It contains a vast virtual inventory of hundreds of vintage and modern guitar amps, speaker cabinets, guitar stompbox and studio effects, and more. It accurately recreates the sound and feel of tube amps and can "tone match" the sound of your live amp or a recording. It is ideal for both stage and studio use, with heavy-duty construction and a high-quality, ultra low-noise design. The Axe-Fx II has superb sound with unrivalled power and flexibility, offering many improvements over traditional guitar amps and effects, including extremely light weight, precise sound control, computer integration, very simple rig design possibilities, and more.
Despite its advanced technology, it is remarkably easy to use. The equation is quite simple: One is dedicated solely to amp modeling while the other handles effects and other processing.
We put this power to good use, individually modeling both preamp and power amp sections. Preamps are painstakingly modeled, typically with all the same controls as the original amps. W e also model the entire power section including tubes, transformers, choke, filter caps and more.
The results are amazing: They range from industry standards to boutique treasures, from the very best of vintage, to the leading edge of modern tones. The Cab Block is the key to "direct" tone -- able to reproduce the sound of a cranked, properly mic'd amp at any volume without the variables that normally plague such setups in a live or studio setting inconsistent sound, mic leakage, insane volume requirements, etc.
Factory cabs include selections from our own collection of professionally produced Cab-Packs , plus selections by today's top artists, engineers, and 3rd party IR designers like RedWirez and OwnHammer.
You'll find a superb variety of cab and speaker sizes representing the greatest brands from history and the present day. You can even create your own User Cabs, with built-in tools to capture the sound of any speaker.
In addition, we offer Cab-Lab, an IR mixer and tools application for Mac and Windows , designed specifically for those who want to create their own custom IR blends like a producer or engineer might do with different mics on the same speaker.
Tone Matching extends this with the impressive ability to "clone" another device such as an amp, rig or recording. In addition to industry leading amp modeling, the Axe-Fx II is an incredibly powerful and flexible multi-effects processor, with ultra-realistic recreations of classic stomp boxes and rack processor effects.
Effect models can be dialed in with a single knob to make all required settings for great sound in seconds, or tweaked at the deepest level with a completely modular approach. Like our amps, effects sound and feel great, with very musical response to enhance and inspire.
The Axe-Fx II also offers impressively flexible effects routing, with the ability to build accurate recreations of an entire rig of pedals and processors, plus designs never possible before now. In addition, it offers powerful realtime automation and control, with outstanding MIDI support and a great range of other control options sweepy LFOs, dynamic Envelopes, a sequencer, two onboard pedal jacks, and more.
This allows you to record the main processed outputs and simultaneously capture a "dry" track for re-amping later. You can also monitor or process computer audio tracks with the Axe-Fx II. Rear analog inputs are also balanced, for cleaner signal over greater distances.
Special analog processing keeps the noise floor even lower on output 2, designed to be connected to the front of an amplifier. The front panel also now features a high quality headphone jack.
The Axe-Fx II is well equipped for a future of free upgrades and updates in the tradition that established our commitment to product evolution. Watch this web site or our community pages for updates. The onboard IR Capture Utility and Tone Matching tools provide the capability to replicate the tone of your live amp or a recording.
But most importantly, the Axe-Fx gives you the total control to create your own signature sounds. Why imitate when you can innovate? Speaker simulation is the essential counterpart to great amp modelling. Our new Cab-Packs offer a great range of professionally produced Axe-Fx cabs. The multi-effects capabilities of the Axe-Fx II are extreme. It covers the sounds of the most sought-after pedal and rackmount effects of all time, plus many new and innovative additions.
They're all here, plus many many more. Exquisite Effects In addition to industry leading amp modeling, the Axe-Fx II is an incredibly powerful and flexible multi-effects processor, with ultra-realistic recreations of classic stomp boxes and rack processor effects.
Building A Better Cabinet Speaker simulation is the essential counterpart to great amp modelling. Copious reserves for future expansion Built-in backup firmware allows recovery in the event of complications during update.
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