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    Axe-Fx III Firmware 19.00 Beta 1

    But would the CPU meter even register efficiency improvements to amps blocks? I thought they ran on their own core, and the CPU meter showed the other core that effects run on. Or has that changed at some point?
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    FM9 Firmware Version 2.0 public beta

    I would say it depends. If gigging I would hold off. If not, back up and take it for a spin. I've not run into enough beta issues to go back to V1. Too many awesome new things in V2 beta.
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    FM9 Firmware Version 2.0 public beta

    On the latest version Intel MacOS I’ve noticed the editor is occasionally slow. The firmware itself seems pretty stable in my use, but I haven’t tested any of the mentioned bugs.
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.01

    Looking forward to seeing what updates and new items the FM3 and FM9 get!
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.01

    I’m guessing this means both of the FM units are getting close to a big update :D
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    Wish Switch functionality for pressing two switches at once (e.g. Master Layout)

    I'm not sure your question is related to functionality Wish you posted in? This wish is to add two button functions like some other devices available. For example pushing the left and center foot switches on the FM3 would switch to the preset layout, pressing the center and right switches would...
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    Wish List Display Zoom

    Heck, I have 20/20 vision and I can't read the home screen with a quick glance while standing up playing. Too much tiny text jammed together on one side of the screen. If I stop everything and stare at the screen I can read it, but not while playing which I think is the target use of the FM's.
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    FM9 FAQ

    Does it have the variable impedance input of the Axe III or single impedance like FM3?
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    Best alternative to an EV-2?

    Thanks for the info! Is the travel and feel under foot similar?
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    Best alternative to an EV-2?

    I understand the X 8 is about 1/2 inch longer which makes things a little tighter than I would like, but it might work. Not sure if it is worth getting compared to the mini X?
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    Best alternative to an EV-2?

    Do you feel one works better or feels better than the other? Dead space on either?
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    Best alternative to an EV-2?

    I've been on the EV-2 wait list for a couple of months and was told by FA CS the other day that it will be another 1.5-2 months before they hopefully have them in stock again. I want to finish my FM3 board and I have a limited about of space. The EV-2 was about the ideal size, I might be able to...
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    FS FC-6 For Sale - Minty Condition

    Up for sale is an FC-6 in minty condition. Lightly used at home. but actually spent the last 6 or so months in the box so it's time to sell. Comes in original box and packaging. Shipped and Paypal'd anywhere in the CONUS for $450 insured. PM for questions. First to give a solid "I'll take it"...
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    Wish Ability to change external switch functions per layout

    Giving my two or four external switches the same per layout flexible as the built in switches would make the FM3 a dramatically better product IMO. Hope this gets added soon.
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    Welcome John Mayer

    Very cool. Been listening to the new album a lot since my 3 month old baby seems to really dig it. Some great songs and playing on the record, but “All I want is to be with you” is my favorite. The solos at the end are awesome. Wonder if that is the Axe?
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    Wish Ability to change external switch functions per layout

    Can I plus one again? +1 My external foot switch sits mostly unused because I can't do the things I want with it as is. Things like +1/-1 no matter if in preset, scene or effects layouts.
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00

    Unless I'm blind, I don't see a statement of what version of Cygnus is included. Last beta was apparently equivalent to 16.02, but I understood 16.03 brought some other improvements. Just wondering if those changes are included or yet to come? Looking forward to checking it out!
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00

    Yeah, I don't think the new compressor or delay stuff is included. I was mostly wondering if the amp modeling is now aligned with the III.
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00

    Wondering the same thing.
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    Is Kiesel worth the wait?

    I received a new headless Leia with 24.75 scale a few months ago after a 3-4 month wait. Guitar plays and sounds great and build and finish is excellent. Right up there with my Suhr Modern. My only qualm is the maple top is not as glorious looking as some I've seen and not as nice as the Suhr.
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 5

    Ok thanks. I did a system reset as suggested for this beta that might of screwed something up. But I just scanned through the FM3 setup options and didn't see anything obvious I should change? I've changed nothing on my audio interface, but will double check.
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 5

    Anyone else noticing pops and crackles over SPDIF after upgrading to beta 5? I've been using SPDIF to my audio interface for years and seldom have any issues. I noticed it multiple times since upgrading. Today I noted that it was a high DSP preset (mid 80's max), but I think it has happened a...
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 5

    Mine's been running beta 5 since posted. No fan or scribble strip issues. Sounds and seems to work great so far. Excellent work!
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    Wish List Display Zoom

    I'm betting a lot of people find themselves looking for "gig view" when they first turn it on. The current Home is ok I guess if sitting on the desk, but when standing over it on the floor it's really hard to see.
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    FM3, the flawed but great sounding box

    As I look at that gif my only question is, did he survive? o_O
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    FM3, the flawed but great sounding box

    I do wish they had squeezed the 3 switches with scribble strips as far left as possible and then added two vertical switches without scribble strips on the right side to add a lot more flexibility. But alas they didn’t :cry:
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    FM3, the flawed but great sounding box

    I agree with most of your constructive criticism. I hope after FM3 v4 is released and stable FA spends some time focusing on usability improvements. It’s a great sounding unit, but it would be nice to see some of the doable UI improvements be addressed. I’m definitely hoping for a better and...
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 3

    Interesting. Mine is reading up to 54C while looking at it over the last few hours. If the fan is ever coming on, it's whisper quite.
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 3

    Fan issue is definitely not universal. I've never heard the fan on mine except for at start up through any firmware. I've had it running on a high cpu usage, around 85%, most of the afternoon. Totally silent. I wonder if doing a factory reset of all settings after firmware update would resolve...
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 3

    If coming from V4 b1 or b2 or just V3 and earlier?
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 3

    Is the amp modeling now equivalent to 16.02 or .01? Notes only say 16.x. Thanks!
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    FM3 Cygnus Factory Preset Banks A, B, and C - Preview 1

    Do these require the amp update from Axe III 16.02 that is not yet available for the FM3? I thought 16.02 addressed some issues related to the Voxy/AC type amps.
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    Wish List Display Zoom

    ME WANT COOKIE... or new home screen.
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    Wish List Display Zoom

    I really hope UI improvements become a priority after 4.0 Cygnus hits final release. The relatively big color screen could definitely be better utilized for things like an improved Home screen.
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    Wish List Display Zoom

    +1 The current Home Screen really needs an overhaul. The important stuff is too small when standing over the unit unless you have hawk eyes. I like the 8 scene mock up, but think the preset name should also be bigger.
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    FM3 Fan issues after Cygnus

    Interesting how some suddenly have the fan running regularly and others like myself only hear the fan during startup. Wonder if reinstalling would change anything?
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 2

    Same with mine. Usually it's been the right, but the center one just went blank (actually very faded if you look close). No fan noise with mine. Even with a high load (85%) preset. Never hear the fan except when first turning it on. Temps around 50.
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    FM3 Fan issues after Cygnus

    I had a high cpu usage (~85%) preset loaded for nearly 2 hours and never heard the fan. Same as previous firmwares. CPU temp low 50's.
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    Fixed Switch-Display FW4.00 Beta1

    My right switch has done something similar a few times. Text on mini display becomes supper dim. Must look closely to see there still is text. Returns to normal after restart.
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    Wish Switch functionality for pressing two switches at once (e.g. Master Layout)

    Yes I understand this. I was giving an example of why I would like to have the 2 switch solution, so I can exit a layout or view without an external foot switch.
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    Wish Ability to change external switch functions per layout

    +100 I just got a Mosky dual foot switch and quickly found it of limited use because of this limitation. External foot switch functionality should be changeable based on the layout used.
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    Wish Switch functionality for pressing two switches at once (e.g. Master Layout)

    I have it setup that holding goes directly to the second scene option. Toggle only requires a double tap that causes more weird noises due to multiple scene changes happening rapidly.
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    Wish Switch functionality for pressing two switches at once (e.g. Master Layout)

    I really wish they would add this as an option. I want to stack scenes on all 3 switches as follows, Button 1: Tap = SC1, Second tap = SC5, Hold = SC5 Button 2: Same except for SC2 and SC6 Button 3: Same except for SC3 and SC7 This way I would have direct access to 6 scenes, but could still...
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    FM3 Firmware Version 4.00 beta 1

    I also had the right mini display get really faded. Worked fine after restarting.
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    FM3-Edit 1.04.00

    Possible bug? Exporting FC layout backups on Mac is no longer putting them in the folder selected. I found it in documents.
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    FM3 + External Dual Footswitch = OMG 5?

    I've got the FM3, a Mosky dual foot switch, and an expression pedal. I'm interested in what others have done and found most effective when using an external dual foot switch? I think it might be useful to many FM3 users if there were some good OMG 5 templates available to help users get started...
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    Uplifting/Standing Studio Desk: Anyone Using One in Your Studio?

    They are Alpha 8's. I tried and returned the Adam A5X's. Nice mids and highs, but the bass was thin.
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    Uplifting/Standing Studio Desk: Anyone Using One in Your Studio?

    ^^This^^ I ended up with a less expensive option I’m really happy. I put some Auralex pads I had laying around on top the stands for great isolation. Plus I found wire mesh baskets that fit under the stands adding some extra storage space.
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    Uplifting/Standing Studio Desk: Anyone Using One in Your Studio?

    Yes! After going through some KRK, Adam, Yamaha and others in the same general price range, the Focals sounded the best to me. Enough bass and power without a sub to produce some nice cab thump, but not boomy. Sound good at all volumes.
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    Uplifting/Standing Studio Desk: Anyone Using One in Your Studio?

    If leaning on it or bumping it when high enough for someone 6"1 to stand in front I get a little wobble, but nothing that ever bothered or concerned me. Figuring I've got two big and heavy Focal 8" monitors and a 27" iMac on risers 5 to 7" above the surface, it seems pretty stable to me.
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    Uplifting/Standing Studio Desk: Anyone Using One in Your Studio?

    I’ve got one and it’s great! Studio monitors are always the correct height no matter if sitting or standing. I’ve got an Uplift Desk and it's been problem free for 3-4 years. I added the keyboard slide out and a few hooks for headphones and cables underneath to keep things more organized. Large...
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    New Cab Pack! FAR FIELD Session 1

    Really wish Fractal would release a third FF pack to add some needed variety. Thought they mentioned planning a new FF pack in the future, but that was a long time ago.
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    In case you have seen this yet

    My thoughts exactly. Cool but scary when you imagine them caring a heavy minigun like a terminator T-800.
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    Strandberg?

    I completely agree with this statement. I generally love the neck from around the 5th fret and up when my thumb stays mostly behind the neck. But down near the nut I tend to use my thumb to mute the low E and occasionally wrap around for notes. I find it less comfortable than a standard neck for...
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    Strandberg?

    Fanned. I don't think I've ever seen a Strandberg without fanned frets.
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    Strandberg?

    I've had a Strandberg Classic 6 for about 6 months and I love it overall. It's my first headless guitar and I like the concept enough that I should soon receive a second headless (Kiesel Leia). If I could I would improve or change a few things on the Strandberg's. Make the neck profile more C...
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    Fractal FM3 - Kiesel strat

    Nice playing in both threads. I see you have two somewhat similar looking guitars, one a Kiesel and one a TA. What are your thoughts on how the two compare?
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    Tribute to Eddie Van Halen (w/ free patch)

    That was absolutely ridiculous. Made me smile but also feel sad. Such a massive talent lost :cry:
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    Looking for 24.75 with Floyd

    The Kiesel Leia is available in 24.75 with their own tremolo system that is supposed to be very good. I ordered one for many of the same reasons. But it is headless :jackolantern: :ghost:
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    RIP EVH

    I F#@%ING HATE 2020! He was like listening to joyous musical fireworks. So sad I will never get to hear something new from him. RIP EVH
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    Poll - What cabs do you want?

    All of the above, but Far Field!
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    Axe FX III mkII - will my mk1 get left behind with firmware updates? Answer - clearly not. Thread edited due to excessive negativity from one person.

    You should leave it in the trash can outside, and of course post your address here...
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    Axe FX III mkII - will my mk1 get left behind with firmware updates? Answer - clearly not. Thread edited due to excessive negativity from one person.

    If the profiling patent thing ever come to fruition I could see where extra space to store "profiles" would be useful. Hopefully if something like that became a reality Fractal would give MK I users the option to give up some preset and IR storage space for "profiles". Heck, I only actively use...
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    Announcing Axe-Fx III Mark II

    Guess myself and a few other Mk I owners are scratching their heads about this feature. Already been said that there is plenty of space in the Mk I for future firmware updates. So is this space just for more presets and IRs (which I only use a fraction of now), or is their some other...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 14.00

    It's supposed to be the best clean amp in the Axe-Fx III o_O
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 13.02

    Successfully installed without issues here.
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    Wish A Klon-type Drive block

    A Awesome! May not be everyone’s cup of tea, but many will appreciate your efforts!
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    Wish A Klon-type Drive block

    I seriously doubt cost is the driving reason. I think it’s because every rose has its thorn. Nevertheless, they are cool pedals useful in some situations. Would be nice if the premier modeler included a version of a pedal highly regarded by many. 🤟
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    Wish A Klon-type Drive block

    I'm not suggesting the Soul Food is one of the better Klon clones, I really don't know. I would happily take any one of the better clones in the III. The Klon in the Helix was was one of the highlights on that unit. I used it a lot because it was super simple to get great tone out of it. It...
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    Wish A Klon-type Drive block

    With the drive updates I'm still really missing a Klon clone. Some of the FET Boost settings seem close, but not as good or flexible as a real model. And one of the problems with all these FET Boost settings is drive updates could change the sound. A lot of tail chasing and it still seems like...
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    Drive Pedal Heaven

    A completely forgettable distortion into a solid state Crate 1x12 was also my introduction to guitar. If you are looking for a way to completely turn a kid off to playing electric guitar, this is the answer! 🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 13.00 Public Beta

    I personally would love the option to use some of the spare DSP power, when using only one amp block, for effects.
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    Queensryche Jet City Woman Covid Cover

    Dam, that kicked butt! Sometimes forget how much I LOVE QR of that era! Got to go give those albums another listen :cool:
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    How many care if the Theaters close permently?

    We have an awesome newly built movie theater (Violet Crown) that has about 30 great micro brews from around the country on tap, pretty good food, and lets you take it into the theater (in real glasses) to watch the movie. I would miss that place greatly if it closed.
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    FM3 Firmware Release Version 1.04

    This is an important question and answer to help Fractal track down the problem. If removing FM3 Edit from the equation and editing directly on the unit do the problems go away?
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.08

    Dang V12 has some legs. I don't remember where it started anymore, but it seems like everything and the kitchen sink has been improved in V12! Awesome!
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    Beta 4 VC 'Warble' on Clean - SOLVED

    Good question. I’m guessing based on Cliff’s comments that different solutions have different pros and cons. B3 had more noticeable latency to me, but seemed to have little issue with my guitar that needs new strings and intonation. B4 has lower latency, but seems more particular about setup...
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    Beta 4 VC 'Warble' on Clean - SOLVED

    I’m finding that using the same guitar, Suhr Modern, that b4 glitches a lot more than b3. I’m sure it’s because the guitar needs new strings and intonation, probably been 6 months to a year since either have been done. But it might be nice to have the option for either the b3 or b4 algorithm In...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.08 Public Beta 3

    12 is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best updates for the III. Without looking, does anyone even remember everything that has been added in 12?
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    Apple unveils biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X

    I purchased Logic Pro X years ago and got to say Apples Mac software is a little like Fractal products. Pay one price and keep getting major updates at no extra cost. Really helps offset and justify the initial cost of a Mac.
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.08 Public Beta 3

    I did a quick reboot of the iMac, interface and III and it has not happened again. But I only had 5-10 minutes to play around with it. I will hopefully have more time later today and tomorrow to explore more and see if it comes back. Really loving the new pitch stuff. Awesome update!
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.08 Public Beta 3

    Anyone getting occasional clicks and pops over SPDIF with this beta? Same kind of noises I would previously get when running DSP close to max, but I'm only in the 50-60% range. This seems to be happening with or without the new pitch stuff or AxeEdit open or closed. It has happened both last...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.08 Public Beta Part Deux

    Wow, that sounds pretty impressive. Was planning on waiting for final release, but might just need to play around with the beta this weekend!
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    Almost no change in CPU 1 vs. 2 amps?

    Yes Please! :D :oops:
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    Wish A Klon-type Drive block

    Pretty much any highly regarded Klone would be great. But it’s always nice to to try the original ;)
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    Wish A Klon-type Drive block

    One of the things I liked best about the Helix was the Klon. It really did sound great and I found a lot of uses for it. Sure wish Fractal would just add the real deal and possibly one of the most interesting clones.
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    I received an invite yesterday. I got on the waitlist at 12:41 MST. Given the current state of affairs in the world and that I have a Axe III and FC-6 I think I will pass and wait for the headphone version or simply pass. Does everyone else's invitation letter mention signing up for the AX8...
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    Anyone sell all their tube amps?

    I got rid of all my tubes and cabs except for one of each. And I only kept the one because I got it dirt cheap, it’s resell value is next to nothing, and it has an excellent clean channel and a nice classic rock channel that is fun to play and a good reality check every once and a while. That...
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    Axe-Fx III Firmware Release Version 12.05

    I just upgraded from 12.03 to 12.05 a few minutes ago and everything seems to work fine.
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    Where are the videos?

    Not hearing muffled. I’m guessing based on Leon’s comments he wouldn’t agree either.
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    Wish CPU Load Balancing / Dual CPU Meters

    I ran into this issue again today. I have a kitchen sink preset with a single amp/cab and a full pedalboard of effects. Sadly I would like to add a looper but I can’t, but I can add another amp block without issue. It would be nice to be able to tap into some of that extra DSP resource when only...
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    Axe-Edit III 1.05.02

    Also having issues on the latest Mac OS. auditioning presets does weird stuff.
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    Ultrares IRs?

    Even Cliff posted a thread recently https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/ir-length.155295/ talking about preferring shorter IR. Seems his and Jay's positions are getting closer. In my own testing I found I greatly prefer a short 20ms IR with a great reverb to a longer 170ms UltraRes IR...
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    Ultrares IRs?

    ^^This^^ I tend to believe those who spent spent years studying a subject and have the facts to back it up to peoples personal opinions.
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    FM3 headphones jack

    I’m guessing yes. Based on the information available it sounds like the first shipment from China was screwed up. Who made the mistake is unclear, but it sounds like it happened. Probably wasn’t a great day at the office :eek: Nevertheless, if everything else is the same some people won’t care...
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    Ultrares IRs?

    Room reflections. Unfortunately you need far more than 170ms to capture the room/reverb. The science and marketing are not in alignment on this subject.
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    FM3 Now Shipping

    I agree some forthright information is needed to stop the conspiracy theories and speculation. Because this thing has been advertised from day one as having a headphone output it leads to the question where did these units come from? Very early and very small number of preproduction units, or...
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    FM3 General Discussion Thread

    Here is a super secret photo of the Fractal “warehouse”. I’m sure someone can extrapolate approximately how many FM3 it can hold.
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    Will there be another far field cab pack?

    Any updates on future FF IR? Looking forward to more FF options.
  100. A

    FM3 General Discussion Thread

    According to Jay Mitchell, an expert in the field, you only need about 20ms to capture the actual cab. Everything after 20ms is room reflections, and you need far more than 170ms to capture the actual room, so really it’s just added noise. I personally feel I get better results using the...
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