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Axe-Fx III MKII Preamp/FX Processor for Waitlist Customers

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The new Axe-Fx III Mark II is the latest in a line of legends—the world’s most powerful all-in-one processor for guitar, bass, and other instruments. Featuring our latest amp modeling technology, thousands of UltraRes™ speaker cab simulations, and industry-leading effects, the Axe-Fx III has more power and features than any guitar processor ever created. In comparison to the original, the Mark II features the following upgrades:

• New Turbo DSP option provides a 25% higher clock speed allowing for more complex presets.
• New IPS Display offers improved contrast and viewing angles, plus more vivid colors.
• Adjustable RGB LEDs let you set the color and brightness of the front panel logo.
• Double the preset memory = space for 1024 presets.
• Increased flash memory for future updates.

The Mark II Turbot offers our latest "CYGNUS" amp modeling technology, thousands of UltraRes speaker cab simulations, and state-of-the-art effect algorithms, all backed with more raw power and feature upgrades than any Fractal Audio product before. Our vision was to take the Axe-Fx to a whole new level -- to create a platform that sounds better, does more, and is easier to use. Equipped with four processors, the Axe-Fx III contains more raw processing power than any guitar product ever made, by far.

The hardware was designed for a streamlined  workflow. The centerpiece is a dazzling high-contrast full-color display with 30x the resolution of previous products. This display works alongside five new endless-rotary push encoders. These push-knobs do different things on different pages, with labels to show dynamic functions. The end result is a user experience thats immediately more intuitive. The display also excels at animation for meters, modifiers, and more. 

Better sound quality has been achieved through an audiophile-grade signal path. The difference shines through in lower noise floor, pristine clarity, and better USB audio performance than most dedicated audio interfaces. Computer audio integration now includes a professional-quality 24-bit/48k 88 interface. Record multiple tracks of processed audio at the same time, plus a DI. The re-amping workflow is improved with independent monitoring of backing tracks and re-processed guitar tones while you dial in a sound.Physically, the Axe-Fx III continues our tradition of combining extraordinary design with manufacturing quality rugged enough to withstand the rigors of life on the road. The unit is housed in a steel enclosure with a one-piece anodized aluminum faceplate/bezel featuring a glowing Axe-Fx III logo.

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  • 5
    Axe FX lll Mkll

    Posted by Alan Baird on 26th Mar 2021

    By far the BEST Digital Processor out there.

  • 5
    Axe FX 3 Best I've Used

    Posted by Corey Evans on 13th Feb 2021

    I took my time learning the unit before reviewing. Love the ease of editing scenes on my pc. So easy to put together chains and tweak. Especially love axe change to download a base sound and tweak from there. Bottom line this unit is fantastic. It does everything I could ever need and has every sound I could want. The possibilities are endless with the Axe FX 3.

  • 5

    Posted by Bill Zaferatos on 8th Jan 2021

    best unit on the planet. Blows my helix away

  • 5
    Axe-fx-III MKII

    Posted by Bill Zaferatos on 30th Dec 2020

    I sold my helix floor to buy the MKII and I've only had the MKII for two days. Best decision I've ever made! The amp models sound and feel real, the effects are the best I've heard. The possibilities are endless with this unit.

  • 5
    Blown the fck away!!!!!

    Posted by Daniel Martinez on 28th Dec 2020

    If you want sound quality stop looking around. Save yourself some headaches, time, frustration and money and get this unit you will not be disappointed. I’ve tried the l6 helix unit and it is a good unit but the sound overall misses that raw feeling that moves the air and motivate you to experiment new things.

  • 5
    Axe fx3

    Posted by Brandon McVey on 25th Dec 2020

    I was very hesitant to buy as I am old school and love the simplicity of tube amps. Just going through the stock presets made me a believer and the creativity is endless!

  • 5

    Posted by Lynn Morrison on 22nd Dec 2020

    This blew my mind. I started with a boss gt1000, then Kemper, Helix and now the Axe FX III. I've arrived. I was up and running in minutes but the fun didn't stop there. As I grew with it and watched videos by Leon Todd and others I started doing some very powerful stuff with routing, channels, mixing amps in parallel etc, I started to unleash this units strength. The Axe FX took everything I threw at it and was still just running so smooth on the sniff of DSP! I added the FC12 and two EV pedals and my rig is complete. Thank you Fractal! I'm now a commodity in the local music scene and new opportunities are opening up every day. I take new jobs knowing that my gear is reliable and sounds fantastic!

  • 5
    Axe-FX 3

    Posted by Vito Valenzano on 16th Dec 2020

    Love this unit... I upgraded from Line 6 and Ive been so surprised. This units sounds better, is easier to use and it's basically future proof. If you want the best this is it!