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Axe-Fx Standard and Ultra
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About the Axe-Fx Standard and Ultra
The first generation of the Axe-Fx processor featured two models:
- Axe-Fx Standard: released in 2006.
- Axe-Fx Ultra: released in 2008, with twice the processing power, more memory and Ultra-only effects.
They are still being used today because of the top-notch effects.
With the release of the Axe-Fx II in May 2011, Fractal has discontinued production of these models.
Firmware development for these devices has also ended.
"I really wish I could update the Standard and Ultra but it is simply out of memory. There are literally 1309 words left (out of 128K) in the Ultra's EPROM. That's enough room for maybe one or two amp models and that's it. IR slots are limited by the size of the SRAM which is fixed. I'd like nothing more than to bring some of the Axe-Fx II modeling to those old products but it's simply not feasible."
Firmware, manual and software editor
- Download the last version of the firmware, manuals and editor from the FAS website.
- More legacy stuff in the unofficial archive.
Presets for the Axe-Fx Standard and Ultra are not compatible with later generation hardware.