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  1. frankencat

    Anyone order the new PRS SE DGT or 594?

    I have a pre-order on the 594 SE. It looks great in the pics and specs.
  2. frankencat

    Can't find a Truss Rod Nut for my Ibanez Jem Jr.

    Even if you find one, how are you going to get the old one out? If you can get it out then you may be able to find a suitable substitute. If you can’t find one you can slot the one you have and reinstall it and then use a flathead screwdriver to adjust it. Getting the stripped one out is the key.
  3. frankencat

    ChatGPT vs Fractal

    ChatGPT was bogged down most of the day today. Was that you guys feeding your code through it trying to get the CPU usage below 80%? 😀😎
  4. frankencat

    Anyone using the Fender Tonemaster with Fractal?

    I have a TMDR and I have used my FM3 in “pedals only” mode into it. It works fine but to be honest, I prefer a couple of analog pedals into the front of it. I have the blonde one with the “no bright cap” firmware. It’s a great sounding amp for what it does. They definitely got it right.
  5. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.01 beta 2

    Thanks I checked the power settings and made sure the USB ports are not shutting off due to power settings. That doesn't address the SPDIF. I am running the FW 6.0 Release with FM Edit 1.05.12. I was doing regular updates through all of the betas for 5.x but I will check the September driver...
  6. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.01 beta 2

    It has been working fine for over a year now. This just started acting up after I updated to FW 6.
  7. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.01 beta 2

    Hey guys I posted this in the the FW 6.00 thread and just posting here for visibility... I am really digging the Plexi 50W 6CA7 model and I have built a new performance patch based on it that I am going to use live. This is the first time I am doing any real work with FW 6.00 and I am noticing...
  8. frankencat

    NGD Charvel DK24/upgrades

    Yes Road Runner. Nice case.
  9. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00

    I am really digging the Plexi 50W 6CA7 model and I have built a new performance patch based on it that I am going to use live. This is the first time I am doing any real work with FW 6.00 and I am noticing two things that I normally don't see: 1. If I leave the FM3 for a few hours it will lose...
  10. frankencat

    NGD Charvel DK24/upgrades

    Here's my trusty DK24 HH. I have tried many pickups in this guitar but I think I struck gold with this combo - DiMarzio PAF 36th neck (DP103), Super Distortion (DP100) bridge. Also added a brass block from FU-tone to the Gotoh 510 and this is my #1 beasty nowadays! :)
  11. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.01 beta 2

    Merry Christmas all!
  12. frankencat

    Any NEW Fractal Products coming out? Fm4, FM5, FM5 Turbo?

    I’ll never tell. Of course I have no idea but I’m still not telling. 😁
  13. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00

    Thank you FAS dudes! Installing now... Loaded up fine, sounds great. Good job guys!
  14. frankencat

    Redwirez Is Shutting Down

    Thanks for the great IRs.
  15. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 6

    Go team!
  16. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 4

    Care to expound?
  17. frankencat

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    In action this past weekend
  18. frankencat

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFF! + Feline Friends Fundraiser

    Happy birthday Cliff! I have a house full of cats and dogs and we salute you!
  19. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 4

    Can someone please summarize the sonic differences between beta 3 and 4?
  20. frankencat

    Delay before Reverb? Or Reverb before Delay? What's your preference?

    Ok pretty complex math algos but I think I understand. This blew my mind… “If you want to dive further into that topic: a system can’t be truly linear or time-invariant because of things attributed to both Einstein and Heisenberg (including that there aren’t completely continuous signals, and...
  21. frankencat

    Need help from Luthier with floating trem knowledge

    Normally this is a simple fix for any decent tech but if not then call Dave. He is great and usually answers emails within a day.
  22. frankencat

    Delay before Reverb? Or Reverb before Delay? What's your preference?

    Ok then I would like to understand what is happening under the hood. What is the tech or concept called that causes this effect? I am a software guy so don’t be afraid to hit me with technical details. If you can’t disclose this then I understand that as well. This is a very interesting...
  23. frankencat

    Delay before Reverb? Or Reverb before Delay? What's your preference?

    It is 100% digital. It is a modeler which is essentially a specialized computer.
  24. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 4

    I did a 4 hour gig with beta 3 over the weekend and it was flawless, I didn’t want to go 4 right before the gig but now that that’s over it’s on to beta 4.
  25. frankencat

    Delay before Reverb? Or Reverb before Delay? What's your preference?

    Is it simply that time based effects are always rendered virtually in parallel?
  26. frankencat

    Delay before Reverb? Or Reverb before Delay? What's your preference?

    I am going to do some testing to see for myself but I believe you. What should I study to learn more about this phenomenon?
  27. frankencat

    After 5 yrs - back to Fractal, how are the Drive Pedals now?

    I think the dirt and compressor pedal models are just ok. Frankly I think the pedal models in the Helix and Kemper are better, Everything else is pretty amazing. I just use external pedals and I am good to go.
  28. frankencat

    Delay before Reverb? Or Reverb before Delay? What's your preference?

    How about a practical example? if I put an eq after a reverb and cut all frequencies above 250 hz will it effect the sound (frequency response) of the reverb?
  29. frankencat

    Delay before Reverb? Or Reverb before Delay? What's your preference?

    I agree that math and principles are used but that doesn’t mean that 2+1 and 1+2 will sound the same. Math is not sound.
  30. frankencat

    Delay before Reverb? Or Reverb before Delay? What's your preference?

    Math and sound are not the same thing so I can’t agree with that argument - only that the resulting sound will contain both components but it will most definitely sound different depending on their order. I do understand your math example but I don’t understand how it relates to an audio chain...
  31. frankencat

    Delay before Reverb? Or Reverb before Delay? What's your preference?

    Mind officially blown! So let me see if I understand the concept here…if I run a cab before time effects (delay, reverb) or after it in series will not make any difference in the resultant sound. Also running delay into reverb or reverb into delay in series also doesn’t make a difference in the...
  32. frankencat

    Wish Independent Settings for each Output

    Ok now that is some freaky stuff. Very interesting I will go and read up on that and try to get an understanding to work with. Obviously if this is true then the position of the cab vs time effects shouldn’t matter, as much as that makes my brain crink.
  33. frankencat

    Happy Thanksgiving 2022

    Happy Thanksgiving y’all!
  34. frankencat

    Wish Bypass Cabinet Modeling on copied Output 2

    I have a similar thread going in the FM3 wish list forum. I want to disable cab modeling on one of outputs without having to create a new non-cab route. First output goes to frfr second output (cab disabled) goes to power amp+guitar cab...
  35. frankencat

    Wish Independent Settings for each Output

    This would be true except for when you have high cuts or other filtering on the cab block. I would rather have the pristine reverbs and delays rather than going through the cab block. I hate to keep bringing up the Kemper but it does allow you to turn off the cab modeling on each output...
  36. frankencat

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    This weekends rig:
  37. frankencat

    Wish Independent Settings for each Output

    How would "2 Amp and 2 Cab blocks" help me with my scenario? One path has the full modeling and one path goes to a guitar amp. Isn't that pretty much what I have now with the FM3?
  38. frankencat

    Wish Independent Settings for each Output

    Ok if this is a limitation of the FM3 I can live with that. So this is possible in FM9 and AxeFx?
  39. frankencat

    Wish Independent Settings for each Output

    "We choose to separate these properties and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills." JFK (F for Fractal :)) Trust me I understand that things are difficult. I have been a...
  40. frankencat

    Wish Independent Settings for each Output

    I don't know if this is available on the Axe or not but it would be nice to be able to have different settings for Power Amp Modeling, Cabinet Modeling, and Output Mode assignable for each output. One use case is when running Output 1 direct to FOH with full modeling and then Output 2 to an...
  41. frankencat

    Wish Solo mode for channels

    I am setting this up right now. Basically I have two variations on the Marshall SV20, one for Strat/single-coils and another for Humbuckers. I will probably setup another for slide guitar so that leaves one channel left for other stuff like solo boost. I am going to try and setup a controller to...
  42. frankencat

    Wish Solo mode for channels

    So…back to the simple request, a solo boost. 😏
  43. frankencat

    FM3 Pedalboard with hardcase

    Ahh that is the tour case, I thought we were talking about the regular “brief case” style hard case which is what I have. Thanks.
  44. frankencat

    How is the switch from the Axe Fx III to the FM3?

    Firstly I LOVE the FM3 for its form factor for gigs and rehearsals etc. it is superb. In the studio however I would prefer the AFX3 mostly for its I/o and expanded processing capability. Plus if it’s just going to be stationary in a rack nd you are using Axe-Edit then the workflow is the same...
  45. frankencat

    Wish Enable USB-A port for powering / charging USB devices

    +1 This is such a great ability to plug in a usb flash drive and load up your rig. Many of us have been enjoying this on the Kemper and it is a game changer if you travel for gigs. A huge plus would be to make this cross compatible. Thanks!
  46. frankencat

    FM3 Pedalboard with hardcase

    ^^ Did you do anything like remove the feet or something? When I tried to put the fm3 in my Pedatrain classic hard case I couldn’t close the case so I bailed on it a bought something else. I would still like to do this however. Can you post a pic please? Thanks!
  47. frankencat

    Wish Cab Block Maps to IR Name not User slot #

    +1. This has bitten me a few times now.
  48. frankencat

    Lost former bandmate and always best friend :-(

    Sorry for your loss. Great voice!
  49. frankencat

    Have you found “your” amp in the FM3?

    Coool! I didn’t know we could do this on the FM3. Thanks again Leon!
  50. frankencat

    Wish AX8 Screen on FM3

    Yep yep.
  51. frankencat

    Wish Solo mode for channels

    So to implement this on the FM3/9 or fc6 I envision the switch hold function to enable the “morph“. Let’s say for this example that the morph would be a transition to 4db boost on the amp output level. How would you set this up?
  52. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 4

    ^^ I approve of this idea 😎
  53. frankencat

    Wish Solo mode for channels

    Yes I used morphing in the Kemper for this and it worked great. It would be amazing to have something similar on the FM3.
  54. frankencat

    Tempo is always Global Regardless of "Temp To use" setting

    I like that idea. I will try to figure out how to set it up, thanks!
  55. frankencat

    Tempo is always Global Regardless of "Temp To use" setting

    Ok so I have confused presets and scenes. What I want is for a scene to have a specific tempo but I am guessing that is not possible currently. Sorry for the confusion all.
  56. frankencat

    Tempo is always Global Regardless of "Temp To use" setting

    It is not the preset. No matter what preset I change to it always has the same tempo. I don't know how else to explain it. It is always set to whatever the tap tempo is even when I change presets. It's not a huge deal but there are presets where I would like it to default to a specific tempo so...
  57. frankencat

    Tempo is always Global Regardless of "Temp To use" setting

    What I am saying is that is not happening. It is always the active tap tempo.
  58. frankencat

    Tempo is always Global Regardless of "Temp To use" setting

    My FM3 "Tempo To Use" is set to Preset but the tempo seems to be global regardless of this setting. I thought if I st it this way that each preset should have it's own tempo. Is this a bug or maybe I am misunderstanding? Thanks.
  59. frankencat

    Hard case that fits both FM3 and FC6?

    I have this case and it works great.
  60. frankencat

    What is you FM3 “backup” for live shows

    Funny but I used to think my modelers were a backup to my live amp rig but since the FM3 it’s the other way around lol. So for this next outdoor gig I will probably lug and setup one of my amps and pedals on the stage but play through my FM3. Sounds crazy right? 😝
  61. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 3

    SV20 through Greenbacks ftw!
  62. frankencat

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    I play at a place that has hangars too. its pretty cool!
  63. frankencat

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    I bought one of these Apache cases last night from HF and it’s perfect for what I need. It fits my FM3, expression pedal and Mosky dual switch with room for cables and such. I have a Pelican case as well and this is on par with that. I will post some pics later...
  64. frankencat

    Let's see those FM3 rigs!

    I would put my FM3 on my Pedaltrain Classic but it won't fit in the case mounted to the pedalboard. I just stick it in there by itself along with a Boss EV-30 and a Mosky Dual switch.
  65. frankencat

    Wah bypass help

    I figured it out. Thanks.
  66. frankencat

    Wah bypass help

    " Set your Wah control modifier to operate only on one channel instead of all channels." How exactly do you do that? I am running into this issue as well. Thanks.
  67. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 3

    No hay problema aqui.
  68. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 3

    What is the Atomica based on again?
  69. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 3

    I am really digging the Marshall SV20 amp. It has replaced the JCM800 patch in my goto preset. Good job guys!
  70. frankencat

    Wish Save Output Settings

    I would like to save Output configuration as a "preset". This is a great feature in the Kemper that allows you to maintain several configs for different use cases and venues.
  71. frankencat

    Compressor not as good as it could be

    While I have not tried what iaresee posted yet (I will...) I have tried many of the suggestions posted here and elsewhere. I know how to use compression, trust me. I have been at this for a little while now :). Bottom line: I just don't think the compression sounds that good in the FM3. It's not...
  72. frankencat

    Compressor not as good as it could be

    Very cool idea. I don't have time to set that up at the moment but I will do it later and report back. Thanks!
  73. frankencat

    Compressor not as good as it could be

    I am willing brother. Lay it on me. :)
  74. frankencat

    Compressor not as good as it could be

    Here is one of my main patches. I use this with a Strat and Tele mainly. Cab is from Ownhammer but use whatever suits you. Edit: In this setup Out 2 goes to an amp fx loop in/return (Cat 100) and Out 1 to FOH.
  75. frankencat

    Compressor not as good as it could be

    The comp in the Kemper is amazing. My goto pedal comps are Keeley Comp+, Freidman Sir-Compre, and an old Boss CS-3 with the Allums Opto mod. I use the comp first in the chain before dirt and my main tones are slightly gritty SRV style to some harder rock stuff. I like a light spanky sustain with...
  76. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 2

    First impression is that it feels better and sounds smoother, less harsh highs. About 5% less CPU usage as well. Nice job guys!
  77. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 2

    Griddle Cakes....yummm!
  78. frankencat

    Compressor not as good as it could be

    Those are probably the two best.
  79. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 6.00 beta 2

    I may have to check this out.
  80. frankencat

    Compressor not as good as it could be

    First off I love my FM3 and i have gotten a lot of enjoyment from it but one thing i am not satisfied with is the Compressor block. I am a certified Compressor pedal junkie and I just can’t get anything that sounds and reacts like my pedals. My goto currently is a Keeley Comp Plus and I have a...
  81. frankencat

    Jon Anderson announces US tour dates with The Band Geeks for Spring 2023

    I would rather see this than the band that is currently calling themselves Yes.
  82. frankencat

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    Thank you sir!
  83. frankencat

    Celestion Alnico Cream IRs. Why so few?

    Justin, I forgot if I asked already but do you have any plans to release a pack based on your Alnico Cream setup? The test IR you posted has become my goto for just about everything. Let me know and I will buy it immediately. Thanks -Frank
  84. frankencat

    First Gig FM3 into Katana WOW

    IMO it's a case of the right tool for the right venue. I have done many gigs with a modeler into a FRFR and it works great when you have a full PA and other folks are monitoring through the system. But in a venue where it's just mics through the PA and what you hear on stage is what you get I...
  85. frankencat

    Charvel The Original Gang

    I watched this earlier, pretty cool but a little long. It’s a nice documentary though and I dig Charvel and Jackson guitars. Thanks for posting this.
  86. frankencat

    Keeley Compressor Plus Emulation

    I saw that but it's pretty sparse. I am hoping for a little more info from someone who has been down this road. Thanks.
  87. frankencat

    Keeley Compressor Plus Emulation

    Hey y'all! I am trying to match my Keeley Comp Plus in the FM3. What do you guys recommend as a starting point? I am messing with the Analog Comp and it is decent but I am not sure. I have also heard of so-called "Keeley Recipes" but have not found any. Any links f info on that I would...
  88. frankencat

    Wilkinson wvs1302p on a charvel pro mod gotoh 510?

    I am a fan of staggered locking tuners - especially the Hipshot ones - but they don't always provide enough break angle. This is most noticeable at the G string on a 6 string guitar with a flat headstock. In this case the G string slot needs to be perfectly dialed in to get a clear open string...
  89. frankencat

    Wilkinson wvs1302p on a charvel pro mod gotoh 510?

    I initially had some stability issues on my new DK24 Charvel with the Gotoh 410 trem and locking tuners. I found that it needed a setup which included properly re-slotting the nut and adjusting the bridge to my liking. Afterwards I still had some issues so I deleted the middle string tree which...
  90. frankencat

    Cab Block Solo Button Mutex

    Thank you. I agree with what you guys have said and I get that the functionality follows a channel strip but practically, in the case of the fm3 at least, the mute and solo buttons achieve exactly the same thing (one is the inverse of the other). It seems like it would be more useful to have one...
  91. frankencat

    FM3 Firmware Version 5.03

    Hey I just want to say that although I didn't understand what the Scene Ignore feature was all about at first, now that I have gotten to use it it is super useful and a much needed feature that I didn't even know I needed lol. Thanks FAS!
  92. frankencat

    Cab Block Solo Button Mutex

    I just realized this should probably be over in the FM3 Edit forum. Can one of you mods move this please? Thanks -Frank
  93. frankencat

    Cab Block Solo Button Mutex

    Hey awesome FAS folks! I feel like the Solo button on the cab block should be mutually exclusive. That is to say when I click the "S" it should follow my selection and not solo both channels as shown below. What say you?
  94. frankencat

    FM3 Into Power Amp and Cab

    Here is how I have my routing setup Out 2 goes to my amp fx loop in and Out 1 goes to FOH/PA. Works really well with my Catalyst 100 as a "power cab". -Frank
  95. frankencat

    FM3 Into Power Amp and Cab

    I want to try a tube power amp. What is out there?
  96. frankencat

    FM3 Into Power Amp and Cab

    That’s how I do it.
  97. frankencat

    FM3 Into Power Amp and Cab

    I have been running my FM3 into the power amp in on my Line 6 Catalyst 100 at home and it’s pretty cool for jamming and such. I have some nice speaker cabs as well and I am thinking of running it into a power amp and cab setup. Tell me about your experiences please. Thanks!
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