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  • Fractal Audio Systems Announces the Axe-Fx II XL Amp Modeling Preamp/Effects Processor

    By HC News |

     

    Latest Hardware Version Brings Additional Memory, Ports, and More.

     

    Plaistow, NH, January 27, 2014—Fractal Audio Systems, creators of industry-leading guitar amp modeling and effects technology, announced today that a new model, the Axe-Fx II XL, will be available for sale in March 2014. The Axe-Fx II XL has the same DSP and amp modeling capabilities as the Axe-Fx II Mark II, but offers expanded memory, new I/O ports, and other upgrades detailed below:

     

    ·     Built-in FASLINK™ port for connection to MFC-101 Mark III over conventional XLR cables.

    ·     Dedicated MIDI IN, OUT, and THRU jacks (vs. shared OUT/THRU in the Mark II).

    ·     Two onboard PEDAL jacks (vs. one in the Mark II).

    ·     Primary VALUE entry via optical encoder with a lifespan of 1,000,000+ rotations.

    ·     “Secret Sauce III” instrument input features an even lower noise floor.

    ·     128 Mb of non-volatile Super-FLASH memory allows for storage of up to 512 presets and 512 user cabinets with copious reserves for future expansion.

    ·     Double-capacity preset size allows for expanded functionality including X/Y switching on more blocks and more instances of effects.

    ·     Built-in backup firmware allows recovery in the event of complications during update.

    ·     Backward compatibility with Axe-Fx II Mark I/II presets via Axe-Edit software.

     

    The Axe-Fx II XL will have a list price of $2999.95. (Direct Price TBA).

     

    The Axe-Fx II XL will be offered for sale alongside the Axe-Fx II Mark II in our online store.

     

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    Founded in 2006 to champion the true potential of digital technology for guitar processing, Fractal Audio Systems took the guitar world by storm with the Axe-Fx line of guitar preamp/effect processors, able to replace entire rigs of gear with a single 2U black box. Fractal products are designed by musicians for musicians, employing what the company calls “eXtreme digital technology™” to innovate and inspire.  
    Learn more at
    www.fractalaudio.com



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