Wah auto off

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  1. NelsonP

    NelsonP Senior Member

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    Something seems to have gone strange with the auto off settings on my wah pedal.

    I have them set to inactivity, 300ms, with a threshold of 10%. The way I would expect this to function would be that if the pedal was below 10% of the range and not moved, then the wah should switch off after 300ms. I'm pretty sure it used to operate in exactly this way.

    But no longer. It now cuts out after 300ms, regardless of the pedal position.

    A while back I noticed a bug when copying the wah settings from one block to another. It somehow set the pedal range max to 1000%. I had to go back in and manually reset them to 100%. May be related, maybe not.

    Question is, how do I fix the wah auto off?
     
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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    Try this:

    1. Make a backup file of your presets and settings.

    Go to FILE-BACKUP.

    Store that file somewhere you can easily find it.

    2. Go to FILE-UPDATE FIRMWARE.

    This will simply reload the current firmware in to the unit.

    This will sometimes fix issues like this.

    Did this help?

    If not:

    3. Download the SYSTEM RESTORE file from this page:

    https://atomicamps.com/atomic-amps-support/#ampli-firebox

    4. In the editor go to FILE-RESTORE and select the downloaded file.

    This will load all factory presets and settings in to your unit.

    Did this help?

    If so, go to FILE-RESTORE and select your personal backup file.

    Are things working normally now?
    Jace
     
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    That’s not my understanding of the threshold setting. The threshold is the amount of change within the time period. For example, you could leave it at 50% but don’t move it more than 10% within 300ms and it will turn off. I have no experience of firmware previous to the latest.

    Is that right Jace?
     
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  4. NelsonP

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    @eel Good point. That's probably it.

    On re-reading the manual, when it is set to inactivity then it behaves as you describe, i.e. it will switch off if it is not moved by an amount greater than the threshold within the time specified. So I'd be best off with a very low threshold (e.g. 2%).

    If I set it to park, then the threshold needs to be high enough to allow me to be a bit sloppy returning it to the parked position, say 10 or 15%.

    I'd actually prefer if you could somehow incorporate bith of these at the same time. E.g. it would only switch off if the pedal is at less than 10% AND it has not been moved by more than say 2%, within the time specified.

    Here's the relevant bits of the manual:

    TIMER (milliseconds): This is a GLOBAL parameter. Sets the AUTO-OFF timeout time . When the AUTO-OFF feature is enabled, this parameter sets the amount of time for the WAH to automatically shut off when the PEDAL is either inactive or parked .

    THRESHOLD (0-100%): This is a GLOBAL parameter. Sets the AUTO-OFF threshold for inactivity or parked position . If the PEDAL changes less than this amount then it is INACTIVE . If the PEDAL remains below this amount then it is PARKED .
     
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