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Axe-Fx III MKII Preamp/FX Processor

$2,299.99
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NOTE: The Axe-Fx III Mark II STANDARD and TURBO VERSIONS ARE BOTH IN STOCK AND ON SALE!

Please be aware that while orders placed before 1pm EST are usually shipped the same day, it is not always possible. 

Due to the current high demand, orders shipped via UPS Ground could be delayed 1-3 business days before they ship. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

IMPORTANT: Due to added holiday order volume and wait list activity, shipping may require up to 3 business days.

Please be aware that while orders placed before 1pm EST are usually shipped the same day, it is not always possible. 

Due to the current high demand, orders shipped via UPS Ground could be delayed 1-3 business days before they ship. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

 

THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL GUITAR PROCESSOR


The Axe-Fx III is the latest in our line of the worlds most powerful all-in-one processors for guitar, bass, and other instruments. This new model 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 totally redesigned 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 of the Axe-Fx III was designed around a streamlined new workflow. The centerpiece is a dazzling new 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 Effects 3 Turbo

    Posted by Ken Mullis on 4th Feb 2022

    I’ve owned the Axe Effects 3 Turbo for a little less than a month, and so far I have loved this unit. While it has taken time to get used to it, time with the manual and use have connected a lot of dots. I told someone it was like going from an old flip phone to an iPhone. Once you’re used to it’s operations, you realize how much control is at your fingertips. The manual is well written and has proven to be very useful for every question thus far. The presets are extremely good right out of the box, and most presets have multiple scenes of each preset giving you a vast selection to choose from. I have been able to navigate all of the presets and scenes with my FC 12 controller. I look forward to discovering even more, as I’m still learning, but I would have no fear of gigging with it right now.

  • 5
    Axe Effects 3 Turbo

    Posted by Ken Mullis on 4th Feb 2022

    I’ve owned the Axe Effects 3 Turbo for a little less than a month, and so far I have loved this unit. While it has taken time to get used to it, time with the manual and use have connected a lot of dots. I told someone it was like going from an old flip phone to an iPhone. Once you’re used to it’s operations, you realize how much control is at your fingertips. I’m also a keyboardist, and being familiar with the Korg Kronos, I was able to navigate the Axe Effects 3 relatively easy, already being used to a value wheel, paging up and down, as well as using a control panel. The manual is well written and has proven to be very useful for every question thus far. I look forward to discovering even more, as I’m still learning, but I would have no fear of gigging with it right now.

  • 5
    Axe FX III

    Posted by Jake Nicholson on 31st Jan 2022

    Incredible product. Tiny learning curve but the Axe Edit makes things a breeze to dial in whatever tone you’re after. The Cygnus technology is a game changer. I’ve already converted several other friends to fractal Products. Top notch!

  • 5
    Brilliant all-in-one solution

    Posted by Jason Clement on 28th Jan 2022

    Using the Axe FX III has been nothing short of a phenomenal experience since I received the unit. The sheer amount of options and flexibility is inspiring. Build quality is amazing, ease of use is high. Plugging into my PC and installing the proper drivers was a breeze and it works with no hiccups (Windows 10, i7-9700). Compared to my experience with interfaces in the past this was a welcome surprise. Axe Edit on the PC has also become the main way I interface with the Axe FX III, so the stability with Windows is a huge plus. I don't believe I need to wax ad nauseum about how good the unit sounds because if you're looking for at an Axe FX III, you already know how good it sounds. If you're looking for a unit that'll do it all and stay out of your way, this is it. Massive upgrade to workflow and tone.

  • 5
    AXE-FX III MKII PREAMP/FX PROCESSOR

    Posted by Bryan Dial on 17th Jan 2022

    I own all the major competitors out there, this hands down sounds the best. There is a learning curve as with any new eco system you buy into. It did have a glitch when first plugging into the first time, output was nothing but white noise. A quick email later to perform reset cleared up the issue.

  • 5
    Endless Possibilities

    Posted by Layne Meylain on 17th Jan 2022

    The axe fx has endless options to shape your sound into something that is unique to you all the way down to the smallest nuances. I have used other modelers such as Kemper where you are emulating someones sound... This amp or this guitar players tone... Which is great... But eventually you realize you are emulating what has been done and creativity can somewhat be muzzled with those limitations... That is the main reason I am a Fractal Audio guy. The guys at Fractal are top of the line world-class guys... They answer and they help. They are passionate about their product. I cannot recommend this product enough....

  • 5
    Axe-FX III Mk II Turbo

    Posted by Ian Hamilton on 13th Jan 2022

    This unit takes guitar tone to a whole other level. It sounds SO good, and the versatility is just outstanding. It’s the most expensive single piece of guitar/studio gear I’ve ever purchased, and wow, does it ever deliver!!!

  • 5
    Axe FX III Mark II

    Posted by Tuan on 12th Jan 2022

    Before setting up my Axe FX III, I was playing with my old amplifier and was hesitant on selling it as it sounded amazing. After trying the Axe FX III, I couldn’t put my guitar down and could care less about keeping my old amplifier! It’s amazing how versatile this unit is, and all the presets are amazing. I have no regrets purchasing this Axe FX. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    Axe-FX III MKII Turbo

    Posted by Gilbert Ebreo on 11th Jan 2022

    Just started playing it and still discovering sounds. Looks like a very high quality processor. The only bummer is with the money I just spent, I didn’t get a Fractal Audio T-Shirt (ahem…Large) like the reviewers on YouTube.