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!
In a constantly evolving game of music and music technology, I’m glad Fractal Audio stays ahead of the curve and sets the bar high! The Axe-Fx is everything!
I’ve been using the Axe-Fx since 2012, and I couldn’t imagine using anything else. The sound, the feel and its versatility are unmatchable, and with the Axe-Fx III, Fractal has raised the bar yet again. I can’t believe how easy it is to get great tones out of it, still blows my mind everyday!
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!
The Fractal is insanely ingenious. Captures all the magic in one reliable place. If I could live in the Fractal I just might.
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.
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.
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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Solo Recording Artist, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson
The Axe-Fx is arguably the most impressive guitar related item I've ever owned.
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.
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.
Gary Cain Band Site
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 !!
Mike Mulholland & Jesse Ketive
The Axe-Fx 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!
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.
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!
Justin York (Paramore Touring Guitarist, York Audio Impulse Responses, Songwriter, Film/TV Composer)
My world is equal parts touring, songwriting, and production. If you asked me to choose one piece of gear that is indispensable, it would be my Fractal, hands down. It’s consistency live, seamless workflow in the studio, endless creativity, and always being able to say “yes, the Fractal can do that,” makes it the most game changing piece of equipment I own.
The quintessential preamp for every guitarist, no matter the genre or gig.
Solo Artist, Instructor
Man!!! The Axe-Fx is absolutely a huge game changer. I though I would never say this but “NO MORE GUITAR AMPS FOR ME BABY!!!” I'm completely done searching. I can definitely nail all the lead tones and the cleans are to die for.
Juggling vocals and bass means I need to be able to get a great tone with minimum fuss. The Axe-Fx III frees me up to focus on performing while delivering both clarity and crunch.
My Axe-Fx has not only replaced all my rack gear and channel switching amps, but for the first time I have a consistent tone night after night regardless of venue.
Yes, ARW, Solo Artist
The Axe-Fx 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!
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.
Cowboy Mouth Web Site
The Axe-FX has been a game changer for our live shows and studio recording. In the old days we would use amps and use a ton of gear to come up with innovative sounds. Live, we had to use extremely complicated setups to achieve "close but not quite". Now we do everything with the Axe-FX. The time saved and quality have been incredible!
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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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.
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.
Touring Guitarist, The Killers
The Axe-FX is a major breakthrough in amp modeling. As a person who loves the sound of tube amps and individual guitar amps, I didn’t know at first whether it would be a good fit, but I quickly found that the tones and effects sound amazing and that I could dial in the specific sounds I need. I don’t completely understand how this all fits into a single unit but I’m glad it does!
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.
Fractal Audio has given me the ability to shatter the creative ceiling I've been living under for years. I feel free.
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
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!
Tim & Jon Foreman
The Axe-FX eliminates the barriers that stand between what I imagine and what is possible. It is an amazing tool on the road and in the studio.
Saigon Kick, Owl Stretching, Solo Artist
The Axe-Fx has changed everything for me! The previous amp emulators just never had that percussiveness or the responsiveness like a real tube amp until the Axe-Fx - it lets me get to the creative part quicker... it's like cheating. Plus, successful and attractive women have begun stalking me coyly asking about my "huge" tone.
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!
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!
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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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!
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.
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.
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!
Studio Musician, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, +many more
The Axe-Fx has the amp sounds, the effects collection, and the controls and routing to let you make this virtual guitar rig the one you want. Soulful and smart, that's a good combination.
The 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.
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 is unreal... amazing, unique, and most importantly, totally usable tone in every situation.
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.
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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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
Creed, Alter Bridge
The tone of the Axe-Fx 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mixer, Engineer (Rush, Dream Theater, Aerosmith, Def Leppard)
The Axe-fx is a powerful processor offering an innovative way to capture and create guitar tones that are instantly recallable at any time. Using the Axe-Fx is truly an inspirational experience.
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.
Scale The Summit
The Axe-Fx allows you to bring any sound out there in any genre to your studio or live environment. Anyone who tells me they can't get a good sound out of the Axe-Fx just simply hasn't tried.
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.
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.
John Farnham, T. J. Helmerich, Nelson, Derek Sherinian
The Axe Fx is everything I need in one package. The possibilities are quite literally endless.
Brett's Web Site
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!
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.
Kill The Lights, Threat Signal
I’ve been using Fractal Audio gear since the Axe-fx Ultra came on the market, and I didn’t think anything could surpass that. Here we are with the Axe-fx III, and it’s in a completely different world of modeling. Every time I plug into it, I’m completely blown away and it makes me want to sit and play for hours. Fractal Audio is the real deal, and I can’t thank them enough for making the most complete all-in-one unit for both the studio and live use!
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.
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.
The Axe-Fx is at the very pinnacle of tone for the cutting-edge musician. It not only offers any sound imaginable, but also gives depth to a visceral level of aural spectrums. A truly inspiring creation.
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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.
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.
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
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!
For years, I toured with a big rack filled with pedals, processors and tube amps. It was always a challenge. All those nightmares disappeared when I discovered Fractal Audio. The Axe-Fx changed my life, making shows more enjoyable. I love the consistency from show to show, the ability to program all my changes, and the constant upgrades. In fact, the Axe-Fx sounds even better than the old rig!
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.
Scott Stapp, Composer, Solo Artist
Fantastic! High quality amp tones and FX that sound and feel amazing. As a performer and teacher, I’m traveling the world knowing that I have consistency and peace of mind, even in a backpack!
There is a world of possibilities in that little box and I am enjoying getting to know it.
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!
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
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The B. Christopher Band
I make my living as a television composer and my Fractal Axe-FX is worth its weight in gold. I'm amazed constantly by the depth and warmth of the tone. It's truly the best piece of gear I have ever owned.
The AXE-FX III is the culmination of 100 years research and development in guitar amplification. It exquisitely delivers the wants, needs and desires of the passionate guitarist. Thank you Fractal Audio!
The 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.
Fractal Audio Systems creates an entirely new dimension of possibilities for me.
Blues Traveler Web Site
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.
Visit Richard's site
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!
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!
Volbeat Web Site
Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The Fractal Audio Axe-Fx is a go-to piece of gear. Killer tones! Pristine effects! I've used it on more gigs and sessions than I can count.
Solo artist, Session 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
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!
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.
Frank Steffen Mueller
Solo Artist, Session Guitarist
After 40 years as a musician/guitarist I´ve had lots of experiences with awesome gear. The Axe-Fx is pure inspiration to me. The sound is just stellar and it´s so easy to use. To me the Axe-Fx is “THE REAL THING”.
Frank's Web Site
Paul uses the Axe-Fx in Rammstein. "Hi Paul. Do you want to tell us anything about your setup?" Paul: "No."
Rammstein Web Site
The 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.
Julio Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, and many more
I have been using Fractal products since 2012. The dedication to innovation that Fractal has is unmatched. Every modern guitarist NEEDS an Axe FX 3. Read that last line again.
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!
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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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.
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!
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 vast array of endless sonic possibilities make my Fractal Axe-Fx a hot-ticket item in the studio!
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!
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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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.
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.
Fractal Audio Systems gives me all the best amplifiers and effects I ever wanted in a single unit! Under my feet, on stage!
Zac Brown Band
My Axe-Fx gives me everything I need to deliver the perfect performance. Different presets give me the ability to fine tune EQs, amp modelers, synths, effects, and more, and I’m able to switch scenes in an instant. From small stages to stadiums, it helps me put on the best show possible.
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!
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, 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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."
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
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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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.
Guitarist, Composer, Arranger, Producer, Sound Magic
I used the Ultra on "Sounds of Freedom" to create the best guitar sounds I have ever recorded (after 14 solo albums!) The Axe-Fx is even more fantastic... with even more body, complexity and presence... even more purity, width and warmth. This is virtuosity in technology.
A.N.I.M.A.L., De La Tierra
My Fractal gear sounds amazing! Pure, real and versatile. It's a fundamental part of my rig, both live and in the studio. Fractal Audio frees me to create all the tones I can imagine.
The Axe-Fx 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.