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Fractal Audio

ARTICLES

Deftones: A Little Darkness

March 10, 2016
Stephen Carpenter and Chino Moreno discuss filling different guitar frequencies, tone modeling, and keeping the inspiration alive for more than two decades.
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Rig Rundown: August Burns Red

January 27, 2016
The Grammy-nominated outfit shows us the Ibanez guitars, Kiesel basses, and Kemper and Ampeg amps that ignite their metalcore sound.
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Tone Tips: Modelers vs. Traditional Rigs, Part 2

December 23, 2015
You can keep some tradition and still take advantage of what modeling has to offer.
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Dweezil Zappa: Roots and Branches

November 29, 2015
For his first solo album in nearly a decade, Via Zammata’, the bona fide guitar geek looks to his ancestors—and his father, Frank—for inspiration and creates a wild mix of genres that’s uniquely Zappa.
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Between the Buried and Me’s Paul Waggoner

July 27, 2015
On new album Coma Ecliptic, his new Ibanez, and his evolving chops.
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Failure’s Monster Comeback

June 16, 2015
After almost two decades, Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards reunite for an album that picks up right where they left off.
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Rig Rundown: The Offspring’s Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman

May 6, 2015
The punk-rock vet likes it both simple and high-tech, with signature Ibanez axes and an Axe-Fx combining to create a consistently brutal sonic punch.
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Rig Rundown: Adrian Belew

December 10, 2014
The former King Crimson genius details the gear he uses to conjure vintage fuzz tones, animal sounds, and quirky soundscapes.
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Fractal Audio Systems Announces the FX8

October 3, 2014
The unit can run up to eight simultaneous effects.
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Rig Rundown: Periphery

October 1, 2014
Misha, Mark, Jake and “Nolly” run through their refreshingly efficient, yet powerful, stage setup.
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Rig Rundown: Def Leppard

August 20, 2014
Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen take PG through their surprisingly tube-free rigs.
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Rig Rundown: Failure's Ken Andrews

July 2, 2014
They once used tons of gear for their textural sonic assaults, but now the alt-rock trio strips it down.
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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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