Support

Firmware and Factory Presets for current and legacy products can be found below, as well as Drivers and Owners' Manuals in different languages (please select your language flag).

Please see the included "Read Me" or "Release Notes" before installing firmware. Failure to follow any special upgrade instructions may render your product non-functional. Always audition presets after upgrading as new parameters will have been initialized with default values. Also, verify system settings as these may also change.

Axe-Fx III Downloads

  • Firmware & Presets
  • Manual
  • Drivers
  • Axe-Edit III
  • Fractal-Bot
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Firmware Ares v5.08
May 20, 2019 - Zip Archive
If you need help updating, see the Owner’s Manual or this brief guide.

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Factory Preset Banks
Apr 24, 2018 - Zip archive
Factory preset banks, Version 1.07 for Ares 1.07 or later.

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Axe-Fx III USB Firmware v1.08
Apr 12, 2019 - Zip Archive
Please see the READ ME for important instructions.

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Axe-Fx III Owner's Manual
Nov 27, 2018 - PDF File.
Version 2 for Ares 2.x 

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Axe-Fx III - Power up and take off
Aug 4, 2018 - PDF File.
The tutorial for greenhorns

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Axe-Fx III USB Driver Setup for Windows
Jan 30, 2019 -  Zip Archive, v4.59
Requires Windows 7 or newer (x86 or x64).

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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.

 

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.

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Axe-Edit III for Windows
May 14, 2019  - .exe file, v1.01.07
Requires Windows 7 or newer (64-bit only).
IMPORTANT: If you get the error “MSVCP140.dll is missing” 
please install the MS Visual C++ Redistributable Update.

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Axe-Edit III for Mac OS X
May 14, 2019 - .dmg file, v1.01.07
Requires OS X version 10.7 or newer.

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Fractal-Bot for OS X
Oct 22, 2018 Version 2.11.1 - .dmg file.
Requires OSX Version 10.6.8 or newer.

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Fractal-Bot for Windows
Oct 22, 2018 Version 2.11.1 - .exe in a zip archive.
Requires Win XP or newer.

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FC Downloads

  • Firmware
  • Manual
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FC-12 & FC-6 Firmware 1.06
May 6, 2019 - Zip Archive

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FC-12 & FC-6 Owner's Manual
Dec, 2018 - PDF File.

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FC-12 & FC-6 Quick Start Guide
January, 2019 - PDF File.

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AX8 Downloads

  • Firmware & Presets
  • Manual
  • AX8-Edit
  • Fractal-Bot
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AX8 Quantum 10.01
Sep 12, 2018 - Zip Archive

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AX8 Factory Presets 8.02
Jun 5, 2017 - Zip archive

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AX8 Owner's Manual
Apr 27, 2016 (PDF File). 

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AX8-Edit for OS X
Nov 6, 2017 Version 1.8.7 - .dmg file.
Requires OS X Version 10.6.8 or newer.
Requires AX8 Firmware version 6.00 or greater.

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AX8-Edit for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista
Nov 6, 2017 Version 1.8.7 - .exe file.
Requires Win 10, 8.x, 7.x, or Vista (x86 or x64).
Requires AX8 Firmware version 6.00 or greater.

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Fractal-Bot for OS X
Oct 22, 2018 Version 2.11.1 - .dmg file.
Requires OSX Version 10.6.8 or newer.

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Fractal-Bot for Windows
Oct 22, 2018 Version 2.11.1 - .exe in a zip archive.
Requires Win XP or newer.

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FX8 Downloads

  • Firmware & Presets
  • Manual
  • FX8-Edit
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FX8 MK II Firmware v5.03
Nov 14, 2017 - Zip Archive

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FX8 MK II Factory Presets
Feb 1, 2016 - Zip archive

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FX8 (Original) Firmware v5.03
Nov 14, 2017 - Zip Archive

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FX8 (Original) Factory Presets
Feb 1, 2016 - Zip archive

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FX8 Owner's Manual
Nov 14, 2016 (PDF File). 
Manual for FX8 original and FX8 Mark II, updated for firmware versions 3.0 or newer.

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FX8-Edit for OS X
Nov 7, 2017 Version 1.7.0- .dmg file.
Requires OS X Version 10.6.8 or newer.
Requires FX8 Firmware version 5.00 or greater.

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FX8-Edit for Windows
Nov 7, 2017 Version 1.7.0 - .exe file.
Requires Win 10, 8.x, 7.x, or Vista (x86 or x64)
Requires FX8 Firmware version 5.00 or greater.

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EV-Series Downloads

  • Manuals
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EV-1 Expression/Volume Pedal Product Guide
Feb 17, 2015 - (PDF file).

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LB-2 Downloads

  • Manual
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X-LOAD LB-2 Owner's Manual
Feb 15, 2018 - (PDF file).

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Axe-Fx II/XL+ Downloads

  • Firmware & Presets
  • Manuals
  • Drivers
  • Axe-Edit
  • Fractal-Bot
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Axe-Fx II XL PLUS - Ares 1.03
Mar 29, 2019 - Zip Archive
NOTE: Please disconnect MIDI/MFC/Pedals during firmware updates.

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Axe-Fx II XL PLUS Preset Banks A, B and C
Jul 13, 2017 - Zip archive containing A, B, C individual bank files, plus "All Banks" file - Use with Quantum 8.02 or later.

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Axe-Fx II XL Firmware - Ares 1.03
Mar 29, 2019 - Zip Archive
NOTE: Please disconnect MIDI/MFC/Pedals during firmware updates. 

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Axe-Fx II XL Preset Banks A, B and C
Jul 13, 2017 - Zip archive containing A, B, C individual bank files, plus "All Banks" file - Use with Quantum 8.02 or later.

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Axe-Fx II Original / Mark II - Ares 1.03
Mar 29, 2019 - Zip Archive
NOTE: Please disconnect MIDI/MFC/Pedals during firmware updates.

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Axe-Fx II Preset Banks A, B and C
Jul 13, 2017 - Zip archive containing A, B, C individual bank files, plus "All Banks" file - Use with Quantum 8.02 or later

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Axe-Fx II Owner's Manual (All Models)
Jul 29, 2014 - Version 15 (PDF File). 

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Axe-Fx II Beginners Guide
(PDF File). 

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Axe-Fx II XL Getting Started Guide
Jun 10, 2014 - Version 15 (PDF File). 

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Axe-Fx II/XL Firmware Update Guide
(PDF File). 

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Axe-Fx II XL MIDI THRU Guide
Jul 30, 2014 (PDF File).

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Axe-Fx II Scenes Manual
Dec 6, 2012 - Version 1.02 (PDF File).

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Axe-Fx II Tone Match Manual
Apr 24, 2012 - Version 1.06 (PDF File).

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Axe-Fx II Cab IR Capture Guide
Feb 9, 2015 - (PDF File).

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MIMIC™ White Paper
Apr 5, 2013 - (PDF File).

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Axe-Edit Getting Started Guide
May 2, 2017 - (PDF File).

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Fractal-Bot Manual
Mar 28, 2014 - Version 2.0 (PDF file).

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Axe-Fx II USB Setup (167) for OS X
Jun 21, 2013 - Required for Axe-Fx II USB Audio and MIDI-over-USB functionality under Max OS X. Requires 10.5.7 for MIDI-over-USB and 10.7.4 for USB Audio.

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Axe-Fx II USB Driver Setup for Windows
Jun 6, 2014 - Required for Axe-Fx II USB functionality under Windows. Requires Windows XP SP3 or newer (x86 or x64).

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Axe-Edit for OS X
Oct 24, 2017 Version 3.14.3 - .dmg file.
Requires OS X Version 10.6.8 or newer.
Requires Axe-Fx II Firmware version Quantum 3.0 or newer.

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Axe-Edit for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista
Oct 24, 2017 Version 3.14.3 - .exe file.
Requires Win 10, 8.x, 7.x or Vista (x86 or x64) or XP.
Requires Axe-Fx II Firmware version Quantum 3.0 or newer.

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Unsupported Legacy versions of Axe-Edit for older Axe-Fx II firmware versions and Ultra/Standard can be found at a 3rd party web site: http://archive.axefx.fr.

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Fractal-Bot for OS X
Oct 22, 2018 Version 2.11.1 - .dmg file.
Requires OSX Version 10.6.8 or newer.

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Fractal-Bot for Windows
Oct 22, 2018 Version 2.11.1 - .exe in a zip archive.
Requires Win XP or newer.

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MFC Downloads

  • Firmware
  • Manuals
  • MFC-Edit
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MFC-101 Firmware v3.09 Public Beta 
Mar 16, 2017 - Zip Archive with separate versions for Original/Mk2 and Mk3.

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MFC-101 Owner's Manual
Dec, 2013 - MFC-101 MIDI Foot Controller
(PDF file).

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MFC-101 Looper Control Mode
Jul 13, 2012 - MFC-101 Looper Control Mode Mini Manual(PDF file).

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MFC-101 Quick Start
Apr 11, 2014 - MFC-101 Quick Start Guide(PDF file).

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FASLINK Adapter Setup Guide
May 1, 2014 - (PDF file).

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A Robust Editor for the MFC-101

MFC-Edit is the official editor for the MFC-101 MIDI Foot Controller, making it easier than ever to edit:

  • Instant Access Switches
  • mfc edit 300Presets
  • Songs
  • Sets
  • External Switches and Pedals
  • Internal CCs
  • ProgramChange Maps
  • Axe-FX Preset Transmit Maps
  • MIDI channels and settings
  • Custom Midi Messages
  • Performance Modes and Banks
  • ... and everything else the MFC-101 can do
  • Convert between Mk I / II / III models


MFC-Edit is a java application for Mac, Windows and Linux.

You can purchase MFC-Edit at shop.fractalaudio.com

Discontinued Products

  • Firmware & Presets
  • Manual
  • Axe-Edit for Ultra and Standard
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Axe-Fx Ultra Firmware v11.00
May 9, 2011 - Axe-Fx Ultra Firmware 11
Sysex file in zip archive

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Axe-Fx Ultra Preset Banks A, B and C
Nov 15, 2009 - Banks A, B, and C for the Axe-Fx Ultra
Current for latest firmware- Syssex file in zip archive.

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Axe-Fx Standard Firmware Version v11.00
May 9, 2011 - Axe-Fx Standard Firmware 11
Sysex file in zip archive

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Axe-Fx Standard Preset Banks A and B
Nov 15, 2009 - Banks A and B for the Axe-Fx Standard
Current for latest firmware - Sysex file in zip archive

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Axe-Fx Ultra/Standard Owner's Manual 
Apr 11, 2010 (PDF File). 

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Unsupported Beta Axe-Edit for Ultra and Standard

Axe-Edit requires a 3rd party MIDI Interface such as the Roland UM-1

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Axe-Edit Beta 1.0.191 for Mac 
Aug 1, 2011 - Supports Axe-Fx Ultra Firmware 11
Sysex file in zip archive.

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Axe-Edit Beta 1.0.191 for Windows
Aug 1, 2011 - Supports Axe-Fx Ultra Firmware 11
Sysex file in zip archive.

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