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Fractal Audio

Rig Rundown - Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez & Travis Stever

February 27, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where PG's Rebecca Dirks visits with Coheed and Cambria guitarists Claudio Sanchez & Travis Stever who talk about their current live setups including Gibson Explorers, Les Pauls, SGs, Fractal Audio Axe-Fx, and DR Strings.
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Rig Rundown - Dweezil Zappa

January 2, 2013
PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Madison, Wisconsin where he catches up with Dweezil Zappa of Zappa Plays Zappa. In this segment, Zappa demonstrates his pedalboard and Axe-FX II setup and details his prototype Gibson Frank Zappa signature SG.
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Fractal Axe-FX II Preamp FX Processor Review

July 9, 2012
“This thing is the greatest invention ever for electric guitarists,” Dweezil Zappa told Premier Guitar at last year’s LA Amp Show as he gushed over Fractal Audio’s new Axe-Fx
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Rig Rundown - Bush's Chris Traynor

July 4, 2012
PG's Chris Kies is on location in Moline, IL, at the iWireless Arena where he catches up with Bush's guitarist Chris Traynor. In this Rig Rundown segment, Traynor talks to us about his favorite Gibson guitars, and his newly-setup Fractal Audio Axe-FX II rig.
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Rig Rundown - Trivium's Corey Beaulieu & Matt Heafy

February 28, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the House of Blues in Chicago, Ill, at the House of Blues where she catches up with Trivium's Corey Beaulieu to check out Corey and Matt's gear.

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LA Amp Show '11 - Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II Demoed by Dweezil Zappa

October 8, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, California, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Fractal Audio room to see and hear Dweezil Zappa demo several new settings and models on the Axe-Fx II.

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NY Amp Show '11 - Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II Preamp / FX Processor Demo

June 10, 2011
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Fractal Audio / Atomic Amps booth. In this segment, we get see and hear a video demo of Fractal Audio's newest product -- the Axe-Fx II Preamp / FX Processor.
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NY Amp Show - Fractal Audio Axe-Fx 10.0 Firmware

July 1, 2010
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.
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