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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 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 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.
www.dweezilzappaworld.com

artist paulo roveri.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Almanak, Solo Artist

As an all-time tube user, I never thought that I could be SO INTO this kind of equipement. This magic box can bring any tone I want, in any situation I need with REAL FEEL... Fractal, thanks for bringing to us the next step of technology for live and studio players.
Almanak Site

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 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.
www.stevestevens.net

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 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 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.
www.lyleworkman.com

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 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 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 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 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!
www.willschut.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

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 marco sfogli.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist

The possibilities the Axe FX offer are endless. From pristine cleans to high gain searing leads and everything in between, I can control every single detail of my tone with an almost embarassing ease. And the effects are awesome as well. Simply unbelievable.
www.marcosfogli.com

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 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 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 mike demaria.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Alustrium

The Axe-Fx II is nothing short of a miracle in a rack unit. The endless precision that the unit offers when shaping your tone opens the door to limitless pathways to achieve any sound that your mind can conceive. There's a reason why Fractal Audio leads their industry by a wide margin...Once you plug into an Axe-FX for yourself, you'll immediately understand why.
Alustrium Facebook Page

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 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 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 will wu.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Studio Musician, Who is Fancy, Skylar Stecker, Fifth Harmony, Megan Nicole

The Axe-Fx is indispensable both in the studio and for touring. With it's endless creative possibilities, diverse tones, and realistic feel the Axe-Fx is everything I need.
Web Site

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 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 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 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 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!
www.shemworks.com 
Twitter: @shemvonschroeck

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 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 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 toshinari yanagi.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Jimmy Kimmel House Guitarist, Producer

I've used my Fractal gear for both live and studio work. It's just beyond great...with punchy amp sounds and awesome effects. Very versatile and super cool... handy on the road too!

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
www.tommykessler.com

nsmail.db05cce983e1b1fa55fcb67ac552f3e33

The Deadstation

In an industry that almost ubiquitously embraces inferior technology the Axe-Fx forges ahead to stand in a league of its own. Unparalleled sound, feel, and flexibility - all in one box. It truly is the ultimate rig.
http://thedeadstation.com/

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 bill kelliher.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Mastodon

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 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 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 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 don felder.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

The Eagles, Solo Artist

The Fractal system is like having over 100 guitar setups in one...Different amps, speakers, and effects in every combination you could imagine. It is so helpful in the studio to recreate or redo a guitar part... No setting up, no microphones or tweaking to match sounds. It’s just right there where you left it. I’m loving this unit and having a blast exploring all of it’s possibilities.
www.donfelder.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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Facebook

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 andy summers

The Police, Solo Artist

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

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 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 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 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 hadley hockensmith

L.A. Studio Guitarist, Neil Diamond Band

I love my Axe-FX… So much fidelity, amp goodness & processing power under one roof. The ‘sonic bar’ has been totally recalibrated by Fractal Audio!

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 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 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 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 monte pittman.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf75

Madonna, Prong, Solo Artist

Adding the Fractal Axe-FX2 in my rig is one of the wisest things I've ever done. It's completely changed my playing, ideas, and career for the better. I use it with my Jarrell MPS guitar and Orange heads for the best variety of the highest quality guitar sounds I've ever heard.
www.montepittman.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 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 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 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 the edge.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

U2

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.
www.u2.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 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 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.
Facebook

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 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 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 synyster gates.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Avenged Sevenfold

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

artist jake bowen

Periphery

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.
www.myspace.com/periphery

artist jon butcher.567797d1ce7b92673a02c66a9be9caf73

Solo Artist, Axis, Two Roads East

When I'm recording for EFX or projects 2 ROADS EAST and AXIS, I'm always looking for organic sounds—greasy, soulful rhythm-and-blues gut-bucket real-vibe. I want to hear the air around the notes. Fractal Audio delivers exactly that and then some. The amp models are reactive and alive. The reverbs lush, deep and complex. It's essential for killer guitar sounds quickly and easily.
www.electricfactoryX.com
www.jonbutcher.com

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 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 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 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 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 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 bela fleck

Béla Fleck & the Flecktones

The Axe-Fx is a really great sounding box. It has improved my electric banjo sound considerably.
www.belafleck.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 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 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

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