Fractal Audio Announces Axe-Fx II XL

Fractal Audio Systems, creators of industry-­leading guitar amp modeling and effects technology, has announced that a new model, the Axe-­Fx II XL, 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:


- 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.

The Axe-­Fx II XL will have a list price of $2999.95. (Direct Price TBA).

The Axe-­Fx II XL will be offered for sale alongside the Axe-­Fx II Mark II in our online store.

For more information:
Fractal Audio