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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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The thing with the Axe-FX III is, there's nothing you can't do with it. Whatever your ideal tone is or whatever your weird, complicated effects routing is, it's right there. No matter what weird thing you want to do with your tone, you can absolutley do it with the unit; it's basically a Bod Bradshaw system in a box, with complete accuracy. It's not like having some dim facsimile of your favorite tube amp, pedal, or effect; it acts just like the real thing. Every kind of IR you could need is also included, plus room for a ton more, if you have favorites you already like. And everything, from the amps, to the ODs, to the IRs, to everything else, is tweakable beyond measure. The Jose Arredondo mod? It's there as a switch you can add to any amp. The Shred mode on John Petrucci's Mark Series amp? It's there for any amp, not just his model! You want to alter the Negative Feedback circuit in any amp? It's a dial present for all of them. You want to hook up virtually to an AC30 but want the power amp to respond as if it were hooked up to a Marshall Basketweave? It's right there. Not to mention, some of the amps are modelled from great guitarists who've lent their gear for that purpose, including Dweezil Zappa, Alex Lifeson, and John Petrucci. I hesitated for a long time before buying, because this is an enormous amount of money for me to spend on anything for myself, but now, having had the unit for a long time, I feel like it's more than paid for itself for what it does for me. I've been so busy in tone heaven, I just now realized I had forgotten ever to review it. I regret nothing about this purchase. It leaves me completely able to get whatever I'm looking for in the world of tone, so much so I never pine after any particular amp any more, I just dial it up, and if I feel like it, mod it to hell and back. With the mods available, you can basically make your own amp, tweaking so deeply the thing becomes unrecognizable, and perfectly fitting your guitar and your playing style. There's a world of stuff to learn with the unit, but you can also use it simply and effectively, just as you would the real thing. Whether you like using other people's presets, buying professional ones, or just setting an amp's controls just like the real thing with no modding, it's still easy and great sounding. On top of that, new features are added regularly, often from requests from customers through the invaluable Fractal forum. To me this really leaves any other guitar gear in the dust. I don't know of any other company that updates their gear so often, with so many many new features. I'm glad I bought it.
Fractal Audio Axe FX III (Turbo)
PURE HEAVEN - Enough said!
Sound quality is way much better than I expected. I love it!!
Axe Effects 3 Turbo
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.
Axe Effects 3 Turbo
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.
Axe FX III
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!
Brilliant all-in-one solution
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.
AXE-FX III MKII PREAMP/FX PROCESSOR
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.
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....