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Any plans for a small stomp AX4?

DLC86

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The ability to run dual amp models in a similarly sized format or slightly bigger would be wonderful. I can't really see a need for anything smaller unless you want to put on a pedalboard and use with a slew of pedals. I personally have no desire but I'm one person.
A small, affordable and easy-to-use device could be the trojan horse to introduce tube snobs to the fantastic world of FAS and modeling in general.
 

Molekiller

Veteran
I haven’t read this whole thread so I apologize if this has been discussed already. Ive seen a few posts where folks are lobbying for a tiny version or a full featured AXIII on the floor, etc.

If past performance is a prediction of the future, there is probably a good chance that the next iteration(s) of FAS “all in one” floor unit will share an enclosure or dimensions with the FC6/FC12 (MFC/FX8/AX8). I thought Cliff already hinted at this when discussing the roll bar on the FC6/FC12.

Of course this is pure speculation and maybe every enclosure will be individually be printed to each customer’s specifications.
 
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Randalljax

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I think the next update will be the product page when it’s released
Cliff has pretty much all but confirmed something
With the comment above
“Patience will.be rewarded”
That statement surprised me actually a bit. In a good way
 

moerker

Inspired
And NAMM is soon, so, last year around the NAMM (or shortly after, iirc), the Fractal page was down some time, and then, there was the Axe-FX III. So, it's not that long, and with the current AX8 my patience is high (though I am constantly wanting more, because greedy humans! :D - or actually, wanting to have thr capability to share Axe-FX3 presets with a Floorboard unit used for gigs)
 
I haven’t read this whole thread so I apologize if this has been discussed already. Ive seen a few posts where folks are lobbying for a tiny version or a full featured AXIII on the floor, etc.

If past performance is a prediction of the future, there is probably a good chance that the next iteration(s) of FAS “all in one” floor unit will share an enclosure or dimensions with the FC6/FC12 (MFC/FX8/AX8). I thought Cliff already hinted at this when discussing the roll bar on the FC6/FC12.

Of course this is pure speculation and maybe every enclosure will be individually be printed to each customer’s specifications.
Someone mentioned it somewhere but I wonder if we might get a rack unit for an AX8/FX8 that works with the FC6/FC12. An all in one unit that shares the same enclosure as the FC6/12 would make sense too though. I bet we hear after NAMM like last year.
 

Randalljax

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And NAMM is soon, so, last year around the NAMM (or shortly after, iirc), the Fractal page was down some time, and then, there was the Axe-FX III. So, it's not that long, and with the current AX8 my patience is high (though I am constantly wanting more, because greedy humans! :D - or actually, wanting to have thr capability to share Axe-FX3 presets with a Floorboard unit used for gigs)
The best thing about Cliff is he is not predictable
Whose to say he doesn’t do it on Wednesday morning the eve before NAMM. Opens
That would be a pretty good bomb drop too
The patience will be rewarded comment makes me believe it’s for sure coming but maybe not till later 2019
 
The best thing about Cliff is he is not predictable
Whose to say he doesn’t do it on Wednesday morning the eve before NAMM. Opens
That would be a pretty good bomb drop too
The patience will be rewarded comment makes me believe it’s for sure coming but maybe not till later 2019
That is true. If he announced it sooner than later that would be awesome!

I just hope patience means wait a week or two and not 6 months! :)
 

deathbyguitar

Inspired
I predict there will be something announced almost immediately after NAMM. That's what they did last year with the III.

They've been aggressively marketing the last few sales like they did last year before they announced the III. Probably trying to clear out inventory to make room for new products.

They just launched a completely re-designed web store. Probably to prepare for increased traffic their next product/s will generate.

The AX8 is EOL because it's based off the Axe-FX II platform which is also old news. Gotta replace it with something...

Of course this is all speculation but I'm sure everyone reading this is thinking the same exact thing. It'd be more surprised if this didn't happen.
 
I predict there will be something announced almost immediately after NAMM. That's what they did last year with the III.

They've been aggressively marketing the last few sales like they did last year before they announced the III. Probably trying to clear out inventory to make room for new products.

They just launched a completely re-designed web store. Probably to prepare for increased traffic their next product/s will generate.

The AX8 is EOL because it's based off the Axe-FX II platform which is also old news. Gotta replace it with something...

Of course this is all speculation but I'm sure everyone reading this is thinking the same exact thing. It'd be more surprised if this didn't happen.
Yep, I think this is what is on everyone's mind right now with the III and the new FC.
 

deathbyguitar

Inspired
Yep, I think this is what is on everyone's mind right now with the III and the new FC.
Probably. I'd love to see a new floor modeler. I can't justify buying a III since I only ever use 2 amp models and minimal effects on my II.

I really hope Fractal dips their toes into audio interfaces. With their expertise I think they could probably rival RME performance at half the price.
 
Probably. I'd love to see a new floor modeler. I can't justify buying a III since I only ever use 2 amp models and minimal effects on my II.

I really hope Fractal dips their toes into audio interfaces. With their expertise I think they could probably rival RME performance at half the price.
Same. And honestly I don't even want a modeler. I just want an FX8 with an updated interface like the III or even the FC screen.
 

Pete1959

Inspired
In the process of selling my Atomic AFB which was my backup to my AX8. If it would have had at least 1 expression pedal jack and single Send/Return jacks, I would keep it. Amp tones were great and could easily handle the A/B channel switch. I was spoiled with scenes and where I could put my pedals in the chain of the AX8 though.

With my Katana 100 head as my backup rig, I will definitely buy another small modeler later this year. My hope is FAS releases a floor unit based on the Axe FX 3 and improve the I/O a bit.

Fingers crossed and FAS gets first pick at what I will buy based on what they offer in 2019.
 

sarge

Veteran
Patience will be rewarded...
And with that my II is now up for sale.

Was keeping it to use for playing live as I want the III to be home studio only, but whatever the reward for patience will be, I know I will want the guitar funds available immediately.

 
And with that my II is now up for sale.

Was keeping it to use for playing live as I want the III to be home studio only, but whatever the reward for patience will be, I know I will want the guitar funds available immediately.

I think this is a wise decision.
 

Randalljax

Forum Addict
I think I am most curious to see
What it will and won’t do compared to the 3 let’s face it , if it a smaller AX8
It will for sure have less function than the 3 .

With the new layouts of FC I can see how that would work out well .

If it is the same color screen as Ax3 that will take some of the processing power for sure
 
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