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Meet the New FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

Now you can get Fractal Audio’s industry-leading amp and cab mode­ling, plus a suite of stomp­box and studio effects, a power­ful foot cont­roller, 4×4 USB audio — and more — all in a com­pact, rug­ged, all-in-one, floor unit de­sig­ned for the stu­dio or stage.

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The FM3 is shipping to customers on the waitlist. Joining the waitlist reserves your place in line to purchase an FM3 when it becomes available. There is no commitment and nothing to pay before your FM3 is ready to ship. To join the waitlist, please send an email to waitlist@g66.eu with the subject “FM3” or just click the button above. When your FM3 is ready to ship, you will receive an email invitation - we will inform you at least 2-3 weeks in advance. Due to the overwhelming response of this offer we cannot tell you your position in line or estimate when you will receive the purchase invitation. Price: EUR 1266.- inc­luding VAT (EUR 1091,38 exc. VAT).

FM3 800

 

FM3 800 rear

The Sound of Fractal Audio

Legen­dary Amp Modeling and Speaker Simula­tion
plus a Suite of Incre­dible Stompbox and Studio Effects


The FM3 fea­tures our la­test ARES Amp Mode­ling—a tech­nology developed by Fractal Audio for the award-winning Axe-Fx III. It captures the sound — and the equally important feel — of real tube amps, with 265+ models offering an imp­res­sive ran­ge of clean tones, elusive “edge of break­up”, and every­thing from warm, touch-sen­sitive over­drive to face-melting modern distortion.

The FM3 also inc­ludes the entire spea­ker cab im­pulse re­sponse (“IR”) collection from the Axe-Fx III, with a stunning 2,200+ “Factory” choices and 1,024 “User” locations to store custom sounds from free or commercial producers.

As a mul­ti-effects unit, the FM3 truly ex­cels. It inclu­des a superb selec­tion of Fractal Audio’s sta­te-of-the-art effect algorithms. All of the essentials and many exciting innovations are on board: dazzling drive pedals, dozens of delays, re­verbs, compres­sors, EQs, phasers, flan­gers and other modu­lation effects, a loo­per, and much more.

fm3 blocks

The Block Inven­tory of the FM3 is ba­sed on that of the award-win­ning Axe-Fx III.

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FM3 Preset Examp­les (Screen Cap­tures of Ac­tual Fac­tory Pre­sets).

Marco Fanton Custom Preset of the Week

Download Marco Fanton's Custom Preset for Bass Guitar “MF Bassone" for the Axe-Fx III / FM3 free of charge:

Free Download

More MF Custom Presets

Leon Todd Tuesday Tone Tips

Leon Todd demonstrates the Axe-Fx III perform page to dial in a tone "on the fly" while playing over a track.

More Leon Todd Videos

 

Impres­sive USB Audio Capabi­lities

Play­back, Record, Re-Amp

With a USB con­nec­tion to a Mac or PC, the FM3 works as an extre­mely high qua­lity 4×4 audio inter­face for play­back, recor­ding, and re-amping. This lets the FM3 doub­le as the hub of a por­table recor­ding studio.

USB chan­nels are mapped for maxi­mum ease of use. For examp­le, to record the pro­ces­sed stereo out­put of the FM3, just record in­puts 1 and 2 in the com­puter. Compu­ter in­puts 3 and 4 can be used to cap­ture a DI, or to re­cord input 2 L+R in ste­reo.

Compu­ter play­back is also easy and fle­xible. For stu­dio work, you can mix a pro­ject and the FM3 to a sin­gle pair of con­nected moni­tors and tran­smit a sepa­rate DI to the FM3 for re-amping. For live per­forman­ces, you can route the ste­reo FM3 and ste­reo backing tracks to different stereo outputs.

USB also al­lows 2-way com­muni­cation bet­ween the FM3 and its com­panion soft­ware appli­cations, FM3-Edit and Fra­ctal-Bot.

fm3 3 4A Rugged Floor Unit

The FM3 is housed in a du­rab­le steel chassis with pro­tecti­ve endcaps desig­ned to with­stand the ri­gors of tou­ring.

Three on­board foot­switches – each with va­riab­le-color LED ring and mini LCD dis­play — pro­vide both tap and hold func­tions, which can be custo­mized to do dif­ferent things on eight dif­ferent switch “layouts.” The new “Views” fea­ture multi­plies the po­wer of layouts, in ef­fect crea­ting a virtual 12-button cont­rol­ler with a 3-but­ton foot­print.

In ad­dition, a FASL­INK II port al­lows the FM3 to be con­nec­ted with up to two Frac­tal Audio FC-12 or FC-6 foot cont­rolvlers, pro­viding an exci­ting array of exten­ded cont­rol op­tions.

While desig­ned as a floor unit, the FM3 fea­tures an intui­tive hands-on inter­face with the same full-color dis­play and fami­liar, easy-to-use front pa­nel cont­rols found on the Axe-Fx III.

The unit is po­wered by a 3-Core “Grif­fin” DSP with one ARM and two SHARC+ cores pro­viding supe­rior power in a com­pact format. A de­dicated graphics pro­ces­sor allows the main DSPs to be fo­cused on cri­tical audio tasks.

FM3 Tutorials

Summary of Features

 

✔  FM3 is a com­pact floor unit with three on­board swit­ches.

✔  3-Core “Griffin” Pro­ces­sor plus dedi­ca­ted GPU.

✔  Hundreds of ac­cura­te mo­dels with real tu­be amp sound and feel.

✔  Rug­ged steel chas­sis with pro­tec­tive end­caps and hand­les.

✔  Fea­tures ARES Amp Mo­del­ing develo­ped for the Axe-Fx III.

✔  Easy-to-use front pa­nel inter­face, plus free FM3 Edit soft­ware.

✔  Inc­ludes all fac­­tory cabs from Axe-Fx III, plus 1,024 user cab slots.

✔  Ultra-low noise in­stru­ment in­put plus XLR ste­reo main out­puts.

✔  Impres­sive multi-ef­fects capa­bi­lity ba­sed on Axe-Fx III.

✔  Addi­tional Ste­reo I/O Pair, plus head­phone & SPDIF outputs.

✔  Uncom­promi­sing sound qua­lity and road-wor­thy relia­bi­lity.

✔ 4×4 USB Audio, 2 on­board switch/pe­dal jacks, MIDI In & Out/Thru.

✔  Fan­tasti­cally fle­xib­le 3-button inte­gra­ted foot con­trol­ler.

✔  Easy-to-Read pre­ci­sion Tu­ner with graph and vir­tual strobe dis­plays.

✔  FAS­LINK II al­lows ad­ding up to two FC-12/FC-6 cont­rol­lers.

✔  Upgra­deab­le firm­ware al­lows cons­tant impro­vement and in­nova­tion.

FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor   

Availability: The FM3 is now shipping to customers on the waitlist.
The price will be EUR 1266.- inc­luding VAT (EUR 1091,38 exc. VAT).

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FM3 FC6 Rig 1920

 The FM3 is shown here with an FC-6 cont­rol­ler and one EV-2 Ex­pres­sion Pedal.

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