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Axe-Fx II XL

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 LATEST HARDWARE VERSION BRINGS ADDITIONAL
MEMORY, PORTS, AND
MORE.


Plaistow, NH, January 27, 2014
— Fractal Audio Systems, creators of industry-leading guitar amp modeling and effects technology, announced today an upgraded version of the Axe-Fx II, the Axe-Fx II XL. It will be available for sale in March 2014. The Axe-Fx II XL has the same DSP and amp modeling capabilities as the Axe-Fx II Mark II, but offers expanded memory, new I/O ports, and other upgrades detailed below.

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AXE-FX II XL FEATURES

  • Built-in FASLINK™ port for connection to MFC-101 Mark III over conventional XLR cables.

  • Dedicated MIDI IN, OUT, and THRU jacks (vs. shared OUT/THRU in the Mark II).

  • Two onboard PEDAL jacks (vs. one in the Mark II).

  • Primary VALUE entry via optical encoder with a lifespan of 1,000,000+ rotations.

  • “Secret Sauce III” instrument input features an even lower noise floor.

  • 128 Mb of non-volatile Super-FLASH memory allows for storage of up to 512 presets and 512 user cabinets with copious reserves for future expansion.

  • Double-capacity preset size allows for expanded functionality including X/Y switching on more blocks and more instances of effects.

  • Built-in backup firmware allows recovery in the event of complications during update.

  • Backward compatibility with Axe-Fx II Mark I/II presets via Axe-Edit software.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Axe-Fx II XL will be available in March 2014 (Price TBA) and will be offered alongside the Axe-Fx II Mark II.
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