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ZoomLib: General discussion / Re: ZoomLib support for B1(X) FOUR?
« on: June 10, 2019, 08:39:15 PM »
Hi jima.  ZoomLib is unlikely to support these pedals in future.  I believe that ToneLib now does support them though, so you might like to check that out.

ZoomLib: General discussion / Re: Kindle
« on: November 16, 2018, 06:52:23 PM »

Hi Sid9170.  The ZoomLib software won't work with Android.  What hardware do you mean? 

ZoomLib: General discussion / Re: saving "favourite" patches for a show
« on: August 24, 2018, 05:36:24 PM »
From memory,  MS series pedals have a favourites function but the 1 series don't. 
Simplest option would be to group your 6 patches contiguously then just use the up/down footswitches to choose between them.  You can use ZoomLib to rearrange patches easily.  (This would mean you can't easily turn the currently viewed effect on/off.  That might not bother you.)
If you want to get fancy (and spend a bit more,) you could add a ZPI, which can have its footswitches allocated to any function you like: random (or sequential) patch selection, parameter changes, effect bypass, etc (or any combination of these.)  Also allows external expression pedal (or midi input) control of any parameter.  Plus more.  Check out the ZPI section of this forum for some information.  (There's more to come...)

ZoomLib: General discussion / Re: midi port not available
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:03:18 PM »

More information, please...

Have you tried starting program before connecting pedal?  Pedal before program?

What other programs are running?  (Try ctrl-alt-del then task manager.  What apps are running under the processes tab?)


Does double clicking work?  That should load the new patch into the currently selected patch on the pedal.
Otherwise, be sure that you are not dropping onto white space - that will result in what you describe.

ZPI Forum / Re: Older (slightly outdated) videos
« on: July 14, 2018, 04:47:19 AM »
ZPI footswitch programming - Part 3

Using a footswitch to change footswitch maps.

NOTE: You MUST update your ZPI firmware to version 170924 (or later) for this to work properly.

Sept 2017

Duration:  2:35

Note: Current (May 2018) firmware includes scene control, which is a more powerful (and easier!) way of changing footswitch maps.  The procedure shown here still works, but now might not be the best way.

ZPI Forum / Re: Older (slightly outdated) videos
« on: July 14, 2018, 04:39:17 AM »
ZPI footswitch programming - Part 2

Footswitch programming example, number 2.  Control of individual effects in an effect chain.

Sept 2017

Duration:  1:55

Current (May 2018) firmware has a changed FS programming interface, allowing better LED control and long press (hold) function programming.

ZPI Forum / Re: Older (slightly outdated) videos
« on: July 14, 2018, 04:28:59 AM »

ZPI footswitch programming - Part 1

Sept 2017

Duration:  5:20

A tutorial, part 1.  Basic footswitch programming, covering toggle switch controls and LEDs.

This (and the next two videos) show examples of footswitch programming using a previous firmware version.
Current (May 2018) firmware has improved programming options, including better LED control and long press (hold) function programming.

ZPI Forum / Re: Old (or slightly outdated) videos
« on: July 14, 2018, 03:59:38 AM »
Zoom multi-Fx pedal USB MIDI controller – part 3 (of 3)

Dec 2016

Duration:  5:42

This part shows:
- footswitch programming from 0:04
- master tempo control from 1:33
- expression pedal function from 2:45
- MIDI input translation from 4:07

Improvements in the May 2018 version include:
- changed (better!) footswitch programming:  allowing press and release programming and press and hold function programming
- master tempo LED indication with tap tempo footswitch
- addition of more control options, including scenes

ZPI Forum / Re: Old (or slightly outdated) videos
« on: July 14, 2018, 03:50:27 AM »
Zoom multi-Fx pedal USB MIDI controller – part 2 (of 3)

Dec 2016

Duration:  2:36

(The current (May 2018) firmware has many more control options.)

ZPI Forum / Re: Old (or slightly outdated) videos
« on: July 14, 2018, 03:29:51 AM »
Zoom multi-Fx pedal USB MIDI controller (with interface to Android, iOS, PC)
Part 1 of 3

Dec 2016

Duration:  2:03

Everything in this video still applies to the current (May 2018) version.


Prototype of the model available from January 2017.
[EDIT: release delayed until late Feb 2017.    For more details and updates, please follow facebook page                                   ]

Controls multiple Zoom pedals - G3, G3X, B3, G5, MS-70CDR, MS-50G, MS-60B, G1on, B1on, G1Xon, B1Xon with wireless interface to android, iOS, Mac, Windows or Linux devices (or standalone using HDMI monitor plus mouse.)

Very flexible, very easy to use.  Unlocks the huge potential of these pedals:
controls multiple pedals
expression pedal control of any parameter
master tap tempo
MIDI input assignment/translation
flexible (& easy!)  footswitch programming
(footswitches can change patches, effects, parameter values, control tuner etc, etc in any combination)
etc, etc...

ZPI Forum / Re: Old videos
« on: July 14, 2018, 03:20:27 AM »
 Zoom pedal controller - Production model preview

 Dec 2016

 Duration: 2m35s

 No sound (captions only)

ZPI Forum / Older videos (- slightly outdated but still applicable)
« on: July 14, 2018, 12:46:03 AM »
Here, I'll put up links to older videos showing demos of previous firmware versions, starting with the early 2017 pre-production prototype overview.

In general, anything shown in these videos also applies to the latest (May 2018) version.  The latest version does lots more than is shown here!  This will be documented bit by bit in the ZPI Overview videos. 


ZPI Forum / Re: ZPI Overview videos
« on: June 27, 2018, 06:27:07 PM »

ZPI introduction - Part 2 - user interface (May 2018 firmware)

The ZPI graphical user interface can be viewed on any iOS, Android, Windows, Mac or Linux device by wireless or wired connection, or on an HDMI display.
Part 2 gives an overview of the graphical user interface.

(Duration: 2m33s)


We’ve looked at the pedal, now let’s look at the user interface.  The graphical interface can be viewed on an iphone or ipad, or android phone or tablet, or on a laptop or desktop running macos or windows or linux.  This uses a standard virtual network computing interface, connected by either wireless or wired ethernet to a local area network.  It’s also possible to connect directly to an hdmi display and use a usb mouse and keyboard.

Here is what we see on the display.  I’ve now connected one pedal each of the MS series, the 1 series and the G series, to show some differences.  I also have some other devices connected – I’ll mention these as we come to them.

Along the top of the display is the main control strip.  This includes several buttons which call up a secondary control strip below this.

Then, there is a MIDI I/O section which has an interface to control any connected midi device – you are not limited to controlling just Zoom pedals.  The otg_midi interface always appears – this is the built in midi controller interface.  More on this later.

Below that are the Zoom pedal control interfaces, which can be expanded to show effect details. You can do that by clicking on the pedal name, which then also retracts the display, or by clicking on the scroll indicator above the thumbnail, which also moves that effect to below the cursor.

Clicking on the effect thumbnails will toggle the effect on and off.  In the expanded view, the parameters of each effect can be altered using mouse or touchscreen, or assigned to an expression pedal or programmed to a footswitch.  There is no limitation on the number of expression pedal assignments, or on which parameters can be assigned to a footswitch, or to the number of changes that can be made by operating a footswitch.

Next, I’ll look a little closer at these individual pedal controls

ZPI Forum / ZPI Overview videos
« on: June 26, 2018, 09:36:50 PM »
ZPI introduction - Part 1 (May 2018 firmware)

This is an overview of the hardware with a simple footswitch program applied.   
(Footswitch programming is very flexible and easily changed.)

(Duration: 3m16s)


This is an introduction to the Zoom Pedal Interface which is a usb midi floor controller.  It can be used as a general purpose controller, but it’s optimised for Zoom pedals – the G5,G3.G3x, B3, the MS-50g, MS-60b, MS-70cdr and the b1on and g1on and the X versions of those.
Here I have a 12 switch controller.  With the latest hardware improvements, there is an LED as well for every switch.  If you already have a base unit, don’t worry, it still will work with the new add-on units.

As before, there are 4 expression pedal jacks, 3 usb ports (and if more usb ports are needed, a usb hub can be used) and an ethernet interface.
I have an ms50g and an ms60b connected, so it’s driving 2 pedals, but we easily could drive more if needed
There is wireless built in and I’ve already connected to a laptop running a vnc viewer and in part 2 I’ll start looking at the user interface.

The footswitches are programmed quite simply at the moment.  There is a master tap tempo switch that automatically has its LED flashing at tempo; 

a momentary tuner switch which turns on the tuner of both pedals when down.

The other upper switches turn on or off the 4 effect positions in the ms60b chain and the lower switches control the 6 effects of the 50g, with the LEDs indicating whether each effect is on or off.

Both pedals are displaying the first effect in their chain, so you can see the effect of the footswitches on that effect, and how the LED follows the state of that effect.  Similarly, even though you can’t see it, the other effects in the chain are being turned on and off by the other footswitches.

This is a very simple example of footswitch programming – very simple to do – and if you want to, you can make some very intricate mappings that do multiple things, you can program both press and release, and you can program to cycle through actions with successive presses.  This is completely flexible and can be changed at any time by loading a different footswitch mapping – you can define a map, save it and recall it, including by using a footswitch.
There are no limits to the number of maps or to the number of actions a footswitch can perform.

Let’s go to the laptop.  In part 2 I’ll go to a screen capture and start looking at the user interface

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