Jr. User Guide v1.58

Jr. User Guide v1.58
DRAFT 1
USER’S GUIDE
Firmware Version 1.58
Copyright © 2008, Liquid-Control, Inc.
www.liquid-foot.com
PATENTS PENDING. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2008
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover (or rear
section). No user serviceable parts inside; refer servicing to qualified
personnel.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance
to rain and moisture. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with liquids, containing liquids, or
enabling the ability to expose the Liquid-Foot Controller to moisture or
water shall be placed near the Liquid-Foot Controller.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS:
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Read the instructions.
Keep these instructions accessible for reference.
Heed all warnings, labels, cautions and directions.
Follow all instructions.
Do not tamper, modify, or otherwise alter the appliance.
Do not place excess force on the unit.
Do not store or place objects on the unit
Do not stand on the unit
Do not place your full weight on the unit.
Do NOT use appliance near liquids, water or moisture.
Clean with dry cloth only.
Do not exchange or substitute parts, adaptors, power supplies or other
components.
Do not tamper, destroy or damage the power supply, its plugs, and/or other
cable assemblies.
Only use attachments and accessories supplied by manufacturer.
Unplug appliance in lighting storms or other adverse conditions.
Do NOT drop the unit on any surface, soft or hard.
Do not service this unit yourself. Warranty VOID if the appliance is opened.
Insure that only a manufacturer certified service center does any and all repairs.
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Additional Instructions and Precautions
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• Never connect more than one power source to the Controller. Damage, electrical shorts, electric shock
or other hazardous outcomes will happen.
• Please be aware that the contents of memory can be irretrievably lost as a result of a malfunction, or
the improper operation of the unit. To protect yourself against the risk of losing important data, we
recommend that you periodically save a backup copy of important data you have stored in the unit’s
memory in another MIDI device (e.g., a sequencer, the Liquid-Foot PC Software Editor)
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• Unfortunately, it may be impossible to restore the contents of data that was stored in the unit’s
memory once it has been lost. Liquid-Control, Inc. assumes no liability concerning such loss of data.
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• Use a reasonable amount of care when using the unit’s buttons, sliders, or other controls; and when
using its jacks and connectors. Rough handling can lead to malfunctions.
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• Never strike or apply strong pressure to the LCD display or LEDS.
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• When connecting / disconnecting all cables, grasp the connector itself—never pull on the cable. This
will avoid causing shorts, or damage to the cable’s internal elements.
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• When transporting the unit, package it in the box (including padding) that it came in, if possible.
Otherwise, you will need to use equivalent packaging materials.
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• Use only the specified expression pedals. Do not use any Active Pedals that have or require their own
power source to operate. By connecting any other expression pedals, you risk causing malfunction
and/or damage to the unit.
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• Use a cable from Liquid-Control, Inc. to make the connections. If using some other make of connection
cable, please note the following precautions; Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not use
cables that incorporate resistors for connecting to this unit. The use of such cables can cause
interference or malfunctions. For information on cable specifications, contact the manufacturer of the
cable.
• NEVER connect more than one MIDI IN source signal to the unit at the same time. Provide a MIDI-IN
signal to one of the MIDI-IN port, the MIDI-OUT port (using single wire mode), or via the CAT-5 Ethernet
Port (To Rig). Never connect more than one of these configurations at a time. Damage will result should
multiple MIDI-IN signals be present at the same time.
• For everyday cleaning wipe the unit with a soft, dry cloth or one that has been slightly dampened with
water. To remove stubborn dirt, use a cloth impregnated with a mild, non-abrasive detergent.
Afterwards, be sure to wipe the unit thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth. Never use benzine, thinners,
alcohol or solvents of any kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration and/or deformation.
• Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, place it near devices that radiate heat, leave it inside an
enclosed vehicle, or otherwise subject it to temperature extremes. Excessive heat can deform or
discolor the unit, overheat the unit, or otherwise permanently damage the unit.
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Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................................................. 2
Product Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 8
Welcome ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
Liquid-Foot Controller: Front Panel ............................................................................................................ 10
Liquid-Foot Controller: Rear Panel.............................................................................................................. 12
GETTING STARTED: THINGS TO DO FIRST .................................................................................................. 14
HARDWARE RELATED .............................................................................................................................. 14
SYSTEM RELATED .................................................................................................................................... 14
MEMORY LAYOUT ....................................................................................................................................... 16
Presets..................................................................................................................................................... 16
Song......................................................................................................................................................... 17
Set-List..................................................................................................................................................... 17
IA SWITCH ............................................................................................................................................... 18
How Set-Lists, Songs, and Presets Relate ............................................................................................... 18
UNDERSTANDING IA SWITCH PAGING AND LAYOUT ................................................................................. 19
MIDI CABLE CHOICES .................................................................................................................................. 21
EXAMPLE MIDI CABLE SETUPS .................................................................................................................... 22
AXE-FX – 7PIN MIDI CABLE 1 WIRE ........................................................................................................ 22
AXE-FX – 5PIN MIDI CABLE 1 WIRE + power .......................................................................................... 23
AXE-FX – 5PIN MIDI CABLE 2 WIRES + power ........................................................................................ 24
LINE 6 DEVICES – 5 PIN MIDI CABLE 2 WIRES + power .......................................................................... 25
EXAMPLE OF MULTIPLE-DEVICES ............................................................................................................ 26
USING SWITCH PEDALS IN EXPRESSION PORT 1 ..................................................................................... 27
SOLUTION #1 for Switch Pedals: PREFERRED METHOD .......................................................................... 27
SOLUTION #2 for Switch Pedals (NOT RECOMMENDED) ........................................................................ 28
Understanding the Buttons and Lights ....................................................................................................... 30
HOW TO EDIT NAMES ................................................................................................................................. 35
HOW TO ENTER NUMBERS ......................................................................................................................... 35
HOW TO PROGRAM MIDI MESSAGES ......................................................................................................... 36
HOW TO PROGRAM SPECIAL COMMANDS WITH MIDI MESSAGES ........................................................... 39
Example: (1 global command, 1 Step 1 command, 2 Step 2 commands…) ............................................ 41
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Turning the Power On ................................................................................................................................. 46
LOADING NEW FIRMWARE ......................................................................................................................... 47
Modes of Operation .................................................................................................................................... 48
Preset Mode ............................................................................................................................................ 48
Song Mode .............................................................................................................................................. 48
Set-List Mode .......................................................................................................................................... 48
Device Remote Control Mode................................................................................................................. 48
Main Menu .................................................................................................................................................. 49
P1: Preset Edit Menu ................................................................................................................................. 50
SELECT PRESET ........................................................................................................................................ 50
NAME EDIT .............................................................................................................................................. 50
MIDI MESSAGE PROGRAMMING ............................................................................................................ 50
INITIAL IA SWITCH STATE ........................................................................................................................ 51
RE-PROCESS IA SWITCH COMMANDS ON PRESET ENTRY ...................................................................... 52
PRESET TYPE ............................................................................................................................................ 52
DON’T RESEND ........................................................................................................................................ 53
RESEND IA COMMANDS .......................................................................................................................... 53
IA SWITCH OVERRIDE COMMANDS ........................................................................................................ 53
EXPRESSION PEDAL OVERRIDE................................................................................................................ 54
P2: Song / Set-List Edit Menu ...................................................................................................................... 55
SELECT A SONG TO EDIT.......................................................................................................................... 55
EDIT SONG NAME.................................................................................................................................... 55
SETTING EACH PRESET FOR THE SONG ................................................................................................... 55
MIDI MESSAGE PROGRAMMING ............................................................................................................ 56
Pressing S16 (SELECT) will save whatever changes you have made up until the point you have edited
and move directly to the next MIDI message. If you were on MIDI message 10, it will move to the next
submenu (Expression Pedal override). ................................................................................................... 56
SET THE PRESET SELECTION MODE ......................................................................................................... 56
P3: IA Switch Edit Menu .............................................................................................................................. 58
SWITCH TYPE ........................................................................................................................................... 59
Example: (1 global command, 1 Step 1 command, 2 Step 2 commands…) ............................................ 60
MIDI ON MESSAGES ................................................................................................................................ 61
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MIDI OFF MESSAGES ............................................................................................................................... 61
DEVICE SYNC ........................................................................................................................................... 61
SYNC TO AXE-FX ...................................................................................................................................... 62
SYNC TO LINE-6 PODxt ............................................................................................................................ 62
SYNC TO LIQUID-TRACKS......................................................................................................................... 63
AUTO PROGRAM CC ON/OFF MESSAGES ............................................................................................... 64
ASSIGNING A GROUP TO AN IA SWITCH ................................................................................................. 64
CLONING AN IA SWITCH.......................................................................................................................... 65
SETTING INDIVIDUAL IA SWITCH AS A GLOBAL SWITCH......................................................................... 65
P4: Global Menu ......................................................................................................................................... 66
PRESET SWITCHES ................................................................................................................................... 66
6 BUTTON MODE ................................................................................................................................ 66
12 BUTTON MODE .............................................................................................................................. 66
MIDI RECEIVE CHANNEL .......................................................................................................................... 67
MIDI SYSEX ID .......................................................................................................................................... 67
BUTTON DELAY ....................................................................................................................................... 67
MIDI DEVICE NAMES ............................................................................................................................... 68
EXPRESSION PEDAL DEFAULT(s) ............................................................................................................. 68
EXPRESSION PEDAL TYPE ........................................................................................................................ 69
EXPRESSION PEDAL CALIBRATE............................................................................................................... 70
DISPLAY VALUES ...................................................................................................................................... 71
PRESET OFFSET ........................................................................................................................................ 71
ALLOW MIDI CONTROL ........................................................................................................................... 72
RE-TRIGGER PRESETS .............................................................................................................................. 72
ASSIGNING PATCH # OFFSETS TO MIDI CHANNELS FOR PC MESSGES ................................................... 72
GLOBAL IA MODE: Making all IA Switches Global................................................................................... 73
SHOW RED AS OFF .................................................................................................................................. 73
TAP TEMPO CC# ...................................................................................................................................... 74
BLOCK OFF IA SWITCHES FROM BEING TRIGGERED ............................................................................... 74
GUITAR TUNER SOURCE .......................................................................................................................... 74
MENU BUTTON 2nd and 3rd PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION ...................................................................... 75
P5: Utility Menu ......................................................................................................................................... 76
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UTILITY MENU CYCLE .............................................................................................................................. 76
ADVANCED MIDI ..................................................................................................................................... 76
TESTING MIDI COMMANDS .................................................................................................................... 77
BULK DUMP ............................................................................................................................................. 78
AUTO LOAD PRESETS .............................................................................................................................. 78
Automatic Programming from the AXE-FX ............................................................................................. 80
ERASE ALL MEMORY ............................................................................................................................... 81
P6: Mode Menu ......................................................................................................................................... 82
MODE MENU CYCLE ................................................................................................................................ 82
PRESET MODE ......................................................................................................................................... 82
6 BUTTON MODE ................................................................................................................................ 83
12 BUTTON MODE .............................................................................................................................. 83
SONG MODE............................................................................................................................................ 83
SET-LIST MODE ........................................................................................................................................ 84
DIRECT CONTROL MODE ......................................................................................................................... 85
HOW TOO’s & IDEAS ................................................................................................................................. 87
TAP TEMPO ............................................................................................................................................. 87
Design and Construction ............................................................................................................................. 88
MIDI INPUT IMPLIMENTATION ................................................................................................................... 89
APPENDIX A– SYNC Mode Axe-FX Effects Table ......................................................................................... 90
WARRANTY ................................................................................................................................................. 91
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Product Overview
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252 Patches. 100 Songs. 20 Set-Lists. 64 Instant Access Switches (4 or 8 Physical)
2 Expression Pedals (fully programmable range, function, MIDI commands)
Expression Pedal Modes: Continuous, Latch (Stomp)*, Momentary*, One-Shot* and more
Modes:
o 4 Preset (4 Instant Access Switches)
o 8 Preset (0 Instant Access Switches) selectable
o 3 Preset (3 Instant Access Switches + UP/DOWN)
o 0 Preset (8 Instant Access Switches) selectable
64 Instant Access (IA) Switch capacity. 4 or 8 physically available on controller at any one time.
IA Switch SYNC mode connects switches to live settings of patches on external devices. Such as
Liquid-Tracks, Fractal Axe-FX (up to firmware version 7.16)**, and more.
IA Switch usage modes individually set: Stomp, Latch
Modes of Operation: Preset, Song, Set-List
Device Remote Control Mode for immediate control of Liquid-Tracks, Liquid-Rig
SYSEX: MIDI Firmware, MIDI bulk dump, MIDI Bulk Receive, MIDI dump for individual settings
SYSEX: Sequencer/Control Mode- external devices and other controllers can control many
functions of Liquid-Foot Jr. Series.
Programming menus: Preset, Song/Set-List, IA buttons, Global, Utility, Mode
Firmware upgradability for future enhancements
Utilities to automatically load patches from other devices (AXE-FX)
MIDI Message Control of: Note ON, Note Off, Pressure, Controller Change (CC), Program Change
(PC), Pressure 2, Pitch and SYSEX (MIDI MESSAGES: HEX $8x - $Fx)
Back panel connectors and input controls: Power, MIDI In, MIDI Out, Expression Pedal input (12)
Power: 9VAC 1000ma via supplied adaptor (50-60hz 100-120vac)
9 Very High Quality Carling Stomp Switches
9 LEDS in various colors (Blue, Red, Green, Orange) as button, mode, selection and input
indicators
Dimensions: 10" x 6"x 1.25”
Weight: ~2.5 Lbs
(*) Special wiring required for switch pedal usage with Liquid-Foot.
(**) product names and Images are trademarks of their owners. All rights reserved to those
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Welcome
Thank you. Many controllers exist in the market and we appreciate your careful decision making process
and ultimate selection of the Liquid-Foot controller. We are pleased that you have selected the LiquidFoot Jr. Series MIDI Foot Controller. This quality device was designed and built to satisfy your controller
needs from simple to complex MIDI setups. This expandable platform was designed with flexibility in
mind. Simplicity of use, comprehensive sets of functionality and just simply a fun device to own and use.
Please insure you contact Liquid-Foot support frequently to insure you have the latest firmware. This
will provide you with the most up to date software to maximize the features and flexibility for Studio or
Live workloads. Get the features and functions you need quickly. We are proud to have you among the
Liquid-Foot family and hope you actively participate in our open dialog with regard to added features,
functions and usability. This open environment and feedback loop will enable us to deliver needed and
desired features faster.
The main design goal was flexible capability with ease of use. Starting the design from a user
perspective, we wanted swift navigation and easy out-of-the-box setup procedures. This simple goal
ended in the creation of a very useful set of functions. Several of these features are industry firsts.
Device Remote Control Mode is one of those innovations. We also wanted to insure you have the ability
out of the box to control complicated gear such as the Fractal AXE-FX devices, and more. No serious
knowledge of MIDI is required to get started.
And for the advanced users there exists an enormous set of power capabilities. Instant Access buttons
can be used to control any combination of MIDI commands as well.
There are several undocumented features as well. Go find them on your own . We would tell you- but
that takes the fun out of it.
We appreciate the support you have shown and hope to continue to serve you well with all of the Liquid
Control products. Liquid-Foot was a labor of love for us. We had fun making it. We had fun watching the
feedback and speculation during the production process. We most importantly look forward to seeing
you become very productive, very quickly. We’d love to see pictures of your Liquid-Foot on stage as
well!
We also would like to thank all the great folks building the wonderful products that Liquid-Foot works
closely with. By the way-- they are the rightful owner of their own trademarks as maybe referenced
within this document.
Best Regards,
The Liquid-Foot team
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Liquid-Foot Controller: Front Panel
MENU:
Enter Bank Select Mode. Enter Menu System. Exit Menu System. Cancel an edit, exit
parameter modifications
UP:
Scroll through Banks, numbers, letters, menu options (depends on operating mode)
DOWN:
Scroll through Banks, numbers, letters, menu options (depends on operating mode)
P1-P4:
Selects a Preset in 3B and 4B mode. Selects an IA switch in 8S mode. S4 Selects a submenu when in the System Menu
S1-S4:
Selects an instant access switch when in 4B, 3B, 8S Button mode(s). Selects P5-P8 when
in 8P mode.
P2-P3:
When entering numbers- Pressing P2 will subtract 10 from the current number. Pressing
P3 will add 10 to the existing number.
When editing text- Pressing P2 will jump backwards 7 letters (characters) down from the
current letter (character) displayed. Pressing P3 will jump forward 7 letters (or
characters) to the existing letter (character) displayed.
S3:
When pressing MENU a first time—each press of the S3 button will cycle through the IA
pages. The cycle is Page 0 (buttons S1-S8), Page 1 (buttons S17-24), Page 2(S33-S40),
Page 3 (S49-S56)
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S4:
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When pressing MENU a first time—each press of the S4 button will cycle to another
button mode. Cycle is: 4B, 8P, 8S, 3B
LEDs (LIGHT indicators above each button)
P1-P4 (4 button mode):
Only ONE preset will glow in normal mode. This will indicate which preset is currently
active.
P1-P4, S1-S4 (8P button mode): Only ONE preset will glow in normal mode. P1-P4 if selected will glow
blue. S1-S4 will glow orange.
S1-S4:
In normal mode, the light will glow Green when the IA switch is “ON” and active. It will
glow Red when the IA switch is “OFF” but active. The LED will not glow if the current preset was
programmed to indicate this IA switch has no effect. If a switch is “off”, the user can still press the
switch in which case in will go active and turn green.
S1-S4:
Within the Menu system, lights will turn RED when they are selectable or usable.
TEMPO/2nd FUNCTION: The following States are defined for this LED:
BLINK (or SOLID GREEN for period of time): MIDI-IN data message(s) being received.
BLINK RED: when you hold P1-P6 down to enter alternate functions such as direct preset entry
or save/copy preset.
SOLID GREEN: IA PAGE is currently set for #1 (S17-S32)
SOLID RED: IA PAGE is currently set for #2 (S33-S48)
SOLID ORANGE: IA PAGE is currently set for #3 (S49-S64)
GREEN Blink x 3, then RED Blink: Tempo is set for preset- will blink in the timing programmed
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9VAC:
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Insert the Liquid-Foot power supply only to this connector when using direct power and
not obtaining phantom power via the MIDI-OUT port or the “TO RIG” connectors. Only
one power source should be connected at a time or SERIOUS damage will occur.
Liquid-Foot Controller: Rear Panel
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MIDI IN>:
When this switch is moved to the left, MIDI IN (VIA MIDI OUT PORT) is turned off. When
the switch is moved to the right, then MIDI-IN signal can be received from the MIDI-OUT
connector. Some devices (such as the AXE-FX and Liquid-Tracks) can send MIDI-IN and
MIDI-OUT signals on one cable. Connect one cable from the Liquid-Tracks or AXE-FX
from the MIDI-IN port on the device to the MIDI-OUT port on the Liquid-Foot controller.
Insure the switch is to the right. If you connect MIDI-IN cable to the MIDI-IN port on the
Liquid-Foot Controller, move the switch to the left to shut off the signal from the MIDIOUT.
EXP1-2:
Single and Dual POT expression pedals can be connected to these ports. You MUST
calibrate each pedal in the port it is to be used. If you move the pedal to a different
Expression pedal port- you will need to recalibrate. Expression pedal ports can modify
any MIDI message (PC , CC, NOTE ON, NOTE OFF, etc…)
Certain types of switch pedals may be compatible with this device. The switch pedal
must support (NO) Normally Open switch capability, and the connector must only switch
the Tip and Sleeve. The RING must not be connected when using a switch pedal.
Damage may occur if this is not adhered to. For ¼ “ TS (MONO PLUG) switch pedals, a
mixer type Y cable must be used, with the TIP cable connected to the switch pedal.
Custom connectors can be placed on the switch pedal. Simply connect the sleeve and tip
to the wires of the switch pedal. Leave the RING unconnected. You must ONLY insert a
TRS connector into the controller or damage may occur.
MIDI OUT:
This connector supports simultaneous MIDI-IN, MIDI-OUT and POWER signals depending
on the equipment it is connected too. When plugged into the Liquid-Tracks, or an AXEFX as an example, one 7 pin cable will handle all three signals. It will act in the same
manner as the Ethernet “TO RIG” port, minus a few functional “Extra” capabilities
specific to the Ethernet HUB rack device.
MIDI IN:
Will receive MIDI-IN signal. If using MIDI-IN via the “TO RIG” Ethernet adaptor, or via the
MIDI-OUT cable, do not put a signal or cable into this connector. If you plan to use this
connector, please insure the MIDI IN> switch defined above is moved to the left.
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GETTING STARTED: THINGS TO DO FIRST
HARDWARE RELATED
Getting started with the Liquid-Foot Controller is very simple. Follow these simple steps prior to getting
started:
1. LCD PROTECTIVE FILM: The LCD Display comes shipped with a protective film. Carefully
remove this film.
2. LCD CONTRAST: Within the Global menu you can select Contrast. Use the UP and DOWN
button to select the best viewing contrast and press S4 (SELECT) to save it.
3. If Powering the unit via the AC-in port, DO NOT provide power via the MIDI-OUT port, or via the
Ethernet Connector to the RIG. Only one power connection should be connected at one time.
SYSTEM RELATED
1. Plan your setup. If you think through your wiring and setup ahead of time, configuring the
Liquid-Foot will be a snap and you will need to only go through that process once. Things to
consider in planning your setup:
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Name each MIDI device you are connecting and assign each one a unique MIDI channel
from 1-16.
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Assign a MIDI device name to each channel (Global MENU) to name MIDI channels. BE
CAREFUL to correctly spell any device personalities, such as LIQTRKS, AXE-FX, etc… See
Global Menu Section for detail on this topic.
c.
Develop a plan for each device if you are going to split Liquid-Foot presets into groups
by hardware, etc…
d.
Develop a feel for which mode you plan to mainly use the unit in. Preset Mode, Song
Mode, Set-List mode. How are you going to configure your presets. Whats the desired
usage.
e.
Determine if you will use 4 Preset button mode, 8 Preset Button mode, 3 button mode,
or 8 IA Switch mode more often. This will help you determine how to best design your
functionality and programming to be most effective. Care and time should be given to
this step to gain the maximum functionality with ease of use.
f.
Determine each functional use for the IA switches. Map out the controls of the LiquidFoot to meet your needs/preferences.
g.
Determine which IA switches will also have Sync functionality with your chosen external
device. Buttons can sync and process programmed commands at the same time.
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2. Next, for each MIDI device you plan to control, determine each type of MIDI message that the
device is capable of receiving as it relates to your desired actions. Examples would be Program
Change (selecting a preset #), Continuous Controller (CC messages such as volume, WAH, etc),
and any and all parameters you will plan to configure for each IA switch. Gathering this MIDI
information ahead of time will make programming the Liquid-Foot very efficient. Some devices
will require you pre-program them with valid CC information—for instance the AXE-FX, which
will require you to assign a CC # to each effect you wish to control via the IO menu on the AXEFX. Do this first and write down each of your CC settings as reference.
3. It is suggested that you program your Liquid-Foot in the following order once you’ve developed
your strategy per step #1 and #2:
Set all Global Configuration
Settings (MENU GLOBAL)
Select IA Sync and Effects to
Sync for each IA if desired
Insure Midi Device Name(s)
are correct if using
Personality features
AutoLoad Presets from
external device if possible
(desired)
(MENU + UTILITY)
Develop and Program your
Song List
(MENU + SONG)
Develop and Program your
Set-List
(Change Mode to select setlist, then MENU + SETLIST)
Program Each IA Switch
MIDI ON AND MIDI OFF
Messages
(MENU SWITCH)
Program or Modify Presets
as desided.
(MENU + PRESETS)
HAVE FUN!
YOU'RE DONE!
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MEMORY LAYOUT
Global Configuration Settings
253
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Presets
Songs
Set-Lists
64
140
IA
Switches
Sysex
MSGS
Presets
Name (16 characters)
Midi Messages (16)
•Any combination of midi commands
•Special commands: Step-Thru, IA Linking, IA Page Controls and more
IA Switch and Expression pedal overrides
•Up to 12 IA Switch override commands can be programmed
•Global expression pedal is replaced by these if programmed
•Almost any midi command can be programmed for Expression pedal control
Initial States for IA Switches
•GREEN - ON
•RED - OFF
•OFF -- "In-Active" Not Used
Process IA Commands
•Send IA commands again
•Don't send IA commands again
Types
•Normal Preset Mode
•Act Like an IA Switch
IA Switch Overrides (7)
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Song
Name (16 characters)
Assigned Presets (12)
Set for 6 or 12 button mode
5 MIDI Commands to Trigger
Set-List
Name (16 characters)
Assigned Songs (20)
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IA SWITCH
MIDI ON MESSAGES (20)
•Any combination of midi commands
MIDI OFF MESSAGES (20)
•Any combination of midi commands
Button Mode:
•Stomp on / Stomp Off
•Momentary while holding
• Step-Thru
•Quick-Tap
•Tap Tempo
Syncronization Device
•NONE
•Liquid-Tracks
•AXE-FX
•LINE 6 POD xt Series
Syncronized Effects
•Depends on device (see Appendix for effects by device)
Grouping
•no group
•assign to group 1-15
How Set-Lists, Songs, and Presets Relate
20 Set-Lists, Each can have
20 Songs (out of 100), whereby each
Song can have
12 Presets (out of 253)
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UNDERSTANDING IA SWITCH PAGING AND LAYOUT
The Liquid-Foot Jr. Layout vs. the Liquid-Foot Pro:
Certain design elements were include to insure that the most functionality, and compatibility, with the
larger format Liquid-Foot PRO could be achieved. The Liquid-Foot can program, manage and trigger 64
IA switches. These switches are not physically available at the same time, however, presets can trigger,
manage and control the states of all 64.
The Liquid-Foot Jr. IA Switches are configured in four pages of 16 IA Switches. On Page 0, the user has
access physically to either S2-S4 (3 Button Mode), S1-S4 (4 Button Mode), or S1-S8 (8 IA MODE)
Think of viewing the pages from above the controller. The bottom row is typically accessed by the first
four IA Switches on the Liquid-Foot Jr. In 4 button mode, you can physically press S1-S4 on the top row
of 4 switches. In 8 IA mode, the bottom row of the controller will control S1-S4 and the top row will
control S5-S8. The remaining IA Switches can be controlled and triggered and configured and program
within presets, but cannot be physically accessed by the user. This described how you have access to IA
switches S1-S16, also referred to as the PAGE 0 IA Switches.
Now imagine another page of 16 IA switches lying just below PAGE 0. These sixteen switches would be
labeled IA S17-S32. Now these switches also have the first 8 switches that could be physically accessed
by the user, with another 8 available for programming, but not physically pressed. This is called Page 1.
Now image two more layers below Page 1. Page 2 would contain switches S33-S48 and Page 3 would
contain switches S49-S64. This is how the Liquid-Foot Jr. is laid out.
The Liquid-Foot Jr. has a sophisticated set of mechanisms to enable you to access various pages and
switches in both a manual selection by the user, or via special programming. Special program commands
allow individual presets, switches or even the menu switch to select specific, or scroll through pages and
change them on the fly. The current page you are on is indicated by the color of the TEMPO light. If its
off, then you are on page 0. If its GREEN, you are on page 1, if its RED you are on PAGE 2, if its ORANGE
you are on page 3.
Below is a visual representation of the IA Switch layout of the Liquid-Foot Jr. and the chart of which
switches you have access to physically:
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IA SWITCHES: PAGE 0
Virtual Access
Virtual Access
Virtual Access
Physical Access
in 8 IA mode
Physical Access
in 3/4/8IA mode
S16
S12
S15
S11
S14
S10
S13
S9
S5
S6
S7
S8
S1
S2
S3
S4
IA SWITCHES: PAGE 1
Virtual Access
Virtual Access
Virtual Access
Physical Access
in 8 IA mode
Physical Access
in 3/4/8IA mode
S29
S25
S30
S26
S31
S27
S32
S28
S21
S22
S23
S24
S17
S18
S19
S20
IA SWITCHES: PAGE 2
Virtual Access
Virtual Access
Virtual Access
Physical Access
in 8 IA mode
Physical Access
in 3/4/8IA mode
S45
S41
S46
S42
S47
S43
S48
S44
S37
S38
S39
S40
S33
S34
S35
S36
IA SWITCHES: PAGE 3
Virtual Access
Virtual Access
Virtual Access
Physical Access
in 8 IA mode
Physical Access
in 3/4/8IA mode
S61
S57
S62
S58
S63
S59
S64
S60
S53
S54
S55
S56
S49
S50
S51
S52
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MIDI CABLE CHOICES
5 PIN MIDI CABLE:
Almost every music supply store sells standard 5 pin MIDI cables.
Any quality MIDI cable should work fine with your Liquid-Foot
Controller. Typically one MIDI cable will connect to the MIDI-IN
connector and another to the MIDI OUT connector.
Certain equipment will provide multiple signals on a 5 pin MIDI
cable. For example, Liquid-Tracks and AXE-FX hardware will transmit
both MIDI IN and MIDI OUT signals on one cable to the Liquid-Foot Controller. PLEASE BE CAREFUL TO
ONLY CONNECT ONE MIDI IN SOURCE to the Liquid-Foot controller.
7 PIN MIDI CABLE:
You can purchase quality 7pin MIDI cables from Liquid Control. We
have a selection of size from small to larger than 25Ft. Liquid Control
will guarantee only cables purchased directly through us. Some
musical stores sell quality 7Pin cables.
Use a 7 PIN cable to connect POWER + MIDI IN + MIDI OUT signals
on one cable to certain equipment that can support such wiring
setup. Examples are the Liquid Tracks and AXE-FX.
HOW TO CONNECT THE CABLES
ONLY 5pin cables can be used with the MIDI-IN connector of the
Liquid-Foot Controller. Please insure that the cable is properly
aligned prior to forcing cable into the connector or damage can
occur. Align the “notch” of the cable to the top of the Liquid-Foot
connector which has a corresponding notch cutout.
7PIN cables if used can ONLY be connected to the MIDI-OUT
connector of the Liquid-Foot. As with 5pin cables, a notch on the
cable hood should align with a notch cut-out at the top of the
connector on the Liquid-Foot Controller.
DO NOT FORCE A CABLE or damage my result.
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EXAMPLE MIDI CABLE SETUPS
AXE-FX – 7PIN MIDI CABLE 1 WIRE
PHANTOM POWER
POWER + MIDI IN +
MIDI OUT on 7 PIN
CABLE sent to/from
Liquid-Foot
Controller
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AXE-FX – 5PIN MIDI CABLE 1 WIRE + power
MIDI IN + MIDI OUT
on 5 PIN CABLE sent
to/from Liquid-Foot
Controller
MIDI FOOT CONTROLLER
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AXE-FX – 5PIN MIDI CABLE 2 WIRES + power
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EXAMPLE OF MULTIPLE-DEVICES
PHANTOM POWER
POWER + MIDI IN +
MIDI OUT on 7 PIN
CABLE sent to/from
Liquid-Foot
Controller
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USING SWITCH PEDALS IN EXPRESSION PORT 1
The Liquid-Foot expression pedal ports were designed for single and dual POT expression pedals. The
expression pedal ports will allow themselves to be configured for Latch (STOMP), MOMENTARY and
SINGLE-SHOT capabilities. When using an expression pedal with these features- pressing the expression
pedal fully up (HEEL) is the equivalent of Pressing a foot pedal ON. Moving the expression pedal towards
down (toe) will be considered shutting the pedel off. It will be more intuitive to use the last three modes
with an actual switch pedal.
In almost all cases (depending on specific switch impedance issues), expression port 1 will work with
typical off the shelf switch pedals. One problem… Switch pedals have a MONO ¼ “ TS adaptor on the
end. Unfortunately, this is NOT compatible with the expression ports. To utilize switch pedals that only
support TS MONO, two options are possible. First, you can cut the connector off the end of the switch
and replace the TS connector with a stereo TRS ¼ “ connector. The circuit diagram is TIP for one wire,
Sleeve for the other. DO NOT connect the ring (middle) contact when using a pedal switch. Damage will
occur to the Liquid-Foot.
Another alternative is to buy an off-the-shelf Mixer INSERT “Y” cable. An example is a HOSA YPP-117.
See below:
SOLUTION #1 for Switch Pedals: PREFERRED METHOD
Wiring a standard off the shelf switch pedal (the switch type must be momentary and should be a
double pole type. Per the wiring diagram below, while the switch is not pressed (NO)- the wiring should
be TIP/RING, and when the user is pressing the momentary switch, the connection should be
TIP/SLEEVE.
PREFERRED WIRING: THIS WILL WORK ON ALL 4 EXPRESSION PEDAL PORTS
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SOLUTION #2 for Switch Pedals (NOT RECOMMENDED)
Connect to Expression Pedal Port 1
Connect Pedal to RED (TIP)
Do NOT connect
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NEVER CONNECT A MONO PLUG INTO AN EXPRESSION PEDAL PORT
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Understanding the Buttons and Lights
4 BUTTON MODE
P1-P4 will light to tell you which preset is currently active
S1-S4 will light to tell you the current state of the IA switch
4 BUTTON MODE button functions
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3 BUTTON MODE
P2-P4 will light to tell you which preset is currently active
S2-S4 will light to tell you the current state of the IA switch
P1 and S1 are used as dedicated UP/DOWN buttons in this mode and will not light.
3 BUTTON MODE button functions
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8 PRESET MODE
P1-P4 will light to tell you which preset is currently active
S1-S4 will light as indicators to preset P5-P8 and tell you the preset is currently active
8 PRESET MODE button functions
P5
P6
P7
P8
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8 IA MODE
P1-P4 will light to tell you IA Switch S1-S4 is on (GREEN). Off if the IA switch is off/red
S1-S4 will light as indicators to IA switches S5-S8 and will display GREEN/RED/OFF to
indicate current status
8 IA MODE button functions
S5
S6
S7
S8
S1
S2
S3
S4
The Menu button has multiple uses. Pressing it a first time will enter Bank Select Mode
where you can then use the UP and DOWN buttons to select presets, songs, set-lists,
dependent on the mode of operation you are in. Pressing MENU a second time will
enter the MENU system. Press the UP and DOWN buttons to select amongst the various
menu items. Once you have found the menu system you desire, use the SUB-MENU (P4)
button to select the first sub-menu item. Pressing Menu button again will either exit the
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current menu editing, or it will return you to the last used operating mode and last
active preset (essentially where you left off prior to pressing the Menu key for the first
time).
The Menu button can also be used as an escape/cancel key. At any point within the
menu system, you can press Menu key to “go back”, or if editing a parameter, it will
“cancel” the modifications before you overwrite a parameter or setting. When in doubt,
just press the Menu key!
As used for Menus and while in the menu system:
Use the P4 (Sub-Menu) key to skip to the next sub-menu. Pressing P4 will NOT save any
edits. Press S4 (SELECT) to save your edits.
USING MENU KEY TO CHANGE IA PAGES
CYCLING Through IA Pages can be accomplished by pressing MENU and then pressing S3. Each time you
press S3 it will change IA Pages. Starting from the active IA Page, but typically cycling from Page 0, Page
1, Page 2, Page 3 and back to Page 0. This function works identically to press UP and DOWN buttons at
the same time.
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HOW TO EDIT NAMES
Throughout the Liquid-Foot menu system you will have the ability to edit/enter various alphanumeric
parameters. There is never an easy way to enter character data without a keyboard, however, we have
added a few extra’s in order to make it a bit easier.
Pressing the UP and DOWN button will increase (UP) or decrease (DOWN) the characters in alphabetic
order. The entire sequence follows the standard ASCII character table (including symbol sets). The
character list will cycle in a loop as you hold the UP or DOWN buttons.
Jumping forward by seven characters is accomplished by pressing P3. Jumping backwards by seven
characters is accomplished by pressing P2.
HOW TO ENTER NUMBERS
Throughout the Liquid-Foot menu system and while entering data or modifying various numeric
parameters you will have the ability to select numbers. There are two methods of selecting a number.
Pressing the UP and DOWN button will add +1 (UP) or -1 (DOWN) to the currently selected number on
the screen. Should you reach the lowest number, you will scroll to the highest number if you select
down. If you reach the highest number allowed and press UP, you will return to the lowest number. So it
acts like a scrolling list that circles around and around.
You can jump forward by 10 simply by pressing P3. You can subtract by 10 using P2.
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HOW TO PROGRAM MIDI MESSAGES
In many areas of the Liquid-Foot, you are presented with a MIDI MESSAGE input capability.
Examples include programming expression pedals, presets, and instant access switches. Each of
these MIDI message input screens behave in the same manner.
Think of MIDI message programming in its most basic form. You need to know:
what MIDI CHANNEL will I control for this particular message
what MIDI COMMAND will I send to the device on that MIDI CHANNEL
what MIDI DATA (parameter) will I send to go with that MIDI COMMAND
With this basic information, you are now set to program a single MIDI command into the
request. The first screen of a MIDI message input will begin by asking you to determine which
MIDI channel you will send a message to. This screen typically appear as follows:
If editing multiple MIDI entries; which message are we
programming at this time? (message 1 in this case)
Which MIDI DEVICE Channel are we programming?
Name of device
Use the UP/DOWN buttons to scroll through the list of MIDI channels from 1-16. If this MIDI
message will not send a command, or, you wish to remove an existing command, scroll DOWN
until you get to MIDI CHANNEL 00 (No MIDI). This will erase the existing data and clear the
MIDI command.
Once you have selected the desired MIDI CHANNEL, press S15 (NEXT) to TAB over to the MIDI
COMMAND FIELD. You can also press S16 (SELECT) to save your MIDI CHANNEL and scroll to the
next MIDI message if that was your only desired modification/edit.
In the example below, we scrolled to MIDI CHANNEL 2, which has a MIDI device name
“Backing”.
Upon pressing S15 (NEXT), the cursor will move to the next input request which is asking for the
MIDI COMMAND you wish to send. Again, using the UP/DOWN buttons, scroll to the desired
MIDI Message. Following traditional messages, the following options are available:
-
MESSAGE 7 – (special)- NONE
; no MIDI command will be sent
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MESSAGE 8—Note Off
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MESSAGE 9—Note On
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MESSAGE A—Pressure
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MESSAGE B—Controller Change (CC)
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Controller Change messages typically contain two data parameters, “1:” tells the system
which CC # to control, and “2:” is the data to send to CC #. Example, CC#7 is typically used
for VOLUME. Sending a data value of 127 in “2:” will make it full volume. Try sending a CC#7
with 0 entered in “2:” and you will typically mute the device, or turn the volume to off. Refer
to actual hardware you are controlling to determine which CC messages are available and
what data range can be sent to them.
Within the standard MIDI implementation, there are default CC#’s used as suggestions. The
Liquid-Foot will display these default parameter names, but you are not obligated to follow
such labels. Refer to the hardware you are controlling to determine which CC #’s are usable.
Press S15 (NEXT) to begin editing Data parameter 1, the CC #.
Default name of CC# currently selected
CC# currently selected
Press S15 (NEXT) to then begin editing Data parameter 2, the CC # Data value. In the
example screenshot below, we have put together a MIDI message that will send a BANK
SWITCH (Data 1:00) CC Message (B) on MIDI CHANNEL 2. It will switch to bank 2.
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CC# Data value currently selected
Another example is a Volume CC level set to 0 (off) on MIDI Channel 2:
MESSAGE #
MIDI CHANNEL
MIDI COMMAND
CC #:
-
CC# Data Value
MESSAGE C—Program Change (PC)
Program change messages are typically sent to change patches in an external device. Refer
to the hardware you are connecting to determine if bank switching or other commands are
also required. Program Change messages do not use Data 2:, so that label will read “OFF”.
Select a “C” program change message and Press S15 (NEXT). You can then enter the numeric
patch number. Standard MIDI equipment will allow a number between 0-127.
Several devices have built in personalities that provide additional features and automatic
benefits. If a MIDI CHANNEL DEVICE NAME is set of “AXE-FX”. You will be able to enter any
preset number from 0-383. No Bank switching or other commands are needed to program.
The Liquid-Foot will handle all such requirements automatically. Insure that the device name
is “AXE-FX”. See Global menu to learn how to set the proper MIDI channel with the proper
device name.
MESSAGE D, E, F—Special messages
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HOW TO PROGRAM SPECIAL COMMANDS WITH MIDI MESSAGES
The Liquid-Foot Controller has special add-on functionality that is programmed at a MIDIcommand level. Some of these commands enhance features of an IA switch, some Presets,
some can be used for both. Further, there are special commands that enable advanced
control or programmability of interaction with the controller, while others enable control or
interaction with other presets or IA switches.
Within the User Guide you will learn how to utilize some of these functions. Below is a
general understanding of how to access and select these special functions:
To access Special Commands while programming a MIDI command, press the DOWN or UP
button until you see the initial SPECIAL COMMANDS ENTRY screen on the display:
MESSAGE #
Special Command Entry
DESIGNATES SPECIAL COMMAND
Special Command
Command Parameter Value
Press S15 (NEXT) to move to data 1 value (1:). Now select the Special Command to Program
using the UP and DOWN switches.
TUNER:
if you press an IA button programmed with a TUNER SPECIAL COMMAND, then pressing that
IA Switch will turn on the Tuner. Press the button again to turn off the tuner. The Tuner will
recognize a valid device (if plugged in) and grab the tuner data from that device.
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STEP THRU:
Step-Thru commands allow presets and IA Switches to create a multi-tap functionality. Each
time you press an IA Switch or Preset, you may cycle through a set of programming in
“steps”. Steps are only limited by the amount of memory you have. For Presets to functionPreset-Retrigger must be turned on in the Global Parameters.
Step-Thru programming is broken up into two separate areas. The first set of commands are
called global commands and each of these programmed MIDI events will trigger each time
the IA Switch is pressed. The global section is separated by the Step thru SPECIAL command
with a first STEP command. Step commands are programmed by picking “SPECIAL” as the
MIDI command, and then selecting the special command as the Data 1 value with its
parameter as Data 2 value. The full command is [SP, D1:COMMAND, D2: 000].
The next set of MIDI commands will trigger upon the first press of the IA button. The LCD
will show S01 on the top-right corner of the display. This is to indicate the Step being
triggered is for an IA Switch and the # of the step just triggered. Step #1 is separated again
with a STEP command [SP, C:SPECIAL, D1:STEP THRU D2:000]. This is followed by one or
more normal MIDI commands to be triggered on the next press of the IA switch. Repeat this
process for as many steps as you need/can fit in memory. Once you have pressed the IA
switch and triggered the last STEP, the IA Switch will begin at STEP #1 and cycle through all
the programmed steps. IA Switches set to STEP-THRU will blink briefly to indicate they are
Step Thru IA switches.
STRUCTURE OF MIDI-ON PROGRAMMING SEQUENCE FOR STEP-THRU IA
All programmed MIDI commands prior to first STEP command are
considered Global Commands. They will trigger EVERY time the IA Switch
is Pressed
[SP C:SPECIAL, D1:STEP THRU, D2:000] “Step” command defines first
Step. All commands following this first Step command and located
prior to next STEP Command will trigger on first Press
[SP C:SPECIAL, D1:STEP THRU, D2:000] “Next Step” command defines
Second Step. Commands following Second Step command and prior to
Next STEP command will trigger on Second Press of IA Switch.
Continue Step 3 until all Steps desired are programmed
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Example: (1 global command, 1 Step 1 command, 2 Step 2 commands…)
[M:1, C:B, D1:12, 127]
<- Global Command will trigger every press (additional commands ok)
[SP C:SPECIAL, D1:STEP THRU, D2:000] <-First Step command: Commands that follow are STEP 1
[M:1, C:B, D1:21, 0]
<-First command in Step 1. Add additional commands after are ok
[SP C:SPECIAL, D1:STEP THRU, D2:000] <-Second Step command: Commands that follow are STEP 2
[M:1, C:B, D1:21,127]
<-first command in Step 2. Add additional commands after are ok
[M:1, C:C, D1:5]
<-second commands in Step2. Add additional commands after…
When pressing a Preset button with a Step sequence programmed, the display will indicate
the currently executed step on the top right, preceded by a “P” for Preset:
“P” indicates it was a Preset Step that was just processed
“S” indicates it was an IA Switch Step that was just processed
SELECTING PAGE 0/1/2/3 of IA Switches (S1-S16, S17-S32, S33-S48, S49-S64)
You may want to program your IA Switches or Presets to change the IA Switch PAGE. This
command will allow you to select the desired page to control.
At any one time, the Liquid-Foot can control Page 0 through Page 3 of IA Switches. Page 0 =
S1-S16, Page 1 = S17-S32, Page 2 = S33-S48, Page 3 = S49-D64. There are several ways to
change pages. During normal operation, you can press both the DOWN and the UP Switches
at the same time. The display will show “P-x” where “x” = 0-3 to represent the page number
you have selected. Each Press of the (DOWN + UP) buttons will cycle from page 0 to page 3.
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Presets and IA Switches can be programmed to select a certain page of your choosing.
Perhaps on a certain preset- you want the Liquid-Foot to default to PAGE 0, while on
another preset you want it to default to Page 1. Perhaps you want to allow an IA switch to
toggle between the two pages at the press of a button. All these scenarios are available
with this command.
Programming is simple. Select an IA 2nd command within the preset or IA Switch of choice.
The parameter you select (either 0,1,2,3) will determine the PAGE (LAYER) to switch too.
Programming an IA 2nd command with 0 as the 2: data parameter will make sure the LiquidFoot is on page 0 (S1-S16) IA Switch layer. And so on.
Perhaps you want to use an IA switch to toggle between the pages. Lets assume IA Switch
S16/S32 will toggle back and fourth. Program S16 as a MOMENTARY switch and program a
single ON message as SPECIAL: IA 2nd: 1 (set as a special command of IA2nd with a
parameter of 1). This will switch the IA PAGE (Layer) to S17-S32. Now program S32 as a
MOMENTARY switch and program a single ON message as above, only select 0 as the
parameter so that it switches to Page 0 (S1-S16). Now- when you press S16 (Page 0), it will
send a special command and switch the controller to page 1. Once on Page 1, if you press
S32 (physically S16), it will send a special command switching to Page 0, or back to S1-S16.
LINKING IA COMMANDS FROM ONE IA SWITCH TO ANOTHER
There may be times when you wish to program a Preset or an IA Switch to trigger the
commands of another IA Switch. This special function will allow you to select the IA Switch,
and the state (ON or OFF) messages that you wish to trigger.
Selecting a switch and a state are fairly simple. Parameter 2 is calculated as follows:
TO TRIGGER ON MESSAGES OF AN IA SWITCH:
Send the IA switch # as the parameter. This number can be between 1 and 32.
Therefore, if you set a parameter of 1, the special command will trigger all the
ON commands of IA Switch #1.
TO TRIGGER OFF MESSAGES OF AN IA SWITCH:
Send the IA switch # + 64 as the parameter. Therefore the parameter will be
between 65 (switch 1 + 64) through 96 (32 + 64) . If you set a parameter of 65,
the special command will trigger all the OFF commands of IA Switch #1.
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SETTING IA GROUPS DYNAMICALLY FOR A PRESET
TO BE DEFINED LATER
SENDING BROADCAST (BLAST) MESSAGES TO ALL MIDI CHANNELS
There may be functions that require you to broadcast a certain CC (continuous controller) to
all MIDI channels. An example maybe a TAP TEMPO CC command (value of 127) to all 16
MIDI channels to keep multiple devices in sync. The Parameter for this command is the CC #
you wish to broadcast. The value broadcast is 127 for the CC # you program.
SENDING A SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE SEQUENCE
The PC/MAC Software Editor for the Liquid-Foot has a section dedicated to the entering of
System Exclusive messages. Messages consist of 0 to 16 bytes of data. Sysex messages can
be linked together. There are 140 Sysex Messages within the Liquid-Foot.
When a Preset or IA switch sets a SPECIAL function of SYSEX message, it will look at the 2:
DATA parameter and trigger the sysex message contained. A value of 0 will do nothing. If
the value is between 1 and 140, the sysex message contained in that message will be sent to
the midi output.
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SENDING A SPECIFIC TEMPO TO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE USING NORMAL TAP-TEMPO
PROCESS
There are times when you will want the Liquid-Foot to simulate the “tapping” of a tempo
based on a specific BPM. Enter the BPM value into the 2: Data parameter. For instance, if
129 was entered as the BPM, then this function will send a first tap-tempo message at time
0, and will again send a tap tempo CC message at time to lock in exactly 129 BPM. This
function pretends a user was tapping an IA switch. This function does NOT rely on SYSEX
messages, and therefore is a real-time function. It will take exactly the tempo length in time
prior to moving to the next command of the Preset or IA switch. Keep in mind that this will
cause a delay in processing and may appear as a “hiccup” in processing of your presets or IA
switches. This is normal functioning.
DELAY PROCESSING FOR A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF MILISECONDS
The 2: Data parameter will contain the number of milliseconds you would like the processor
to wait before executing the next midi command in the sequence. Certain functions or
processes may require a period of wait for an external processor to catch up before
accepting the next command. Inserting a delay will allow the Liquid-Foot to wait for the
external device to “Catch up”.
For instance, lets say we sent a Sysex message block to an external FX unit, and it takes
20ms for the FX unit to process the command and get into a state that it will accept a
program change. Then we would insert a delay SPECIAL command with a wait time of 20.
EXPRESSION PEDAL CC# OVERRIDE
Expression Pedal #1 temp override Command (#9)
Expression Pedal #1 temp override Command (#10)
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You may want a Preset, or IA switch (using step-thru as an example) to change the current
CC# being used for expression pedal #1. By programming this special command and placing
the new CC# in Data2 (2:), then temporarily this will override the default settings. Defaults
are always returned as soon as a different preset is selected.
SET TEMPO COMMAND
Data parameter will be set to the tempo in BPM. The tempo light will blink in 4/4 timing to
the beat set by this special command. Each beat begins with a RED flash, the remaining 3
quarter notes are green. This command differs from Tap-Tempo in that it will NOT send any
external commands. This is mainly to set the timing of a song/preset, and to further provide
visual tempo information on the TEMPO display. Use the T-TEMPO command if you would
like to transmit Tap tempo information.
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Turning the Power On
Once all non-power related cables and connections are properly installed , you can connect the
power adaptor to the power input jack. Turn the Power Switch to the On position and the unit
will begin its turn-on sequence.
Notes:
If a Firmware revision was being updated and had not properly completed its process prior to powering
off, the firmwar[Type a quote from the document or the summary of an interesting point. You can
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1. The system will automatically begin to load the firmware again. Firmware must properly update
the system during this process. The unit will automatically restart upon successful completion.
Any failures to update will require technical servicing.
2. The unit will begin by showing the current product name and current firmware version.
3. The LED (lights) on the unit will pulse on and off for every button (Except the MENU button
which doesn’t have an LED). Please insure that the UP/DOWN keys display Amber. Buttons P1P6 display Blue. Buttons S1-S16 alternate Red and Green. The TEMPO/2nd Function should blink
Green. This test will allow you to insure all LEDS are in working order. Various other tests are
being performed. Should you receive an ERROR message, Please contact technical support.
Overrides are available at startup to modify normal startup behavior. When using an override,
press and hold one of the indicated buttons below and then turn on the power. Hold the desired
bypass button until the device passes the startup tests:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
MENU + Power On will allow you to erase all of the memory.
P1 + Power On to force PRESET MODE (Default mode)
P2 + Power On to force SONG MODE (Starts in Song Mode)
P3 + Power On to force SETLIST MODE (Starts in SetList Mode)
S1 + Power On Do not process last known state on power up
S2 + Power On Preset Bypass Mode. Start device and DO NOT automatically
go to last used patch. Will load patch 0.
7.
8.
9.
S13 + Power On Special Utility Processing (will detect what needs processing).
S15 + Power On Normal-Power-on w/override (troubleshoot mode)
S4 + Power On MIDI/Firmware Load (troubleshoot mode)
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The Liquid-Foot will turn on and automatically place you at the location you last used the unit
before power was turned off. Default is Preset mode in slot 000 and should look as follows:
Preset Slot #
Preset Name
LOADING NEW FIRMWARE
From time to time new software, features and functions are made available via a firmware
update. There are several ways to load the new firmware. In normal operation, make sure the
unit is in Preset mode and not in the Menu system.
Use a software program that can send Sysex, such as the Liquid-Foot PC/MAC Editor, or a MIDI
utility such as MIDIOX for the PC as a way to send the firmware to the Liquid-Foot. Make sure
the Sysex ID of the Liquid-Foot is at its default of 127. Set it back to 127 if you changed it. Insure
the MIDI-In cable is properly connected to the Computer.
Suggested MIDI SYSEX settings for software are either 256 buffers, 256 bytes, 40ms delay
between buffers. Or 1024 buffers, 1024 bytes, 70ms delay between buffers. Send the file to the
Liquid-Foot.
If it’s a valid firmware file for your device- the screen will tell you its doing a Firmware Load, and
to please wait. Once the entire firmware file is loaded, the screen will count from 0 to 100 (or
less). DO NOT TURN OFF THE POWER. DOING SO CAN DAMAGE THE LIQUID-FOOT and make it
inoperable without technical support or servicing.
Once the firmware is loaded, the Liquid-Foot will automatically reset itself. Please watch the
display and insure the proper firmware version is displayed as the controller resets.
Common Error: FL-100-xxx-xxx-xxx. This typically means that the data is not being sent to the
Liquid-Foot fast enough and it considers the data corrupt or questionable. Shorten the delay
between buffers, or increase the data transmit speed of the software sending the Firmware file.
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Modes of Operation
Preset Mode
Preset Mode is the default operating mode. In this mode, the Up/Down buttons control bank
selection. (P1-P6 or P1-P12) will change presets in groups of 6 (or 12) based on the bank
selection. Instant Access (IA) buttons will process commands as programmed.
Preset Slot #
Preset Name
Song Mode
Song Mode allows you define any random sequence of actual presets to each of (P1-P6, or P1P12) based on how you defined each preset for the song programmed. You can arrange the
presets into the order of your choosing with no rules as to the order desired. In this mode, the
Up/Down buttons control the Song selection (scrolling among 100 songs). Instant Access (IA)
buttons will process commands as programmed.
Currently Active Preset Slot #
Current Song Name
Currently Active Preset Name
Set-List Mode
Set-List Mode enables the unit to arrange songs into a set order. Each set-list can randomly
order 20 songs into a sequence known as a set. Once a set-list is programmed with up to 20
songs, the user can scroll through the songs by using the Up/Down buttons. In this mode, the
Up/Down buttons control the Song selection (based on the set-list order). (P1-P6 or P1-P12) will
select the presets as programmed in the active song selected. Instant Access (IA) buttons will
process commands as programmed.
Set List Slot #
Selection mode
Currently selected set-list Name
Once a set-list is selected, the unit will enter “Song Mode” with the modification that songs will
scroll as programmed in the set-list, and not in sequential order from 00-99.
Device Remote Control Mode
Remote Control mode allows the Liquid-Foot to manage external hardware with NO
programming at all. This currently works with Liquid-Tracks, Line 6 POD xt Live, and the Fractal
Audio AXE-FX.
Name of Auto Detected Device
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Main Menu
All menu commands are activated by Pressing the MENU button. The MENU button has
multiple functions. Pressing it once will enter the Main Menu Screen:
At this point you can branch out to the set of functions you are interested in controlling. A
summary of these functions are:
P1
-
Preset Edit Menu
Select Preset to Edit, Edit a presets name, MIDI programming,
Expression Pedal overrides, and initial Instant Access Switch Status
(active, inactive, off).
P2
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Song / Set-List Edit Menu
Select Song/ Set-List to Edit, Edit the name, program the preset order
(song mode) or Song order (set-list mode).
P3
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Instant Access Switch Edit Menu
Edit the MIDI programming for the ON and OFF states, the Type (Stomp,
Latch), and SYNC (external synchronization) device and effect.
P4
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Global Settings Menu
Select 6 or 12 button preset mode, MIDI Receive and SYSEX parameters,
User Interface Button Speed, Descriptive MIDI Device Names (and
Personality programming for auto-detect system), Global Expression
Pedal MIDI programming, Expression Pedal Calibration, display MIDI
commands in Hex or Decimal, preset offset selection (0 or 1)
P5
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Utilities Menu
Advanced MIDI Mode, Test Command Mode, SYSEX Patch Dump, SYSEX
Song Dump, SYSEX CONFIG Dump, SYSEX Bulk (full System) Dump,
Preset Auto-load from External Device, Erase Memory.
P6
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Device Operating Mode Selection Menu
Select between Preset, Song, Set-List and Device Control Mode.
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P1: Preset Edit Menu
SELECT PRESET
You are first asked which preset you would like to edit. By default it will display the currently
selected preset. You may change the preset to edit by using the UP/DOWN buttons, or you may
directly enter the preset number using the S1-S10 # keys to directly type the number.
Press P1 or SELECT once you have selected the desired preset to edit.
NAME EDIT
To skip over the preset name editing, press P1 to advance to the next submenu.
You can enter a name using the procedure defined in EDITING A CHAR STRING. See that section
for details. Press S16 (SELECT) to save the changes you make. Pressing S11 (GET) will allow you
to pull the name of the current preset off of a connected device if its compatible with direct
control mode. More on this later as it requires a proper program command to be established
first in the MIDI programming messages (discussed below).
If you plan to load the name of the preset from an external device, simply skip over this
parameter and defined the MIDI messages first. As long as you add at least one MIDI PROGRAM
message to a MIDI device that is connected and compatible with direct mode, you can then go
back to Preset Name Edit and press S11. Don’t forget to press S16 (SELECT) to save the
modification!
MIDI MESSAGE PROGRAMMING
You can now program any combination of 10 MIDI messages. Typically your first messages will
tell the connected MIDI equipment to switch patch/preset numbers. There really are no rules
with the Liquid-Foot. You are free to send ANY MIDI command in any order you see fit.
If you have auto loaded presets from external devices- the first MIDI message will be a program
change message for that device.
Current Message being programmed
Cursor shows current parameter being edited
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Pressing S14 (BACK) will move the cursor back one parameter. If you are at the first parameter
(select MIDI channel to program), nothing will happen.
Pressing S15 will tab forward a parameter. If you have entered the last possible parameter,
then the changes will be saved, and you will move to the next menu item (if you were
programming MIDI message 01, then the Liquid-Foot will move you to message 02.
Pressing S16 (SELECT) will save whatever changes you have made up until the point you have
edited and move directly to the next MIDI message. If you were on MIDI message 10, it will
move to the next submenu (Expression Pedal override).
INITIAL IA SWITCH STATE
Within this programming sub-menu, you are being asked to set all IA switches to their initial
state. You can set all 4 pages (o,1,2,3) in this section. You can scroll through the pages by
pressing DOWN + UP at the same time. Each time you go through this sequence, the unit will
cycle to the next page. As shown below, the top right will display “P-x” where “x” equals the
page number you have just selected. Please note that you should press the DOWN button first,
hold it, and then press UP. If you press UP first, you will save your changes and move to the
next Preset Sub-Menu.
Shows that Page 1 is selected
By Pressing an IA switch the first time, it will glow GREEN. Green indicates the IA switch
represets an ON mode when you first initiate the preset. Pressing the IA switch again will change
it to a RED glow. This indicates that the switch is usable for this preset but is inactive when you
first enter the preset. Pressing the IA switch again will turn off the indicator. Cycle through the
IA switch until you achieve your desired initial state.
When you are complete with your initial setup of all IA switches, press the UP button to save it.
Upon pressing the UP button, you will be taken directly to the first parameter (Edit Name).
If a device is “SYNC” programmed and an “Effect” is set, then you can Press S11 (GET) to grab all
the synchronized IA Switch states from a properly connected device following the same rules as
discussed for editing and getting a preset name (see preset Name Edit section above). The
Liquid-Foot will analyze the current presets programming to determine if a program change
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message was set on the channel that contains the “sync” device. If found, it will select that
patch on the external device, and then grab the state of the effects.
RE-PROCESS IA SWITCH COMMANDS ON PRESET ENTRY
(*) identifies the currently Saved Parameter in Preset
Use the UP/DOWN buttons to toggle between Resending and Not Resending IA commands on
entry to this preset. By Default, the system will NOT re-send commands. Press S16 (SELECT) to
save your changes.
There are times when you will purposefully program your initial instant access switch states so
that they differ from the default patch preset states of the external device. In this situation, you
will need to send programming changes to the external device to represent your current state
on the controller. Normally you will NOT do this, however, you can override the default and
have it send ALL active button states as you have programmed your controller.
If an Instant Access switch is configured as available, but inactive (RED), then the device will
send all of the off messages for that IA switch. If the IA Switch is ON and active (GREEN), then
the controller will send all of the programmed ON messages for that IA switch. If the IA switch is
inactive (not list), nothing will be sent.
PRESET TYPE
Most often a Preset will have the normal usage mode and behave like a typical Preset. By
default a preset is set as NORMAL.
You may wish to have a Preset function as an IA switch. Set to act like an IA switch in this case.
What behavior is different from NORMAL mode?
Presets acting like IA Switches will first trigger all programmed MIDI commands. However,
normal presets will then modify the initial state of all the IA switches as programmed within the
preset, and if IA Trigger is turned on, it will trigger all of the IA switch commands based on their
initial state. In ACT LIKE IA Switch mode, IA switches are NOT modified from the existing state
they are in.
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This becomes powerful when you desire to program special functions within a song. Perhaps
you want P5 and P6 to trigger patches that act like IA switches and send commands to a Looper
system. Then you can use P1-P4 as normal presets to change sounds- but when P5/P6 are
pressed, the act to Start/Stop/Record with the looper. Pressing P5 or P6 would not affect the
current state of the IA switches which were set from the previous normal preset. The uses are
powerful, especially when combined with Step-Thru functions.
DON’T RESEND
Selecting this option determines that upon entering this preset, no special action will be taken
with regard to the IA switches. No commands will be resent just because you switched to this
preset. In most cases, this should be your default setting.
RESEND IA COMMANDS
When a preset is configured to RESEND IA COMMANDS, you are asking it to re-send any and all
commands stored in an IA switch that is initially configured as ON or OFF in the preset. If you
have selected an IA switch to begin GREEN (ON), this will re-send all IA commands for the ON
messages. If the IA switch is RED (OFF), this will re-send all IA commands for the OFF messages.
If the IA switch is not lit (inactive), nothing in that IA switch will be sent for this preset.
IA SWITCH OVERRIDE COMMANDS
Each Preset provides the ability to create up to 12 override commands. An override command
can change 1 or many IA Switches, either ON or OFF messages. Perhaps you have a preset that
requires the functionality of the ON messages of IA Switch S1 to behave differently. Perhaps you
need to modify the ON and OFF messages of S1. Overrides will allow you to make those
temporary changes.
ANY and ALL presets that do NOT have overrides assigned, will allow IA Switches to function as
globally assigned.
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(*) indicated an override is programmed in this location
To program or edit an override, first use the UP/DOWN switch to select the IA switch you wish
to override. Press S16 when you are complete.
Now press UP/DOWN switch to select your desire to override an ON or an OFF message for the
current selected IA Switch. Press S16 when you are complete.
Now program the MIDI command you wish to place into the IA Switch’s ON or OFF message.
Program this MIDI message as you would normally. Notice OR: on the top-left. This indicates you
are programming an override command.
Once the MIDI command is programmed, you will cycle to the next override command and start
the programming all over. You can program up to 12 override commands. Each can be
programmed for one IA Switch, or you can program 12 separate switches. Your choice.
To cancel an override, select MIDI channel 0 on the MIDI programming screen and it will shut
that override off. You will notice that no (*) will show next to the override command # on the
first screen.
EXPRESSION PEDAL OVERRIDE
Presets within the Liquid-Foot may override the Global expression pedal settings. Program the
MIDI command, and data 1 for each of EXP1 -> EXP4. When you change presets, the Liquid-Foot
will determine if an expression pedal override command was set. If so, it will become active until
such time as you change presets. If no override is defined, the Liquid-Foot will default
automatically to the Global settings.
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P2: Song / Set-List Edit Menu
If the Liquid-Foot is in Preset or Song mode, then the P2 MENU will allow you to select and edit a Song.
If the Liquid-Foot is currently in Set-List mode, the P2 MENU will allow you to select and edit a Set-List.
EDITING A SONG:
SELECT A SONG TO EDIT
You are first asked which Song you would like to edit. By default it will display the currently
selected Song. You may change the Song to edit by using the UP/DOWN buttons, or you may
directly enter the preset number using the S1-S10 # keys to directly type the number.
Press P2 or SELECT once you have selected the desired preset to edit.
EDIT SONG NAME
To skip over the song name editing, press P2 to advance to the next submenu.
You can enter a name using the procedure defined in EDITING CHARACTER BASED ENTRY. See
that section for details. Press S16 (SELECT) to save the changes you make.
SETTING EACH PRESET FOR THE SONG
Song # being edited
Name of Preset Selected
Preset Switch # being programmed
Preset # to be activated
This screen will allow you to select a preset of your choice for each of the possible preset keys
(P1-P6, and S1-S7 for 12 button mode). The parameter ( P: ) indicates the Preset switch being
modified and parameter ( PS: ) allows you to enter the preset # you would like to assign.
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This entry screen will start at P:01, press NEXT or SELECT to move to the next preset switch to
program. After pressing SELECT to move forward, the screen will now jump to Preset 2 button
programming:
Preset Switch now being edited
MIDI MESSAGE PROGRAMMING
You can program any combination of 5 MIDI messages per song. These commands are
programmed the same as presets and IA switches. These MIDI messages will trigger as soon as
the first preset of the currently selected song is pressed. Song Midi commands will only trigger
one time. You must select a different song, or at least scroll through the list of songs and come
back to the same song to force a re-triggering of song MIDI commands.
Current Message being programmed
Cursor shows current parameter being edited
Pressing S14 (BACK) will move the cursor back one parameter. If you are at the first parameter
(select MIDI channel to program), nothing will happen.
Pressing S15 will tab forward a parameter. If you have entered the last possible parameter,
then the changes will be saved, and you will move to the next menu item (if you were
programming MIDI message 01, then the Liquid-Foot will move you to message 02.
Pressing S16 (SELECT) will save whatever changes you have made up until the point you have
edited and move directly to the next MIDI message. If you were on MIDI message 10, it will
move to the next submenu (Expression Pedal override).
SET THE PRESET SELECTION MODE
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Each song can select the preset mode to operate under when the song is selected. If set to the default
of 6 button mode, then the bottom row of Switches (P1-P6) will behave as preset selection switches.
By pressing the UP or DOWN button, you will select 12 Button Mode. Press S16 once your made your
selection. In 12 button mode, the bottom row (P1-P6) and the next row up (S1-S6) will both act like
preset selection switches. This will behave like the GLOBAL setting for 12 button mode. See that section
for details on operation. In 12 button mode, make sure that your programmed all 12 Song PRESET slots.
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P3: IA Switch Edit Menu
This menu system will allow you to program an IA switch with MIDI commands and select the
type of IA switch behavior to exhibit. If you are synchronizing to a compatible external device,
this menu system will allow you to Sync with that device as well as selecting an effect within
that device to sync with.
Upon entry, you will be asked to select an IA button to program. Initially you will have a
selection based on the current PAGE that the Liquid-Foot is set for (see screen shots above).
Press DOWN + UP at the same time to cycle through all 4 pages of switches.
Pressing P6 is another way to select a switch. if you would like to select a switch numerically,
press P6. You will be asked to enter the specific switch from 1-64. Press S16 once selected.
Use UP/DOWN or numeric entry to select a switch (1-64)
All IA switches should light red at this point. Press MENU button to exit if you don’t want to edit
a switch, otherwise select an IA switch.
It first you will program up to 20 MIDI ON messages. Each of these messages will be transmitted
upon a switch going into an ON (GREEN) state. If you are assigning an IA switch to special
commands (Such as a tuner), program those in one of the ON message blocks (see below).
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SWITCH TYPE
Use the UP/DOWN button to select the desired IA switch type. You can scroll between STOMP,
MOMENTARY and STEP-THRU types. Press SELECT to save your selection.
Stomp switch type is a latch type switch. Press it once to turn it on. Press again to turn it off.
This is the default mode of all IA switches.
Momentary type allows you to turn ON a the switch by pressing and holding the IA switch. Once
you let go of the switch, it goes back to an OFF state. Momentary switches support a SPECIAL CC
function #123 (*BLAST). BLAST allows an IA switch to trigger a specific CC# to all 16 MIDI
channels with a value of 127. A simple usage for the BLAST command is to fire TAP TEMPO to
multiple devices at the same time.
FOR SPECIAL USE FUNCTIONS (STEP-THRU). Please refer to the section on MIDI
PROGRAMMING to learn about special functions.
Step-Thru type allows you to create a multi-tap function IA switch. Step-Thru programming is
broken up into two separate areas. The first set of commands are called global commands and
each of these programmed MIDI events will trigger each time the IA Switch is pressed. The
global section is separated by the Step thru SPECIAL command with a first STEP command. Step
commands are programmed by picking “SPECIAL” as the MIDI command, and then selecting the
special command as the Data 1 value. The full command is [SP, D1:-STEP-, D2: 000].
The next set of MIDI commands will trigger upon the first press of the IA button. The LCD will
show S01 on the top-right corner of the display. This is to indicate the Step being triggered is for
an IA Switch and the # of the step just triggered. Step #1 is separated again with a STEP
command [SP, C:SPECIAL, D1:STEP THRU D2:000]. This is followed by one or more normal MIDI
commands to be triggered on the next press of the IA switch. Repeat this process for as many
steps as you need/can fit in memory. Once you have pressed the IA switch and triggered the
last STEP, the IA Switch will begin at STEP #1 and cycle through all the programmed steps. IA
Switches set to STEP-THRU will blink briefly to indicate they are Step Thru IA switches.
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STRUCTURE OF MIDI-ON PROGRAMMING SEQUENCE FOR STEP-THRU IA SWITCH:
All programmed MIDI commands prior to first STEP command are
considered Global Commands. They will trigger EVERY time the IA Switch
is Pressed
[SP C:SPECIAL, D1:STEP THRU, D2:000] “Step” command defines first
Step. All commands following this first Step command and located prior
to next STEP Command will trigger on first Press
[SP C:SPECIAL, D1:STEP THRU, D2:000] “Next Step” command defines
Second Step. Commands following Second Step command and prior to
Next STEP command will trigger on Second Press of IA Switch.
Continue Step 3 until all Steps desired are programmed
Example: (1 global command, 1 Step 1 command, 2 Step 2 commands…)
[M:1, C:B, D1:12, 127]
<- Global Command will trigger every press (additional commands ok)
[SP C:SPECIAL, D1:STEP THRU, D2:000] <-First Step command: Commands that follow are STEP 1
[M:1, C:B, D1:21, 0]
<-First command in Step 1. Add additional commands after are ok
[SP C:SPECIAL, D1:STEP THRU, D2:000] <-Second Step command: Commands that follow are STEP 2
[M:1, C:B, D1:21,127]
<-first command in Step 2. Add additional commands after are ok
[M:1, C:C, D1:5]
<-second commands in Step2. Add additional commands after…
Certain functions require quick response regardless of desired button delay speed. An example of this is
TAP-TEMPO. This is a case where we want to process the ON commands quickly and reset the unit to
immediately process the next incoming IA switch press, or other event. Quick-TAP IA Buttons do this
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press. If you do not use Quick-Tap- there will be a desired delay as set in the Global settings between
button presses to insure accidental multiple presses are not processed.
(to be modified later)--- this command will send MIDI clock and TEMPO info. At this time, TAP-TEMPO
information is sent, but not MIDI clock. You may use Quick-Tap button type and program your tap
tempo CC# manually should you choose. They will behave identically.
MIDI ON MESSAGES
Message Type
Message #
MIDI Chan
Name of MIDI Chan Selected
MIDI programming Parameters
MIDI OFF MESSAGES
Message Type
Message #
MIDI Chan
Name of MIDI Chan Selected
MIDI programming Parameters
DEVICE SYNC
By default, an IA switch is not Synchronized to any external device. Use the UP/DOWN buttons
to scroll through the list of options. Press SELECT to save your desired selection.
NO DEVICE IS SYNCRONIZED:
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SYNC TO AXE-FX
Select FRACTAL AXE-FX if you have such device connected to the Liquid-Foot and you plan to
synchronize a particular IA switch to an effect within the AXE-FX.
Upon pressing SELECT to save your choice, you will be asked which EFFECT within the
AXE-FX you plan to synchronize to this IA switch. Use the UP/DOWN arrows to select the
appropriate effect. There are 64 effects to choose from at this time. Below are two
examples, the first effect is a Compressor and the last effect in the list is a VOL/PAN 4
effect. See the Appendix A for a complete ordered list that are selectable for the AXEFX.
…
SYNC TO LINE-6 PODxt
Select LINE6 POD if you have such device connected to the Liquid-Foot and you plan to
synchronize a particular IA switch to an effect within the LINE 6 POD device.
Upon pressing SELECT to save your choice, you will be asked which EFFECT within the
LINE6 you plan to synchronize to this IA switch. Use the UP/DOWN arrows to select the
appropriate effect. There are 7 effects to choose from at this time. Below are displays of
each of your selections. Each of these selections follow the basic on/off capability at a
preset level provided by the LINE 6 POD xt Live.
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SYNC TO LIQUID-TRACKS
Select LIQUID-TRACKS if you have such a device connected to the Liquid-Foot and you plan to
synchronize a particular IA switch to an effect/function within the Liquid-Foot device.
Upon pressing SELECT to save your choice, you will be asked which EFFECT within the
LIQUID-TRACK you plan to synchronize to this IA switch. Use the UP/DOWN arrows to
select the appropriate effect. There are 6 effects to choose from at this time. Below are
displays of each of your selections. Each of these selections follow the basic on/off
capability at a preset level provided by the LIQUID-TRACKS.
<GUITAR TUNER SCREEN HERE>
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AUTO PROGRAM CC ON/OFF MESSAGES
If your IA switch is simply controlling one CC message on a single device (MIDI CHAN #1), then
this “utility” is the quickest way to program the switch. All you need to know is the CC# of the
device you are controlling.
Type in the CC# you want to program. When you press S16 to select it, the Liquid-Foot will
automatically create two programming messages in slot 1 of the ON messages, and slot 1 of the
OFF messages. For the ON message, it will set a CC# message with a value of 127 (the default on
setting for most devices). It will program an OFF message with the CC# and a value of 0 (the
default off setting for most devices). You can manually set or change the midi channels by going
into the switch programming and changing any of the values at any time. This sub-menu is just
to set a quick CC message for on/off states.
ASSIGNING A GROUP TO AN IA SWITCH
Each IA switch can belong to one of fifteen groups, or remain outside of a group. By default,
each IA switch is assigned group number 0 (No grouping). IA switches that are within the same
group have certain behaviors. In general, Only one IA Switch within a group can be ON ‘GREEN’
at a time. By turning an IA switch ON, all the other IA Switches in the same group will turn off
and each of their OFF messages will be triggered. However, you may still program a preset with
IA switches from a single group set to ON at the same time in their initial state. This is not an
accident. This allows a preset to re-trigger IA switches and allow ON messages to be triggered.
Only after the first IA switch within a group goes ON ‘GREEN’, will the group assignments get
processed. This provides additional flexibility in programming. It would be expected that most
Presets will be programmed in accordance with your group rules to keep things simple and
straight forward.
Press UP or DOWN switch to select the desired group assignment. Press S16 to save your
selection. All IA Switches default to 0 (No Group Assignment). There are 15 group locations that
can be assigned to any IA Switch (from 1-15).
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CLONING AN IA SWITCH
The Liquid-Foot has 64 IA switches available. This is configured as 64 switches available at all
times, with only a set of 16 physically able to be pressed and seen “live” by the user. Using
advanced features of the Liquid-Foot, presets, songs and other IA switches can change the active
page being viewed. There maybe a time where a specific IA switch needs to carry over from one
page to the next. Perhaps while we are on page showing S17-S32 we need S17 to replicate the
state and function of IA Switch S1. This is easily accomplished by “cloning” IA 1. If we
programmed S17 to clone S1, then S17 will “mimic” and control the state of S1 while Page 1
(S17-S32) is active on the Liquid-Foot.
Type in the IA Switch # to clone (1-64). The currently edited switch will mimic the function and
state of the cloned IA Switch. If the cloned switch is modified (pressed)- it will change the state
of the cloned switch. So in essence they are now “linked” or “cloned” as if they are physically
the same switch.
SETTING INDIVIDUAL IA SWITCH AS A GLOBAL SWITCH
In normal operation the IA switches are modified by the presets initial state programming.
There will be situations whereby you would prefer a certain IA switch to be GLOBAL—meaning,
it will ignore the preset programming and carry over from preset to preset in its current state.
This has particular power when combined with step-thru programming.
If you set “IA SW is Global” to ON (press S16 to save it), then the IA Switch you are programming
will no longer respond or follow the initial states set by a Preset. It will remain a GLOBAL switch
until otherwise told not to (through special functions or via editing of this parameter directly).
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P4: Global Menu
PRESET SWITCHES
Pressing the UP or DOWN button will toggle between 6 and 12 button mode. Press S16 (SELECT)
to save your settings.
6 BUTTON MODE
You may switch back and forth between 6 and 12 button preset mode in the Global menu
system. In 6 button mode, preset buttons P1-P6 act as the preset selection buttons. Only one
preset button will light Blue in Preset Mode to indicate which preset button is currently the
actively selected patch.
In Preset mode, each preset button will increase by 1. In bank 0, P1 = preset 1, P2= preset 2, and
so on.
All IA Switches (S1-S16) will be available to act like Instant Access Switches and will do whatever
they have been programmed to do when pressed.
12 BUTTON MODE
You may switch back and forth between 6 and 12 button preset mode in the Global menu
system. In 12 button mode, preset buttons P1-P6 act as the preset selection buttons. Buttons
S1-S7 will now also act as preset buttons. Only one preset button will light at a time in Preset
Mode to indicate which preset button is currently the actively selected patch. Preset button P1P6 will light Blue, buttons S1-S7 will glow Orange to indicate its selected.
When in 12 button mode, obviously S1-S7 cannot be used as Instant Access switches. When you
revert back to 6 button mode, all IA features will be reactivated and work perfectly.
All songs can be programmed to address all 12 preset buttons. When in 6 button mode, you will
only have access to the first 6 presets of a song.
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MIDI RECEIVE CHANNEL
Current Channel for the Liquid-Foot controller to receive inbound commands.
Press the UP/DOWN buttons to scroll from 1-16. In almost all cases, MIDI 1 (default) should be
acceptable.
MIDI SYSEX ID
Current Sysex ID for the Liquid-Foot controller to receive inbound Sysex commands.
Press the UP/DOWN buttons to scroll through acceptable ID numbers. In almost all cases, ID
127 (default) should be acceptable. If problems arise during SYSEX message transfers (firmware,
dumping, using the PC Editor), then it is recommended that you disconnect everything other
then the PC or device being used to send the Sysex commands to the Liquid-Foot. In most cases,
this should not be necessary. Firmware updates will require that the SYSEX ID be set at 127. You
may need to temporarily change this to 127 (if you have set an alternate ID) prior to sending
firmware data to the Liquid-Foot.
BUTTON DELAY
The Liquid-Foot was designed to provide personalized customizations on various features. One
such personal touch is how long of a delay the unit can take before it cycles through the buttons
while holding one down. Sometimes people have quick feet and prefer rapid action. Other folks
are slower and need more time between pressing down a button and letting go. In studies
we’ve done, the default setting should appeal to most people. If you find the button reactions
too fast for your liking, increase the button delay number. If the reaction is too slow, then lower
this number. Press S16 (SELECT) when you have made a change you wish to keep.
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MIDI DEVICE NAMES
MIDI CHANNEL #
DEVICE NAME
This can become a very important element of programming for the Liquid-Foot depending on
your use. First of all, by naming each MIDI CHANNEL with a specific device name, it makes
programming the Liquid-Foot easier as you will see the name of the device on the LCD while
programming MIDI MESSAGES (explained elsewhere).
Another critical purpose is that certain names are RESERVED by the Liquid-Foot to exhibit special
behaviors. As of Firmware v1.07c, the following RESERVED words exist:
LIQTRKS
• Liquid-Tracks Backing Track Controller
LIQPOD
• Liquid-iPod Controller Module
AXE-FX
• Fractal Audio AXE-FX
LINEPOD
ECLIPSE
• LINE6 POD xt Live Series...
• Eventide Eclipse
Enter the name of the MIDI device using the normal keyboard and UP/DOWN scrolling inputs.
EXPRESSION PEDAL DEFAULT(s)
Enter a valid MIDI MESSAGE to be processed with Expression Pedal inputs. Typically, you would
program certain MIDI CHANNEL and CC #, such as 7 for volume. However, Liquid-Foot will allow
you to send any MIDI MESSAGE you see fit. This will provide much more flexibility and creativity
down the road. Each of the 4 expression pedals will be given global settings in this section of the
Global Menu. Overriding these global settings can take place at a Preset level within the Preset
Edit Menu.
Expression pedal programming can only program a MIDI CHANNEL, a MIDI MESSAGE, and a first
DATA value. DATA2 will always transmit a number between 0-127 based on the value of the
actual expression pedal.
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Expression Pedal # being edited
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MIDI CHANNEL
Default name of current MIDI CC
MIDI COMMAND
CC # (since this is a CC message “B”)
EXPRESSION PEDAL TYPE
The liquid Foot will support four different expression pedal modes (types). Press the UP and
DOWN buttons to scroll through the list. Press S16 (SELECT) to save your setting. An Asterisk
will display to show you which type is currently saved in the global settings. Presets will not
override expression pedals that are not using continuous pedal type. If using any mode other
then continuous- please insure a properly wired momentary switch is being used as the inputcalibration of the pedal switch is very important for the proper operation of the switch.
Press S16 (SELECT) to scroll to the next expression pedal. You will have the ability to modify each
of the four expressional pedal types in this menu.
Current expression pedal being edited
“*” indicated current saved type
Type name currently selected
Continuous-- The default mode and should be used with most expression pedals. This
mode allows the controller to send MIDI signals from 0-127 based on the position of the
expression pedal.
Latch-- Otherwise known as Stomp, this mode will send a 127 data value when you first
press the switch down. When you press it again, it will send a 0 data value. This behaves
similar to the IA buttons. In fact, you can use these ports to add more IA buttons.
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Momentary-- when you first press the switch Pedal, it will send a data value of 127 to
the controller you’ve assigned. When you let go of the pedal, it will send a 0 data
message.
One-Shot-This mode will send a data value of 127 to the configured MIDI
command every time you press the switch pedal.
Broadcast-This mode will behave as One-Shot mode, however, it will send a data
value of 127 to the configured MIDI command for each MIDI channel (from 1-16). As an
example, this can be used to trigger a TAP-TEMPO CC message to all MIDI devices on all
MIDI channels at the same time.
Trigger IA Switch-This mode will act lie a one-shot pedal type, however, instead of
sending a CC value, it will trigger all the commands as programmed into the switch you
point to in the midi programming for this expression pedal in 2: Data parameter. Values
from 1-64 are valid. For example, if expression pedal one is set as an IA Trig Switch, and
you program the midi command for Expression pedal #1 to a value of (midi channel: 1,
Midi Command: B:, Data1:
EXPRESSION PEDAL CALIBRATE
Each time you place a new expression pedal into an expression pedal port that has not been
calibrated, or was previously calibrated to a different pedal, you must re-calibrate for proper
operation. This process can take 2-3 seconds per expression pedal port.
Plug each of your expression pedals into all the appropriate ports. Currently the Liquid-Foot
processes linear one and two pot expression pedals that are passive. DO NOT plug active
expression pedals (those that have a power source of any kind) into the Liquid-Foot. Damage
may occur.
Expression Pedal # being calibrated
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STEPS:
1. Press the expression pedal three times all the way to the TIP, and back down to the
heel. Rock back and forth and utilize the entire swing of the foot pedal for proper
calibration. You will notice a blinking RED light that scrolls up and down the S1-S13
switches. If the blinking light does not move while you are rocking the pedal, please
check your wiring connections. Insure that the Expression pedal you are calibrating
(see the number on the top left of the LCD), is the same pedal you are moving.
2. To SAVE your calibration you MUST press S16 (SELECT). If you press S15 (NEXT), you
will skip to begin calibrating the next Expression pedal (1-4), but it WILL NOT save
your calibration. This may create the perception of strange behavior when you use
your expression pedals. Essentially, you are using an un-calibrated expression pedal
if you have not pressed S16 (SELECT).
3. Continue this process for each of the expression pedals you have installed,
repositioned, or otherwise modified from the previous calibration settings.
DISPLAY VALUES
Press the UP/DOWN button to scroll between DEC and HEX display. The default is Decimal.
During MIDI MESSAGE programming screens, Data values can be shown in HEX (00-F7) or DEC
(0-127). In most cases you will not modify this setting. Press S16 (SELECT) to save your
modifications to this setting.
PRESET OFFSET
Press the UP/DOWN button to scroll between 0 and 1. All presets, songs, set-lists, etc. begin at
0 within the Liquid-Foot. Some external hardware defaults to 0 as well. Other hardware presets
start at 1. Given some hardware is not configurable, we have given you the option of selecting
how you would like to handle the numbering system. You can switch between the two as often
as you like. No other system or re-programming modifications are needed within the Liquid-Foot
when you toggle between the two options. Press S16 (SELECT) to save your changes.
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ALLOW MIDI CONTROL
Use the UP/DOWN buttons to select ON or OFF. Press SELECT once you’ve made your selection.
ON enables the ability of the Liquid-Foot to process MIDI messages sent to it by some other
controller. Program and bank changes, and various other MIDI messages are implemented
within the Liquid-Foot. Sometimes there are situations based on cable connections that could
allow a Computer, sequencer or other device to inadvertently send program change or bank
change messages through the liquid-foot which the user did not intend for the Liquid-Foot.
Shutting off MIDI control message processing will stop the Liquid-Foot from processing any of
those messages on itself.
RE-TRIGGER PRESETS
By default the Liquid-Foot will NOT re-process a Preset if the Preset button is pressed twice in a
row. You may desire the ability to re-trigger a preset. When you turn this feature on, every time
you press the Preset button (even if it’s the currently selected on), it will reprocess all of the
presets MIDI messages, synchronizations and IA reprocessing if selected to do so. Press SELECT
to save your setting.
ASSIGNING PATCH # OFFSETS TO MIDI CHANNELS FOR PC MESSGES
Some MIDI devices display patch (or preset) values using a numbering system from 0-127, while
others may display patches starting from 1, thereby displaying 1-128. To keep programming
consistent and simple, the Liquid-Foot can assign the initial starting value of PC (Program
Change) messages to either start at 0 or 1 so that programming the Liquid-Foot is consistent
with the device on a particular MIDI channel.
Perhaps the device on MIDI Chan 1 starts with 0, while a device on MIDI Chan 2 starts with 1.
Once your offsets are programmed, entering presets within a MIDI message (C:C- PC message)
will display the correct preset # based on the display of the device connected. Therefore, PC
messages programmed to MIDI chan 2, will give you the option of selecting preset # 1-128 given
the above example, while selecting a patch on MIDI channel 1 would display 0-127.
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The MIDI channel being programmed is display on the top-right side. Select a 0 or a 1 using the
UP or DOWN switch and press S16 to save the selection and move to the next MIDI channel.
You can select an offset for each of the 16 MIDI channels.
The default value is 0 for all MIDI channels.
GLOBAL IA MODE: Making all IA Switches Global
The default setting of the Liquid-Foot is to have all IA switches initially respond to individual
states as defined in the preset. You may choose to operate the controller so that all IA switches
are “global”, which essentially means they ignore any and all preset-level state programming. All
IA switches will start “off”. As you change the state (by pressing the button)- that current state
will carry over regardless of preset, song or setlist changes. This global setting effects ALL IA
switches.
If you desire to change only a certain IA switch, or a set of IA switches, but not all 64 of them,
then program the individual switch to act like a global switch on the switch edit menu.
SHOW RED AS OFF
By Default, the Liquid-Foot will show ON states of an IA switch as GREEN, active IA Switch in an
off state as RED, and inactive IA switch as “off” with no light turned on at all. Some users may
desire to have the Inactive (“RED”) state simply turn off the light, but still behave as a “RED”
inactive state. By turning this global feature ON, the Liquid-Foot will shut the light off instead of
display RED. All other behaviors stay the same. This simply effects the display of the status from
RED to OFF.
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TAP TEMPO CC#
Tap Tempo commands within the Liquid-Foot will look to this value when determining what CC#
to transmit. This is a global value. Make sure you have all your receiving equipment set to this
CC# should you want it to receive TAP TEMPO commands from either IA switches, or via special
command programming.
BLOCK OFF IA SWITCHES FROM BEING TRIGGERED
By Default, all IA Switches can be turned on and off. No matter what the initial state of a preset
is set too. Some users may want the system to block the user from “accidently” stepping on an
IA switch that is set as “off” (inactive with no light on). By turning this feature ON, the LiquidFoot will ignore any IA switch press that is initially set as In-Active (no light on).
Further, when this feature is turned on, re-triggering IA switches that have been programmed as
In-Active will no trigger any MIDI messages. By default, IA Switches that are in the In-Active
state and are re-triggered will send all the OFF commands. When this feature is turned on, a
user can not trigger an in-active IA switch, and the switch will no trigger any midi messages
when a preset is selected with re-trig set on.
Only switches programmed as Global, or are initially set in a preset as “ON” (green), “OFF” (red)
will be triggered.
GUITAR TUNER SOURCE
By Default, the Liquid-Foot will look for guitar tuner data from a Liquid-Tracks module. The
Liquid-foot can take tuning data from several devices. Use the UP/DOWN buttons to scroll
through the list. Press S16 to save your selection. An IA switch must be configured to turn on
the tuner using MIDI SPECIAL COMMAND [0]- Tuner. Other available options for tuner
information:
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MENU BUTTON 2nd and 3rd PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION
2S means 2 second hold time (2 blinks of tempo LED)
By Default, the Liquid-Foot will not do anything when a menu key is pressed and held, other
than enter the menu system. It may be desirable to add 1 or 2 triggers by pressing and holding
the MENU key for a specified length of time.
Program an IA switch to handle certain set of programming functions- lets say we programmed
IA switch 64 to be a TUNER. By assigning MENU-Hold IA 2S with the # 64, we are telling the
Liquid-Foot to trigger the ON messages of IA switch 64 when the MENU key is pressed and held
for 2 seconds (two blinks of the TEMPO led). Enter the switch number to trigger- or enter 0 to
disable the feature.
3S means 3 second hold time (3 blinks of tempo LED)
3S refers to the IA switch that will be triggered when the MENU key is pressed and held for 3
seconds (3 blinks of the TEMPO led). Select the IA switch (0 = disable), and press S16 to save
your settings.
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P5: Utility Menu
UTILITY MENU CYCLE
->
MIDI Receive Utility
->
Test MIDI Commands Utility
->
all memory via SYSEX
->
Load Controllers memory from ERASE ALL MEMORY
External device
ADVANCED MIDI
Press UP [yes] to enter Advanced MIDI receive mode. You will see
Normally, the Liquid-Foot controller can and will accept MIDI in commands while in any of the
normal operating modes (primarily Preset, Song and Set List mode). If you are attempting to
send SYSEX dumps, FIRMWARE, or working with the PC EDITOR, and your computer or external
system is having trouble with timing, etc, then this mode may help solve the problem. You can
enter Advanced MIDI mode and now send any and all MIDI commands, SYSEX Commands, etc.
This utility is recommended for work with the PC Editor software as it will be more forgiving of
equipment and MIDI settings of the PC. It will not solve all problems of course. Please utilize
acceptable hardware which can be provided to you or available on the web-site.
When you have finished with your MIDI activity, Press MENU to exit or Press P5 to move to the
next submenu item (testing MIDI commands).
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TESTING MIDI COMMANDS
There may be a time that you want to test a MIDI command, or variations of a MIDI command
to see how your equipment responds. This is a simple utility that enables you to “send”
commands over and over. Once you get it right- you can copy down the settings and program
them into your preset, IA switch, Expression Pedal or elsewhere as appropriate.
The MIDI Command will not be sent until you press the S16 (SELECT) key to accept your
programming. At which time it will send the command exactly as you have it defined. Consult
your MIDI implementation guide for the hardware you wish to control for specific commands
and data values that it accepts. Your Liquid-Foot will process all commands and all data values
between 08x and 0Ex messages.
Step 1: Use the UP/DOWN buttons to select the MIDI channel you wish to communicate with.
Step 2: Press S15 (NEXT) to move to the next parameter
Step 3: Use the UP/DOWN buttons to Select the MIDI command you wish to send (say a “C”
message for Program Change).
Step 4: Press S15 (NEXT) to move to the next parameter
Step 5: Use the UP/DOWN buttons, or S1-S10 buttons to enter the first numeric data value
Step 6a: If you are ready to send the command (only one data value)- PRESS S16 (SELECT)
Back to Step 1 to repeat
Step 6b: Press S15 (NEXT) to move to DATA2 if two data parameters need to be entered
Step 7: Use the UP/DOWN buttons, or S1-S10 buttons to enter the second numeric data value
Step 8: PRESS S16 (SELECT) and send the command. Back to Step 1 to repeat
At any time you may press S14 (BACK) to scroll backwards through the parameters on the
screen.
To skip over this utility, press MENU to return to main menu or P5 to scroll to next menu item.
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BULK DUMP
To send all data from the Liquid-Foot’s memory, press the UP button. Make sure your MIDI
receiving device (sequencer, PC, or other storage equipment) is configured and prepared to
receive the Sysex file. It will be sent immediately. This process could take a while, so be
patience.
To skip over this utility, press MENU to return to main menu or P5 to scroll to next menu item.
AUTO LOAD PRESETS
This is a feature packed utility designed to take a lot of hard work off your shoulders. In general
the idea is to allow the liquid foot to take preset information from an external device, and load
that information into the Liquid-Foot automatically. You will be asked to select the first LiquidFoot preset # to start loading data into, the first preset from the device to start loading, and
then the last preset in the external device to load. At that point- the Liquid-Foot will query the
external device, and load one patch after another until it has loaded all of the patches
requested.
What can this utility do in part or whole:
1. Automatically populate the Presets in the Liquid-Foot from information contained in
patches of external device(s) into the memory of the Liquid-Foot.
2. Automatically synchronize the initial settings of your instant access button(s) for a
preset based on the value (bypass/active/non-existent) state of a specific effect
within your external equipment’s patches.
3. It will program the first MIDI message of a preset to a Program change message
which will select the patch number on the external device.
4. It will initialize as many parameters of the Liquid-Foot preset as possible based on
the information it can gather from the external device. Each device behaves
differently and has varying levels of information in its Presets. All those pertinent
parameters will be taken.
What can this utility CAN’T DO:
1. It cannot automatically program the CC MIDI ON and OFF messages for the IA
switches that are synchronized. YOU MUST PROGRAM THE IA SWITCH CC messages
(ON AND OFF) for each effect you plan to synchronize (if any).
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To take advantage of all these capabilities, you must think ahead and do a little bit of setup. The
following check off list will help guide you through the steps:
[ ]
- If you plan to synchronize the state of effects with your IA Switches,
Please setup each IA Switch with the proper SYNC device name and proper
EFFECT ID for that hardware (program this prior to auto loading in the Button
menu.)
[ ]
- Determine which preset within the Liquid-Foot you wish to begin the
sequential loading. Typically this will be 0, but you may be doing an auto load in
presets 0-100 for one device, 100-200 for another device and so on, so you have
total flexibility on where you begin programming presets.
[ ]
- Determine the first preset of the external device you wish to load into
the Liquid-Foot.
[ ]
- Determine the last preset of the external device you wish to load into
the Liquid-Foot. Keep in mind that you can only load an amount of presets that
will not go past Preset # 253 on the Liquid-Foot, which is its last preset number.
Press UP to enter Auto Load Utility. If a compatible device is not properly plugged into the
Liquid-Foot (it requires a MIDI-IN and MIDI-OUT signal), or if the power is not on for such
connected device, then you will receive the following message:
If a device is detected for the first time, you will be asked which MIDI channel the device
receives information on. The Liquid-Foot will default to Channel 1. If this is not correct, use the
UP and DOWN buttons to select the correct MIDI channel. Press S16 (SELECT) to accept this
MIDI channel number. At this point, the Liquid-Foot will automatically set up the device,
program the configuration to accept this device in future uses, and will automatically program
the MIDI DEVICE name to the correct personality name. You will then move onto the first input
screen.
If a device is detected and it has been previously configured, then you will immediately jump to
the Device Preset entry parameters.
[place LCD screenshot of 1st preset of Liquid-Foot entry here]
The Liquid-Foot is asking you to tell it which preset in the Liquid-Foot memory you want to be
the first preset to start storing information during this auto program sequence. Essentially, the
Liquid-Foot will start at your selected preset number, and it will then go to the next preset, and
on, until it completes all of the presets you’ve asked it to load.
Once you have entered the first preset number to start loading data into, press S16 (NEXT).
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[place LCD screenshot of 1st preset of external device entry here]
Above is the next question to answer. Which preset on the external device do you want to start
loading presets from? This can be any number you choose. There are times that you will wish
to load a single patch, or a group of presets not necessarily starting at 0. Just tell the Liquid-Foot
where to start loading from. Press S16 (SELECT) when you are done.
[place LCD screenshot of Last preset of external device entry here]
Above is the next and last question. Which preset is the last preset from the external device that
you wish to load in this process. A couple rules. You cannot load more presets then exist in the
Liquid-Foot. For example, if you started to load presets at location 200 on the Liquid-Foot, you
will not be allowed to auto load more than 53 presets on the device because there are only 253
presets in the Liquid-Foot in version 1.04 of firmware. Further, if the device will not let you load
more patches then the device actually has. For example, if you start at preset 100 of a Line6
device, it will not allow you to load more than 27 presets given there are only 127 presets in a
Line6 POD xt Live. The Liquid-Foot will figure out all of these limitations and only offer options
that are plausible given the above.
TRICK: If you want to load all available patches, then press the DOWN arrow on the request
for a Last preset to load from External device. It will automatically scroll to the largest number
of presets that you can load.
Press S16 (SELECT) once you have entered the last device preset to load. At this point a counter
will begin to scroll from your first patch, to the last. Some devices are slow to load patches, such
as the AXE-FX. Others are incredibly fast (such as the Liquid-Tracks and Line6 devices). Each
device has its own limitations, latency, and processing capabilities. Liquid-Foot was programmed
to take advantage of all known capabilities in the most expeditious manner possible. Maintain
current firmware to insure the most efficient routines are loaded into the personality module.
This will affect the auto program utility as well as remote control mode and other features as
well.
When the autoload process completes, you will be taken back to:
At this point, you can press the MENU key to exit, press P5 to move to the next submenu option
(Erase all memory), or press UP to continue auto loading again.
Automatic Programming from the AXE-FX
SPECIAL NOTES:
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1. Liquid-Foot Firmware v1.07c is compatible with valid AXE-FX Firmware v5.25 or compatible
patch sets.
2. The AXE-FX may contain damaged or corrupted patches that still work within the Axe-FX.
Part of the Auto Program system checks a patch for errors prior to processing. Most likely
these damaged patches will return an ERROR 4X-01 (where X maybe 1-9) when Auto
Loading from an AXE-FX. If you encounter an error, first identify the corrupted patch within
the AXE-FX. Simply watch the LCD while the Liquid-Foot is reading patches. Reference the
last Patch # loaded on the Screen prior to the error message. When you receive an error
message, the Liquid-Foot has successfully determined you have a damaged patch stored
within the AXE-FX. To resolve this problem , simply resave the patch within the AXE-FX so
that the AXE-FX corrects the problem itself. This will NOT change the patch sound in any
way as far as we know. Please refer to your AXE-FX manual for guidance. Recommendation:
Save preset by pressing STORE in the same location. Do not make any other changes during
this process. It will re-write the patch over itself in a non-corrupt format within the AXE-FX.
The Liquid-Foot will now operate and complete the auto load successfully unless you have
other patches that are corrupted. If this happens, follow the procedure above to correct.
ERASE ALL MEMORY
You can also enter this feature by Pressing and holding the MENU key while turning the power
switch on. If you would like to erase the entire memory, press UP. Please BE CAREFUL. YOU
CAN NOT REVERSE THIS PROCESS ONCE IT BEGINS. Make sure to make complete backups of the
controller (and save them to disk) using either a MIDI utility on the PC, or the LIQUID-FOOT JAVA
based Editor itself.
To skip over this utility, press MENU to return to main menu or P5 to scroll to First submenu
item (Advanced MIDI mode).
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P6: Mode Menu
MODE MENU CYCLE
->
Allows scrolling of Presets
->
->
Presets set by Song definitions Sorts songs in a particular order
Remote Control of External Device
PRESET MODE
To Select Preset mode, simply press the MENU button when you see the above screen. To move
to the next option (Song Mode, press the P6 button).
Preset mode allows you to scroll through the presets sequentially. Pressing the UP button will
scroll through banks. If you are in 6 button preset mode (whereby P1-P6 are preset buttons),
then pressing the UP button will scroll in groups of 6. Starting at preset 000, pressing UP will go
to preset 005 (#6), pressing it again will go to preset 011 (#12), and so on. Pressing the DOWN
button will do the opposite, it will reduce the patch selectable by 6. To select a particular patch
within the bank area- just press the associated Preset (P1-P6) button that you care to choose. It
will automatically load that patch.
When you are in 12 preset button mode, then the bank UP/DOWN button will behave in the
same manner but scroll by 12 both up and down.
If you reach the top of the bank list, then pressing up will scroll to the beginning (back to 000).
Similarly, if you reach the bottom and press DOWN, it will then take you to the top of the preset
memory.
JUMPING DIRECTLY TO A PRESET #: Press and hold a preset button until the TEMPO LED blinks
RED one time. Then release the preset button. You will see a numeric request on the top right
of the LCD. Enter a preset you would like to jump to, once you’ve entered the number, press
the preset button again and you will immediately load the desired preset.
SAVING IA SWITCH CHANGES FOR A PRESET: While you are using the device, you may press IA
switches to change their state. There are times that you may want to take the current snapshot
(state of all the IA switches), and would like to save that state as the new default for the current
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preset. To do this, press and hold the currently lit preset button until the TEMPO light blinks 3
times (3 seconds). Release the preset button. You will see a request to press the UP button to
save the settings. At this point, press MENU to exit, or UP button to save the current snapshot.
6 BUTTON MODE
You may switch back and forth between 6 and 12 button preset mode in the Global menu
system. In 6 button mode, preset buttons P1-P6 act as the preset selection buttons. Only one
preset button will light Blue in Preset Mode to indicate which preset button is currently the
actively selected patch.
In Preset mode, each preset button will increase by 1. In bank 0, P1 = preset 1, P2= preset 2, and
so on.
All IA Switches (S1-S16) will be available to act like Instant Access Switches and will do whatever
they have been programmed to do when pressed.
12 BUTTON MODE
You may switch back and forth between 6 and 12 button preset mode in the Global menu
system. In 12 button mode, preset buttons P1-P6 act as the preset selection buttons. Buttons
S1-S7 will now also act as preset buttons. Only one preset button will light at a time in Preset
Mode to indicate which preset button is currently the actively selected patch. Preset button P1P6 will light Blue, buttons S1-S7 will glow Orange to indicate its selected.
When in 12 button mode, obviously S1-S7 cannot be used as Instant Access switches. When you
revert back to 6 button mode, all IA features will be reactivated and work perfectly.
All songs can be programmed to address all 12 preset buttons. When in 6 button mode, you will
only have access to the first 6 presets of a song.
SONG MODE
To select Song mode, simply press the MENU button when you see the above screen. To move
to the next option (Set-List Mode, press the P6 button).
Song mode allows you to scroll through Songs by pressing the UP and DOWN Button. UP and
DOWN will scroll through the Songs in sequential order.
In Song mode, preset keys (6 or 12) will select the preset given to it in the current Songs preset
programming. All IA switches behave normally regardless of the song selected.
Press MENU to exit the mode selection menu and begin running in Song mode.
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Within Song mode, the active LCD screen will display the following information:
Currently Active Preset Slot #
Current Song Name
Currently Active Preset Name
SET-LIST MODE
To move to the next option (DIRECT CONTROL Mode, press the P6 button).
The above set list mode selection screen allows you to select the set list you desire to activate.
Use the UP/DOWN buttons to scroll through the list of set lists. The display highlights the
following information:
Set List Slot #
Selection mode
Currently selected set-list Name
When you find the set list you would like to activate, simply press the MENU button and you will
taken to what appears to be SONG mode as identified above in the previous section. There is
one difference however. In song mode, the UP/DOWN buttons will scroll sequentially through
songs- from 000 to 099. When you’ve selected a set-list, scrolling UP/DOWN will now select
songs in the order programmed within the active set-list.
Further, when you are in Set-List mode, entering the SONG menu (MENU + P2) will NOT enter
song programming mode, but will enter SET-LIST programming menu system.
Press MENU to select Set-List mode with the currently selected Set-List displayed on the LCD
screen.
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DIRECT CONTROL MODE
Direct control mode allows the Liquid-Foot to take control of a compatible external device with
little or no work on your part. If you have synchronized IA switches with the device you are
attempting to control- then those synchronized effects will become active and immediately
maintain sync as you scroll through presets. It is suggested that a device you plan to remote
control should be set for MIDI channel 1.
When you scroll to this mode, the Liquid-Foot will reach out to find a compatible device. If a
compatible device is not properly plugged in, or not powered on, you will receive a message as
displayed above. Please check the device and insure that a proper MIDI-IN and MIDI-OUT signal
is present. If you receive the above message, correct the problem and scroll back so that the
Liquid-Foot can again attempt to find the device. You can do this by pressing the P6 button 4
times.
If you have plugged in a Liquid-Tracks device. It will display LIQTRKS. If you have connected a
Line6 POD xt device, it will display LINE6 POD Series. If you connected a Fractal Audio AXE-FX, it
will display FRACTAL AXE-FX.
Once the device is detected, press the MENU button to exit the menu system. You will now be in
remote control mode of the selected device.
Devices and Notes:
Each device has various capabilities, MIDI implementations, efficiencies and inefficiencies
associated with them. The Liquid-Foot was designed to take advantage of all known capabilities
to make the response time as short as possible for each device. Any and all latency between
selecting a patch, and having its name and buttons synchronize are at the mercy of the device
it’s connected too. Many of the devices are near instantaneous.
LIQUID-TRACKS:
Liquid Tracks refresh on preset changes very quickly with the Liquid-Foot. You should
experience minimum latency when scrolling from one preset to another. Bank switching
of this device is automatic. You will have the ability to scroll to any of the 300 presets
without concern for bank switching.
LINE6 POD xt LIVE:
Line6 devices refresh on preset changes very quickly with the Liquid-Foot. You should
experience minimum latency when scrolling from one preset to another. You will have
the ability to scroll through all of the 127 presets.
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FRACTAL AXE-FX:
Currently tested with an AXE-FX Ultra model, refresh rates on preset changes are
moderately quick with the Liquid-Foot. Bank switching of this device is automatic. You
will have the ability to scroll to any of the 383 presets without concern for bank
switching.
[place LCD screenshot of Direct Control main screen here]
On the main LCD display, the top left of the screen will tell you what device is currently being
controlled. The top right will display the current patch number selected in the connected device.
The bottom row will display the patch name as programmed in the connected device.
SELECTING A PRESET OF THE EXTERNAL DEVICE:
UP/DOWN buttons will cycle through
the presets of the connected device in sequential order. To go directly to a certain preset, press
any of the preset buttons (P1-P6). A numeric entry prompt will ask you to enter the preset you
wish to jump to. Enter the desired preset number and press the preset button again. The LiquidFoot will immediately load the preset selected as long as it is a valid preset number.
IA buttons:
All IA switches will behave as previously programmed. If a button is
synchronized, then it will immediately update to display the current status of the preset being
used on the external device.
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HOW TOO’s & IDEAS
One of the good fortunes that comes from have active users of a product is feedback. In this
section we will disclose tips, tricks, ideas and solutions based on interactivity with existing users.
TAP TEMPO
How do I efficiently setup tap tempo. What options do I have? Here are two simple ideas:
1. Most people have been setting up an IA switch as MOMENTARY. They are placing a MIDI-ON
message to trigger the TAP TEMPO CC of the device they are controlling and leaving the
MIDI-OFF messages empty. This in effect acts like a one-shot button as it will send a MIDI
TAP message every time you press the button down. Tap to the tempo and you are done.
You MUST place the IA switch into Momentary mode, not the default STOMP mode.
2. Use an expression pedal. If you have a Normally Open Pedal Button, then you can use that
device instead of a normal expression pedal. Although the Liquid-Foot was not designed to
accept those pedal buttons, you can insert the pedal button into the TIP cable of a mixers
INSERT “Y”. Place the Insert cable’s male end into the expression port, set the expression
port to ONE-SHOT mode, and calibrate. DO NOT insert a pedal button ¼ inch TS (MONO)
connector into an expression pedal jack- you will cause damage to the unit. An Insert cable
will solve your issues if you don’t have a TRS (Tip/Sleeve) button switch. Any button pedal
that can connect Tip/Sleeve, without connecting the RING, will work fine. Please contact
support should you need help or information.
Connect to Expression Pedal Port
Connect Pedal to RED (TIP)
Do NOT connect
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Design and Construction
Notes:
1. The unit was designed to “flex” and absorb some shock. Do not drop the unit, however,
accidents happen. The circuit boards are mounted purposefully in a less rigid manner to allow a
chance of survival should a catastrophic drop take place. Although the unit will not maintain any
warranty or protection by the Company in the case of any such accident(s) or misuse, it is the
overall goal of the design to help when accidents do happen. With undo force, you may notice
the unit allows itself to flex. This is normal operation. Under acceptable loads, the unit will be
rock solid. The designer of this unit had a solid controller go bad upon a drop. Cracked circuit
board inside from the force of the fall caused the problem. Hence the reason for this design
element within the Liquid-Foot Jr.. DO NOT place the full weight of your body on the unit. DO
NOT stand on the unit. DO NOT subject the unit to excessive force, shock or vibration. The
stomp switches contained in this unit are of very high quality and are rated for 6-8 lbs of force to
actuate. That does not take a forceful press by an adult.
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This unit will support various MIDI inputs.
Operating Mode:
FIRMWARE
PRESET CHANGE REQUESTS
IA SWITCH SELECTION, MODIFICATION
EXPANSION MODULE FEATURES
CC CONTROLLERS
Data Protection:
PRESET DUMP/RESTORE
SONG DUMP/RESTORE
IA SWITCH DUMP/RESTORE
SET-LIST DUMP/RESTORE
CONFIGURATION DUMP/RESTORE
SYSTEM DUMP/RESTORE*
MIDI MESSAGE TABLE: to be created.
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APPENDIX A– SYNC Mode Axe-FX Effects Table
Compressor 1
Compressor 2
Graphic EQ 1
Graphic EQ 2
ParametrEQ 1
ParametrEQ 2
Amp 1
Amp 2
Cabinet 1
Cabinet 2
Reverb 1
Reverb 2
Delay 1
Delay 2
Multidelay 1
Multidelay 2
Chorus 1
Chorus 2
Flanger 1
Flanger 2
Rotary 1
Rotary 2
Phaser 1
Phaser 2
Wahwah 1
Wahwah 2
Formant
Vol/Pan
Trem/Pan 1
Trem/Pan 2
Pitch
Filter 1
Filter 2
Drive 1
Drive 2
Enhancer
Loop
Mixer 1
Mixer 2
NoiseGate
Output
Controllers
FeedbackSend
FeedbackRtrn
Synth 1
Synth 2
Vocoder
Megatap Dly
Crossover 1
Crossover 2
Gate/Exp 1
Gate/Exp 2
Ring Mod
Pitch 2
MultBandCmp1
MultBandCmp2
Quad Chor 1
Quad Chor 2
Resonator 1
Resonator 2
GraphicEQ 3
GraphicEQ 4
Param EQ 3
Param EQ 4
Filter 3
Filter 4
Vol/Pan 2
Vol/Pan 3
Vol/Pan 4
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WARRANTY
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, Liquid-Control, Inc. (“LIQUID”) provides this Limited Warranty:
* Only to the person or entity that originally purchased the product from LIQUID or its authorized reseller or distributor, and
* Only for products purchased and delivered within the fifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia.
Limited Warranty: LIQUID warrants that the hardware portion of the LIQUID product described below (“Hardware”) will be free
from material defects in workmanship and materials under normal use from the date of original retail purchase of the product,
for the period set forth below (“Warranty Period”), except as otherwise stated herein.
* Hardware: Ninety (90) Days
* Included Accessories: Ninety (90) days
The customer's sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of LIQUID and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will
be, at LIQUID’s option, to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original
owner or to refund the actual purchase price paid. Any repair or replacement will be rendered by LIQUID at an Authorized
LIQUID Service Office. The replacement hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part. LIQUID may, at its
option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any reconditioned product that LIQUID reasonably determines
is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware. Repaired or replacement hardware
will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer, and is subject to
the same limitations and exclusions. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if LIQUID determines that it is not practical
to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the actual price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be
refunded by LIQUID upon return to LIQUID of the defective Hardware. All Hardware or part thereof that is replaced by LIQUID,
or for which the purchase price is refunded, shall become the property of LIQUID upon replacement or refund.
No Software Warranty: LIQUID provides no warranty that the software portion of the product (“Software”) will substantially
conform to LIQUID’s then current functional specifications for the Software, as set forth in the applicable documentation. The
customer's sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of LIQUID and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will be, at
LIQUID’s option, to replace the non-conforming Software (or defective media) with software that substantially conforms to
LIQUID’s functional specifications for the Software as it becomes available. Except as otherwise agreed by LIQUID in writing, the
replacement Software is provided only to the original licensee, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license granted
by LIQUID for the Software. Replacement Software will not be warranted and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions.
If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if LIQUID determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to
replace the non-conforming Software, then the purchaser will have the responsibility of removing such software from their own
system. Any license granted respecting any Software for which a refund is given automatically terminates.
Non-Applicability of Warranty: The Limited Warranty provided hereunder for Hardware and Software portions of LIQUID's
products will not be applied to and does not cover any refurbished product and any product purchased through the inventory
clearance or liquidation sale or other sales in which LIQUID, the sellers, or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty
obligation pertaining to the product and in that case, the product is being sold "As-Is" without any warranty whatsoever
including, without limitation, the Limited Warranty as described herein, notwithstanding anything stated herein to the contrary.
Submitting A Claim: The customer shall return the product to the original purchase point based on its return policy. In case the
return policy period has expired and the product is within warranty, the customer shall submit a claim to LIQUID as outlined
below:
* The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the Hardware defect or Software
nonconformance in sufficient detail to allow LIQUID to confirm the same, along with proof of purchase of the product (such as a
copy of the dated purchase invoice for the product) if the product is not registered.
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* The customer must obtain an Tech Support ID Number from LIQUID Technical Support who will attempt to assist the
customer in resolving any suspected defects with the product. If the product is considered defective, the customer must obtain
a Return Material Authorization (“RMA”) number by completing the RMA form and entering the assigned Tech Support ID
Number.
* After an RMA number is issued, the defective product must be packaged securely in the original or other suitable shipping
package to ensure that it will not be damaged in transit, and the RMA number must be prominently marked on the outside of
the package. Do not include any manuals or accessories in the shipping package. LIQUID will only replace the defective portion
of the product and will not ship back any accessories.
* The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to LIQUID. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is allowed. Products
sent COD will either be rejected by LIQUID or become the property of LIQUID. Products shall be fully insured by the customer
and shipped to LIQUID-Control, Inc. LIQUID will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to LIQUID. The
repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by LIQUID.
Return shipping charges shall be prepaid by LIQUID if you use an address in the United States, otherwise we will ship the
product to you freight collect. Expedited shipping is available upon request and provided shipping charges are prepaid by the
customer.
LIQUID may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements,
or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay LIQUID’s
reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product that is not packaged and shipped in accordance with the
foregoing requirements, or that is determined by LIQUID not to be defective or non-conforming.
What Is Not Covered: The Limited Warranty provided herein by LIQUID does not cover: Products that, in LIQUID’s judgment,
have been subjected to abuse, liquids, moisture, accident, alteration, modification, tampering, negligence, misuse, faulty
installation, lack of reasonable care, repair or service in any way that is not contemplated in the documentation for the product,
or if the model or serial number has been altered, tampered with, defaced or removed; Initial installation, installation and
removal of the product for repair, and shipping costs; Operational adjustments covered in the operating manual for the
product, and normal maintenance; Damage that occurs in shipment, due to act of God, failures due to power surge, and
cosmetic damage; Any hardware, software, firmware or other products or services provided by anyone other than LIQUID; and
Products that have been purchased from inventory clearance or liquidation sales or other sales in which LIQUID, the sellers, or
the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product. While necessary maintenance or repairs
on your Product can be performed by any company, we recommend that you use only an Authorized LIQUID Service Office.
Improper or incorrectly performed maintenance or repair voids this Limited Warranty.
Disclaimer of Other Warranties: EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SPECIFIED HEREIN, THE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED “AS-IS”
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY CANNOT BE
DISCLAIMED IN ANY TERRITORY WHERE A PRODUCT IS SOLD, THE DURATION OF SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED
TO THE DURATION OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY COVERED UNDER THE
LIMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN, THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, SELECTION AND PERFORMANCE OF THE
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Limitation of Liability: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, LIQUID IS NOT LIABLE UNDER ANY CONTRACT,
NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT,
INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER, WHETHER DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, WORK STOPPAGE,
COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, FAILURE OF OTHER EQUIPMENT OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO WHICH LIQUID’S
PRODUCT IS CONNECTED WITH, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA CONTAINED IN, STORED ON, OR INTEGRATED WITH ANY
PRODUCT RETURNED TO LIQUID FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO
WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF LIQUID HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS REPAIR,
REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NON-CONFORMING PRODUCT. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF LIQUID UNDER
THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING
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EXPRESS WRITTEN WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR REMEDIES,
EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY.
Governing Law: This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, Chicago or Virginia at the
discretion of LIQUID only. Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the foregoing limitations and exclusions may not apply. This Limited
Warranty provides specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Trademarks: LIQUID is a registered trademark of LIQUID-CONTROL, INC. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
Copyright Statement: No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this product may be reproduced in any form
or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from
LIQUID-CONTROL, INC., as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976 and any amendments thereto. Contents are
subject to change without prior notice. Copyright 2008 by LIQUID-CONTROL, INC. All rights reserved.
CE Mark Warning: This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
FCC RELATED ITEMS: This equipment maintains limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
* Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
* Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
* Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
* Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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