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Axe FX 2 vs the XL

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Mooseman0389, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Mooseman0389

    Mooseman0389 New Metal Member

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    I would love the opinion of any potential Fractal fans out there. Basically I know that I want to get an Axe II. I just can't decide if I would rather use $300 to get an XL over the mark II OR get a black lion mod on my interface.

    Other than more memory are there any advantages I'm missing that justify the $300?

    Thanks for any insight!
     
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    i own an regular Axe FX II.. not an XL
    and what annoys me is that i cant load patches that have been created with XL on my regular Axe FXII.

    i dont really dont need the more of capacity that XL offers, but the "downwards" incompatiblity between presets is a bummer.. as you can load any presets on the XL, but not vice versa

    and i´m not a preset guy bymyself, i really like to build my own presets for my own sounds, but there are some awesome free presets out there that unforutntly just work on XL.
     
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    Mooseman0389 New Metal Member

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    Most excellent. That's exactly what I was looking for and couldn't find.

    I'll probably never use it live.. so the footswitch I/O is silly. The only things that seem appealing are the backup firmware and extra flash memory.

    Thanks for your help guys!! :kickass:
     
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    You should also note that Cliff mentioned that the XL has a ton of memory on reserve for future updates. Sounds like he has something in mind that might not work with the II. I went with the XL. $300 now isn't fun, but in the future you might want those updates and the process of selling a II, adding cash, (most likely more than $300,) and then getting an XL wouldn't be fun either!
     

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