You may not be a smart man, but you know what Love is...I’m not a smart man and I can use it just fine.
Well, but that guy is you and you do have street cred.…for no good reason other than some guy on the internet said so.
Without question, yes. You will do just fine vs your analog playing band mates.OP here:
As I wait for my FX to be shipped, there is one question (for the moment) I do have for modeler's in general regarding "headroom".
I know I mentioned that my intention for the FX is to be used strictly in the studio, but IF I did play out with it, can it be heard and felt the same as a good-ol' analog hand wired tube amp? Or will I be steamrollered by the Ampeg driven bass guy?
I would never abuse thatWell, but that guy is you and you do have street cred.
I am amazed after playing guitar for 30 years and owning everything you can imagine, how damn impressed I am with the FXiii. The factory presets alone covered any sound I could ever want without creating my own. Which by the way is really simple if you have a computer and download FXiii edit.Having owned a Helix LT and HX Stomp for years, I put off buying a FAS modeller because of people like Rhett saying that the UI wasn't as easy to use; and I have to admit that whilst I am a tech nerd, I remained mildly intimidated by the idea of how complex I imagined the Fractal UI was going to be.
Well, I've got to tell you that having finally taken the plunge with an FM3 earlier this year, I really don't know what all the fuss was about.
I'm totally comfortable with the UI on the device - I often make tweaks to patches on the fly and it's easy. I did take the time to read the manual though, which helped a great deal.
I also decided when buying the FM3 that I was only going to stick to the "authentic" tab of real amp controls and keep it simple. That personal decision lasted all of 20 minutes! - It's great being able to drill down to tweak details, but only if you really want to. You get to decide how deep (or not) you want to go with FAS gear.
I don't regret my purchase at all, and I prefer the FAS device to the other modellers that I've owned and it sounds excellent.
Just click away and turn knobs as you wish like I did. You will figure it out. If your not sure you like what you’ve done, simply click to the next preset and back to the preset you want to edit. As long as you don’t save, the preset will revert back.I think the main factor should be whether or not you're comfortable editing on a computer. For whatever reason these reviews make it sound like it's impossible to edit the sounds. No, but it is a lengthy process that the manual tactile controls take a minute to learn and to navigate the interface. It's much easier on a computer. They also act like you will be making 10,000 adjustments - which you might in a live setting but when you're recording you can "set it and forget it" most of the time if you want to have the same tones and results for different tracks.
I actually started doing all my setups on the unit itself and realized that because I was recording with it I can just constantly use it on my computer which made it way easier. The helix interface is kind of the same, except their interface lacks in software GUI (I think it's ugly)
Bottom line: It's not that hard to learn, especially if you find a preset or two and study them.
Well, I'm a guitarist and Fractal convert, and "We" don't include "Me". Excuse me, baby want some cake....We're guitarists. Aside from playing guitar, the single biggest thing we spend our time on is fiddling with knobs. The Fractal interface is a piece of cake. It just doesn't baby you and hold your hand like some other units do.
Agree 100%................I dunno man, when I was researching to buy, I looked at the what the actual people using the product were doing with it, not what an influencer review video for clicks thought about it, and there were lots in 2013 too.
I see you decided to buy, but if I can pass along any advice at all, imho, avoid the influencer reviews lol.
Just so y'all know, this is what pushed me off the fence.
I'm a Jazz guy and Larry Carlton is one of my favorites. To me, this sounds very close to it.