H9000 TF Basic Looper-odd foot switch behavior

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    • #114833
      brysava
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      Hi 

      I have the Basic Looper synced to Midi Clock from Logic Pro on the H9k That is now working fine. I set up a footswitch (Digitech FS 3X) in Functions to activate record on the looper. The problem is that it takes two taps of the footswitch to activate record this way, and there seems to be other various types of unreliability using footswitch in this way with the Looper.

      I tested the footswitch by activating a simple bypass/unbypass in the same looper, and that works fine–its responsive and works either way on the first tap. This same footswitch works fine on my Timefactor pedal, and seems to be ok on other areas of the H9K. If I just start record by hand in the H9k Basic Looper, without the footswitch, this works perfectly, also–I’m just getting this problem trying to activate record via the footswitch (takes two taps instead of one).

      For live I need to do this reliably on the first tap using a footswitch.

      Thanks for the help,

      Bryan

    • #149706
      jbamberg
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      Eventide Staff

      Hi Bryan,

      Thank you for the report – we will look into it.

       

    • #149707
      brysava
      Participant

      Thanks jbamberg, l’ll look forward to hearing what you find!

      Bryan

    • #149710
      floresp640
      Member
      Eventide Staff
      brysava wrote:

      Hi 

      I have the Basic Looper synced to Midi Clock from Logic Pro on the H9k That is now working fine. I set up a footswitch (Digitech FS 3X) in Functions to activate record on the looper. The problem is that it takes two taps of the footswitch to activate record this way, and there seems to be other various types of unreliability using footswitch in this way with the Looper.

      I tested the footswitch by activating a simple bypass/unbypass in the same looper, and that works fine–its responsive and works either way on the first tap. This same footswitch works fine on my Timefactor pedal, and seems to be ok on other areas of the H9K. If I just start record by hand in the H9k Basic Looper, without the footswitch, this works perfectly, also–I'm just getting this problem trying to activate record via the footswitch (takes two taps instead of one).

      For live I need to do this reliably on the first tap using a footswitch.

      Thanks for the help,

      Bryan

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      Hi Bryan,

       

      So we looked into this and in order for the functions to do what you want it ti do, you have to set the Functions knob to momentary instead of toggle. Here's how you do that:

      1.) Go to the Parameters page of the looper and click 'Functions' 

      2.) Once in the Funtions page click 'EXT CONTROL' on the functions knob you would like to use

      3.) From there, click 'CUSTOM MAP' and select your desired aux switch. For this example, we can use SWITCH 1.

      4.) After clicking SWITCH 1 select MOMENTARY as the 'ACTION TYPE'

      If you assign this to one of the triggers, it should work as expected. 

       

      Alternatively, you can use QuickMap to assign an Auxillary switch to any of the triggers. 

      Here's how you do that:

       

      1.) On the parameters page of the looper, highlight your desired trigger of parameter and click QUICK MAP

      2.) Once clicked, you'll notice that the params/triggers will say 'Press Enter to Learn'. Press Enter on your desired trigger.

      3.) When it says 'Move Any Controller' you can now step on one of your Aux Switches and it will automatically map to that aux switch. 

      4.) Press QuickMap again to go back to the normal screen with your assigned triggers. 

       

      Please let me if youre still running into troubles! 

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    • #149712
      brysava
      Participant

      Thanks Patrick, I used your quick map instructions to assign the pedal to “record”, and that part is solved–the looper now goes into record on the first press. But I’m expecting the looper to act the same as when I hit “record” manually, which is: hit record once=goes into record; hit record again=goes into “dub”, hit record again=goes into play. But with the pedal, after the first hit and it goes into record correctly, the next hit of the pedal=a split second in “dub” but instantly into ‘play”. Thereafter it requires 2 hits of the pedal to get to “dub” etc.

      Thanks

      Bryan

    • #149714
      brysava
      Participant

      Hi again Patrick

      I went back and tried your Functions instructions again and now it works the same as when I do it without the footswitch! I think I thought I’d had it set to momentary but it wasn’t. I’m not sure why I couldn’t get the quickmap version to work, but I’m not going to worry about it for now, since its working this way. I’m sure it was a momentary vs toggle thing.

      I still think the looper in the H9k has the potential to be the best out there, since it has so many great fx choices to go with it, has nothing to hook up externally, the now longer loops, multiple looper instances, etc.

      Thanks for the help!

      Bryan

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