"I’ve also got a Fractal Axe-FX II in the studio and a Fractal AX8 that I take out on the road. I’ve been using it for almost two years. Our sound man really loves it too. Every time we do a sound check, I go last because all he does is turn the faders up and gives me the thumbs up [laughs]. He doesn’t have to change anything. I just plug it in and it sounds like I’ve got the best amps and effects with no buzz, hum or loss of tone. I can’t say enough about it."more
The AX8 is the same tone as the axe-fx ii with a quicker live setup. The tonal possibilities are pretty much infinite. If you're having trouble frinding a tone you like I suggest using third party Cab IR's .
This is the core of my tone all in one box. I wanted the most efficient, no compromise rig possible and this does that and more. I can run a cab emulated DI to FOH so I know exactly what I'm sending the sound guy and run a cab on stage for stage volume. The amps are extremely accurate and the response/feel is extremely realistic.