Axe FX III

handyman

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Crushing specs! Very curious to see the new GUI. Its the place I wanted more. The AX8/II already had enough power IMHO, I don't even know what they are going to do with this beast.
It'll let you model an entire warehouse full of gear - all in a single preset? :D
 

mattball826

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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.
I'm comparing modelers. The only A/B tests I care about are in my own rig. Clips don't tell me anything.
Doesn't mean I'm not interested in the Axe3. Just sayin....

Let's not get all FAS forumish here
 

TimeSnow

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It 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... :)
Teeheehee
 

mattball826

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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...)
Not to really compare the products, but the build of FAS rack product like this is more the pro level design imo.
 

JiveTurkey

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I think the crowd at Randy's Roadside Bar and Grill are really going to love the new tones!



:banana




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:drink
 

mattball826

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I think the crowd at Randy's Roadside Bar and Grill are really going to love the new tones!



:banana




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:drink
I turn notifications off, particularly this time of year
 

Keg8605

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For all the helix to fractal comments. I think these companies are pushing each other in a good way for the customers. I think Fractal pushed modeling far ahead originally prompting line 6 to up their game for the Helix. The biggest complaint to FAS units was of course the UI for a lot of people. And now FAS is responding to the helix and trying to improve their UI amongst many other improvements. It's very much a win win for us.
 

jbright44

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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.
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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.
 

stratzrus

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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.
That's exactly what I did when commissioned to create a score for a modern dance piece that was performed in Italy last year.

I created about 20 presets that sounded nothing like a guitar and used them to record a 20 minute piece that was largely devoid of traditional melody, harmony or rhythm. I can't think of any other "amp" I could have used to create that piece.
 

Keg8605

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Some 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.
 

mattball826

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Some 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.
Be cool to edit using my Sony 900 series 65" set lol
 




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