Fractal News! Countdown!

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  1. TimTomTum

    TimTomTum SS.org Regular

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    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 :D
    For me its great, cuz either the prices for the standard drop a lil bit on ebay or the new unit is affordable!

    Tim :shred:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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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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    Looks like I may have to sell my axe-fx.
     
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    slothrop SS.org Regular

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    If it's an axe-fx light I'm in.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    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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    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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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    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:

    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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    YOU BET, I AM TOO.

    Amp model pedal...please...
     
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    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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    FX-only Floorboard-unit, my vote.
     
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    If it matches up to the regular Axe-FX, I'd sell my POD in a heartbeat.
     
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    Floorboard=me passing.
    Firmware=me upgrading.
     
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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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    I highly doubt there will be a software based Axefx ever.
     
  17. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    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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    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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    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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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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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 :lol:

    Could also just be a final version of Axedit coming out ;)
     
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