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Recent content by SOAWM

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    Been thinking about getting a Matrix power amp but.....

    A while ago I bought an FM3 to replace my previous live rig (VHT Pittbull Ultra Lead and a big pedalboard). First I tried using the power amp of the VHT and this sounded amazing, but it felt stupid to carry an expensive tube head just for the sake of using the power amp. The best alternative...
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    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    With the ambition to downsize my live rig I have recently purchased an FM3 to either play through my tube amp or use with a Matrix GT1000FX. I decided to build a custom pedalboard and by coincidence the full setup perfectly fits an old case I had lying around. The pedalboard is far from...
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    FM3: Pairing with real cabinet - Tubes vs. Solid State

    Thank you for all of the suggestions. Although I was really looking forward to testing a power amp with tubes - definitely after experiencing the FM3 in the fx-return of my VHT Ultra Lead - I have decided to first try the solid state route again. Last year I sold my Matrix GT1000FX which had...
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    FM3 and Tuner

    I did not have my first coffee of the day yet. Awesome that the function is already there. Will test it out tonight!
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    FM3 and Tuner

    I was not aware of this function in the axe-fx III, but this would be really convenient on the FM3 for live use. Hoping it will be implemented!
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    FM3: Pairing with real cabinet - Tubes vs. Solid State

    The return of the VHT works really well and sounds absolutely incredible, but it somehow feels redundant to carry around head while I only use the power section. That's why I was looking into a dedicated power amp.
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    FM3: Pairing with real cabinet - Tubes vs. Solid State

    For a long time I used an Axe-Fx II with a Matrix GT1000FX and FRFR (Matrix CFR12) speakers, but ultimately felt the urge to experience the feeling of a loud amp in the room again. I sold everything and retired the Axe-Fx II to my modest home studio. The last couple of years I have been using a...
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 1

    You are correct, but I am going to rehearse with my traditional setup and then use some spare time to test the FM3. So, no harm if there are a couple of bugs here and there. Looking forward to it!
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 1

    Today I was going to bring newly acquired FM3 to our rehearsal room for the first time. Perfect timing Fractal!
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    FM3 - CAB Different position for output 1 and 2?

    This works, but then the signal to output 2 is dry (without the time-based effects). I currently have the preset configured as show on the screenshot, but the sound is far more to my liking when the cabinet is placed right after the amp (the highlighted shunt). The effects are more prominent...
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    FM3 - CAB Different position for output 1 and 2?

    A couple of days ago I received the FM3 and I have successfully transferred my Axe-Fx III presets. These are quite simple in nature: amp, cab and a couple of time-based effects such as delay, reverb and plexverb. I am currently rethinking my live setup and I would love to use Output 1 for FOH...
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    Fractal 4cm Club

    A couple of days ago I have received my FM3 with the intention of incorporating it into my live setup. Currently, I am using a VHT Pittbull Ultra Lead with a pedalboard that mainly revolves around a Source Audio Ventris and Nemesis. The FM3 will probably replace these pedals. I am still...
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    Thinking of upgrading…need advice

    I recently upgraded from an Axe-Fx II with MFC-101 to an Axe-Fx III with FC-12 (and there is also an FM3 on the way now). Although I am not much into praise and worship music, I feel like our approach to sound might be quite similar because I am mostly into post-metal. So, I combine high-gain...
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    FM3 Firmware Version 3.03 beta 1

    That is great news! My FM3 is arriving tomorrow and I am really looking forward to having my Axe-Fx III sounds in my mobile rig.
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    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    How are you liking the Ventris in addition to the Fractal reverbs? On my live (tube) rig I am using a Source Audio Ventris and Nemesis, but have always felt like the reverbs in my Axe-Fx III are on par.
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