I swung down to Fractal and picked this guy up this morning. This is a double-NGD post, because I bumped into Sevenstringer there as well who was picking one up. (Did you grab an Axe-II as well, Ron? Nice to meet you, by the way!)
Anyhow, it's always good to see Cliff, because every time I walk out of there I have something awesome in my hands. This time was no different.
This thing kicks ass. It's a lot bigger than I thought it would be, weighs a ton, and is built like a tank. The default setup does pretty much everything I want it to do right out of the box, and the fact that it has 4 expression pedal jacks means that I have to come up with 4 things that I want to "express" at the same time.
The display is HUGE, and you can see it from a mile away. The tempo light blnks in tandem with the one on the Axe itself, which is always helpful. Here it is with a Jumbo Jazz for reference. (The JJ is juuust a hair smaller than a normal pick).
Overall, couldn't be happier. I have it cabled up with a 5-pin right now, and it comes with a wall wart. I'll be going with the BT cable that has the power right in it eventually, but that aside, this is exactly what I hoped it would be. Another super high quality, extremely flexible piece of gear from the FAS guys.
The only downside is that I have go back to work right now instead of staying home to dig into it.
The MFC is not only by far the best way to control the AxeFx/II but also one of the absolute best plain old midi controllers on the market.
It is also an absolute steal when you consider the build quality and features that it has. And having done a few tours with it and taken it overseas in a checked bag, i can say that its about as tour ready as it gets!