Fractal Audio FX8 Pedalboard Driver
The FX8 Mark II is a new multi-effects pedalboard designed to deliver Fractal Audios signature quality without compromise in an effects-only floor unit. The FX8 runs up to eight simultaneous effects using the state-of-the-art algorithms made famous in our Axe-Fx II line of. Fractal expanded into the pedalboard format with their FX8, which provided Axe-Fx effects minus the amp and cab modeling. Now AX8 adds. The FX8 Mark II is a new multi-effects pedalboard designed to deliver Fractal's signature quality without compromise in an effects-only floor unit. FX8 runs up to.
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Fractal Audio FX8 Pedalboard Driver
A precision tuner, two global equalizers and a Fractal Audio FX8 Pedalboard, global 4-minute stereo Looper are also built-in. In the tradition of all Fractal Audio Systems products, the FX8 is fully compatible with Fractal-Bot for preset sharing, easy backup and restore, plus firmware updates as new features are added.
Features FX8 is an advanced multi-effects processor, perfect for guitar, bass, and other instruments. Eleven quiet, Fractal Audio FX8 Pedalboard solid state footswitches with no mechanical contacts to fail. Each effect can be configured as desired: High quality converters deliver ultra-low noise and pristine audio.
Upgradeable firmware means the FX8 will get updates and new features. A scene can bring several of the effects, complete with their X and Y status, in Fractal Audio FX8 Pedalboard once with a single footswitch and can also store Relay status for amp switching Relays can also be assigned as effects blocks to footswitches.
A scene is called up by a quick press on the Scene footswitch at the top right followed by pressing one of the eight switches. Once a scene has been called up, the unit reverts to standard pedalboard mode.
Presets are selected by pressing and holding the Scene footswitch and then selecting one from the Fractal Audio FX8 Pedalboard bank withthe eight footswitches, or using the Bank Up and Bank Down footswitches to first select a new bank. There's also a looper with a maximum loop time of eight minutes mono, four stereo with every preset.
Hitting the Looper footswitch assigns dedicated looper functions to seven footswitches.
Fractal Audio FX8 Pedalboard Sounds Each block you choose to assign to the eight switches on your pedalboard offers a particular genre of effect such as chorus, reverb or drive - there are 21 to choose from, plus blocks that operate MIDI switching and the two Relay switchers. You can then choose a specific effect for that block; the Drive block, for example, offers 33 options including modelled Tube Screamer, Fuzz Face, RAT and more.
Fractal Audio FX8 review MusicRadar
There are over different effects in total to choose from and all have many editable parameters. Effects order is flexible and effects can be run in parallel as well as in series, so you can,for example, choose not Fractal Audio FX8 Pedalboard send your delay throughthe reverb.
As with the Axe-FX II, sound quality is excellent, and with just about every effect you could possibly want, coupled with a plethora of routing options, there's huge sonic potential. While all that tap-dancing footswitching might seem complicated on paper, in practice, it's an easily managed, extremely flexible system for changing sounds on stage.