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Control Surface

Overview

The Control Surface is where the most important performance controls (sliders, knobs, buttons, etc) for each preset are found. There are some similarities in the layout of the Control Surface across the factory presets. There is almost always a Whammy Slider, there is almost always an Amplifier Volume Slider, and there is often a Palm Mute slider, but in general the factory presets have different Control Surface layouts.

Closely related to the Control Surface are the Expression Pad, Key Y, Key Step, and Key Num.

Performing the Control Surface

Move each control Control Surface, and see what effect it has on the sound, you can touch multiple controls and the playing surface at the same time

Editing the Control Surface

The Control Surface has a powerful editor that supports adding, modifying properties, moving and deleting controls. You can edit the control surface on factory presets. MIDI assignments, for both sending and receiving, is also supported. Multiple MIDI controllers can be associated with any given control.

Menu->Control Surface gets you to the Control Surface editor. A menu shortcut will do the same thing.

Example: deleting/adding controls

Example: Specifying MIDI mappings