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April 26, 2014 at 3:36 am #111564drkam6Member
Who wrote the operating manual of the H8000FW, may I ask…? Just curious.
April 26, 2014 at 5:13 pm #125781nickroseModeratorEventide Staff
Many people – I was one of them. But, since no-one needs to read it, it probably doesn't matter.
It's very hard to find good technical writers these days – almost as hard as to find technical readers …
August 1, 2014 at 3:52 pm #126416tmoravanParticipant
Actually I appreciate a well-written manual that has both a 'Quick Start – do this stuff' section and a detailed description of the configurations, parameters, and presets. It certainly helped when I picked up a second H8000FW (used) and the previous owner had a very customized I/O setup that I had to edit for my configuration.
You get in a groove with a piece of gear, using a subset of its capabilites most of the time. When you need to branch out (for example, extended MIDI control over parameter values and mapping to CCs), a manual that gets you up to speed quickly is a godsend.
Plus, reading through the preset desriptions can be faster than manually loading each one looking for a particular effect as a starting point.
I'd put the H8000 manual in the – better than most category.
October 4, 2014 at 11:14 am #137432razoMember
> Plus, reading through the preset desriptions can be faster than manually
loading each one looking for a particular effect as a starting point.
You know that you can load a new program just by the press of a footswitch?
October 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm #137442tmoravanParticipant
Sure, but it takes time to load the preset and sometimes there's some other setup needed to fully utilize it, etc. There's also the linear versus random access thing.
My point was simply that sometimes when I'm casting about for a different effect, a quick readthrough can suggest some starting points and they may not necessarily be contiguous preset numbers.
October 20, 2014 at 3:12 pm #126872splitrmxParticipant
I like the various funny bits thrown into the manual, eg: " Use the professional (AES/EBU) protocol unless you have a compelling reason to do otherwise … you are a professional, aren't you ?"
"Note: Like fine china, Memory Cards are fragile:
– Treat them with respect.
– Don’t lie to them. "
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