and snap. Dual passive boost switches add even more flexibility and tonal versatility. The AxeTrak® "PRO" also features an easy access Deep Plug should you want to move more air. The unit is fuse protected so you never have to worry about blowing the speaker. This unit is very articulate and works perfectly for reproducing all styles of music.
As most guitarists and studio musicians
already know, it is virtually impossible to record
natural sounding overdriven and distorted guitar
tones via the output jack (preamp out, line output,
recording output or speaker output) of any guitar
amp. The reason for this is simple. The rich warm
tone desired by most lead and rock guitarists can
only be created by a speaker, responding to a
overdriven or distorted signal. Direct amplifier
output signals tend to sound fake, fuzzy and
extremely harsh. The AxeTrak®
alleviates this problem by allowing the user to
connect directly from the speaker jack of their
guitar amp to the input jack of the AxeTrak®.
The output of the AxeTrak®
is then plugged directly into a recording console,
mixing board or computer soundcard using a standard
low impedance microphone cable.
Most serious guitarists have spent a great
deal of time and effort developing their sound by
using a specific brand(s) of guitar amplifiers,
signal processors, effect pedals, guitar pickups
etc. The AxeTrak® makes it
possible for guitarists to keep their unique sound,
and utilize all of the devices that help create
their sound. The AxeTrak® is
designed to replace or work in conjunction with an
existing speaker cabinet, therefore allowing
unlimited possibilities for sound variations. Unlike
many devices used for home recordings and
professional recordings which make everyone using
them sound like they are playing through the exact
To improve the signal to noise ratio as well
as get the best sound from your amp, its no secret
that lead and rock guitar tracks are usually
recorded very loud. The AxeTrak®
allows recording of the big rock sound as well as
the smooth sweet lead sound at almost no audible
volume. This is an excellent feature for guitarists
living in apartments, or any environment where sound
level is a concern.
Audible interruptions or sudden noises
ruining a guitar solo or recording track is a thing
of the past with the AxeTrak®.
The recording pickup is enclosed in the cabinet and
is being totally driven by the sound inside the box
at a close proximity. It would take an extremely
loud sound to ruin a recording when using the
AxeTrak®. No more need for
sound baffles to isolate the sound being recorded.
In live performance situations, it is no
longer necessary to place a microphone in front of
the guitarist's speaker cabinet to mic through
mixing console. The AxeTrak®
is designed to be able to work in conjunction with
an existing speaker cabinet. If your amp has two
speaker jacks, you simply plug one into your
existing speaker cabinet for local sound, and plug
the other speaker jack into the AxeTrak®.
Finally, let the output of the AxeTrak®
feed the mixing board. This device is a sound or
recording engineer's dream. When the AxeTrak®
is used as a direct box for guitar on stage, the
sound engineer will not have to deal with the issue
of other instruments bleeding into the guitar
microphone. This adds to a cleaner mix with better
Click here to view a sound engineer's testimonial
The AxeTrak can also provide a quiet
rehearsal solution for any amplified band wanting to
rehearse with their stage equipment but not wanting
to be heard by their neighbors. It is necessary for
the drummer to have digital drums of course.
Guitarists and Bassists simply plug into their
amplifiers and then plug into their own AxeTrak.
Each AxeTrak is then plugged into a mixing board or
any type of monitoring system. Each band member will
need a pair of decent closed ear cup headphones, but
that is it. We have sold a large number of AxeTrak's
to various bands across the globe for this exact
reason. The results are incredible. Band rehearsals
sound more like live recordings with total
instrument isolation and control. This setup also
allows for incredible live recordings.