H9 Changing presets what is your secret?

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    • #112905
      Bodde
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      I find it very awkward to change presets with the foot on the H9. You have to hold the tap button for some seconds and then you have to press activate on the left button. How are you going to do all that when you want to switch in a second from one sound to another? Also how do you switch back and forth multiple times between two presets? To go up or down you have to press the knob which is not possible with the foot.

      I guess that is the downside of having a small unit with only two knobs. But maybe I miss something and others here have some tips or tricks to do this?

    • #140824
      Send2george2
      Member

      I hook up a dual aux switch, a boss fs6 and step up and down. You’ll also need a stereo lead.

    • #140825
      gkellum
      Participant

      As Send2george2 mentioned, if you're using an aux switch (or MIDI footswitch), you can assign it to pedal functions that will increment / decrement the preset AND load it immediately.  It sounds like that's what you want.  There are also functions though just to increment / decrement the preset and leave it in the pending state.

    • #140844
      Bodde
      Participant

      ok. I have the Boss FS6. But haven’t used it for a while. Can you describe how you set it up exactly for the H9?

      Also are there some tips to switch presets fast without an aux switch? So just the H9l. Most of the times I want to bring as little gear as possible to a gig.

      • #140846
        gkellum
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        bodde wrote:

        I have the Boss FS6. But haven't used it for a while. Can you describe how you set it up exactly for the H9?

        In H9 Control you'll want to go into Pedal Settings / General Settings / Use Expression Pedal, Aux Switch or Both, and set it to Aux Switch.

        And then go to Pedal Settings / Aux Switch Mappings and assign the aux switch buttons either to the "Increment and load preset" and "Decrement and load preset" functions or the "Increment preset" and "Decrement preset" functions based on whether or not you want the preset to automatically load.

        bodde wrote:

        Also are there some tips to switch presets fast without an aux switch? So just the H9l. Most of the times I want to bring as little gear as possible to a gig.

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        Well, a lot of this comes down to clever organization of your preset lists.  I know someone for example that saves the same delay preset to every other preset position because he never wants to be more than one button press away from that delay.  

        You can also limit the preset range to whatever you want.  So, if you're only using 5 presets in a set, it's better to limit the range to those five presets so that you can click through and wrap around to the beginning again.

        And also pressing the big black wheel reverses the direction that the preset switch is going in.  So, you can switch it from incrementing to decrementing for example.  Some people find it easy to hit that wheel with their foot;  other people not so much.  I guess it depends partly on what shoes you're wearing.

         

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    • #140864
      Bodde
      Participant

      ok great! Thanks for the support. Really appreciate this!

    • #140922
      spaceJam
      Member

      I use a MIDI controller.

       

      Stuff like the H9 start to get funnier once you start using MIDI.

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