Assigning foot switches

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  1. Jace Nuzback

    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    There's a PDF file attached to this post that covers assigning foot switches with the editor.
    Have a look and see if you find this helpful.
    Cheers,
    Jace
     

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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    This is excellent. I wish I had this a week ago when the AA6 arrived!


    (BTW, the last page is blank but it doesn’t say if you intentionally left it blank or not. :D)
     
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    great job, grazie
     
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    Jace,

    Thank you so much for putting this up. This unlocked a lot of questions I had about how the footswitch assigns work.

    Regards,
    Mike
     
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    It says it only works for the 12. Does it work for the 6 also?
     
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    Yes, there are some 12 only features with the pre-set banks, but the instructions are pretty clear about that and about what works on the 3 and 6.
     
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    Thank you, I see it now.
     
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    Newbie here, thanks for a great pdf!

    I was wondering about the pros/cons of using the effects loop as a volume boost as described at the end of the pdf [reproduced below] versus assigning Boost or a flat EQ to the footswitch, [or any other "clean" effect with increased volume output] to boost volume?

    TIP: If you’re not using the effects loop for external effects you can easily use the effects loop as a way to access a volume boost for solos!
    Connect a short 1/4” cable from the SEND to the LEFT MONO RETURN.
    On the edit tab of the editor just below the GAIN knob is the ROUTING section.

    At the bottom of that list you find LOOP.
    Numbers 1-5 select different places in the signal flow to put the effects loop. Select #5. This puts the loop near the very end of the signal flow.

    My current signal chain is: Boss wireless>Polytune> BodyRez EQ [for acoustic guitar]> JangleBox EQ [for Rickenbacker]> OCD [for occasional added overdrive> Amplifier 6 [with switches 1-3 using two presets each (A/B), and switches 4-6 for Boost/Chorus/Reverb respectively].

    My initial thought was to use the OCD for distorted boost and the the Amplifier for a clean boost. After reading the pdf, I realize that I am not really getting a standalone clean boost with my current set up as the "Boost" function currently assigned to footswitch 4 is just toggling on and off whatever boost setting was assigned by the preset. What I really want is to be able to simply boost the volume of the overall preset rather than mess with turning on and off whatever boost affect is within the preset [which I think might be better left to simply assigning the B preset as a boost "on" version of the "A" preset???].

    Anyway, if anyone has a view on the "cleanest" way to obtain a volume boost [with the least amount of hum/buzz issues] I'd appreciate the input, thanks.


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    I've always used the patch cable / effect loop method. I like being able to quickly being able to change the level of my solo boost across all my presets.
     
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    That should also be the quietest way too as you're got adding any gain before the amp block as it's simply a post amp level boost.
     
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    Thanks for the insight, Dave. I’ll try that route for a bit and see how it works for me.
     
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    It's certainly the easiest way as the FX send and return levels are GLOBAL settings.
    So you don't have to do anything on a preset level.
     
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    Thanks Jace, nice to have the confirmation I’m on the right path!
     
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    Do any of the bank features work via MIDI on an AA6?

    Would be great if the bank features worked on an AA6 ... even if they were only accessible via MIDI. OK if this only has bank up and down in increments of some preconfigured OFFSET.
     
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    Let me do some research about sending bank commands to the AA6.
    You can set all of the foot switches to offsets 1-6 and that works properly.
    So if you use the preset knob to select a preset in the 0-9 range the foot switches
    will access presets 1-6.
    If you use the preset knob to select a preset in the 10-19 range the foot switches
    will access presets 11-16.
    So in the end you'll be able to access 6 presets per bank.
    You could send a program change from a MIDI controller instead of using the preset knob to do the same thing.
    Jace
     

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