If I had kept touring this would be the brain 100%.
I received mine a few weeks ago also. Fantastic unit. I appreciate the ease of setting up patches using the unit itself, compared to how timely it was to do so on the Fractal AX8. It’s still not as quick and intuitive as the Helix, but very good regardless. The amp sims, reverbs, and delays are insanely great.
You could go with a Quad Cortex or purchase an evaluation kit for $330US and build your ownWorld shortage of semiconductors... FM9 out of stock.
Fortunately you can buy one on Reverb for only $3,928.55CAD
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I'm not exactly sure what you're saying or implying. Quad Cortex has enough failure to keep me far away from it...You could go with a Quad Cortex or purchase an evaluation kit for $330US and build your own
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And you may have dialled it in to the point where in a blind test, no one could tell you it was a flextoneI used to love my Line 6 Flextone too. 😎😄😄😄
Actually, I did quite like it with headphones, not so much as an amp. I’m mostly just trying to give Tim a hard time.And you may have dialled it in to the point where in a blind test, no one could tell you it was a flextone
I just bought a pod 2 with the bag and box in mint condition for well under $100. I would like to try one of these new top of the line units though.Not to take anything away from the pricier modellers, but if one is cost-conscious I recommend keeping your eyes peeled for a used Johnson J-Station. It not only has lots of amp models, but deeper editing (which is VERY easy to do) allows one to select from a variety of cabs, adjust additional parameters for the many effects (lots of reverb control - more than many pedals), have up to 6 effects concurrently (if you count distortion as one of them), and save lots of presets, all accessible under MIDI control or a couple of button presses. One can easily whip up a footswitch to scroll through presets, and there are editors freely available for download. I bought my unit for something like $90.
Here' the manual, to give you a better idea of the capabilities - Johnson Amp J-Station Owner’s Manual JStationmanual - and a video from someone who still appreciates theirs. Again, not saying it is "better", but if you'd like something that provides more comprehensive construction of your tone, this is a surprisingly powerful cost-effective option that takes you a good distance towards what the Fractal and Kemper units do.
The pod will put the FM9 to shame lol.Any of these $100 units are hardly a comparable. It's more like you'd need to get:
- Amp Tones: J-Station $100
- MIDI Controller: RJM Mastermind GT10 $1800
- On-par FX: Strymon Trifecta $1400 (USED)
- USB/Optical Interface $300
The FM9 plus an extra expression pedal was $2700 all in landed at my door. So, if you ONLY need amp sounds with no switching or high end FX then great. If you want/need dual amps, professional FX, IR loading, audio interface, etc then the J-Station and POD 2.0 simply don't cut the mustard.