How do you Recall and Save Presets on Volante? - Strymon

How do you Recall and Save Presets on Volante?

There are 8 on-board presets accessible with Volante’s controls. The currently selected Favorite preset can be instantly recalled by pressing the FAVORITE footswitch while in delay mode.

  • Press FAVORITE to recall the currently selected Favorite setting which consists of all knob, switch, button settings, secondary functions, and expression control settings. (GREEN FAVORITE LED On)

To change the currently selected Favorite preset:

  • Press and hold to show the currently selected Favorite preset in the 8 playback/feedback LEDs.  The current Favorite preset will show as a RED LED while all other playback/feedback LEDs are off.
    • To select a new Favorite preset from the 8 available preset locations, press any one of the 8 playback/feedback buttons while holding down the FAVORITE footswitch.

To SAVE a new Favorite setting to any of the 8 on-board slots:

  • First, dial in the desired setting with all of the knobs, buttons, toggle switches, and secondary functions.
  • Press and hold the FAVORITE footswitch for a few seconds until the FAVORITE LED blinks BLUE.
    • Then, press any one of the 8 playback/feedback buttons to save to that preset location.
      • If using MIDI to recall presets, you can send a MIDI Program Change message to Volante while the FAVORITE LED blinks blue to save the preset to the location that corresponds with the MIDI Program Change message that is received.

 

Recalling Presets via MIDI

If you are controlling Volante via MIDI, you have access to 300 presets available via MIDI Program Change through either the 5-pin DIN MIDI IN port, the USB-mini port, or through the EXP jack set to PRESET, SPEED, or TRANSPORT mode.  These 3 power-up modes for the EXP jack will all accept MIDI Program Change messages to recall presets on Volante on the MIDI Channel that the pedal is set to.

How to Set the EXP Jack to Accept 1/4″ MIDI

  • Before powering up, press and hold down the TAP footswitch.
  • While still holding down the TAP footswitch, plug in the power.  Continue holding down the TAP footswitch until until all the LED’s light up (except playback 4).
  • Release the footswitch and turn the ECHO LEVEL knob to any one of the 3 EXP modes:
    • Preset mode – BLUE TAP LED
    • Speed mode – PURPLE TAP LED
    • Transport mode – RED TAP LED
  • Press any of the footswitches to store this setting and begin using Volante.

How to Set the MIDI Channel

  • Before powering up, press and hold down the TAP footswitch.
  • While still holding down the TAP footswitch, plug in the power.  Continue holding down the TAP footswitch until until all the LED’s light up (except playback 4).
  • Release the footswitch and turn the REC LVL knob to select the desired MIDI Channel:
    • Channel 1 – GREEN ON LED
    • Channel 2 – AMBER ON LED
    • Channel 3 – RED ON LED
    • Channels 4-16 – Blinking BLUE ON LED
      • When setting to Channels 4-16, you must send a MIDI Program Change message on the desired MIDI Channel (4-16) that you would like to control Volante on while the ON LED is blinking BLUE.  Once the MIDI Program Change message is received, the MIDI Channel will be set and Volante will boot up for use.

Additional MIDI Control Information

Volante contains 300 preset locations, numbered sequentially from 0-299. Because MIDI Program Change messages have a maximum number of 128 (0-127) the presets are grouped into three MIDI patch banks.

– MIDI BANK 0 = PRESETS 0-127

– MIDI BANK 1 = PRESETS 128-255

– MIDI BANK 2 = PRESETS 256-299

Volante always powers up in MIDI Patch Bank 0, so if you plan to stay within the first 127 presets, simply send a standard MIDI Program Change message to load a preset.

If you will be using MIDI Banks 1 and/or 2, it is advisable to send a standard MIDI Bank Change message (MIDI CC# 0 with a value equal to the MIDI Bank#) before each MIDI Program Change message.

Selecting bank 0, presets 0-7 will correspond to the 8 on-board Favorite presets accessible via the FAVORITE footswitch and the 8 playback/feedback buttons.  Also when in bank 0, patch 127 will put Volante into Manual mode. In this mode, the pedal will be set to the current knob, button, and switch settings.  No preset data can be stored at this preset location.