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M9 questions not in FAQ
by ChadVanHalen on 2013-02-23 19:11:11

So looking at the M9, I have a few questions prior to buying

First is what is meant by 3 active effects with 3 on deck? Is that 3 are running and you can have another bank of 3 you can switch to simply?

And second, I've seen many FX processors and entry amps that only allow you have Flanger OR Phaser OR Chorus, not all 3 at the same time... Is the M9 similar or can you use multiple pedals from the "MODS" or "DELAY" sections together?

Thanks for any info on this, none of the other topics on here looked to address either of these

Re: M9 questions not in FAQ
by phil_m on 2013-02-24 06:48:01

One way to think of the M9 is as three separate effects engines, or slots. Each engine can run one effect at a time, so you can have up to three effects active at the same time. WIthin in slot, there are two spots two put an effect, and of those two, you can have one of those active. So in total, you have six effects available to you immediately, and of those six three can be active, and you can three "on deck" to pull up easily. That particular grouping of six effects is called a scene. There are a total of 24 scenes available in the M9.

To answer your second question, you can as many instances of the same effect as you want, and you can put them in any order you want. If you wanted a scene with 3 delays running at the same time, you could do that. There aren't those sorts of limitations on the M9. You can put any of the 100+ effect models available into any of the 6 positions in a scene, and you can have multiple instances of the same effect.

The information above may not be current, and you should direct questions to the current forum or review the manual.