Fractal Audio Systems
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.
Axe-Fx XL Features:
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 be available in March 2014 with a list price of $2999.95. (Direct Price TBA).
- (2014-10-31) Had a great visit with Henrik Linder from Dirty Loops in Atlanta last night - here are some outtakes from his patch rundown. Get out to see these guys on tour! Henrik's using the Axe-Fx II XL and MFC-101 in a W/D/W configuration with his amp. by Fractal Audio Systems
- (2015-02-11) Loading an IR Cab Pack into the Axe-Fx II XL by Fractal Audio Systems
- (2015-03-30) Auditioning, Favoriting, and Loading IRs into the Axe-Fx II XL by Fractal Audio Systems
- (2015-06-17) We're enjoying the tone and power of the latest Angel Vivaldi video which is filled with Axe-Fx tones. Angel says that his Axe-Fx II XL "beautifully translates the emotion in my playing to the sonic spectrum. It captures every mood, every feel and every by Fractal Audio Systems
- (2015-06-18) Axe-Fx Artist Ede Wright demos his Axe-Fx II XL presets by Fractal Audio Systems
- (2015-07-02) Axe-Fx Artist Rocco Pezzin demos his Axe-Fx II XL+ presets by Fractal Audio Systems
- (2015-10-09) When you discover Quantum Firmware for AXE FX 2 XL+ "Record on Note 5" by JD Analog
- (2017-02-13) FAS Axe-FX XL+: Vibrato King and 3x10 cab by Burgerman666
- (2017-06-05) Rush Tom Sawyer (Axe Fx II XL+ Demo) by Fernando Gabriel
- (2017-06-08) Linkin Park Runaway (Axe FX II XL+ Demo) by Fernando Gabriel