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!
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Chris Isaak Band, Solo Artist
Fractal Audio has matched and even beaten the old school effects, tubes, speakers and microphones approach with digital technology. Not only have they created a device which captures the nuance, mojo and fidelity of the real thing, but it's like having hundreds of real things, stock and custom, in two rack spaces. It is soulful, rich and alive. To me the Axe-Fx is the new real thing.
Gary Cain Band
Being a blues player I need that authentic cranked-amp tone, and the Axe-Fx nails it! Being able to get that tone without having to turn up loud enough to weld is invaluable for both gigging and practicing. It's stunning how good it sounds and feels.
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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.
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!
King Crimson, Studio Musician
Robert Fripp does not conduct interviews. He is using the Axe-Fx in his rig, utilizing amp modelling, scenes, and effects processor capabilities.
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!
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.
Session Guitarist, Avril Lavigne, David Cook
The quality of amp modeling and effects in the Axe FX 2 are insane! I find it to be perfect for tracking and inspiring for just sitting and writing.
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.
Failure, Producer/Mixer (Paramore, Beck)
The Axe-Fx has changed everything for me in terms of electric guitar. The amazing fidelity and stability that we get to hear in our IEMs every night is really a dream come true for live guitar and bass.
Each one of my projects uses a unique set of tones. The Axe FX gives me a ton of options that sound amazing and the interface is so easy to use…I could’t have a better tool for developing my own sound.
Welcome to the future, people! The Axe-Fx is the answer to so many limitations I've faced with amps and pedals. The future is now and its name is Axe-Fx!
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The Axe-Fx provides consistently great tone, no matter where or when our ritual takes place.
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!
Styx, The Babys
I've always felt the quest for creating and finding the perfect sound was forever and ongoing. Fractal Audio has closed the gap...with multiple choices!
Eminem, Dr. Dre, Adam Blackstone
Ever found something that does EVERYTHING a guitarist would imagine? Fractal Audio Nation!!!!!
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.
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.
After years of tone chasing, with the Axe-Fx 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 will be the king of my setup for many years to come.
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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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A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide
I went from 16U of beloved gear to an Axe-Fx 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.
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!
Sebastian Bach, Solo Artist
The Axe-Fx… Prepare yourself to be totally consumed! This unit is the future and beyond. Amazing!
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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.
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.
I can safely say this is the unit I've been waiting for for the last 25 years. It's a tonechaser's dream come true!
We struggled with tube amp inconsistency for years, especially with in-ears. The Axe-Fx eliminates this problem completely for us…it sounds consistently great every time and you cannot beat the support from the Fractal team!
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The Human Abstract
Axe-fx changed the spectrum of sound for myself and many other modern metal players - i was sold the second i started toying around with one, and now im hooked! I use it in the studio and on tour.
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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.
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.
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. 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!
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, 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
There is a world of possibilities in that little box and I am enjoying getting to know it.
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!
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John Mayer, D'Angelo
The Fractal $#!+s all over every other processor I've ever used.
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 met our needs for the show and sounds incredible.
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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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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 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!
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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Between the Buried and Me
The Axe-fx has completely changed recording and touring for me, guitar in general. Knowing I can have any sound possible at any time with one small unit is beyond incredible. The sound quality and feel are unmatched.
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!
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
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!
I've always loved the concept of having your entire rig in one unit and with the Axe-FX I can have that without compromising in tone or versatility. The kind of music I play requires a lot of completely different sounds and approaches, the Axe-FX pulls this off with great ease!
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!
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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!
The Axe-Fx achieves a level of creative transparency and depth that I haven’t found in any other piece of hardware. It truly allows me to craft the sound I hear in my head for the first time, and as a producer and artist, this is invaluable. Fractal is the cutting edge, and their drive and passion is evident in everything they do.
Billy Idol, Atomic Playboys
To say that my AxeFX is a guitar FX unit is laughable… It's become a sonic religion to me.
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.
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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The Axe-Fx is unreal... amazing, unique, and most importantly, totally usable tone in every situation.
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!
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.
Wovenwar, As I Lay Dying
The Axe-Fx is limitless, leaving me constantly in awe of it's wonderful potential.
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The Fractal is insanely ingenious. Captures all the magic in one reliable place. If I could live in the Fractal I just might.
After years, I have the concrete awareness that the Fractal Axe-Fx III is my definitive machine! It allowed me to do everything I ever wanted in the field of electric guitar! Any adjustment you have in mind, with Ax Fx III it is possible !!
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.
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!
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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!
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.
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
The Axe-Fx gives us a consistent and reliable tone every night. I can’t imagine touring without it. We also use it in the studio and I even use one at home to practice and play along with records.
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!
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.
The Axe-Fx is nothing short of a miracle in a rack unit. The endless precision that the unit offers when shaping your tone opens the door to limitless pathways to achieve any sound that your mind can conceive. There's a reason why Fractal Audio leads their industry by a wide margin...Once you plug into an Axe-FX for yourself, you'll immediately understand why.
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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.
The Axe-Fx does everything well, but most importantly it articulates the science of great tone with an organic sensibility and utter precision!
I have heard the future and it ROCKS! The Axe-Fx gives you outstanding tone and almost limitless programming possibilities. Plug in and freak out!
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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.
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!
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!
Digital Tape Machine, Solo Artist
Since switching to Fractal Audio Axe-Fx, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Solo Artist, Composer
Sowohl der FM3 wie auch das Axe-Fx III geben mir jeden Sound, den ich für meine zahlreichen Projekte brauche. Live, im Studio und für meine Unterrichtsvideos auf gitarrenlehreronline.de gibt es nichts Besseres für mich. Sound, Spielgefühl und Bedienung - einfach perfekt!
Solo Recording Artist, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson
The Axe-Fx is arguably the most impressive guitar related item I've ever owned.
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!
The Ax-Fx 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.
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.
My Fractal Axe-Fx is a godsend. The tones I am able to recreate and also create are endless. Having all of it at my disposal on the road is priceless.
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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.
The Police, Solo Artist
Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx ...Brilliant innovation!
I Wrestled A Bear Once
Not only is the AXE FX the best tool on Earth for shaping your dream tones and fx, but you get to bring them with you everywhere you go in only 2 rack spaces! I ditched giant flight cases and a huge pedal board in favor of one easy-to-carry rack and an MFC-101, and I couldn't be happier.
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
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.
The Axe Fx is one of the most essential guitar-related tools I've ever experienced. Both in, and out of the studio, the Axe Fx consistently surprises and inspires me. The benchmark for digital guitar processing. Period.
The Axe Fx is the perfect solution for that guitar tone I've always had in my head. It has revolutionized my recording and production. Don't know what I would do without it!
Any tone I imagine can be created with ease, all while sounding and feeling like I am plugged into a tube amp. With zero tonal compromise, countless high quality effects, and ultimate flexibility both live and in the studio, theAxe-Fx has absolutely transformed the way I approach guitar tone.
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.
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The vast array of endless sonic possibilities make my Fractal Axe-Fx a hot-ticket item in the studio!
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!
I nevered expected that an all-in-one digital unit could replace my real amp rig, but the Fractal Audio Axe-Fx did. It's a dream come true!
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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!
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.
Almanak, Solo Artist
As an all-time tube user, I never thought that I could be SO INTO this kind of equipement. This magic box can bring any tone I want, in any situation I need with REAL FEEL... Fractal, thanks for bringing to us the next step of technology for live and studio players.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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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Guns N' Roses, SixxAM
The Axe-Fx is hands-down the most amazing guitar rig I have ever had the opportunity to plug into. In the studio or playing live it delivers nothing but quality tones and effects for days. I am simply blown away by this unit. It is every monster guitar rig all-in-one thanks guys!
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The quintessential preamp for every guitarist, no matter the genre or gig.
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.
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Danny Danzi Band, Van Halen Nation, Skeleton Crew
The Axe-Fx is the most powerful processors I have ever used, and is the only thing I am using these days. I don’t even miss my amp rack! They not only make the best, most realistic processors in the world - they support what they sell! Fractal Audio for life!
TV/Film Composer, Sting, Beck
Working with with tube amps and analog for decades, I believed I had no interest nor need for this technology, but once i had the Fractal in my studio and spent time with it, I am now a total believer and convert. The scope of sonic possibilities are staggering, not to mention what a huge aid that is to the creative flow. I am bowled over by Fractal Audio's products and team.
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.