Simu pedal overdrive / disto...très blah.
Simu amps ... very good!
I was flying with a FC 300.
Ct1 for the tuner.
Ct2 to increment the scenes.
Exp1 for volume
Ep2 for wha.
The scenes are a strong point of this bike BIG!
The program was quite simple with the manual, it takes some getting used to and after this protocol is a breeze.
The only thing that can scare the departure is the impressive number of settings in the AMP section, we touch all we can do improbable things but in the end ... what good quality is not dependent on number possible and I prefer to have fewer settings but ready adjusting settings, I think especially the tab end of the AMP block.
Matrix then plugged into a power amp Marshall so the simulation PA was always off to avoid distorting the sound of the preamp.
the result is good even very good, but after several months I took out my old Marshall head and I took a slap! With that said ... I must admit that the couple Matrix / Fractal brings a presence in the mids in a mix experiencing very comfortable live.
You can spend hours programming, search, experiment ect, this is a great tool.
From my side after the tour I served amps offered me only a JCM 800 simulation for drives and a Fender for cleans.
Then I tested with my head 4MC Marshall will serve me as FX preamp and keep my head, what a pain!
Where my gt-10 requires virtually no adjustment to regain its original 4CM with the Fractal had to be very precise adjustments to the volume of the loop to return to normal sound of my head and again ... I have not found it so transparent, so I would say that for about 2300 € have a device that is not 100% transparent 4CM is still not normal.
I did not need all that was in it, I did not use me 100% of the functionality is one of the reasons why I sold.
Used for 1 year in live and studio again.
Before I never used simulation whatsoever on my pedals or on a PC.
I always used the distortion of tube amps and I think if I went back to the config (like others elsewhere) it is not by chance.
With that said, I not spit on the product, it's very upscale!
For the home studio is just perfect!
Big advantage in a rack that is lightweight and very convenient.
In my rack there was Furman / Axis / Matrix, all plugged into a 2x12.
Before buying I think we need to ask a question;
Do I need all this?