NGD: Fractal FM3

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  1. Guamskyy

    Guamskyy Hwat you call me?

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    I updated to the Cygnus beta and honestly can’t tell much of a difference :lol:

    only thing that changed for me is my overall output dropped a ton and had to spend some time fixing all my levels
     
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    I've found huge differences on some patches, not so much on others. I think it sounds outstanding... they're chasing that last 5% of tube tone, so I don't think any update is going to be a total reinvention but now they might be down to the last 2%
     
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  3. laxu

    laxu SS.org Regular

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    Tried Cygnus through my Fryette PS-100 and 4x10 cab today. Sounded glorious and just as good as the QC with that same setup.

    I have a little IKEA triangular shelf that I was using as kind of an accessory shelf next to my amp tower and I have the Fryette on one shelf and on top of it put a modeler on another shelf. Then I have the XSonic Airstep on the floor controlling the modeler wirelessly. No more bending over to adjust stuff!

    It looks so silly next to this two meter tall tower with two tube amps, a 1x12 and 4c10 cab stacked on a movable platform.
     
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  4. Mourguitars

    Mourguitars SS.org Regular

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    Alright i finally got them here !

    He brought over this LD Monitor he raves about these , he bought 4....he can adjust the EQ on it, ill try it out

    Mike

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  5. MatrixClaw

    MatrixClaw Whoaaa No Way!!!

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    Ah man, might have to finally update my FM3. I still haven't installed the firmware that had the Archon on it :lol:
     
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  6. Mourguitars

    Mourguitars SS.org Regular

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    Gonna test out the Friedmans this weekend...ill be on the last firmware before Cygnus...time to go thru my IR's

    Mike
     
  7. Mourguitars

    Mourguitars SS.org Regular

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    Did they fix that output issue on FW 3.03 ?

    Ive tried everything....
     
  8. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    What issue? Refer to the fractal forum. Also 3.04 beta is out iirc...
     
  9. Mourguitars

    Mourguitars SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for the reply Budda

    Im just playing mono for now, i now there's new FW out just want to play vs update...

    Friedman cab sound very good, great actually....im messing with lots of parameters dialing stuff in

    Its got a great feel with the Friedman cab.....it has it own feel, Tube feel is different of course im used to that....

    Its the 1st time i played my FM3 in like 7-8 months...but man it sounds fantastic !

    I havent got ear fatigue like i do when i had my BX8 and sub monitors but i have the FRFR cab down on it side as well

    Mike
     
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  10. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    Updating takes minutes. You dont need to tweak, it's all done upon recall. Then back to playing.

    Signed, went to 16.02 this morning.
     
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  11. Mourguitars

    Mourguitars SS.org Regular

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    I got them working...one of the Friedmans volume knob is kinda wonky ...has to be on 8 to work, run volume off FM3....i backed them down to noon , didnt know about the issue
    Lol

    Big botton end on these cabs tho...

    Mike
     
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    Modus_Operandi SS.org Regular

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    On the G66 waiting list....pretty darned stoked.
     
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    Deadpool_25 SS.org Regular

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    FM3 board complete.

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  14. sakeido

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    How much does that weigh altogether? Length?
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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  16. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    That looks cool.
     
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    23lbs, 6oz and it’s 33 7/8” (Temple Audio Duo 34)


    Sounds better than it looks. Cygnus is legit.
     
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  18. Mourguitars

    Mourguitars SS.org Regular

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    I tried the YA DV77 cab pac and im pretty blow away with it..

    Bass is tight sounds great thru the speakers no flub, mids and treble where they should be not spikey very clear and like the feel and pick attack....its pretty smooth and great for the down tuned stuff....its not a compressed sound at all

    You hit a chord and say ...daum !

    Havent Googled what speaker Mick modeled his sig speaker from i know its a Eminence...but i might buy a real pair

    So far i like it better than the Zilla cab pac, been playing since noon and no ear fatigue...i love a V30 and greenbacks but its something i always try to dial out..i cant finger it yet

    Your Rig looks fantastic Deadpool !....Congrats

    Mike
     
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    Kyle Jordan Ace of Knaves

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    Don’t quote me on this, but I think the DV77s are supposed to sound like very broken in V30s. I’m trying to recall where I read or heard that and keep coming up blank.

    While not the DV77, I’ll give York Audio some love and say that the Hiwatt 412SE pack I got recently is great. Love those Fanes.
     
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  20. Mourguitars

    Mourguitars SS.org Regular

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    Those DV77 sure are Clear and have great clarity and ticks all the boxes i was looking for , i bought that cab pac after him hawing around on a why not try them

    I put them in the stock High gain presets , that to me...sounded like a blanket it over them ...again thats just me , i only used the Clean and low to mid gain stuff on my FM3...

    Really opened up those High gain amps...man !

    Now it feels more and sounds amp like...again thats just me ...and stuff sounds great with knobs at noon...ill suck some mids out with a TS...thats pretty much it !

    Add all what i said with Fractals effects....Thru my Adam7's and Adam sub...wow

    Mix 1, 2 ....57m / 121
    Mix 4 ......58 / 160 mics

    I stoped there for once...that is nice for a chance

    Im really glad i bought that pac. on a whim ...i have every IR out there , but im really like Justins stuff , they all sound good

    Glad you are liking the Hiwatt cabs Kyle !

    Mike
     
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