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saving "favourite" patches for a show
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:51:19 PM »
Hello all, we have recently purchased the Zoom G1Xon for a school band tour and I would like suggestions about how to re-organise the patches so that there are a handful of "go to" patches for our guitarist to use. Typically our songs call for a couple of overdrive/rock sounds, a chorus sound, a clean/acousticy sound, maybe a funky sound. Maybe 6 patches getting lots of use. Ideally these would be all sequential so that the guitarist can switch easily between them with a minimum of pedal clicks, including switching from a funky sound to a solid drive sound in the same song. Does anyone have any suggestions about saving patches and essentially creating a "favourites" list? I had a quick look at the user manual but there doesn't seem to have any spare capacity for this. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Re: saving "favourite" patches for a show
« Reply #1 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...)

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