Fractal Audio “Axe FX II” is out.

12 May Fractal Audio “Axe FX II” is out.

Great news for the modeling community.

Building up over the past version(s) of Axe FX – guitar amplifier modeler (in the likes of Eleven Rack, Guitar Rig, Amplitube, … ) – a new Axe FX was released.

I am not talking about a new version of the firmware; I am talking about a new, improved modeler.

Curious to try one myself.


Fractal Audio FX II

Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri

We Are Rock 'N Roll People.

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    Posted at 03:23h, 27 June

    This Axe FX is also a preamp, at least thatยดs the impression I got from a guitar world demo, does that mean you could connect it directly to a speaker cabinet as well? With good results?

    (excuse my ignorance on this subject)

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    Posted at 17:43h, 13 May

    Looks very interesting (minus the picture of Steve Vai holding an imaginary orb ๐Ÿ™‚
    They mention what seems to be a very different approach to vacuum tube modeling, it’d be interesting to learn more about how it works and sounds. Fil, maybe you can get a test unit from them? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Cheers, Renato

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    Posted at 17:22h, 13 May

    Can anybody recommend a good audio interface thats reasonably priced that’s good for basic recording. I’ve been looking to start doing some recording.

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      Posted at 17:30h, 13 May

      Avid’s current mbox product range

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        Posted at 18:17h, 14 May

        gotta agree, I’ve got the mbox 2 mini with protools, it’s so awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Posted at 21:40h, 12 May

    Hi Fil havnt been on the site properly for a while (work reasons n stuff) but back ๐Ÿ™‚

    GF got me river plate DVD as a surprise >:D, i gotta say its Awsome and they still got it!!!

    Hi Snook ,
    Still working on our colab ;), love your recent stuff with mako keep it up ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hi everyone (lol)
    are we still having our community photo? ๐Ÿ˜›

    Rock! \../

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      Posted at 23:11h, 12 May

      Sure thing Ant, the group photo is still on line
      Just waiting for the photos to come through the vine
      No hurry though, I mean we’ve all got loads of stuff to do ( guitar, work, guitar, in-laws visiting, guitar, study, guitar, trying to get a date with the new girl in school, guitar, walking the dog, guitar,finding a believable excuse so you can get a day off work to play guitar, guitar, trying to recreate self sustaining fission with the left overs of Mom’s meatloaf, the neighbours tortoise and ordinary household bleach, guitar, spending more than 2 hours going all over SoloDallas.net to make sure you didn’t miss one damn thing, guitar, searching high and low for the perfect tone and… Did I mention it… guitar.
      For more info top of the page here http://www.solodallas.net/solodallas-net-t-shirts-who-wants-them/
      I’ll upload a preview to the site might spark things off


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        Posted at 01:30h, 13 May

        lol love your comment frank

        question do you play guitar? i might of missed it XD

        Cheers for the update ๐Ÿ™‚

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          Posted at 12:48h, 13 May

          You bet I do…I”ve got twenty years of not playing the guitar to catch up on…
          Last night my wife had to come down to the basement at two in the morning to get me to stop stretching my pinky…. Playing guitar guys, I was just playing guitar ๐Ÿ˜‰

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            Posted at 12:54h, 13 May

            lol if thats what you want to call it ^^

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        Posted at 08:05h, 13 May

        LOL, write some comments like this and I’ll going to make a “best of” collection posting ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Posted at 17:31h, 12 May

    Fil, have you used any guitar amplifier modelers? Would you recommend one?

    I’m still confused as to how they work; is it a case of simply plugging your guitar into some kind of external source, and then connecting that source to your computer and then using the software to get your tone/record etc? Or is more complicated than that?

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      Posted at 17:38h, 12 May

      It’s exactly as you stated, as “easy” as that.
      I have Guitar Rig, Amplitube 3 and Avid Eleven Rack.
      I may also get this Axe FX II IF it is truly good. I don’t know yet.

      However, modelers are making huge quantum leaps and will be more relevant – recording wise at least – in the future.

      While I don’t see myself stop from using real amplifiers, I have been a users of modelers for years.

      They do excel for personal exercise, rehearsal and experimentation AND for song recording.

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