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Extra! Extra!UPDATE: Beginning in 2014, we began posting NEWS to our FORUM and FACEBOOK pages instead of this web site. Archives remain below.

Announcing the Axe-Fx II XL

Premiere Guitar Platinum AwardJanuary 27, 2014 - Fractal Audio Systems announced today that a new model, the Axe-Fx II XL, will be available for sale in March 2014. The Axe-Fx II XL has the same DSP and amp modeling capabilities as the Axe-Fx II Mark II, but offers expanded memory, new I/O ports, and other upgrades detailed here.

Axe-Fest 2 presented by Fractal Audio Systems

NY Amp SHowJoin Fractal Audio Systems for AXE-FEST 2, October 5–6, 2013 at the L.A. Custom Guitar an Amp Show in Van Nuys CA. Live performances, presentations, merchandise for sale and more!
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Pete Thorn Preset Pack Released

Pete ThornFractal Audio Systems is proud to announce a new artist preset pack created by rock guitar powerhouse and tone guru Pete Thorn.  Pete is sharing a custom impulse response of one of his favorite studio cabinets and two tone-matched presets of his favorite amps.  The presets were crafted with the upcoming Axe-Fx II version 11 firmware.  Click here for the download and story.

Stef Carpenter Deftones Preset Pack Released

Firmware 9.0 for the Axe-Fx II is releasedFractal Audio Systems is proud to announce the first artist preset pack created by Deftones' guitarist Stef Carpenter and New Jersey-based engineer Kevin Antreassian. Tones are drawn directly from the Deftones critically acclaimed 2012 album, Koi No Yokan (Reprise) produced by rock powerhouse Nick Raskulinecz.  Click here for the download and story.

Firmware 10.0 for the Axe-Fx II

Announcing Firmware 10 for the Axe-Fx IIFirmware 10 for the Axe-Fx II is here! Firmware 10 brings a revolutionary inovation in Fractal's process amplifier modeling, called Multi-point Iterative Matching and Impedence Correction, or MIMIC™. A host of new AMP and CAB models are also included, plus much more. Learn more and get the download here

Firmware 9.0 for the Axe-Fx II

Firmware 9.0 for the Axe-Fx II is releasedFirmware 9.0 for the Axe-Fx II adds a set of awesome new features and sound capabilities to the Axe-Fx II. The new "Scenes" feature allows each preset to contain eight different "snapshots" of effect/block states. Scenes allow seamless, instant sound changes and greatly improved effect spillover. New amp modelling improvements and more! Visit the support page of this web site.

Firmware 8.0 for the Axe-Fx II

Premiere Guitar Platinum AwardHot on the heels of firmware 7 comes version 8.0 for the Axe-Fx II. New amps, a much improved virtual amp PRESENCE control, and a dramatic improvement to the onboard pitch shifting capabilities are among the new features. Tone Matching now operates with higher resolution for even more precise recreations from your real amps or recordings, while CPU efficiency has been improved considerably, allowing even more effects per preset. Download the free update from the support page of this web site.

Vinai Trinateepakdee on the Axe-Fx II JamTrackCentral.com

Vinai Trinateepakdee is one of the most popular guitarists in ThailandVinai Trinateepakdee is one of the most popular guitarists in Thailand and has been an extremely successful artist at JamTracksCentral. His new release, Upbeat Melodic Series, is entirely Axe-Fx powered, and includes the full solo tracks, backing tracks, extended jam tracks, videos, and complete TAB and Notation, PLUS a .syx file of Vinai's Axe-Fx II presets! Learn more at JamTracksCentral!

Fractal Audio Systems Announces Firmware 7.0 for the Axe-Fx II

Fractal Audio Systems has released firmware version 7.0 for its Axe-Fx II guitar preamp/effects processor.Fractal Audio Systems has released firmware version 7.0 for its Axe-Fx II guitar preamp/effects processor. The new firmware, available as a free download, is described by Fractal as "a revolutionary improvement in the sound and feel of our amplifier simulation technology." In addition, firmware 7.0 brings exciting new features, including twelve new amplifier models, six new speaker cab sims, a new tape chorus algorithm, sample rate reduction distortion, a major reverb upgrade, and more. See what real customers have had to say about it!

Guthrie Govan on the Axe-Fx II JamTrackCentral.com

Celebrated UK Guitarist Guthrie GovanCelebrated UK Guitarist Guthrie Govan is back for The Late Night Sessions Series 2 at JamTrackCentral.com, performed entirely through the Axe-Fx II. The package comes with solo tracks, backing tracks, extended jam tracks and video performances as well as complete TAB and notation. Visit jamtrackcentral.com for more on this incredible new package.

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