fractal audio fx-8 Multi-Effects Pedalboard
Well this kind of came out of the blue, with no teasers anywhere to be seen at NAMM 2014 or MusikMesse 2014 (unless I missed it?), Fractal Audio have created a new forum thread called Coming Soon and calmly dropped a photo of the Fractal Audio FX-8 Multi-Effects Pedalboard. When pressed for more information by forum members they responded with:

“Just effects. Specifically designed for 4CM with dedicated pre- and post- paths. Up to 8 simultaneous effects. Any number assignable pre/post. Any combination of series or parallel routing. Two expression pedal inputs, four relay outputs. USB for remote editing with free FX8-Edit software. Silent Switch technology from the MFC Mark III. True Bypass. Internal, universal power supply.”

“Does it channel switch an amplifier? – Yes”

“Is there anything it can do that AXE FX II cannot? Are there any thing new that is not in the axe fx II? – True bypass and relay outputs. Longer Looper time. Other than that it’s most of the fx from the Axe-Fx II in a floor package.”

Keep an eye on http://www.fractalaudio.com/ for more news and of course their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fractalaudio.