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Firmware 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 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.
Hot 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 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 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!
Celebrated 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.
In their August 2012 issue, Premiere Guitar has awarded the Axe-Fx II its top honor, the "PREMIER GEAR" award. They cited "exceptional sound quality and a true amp-like feel in a self-contained unit" and liked the unit's " tube warmth and sweet breakup."
iGuitar Magazine has published an in-depth review of the Axe-Fx II, complete with almost 30 minutes of video. Reviewer Tom Quayle says, "To have all of this power, flexibility and control in one rack unit is insane and I am seriously tempted to drop all of my other gear in favor of this unit. It really is that impressive... Amazing - congratulations Fractal!" See the review online.
Along with a glowing review in the July '12 issue, Premiere Guitar Magazine has bestowed its coveted Platinum Award to the Axe-Fx II. Reviewer Eric Kirkland says, "Switching blindly, I was consistently fooled by the Axe-Fx II, believing that I was plugged into 'the real thing.'" We'll post a link to the review once the magazine publishes it online. Hit the newsstand until then...
Visit Fractal Audio Systems at the NY AMP SHOW on June 2–3, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Secaucus NJ. Live gear demos, performances, merchandise for sale, a panel presentation, and more!