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FM3 hot questions (and, hopefully, answers)

jefferski

Fractal Fanatic
No. Reverb uses a ton of CPU. On Axe-FX3 the reverbs have a "Hi Quality" mode that makes them sound better at the cost of more CPU usage. The FM3 will not support that Hi Quality mode. So if you listen to an Axe-FX3 with the "Quality" set to low, that's what FM3 will sound like.
Does that mean that it will support any of the reverb types at the lower quality? One of the problems w/ AX8 is that most people found they had to use Spring reverb most of the time because the others use so much more CPU, or you'd have to sacrifice a number of other blocks to make room for the reverb. It'd be great to at least be able to run the other algorithms w/out a cost to the rest of the preset.
 

Lou Lab

Inspired
Correct. I work for Fractal.

Currently (subject to change) we dedicate a core to the Amp and to Reverbs. Due to CPU limitations and not wanting to reduce Amp quality you can run 2 of the following 3 in a preset ( Amp, Rev1, Rev2 ).

Not sure about Cloud Reverb, I'll have to get back to you, but it should support all the reverb types of the Axe-FX3 just not in "Hi Quality" mode.
Why not offer a "Hi quality" reverb option if only one is being used?
 
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Greg Girardin

Guest
Does that mean that it will support any of the reverb types at the lower quality? One of the problems w/ AX8 is that most people found they had to use Spring reverb most of the time because the others use so much more CPU, or you'd have to sacrifice a number of other blocks to make room for the reverb. It'd be great to at least be able to run the other algorithms w/out a cost to the rest of the preset.
Correct. It will support all the reverb types of Axe-FX3 but as if you had "Quality: Low". You won't have to use spring reverbs to save CPU since the core can run the Amp and 1 reverb, and all the other blocks are on the other core
 

Tones2

Inspired
Can you press 2 buttons together at once and have that be a unique option? I'd love that to be preset or bank up (left and middle together) and down (middle and right together)
 

RKF

Inspired
Below is what Cliff said which sounds to many people that there will be no other "in between" models. Basically the FM3 was designed to replace ax8. You will use FM3 for small gigs as stand alone unit and with the FC6/FC12 controllers for larger gigs and then the Axe-fx III for MSG. His direct quote is found below. Unless he is hiding something (which would be kind of BS but possible) id assume no other models.



cliffc8488 said:
If anyone is curious the thought process was this:
1. FM3 alone for rehearsals, small gigs.
2. FM3 plus FC6/12 for larger gigs.
3. Axe-Fx III plus FC6/12 for MSG.
What's "MSG"?

Please don't say monosodium glutamate. :)
 
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