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PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Fractal Audio and Atomic Amps room. In this segment, we get to check out some of their latest gear--the Axe-Fx Firmware 10.0 software updates, MFC-101 Foot Controller, and the Atomic Reator FR Cabinets.
Audio Systems MFC-101 is an all-new MIDI foot controller. Designed for studio or stage use, the unit is housed in a high quality steel chassis (15.75" x 10" x 3.75"), and features a bright 20-character display, dual-color LEDs, plus 21 on-board switches for bank/preset selection, effect bypass, tap tempo, or any other function that can be controlled via midi. The MFC-101 supports four expression pedals and four switches via rear panel jacks, and an expansion port allows connecting a planned module to increase the onboard switch count to 43. Fractal Audio fans will enjoy a dedicated "Axe-Fx" mode, designed for seamless operation with the company's Standard or Ultra Tone/Effects processors.
The Reactor FR Wedge is available in a powered and passive configuration. The powered wedge has a 50W power section with one 12AX7 and two EL-6L6GC vacuum tubes to deliver full-rated power over a full frequency response, with high headroom and very low distortion. Both the powered and the passive versions employ a high efficiency speaker system with a ported 12-ply marine grade birch plywood cabinet, a 12" speaker, a 1" tweeter/4" horn, and a crossover network.