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Channel switching blackstar ht 60 mkii

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Just wondering if I can control all of the footswitch functions via the helix, including the 3 channel switching and toggling between the voicings, the boost and the reverb toggle. Also can this be done through the external amp 1/4" jack or do I have to use Midi. 

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I'm interested in this as well. I've got a club 40 mk ii.

 

I've used a trs cable and tried to set it up but it's not really behaving as expected. 

 

Anyone managed it?

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I know it's a late reply but this question has been asked on just about every amp switching capable product's forum as well as the Blackstar forums and the answer is always crickets...

 

I found this on a voodoo labs forum that someone got from Blackstar if it still helps anyone.  You can still use an external device to mimic the 2 button FS by putting the amp in external switch mode.  Here's what they had to say about the TRS connections:

 

EXTERNAL SWITCHING MODE: This mode is intended for people who wish to control the same main features of the amp using an external switching device that connects via the TRS connection of the socket. To switch to External Switching Mode: simply press and hold the Clean Select and Clean Voice switches for 5 seconds. The green LEDs will then flash together to indicate the change of mode. The amplifier will retain this mode, even when switched off, until it is changed back to normal/footswitch mode. Once in External Switching Mode the following settings will apply when a suitable TRS connection is made:

TIP -------- RING ------Channel ---- voice
closed---- closed ----- clean ----- voice 1
closed ---- open ----- clean ----- voice 2
open ----- closed -----OD1 ----- voice 1 or 2 as selected
open ----- open ----- OD2 ----- voice 1 or 2 as selected

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I use a voodoo labs control switcher to switch channels on my amp...it is quite effective and gets the job done...you can control aspects of your amp through midi (the switcher has four jacks for relay signals)..

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Question: with the Voodoo Lab Control Switcher are you guys using a custom built cable TRS on one end and midi on the other that connects to the muti port? Also what foot switch jack are you plugging into on the Blackstar, 2 button switch or 5 button? I have an HT100 MKII I would like to switch via midi. This post is a ray of sunshine that just might solve my dilemma.

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