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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 thom powers.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

The Naked and Famous

I used the Fractal for our entire tour. It's been a very roadworthy piece of equipment and I intend to continue using it on our next album. Fantastic piece of gear!
The Naked and Famous site

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 xander demos.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Raxus Prime, Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx and MFC-101 have been the cornerstone of my recording and live-playing rig since 2008. I was hooked in about 15 minutes and I haven't looked back since. I have become a much more creative player and well-rounded artist because of this amazing device.
Xander on Facebook

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 devin townsend

The Devin Townsend Band, Strapping Young Lad

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

artist volbeat.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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

artist chris kelly.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Alustrium / Galactic Empire

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

artist eric wollman.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Quantum Mechanics, Solo Artist

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

artist angel vivaldi

Solo Artist

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

artist cat.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

State Line Empire

I am constantly blown away by the feel and tone.The Axe-Fx provides the tools to inspire you to explore, and to find your true musical voice.

artist andy summers

The Police, Solo Artist

Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx II...Brilliant innovation!

artist tymon.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75


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!

artist justin derrico.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
Justin's Facebook Page

artist mark tremonti

Creed, Alter Bridge

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

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

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 jason bieler.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Saigon Kick, Owl Stretching, Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx II 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.

artist vinai trina.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75


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!

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!

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!

artist tommy kessler.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Blondie, Blue Man Group. Rock of Ages

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

artist marco fanton.db05cce983e1b1fa55fcb67ac552f3e33

Independent Artist

Fractal Audio Systems gives me all the best amplifiers and effects I ever wanted in a single unit! Under my feet, on stage!

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!

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.

artist matt jones.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Cowboy Mouth

My Fractal Axe-Fx II 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

artist carl rydlund.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Conductor, Guitarist

As a go-to box, it's insane. In my world, it paid for itself in a couple sessions. The pitch is: it doesn't need a pitch. Play it. Listen to it. Like it? Buy it.
View Carl's IMDB credits

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."

artist the edge.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73


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.

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!

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 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.

artist plini.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73


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 richard fortus

Guns N' Roses

The Axe-FX II has been a total game-changer for me. Hard for me to admit to, after all the money I've spent collecting vintage amps! I've redone my entire live rig around it and it's now less than 1/2 the size it used to be. It's become an essential part of my studio rig as well. It's the first modeling technology I've heard that actually works for me.

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.

artist todd bishop.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73


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 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.

artist jacek polak

Mr. Pollack

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

artist dez nagle.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Good Tiger

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

artist billy howerdel.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide

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

artist paul landers.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73


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 thomas nordegg.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Living Legend; Guitar Tech to the Stars (Frank AND Dweezil. S. Vai, S. Lukather, Y. Malmsteen, W. Cuccurullo, etc. etc.)

Beyond beyond. Really wonderful performance, total world class. No wonder they're sold before they're even made! Really amazed by ... everything!

artist greg howe

Solo Recording Artist, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson

The Axe-Fx is arguably the most impressive guitar related item I've ever owned.

artist richard hallebeek.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73 (1)

Solo Artist

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

artist dave mustaine.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73


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.

artist richard chycki.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Mixer, Engineer (Rush, Dream Theater, Aerosmith, Def Leppard)

The Axe-fx II 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 II is truly an inspirational experience.

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!

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.

artist alex lifeson


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.

artist jake bowen


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.

artist deftones

Stephen Carpenter & Sergio Vega

We recently purchased Axe-Fx units and as you know, it is a transcendental experience... especially for those who love developing tones with movement and textures to use for composition as we do. We feel as though we found a life partner in this system!

artist stewart copeland.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

The Police, Solo Artist

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

artist synyster gates.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Avenged Sevenfold

This is what I’ve been waiting for my entire life!
Avenged Sevenfold Site

artist mark day.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Sam Hill Band, YouTube Sensation

Finally something that sounds and FEELS real!! The breathtaking effects are the icing on the cake!! I am blown away!
Mark Day's Channel on YouTube

artist mcrocklin.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73


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.

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!."

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 bill kelliher.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73


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 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.

artist aaron marshall


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 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.

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 stephen bradley.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

I Wrestled A Bear Once

Not only is the AXE FX II 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.

artist ian cattell.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Brit Floyd

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

artist dug pinnick.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

King's X, Supershine, Solo Artist

The Fractal is awesome. Wow! Everyone is talking about it. The sound is actually cleaner and clearer than with all the patching I had to do before. Rock on.

artist ben burnley.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Breaking Benjamin

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.
Breaking Benjamin website

artist jeff loomis


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?

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!

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.

artist ben melero.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73


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

artist thibault de robillard.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Youtube's thibderob, Feedback, Solo Artist

Getting a terrific tone has never been so easy, and I've never sounded so good live or in the studio. From dry amp tones to complex sophisticated effects, the Axe Fx has it all.

artist shem von schroeck.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

TOTO, Kenny Loggins, Don Felder

The Fractal is such an empowering music-making tool. We used to dream of gear capable of this. Now it's a reality and all right here in our hands!
Twitter: @shemvonschroeck

artist rusty cooley.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Outworld

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

artist nik kershaw.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

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

artist 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.

artist andee blacksugar2

Peter Murphy, Black Sugar Transmission, Sheer Velocity, p0p*stAr*kiDs

The AxeFX changed everything. I haven't set a mic in front of an amp since I got it. It makes dialing up tones ridiculously quick and easy. It's a wonderful creative tool, The fidelity, flexibility and facility of this unit make it a godsend for guitarists.
Andee on MySpace

artist john rzeznik.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Goo Goo Dolls

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

artist zach filkins.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73


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

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 switchfoot.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75


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.

artist richard williams.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75


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.

artist sonny landreth.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

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

artist 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.

artist jacky vincent.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Cry Venom, Falling In Reverse

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

artist 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.

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 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.

artist scott lepage.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73


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.

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.

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 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 pete thorn.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Chris Cornell, Melissa Etheridge, LA Session Player

The Axe-Fx is just an amazing tool in your arsenal and it's getting more and more amazing all the time. It's fantastic. I can basically get the sound of my studio now -- both with the impulse response capture and the tone match feature -- ...and take it with me!

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.

artist chris traynor

Bush, Gavin Rossdale, Helmet, Orange 9mm

When it comes to tone, I will not compromise. The Axe-Fx is my big rig in a small box. Seriously powerful.

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!

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.

artist bchristopher

The B. Christopher Band

I make my living as a television composer and my Fractal Axe-FX II is worth its weight in gold. I'm amazed constantly by the depth and warmth of the tone. It's truly the best piece of gear I have ever owned.
Web Site

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.


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.

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.