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mcmurray

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Axe FX III 3.0 beta

Improved amp modeling.
Improved speaker compliance algorithm.
Improved algorithms for modulation effects.

Improved Tone Match block graphs.
Added “EQ Off / On” control to Amp block. This modifiable parameter turns the graphic EQ on and off.
Fixed IR Capture utility sometimes not working in Cab+DI mode.
Fixed slow response in IR Capture configuration menu when changing bank/slot.
Fixed Cabinet block graphs not showing traces for non-UltraRes IRs.
Fixed Input Source for Pitch Follower not exposed.
Fixed FC-X custom Mini-Display Label for Effect, Chan Select.
 

bdrepko

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Axe-Fx III 3.00 release

Improved amp modeling.

Improved speaker compliance algorithm.

Improved algorithms for modulation effects.

Improved Tone Match block graphs.

Improved Reverb block.

Added “EQ Off / On” control to Amp block. This modifiable parameter turns the graphic EQ on and off.

Added Plex Verb type to Plex block. While the Reverb block is designed for authentic, natural-sounding reverbs, the Plex Verb type is designed for large, ethereal reverb sounds. This type is also simple to use with no time, tempo, level or pan parameters required. For best results turn the Diffusion Mix up when using this type.

Added Spread and Pre-Delay controls to Plex block.

Increased the range of the Low Freq Time and High Freq Time in the Reverb block. This allows for creative reverb sounds. Several new reverb types have been added to illustrate these effects.

The Chorus, Flanger, Plex, Reverb and Rotary blocks now supports Spread values from -200% to 200%. Values beyond +/-100% increase the apparent image beyond the stereo field. The action of the spread control has also been improved so that the apparent volume remains constant vs. spread value.

Fixed IR Capture utility sometimes not working in Cab+DI mode.

Fixed slow response in IR Capture configuration menu when changing bank/slot.

Fixed Cabinet block graphs not showing traces for non-UltraRes IRs.

Fixed Input Source for Pitch Follower not exposed.

Fixed FC-X custom Mini-Display Label for Effect, Chan Select.
 

Leon Todd

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Axe-Fx III 3.01 Release

Fixed Graphic EQ pages not responding to navigation buttons.

Fixed FC load defaults correctly sets bank size before configuring switches.

Fixed FC use "Scene X" on main LCD if scene name is blank.

Fixed load FC-12 defaults won't switch first FC to layout 7.

Fixed FC scene name not updating if character(s) removed from end.
 

Promit

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Axe-FX II Ares 1.0 beta

That's right, the "old" and "defunct" Axe FX is getting a new firmware series!

Ares 1.00

This firmware is a partial port of the “Ares” modeling used in the Axe-Fx III. Not all aspects of the Ares modeling were able to be ported but the most important parts were and the amp modeling should sound very similar.
 

djd100

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Two Notes Torpedo CAB/LIVE FW 4.x Beta, Torpedo Remote 5.x Beta (not complete feature-wise, but needed to upgrade FW).

New Features: Dual Mics, 40ms Two Notes Cab and Third Party IR Support, 5 Band Parametric EQ with HPF.

NOTE: Beta Releases!
 

effulgent

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  • Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Notes

    3.02

    Improved Drive block. WARNING!!! The sound of some of the drive models may have changed significantly.

    · Drive models based on op-amp and diode clipping topologies have been completely overhauled.

    · For many types there is now a “Dry Gain” control. This parameter controls the amount of “dry” signal mixed with the “wet” (distorted) signal. For a Tube Screamer-based model this will default to 100% due to the topology. For other types this will default to 0. Values up to 200% are allowed. Note that the dry data is added before any tone controls and therefore is not exactly equivalent to a mix but rather replicates the behavior of analog circuits.

    · Drive types based on op-amp and diode clipping circuits now allow control over the type and quantity of diodes in the positive and negative polarity. For example, the user can select (2) 1N34A diodes for positive signal polarity and (1) red LED for negative. Experiment with the various diode types and quantities to obtain new and unique sounds.

    · The Basic GUI page now reflects only the controls found on the actual pedal. In cases where the actual pedal does not have any tone controls a simple Tone control is included for convenience.

    · Added several new types.

    Added “All” to Tuner Input Source selection. This sums all inputs.

    Added Global "Tone Control Display" parameter. When set to Authentic (default) only those controls present on the actual amp are displayed. When set to Ideal all tone controls are displayed. Also, when set to Authentic the Bass, Mid and Treble controls are reset to default values when changing models to ensure accuracy for models that may not have these controls.

    Fixed Tone Match block not updating correctly between preset changes if different Mode used.

    Fixed loss of low frequency resolution for Tone Match block when set to Off-Line mode.
 
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FractalMB

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www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-3/4p0/axefxiii_dsp_rel_4p00_beta1.zip

Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Notes

4.00

Improved Amp block preamp tube modeling.

Improved Amp block cathode follower grid modeling.

Added modifier capability to Decay Time, Level 1-8 and Pan 1-8 controls in Plex Delay block.

Added Presence Shift control to Amp block Tone page for the appropriate models when using Authentic controls.

Added SV Bass 1 amp model. This is the original SV Bass model prior to the change in 2.05. The new SV Bass model added at 2.05 has been renamed SV Bass 2.

Added FAS Skull Crusher amp model. The nastiest, most brutal amp model to ever escape from the seventh layer.

Reworked PI Fuzz model based on older “Triangle” version reference. A soft-reset of the model is required to load the new parameter values. Note that duplicating the behavior of a fuzz pedal requires that the pedal be the first non-bypassed block following the Input 1 block and the input block impedance must be set to Auto since fuzz pedals load down the guitar’s pickups.

Fixed Tone page for Plexi 100W 1970 not showing Normal Drive control.

Fixed incorrect capacitor value and wrong default Low Cut value in BB Pre Drive model.

Fixed wrong default Low Cut value in Eternal Love and Esoteric ACB Drive models.

Fixed Output EQ in Amp block not being redrawn when changing channels and number of bands is different.
 

FractalMB

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www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-3/4p0/axefxiii_dsp_rel_4p00.zip


Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Notes

4.00

Improved Amp block preamp tube modeling.

Improved Amp block cathode follower grid modeling.

Improved power amp modeling for “Class-A” type amp models.

Added modifier capability to Decay Time, Level 1-8 and Pan 1-8 controls in Plex Delay block.

Added Presence Shift control to Amp block Tone page for the appropriate models when using Authentic controls.

Added SV Bass 1 amp model. This is the original SV Bass model prior to the change in 2.05. The new SV Bass model added at 2.05 has been renamed SV Bass 2.

Added FAS Skull Crusher amp model. The nastiest, most brutal amp model to ever escape from the seventh circle.

Reworked PI Fuzz model based on older “Triangle” version reference. A soft-reset of the model is required to load the new parameter values. Note that duplicating the behavior of a fuzz pedal requires that the pedal be the first non-bypassed block following the Input 1 block and the input block impedance must be set to Auto since fuzz pedals load down the guitar’s pickups.

Added “Unlink All Blocks From Global” function to Layout->Tools menu. This unlinks all blocks from any global blocks to which they may be linked.

Expanded the names of the “USA” models to more accurately indicate the switch settings.

Fixed Tone page for Plexi 100W 1970 not showing Normal Drive control.

Fixed incorrect capacitor value and wrong default Low Cut value in BB Pre Drive model.

Fixed wrong default Low Cut value in Eternal Love and Esoteric ACB Drive models.

Fixed Output EQ in Amp block not being redrawn when changing channels and number of bands is different.

Fixed wrong triode plate frequency in Herbie CH3 model.

Fixed wrong mid and treble tapers in all Herbie models. Existing presets should be auditioned.
 

fretworn

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Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Notes

5.00 Beta

Completely new Amp block cathode follower algorithm yielding more accurate results. The “Ideal” cathode follower type is no longer supported as it is incompatible and has been removed from the GUI. Updated various Amp block parameters related to new cathode follower algorithm. Existing presets are automatically updated to the new values
 

Elantric

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https://www.hotoneaudio.com/news/317.html

AMPERO FW V2.1

Version 2.1
Released 3/12/2019



Improvements & Changes

1. Greatly optimized expression pedal latency issue
2. Optimized expression pedal curves
3. Optimized Tuner interface reaction speed
4. Shortened the crossfade time when switching effect modules on/off or switching presets
5. Optimized footswitch operation experience when exiting Looper menu
6. Now Looper Pre/Post selection can be saved
7. Optimized MIDI communication efficiency
8. Optimized USB Audio performance and stability
9. Changed default output mode of unbalanced outputs (Global > I/O)
10. Changed default recording mode of USB Audio recording (Global > USB Audio)
11. General performance and stability improvements

Bug Fixes

1.When using Ampero as an USB interface, the recorded L/R effect signals are reversed – FIXED
2.When using Ampero as an USB interface, the recording signal level is too low – FIXED
3.When using Ampero as an USB interface, in some cases, there might be glitching noise/pop noise during playback – FIXED
4.Expression pedals won’t work in Drum/Looper menus – FIXED
5.Footswitch 1+2 and 2+3 works only under default settings (FS 1+2=bank down, FS 2+3=bank up, Global > Footswitch) – FIXED
6.Some effects may alter your tone when built-in expression pedal is off – FIXED
7.Setting and saving EXP2 settings may cause screen, footswitches and knobs malfunction – FIXED
8.Unit might be stuck when receiving MIDI messages – FIXED
9.Minor bug fixes
 

quantech

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http://www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-3/5p0/axefxiii_dsp_rel_5p00_beta3.zip

Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Notes


5.00 Beta #3

Completely new Amp block cathode follower algorithm yielding more accurate results. The “Ideal” cathode follower type is no longer supported as it is incompatible and has been removed from the GUI. The Cathode Follower Time and Ratio parameters have also been removed as they are no longer applicable. A “Grid Clipping” parameter has been added which allows the user to adjust the grid clipping in the cathode follower. The default value reflects the “softer” response of classic British and American tubes like Mullard, Sylvania and RCA. Higher values simulate the response of modern Chinese and Russian tubes with more abrupt clipping.

Updated various Amp block parameters related to new cathode follower algorithm. Existing presets are automatically updated to the new values.

Added AES/SPDIF Input Level control. This is located in the I/O->USB/AES menu. NOTE: this parameter will default to -40 dB after installation of the firmware. Be sure to adjust to the desired level if using the AES or SPDIF inputs.

Added Treble Booster and Mid Booster boost types to Amp block.

Improved Scene/Channel change logic. Only the wet data is muted when changing scenes and channels now leaving the dry data intact which results in smoother transitions.

Fixed wrong bass pot taper in Friedman Small Box model.

Fix FC per-preset corruption with some presets.

 

ZenArcade

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... just popped up when connected Rig Manager (had just updated to 5.7.2.x a couple days ago)

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PROFILER Operating System 5.7.4.14373

Audio

fixed: occasional Quad Delay noise
fixed: occasional DSP error, if a Rig includes many complex effects

User Interface

fixed: MIDI CC# 70/71 didn't control Reverb Mix and Reverb Time in module REV
fixed: MIDI CC# 35 didn't control Freeze of all delay and reverb effects of Rig
fixed: incorrect parameter migration of reverb effects stored before 5.0
 

Yek

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Fractal Audio Axe-Fx III
Firmware 5.00 (final release)

www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-3/5p0/axefxiii_dsp_rel_5p00.zip


Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Notes

5.00

Completely new Amp block cathode follower algorithm yielding more accurate results. The “Ideal” cathode follower type is no longer supported as it is incompatible and has been removed from the GUI. The Cathode Follower Time and Ratio parameters have also been removed as they are no longer applicable. A “Grid Clipping” parameter has been added which allows the user to adjust the grid clipping in the cathode follower. Lower values reflect the softer response of classic British and American tubes like Mullard, Sylvania and RCA. Higher values simulate the response of modern Chinese and Russian tubes with more abrupt clipping.

Updated various Amp block parameters related to new cathode follower algorithm. Existing presets are automatically updated to the new values.

Added AES/SPDIF Input Level control. This is located in the I/O->USB/AES menu. NOTE: this parameter will default to -40 dB after installation of the firmware. Be sure to adjust to the desired level if using the AES or SPDIF inputs.

Added Treble Booster and Mid Booster boost types to Amp block.

Improved Scene/Channel change logic. Only the wet data is muted when changing scenes and channels now leaving the dry data intact which results in smoother transitions.

Changed Control block Envelope Follower behavior so that when the signal exceeds the threshold the control value starts at zero rather than jumping to the threshold value.

Fixed wrong bass pot taper in Friedman Small Box model.

Fix FC per-preset corruption with some presets.

NOTE: Due to the new algorithms several amp block parameters are reset to default values when loading old presets. Included in these parameters is Preamp Bias Excursion. If you had altered this parameter in a preset note that it will be reset and you may want to readjust it.
 




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