Next to my hands and imagination, the Axe-FX is my single most valuable source of musical inspiration. Every day I discover, write, create or attempt something different with it. It’s invaluable, brilliant and unrivalled.
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Producer, Engineer
I've been backing these units from their inception and have been using them in the studio and live for years. The ability to craft your tone from such a large palette of amps and FX is essential to my playing and producing style. Being limited to just one or two tones for a song would be like looking at a Rembrandt in black and white. When you factor in how reliable and recall-able the sounds are, you really can't beat it.
Dillinger Escape Plan site
Mors Principium Est, Solo Artist, Producer, Composer
Every sound and effect I could ever need in the studio or live fits into a unit small enough to sit under my monitor, or to be carried onto a flight to my next gig. The Axe-FX is the silver bullet to the tube-amp purist’s argument against digital amps.
Scott Stapp, Composer, Solo Artist
Fantastic! High quality amp tones and FX that sound and feel amazing. As a performer and teacher, I’m traveling the world knowing that I have consistency and peace of mind, even in a backpack!
Solo Artist, Session Player
I've been using my AX8 endlessly on live gigs, tours and sessions. The sound, the tone and the feel is so mindblowing and unreal! So inspiring! Thanks Fractal!
Solo Artist, Composer, Author
The Axe-Fx is the best piece of equipment I've ever had. I’ve always dreamed of having a guitar device that had all the sounds possibilities and features I wanted. With the Axe-Fx, my dream came true. Thanks for making my life on stage and at studio easier!
The Axe-Fx is everything I’ve been looking for and more. It is a completely limitless unit that has the ability to make what you hear in your head into a reality. The Axe-Fx is the now and the future!
Cole's YouTube Channel
I Built the Sky
Fractal Audio has been an absolute game changer to the industry, especially for independent artists such as myself. While versatility and portability alone are enough, the tonal authenticity is second to none. The ability to take my incredible studio tones with me on the road and knowing that I never have to worry about inconsistencies with mics, rooms, cabs and engineers makes playing live nothing but a pleasurable experience.
Pink, Solo Artist
The Fractal is one of the coolest pieces of gear I've come across in years. The presets are awesome! Super fun and inspiring. Totally convenient and bottom line sounds and feels great.
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Wovenwar, As I Lay Dying
The Axe-Fx is limitless, leaving me constantly in awe of it's wonderful potential.
Wovenwar web site
Solo Artist, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, many more...
Powerful, pristine, flexible, deep, monstrous and dead quiet... The Axe-Fx is world-class processing at its best. It is literally everything I need.
Solo artist, The Rockoutz
Versatility, quality and tone! These three words come to mind when I describe the Axe FX. I use it for all my live gigs and studio work, with the feeling of playing through a real tube amp with super high quallity effects. Fractal Audio has changed the way I approach my guitar tone, and I feel more inspired than ever. Thank you guys!
Julio Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, and many more
I have been using Fractal products since 2012. The dedication to innovation that Fractal has is unmatched. Every modern guitarist NEEDS an Axe FX 3. Read that last line again.
Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
The Axe-Fx is a really great sounding box. It has improved my electric banjo sound considerably.
The Axe FX is the perfect device for any multi-output instrument such as the Chapman Stick, Warr Guitar, 14-string guitar, regular guitars with piezo, doubleneck 6/12 string, etc. I'm basically using different effects for each one of the 4 outputs of my guitar, having the greatest sound quality. Amazing, and ready to go!
Producer, Engineer, Living Legend
I am loving the Fractal. It's a 'must have'.
Producer, Engineer: Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Motley Crüe, Metallica, The Cult, Bush, The Offspring, Black Veil Brides
Solo Recording Artist
For the last 2+ years, I’ve been touring with my solo looping show “Just Me ...And My Guitars” - This show would not have been possible without the Fractal Axe-Fx III and FC-12. It's been the perfect combination to get the job done!
The AXE-FX III is the culmination of 100 years research and development in guitar amplification. It exquisitely delivers the wants, needs and desires of the passionate guitarist. Thank you Fractal Audio!
The possibilities the Axe FX offer are endless. From pristine cleans to high gain searing leads and everything in between, I can control every single detail of my tone with an almost embarassing ease. And the effects are awesome as well. Simply unbelievable.
The AxeFx achieves literally every tone I want for our music, and then some. From all the tones on the new record, to everything we use live - it's all AxeFX. I've never played through such a diverse, dynamic, yet straightforward unit. It re-shaped the way I think about guitar tone and I honestly can't see myself ever going back.
The Axe-Fx performs beautifully! Many of the guitarists I produce are amp-tone purists. They can be reluctant to try a unit like this but in no time at all they love working with it! I always get in there and work with microphone, amplifier and pedal combinations, and the Axe-Fx puts it all at your fingertips. The tones are easy to fit into the mix and the FX processing opens doors for artist creativity. I love it!
With the Fractal Axe-Fx, you can literally do anything. For me that means recreateing an intense history of crushing metal tones spanning three definitive decades, so that is saying a lot -- and beyond -- this is the new state-of-the-art.
Brit Floyd, Composer, Arranger
The Axe-Fx literally changed everything for me. It gave me complete access to a huge variety of sounds and tones I couldn’t even imagine before. And, since the arrival of the Axe Fx III, I have a much more powerful unit, that gives me the opportunity to find more new solutions as well as a wider inspiration. Unbelievable!!
State Line Empire
I am constantly blown away by the feel and tone.The Axe-Fx provides the tools to inspire you to explore, and to find your true musical voice.
Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The Fractal Audio Axe-Fx is a go-to piece of gear. Killer tones! Pristine effects! I've used it on more gigs and sessions than I can count.
Solo Artist, Session Musician, Teacher
For live or studio use the Axe-Fx is the best tool ever! This is really the ultimate 21st-century unit for the guitarist. A year ago I couldn't see myself playing without a tube amp, now I just can't see myself without my Axe-Fx.
Blizzard of Ozzy
Fractal Audio has inspired me to take the audience's listening experience to a new level. Whether recreating a specific tone or creating tones that set me apart from fellow artists, the Axe-Fx can do it. Getting an Axe-Fx was the best decision I've ever made.
Blizzard of Ozzy page
Studio Musician, Who is Fancy, Skylar Stecker, Fifth Harmony, Megan Nicole
The Axe-Fx is indispensable both in the studio and for touring. With it's endless creative possibilities, diverse tones, and realistic feel the Axe-Fx is everything I need.
The vast array of endless sonic possibilities make my Fractal Axe-Fx a hot-ticket item in the studio!
Living Legend; Guitar Tech to the Stars (Frank AND Dweezil. S. Vai, S. Lukather, Y. Malmsteen, W. Cuccurullo, etc. etc.)
Beyond beyond. Really wonderful performance, total world class. No wonder they're sold before they're even made! Really amazed by ... everything!
The Axe-Fx is at the very pinnacle of tone for the cutting-edge musician. It not only offers any sound imaginable, but also gives depth to a visceral level of aural spectrums. A truly inspiring creation.
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John Mayer, D'Angelo
The Fractal $#!+s all over every other processor I've ever used.
My Axe-Fx has not only replaced all my rack gear and channel switching amps, but for the first time I have a consistent tone night after night regardless of venue.
My world is equal parts touring, songwriting, and production. If you asked me to choose one piece of gear that is indispensable, it would be my Fractal, hands down. It’s consistency live, seamless workflow in the studio, endless creativity, and always being able to say “yes, the Fractal can do that,” makes it the most game changing piece of equipment I own. The Axe-Fx III has taken me to a whole different level of flexibility. The possibilities are seemingly infinite and it grows with me as I learn. This vintage sound girl is a believer.
A.N.I.M.A.L., De La Tierra
My Fractal gear sounds amazing! Pure, real and versatile. It's a fundamental part of my rig, both live and in the studio. Fractal Audio frees me to create all the tones I can imagine.
The Axe-Fx III was by far the biggest game changer for my set up! Not only do the tones and sounds outperform everything else out there, the amount of options, range, and sound quality are mind blowing!
Solo Artist, Berklee College of Music professor
The Axe-Fx is the center piece of my guitar setup. With the Axe-Fx, my tone has improved and my rig is greatly simplified. I can now run amp, cabs, studio-quality effects and multiple input sources simultaneously with full-range sound. Incredible!
After playing through the Axe-Fx for a while I went back to my rig to compare, and it just felt like it was fighting me. You guys have really closed the gap here on both the amps and the effects. This is just incredible technology.
W.A.S.P., signal2noise, BBE
This amazing piece of engineering is a blank canvas, allowing me to replace 3 separate amp systems that took two men to move. It is carry-on baggage for overseas and coast-to-coast commutes to work, yet sounds like every guitarist's, studio engineer's and FOH mixer's wet dream!
I’ve been using the Axe-Fx since 2012, and I couldn’t imagine using anything else. The sound, the feel and its versatility are unmatchable, and with the Axe-Fx III, Fractal has raised the bar yet again. I can’t believe how easy it is to get great tones out of it, still blows my mind everyday!
Solo Artist, Red Rider
In the studio we prepared two vintage amp rigs with tried-and-true configurations and then I dialed in similar settings on the Axe-Fx in minutes and recorded them all. I could not believe that when I A/B'ed all three in the mix the Axe-Fx was simply better!
B. James Lowry
Nashville session and touring dude
Fractal didn't change my love of great amps and stomp box tones; it INCREASED it by letting me have it ALL with me in a compact, dependable footprint. My crew digs me again because I reduced the mountain of gear to haul! Fractal is my new musical DNA.
Mixer, Engineer (Rush, Dream Theater, Aerosmith, Def Leppard)
The Axe-fx is a powerful processor offering an innovative way to capture and create guitar tones that are instantly recallable at any time. Using the Axe-Fx is truly an inspirational experience.
Producer/Engineer; Shinedown, Rob Zombie, Motley Crue, Avril Lavigne, Nickelback and more.
I’ve been a fan of the Axe FX for a while now, but the III takes it to a new level. Now, I feel there is zero compromise between this and a tube amp. Having used modelers alongside tube guitar amps for over 20 years, I can say without doubt, that the Axe FX III is the ultimate guitar rig solution!
The Axe-Fx does everything well, but most importantly it articulates the science of great tone with an organic sensibility and utter precision!
Jimmy Eat World
Holy #%^!@ !%!@! the Axe-Fx III sounds amazing!! Seriously. I am THAT guy now telling everyone how insane it is. Yes, the new possibilities to create a sound will melt your brain, but the bottom line is that guitar > amp block > cab block just sounds incredible!
In a constantly evolving game of music and music technology, I’m glad Fractal Audio stays ahead of the curve and sets the bar high! The Axe-Fx is everything!
Fractal Audio has given me the ability to shatter the creative ceiling I've been living under for years. I feel free.
Solo Artist, Bryan Ferry
The Axe-Fx continues to blow my mind as I get more and more familiar with it. It is supremely versatile and delivers tones that make it difficult to ever put the guitar down. This beautiful beast has unlocked a whole new level of awesome!
Quist Web Site
Within the Ruins
The Axe-Fx is an amazing unit. It has completely changed our entire live rig for the better. It has become one of the most important pieces of gear in my touring and home studio setup. Possibilities are endless - nothing can match the quality or tone that the Axe-Fx produces.
Within the Ruins site
Fighting Friday, Studio Musician
A very well respected sound engineer gave me the look of death when I showed up with just my Axe-Fx. At the end of the night he came up and said “That thing sounded so good it made me angry”. No limitations, no compromises. The future is now I am honored to be part of it.
SoloAWeek, Hannah Thomas, The Swear, Solo Artist
Live or in the studio, the Axe-Fx is the most potent artistic tool a guitarist can own. I've never captured such beautiful, full guitar sounds so easily, whether I'm dialing in a famous tone for an episode of SoloAWeek or my own dream tone I've always heard in my head. The Axe-Fx inspires me to create every day.
Guitarist, Composer, Arranger, Producer, Sound Magic
I used the Ultra on "Sounds of Freedom" to create the best guitar sounds I have ever recorded (after 14 solo albums!) The Axe-Fx is even more fantastic... with even more body, complexity and presence... even more purity, width and warmth. This is virtuosity in technology.
The Axe-Fx has completely revolutionized my world. I finally found my tone, which I researched for many years. The quality of the sound and the feeling you have is amazing. All with a simple interface that makes things even easier and faster. The Axe-Fx has no limits, no boundaries.
Scale The Summit
The Axe-Fx allows you to bring any sound out there in any genre to your studio or live environment. Anyone who tells me they can't get a good sound out of the Axe-Fx just simply hasn't tried.
Chris Cornell, Melissa Etheridge, LA Session Player
The Axe-Fx is just an amazing tool in your arsenal and it's getting more and more amazing all the time. It's fantastic. I can basically get the sound of my studio now -- both with the impulse response capture and the tone match feature -- ...and take it with me!
Mike Hamill & John Inman
"I've been a "tube head" guy until now. The first time I heard the AX8, I knew it was time to put the past (amps) behind me, and make Fractal my primary live weapon." - Mike Hamill
"I run straight to P.A. with my AX8, and 240 dates a year I'm reminded why I don't need a traditional amp/rig and guess what? So are the sound men." - John Inman
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As a session guitarist, I believe that having the right tone is just as important as playing the right note.
FAS processors give me instant access to any rig I could ever imagine, right at my fingertips, on stage and in studio, with no compromise.
Thanks to Fractal, I get the amazingly surreal experience of being able to carry hundreds of high-end amps, cabs and pedals, all in a small suitcase, around the world, to play music I wrote in my bedroom with people I met on the Internet. If that's not a sign of living in the future, I don't know what is.
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Kobra and the Lotus
Fractal Audio are ahead of the game in the world of amp and FX modeling, with sound and feel like the real deal in a way that was unfathomable not long ago. This is the future. I feel like a kid in a candy store.
The Axe-Fx is the most powerful unit out there with the least limitations. I talked to a lot of people and tried other products. The Axe-Fx was the best sound processor I found and it was a very easy decision to go with the Fractal.
Justin York (Paramore Touring Guitarist, York Audio Impulse Responses, Songwriter, Film/TV Composer)
My world is equal parts touring, songwriting, and production. If you asked me to choose one piece of gear that is indispensable, it would be my Fractal, hands down. It’s consistency live, seamless workflow in the studio, endless creativity, and always being able to say “yes, the Fractal can do that,” makes it the most game changing piece of equipment I own.
Solo Artist, Guitarist, Producer, Engineer
I have tried many systems looking for the elusive dream tone. Once I found the Axe-FX, I knew I was done searching. The unbelievable flexibility, deep, rich tones and limitless combinations of sounds and FX make the Axe-FX a true game changer.
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Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Conductor, Guitarist
As a go-to box, it's insane. In my world, it paid for itself in a couple sessions. The pitch is: it doesn't need a pitch. Play it. Listen to it. Like it? Buy it.
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Steve Vai band, Solo Artist, Visible At Night
The Axe Fx is the most exciting thing in the guitar world today. I use the plethora of amps for direct recording in the studio and it's also integral part of my live rig. Plus the people at Fractal have set the new standard for customer service and constantly pushing the technology forward.
Session Player, Composer
I always dreamed in large scale of high quality tones. The Axe Fx made that dream come true, with almost infinite possibilities.
Solo Artist, Guns n Roses, Art of Anarchy
As a recording artist, performer, producer, and teacher traveling the world continuously, I've always longed for the seemingly impossible - a variety of quality sounds with endless possibilities that can be saved and recalled flawlessly, and all that you can carry with one hand. Fractal made it possible. THANK YOU for allowing me to give audiences a better listening experience than I ever could before.
Bumblefoot Web Site
Liz Phair, Hailee Steinfeld
The Axe FX III has been an absolute game changer for me. Between the overall sound and the amount of fine tuning you can do it has allowed me to replicate the sounds exactly like the album as well as add live elements to the artists performance. The amps sound exactly like the amps I have used my whole life in the studio and on the road and the editor makes setting up presets and performances a breeze. It is incredibly inspiring both sonically and feel-wise.
Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle
It's amazing! I love it!
The Axe-Fx is the king of all amp modellers, being incredibly versatile with uncompromising sound quality. Recording my latest album with it I was able to nail the exact sounds I had in mind. A masterpiece of music gear!
Between the Buried and Me
For years we accumulated a multitude of amps and Fx with hopes of achieving the perfect tone. The end result was just a muddy, convoluted mess. Now, in one rack unit, the Axe-FX delivers the highest quality tones and effects while maintaining the authentic 'feel' of a tube amp and is quickly becoming the standard for even the most dogmatic of tone junkies.
The power and flexibility of the AxeFX III lets my imagination run wild and create sounds I never thought were possible for guitar. The scene/channel feature makes switching between those sounds effortless, opening up a whole new world of songwriting and performance possibilities. No other piece of gear even begins to come close.
Mikael Åkerfeldt, Fredrik Åkesson
Fredrik - "Simply the best guitar effects processor out there."
Mikael - "I've used the full spectrum of the Axe-Fx, from the Ultra to the XL, and it is just splendid."
Opeth Web Site
Guitarist/Songwriter, Harem Scarem, The Stellas
I’ve been chasing my version of “The Tone" for years… I’m happy to say I finally found it. From rock to country, live and in the studio this thing delivers on every level. Thank you Fractal!
Harem Scarem on Facebook
I had been strugling on stage with tube amps for ages before my Axe arrived.No headaches anymore! I recorded my most recent album "Seven Sources" with the Axe as my main amp and it's the best sound of my career. Thank you Fractal Audio that you exist!
Jimmy Kimmel House Guitarist, Producer
I've used my Fractal gear for both live and studio work. It's just beyond great...with punchy amp sounds and awesome effects. Very versatile and super cool... handy on the road too!
Axe-Fx is the ultimate tool where convenience meets sound and feel. In a compact format, you can literally have any sounds from countless legendary rigs, only limited by your own imagination. Not only being an amazing studio workhorse, but as most modern stages today are powered by in-ear monitoring, the realistic sounds and its responsiveness makes this superior to other rigs.
Solo Artist, Instructor
Man!!! The Axe-Fx is absolutely a huge game changer. I though I would never say this but “NO MORE GUITAR AMPS FOR ME BABY!!!” I'm completely done searching. I can definitely nail all the lead tones and the cleans are to die for.
Smash Mouth, Rob Cavallo, Jack Joseph Puig, John Mayer
I'm now living in Nashville TN and I've been blowing people away with my Axe-Fx. I love this thing!
Solo Artist, Session Guitarist
There's never been something that sounds as good as Fractal. Studio, stage, video shoot, or just noodling for practice, it's one of the greatest tools because it just feels right. Nothing has ever come close to this before and it's only up from here with Fractal!
James Norbert Ivanyi
I'm using the Axe-Fx relentlessly in the studio and have easily replicated all of my favourite tube amps into simple-to-use presets, ready for recording anytime and anywhere. From the most authentic vintage correct details to modern metal tones of the future and beyond, it can do it all.
A "must own" for any guitar player! Whether you're a pro or just jamming for fun, this beast does it all! It's all over our new record. Live I use amp, cabs and effects in the box, straight to FOH and wedges. It just sounds GREAT.
Juggling vocals and bass means I need to be able to get a great tone with minimum fuss. The Axe-Fx III frees me up to focus on performing while delivering both clarity and crunch.
Sam Hill Band, YouTube Sensation
Finally something that sounds and FEELS real!! The breathtaking effects are the icing on the cake!! I am blown away!
Mark Day's Channel on YouTube
My Axe-Fx is a guitar player's dream. I have access to limitless, amazing tones and effects with superb quality. Live setup is a breeze too... no more over-sized pedal boards! My rig survived 2012 Warped Tour last summer without any glitches whatsoever, and still going strong. Fractal Rocks!!!
Billy Idol, Atomic Playboys
To say that my AxeFX is a guitar FX unit is laughable… It's become a sonic religion to me.
Stephen Carpenter & Sergio Vega
We recently purchased Axe-Fx units and as you know, it is a transcendental experience... especially for those who love developing tones with movement and textures to use for composition as we do. We feel as though we found a life partner in this system!
Guns N' Roses
The Axe-FX has been a total game-changer for me. Hard for me to admit to, after all the money I've spent collecting vintage amps! I've redone my entire live rig around it and it's now less than 1/2 the size it used to be. It's become an essential part of my studio rig as well. It's the first modeling technology I've heard that actually works for me.
Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Songwriter (Face To Face, Kittie, DMX, The World Over)
The Axe-FX is a staple here at Beach Road. There's not a single album I produce that it doesn’t get used on at some point. Fractal Audio gets tone like no one else, period!
Tim & Jon Foreman
The Axe-FX eliminates the barriers that stand between what I imagine and what is possible. It is an amazing tool on the road and in the studio.
Santiago Torres Lynett
Fractal Audio makes touring easy. From bars to big arenas, my tone is consistently great! I use it as my only unit on stage, running both amp modeling and effects.
For the stage, you can sell all the gear you have! The AX8 gives you what you want and beyond…with top-notch tone.
Kenny's Facebook Page
Andy Grammer, Bridgit Mendler, Fifth Harmony, Session Musician, Solo Artist
I'm a tube junkie and a purist, but the Axe-Fx has forever changed the game. It is both a blank canvas and a palette of tonal colors that is beyond expansive. If you can dream it, you can do it....all within 2 rack spaces!
Greg's Web Site
Solo artist, Session Player, Sideman
Fractal Audio opens an infinite universe of musical possibilities. I've never felt so comfortable with a unit on stage and in the studio.
Sus's Web Site
Fractal Audio Systems gives me all the best amplifiers and effects I ever wanted in a single unit! Under my feet, on stage!
Film Score Composer, Solo Artist
It's just that simple, when it comes to recording for my CDs, laying tracks for the TV shows I am scoring, or making electric guitar (or acoustic guitar with a pickup) sound design for my various projects the Axe-Fx is my first call device. It is by far the best piece of guitar gear I have ever owned.
Chicago, Rick Springfield, Warren Hill, Secret Agent Orange
I've been a tone purist and gear snob my whole life, and was recently introduced to the Axe-Fx - to say I was impressed is an understatement! It's replaced my 20k/800 pound rig. I'm sold - an amazing intuitive tone machine!
The Other Ones, Rat Dog with Bob Weir, Jemimah Puddleduck, Solo Artist
A "dyed-in-the-wool" tube freak, I didn't even WANT to believe the Axe/Fx could be a realistic option for me... boy was i wrong. It delivers on all-important FEEL and VIBE. and can effectively take the place of my entire multi-amp touring rig."
There is a world of possibilities in that little box and I am enjoying getting to know it.
Frank Steffen Mueller
Solo Artist, Session Guitarist
After 40 years as a musician/guitarist I´ve had lots of experiences with awesome gear. The Axe-Fx is pure inspiration to me. The sound is just stellar and it´s so easy to use. To me the Axe-Fx is “THE REAL THING”.
Frank's Web Site
The Axe-Fx provides consistently great tone, no matter where or when our ritual takes place.
Cee Lo Green, 2NE1
The Axe FX is simply unreal. It has a ton of capabilities that I never imagined could be found in a single unit. It totally rocks!
Pray for Sound
The Axe-Fx completely changed how I feel about digital guitar processors. Having hundreds of amps and routing options that actually sound and feel real in such a small package is a game changer for both live and studio settings. With the Axe-Fx, there's no digital harshness. All the tube character is there. I can finally focus my time on creating music, rather than building the ultimate do-all rig.
Pray for Sound Site
I have been using Fractal for several years now. It is a machine that I immediately found very intuitive thanks also to its Editor. Incredible tone! I love it! I always manage to get the sound I need regardless of the music genre.
Solo Artist, Sideman
I’ve been using the Axe-Fx since the very beginning. Even back then the world of possibilities that it opened up was unbeatable. What’s possible now makes the Axe-Fx and AX8 perfect for creating even the wildest sounds. I play both electric and acoustic guitar and couldn’t be happier. It’s just perfect. And this perfection means I can finally concentrate completely on my music.
The Axe-Fx... It's GREAT. I love it! Technology has gotten to the point where you can achieve the sound once required loads of other gear. I wish I'd had it many years ago.
Studio Musician, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, +many more
The Axe-Fx has the amp sounds, the effects collection, and the controls and routing to let you make this virtual guitar rig the one you want. Soulful and smart, that's a good combination.
The Northern Pikes/Kane & Potvin
When I first plugged into the AX8, I was truly astonished how good the tone was. I knew instantaneously it was a game changer. After a couple hours, I was planning to sell my amps and pedals… The Northern Pikes just completed a 29 date tour, including a performance where my AX8 operated outdoors for 5 hours in -32 weather. The unit worked flawlessly. It’s an outstanding machine.
First time I saw and heard an AX8 I thought...Take me to your leader! The second thing was to get one at home. I do not get tired of being stunned by this wonderful equipment!
Marcos' Web Site
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio, Fender Signature Artist, Composer/Music Director
The AxeFx takes guitar into uncharted areas. It achieves the single most important thing and that is realness—be it the sound or the feel. Every serious player should get one whether for recording or live use.
Grammy-Winning Producer & Guitarist
One my best purchases ever. With my Axe-Fx I can now tour the world with my ultimate tone rig – and it's a carry-on!
Paul uses the Axe-Fx in Rammstein. "Hi Paul. Do you want to tell us anything about your setup?" Paul: "No."
Rammstein Web Site
The Naked and Famous
I used the Fractal for our entire tour. It's been a very roadworthy piece of equipment and I intend to continue using it on our next album. Fantastic piece of gear!
The Naked and Famous site
The B. Christopher Band
I make my living as a television composer and my Fractal Axe-FX is worth its weight in gold. I'm amazed constantly by the depth and warmth of the tone. It's truly the best piece of gear I have ever owned.
August Burns Red
I have been blown away by the realistic sound and feel I have been able to achieve with the Axe-Fx both on the road and in the studio. I love having all my tones and effects in such a portable unit.
Every Hour Kills
The Axe-Fx finally fulfilled the promise of the multi-Fx amp modeler. Live or in the studio, every tone you can imagine in stunning quality, without sacrificing usability. I replaced entire fridge racks and pedalboards and haven't mic'd up a cab in months. Fractal brings my audio chaos to life.
The Axe-Fx has changed the way I look at digital amplification. It takes no time at all to dial in astounding tones, and gives an endless amount of tweaking options. I have everything I need and more all in one unit.
Solo Artist, Tom Kurlander & Pale Blue Sound, Morph Kings
I've fallen in love with the Axe-Fx. The tonal power is amazing - so many different amps and effects, and everything is updatable. I can program all of my signal chains just the way I want them, and be able to recall those sounds at any time. I don't have to worry ever again about recreating my studio tones for live performance.
Having access to so many amazing amps and cabs that sound, feel and behave like the real deal has blown my mind. I've been on a tone quest this last year, and the first time I plugged into the Axe-Fx I knew I had found exactly what I was searching for. The complementing effects are also world class, which means I can keep my rig small and portable, without compromises.
Guitarist, Producer, Composer
There are are very few pieces of gear that I deem as essential for me. The Axe-Fx is on that list. I can‘t remember how I functioned prior to getting my first Axe-Fx Standard in 2012.