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FRACTAL AUDIO | AXE FX FM3

I'm a genuine convert... 


New for 2022, I have finally upgraded to the Fractal Audio FM3. I mostly hate modellers, but this is just a different league. 


It's been on my radar for quite some time, so look out for demos, gear reviews, and various live streams specials on this unit.


However, that said, eventually, I will be moving over to AxeFx gear for everything, so maybe a custom made pedalboard to protect things will ne needed.

What happened to the Marshall JMP-1's...


Many of you know I've been a longtime Marshall JMP-1 user, often just going direct from the speaker emulated outs. 


My main reasons for upgrading were because my JMP-1's are getting old! The effects loops and internal parts are starting to fail, so I just felt it was time to upgrade. 


For the time being, I will still be taking my JMP-1's out to my IRL (In Real Life) gigs. Live gigs are somewhat unpredictable, and I'd rather not put an AxeFx unit on the floor with beer spilling about the place! 

GRAB MY FM3 PRESETS & EFFECT BLOCK LIBRARIES | UPDATED THURS NOV 2nd 2023 ■ 

I'm making all my FM3 presets available for free to download. I'm pretty much set on the JMP-1 tones now. I use a few effects nothing outrageous.  


I use the Fractal FC-6 and EV-1 pedals to expand the FM3,  and I'm using a modified OMG9 layout to let me have the FM3 stay permanently on Presets, Scenes, Effects and then load the results into the FC-6.  All my pedals, tuner, wah, everything is done from the FM3. you may need to adjust the button layout/switching accordingly.

I'm always updating my patches and changing my tone as my tastes change, so if you want the latest patches from me, and I've not updated them in a while in Google Drive,  then just email me and I'll send them to you.

As of November 2023, I've started making regular backups of my ENTIRE presets, some of them experimental. You can grab the lot in the FM3 | FULL BACKUPS Folder.

Note: All my presets should work with the FM9 and AxeFX III. Please make sure you know what you're doing though, I am not responisble for any problems. 

FM3 EDIT | MY MAIN PRESET ■ 

My Main JMP-1 Preset...
I use mainly one preset, my "kitchen sink" preset, consisting of 8 scenes.
My main goal, was to re-create my main JMP-1 tones and effects, kind of like a mirror of my previous rig... but so much better!

All blocks use the JMPre-1 OD1 Bass Shift amp, apart from the clean which uses a USA Rhythm 1 amp.  My Scenes Are Laid Out Like This:

1 - Rhythm
2 - Lead 1
3 - Lead 2
4 - Clean
5 - Whammy Pedal
6 - Talkbox (Formant block)
7 - Floyd Phase 90 (Speed on EV-1)
8 - Big Lead Delay (Lots of Delay)

FM3 LIVE LOOPING | AMBIENT PATCH ■ 

Many of you have been asking about the patch I use for my ambient live looping / improv sections on my live streams.
I've added it to my Fractal Google Drive folder for you fellow FM3 users. 
Here is a clip of me improvising using the patch.
Clipped from my Twitch live stream Mon 6th Nov 2023.