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FM3 Presets FM3 AustinBuddy 1000+ "LIVE GOLD" TonePack Feb. 2023 Banks Fully Updated for latest firmware 6.01

Third-party preset or preset pack for the FM3

iLLLuzionz

New Member
When will the foot controller files be compatible. im new so I don't know the exact terms but you load the FC3 file or whatever so you can us the control switch I read back a long ago that you won't have a fixed version until there's another release of Cygnus I.e like Cygnus 4.1? am I correct or can I go ahead and install the file that came with the Austin buddy betas
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
When will the foot controller files be compatible. im new so I don't know the exact terms but you load the FC3 file or whatever so you can us the control switch I read back a long ago that you won't have a fixed version until there's another release of Cygnus I.e like Cygnus 4.1? am I correct or can I go ahead and install the file that came with the Austin buddy betas
Give it a try, most people say it is working. But make sure the startup page in your FC Controllers Config dialogue box in editor is set to Layout page 8 for the FM3 OMG or FM3 alone version.
 

Jipps0525

Power User
Hey ABuddy, for the Amp Boost controller switch, what is the difference between boosting with the CS vs. using a Drive block? Is it just a matter of where in the signal the boost gets applied? Because I didn’t realize until last week how you can change the type of Amp boost CS that gets applied. Also, in terms of Amp Boost CS volume, is anything above 0dB considered a boost?
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
Hey ABuddy, for the Amp Boost controller switch, what is the difference between boosting with the CS vs. using a Drive block? Is it just a matter of where in the signal the boost gets applied? Because I didn’t realize until last week how you can change the type of Amp boost CS that gets applied. Also, in terms of Amp Boost CS volume, is anything above 0dB considered a boost?

You can get similar results using a drive block BUT you add CPU, so why do that, save the CPU and use the "drive block" built into the amp block. I like clean boosts. Yes, anything above 0db does that - it hits the first preamp tube harder (splat) than 0db. So db amounts can vary based on type of boost. A Clean boost for a clean sound probably needs to be under 4db else it breaks up (amp dependent). You can always try the 12db default bu I find it's too much for some amps, so I try to customize it by amp type. Usually I'm around 8 db boost - it phaetons up but not so much that the bass goes mush, But it can vary, and I do vary it by LiveGold preset. Experiment!
 

Jipps0525

Power User
You can get similar results using a drive block BUT you add CPU, so why do that, save the CPU and use the "drive block" built into the amp block. I like clean boosts. Yes, anything above 0db does that - it hits the first preamp tube harder (splat) than 0db. So db amounts can vary based on type of boost. A Clean boost for a clean sound probably needs to be under 4db else it breaks up (amp dependent). You can always try the 12db default bu I find it's too much for some amps, so I try to customize it by amp type. Usually I'm around 8 db boost - it phaetons up but not so much that the bass goes mush, But it can vary, and I do vary it by LiveGold preset. Experiment!
This might be a silly question. But is the Amp Boost the same exact thing as a drive block? Or is there something dynamically different? Like if I set the AmpBoost to TS808 Mod, is it the same exact thing as just using that drive pedal in front of the amp?
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
This might be a silly question. But is the Amp Boost the same exact thing as a drive block? Or is there something dynamically different? Like if I set the AmpBoost to TS808 Mod, is it the same exact thing as just using that drive pedal in front of the amp?
No because you cannot control any drive controls in the amp block. Just the amount of boost, that’s it. No gain, no EQ.
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
When will the foot controller files be compatible. im new so I don't know the exact terms but you load the FC3 file or whatever so you can us the control switch I read back a long ago that you won't have a fixed version until there's another release of Cygnus I.e like Cygnus 4.1? am I correct or can I go ahead and install the file that came with the Austin buddy betas

@iLLLuzionz
You should be able to install the FM3 only "All Layouts' file. But make sure in your FC Controllers Config that the Start Up page is pointing to page 8 (main control page to access other pages), and not page 1 (presets), so when it starts up it comes up correctly.
 
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Dave Merrill

Axe-Master
This might be a silly question. But is the Amp Boost the same exact thing as a drive block? Or is there something dynamically different? Like if I set the AmpBoost to TS808 Mod, is it the same exact thing as just using that drive pedal in front of the amp?
Besides fewer controls, I think the amp block boosts only amplify and apply some sort of fixed EQ curve that's different for each boost type.
What they don't do that many drive blocks do is distort themselves.
The amp block boosts can push the amp into clipping, but they're clean gain and EQ only, no clipping.
 

Echophilia

Inspired
AustinBuddy- FM3 Owner here-Don't have the Extra foot controller/Just 3 on the unit. Any chance for the future presets be versioned without the Controllers assigned and the Fx loop written in the presets. I LOVE the sounds of your presets but that extra work and my OCD makes it frustrating to rework the presets after major updates etc.
Or maybe I'm missing something
Thanks
 

E.S.

New Member
In the July update of the TonePack the layout files are missing - "FM3 Layouts - Not yet Available for Public FW4.x - Bug Issue Fractal must fix first".
Does anyone know exactly what the issue is? I rely on a modded version of the FW3.x layouts and don't like surprises :)
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
In the July update of the TonePack the layout files are missing - "FM3 Layouts - Not yet Available for Public FW4.x - Bug Issue Fractal must fix first".
Does anyone know exactly what the issue is? I rely on a modded version of the FW3.x layouts and don't like surprises :)
Try the older provided layout (or better yet, the one you saved for yourself). It should work. Some people reported issues with IMG9 and FM3 to me, but they seem to not be universal, and mine works fine on Fw 3 and Fw4. One thing, on a firmware reset, you need ot make sure in global FC settings that the correct "Master Layout page" (I think it's 8) is set right. A new firmware install sometimes can re-set that value and people think the layout is wrong, when in fact it just changed the Maser Layout page assignment. Set it back and good to go. Let us know?
 

Jipps0525

Power User
Starting to play around more and more with manipulating my clean or light crunch channels with the Amp Boost switch and Saturation switch. Using both simultaneously and separately can just give you a lot of options. For the saturation CS, what do you all think is too much? What exactly does it do In terms of eq? Also, is the Fat Switch modifiable in any way?
 

clags

Member
With the OMG9, currently a hold press on any switch on the FC-6 when in scene mode will only toggle CS2. is there a way I can globally have a long press on say FC-6 switch 1 toggle the drive block on/off, or delay on/off?
 

austinbuddy

Fractal Fanatic
Vendor
With the OMG9, currently a hold press on any switch on the FC-6 when in scene mode will only toggle CS2. is there a way I can globally have a long press on say FC-6 switch 1 toggle the drive block on/off, or delay on/off?
Sure. Just go into the FootControllers and in the preset or scene mode for “Hold” replace the boost/(kicker coil actually) with that ever you want in Hold. Then copy and paste that to the other switches.
 
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