I'm working on a preset and here is a pic of it. I have a couple of questions regarding how I should do my switching. This preset does two things, 1) Is fairly clean and then gets dirtier based on the distortions I kick in. 2) I have it setup to do swells (based on the preset from Scott @ The Helix Channel).
Path 1 A/B is set to be clean when the distortion pedals are off, then some dirt with the Minotar and then more dirt with the Scream 808. I have the each distortion pedal assigned to it's own footswitch on the bottom row (left to right based on gain). Then on path 2 A/B I have two delays (one dotted 8th and one 1/4) and have a plate reverb. This path will be what I use for leads and everything in between.
Path 2 A/B is set up for swells only, which use (from left to right on path 2 A) delay, reverb, modulation. Path 2 B - delay, reverb, modulation.
Path 1 B - delay
I have all 7 of those and the amps channel volume (little bit of volume increase) assigned to one footswitch.
The other 2 delays and last reverb are not used for the swells.
I said all that to say this, my main issue is when I'm not using the swell part of the preset, I have to many other footswitches to click on (depending on the my needs at the time during a song) but how do I keep the toe tapping to a minimum?
There will be times I need the dotted 8th by itself or the 1/4 delay by itself or both together at times. I usually wan't the last reverb on at this time also. That's 5 footswitches that I have to be turning on and off. If I go back to the swell I have to turn those all off first.
Any ideas? I really don't want two separate presets, would like it all in this one.