Owner's Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION.................................................................. 1
GETTING STARTED............................................................... 2
INSTALLATION.................................................................. 3
CONNECTIONS............................................................. 3
POWER
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OUTPUT............................................................ 3
MIDI IN........................................................... 4
MIDI OUT.......................................................... 4
MIDI THRU......................................................... 4
PWR OUT........................................................... 4
CONTROLS AND OPERATION........................................................ 4
INPUT LEVEL INDICATORS.................................................. 4
INPUT LEVEL CONTROL..................................................... 5
OUTPUT LEVEL CONTROL.................................................... 5
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY.................................................. 5
CONTROL BUTTONS............................................................... 6
FUNCTION BUTTONS........................................................ 6
PRESET............................................................ 7
MIX
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PARAM
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VALUE
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BYPASS............................................................ 8
EDIT MODE......................................................... 9
EDIT MODE CONTROL BUTTONS............................................... 9
ENTER
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RECALL............................................................ 9
ADD EFFECT........................................................ 9
STORE
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REC/ARM.......................................................... 12
TRIGGER.......................................................... 12
TITLE EDIT....................................................... 12
UTILITY.......................................................... 13
BYPASS LEVEL............................................... 14
REMOTE SWITCH 1 & 2........................................ 14
AUTO PM DISPLAY............................................ 14
LCD VIEW ANGLE............................................. 15
SOFTWARE VERSION LEVEL..................................... 15
PRESET MEMORY ALLOCATION................................... 15
RECALL FACTORY PRESET...................................... 15
PRESET 1-115 LOCKED/UNLOCKED............................... 16
MIDI
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MIDI ENABLE................................................ 16
MIDI CHANNEL............................................... 16
OMNI MODE.................................................. 17
MIDI PROGRAM TABLE......................................... 17
FX ON/OFF ENABLE (USING X-15).............................. 17
MIDI EVENT DATA MONITORING MODE............................ 18
PRESS ENTER TO:............................................ 18
SEND A PRESET (18); SEND ENTIRE MIDI PROGRAM TABLE
(18); SEND ALL PRESETS (18)
PERFORMANCE MIDI............................................................. 18
DESCRIPTION OF ALGORITHMS.................................................... 20
SIGNAL FREQUENCY SHAPING ALGORITHMS.................................... 20
ACOUSTIC ENVIRONMENT SIMULATOR................................... 21
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LOW PASS FILTER.................................................. 21
PITCH TRANSPOSER................................................. 21
DUAL PITCH TRANSPOSER............................................ 22
SWEPT OR MODULATED EFFECT ALGORITHMS................................... 23
FLANGER.......................................................... 23
CHORUS........................................................... 23
PANNER........................................................... 24
MIDI-PAN......................................................... 24
TREMOLO.......................................................... 24
PHASER........................................................... 25
NATURAL REVERBERATION ALGORITHMS....................................... 25
REVERB-1......................................................... 25
REVERB-2......................................................... 25
REVERB-3......................................................... 26
GATED REVERBERATION ALGORITHMS......................................... 27
GATE-VERB-1...................................................... 27
GATE-VERB-2...................................................... 27
GATE-VERB-3...................................................... 27
DELAY ALGORITHMS....................................................... 28
TAP'D-DDL-S...................................................... 28
TAP'D-DDL-L...................................................... 28
REGEN-DDL-S...................................................... 29
REGEN-DDL-L...................................................... 29
STEREO-DDL-S..................................................... 29
STEREO-DDL-L..................................................... 30
SAMPLER-S........................................................ 30
SAMPLER-L........................................................ 30
SAMPLER+PTr...................................................... 31
TUNER
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How to use the Tuner....................................... 33
MIDI DATA MONITOR............................................................ 34
PERFORMANCE MIDI DATA MONITOR.......................................... 34
MIDI EVENT MONITOR..................................................... 34
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION.................................................... 37
About the Presets...................................................... 37
Battery Backup......................................................... 37
Low Battery Indicator.................................................. 37
Software Revision Level................................................ 37
User Registration Card................................................. 37
Factory Reset.......................................................... 37
Other Means of Bypassing the ALPHA 2.0................................. 38
X-15
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Contact Information.................................................... 38
Customer Service....................................................... 38
APPENDIX A................................................................... 39
APPLICATIONS........................................................... 39
APPENDIX B................................................................... 40
EXAMPLES............................................................... 40
Copying a preset................................................. 40
Editing the MPT from the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 front panel
controls......................................................... 40
Editing the MPT with a keyboard or external controller........... 40
Increment Program................................................ 41
Setting up a preset sequence including a bypass
preset............................................... 41
Programming the REMOTE jack for Incrementing Programs...... 42
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Adding Performance MIDI to an existing preset....................
Controlling the Overall Level of an ALPHA 2.0 Preset.............
APPENDIX C...................................................................
MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 MIDI Messages......................................
System Exclusive Messages..............................................
Detailed Description of Messages.......................................
APPENDIX D...................................................................
MIDI Implementation Chart..............................................
APPENDIX E...................................................................
MIDI: Controllers & Numbers............................................
Default MIDI Controller Numbers........................................
APPENDIX F...................................................................
DIAGRAMS...............................................................
INSTRUMENT INTO MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 INTO TWO AMPLIFIERS..........
GUITAR INTO MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 CONTROLLED BY ART X-15...........
STEREO EFFECTS SEND AND RETURN WITH MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0..........
APPENDIX G...................................................................
Using the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 With an X-15 ULTRAFOOT...................
SPECIFICATIONS...............................................................
PRESET LIST..................................................................
How to Read the Preset Description...........................................
Table of Effect Abbreviations..........................................
WARRANTY.....................................................................
SERVICE INFORMATION..........................................................
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you and congratulations on your new ART purchase. The MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0
is the first dazzling result of the new ART digital VLSI technology offering a
level of processing resolution with the sound quality of processors that used to
cost thousands of dollars. This new technology boasts 24 bit architecture and an
amazingly easy user interface. Some of the spectacular features of the ALPHA 2.0
are listed next.
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20KHz bandwidth
New ASIC 24 bit digital integrated effects system
Over 50 effects to choose from
Built in Guitar/Bass tuner
Better than 90 dB signal to noise ratio
Multi-function rotary encoder
Over two octaves of pitch transposing
Multi interval pitch shifting
200 memory locations
Pitch Transposer and Reverb combination
Sampling capabilities
Direct interface capability with the ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT
Full programmability of all parameters
Programmable mix and level
Digital contour
Stereo inputs and outputs
Phaser
Two assignable remote jacks
Power supply contained in unit
9 volt DC output jack
Full MIDI system exclusive codes
Random access keypad
MIDI data monitor
Programmable 7 band equalizer
The MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 has the capability of providing you with a virtually
endless number of sounds and effects. ART designed a combination of powerful
processing and ease of use into the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0. We strongly suggest you
read and refer to this manual while getting used to your new processor.
Record for your reference:
DATE OF PURCHASE__________________________
PURCHASED FROM____________________________
SERIAL NUMBER_____________________________
SOFTWARE VERSION__________________________
471-5004-100
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GETTING STARTED
We have included this section for those of you who can't wait to experience the
sounds of your new ALPHA 2.0. Follow the hookup directions for the setup you use
and then start playing. When you want to get to know your ALPHA 2.0 better, refer
to the rest of this manual for details, hints, and examples. Till later.....
Additional information to get you started can be found in Appendix A.
A hookup diagram can be found on page 42.
For all hookup combinations:
1) Center the slider controls.
2) The first 30 presets in the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 show off some of the many
capabilities of the device. These patches include general purpose reverbs, reverb
for mixdown, an automatic tuner, multiple pitch effects, vocal delay, enhancers,
and sampling, chorus, flange, phasing and other special effects. After that you
will find variations for different type sounds and effects. Some presets are set
up for instant use with the ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT MIDI Controller. Use the X-15 to
control certain parameters in the preset. We encourage you to take the time to
listen to all the presets just so you can get a feel for the sounds and effects
your MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 is capable of producing.
INSTRUMENT & GUITAR AMP
Plug your instrument into the Left Input jack located on the rear panel. Connect
a cable from your instrument amp input to the Left Output jack. Turn the ALPHA
2.0 on first and then turn on your guitar amp. TURN DOWN THE LEVEL OF YOUR AMP
before you play! Adjust your levels accordingly. If you are clipping your amp,
back off on the Output Level of the ALPHA 2.0 with the Output slider.
INSTRUMENT & STEREO POWER AMP
Plug your instrument into the Left Input jack located on the rear panel. Connect
a two cables from your power amp to the Left and Right Outputs. If your power amp
is mono, connect the left input of the amp to the Left Output jacks. Turn the
ALPHA 2.0 on first then turn on your power amp. Adjust the level with the Level
control.
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INSTALLATION
The MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 may be used in a variety of setups including: mixing
consoles with effect send and return facilities, in the effects loop of an
amplifier, directly in line between a musical instrument and amplifier or mixer
and in the tape loop of a home receiver. It is not recommended to use the device
as a preamp.
Self contained in an all steel single high 19" rack mount case, the MULTIVERB
ALPHA 2.0 is designed for continuous professional use. For touring rack
applications, care should be taken to support the units rear if the rack might be
subjected to mechanical shock. NOTE: The front panel may bend if no rear support
is provided. Mounting location is not critical, but for greater reliability we
recommend that you not place the unit on top of power amps, tube equipment, or
other sources of heat.
CONNECTIONS
POWER
This device is AC powered via a standard 3 conductor grounded power cable. Plug
into any standard AC receptacle. We recommend the use of a surge protector to
decrease the chance of equipment damage due to voltage surges or spikes on the
line. For your own safety as well as the safety of others, do not remove the
ground pin of the cable. Refer to the rear panel or the specifications for proper
operating voltages.
All audio connections to the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 are made at the rear of the unit
via professional 1/4" mono phone jacks. The MIDI connections are accomplished via
five pin "DIN" jacks on the rear panel. A 2.1mm female connector is the intended
plug to access the 9 volt DC output.
INPUT
The Left and Right inputs are single ended (unbalanced) with an impedance of 1M
ohm. True stereo processing is accomplished by using both inputs in a left/right
application. If only one input is used, the signal is automatically routed to
both channels.
OUTPUT
The Left and Right outputs are single ended (unbalanced) with a source impedance
of 1.0K ohm, and can provide a stereo or mono output. When a true stereo signal
is applied to the inputs, the resulting output is true stereo (dry signal only).
If both outputs are used with a mono input signal, a stereo image is produced.
Using one output with a mono or stereo source provides a mono signal combining
the information from both outputs. If you do not want both output signals
combined (such as only one delay time required), plug a dummy plug (an open 1/4"
plug) into the unused output.
NOTE: The effect output is a processed combination of both the left and right
input signals.
A variety of input/output combinations may be used with the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0.
One in one out (mono), one in two out (stereo image), two in one out (summed
mono), and two in two out (true stereo) may be achieved.
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NOTES:
1) When using the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 in the true stereo mode, only the dry
signal will remain totally left and right orientated at the outputs. The
processed signal will be a mix of the inputs with its own individual stereo image
imposed by the algorithm used. This imitates the occurrence of natural
reverberation in a normal room.
2) When you use one of the inverted type Flanger algorithms or the Panner, make
sure you are using both outputs (stereo out), if you're using only one output
you'll get NO SOUND! This is because since the two outputs are opposite and the
ALPHA 2.0 sums the outputs, the signals cancel each other.
MIDI IN
This jack receives the MIDI signal containing the MIDI messages. It enables you
to "talk" to the ALPHA 2.0 from an external source such as an X-15 ULTRAFOOT, a
computer equipped with MIDI ports and associated software or a sequencer. Any
MIDI information sent to the MIDI In jack is echoed to the MIDI Thru jack. When
using the ALPHA 2.0 with an X-15 ULTRAFOOT, connect the MIDI cable to the 5 pin
MIDI OUT jack on the X-15.
MIDI OUT
The MIDI output jack is used to transmit all MIDI control information from the
MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 to whichever MIDI device is next in the chain. When using the
ALPHA 2.0 with an X-15 ULTRAFOOT, connect the MIDI cable to the 5 pin MIDI IN
jack on the X-15.
MIDI THRU
A MIDI Thru jack is provided on the ALPHA 2.0 allowing you to continue a chain of
MIDI devices and let MIDI information pass "thru" the unit to the next one.
Information leaving the Thru jack is a direct copy of the MIDI messages received
at the MIDI In jack. The information is buffered so the integrity of the signal
is not degraded when passing thru.
All MIDI Jacks are standard 5 pin DIN connectors utilizing standard MIDI
connections. No phantom power is present on the unused terminals. ART recommends
these unused terminals remain unused.
PWR OUT
The Power Output jack located at the rear panel provides an OUTPUT voltage of
(+)9 Volts DC. Use this jack to power external devices requiring a wall mount
adapter. The ART X-11 and X-15 can be powered with this power jack. The jack will
accept a female connector with an inside diameter of 2.1mm. Do not plug in any
external power supply such as a wall mount adapter to this jack. Doing this may
cause serious damage to your ALPHA 2.0 or quite possibly yourself!
CONTROLS AND OPERATION
INPUT LEVEL INDICATORS
Three front panel LED's indicate signal at all times. They are labeled: PRES,
NOM, and CLIP. These LED's display the status of the input signal after it has
passed the Input level control and the seven band equalizer. The bottom LED
(PRES) is green and lights when a small amount of signal is seen by the ALPHA
2.0. When you are operating with a nominal amount of signal the middle yellow LED
(NOM) lights. Clipping is indicated by the top red LED (CLIP).
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Adjust the amount of input level to operate the ALPHA 2.0 with the NOM LED lit
the majority of the time. Allow for transients to light the CLIP LED
occasionally. If you find you are clipping the unit so the signal is distorted,
simply reduce the signal level being sent to the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 or decrease
the Input slide control slightly.
Be sure you are not causing the ALPHA 2.0 to clip with the equalizer. For proper
adjustment of level, review the Input Level Control section.
INPUT LEVEL CONTROL
The Input Level Control is located on the top right side of the front panel. This
slide control adjusts the input signal to accommodate for a wide range of
devices. Source inputs may range from musical instruments such as guitars and
keyboards, mixing consoles or effects loops in preamps and amplifiers. Whatever
the source, adjust the Input Level Control to light the NOM LED for the majority
of the time and allow for transients to light the CLIP LED occasionally.
With line level devices (mixers, some keyboards, effects loops) center the slider
and control the signal level from the effects send. Adjust the output level of
the device sending the signal to the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 so the CLIP LED is
occasionally lit on soft peaks. Use the Input Level control to compensate for
minor level adjustments.
If the Input Level Control is not adjusted properly or the input source has a low
output level, noise and distortion will be heard at the output of the MULTIVERB
ALPHA 2.0.
OUTPUT LEVEL CONTROL
The Output Level Control adjusts the final output level of the MULTIVERB ALPHA
2.0. With the slider fully to the left, there is no output signal present at the
output jacks (0%). As you move the slider to the right the output signal level of
the unit increases. When the slider is fully to the right, 100% output is
achieved. Your output level most probably will be bumped a little up or down to
compensate for small increases or decreases in the processed signal level.
SEVEN SEGMENT DISPLAY
(Red Numeric Display)
The Seven Segment Display keeps you constantly informed of your Preset Number.
Preset numbers are displayed from 001 to 200. When a preset is active the display
is stable. A flashing display indicates you are in Edit Mode and a preset is
ready to be recalled. The right decimal point will light to warn you your
internal lithium battery is low and needs replacing. When using the Tuner, this
display will become your tuning meter.
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD)
All information relative to a preset indicated by the Seven Segment Display is
displayed in the LCD. Backlighting of the display is provided for ease of use in
low light situations. The upper sixteen characters mainly display the Preset
Title (name). If no title has been assigned, the display will read "<blank
title>". In some cases other information will be displayed here. The lower
sixteen characters display mainly the number and abbreviated description of
effects stored, effects to be selected or deleted in the preset, and effect
parameter information. Other information may appear here also. The view angle may
be adjusted and is covered in the following section under the UTILITY function.
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A user or factory preset would be displayed in the LCD like the following
representation.
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ALPHA 2.0
AES+CHO+REV 1
The title appears in the top half of the display. It may be up to sixteen
characters long.
In the center of the bottom half of the display, three letter abbreviations of
the effects in the preset appear.
The number displayed at the bottom left side of the LCD indicates how many
effects are present in the preset. A number at the far right of the bottom half
of the display indicates how many MIDI controllers are assigned to the preset
when Performance MIDI is engaged.
A left or right arrow indicates more information is available for viewing. To
view the information, press the Value button and turn the Encoder left or right.
ALPHA 2.0
5 ←AES+CHO+REV 1→
ENCODER
The rotary Encoder enables you to make fast and accurate changes to presets,
parameters, and values accessible in each preset or function. You will notice the
encoder will turn continuously in either direction. When adjusting values, you
may notice they sometimes "wrap" around to the beginning or end of their range.
Other times when you reach a range end you will find you must go in the opposite
direction to return to the beginning. Each click of the Encoder will change the
parameter value one step.
CONTROL BUTTONS
The buttons on the front panel engage or select the different functions of the
ALPHA 2.0. Modes of operation are indicated by LED's. When the LED is lit the
function is active.
Ten of the control buttons serve a dual purpose. The split functions are set
apart by color. While you are in the PRESET MODE (standard operating mode), all
buttons labeled in purple are active. When the EDIT MODE is engaged, the numbered
keypad entry buttons are used for preset effects control and utilities to be
accessed. These functions are labeled in grey.
FUNCTION BUTTONS
The function buttons are those which select a particular function or feature to
be executed or entered for modification. Status of the function button being in
an active or inactive state is displayed by an LED next to the button
identification. The function is active when the LED is lit.
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PRESET
The PRESET button, when pressed, engages Preset Mode. Once this button is
pressed, all 200 presets may be accessed by either the keypad or rotary encoder.
When the ALPHA 2.0 is first powered on, you are automatically in Preset Mode.
Audio is being processed constantly while you are scrolling through the presets
with the encoder.
Two methods of Preset selection are used, scanning (with the ENCODER) and keypad
entry. Selecting a preset with the encoder is easy. Scroll through the presets by
turning the knob clockwise to go forward and counterclockwise to go backwards,
the preset will instantly be recalled when you stop. Each click of the encoder
will change the preset value by one.
For instantaneous recall of the preset using the keypad buttons, select the exact
preset number. For example; if you want preset 196, locate the buttons shown on
the front panel labeled 0 through 9 (the numbers are reversed image in purple),
enter 1-9-6, instantly you will see the LCD read title and preset information. If
you have audio hooked up you will notice the preset has been instantly recalled.
If you enter two digits, there will be a slight pause before the preset is
recalled. Entering only one digit will not recall a preset.
MIX
Think of the MIX control as a three channel mixer just before the output of the
ALPHA 2.0. To set the MIX you must access and change each parameter individually.
Press the MIX button until the parameter you wish to adjust is highlighted in
brackets i.e.[EFX] then change the value with the Encoder.
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eq
input
DRY
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PROGRAMMABLE
MIX
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When the MIX button is pressed it engages the programmable mix function and
allows you to set the level of the DRY, DIGITAL EFFECT and PRE-DIGITAL EQ signals
present at the output. The three Mix parameters are displayed as DRY, EFX and
DRYEQ. They control the amount of level present at the output of the ALPHA 2.0.
For example, when the Dry value is set at 100%, and the Effect and Eq values are
0%, the full dry signal and nothing else is present at the output(s). A
fifty/fifty mix is achieved when both the DRY and FX values are equal to each
other. DRYEQ allows you to bring out the EQ'd sound to the final output before it
is processed digitally. This could be helpful in making the signal more
pronounced.
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You do not need to engage the PARAM button to change the Mix parameters. To
disengage the MIX button, press either the Preset, Param or Value button.
DEFAULT VALUES: When you select a blank preset, the DRY and EFX levels are set at
75%, and the DRYEQ is set at 0%.
The programmed Mix parameters may be stored as part of the preset. To save the
values in each preset, press the STORE button.
You may also control the Mix parameters with an external MIDI controller such as
the ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT using the ALPHA 2.0's Performance MIDI.
CAUTION: If you have an Equalizer active in the preset its individual frequency
levels will have an impact on the mix setting by raising or lowering the level of
the effect signal.
NOTE: Presets may have varying output levels due to a level control as one of
their parameters. You may vary the individual effect output Level parameter to
directly change the apparent mix of the effect in the preset.
PARAM
When you engage the PARAM button, effect parameters within the current preset
may be viewed. The ALPHA 2.0 automatically enters you into the EDIT mode when you
select the PARAM button. Selection of the parameters may be done with the Encoder
or by pressing the Param button repeatedly.
When you are in MIDI or UTILITY mode, pressing the Param button will allow you to
select the available parameters with the Encoder knob or by pressing the Param
button repeatedly.
While you are editing a preset, the Param button may be used as a cursor left
key. Each time you press the button, the parameter value will scroll to the left.
VALUE
Every displayed parameter value in the ALPHA 2.0 may be changed. When the VALUE
button is engaged, you automatically enter EDIT mode and are allowed to change
the parameter value using the Encoder. Press the STORE button to save any changes
you make.
While you are editing a preset, the Value button may be used as a cursor right
key. Each time you press the button, the parameter values will scroll to the
right.
Press the Value button and turn the Encoder left or right to view effects
contained in a preset. A diagonal left or right arrow in the LCD indicates more
information is available for viewing.
PROGRAMMING HINT: Press the Value button to change and view the parameters then
use the Encoder to set the value. This way you don't have to switch between the
Param and Value buttons to edit values.
BYPASS
Engaging the BYPASS button kills the effect's signal and "zeroes" (sets the bands
flat) the EQ in the mix passing only dry signal to the outputs. When you first
press the BYPASS button in either operating mode with a preset listed in the LCD,
the display will first read [ **** BYPASS ****], then it will list the preset
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name. The LED associated with the button will flash to indicate you are in the
bypass mode. Pressing BYPASS again returns the unit to the ACTIVE mode indicated
by the display [ ****ACTIVE****] for about two seconds and then just displaying
the preset name and effects. Bypass level is determined by the Bypass Level
parameter discussed in the Utility section.
NOTES:
1) If the MIX parameters are programmed DRY = 0% and EFX = >0% and the Bypass
Level Utility parameter is set to =MIX DRY LEVEL and BYPASS is initiated, no
signal will be present at the outputs.
2) If the DRYEQ is set at any level greater than 0% and Bypass is engaged, the EQ
is "zeroed" and a "flat" signal is present at the outputs. This holds true even
if DRY is set to 0%.
EDIT MODE
EDIT MODE is engaged when you press the EDIT MODE button. All creation of presets
or preset parameter editing is done while in this mode. Titles, MIDI parameters,
and Utilities are all accessed in Edit Mode. When in Edit Mode, all buttons
associated with white lettering are active. All the control buttons work as well.
You may access all two hundred presets for modification or use while in Edit
Mode. Edit Mode is automatically entered when you press either the PARAM or VALUE
buttons.
Previewing Presets
You may preview presets while in Edit Mode by engaging the PRESET button. Use the
Encoder to scan through the presets. Only the titles of the presets are shown, so
it is helpful to know the contents. The processed output signal is not affected.
To recall the preset when you are ready, press the RECALL button. Signal is being
processed through the last active preset. The reason for this is so you can set
up for the next preset change when you want it to happen. When you stop scanning,
the preset number in the Seven Segment Display will be flashing. If RECALL is
pressed, the display will stop flashing indicating the preset is now active.
EDIT MODE CONTROL BUTTONS
ENTER
Use the ENTER button when you want to complete an action such as adding an effect
to a preset. When adding an effect there is a [?] after the name, press enter if
you wish to insert this effect into your chain. A prompt (i.e. [ADD EQUALIZER?])
will appear in the LCD when it is necessary to press Enter to complete a task.
RECALL
The RECALL button is used to Recall presets while you are in Edit Mode. To Recall
a preset (the Seven Segment Display will be flashing a Preset number), select the
proper Preset and press the RECALL button. If you have been editing the
parameters in a preset and wish to return them all to the original settings,
press the Recall button.
ADD EFFECT
Pressing the ADD EFFECT button once opens the Add Effect function.
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To add an effect to a preset, press this button and use the Encoder to select the
effect you want to add to the chain. Turn the Encoder left or right to scan
through your selections. Finalize the ADD EFFECT command (add the effect to the
chain) by pressing the ENTER button. Doing this inserts the effect temporarily in
memory. If audio is passing through the ALPHA 2.0, you will hear the effect when
you press the ENTER button. To make the effect permanent, press the STORE button.
To close the Add Effect function and escape to Edit Mode, press the button once
or press the Edit Mode button.
The Add Effect button is also used in the TITLE EDIT Mode to add characters and
spaces to the title.
You can preview the effects you may add to an effect. MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE
EDIT MODE, press the ADD EFFECT button once, notice the lower half of the LCD
shows an available effect. The effects displayed as you turn the Encoder are
those available to be added to the effects chain.
It doesn't stop there! There are many sub variables of each effect to be
explored. Right now let's just worry about operation and not the effects
themselves. To simplify matters let's step through an example depicting the
selection of four effects. We will use some of the buttons not yet explained but
doing it this way will make the understanding of the programming much easier. The
control buttons we use now will be defined in detail later in the manual.
Adding Effects to a Preset
When you see text within the [ ] brackets, it is describing the text as it
appears in the LCD.
-Enter EDIT MODE (press the Grey button).
-Using the Encoder, GOTO preset 151 (the Preset LED should be lit).
-Press the RECALL button [<blank title>, <no effects>].
-Press the ADD EFFECT button once, [ADD:EQUALIZER?].
-Press ENTER (you have just entered the eq into the chain), bottom display reads
[1 EQL].
-Press ADD EFFECT and turn the Encoder 8 clicks, [ADD:REVERB-1?].
-Press ENTER (now the reverb algorithm is entered into the chain, display reads
[2 EQL+REV].
-Press ADD EFFECT again, select the ACU-ENV-SIM, enter it into the chain. (you
pressed the ADD EFFECT button once and then pressed the ENTER button), display
should read [3 EQL+AES+REV].
-Press the ADD EFFECT button one more time and find then add REGEN-DDL-L! (After
you press the ADD EFFECT button once, use the Encoder).
*Display reads [4 EQL+AES+DDL→]
*IF YOU WISH TO SAVE THIS CHAIN OF EFFECTS AS A PRESET YOU MUST PRESS STORE NOW.
-Press STORE.
*The effects you have selected are now stored in preset 151.
You may have noticed a not equals sign at the bottom left hand side of the LCD.
The not equals sign indicates the changes have been made to the original values
of the preset. When Store is pressed this character disappears.
REMINDER: You have not set any parameters as of yet. Don't worry, we have
preselected a nominal value for each of the parameters associated with an effect
as a starting point. This provides a user reference to a sound instead of
starting at point zero. We feel it is useful to hear a descriptive set of
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parameters so that you may tailor them to your own specific sound requirements.
We'll look at these in just a moment as well as making a title for this preset.
First, the DELETE key will be explained.
DELETE EFFECT
Pressing the DELETE EFFECT button once opens the Delete Effect function.
To delete an effect from a preset, press this button and use the Encoder to
select the effect you want deleted. Turn the Encoder left or right to scan
through your selections. Finalize the DELETE EFFECT command (delete the effect
from the chain) by pressing the ENTER button. Doing this deletes the effect
temporarily from memory. If audio is passing through the ALPHA 2.0, you will hear
the change when you press the ENTER button. Press the STORE button to make the
change permanent.
To close the Delete Effect function and escape to Edit Mode, press the button
once or press the Edit Mode button.
The DELETE EFFECT button is also used in TITLE EDIT Mode to subtract characters
and spaces from the title.
Deleting Effects From a Preset
When you see text within the [ ] brackets, it is describing the text as it
appears in the LCD.
Recall preset 151, Press the EDIT MODE button, turn the encoder one click to the
right and press STORE. You have just copied preset 151 into preset 152 so as not
to lose preset 151 which we will use periodically through this manual.
-Press the DELETE EFFECT once. [DEL:EQUALIZER?]
*Do you want to delete the equalizer? NO.
-Turn the Encoder knob once click. [DEL:ACU-ENV-SIM?]
*Let's delete this effect.
-Press ENTER, [3 EQL+DDL+REV].
*The effect has been eliminated but not permanently. You will
audibly hear the sound change when the effect is deleted.
*Press STORE to make this change permanent.
-Press STORE now.
With the elimination of an effect, you open up a space to insert
another effect or leave things as they are.
If you press the DELETE EFFECT button and there are no effects in the preset, the
display will read [DEL:NO FX TO DEL].
STORE
Any time you wish to permanently save parameter values in a preset, press the
STORE button. All parameter values you have chosen will be stored into the preset
as well as TITLE and MIX information. When you press the STORE button the LCD
will display [PRESET STORED]. If the phrase [LOCKED/SELECT LOCATION 111-200]
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appears don't panic, presets 1 through 110 are factory presets and though the
parameters may be changed, the new values cannot be stored without first
UNLOCKING the presets (see UTILITY section).
TO DELETE A STORED PRESET, thereby releasing its memory to be used again, you
must store a null preset at the preset number you wish to delete. A null preset
consists of a blank title (all spaces, displayed as <blank title>) and no effects
(displayed as <no effects>). Factory Preset 100 is programmed blank to make it
easy to delete stored presets. Presets 111 through 200 are null when you receive
your unit or after a factory reset.
REC/ARM
YOU MUST BE USING A PRESET SET UP
FOR SAMPLING AND IN THE EDIT MODE FOR THIS FUNCTION TO OPERATE
While you are using any of the Sampler algorithms you will need to "reset" the
record parameter to be ready to record another sample. The REC/ARM button allows
you to return the Sampler to Record-Ready status. Pressing this button wipes out
the existing sample and resets the length to the original stored preset value.
To reset the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 to record a new sample, press the REC/ARM
button.
TRIGGER
YOU MUST BE USING A PRESET SET UP
FOR SAMPLING AND IN THE EDIT MODE FOR THIS FUNCTION TO OPERATE
This button accesses two parameters for the Sampler algorithm. It allows you to
either record a sample of the program material or play back that portion (sample)
of material you recorded.
When you first recall a Sampler preset it is usually geared up and ready to
record a sample. Most of the Factory Presets using the Sampler in the ALPHA 2.0
are "record/ready". When the preset is recalled and signal is present to the
ALPHA 2.0, the record is automatically triggered. All you need to do is press the
TRIGGER button to playback the sample.
Now you may replay this sample as recorded at any time by pressing the button
again. If the PLAY parameter is set in the SINGLE position and you hit the button
quickly and repeatedly, you will get that stuttering "rap" effect. The sampled
sound can be played back by hitting the button, MIDI, or using a footswitch
connected to a properly programmed REMOTE jack.
You may determine the length of the sample time regardless of what the Length
parameter is set for in the Preset with this button. Say your Length is set for
1.50 seconds and you feel the length should end at a specific point less than 1.5
seconds. All you need to do is press the TRIGGER button once when you feel the
sample should stop. This automatically sets the Length parameter for that amount
of time.
NOTES:
1) You will have to reset the LENGTH parameter back to its original value if the
full length is required. To do this simply hit the RECALL button, doing this will
restore the LENGTH parameter to its original value. (It is assumed the preset has
been STORED)
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2) You cannot store the audio sample in the ALPHA 2.0 or dump them through MIDI.
TITLE EDIT
One of the displays to appear in the upper portion of the LCD is the title of the
preset. There is a total of sixteen spaces with the complete ASCII character set
available to use in naming presets.
To either edit the title or create a new one you must first enter the Edit Mode.
-Press the Edit Mode button.
-Press the Title Edit button.
*[Title Edit] appears in the top half of the display and a cursor appears in the
bottom half.
-Press the Value button and use the Encoder to select characters. If the Param
button is pressed, you may move the cursor left and right with the Encoder to
position it for the next character.
*Pressing the Value or Param buttons will move the cursor right or left one space
at a time.
-Press the Store button to save your title.
The title will appear in the upper half of the LCD and any selected effects are
in the lower half. If you wish to change the title, enter the Title Edit Mode and
make the appropriate changes. Don't forget to STORE the new title.
If there are characters you wish to delete in the display use the Encoder to move
the cursor and then press the ADD or DELETE EFFECT button. If you wish to delete
all sixteen characters press the DELETE EFFECT or ADD EFFECT buttons sixteen
times. By doing this you will eliminate any characters and have a blank display
to start with.
The ADD EFFECT button can be used to add spaces to the title, the DELETE EFFECT
button may be used to remove characters or spaces.
To exit or escape from the Title Edit mode, press the TITLE EDIT button once to
escape to EDIT Mode or press the EDIT MODE button.
NOTE: When naming presets, try using descriptive titles relative to the preset.
What the preset does, what sounds it makes, or what to use the preset for all
will make preset selections easier to locate and use.
UTILITY
The Utility button allows you to access the user programmable utilities
available in the ALPHA 2.0 and view system information. Listed in this section is
information regarding the variable utility parameters with their default value
settings and ALPHA 2.0 system data.
To change Utilities, first enter Edit Mode then press the Utility button. Once
you are in Utility Mode you may change values by selecting the parameter and then
changing the value. To do this select the parameter you wish to modify with
either the Param or Value buttons. Use the Encoder to change the parameter value.
(Make sure the Value LED is lit)
To view system data, press the Param or Value button until the information you're
looking for appears in the display. Remember the Param and Value buttons act as a
left and right cursor when they are pressed repeatedly.
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You do not need to press the STORE button to save Utility parameters, it is done
automatically when you exit Utility Mode.
To exit Utility Mode, press the Utility button to return to Edit Mode.
PROGRAMMING HINT: Press the Value button to change and view the parameters then
use the Encoder to set the value. This way you don't have to switch between the
Param and Value buttons to edit values.
BYPASS LEVEL [100%]
[0 to 100%] or [= MIX DRY LEVEL]
You may globally control the level of the signal of the Bypass signal when you
bypass the ALPHA 2.0. The Bypass Level Utility parameter overrides whatever "DRY"
level of the Mix set in each preset. Every time you Bypass the ALPHA 2.0, the
through signal level will be whatever this value is set to. The initial default
setting is 75%.
When the value is set to [= MIX DRY LEVEL], the DRY level setting (from the
Programmable Mix) of the individual preset will be the signal level when the
ALPHA 2.0 is bypassed. Set your Bypass Level to avoid wild jumps in volume when
kicking the ALPHA 2.0 in and out.
REMOTE SWITCH 1 & 2
[= BYPASS ON/OFF]
The REMOTE jacks may be programmed to either Bypass the ALPHA 2.0, access the
Increment or Decrement Preset mode, and Re-Arm or Trigger the Sampler. A
footswitch and any two conductor cable is intended to be used with these jacks.
If you are using an ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT, you can use the Bypass Jack feature on
the X-15 to control one of the ALPHA 2.0's Remote Jacks. A momentary (normally
open) switch should be used in applications other than the X-15's bypass feature.
Use the following chart to determine how the Remote Jacks may be programmed.
#
REMOTE 1
REMOTE 2
0
1
2
3
BYPASS ON/OFF
SAMPLE-TRIGGER
INCR PROGS 2
N/A (no value)
BYPASS ON/OFF
SAMPLE-TRIGGER
SAMPLER-ARM
DECR PROGS
Either jack may be programmed for the Bypass feature, each time the footswitch is
activated (hot connected to ground) the BYPASS function is accessed and acts like
the Bypass button on the front panel.
The jacks may also be programmed to allow a footswitch to be used for accessing
either the Trigger or Re-Arm function when using the Sampler program. Either
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Remote 1 or Remote 2 can be assigned as the Trigger and Remote 2 may be assigned
as the Re-Arm.
These jacks may also be programmed to increment and decrement through a set of
presets. Remote 1 may be set for incrementing up and Remote 2 may be set for
decrementing down. For decrement program to work, you must program Remote 1 for
increment. You can not program the Remote 2 jack for decrement alone.
AUTO PM DISPLAY [ALWAYS DISPLAYED]
OFF, PRESET ONLY, ALWAYS DISPLAYED
This utility let's you set when the LCD displays Performance MIDI messages. When
set to OFF, no message is displayed when the ALPHA 2.0 receives Performance MIDI
messages. Preset Only allows messages to be displayed when in Preset Mode or when
editing a preset. Always Displayed means the MIDI message will be displayed
whenever the ALPHA 2.0 receives a (Performance) MIDI message.
NOTE: The ALPHA 2.0 always receives MIDI messages and responds to them. Only the
display is affected when setting this value.
LCD View Angle [6]
Allows the viewing angle of the LCD Display to be adjusted. You may change the
LCD view angle for the best visibility. The angle may be adjusted to maximize
readability of the characters from top, front or under viewing angles. When
viewing from the top, use a higher number. If you are viewing the display
directly from the front, use the middle numbers. Viewing the LCD when the ALPHA
2.0 is above you, adjust the view angle to the lower numbers.
Software Version Level
Displays the software revision level currently installed in the MULTIVERB ALPHA
2.0. The current version as well as the date will be displayed in the LCD. The
MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0's software is contained in a socketed EPROM and is field
replaceable. This software controls the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0's functions as well
as its sounds. For your convenience write the software version in the space
provided on the Introduction page at the beginning of the manual.
Preset Memory Allocation
MEMORY USED= ##
AVAILABLE= ####
Displays how much user memory has been used and how much user memory is available
for further storage.
This utility informs you how much User Preset Memory has been used or how much
memory there is available for storing presets. When you first access user memory
there are approximately 5500 bytes (5.5 Kbytes) of space available. Each time you
store a preset more space is used up. If the display will inform you that there
is space available, but you are not allowed to store any more information, don't
worry. You have probably stored, deleted, edited or moved presets and information
thousands of times. The memory must be purged and reallocated. Save your presets
to a MIDI storage device and perform a factory reset then reload your presets.
Previous unavailable memory space is now free for storing information.
Recall Factory Preset
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Allows you to recall any factory preset for comparison or editing purposes.
RECALLING A FACTORY PRESET
-Make sure you are in the EDIT Mode. (Press EDIT button if not)
-Press the UTILITY button.
-Use the Encoder or Param and Value buttons to select screen reading [HIT RECALL
FOR ART PRESET #]
-Make sure the Value LED is lit.
-Use the Encoder to select the preset you want to recall, i.e. Preset 96.
-Press the RECALL button.
*Even though the title is not displayed in the LCD , the factory preset is now
active, but, IT IS NOT PERMANENT. If you wish to make the preset permanent, you
must STORE it. To store the preset in the first 110 locations, you must first
unlock the existing preset. (See the next section about unlocking a preset) If
you are copying to a location above 110, press the STORE button now.
-Press STORE, the preset is now stored into the location you selected.
Preset 1-115 Locked/Unlocked
Protects the first 115 presets from being overwritten.
The factory presets may be unlocked for editing. When you set the value for
Unlocked, all factory presets are unlocked and ready to edit. To relock the
presets, select the Locked value when you are done editing. At first you may not
want to overwrite the factory presets, so increment up to a user preset and store
the new preset.
UNLOCKING THE FACTORY PRESETS
-Make sure you are in the EDIT Mode. (Press EDIT button if not)
-Press the UTILITY button.
-Press the Param button.
-Use the Encoder to select the screen displaying [PRESET1...115 = LOCKED].
-Change the Value to UNLOCKED.
*All presets are now unlocked. If you wish to store new information in the
Factory Presets, press the STORE button.
NOTE:Remember, when you unlock a preset, ALL presets are unlocked. To prevent
overwriting presets, re-lock the presets following the directions to unlock a
preset, only selecting the "LOCKED" value.
MIDI
You may gain access to all MIDI parameters and their values by pressing this
button. Shown here are the variable MIDI parameters and their default value
settings.
Once you are in MIDI Mode you may change values by first selecting the parameter
and then changing the value. To do this first press the PARAM button and select
the parameter you wish to change with the Encoder. Next press the VALUE button
and use the Encoder to select a new value. You do not need to press the STORE
button to save the changes with one exception, it is done automatically when you
exit MIDI Mode. You need to press the Store button if you edit the On/Off status
of an effect. To exit MIDI Mode, press the MIDI button to return to Edit Mode or
the Edit button.
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PROGRAMMING HINT: Press the Value button to change and view the parameters then
use the Encoder to set the value. This way you don't have to switch between the
Param and Value buttons to edit values.
MIDI Enable
PM= ON, OFF [ON]
PROG= ON, OFF [ON]
Allows you to turn on or off Performance MIDI and the Program change function
independently. If you wish to use PM and not change presets, set PROG to = OFF.
MIDI Channel
OFF-16 [1]
Sets MIDI send and receive channel number.
OMNI Mode
ON, OFF [ON]
Sets MIDI OMNI mode on or off.
The MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 is shipped from the factory in OMNI mode, allowing it to
receive MIDI PROGRAM numbers on any MIDI channel.
MIDI Program Table
[PROG= #]
[PRESET= #]
Allows you to edit the Midi Program Table (MPT).
Refer to APPENDIX B for examples of editing the MPT and further documentation.
FX ON/OFF ENABLE (USING X-15)
ON, OFF [ON]
When the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 is used with an ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT, the two devices
"talk" to each other. In order for the two devices to talk, Enable must be ON.
The ALPHA 2.0 enables commands to be received from the X-15 to turn the effects
in the preset on or off.
NOTES:
1) You must use two MIDI cables to communicate between the two units.
2) If you are not using the ALPHA 2.0 with an X-15, set the Enable to OFF.
'ENTER' TO EDIT ON/OFF CONTROLLERS
The purpose of being able to edit the ON/OFF controllers is to allow you to
change effect status without an X-15 ULTRAFOOT. You may also change the MIDI
controller number assigned to the effect.
Press the Enter button to set up the On/Off status of an effect in a preset. The
effect status defaults to On when you first add the effect to the preset.
If you edit the On/Off status YOU MUST PRESS STORE TO SAVE YOUR CHANGES.
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If you do not want an effect to be active instantly when a preset is recalled set
the Status to Off and press Store. When the preset is next selected, the effect
will be off. Access the EFFECT MODE of the X-15 and press the associated
activator pad to turn on the effect.
SWITCH #
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
*The default
PAD
STATUS *
MIDI CONTROLLER
BYPASS
OFF
MC 84:MIDI
EXCITER
ON
MC 70:MIDI
COMPRESSOR
ON
MC 71:MIDI
DISTORTION
ON
MC 72:MIDI
EQUALIZER
ON
MC 73:MIDI
EXPANDER/NOISE GATE
ON
MC 74:MIDI
REVERB
ON
MC 75:MIDI
DELAY
ON
MC 76:MIDI
PITCH TRANSPOSER
ON
MC 77:MIDI
FLANGE/CHORUS
ON
MC 78:MIDI
SPECIAL EFFECTS
ON
MC 79:MIDI
status is On when the effect is selected.
CNTLR
CNTLR
CNTLR
CNTLR
CNTLR
CNTLR
CNTLR
CNTLR
CNTLR
CNTLR
CNTLR
MIDI Event data Monitoring Mode
When you select this Mode, MIDI information is displayed in either easy to read
and understand or technical terms. The LCD displays certain MIDI events as they
occur, regardless of which MIDI channel is selected. Information displayed is the
MIDI event itself, its attributes with a choice of display formats (in either
decimal or hexadecimal base 16).
For detailed information, please refer to the MIDI DATA MONITOR section.
PRESS ENTER TO:
SEND A PRESET
Dump a single preset via MIDI to another MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 or MIDI storage
device.
Sending a Preset
Transferring a single preset to another MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 or a suitable MIDI
device is accomplished by selecting the SEND A PRESET value and pressing the
Enter button.
SEND ENTIRE MIDI PROGRAM TABLE
Dump entire MPT via MIDI to another MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 or MIDI storage device.
Sending MPT Information
Transferring the entire MPT to another MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 or a suitable MIDI
device is accomplished by selecting the SEND ENTIRE MPT value and pressing the
Enter button.
SEND ALL PRESETS
Dump all presets via MIDI to another MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 or MIDI storage device.
Sending all Preset Information
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Transferring all presets to another MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 or a suitable MIDI
device is accomplished by selecting the SEND ALL PRESETS value and pressing the
Enter button.
IMPORTANT NOTE For:
RECEIVING Preset and MPT Information
To dump MIDI data into the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 from either another MULTIVERB
ALPHA 2.0 or an external MIDI device you must make sure that the MIDI channels
match or OMNI mode is used. The MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 will accept MIDI data at all
times regardless of what operating mode it is in.
PERFORMANCE MIDI
[PM]
Performance Midi allows the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 to have up to eight of its
parameters per preset controlled simultaneously via MIDI. Selection of the
parameter to be controlled, the actual MIDI controller, the Scale of the
adjustment ratio and the starting Center Point of the Scale may be programmed
from the front panel.
When you are in Preset or Edit Mode, the LCD will inform you of either
Performance MIDI or FX ON/OFF information being received and what is being
changed.
There is also a means to monitor MIDI information being sent to the MULTIVERB
ALPHA 2.0. While you are in the PM Mode you can select the MIDI Monitor utility
and verify MIDI data being sent to the device. Refer to the MIDI DataMONITOR
section for additional information.
A table of MIDI controllers can be found in Appendix E, Tables and Charts.
Presets in the ALPHA 2.0 are set up to be controlled by Performance MIDI via the
ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT. See the section Operating the Multiverb ALPHA 2.0 with the X15 ULTRAFOOT further on in this manual for more information. Don't let MIDI scare
you, using Performance MIDI in an ART device is easy. In most cases (especially
with an X-15) you virtually plug in and play. But, if you want to program, we've
made that easy too.
Modification to select the specific values and ranges you want the parameter to
cover is done by normal editing. The number displayed in the upper left corner
represents the MIDI Controller you are working with.
Performance MIDI has four levels of programming information associated with it
broken up into 4 screens. The first screen displays the information to define
what parameter the assigned MIDI controller will control.
The second screen shows which MIDI controller is being used. The LCD will display
the MIDI control number and its description (i.e. MC 4 FOOT CTLR). Incidentally,
the default value is MC 4 which happens to be the Left Foot Controller on the X15. The MIDI DataMONITOR may be selected for use in this screen to display MIDI
data being sent.
The third screen displays the LOW value (minimum value) of the parameter's range.
The fourth screen displays the HIGH value (maximum value) of the parameter's
range. High and Low values refer to MIDI controller values. These parameters may
be "swapped" to make the value change in a reverse or opposite direction.
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While you are in the first screen you may also view MIDI data. Change the value
until the bottom of the screen displays MIDI DataMONITOR. (turn the Encoder
counterclockwise) You are allowed to change between MIDI controllers on the
device you are sending MIDI data from (keyboards, X-15, etc.) and view the
corresponding data in this screen. The top half of the display will show the
numerical value of the MIDI data being received by the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0.
Displayed in the bottom half is the actual MIDI controller being used. Use the
Value Up or Down key to change the MIDI controller. When you change the
controller, its MIDI data will be displayed in the top half of the LCD.
Screen 1
Screen 2
#1 IS CONTROLING
MIX:DRY
=
0%
#1 CONTROLLER IS
MC 4:FOOT CTRL.
Screen 3
Screen 4
#1 LOW VALUE:
MIX:DRY
=
0%
#1 HIGH VALUE:
MIX:DRY
= 100%
DESCRIPTION OF ALGORITHMS
The MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 offers over sixty effects selections for you to choose
from. Each effect may have several types to select for specifically narrowing
down the particular sound you are looking for. The algorithms are listed in five
categories in the manual. These are: Signal Frequency Shaping, Swept or Modulated
Effect, Natural Reverberation, Gated Reverberation, Delay Algorithms and
Utilities.
There are some digital categories that cannot be combined together. Rather than
tell you which effects cannot be combined, the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 automatically
selects (or defaults) to which algorithms may be combined and displays them in
the LCD when you are "ADDing an EFFECT".
The algorithm name and abbreviation are shown in brackets [ ] under the effect
title i.e. [EQUALIZER], [EQL]. Default settings for each parameter are shown in
bold brackets [ ] at the beginning of the Parameter Values i.e. [0].
NOTE: When setting up your own presets, select the digital effect you want most
in your effects chain first. By doing this, you are able to determine what other
effects may be combined with the selected effect.
SIGNAL FREQUENCY SHAPING ALGORITHMS
EQUALIZER (SEVEN BAND EQUALIZER)
[EQUALIZER],[EQL]
Parameters:
40Hz [0dB] (+/-) 2,4,6,9,12,15 dB
100Hz [0dB] (+/-) 2,4,6,9,12,15 dB
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250Hz [0dB] (+/-) 2,4,6,9,12,15 dB
640Hz [0dB] (+/-) 2,4,6,9,12,15 dB
1.6KHz [0dB] (+/-) 2,4,6,9,12,15 dB
4KHz [0dB] (+/-) 2,4,6,9,12,15 dB
10KHz [0dB] (+/-) 2,4,6,9,12,15 dB
The Seven band Equalizer is located directly after the Digital Processor Input
slide control. Each band may be adjusted plus or minus 15dB in twelve steps. Use
the Equalizer to EQ the signal before it is sent to the digital effects.
Levels of the bands are displayed in the LCD both by a complete bar graph display
of all bands and the actual frequency with level setting. The LCD will display
information like the following diagrams.
EQUALIZER GRAPHICS DISPLAY
40Hz
0db
_______
_
all bands flat
ready to set 40Hz band
40Hz
+15db
______
_
40Hz band (+)15dB
100Hz
-15db
______
10KHz
0db
___
_
40Hz band (+)15dB, 100Hz band (-)15dB
ready to set 100Hz band
40Hz,100Hz,640Hz band (+)6dB, 250Hz (+)15dB
ready to set 10Khz band
ACOUSTIC ENVIRONMENT SIMULATOR
[ACU-ENV-SIM], [AES]
Parameter:
[OFF] OFF, DEAD ROOM, HEAVY CARPET, WOOD/RUG MIX, DRAPE/CARPET,
WOOD + TILE, PEWS/PEOPLE, WOOD BAFFLES, LT FLOOR RUG, CEILING DRAPE, STONE
CEILING, WALL DRAPES, NATURAL WOOD, OPEN AMBNCE
The Acoustic Environment Simulator (AES) allows you to simulate adding in baffles
or sound absorption materials to alter the high end response of your signal. Of
course this is a logical as well as necessary option, the NIGHTBASS reproduces
sound to 20KHz, well above normal natural ambiance.
Better than an equalizer, the AES program actually knocks out frequencies over
the entire spectrum, simulating real world acoustics. AES lets you warm up a room
or hall, deaden drums, soften a vocal, sizzle your ears off with presence, or
just make your material sound natural.
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NOTE: When using AES alone, be sure to control its output level in the Mix with
the ANFX parameter. If you are only using AES and no digital effects you must use
this parameter to bring out the simulations at the output.
LOW PASS FILTER
[LOW-PASS], [LPF]
Parameter:
HF-CUT: = [THRU] THRU, 17.8K, 15.8K, 14.1K, 12.6K, 11.2K, 10.0K, 8.91K, 7.94K,
7.08K, 6.31K, 5.62K, 5.01K, 4.47K, 3.98K, 3.55K, 3.16K, 2.82K, 2.51K, 2.24K,
2.00K, 1.78K, 1.58K, 1.41K, 1.26K, 1.12K, 1.00K, 891Hz, 794Hz, 708Hz, 630Hz.
There is one algorithm defining the Low Pass Filter. This effect
placed at the front of the digital effects chain so as to tailor
response of the effect and not the final product which should be
at the board. Thirty possible selections of roll-off frequencies
will always be
the frequency
further modified
are provided.
PITCH TRANSPOSER
[PITCH-TRANS], [PTr]
Parameters:
:TYPE= [SMOOTH] OFF, SMOOTH, NORMAL, QUICK
:PITCH = [0] (-)12 to (+)12 half steps in 1 half step increments
:FINE = [0.00] (-)4.00 to (+)4.00 half steps in 0.06 (six cents) increments
:BASE KEY = [OFF] OFF, 1 through 127 (key note on)
:REGENeration = [0%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:LEVEL = [100%] 0 to 100 percent level in % increments
DUAL PITCH TRANSPOSER
[DUAL PTr], [2PT]
Parameters:
:TYPE= [SMOOTH] OFF, SMOOTH, NORMAL, QUICK
:PITCH 1 = [0] (-)12 to (+)12 half steps in 1 half step increments
:FINE 2 = [0.00] (-)4.00 to (+)4.00 half steps in 0.06 (six cents) increments
:PITCH 2 = [0] (-)12 to (+)12 half steps in 1 half step increments
:FINE 2 = [0.00] (-)4.00 to (+)4.00 half steps in 0.06 (six cents) increments
:REG-FD = [PRE] PRE, POST
:LEVEL = [100%] 0 to 100 percent level in % increments
:POSTN1 = [31] 0 to 63 in on step intervals
:POSTN2 = [31] 0 to 63 in on step intervals
Pitch Transposing or pitch shifting can be used to develop helpful second
harmonies or other effects for vocals, instruments and even mixed material.
There are three "types" of pitch transposing to choose from in the NIGHTBASS,
Smooth, Normal and Quick. Smooth relates directly to processing and splicing the
signal more slowly, resulting in a cleaner more precise sound. Use the Smooth
setting when you are shifting pitch more than a fifth with lower frequency inputs
such as the low strings on a guitar. Normal should be used for virtually all
other applications of pitch shifting. There is a little less delay than the
Smooth setting and qualitive processing is achieved. When you select the Quick
setting, a shorter delay time is used causing faster splicing.
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Generally you should use the Normal Type for most applications. If you encounter
problems relating to delay time, use the Quick Type and if detuning becomes a
problem, use the Smooth Type.
The PITCH control lets you set the range of pitch change in half steps. The FINE
parameter lets you adjust the pitch in 6 cent intervals. Use the fine tune
parameter to create or adjust micro pitch shifting or fat chorusing effects.
REGENeration is useful when you stack the Pitch Transposer with the MONO DDL
algorithm. Each time a repeat is done it is shifted up or down by the pitch
selected.
The Base Key parameter should be used when triggering the Pitch Transposer from a
MIDI keyboard. The amount of pitch shift may be set by MIDI Note On messages. The
values selected in the Base Key parameter correspond to the MIDI Key Number.
Example: BASE KEY = 60, (= middle C) if a D above middle C is played, the shift
amount will be set to (2). If base key is set to OFF, Note On messages will not
affect pitch.
The Dual Pitch Transposer allows you to assign two separate intervals of pitch
shifting at once. Interesting pitch combinations like a fifth combined with an
octave (7 and 12 half-steps), really fat chorusing (+0.12 and -0.12 half-step),
and chorusing with pitch shifting (+0.18 and any half-step interval) can be
accomplished with this algorithm.
The parameters of the Dual Pitch Transposer algorithm are pretty much the same as
the normal Pitch Transposer. Additional Pitch and Fine parameters have been added
for the second interval. The Pitch and Fine parameter are denoted by a 1 and 2
(i.e. Pitch1, Fine 2).
A new parameter, Regeneration Feed ([RGN-FD]) controls where the digital delay's
(if used) regeneration comes from. The insert point is either before (PRE) or
after (POST) the first voice. When the Stereo Digital Delay is used with the Dual
Pitch Transposer and the RGN-FD is set to POST, the glissando effect of the
normal Pitch Transposer is the result. Use the PRE setting, for a simple predelay
before the pitch shift occurs. Only the Short Stereo Delay is available for use
with the Dual Pitch Transposer.
The Position ([POSTN1 and 2]) parameter lets you set where in the sound field
each individual pitch is heard. The default setting is center field. When the
value is 0, the signal appears full right. A value of 63 is full left.
SWEPT OR MODULATED EFFECT ALGORITHMS
FLANGER
[FLANGER], [FLA]
Parameters:
:TYPE= [POST REVERB] FLANGER OFF, POST; REVERB, INV L, INV R, INV L+R,
PRE; REVERB, INV L, INV R, INV L+R
:WIDTH= [71%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:SPEED= [0.84Hz] 0.04Hz to 27.3Hz
:REGENeration= [76%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:LEVEL= [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
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A wide range of flanging effects may be created with the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0.
Normal and inverted flanging is available to you. An inverted flanger type
reverses (inverts) one output from the other. The inverted types are listed as
INV L and R, where L and R are Left and Right.
NOTE: When you use one of these inverted types, make sure you are using both
outputs (stereo out), if you're using only one output you'll get NO SOUND! This
is because since the two outputs are opposite and the ALPHA 2.0 sums the outputs,
the signals cancel each other.
The base delay of the Flanger is set and the sweep WIDTH and SPEED is user
controlled. REGENeration may be adjusted to vary the "strength" of the processed
signal. The output level of the FLANGER may be adjusted to control it's "depth"
in the preset. When the Flanger TYPE= POST the flanger is positioned last in the
chain. This is to assure that maximum effect and presence is maintained in all
effects combinations. Using Flanger TYPE= PRE positions the FLANGER in parallel
with any Reverb or DDL effect. By positioning the Flanger like this, the
processed signal is not delayed or reverberated and then flanged.
CHORUS
[CHORUS], [CHO]
Parameters:
:TYPE= [POST] OFF, POST, PRE,
:WIDTH= [34%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:SPEED= [0.84Hz] 0.04Hz to 27.3Hz
:DELAY= [30ms] 0 to 47ms in 1 ms increments
:LEVEL= [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
Chorus may be used to thicken or sweeten the final processed sound. It is created
by sweeping a comb filter through a base delay time and generally using between a
30 to 60 percent mix between the dry and wet signal. The base delay time plays
an important role in the perception of the effect. Longer base delays are more
preferable to give a deep rich sound to vocals and guitars, while shorter base
delays are used for more delicate enhancement purposes. The width plays an
important role in the range of perceived effect and is best used in conjunction
with the speed parameter. Like the FLANGER, the effect type may either be POST or
PRE located in relation to reverb or delay. The output level of the CHORUS may be
adjusted to control it's "depth" in the preset.
PANNER
[PANNER], [PAN]
Parameters:
:MOD % = [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:SPEED= [2.16Hz] 0.04Hz to 27.3Hz
MIDI-PAN
[MPN]
Parameter:
POSITN = [64] 0 to 127 in 1 step increments
Panning automatically pans the audio image from the left to the right in the
stereo sound field. By varying the MODulation, you adjust the "depth" into the
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stereo field (how far left and right you go). The SPEED merely controls the rate
at which you do so.
When you choose the Panner, the signal is automatically panned by the ALPHA 2.0
from left to right at a depth and speed you have set. Choosing the MIDI-PAN
allows you to assign a MIDI Controller to change the signal's position with an
Expression Pedal or other MIDI device.
NOTES:
1) When using the panner, you should always set your MIX DRY level to 0%. This
ensures complete signal panning from left to right (full right-full signal... no
signal left and vice versa).
2) When you use the Panner, make sure you are using both outputs, if you're using
only one output you'll get NO EFFECT! This is because the two outputs are summed
and the signals cancel each other.
TREMOLO
[TREMOLO], [TRM]
Parameters:
:MOD % = [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:SPEED= [2.16Hz] 0.04Hz to 27.3Hz
Tremolo creates an amplitude modulating effect at the output. The actual output
signal level is being cut in and out at a certain rate. Use the MOD parameter to
control the depth of the Tremolo. Re-create the effect found on vintage as well
as current guitar amplifiers.
PHASER
[PHASER], [PSR]
Parameters:
TYPE= [POST] OFF, POST, PRE
WIDTH= [65%] 0 to 100% in % increments
SPEED= [0.84Hz] 0.04Hz to 27.3Hz
REGEN= [50%] 0 to 100% in % increments
DEPTH= [100%] 0 to 100% in % increments
The Phaser algorithm recreates classic phaser sounds from the past. A three notch
design is used to develop stunning effects, killer sounds, and of course, pure
sonic destruction!
The sweep WIDTH and SPEED is user controlled. REGENeration may be adjusted to
vary the "strength" of the processed signal. The DEPTH parameter controls the
intensity of the effect in the preset. When the TYPE= POST the phaser is
positioned last in the chain. This is to assure that maximum effect and presence
is maintained in all effects combinations. Using TYPE= PRE positions the Phaser
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in parallel with any Reverb or DDL effect. By positioning the Phaser like this,
the processed signal is not delayed or reverberated and then phased.
NATURAL REVERBERATION ALGORITHMS
REVERB-1
[REVERB-1], [REV]
Parameters:
:TYPE= [HALL-1] HALL-1, ROOM-1, PLATE-1, VOCAL-1, OFF
:IN = [PRE DDL] PRE DDL, POST DDL
:DECAY = [2.4s] 0 to 25 seconds in varying increments
:HFDAMP = [14%] 0 to 50 percent in % increments
:POSITN= [83%] FRONT to REAR in % increments
:LEVEL = [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
REVERB-2
[REVERB-2], [REV]
Parameters:
:TYPE= [HALL-2] HALL-2, ROOM-2, PLATE-2, VOCAL-2, OFF (REVERB-1 TYPEs are also
available)
:IN = [PRE DDL] PRE DDL, POST DDL
:DECAY = [2.4s] 0 to 25 seconds in varying increments
:HFDAMP= [14%] 0 to 50 percent in % increments
:POSITN= [83%] FRONT to REAR in % increments
:LEVEL = [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
REVERB-3
[REVERB-3], [REV]
Parameters:
:TYPE= [HALL-3] HALL-3, ROOM-3, PLATE-3, VOCAL-3, OFF
(REVERB-1 and REVERB-2 TYPEs are also available)
:IN = [PRE DDL] PRE DDL, POST DDL
:DECAY = [2.4s] 0 to 25 seconds in varying increments
:HFDAMP= [14%] 0 to 50 percent in % increments
:POSITN= [67%] FRONT to REAR in % increments
:DIFFUS= [100%] 40 to 100 percent in four % increments
:LEVEL = [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
REVERB-1 algorithms are best used when you are using multiple effects. They have
less density and are more suited to effects where the reverb is not the main
effect but is used for presence.
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REVERB-2 algorithms use more delay and have a higher complexity than the REVERB1. REVERB-3 algorithms are the most complex and dense. Always use REVERB-3 when
building "reverb only" programs.
The TYPEs of reverb are what make up the reverberant space. The smallest space is
the Plate. Generally this reverberant sound is used for tight and harsh sounding
reverb. Room and Vocal types are the next size spaces. They tend to be a little
looser allowing the sound to "bounce" around more adding color to the sound. The
Hall types are the largest allowing you to fill in the spaces with reflections
and build up density.
Once you decide what type of space is required, the length of DECAY is selected.
Generally the size of the space is proportional to the time it takes the signal
to decay. The larger the space, the longer the decay. Don't stick to this rule!
Many quality sounds are made by bending the rules and allowing for creativity.
Since reverberant spaces tend to boost high frequencies the High Frequency
Damping (HFDAMP) parameter allows you to damp out frequencies as natural damping
would in a reverberant space. Putting up baffles, carpeting, drapes or wood in
the space is what this parameter simulates. The higher the value, the more
damping.
Position (POSITN) puts you as a listener where you would hear the sound if you
were in the space. Front positions you closest to the initial signal so you here
more 1st reflections and the reverberant decay is in the background. As you
position yourself more towards the Rear, you "mix" the initial sound to
reverberant sound ratio. At the Rear of the space, you hear the signal decay with
all the reflections and very little initial sound.
Diffusion (DIFFUS) is how much the sound bounces around in the space. The lower
diffusion % is looser and the smoothest at 100%.
LEVEL adjusts the effect level of the preset.
GATED REVERBERATION ALGORITHMS
GATE-VERB-1
[GATE-VERB-1], [GAT]
Gated Reverb
Parameters:
:TYPE= [SLOPE-1] SLOPE-1, FLAT-1, RVRS-1A, RVRS-1B, OFF
:IN = [PRE DEL] PRE DDL, POST DDL
:DECAY = [0.25s] 0 to 0.25 seconds in :DECAY = 0.05 to 0.25 ms in 5 ms increments
:DIFFUS= [100%] 60 to 100 percent in four increments of 20%
:LEVEL = [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
GATE-VERB-2
[GATE-VERB-2], [GAT]
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Gated Reverb
Parameters:
:TYPE= [SLOPE-2] SLOPE-2, FLAT-2, RVRS-2A, RVRS-2B, OFF
:IN = [PRE DDL] PRE DDL, POST DDL
:DECAY = [0.40s] 0.05 to 0.40 seconds in 5 ms increments
:DIFFUS= [100%] 60 to 100 percent in four increments of 20%
:LEVEL = [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
GATE-VERB-3
[GATE-VERB-3], [GAT]
Gated Reverb
Parameters:
:TYPE= [SLOPE-3] SLOPE-3, FLAT-3, RVRS-3A, RVRS-3B
:DECAY = [0.40s] 0.05 to 0.40 seconds in 5 ms increments
:DIFFUS= [100%] 60 to 100 percent in four increments of 20%
:LEVEL = [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
Both GATE-VERB-1 and GATE-VERB-2 have forward and reverse gated reverb algorithms
which are not quite as dense or complex as those found in the GATE- VERB-3
algorithms. For an equal decay, GATE-VERB-1 is denser than GATE-VERB-2. The
decay times found in GATE-VERB-2 are longer. When used in a stack of effects
these gated sounds will fill in nicely. If you choose to use these effects alone,
they will be loose and moderately sparse. By varying the amount of diffusion you
directly affect the tightness (or looseness) of the sound. High diffusion equates
to a tighter effect.
GATE-VERB-3 algorithms are the most complex and dense. Always
when building "reverb only" programs.
The difference between normal reverb decays and decays when a
the normal decay gradually fades into nothing while the gated
abrupt manner. The most interesting gated program is the flat
is no decay but the equivalent of a short burst of sound.
use GATE-VERB-3
gated program is
decay ends in an
setting. Here there
DELAY ALGORITHMS
TAP'D-DDL-S
[TAP'D-DDL-S], [DDL]
Tapped Digital Delay - Short
Parameters:
:TYPE:= [FLAT1m] FLAT-1m, FLAT-1s, RVRS-1m, RVRS-1s, SLOPE1m, SLOPE1s, (E)
FLAT-2m, FLAT-2s, RVRS-2m, RVRS-2s, SLOPE2m, SLOPE2s, (S)
FLAT-3m, FLAT-3s, RVRS-3m, RVRS-3s, SLOPE3m, SLOPE3s (L)
:TAPS= [2] 1 to 7 in one step increments
:DELAY* = [100ms] 0 to 960ms increments:5ms;0-350, 10ms;350-700
20ms;700-960
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D-FINE* = [0ms] 0 to 50ms in 1ms increments
:REGENeration = [76%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:LEVEL= [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
*Total delay possible is 1010ms.
TAP'D-DDL-L
[TAP'D-DDL-L], [DDL]
Tapped Digital Delay - Long
Parameters:
:TYPE:= [FLAT-1m] FLAT-1m, FLAT-1s, RVRS-1m, RVRS-1s, SLOPE1m, SLOPE1s, (E)
FLAT-2m, FLAT-2s, RVRS-2m, RVRS-2s, SLOPE2m, SLOPE2s, (S)
FLAT-3m, FLAT-3s, RVRS-3m, RVRS-3s, SLOPE3m, SLOPE3s (L)
:TAPS= [3] 1 to 7 in one step increments
:DELAY* = [240ms] 0 to 1100ms increments:5ms;0-350, 10ms;350-700
20ms;700-1000, 50ms;1000-1100
D-FINE* = [0ms] 0 to 50ms in 1ms increments
:REGENeration = [76%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:LEVEL= [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
*Total delay possible is 1150ms
There are three levels of tapped delays in the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0. These are
what we call Even (E), Shortened (S), and Lengthened (L). (1's are Even, 2's are
Shortened, 3's are Lengthened) Even means that the delay taps are at evenly
spaced intervals. Shortened means that as the taps approach the set delay, the
intervals are closer together. As the taps approach the set delay in the
Lengthened mode they are farther apart.
In the types you will see an [m] and an [s], the [m] means mono and the [s]
signifies stereo. The mono tapped delay has its left and right taps at the same
delay points where the stereo taps are staggered. When using the stereo tapped
delays the first right tap is half the delay time before the first left tap.
There also
Flat has a
the signal
the signal
are three slopes used in the tapped delays, Flat, Reverse and Forward.
flat linear response. Reverse increases in amplitude exponentially as
approaches the end. Forward exponentially decreases in amplitude as
approaches its end point.
TYPE 3 taps are dense and full. Use the longer tapped delay programs to add some
expansiveness to short reverb patches. Use the longer tapped delays especially
the Sloped algorithms to create a fundamental front end reverb.
REGEN-DDL-S
[REGEN-DDL-S], [DDL]
Regenerated Digital Delay - Short
Parameters:
:DELAY* = [100ms] 0 to 960ms increments:5ms;0-350, 10ms;350-700
20ms;700-960
D-FINE* = [0ms] 0 to 50ms in 1ms increments
:REGENeration = [76%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:LEVEL= [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
*Total delay possible is 1010ms.
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Since this delay algorithm has the characteristic of being in parallel with a
reverb program if used with one, it can be used to add a small amount of depth,
or wrap-around effect to the sound. A "hard reverb" effect may be achieved by
using longer delay and a moderate amount of regeneration. Tonal sounding drones
may be found using short delay and large amounts of regeneration.
REGEN-DDL-L
[REGEN-DDL-L], [DDL]
Regenerated Digital Delay - Long
Parameters:
:DELAY* = [200ms] 0 to 1100ms increments:5ms;0-350, 10ms;350-700
20ms;700-1000, 50ms;1000-1100
D-FINE* = [0ms] 0 to 50ms in 1ms increments
:REGENeration = [50%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:LEVEL= [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
*Total delay possible is 1150ms
Use this algorithm for the same reasons and applications as the short Regen-DDL,
only using longer delay times.
STEREO-DDL-S
[STREO-DDL-S], [DDL]
Stereo Digital Delay - Short
Parameters:
:DLY-L* = [80ms] 0 to 1100ms, increments:5ms;0-350, 10ms;350-700 20ms;700-1000,
50ms;1000-1100
:L-FINE* = [0ms] 0 to 50ms in 1ms increments
:DLY-R* = [110ms] 0 to 1100ms, increments:5ms;0-350, 10ms;350-700 20ms;700-1000,
50ms;1000-1100
:R-FINE* = [0ms] 0 to 50ms in 1ms increments
:REGEN = [76%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:HFDAMP = [0%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:LEVEL= [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
*Total possible delay is 1150ms
STEREO-DDL-L
[STREO-DDL-L], [DDL]
Stereo Digital Delay - Long
Parameters:
:DLY-L=* [250ms] 0 to 1300ms, increments:5ms;0-350, 10ms;350-700 20ms;700-1000,
50ms;1000-1300
:L-FINE* = [0ms] 0 to 50 ms in 1 ms increments
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:DLY-R* = [125ms] 0 to 1300ms, increments:5ms;0-350, 10ms;350-700 20ms;700-1000,
50ms;1000-1300
:R-FINE* = [0ms] 0 to 50ms in 1ms increments
:REGEN= [45%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:HFDAMP= [0%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
:LEVEL= [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
*Total possible delay is 1350ms
You can split image or create alternating regenerative patterns between the left
and right outputs using Stereo Digital Delay. The ability to set separate delay
times for each channel enables you to do this. When used in conjunction with the
Flanger, Chorus or Panner, spatial effects are the result. Regeneration is
derived from the left channel.
When longer delay times are needed, use the STREO-DDL-L algorithm. Set both Left
and Right Delay times at 1300 ms for maximum delay output with no separation. You
may also operate this effect in mono.
SAMPLER-S
[SAMPLER-S], [SMP]
Sampler-Short
Parameters:
STAT= [REC-RDY] REC-RDY, PLAY, IDLE
RECORD= [AUTO] AUTO, MANUL, MIDI
PLAY= [SINGLE] SINGLE, PUNCHIN, MIDI, REPEAT, AUDIO
LENGTH= [1.3s] 0.02 to 1.30 seconds in 20ms increments
START= [5ms] 0 to 100ms in 1ms increments
LEVEL= [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
SAMPLER-L
[SAMPLER-L], SMP
Sampler-Long
Parameters:
STAT= [REC-RDY] REC-RDY, PLAY, IDLE
RECORD= [AUTO] AUTO, MANUL, MIDI
PLAY= [SINGLE] SINGLE, PUNCHIN, MIDI, REPEAT, AUDIO
LENGTH= [1.58s] 0.02 to 1.58 seconds in 20ms increments
START= [5ms] 0 to 100ms
LEVEL= [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
SAMPLER+PTr
[SAMPLER+PTR], [SPT]
Sampler Plus Pitch Transposer
Parameters:
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STAT= [REC-RDY] REC-RDY, PLAY, IDLE
RECORD= [AUTO] AUTO, MANUL, MIDI
PLAY= [SINGLE] SINGLE, PUNCHIN, MIDI, REPEAT, AUDIO
LENGTH= [1.25s] 0.02s to 1.25 in 20 ms increments
START= [5ms] 0 to 100ms
PITCH= [0] (-)12 to (+)12 half steps in 1 half step increments
FINE= [0.00] (-)4.00 to (+)4.00 half steps in 0.06 cent increments
BASE KEY= [OFF] OFF, 1 through 127 (key note on)
LEVEL= [100%] 0 to 100 percent in % increments
Status always informs you of the state the Sampler is in. After a sample has been
taken, status is Idle waiting either to be Re-Armed or played.
Record lets you choose how you want to sample the sound. Auto is signal
activated, the sampler will start recording as soon as signal is applied to the
ALPHA 2.0 and the GREEN LED is lit. Manual is operator activated, the sampler
will start recording when you press the trigger button or use a footswitch with
the Remote jack. MIDI is MIDI activated, the Sampler will start recording when
the ALPHA 2.0 receives any Note On message.
Play lets you select how the sample is played back when triggered. Single plays
back one per trigger, Repeat keeps repeating the sample until triggered again,
and MIDI plays back when any Note On message is received. Punchin lets you insert
a sample into the current signal stream. When you trigger the sample, the current
signal is cut out and only the sample is heard. If you have a preset set up with
the Punchin value, set your Dry level in the Mix to 0%. Audio triggers the
Sampler to playback when the YELLOW LED is lit. To reset the trigger the YELLOW
LED must go out.
Length is the amount of time you have to record (and playback) a sample. If you
find you've recorded to much, you may eliminate the unwanted end signal by
reducing the Length parameter.
Start allows you to trim the beginning of the sample removing annoying clicks,
unwanted sample material or dead space.
Level sets the amount of signal level coming out of the Sampler.
Use the Short Sampler, [SAMPLER-S] when you want to combine a sampled sound with
reverb. The algorithms from reverb groups one and two are available. Every time
the sample is played back it will be subjected to the reverb parameters you have
set.
The Long Sampler [SAMPLER-L] should be used when you require one and a half
seconds of sampling time.
You should use the Sampler with Pitch Transposer [SAMPLER+PTr] algorithm when you
want to shift the pitch of the sample during playback. Each time the sample is
played back it will be subjected to the pitch parameters set.
NOTES:
1) The Low Pass filter [LPF] acts as a high frequency rolloff to the signal
before it is sampled and may be added to all three algorithm choices.
2) You may program the Remote Jacks to access the Trigger and Re-Arm feature.
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3) BASE KEY in the SAMPLER + PTr algorithm has no effect on triggering samples.
4) You cannot store an audio sample.
5) See APPENDIX A, for more information regarding the SAMPLER.
SPECIAL FUNCTION
TUNER
[TUNER], [TNR]
Parameters:
TYPE = [GUITAR]
REFRNC (guitar)
(bass) =
DETUNE = [0.00]
LEVEL = [0%] 0
GUITAR, BASS
= [OFF] OFF, E 82, A 110, D 147, G 196, B 247, E 330, A 440, AUTO
[OFF] OFF, B 31, E 41, A 55, D 73, G 98, C 131, A 440, AUTO
(-)2.00 to (+)2.00 in 0.04 (four cent) intervals
to 100% in 2% increments
Type allows you to choose what instrument you are going to tune. There are two
choices, Bass and Guitar. When you choose an instrument, the Reference frequency
(Refrnc) parameter defaults to either Guitar or Bass tuning frequencies. The
strings start low and go high. The frequency A 440 is included for tuning
keyboards, or checking the intonation of your neck. When you select Refrnc to
equal Off, it allows you to access the preset and display the preset number
instead of [- - -]. The Tuner at this point is inactive, you must change the
Refrnc parameter to a string value to activate the Tuner. When you set the Refrnc
parameter to Auto, tuning is simplified even more. Auto enables the ALPHA 2.0 to
know which string you are trying to tune and automatically switch the Reference
parameter to the correct string/frequency. The Auto range has a frequency window
of 2.5 halfsteps.
The Tuner has a reference oscillator. For each frequency you tune to, a reference
tone is generated. Use the Level parameter to control the volume of the reference
tone.
Detune will let you change the reference frequency A 440 plus or minus 2 half
steps. This allows you to detune up to 50Hz. As a rule of thumb 4 cents,
displayed as [0.04] equals 1Hz. So, to detune A440 to A435 you would set the
Detune parameter to [-0.20]. To detune a full half step, set the Detune parameter
to = [1.00] (plus or minus). Level sets the signal output level of the Tuner in a
preset.
NOTES:
1) If you do not wish anyone to hear you tune up when you realize you're out of
tune, set the Tuner Level and the ANFX level of the Mix to [0%] in the preset.
2) If you want signal to pass through the tuner, set the Tuner Level and the ANFX
Level to the desired output level. The tuner is designed to respond to open
string tuning only, no harmonics. For best results, tune your guitar in the
position you will be playing in. Plucking the string at or near the 12th fret
will help the tuner lock on to the signal.
3) Accuracy of the ALPHA 2.0 Tuner is better than .5 cents!
4) 100 cents = 1 semitone = 1 halfstep.
5) Instrument level is controlled exclusively by the MIX DRY parameter.
Select preset 005 [DIG.GUITAR TUNER] for quick tuning while on stage. This preset
is set up to auto detect which string you want tuned.
How to use the Tuner:
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Watch the LED window display: With the REFRNC parameter set to the string you
wish to tune, pluck the string. Give the unit a chance to "lock-on" to the
signal, the unit will make frequency measurements as long as the green Pres LED
is lit. After each pluck of the string, allow the unit to lock-on to the signal
before attempting continued tuning. The most accurate tuning will be obtained by
adjusting the string after it has "sung" for some time while dying out.
If insufficient audio level prevents the unit from making measurements the LED
window will look like Display 1 .
When you are more than a half step (100 cents) sharp or flat the LED window will
look like Display 2 or 3.
Within 100 cents of the correct pitch, the LED window displays the number of
cents sharp or flat in the rightmost 2 digits. See Display 4 and 5.
When you are within 2 cents (sharp or flat) of the correct pitch, your LED window
will look like Display 6. The two digits may be 00, 01, or 02 and you'll be in
tune. As long as the
is displayed, you're in tune.
DISPLAY 1:
INSUFFICIENT INPUT SIGNAL
DISPLAY 2:
MORE THAN A HALF STEP SHARP
DISPLAY 3:
MORE THAN A HALF STEP FLAT
DISPLAY 4:
SHARP 20 CENTS
DISPLAY 5:
FLAT 20 CENTS
DISPLAY 6:
IN TUNE
MIDI DATA MONITOR
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The MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 has 2 MIDI features collectively called "MIDI DATA
MONITORing". These include the Performance MIDI(tm) Data Monitor, referred to as
[DM] and the MIDI EVENT MONITOR, referred to as [MEM].
PERFORMANCE MIDI Data Monitor [DM]
This Data Monitor allows a user, while viewing a Performance MIDI (PM)
controller's definition under Edit Mode, to see the data associated with the MIDI
event selected to control an effect's parameter unaltered. A user having selected
MOD WHEEL to control reverb decay time can optionally see the MOD WHEEL values
themselves without having it affect reverb decay time. This feature serves as a
MIDI setup debugging tool. You can determine if the MOD WHEEL is in fact being
seen by the unit.
Enter DM Mode while in Edit Mode, press the Param button and go to the screen
displaying [#1 IS CONTROLING] in the top half. Press the Value button, and turn
the Encoder left until the display reads [MIDI dataMONITOR] on the bottom. Press
the Param button and move the Encoder one click to the right, the screen defines
the MIDI controller used in the preset. Move the Encoder one click to the right,
[#n DATA IS
] is displayed. This line will show the actual data value
associated with the selected MIDI event, as they are received. The space after
"DATA IS" stays blank until the unit receives the selected event. The bottom line
is identical to the 2nd window bottom line and you are able to select MIDI events
in this window by using the Value button and the Encoder, without having to go
back to the 2nd window. Whenever a new MIDI event is selected under DM, the
portion of the window that displays the actual value is blanked until the new
MIDI event data is received.
Example of PERFORMANCE MIDI Controller Definition Screens
Screen
#1
#1 IS CONTROLING
MIDI DataMONITOR
Screen
#2
#1 CONTROLLER IS
MC 4:FOOT CTLR
Screen
#3
#1 DATA IS
MC 4:FOOT CTLR
MIDI EVENT MONITOR [MEM]
The MIDI EVENT data MONITORING MODE (MEM) feature is one of the parameters
available while in MIDI Mode. This mode shows the user an "English-ed" version of
certain MIDI events as they occur, regardless of MIDI channel. The information
displayed shows the type of MIDI event and its attributes with a choice of
display formats, called "English-ed" or "Raw Data". Each of these formats offers
a choice of display numeric info in either decimal or hexadecimal (base 16, the
format for experienced MIDI users).
To select the Event Monitor, enter Edit Mode then MIDI Mode. Press the Param
button and use the Encoder to select [MIDI EVENT data MONITORING MODE].
MIDI EVENT data
MONITORING MODE
The unit is now ready to display the following of MIDI Events:
MIDI CONTROLLERS:
All, 0 thru 120 ( MOD WHEEL, MIDI CONTROLLER #001 etc).
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CHANNEL VOICE events:
NOTE ON, NOTE OFF: Actual note names and accidental (Sharp only) shown.
POLYPHONIC AFTERTOUCH (Note names and accidental).
CHANNEL PRESSURE AFTER TOUCH
PITCH BEND CHANGE
Other MIDI events monitored:
PROGRAM CHANGE
MEM does NOT monitor:
System Exclusive messages
Channel Mode messages (All Notes Off etc.)
Real Time messages (Timing Clock)
System Common messages (MIDI Time Code)
Each MIDI event is displayed depending on which display mode is active. The
default display mode is "English-ed" decimal. Using the VALUE Up/Down keys will
move through the two display modes (with two numeric formats each). The latest
event is reformatted accordingly. In the case of NOTE ON/OFF and POLYPHONIC
AFTERTOUCH events, the musical note associated with the event has its note name
displayed next to the numeric value of the note.
Examples of Screen Displays for MIDI CONTROLLER #4 FOOT CONTROLLER
"ENGLISHed" Mode
Decimal
"RAW DATA" Mode
Decimal
MIDICTL=176 CH01
FOOTCTLR=004:127
176 004 127
FOOTCTLR=004:127
Hexadecimal
Hexadecimal
MIDICTL=B0h CH01
FOOTCTLR=04h:7Fh
B0h 04h 7Fh
FOOTCTLR=04h:7Fh
Examples of Screen Displays for MIDI EVENT PITCH BEND
"ENGLISHed" Mode
Decimal
PTCHBND=225 CH02
LSB=000 MSB=064
Hexadecimal
PTCHBND=E1h CH02
LSB=00h MSB=40h
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"RAW DATA" Mode
Decimal
225 000 064
LSB=000 MSB=064
Hexadecimal
E1h 00h 40h
LSB=00h MSB=40h
Examples of Screen Displays for MIDI EVENT PROGRAM CHANGE
"ENGLISHed" Mode
Decimal
Decimal
PGMCHNG=192 CH01
PROGRAM #069
Hexadecimal
192 069
PROGRAM #069
Hexadecimal
PGMCHNG=C0h CH01
PROGRAM #45h
DISPLAYED TEXT
-------------MODWHEEL
BREATH
FOOTCTLR
PORTAtim
DATA msb
MAIN VOL
BALANCE
PAN
EXP CTLR
GENERAL1
GENERAL2
GENERAL3
GENERAL4
DAMP PED
PORTAMEN
SOSTENUT
SOFTPEDL
HOLD 2
GENERAL5
GENERAL6
GENERAL7
GENERAL8
ExtFXdpt
TREM dpt
CHOR dpt
CELESdpt
PHASEdpt
"RAW DATA" Mode
C0h 45h
PROGRAM #45H
ACTUAL NAME
MIDI CONTROLLER #
--------------------------Modulation Wheel
001
Breath Controller
002
Foot Controller
004
Portamento Time
005
Data Entry MSB
006
Main Volume
007
Balance
008
Pan
010/0Ah
Expression Controller 011/0Bh
General Purpose #1
016/20h
General Purpose #2
017/11h
General Purpose #3
018/12h
General Purpose #4
019/13h
Damper Pedal
064/40h
Portamento
065/41h
Sostenuto
066/42h
Soft Pedal
067/43h
Hold 2
069/45h
General Purpose #5
080/50h
General Purpose #6
081/51h
General Purpose #7
082/52h
General Purpose #8
083/53h
External Effects Depth 091/5Bh
Tremolo Depth
092/5Ch
Chorus Depth
093/5Dh
Celeste Depth
094/5Eh
Phaser Depth
095/5Fh
NOTES:
1) The only accidental displayed is the sharp, "#".
2) PROGRAM CHANGE events: The actual program number specified in the event is a
0-origin number and will be displayed as such, consistent with the unit's display
of program numbers under the MIDI PROGRAM TABLE MIDI menu item. A MIDI program
change event to program #5 is actually a message to go to (excluding mapping via
MIDI PROGRAM TABLE) to program #6!
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3) MIDI CHANNEL#s: The display "CHnn" (where "nn" is the channel# associated with
a particular MIDI event) shows the channel# as a 1-origin number. A MIDI event
with a channel# value of 2 will display as "CH03"!
4) If, while in MEM mode, the unit is enabled to respond to PROGRAM CHANGE events
(and those events occur on the same channel on which the unit is listening) and
such an event occurs which causes the unit to switch to a preset that has the
SAMPLER effect, a message may display for a few moments indicating that the
SAMPLER is RECORD-READY. When this message (or others) is finished, the display
will return to the most recent event and display mode.
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
About the Presets
The first 30 presets in the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 show off some of the many
capabilities of the device. These patches include general purpose reverbs, reverb
for mixdown, an automatic tuner, multiple pitch effects, vocal delay, enhancers,
and sampling, chorus, flange, phasing and other special effects. After that you
will find variations for different type sounds and effects. Some presets are set
up for instant use with the ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT MIDI Controller. Use the X-15 to
control certain parameters in the preset. We encourage you to take the time to
listen to all the presets just so you can get a feel for the sounds and effects
your MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 is capable of producing.
Battery Backup
When power is terminated to the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0, the edited MPT as well as
the last preset used and the MIDI Channel will be active when the unit is next
powered up. Memory retention is expected to last four years. Should you encounter
memory loss, contact our service department.
Low Battery Indicator
The life of the internal lithium battery is approximately four years. If you see
the right decimal point illuminated in the seven segment display, it is
indicating the voltage of the lithium battery is low.
Software Revision Level
There is a way to correctly identify the software version residing in the unit.
While in Edit Mode, press the Utility button, then press the Param button. Turn
the Encoder until the current version as well as the date is displayed in the
LCD. The MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0's software is contained in a socketed EPROM and is
field replaceable. This software controls the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0's functions as
well as its sounds.
User Registration Card
Be sure to fill out the USER REGISTRATION CARD with this manual and send it in to
our Customer Service Department. Doing this will insure that you are notified of
important information regarding your MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0. Please be sure to write
in your serial number. If you do not wish to mutilate your manual, you may send a
copy of the registration form.
Factory Reset
There is a Factory Reset sequence which will reinitialize the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0
to ALL of its original values. Be sure you have either downloaded or kept a
written record of the Presets since they will be eliminated. To perform a Factory
Reset, press and hold the PRESET, 0/ENTER, and 4/MIDI buttons simultaneously.
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Other Means of Bypassing the ALPHA 2.0
Another means of bypass is attained by programming the either REMOTE jack on the
rear panel for the bypass function described under the UTILITY button and
referred to as REMOTE SWITCH. Refer to the REMOTE JACK section for additional
information. Bypassing the unit via MIDI may be done by easily. Since the
MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 has the capability of MIDI BYPASS, all you need to send is an
on/off control message. The MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 bypass default setting is MIDI
Controller # 84.
X-15
If you are using your MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 with the ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT, refer to
the X-15 manual for any detailed information you may need.
Contact Information
Applied Research & Technology, Inc. (ART)
215 Tremont Street
Rochester, New York 14608
USA
(716) 436-2720
(716) 436-3942 (FAX)
Telex: 4949793 ARTROC
Customer Service
You may contact ART's Customer Service Department between the hours of 9:00 AM
and 4:00 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday.
The Customer Service Department will answer technical questions about ART
products and provide information concerning service (in the unlikely event you
need it).
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APPENDIX A
APPLICATIONS
LEVEL
It is not suggested to use a microphone plugged directly into the MULTIVERB ALPHA
2.0. Even though the device will function properly with some types of microphones
you may encounter level mismatch or level problems. Some type of preamplifier is
required since the input sensitivity of most microphones is less than -40dB.
NOTE: Presets may have varying output levels. Output level may be programmed in a
preset by using an algorithm such as REVERB or DELAY. Algorithms such as these
have a LEVEL parameter which may be set to vary the presets output level. We
recommend that you set the front panel sliders for optimum dynamic range and vary
the output level of the presets by programming the LEVEL parameter.
For the effects that have the LEVEL control parameter, use this control to adjust
for depth, apparent mix level, volume adjustment for each preset as well as
normal output level. By adjusting level in this manner, you don't need to adjust
the Output Level Control.
To control the overall output level of the ALPHA 2.0 via MIDI, assign an external
MIDI controller to change the DRY and EFX parameters assignable in the
programmable Mix. You are able to do this by adding two MIDI controllers to your
preset and setting them accordingly. Set one controller to control both the
MIX:DRY and MIX:EFX. Keep the LOW and HIGH Values at 0 and 100% respectively.
Signal level required to trigger the AUTO Record of the Sampler is to input
enough signal to light the GREEN LED.
Signal level required to trigger the AUDIO Play of the Sampler is to input enough
signal to light the YELLOW LED.
MEMORY
You now have a Utility that informs you how much User Preset Memory has been used
or how much memory there is available for storing presets. When you first access
user memory there are approximately 5500 bytes (5.5 Kbytes) of space available.
Each time you store a preset more space is used up. As a rule of thumb, a preset
uses approximately 30 to 50 bytes. Sometimes the display will inform you there is
space available, but you are not allowed to store any more information.
TO DELETE A STORED PRESET, releasing its memory to be used again, you must store
a null preset at the preset number you wish to delete. A null preset consists of
a blank title and no effects. Presets 116 through 200 are null when you receive
your unit or after a factory reset. Preset 100 is a Factory Preset set up to be
blank and can be used for this purpose.
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APPENDIX B
EXAMPLES
COPYING A PRESET
You may copy a preset from any location into another easily. (If you want to copy
a factory preset into another factory preset location, you must first Unlock the
destination preset.) To copy a factory preset into one of the 90 user presets
follow these steps.
-Enter EDIT Mode.
-Select the preset you want copied by pressing the Preset button and using the
Encoder to dial it up.
-Press the RECALL button.
-Use the Encoder to select the location you are copying to i.e. Preset 111.
-Press the STORE button.
*The preset has now been copied and stored to the new location.
EXAMPLE 1:
Editing the MPT from the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 front panel controls.
In this example, we will edit the MPT so when MIDI numbers 1 and 2 are received,
MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 PRESETS 60 and 151 will be recalled. It is assumed that the
MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0's MPT has not been edited.
-Make sure you are in the EDIT Mode. (Press EDIT button if not)
-Press the MIDI button.
-Press the Param button.
-Turn the Encoder until you see in the LCD:
MIDI PROG=
PRESET=
0
1_
>
>
MIDI PROG=
PRESET=
0
60_
-Press the Value button and use the Encoder to change the number to 60.
-Press the param button twice, press the Value button and turn the Encoder 1
click.
-Press the Value button twice and use the Encoder to change the number to 151.
MIDI PROG=
PRESET=
1
2_
>
>
MIDI PROG=
1
PRESET= 151_
-Exit MIDI mode by pressing the MIDI button once.
You may assign any preset # to any program # including a preset to a multiple of
program #'s. To test the reassigned numbers, use a MIDI device to recall the
presets. Your reassigned presets should be recalled.
NOTE: Don't forget, many foot pedals are configured for their preset 1 to recall
MIDI program 0. This example allows for this and preset 1 is recalled when the
foot pedal preset 1 is recalled.
EXAMPLE 2:
Editing the MPT with a keyboard or external controller.
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Using this method of editing, you select the desired patch on the keyboard or
foot pedal, and then select the desired PRESET on the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 for
that sound. You can do this while you are listening to the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0.
When used with a keyboard or other device which sends MIDI PROGRAM CHANGE
messages, MPT editing is simplified. We will edit the MPT for MIDI numbers 2 and
3, to recall presets 96 and 1. Once again it is assumed the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0
has not had its MPT edited.
The keyboard/controller MIDI OUT must be connected to the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0's
MIDI IN jack. The MIDI channel on the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 must be set to the same
channel of the sending device, or the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0's OMNI mode must be ON.
-Make sure you are in EDIT Mode. (Press EDIT button if not)
-Press the MIDI button.
-Turn the Encoder until you see in the LCD:
MIDI PROG=
PRESET=
2
3_
>
>
MIDI PROG=
PRESET=
2
96_
-Select a patch on the keyboard or MIDI foot pedal so [MIDI PROG= 2] is displayed
(select either preset #1, 2 or 3). If the MPT has never been edited, [PRESET=
3_] should be in the lower half of the display.
*The patch that causes [MIDI PROG= 2] to appear in the display is usually the
second or third patch of the lowest numbered bank if the keyboard has banks of
patches.
-Use the Encoder to select preset 96.
-With the keyboard change the MIDI PROGram number to 3.
-Set the PRESET to = 1.
MIDI PROG=
PRESET=
3
4_
>
>
MIDI PROG=
PRESET=
3
1_
You may continue to program each of the keyboard's patches (say there are 64) in
this manner assigning any preset # to the patch.
In the previous examples four of the MPT entries were edited. You may edit the
entire MPT if desired.
INCREMENT PROGRAM
If you do not have access to a MIDI controller and you wish to change between
PRESETs easily, you may want to edit the MPT for incrementing through a sequence
of presets. Example 3 illustrates how this is done.
The sequence programmed in Example 3 may be accessed from the front panel. A more
useful way of using a programmed sequence is to access the sequence using the
REMOTE jack and a momentary footswitch. To access these presets we must program
the REMOTE JACK to increment the programs. You can only increment up through the
programs. Example 4 describes how program the REMOTE jack to sequence through the
ten presets set up in Example 3 with a footswitch. Example five shows how to
program the REMOTE jack for normal bypass operation.
EXAMPLE 3
Setting up a preset sequence including a bypass preset.
If you need to change between presets quickly without scanning or MIDI, this
procedure will be to your advantage. As in the other examples, editing the MPT is
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the key. In this example we will edit the MPT to sequence through ten presets.
Ten is not the limit. You may program a sequence of 127 presets if you wish.
These presets will be in the order: 60, 151, 96, 1, 151, 35, 1, 69, 100 and 61.
Notice that we repeated some presets and included preset 100 which is set up from
the factory as a bypass preset (no effects stored in it). Remember you can assign
any preset to a MIDI number including using a preset at multiple locations. Using
an empty preset as a bypass enables you to select no effect eliminating the need
to bypass the unit from the front panel and then continuing on with an effect
preset next in the chain. NOTE: If your Mix is set for only 100% EFX, no signal
will pass through the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0.
-Make sure you are in EDIT Mode. (Press EDIT button if not)
-Press the MIDI button.
-Press the Value button, use the Encoder to change the display to:
MIDI PROG=
PRESET=
0
1_
>
>
MIDI PROG=
PRESET=
0
60_
-change between the upper and lower lines, changing the values as needed.
*MIDI program #'s will be 0 thru 9.
*follow the procedure in Example 1 if you're stuck!
EXAMPLE 4
Programming the REMOTE jack for Incrementing Programs
Program the REMOTE 1 jack on the rear panel so you may use a footswitch to
increment through a desired set of presets, operate as a normal bypass jack, or
trigger the Sampler. Remember, you may only increment up when using a footswitch
and the sequence cycles through to the beginning.
-Make sure you are in EDIT Mode. (press EDIT button if not)
-Press the UTILITY button. Change the display to read [REMOTE SWITCH 1] in the
top half and [= BYPASS ON/OFF] in the bottom half.
-Press the Value button.
-Use the ENCODER to change the number to 9.
*You have just programmed the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 to sequence through the ten
presets set in Example 3 when using a momentary footswitch plugged into the
REMOTE 1 jack.
REMOTE SWITCH 1
= INCR PROGS
9
NOTE: To change this to decrement presets, program the REMOTE 2 jack for
decrement following the above example.
REMOTE SWITCH 2
= DECR PROGS
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EXAMPLE 5
Adding Performance MIDI to an existing preset.
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In this example we are going to add PM to preset 79, NEW BLUES GTR. The effect
parameter we will control is: CHO:WIDTH, the width of the chorus. The intended
controller will be MC 4, Foot Controller. Now when the MIDI controller is used,
the width control will change from 50% to 100%.
-Recall preset 79.
-Press the EDIT button.
-Press the Preset button and use the Encoder to select preset 120. -Press the
Store button.
*You've just copied #79 to location 120.
-Press the ADD EFFECT and turn the Encoder until you see [ADD:MIDI CONTRL?].
-Press the ENTER button.
*You have just added a MIDI controller to the preset.
-Press the Param button four times.
-Press the Value button.
-Use the Encoder to select [CHO:LEVEL = 100%]
-Press the Value button again, DON'T CHANGE THIS VALUE.
-Press the Value button again.
-Use the Encoder to change the value to 50%.
-Press the Value button one more time!!!!
-DON"T CHANGE THE SETTING
-Press the STORE button.
*Press the EDIT Mode button to exit Edit Mode.
You now have edited a Factory Preset 79 for PM control of the chorus width. When
you use the left pedal on the X-15 your chorus level will change from 50% to
100%. You may edit any existing preset to be controlled by PM. Remember to UNLOCK
the preset to STORE your changes and then re-lock the presets.
EXAMPLE 6
Controlling the Overall Level of an ALPHA 2.0 Preset.
To control the level on each preset, you must add the two MIDI controllers set up
like this TO EACH PRESET and control the Dry and Efx parameters of the Mix with
one foot controller.
We will use Factory Preset 79 again for this example. If you have completed
Example 5, adding PM to a Factory Preset, copy Factory Preset 79 into location
121.
-Recall preset 79.
-Press the EDIT button.
-Press the Preset button and use the Encoder to select preset 121.
-Press the Store button.
*You've just copied #79 to location 121.
-Press the ADD EFFECT button and them turn the Encoder until you see [ADD:MIDI
CONTRL?].
-Press the ENTER button.
-Add another MIDI controller
-Press the Param button eight times.
-Press the Value button twice.
-Use the Encoder to select [MC 11:EXP. CTRL.]
-Press the Value button again, DON'T CHANGE THIS VALUE.
-Press the Value button again, DON'T CHANGE THIS VALUE EITHER.
-Press the Value button.
-Use the Encoder to select [MIX:EFX = 75%]
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-Press the Value
-Use the Encoder
-Press the Value
-Press the Value
-Press the Value
-Press the STORE
button once.
to select [MC
button again,
button again,
button.
button.
.
11:EXP. CTRL.]
DON'T CHANGE THIS VALUE.
DON'T CHANGE THE VALUE.
Now, when the right pedal on the X-15 is used, the output volume of the ALPHA 2.0
changes from 0 to 100%. You may change the amount of minimum and maximum level
the foot pedal controls by setting the Low and High Values (3rd and 4th screen)
when adding the MIDI controller.
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APPENDIX C
MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 MIDI MESSAGES
The MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 responds to the following messages:
Program change:
Cxh ddh
x = channel number 0h to Fh for channels 1 to 16
dd = program number 0h to 7Fh or 0 to 127
If the channel the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 is set to is not off and the channel
matches (either it is the same number or OMNI is on), then the unit will look up
the preset in the MIDI Program Table (MPT) and recall the corresponding preset.
Channel Mode message for OMNI on/off
Bxh 7Ch 0h : OMNI Mode Off
Bxh 7Dh 0h : OMNI Mode On
x = channel number, 0h to Fh for channels 1 to 16
If the channel matches the units's channel number, it will set the OMNI mode
accordingly. The current OMNI mode does not affect this message, the channel
must match regardless of current OMNI mode.
SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE MESSAGES
message format:
general: <System Exclusive Status> <ART ID> <channel>
<product ID> <message ID> <message...> <EOX>
in hex: F0h 1Ah 0xh 06h <message ID> <message...> F7h
F0h
1Ah
0xh
11h
F7h
-
System Exclusive status byte.
ART manufacturer's ID number.
channel number, 0 to 0Fh.
MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 product id code.
End Of exclusive status byte.
Message ID values >= 40h are requests. A request is a message that when received
by the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 causes a message to be sent by the MULTIVERB ALPHA
2.0.
0x is the channel number, 0 to 15 (00h to 0Fh).
is displayed as 1 to 16.
To the user, the channel number
Internally, presets are numbered 0 to 199. When a preset number is displayed, it
is shown as 1 to 200. Any messages that refer to the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 preset
number refer to the internal number, 0..199. Preset numbers are referenced in
message with 2 data bytes, least significant 7 bits, then most significant bit in
the lsb of the next byte. Example: preset 1 on the LCD is referenced with 00h
00h, and preset 200 is referenced with 47h, 01h.
When channel number is OFF and a front panel command for a dump is processed, the
MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 sends a message coded for channel 1 (the lowest channel
number).
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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF MESSAGES
Set Bypass OFF: F0 1A 0x 11 03 00 00 F7
Set Bypass ON: F0 1A 0x 11 03 00 01 F7
This allows remotely setting the state of BYPASS in the MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0
without affecting anything else in the unit.
Request DUMP all presets: F0 1A 0x 11 4B F7
LOAD all presets: F0 1A 0x 11 0B <many bytes> F7
Dumps all presets in preset number order. No compression of the data is done.
Request MPT table: F0 1A 0x 11 4C F7
Set MPT table: F0 1A 0x 11 0C <128 * 2 bytes> F7
For each MIDI program number there is a corresponding MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 preset
number. Each entry (internally) is 0..199 and is sent as 2 bytes. First the
least significant 7 bits, then the msb. This is done for each of the 128 MIDI
program numbers.
When FX ON/OFF Enable is ON, you may use MIDI controller 84 to activate MIDI
Bypass.
If you find you require additional MIDI technical information, please contact or
Customer Service department at (716) 436-2720.
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APPENDIX D
MIDI Implementation Chart
ART MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 model 471; Date: JANUARY 1992; VER 2.0
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
Function
| Transmitted | Recognized |
Remarks
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
| Basic
Default | X
| 1-16
| note 1
|
| Channel
Channel | X
| 1-16
|
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
|
Default | X
| Mode 1,3
| note 1
|
| Mode
Messages | X
| OMNI ON/OFF |
|
|
Altered | X
| O
|
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
| Note
| X
| O
|
|
| Number True Voice | X
| O
|
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
| Velocity Note ON | X
| O
|
|
|
Note OFF | X
| O
|
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
| After
Key's
| X
| O
|
|
| Touch
Ch's
| X
| O
|
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
| Pitch Bender
| X
| O
|
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
|
| O
| O
| effects on/off
|
|
|
|
| controllers send |
| Control
|
|
| controller msgs
|
|
|
|
| when presets are |
| Change
|
|
| recalled
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
| Prog
| X
| 0-127
|assignable to any |
| Change
True # | X
|
|preset
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
| System Exclusive
| O
| O
|See: manual
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
| System
:Song Pos | X
| X
|
|
|
:Song Sel | X
| X
|
|
| Common
:tune
| X
| X
|
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
| System
:Clock
| X
| X
|
|
| Real Time:Commands | X
| X
|
|
|--------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
| Aux :Local ON/OFF | X
| X
|
|
| Mes- :All Notes Off| X
| X
|
|
| sages:Active Sense | X
| X
|
|
|
:Reset
| X
| O
|
|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Notes:
1: Factory default is channel 1, OMNI ON. Current setting is
maintained in non-volatile RAM and does not change when the
MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 is powered on.
Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 2: OMNI ON, MONO
O: Yes
Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY
Mode 3: OMNI OFF, MONO
X: No
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APPENDIX E
MIDI: CONTROLLERS & NUMBERS
CONTROLLER #
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12-15
16-19
20-31
32-63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70-79
80-83
84-90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102-120
121-127
CONTROLLER DESCRIPTION
_
UNDEFINED
MOD WHEEL
BREATH CONTROLLER
UNDEFINED
FOOT CONTROLLER
PORTAMENTO TIME
DATA ENTRY (msb)
MAIN VOLUME
BALANCE
UNDEFINED
PAN
EXPRESSION CONTROLLER
UNDEFINED
GENERAL PURPOSE #'S 1-4
UNDEFINED
LSB FOR VALUES 0-31
DAMPER PEDAL (SUSTAIN)
PORTAMENTO
SOSTENUTO
SOFT PEDAL
UNDEFINED
HOLD 2
UNDEFINED (X-15 EFFECTS ON/OFF)
GENERAL PURPOSE #'S 5-8
UNDEFINED *84 DEFAULT BYPASS
EXTERNAL EFFECTS DEPTH
TREMOLO DEPTH
CHORUS DEPTH
CELESTE (DETUNE) DEPTH
PHASER DEPTH
DATA INCREMENT
DATA DECREMENT
NON-REGISTERED PARAMETER # LSB
NON-REGISTERED PARAMETER # MSB
REGISTERED PARAMETER # LSB
REGISTERED PARAMETER # MSB
UNDEFINED
RESERVED FOR CHANNEL MODE MESSAGES
CONTINUOUS CONTROLLERS:
PITCH BEND WHEEL CHANNEL PRESSURE
NOTE ON VELOCITY NOTE ON KEY #
NOTE OFF KEY #
POLY AFTER TOUCH
NOTE OFF VELOCITY
49
DEFAULT MIDI CONTROLLER NUMBERS
X-15 PAD #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
50
EFFECT
EXCITER
COMPRESSOR
DISTORTION
EQUALIZER
EXPANDER/NOISE GATE
REVERB
DELAY
PITCH TRANSPOSER
FLANGE/CHORUS
SPECIAL EFFECTS
MIDI CONTROLLER #
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
APPENDIX F
DIAGRAMS
INSTRUMENT INTO MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 INTO TWO AMPLIFIERS
MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0
LINE IN
LT
LT
LINE OUT
RT
INSTRUMENT
AMP 1
AMP 2
GUITAR INTO MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 CONTROLLED BY ART X-15
ART X-15
IN
OUT
THRU
>
IN
MIDI
OUT
<
GUITAR
AUDIO
ALPHA 2.0
IN
OUT
>
>
STEREO EFFECTS SEND AND RETURN WITH MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0
ALPHA 2.0
LINE IN
LT
RT
LT
LT
RT
EFFECT SEND
OR
AUX OUT
LINE OUT
RT
LT
RT
EFFECT RETURN
OR
INPUT CHANNEL #,#
MIXER
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APPENDIX G
USING THE MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 WITH AN X-15 ULTRAFOOT
When an ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT is used with the ALPHA 2.0, remote
control of the parameters and the ability to turn on and off the
effects themselves greatly extend the capabilities of the ALPHA
2.0. More than half of the ALPHA 2.0's factory presets are set up
with MIDI controllers providing you instant access to the
parameters with your X-15.
You do not need to reprogram the X-15 ULTRAFOOT for use with the
ALPHA 2.0. All programming and setup is done with the ALPHA 2.0.
Add a MIDI Controller to the ALPHA 2.0 preset and edit the
parameters. The default settings allow for almost instantaneous use
with both devices. Refer to the example in Appendix B, Adding
Performance MIDI to an Existing Preset.
To correctly hook up the two devices, two MIDI cables should be
used (see the hookup diagram on the preceding page). Both the ALPHA
2.0 and X-15 "talk" to each other keeping their status' up to date.
When the X-15 is in Effect Mode, it will display which effects in
the preset are active by lighting the associated pad's LED. If you
add, delete, or change the status of an effect with the ALPHA 2.0,
the X-15 will monitor and display (or not display if you remove or
turn off an effect) the change.
All of the presets in the ALPHA 2.0 with MIDI controllers assigned
to them are set to be controlled by MIDI Controllers (MC) 4 and 11.
On the X-15, the left expression controller is MC 4 and the right
pedal is MC 11. When adding a MIDI controller to a preset in the
ALPHA 2.0 the default value for the MIDI controller (screen 2,
CONTROLLER IS) is MC 4, Foot Controller. To select another MIDI
controller, use the Encoder to change the Value while editing this
screen.
Every time a message is sent from the X-15 to the ALPHA 2.0, the
Alpha's LCD displays the message sent. Effects on and off messages
and real time pedal values will be displayed, program change
messages (preset changes) will not be displayed. For effects on and
off messages to be displayed the X-15 must be in Effect Mode.
Anytime either foot controller is moved, the ALPHA 2.0 displays the
parameter name and value.
To control the output level of any ALPHA 2.0 preset, assign two
MIDI controllers to the preset, use one pedal as the controller,
and control the Dry and Efx parameters of the Mix. See Example 6 in
Appendix B for setting up a preset for level control.
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ART MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 SPECIFICATIONS
Presets..................................................... 115
Memory Locations............................................. 90
Dynamic Range .....................................>90dB Typical
Equivalent Input Noise...................................-107dBv
Operating Level.......................................+16dBV max
Input Impedance...........................................1M ohm
Output Impedance..........................................1K ohm
Mechanical..................1.75"H X 19"W X 10"D, all steel case
Power Requirements.........105-125 Volts AC, 60Hz, Internal Fuse
140ma @ 117VAC, 16.4W
(Export unit configured for destination country.)
MIDI Receive Channel.......................1-16, OMNI (all), Off
MIDI Programs....................May be assigned to any Preset #
Connections................Stereo In/Out 1/4" phone, MIDI IN, OUT,
................THRU, 2.1mm (+)9 VDC OUTPUT
ART retains a policy of constant product improvement.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Designed and manufactured in the United States of America.
Applied Research & Technology, Inc.
215 Tremont Street
Rochester, New York 14608
(716) 436-2720
(716) 436-3942 (FAX)
http://www.artroch.com
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MULTIVERB ALPHA 2.0 PRESET LIST
1
OPEN CHAMBER REV
LPF REV-3
EQL AES
1 controller: 4
2
CARNEGIE HALL
LPF R-DDL-S REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
3
HOTEL BALLROOM
LPF REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
4
AMBIENT TALK REV
REV-1
EQL
(no controllers)
5
DIG.GUITAR TUNER
TNR
(no analog)
(no controllers)
6
MULTI-SHIFTER
S-DDL-S D-PTR
(no analog)
(no controllers)
7
ULTRAHARMONITAR
D-PTR
(no analog)
(no controllers)
8
STUNNING PHASER
PSR
EQL
(no controllers)
9
TERMINAYTOR
S-DDL-L PSR
EQL
4 controllers: 11 4
10
AMBIENT SPACE
REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
11
BIG CONCERT REV
LPF REV-3
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
12
BRGHT VOCAL ROOM
REV-2
EQL
(no controllers)
13
SYMPHONY HALL
LPF REV-3
EQL AES
1 controller: 4
14
GLISTENING PLATE
LPF REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
15
VOICED DBL VERB
LPF REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
54
16
VOCAL CHOIR REVB
R-DDL-S REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
27
SPATIAL CHORUS
LPF CHO TRM
AES
3 controllers: 11 4
17
TIGHT VOICE VERB
REV-3
EQL
(no controllers)
28
DOUBLE CANYONS
S-DDL-S CHO PAN
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
18
VOCAL CLOSE ROOM
T-DDL-S REV-1
EQL
(no controllers)
29
SWEPT CHORUS
S-DDL-L FLA
EQL AES
2 controllers: 11 4
19
VOCAL SHADOW DBL
CHO GAT-1
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
30
ASLEEP AT WHEEL
T-DDL-S REV-2
EQL AES
2 controllers: 11 4
20
SAMPLE W/REVERB
SMP-S REV-1
EQL
1 controller: 4
31
INFINITE CHORUS
R-DDL-S REV-1 CHO
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
21
DEEP GATED SNARE
GAT-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
32
NITE DREAM FLANG
R-DDL-S REV-1 FLA
EQL
3 controllers: 11 4
22
BIG HAIR GATE
GAT-2
EQL AES
(no controllers)
33
CHORAL DREAM
R-DDL-S REV-1 FLA
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
23
CONCUSSION GATE
R-DDL-S GAT-2
EQL
(no controllers)
34
FIRE ON ICE
FLA GAT-2
(no analog)
2 controllers: 11 4
24
RAPID GATE REV
R-DDL-S GAT-3
EQL
(no controllers)
35
ALIEN INVASION
S-DDL-L FLA MPN
EQL
3 controllers: 4 11
25
CONCERT 12 STRNG
LPF PTR REV-1
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
36
DIAMOND CUTTER
R-DDL-L REV-1 FLA
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
26
MELLOW 12 STRING
PTR REV-1
EQL AES
2 controllers: 11 4
37
ITS HAPPEN'N GTR
LPF R-DDL-S REV-1 CHO
AES
3 controllers: 11 4
38
RABBIT FOOD GTR
REV-1 FLA TRM
AES
2 controllers: 11 4
39
CHAMPAGNE CHORUS
R-DDL-L GAT-1 TRM
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
40
WET BODY CHORUS
REV-1 CHO TRM
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
54
X15 LO NOTE BEND
PTR REV-1
(no analog)
1 controller: 11
68
DEEP DLY CHORUS
S-DDL-S CHO
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
41
GROOVY FLANGE
FLA GAT-1
AES
3 controllers: 11 4
55
X15 HI NOTE BEND
PTR REV-1
(no analog)
1 controller: 11
69
STRAT COUNTRY
S-DDL-S CHO TRM
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
42
INFINITE DREAM
R-DDL-S REV-1 CHO
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
56
RED ROCKS
S-DDL-S
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
70
HOME-FUNKY GTR
R-DDL-S GAT-2 TRM
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
43
WATCHTOWER
REV-1 CHO
EQL AES
3 controllers: 11 4
57
SLICK BASS GTR
FLA PAN
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
71
FULL FAT RHYTHM
REV-1 CHO PAN
EQL AES
2 controllers: 11 4
44
NIGHT VOYAGER
R-DDL-S REV-1 FLA PAN
EQL AES
2 controllers: 11 4
58
FROG BASS GTR
S-DDL-S CHO PAN
AES
2 controllers: 11 4
72
OVERDOSE CHORUS
S-DDL-S CHO PAN
AES
2 controllers: 11 4
45
SHADOW TONIGHT
CHO GAT-1
EQL AES
1 controller: 4
59
SMOKEFILLED BASS
REV-1 CHO
EQL AES
2 controllers: 11 4
73
SWEEPING STRINGS
S-DDL-S CHO
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
46
GHOST CHOIR
S-DDL-S FLA
EQL AES
2 controllers: 11 4
60
OMINOUS UNDRTONE
R-DDL-L PTR
(no analog)
(no controllers)
74
CLEAN DRUM VERB
LPF REV-1
EQL AES
(no controllers)
47
CARBIDE CUTTER
FLA GAT-1
EQL AES
2 controllers: 11 4
61
ORIENTAL DREAMS
R-DDL-S PTR
(no analog)
(no controllers)
75
MEDIUM DRUM ROOM
LPF REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
48
SPACE PHOBIA
REV-2 FLA TRM
(no analog)
2 controllers: 11 4
62
PITCH MICRO SPIN
LPF R-DDL-S PTR
(no analog)
2 controllers: 11 4
76
ROCK CONCERT KIT
LPF REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
49
GRIND TO DEATH
T-DDL-S REV-2
EQL AES
2 controllers: 11 4
63
WARPED STRINGS
LPF R-DDL-L PTR
(no analog)
1 controller: 4
77
PERC DECAY
R-DDL-S PTR
EQL AES
1 controller: 4
50
OCTAVE SWEEP X15
LPF PTR REV-1
EQL
2 controllers: 11
64
HYPER FLANGE GTR
R-DDL-S FLA
AES
2 controllers: 11 4
78
TOMS IN THE HALL
REV-3
EQL
(no controllers)
51
OCTAVE SWEEP DWN
LPF PTR REV-1
EQL
1 controller: 11
65
BASSMENT THUNK
REV-1 CHO
EQL
(no controllers)
79
NEW BLUES GTR
REV-1 CHO
EQL AES
(no controllers)
52
PEDAL SWEEP 5TH
LPF PTR REV-1
EQL
2 controllers: 4 11
66
TRAVERS TRY THIS
S-DDL-L FLA TRM
AES
2 controllers: 11 4
80
PURPLE GATE
LPF FLA GAT-2
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
53
PEDAL DELAY PAN
S-DDL-L MPN
EQL
1 controller: 11
67
FLANGED ALIVE
R-DDL-S FLA GAT-2
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
81
BOOM ROOM TOMB
LPF REV-2
EQL AES
(no controllers)
82
PHIL's TOMS!
LPF R-DDL-S GAT-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
83
SNAREGATE REV
LPF GAT-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
55
84
SPOKEN WORD
LPF REV-1
EQL AES
(no controllers)
85
VOCAL PLATE
R-DDL-S REV-3
AES
(no controllers)
86
WARM VOCAL ROOM
REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
87
DOUBLE VOICE
R-DDL-S PTR
AES
(no controllers)
88
CHORUS/DLY VOCAL
CHO GAT-1
EQL AES
(no controllers)
89
IN FLIGHT VOCAL
LPF R-DDL-S REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
90
DEJA VU VOCAL
GAT-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
91
CLOUD NINETEEN
LPF R-DDL-S REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
92
BREATH OF OXYGEN
LPF R-DDL-S REV-3
EQL AES
(no controllers)
56
93
THE EVIL ONES
R-DDL-S CHO
(no analog)
(no controllers)
105
CALISTO FLANGE
S-DDL-L FLA
EQL
(no controllers)
94
120 BPM SLAP DLY
T-DDL-S REV-2
EQL AES
1 controller: 4
106
CRY BABY?
LPF
EQL
8 controllers: 11
95
HORN/SAX BALLAD
T-DDL-S REV-2
EQL AES
3 controllers: 4 11
107
SPATIAL FLANGE
FLA
EQL AES
2 controllers: 11 4
96
INYOURFACE KICK
T-DDL-S REV-2
EQL AES
(no controllers)
108
NIGHT STALKER
T-DDL-L REV-1
EQL AES
2 controllers: 11 4
97
BOMBSCARE
R-DDL-S PTR
EQL AES
1 controller: 4
109
GITARAE FUGANT
S-DDL-S D-PTR
(no analog)
(no controllers)
98
TUNNEL BOMB
R-DDL-S PTR
EQL AES
(no controllers)
110
PHASED AGAIN
S-DDL-S PSR
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
99
SKIN TIGHTHEAD
LPF REV-2
EQL AES
(no controllers)
111
SPINNING PHASE
PSR MIDIPAN
EQL
1 controller: 4
100
<BLANK TITLE>
(no digital)
(no analog)
(no controllers)
112
SHIMMERPHASE
PSR TRM
EQL
1 controller: 4
101
BIG
LPF
EQL
(no
113
X-15 FOOT PHASE
PSR
EQL
2 controllers: 11 4
102
COSMIC ARCHIVE
R-DDL-S GAT-2 PAN
EQL AES
(no controllers)
114
OLD ORANGE
PSR
EQL
1 controller: 4
103
VARISPEED LESLIE
FLA TRM
AES
2 controllers: 11 4
115
ORIENTAL SWEEP
D-PTR
AES
(no controllers)
104
SYNTH STACCATO
R-DDL-S CHO GAT-1
AES
1 controller: 4
RAP KICK
REV-1
AES
controllers)
How to Read the Preset Description
CHORUS
→
40
Title Line
WET BODY
REV-1 CHO
Digital Effects Line
EQL
→ Analog Effects Line
2
controllers: 11 4
→ MIDI Controller
Line
TRM
→
The first line of the preset description
tells you the name and location of each
Factory Preset on the first line. On the
next line, which digital effects present in
the preset are shown. Analog effects used
for the preset are listed on the third line.
How many and which MIDI controllers are
listed on the last line.
Table of Effect Abbreviations:
FIrst is the abbreviation found in the
preset list. Next is the actual effect
algorithm name. In brackets, how the
algorithm name is displayed in the LCD. For
a description of the algorithms and
parameters, refer to the section
"Description of Algorithms".
AES = ACOUSTIC ENVIRONMENT SIMULATOR [ACUENV-SIM], [AES]
CHO = CHORUS [CHORUS], [CHO]
D-PTR = DUAL PITCH TRANSPOSER [DUAL PTr],
[2PT]
EQL = EQUALIZER (SEVEN BAND EQUALIZER)
[EQUALIZER], [EQL]
FLA = FLANGER [FLANGER], [FLA]
GAT-1 = GATED REVERB-1 [GATE-VERB-1], [GAT]
GAT-2 = GATED REVERB-2 [GATE-VERB-2], [GAT]
GAT-3 = GATED REVERB-3 [GATE-VERB-3], [GAT]
LPF = LOW PASS FILTER [LOW-PASS], [LPF]
MPN = MIDI-PAN [MPN]
PAN = PANNER [PANNER], [PAN]
PSR = PHASER [PHASER], [PSR]
PTR = PITCH TRANSPOSER [PITCH-TRANS], [PTr]
R-DDL-S = REGEN-DDL-SHORT [REGEN-DDL-S],
[DDL]
R-DDL-L = REGEN-DDL-LONG [REGEN-DDL-L],
[DDL]
REV-1 = REVERB-1 [REVERB-1], [REV]
REV-2 = REVERB-2 [REVERB-2], [REV]
REV-3 = REVERB-3 [REVERB-3], [REV]
S-DDL-S = STEREO-DDL-SHORT [STREO-DDL-S],
[DDL]
S-DDL-L = STEREO-DDL-LONG [STREO-DDL-L],
[DDL]
SMP-S = SAMPLER-SHORT [SAMPLER-S], [SMP]
SMP-L = SAMPLER-LONG [SAMPLER-L], SMP
SMP+PTR = SAMPLER+PITCH TRANSPOSER
[SAMPLER+PTR], [SPT]
T-DDL-S = TAPPED-DDL-SHORT [TAP'D-DDL-S],
[DDL]
T-DDL-L = TAPPED-DDL-LONG [TAP'D-DDL-L],
[DDL]
TNR = GUITAR TUNER [TUNER], [TNR]
TRM = TREMOLO [TREMOLO], [TRM]
WARRANTY & SERVICE INFORMATION
LIMITED WARRANTY
Warranty service for this unit will be
provided by Applied Research &
Technology, Inc. in accordance with the
following warrant statement.
Applied Research & Technology, Inc.
warrants to the original purchaser that
this product and the components thereof,
will be free from defects in workmanship
and materials for a period of one year
from the date of purchase. Applied
Research & Technology, Inc. (ART) will,
without charge, repair or replace, at
its option, defective product or
component parts upon prepaid delivery to
the factory service department or
authorized service center, accompanied
by proof of purchase date in the form of
a valid sales receipt.
6) Ship the unit to:
APPLIED RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY, INC.
215 TREMONT STREET
ROCHESTER, NY 14608
ATTN: REPAIR DEPARTMENT
RA # ___________________
7) Contact our customer service
department at (716) 436-2720 for your
Return Authorization number or questions
regarding repairs. Customer Service
hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern
Time, Monday through Friday.
EXCLUSIONS: This warranty does not apply
in the event of misuse or abuse of the
product or as a result of unauthorized
alterations or repairs. This warranty is
void if the serial number is altered,
defaced, or removed.
ART reserves the right to make changes
in design or make additions to or
improvements upon this product without
any obligation to install the same on
products previously manufactured.
ART shall not be liable for any
consequential damages, including without
limitation damages resulting from loss
of use. Some states do not allow
limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to
you. This warranty gives you specific
rights and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
For units purchased outside The United
States, service will be provided by an
authorized distributor of Applied
Research & Technology, Inc.
SERVICE
The following information is provided
for the unlikely event your unit
requires service.
1) Be sure the unit is the cause of the
problem. Check to make sure the unit has
power supplied, all cables are connected
correctly and the cables themselves are
in working condition.
2) If you find the unit to be at fault,
write down a description of the problem
including how and when the problem
occurs.
3) Call the factory for a Return
Authorization (RA) number.
4) Pack the unit in it's original carton
or a reasonable substitute. The packing
box is not recommended for a shipping
carton. Put the packaged unit in another
box for shipping. Print the RA number
clearly under the address.
5) Include with your unit: a return
shipping address (We cannot ship to a
P.O. Box), a copy of your purchase
receipt, a daytime phone number, and the
description of the problem.
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