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FracTool

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About FracTool

Forum member and programmer AlGrenadine provides a handy utility for Fractal Audio's processors: FracTool.

FracTool manages presets and cabs and does a lot more. It complements Fractal Audio's own editors. It works with and without a connection to the processor.

YouTube demo

FracPad III is donationware. Don't forget to make a donation if FracTool helps you accomplishing things.

FracTool is constantly being improved. It will automatically update.

For a list of its current features, check the download thread above. Below is a shortlist of features.

Processor-specific notes

Axe-Fx II and AX8

Conversion of presets between FAS devices

  • Opens Axe-Fx II XL and XL+ presets on Axe-Fx II and Mark II devices, and performs offline conversion
  • Opens Axe-Fx II presets on AX8 and FX8 devices, and vice versa, and performs offline conversion
  • Converts Tone Match data, exports to WAV
  • Converts Preset/Cab bundles
  • Converts Block files
  • Strips Global Block data

Auditioning and viewing

  • Shows the list of cabs being used by presets
  • Lists the presets in which a specific cab is being used
  • Shows the layout of a preset, online and offline
  • Shows a block parameters, online and offline
  • Exports blocks from a preset
  • Auditions single or multiple presets, cabs, and banks
  • Creates banks from presets, converts banks into presets
  • Renames presets and cabs
  • Auto-auditions presets and cabs by using a timer

Amp models

  • Compares amp models without changing parameters
  • Resets specific parameters

Batch Setter

  • Set, increase, or decrease a parameter in multiple presets

Other

  • Exports grid and parameters values to PDF, CSV, XML or HTML
  • Supports Axe-Change
  • Auto-updates itself
  • Supports ZIP-files

Check the forum thread for an actual list of features

Axe-Fx III

Same support as for the Axe-Fx II and more.

FracTool can convert Axe-Fx II/XL/XL+ presets and AX8 and FX8 presets, to make them load in the Axe-Fx III. Backwards conversion is not supported.

FM3

Not yet known. @@

FX8

FracTool supports the FX8. There are limitations because of differences in the architecture of the FX8:

  • Parallel paths are not processed when converting to Axe-Fx and AX8
  • Only the first 8 blocks of Axe-Fx and AX8 presets are processed when converting to FX8