Official Axe-Fx Q&A thread!

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by JohnIce, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. budda

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    Damn, Cliff. FW14.00 is out, and he hid some new amps in there.

    Also, nearly all the stickies in this section have disappeared :scratch:.
     
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    Pretty sure Alex pulled them all, no idea why. Stupid management decision #9,987,831
     
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    The worst part is that BMW didn't stick around very long.
     
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    HOLY CRAP ! Axe-Fx III Mark II now exists!

    https://www.fractalaudio.com/iii/

    Basically the same thing with color screen and adjustable brightness and led colors for the logo, but the main thing is increased flash memory. This $hit be crazy. Oh, and It costs and extra $100 too : (
     
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    An extra $100 seems trivial when you're over $2k, no?
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Somebody wake me when Fractal gets back to having products in stock
     
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    Yeah, $100 is like an expression pedal cost or something. Nice features though and with the extra flash memory I'm thinking there will be some stuff eventually that the Mk1 won't be able to do, whatever that may be. I wonder if they'll eventually do the XL and XL+ like they did with the Axe II. Either way this thing is a must on my list.
     
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    Only 2 years between versions? Interesting....

    edit # better clarify that:

    1. wonder why they need the extra memory
    2. The psychology of latest version (Kemper have done well to avoid this if I recall)
     
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    Some folks asked for extra memory, and iirc the price keeps dropping as storage and speeds keep going up.
     
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    Cliff mentioned on the fractal forum that the extra memory isn’t for firmware updates, but added “features”. My guess is more instances of effects or scenes in a preset. Heck I had the og Axe II and they supported that as long as all the updated versions of it. Anyone with the III mkI is safe. There’s little reason to upgrade unless you really use the front panel to tweak.
     
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    I just saw the instagram post on this. I picked up the MkI early this year (when they had stock), no regrets. The updates are definitely nice, but not enough to make my run out and sell the MkI for the MkII. Plus, it's not like I use all of its features anyway :lol:
     
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    FW 14.01. Archon has joined the chat.
     
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    I saw that. He said he added multiple models. I wonder what the other are. Kinda wish he'd just tell people instead of making them seach for it, but I get it. It's all in fun. Eventually we'll find out. : )
     
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    I just looked through all 288 models. I think there's 2 or 3 Archean models which would meet the "multiple" disclaimer. I don't know the list well enough to know what all got changed, but some forum folks keep a hawk eye on it haha.

    I probably didn't need to update but hey, it's fun and fast. I'm sure someone will find something wild with the new modifier setup.
     
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    Whoa! It's up to 288 models now?! Crazy.
     
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    That was my reaction. I think across all the presets I've made, I'm maybe at 8? :lol:
     
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    The Archean is really nice.

    Dropped right into my Überschall chain, minimal tweaking.
     
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