Axe-Fx III Owner’s Manual

PDF File—November 2021
Manual Version 7.0, for Axe-Fx III Firmware 17.x
Original, Mark II, Standard and TURBO versions
The Axe-Fx III Tone Match Mini Manual is also now available.


Fractal Audio Blocks Guide

This guide covers all of the features and parameters of the blocks used to create presets on the Axe-Fx III and and FM3.

Firmware v18.02 “CYGNUS”

Compatible with Axe-Fx III Original and Axe-Fx III Mark II
Zip Archive—Dec 6, 2021
If you need help updating, see the Owner’s Manual or this guide.

Factory Preset Banks A,B, and C for CYGNUS

Zip Archive—June 21, 2021
Factory preset banks for Axe-Fx III firmware versions 16.04 or newer.
Archive: Presets v1p07, Presets v11p0, Presets v12p09

Axe-Fx III USB Driver Setup for Windows

Zip Archive – Oct 21, 2021 – Version 5.27
Requires Windows 10 or newer (x86 or x64).

Windows 7/8 require the use of  driver version 5.12.

Axe-Fx III USB Firmware Update v1.10

Zip Archive – Sep 12, 2020

No Driver is required for Mac OS X.
Connect the Axe-Fx III via USB and it will appear
in System Preferences and all audio/MIDI apps.