I'll strongly recommend using a good studio monitoring setup; that way, you can judge what you are doing based on the music you are playing with is easier to record/practice using a home studio setup. Relatively speaking, a good quality studio monitor setup will be flatter and more honest to the...
As a longtime Fractal owner and user, I greatly appreciate the FM3/FC6 "OMG-9" setup. It is extremely powerful and useful.
The last year plus has been exclusively using that rig both studio and live work; it has proven itself as a very powerful and flexible rig for me. Up until Covid, we were...
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My experience and quick thoughts:
2. Yes, but I do not typically do it. I know people that do, but it's never been something I'd use myself... to date.
3. Recording, yes. Performance/live, no.
4. Never considered it nor have I critically tried it.
I've had the FM3 as my main rig...
Just my opinion and experience.
The best speaker IR's are premixed and ready for the proper amp type that you use. There are always exceptions but the best practice for someone lacking recording/engineering experience is to just approach it like a guitar player - get the right cab and speaker...
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I've always been a Plexi guy but the Soldano SLO in the Fractal has been my mojo since about 6 months ago. So touch-sensitive with different guitars and both single coils and humbuckers. Just insanely inspiring for me.
Do you run directly to your DAW, direct-to-FOH, or FRFR?
This is a trick that I've done for many years, and though it isn't my idea... here it is again. This is not a "Fractal" trick or an "FM3" only trick; this works on any device or IRL (in real life with analog gear in the recording/mixing...
I've done something for ages (with EQ pedals, parametric EQ, people use Dirt Pedals for this, etc.) in real life (IRL) and the digital world using Pre-EQ before the amp block. This works on clean tones, OD tones, heavy aggressive tones... basically all tones! LOL.
This isn't just a "Fractal...
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Oh my goodness, just dropped a bunch of new (to me) York Audio IR's in my FM3 and the YA Greenback 25 Mix 1 just KILLED me. Wow, that with a Plexi... dude. I'm in heaven.
Also picked up the Friedman, Vox 212 Blue (!!!!!!!!!), and T75. Freaking rock and roll!!!
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There is always a lot of discussion of minutia on forums; it is easy to get lost in the weeds sometimes. I used to participate quite frequently in that madness but always held you can use the current crop of modelers together... for good, not evil. LOL. To actually, perform music live.
I still use those and still recommend them. Cheap but really quality and comfortable.
My faves right now are the budget-busting Neumann NDH 20 Closed Back Studio Headphones... but that's out of the budget level for a lot of people.
I run three expression pedals.
What I liken their function to is that you can react at the moment and it allows creativity in the 'now' on stage. Things are not just 'on/off' you can use them to vary different parameters (of your choice) on the fly.
In my setup:
Pedal #1 is an...
It will come down to the needs of your situation. They are sonically equal to each other.
If you can fit your presets requirements under the processing umbrella of the FM3, there is no penalty to making the FM3 the 'brain' of your rig.
If you are a big proponent/user of 'kitchen...