Sustain Modes

There are two Sustain modes available in the Footer, Standard Sustain (Mode 1) and Alternate Sustain (Mode 2). The Sustain Mode selection switches (numbered 1 and 2) allow you to switch between modes, and are MIDI-learnable switches.

Standard Sustain (Mode 1)

  • When the Standard Sustain Mode is selected, using your Sustain pedal will behave like a normal Sustain function. Notes played then released will be sustained, and additional notes played will overlap and sustain. Sustains will be heard until the sound decays or the pedal is released.

Alternate Sustain (Mode 2)

  • When the Alternate Sustain Mode is selected, when your Sustain pedal is pressed, notes played then released will sustain as normal, but additional notes played will cut off the previously played notes. This is especially useful when playing Rock style bass lines, and is great for certain chorded phrases as well. The last notes played will continue to sustain until the sound decays or the pedal is released.

NOTE: Notes that are still held when playing additional notes won’t be cut off. If you play and hold a note, then play another note, both will be heard and sustained.

Sustain Pedal Icon

The Sustain Pedal Icon is an on/off toggle. It defaults to on (enabled). When this switch is enabled, the Sustain pedal will always affect Sustain (CC#64).

When this switch is disabled, the Sustain pedal will still send CC#64 messages, but will not be applied to Sustain. This allows the Sustain pedal to be used exclusively for modulating other parameters using the Mod Matrix, or by MIDI-learning controls such as on/off switches for FX modules, or Layer on/off controls.

NOTE: When the Sustain Icon is enabled, the Sustain pedal can still be used to modulate or control other parameters, however those additions will act in combination with the Sustain function.

Expression Pedal Icon

The Expression Pedal Icon is an on/off toggle. It defaults to on (enabled). When this switch is enabled, the Expression pedal will always affect Expression (CC#11).

When this switch is disabled, the Expression pedal will still send CC#11 messages, but will not be applied to Expression. This allows the Expression pedal to be used exclusively for modulating other parameters using the Mod Matrix, or by MIDI-learning controls such as FX or Filter parameters, or Layer mix controls.

NOTE: When the Expression Icon is enabled, the Expression pedal can still be used to modulate or control other parameters, however those additions will act in combination with the normal Expression function.