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Using switches 6-8 for effects instead of looping

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How do I set up to use switches for effects instead of looping? At this time even for live perfomances i have no need for it. I notice some presets even have effects tied to those switches, but they still want to control the looping effects.

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You need to turn the LOOPER off to use the footswitches for individual effects.  If the LOOPER is active then those switches operate the LOOPER.  You enter LOOPER mode by pressing the foot switch labelled LOOPER.  You exit by pressing the same button.

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The Looper switch effectually acts like a Mode switch for FS1-FS8. When you turn on the Looper switch, each foot switch send a fixed MIDI CC message on the MIDI channel configured for the POD HD500. You can't change the MIDI channel, or the CC message for these presses like you can for FS1-FS8 when the Looper switch is off. But you can map them to anything you want in your receiving device. I do this with MainStage for example.

 

You will also need to turn the Looper Playback volume all the way down. Unfortunately there's no way to turn the looper off even though FS4 in Looper mode looks like it does this, and the documentation says it turns the looper on/off, it doesn't - rather FS4 sends the same MIDI CC message with the Looper switch on or off. Its the only switch that does this. And the Looper playback volume is global and not saved in a patch. So you have to adjust it every time manually.

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