Axe-Fx II USB Drivers

Axe-Fx II USB Setup for OS X – 2019 Version

Disk Image—Oct 15, 2019
Updated version of the Axe-Fx II USB driver for OS X Catalina. Also works with older OS versions. The original driver remains available below.

Axe-Fx II USB Setup for OS X – 2013 Version

Disk Image—Jun 21, 2013
(v167) Required for all USB-equipped Fractal Audio Systems products under OS X. Requires 10.5.7 for MIDI-over-USB and 10.7.4 for USB Audio.

Axe-Fx II USB Driver Setup for Windows

Zip Archive—Jun 06, 2014
(v2014.06.06) – Required for all USB-equipped Fractal Audio Systems products under Windows. Requires Windows XP SP3 or newer (x86 or x64).

Axe-Fx II Firmware & Presets

Axe-Fx II XL PLUS

Firmware Ares v1.03

Zip Archive—Mar 28, 2019
This firmware is a partial port of the new “Ares” modeling used in the Axe-Fx III. Not all aspects were able to be ported but the amps should sound very similar.

Firmware Quantum v10.01

Zip Archive—May 11, 2018
In addition to the newest “Ares” firmware above, this final version of “Quantum” remains available here.

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Preset Banks A, B and C

Zip Archive—Jul 13, 2017
Factory preset banks for Quantum 8.02 or later.
Please use Fractal-Bot to install these banks.

Axe-Fx II XL

Firmware Ares v1.03

Zip Archive—Mar 28, 2019
This firmware is a partial port of the new “Ares” modeling used in the Axe-Fx III. Not all aspects were able to be ported but the amps should sound very similar.

Firmware Quantum v10.01

Zip Archive—May 11, 2018
In addition to the newest “Ares” firmware above, this final version of “Quantum” remains available here.

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Preset Banks A, B and C

Zip Archive—Jul 13, 2017
Factory preset banks for Quantum 8.02 or later.
Please use Fractal-Bot to install these banks.

Axe-Fx II Original/Mark II

Firmware Ares v1.03

Zip Archive—Mar 28, 2019
This firmware is a partial port of the new “Ares” modeling used in the Axe-Fx III. Not all aspects were able to be ported but the amps should sound very similar.

Firmware Quantum v10.01

Zip Archive—May 11, 2018
In addition to the newest “Ares” firmware above, this final version of “Quantum” remains available here.

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Preset Banks A, B and C

Zip Archive—Jul 13, 2017
Factory preset banks for Quantum 8.02 or later.
Please use Fractal-Bot to install these banks.

Axe-Fx II Manuals & Documentation

Axe-Fx II Owner’s Manual (All Models)

PDF File—Feb 12, 2017
Preliminary version for Quantum 7 (All Axe-Fx II models)

Axe-Fx II XL MIDI THRU guide

PDF File—Jul 30, 2014

Axe-Fx II Scenes Mini-Manual

PDF File—Jul 30, 2014

Axe-Fx II Tone Match Mini-Manual

PDF File—Apr 24, 2012
Version 1.06

Axe-Fx II Cab IR Capture Guide

PDF File—Feb 09, 2015

MIMIC™ White Paper

PDF File—Apr 05, 2013

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Amid the current outbreak of COVID-19, our business remains almost fully operational and extra measures to ensure the safety of our customers and employees have been taken. We continue to accept and fulfill orders via UPS as allowed for e-Retailers in the state of New Hampshire. Our engineering, sales, and customer service teams continue to work remotely with almost no limitations, though our repair and service capabilities are currently diminished. Be smart and stay safe, and thank you for choosing Fractal Audio Systems.