Always consult the Owners Manuals first


From Axe-Fx II Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


About FracTool

FractalTool is a handy 3rd-party utility for the Axe-Fx II and III, AX8 and FX8, created by forum member and programmer AlGrenadine.

FracTool is constantly being improved. Check the thread regularly above to learn its latest features.

Watch a demo on YouTube.

FracTool and Axe-Fx II or 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.
  • 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.


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

FracTool and Axe-Fx III

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.

FracTool and 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.