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The Axe-Fx II is an amazing sounding Amp Modeller and Multi-FX unit. The effects are studio quality and world class. You could say that the amp modelling is world class, but there is nothing else in the whole world that even comes close to amp modelling as accurately as the Axe-Fx II. We'll have to invent a new term... Solar System class? Galaxy class?
There is nothing in this world that compares to it.
The Axe-Fx II contains 100+ amplifiers, 76 cabs and space to add another 100 cabs.
Every effect imaginable including Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz, Wah, Whammy, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Univibe, Delay, Reverb, Harmonizer, EQ, Compression... etc
Free firmware upgrades. Past upgrades have contained new amplifiers and new effects and they are always free!
Users include Steve Vai and John Petrucci. Artists who have ditched their entire amp/cab rig and are touring using only Axe-Fx IIs include Dweezil Zappa, Megadeath, Guns'N'Roses, Periphery, Animals As Leaders, Dead Letter Circus etc etc
You can run two amps and four cabs simultaneously. The routing is endlessly flexible. Reamping is a breeze. Connect to your recording rig directly via USB and use the Axe-Fx II as an audio interface. Use the Axe-Fx II as a multi-fx in your recordings (it has digital ins, digital outs, balanced audio outs...).
This is a serious piece of gear that will change your musical world forever.
You need one.
We can only honour warranties for units that have been purchased directly from Independent Music.
All Fractal Audio products come with a 15 day money back guarantee. Buy it, try it, and if you are unsatisfied for any reason, we'll accept your return and refund the purchase price. You'll have to pay shipping. But you won't, because you won't want to give it back anyway... Please read the returns policy.
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Posted by Aydin Zahedi on 11th Dec 2013
the amp modelings are amazing! now I have Soldano, Plexi 800, MesaBoogie etc... I can record with high quality in my room and I don't need to worry about the neighbors, the effects quality is brilliant! the only missing thing is cabinet's push air in a room. I can say it sounds %95 like a real amp. I was worried about dynamic loss, but surprisingly I have wide range of dynamics with the AXE FX-II. I am so happy with my purchased, I sold many of my pedals and practice amp to afford this unit, and it totally worth it.
Posted by Reesy on 5th Nov 2013
I got my axe2 yesterday and already love it. The options seem endless but its quite easy to flick through and find what you're looking for.
Lifes a never ending tone quest and I can tell it will be a long time before I have gone through this unit, unlike the pod hd which has its limitation
Posted by DamoMan on 3rd Sep 2013
Initial Impressions - Brilliant
I will be using this mainly as a live bass rig but also for recording guitar and bass.
Guitar (guitar > Studio Monitors) - Tube amp models are VERY touch responsive. Really does a great job of the FEEL of the tube amp (I have owned and played orange (RV and AD30), Mesa, Marshall (JCM800 and JCM2000), Peavey 5150 etc.
Cleans up with the volume knob, has the bounce and Presence of a tube amp etc. As simple or complex as you need it to be. simply amazing.
Bass (bass>Studio monitors for home use and Bass>poweramp>cab for live/rehearsal use)
I was a bit worried about the bass to begin with. AxeFX has NO problems tracking right down to the bottom of the spectrum (I use Drop C and Drop G on my 5)
Bass players might be a little put off by there only being 1 bass amp model (SVT) but, there are MANY of the guitar amps that work well for bass both clean and Grit. Not to mention you can get into the SVT model and tweak the hell out of it. eg, grab the SVT and put a Fender EQ on it - BAM, new amp!!
Not to mention being able to have a direct, clean amp, dirty/effected amp running if you need that (for a fraction of the cost of getting 2-3 amps going live, and no need to lug all of that around.
Just get it!
Posted by simon on 28th Aug 2013
The axe fx 2 is an amazing piece of electronics. It's like every guitar sound on the planet in one rack.
The customer service from independant music was great. The item was dispatched immediately with no fuss and Andrew was very helpful when the item was lost in the postal system and was found the following morning and delivered.
Posted by Dan H on 24th Jul 2013
For the last few years I have been playing through a Hughes and Kettner Triamp Mk 2 into a TC Electronics G-Major FX unit and a Mesa Boogie 4x12. I also have a Hughes and Kettner Switchblade 50 for home use and small venues.
To be honest with you I am quite happy with this gear. To my ear it sounds good and the amps are very versatile compared to many other tube amps out there.
I am always interested in new "toys," however, and I have liked the concept of amp modellers for some time. To my mind they have the potential for extreme versatility, easy recording, and a great live sound (easy for sound engineers to get a good tone through FOH and a more controllable "sound environment" on stage).
The problem is that they just haven't sounded musical - to me anyway. I have played with them occasionally over the last few years but always found them a bit "irritating" or lifeless to listen to. I just didn't enjoy them compared to the gear I already own.
So, even though I read rave reviews about the Axe FX and noticed that it is now a staple in the rigs of many guitarists I respect, I was hesitant to fork out money for a "modeller" - particularly one I had not played through personally.
The fact that I live in Brisbane and not too far for Independent Music swayed me to give it a go.
Glad I did :)
I initially played it through my Studio monitors and then through a friends FOH. I found patches that were immediately useful without any tweaking (I do have decent guitars which may have helped).
I set it up side by side with my H&K amps and found that I enjoyed the tones/musicality/response of the Axe FX as much as my amps. In fact it was even more fun because I had immediate access to a whole bunch of tones previously unavailable to me (not without playing with a lot of knobs anyway).
I have had so much fun playing with this thing. My first live gig was heaven. The Fractal sounded great through FOH (better than I am used to!) without having to mess with microphones and a time consuming sound check. The sound environment on stage was quieter and easier to control (much to the pleasure of the band) and my tone through Foldback was not only enjoyable but, as foldbacks and FOH are not anywhere near as directional as guitar cabs, it sounded great wherever I stood. Luxury!
Everyone else thought it sounded great too.
I am not an audiophile and will not comment on how accurately it reproduces the tones of amps it is trying to model. All I know is that the Axe FX 2 sounds great to me and I find it a big improvement to my "guitaring" experience.
I word of caution to potential purchasers: it helps to have experience with guitar gear. I found it fairly intuitive to make changes to the factory presets on the Axe FX 2 as I knew exactly what "knobs" I would look for on a "real" amp/pedal/processor. However, if you are buying your first amp or are upgrading from your practice amp you may find the gazillion programmable options the Axe FX 2 offers bewildering. It would help to get someone with diverse guitar experience to guide you initially - there will be a steep learning curve! Well worth the effort though - and a lot fun along the way :)
PS: I found Andrew at IM to be honest, informative, and very easy to deal with. Purchasing the Axe FX 2 was a pleasurable experience all round!
Posted by Shawn on 19th Jul 2013
After carefully reading countless reviews and watching multiple youtube videos on this product I can say without a doubt this is the best piece of guitar gear I have ever owned. After using it both at live gigs and studio sessions now it has met my expectations and continues to get better and better the more I use it, and I've used the factory presets so far haha. To sum up I am truly glad I sold my tube amp :)
Posted by Claude on 18th Jul 2013
I owned the Ultra a few years ago, but I just wasn't ready to do any deep editing or spend time achieving tone, so I sold it. Now I'm ready and purchased the Axe FX 2 and I'm digging it. You can choose to delve deeply and change tube settings etc or just make simple patches - the flexibility is up to you!
I spent $2,500 on a name brand amp for 3 sounds - I spent $2,600 on an Axe Fx 2 for infinite sounds - you work it out!
Posted by Ryab on 16th Jul 2013
I have had the Axe Fx2 for a week and straight out of the box it is amazing. Always owned and played tube amps - Marshallm, Mesa, Soldano, but i can say that i have finally found the perfect sound with the Axe Fx2.
Posted by Anthony on 14th Jul 2013
I have only had the Axefx2 for a week, so i have only scratched the surface of what this thing can do! The tones and flexability of the Axefx2 is amazing.
The main advantage for me is not having to lugg around a heavy stack anymore, i just run an XLR straight into the PA and it sounds awsome! No more time wasted setting up amp, cab and pedals boards.
Posted by J.P.K - on 5th Jun 2013
Killer tones-this unit has made my Dreams come true!- all the way from Auckland, New Zealand independent music Australia-N.Z is 5 stars *****
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