many people view the latest gear solely in terms of number of switches. this isn't the only thing to consider.Hi all,
I was doubting about wether to postvsomething or not, because I do not want to get flamed. So let me start by saying that I am a fan and by now nearly sold everything I owned prior to buying my axe fx II. (Triaxis, 2:90, mashall jmp1, tc g-force, etc etc. ) I am in no way saying anything negative about sound or customer service because I am simply more than happy.
With the latest two products I see a few downsides FOR ME. (So I am only giving my humble opinion). The axe 3 ‘s new footcontrollers, Have a larger footprint if you try to get the samy kind of layout as the mfc-101. You need 2 fc-12 controllers. That will also be much more expensive than the mfc-101. I am aware that I can keep using my mfc, but If I want to go in all the way and use the max of my axe III, I of course would like to buy them. Combined with cc controllers it takes up a hell of a lot of floorspace.
Second: the new FM3 seems to require an extra midi pedal to make it useable on stage. That means additional Costs. (I remember replacing my ground control pro with my mfc and being amazed with how much it changed for me. Suddenly my axe was used much more like its potential. I never want anything else than a matching controller anymore)
Lastly: too bad that you need a power cable when you have more than one fc Footcontroller. The maximum ease of use that fractal offered in the axe 2range has done a step back, it seems.
That is all I wanted to say. Just a different point of view. That does not mean I am not very enthousiastic about the axe 3. I think the fm3 is not a complete product. As said, you need to add an extra footcontroller and I think tjat that is overlooked by many ppl at this moment. As I said again, just my humble opinion.