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Boss ES-5 Discussion

ShredSquatch

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Okay, I can't seem to find how I can set the mute button to be a global bank down! Can one of you help with that?
Is it in the manual if so I guess I'm not finding it or I'm overlooking it. I've also tried the YouTubes!

~ss
 
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Okay, I can't seem to find how I can set the mute button to be a global bank down! Can one of you help with that?
Is it in the manual if so I guess I'm not finding it or I'm overlooking it. I've also tried the YouTubes!

~ss
First, you need to make the MUTE button setting global: Go to EDIT => Preferences => MUTE and set it to SYS (as in “SYStem wide setting”, instead of PAT as in “per-Patch settings”).

Then, you need to change the actual functionality of the MUTE Footswitch: Go to EDIT => CTL/EXP => MUTE and set Func to BankD. Write (whatever Patch you’re currently on). Done :)

More detail in my blog:
http://theguacamolexplosion.eu/boss-es-5-tips-ii-setting-up-your-es-5.html#mcetoc_1dmdncr4a0
http://theguacamolexplosion.eu/boss-es-5-tips-iii-building-patches.html#mcetoc_1dd58903s2
 

ShredSquatch

Conspiracy Experience Director & Stunt Guitarist
Gold Supporting Member
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14,412
First, you need to make the MUTE button setting global: Go to EDIT => Preferences => MUTE and set it to SYS (as in “SYStem wide setting”, instead of PAT as in “per-Patch settings”).

Then, you need to change the actual functionality of the MUTE Footswitch: Go to EDIT => CTL/EXP => MUTE and set Func to BankD.

More detail in my blog:
http://theguacamolexplosion.eu/boss-es-5-tips-ii-setting-up-your-es-5.html#mcetoc_1dmdncr4a0
http://theguacamolexplosion.eu/boss-es-5-tips-iii-building-patches.html#mcetoc_1dd58903s2
Thanks man! I love your site.

~ss
 

ShredSquatch

Conspiracy Experience Director & Stunt Guitarist
Gold Supporting Member
Messages
14,412
First, you need to make the MUTE button setting global: Go to EDIT => Preferences => MUTE and set it to SYS (as in “SYStem wide setting”, instead of PAT as in “per-Patch settings”).

Then, you need to change the actual functionality of the MUTE Footswitch: Go to EDIT => CTL/EXP => MUTE and set Func to BankD. Write (whatever Patch you’re currently on). Done :)

More detail in my blog:
http://theguacamolexplosion.eu/boss-es-5-tips-ii-setting-up-your-es-5.html#mcetoc_1dmdncr4a0
http://theguacamolexplosion.eu/boss-es-5-tips-iii-building-patches.html#mcetoc_1dd58903s2
That worked and was super easy!

One last question if you have the time... Where on the blog does it talk about setting up the H9 and TimeLine?
I found the video above but if there's more details that will help me start creating presets withe the midi devices I could use the help!

Thanks again!
~ss
 
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That worked and was super easy!

One last question if you have the time... Where on the blog does it talk about setting up the H9 and TimeLine?
I found the video above but if there's more details that will help me start creating presets withe the midi devices I could use the help!

Thanks again!
~ss
Thanks :)
I never owned a H9, so unfortunately I got no specific H9 info on my blog. There’s some general information on setting up MIDI pedals for a ES-based boards in this part:

http://theguacamolexplosion.eu/boss-es-5-tips-ii-setting-up-your-es-5.html#mcetoc_1dcgicpon0

Also, general tips for building ES-5 Patches in this big article; including the formula for translating Timeline Banks and Presets into MIDI PCs / MSBs sent by the ES:
http://theguacamolexplosion.eu/boss-es-5-tips-iii-building-patches.html
 

Kiteboarder

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Here's are some questions about stereo rigs. A lot of the recommendations I've seen online seem to stop at the point of using the FX loop when going stereo. For example, if you look at the diagrams for a patch bay like the Friedman Buffer Bay, they recommend using the FX loop, but as soon as they go stereo with it, they put everything in the front. At that point you're stuck with using pedals for distortion and not the amp distortion. I think it's because the bay simply does not have enough ins and outs. Maybe if two of them are run together that might be possible.

So, here's my question. When going stereo with effects in the FX Loop (assuming the pedal chain has stereo ins and outs too), do you wire one amp FX loop through the right side of the pedals and the other amp through the left side? Also, if using an ES-5 or ES-8... would the only benefit of routing something like this through one of those units be the ability to pull them out of the effects loop and placing them in the front at times? Because assuming these effects have Midi, and you plan to always run them in the effects loop, then running them outside of the switcher is probably fine. I don't really see the benefit of pulling pedals out of the effects loop and placing them in front, with the exception of short delays and some distortion pedals. I don't need to do that really. I have a delay dedicated for in front use and I'm fine with my distortion pedals all in front.

Also, what would you suggest for an easy conversion to mono if you want to run mono at times instead of stereo and you want to make the rewiring a minimal thing that only takes a few seconds rather than having to nearly rebuild the entire board? I understand the ES-5 cannot easily do stereo looping, but with the ES-8... can you route 2 amps through the stereo loops of the ES-8 and the stereo ins and outs of the pedals?
 

chonger

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On the ES-5, is there a way to toggle back and forth between two MIDI program changes using a single footswitch? I currently have patch 133 set up as a high gain lead patch. Let's say I'm on 133. I want to set it up so that when I hit 3 again, it sends a PC message to my Multistomp to switch from a noise gate effect to a pitch shift effect. I've figured this part out by setting up an Assign on CNUM to trigger Patch MIDI 4 (set to MANUAL) which sends a PC message to the Multistomp. All good so far. Where I'm running it trouble is trying to find a way to switch it back to the original Multistomp effect (noise gate) by hitting 3 a third time. Right now, in order for it to go back to my default 3 setting, I have to switch to a different patch and then switch back to 3. Is there a way do to do what I'm describing in the ES-5?

@TheGuacamoleXplosion Your expertise would be much appreciated here. :)
 




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