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Axe-Fx Videos of the week 37

Axe-Fx User Inside

by Diego Pezzati

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ANDREA PUXEDDU
Andrea Puxeddu is a young guitarist from the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia. Some of his videos have been featured in the Videos of the Week section on our website: all of them show his talents as a guitar player but also how you can achieve great tones with the Axe-Fx II. With this interview we tried to get to know him a little more and asked how his playing has changed since he got his Axe-Fx II. 

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U2 at the Apple Event

"A big moment in music history"
EdgeU2 Release 'Songs of Innocence'

We are very happy to have found a special "Thank You to Fractal Audio Systems" in the liner notes of 'Songs of Innocence', the new album by U2. We'd like to return the thank you: We are honored to have the Axe-Fx be among the many pieces of equipment—past present and future—that the Edge has selected to become part of U2 rock 'n roll history" (in case you missed Apple's keynote celebration last night, iTunes subscribers can download the album for free through iTunes).


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Axe-Fx Tutorials

Video by Cooper Carter

COOPER CARTER GETS CONNECTED
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!

Guitar Interactive Magazine

with John Petrucci

JOHN PETRUCCI & ANDY WOOD

The free online magazine is featuring John Petrucci and Andy Wood in this issue - watch the video interviews:

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  • HaGü created hits. Then HaGü created Xound and Xound has been busy testing: Welcome to the Future!
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  • Is set to go down in history as the version in which the amp models were no longer distinguishable from the originals.
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  • Yet another update? Yet more amps? Everything is even better again?
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  • Fractal Audio Systems announced an upgraded version of the Axe-Fx II. 
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  • Interesting comments from one of the USA’s most successful rock music producers.
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  • Unlimited freedom for sound engineers and anyone who’d like to be one: Producer CAB IRs from Fractal Audio. 
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Using the Axe-Fx

with Cooper Carter

6-HOUR Axe-Fx II class

The Fractal Audio Axe-Fx gives guitar players an incredible range of capabilities, but the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. In this course Cooper Carter is sharing his road-tested tips for getting the most out of the Axe-Fx preamp/effects processor.

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Seen on the Forum

Backstage pics and story by Jon Symons

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METALLICA BACKSTAGE
Hi everybody! Yesterday was a great day! Metallica headlined the dutch Pinkpop festival and I was there. A while ago I got in touch with Chad, James Hetfield's guitar tech through the Fractal Audio forums. Both him and Justin really liked the tonematches and patches I made and the effort I put in them. They are also really thankfull to Fractal Audio for delivering amazing products and service so this was also a way for them to give something back to this community. Being a huge Metallica and Fractal Audio fan I also don't mind spreading the love for those 2 entities! So I will try to keep this story brief and fun!

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Firmware 15 Highlights

 

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Firmware History

  • FIRMWARE 15 >

    Is set to go down in history as the version in which the amp models were no longer distinguishable from the originals. Read More
  • Firmware 14 >

    Yet another update? Yet more amps? Everything is even better again? Read More
  • Firmware 13 >

    23.2.14: Exactly three months ago we presented Firmware 12. Today we are taking a look at what Firmware 13 can do for us. Read More
  • Firmware 12 >

    23.11.13: It’s just over two months since Firmware 11 landed and Number 12 is here already. Let’s see what Cliff’s been working on this time. Read More
  • Firmware 11 >

    10.9.13: Firmware 11 is marked by the simultaneous release of the long-awaited Axe-Edit 3.0 for PC & Mac. Read More
  • Firmware 10 >

     6.4.13: Firmware 10 has just been sent down from heaven. It's the biggest and most wonderful change ever. Read More
  • Firmware 9 >

    6.12.12:  Firmware 9 has just been sent down from heaven. It's the biggest change you've ever 'scene'. Read More
  • Firmware 7 >

    8.8.12:  Number 7 concentrates on the preamp and poweramp stages and some fantastic new amp models. Read More
  • Firmware 6 >

    24.4.12: In the film Jurassic Park scientists recreated dinosaurs from some samples of ancient DNA. Read More
  • Firmware 5 >

    28.1.12: The newest firmware version is all about dynamics and playing feel. A fantastic update. Read More
  • Firmware 4 >

    29.12.11:  Fractal Audio's Mastermind has once again spent his Christmas doing what he loves best - making happy Axe-Fx users even happier. Read More
  • Firmware 3 >

    15.11.11: Cliff Chase just can’t help himself and keeps on improving the World’s best guitar processor. Read More
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