My hat's off to Fractal. Seriously impressive—congrats, Cliff and co.!
I'm comparing modelers. The only A/B tests I care about are in my own rig. Clips don't tell me anything.A simple A/B comparison test, like the one with Larry Mitchell, through a real cab or an IR, demonstrates that the models aren't darker than their real-life equivalents.
TeeheeheeIt looks cool... It's interesting to see how much the industrial design of the Helix has influenced all segments of this market now. I think it's funny that when the AX8 came out, Cliff said the reason they didn't do a color screen was they "put the money into where it mattered" or something like that... Someone must have convinced him having color mattered...
Not to really compare the products, but the build of FAS rack product like this is more the pro level design imo.Helix fan boi here.
I think a lot of people are going to say this is a reaction to Helix.
Maybe not. Because something this well-thought out was probably in the works (at least the early stages) before Helix showed up, if his cycle is anything like Line 6s
Even if it’s not... DAY um... that is a FANASTIC feature set.
Not going to buy one, can’t afford it, but I bet it does my whole “two-voice” guitar thing AWESOME!
I don’t think it competes with Kemper (totally different approach) or Line 6 (totally different price point)... Fractal is, again, in a class (price-class that is...) by themselves... (still love my Helix, tho...)
I turn notifications off, particularly this time of yearI think the crowd at Randy's Roadside Bar and Grill are really going to love the new tones!
Also; I thought my phone would be taking a much-needed notification break after last week's boss explosion. Apparently that's not going to be the case
This.right.here. I look at those screen shots of the interface and my eyes just glaze over..... I'm sure it's a monster machine but it doesn't look like it's going to be able to touch the utility and complete user friendliness of the Helix.That looks amazing spec-wise. But judging by the interface screenshots, the user experience and workflow seems to be very close to the Axe II. Which means lots of pages and lots of parameters; absolute power at your finger tips, which can be both a good thing and a bad thing.
That's exactly what I did when commissioned to create a score for a modern dance piece that was performed in Italy last year.We need more musical innovators to break the mold of guitar/amp and use this new tech to do something new that could never be done before with tubes.
Be cool to edit using my Sony 900 series 65" set lolSome interesting additions to the editor to help make things simpler -
Axe-Edit: Editor for Mac/PC
The Axe-Fx III would not be complete without Axe-Edit, our award-winning editor suite for Mac and PC. Axe-Edit is now presented in glorious hi-definition that scales cleanly to any size display. Veterans will find it very familiar, but more clean and comfortable. It includes a streamlined new interface with controls for all of the latest features of the Axe-Fx III, plus a convenient new “Quick Build” mode that allows you to build presets easily using drag-and-drop templates. Axe-Manage takes control of Presets and User Cabs, and a new Scene Manager takes charge of scene names and settings. Axe-Edit will be offered for Windows 7/8/10 and Mac OS X 10.7 or newer.