Try Out This Incredible Combo of Effects!

Using Fractal gear is great for a number of reasons- one of which is the ability to conceptualize and create your own effects or combination of effects. In this video I combine the pitch block and the tremolo block in parallel to build an immersive and wide guitar tone. create your own effects...

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Fractal 3 Block Challenge!

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Is it possible to create a fully featured preset with only 3 blocks in my FM3? Here's the parameters: clean, drive, and lead tones, rhythmic delay, ambient delay and verb, and minimal gaps and pops between scene changes. I get the most...

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Why you SHOULD buy an AXE-FX

There's so many benefits to owning and using an Axe-FX that narrowing it down to just a few to discuss can be difficult. In this video I talk about why I enjoy using an Axe-FX in my daily playing, gigging, and touring life, and what sets it apart from other guitar rigs.

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Reasons NOT to buys an AXE-FX

Many of you already know I'm an Axe-FX and Fractal guy, but I DON'T believe that it's the proper solution for everyone. I believe that most gear can be good gear when used in the appropriate application and all gear has its limitations and compromises. If you are on the fence with whether or not...

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Does input impedance change the tone?

Although the Axe-FX 3, FM9 and FM3 are all mostly the same on the inside (minus cpu power), the Axe-FX boasts a variable input impedance that actually changes the analog circuitry on input one. Does this have a great effect when it comes to vintage effects like fuzz? Does this render all fuzz...

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I HATED FRFR until I learned this...

An Audio Professor once told me, "All speakers suck- it's just to what extent." At the time, I had no idea what he meant, but after years of guitar playing, tone hunting, audio snobbery, and a healthy amount of gear acquisition syndrome I also found that to be true. And there is no other type of...

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Make your own foot switch!

Here's a fun DIY project that is incredibly practical. This simple switch can be used for a myriad of functions and if you saw my last video on Fractal switches, you'll know that I like using this as a "Stand-in Switch." If you are feeling crafty, make one too! Here's the parts list...

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A guide to Fractal switches...

In the age of digital modeling, a simple switch is never only what it seems, and Fractal certainly takes it to 11 (as usual). In this video I teach how to understand Fractal switch concepts, unique tips and tricks, and how "Stand-in-switches" can add a lot of functionality to the FM3!

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We Finally Have a Klon!

Well Fractal fans, the day finally arrived- we have a Klon! In this video I take you through some potent pairings with the new addition as well as explain how to achieve a similar sound through another drive type. So if you own an FM3 or FM9 you don't have to feel too left out before the update...

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How to use PEQ

Parametric EQ is fantastic for polishing and fine-tuning guitar tones, but it’s less of a guitar effect and more of a pro-audio tool, which can be confusing. In today’s video I will share with you my personal strategies for using parametric EQ.

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What to know when transferring Fractal presets

Using the same preset across different Fractal units is great.

 

For example, when touring, I use my Axe-FX III as my main rig and my FM3 as my backup should anything go awry. Using something like the FM3 for rehearsals and then the larger Axe-FX for the show is another great case-use.

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Fixing THIS PROBLEM on the FM3

In the world of modelers and FRFR speakers, dialing in a good monitor sound is just as important as getting a killer FOH tone. Often, the amount of reverb and delay that sound great in our ears and on stage is NOT the same as the house. Typically, in the Axe-FX III and FM9 we'd just use separate...

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