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Wish Firmware update

Discussion in 'FX8 Wish List' started by Atmospheric, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Atmospheric

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    Sep 26, 2016
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    I know FX8 users are sort of second class citizens in the Fractal ecosystem. Truthfully, if there were a better alternative, I'd already be using it.

    But we're coming up on 10 months since the last firmware update, and that one was buggy enough that many folks had to revert to 5.0.3. I'm not one of them. 5.0.4 works just fine for me.

    After 18 months with my FX8, which I like a lot and could potentially love a great deal with a few nips and tucks (multiband compression, please), I find myself increasingly wondering if I need to plot a migration strategy off of Fractal. At this point I am never going to want amp modeling. I understand it's great, I just don't want it.

    I'm not trying to tick anyone off here. I understand that Fractal is a relatively small company with limited resources. But some honest forthright information about where we FX8 users stand would be very helpful at this point. I realize that doing that would probably negatively impact revenue so I'm not holding my breath.

    When might we expect a firmware update? A projected quarter would be fine.
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  2. axifist

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    Mar 29, 2014
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    I kind of guess that the FX8 gets far less updates, because in general the effects get far less updates on the II and the AX8 aswell. Cliff's focus has always been mainly the amp simulation.

    If there are real bugs, which make the device unusable, then those need to be adressed as soon as possible, but featurewise, there doesn't seem to be much to update unfortunately.
  3. Bird

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    Jun 29, 2009
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    This is sort of the same issue I alluded to with the Ultra in the other post of mine on the FX8. Here's a link to that below. This is why I'm reluctant, while being completely understanding of limited resources etc.


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