Volume drops when switching between presets - AA12

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  1. 666arttu

    666arttu New Member

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    Hi!

    I recently bought the AA12, and soundwise it has been awesome, but when I brought it to the rehearsal place and started jamming, I found out an annoying volume drop while changing presets. The silent gap between presets is so huge, it makes the AA12 completely unusable in live situations at the moment. I've installed the latest firmware, and my setup is really simple, no midi included.

    I found some threads about the same issue, but it seems like there were no solutions to the problem. Are there any fixes for this? Thanks in advance!
     
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    If there is any gap when switching presets then there is an issue with the unit.
    First you should export any presets you want to keep or make a backup file of your presets and settings.
    Download the SYTSEM RESTORE file from the website.
    https://atomicamps.com/atomic-amps-support/
    Connect your unit to the computer via USB and launch the editor application.
    Click the BACKUP tab.
    Click RESTORE and select the downloaded file.
    The process takes about 5-10 minutes.
    When it's finished the unit will have factory presets and settings.
    Try settings up some foot switches for presets and see if if the gap in switching is gone.
    If so, you can import your presets or restore with your own personal backup file.
    Jace
     
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    Hi Jace, and thanks for the answer!

    Today I did reset the AA12 to factory presets and settings, but the issue is still there. The silent gap between presets might be a bit shorter now, but it definitely still exists. Should I try the system restore again or what?

    I was also thinking, is there a way to keep delay tails while switching between presets? I'm used to a setup where let's say, preset A is rhythm, and preset B is the same base sound, with added delay and clean boost. On my AA12 the delay tails fade out instantly when switching presets. If that isn't possible, are there any ways to patch delay and clean boost under one foot switch, while maintaining the same base preset?
     
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    Try going to FILE-UPDATE FIRMWARE.
    See if that changes anything with the foot switching.
    Then yes, try the loading the SYSTEM RESTORE file again.

    This is how SPILLOVER works for the echo:
    SPILLOVER (ON/OFF): Controls if the echo effect continues to decay after changing presets (spilling over into the next preset) . This parameter is per preset and controls if the delay spills over when ENTERING (switching to) that preset . Setting this parameter to ENABLED means that any remaining echo from the previous preset will continue to spillover when you switch to THIS preset . Setting this parameter

    to DISABLED means that when entering THIS preset, any remaining echoes will be reset . If the ECHO effect is set differently in the switched preset from the previous preset, the echoes will change to the sound indicated by the new preset . If you want the echo speed and character to sound identical between two (or more) presets, make sure to set the ECHO parameters the same in all of them .

    Yes you can assign both the boost on/off and the echo on/off to the same foot switch.
    See PRESET MODE in the FOOT SWITCHING ASSIGNMENT doc:
    https://atomicamps.com/forum/index.php?threads/assigning-foot-switches.2054/

    Then you'll want to understand TAILS:
    TAILS (ON/OFF): Activates TAILS (repeat tails) . Choose ENABLED to have your echo repeats continue to ring out and delay even after the ECHO effect is turned off . This allows you to hear a smooth transition from ACTIVE to BYPASSED . Choose DISABLED to force the echo effect and its repeat echoes to both mute immediately after turning the ECHO effect to BYPASSED .
    Jace
     

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