A PRODUCT FOR EVERY PLAYER

The Fractal Audio Systems family of processors includes three different products each built on the same industry-leading amp modeling, speaker cab simulation, effects, and flexible foot control.

  • FM3 • ULTRA PORTABLE. MOST AFFORDABLE.
  • FM9 • MORE POWER, MORE FOOTSWITCHES, MORE OPTIONS.
  • AXE-FX III • THE MOST POWERFUL GUITAR PROCESSOR IN THE WORLD, BY FAR.

TOTAL CONTROL AT YOUR FEET

Our FC-6 and FC-12 provide foot control for Axe-Fx III and also add “pedalboard real estate” to the FM9 or FM3.
They are fantastically flexible and extremely easy to use. Learn more.

FC-12 and FC-6 Foot Controllers

FEATURED ARTISTS

The greatest musicians in the world choose Fractal Audio Systems. See the ever-growing list.

 

John Mayer

John Mayer

John Mayer uses the Axe-Fx III both live and in the studio, including some standout moments on his latest album Sob Rock. We’re honored that he continues to be inspired by it.

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The Edge

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 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.

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Steve Vai

The new Axe-FX has all the functionality and tonal quality of the old model, and then some. The introduction of the original Axe-FX unit into the pantheons of guitar FX processors was akin to the invention of the wheel. The new unit is like having four wheels and racing into the abyss.

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Dweezil Zappa

The new Axe-Fx made my head spin. Amazing amp feel and endless tone. It truly is a quantum leap… a major milestone in guitar technology.

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Misha Mansoor

The Axe-Fx was a game changer for us both live and in the studio. The new model takes it to an unprecedented level of realism and control. This is beyond modeling or effects processing… this is the new standard for guitarists.

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John Petrucci

The Axe-Fx completely and forever changed the way I look at guitar processing. The new model takes everything I love about the old one to the next level. All of the FX sound richer and the new interface makes it even easier to use. My rig has a new openness and clarity and sounds so much better as a result.

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Alex Lifeson

The quality of all the effects is superb. There is great depth and transparency, and excellent imaging that makes listening with in-ear monitoring a wonderful aural experience. The choices are limitless and it’s fully loaded with all the options you’d ever need. Take it for a test drive, you won’t be disappointed.

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Joe Satriani

The Axe-Fx 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.

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

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Def Leppard

Phil Collen – I’d been using the same amp for years. I tried the Axe-Fx III and everything sounded incredible… I switched over just like that. This is the best my guitar has ever sounded. Amazing!

Rick Savage: When I tried it, I couldn’t believe my ears. It makes you sound a better player. There’s a clarity without sacrifice. This is the best rig I’ve ever EVER used.

Vivian Campbell: The Axe-Fx III has a very strong dynamic element. It actually breathes… responds to the touch. There’s a real clarity. It’s great.

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Neal Schon

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…

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Tosin Abasi

Fractal Audio has finally achieved the goal of emulating real tube amps. You can achieve sounds that you would be hard pressed to get out of an amplifier. For The Madness of Many we had all these amazing high end amps at our disposal and were pretty committed to recording with them, but we found we were able to arrive at the tones we wanted with the Axe-Fx. In fact all of our albums have been recorded using the Axe-Fx.

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Synyster Gates

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

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Devin Townsend

I have been working with the Axe-Fx For almost a decade now, and with almost obsessive levels of scrutiny, I have been trying to find reasons to use other things, or ‘go back to amps’ …but something wonderful has happened, in that not only does the Axe-Fx III boost my CPU power and provide a truckload worth of tone in a unit I can carry in an overhead compartment, it also has put me in a position where in a very real way, I now prefer the tones I have created in my Fractal units over my traditional amps. On my newest record, after exhaustively micing up a dozen great amps in the studio, I actually chose to re-amp my signal and use the Axe-Fx III, which I preferred to all the amps. It is a total solution for me, and my life is literally better for it. I can’t recommend this technology enough.

Jason Richardson

The Axe-Fx III is siiiicckkk.

These and many other great players use Fractal Audio Systems products. See our Artists page for more.

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