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Axe-Edit III

Axe-Edit III is a full-featured Mac/PC editor for the Axe-Fx III. You can view, edit, and manage presets, and much more.

You will immediately discover the advantage of working on a large computer screen with a full keyboard and mouse/touchpad. Axe-Edit III makes it even easier to create and dial in even the most complex setups.

You can view, edit, copy, paste, save, swap or even drag-and-drop not just presets, but scenes, blocks, channels, user cabs, and more.

Speed your workflow with preset Templates, or use the Block Library stored on your computer to access your favorite sounds in one click.

Unlock your full creative potential with Axe-Edit III, available below for free.

Download Axe-Edit for Windows

Axe-Edit III for Windows

Jun 10, 2024  - .exe file, v1.13.21
Requires Windows 10 or newer (64-bit only). Windows 7 may work but is not officially supported. (32-bit version : Version 1.13.21)

IMPORTANT: If you get the error “MSVCP140.dll is missing” 
please install the MS Visual C++ Redistributable Update.

Download Axe-Edit for Mac OS

Axe-Edit III for Mac OS X

Jun 10, 2024 - .dmg file, v1.13.21
Requires OS X version 10.13 or newer.


Axe-Fx III Downloads

Firmware & Presets

Download Firmware Axe-Fx III

Firmware v26.00

After installing the firmware you will then need to install the new DynaCab data pack (if you haven't done so already for the beta).

Compatible with Axe-Fx III Original and Axe-Fx III Mark II Turbo

Jun 28, 2024 - Zip Archive
If you need help updating, see the Owner’s Manual or this Update guide

IMPORTANT: This update requires the latest version of Axe-Edit version 1.13.21 or newer for installation and use. First, update Axe-Edit, then open its built-in version of Fractal-Bot from the Tools menu. NOTE: If you see a warning about DynaCabs after installing this firmware, please refer to this knowledgebase article.

Download DynaCab

DynaCab v1.06

Jun 28, 2024 - Zip Archive

DynaCab for FW v26.00 or newer. If you need help updating, see the Owner’s Manual or this Update guide


Factory Preset Banks A, B and C for CYGNUS

Mar 8, 2022 - Zip archive
Factory preset banks, for Axe-Fx III firmware 19.04 or newer.
Archive: Presets v1p07Presets v11p0Presets v12P09Preset v16p04


Axe-Fx III USB Firmware v1.15

Apr 17, 2023 - Zip Archive
Please see the READ ME for important instructions.



Axe-Fx III Owner's Manual

Jul 2022 - PDF File.
Current as of firmware 20.x. ALSO AVAILABLE:


Axe-Fx III - Power up and take off

Aug, 2022 - PDF File.
G66 tutorial for greenhorns


Fractal Audio Blocks Guide

Jun, 2023 - PDF File.
This detailed guide covers the features and parameters of the amp block, cab blocks used in the FM3, FM9 and Axe-Fx III.


Fractal-Bot Manual

Mar 22, 2018 Version 2.9 - .pdf file.
Requires Acrobat Reader or equivalent.



Axe-Fx III USB Driver Setup for Windows

Mar 6, 2024 -  Zip Archive, v5.68
Requires Windows 10 or newer (x86, x64, or ARM).

Windows 7/8 require the use of driver version 5.12.


No Driver is required for Mac OS X

Connect the Axe-Fx III via USB and it will appear
in System Preferences and all audio/MIDI apps.


Fractal-Bot for Windows

Jul 27, 2023 Version 3.00.18 - .exe in a zip archive.
Requires Windows 7 or newer (64-bit only).
(32-bit version for Windows 7 or newer: Version 3.00.18)
IMPORTANT: If you get the error “MSVCP140.dll is missing” please install the MS Visual C++ Redistributable Update.


Fractal-Bot for OS X

Jul 27, 2023 Version 3.00.18 - .dmg file.
Requires OSX Version 10.7 or newer.


Fractal-Bot Manual

Version 2.9 – Mar 22, 2018 (.pdf file)
Requires Acrobat Reader or equivalent.


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