How do I set up my Strymon pedal to work with MultiSwitch Plus?

This is a quick reference for setting up your connected Strymon pedals to work with MultiSwitch Plus.  Please see this FAQ for additional details on setting MultiSwitch Plus to different modes of operation.

PRESET Mode

Preset mode is compatible with Riverside, Sunset, and Volante.

  • Riverside – Set the EXP jack to MIDI mode.
    • Press and hold the FAVORITE footswitch while powering up the pedal.
    • Release the footswitch when the pedal lights up.
    • Turn the LEVEL knob until the ON LED turns BLUE to set the EXP jack mode to MIDI Mode.
    • Press either footswitch to store the EXP jack assignment.
    • Connect MultiSwitch Plus to the EXP jack on Riverside.
  • Sunset – Set the EXP jack to MIDI mode.
    • Press and hold the A footswitch while powering up the pedal.
    • Release the footswitch when the pedal lights up.
    • Turn the LEVEL knob on the B side until the B LED turns BLUE to set the EXP jack mode to MIDI Mode.
    • Press either footswitch to store the EXP jack assignment.
    • Connect MultiSwitch Plus to the EXP jack on Sunset.
  • Volante – Set the EXP jack to MIDI mode.
    • To configure the EXP jack, press and hold the TAP button while powering up Volante.
    • Release the footswitch when the pedal lights up.
    • Turn the ECHO LEVEL knob until the TAP LED turns BLUE.
    • Press the TAP footswitch to store the EXP jack assignment.
    • Connect MultiSwitch Plus to the EXP jack on Volante.

 

Custom Mode

This mode adds remote control functionality unique to supported pedals.  Currently compatible with Volante.

  • Volante – Set the EXP jack to SPEED or TRANSPORT modes.
    • To configure the EXP jack, press and hold the TAP button while powering up Volante.
    • Release the footswitch when the pedal lights up.
    • Turn the ECHO LEVEL knob until the TAP LED turns PURPLE to control the SPEED switch or RED for TRANSPORT control.
    • Press the TAP footswitch to store the EXP jack assignment.
    • Connect MultiSwitch Plus to the EXP jack on Volante.

 

TimeLine, BigSky & Mobius Mode

MultiSwitch Plus works just like the original MultiSwitch with TimeLine, BigSky, and Mobius.  Please see the original MultiSwitch FAQs for additional info.

  • TimeLine, BigSky, and Mobius
    • Press and hold the VALUE encoder for a few seconds to enter the GLOBLS menu.
    • Turn the VALUE encoder to select EXP MD and press the VALUE encoder once more to enter that parameter.
    • Turn the VALUE encoder to select TAP, BANK, PRESET, or LOOPER (TimeLine only) mode.
    • Press the TYPE encoder to exit the GLOBLS menu.
    • Connect MultiSwitch Plus to the EXP jack on the pedal.

 

TAP, FAV, Boost & Speed Mode

Allows you use MultiSwitch Plus as 3 separate MiniSwitches with each footswitch assigned to each corresponding output.

Boost switch compatibility:  Riverside

  • Riverside – Set the BOOST jack to Boost mode.
    • Press and hold the FAVORITE footswitch at power-up.
    • Release the footswitch.  Turn DRIVE all the way to the right for the FAVORITE LED to light up PURPLE.
    • Press the ON or FAVORITE footswitch once again to store this setting and begin using Riverside.

 

Tap switch compatibility: BigSky, Deco, DIG, Flint, Mobius, TimeLine, Volante

  • TimeLine, BigSky, and Mobius –  Set the EXP jack to TAP mode.
    • Press and hold the VALUE knob for at least 2 seconds to access the GLOBLS menu.
    • Turn the VALUE knob until the display reads EXP MD.
    • Press and release the VALUE knob again, then turn the VALUE knob to select TAP.
    • Press TYPE to exit the GLOBLS menu.

 

  • Brigadier, DIG, El Capistan, and Flint –  Set the EXP jack to TAP mode.
    • Before powering up the pedal, set both of the toggle switches to the down position.
    • Press and hold down both footswitch and connect power to the pedal while holding down the footswitches.
    • Release the footswitches.

 

  • Deco – Set the EXP jack to TAP mode.
    • Press and hold down both footswitch and connect power to the pedal while holding down the footswitches.
    • While holding down the footswitches, turn the SATURATION knob to the 12 o’clock position.
    • Release the footswitches.

 

  • Volante – Set the EXP jack to TAP mode.
    • Press and hold the TAP footswitch at power up.
    • Release the footswitch and turn the ECHO LEVEL knob to the left until the TAP LED lights up AMBER.
    • Press the TAP footswitch to exit the setup mode.

 

Favorite switch compatibility:  Brigadier, Deco, DIG, El Capistan, Flint, Lex, Riverside, Sunset

  • Brigadier, DIG, El Capistan, Flint – Set EXP jack to FAVORITE mode.
    • Before powering up the pedal, set both of the toggle switches to the middle position.
    • Press and hold down both footswitch and connect power to the pedal while holding down the footswitches.
    • Release the footswitches.
  • Saving a Favorite preset:  Press and hold BYPASS for a few seconds to save a new Favorite setting.
    • For Flint, press and hold the REVERB BYPASS to save a new Favorite setting.

 

  • Deco – Set EXP jack to Favorite mode.
    • Press and hold down both footswitch and connect power to the pedal while holding down the footswitches.
    • While holding down the footswitches, turn the SATURATION knob all the way to the right.
    • Release the footswitches.
  • Saving a Favorite preset:  Press and hold the TAPE SATURATION BYPASS for a few seconds to save a new Favorite setting.

 

  • Lex – Set the EXP jack to Favorite or Speed modes.
    • Press and hold down both footswitch and connect power to the pedal while holding down the footswitches.
    • While holding down the footswitches:
      • Turn the FAST ROTOR SPEED knob full clockwise for Favorite EXP mode.
      • Turn the FAST ROTOR SPEED knob to 12 o’clock for SPEED switch EXP mode.
    • Release the footswitches.
  • Saving a Favorite preset:  Press and hold BYPASS for a few seconds to save a new Favorite setting.

 

  • Riverside – Set the EXP Jack to Favorite mode.
    • Press and hold the FAVORITE footswitch at power-up.
    • Release the footswitch.  Turn LEVEL knob just past the 12 o’clock position for the FAVORITE LED to light up AMBER.
    • Press the ON or FAVORITE footswitch once again to store this setting and begin using Riverside.
  • Saving a Favorite preset:  Press and hold FAVORITE for a few seconds to save a new Favorite setting.

 

  • Sunset – Set the FAV Jack to Favorite mode.
    • Press and hold the A footswitch at power-up.
    • Release the footswitch.  Turn the A side LEVEL knob all the way to the left for the A LED to light up AMBER.
    • Press the A or B footswitches once again to store this setting and begin using Sunset.
  • Saving a Favorite preset:  Press and hold the A footswitch for a few seconds to save a new Favorite setting.