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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 devin bronson.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
www.devinbronson.com

artist wes hauch.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Glass Casket

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

artist 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 vernon reid

Living Colour

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!
Vernon Reid on MySpace

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 scott lepage.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Polyphia

The Axe-Fx has changed the way I look at digital amplification. It takes no time at all to dial in astounding tones, and gives an endless amount of tweaking options. I have everything I need and more all in one unit.
facebook.com/Polyphia

artist pete lesperance.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Guitarist/Songwriter, Harem Scarem, The Stellas

I’ve been chasing my version of “The Tone" for years… I’m happy to say I finally found it. From rock to country, live and in the studio this thing delivers on every level. Thank you Fractal!
petelesperance.com
Harem Scarem on Facebook
www.haremscarem.net

artist 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 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 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 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 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.
www.hevydevy.com

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 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 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 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 emmure.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Emmure

The Axe-Fx II has completely reshaped not only our sound, but also the way we're able to take it with us. Countless pieces of gear have been replaced, our tones are better than ever, and it fits right in the overhead compartment on flights. Can't beat it!
www.facebook.com/emmure

artist vinai trina.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Guitarist/Producer

I nevered expected that an all-in-one digital unit could replace my real amp rig, but the Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II did. It's a dream come true!
www.youtube.com/user/guitarholy

artist jim west.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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 II 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!
www.jimkimowest.com

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 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.
www.statelineempire.com

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 rohan stevenson.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

I Built the Sky

Fractal Audio has been an absolute game changer to the industry, especially for independent artists such as myself. While versatility and portability alone are enough, the tonal authenticity is second to none. The ability to take my incredible studio tones with me on the road and knowing that I never have to worry about inconsistencies with mics, rooms, cabs and engineers makes playing live nothing but a pleasurable experience.
ibuiltthesky.bandcamp.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 cole rolland.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx II 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 II is the now and the future!
Cole's YouTube Channel

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 andres gimenez

A.N.I.M.A.L., De La Tierra

My Fractal gear sounds amazing! Pure, real and versatile. It's a fundamental part of my rig, both live and in the studio. Fractal Audio frees me to create all the tones I can imagine.
Animal Web Site

artist 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 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 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 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 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 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 jeff schroeder.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

The Smashing Pumpkins, The Lassie Foundation

The Axe-Fx not only models the best sounds of the past, it will also create the future. I find this unit truly inspiring.
www.smashingpumpkins.com

artist charlie bellmore.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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.
harliebellmore.tumblr.com

artist gustoavo assis brasil.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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!
Web Site

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 mark holcomb

Periphery

The AxeFx achieves literally every tone I want for our music, and then some. From all the tones on the new record, to everything we use live - it's all AxeFX. I've never played through such a diverse, dynamic, yet straightforward unit. It re-shaped the way I think about guitar tone and I honestly can't see myself ever going back.
www.myspace.com/periphery

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 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 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 opeth.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Mikael Åkerfeldt, Fredrik Åkesson

Fredrik - "Simply the best guitar effects processor out there."
Mikael - "I've used the full spectrum of the Axe-Fx, from the Ultra to the XL, and it is just splendid."
Opeth Web Site

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 marty friedman.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Megadeth, Cacophony

The Axe-Fx is unreal... amazing, unique, and most importantly, totally usable tone in every situation.
www.martyfriedman.com

artist robin finck.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

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!
www.robinfinck.com

artist cooper carter.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

SoloAWeek, Hannah Thomas, The Swear, Solo Artist

Live or in the studio, the Axe-Fx II is the most potent artistic tool a guitarist can own. I've never captured such beautiful, full guitar sounds so easily, whether I'm dialing in a famous tone for an episode of SoloAWeek or my own dream tone I've always heard in my head. The Axe-Fx II inspires me to create every day.
www.CooperCarter.com

artist 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 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 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.
www.xanderdemos.com
Xander on Facebook

artist john popper.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Blues Traveler

Fractal Audio Systems creates an entirely new dimension of possibilities for me.
Blues Traveler Web Site

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 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 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 carl roa.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Magic Elf, Carl Roa Band

The Axe-FX II is magic in a box! An incredible array of tones from the small 2 rack space unit. Just about every amp known to man, with a seemingly endless choice of mics, cabs and effects. This amazing technology easily competes with the sonic arsenals found at most top end studios. Simply awesome!
www.CarlRoa.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 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 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.
www.rustycooley.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 brett garsed.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

John Farnham, T. J. Helmerich, Nelson, Derek Sherinian

The Axe Fx-II is everything I need in one package. The possibilities are quite literally endless.
Brett's Web Site

artist dan spitz.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Anthrax, Red Lamb

I had many dreams of a mad scientist inputting vintage amp blueprints into computer chips, and giving me the ability to somehow mod the circuits without a soldering gun. I'm alive and it's here. How the $#&% did they do it? We've just turned the corner big time.
www.redlambofficial.com

artist larry mitchell

Grammy-Winning Producer & Guitarist

One my best purchases ever. With my Axe-Fx I can now tour the world with my ultimate tone rig – and it's a carry-on!
www.larrymitchell.com

artist anouck andre

Solo Artist, Session Musician, Teacher

For live or studio use the Axe-Fx II is the best tool ever! This is really the ultimate 21st-century unit for the guitarist. A year ago I couldn't see myself playing without a tube amp, now I just can't see myself without my Axe-Fx II.
www.anouck-andre.com
www.youtube.com/anouckandreguitar

artist 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 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 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 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 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 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 george pajon.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

The Black Eyed Peas

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

artist 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 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 tim Henson.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Polyphia

I couldn't imagine my life without the Axe-Fx. This conveniently-sized box of wonder covers all of my tonal needs live and in the studio, providing endless inspiration.
facebook.com/Polyphia

artist 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 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 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!

max-haze

Psyckadeli, Video Tutorials

The Axe Fx is truly a wet dream for a guitarist. I can finally create what I have always wanted. Making the Axe Fx Tips & Tricks videos on Youtube has made me realize what a beast the Axe Fx is. I can’t see myself going back to gear like the ones that I had before. Now I can concentrate on playing instead of searching for gear.
YouTube
Facebook

artist angel vivaldi

Solo Artist

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

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 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 nick sterling.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Sebastian Bach, Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx… Prepare yourself to be totally consumed! This unit is the future and beyond. Amazing!
find Nick Sterling on Facebook

artist 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 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.
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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 steve vai 2

Solo & Collaborative Artist

The new Axe-FX II has all the functionality and tonal quality of the Axe-FX I,  and then some. The introduction of the Axe-FX 1 unit into the pantheons of guitar FX processors was akin to the invention of the wheel. The Axe-FX two is like having 4 wheels and racing into the abyss.
www.vai.com

artist 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 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

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 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 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 phil collen.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Def Leppard

I have lost track of how many times I have looked at my Guitar Tech and said "this sounds f#$%ing amazing!!
www.defleppard.com

artist joe satriani.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Chickenfoot

The Axe-Fx ll is a tone generating powerhouse. I’ve been using it for writing, recording and live performance. It always delivers the goods. Mike Keneally and I both have them integrated into our live rigs. They’re rock solid, and sound great every night. The shows wouldn’t be as fun and exciting without them.
www.satriani.com

artist tom quayle.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Online Instructor, Solo Artist

The Axe-Fx has totally changed the way I work and my perception of great tone! The ability to have so many incredible tones and effects at your fingertips for both live and studio work seems too good to be true, but with the Axe-Fx you really can have it all.
www.tomquayle.co.uk

artist mark karan.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

The Other Ones, Rat Dog with Bob Weir, Jemimah Puddleduck, Solo Artist

A "dyed-in-the-wool" tube freak, I didn't even WANT to believe the Axe/Fx could be a realistic option for me... boy was i wrong. It delivers on all-important FEEL and VIBE. and can effectively take the place of my entire multi-amp touring rig."
www.walkthroughthefire.com/

artist 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 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 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 tommy shaw

Styx

There is a world of possibilities in that little box and I am enjoying getting to know it.
www.tommyshaw.com

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 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 joel hoekstra.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II is a go-to piece of gear. Killer tones! Pristine effects! I've used it on more gigs and sessions than I can count.
www.joelhoekstra.com

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