FM3 Owner’s Manual

PDF File—September 14, 2020
Owner’s Manual version 1.x


Fractal Audio Blocks Guide

This guide covers all of the features and parameters of the blocks used to create presets on the Axe-Fx III and and FM3.


Fractal Audio Footswitch Functions Guide

This guide covers the functions that can be assigned to tap or hold for the onboard footswitches of our current products.

Firmware v4.01 “Cygnus”

Zip Archive—Aug 17, 2021
Firmware for the FM3. Includes an Update Guide and Release Notes. Please also see the new Factory Presets optimized for Cygnus (below).

Factory Presets v4.01 “Cygnus”

Zip Archive—Aug 17, 2021
Factory preset banks, For FM3 firmware 4.01 or newer. Includes banks A, B, C and an ALL BANKS file. Use Fractal-Bot to install.
(Note: These presets have ALREADY been processed by the new “Upgrade All Presets” utility and also include minor fixes to the previous version.)

Windows USB Drivers Bundle

Zip Archive – Oct 21, 2021
Audio Driver: Version 5.27 and Serial Driver: Version 1.1
This zip archive contains two separate drivers required for FM3 USB operation under Windows 10/11. You must install BOTH drivers.

Windows 7/8 require the use of driver version 1.1.

OMG9 & OMG15 Layouts with Mini-Manuals

Zip Archive – June 21, 2021
This zip archive contains both the OMG9 and OMG15 layout files, plus documentation for each version.
Note that as of FM3 firmware 4.0 you can perform automatic installation of either of these setups right on the FM3 under SETUP: FC Controllers: Reset.