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Old 04-29-2011, 12:47 PM   #1
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Fractal News! Countdown!

Well guys,

Cliff started a countdown: Here
First of all, a new Firmware is expected to be released very soon. But much more interesting are the rumors about a new Fractal Audio Product.
Some people expect a AxeFx light as a pedal. Either FX or Amps only.
Anyway, I am excited! Maybe, its connected to the announced relationship with TC Elec., so that we can await a more moderate price, when the production is outsourced to one of their factories!

What ever, maybe you have some information I do not have? Share them with me
For me its great, cuz either the prices for the standard drop a lil bit on ebay or the new unit is affordable!

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Old 04-29-2011, 01:31 PM   #2
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Given there are IIRC 3 or 4 products that were started, talked about, and never released a new product would really not be surprising.

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Old 04-29-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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Looks like I may have to sell my axe-fx.
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If it's an axe-fx light I'm in.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:59 PM   #5
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Looks like I may have to sell my axe-fx.
Don't really see a reason to sell it as long as it does the job. I'm certainly keeping mine whatever is happening.
I'd like it being a real Axechange or a big update with new amps. New hardware ? I'll prolly won't need it. Still curious though.
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^If it's huge differences I'm willing to trade in mine.
If it's just like a single space unit or something basic,
mind will do.
I'm hoping it's just firmware and a new pedal.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:05 PM   #7
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I can't wait to see what this is!
I've pretty much decided that my tube amps are going to go and I'm going to try this route. (my Mark IV will stay I'll use that power amp)
the 5150 II will be going

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So, what are the most likely products this could be? It could be an effects unit, but there's already so many quality multi-effects out there, so that wouldn't be very exciting. If I do get that DAR FBM preamp, a Fractal Audio effects unit would be great to compliment it. That's assuming it's a physical product at all, though. What exactly would an "Axe FX Light" be?
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:14 PM   #9
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^If it's huge differences I'm willing to trade in mine.
I hear you, but I don't really see what can be interesting enough to trade the axe in, and especially not a floorboard axe, I'd buy a MIDI controller if I wanted ground control.
-A possibility is a Fractal sound interface, too, that could be interesting to see and compare with the ones we routinely use over here and what can an interface bring in.
-Another possibility is a straight Axe fx with onboard sound and direct USB. I'd likely trade it in depending on the cost involved but I doubt it will be that and I wouldn't gain a lot by doing so, as I'd still need my interface for, say, keyboards etc.
-Axe software ? i don't believe in it. And I wouldn't need it anyway.

Edit; saw this on the fractal forum:

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An add-on 1Rack Dynamic Cab unit (the missing link to perfection) loaded with all the Redwirez that will not only add Dynamic Cabs but also USB support.
Ok, that I would likely buy, especially since I learned I'd get a hefty bonus for good results in 2010 today \o/
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:16 PM   #10
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If it's an axe-fx light I'm in.
YOU BET, I AM TOO.

Amp model pedal...please...
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:18 PM   #11
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FX-only Floorboard-unit, my vote.
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If it's an axe-fx light I'm in.
If it matches up to the regular Axe-FX, I'd sell my POD in a heartbeat.
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Old 04-29-2011, 03:40 PM   #13
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Floorboard=me passing.
Firmware=me upgrading.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:36 PM   #14
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I'd be pretty jazzed for a new FX only unit or software based Axe-FX.

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rack-mount MB-50 pl0x.

also, the Axe-Fx light would be cool if it were like the POD Live is to the POD Pro.

I'd be all in for it.

Hell, even an FX only floorboard would be killer.

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:38 PM   #16
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I'd be pretty jazzed for a new FX only unit or software based Axe-FX.
I highly doubt there will be a software based Axefx ever.

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:43 PM   #17
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I highly doubt there will be a software based Axefx ever.
Since they already have a VST/AU in development tied to a custom audio interface that Cliff has talked about to a fair extent I would say it's far more likely than you seem to think.

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:46 PM   #18
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I hope with whatever they're doing they start working on bass modelling along with the guitar stuff

then Fractal will actually take over the world...

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:53 PM   #19
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I hope with whatever they're doing they start working on bass modelling along with the guitar stuff

then Fractal will actually take over the world...
They have a bass amp and a few cab sims in there already. They sounded great when we tried them a few months ago.
I realize that one amp isn't much, but we were able to use different filters and EQs to make it sound like pretty much anything.

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There was also some guy that visited the Fractal offices about six months ago that said he saw a floor effects-only unit being worked on

Could also just be a final version of Axedit coming out

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:58 PM   #21
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They have a bass amp and a few cab sims in there already. They sounded great when we tried them a few months ago.
I realize that one amp isn't much, but we were able to use different filters and EQs to make it sound like pretty much anything.
true just the comparison of models for guitar to bass, its not worth the price tag for someone who leans more towards bass, such as myself as all my bands atm I'm on bass. But if/ when they work on bass model packs, I can see a lot of pro bassists getting in on the act too...

this is all just my opinion and OT but yeah

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:10 PM   #22
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I would be more excited if they gave me an axe-fx for free since I still cant afford one! DAMNIT COLLEGE! lol

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There was also some guy that visited the Fractal offices about six months ago that said he saw a floor effects-only unit being worked on

Could also just be a final version of Axedit coming out
Yeah. I remember Nick talking about that. It would be amazing if them pairing up with T.C. meant it had floor and racking functionality like the G-system.

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Yeah. I remember Nick talking about that. It would be amazing if them pairing up with T.C. meant it had floor and racking functionality like the G-system.
Not who I was talking about, but it'll be interesting to see what it is.

I just hope T.C. has nothing to do with design or component selection given some the problems with some of their units... (g-major and g-major 2 spring to mind with terrible knobs and chips popping off boards)

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Axe is complete overkill for me at the moment since I'd only end up using 2-3 amps/effects
so a slimmed down version would be great!!

Could just be the proper release of Axe Edit and a firmware update though.
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