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May 2014

Fractal Audio

ARTICLES

Fractal Audio Announces Axe-Fx II XL

January 28, 2014
The Axe-Fx II XL has the same DSP and amp modeling capabilities as the Axe-­?Fx II Mark II, but offers expanded memory, new I/O ports, and more.
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Rig Rundown: Deftones' Stephen Carpenter & Sergio Vega

November 27, 2013
The Deftones' string section talks about revamping its approach to amplification and the players who inspired their instrument choices.
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A Perfect Circle: Another Round for Billy Howerdel and James Iha

November 20, 2013
The supergroup guitarists open up about the reunion, their new recording, and revamping their road rigs.
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Rig Rundown: Papa Roach's Jerry Horton & Tobin Esperance

September 25, 2013
The alt-rockers chat about reducing their tonal footprint and working with Schecter and Lakland on their choice axes.
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Rig Rundown: Shinedown's Zach Myers and Eric Bass

September 11, 2013
Myers talks about his unwavering loyalty to PRS Guitars showing us his current touring collection while Bass discusses his various signature Dean basses and why he's using a solid-state guitar head for distorted bass tones.
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Fractal Audio Releases Cab Pack Two: Mad Oak Studio

June 24, 2013
Fractal Audio has released the second volume of their Cab Packs.
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Fractal Audio Unveils Producer Cab Pack Vol. 1

May 1, 2013
After recently adding dozens of new, professionally produced Speaker Cab Simulations to the Axe-Fx II, Fractal Audio Systems has drawn from the same studio sessions to release CAB PACK ONE: WELLSPRING SOUND
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Rig Rundown - Animals as Leaders' Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes

April 3, 2013
Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago where she catches up with Animals As Leaders guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes. In this segment, the guys discuss their 8-string guitars, the patches they use on their Axe-FX, and why they still incorporate a traditional amp head and cab into their rigs.
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Rig Rundown - Between the Buried and Me's Dustie Waring and Paul Waggoner

March 20, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where PG's Rebecca Dirks talks with Dustie Waring and Paul Waggoner of Between the Buried and Me. In this segment, they discuss how they use both Axe-Fx and traditional amps and pedals in their rigs.
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Rig Rundown - Meshuggah's Fredrik Thordendal, Marten Hagstrom, & Dick Lovgren

March 6, 2013

Premier Guitar is on location in Chicago where Rebecca Dirks visits with Kent Eriksson, Meshuggah's tech for guitarists Fredrik Thordendal, Marten Hagstrom, and bassist Dick Lovgren. He talks about their current live setups including signature 8-string and 7-string Ibanez guitars and Warwick basses, and how each member uses the Fractal Audio Axe-Fx.


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