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1.05.02

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 4.01

  • Support for 4.01
    • Updated AMP layout
    • Updated DELAY layout
    • Updated COMPRESSSOR layout
    • Updated SETUP layout
    • Updated FC Config dialog layout
  • Added Parameter Batch Set functionality. The Parameter Batch Set command back can be activated by right-clicking on a parameter while holding down SHIFT to display a context menu and selecting "Set In Multiple Presets". Selecting a sub-menu item will display the Preset Picker from which you can multiply select presets to batch set the parameter value.
  • Corrected the filename for Per-Preset Perform blocks saved to the library.
  • Corrected the conversion of the first Per-Preset Perform control from presets or blocks imported from the Axe-Fx III.
  • Updated the descriptive text in the Perform View.
  • Corrected a bug in the Library's "Save" routine in which the latest firmware version was not being updated in the currently selected Library entry.

Starting with firmware 2.00, FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) is required to communicate with the FM3. Previous versions of FM3-Edit (versions 1.01.10 or less) will not work with firmware 2.00 or greater. FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) will continue to work with all previous firmware versions.

1.05.01

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 4.00

  • Corrected the AMP block layout to show "Speaker Impedance" on the Power Amp page.
  • Corrected the flashing of the Picker window for the Library control (formerly Block Library).
  • Corrected the sorting of the Library items in the Library / Recall menu. This menu is found in the top-level Block and grid context menus.
  • Modified the Modifier dialog to force a refresh of the parameters when the Source parameter is changed.
  • Corrected the "Set All" feature to accept floating point values in the Controllers Sequencer, Scene Ctrl 1+2, and Scene Ctrl 3+4 pages.
  • Corrected the conversion of the Per-Preset Performance block for presets imported from the Axe-Fx III.
  • Added an "All Scenes" submenu to the Channels menu, which is found on the left side of the main parameter editing panel. This is copy of the "All Scenes" submenu as found in the top-level Blocks menu.
  • Manage Presets now includes an "Export as Blocks in Library" context menu item. This will export the blocks for each selected preset to the Library folder, which is set in the editor's Preferences. The blocks are saved in a timestamped directory with the format YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS ("20210709-093339", for example), under which will be directories for each preset.

1.05.00

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 4.00

  • Support for firmware 4.00.
    • Updated CABINET layout.
    • Redesign of AMP block layout.
    • Added "Zero All" to GEQ layout.
    • Added Output 2 Configuration parameter "Output Type" to SETUP Audio/USB page.
  • Added editor name to the "Preset Leveling" window.
  • Added "Swap" sub-menu to Scene Mgr's dropdown menu.
  • Added "Copy >>" and "Copy <<" buttons to the Perform view which copy all the Per-Preset controls to the Global controls and vice-versa.
  • Added "Clear Per-Preset" and "Clear Global" buttons to the Perform view which clear all the controls from the Per-Preset or Global section.
  • Added a "Global Settings" section to the Preferences which displays the OS-specific directory where the settings files are stored.
  • Corrected a bug in the Perform View which showed "ghosted" labels from a previous preset where a control does not exist in the current preset.
  • Corrected a bug in which the Perform View closed when displaying the Controllers or Setup parameters.
  • Corrected GAIN meter for COMPRESSOR Studio types.
  • Corrected the Library's default folder name for the CONTROLLERS,
  • Renamed "Block Library" to "Library"
  • Added "Refresh Library" command to the Library dropdown menu, top-level Block menu, grid context menu, and Perform View dropdown menu.
  • Extended the Library to include a Channel Library.
    • The Library dialog displays the preset name as the default block name.
    • The "Library: Save" and "Library: Save As" dialog provide the option of saving as an "entire block" or as the "current channel".
    • "Save entire block" will save a block library entry as an entire block of all of its channels and modifiers. This is the "old" or "legacy" method. The icon of a quartered square with 4 colored sections denotes an entry saved as an entire block (all channels). Loading a block entry will overwrite all channels in the selected block.
    • "Save only current channel" will save a block library entry containing only the currently selected channel. No modifiers will be saved. The icon of a quartered square with 1 central overlapping colored section denotes an entry saved as a single channel. Loading a channel entry will overwrite only the currently selected channel. Loading a channel entry into an empty grid space will insert a new block and load the entry into CHANNEL A.

1.04.01

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 3.02

Starting with firmware 2.00, FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) is required to communicate with the FM3. Previous versions of FM3-Edit (versions 1.01.10 or less) will not work with firmware 2.00 or greater. FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) will continue to work with all previous firmware versions.

  • Modifications to allow the windows (main editor, Preset Level, and Axe-Change) to be moved to external monitors.
  • Corrected Preset Leveling window dimensions.
  • Corrected "IR Length" visibility in CAB block for fw 4.00 public beta 1.
  • Corrected AMP block Dynamics page and Authentic layouts for fw 4.00 public beta 1.
  • Added "Show Folder" menu item to the Perform View's Per-Preset Performance Controls menu.
  • Added "Copy to End" to the Copy submenu of the Scenes dropdown menu. This will copy the current scene to all of the scenes that follow. For example, selecting "Copy to End" from Scene 3 will copy Scene 3 to Scenes 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
  • Modified Manage Cabs and Manage Presets to retain the currently assigned color when renaming items.

1.04.00

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 3.02

Starting with firmware 2.00, FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) is required to communicate with the FM3. Previous versions of FM3-Edit (versions 1.01.10 or less) will not work with firmware 2.00 or greater. FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) will continue to work with all previous firmware versions.

  • Support for firmware 4.0 public beta 1
    • Updated the AMP block.
    • Updated DELAY EQ layout to match REVERB EQ layout.
  • Modified the COMPRESSOR layouts for the various compressor types for greater consistency in control placement.
  • Modified the Setup and Controllers buttons to toggle their view.
  • Modified the block's parameter view to allow disabled controls to be dragged and assigned to a Perform View location.
  • Modified the block's parameter view to allow any part of the control to be clicked and dragged to a Perform View location.
  • Modified the block's parameter view to allow a control to be changed by holding SHIFT when the Perform View is visible.
  • Added Save button to the Preset Leveling Panel.
  • Added "Copy to End" to the Scene Mgr's dropdown menu. This will copy the current scene to all of the scenes that follow. For example, selecting "Copy to End" from Scene 3 will copy Scene 3 to Scenes 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
  • Added "Copy >>" and "Copy <<" buttons to the Perform view which copy all the Per-Preset controls to the Global controls and vice-versa.
  • Added "Clear Per-Preset" and "Clear Global" buttons to the Perform view which clear all the controls from the Per-Preset or Global section.
  • Corrected the placement of the LO FI header in the Drive block's Advanced page.
  • Corrected a bug in the Perform View which showed "ghosted" labels from a previous preset where a control does not exist in the current preset.
  • Corrected a bug in which the Perform View closed when displaying the Controllers or Setup parameters.
  • The frequency graphs in the various blocks now show a frequency cursor when the mouse is moved within the graph.

1.03.03

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 3.02

Starting with firmware 2.00, FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) is required to communicate with the FM3. Previous versions of FM3-Edit (versions 1.01.10 or less) will not work with firmware 2.00 or greater. FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) will continue to work with all previous firmware versions.

  • Corrected the Manage-Presets "FC Banks" button – it now correctly shows the presets in virtual banks.
  • Added an "All Blocks" sub-menu to each of the Scene context menus (the small arrow to the right of the scene number button) in the Scene Mgr view. This menu will set the channel or the bypass state of every block in the scene.
  • In the FC Controllers LAYOUT, changed the menu item wording from "Reset Layout" and "Reset All Layouts" to "Clear Layout" and "Clear All Layouts" to denote that this clears (erases) the defined switches and does not reset the layout(s) to factory defaults.
  • Support for firmware 3.03 public beta
    • Updated the CAB layout.
    • Updated DRIVE layout.
    • Updated FC Controllers view's Bank category with "Bank Access"
  • Corrected the updating of the Global Mix control as found on the Flanger, Phaser, Pitch, Reverb, etc.
  • Corrected the REVERB block "Late Input Mix" parameter to display when Quality is set to Ultra-High.
  • Corrected the updating of the commands for the selected Control Switch in the FC Controllers : CS Midi dialog.

1.03.02

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 3.02

Starting with firmware 2.00, FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) is required to communicate with the FM3. Previous versions of FM3-Edit (versions 1.01.10 or less) will not work with firmware 2.00 or greater. FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) will continue to work with all previous firmware versions.

  • Corrected the Block menu's Insert sub-menu.

1.03.01

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 3.02

Starting with firmware 2.00, FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) is required to communicate with the FM3. Previous versions of FM3-Edit (versions 1.01.10 or less) will not work with firmware 2.00 or greater. FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) will continue to work with all previous firmware versions.

  • Corrected the Perform page's "Load from library" menu item.
  • Corrected the Perform page's "Save to library..." menu item. Perform View block library entries are no longer saved to "unnamed" but instead to "Performance".
  • Corrected the Perform View's naming of the CAB and AMP controls. They no longer say "Cab1" or "Amp1" when added or the label's are reset.
  • The CAB block's name field now supports the keyboard arrow up and down keys as well as the mouse wheel to change the selected IR. The name field also has a right-click menu to Import or Export the selected USER cab.
  • Modified the CAB block's "Room/Air" page.
  • Selecting "Save" from the Block Library menu now correctly sets the selected block library entry's color to white indicating it matches the currently viewed effect parameters.
  • Swapped the position of the Browser toggle and Browser menu in Manage Presets / Cabs and changed the button's behavior: the button image stays constant but it's opacity changes to reflect the current state of the Browser window
  • Updated the MULTITAP DELAY layout to support fw 3.02.
  • Corrected the updating of the "Custom Scales" found in the SETUP / "Scales" page.

1.03.00

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 3.02

  • Mac version requires OS version 10.7 or newer
  • Windows version requires Windows 7 or newer
  • Minimum firmware version 1.00

Starting with firmware 2.00, FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) is required to communicate with the FM3. Previous versions of FM3-Edit (versions 1.01.10 or less) will not work with firmware 2.00 or greater. FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) will continue to work with all previous firmware versions.

  • Support for firmware 3.02 public beta:
    • Updated CONTROLLERS layout.
    • Corrected FILTER layout for "FB Comb" and "FF Comb".
    • Updated GATE layout.
    • Updated PITCH layout.
    • Updated SETUP layout's "Config" page with "EQ Type".
    • dded "Display Mode" and "Downtune" to the SETUP - Tuner page.
    • Updated the "FC Controllers" "FC Config" dialog.
      • Added "Footswitch Tuner Mode" (requires firmware 3.02 or greater)
      • Added "Mini Display" options Contrast and Brightness.
    • Added Perform view to display the controls found on firmware 3.02 "Perform-PP" and "Perform-Gel" HOME screen tabs.
      • Each of the Performance sections can be configured with up to 10 user-selected controls from any of the blocks found in the preset (including Controllers and Global Settings). Configuration of the Perform tabs are done via FM3-Edit. Allowable controls include rotary knobs, slider controls (which are displayed as rotary knobs), push-buttons, drop-downs, and toggle controls (e.g., on/off controls).
      • The editor's Perform view is accessed via the "Perform" button or the Tools / Performance menu.
      • Performance controls are assigned via drag-and-drop from a block's parameter view to the Perform view. To assign a block's parameter to the Perform view, click on the control's label and drag the control to the desired Perform configuration. (To assign a Perform control from the CONTROLLERS Sequencer, right-click on the Sequencer control and choose the location from the pop-up menu.)
      • Assigned controls within the Perform view can be drag-and-dropped to new locations. The Perform view supports the SWAP and MOVE operations similar to the Grid.
      • Each Performance control has two labels. To change the text of any Performance Control label, double click it. To reset the label to its default text use the "Reset Label" button.
      • To remove a Performance control, select the control and press the DELETE key.
      • The "Per-Preset Performance Controls" are stored per-preset. Adding or removing a control from this area will change the EDIT state of the preset.
      • The "Global Performance Controls" are stored in the Global Settings. Adding or removing a control from this area automatically saves the control to the Global Settings.
      • The "Per-Preset Performance Controls" can be saved-to and loaded-from the Block Library using the arrow control in the "Per-Preset Performance Controls" title.
      • When the Perform view is visible, the main effect editor's controls are disabled to allow for drag-and-drop assignment to the Perform view.
  • Modified the PEQ layout to hide the Q control when the Type is set to "Blocking".
  • The "Available Devices" dialog is displayed if more than one FM3 device is connected and powered on when launching the application.
    • When connecting to a device from the "Available Devices" dialog, the Presets and User Cabs of the selected device will always be queried regardless of the options selected in the Preferences dialog.
    • On Windows, if you have more than one FM3 connected and powered on but the "Available Devices" dialog is not shown when the editor is launched, please check the "FM3 USB Audio Device Control Panel" applet in the System Tray. If the applet's Status tab does not show a dropdown in the "USB Audio Device", then the USB driver has not loaded both devices. Please disconnect and reconnect one of the device's USB cables until both devices are shown in the applet. If the applet does not "see" the devices then the editor will not see them either.
  • Modified the Block Library's "Save" and "Save As" functionality to display a prompt to overwrite an existing block if the entered name matches an existing block library entry.
  • The "Preset Leveling" panel has been given a hotkey to toggle its view state. (Mac: Command+L . Windows: Ctrl+L)
  • Added the ability to name the FM3 device from the SETUP Config page using the "Device Name" field.
    • The editor will display the device name under the "Connected!" icon, found in the upper-left hand portion of the window.
    • The FM3 will display the device name in the upper-left hand corner of the HOME screen. If the editor's name field is empty then the HOME screen will display the default "FM3".
    • The "Available Devices" dialog will also display each connected device's name when set.
  • Added a "Recent Presets" submenu to the top-level Presets menu. This menu is also available by Ctrl+Clicking (Windows) or Command+Clicking (macOS) the Presets button. This menu holds up to 10 of the most-recently-used presets and is saved/loaded between invocations of the editor.
  • Added the assigned Filter Colors from the Amp and Cab picker to the Manage Presets and Manage Cabs window.
  • Added Next and Previous search buttons to the Manage Presets and Manage Cabs windows.
  • Added a Browser toggle button to show/hide the Browser pane in the Manage Presets and Manage Cabs windows.
  • Updated internal Fractal-Bot to version 3.0.8.

1.02.02

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 3.00

Starting with firmware 2.00, FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) is required to communicate with the FM3. Previous versions of FM3-Edit (versions 1.01.10 or less) will not work with firmware 2.00 or greater. FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) will continue to work with all previous firmware versions.

  • Corrected the LOOPER block's graph indicator.
  • Changed the DRIVE block's "Graphic EQ" control from a switch to a dropdown to support fw 3.0.

1.02.01

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 3.00

Starting with firmware 2.00, FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) is required to communicate with the FM3. Previous versions of FM3-Edit (versions 1.01.10 or less) will not work with firmware 2.00 or greater. FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) will continue to work with all previous firmware versions.

  • Support for firmware 3.00
    • Updated AMP block layouts.
  • Corrected the display of the SCENE MIDI block values when switching scenes.
  • Modified the Preset Translation routine to remove modifiers attached to a block or parameter that does not exist in the destination device.

1.02.00

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 2.00

Starting with firmware 2.00, FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) is required to communicate with the FM3. Previous versions of FM3-Edit (versions 1.01.10 or less) will not work with firmware 2.00 or greater. FM3-Edit 1.02.00 (or greater) will continue to work with all previous firmware versions.

  • Support for firmware 2.00
    • Updated COMPRESSOR block layouts.
    • Updated AMP block layouts.
    • Added "Swap Scene" to the SCENES dropdown menu.
    • Added support for improved client-server protocol.
  • Added "Stack/Hold" to REVERB layout.
  • Added Help icon to the SWITCHES in the "FC Controllers" view.
  • Added support for importing block library files created with Axe-Edit III.
  • Corrected the Modifier Dialog's graph from drawing outside its bounds.
  • Corrected an issue in which the A, B, C, and D hot-keys would not change the channel of the grid's currently selected effect when the Scene Manager was displayed.
  • Corrected an issue in which the X hot-key would not change the channel in the Controllers view.
  • The editor no longer closes the Controllers or the Setup screen when a preset change occurs.
  • Modified the editor so that the child windows, Preset Leveling and Axe-Change, are not closed when opening other editor panels.
  • Added two options to the Preferences dialog: "Read the Preset names at startup" and "Read the Cab names at startup". Both options are unchecked by default.
  • Added "Use Default Port" button to the Preferences dialog's General page. Pressing this button will open the first port found containing the name "FM3".
  • Application icon has been updated.
  • Updated the FM3 USB support for macOS Big Sur.

1.01.10

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.06

  • Corrected the conversion process between Axe-Fx III and FM3 presets.
  • Corrected the Axe-Change CABS view to show all the cabinets uploaded to the Axe-Change server and not just those tagged for the connected device.
  • The preset names are now stored in the Effect Definitions in the same manner as the cab names.
  • The "<EMPTY>" items in the preset and cab Picker are now greyed out to allow the valid items to clearly stand out.
  • Modified Manage Cabs and Manage Presets to show "<EMPTY>" items in a light grey color.
  • Modified the tempo edit box to strip the "BPM" units from the value when open for editing.
  • Improved the speed at which graphs update while parameters are adjusted.
  • Support for firmware 1.06
    • Updated PLEX DELAY block layouts.
  • Added Preset Leveling panel to the Tools menu.

1.01.09

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.05

  • Corrected the Graphic EQ slider control placement in the AMP and WAH blocks.

1.01.08

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.05

  • Corrected the displayed values in the Scene MIDI block when changing scenes.

1.01.07

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.05

  • Corrected a bug in Manage Cabs that prevented "Min Phase" and "Auto-Trim" processing on IR files in .wav format.
  • Added the Modifier graphic to the vertical slider controls.
  • Renamed the SETUP / "USB" page to "Audio/USB" and added the Input and Output Configuration controls.

1.01.06

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.05

  • Corrected a bug that allowed the assignment of modifiers to non-modifiable parameters.
  • Modified the Cabinet picker to retain its pin and search state when scenes are changed while the picker is open.
  • Added "Jump to current selection" QUICK JUMP button to the Picker window. This is especially handy in the Cabinet Picker to reorient oneself after scrolling and searching far from the currently selected item.

1.01.05

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.05

  • Continued communication optimizations.

1.01.04

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.04

  • Support for firmware 1.04.
  • Added missing Undo/Redo menu items to the top-level Block menu.
  • Added modifier symbol to the horizontal "Balance" control in the PLEX DELAY, PITCH, and TEN-TAP DELAY layouts.
  • Communication optimizations.

1.01.03

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.04 public beta

  • Support for firmware 1.04 public beta.
  • Added missing Undo/Redo menu items to the top-level Block menu.

1.01.02

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.03

  • Corrected the LAYOUTS "Export All Layouts" and "Import All Layouts" menu items in the FC Controllers view to include the assinged Layout Link Views.
  • Modified the Picker window so that when the thumb tack is down the arrow keys change the selection without pressing ENTER.

1.01.01

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.02

  • Corrected the visibility of the View parameters found on the FC Controllers : Layout Links dialog.
  • Corrected the Global Scale's "Set All" value range found on the Scale page of the SETUP view.

1.01.00

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.02

  • Support for firmware 1.02.
    • Updated COMPRESSOR, CONTROLLER, DELAY, DRIVE, FILTER, FLANGER, GATE, PHASER, and SETUP layouts.
    • Added "Scales" page to the Setup view. This allows editing of the Custom Scales found in the Global Settings. The context menu arrow to the right of the "Custom Scale #" allows exporting and importing of individual scale files.
    • Added the Scene Manager panel which is accessible from the Tools menu or the "Scene Mgr" button. Requires firmware 1.02 or greater.
  • Corrected the visual feedback of several buttons including the "10" and the FC Controller's "Show Edits On" buttons.

1.00.00

February 12, 2020

Current FM3 Firmware Version: 1.00

  • FM3-Edit 1.0 is the first fully-supported non-beta release with all major program features and functions working with no known bugs.