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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 anouck andre

Solo Artist, Session Musician, Teacher

For live or studio use the Axe-Fx II 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 II.
www.anouck-andre.com
www.youtube.com/anouckandreguitar

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 mike demaria.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Alustrium

The Axe-Fx II 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.
Alustrium Facebook Page

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 jack douglas.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Engineer, Producer

The Axe-Fx II 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!

artist bill kelliher.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Mastodon

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!
Visit Mastodon's Web Site

artist douglas blair 2.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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!
www.s2nusa.com
facebook.com/officialdouglasblair

artist chris letchford.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Scale The Summit

The Axe-Fx II 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.
www.chrisletchford.com

artist dean herrera.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
The Human Abstract on Facebook

artist george pajon.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

The Black Eyed Peas

I freakin' love this thing! I haven't used an amp in the studio for months, and now I've built a live rig around it too. The tone is second to none!
www.blackeyedpeas.com

artist felix martin.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

The Axe FX II 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!
www.felixmartin.net

artist switchfoot.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Switchfoot

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.
www.switchfoot.com

artist jeff loomis

Nevermore

I am able to create the exact guitar sound and touch dynamics I want from the ground up with my Axe-Fx. Need I say more?
www.jeffloomis.com

artist toshinari yanagi.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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!

artist todd bishop.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

OZZ

The Axe-Fx and AX8 are hands down the best pieces of gear I've ever owned. My amps now collect dust. I've been able to completely recreate my stereo tube amp setup with my Fractal gear and have it sound even better. Gig after gig my tone is always there and never fails me.
OZZ Web Site
OZZ Facebook Page

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 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 nameless ghoul.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Ghost

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

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 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 richard williams.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Kansas

After playing through the Axe-Fx II 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.
www.kansasband.com/

artist austin woodward

Solo Artist

The Axe Fx II 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!
http://www.myspace.com/austinwoodward

artist gary cain.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Gary Cain Band

Being a blues player I need that authentic cranked-amp tone, and the Axe-Fx II 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.
Gary Cain Band Site

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 john czajkowski

Hectic Watermelon, Marco Minneman's Normalizer

The AxeFX is a transformational tool. It is the first single unit I have ever witnessed that has not only the stunning sonic quality, but also the flexible routing and control capabilities of a professional multi-amp rack rig. It is truly a game-changer.
www.hecticwatermelon.net

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 angel vivaldi

Solo Artist

The quintessential preamp for every guitarist, no matter the genre or gig.
See Angel on Facebook

artist jim harper.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
www.fightingfriday.com

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 guthrie govan

The Aristocrats

Finally, a digital panacea for guitar tone which actually works: I never thought the day would come, but the sound and feel of this magic black box are so "real" that witchcraft would appear to be the only logical explanation... Most pleasing!
guthriegovan.co.uk

artist billy mccullough.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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

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 andy summers

The Police, Solo Artist

Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx II...Brilliant innovation!
www.andysummers.com

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 ken andrews.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Failure, Producer/Mixer (Paramore, Beck)

The Axe-Fx II 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.
www.kenandrews.com

artist the edge.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

U2

The Edge is known for his signature sound—a combination of musical elegance, exquisite core tone, and innovative effects—especially echo. For him to trust this illustrious sonic asset to the Axe-Fx II expresses that it meets his exacting needs, but also demonstrates that this guitarist is a veritable force at the forefront of both music and technology. We're proud that he chose to be listed here.
www.u2.com

artist dave mustaine.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Megadeth

With the Fractal Axe-Fx II, 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.
www.megadeth.com

artist jasio kulakowski.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
kobraandthelotus.com

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 brian nutter

Keith Urban

The Axe-FX II is absolutely the most useful and flexible tone tool you could ever have. It is custom made for everyone.

Facebook

artist hershel yatovitz.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

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 II is the new real thing.
www.hershelyatovitz.com

artist dweezil zappa

Zappa Plays Zappa

The new Axe-Fx II made my head spin. Amazing amp feel and endless tone. It truly is a quantum leap... a major milestone in guitar technology.
www.dweezilzappaworld.com

artist tymon.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Exivious

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!
www.exivious.net

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 sean ashe.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

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 II has absolutely transformed the way I approach guitar tone.
www.seanasheguitar.com

artist wes hauch.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Glass Casket

The sound and feel are undeniable... I feel tube heads are going to become as relevant as VHS tapes. There’s no stopping this train.
myspace.com/thefaceless

artist derryl gable.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Instructor

The Axe II is without a doubt the best all in one amp modeler and FX processor in the world. It has replaced all my previous amps and FX racks. To top it all off, when they improve their technology you just go to their website and download a free firmware update. Simply put, Fractal Audio and the Axe FX dominate!
http://derrylgabel.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 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 aaron marshall

Intervals

The Axe Fx II is one of the most essential guitar-related tools I've ever experienced. Both in, and out of the studio, the Axe Fx II consistently surprises and inspires me. The benchmark for digital guitar processing. Period.
Intervals Facebook site

artist john popper.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Blues Traveler

Fractal Audio Systems creates an entirely new dimension of possibilities for me.
Blues Traveler 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 dave weiner.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
www.daveweiner.com/

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 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 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 metallica black.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Metallica

We wanted to hate the Fractal. All that work formulating and honing the Metallica guitar sounds was going to be lost. We couldn't have been more wrong! It opened the door to way more options than we had ever had before. In short, WOW. — “Big Mick” Hughes, Engineer, Metallica.
Metallica.com

artist quist.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Bryan Ferry

The Axe-Fx II XL 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

artist will schut.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

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!
www.willschut.com

artist frank steffen mueller.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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 II is “THE REAL THING”.
Frank's Web Site

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 tim miller.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Berklee College of Music professor

The Axe-Fx II 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!
www.timmillermusic.com

nsmail.db05cce983e1b1fa55fcb67ac552f3e33

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 lyle workman.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
www.lyleworkman.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 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 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 paulo roveri.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
Almanak Site

artist james ivanyi.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

I'm using the Axe-Fx II 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.
Facebook
Bandcamp
YouTube

artist keith urban.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

Keith Urban's masterful guitar playing and magnetic energy are accompanied by a true dedication to great tone. It's an honor that he is preparing to use our amp modeling in his live rig, and that he chose to be listed here. We previously worked with Keith's personal Twin to produce a cab pack and an amp model now featured in the Axe-Fx II and AX8.

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 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 pete lesperance.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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!
petelesperance.com
Harem Scarem on Facebook
www.haremscarem.net

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 larry mitchell

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!
www.larrymitchell.com

artist misha manoor.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Periphery

The Ultra was a game changer for us both live and in the studio. The Axefx II takes the unit to an unprecedented level of realism and control. This is beyond modeling or effects processing, this is the new standard for guitarists.
facebook.com/misha.mansoor

artist steve stevens

Billy Idol, Atomic Playboys

To say that my AxeFX is a guitar FX unit is laughable… It's become a sonic religion to me.
www.stevestevens.net

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 robert fripp.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

King Crimson, Studio Musician

[Robert Fripp does not conduct interviews. He is using the Axe-Fx II in his rig, utilizing amp modelling, scenes, and effects processor capabilities.]

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 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 bumblefoot.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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

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

fredrik pihl

Solo artist, The Rockoutz

Versatility, quality and tone! These three words come to mind when I describe the Axe FX II XL+. 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!
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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 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 trevor rabin.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Yes, ARW, Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx II is just ridiculous. The modeling is just great, and it was really the only product of its kind that I could bond with. On tour, it’s been trouble-free and has replaced my entire rig: big stereo amps, pedals, effects, a switching rig. It’s just great…really great!
trevorrabin.net

artist bruce malley.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Pray for Sound

The Axe-Fx II 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

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 def leggend.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Def Leggend

"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
See Def Leggend on Facebook

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 paul waggoner.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

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.
www.betweentheburiedandme.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 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 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 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 danny danzi.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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!
Danny's Site
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artist marcos kleine.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Ultraje, Pad

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

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 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

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