Ampli-Firebox A/B Mode question.

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  1. unsteadyuniverse

    unsteadyuniverse New Member

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    Hello guys,
    I've been searching for a while on the forum but I cannot find the answer to my question. Sorry if it's already been asked.
    If understood correctly, the A/B mode, should save and recall presets including the knob config.
    Well, as you can see in the video, I can recall other people's presets with the knob config (ex "deluxe clean") but, I then load one of my own presets and it keeps the knob config of the other preset.
    Even if I move the knobs "to taste", export, change preset again and import my own one, I still get the others knob config.
    Is this a bug that is going to get fix? Am I doing something wrong?
    Also, it happened to me a couple of times that I'm trying to load a preset and it freezes in "sending..." for a while to finally show up this text: "Error: Failed to set cabinet data" and I have to close and open the manager again.
    Thank you so much for your support!

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  2. Ken Hill

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    1. Someone correct me if I am wrong but, once you have created your A/B mode presets you access them using the enable foot switch ONLY. Any changes you make via the software or toggle switches will change your presets. So, in other words once you create your A/B presets do not change them and only use the enable button to access them.
    2. Your knob config issue - When you change presets via the software ( or with the toggle switches ) the AFB "refreshes" and displays the current knob settings on the physical box. If you would have physically changed the knobs on the unit itself then those changes would have been displayed on the screen when it refreshed.

    It seems the easiest way to think of it is to look at your AFB as a 2 channel amp when in A/B mode. When you are not in A/B mode it is wysiwyg.
     
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    Yep, this. Also, A/B mode works in strange ways when you have the editor connected. My recommendation is to put the AFB in standard mode (not A/B) and import and set up your two presets in the editor. Then disconnect it from your computer, put it into A/B mode and twiddle the knobs for each channel as desired.

    Also: In general, it's always a good idea to use the physical knobs and switches on the unit and not the ones in the editor. I've had so many weird bugs and glitches if I use the editor for this, especially the preset switches. I'll change presets using the virtual switches, and some of the settings will be stuck on the previous preset while others will change to the new one.
     
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    unsteadyuniverse New Member

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    Thank you both for your answers!
    So, if understood correctly, I should only modify/export/import presets in the bypass mode and then assign them to A/B, right?
    If so, I really think this is a con... as Jace here stated that the Amplifire-box is not created to by switching back between bypass and a/b modes.
    It does not make sense that I need to go to switch mode to modify a preset as I'd be losing patch B.
     
  5. Jace Nuzback

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    First off, knob settings are NOT saved with the AmpliFirebox.
    The ONLY knob settings that are saved are the ones you make on the hardware
    in A/B mode.
    The editor is the ONLY way you can edit a preset in the AmpliFirebox.
    The hardware only allows you to select presets.
    When you are connected to the editor, you should use the virtual toggle switches.
    Once all of your presets are edited and you've selected the toggle switch locations for them,
    you can disconnect your unit from the computer.
    Within A/B mode select the presets you want to use with the toggle switches
    and adjust the knobs to taste. These settings will remain until you change them.
     
  6. Vsthem

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    Is changing the design to where knob settings can be saved on all 9 presets something that is theoretically possible in future updates?
     

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