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    FSM-432 footswitch - reassign the "Tap" button?

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    malc_p

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    FSM-432 footswitch - reassign the "Tap" button?

    Post by malc_p on Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:53 am

    I'm sure it should be possible, and H&K may have missed a trick if it can't be done - (in preset mode) to reassign the FSM-432 controller's "Tap" switch to one of the controller numbers? I'm thinking it would be SOOOOOOOOO useful if it could be Boost (#64) or Delay (#53) On/Off, for example? I have no use whatsoever for the "Tap" functionality so it's a wasted button, for me...
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    bordonbert

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    Re: FSM-432 footswitch - reassign the "Tap" button?

    Post by bordonbert on Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:39 am

    Hi Malc_p. Yes, I take your point, it won't be used too often as a dedicated timing switch for the delay. As far as I know there is no way to reassign the button to any other function. I notice you specified "in Preset mode" so you obviously know your stuff there as in swapping over to Stompbox mode for direct button switching. The best you could do is to add another independent footswitch to the FSM432 and assign that to the function you want. I have done that before myself and it worked well.
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    Re: FSM-432 footswitch - reassign the "Tap" button?

    Post by BAB_ART on Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:57 pm

    Maybe it's off topic but I made a foot switch two years ago to control all MIDI parameters of my grandmeister 36 on stage, I think it works with most models of amps H & K , and it's fully customizable, plus I added Tap Tempo Delay ...:
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    Re: FSM-432 footswitch - reassign the "Tap" button?

    Post by bordonbert on Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:14 pm

    That sounds interesting BAB_ART. I use a FSM432 for my GM36 which does everything I need but I've done a similar thing for my Marshall JVM205H which has much less functionality to control. I gutted a Marshall Modefour footswitch with 6 switches on it and fitted an Arduino board and my own custom interface board. I needed to hack Marshall's control coding and design the right type of line driver which is specific to the Marshall. The programming was actually pretty quick and easy though I have programmed as part of my job and it wasn't anywhere near as complex as other stuff I have been involved in. I'd love to hear about the one you have set up.

    I for one would be interested if you maybe started a thread on that specifically. How about in the "Anything Else That Needs To Be Talked About" section?
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    BAB_ART

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    Re: FSM-432 footswitch - reassign the "Tap" button?

    Post by BAB_ART on Tue May 01, 2018 9:36 am

    That's a good idea. For me, the weakness of this amp is that there are too many settings and too many parameters and finally too few knobs and that's why I made this controller. So I'll start a thread on this topic
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    Re: FSM-432 footswitch - reassign the "Tap" button?

    Post by damnedinblack on Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:02 am

    BAB_ART wrote:That's a good idea. For me, the weakness of this amp is that there are too many settings and too many parameters and finally too few knobs and that's why I made this controller. So I'll start a thread on this topic

    Where is this thread?
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    Re: FSM-432 footswitch - reassign the "Tap" button?

    Post by bordonbert on Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:47 pm

    I've just started a thread on this topic for us to post info on how we may have approached this DiB.  It hasn't any responses yet but give it a little time. :0

    EDIT: Should have said it's in the "Anything else..." forum. Embarassed

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