• We would like to remind our members that this is a privately owned, run and supported forum. You are here at the invitation and discretion of the owners. As such, rules and standards of conduct will be applied that help keep this forum functioning as the owners desire. These include, but are not limited to, removing content and even access to the forum.

    Please give yourself a refresher on the forum rules you agreed to follow when you signed up.

Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.00

FractalAudio

Administrator
Fractal Audio Systems
Moderator
Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Notes


12.00

Added “2x12 Godzilla” Speaker Impedance Curve based on a Zilla Fatboy.

Complete overhaul of the Flanger block. See the included flanger.pdf document for details.

Complete overhaul of the Phaser block. See the included phaser.pdf document for details.

Added separate Filter Slope controls for the Cabinet block. The range of the slopes has been extended to include 18 and 24 dB/octave. Existing presets will be automatically updated to the correct values based on the previous Filter Slope value.

Added separate Low Cut Slope control for Delay block. Updated models accordingly.

Added “FAS Express” amp model based on hypothetical modifications to a Trainwreck Express.

Improved messaging system so that changing presets while Axe-Edit is running does not cause audio dropout (requires Axe-Edit version 1.4.00 or later).

Improved Scene switching speed.

Added LFO Quantize to Filter, Flanger and Phaser blocks.

Added Triggering to Tremolo block. When the Tremolo is triggered the Tremolo will engage and the LFO phase will start at the Start Phase value. This allows easily synchronizing the Tremolo to your playing. Set to “OFF” to defeat the trigger.

Added Optical Tremolo type to Tremolo block.

Addded “Astable” type to LFOs. This simulates an astable Op-amp Multivibrator as is commonly found in effect pedals. “Beta” controls the shape of the LFO. High values approach a square wave while low values approach a triangle wave.

Added Stack/Hold parameter to Plex Delay and Plex Verb types in the Plex block. When set to STACK incoming audio is stacked on existing audio and held. When set to HOLD existing audio is held.

Changed Hold parameter in Delay block to Stack/Hold (see above).

Changed Hold parameter in Reverb block to Stack/Hold (see above).

Added “OD 250” Drive model based on a DOD Overdrive 250 (gray version).

Added adjustable slope to Parametric EQ block for outer bands when type is set to BLOCKING.

Added LFO monitors to Control block.

Drive block EQ now supports placement pre- or post-distortion.

Added “Stereo Mind Guy” delay type.

Added ULTRA-HIGH quality mode to Reverb block. This mode increases the modulation at the expense of a slight increase in CPU usage.

Improved Gate block. New algorithm has less chatter and tighter gating. This is now called the Downward Expander type.

Added Classic Gate type to Gate block. This type is based on the classic noise gate where the gate opens when the Threshold value is exceeded and decays to the Attenuation value when below the Threshold value and the Hold timer has expired. This type offers harder gating and is useful for aggressive styles.

Improved Spring Reverb algorithm. Also added “Boiiinnng!” parameter which controls the “springiness” of the reverb.

Fixed loss of precision in certain amp models (i.e. Plexi 50W Normal) when Input Drive is set very low.

Fixed Align tab in Cabinet block not displaying traces properly after changing channels/scenes from Axe-Edit.
 

Doc Rock

Member
Thanks Cliff and team :)

One question - how different is this from the last beta? In that beta, you'd reverted the FC controller code back to the older v11.01 code, until the engineers could figure out why having an FC plugged in was making Axe-Edit so slow. Is this final version 12 FW the same, or does it have the fixed FC code in it? If I'm running the last v12 Beta without a problem, is there much difference by loading this new final version? Or will there be a v12.1 with the FC controller code fixed?
 

FractalAudio

Administrator
Fractal Audio Systems
Moderator
Thanks Cliff and team :)

One question - how different is this from the last beta? In that beta, you'd reverted the FC controller code back to the older v11.01 code, until the engineers could figure out why having an FC plugged in was making Axe-Edit so slow. Is this final version 12 FW the same, or does it have the fixed FC code in it? If I'm running the last v12 Beta without a problem, is there much difference by loading this new final version? Or will there be a v12.1 with the FC controller code fixed?
FC code has been fixed.
 

metalme2

Member
Neither this, nor the FC FW is on the main website support downloads pages though.. intentional, not happened yet cuz by others, or is this still a beta?
 
Top Bottom