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Blending completely different patches w/ expression pedal


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Hey all!

My apologies if this has been covered somewhere before (couldn't find it myself).
I'm not entirely sure if this is something that the snapshot functionality is capable of, but here goes;

What I want to do is to blend two entirely different patches (clean vs. distortion) together, by way of the expression pedal. So heel down = clean tone / toe down = distortion tone.
Is this something that's doable?

Thank you for in advance for any help or insight!
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Not two completely different presets, no

If you had two completely different tones, Clean on Path A and Distorted on Path B, you could assign an expression pedal to fade one out while fading the other in, but each tone would need to fit entirely within it's own discreet path.

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Very interesting question.Yeah, what rd2rk said would be the simplest way of going about it if you were able to somehow split between two discreet paths.  I also see a more sordid/complicated method of possibly assigning multiple effects to the expression pedal - but not using the two presets you showed specifically.  All that aside, the first question that pops into my mind is that - if you COULD do what your asking with these two specific presets, would the mix in between even produce a sound that's desirable?    One can't automatically assume that it would and without doing it I suppose you'll never know.   I'm not sure what DSP allows in this case, but if you could simply move the last reverb from each preset  (the one's in the lower signal paths) to it's upper signal path respectively, and then create a new preset with the clean in the upper path and the Dist in the lower, then you could assign the expression to blend between the two.  But you may have to sacrifice at least one effect block from the upper signal paths of each preset in order to do it (due to DSP limitations).  Lastly, with the last update, there's a lot of new possibilities using the "command center".  Someone else might be able to shed light on that as I haven't had time to explore as much as I'd like.  But I think you can now assign a foot-switch to automatically change back and forth between two presets so maybe instead of assigning this to a foot-switch it could be assigned to the expression pedal.  I don't know.

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Thank you so much to both of you for the insight on this - I've managed to make a bit of a workaround for the time, and it seems to work rather well (albeit yes, at the expense of having to sacrifice a block or two or change the parameters to keep them consistent). 

 

I definitely understand why they don't let you mix multiple effect parameters to one controller (or in my case the mix of a delay, say, to both EXP 1 and EXP 2) but that would make things *slightly* easier. 

 

Nonetheless, question answered, so again thank you! 

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