KnowledgeBase | SP4-8 | Setup Mode


Working with Aux FX in Setup Mode

Question:
How can I choose a new Aux FX chain for my Setup and adjust the send levels per zone?

Answer:

The SP4 offers one global Aux FX per Setup with individually adjustable Send Levels per zone.

The Aux FX used in a given Setup is determined by the:

The amount of chosen Aux FX heard in each zone is determined by the:


Aux Effect Channel

When the "Aux Effect Override" parameter (see below) is set to "0 None", the Aux Effect Channel parameter specifies which Program's built-in Aux FX Chain will be used as the one Aux FX Chain for the entire Setup. For ex, if the Aux Effect Channel parameter is set to Ch1, then the built-in Aux FX associated with whatever program is on channel 1 of your Setup will be what gets used for all zones of the setup.

You can set the Aux Effect Channel to any of the MIDI channels currently in use within the Setup. By default, the Aux Effect Channel is set to channel 1 in the factory Setups.

Here's how to change the the Aux Effect Channel:

  1. With the desired Setup selected, press [Edit Setup].

  2. Press the [Chan/Param] button DOWN once. You will see "AuxFXCh":

    AuxFXCh:1

  3. Use the [previous/-] [next/+] buttons and/or alphanumeric keypad to choose the desired MIDI channel.

    For ex. here we have chosen channel 2. As such, the Aux FX built-in to the program on channel 2 will be what is used for all zones of this Setup.

    AuxFXCh:2

  4. Press [SAVE] to store your changes.

Aux Effect Override

Instead of using the Aux FX of one of the existing Programs in your Setup (Aux Effect Channel, above), the Aux FX Chain for your setup can also be manually selected choosing from amongst hundreds of built-in FX combinations (for a complete list of FX Chains, download the "SP4 Series Factory Objects List").

Here's how to manually select an FX Chain for your Setup:

  1. With the desired Setup selected, press [Edit Setup].
  2. Press the [Chan/Param] button DOWN twice. You will see "AuxFX":

    AuxFX:0 None

  3. Set to '0 None' by default, this indicates no manual selection has been made and currently the Aux FX being heard are those as set by the AuxFXCh selection (above).

  4. Use the [previous/-] [next/+] buttons and/or alphanumeric keypad to select a new FX Chain for this Setup.

    For ex. here we have chosen FX Chain "5 Small Hall". As such, "5 Small Hall" will be the FX Chain used in this Setup.

    AuxFX:5 Small Hall

  5. Press [SAVE] to store your changes.

Aux Send Levels

Once you have determined what FX Chain is to be used for your Setup, adjusting the Aux Send Levels is the final step. This allows you to determine how much of the chosen effect (wet/dry) will get applied to each zone.

Here's how to set the Aux Send Level per zone:

  1. With the desired Setup selected, press [Edit Setup].
  2. Press the [Chan/Param] button UP until you see "AuxSendLvl":

    AuxSendLvl:Prog


  3. Choose the zone you wish to adjust (1-4) by pressing the corresponding Zone button. The selected Zone button will light.

    For ex. here we have chosen Zone 3.

    Note: by default the AuxSendLvl may be set to "Prog" (program). This means the current zone is using the preset default FX levels as set within the given Program.

  4. Use the [previous/-] [next/+] buttons and/or alphanumeric keypad to change the Aux Send Level to any desired amount (range = 0-127). Remember this is the send level for just this current zone:

    For ex. here we have chosen "75".

    AuxSendLvl:75

  5. Go back and repeat steps 3 and 4 until all zones are set as desired.

  6. Press [SAVE] to store your changes.


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