Do you think that's chipset? The ARM Cortex A5 was released 8 years ago. I can't believe that FAS would develop on a platform that old.
Even if it's not the latest ARM processor you won't play 4K videos on the FM3 displayYup. Uses an SC587. The SHARC+ core has essentially the same MFLOPs as the SHARC. The overall processing power is greater than an AX-8 because of the ARM which offloads all the housekeeping stuff, USB, etc.
Awesome. So reamping will be possible, very cool.The USB outputs (IN Endpoints) are Output 1 L/R, Instrument In and Input 2 Left.
When Cliff answered about not compromising on the amp model fidelity to allow two amps, I gathered that he was building the FM3 to stay aligned - ampwise - with the Axe-FX III for the duration.
The FM3 is not as powerful as an Axe-Fx III. The Axe-Fx III has at least four times the processing power. You can infer what you want from that.
That wasn't mentioned in his original post. Anyway enough of that. I agree I don't think that they would be attached together that way. If you are going to be putting both units on a pedalboard then most of us will more than likely just velcro them on wouldn't we?Information he already has and he was looking for other information (as I wrote, more specific). But that's fine
The delay in the FCs was due to part shortages. The worldwide capacitor shortage continues to be a thorn in our sides.I honestly think they are going to start to move fast on the FC now
This was a big part of the delay IMO
To get functionality across platforms
And parts delays of course
The A5 should be more than sufficient for this device. Keep in mind that all the audio processing is offloaded to the DSPs, so the ARM core probably doesn't have much more to do than drawing the GUI and handling I/O (usb, midi, faslink etc). Also, there's not exactly a huge selection of powerful DSP SOCs to choose from, so Fractal is limited by what's available from the SOC vendors - and this seems to be the most powerful SOC that analog devices currently offers (disregarding the 589 model which as far as I can tell only adds PCIe). Given their track record, I have faith that they chose the best chip that's readily available and fits into the power and BOM budgets.The ARM Cortex A5 was released 8 years ago. I can't believe that FAS would develop on a platform that old.
I have the Axe Fx III and I'm pretty happy with it so I think I'll pass. I had the II XL a few years back and replaced it with the AX8 when it came out because I was looking for easier transport. I hate lugging a bunch of stuff around and wanted the quickest and easiest setup and teardown available. Sadly there was a lot I missed from the XL. A lot of that seems to have been addressed in this, but it's not for me.Use it with the FC-6, it's about the same size as the AX8 with 9 scribble strip switches. If you really want 4 switches, hook up a footswitch for maybe $15. It can't please everyone, but the modular approach quite nicely addresses some of your concerns.
It's supposed to be the same.The most impressive improvement with the Axe 3 was the increased signal to noise and the sound quality of the amps and effects have an extra bit of sheen to them that was not present on previous units.
Any comments on how the FM3 sound quality compares to the 3?
Just because something is older doesn't mean it is still not useful. If anything it helps keep cost down by not using the latest and greatest. The MSP430 was released almost 20 years ago and it is still a very useful piece of tech. Just my 2 cents.Do you think that's chipset? The ARM Cortex A5 was released 8 years ago. I can't believe that FAS would develop on a platform that old.