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Cab-Lab 3 - Plugin

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Now: $49.99
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Downloadable Plugin version for Mac & Windows
Standalone NOT included. See the bundle version to get both.
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IMPORTANT: This plugin version does NOT include the "IR Tools" built in to the Standalone version (Wav2Syx, IR2Syx, RefIRBatch, IR Capture tool, Batch Rename). The plugin version runs in a host application and CANNOT connect directly to an Axe-Fx or AX8 for saving or auditioning IRs directly to User Cab memories. In fact, no Fractal Audio Systems product is required to use Cab-Lab. If you do own a Fractal Audio Systems product with amp and Cab modeling, check out this specially-priced bundle containing both plugin and standalone versions of Cab-Lab instead.

Cab-Lab 3 is a powerful IR mixer. For decades, artists, producers and engineers have been crafting tone using a mixer to blend the sounds of different mics or speakers. Cab-Lab allows you to use this same process, combining up to 8 individual IRs, auditioning the results in real time as you mix, using them to +re-cab" in your DAW, or saving the result as a new User Cab IR for use in presets for use with Fractal Audio products. A Fractal Audio System 

The totally new mixer in Cab-Lab 3 goes beyond simple combining, with mix tools to process, trim, filter, and adjust phase. With this plugin version and a compatible plugin host, you can listen to mix changes in real time or process live or pre-recorded material. The Mac version is a 64-bit AU or VST plugin. The Windows version includes both 32-bit and 64-bit VST plugins.

Cab-Lab does not include any Cab IR files. You cannot extract these from any Fractal Audio Systems hardware product such as the Axe-Fx, FM3, AX8, etc. We offer Cab IR Packs for sale here in this store.


Cab-Lab 3 requires activation using the free iLok License Manager from The manager allows you to activate Cab-Lab WITH or WITHOUT a physical iLok "dongle" but you will need an Internet connection. Simply install the free manager and select "Redeem Activation Code" from the "Licenses" menu. Paste or type your activation code. Codes are emailed from Fractal Audio Systems within one business day of your order. Please activate PRIOR to launching your DAW or you may need to re=scan plugins after activating.



  • IRs created using the Cab-Lab plugin are compatible with the Axe-Fx II (all models) and the AX8.


  • 2.0 GHz or higher processor
  • 2GB RAM minimum, 4GB or higher recommended
  • Internet connection required for activation
  • iLok License Manager and an account free at


  • Intel Processor
  • OSX 10.6 or higher (10.9 recommended for Axe-Fx II USB Audio.)
  • PLUGIN: 64-bit AU or VST capable host software.


  • Microsoft Windows 10/8/7/Vista
  • PLUGIN: 64- or 32-bit VST capable host software