New FX8?

Discussion in 'FX8 Discussion' started by Kyle Bryson, Feb 5, 2018.

Tags:
  1. Kyle Bryson

    Kyle Bryson
    Expand Collapse
    Apprentice

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    Do you guys think they’ll come out with a FX8 and AX8 that will have more scenes or maybe individual displays like on the new FC12? That would be neat
     
  2. Sheldon

    Sheldon
    Expand Collapse
    Apprentice

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    2
    I think they will this year!!
     
  3. Kyle Bryson

    Kyle Bryson
    Expand Collapse
    Apprentice

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    I think so too! Probably in June
     
  4. tim crawford

    tim crawford
    Expand Collapse
    Apprentice

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2018
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    9
    I don't see the need for more scenes in the FX8 . There are way more than you need .

    I've had mine almost 3 weeks and love it .
     
  5. Kyle Bryson

    Kyle Bryson
    Expand Collapse
    Apprentice

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    Maybe not more scenes but maybe more effects per preset. What I would love to see is if they put individual displays for each switch like on the new FC12
     
  6. X-Mann

    X-Mann
    Expand Collapse
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    885
    Location:
    Detroit
    I don’t think we’ll see new designs or re-designed boxes & screens for a few years on either the FX8 or AX8 units.

    I do think we’ll continue to get firmware updates, new FX & more CPU usage back from compression improvements....& hopefully a major update to the list of FX over-all on the FX8.

    Both units do a stellar job as is & do more than most people need or use. I hope that they produce a simple check box for the drive pedals that makes a specific pedal exactly like the original it’s modeled after too.

    X
     
    Ole likes this.
  7. Kyle Bryson

    Kyle Bryson
    Expand Collapse
    Apprentice

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    The FX8 was first introduced in 2014 and the Mark II came out 2016 so it makes me think 2018 there may happen to be a Mark III with some different features
     
  8. X-Mann

    X-Mann
    Expand Collapse
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    885
    Location:
    Detroit
    Fractal Audio Systems is a very small company & with all their efforts going toward the development & release of the Axe-Fx III, I don’t think there’s been any time left for the FX8/AX8.

    I would think that their plan is to complete & release the newly powered Axe-3, then get the other 2-products up to speed w/ the colored screens & new firmware & hopefully a few more FX.

    Even if they used a common new enclosure for the AX8 & FX8, I couldn’t imagine seeing that for at least another 2-years.

    For the record, it’s not that I don’t want this to happen, it would just shock the heck out of me if we saw either of these relatively new products get re-tooled this fast.

    I could see them hinting at this next year after Winter NAMM though....then drawing it out another 6 to 9 months for a new release.

    Peace! X
     
    Hoosierdaddy, Genghis and Ole like this.
  9. cannibal

    cannibal
    Expand Collapse
    Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2017
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    25
    They don't go to NAMM. My band played a show across the street from NAMM and I offered anyone from Fractal free tickets to out show, but I was told that there's no point to NAMM for them since they sell direct.
    I just got my FX8, so I'd be upset if a replacement came out around now...lol.....
    As much as I love the unit, it REALLY needs a better UI, it reminds me of gear from the 90s...
     
    Atmospheric and Mark L. like this.
  10. Kyle Bryson

    Kyle Bryson
    Expand Collapse
    Apprentice

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    Just saw that Line 6 came out with the HX floor effects unit and it has the individual displays so I’m pretty sure Fractal will compete with that.
     
  11. Guitargonaut

    Guitargonaut
    Expand Collapse
    New here

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    3
    I’ve had mine for 3 days now. A little bit of a learning curve but it isn’t that hard to program; at least not when using FX8-Edit. The effects are absolutely awesome. I haven’t had this much fun learning a new piece of equipment in a long time.
     
    dukemcrae, X-Mann and Nick H like this.
  12. Nick H

    Nick H
    Expand Collapse
    Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    4
    I have had mine for 6 days, but have only been able to spend about a hour on breaks during 2 rehearsals to play with settings. I have 4 patches created that I like so far. One thing I have found so far is that using the FX8-Edit software is super easy. I'm leaning toward creating a patch for each song on our list and using scenes and then having a "utility" patch for working up new material or just messing around.
     
    dukemcrae, Guitargonaut and X-Mann like this.
  13. Atmospheric

    Atmospheric
    Expand Collapse
    Inspired

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    52
    Yeah, I agree. Stellar sound but poor UI by today's standards. But, I'd rather have this situation, than the other way around. A better UI is probably going to require a hardware fix. I can't afford a new unit any time soon, so I figure to have my MK II for a while. Likely years.

    I suspect that the next version may have Bluetooth, which would allow phone apps to interact with it. I have a stick PA with a BT app, and it works really well.
     

Share This Page