For some, F19 might be the name of a jet fighter so stealthy that no-one has yet set eyes on it. For us, however, F19 is the wonderful new firmware for all of the Axe-Fx II variants. Unlike a jet fighter it has no need to hide - the whole world is allowed to know all about ‘our’ F19. And it definitely wants to be heard. Here is our report about the next important step on the way to perfection.
Thanks to the incredible BRIT FLOYD show for this credit in their on-stage projections. Brit Floyd's guitar and bass tones are exclusively created using Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx II XL. All David Gilmour's signature Pink Floyd guitar sounds have been faithfully recreated by Brit Floyd guitarists Damian Darlington and Bobby Harrison using this amazing new technology.
Watch the full interview with Damian and Bobby about Fractal Audio:
Damian Darlington, musical director and guitarist for Brit Floyd: "It's the perfect tool to recreate this variety of sounds we do...it's enabled us to really nail those sounds authentically".
Bobby Harrison, guitarist: "Fractal is quite simply the best and most versatile piece of gear I've ever owned".
Many of you who are interested in the Axe-Fx will already be familiar with Peter Autschbach – his Axe-Fx videos have received over 500 000 views. Yes, exactly, the guy with the yellow glasses and the wonderful guitar tones. The glasses are meanwhile passé, but the tones have become even better; thanks to Fractal Audio.
The EV-1 is an all new EXPRESSION PEDAL, perfect for use with all Fractal Audio Systems products (and many 3rd party devices). Unlike most expression pedals it has a true linear response with planetary gearing and a long, smooth pedal throw. The EV-1 doubles as an analog volume pedal, with separate IN and OUT jacks connected to an audio-taper pot. It features a sturdy cast metal housing, comfortable non-slip rubber tread, and is available in either Silver or Black.
Tyler has taught himself how to play the guitar by listening to albums and playing with great musicians. Early on, he was swept up by the power of Stevie Ray Vaughan and still heavily admires the music created by that iconic artist. He continues to grow as an artist by listening to the nuances of guitar player’s styles to develop a unique ear for tone.
Listen to Tyler's Firmware 18 Sound Clips below. Patches downloadable at tylergrund.com/axefx2.
New to the XL? And wondering how to combine your components and get them all up and running? In this video Cooper Carter shows you how to combine the Axe-Fx II XL with the MFC-101 and a Mission expression pedal with toe switch.
Every step is clearly shown, from basic cable connections to necessary configuration of the devices themselves. Cooper also discusses other configuration options and common mistakes.
Take a look and see how easy getting set up can be!