Lion and the Lamb – Bethel Music – Fractal AX8 Preset


Fractal Audio AX8 Preset for the song ‘Lion and the Lamb’ by Bethel Music. Includes scenes to replicate the different song sections. The preset is stock (no 3rd party IR’s required), and includes options for both single coil and humbucker equipped guitars.

Categories: , SKU: AX8S-002



  1. UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE: Please upgrade the firmware on your AX8. and make sure to use the latest version of AX8-EDIT before installing this preset. This preset was created with AX8 FW 10.01.
  2. EVERYTHING IS STOCK: This preset does not use third party IR’s. If you’d like to experiment with 3rd party IR’s, feel free to do so in the cab block.


Here is the signal flow and effects:

  1. Input (the Input Noise Gate is turned off to save CPU).
  2. Compressor
    1. X State: Studio Comp: less pronounced, general use comp.
    2. Y State: Not Used
  3. Chorus – Dimension 1  (same for X and Y)
  4. Drive 1  – First Stage OD
    1. X State: T808 OD: Tube Screamer
    2. Y State: Not used
  5. Drive 2 – Second Stage OD
    1. X State: Ruckus: Suhr Riot
    2. Y State: Not used
  6. Amp: Class-A 30W (Vox AC30)
    1. X State: Voiced for Single Coils
    2. Y State: Voiced for Humbuckers
    3. Control Switch 1 (Mapped to FS4): Increases gain for amp gain OD – stacks great with the drives.
  7. Cab: F149: 4×12 Trad V50 Full (OH)
  8. Delay 1
    1. X State: Mono Tape – set to 1/4 note delay
    2. Y State: Not used
  9. Delay 2
    1. X State: Deluxe Mind Guy – set to dotted 8th delay – pretty prominent with modulation
    2. Y State: Vintage Digital – Dual delay for swells – very washy with lots of repeats
  10. MultiDly – used for big verb (Mapped to FS 4)
    1. X State: Big modulated reverb
    2. Y State: Not used
  11. Reverb (mapped to FS7)
    1. X State: Rec Studio C –  set to be more subtle ‘always on’ type of verb
    2. Y State: Deep Space – Big huge modulated verb


We’ve set up Control Switch 1 (CS1) to increase the gain of the amp, which allows you to get a boost at any time (or with any scene). It also stacks well with the drives.


In Scene Mode, we have the following scenes laid out:

  • Scene 1: INTRO/RIFF (mapped to FS1). Big ambient lead tone.
  • Scene 2: CH1/SWELLS (mapped to FS2). Works great for volume swells or light picking
  • Scene 3: VS2 (mapped to FS3): Clean with chorus
  • Scene 4: Not used (Control Switch 1 is mapped to FS 4)
  • Scene 5: CH BIG  (mapped to FS5)– Main big rhythm tone
  • Scene 6: BRIDGE/CLN (mapped to FS6) – Clean tone with chorus
  • Scene 7: Not used
  • Scene 8: SWELLS (mapped to FS8) – Why not…



By default, this preset is laid out with scenes mapped to the foot switches, except for FS 4, which is the control switch.


FS 4 will engage CS 1 at any time, which allows you to get more gain in any scene.



All guitars are different, so you may want to make changes to suite your playing style and guitar. We set this up with a variety of guitars, including both single coils and humbuckers (primarily a Telecaster style guitar). If your guitar has humbuckers, please refer to the suggested settings below.

To adjust the preset for your guitars, the primary controls to adjust would be:

  • Input Trim (amp block – basic). Because the ‘Input Drive’ is mapped to CS1, input trim is an alternate way to increase or decrease the overall level of gain on the amp. You can alternatively adjust the ‘Min’ and ‘Max’ values of the Control Switch 1 modifier to set the on/off values of the Input Drive.
  • EQ settings (amp block – basic). Once the desired gain staging is set, the next adjustment would be the amp EQ settings.
  • GEQ settings (amp block). The Graphic EQ on the amp block is a great way to make final EQ adjustments. We’ve set it to ‘Post P.A.’, which means the EQ settings will not be affected by the Power Amp section.


The AX8 offers a very useful tool to check overall level of individual presets. Press the “Page >” button until you see the ‘VU’ tab on the main screen. This will give you a level read-out.

We’ve set this preset up so that the loudest settings peak around 0db (or slightly above). This is recommended in the AX8 manual. If you’d like to adjust the level up or down (to match it with other presets), we recommend adjusting one of the following:

  • Level (amp block – basic). This will adjust the overall level of the preset up/down. Avoid using the ‘Master Volume’ control, as this will change the tone of the amp.
  • Level (cab block). This will also adjust the overall level of the preset up/down.


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