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Artists Using the Axe-Fx and Other Products from Fractal Audio

Artists using Fractal Audio can be found across genres, generations, and geographies. From jazz to junk, pop to punk, folk to funk, metal to monk… from secret studios to stadium stages, our diverse endorsers have at least one thing in common: they tell us that the sound of Fractal Audio helps them make great music. You can read their words below.

artist jacky vincent.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Cry Venom, Falling In Reverse

When it comes to bringing the guitar sound in my imagination to real life on stage or in the studio - the Axe-Fx is simply essential. Its easy to use and portable, I wont go anywhere without it.

artist tommy kessler.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Blondie, Blue Man Group. Rock of Ages

Fractal Audio is the real deal...Real tone, real portable, real easy. The possibilities of this unit would require an endless amount of amps, pedals and rack gear to achieve.
www.tommykessler.com

artist don felder.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

The Eagles, Solo Artist

The Fractal system is like having over 100 guitar setups in one...Different amps, speakers, and effects in every combination you could imagine. It is so helpful in the studio to recreate or redo a guitar part... No setting up, no microphones or tweaking to match sounds. It’s just right there where you left it. I’m loving this unit and having a blast exploring all of it’s possibilities.
www.donfelder.com

artist charlie bellmore.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Kingdom of Sorrow, Jasta, Kings and Liars

Ok, I've got a major complaint with you Fractal people....WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH ALL THIS GEAR NOW?!!?!? I've got a pile of distortion pedals, fuzz boxes, delays, amps and cabs just collecting dust! Where do you get off making SUCH an awesome product? Takes a lot of nerve to make the best piece of gear I ever owned.
harliebellmore.tumblr.com

artist thomas nordegg.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

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!

artist eric wollman.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Quantum Mechanics, Solo Artist

The Axe-FX is the most musically inspiring piece of equipment I have ever plugged into. The tone has a clarity that allows me a greater level of expression. It is a true extension of my playing. It is simply amazing!
http://ericwollman.com

artist mark day.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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

artist bob rock.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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

artist billy howerdel.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide

I went from 16U of beloved gear to an Axe-Fx II and a Marshall head with no compromises! (...and I'm a very picky motherf**k'r) It's an impressive piece that lets me reproduce old favorite sounds but more importantly, inspires new ideas. I've finally found a single FX unit that bypasses distracting limitations and lets me get straight to the creative process.
www.aperfectcircle.com

artist andre dinuth

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!

artist galo rivera.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Instructor

Man!!! The Axe-Fx II with v10 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.
GaloRivera.com

artist andy gillion

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 II is the silver bullet to the tube-amp purist’s argument against digital amps.
Andy's Facebook Page

artist guru ganesha.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Guru Ganesha Band

I've been on a 45-year quest for the perfect electric guitar sounds and had almost given up hope when I recently was turned onto the Axe-Fx II. Now I've been able to dial in sounds that I couldn't even conjure up in my dreams. You've proven to me that there must be a God!
www.guruganesha.com

artist hadley hockensmith

L.A. Studio Guitarist, Neil Diamond Band

I love my Axe-FX… So much fidelity, amp goodness & processing power under one roof. The ‘sonic bar’ has been totally recalibrated by Fractal Audio!

artist zac tiessen.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx II 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.
Visit Zac on YouTube

artist jake bowen

Periphery

I've seen the Axe FX turn the most hardened tone snob into a believer in a matter of minutes. There are no substitutes, no equals... I've completed my tone journey and the destination is most definitely the Axe FX.
www.myspace.com/periphery

artist dan spitz.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Anthrax, Red Lamb

I had many dreams of a mad scientist inputting vintage amp blueprints into computer chips, and giving me the ability to somehow mod the circuits without a soldering gun. I'm alive and it's here. How the $#&% did they do it? We've just turned the corner big time.
www.redlambofficial.com

artist kevin antreassian 2.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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

artist devin townsend

The Devin Townsend Band, Strapping Young Lad

You've heard rumors about this new alien black box… Believe them! My two most recent records and live sound are direct Axe-Fx. Future now. It allows the culmination of all I've learned about amps and effects to happen in two rackspaces with uncompromised, unbelievable quality and accuracy. Words fail me... and that's rare.
www.hevydevy.com

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The Deadstation

In an industry that almost ubiquitously embraces inferior technology the Axe-Fx forges ahead to stand in a league of its own. Unparalleled sound, feel, and flexibility - all in one box. It truly is the ultimate rig.
http://thedeadstation.com/

artist john popper.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Blues Traveler

Fractal Audio Systems creates an entirely new dimension of possibilities for me.
Blues Traveler Web Site

artist sacha laskow.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
Web Site

artist dean parks

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.
www.deanparks.com

artist emmure.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Emmure

The Axe-Fx II has completely reshaped not only our sound, but also the way we're able to take it with us. Countless pieces of gear have been replaced, our tones are better than ever, and it fits right in the overhead compartment on flights. Can't beat it!
www.facebook.com/emmure

artist mcrocklin.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

McRocklin

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.
www.facebook.com/mcrocklin

artist joe cocchi.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Within the Ruins

The Axe-Fx II 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

artist sonny landreth.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

The Fractal is a killer sounding, all-in-one unit for stage and studio. It's brilliantly designed and is a compact alternative to hauling my amps, pedals and effects to the gig.
Sonny Landreth Web Site

artist opeth.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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

artist jon butcher.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Axis, Two Roads East

When I'm recording for EFX or projects 2 ROADS EAST and AXIS, I'm always looking for organic sounds—greasy, soulful rhythm-and-blues gut-bucket real-vibe. I want to hear the air around the notes. Fractal Audio delivers exactly that and then some. The amp models are reactive and alive. The reverbs lush, deep and complex. It's essential for killer guitar sounds quickly and easily.
www.electricfactoryX.com
www.jonbutcher.com

artist mark tremonti

Creed, Alter Bridge

The tone of the Axe-Fx II is simply amazing, and that is coming from a self-admitted amp junkie. This thing delivers amps, cabs, effects, and total control. I am seriously impressed, and hooked.
http://www.marktremonti.net/

artist sus vasquez.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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

artist richard hallebeek.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73 (1)

Solo Artist

After years of tone chasing, with the Axe-Fx II I’m now finally able to get the tone I have in my head. With every firmware update the unit keeps getting better with more enhancements and additions. The Axe-Fx II will be the king of my setup for many years to come.
Visit Richard's site

artist nik kershaw.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx doesn't only sound like my favourite amps, it "feels" like them too. All the pros of the real thing without any of the cons. In fact, what am I talking about? It IS the real thing.
Nik Kershaw

artist mike dawes.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)

The AX8 is everything and more for my electric guitar setup. I honestly can’t see any reason for players not to use this on stage and in the studio. It is superbly practical with a minimal learning curve and the amp models are just unbelievable, not to mention the ridiculous amount of high quality effects that you can tweak for days. I’ve barely scratched the surface with this thing but I can’t wait to dive deeper.
Mike's Web Site

artist adrian belew

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.
www.adrianbelew.net

artist vinai trina.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Guitarist/Producer

I nevered expected that an all-in-one digital unit could replace my real amp rig, but the Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II did. It's a dream come true!
www.youtube.com/user/guitarholy

artist scott lepage.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Polyphia

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.
facebook.com/Polyphia

artist phil collen.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Def Leppard

I have lost track of how many times I have looked at my Guitar Tech and said "this sounds f#$%ing amazing!!
www.defleppard.com

artist tom quayle.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Online Instructor, Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx has totally changed the way I work and my perception of great tone! The ability to have so many incredible tones and effects at your fingertips for both live and studio work seems too good to be true, but with the Axe-Fx you really can have it all.
www.tomquayle.co.uk

artist john petrucci.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Dream Theater

The Ultra completely and forever changed the way I look at guitar processing. The Axe-Fx II takes everything I love about the Ultra to the next level. All of the FX sound richer and the new interface makes it even easier to use. My rig has a new openness and clarity and sounds so much better as a result.
www.johnpetrucci.com

artist ian cattell.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Brit Floyd

I’ve never been happy with the transparency and the quality of multi-effect until now! I need a wide variety of tones at my disposal with no tap-dancing. Using a pick or my fingers on passive or active basses, with or without frets, or even Chapman Stick, it sounds great and delivers a consistently clean signal.
Ian's Web Site
Brit Floyd Web Site

artist plini.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

PLINI

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.
PLINI Web Site

artist cat.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
www.statelineempire.com

artist paul masvidal.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Cynic

The Axe-Fx does everything well, but most importantly it articulates the science of great tone with an organic sensibility and utter precision!
www.cyniconline.com

artist blues saraceno.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

The vast array of endless sonic possibilities make my Fractal Axe-Fx II a hot-ticket item in the studio!
www.bluessaraceno.com

artist mark karan.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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."
www.walkthroughthefire.com/

artist paul landers.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Rammstein

Paul uses the Axe-Fx II in Rammstein. "Hi Paul. Do you want to tell us anything about your setup?" Paul: "No."
Rammstein Web Site

artist craig sharmat.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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 II is my first call device. It is by far the best piece of guitar gear I have ever owned.
http://scoredog.tv/

artist andrea puxeddu

Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx II 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 II has no limits, no boundaries.
Andrea's YouTube channel

artist chris kelly.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Alustrium / Galactic Empire

The Axe-Fx is the pinnacle of tonal technology. In its many forms it has been the centerpiece of my rig, both live and in the studio for a number of years and I expect it to remain so for years to come. Nothing comes close.

artist thibault de robillard.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Youtube's thibderob, Feedback, Solo Artist

Getting a terrific tone has never been so easy, and I've never sounded so good live or in the studio. From dry amp tones to complex sophisticated effects, the Axe Fx has it all.
http://www.facebook.com/fremen.mu
http://www.youtube.com/thibderob

artist bela fleck

Béla Fleck & the Flecktones

The Axe-Fx is a really great sounding box. It has improved my electric banjo sound considerably.
www.belafleck.com

artist carl roa.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Magic Elf, Carl Roa Band

The Axe-FX II is magic in a box! An incredible array of tones from the small 2 rack space unit. Just about every amp known to man, with a seemingly endless choice of mics, cabs and effects. This amazing technology easily competes with the sonic arsenals found at most top end studios. Simply awesome!
www.CarlRoa.com

artist jacek polak

Mr. Pollack

I had been strugling on stage with tube amps for ages before my Axe II arrived.No headaches anymore! I recorded my most recent album "Seven Sources" with the Axe II as my main amp and it's the best sound of my career. Thank you Fractal Audio that you exist!
www.mrpollack.pl

artist zach filkins.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

OneRepublic

The Ax-Fx II for me is all about the most amount of options on stage and in the studio for the absolute least amount of space, unreliable technical hassle, and cost. There is nothing else available with this kind of quality and reliability but with such a wide assortment of options. I have probably only tapped into about 30% of what this thing can do and I'm already sold.
onerepublic.com

artist kenny serane.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

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

artist bchristopher

The B. Christopher Band

I make my living as a television composer and my Fractal Axe-FX II 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.
Web Site
Facebook

artist ede wright.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Elektrik Butterfly

The Axe-Fx makes everything I want to do with electric guitar easier and sound better than it ever has. I can’t imagine going back to a traditional tube rig at this point: we're just too far past that now.

artist nick sterling.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Sebastian Bach, Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx… Prepare yourself to be totally consumed! This unit is the future and beyond. Amazing!
find Nick Sterling on Facebook

artist marco sfogli.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

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.
www.marcosfogli.com

artist sean spicer.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Tom Kurlander & Pale Blue Sound, Morph Kings

I've fallen in love with the Axe-Fx II. 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.

artist robin finck.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Nine Inch Nails

I've reprogrammed the whole NIN show using the Fractal. I have never sounded better and I’m psyched with each preset for every song. Really love the thing!
www.robinfinck.com

artist rusty cooley.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Outworld

What can I say? I am blown away by the Axe Fx. It does everything and more. What really amazes me is that the amps do not sound 'digital' at all.
www.rustycooley.com

artist steve vai 2

Solo & Collaborative Artist

The new Axe-FX II has all the functionality and tonal quality of the Axe-FX I,  and then some. The introduction of the Axe-FX 1 unit into the pantheons of guitar FX processors was akin to the invention of the wheel. The Axe-FX two is like having 4 wheels and racing into the abyss.
www.vai.com

artist chris broderick

Megadeth

We have all heard manufacturers advertise being able to reproduce any tone, but Fractal is the first to actually live up to that statement. From the dynamic response to how the gain clips, it responds to my playing instead of altering it. The all-in-one must have unit.
www.chrisbroderick.com

artist curt chambers.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Eminem, Dr. Dre, Adam Blackstone

Ever found something that does EVERYTHING a guitarist would imagine? Fractal Audio Nation!!!!!
Curt's website

artist nick burbey.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Studio Musician, Professional Sideman

The Fractal is an absolute dream machine. They've stuffed every effect, head, cabinet, and more into a 2-space rack, and now floor unit! I've been using Fractal products for every gig, lesson, rehearsal, and recording session since 2009 and I couldn't be happier with the results.
Nick's Facebook Page

artist sharon aguilar.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Cee Lo Green, 2NE1

The Axe FX II is simply unreal. It has a ton of capabilities that I never imagined could be found in a single unit. It totally rocks!
facebook.com/SharonAguilarRocks

artist christopher bonella.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Guitarist, Producer, Engineer

I have tried many systems looking for the elusive dream tone. Once I found the Axe-FX II, I knew I was done searching. The unbelievable flexibility, deep, rich tones and limitless combinations of sounds and FX make the Axe-FX II XL a true game changer.
Visit Christopher on Facebook

artist andres gimenez

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.
Animal Web Site

artist andy wood

Rascal Flatts, Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx is hands down, the most powerful and best sounding guitar unit to date. The effects in it are beautiful, the amp models retain the feel of a real amp, and the ability to create your own IRs is fantastic! This unit really has no limitations!
Andywoodmusic.com

artist stewart copeland.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

The Police, Solo Artist

Much as I’ve enjoyed stepping on my pedal collection, this box gets straight to the point without the Fred Astaire. Every guitarist that comes into my studio these days immediately wants one.
Stewart's Web Site

artist pete thorn.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

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!
www.peterthorn.com

artist alex lifeson

Rush

The quality of all the effects is superb. There is great depth and transparency, and excellent imaging that makes listening with in-ear monitoring a wonderful aural experience.The choices are limitless and it's fully loaded with all the options you'd ever need.  Take it for a test drive, you won't be disappointed.
http://www.rush.com/

artist jeff schroeder.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

The Smashing Pumpkins, The Lassie Foundation

The Axe-Fx not only models the best sounds of the past, it will also create the future. I find this unit truly inspiring.
www.smashingpumpkins.com

artist ben melero.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

JOTNAR

The Axe-Fx is by far the best invention in the guitar world of this century. Not only has it allowed me to reduce my live rig to the minimum (no more huge racks) but also offered me the possibility to get the best sounds in every situation. I can get the same exact sound of the studio in live situations. I’m sorry for amp & FX manufacturers but this is ALL I’ve ever dreamt!
JOTNAR Web Site

artist tim Henson.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Polyphia

I couldn't imagine my life without the Axe-Fx. This conveniently-sized box of wonder covers all of my tonal needs live and in the studio, providing endless inspiration.
facebook.com/Polyphia

artist 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.
www.instagram.com/bjameslowryofficial/

artist john rzeznik.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Goo Goo Dolls

The Axe-Fx II took my live sound to a depth I could previously get only in the studio. The effects are incredible and the unit is intuitive to use.
Goo Goo Dolls

artist chris buono.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Karsh Kale, TrueFire Artist, Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx changed everything for me, a guy whose life had revolved around the good, the bad and the ugly world of pedals! From to-die-for amp and fx processing, to unlimited control, to never having to compromise anything my demented mind comes up with—I'm forever floored.
www.ChrisBuono.com

artist marcus rezak.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Digital Tape Machine, Solo Artist

Since switching to Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II, I love the ease of achieving any tones I need with lightweight compatibility on the road or in the studio. I get my electronic dance/rock-style sounds that I would need racks-upon-racks to achieve otherwise with a set up time of seven minutes or less.
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artist ty tabor

King's X, Xenuphobe, The Jelly Jam

At first I used is strictly as effects. Tremendous! It's insane how powerful it is. Now, I am also using the amp modelling as well. The entire sound of my rig is the Axe-Fx. Amazing!
ww.tytabor.com

artist jim west.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Weird Al Yankovic, Solo Artist

I've been an early adopter of guitar amp modeling technology and have used everything out there, both virtual software and hardware units. My Fractal Axe-Fx II reigns supreme for its sheer realism and myriad of options. If you can't get a killer sound with this unit then you better get your day job back!
www.jimkimowest.com

artist tosin abasi.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Animals As Leaders

Upon getting the Axe-FX I promptly got rid of all of my other amps and pedals. Now, the Axe Fx II inspires me to create sounds that transcend the conventional guitar amp. I consider it another instrument, and indispensable.
www.myspace.com/animalsasleaders

artist dez nagle.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Good Tiger

I got my Axe-Fx Ultra back in 2008 and haven't looked back since. The Axe-Fx II now forms the integral part of our live rig, and allows us to have our tones wherever we are in the world. The level of reliability, tone and practicality is unrivalled by anything else.

artist julia pierce.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

My Axe-Fx II and MFC-101 are 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!!!

artist nick hipa.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Wovenwar, As I Lay Dying

The Axe-Fx II is limitless, leaving me constantly in awe of it's wonderful potential. 
Wovenwar web site

artist casey hooper.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Katy Perry

With the Axe-Fx, I don't ever have to say 'no'. We can select whatever gear we want to use on-stage with Katy, but we have to be able to achieve the sounds she and the musical director are looking for. The Axe-Fx II met our needs for the show and sounds incredible.
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artist carl rydlund.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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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artist ehsaan noorani.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
www.shankarehsaanloy.com

artist monte pittman.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Madonna, Prong, Solo Artist

Adding the Fractal Axe-FX2 in my rig is one of the wisest things I've ever done. It's completely changed my playing, ideas, and career for the better. I use it with my Jarrell MPS guitar and Orange heads for the best variety of the highest quality guitar sounds I've ever heard.
www.montepittman.com/

artist mark holcomb

Periphery

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.
www.myspace.com/periphery

artist eric gillette.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Neal Morse Band, Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx is the single best piece of gear I have ever owned. It's everything I've wanted since I began playing the guitar. My tone is consistent from night to night, no matter where I am playing. It is powerful, dependable, and makes touring much easier. I am a Fractal fan and user for life!
Eric's Web Site

artist will wu.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
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artist cole rolland.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx II 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 II is the now and the future!
Cole's YouTube Channel

artist corey beaulieu.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Trivium

You will hear and read a lot of things about the Axe-Fx, but nothing will prepare you for the sounds that come from this unit! The sonic possibilities are mind-blowing... Worth every #@{!\! penny!
Trivium official web site

artist ben butler.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

George Michael, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega, East Village Opera Company, etc.

Thanks to Fractal Audio, digital modeling has finally become a tool you can use in the studio and live without compromising tone and feel. This is hands down the best sounding and most powerful guitar processor available!."
www.benbutlermusic.com

artist nameless ghoul.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Ghost

The Axe-Fx II provides consistently great tone, no matter where or when our ritual takes place.
Ghost Site

artist cooper carter.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

SoloAWeek, Hannah Thomas, The Swear, Solo Artist

Live or in the studio, the Axe-Fx II 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 II inspires me to create every day.
www.CooperCarter.com

artist danny elfman.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Film Composer, Oingo Boingo

I add guitar to my scores a lot. The quick access to my favorite presets when I get an idea and want to jump right in is exactly what I need. And, the Axe-Fx II sounds great!!
Danny on IMDB