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FM9 Turbo - Amp Modeler / Multi-FX / Floor Unit - Wait List Only

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Fractal Audio's FM9 Amp Modeler/FX Processor is now the FM9 Turbo, with 10+% more DSP power.

We created the Turbo to sidestep semiconductor supply chain issues, but we're confident that its superior price/performance ratio will be met with great enthusiasm.

The Turbo version allows more complex presets that would exceed the limits of the standard FM9. Aside from power, the two versions are identical.

The new FM9 from Fractal Audio Systems is an all-in-one amp modeler, effects processor, foot controller, audio interface—and more—designed for professional use and personal enjoyment. With four DSP cores, the FM9 is the most powerful floor unit ever produced by Fractal Audio, and it features an impressive list of technologies and features from the award-winning Axe-Fx III, FM3, and FC Controllers. Highlights include our industry-leading amp modeling, UltraRes™ IR speaker cab simulation, a suite of stompbox and studio effects, expandable FC foot switching, incredibly flexible I/O, 8x8 USB audio interface capabilities, a world-class Mac/PC editor, and more.

Please note: Due to high demand, the FM9 may take an additional 1-3 business days to ship.

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  • 5

    Posted by Todd on 23rd Mar 2023

    First off, I am a die heart tub amp guy. I have about 25 amps in my studio…. Fender’s, Marshall’s, Boogie’s, Freidman’s, Tone King, Engl, PRS, Bogner, Traynor, etc. I also used these amps on the road when touring. I would tweak my amps to get the tones I loved by re-tubing to find the right tube for the right amp, setting my Bias (I like to run a little hot), Mercury transformers, finding the right speaker, ect… One day (about 5-7 years ago, I had someone bring a Fractal Axe 2 to my studio. The tone quality wasn’t quite there for me. Years later, someone brought a Fractal Axe FX 3 to the studio. Now your talking! He left it for me to play with it for a week and I absolutely loved the tones I was getting. I week later I bought an Axe FX3. I loved the fact that I could start with some awesome preset, then I could tweak them to my favorite sound/tomes. I now have all of my studio amps set up in my Axe FX 3, and I also use it when I tour or play local gigs. When I was looking into the Fractal FM9, I thought I would try a couple others to first company to the Fractal. I tried the Kemper (which we rated #2), the Helix, the Quad Cortex, and a couple others. The Fractal and the Kemper were pretty close, but the Fractal’s effect and versatility where better in sound quality (deeper, richer) and more versatile. I brought over my sound engineering friends to listen and compare. We all agreed that on the Fractal. One person did by the Kemper (because he was not a tweaking guy or a computer guy). I ended up going with the Fractal FM9 Turbo. The Fractal is extremely powerful in how you can set it up… You can set up “Presets” that have “Scenes” (Scenes will not disturb you effect chain while switching between scenes within a Preset), you can have “Modifiers” and “Scene Controls”. It is extremely powerful. Pretty much, if you can dream up a configuration, you can do it with the Fractal. I also like the fact that I can import my Axe FX3 configuration directly into the FM9. That saved me a lot of time! Another cool thing is that I connected my FC6 to the “FASLINK II” connector and was able to access other “Layout” while my FM9 was on a different layout. I put my “Presets” and “Scenes” on the FM9 Layout #1 and my favorite effect on Layout #3 on the FC6. This gave me quick access to everything I needed during a performance, without having to page through my foot pedal. I highly recommend the FM9 Turbo or the Axe FX3!!! I consider them superior to any other product on the market at this point in time. FYI… I also bought an FM3, but am not a big fan.

  • 5
    FM9 is no joke

    Posted by Paulo Roveri on 22nd Mar 2023

    The thing is a game changer. A floor unit with enough processing power that can handle nearly any rig modeling situation I deal, without reaching limits. Now, my rack can stay in studio and do only studio works! Best of both worlds

  • 5

    Posted by Hayden Stanley on 14th Mar 2023

    The FM9 makes any FOH Engineer extremely happy. They get stage volume control without sacrificing sound quality and all they need to do is run two XLRs for me. Boom thats it. I use mine for many different churches i play and visit and everyone is blown away by the sounds they hear coming from a single floor unit. They also seem to push guitar up more in their mix because of all the goodness of this unit. What can’t this unit not do. Literally makes me seem better than I am. Haha

  • 5
    FM9 Turbo

    Posted by Zoomex Studio on 7th Mar 2023

    A Masterpiece!!! deep and lush effect resolution. The best guitar tool out there .

  • 5

    Posted by Dave G. on 1st Mar 2023

    MY FM9 TURBO IS MAKING ME A BETTER PLAYER! I am suddenly hearing new details in my playing that I never did before. The tones are inspiring and leading me down new musical avenues. It just sounds right and while playing, I find myself being reminded of other tunes. Many of the stock Scenes and names make dialing in specific tunes and associated tones, a breeze. The FM9 is a very well designed and solid modeler. Not the smallest or lightest, but certainly one of the best. The years of product development really shine. They hit it out of the park with this one. The stock Scenes are incredible as are the Presents (8 per Scene) and world-class effects. Having all that extra DSP under the hood and 9 glorious footswitches is a match made in guitar heaven. I am also finding it pretty intuitive easy to use. You can use as is without much deep diving needed, unless you want to. The feel is also worth mentioning. It responds extremely well to playing dynamics. There are also truly limitless tonal and creative possibilities with this unit. The team, support and online community are top notch. It makes getting support, training, access to unique tone packs very easy. This should be a very important consideration for anyone. In conclusion, I have looked at many other modelers- even bought some. In my opinion, none of them come close to the FM9. My only regret is not buying one sooner!

  • 5
    FM9 turbo

    Posted by JOE SULLIVAN on 16th Feb 2023

    Customer service is excellent, use the Forum!! Unit arrived yesterday and spent a few hours playing with it. Very intuitive and pretty east to get good sound out of it right away. I'm sure I'll be 100% impressed in a few weeks!!

  • 5
    FM9 Turbo

    Posted by Mike Kerns on 5th Feb 2023

    I have been using the FM9 for only a week however in that time I am having a blast creating presets to use for live performances. This was well worth the wait!!

  • 5
    FM9 Turbo

    Posted by Josh on 25th Jan 2023

    Amazing piece of technology. Great product and a very fast shipping.

  • 5
    Product & Service

    Posted by Edward on 16th Jan 2023

    It's a dream to just think that I own the Fractal FM9. I am still in the process to learn how to use the product at its full potential. Furthernmore, great service by Andrew since applying for the signing up for the waiting list and even after receiving the unit. Great service by Mark too during the purchasing process.