Hallelujah For The Cross – Chris McClarney – Fractal FM3 Preset


Fractal FM3 preset for Hallelujah for the Cross by Chris McClarney. Includes scenes for each song section and optimized button mapping for Fractal’s FC Controllers. We’ve included multiple patches voiced for both single coils and humbuckers.

Categories: , SKU: FM3S-023


Guitar: Jennings Custom Navigator w/ Lambertones Crema pickups


  1. UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE: Please upgrade the firmware on your FM3. and make sure to use the latest version of FM3 Edit before installing this preset. If your firmware is not up to date, this preset may not load.
  2. EVERYTHING IS STOCK: This preset does not use third party IR’s. If you’d like to experiment with 3rd party IR’s, feel free to do so in the cab block. 
  3. FOOT SWITCH/FC MAPPING: This preset includes custom mapping for the foot switches and Fractal FC Controllers. See the ‘FOOT SWITCH/FC MAPPING’ section for more info.
  4. CYGNUS UPDATE: We have updated the amp block for the Cygnus firmware update. You’ll need to be running at least firmware 4.00 for this update.


  1. HallelujahFTCross WT (SC) – this preset is voiced for single coils and low-output humbuckers
  2. HallelujahFTCross WT (HB) – this preset is voiced for more traditional humbuckers

Both presets are the same except for the amp, EQ, and control switch settings. See the ‘Control Switch’ section below for more info.


  1. Input 1 (the Input Noise Gate is turned off to save CPU).
  2. Compressor 1
    1. Channel A: JFET Compressor (1176 Style Comp): set to be somewhat transparent, general use comp.
    2. Channel B: Studio FF Compressor 1: set to be somewhat transparent, general use comp.
    3. Channel C: Dynamicomp (Dynacomp): Lots of compression and squish.
    4. Channels D: Optical Compressor (LA-2A style)
  3. Drive 1: Four stages of overdrive
    1. Channel A: Tone of Kings
    2. Channel B: T808 Mod (Tube Screamer)
    3. Channel C: Shimmer Drive
    4. Channel D: Suhr Riot Ge
  4. Amp 1: AC-20 EF86 Treble (Morgan AC-20) 
    1. Only channel A is set up
  5. Cab 1: (only channel A is set up):
    1. Cab 1: 1×12 AC-20 DLX 121  (Factory 1, 106)
    2. Cab 2: 1×12 AC-20 DLX 160 (Factory 1, 110)
  6. Graphic EQ 1  – always on EQ
    1. Only channel A is set up
  7. Delay 1:  Four different delay options
    1. Channel A: Lo-Fi Tape (1/8d delay)
    2. Channel B: Lo-Fi Tape  (1/8d delay – more ambient)
    3. Channel C: Stereo Mind Guy (Dual stereo delay – 1/8 and Dotted 8th in stereo)
    4. Channel D: Stereo Tape (ambient stereo delay for swells)
  8. Reverb 1: Four different reverb options
    1. Channel A: London Plate
    2. Channel B: Recording Studio C
    3. Channel C: Stratocumulus – ambient cloud type verb
    4. Channel D: Stratocumulus – bigger cloud verb for swells
  9. PlexDly: Big verbs
    1. Channel A: PlexVerb – ambient cloud type reverb
    2. Channel B: PlexVerb – ambient cloud type reverb (bigger than ChA)
    3. Channel C: Shimmer Verb – Shimmer (uses a lot of DSP)
    4. Channel D: Plex Shift – Different type of shimmer verb
  10. Out 1


The following scenes are set up for instant access to various tones:

  • Scene 1: INST/VS/RIFF: Low gain drive with delay
  • Scene 2: CH1/SWELLS: Ambient swells
  • Scene 3: CHORUS: Main big rhythm tone for the song
  • Scene 4: BRIDGE: Big rhythm tone with bigger reverb
  • Scene 5: CH BUILD: Not quite as much gain as the Ch/Br tones
  • Scene 6: AMBI CLEAN: Here if you need it
  • Scene 7: NOT USED
  • Scene 8: NOT USED


Control Switch 1 (CS1) is set to change amp gain settings. This essentially gives you another drive – pure amp overdrive.

In order to adjust these settings, on the amp block, right-click on ‘Input Drive’. Adjust the ‘Min’ and ‘Max’ values to set your desired amount of drive for when the button is off (Min) or on (Max).

We’ve mapped it to a button labeled ‘Amp Gain’ in the ‘Effects’ layout if you use an FC-6/12. See the ‘Per-Preset Mapping and Overrides’ for more info.



Everything after the amp runs in stereo. If you are running mono, you’ll need to sum your signal to mono before going to FOH (if you only use the Left output, won’t hear the Badger amp or some of the delays at all).

The easiest way to make this adjustment is in the ‘Setup’ menu:

  • Choose ‘Setup’, and select ‘I/O’
  • In OUTPUT 1 CONFIGURATION (choose the physical output you are using), change the ‘Mode’. Select ‘STEREO’ if you are running in stereo. Select ‘’SUM L+R’ if you are running mono. This will convert your output to mono and sum the stereo image. This will also cause all your presets to output in mono, as it is a global setting.


For most blocks, We’ve set up multiple channels to give you different options for any given effect. However, not all blocks have all four channels set up – some have just couple, and some only one. See the Signal Flow section above to see what is set up in what channel for any given block.


All four channels in the drive block are set up to give you access to four different levels of gain.


All four channels in the delay block are set up to give you access to four different delays, from subtle quarter note delay to huge ambient swells delay


All four channels in the delay block are set up to give you access to four different delays, from subtle quarter note delay to huge ambient swells delay


FC-6 // OMG9 Custom Layout

This preset is optimized for the OMG9 custom layout for the Fractal FC-6 controller. The OMG9 Layout is available here from Fractal: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fm3-fc-6-omg9.160180/

The ‘Effects’ layout (Layout 3) has been modified with custom overrides (see below) so you will see the effects that are relevant to this preset.

Per-Preset Overrides

If you would like to use custom overrides, we have set up Per-Preset overrides for both effects and scenes. 


PP1: Scene 1

PP2: Scene 2

PP3: Scene 3

PP4: Scene 4

PP5: Scene 5

PP6: Scene 6

PP7: Scene 7

PP8: Scene 8

PP9: Drive 1A – ‘KOT’ Drive

PP10: Drive 1B – ‘FullDrive’

PP11: Drive 1C – ‘Rat’

PP12: Delay 1A – ‘Rev DLY’

PP13: Delay 1B – ‘1/8d DLY’

PP14: Delay 1C – ‘DualST DLY’

PP15: Delay 1D – ‘Swells DLY’

PP16: Reverb 1A – ‘Plate Verb’

PP17: Reverb 1B – ‘Rec C Verb’

PP18: Reverb 1C – ‘Cloud Verb’

PP19: Reverb 1A – ‘CloudVerb+’

PP20: Control Switch 1 – ‘Amp Gain’

PP21: MultiDly 1

PP22: Pitch

PP24:Tap Tempo/Tuner

*PLEASE NOTE: These per-preset settings will not override any of the default settings except for Layout 3 for the FC Controllers (the effects layout).


If you’d like to change any of these assignments (either the Per-Preset Assignments or the Foot Switch assignments), you can do so in the ‘FC CONTROLLERS’ and ‘Per-Preset FC’ menus in FM3 Edit. 



All guitars are different, so you may want to make changes to suite your playing style and guitar.  To adjust the preset for your guitars, the primary controls to adjust would be:

  • Input Drive (and/or Input Trim). If the clean sounds from this preset are too dirty, lower the input drive and/or trim. Do the opposite if you want more gain. This preset is meant to be on the edge of breakup at it’s cleanest settings (otherwise the drives won’t stack properly).
  • EQ settings (amp block – basic). Once the desired gain staging is set, the next adjustment would be the amp EQ settings.
  • GEQ settings (Graphic EQ block). The 5-band Graphic EQ allows you to make simple changes to the overall tone. Feel free to adjust these to your liking. Since this is a passive EQ, you can make rather large changes to the faders.
  • Output EQ settings (amp block). The Graphic EQ on the amp block is a great way to make final EQ adjustments. We’ve set it to ‘Post P.A.’, which means the EQ settings will not be affected by the Power Amp section.


The FM3 offers very useful tools to check overall level of individual presets and blocks. In the Output block you can monitor the overall output level. You can also monitor levels of each block individually from the front screen of the FM3. 

If you’d like to adjust the level up or down (to match it with other presets), we recommend adjusting one of the following:

  • Level (amp block – basic). This will adjust the overall level of the preset up/down. Avoid using the ‘Master Volume’ control, as this will change the tone of the amp.
  • Level (cab block). This will also adjust the overall level of the preset up/down.


Version 1.0: 2021-07-12


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