AX8 V4.00 Release

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  1. joe rogers

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    The AX8 V4.00 containing the Quantum 4.0 changes is now available for immediate download. Please take a moment to read the release notes. As always, we strongly encourage you to back up your unit before upgrading with Fractal Bot.

    The new firmware is available for download here:

    AX8 V4.00

    In support of V4.00, a new release of AX8-Edit is also available here:

    AX8-Edit V1.4.1

    Firmware V4.00 Release Notes:

    AX8 V4.00 contains Quantum 4.0 and so much more!

    Additions
    · Quantum 4.0: Improved power tube plate current vs. grid voltage accuracy. New models more accurately reflect how the response is higher order at lower grid voltages and “relaxes” into a lower order response at higher grid voltages. This improves feel when the virtual power amp is overdriven and improves harmonic content accuracy.

    · All operation of AX8-Edit is now separate from the operation of the front panel. NOTE: any changes made on the front panel of the AX8 while AX8-Edit is attached will still cause a refresh of the editor. This change dramatically reduces audio dropouts due to editor interaction.

    · Removed the Footswitch grid restriction of allowing the same block on multiple footswitches. Now that footswitches have the ability to be latching or momentary, it can advantageous to attach both a latching (for both BYPASS and X/Y Toggle) to a block, while allowing the BYPASS to be assigned to a momentary switch at the same time.

    · Removed PICK ATTACK parameter from the AMP Block. (The value was never processed on the AX8)

    · Added TILTEQ, LOWSHELF2, HIGHSHELF2, and PEAKEQ2 to the Filter block.

    Fixes
    · Fixed a bug causing noise issues when attaching controller to some modifiers on the AMP block.

    · CS1 and CS2 now correctly load the default state on a preset change.

    · The Filter on Voice 2 of the Synth block works correctly now.

    · Changing the BYPASS state of a block on the LAYOUT grid correctly lights the edit LED.

    · Panning all the way right with Pan parameters other than the Balance no longer mutes the output on the following effect blocks:
    o Pitch
    o Multi-Tap
    o Enhancer
    o Delay
     
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    Thanks, looks interesting. And of course it happened tonight, when I chose to go to bed early :)
     
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    joe, one question, do we get the switch to audition the new Q4 in the amp block?
     
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    Unlike the AxeFx, the new modeling is automatically utilized on the AX8.
     
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    WIN! AX8-Edit is Much more responsive, and the expected same increased clarity and bloom in amp models, as we experienced already on our AXFXs...Super
     
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    Thanks a million Joe.! Can't wait to check this out.
     
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    Awesome! Appreciate all your hard work on rolling out updates!!
     
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