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Axe-Fx III Downloads

Firmware & Presets

Firmware v24.05

Compatible with Axe-Fx III Original and Axe-Fx III Mark II Turbo

Feb 2, 2024 - Zip Archive
If you need help updating, see the Owner’s Manual or this guide

IMPORTANT: This update requires the latest version of Axe-Edit version 1.13.02 or newer for installation and use. First, update Axe-Edit, then open its built-in version of Fractal-Bot from the Tools menu. NOTE: If you see a warning about DynaCabs after installing this firmware, please refer to this knowledgebase article.


Factory Preset Banks A, B and C for CYGNUS

Mar 8, 2022 - Zip archive
Factory preset banks, for Axe-Fx III firmware 19.04 or newer.
Archive: Presets v1p07Presets v11p0Presets v12P09Preset v16p04


Axe-Fx III USB Firmware v1.15

Apr 17, 2023 - Zip Archive
Please see the READ ME for important instructions.



Axe-Fx III Owner's Manual

Jul 2022 - PDF File.
Current as of firmware 20.x. ALSO AVAILABLE:


Axe-Fx III - Power up and take off

Aug, 2022 - PDF File.
G66 tutorial for greenhorns


Fractal Audio Blocks Guide

Jun, 2023 - PDF File.
This detailed guide covers the features and parameters of the amp block, cab blocks used in the FM3, FM9 and Axe-Fx III.


Fractal-Bot Manual

Mar 22, 2018 Version 2.9 - .pdf file.
Requires Acrobat Reader or equivalent.



Axe-Fx III USB Driver Setup for Windows

Sep 29, 2023 -  Zip Archive, v5.62
Requires Windows 10 or newer (x86 or x64).
Windows 7/8 require the use of driver version 5.12.


No Driver is required for Mac OS X

Connect the Axe-Fx III via USB and it will appear
in System Preferences and all audio/MIDI apps.


Fractal-Bot for Windows

Jul 27, 2023 Version 3.00.18 - .exe in a zip archive.
Requires Windows 7 or newer (64-bit only).
(32-bit version for Windows 7 or newer: Version 3.00.18)
IMPORTANT: If you get the error “MSVCP140.dll is missing” please install the MS Visual C++ Redistributable Update.


Fractal-Bot for OS X

Jul 27, 2023 Version 3.00.18 - .dmg file.
Requires OSX Version 10.7 or newer.