Not forbidden. Two threads were closed because they were duplicates of an already active thread. And the main thread was only closed after it turned into a **** storm because of a few people. No need to speculate.
That whole patent thing is just speculation. Extra memory can be used for a longer looper, to store audio samples, very long far-field IRs, text for user preset notes, whatever... And for the record: I have no clue.
Uh ... no, not easier and cheaper. FAS already had the screen + buttons/knobs of the Axe-Fx III that people like, and that people have welcomed on the FM3. Would make no sense in designing and developing a new one.
I like (more) switches too, but many people can perform with just 3 of them, because they mainly use scenes, and 3 switches suffice for that purpose. I'd have preferred 4 switches, but I guess that the space between them would have become too small, especially for people with large feet (row...
Not disputing your findings in any way, but for reference:
I tested recording in Logic just now, at 32 and then 64 samples, with an 8-track song and playing Spotify through the FM3, and audio was fine, during recording (software monitoring) as well as later playback. FM3 is connected directly...
That's what I think. I'll hold on to my Mk I, until FAS introduces a must-have new feature that relies on the additional memory.
EDIT: If I was on the waitlist though, I'd be very happy with the Mark II.
Latency / buffer depends on multiple factors. 128 is not bad at all. That is: for a Mac, Windows can handle low buffer sizes better. Many people record at 128 even with the Axe-Fx, which has a great interface.
What a weird way to characterize progress. Regardless of brand, model, etc.
"Here's the new BMW Mk 2 model for this year. So, owners of the previous models, prepare to be left out in the cold on a cool new feature coming up for Mk 2 owners only..."
What you're saying is that manufacturers...
In Setup > Global: Power Amp Modeling must be turned on, and Cab Modeling must be turned off.
Through a guitar cab that may be sound sub-optimal at low volume levels, but it will sound great at gigging levels.