It will be really nice to find a workaround cause many people seems to agree with me:Settle all. Even if the initial post was not...diplomatic...he DID ask recently with help in his situation. Can we focus on that?
Probably not the politest way to contribute sth. to a forum but to be honest, having the Axe working with 44,1kHz would make things here in the studio much easier for me.
I only need 48kHz for recording for filmmusic and having the possibility to go diectly into the DAW without having to waste two inputs on my Interface and having to convert, would give me more inputs and reason for buying more cool mike pres - and isn´t that what we all want?
Maybe it´s still worth considering for the Axe IV?
At the price point of the Axe FX lll it should be seen as an professional studio unit. As I pointed out earlier for high end studio units with digital I/O the ability to sync to external wordclock....At minimum it should be able to sync to external clock and be able to switch between 44.1 and 48khz. I pointed out it’s normal to work in 96k or higher.
I often see on this forum that if you disagree with some of the decisions made by Fractal you get smashed...Yes Fractal Audio makes good products, but not all solutions are what they should be.
I find myself reluctant to agree with OP because of the fervor with which he states the point, but I also can appreciate the intensity of his frustration, and I'm glad to see it expressed honestly. I'm on the opposite side of the spectrum from Henry Robinett. My bandmates have potato computers to record with, and we share our project ideas by sending the Cubase projects around and adding to them. Their backwards rigs can't work very well above 44.1, but it works. When I asked them to switch to 48k because "AxeFx," my band mate said,"Wait, your $2500 state of the art guitar processor can't operate in 44.1k? Well that's F'ing stupid."
And that's why I applaud OP for stating what I've heard non-Fractalites say reflexively, in response to this limitation. While inarticulate and perhaps immature, it accurately and starkly represents how some people feel about this issue.
Yes, I know that I can use the analog outputs with another soundcard, but Fractal advertises the USB features as one of the selling points of the product, and it is Limited. Explaining to users that they should just stop complaining and use a work around seems pedantic to me. I love using the USB functionality of the AxeFx 3, and if I could convince the rest of the world to run in 48, I would. But I can't, so I don't get to use the feature. And whether there are reasons for it, or workarounds, or I really like this company, I still feel the same way about this problem. Laaaame. And I complain because I hope that others will as well, and that Fractal will address this in future product releases.
To the people that argue that Fractal is a successful company, and therefore is already "doing it right,": please stop. This argument has no intrinsic value, does not further the conversation in any productive way, and seems like a fanboy battlecry. If you think that an entity's financial success means that they automatically know best and don't make mistakes or have lessons to learn, then I have a bridge to sell you.
I agree completely with this “troll”. It’s frustrating and I can’t see it as anything other than an oversight. I know. It’s been explained to me - the complicated math and various effects. I don’t know man. Everyone else does it. I record EVERYTHING at 96k or greater. So I record the III analog. No biggie really, except for the convenience and possibly superior reamping functionality of USB. I join the rant. I’ve said it before. This is MY ONLY problem with the Fractal stuff. I’ve owned the Ultra, the II, IIXL. I now own the AX8 and III. I’m a devout Fractal dude. But I also own, run and operate a pretty advanced high end-ish recording studio. NOBODY who runs a high-end studio records or mixes/masters less than 96/88.2k that I know of. And it’s ALWAYS a yawner that needs explanation. Like what is this “prosumer” product doing in a high end studio? It ONLY DOES 48k? Who does that any more?
Didn't read the thread at all.
But I agree that the 48khz limitation, is a strong limitation. Which is weird to have in a unit that otherwise hasn't got that easy to reach limitations...
And even more if you look back to previews pages of this thread.
Thank you guys for joining the "rant", maybe fractal will start considering also our needs.