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FM3 Amp Modeler/FX Processor

Cygnus Amp Modeling, UltraRes™ Speaker Sims, and an incredible collection of Stompbox and Studio Effects

The FM3 is a compact all-in-one processor for guitar, bass, and other instruments. It features Fractal Audio’s industry-leading Cygnus amp modeling, UltraRes™ speaker cab simulation, plus an incredible collection of legendary stompbox and studio effects, all based on our award-winning flagship the Axe-Fx III. The unit is also a powerful foot controller with all of the programmable features of our larger FC controllers, plus a 4×4 USB audio interface — and more — all in a compact, rugged, floor unit designed for the studio or stage.

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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.

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

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 Frank's Fractal Sunday

In Frank's Fractal Sunday I will showcase the fantastic Fractal Audio Factory Presets. Today I show you the presets #161-165. At the end of the video I play my song Ana-Rock using my own preset "FSM Vangelis". Have fun 🙂.

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Tuesday Tone Tip with Leon Todd

Leon Todd uses the highly flexible Fractal routing grid along with the feedback send and return blocks to build delays like you've never heard before!

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Marco Fanton Saturday Live

How to set the Footswitches, Tips & Tricks

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Fractal Friday
with Cooper Carter

Cooper Carter shows you how easy it is switch between five different guitar tunings with the FM9's virtual capo!

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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.

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