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The AX8 is a new all-in-one floor unit featuring the legendary Quantum Amp Modeling made famous in our flagship Axe-Fx II line of preamp/guitar processors. It also features our patented UltraRes speaker simulation technology and a stunning collection of Fractal Audio effects, including many of the greatest stompboxes and studio effect processors of all time, plus the tremendous capability to imagine and create totally new sounds. No other all-in-one unit offers the same level of realism, flexibility, and control. A truly musical experience, playing the AX8 unlocks creativity and inspires great performances.
- The AX8 contains 512 different presets arranged in 64 numbered banks.
- Each preset is like an entire rig, with its own amp, speaker cab, and effects.
- 222+ Quantum amp models utilize the same technology as the Axe-Fx II.
- Ultra-Res Speaker Cab sims provides a level of accuracy that only Fractal Audio Systems can offer.
- AX8 is also compatible with our entire library of Cab-Packs.
- Presets are extremely flexible with the familiar Layout Grid from the Axe-Fx II. You can even import blocks created in Axe-Edit.
- Most blocks offer X/Y switching for twice as many sounds from the same number of blocks.
- Each preset contains eight scenes. Think of a Scene as a preset within a preset. Scenes eliminate tap dancing by turning multiple effects on or off with a single tap, switching X/Y states, and more.
- Every preset can have its own custom footswitch 1-8 assignments. There are over 16 different useful Footswitch Blocks such as Scene 1/2 Toggle or Looper Control Mode.
- Footswitches can also be designated as GLOBAL, which gives them the same assignment across ALL presets in the AX8.
- Three assignable Function Footswitches offer over a dozen options so you can create the perfect layout of modes for your musical performances.
- On-board jacks for four external footswitches or expression pedals like the Fractal Audio Systems EV-1 make it easy to remote-control sound functions.
- MIDI and USB also provide powerful options for control, editing, and more.
- AX8-Edit, a free software editor, makes it possible to edit presets, effects, and more.
- Upgradeable firmware for fixes and new features.