This Is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham – Fractal FM3 Preset

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Fractal FM3 preset for This Is Amazing Grace by Phil Wickham. 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. Updated for Cygnus firmware.

Categories: , SKU: FM3S-022

Description

IMPORTANT NOTES

  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 the latest firmware for this update.

INCUDED PRESETS

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

SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS

  1. Input 1
  2. Compressor 1
    1. Channel A: JFET Compressor – 1176 style compression
    2. Channel B-D: Not set up
  3. Pitch
    1. Channel A: Dual Shift – POG Type effect
    2. Channel B-D: Not set up
  4. Drive 1: Four stages of overdrive
    1. Channel A: Tone of Kings (Analogman King of Tone – low gain)
    2. Channel B: T808 Mod (Tube Screamer)
    3. Channel C: Suhr Riot Ge
    4. Channel D: Shimmer Drive
  5. Vol/Pan 1
    1. NOTE: The ‘Volume’ parameter is NOT MAPPED. You’ll need to map this parameter to an expression pedal if you’d like to use the volume block
  6. Amp 1: Matchbox DC-30 (Matchless DC-30, Ch1)
    1. Only channel A is set up for each preset
  7. Cab 1: (only channel A is set up):
    1. Cab 1: 2×12 Matchbox 160 C (Factory 2, 79)
    2. Cab 1: 2×12 Matchbox2 -R 121 A AB (Factory 2, 91)
  8. Graphic EQ 1  – always on EQ
    1. Only channel A is set up
  9. Chorus 1
    1. Channel A: Stereo Tri-Chorus
    2. Channel B: Dimension 1
    3. Channel C: Analog Stereo
    4. Channel D: Digital Stereo (this is set up as a vibrato effect)
  10. Delay 2:
    1. Channel A: Analog Stereo (1/8 delay)
    2. Channel B: Reverse delay
    3. Channels C and D: Not set up
  11. Delay 1:  Four different delay options
    1. Channel A: Analog Stereo (1/4 Delay)
    2. Channel B: Vintage Digital (1/8d delay)
    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)
  12. 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
  13. Out 1

SCENES

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

  • Scene 1: INTRO/RIFF – This is the main riff of the song – typically played by a synth, but it sounds cool doubled on guitar. (Contains a 1.0db boost via the “Scene Levels” in the output block)
  • Scene 2: VERSE 1 – Clean-ish tone for the first verse
  • Scene 3: CHORUS – Main drive/rhythm tone
  • Scene 4: VERSE 2 – This is the funky part with chorus and pitch effects
  • Scene 5: BRIDGE – Clean tone for the bridge
  • Scene 6: VERSE VIB – Hit this for the little sections in Verse 1 that have the chorus/vibrato effect
  • Scene 7: AMBI CLEAN – This song doesn’t technically have this tone in it, but it’s nice to have available
  • Scene 8: SWELLS – This song doesn’t have guitar swells, but again – it’s good to have this sound available.

CONTROL SWITCH 1 (CS1)

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.

USAGE NOTES

STEREO

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.

BLOCK CHANNELS

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.

DRIVE BLOCK

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

DELAY BLOCK

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

REVERB BLOCK

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

FOOT SWITCH/FC MAPPING & PER PRESET OVERRIDES

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.

HERE ARE THE PER-PRESET MAPPINGS

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

PP10: Drive 1B

PP11: Drive 1C

PP12: Delay 1A

PP13: Delay 1B

PP14: Delay 1C

PP15: Delay 1D

PP16: Reverb 1A

PP17: Reverb 1B

PP18: Reverb 1C

PP19: Reverb 1A

PP20: Control Switch 1

PP21: Chorus 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).

MAKING CHANGES TO THESE ASSIGNMENTS

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.

MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FOR YOUR SETUP

SETTING THE PRESET UP FOR YOUR GUITAR

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.

ADJUSTING THE OVERALL LEVEL OF THE PRESET

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.

CHANGELOG

Version 2.0: 2021-07-26

  • Updated for Cygnus firmware

Version 1.0: 2021-05-27

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