|The FM9 Turbo is announced, with 10+% more DSP power than the original FM9. Originally envisioned as a way to sidestep global parts shortages, the improved price:performance ratio are sure to be widely appreciated!
|New “Mark II” versions of the FC-12 and FC-6 foot controllers offer larger footswitch displays for greater legibility.
|Fractal Audio announces a technological breakthrough, the “Chase Nonlinear Feedback” (CNFB) method for the modeling of nonlinear networks. This improves amp and also drive pedal simulations. The new technology is implemented in free firmware updates for Axe-Fx III, FM9, and FM3.
|FAS-FX Reverb is updated to version 1.5 for compatibility with modern operating systems.
|John Mayer is added to the Fractal Audio artist roster after using the Axe-Fx III on his album, ‘Sob Rock’.
|CYGNUS is released for the FM3.
|CYGNUS, a new amp modeling technology, is released for the Axe-Fx III. Cygnus uses SpectrumTrack™ technology to deliver more accurate amp voicing and exceptionally satisfying “chugs.”
|The Axe-Fx III Mark II is announced. This version has an upgraded display and more memory “for future use”.
|The FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor begins shipping.
|Fractal Audio holds “Axe-Fest III: Boston” an East Coast presentation with celebrity performers and more.
|The FM3 is announced: a small portable Amp Modeler/Multi-Fx floor unit based on Axe-Fx III technology.
|Fractal Audio Systems’ next gen foot controllers, the FC-6 and FC-12, begin shipping.
|Fractal Audio Systems begins shipping the X-LOAD LB-2, a reactive load box ideal for both live and studio applications.
|Fractal Audio Systems announces the new Axe-Fx III.
|Fractal Audio Systems wraps up a record-breaking year with a gift of free cab packs to all its customers.
|QUANTUM v9 firmware for the Axe-Fx II and AX8 is released with a new model of speaker compression, new effects, and more.
|The EV-2 begins shipping, a compact version of our award-winning Expression/Volume pedal.
|Fractal Audio participates in musician workshops. By now, the list includes Dweezil Zappa, John Petrucci, Plini, Intervals, Animals as Leaders, Adrian Belew, and many more.
|The artist roster has grown to include Don Felder (The Eagles), Lyle Workman, and many more
|The AX8 has been awarded top honors by every major guitar magazine, matching its big brother the Axe-Fx.
|FX8 Mark II begins shipping, sporting a host of design improvements and block compatibility with the Axe-Fx II.
|The artist roster has grown to include Joe Satriani, Andy Summers, Robert Fripp, and many more
|The 24th Cab Pack is live in our store! This model has launched an entire industry of producers selling IRs for guitar.
|The Edge of U2 is officially added to the Fractal Artist roster.
|Announcing FAS-FX Reverb, the first VST/AU plugin from Fractal Audio Systems.
|QUANTUM firmware is announced for the Axe-Fx II, representing a milestone in amp modeling technology through Realtime Spice (RTS).
|FX8 Multi-Fx pedalboard processor begins shipping .
|Fractal Audio Systems launches its own line of Cables for use with its products
|Fractal Audio Systems named in a Wall Street Journal article about the skills of ‘concert technicians’.
|Axe-Fx II Firmware 18 with “G3 Amp Modeling” is released.
|Fractal Audio announces the AX8, an all-new Amp Modeler / Multi-FX pedalboard and the company’s first all-in-one floor unit
|Cab Lab 3 IR Mixer and Tools, including the first plugin from Fractal Audio Systems, is launched.
|The Axe-Fx II XL becomes the XL+, with improved display and even lower noise floor.
|EV-1 Expression/Volume Pedal begins shipping.
|A special “Thank You” to Fractal Audio Systems appears in the liner notes of U2’s Songs of Innocence.
|FX8 Multi-FX Pedalboard is announced.
|Fractal Audio releases Cab Pack 4 -Universal Noise Storage studios, the first cab pack in UltraRes™
|MFC-101 Mark III ships, allowing 2-way MIDI and power over a single XLR cable using Fractal Audio’s proprietary FASLINK™ connection.
|UltraRes™, our patent-pending IR technology, dramatically increases speaker sim quality without added latency or CPU use.
|The Axe-Fx II XL is announced, featuring expanded memory and numerous other improvements.
|Fractal offers the first in its CAB PACK series of professionally produced Speaker Cab IRs.
|Axe-Fx II Firmware 10 introduces MIMIC™, a revolutionary improvement to amp modeling.
|Fractal-Bot is launched, offering a standalone, lightweight MIDI utility for Fractal products.
|Alex Lifeson adopts the Axe-Fx II, thrilling the many Rush fans who work at Fractal Audio.
|Axe-Fest West, featuring 2 days of Fractal-related presentations and performances draws record crowds to the L.A. Amp Show.
|AxeChange, our preset and cab sharing web site is launched.
|shop.fractalaudio.com is launched.
|Fractal Audio Systems announces Axe-Fx II, the long-awaited successor to the Ultra.
|The MFC-101 MIDI Foot Controller is released.
|Fractal Audio Welcomes Steve Vai AND John Petrucci to its artist roster this month.
|The artist roster has grown to include Steve Stevens, Tosin Abasi, Adrian Belew, Chris Broderick, Devin Townsend, Neal Schon and many more.
|By now, the Axe-Fx has won every top award from every major guitar magazine.
|Four new artists become the “cornerstones” of our roster: Dweezil Zappa, Chris Traynor, Pete Thorn, and Larry Mitchell.
|The Fractal Audio Systems forum is launched.
|Axe-Fx firmware 5 draws major attention with dramatic improvements to amp modeling.
|Axe-Fx Wiki is launched.
|Axe-Fx Ultra is announced.
|store.fractalaudio.com is launched.
|The first firmware update is released, establishing what will become Fractal’s commitment to product evolution.
|fractalaudio.com goes live.
|The first internet forum posts about “an AxeFx” appear, stating “This guy Cliff built it from scratch and did all the DSP coding.”