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Axe-Fx III MKII Preamp/FX Processor

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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

    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
    Solid product, amazing sound

    Posted by J.C. on 18th Nov 2021

    I own all the big guitar amp sim VSTs, and while they are each great in their own way, it's always been a challenge to dial in really great tones. The Axe-Fx 3 really surprised me. It gives such character and tone that I was really amazed. There's just no contest between the Axe-Fx and the VST plug-ins, it completely smokes them all when it comes to great tone. Where it really shines is the amp and cabinet simulations. There is a huge selection of amps and cabinets, each with their own unique flavors. Another big bonus is the grid layout. You can easily route the signal through various blocks, and send out to external effects nicely. It includes a bunch of different effects in various categories. I haven't tried them all yet, but the modulation effects (chorus and flanger) are really good. Those types of effects seem to be difficult to do well in software, so I was happy that there were some usable ones here. The reverbs are nice as well. The theme with reverbs, overdrives, chorus etc. is variety. There are different modules with unique sounds to them. Overdrive is another category where plugins seem to fail in my opinion. But the Axe-Fx has several different versions of overdrive that handle subtle tones and extreme tones well. The Axe-Fx3 blows away all the plugin amp sims, it's not even close. I would have exepected current premium VSTs to be better contenders, but the Axe-Fx is just shockingly better than all of them. I have yet to hear amazing metal tones from VSTs, but this one does it spectacularly. And the clean tones from just amp and cabinet, with some compression, a little EQ, etc, just sounds great. So this is a solid recommendation from me. It's not cheap, but it's built like a tank and sounds perfect.

  • 5
    blown away!

    Posted by Bousquet Maxime on 11th Jun 2021

    WOW.... okay ! i have been on the helix platform for a long time, enough to know that it is very good, i watched a lot of video to compare the helix vs axe fx III, but now that i own the axe fx III here is my general impression .. I am completely blown away! more dynamic, presence, life what! the effects are extraordinary, it's easy and so pleasant to work with the fx III axe! after more than 30 years in the musical field, little surprises me, fractal audio has succeeded! you cannot be disappointed with anything! the customer service is so great, I ordered from Quebec on Thursday and received the following Tuesday, very well protected and no additional cost surprises, we really have fun here! thanks the fractal team!

  • 5
    AXE III Mark II

    Posted by Dom on 27th May 2021

    First let me say that Andrew & Kevin from sales were outstanding. And what can I say about the AXE III. I have had many processors and this one is just over the top, I am having so many WOW moments I have lost count in the last 5 days since I received it, I just can not seem to put my guitar down. One of the best purchases I have ever made. Could not be more pleased with the AXE, Fractal has Nailed it.

  • 5
    Axe fox 3

    Posted by Ron Burke on 25th May 2021

    Love the new front panel lighting. Amazing sounds as usual.

  • 5

    Posted by Scott Wallace on 10th May 2021

    I owned the FX II and was very happy with it. The FX III just builds on the II and increases versatility. It's pricey but worth it.

  • 5
    The AxeFx III Mk2 is, by far, the best Preamp/FX processor in the world

    Posted by Irving Diaz on 4th May 2021

    I am so happy