Fractal FM3 Firmware 2.0 Beta test

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  1. Musiscience

    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Fractal has finally updated the firmware for the FM3. The unit now has the amps of the FXIII including the archon.

    I just did a shootout between my Archon 25 v.s. the FM3 Archean through a Mooer Baby Bomb for power. Through the same cab (g12-75) and using the same guitar (Mayones Duvell), I set all parameters to noon on both units with cab sim off on the FM3. The clean and lead, both with the bright switch on and off, were tested. They sound and feel EXACTLY the same. I am actually mind blown. Everyone knows Fractal models are close, but this is so spot on in the room I am dumbfounded.

    All possible doubts about current modeling sounding like the real deal or not are gone for me. Just wanted to share as this is kind of a personal revelating moment for me.
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Sure, here goes. Never thought I would share this as it's just a bunch of random uninspired chugs recorded with a phone. In the room it was pretty dead on.

    Archon Signal: Mayones -> Archon (all settings at noon) -> 1x12 cab (g12-75) -> shitty phone room mic.

    FM3 Signal: Mayones -> FM3 (all settings at noon) -> Baby Bomb (30w) -> 1x12 cab (g12-756) -> shitty phone room mic.

    https://soundcloud.com/musiscience-349742426/sets/archon-fm3

    Let me know which you think is which!
     
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  5. MatrixClaw

    MatrixClaw Whoaaa No Way!!!

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    Well, this makes me super excited. The only other real amp.i really have much desire to buy right now is the Archon, but if the FM3 I'm getting next week can get that close, I might just be content :D
     
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    Im confident you wont have amp gas for a while :lol:
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Remember this is with a "crappy" 99$ power amp and all at noon. Any little difference there might be between your amp and the reference amp can be dialed in the EQ section easily.
     
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    MatrixClaw Whoaaa No Way!!!

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    Nice! I was planning on either just hooking up my studio monitors directly to it since I'm selling my interface to just use this for recording, and/or putting it through my EHX 44 Magnum into one of my cabs, so it'd be pretty similar to your setup here!
     
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    Nice. Now imagine this with a 1000 watt clean power amp into 2 4x12s. Yay!
     
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