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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 adrian belew

Solo Artist, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, many more...

Powerful, pristine, flexible, deep, monstrous and dead quiet... The Axe-Fx is world-class processing at its best. It is literally everything I need.
www.adrianbelew.net

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 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 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 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 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.
richardfortus.com

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 andy gillion

Mors Principium Est, Solo Artist, Producer, Composer

Every sound and effect I could ever need in the studio or live fits into a unit small enough to sit under my monitor, or to be carried onto a flight to my next gig. The Axe-FX II is the silver bullet to the tube-amp purist’s argument against digital amps.
Andy's Facebook Page

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 sus vasquez.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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

artist kevin antreassian 2.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Producer, Engineer

I've been backing these units from their inception and have been using them in the studio and live for years. The ability to craft your tone from such a large palette of amps and FX is essential to my playing and producing style. Being limited to just one or two tones for a song would be like looking at a Rembrandt in black and white. When you factor in how reliable and recall-able the sounds are, you really can't beat it.
Dillinger Escape Plan 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 david walliman.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Public Alchemy, YouTube Sensation

The Axe FX II is everything I ever wished for. It inspires me to play more while making me sound better. I highly recommend it to anyone serious about tone.
Walliman's Channel on YouTube

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!
www.peterthorn.com

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 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 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 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.
www.iwrestledabearonce.com

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 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 ben melero.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

JOTNAR

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!
JOTNAR Web Site

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 casey hooper.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Katy Perry

With the Axe-Fx, I don't ever have to say 'no'. We can select whatever gear we want to use on-stage with Katy, but we have to be able to achieve the sounds she and the musical director are looking for. The Axe-Fx II met our needs for the show and sounds incredible.
Follow Casey on Twitter

artist leroy miller.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Smash Mouth, Rob Cavallo, Jack Joseph Puig, John Mayer

I'm now living in Nashville TN and I've been blowing people away with my Axe-Fx. I love this thing!
www.leroymillermusic.com

artist henrik linder.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Dirty Loops

The Axe-Fx II is the most powerful unit out there with the least limitations. I talked to a lot of people and tried other products. The Axe-Fx II was the best sound processor I found and it was a very easy decision to go with the Fractal.
www.dirty-loops.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 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 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 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 ed degenaro.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

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.
www.eddegenaro.com

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 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 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 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 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.
www.aperfectcircle.com

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 zach filkins.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

OneRepublic

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.
onerepublic.com

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 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 greg karagianis.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Andy Grammer, Bridgit Mendler, Fifth Harmony, Session Musician, Solo Artist

I'm a tube junkie and a purist, but the Axe-Fx has forever changed the game. It is both a blank canvas and a palette of tonal colors that is beyond expansive. If you can dream it, you can do it....all within 2 rack spaces!
Greg's Web Site

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 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 brad delson.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Linkin Park

The Fractal is insanely ingenious. Captures all the magic in one reliable place. If I could live in the Fractal I just might.
www.linkinpark.com

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 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 blues saraceno.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

The vast array of endless sonic possibilities make my Fractal Axe-Fx II a hot-ticket item in the studio!
www.bluessaraceno.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 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 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 mcrocklin.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

McRocklin

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.
www.facebook.com/mcrocklin

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 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 corey beaulieu.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Trivium

You will hear and read a lot of things about the Axe-Fx, but nothing will prepare you for the sounds that come from this unit! The sonic possibilities are mind-blowing... Worth every #@{!\! penny!
Trivium official web site

artist tom cochrane.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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 II 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!
www.tomcochrane.com

artist julia pierce.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

My Axe-Fx II and MFC-101 are a guitar player's dream. I have access to limitless, amazing tones and effects with superb quality. Live setup is a breeze too... no more over-sized pedal boards! My rig survived 2012 Warped Tour last summer without any glitches whatsoever, and still going strong. Fractal Rocks!!!

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 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 nameless ghoul.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Ghost

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

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 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!
www.mrpollack.pl

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.
www.instagram.com/bjameslowryofficial/

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.
http://www.facebook.com/fremen.mu
http://www.youtube.com/thibderob

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 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 sharon aguilar.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Cee Lo Green, 2NE1

The Axe FX II is simply unreal. It has a ton of capabilities that I never imagined could be found in a single unit. It totally rocks!
facebook.com/SharonAguilarRocks

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!
http://ericwollman.com

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 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 andy summers

The Police, Solo Artist

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

artist brian aubert.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Silversun Pickups

Fractal Audio has given me the ability to shatter the creative ceiling I've been living under for years. I feel free.
silversunpickups.com

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 sacha laskow.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Every Hour Kills

The Axe-Fx finally fulfilled the promise of the multi-Fx amp modeler. Live or in the studio, every tone you can imagine in stunning quality, without sacrificing usability. I replaced entire fridge racks and pedalboards and haven't mic'd up a cab in months. Fractal brings my audio chaos to life.
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artist ehsaan noorani.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
www.shankarehsaanloy.com

artist bill leverty.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Firehouse, Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx II is the greatest thing that's happened to the electric guitar since the pickup.
www.leverty.com

artist matt heafy.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Trivium

I've always believed that the least amount of gear between a guitarist's fingers the ears of the listener. That's been difficult to say the least... up until the Axe-Fx. My rig today is guitar, power conditioner, wireless, Fractal. That's it -- and my tone sounds better than ever. Minimal. Modern.
Trivium official web site

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 neal schon

Journey, Santana, Solo Artist

I've tried every modelling unit available on this planet and the Fractal is by far miles ahead in every area. It's also proven to be flawlessly dependable in the studio and live performances. So no matter who tries to get what out of me.... you're not getting my Fractal... ;)
www.schonmusic.com

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 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 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 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 nguyen le.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

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 II is even more fantastic... with even more body, complexity and presence... even more purity, width and warmth. This is virtuosity in technology.
www.nguyen-le.com

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 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
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www.haremscarem.net

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 dj ashba.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Guns N' Roses, SixxAM

The Axe-Fx II 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!
djashba.com
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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 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.
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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 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

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