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  • New Effects ONLY pedalboard from fractal audio (Maker of axe fx)

    Well for years it has been rumored that Fractal Audio was working on an effects only pedal board that can be run into a guitar amp. Well today THEY ANNOUNCED IT! It is called the FX8 and here is what Cliff Chase (Owner of Fractal Audio) says about the new unit...

    Just effects. Specifically designed for 4CM with dedicated pre- and post- paths. Up to 8 simultaneous effects. Any number assignable pre/post. Any combination of series or parallel routing. Two expression pedal inputs, four relay outputs. USB for remote editing with free FX8-Edit software. Silent Switch technology from the MFC Mark III. True Bypass. Etc., etc. Don't drop it on your foot.

    He also said...
    Does it channel switch an amplifier?
    Yes.

    As well as...
    Is there anything it can do that AXE FX II cannot? Are there any thing new that is not in the axe fx II?

    True bypass and relay outputs. Longer Looper time. Other than that it's most of the fx from the Axe-Fx II in a floor package

    Here is a pic of the new unit....(Kind of looks like a smaller MFC 101)

    http://forum.fractalaudio.com/axe-fx...ming-soon.html
    Last edited by webe123; 06-06-2014, 06:20 PM.

  • #2
    Interesting. Any word on the expected price?
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    • #3
      None as of the moment.....he has not got them into production apparently. That will probably take awhile with the new axe fx XL coming out and peop0le still waiting on a back order of axe fx II's!

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      • #4
        So Line6.
        WARNING: TC Electronics Pedals Are NOT REPAIRABLE. Instead of fixing my switch they wanted to charge me $72 plus shipping on a $99 pedal to replace all electronics, when only the switch was defective. This is their blanket repair policy on ALL repairs. They have no replacement switches. The switch is on the board so substituting a different switch can't work. Do not buy pedals from companies that cannot repair their own switches.

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        • #5
          Ummmm.NO....not quite! It may LOOK like a line 6...but I think this will blow line 6 effects out of the water!

          It will also have way more routing and options than line 6 does.
          Last edited by webe123; 06-07-2014, 12:36 PM.

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          • #6
            These the same guys that make axe body spray?

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            • #7
              Axe spray is called Lynx in GB. I guess the axe has different connotations over there but I'm not sure how much I'd like to be sprayed by a lynx regardless of where I live.

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              • #8
                It will be challenging to rub that big heavy thing on your armpits. I will keep using my organic pine needles and choke cherry antiperspirant. The chicks dig it.
                WARNING: TC Electronics Pedals Are NOT REPAIRABLE. Instead of fixing my switch they wanted to charge me $72 plus shipping on a $99 pedal to replace all electronics, when only the switch was defective. This is their blanket repair policy on ALL repairs. They have no replacement switches. The switch is on the board so substituting a different switch can't work. Do not buy pedals from companies that cannot repair their own switches.

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