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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

Manufacturer’s Name:

DigiTech

Manufacturer’s Address:

8760 S. Sandy Parkway

 

Sandy, Utah 84070, USA

declares that the product:

Product name:

Genesis3

Note: Product name may be suffixed by the letters EU, JA, UK and NP.

Product option:

all (requires Class II power adapter that conforms to the requirements of

 

EN60065, EN60742, or equivalent.)

conforms to the following Product Specifications:

Safety:

IEC60065 (1998)

 

EN 60065 (1993)

EMC:

EN 55013 (1990)

 

EN 55020 (1991)

Supplementary Information:

The product herewith complies with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC and the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC.

DigiTech

8760 S. Sandy Parkway

Sandy, Utah 84070, USA

Date: May 4, 2001

European Contact:

Your local DigiTech Sales and Service Office or

Harman Music Group

8760 South Sandy Parkway

Sandy, Utah 84070 USA

Ph: (801) 566-8800

Fax: (801) 568-7573

II

Warranty

We at DigiTech are proud of our products andback-upeach one with the following warranty:

1.The warranty registration card must be mailed within ten days after purchase date to validate this warranty.

2.DigiTech warrants this product, when used solely within the U.S., to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service.

3.DigiTech liability under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing defective materials that show evidence of defect, provided the product is returned to DigiTech WITH RETURN AUTHORIZATION, where all parts and labor will be covered up to a period of one year. A Return Authorization number may be obtained from DigiTech by telephone.The company shall not be liable for any consequential damage as a result of the product's use in any circuit or assembly.

4.Proof-of-purchaseis considered to be the burden of the consumer.

5.DigiTech reserves the right to make changes in design, or make additions to, or improvements upon this product without incurring any obligation to install the same on products previously manufactured.

6.The consumer forfeits the benefits of this warranty if the product's main assembly is opened and tampered with by anyone other than a certified DigiTech technician or, if the product is used with AC voltages outside of the range suggested by the manufacturer.

7.The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and DigiTech neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume any obligation or liability in connection with the sale of this product. In no event shall DigiTech or its dealers be liable for special or consequential damages or from any delay in the performance of this warranty due to causes beyond their control.

NOTE:The information contained in this manual is subject to change at any time without notification. Some information contained in this manual may also be inaccurate due to undocumented changes in the product or operating system since this version of the manual was completed.The information contained in this version of the owner's manual supersedes all previous versions.

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Table of Contents

Safety Information ..................................................................................

I

Declaration of Conformity ..................................................................

II

Warranty ..................................................................................................

III

Table of Contents ..................................................................................

IV

Section One - Introduction

 

Congratulations ......................................................................................

1

Included Items ........................................................................................

1

Features ....................................................................................................

1

Quick Start ..............................................................................................

2

A Guided Tour ........................................................................................

3

The Front Panel ..................................................................................

3

The Rear Panel ..................................................................................

5

Getting Started........................................................................................

6

Making Connections ..............................................................................

6

Mono/Stereo Set Up ........................................................................

6

S/PDIF Digital Set Up ........................................................................

7

Applying Power ..................................................................................

7

About the Genesis3 ..............................................................................

7

Performance Mode ............................................................................

7

The Presets..........................................................................................

7

Bypass Mode........................................................................................

7

CD In (Jam-A-Long™)......................................................................

8

Section Two - Editing Functions

 

Editing/Creating a Preset ......................................................................

9

Amp Cabinet Modeling ....................................................................

9

Amp Models ....................................................................................

9

Cabinet Types..................................................................................

9

Editing Amp Models and Cabinet Types ............................................

10

Selecting the Amp/Cabinet Models ..............................................

10

Adjusting the Amp Parameters ......................................................

10

Cabinet Tuning/EQ Frequencies......................................................

11

Creating HyperModels™ ................................................................

11

Saving HyperModels™......................................................................

12

Editing the Effects ..................................................................................

13

Storing/Copying a Preset ......................................................................

14

Section Three - Effects

 

About the Effects ....................................................................................

15

Effects Definitions ..................................................................................

15

Pickup-Wah..........................................................................................

15

Compressor ........................................................................................

15

Noise Gate ..........................................................................................

16

Whammy/IPS ......................................................................................

16

Chorus/Mod ........................................................................................

17

Chorus ............................................................................................

17

Flanger ............................................................................................

17

Phaser ..............................................................................................

18

Triggered Flange ............................................................................

18

Triggered Phaser............................................................................

18

Tremolo ..........................................................................................

18

Panner ............................................................................................

18

Vibrato ............................................................................................

19

Rotary Speaker..............................................................................

19

AutoYa ............................................................................................

19

YaYa ..................................................................................................

19

SynthTalk ........................................................................................

19

Envelope Filter ..............................................................................

20

Detune ............................................................................................

20

Pitch Shift........................................................................................

20

Delay ....................................................................................................

20

Reverb ..................................................................................................

21

Section Four - Tutorial

 

Guided Example ......................................................................................

22

Choose a Preset ................................................................................

22

Create a HyperModel ......................................................................

22

Select the Green Channel Amp and Cabinet ........................

22

Adjust the Green Channel Parameters ..................................

22

Select the Red Channel Amp and Cabinet ............................

23

Adjust the Red Channel Parameters........................................

23

Tune the Cabinets ........................................................................

23

Warp the Green and Red Channels Together ......................

24

Save the HyperModel™..............................................................

24

Select Models for the Preset Channels ..................................

24

Edit the Preset ....................................................................................

25

Select the Pickup Type ......................................................................

25

Turn the Wah Off ..............................................................................

25

Turn the Compressor Off................................................................

25

Turn the Whammy/IPS Off ..............................................................

25

Adjust the Noise Gate......................................................................

26

Select and Adjust the Chorus ........................................................

26

Turn the Delay Off ............................................................................

26

Select and Adjust the Reverb ..........................................................

27

Store the Preset......................................................................................

27

“Busy” Display..........................................................................................

28

Section Five - Other Functions

 

Assign Menu ............................................................................................

28

Expression Pedal ................................................................................

28

LFOs......................................................................................................

29

Amp Footswitch ................................................................................

29

Expression Parameter Assign List ..................................................

29

Utilities ......................................................................................................

31

Tuner Mode ........................................................................................

31

Output Mode ......................................................................................

32

Target System Setup ..........................................................................

32

Volume Pedal Update ........................................................................

32

V-SwitchSensitivity ............................................................................

32

Expression Pedal Calibration ..........................................................

33

Bank Names ........................................................................................

33

MIDI ......................................................................................................

34

MIDI Channel......................................................................................

34

Bulk Dump ..........................................................................................

34

MIDI Preset Dump ............................................................................

34

Hypermodel Amp Dump..................................................................

35

MIDI Mapping......................................................................................

35

MIDI Merge ........................................................................................

35

Digital Output Level ..........................................................................

36

Dry Track ............................................................................................

36

Factory Reset......................................................................................

36

Foot Controller Options ......................................................................

37

GenEdit™ Editor/Librarian ..................................................................

37

PC ..........................................................................................................

37

Mac ........................................................................................................

37

Section Six - Appendix

 

Preset List ................................................................................................

38

Continuous Controllers (CC) ............................................................

39

MIDI Implementation ............................................................................

40

Specifications............................................................................................

41

IV

Introduction

Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of the DigiTech Genesis3!

You now own one of the most powerful studio tools available anywhere. The Genesis3 is more than a professional guitar amp modeling and effects processing system equipped with a digital output for direct recording. There is no other direct recording device quite like the Genesis3 in the world. Sure the Genesis3 includes 16 of the most popular guitar amp models, an acoustic guitar model, and a library full of different effects to choose from, but it goes far beyond modeling and processing. Thanks to the technological break through provided by GeNetX™, the Genesis3 places the power to create HyperModels™ as unique as your own DNA in your hands. The simple user interface provides intuitive controls and an obvious operating system. Although the operating system is extremely simple, carefully reading this User’s Guide will ensure that you get the most satisfaction out of your Genesis3.

Included Items

The utmost care was taken as your Genesis3 was being manufactured. Everything should be included and in perfect working order. Please make sure that you have received the following items:

Genesis3

PSS3 Power Supply

GENEDIT™ Editor/Librarian Software

Users Guide

Warranty Registration Card

Please take a moment to complete the Warranty Card or register on line at http://www.digitech.com/cgi-bin/regis- ter.pl. The product registration is your safe guard in the unlikely event that your Genesis3 malfunctions. Save all packing materials and use them to return your Genesis3 should a problem arise.

Features

GeNetX™ Technology

Hypermodel™ Creation

16 Guitar Amp Models

Acoustic Guitar Simulator

Studio Quality Effects

S/PDIF Digital Output

Dry Track Capability

Full MIDI Implementation

24 bit A/D/A Conversion

Chromatic Tuner

GENEDIT™ Editor/Librarian Software

External Power Supply

48 Factory/48 User Presets

Control X Foot Controller Option

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Introduction

Quick Start

We have included this handy Quick Start guide for those of you who are anxious to get started and prefer to play now and read later.

Making Connections:

Connect your instrument to the input jack on the rear panel of the Genesis3. Connect the LEFT and/orRIGHT Outputs to the input(s) of your mixer.

Apply Power:

Turn the OUTPUT LEVEL knob on the rear panel of the Genesis3 all the way down (counter clockwise). Connect the plug of the power supply to the power jack on the Genesis3. Connect the other end of the power supply to an AC outlet. Press thePOWER switch located on the rear panel of the Genesis3 to the on position. Turn your mixer’s power switch to the on position and adjust the channel faders to their nominal position (0 dB). Gradually increase the Genesis3’sOUTPUT LEVEL knob to achieve the desired level. Be sure that the input(s) of your mixer are not clipping. If clipping occurs, reduce either the level of the Genesis3’sOUTPUT LEVEL or the channel trim pots on your mixer.

Select the Desired Output Mode:

Select either Mono or Stereo as your Output Mode in the Utility menu. To do this, press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously.This will take you into the Utility menu. Press theTAP-IT orEDIT buttons untilMONO orSTEREO appears in the display. Turn theDATA/PRESET Knob to selectMONO orSTEREO .

Select Target System Setup:

The Genesis3 needs to know the type of amplification system it will be used with. From the previous Output selection step, press the EDIT button once. This takes you to the Target System Setup menu. Use theDATA/PRESET Knob to select the amplification system you will be using the Genesis3 with (see page 32 for more information about Target System Setup). Press theAMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously to return the Genesis3 to Performance mode.

Select Preset:

The Genesis3 comes loaded with 48 pre-programmedfactory presets, and 48 user presets. From the factory, the user presets are exact duplicates of the factory presets. This allows you to experiment without running the risk of losing any of the original sounds contained in the Genesis3. Rotate theDATA/PRESET knob to select different Presets. Once you have found presets that suit your taste, you can alter the sounds to your specific needs.

Customize Your Sound:

Rotate the AMP MODEL knob (1) to change Amp Models for the selected Amp Channel. Push down theWarp knob (12) to select one of two Amp Channels. Rotate theCABINET knob (11) to select Cabinet Models to be applied to the Amp Model. Rotate theGAIN knob (13a) to adjust the amount of distortion, theTREBLE,MID, andBASS knobs (13b, c, & d) to adjust the EQ, and theAMP LEVEL knob (13e) to adjust the volume of the selected Amp Channel. Rotate theWARP knob (16) to combine the characteristics of the Amp and Cabinet Models selected for the Green and Red Amp Channels. In performance mode, the five knobs (a, b, c, d, & e) located directly beneath the Display adjust the modulation speed or pitch amount, modulation depth, modulation level, delay level, and reverb level. Press theEDIT button (3) to access all effects and parameters. Successive presses of theEDIT button advance through each effect module. The selected effect is indicated by the effect LEDs (4).The Effect Parameter knobs beneath the display adjust the parameters of the selected effect.

Note: Keep in mind the user presets are duplicates of the factory presets, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

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Introduction

Guided Tour

Front Panel

 

 

PICKUP - WAH

PRESET

 

 

 

VALUE

 

DATA / PRESET

 

 

COMP - GATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAMMY / IPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHORUS / MOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVERB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAP-IT

EDIT

SPEED / AMOUNT

DEPTH

MOD LEVEL

DELAY LEVEL

REVERB LEVEL

AMP SAVE

STORE

 

ASSIGN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UTILITY

 

 

P1

P2

 

P3

P4

P5

 

 

1.Amp Model - This knob is used to select the Amp Model for the active green or red amp channel (indicated by the color of the amp parameter LEDs). One green and one red LED light indicating the selected Amp Models for both Channels. If both Amp Channel’s have the same Amp Model selected, one yellow LED lights.

2.Tap-It - This button is used to synchronize the Delay repeats with the tempo of the music. Tapping this button sets the Delay time at the rate in which it is tapped. PressTAP-IT andEDIT simultaneously to access the Assign menu. When in Utility mode,TAP-IT selects the previous menu. When in Store or Amp Save mode,TAP-IT selects the previous character when naming presents and user HyperModels™.

3.Edit - This button is used to edit selected effects. The effect LEDs indicated the selected effect. Successive presses of the Edit button advance through all available effects. PressEDIT andTAP-IT simultaneously to access the Assign menu. When in Utility mode,EDIT selects the next menu. When in Store or Amp Save mode,EDIT selects the next character when naming presents and user HyperModels™.

4.Effects LEDs - In performance mode, the effect LEDs provide a visual indication of the active effects in the the

selected preset. In Edit mode, they indicate the effect currently selected for editing.

5. Effect Parameter knobs - In Performance mode, these knobs control the most commonly adjusted effect parameters. In Edit mode, these knobs adjust the parameters of the selected effect.

a. Speed/Amount/P1 - In Performance mode, this knob adjusts the Speed of the selected Modulation effect, or the Amount of the selected Pitch Shift or Detune effects. In Edit mode, this knob adjusts the first parameter of the selected effect.

b. Speed/Amount/P2 - In Performance mode, this knob adjusts the Depth of the selected Modulation effect. In Edit mode, this knob adjusts the second parameter of the selected effect.

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c. Mod Level/P3 - In Performance mode, this knob adjusts the Modulation level or mix. In Edit mode, this knob adjusts the third parameter of the selected effect.

d. Delay Level/P4 - In Performance mode, this knob adjusts the Delay level of the selected preset. In Edit mode, this knob adjusts the fourth parameter of the selected effect.

e. Reverb/P5 - In Performance mode, this knob adjusts the Reverb level of the active preset. In Edit mode, this knob adjusts the fifth parameter of the selected effect.

6.Alpha-numeric Display - In Performance mode, the display shows the selected preset name, bank names when changing banks, and momentarily flashes the active Amp Channel when the Amp Channel is changed. In Edit mode, the display shows the selected effect. As Effect Parameter knobs are turned, the display shows the parameter name that corresponds to the knob being turned. In Tuner mode, the display provides sharp or flat indications.

7. Numeric Display - In Performance mode, the display shows the selected preset number. In Edit mode, the display shows the current value for the selected parameter. In Tuner mode, the display shows the note being played.

8. Data/Preset - This knob is used to select presets, change the on/off status of the selected effect, adjust selections in the Utility menu, and changealpha-numericcharacters in the naming process.

9.Amp Save - This button is used to store any changes made to the characteristics of Amps and Cabinets (tone, gain, level, amp type, cabinet type, warp, or cabinet tuning) as HyperModels™ for later retrieval or warping. It is also used in conjunction with the Store button to access the Utility menu.

10. Store - This button is used to save custom settings to the User Presets. Pressing this button once allows you to name the Preset.The second press allows you to choose the User Preset location where the custom settings will be stored, and the third press of the Store button saves the settings to the selected User Preset location.The Store button is also used in conjunction with the Amp Save button to access the Utility menu.

11. Cabinet Select - Rotating this knob will select the Cabinet Model for the currently active Green or Red Amp Channel (indicated by the color of the Amp Parameter LEDs).The LEDs surrounding this knob will light one green and one red to indicate the currently selected Cabinet Models for both Channels. If both Channels have the same Cabinet Model selected, the LED of the selected Model will light yellow.

12.Warp/Channel Select - Rotating this knob creates hybrid amps by warping the characteristics of the selected green and red Amp and Cabinet Models together. Pressing this knob alternates between selecting the Green, Red, and Yellow (Warped) Channels. (indicated by the color of the Amp Parameter LEDs) for Amp/Cabinet selection, and editing purposes.

13.Amp Parameters -Theseknobs adjust the tonal characteristics for the Amp Model in the currently selected Amp Channel.The LEDs associated with each of these knobs will light either green or red indicating the currently selected Amp Channel. Press the Warp knob to select between the Green or Red Channel.

a.Gain - Adjusts the amount of drive or distortion content for the Amp Model in the currently selected Amp Channel.

b.Bass - Adjusts the amount of low frequency enhancement for the Amp Model in the currently selected Amp Channel.

c.Mid - Adjusts the amount of midrange frequency enhancement for the Amp Model in the currently selected Amp Channel.

d.Treble - Adjusts the amount of high frequency enhancement for the Amp Model in the currently selected Amp Channel.

e.Amp Level - Adjusts the individual volume level for the Amp Model in the currently selected Amp Channel.

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Introduction

Rear Panel

1.Input - Connect your instrument to this jack.

2.CD In - Use an 1/8” stereo plug to connect this jack to the output of a tape or CD player.This allows you to jam

along with a recording through the same amplification system.

3.Output Level - This knob controls the overall volume level of the Genesis3.

4.Headphone Output - Connect stereo headphones to this jack.Do not connect a mono plug here as doing so

may damage the output driver.

5. Left/Right Outputs - Connect one of these jacks to a channel input on your mixer for mono applications, or both of these jacks to two channel inputs on your mixer for stereo applications. Be sure to select the desired output mode from the Utility menu. See page 32 for more information on selecting the output mode.

6. MIDI/FC Switch - This switch is used to select whether the MIDI In/FC jack will be used as a MIDI Input, or for the optional DigiTech Control X Foot Controller.When this switch is in, the MIDI In/FC jack is configured to receive standard MIDI messages.When this switch is out, the MIDI In/FC jack is configured to provide phantom power and receive messages from the DigiTech Control X foot Controller.

7. MIDI In/FC Jack - Connect either the Control X Foot Controller, or the MIDI Out of your computer or MIDI controller to this jack for remotely controlling or programming the Genesis3.

NOTE: Be sure to set the MIDI/FC selector switch to MIDI before connecting any MIDI device. Failing to do so may damage the MIDI device.

8. MIDI Out/Thru - Connect from this jack to either the MIDI Input on your computer for sending information from the Genesis3 to the computer, or to the MIDI Input on other MIDI devices you wish to control.

NOTE: To pass incoming MIDI data through the Genesis3, MIDI merge must be ON. Turn MIDI merge on in the Utility menu. See page 35 for more information.

9. S/PDIF Digital Output - This is the digital output from the Genesis3.The signal at this output is in a stereo digital format, and is to be connected to a digital S/PDIF input found on digital recording devices or digital mixers.

NOTE: Do not connect the S/PDIF output to analog auxiliary, CD, phono, or tape inputs on consumer electronic devices. It is not compatible with these inputs.

10.Power Jack - Connect only the provided PSS3 power supply to this jack.

11.Power Switch - This switch is used to turn the power to the Genesis3 on and off.

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Introduction

Getting Started

Making Connections

Before connecting the Genesis3 to external equipment, make sure that the amplifier powering your speakers is turned off, and that the power switch on the Genesis3 is off.

There are several different connection options available when using the Genesis3.You may run mono into one channel, stereo into two channels, connect digitally to the input of a digital recorder or mixer, or a combination of these.The illustration below depicts the mono/stereo setup connections.

Mono/Stereo Setup

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Introduction

S/PDIF Digital Set Up

The Genesis3 includes a S/PDIF digital output allowing direct connections to digitally equipped devices. Connect from the S/PDIF output of the Genesis3 to the S/PDIF input on your digital mixer or recorder.You must have S/PDIF inputs on the receiving device in order to use this output.You may use the analog and digital outputs of the Genesis3 simultaneously. Be sure to use a shielded 75 ohm or RCA video cable when connecting the Digital Output.

NOTE: Do not connect the S/PDIF output to analog auxiliary, CD, phono, or tape inputs on consumer electronic devices. It is not compatible with these inputs.

Applying Power

Once the audio connections have been made, turn the OUTPUT LEVEL located on the rear panel of the Genesis3 all the way down (counterclockwise). Press thePOWER switch on the rear panel. Select your desired Output mode in the Genesis3’s Utility menu (see page 32 for more on selecting the Output mode). Select the appropriate Target System Setup option in the Utility menu (see page 32 for more on selecting the Target System Setup). Turn your mixer and the amp powering your speakers to the on position. Set the channel faders of your mixer to the nominal level (0 dB). Gradually turn theOUTPUT LEVEL of the Genesis3 up to achieve the desired volume level.

About the Genesis3

Performance Mode

When you first turn on the Genesis3, it will power up in Performance mode.This is the top level mode and the mode used while you are performing.While in Performance mode, the display will show the currently selected preset name and number and the 5 knobs directly beneath the display adjust the parameters labeled directly above them. The effect LEDs will indicate which effects are active in the selected preset. From Performance mode, you have access to all of the presets within the Genesis3.

The Presets

Presets are numbered locations of programmed sounds which reside in the Genesis3.The Genesis3 comes with 48 Factory and 48 User Presets available.The Factory Presets will not allow you to store any changes to them.The User Presets are locations where your creations may be stored. From the factory, the 48 User Presets are exact duplicates of the 48 Factory Presets.This allows you to make your own Presets without the worry of losing any of the sounds that originally came with the Genesis3. When you select a Preset, the name will be shown in the alpha-numericDisplay, and the preset number will be shown in the red numeric Display. An LED in the lower right corner of the numeric Display indicates whether you are in a User or Factory Preset.To select a preset, rotate theData knob.

After selecting a Preset, all Parameter values will correspond to the values of the knobs at the time the Preset was stored.The current position of the effect parameter and amp parameter knobs will not reflect the values that you are hearing.The knobs must be turned before the Genesis3 will update the parameter value to the position of the knob.

Bypass Mode

The Genesis3 does not have a total bypass function available from the front panel. All effects can be bypassed individually using the Effect Edit functions.The Amp Modeling can be bypassed by selecting Direct as the Amp Model. The optional Control X foot controller has the ability to bypass all Modeling and Effects within the Genesis3, thus providing a clean, unprocessed signal.

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Introduction

CD In (Jam-Along™)

The CD input allows you to connect a Tape, CD, or MP3 player to the Genesis3, and jam with your favorite artists.The signal from your player is output through the left and right, and headphone outputs of the Genesis3. To use the CD INPUT feature, do the following:

1.Connect the headphone output of your player to the CD INPUT.

NOTE: Use a 1/8” stereo cable.

2.Press play on your Tape, CD, or MP3 player.

3.Adjust the volume.

4.Adjust the Genesis3’s OUTPUT LEVEL.

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Editing Functions

Editing Functions

Editing/Creating a Preset

The Genesis3 was designed to make the process of sound creation easy and intuitive. Because the Genesis3 provides both Amp Modeling and Effects Processing, the editing functions have been divided into the Amp/Cabinet Modeling section and the Effects section.The GeNetX™ technology contained in the Genesis3 allows you to go much further than mere Amp Modeling. GeNetX™ lets you create your own Model by combining the characteristics of any two Amp or Cabinet Models, and storing this custom creation to a User HyperModel™ location.When editing either the Amp/Cabinet Modeling or the Effects section, you must start with one of the User or Factory Presets. It is not possible to start with a completely empty Preset.The Preset you begin with does not necessarily need to be the location which you intend to have it reside, as you can save your creation to any User Preset location during the store process.To begin creating a Preset, you will have to select a Preset which will be your starting point by rotating the DATA knob.

Amp/Cabinet Modeling

Once you have selected a Preset you wish to edit, you can select the Amp Models and Cabinet Types for your Preset. Amp/Cabinet Modeling is a technology which applies the tone of one of several vintage or modern Amp Models and Cabinet Types to your guitar signal. The Genesis3 includes 16 popular Amp Models, and 1 Acoustic Guitar Simulation. These Models are capable of producing the smoothest of the blues tones to the full shred of a cranked up stack. Separate Model types, Gain, EQ, and Level settings can be set for each Amp Channel of every Preset. Your choices include:

Amp Models

DIRECT 1 - Turns the amp modeling offBLKFAC 2 - Based on a Fender Twin ReverbBOUTIQ 3 - Based on a Matchless DC30RECTIF 4 - Based on a Mesa Dual RectifierHOTROD 5 - Based on a Mesa Boogie Mark IICTWEED 6 - Based on a `57 Fender Tweed DeluxeBRTCMB 7 - Based on a ‘63 Vox AC30 Top Boost

BRTSTK 8 - Based on a ‘78 Marshall Master VolumeCRUNCH 9 - Based on a overdriven tube amp combo

HIGAIN 10 - Based on a Johnson JM150MODGAN 11 - Based on a Marshall JCM900

FUZZ 12 - Based on a vintage fuzz distortion pedalBASSMN 13 - Based on a ‘59 Fender BassmanACOUST14 - Flat top acoustic guitar simulationCLNTUB 15 - Based on a clean tube comboBLUES 16 - Based on a overdriven blues comboHIWATG 17 - Based on a Hiwatt 50 stack

USER U1-U9 - User Amp Locations

The Genesis3 includes CIT™ (Cabinet Imaging Technology, the most advanced and flexible Speaker Cabinet Modeling ever designed.There are 14 different types of simulated Speaker Cabinets Models which can be applied to the selected Amp Model. Cabinet choices include:

Cabinet Types

 

 

 

DIRECT

1

- Turns the cabinet modeling off

GR4X12

9 - Greenback 4x12

AM2x12

2

- American 2x12

BQ4X12

10

- Boutique 4x12

BR4X12

3

- Marshall 4x12

AM4X10

11

- American 4x10

V 4X12

4

- Vintage 30 4x12

65 112 12 - Deluxe 1x12

BR2x12

5

- Jennings (Vox AC30) 2x12

JAZ115

13

- Pro 1x15

TWD112

6

- `57 Tweed 1x12

GEN412

14

- GeNetX™ 4x12

BL2X12

7

- Blonde 2x12

GEN212

15

- GeNetX™ 2x12

FN4X12

8

- Fane 4x12

USER

U1-U9 - User Cabinet Locations

Marshall® is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification Plc. Vox® is a registered trademark of Korg UK. Fender, Matchless, HiWatt, and Mesa Boogie, are trademarks of their respective companies and are in no way associated with DigiTech.

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Editing Functions

Editing Amp Models and Cabinet Types

Each Preset in the Genesis3 is equipped with a Green, Red, and Yellow (Warped) Amp Channel.The Green and Red Amp Channels include individually assignable Amp Models, Cabinet Types, Gain, EQ, and Level settings. Each Green and Red Cabinet can also be tuned, meaning that you can select the Cabinet’s resonant frequency. Once these Parameters have been adjusted, the characteristics selected for the Green and Red channels can then be Warped together resulting in a completely new HyperModel™.

Selecting the Amp/Cabinet Models

The procedure for selecting an Amp or Cabinet Model for the Green and Red Channels is as follows:

1.Press the WARP knob to select the Green Channel indicated by the LEDs next to the Amp Parameter knobs lighting green.

2.Rotate the AMP MODEL knob to select the Green Amp Model. As the knob is rotated, a green LED will indicate the selected Amp Model and the Amp name will appear in thealpha-numericDisplay. See the Amp/Cabinet Modeling section on page 9 for a complete list of Amp Models.

3.Rotate the CABINET knob to select the Green Cabinet Model. As the knob is rotated, a green LED will indicate the selected Cabinet Model and the Cabinet name will appear in thealpha-numericDisplay. See the Amp/Cabinet Modeling section on page 9 for a complete list of Cabinet Models.

4.Press the WARP knob again until all Amp Parameter LEDs turn Red indicating that the Amp Parameters for the Red Channel have been accessed.Then repeat steps 2 and 3 for selecting the Red Channel Amp and Cabinet Models.

Adjusting the Amp Parameters

The Gain, EQ, and Level Parameters can be adjusted individually for the Green and Red Amp Channels.The Gain ranges from 0 (0) to99 (99).The Bass, Mid, and Treble EQ range from-12 (-12dB) to12 (+12 dB).The Level ranges from0 (0) to99 (99).The procedure for adjusting the Amp Parameters is as follows:

1.Press the WARP knob until all Amp Parameter LEDs light green.This indicates that you have accessed the Amp Parameters for the Green Channel.

2.Rotate the GAIN knob to adjust the distortion drive for the Green Amp Channel.

3.Rotate the BASS knob to adjust the low frequency enhancement for the Green Amp Channel.

4.Rotate the MID knob to adjust the Mid range frequency enhancement for the Green Amp Channel.

5.Rotate the TREBLE knob to adjust the high frequency enhancement for the Green Amp Channel.

6.Rotate the LEVEL knob to adjust the volume for the Green Amp Channel.

7.Press the WARP knob again until all Amp Parameter LEDs turn Red indicating that the Amp Parameters for the Red Channel have been accessed.Then repeat steps 2 through 6 for adjusting the Red Amp Channel.

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Cabinet Tuning/EQ Frequencies

The resonant frequency of the selected speaker cabinets can also be individually tuned. Cabinet Tuning ranges from -1™0 (one octave below) to1™0 (one octave above). You can change the center frequencies of the amp EQ for the selected amp channel. The procedure for tuning the cabinets and changing the EQ center frequency is as follows:

1.Press and hold the WARP knob down. Release the Warp knob after about 2 seconds when the Display readsCABTUN (Cabinet Tuning).

2.Rotate the P1 knob to adjust the tuning of the Green Cabinet (GT) and the P5 knob to adjust the tuning of the Red Cabinet (RT).

3.Rotate the P2 knob to adjust the Bass center frequency(50-300Hz),theP3 knob to adjust themid-rangecenter frequency(300-5kHz),and theP4 knob to adjust the treble center frequency(500-8kHz)for the selected channel. The selected Cabinet’s Channel is indicated by the amp parameter LEDs lighting either green or red. Successive presses of theWARP knob selects either the Green or Red Cabinet for EQ adjustments.

4.Once the desired tuning has been selected for both Green and Red Cabinets, press and hold the WARP knob again to exit the Cabinet tuning function.

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Creating HyperModels™

Once the Green and Red Amp Models and Cabinet types have been selected and the Amp Parameters and Cabinet Tuning have been adjusted, GeNetX™ technology allows you to do something amazing.The characteristics of each Amp and Cabinet used in the Green and Red Channels can actually be combined or “Warped” to create a completely new Amp HyperModel™.The procedure for Warping the Green and Red Amps together is as follows:

1.Rotate the WARP knob to smoothly combine the Amps and Cabinets assigned to the Green and Red Channels together. Rotating counterclockwise will add more of the Green Channel characteristics, and clockwise will add more of the Red Channel characteristics.

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Saving HyperModels™ (Amp Save)

When you have obtained the desired blend of the Green and Red Channels, you now must perform the Amp Save procedure to create your new HyperModel™ for future use.This Hypermodel™ can be saved in one of 9 User Hypermodel™ locations.Your new Hypermodel™ can then be selected for use in either the Green or Red Amp Channel, and can even be Warped again with any other Factory Amp Model or User Hypermodel™.The Amp Save procedure is as follows:

1.Press the AMP SAVE button once.TheAMP SAVE button will begin to flash and the Display will readNEWAMP. TheN ofNEWAMP will be flashing indicating that you can now name your HyperModel™.

2.Rotate the DATA knob to select the desiredalpha-numericcharacter.

3.Press the EDIT button to move to the next character (to the right), or press theTAP-IT button to select the previous character (to the left).

4.Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the desired Hypermodel™ name is shown in the Display.

5.Press the AMP SAVE button again to select one of the 9 User HyperModel™ locations. If the Genesis3 has any

unused HyperModel™ locations available, the Display will read EMPTY U1.TheU1 will be flashing indicating that this is the first available location for your new creation to be stored. If all 9 Hypermodel™ locations are filled, the Genesis3 will default to the first Hypermodel™ location and will display the name of Hypermodel™ stored in the number 1 location.

6.Use the DATA knob to select the User location where the Hypermodel™ will be saved. If all locations have been used, the Display will show the name of the HyperModel™ about to be overwritten.

7.Once the desired location has been selected, press the Amp Save button again to complete the Amp Save procedure.

Pressing the STORE button at any time during the Amp Save procedure will abort the process.

Note: The Amp Save procedure only saves Amp/Cabinet combinations to the User Hypermodel™ locations. It does not store any changes or the new Hypermodel™ to the currently selected Preset. See page 14 for information on storing changes to a Preset.

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Editing Functions

Editing the Effects

The Genesis3 contains a comprehensive library of fully programmable, studio quality Effects. The Effects section is accessed with the EDIT button. Successive presses of theEDIT button will advance through all available effects in a Preset.The effect LEDs will light one at a time to indicate the selected Effect.When you have selected the desired effect, you have up to 5 Parameters which can be edited using the effect parameter knobs. Rotating theDATA knob will turn the selected effect on or off.The 5 knobs located directly beneath the Display will adjust the Parameters associated with the selected effect. When a knob is turned, the corresponding Parameter name will appear in the greenalpha-numericDisplay and the Parameter value will be shown in the red numeric Display.

 

 

PICKUP - WAH

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DATA / PRESET

 

 

COMP - GATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHORUS / MOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVERB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAP-IT

EDIT

SPEED / AMOUNT

DEPTH

MOD LEVEL

DELAY LEVEL

REVERB LEVEL

AMP SAVE

STORE

 

ASSIGN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UTILITY

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

Rotating the effect parameter knobs will increase or decrease the value of the corresponding parameter and you will hear the change in real time.When parameter values have been changed, the Store LED will light indicating the preset has been modified and must be stored in order to retain your changes (see page 14 for more on the store procedure). Changing Presets, or turning the power off before storing any changes will erase your changes and revert to the stored values for the selected preset.When the preset has been edited to your liking, you may store your settings to any of the 48 user preset locations.

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Storing/Copying a Preset

When editing a Preset, the Store LED will light indicating that you have changed a Parameter and need to store the changes. Once you have modified the Amp Models, Cabinet types, and Effect Parameters to your liking, you can store your creation to a User Preset location.The following steps outline the procedure for storing a Preset:

1.Press the STORE button once and the Genesis3 will enter a naming mode.The first letter of the currently loaded Preset name will begin to flash.

2.Rotate the DATA knob to select the desiredalpha-numericcharacter.

3.Press the EDIT button to select the next character to the right, and press theTAP-IT button to select the previous character to the left.

ON / OFF

POWER

DIGITAL OUT

MIDI OUT/THRU

MIDI IN/FC

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FC

RIGHT OUT

LEFT OUT

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4.Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the desired Preset name shows in the Display.

5.Once you have entered the desired name for the Preset, press the STORE button again.The current Preset location will flash in the numeric Display.This is asking you to select a User Preset location where your new sound will reside.

6.Select the User Preset location using the DATA knob.

7. Press the STORE button again to complete the Store process.

The procedure for copying one Preset to another Preset location is the same. Simply begin by selecting the Preset that you want to copy, then follow the steps listed above.

Pressing the AMP SAVE button at any time during the Store procedure will abort the Store process.

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Effects

About the Effects

The Genesis3 can be thought of as several different “virtual” amps combined with a studio full of high quality effects. The following chart shows the order of the effects and Amp Modeling in the Genesis3.

Effect Definitions

Each Effect within the Genesis3 is fully programmable to suit your personal tastes and application. Understanding how these Effects will alter the sound, and how each Parameter will alter the Effect will help you achieve the sound you are looking for.The following overview of the Genesis3’s effects outlines what each Effect and Parameter does.

Pickup-Wah

The Pickup Simulator applies the warmth and thickness of a double coil humbucker pickup to a single coil guitar, or the unique, crisp sound of a single coil pickup to a guitar with a humbucker.This allows you to have the best of both worlds without ever changing guitars.When the Pickup Effect is selected, rotating theDATA knob will turn the Pickup Simulator off (PICKUP OF), or select the type of simulation includingSC>HB (Gives a single coil pick up the warm tone of a humbucker), andHB>SC (Gives a humbucker the unique sound of a single coil).

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A Wah is an effect controlled by the Expression Pedal. A Wah applies a boost in gain to a narrow band of frequencies. As the Expression Pedal is rocked back and forth, the center frequency receiving the boost is swept up and down making the guitar sound as if it is saying “Wah.” The Wah is engaged and disengaged by applying pressure to the V- Switch located under the toe of the Expression Pedal. See Page 32 for more information regarding theV-Switch.Wah On/Off - TheDATA knob engages and disengages the Wah effect.

Wah Type - TheP1 knob selects the type of Wah.Values include:CRY (Cry Wah is a traditional sounding Wah),BOTIQU (Boutique Wah is a wide sweeping Wah with a more modern sound) andFULRNG (Full Range Wah sweeps the entire spectrum of audible frequencies).

Wah Minimum - TheP2 knob is used to select the minimum point the Wah (WAHMIN) will reach in the toe up position of the Expression Pedal. Ranges from0 to99.

Wah Maximum - TheP3 knob is used to select the maximum point the Wah (WAHMAX) will reach in the toe down position of the Expression Pedal. Ranges from0 to99.

Compressor

A Compressor can be used to increase sustain, and tighten up guitars. A Compressor sets boundaries for a signal’s strength.When a signal exceeds the set boundary, it is forced back into the set boundary. As the signal fades to a point where it no longer exceeds the boundary, the compressor expands the signal strength and increases sustain. Compression Parameters are as follows:

Comp On/Off - TheDATA knob engages and disengages the Compressor when the Compressor is selected.Attack - TheP1 knob adjusts the length of time it takes for the Compressor to respond to a signal exceeding the

Threshold. Values include: fast,meDIUM, andslOw.

Ratio - TheP2 knob adjusts the input to output ratio once the Threshold has been exceeded. For instance, a Ratio of 4 to 1 means that a signal exceeding the Threshold by 4 dB will only be allowed 1 dB of increased output. Higher settings yield a tighter, sound and increase sustain. Lower settings allow better dynamics. Ranges include:¡2-1 (1.2:1),¡5-1 (1.5:1),¡8-1 (1.8:1),™0-1 (2:1),™5-1 (2.5:1),£0-1 (3:1),¢0-1 (4:1),∞0-1 (5:1),•0-1 (8:1),10-1 (10:1),20-1 (20:1), andINF-1 (infinity:1).

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Threshold - TheP3 knob selects the maximum strength the signal is allowed to reach before the compressor begins to work. Low Threshold settings will activate the Compressor with weaker signals. Higher settings will require a stronger signal to activate compression. Ranges from0 to99.

Gain - TheP4 knob adjusts the Output Gain from the Compressor.This parameter should be used to balance the level of the Compressor in order to achieve unity gain. It is possible to clip other effects in the Genesis3 by setting the Compressor Gain too high. Ranges from0 to20(dB).

The P5 knob has no function when the Compressor is selected.

Noise Gate

A Noise Gate is designed to eliminate hiss and ambient noise while you are not playing. A Noise Gate can also be used to create an automatic swell in volume.The Genesis3 includes two different types of Noise Gates: Silencer™, and Pluck.The Silencer™ operates as a standard Noise Gate.The Pluck Noise Gate is designed to close after every note (depending on the Pluck Sensitivity).This allows automatic volume swells to occur on a note for note basis.

Gate On/Off - TheDATA knob turns the Noise Gate on and off.

Gate Type - TheP1 knob selects between thesilNCR (Silencer™) orPLUCK (Pluck) type of Noise Gates.Gate Threshold - TheP2 knob sets the signal strength required to open or close the Noise Gate.The Gate

Threshold (THRESH) parameter ranges from0 (opens easily) to40 (requires strong signals to open).

Gate Attack - TheP3 knob adjusts the length of time it takes the gate to open (ATTACK) and the signal to become audible once the Threshold has been exceeded. Ranges from0 (immediate signal), to9 (This setting will gradually ramp up the volume).

Pluck Sensitivity - TheP4 knob controls the point where the Gate retriggers (PLKSNS) when using the Pluck type Noise Gate.This Parameter is only available when Pluck is the selected type of Noise Gate. Ranges from0 (requires strong signals to retrigger) to99 (retriggers with weak signals).

The P5 knob has no function when the Noise Gate is selected.

Whammy/IPS

This module includes 4 types of pitch altering effects:Whammy™, IPS, Detune, and Pitch Shift.The DATA knob turns the Whammy/IPS module on and off.TheP1 knob (Type) selects whether the module is aWHAMMY (Whammy),IPS (Intelligent Pitch Shifter),DETUNE (Detuner), orPITCH (Pitch Shifter).The P1, P2, and P3 knobs will have different functions depending upon which effect is selected in this module.

Whammy™ is an effect that uses an Expression Pedal to bend the pitch of the incoming signal, or add a bendable harmony with the original signal. As the Pedal is moved, the note will bend either up or down.When Whammy is selected, it is automatically placed before the Amp Modeling as shown in the block diagram (at the beginning of the Effects section).The Whammy effect must be linked to the Expression Pedal in order to function. See page 29 for more information on linking the Expression Pedal.

Whammy Interval - TheP2 knob selects the interval and direction of the pitch bend. Choices include:

Whammy™ (no dry signal)

1OCTUP (1 octave up)2OCTUP (2 octaves up)2NDDWN (a second down)

REV2ND (a second down reverse pedal action)4THDWN (a forth down)

1OCTDN (1 octave down)2OCTDN (2 octaves down)DIVBOM (Dive Bomb)

Harmony Bends (dry signal added)

M3>MA3 (minor 3rd to a major 3rd)2NDMA3 (2nd above to a major 3rd up)3RD4TH (3rd above to a 4th above)4TH5TH (4th above to a 5th above)5THOCT (5th above to 1 octave above)HOCTUP (1 octave above)

HOCTDN (1 octave down)

OCTU>D (1 octave above to 1 octave down)

Whammy Pedal - TheP3 knob provides a manual control of the Whammy™ pedal (WHMPDL) position. Ranges from0 to99.

Intelligent Pitch Shifting (IPS) makes a copy of the incoming signal, and then changes the pitch of the copied note to a diatonically correct interval specified by the Amount Parameter. An Intelligent Pitch Shifter differs from a regular Pitch Shifter in the fact that an Intelligent Pitch Shifter will sharp or flat the shifted pitch in order to keep the specified interval within the selected key and scale creating a true harmony.

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IPS Amount - TheP2 knob selects the Amount or interval of the shifted pitch. Interval choices include:

OCTDN (octave down)

2NDUP (a second above)

7THDN (a seventh below)

3RDUP (a third above)

6tHDN (a sixth below)

4THUP (a fourth above)

5tHDN (a fifth below)

5THUP (a fifth above)

4tHDN (a fourth below)

6THUP (a sixth above)

3RDDN (a third below)

7THUP (a seventh above)

2NDDN (a second below)

OCTUP (an octave above)

IPS Scale - TheP3 knob selects the scale the IPS will use. Key choices include:MAJOR (Major),MINOR (minor),DORIAN (Dorian),MIXLYD (Mixolydian),LYDIAN (Lydian),HARMIN (Harmonic minor).

IPS Key - TheP4 knob selects the musical key the IPS will use. Key choices range fromKEY E (Key E) throughKEY E (Key Eb).

Detuning is similar to a standard pitch shifter with the exception that it shifts the copied signal by less than a semitone resulting in an effect as if two guitars were slightly out of tune and playing in unison.

Detune Amount - TheP2 knob selects theAMNT (Amount) of detuning applied to the copied pitch in cents (100 cents equals 1 semitone). Ranges from-24 (24 cents below) to+24 (24 cents above).

A Pitch Shifter will keep the shifted pitch at a parallel distance from the input note.

Pitch Interval - TheP2 knob selects theSHIFT (Shift) of the pitch in semitone intervals. Ranges from-24 (two octaves below) to+24 (two octaves above).

Level - TheP5 knob adjusts the Level or Mix (IPSLVL/IPSMIX) of all pitch altering effects in this module. Ranges from0 to99.

Chorus/Mod Effects

The Modulation Effects row is a multi-functionmodule allowing you to select effects such as; Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Triggered Flanger,Triggered Phaser,Tremolo, Panner,Vibrato, Rotary Speaker,AutoYa™, YaYa™, SynthTalk™, Envelope Filter (auto wah), Detune, and Pitch Shift. Only one of the effects in this row can be used at a time.The following pages describe each Effect and their Parameters in more detail.

On/Off - TheDATA knob is used to turn the Chorus/Mod module on and off.

Type - TheP1 knob is used select the type of Effect to be used in the Effect module. After selecting the type of effect, theP2,P3,P4, andP5 knobs adjust the individual Parameters associated with the selected effect.

Chorus (CHORUS)

A Chorus adds a short delay to your signal.The delayed signal is modulated in and out of tune and then mixed back with the original signal to create a thicker sound.

Speed - TheP2 knob adjusts the rate (SPEED) of the modulation. Ranges from1 to99.Depth - TheP3 knob adjusts the intensity (DEPTH) of the modulation. Ranges from1 to99.

PreDelay - TheP4 knob adjusts the PreDelay (PREDLY) or length of time before the Chorus effect is applied to the input signal. Ranges from1 to20.

*Waveform - Selects the waveform used by the Chorus.Waveforms include Triangle, Sine, and Square.

*Balance - Adjusts the left to right balance of the wet signal. Ranges from L 99 to R 99.

Mod Level - TheP5 knob controls the volume of the Chorus. Ranges from0 to99.

Flange (FLANGE)

A Flanger uses the same principle as a Chorus but uses a shorter delay time and adds regeneration (or repeats) to the modulating delay.This results in an exaggerated up and down sweeping motion to the effect.

Speed - TheP2 knob adjusts the rate (SPEED) of the modulation. Ranges from1 to99.Depth - TheP3 knob adjusts the intensity (DEPTH) of the Modulation. Ranges from1 to99.

Feedback - TheP4 knob adjusts the amount of feedback (REGEN) added to the Flanger delay. Ranges from0 to

99.

*Waveform- Selects the waveform used by the Flanger.Waveforms include Triangle, Sine, and Square.

*Balance - Adjusts the left to right balance of the wet signal. Ranges from L 99 to R 99.

Mod Mix - TheP5 knob controls the mix of wet and dry signal. Ranges from0 (all dry) to99 (all wet).

* These Parameters are only available using the GENEDIT™ computer editor software.

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Phaser (PHaseR)

A Phaser splits the incoming signal, and then changes the phasing of the signal.This signal is then taken in and out of phase and mixed back in with the original signal. As the phasing changes, different frequencies get canceled resulting in a warm sort of twisting sound.

Speed - TheP2 knob adjusts the rate (SPEED) of the modulating phase. Ranges from1 to99.Depth - TheP3 knob adjusts the intensity (DEPTH) of the modulation. Ranges from1 to99.

Regeneration - TheP4 knob adjusts the amount of effected signal returned to the input of the Phaser (REGEN). Ranges from0 to99.

*Waveform - Selects the waveform used by the Phaser.Waveforms include Triangle, Sine, and Square.

*Balance - Adjusts the left to right balance of the wet signal. Ranges from L 99 to R 99.

Mod Mix - TheP5 knob controls the mix of wet and dry signal. Ranges from0 (all dry) to99 (all wet).

Triggered Flanger (TRGFLG)

A Triggered Flanger is the same sound as a regular Flanger but allows you to choose the starting point of the Flanger sweep. In a regular Flanger, the low frequency oscillator (LFO) is continually sweeping up and down.This means that when you begin to play, the flanger may be at the top, bottom, or any random point of the sweep.With a Triggered Flanger, every time the signal exceeds theSensitivity level setting, the Flanger will begin at the point of the sweep that you designate with the value of theLFO Start Parameter.

Speed - TheP2 knob adjusts the rate (SPEED) of the modulation. Ranges from1 to99.

Sensitivity - TheP3 knob adjusts the strength the signal must be (SENSTV) in order to triggerthe Flanger. Ranges from1 (requiring strong signals to trigger) to99 (triggers with weak signals).

LFO Start - TheP4 knob selects the Flanger sweep starting point (LFO ST). Ranges from0 to99.Mod Mix - TheP5 knob controls the mix of wet and dry signal. Ranges from0 (all dry) to99 (all wet).

Triggered Phaser (TRGPHA)

A Triggered Phaser is the same sound as a regular Phaser but allows you to choose the starting point of the Phaser sweep. In a regular Phaser, the low frequency oscillator (LFO) is continually changing the phase of the signal. This means that when you begin to play, the phaser may be at the any random point of the phase.With a Triggered Phaser, every time the signal exceeds theSensitivity level setting, the Phaser will begin at the point of phasing that you designate with the value of theLFO Start Parameter.

Speed - TheP2 knob adjusts the rate (SPEED) of the modulating phase. Ranges from1 to99.

Sensitivity - TheP3 knob adjusts the strength the signal must be (SENSTV) in order to trigger the Phaser. Ranges from1 (requiring strong signals to trigger) to99 (triggers with weak signals).

LFO Start - TheP4 knob selects the Phaser sweep starting point (LFO ST). Ranges from0 to99.Mod Mix - TheP5 knob controls the mix of wet and dry signal. Ranges from0 (all dry) to99 (all wet).

Tremolo (TREMLO)

A Tremolo effect modulates the volume of the signal at an even rate.

Speed - TheP2 knob adjusts the rate (SPEED) at which the volume modulates. Ranges from1 to99.Depth - TheP3 knob adjusts the intensity (DEPTH) of the modulating volume. Ranges from0 to99.Waveform - TheP4 knob selects the type of wave form the modulation will use. Choices include:TRINGL

(triangle), SINE (sine), andSQUARE (square). TheP5 knob has no function when the Tremolo is selected.

Panner (PANNER)

An Auto Panner modulates the sound from left to right at an even rate.

Speed - TheP2 knob adjusts the rate (SPEED) at which the signal pans from side to side. Ranges from1 to99.Depth - TheP3 knob adjusts the intensity (DEPTH) of the changing pan. Ranges from0 to99.

Waveform - TheP4 knob selects the type of wave form the modulation will use. Choices include:TRINGL (triangle),SINE (sine), andSQUARE (square).

The P5 knob has no function when the Panner is selected.

* These Parameters are only available using the GENEDIT™ computer editor software.

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Vibrato (viBRTO)

A Vibrato effect modulates the pitch of the incoming signal at an even rate.

Speed - TheP2 knob adjusts the rate (SPEED) at which the pitch modulates. Ranges from1 to99.Depth - TheP3 knob adjusts the intensity (DEPTH) of the modulating pitch. Ranges from1 to99.Waveform - TheP4 knob selects the type of wave form the modulation will use. Choices include:TRINGL

(triangle), SINE (sine), andSQUARE (square). TheP5 knob has no function when the Vibrato is selected.

Rotary Speaker (ROTARY)

Rotary Speaker is an emulation of a device that included a spinning horn and rotor (woofer).The rotation of these two speakers produced an interesting combination of the sound panning from side to side, as well as a slight pitch change due to speed of the sound coming towards, and then going away from the listener.

Speed - TheP2 knob adjusts the rate (SPEED) of the spinning speakers. Ranges from0 to99.Depth - TheP3 knob controls the intensity (DEPTH) of the Effect. Ranges from0 to99.

Doppler - TheP4 knob controls the Pitch Shift (DOPPLR) effect which is the ratio between the horn and the rotor positions. Ranges from0 to99.

* Crossover - Selects the crossover frequency between the horn and rotor. Ranges from 200Hz to 1500Hz.Mod Mix - TheP5 knob controls the mix of wet and dry signal. Ranges from0 (all dry) to99 (all wet).

* These Parameters are only available using the GENEDIT™ computer editor software.

AutoYa™ (AUTOYA)

An AutoYa combines the characteristics of a Wah and a Flanger together creating an almost human vowel sound as if the guitar were saying “Yah.” The AutoYa automatically provides this animation by modulating the sound at an even rate.

Speed - TheP2 knob adjusts the rate (SPEED) of the modulation. Ranges from1 to99.

Depth - TheP3 knob adjusts the intensity (DEPTH) of the AutoYa™ effect. Ranges from1 to99.Range - TheP4 knob adjusts the throaty quality (RANGE) of the AutoYa™ effect. Ranges from1 to50.* Balance - Adjusts the left to right balance of the wet signal. Ranges from L 99 to R 99.

Mod Mix - TheP5 knob controls the mix of wet and dry signal. Ranges from0 (all dry) to99 (all wet).

YaYa™ (yaya)

The YaYa is another effect exclusive to DigiTech products.The YaYa is controlled by the Expression Pedal and combines the characteristics of a wah and a flanger together providing a unique talk box type of effect. As the Expression Pedal is rocked back and forth, the guitar appears to say “Yah.” The YaYa effect must be linked to the Expression Pedal in order to function. See page 29 for more information on linking the Expression Pedal.

YaYa Pedal - TheP2 knob adjusts the Ya Pedal position (YA PDL). Ranges from0 to99.Depth - TheP3 knob adjusts the intensity (DEPTH) of the YaYa™ effect. Ranges from1 to99.

Range - TheP4 knob adjusts the throaty quality (RANGE) of the YaYa™ effect. Ranges from1 to50.* Balance- Adjusts the left to right balance of the wet signal. Ranges from L 99 to R 99.

Mod Mix - TheP5 knob controls the mix of wet and dry signal. Ranges from0 (all dry) to99 (all wet).

SynthTalk™ (syNtLK)

SynthTalk is an effect exclusive to DigiTech. It makes your guitar seem to speak based upon the dynamics of your playing style.

Attack - TheP2 knob adjusts theATTACK of the synthesized voice. Ranges from0 to99.

Release - TheP3 knob adjusts theRELEAS of the synthesized voice. Ranges from1 to99, andoo (infinity).

Voice - TheP4 knob changes the characteristics of the various synth voices (VOX). Ranges from

0 to 99.

* Balance - Adjusts the left to right balance of the wet signal. Ranges from L 99 to R 99.

 

Sensitivity - TheP5 knob adjusts the sensitivity (SENSTV) of the input signal required to trigger

the SynthTalk™

effect. Ranges from 1 to99.

 

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Envelope Filter (eNvlOp)

The Envelope Filter is an automatic Wah effect that alters your sound based upon how hard the strings are struck.Sensitivity - TheP2 knob adjusts the sensitivity (SENSTV) of the input signal required to trigger the Wah effect.

Ranges from 1 to99.

Range - TheP3 knob adjusts the frequency range (RANGE) of the Wah effect. Ranges from1 to99.

Balance - TheP4 knob adjusts the left/right balance of the Wah signal. Ranges fromBAL L99 (left 99) toBAL R99 (right 99).

Mod Mix - TheP5 knob controls the mix of wet and dry signal. Ranges from0 (all dry) to99 (all wet).

Detune (DetUNe)

A Detuner will make a copy of your incoming signal, take the copied signal slightly out of tune from the original, and mix the two signals together.The result is a doubling type of effect as if two guitars were playing the same part together.

Amount - TheP2 knob adjusts the amount of pitch difference (AMNT) applied to the copied signal. Ranges from- 24 cents to+24 cents.

Balance - TheP3 knob adjusts the left/right balance of the detuned signal. Ranges fromBAL L99 (left 99) toBAL R99 (right 99).

Mod Level - TheP5 knob controls the volume of the detuned note. Ranges from0 to99. The P4 knob has no function when the Detune effect is selected.

Pitch Shift (PitCH)

A Pitch Shifter copies the incoming signal, then shifts the pitch of the copied note to a different note.The shifted note is then mixed back with the original signal sounding as if two guitars were playing parallel notes.

Amount - TheP2 knob adjusts the Amount of Pitch Shift (SHIFT) in intervals of onesemi-tone.Ranges from-12 (12 semitones below) to+24 (24 semitones above).

Balance - TheP3 knob adjusts the left/right balance of the shifted pitch.Ranges fromBAL L99 (left 99) toBAL R99 (right 99).

Mod Level - TheP5 knob controls the volume of the shifted pitch. Ranges from0 to99. The P4 knob has no function when the Pitch Shifter is selected.

Delay

Delay is an effect that will record a portion of the incoming signal, and then play it back a short time later.The recorded segment can repeat just once, several times, or infinitely (which turns the input to the Delay off and allows you to play over the top of a passage in the Delay loop). The Delay in the Genesis3 also includes a Ducker Threshold which allows you to set the signal strength required before the Delay will record.This feature allows you to control the Delay through the dynamics of your playing.

Delay On/Off - TheDATA knob turns the Delay on and off

Delay Type - TheP1 knob selects one of the 4 different types of Delay. Delay choices include:

MONO (Mono Digital Delay - clear concise repeats)

ALGPNG

(Analog Ping Pong - side to side with

PPONG (Ping Pong Delay - bounces from side to side)

 

deterioration)

ANALOG (Analog Delay - deteriorates with each repeat)

SPREAD

(Mono Delay with stereo imaging)

Time - TheP2 knob adjusts the length of time between repeats. Ranges from10 MS through2000MS (10 through 2000 ms in 10 ms increments).

Feedback - TheP3 knob adjusts the number of times the delayed signal will repeat (FEEDBK). Ranges from0 to99 andRPHOLD (infinite repeat).

DuckerThreshold - TheP4 knob adjusts the level (THRESH) the input signal must reach before the Delay signal is attenuated. Ranges from1 to99 andOF (off).

Delay Level - TheP5 knob adjusts the volume (DLYLVL) of the Delay signal. Ranges from0 to99.

* DuckerAttenuation - The Ducker Level selects the amount of attenuation applied to the Delay signal when the Ducker Threshold has been exceeded. Ranges from 0 to 99.

* Delay Balance - The Delay Balance adjusts the left/right balance of the Delay signal. Ranges from L 99 to R 99. (not available with Spread Delay)

* Spread - Spread adjusts the stereo imaging of the Spread Delay. Ranges from 1ms to 50ms. (Spread Delay only)

* These Parameters are only available using the GENEDIT™ computer editor software.

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Reverb

Reverb can give the listener a sense that the material is being performed in various acoustical environments. It can provide the tight acoustics of a small room, or the ambience of huge arena.

Reverb On/Off - TheDATA knob turns the Reverb on and off.

Reverb Type - TheP1 knob selects the Type of Reverb or acoustic environment.The Genesis3 provides ten different environments to choose from including:

STUDIO = Studio

AMPTHR

= Amphitheater

ROOM

= Wood Room

CHURCH

= Church

CLUB

= Club

GARAGE

= Parking Garage

PLATE = Plate

ARENA

= Arena

HALL

= Hall

SPRING

= Spring

PreDelay - TheP2 knob adjusts the amount of time (PREDLY) it takes for the initial sound to reach the first reflective surface in the simulated environment. Ranges from0 to15.

Decay - TheP3 knob adjusts the length of time the Reverb is audible (DECAY). Ranges from1 to99.

Damping - TheP4 knob controls the amount of sound which is absorbed (DAMPNG) in the simulated environment. Ranges from0 to99.

Reverb Level - TheP5 knob adjusts the volume (RVBLVL) of the Reverb. Ranges from0 to99.

* Reverb Balance - The Reverb Balance adjusts the left/right balance of the Reverb signal. Ranges from L 99 to R 99.

* These Parameters are only available using the GENEDIT™ computer editor software.

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Tutorial

Tutorial

A Guided Example

Suppose you wanted to create your own Hypermodel™ that incorporated the sweet tones of a vintage Tweed with a Blonde 2x12 cabinet, and the ripping distortion of a Rectified Amp with a Marshall 4x12 cabinet. Let’s also suppose that we want to be able to toggle between an acoustic guitar simulation and this new HyperModel™ in a Preset which gave your single coil pickup a humbucker sound, used no Compression, had a Noise Gate that opens quickly, a subtle Chorus effect, no Delay, and a little bit of a Hall reverb.The following steps will guide you through the procedure for creating just such a Preset in the Genesis3.

Choose a Preset

The first step in creating a Preset is selecting your starting point.You can start with any Preset, but for this example let’s start with Preset 40. Rotate the DATA knob to select Preset 40.

Create a Hypermodel™

For this example, we are going to use a vintage Tweed amp with an Blonde 2x12 Cabinet, and warp it with a Rectified Amp using a Marshall 4x12 cabinet. After selecting Preset 40, the Genesis3 will be ready to select the Amp Models.

Select the Green Channel Amp and Cabinet

Press the Warp knob until the LEDs next to the Amp Parameter knobs are green indicating that the Green Channel has been selected for editing.To assign the vintage Tweed amp to the Green Channel, rotate the AMP MODEL knob until the Display readsTWEED (Tweed).The LED next to the word “Tweed” in the LEDs surrounding the Amp Model knob will light green.Then rotate theCABINET knob until the Display readsBL2X12 (Blonde 2x12).The LED indicating Blonde 2x12 surrounding the Cabinet knob will also light green.

EDIT

Adjust the Green Channel Parameters

The Tweed amp that we selected for our Green Channel assignment will initialize with factory default settings for the Gain, EQ, and Level Parameters.These settings may not necessarily suit your personal taste and require some fine tuning. Use the 5 Amp Parameter knobs next to the green LEDs to adjust the Green Channel Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Level.

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Select the Red Channel Amp and Cabinet

Press the WARP knob until the LEDs next to the Amp Parameter knobs are red indicating that the Red Channel has been selected for editing. Rotate theAMP MODEL knob until the Display readsRECTIF (Rectified).The LED next to the word “Rectified” in the LEDs surrounding the Amp Model knob will light red.Then rotate theCABINET knob until the Display readsBR4x12 (Brit 4x12M).The LED indicating Brit 4x12M surrounding the Cabinet knob will also light red.

Adjust the Red Channel Parameters

Like the Tweed amp in the Green Channel, the Rectified amp in the Red Channel may need to be tweaked to suit your personal taste. Use the 5 Amp Parameter knobs next to the red LEDs to adjust the Rectified Gain, Bass, Mids, Treble, and Level.

Tune the Cabinets (optional)

We may also want to tune the resonance for the Blonde 2x12 and the British 4x12 Cabinets.To access the Cabinet tuning, press and hold the WARP knob until the Display readsCABTUN (Cabinet Tuning). Release theWARP knob and rotate theP1 knob to adjust the tuning for the green cabinet. Rotate theP5 knob to adjust the tuning of the red cabinet. Once the tuning of both Cabinets has been adjusted, press and hold theWARP knob again to exit the Cabinet Tuning menu.

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Warp the Green and Red Channels Together

When we have the Amps and Cabinets in our Green and Red Channels dialed in to suit our taste, we can Warp them together to create our new HyperModel™. Rotate the WARP knob to achieve the desired blend of the Amps and Cabinets in our Green and Red Channels.

Save the HyperModel™

Now that we have designed our own Amp/Cabinet HyperModel™, we need to save our creation to one of the 9 User HyperModel™ locations.This will enable us to use it in Presets. Press the AMP SAVE button once.The Display will readNEWAMP (New Amp) and the first letter (N) will be flashing.This is asking us to name the new HyperModel™. For the sake of this example, let’s name the HyperModel™ “Rectwd” (Rectified Tweed). Rotate theDATA knob to select R as the first letter. Use theEDIT button to select the next character in the Display.This character should already be an E because we started out with the name “NEWAMP.” If it is not an E, rotate theDATA knob to select E as the character. Continue to use theEDIT button to select the next character location in the Display, and rotate theDATA knob to select the alphabetic characters until the Display readsRECTWD.

Then press the AMP SAVE button again.This will take us to the second step of saving a HyperModel™, which is choosing one of the 9 User HyperModel™ locations.Thealpha-numericDisplay should readEMPTY (Empty) and the red numeric Display should readU1 because this is the first HyperModel™ stored to your Genesis3. Press theAMP SAVE button again to store this new creation to this Amp location.The Display will briefly readAMPSVD (Amp Saved) and then return to showing the name of the currently selected Preset.

Select Models for the Preset Channels

In the previous steps, we assigned a Tweed to the Green Channel and a Rectified Model to the Red Channel.Then we Warped the two together to create our HyperModel™.This HyperModel™ is now saved as an amp type that we named Rectwd, but it is not currently a part of our Preset. In this example Preset, we were going to have the ability to toggle between an acoustic guitar simulation and our new HyperModel™.To do this we need to select the acoustic model for the Green Channel and our new Rectwd to the Red Channel of our Preset. Press the WARP knob until the Amp Parameter LEDs are Green. Now rotate theAMP MODEL knob until the Display readsACOUST. Now press theWARP knob again and the Amp Parameter LEDs will light red. Rotate theAMP MODEL knob until the Display readsRECTWD (our new HyperModel™).We will now be able to toggle between these two sounds without changing Presets.

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Edit the Preset

The next step to creating our example Preset is to enter the Effect Edit mode.To do this, press the Edit Button once. At this point only theWah-PickupLED should light.The Display will briefly showEDIT and then cycle between showing the status of the Pickup simulator Effect.

Select the Pickup Type

In our example Preset we were assuming that we were using a single coil pickup, but wanted it to sound like a double coil humbucker.With the Wah-PickupLED lit, rotate theDATA knob until the Display showsSC>HB.This means that a single coil will sound like a Humbucker.

Turn the Wah Off

Our example Preset was not going to use a Wah.To access the Wah parameters, press the EDIT button again.ThePickup-WahLED will remain lit and the status of the Wah will be shown in the display. If the display shows that the Wah is on (WAH On), rotate theDATA knob counterclockwise to turn it off (since our example is not using a Wah).

CHORUS / MOD

Turn the Compressor Off

Next, we didn’t want to use compression in our Preset so, we need to turn the compressor off. Press the EDIT button again.The Compressor LED in the Effect Matrix will light and the Display will show the current status of the Compressor. If the Compressor is on, rotate theDATA knob until the Display showsCMPRs OF.The Compressor will then be disengaged.

Turn the Whammy™/IPS Off

We didn’t want to use any Whammy™ or IPS effects in this Preset. Press the EDIT button again and the LED on the Whammy/IPS row will light. If the Display indicates that either one of these effects is active, turn theDATA knob until the Display readsWHMIPS OF (IPS Off).

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Adjust the Noise Gate

For our example, we wanted our Noise Gate to open quickly with a relatively weak signal.This type of gate would use the Silencer™ with a low Threshold and short Attack Time. Press the EDIT button again and the Noise Gate LED will light. If the Display indicates that the Noise Gate is off (GATE OF), rotate theDATA knob until the Display readsGATE ON (Gate On). Rotate theP1 knob until the Display readsSILNCR (Silencer) as the type of gate. Rotate theP2 knob to set the Threshold to a value of 20 (this may need further adjustment depending upon your guitar). Rotate theP3 knob to set the Attack Time value to 0 (fast attack).

Select and Adjust the Chorus

Next we wanted to thicken up the sound in our Preset by adding a subtle Chorus effect. Press the EDIT button again and the Mod/Pitch LED will light. If the Display indicates that this module is off (CHOMODOF), rotate theDATA knob until the Display readsCHOMODon (Effect On).Then rotate theP1 knob until the Display showsCHORUS (Chorus) as the effect type. Rotate theP2 knob to set the Chorus Speed to a value of 5. Rotate theP3 knob to set the Chorus Depth to a value of 30. Rotate theP5 knob to set the Chorus Level to a value of 50.

Turn the Delay Off

In our example Preset we wanted the Delay to be bypassed. Press the EDIT button again and the Delay LED will light. If the Display indicates that the Delay is on (DELAY ON), rotate theDATA knob until the Display readsDELAY OF (Delay Off).

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Select and Adjust the Reverb

In our example Preset we also wanted a little bit of Hall Reverb to provide some ambience. Press the EDIT button again and the Reverb LED will light. If the Display indicates that the Reverb is off (ReVeRBOF), rotate theDATA knob until the Display readsREVERBOn (Reverb On). Rotate theP1 knob to selectHALL (Hall) as the Reverb Type. Rotate theP2 knob to set the Reverb Predelay to a value of 2. Rotate theP3 knob to set the Reverb Decay to a value of 15. Rotate theP4 knob to set the Reverb Damping to a value of 40. Rotate theP5 knob to set the Reverb Level to a value of 30.

Store the Preset

The last step that we need to do is to store our changes to a User Preset. If we changed Presets or turned the Genesis3 off without storing these settings, it would forget what we had done and revert back to the original Preset. Press the STORE button once.The first letter in the Display begins to flash which is asking us to rename the Preset. Since this is an example Preset, let’s name the Presetexampl. Rotate theDATA knob until the flashing character in the Display is anE. Press theEDIT button and the second character begins to flash. Use theDATA knob again until the flashing character is anX. Press theEDIT button again to Select the third character and change it to anA using theDATA knob. Continue using theEDIT button to select the characters and theDATA knob to change the characters.

Once the Display reads exampL, press theSTORE button again. Now the numbers in the red numeric display are flashing, which is asking where to store this new preset. Rotate theDATA knob to select 48 as the destination. Press theSTORE button one more time to execute the Store function.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a preset.

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Tutorial/Other Functions

“Busy” Display

The Genesis3 utilizes the latest advances in programming and semiconductor technology, including FLASH memory. This type of memory allows users to store the sounds they create to memory that requires NO internal backup battery, and to update their units to the latest software version from their computer via the Internet.

To keep the Genesis3 groomed and working to peak performance, the system will optimize FLASH memory after approximately every thirty preset saves. During this time, when you have initiated a normal preset save procedure and pressed the store button, the display shows a BUSY message for a few seconds while it performs this memory optimization routine (much like defragmenting a computer hard drive). Rest assured the system is functioning normally and all of your presets (including the new one) are in perfect order and ready to be recalled at any time for that ultimate guitar sound.

Other Functions

Assign

The Genesis3 includes a variety of real time expression control options.These options allow your choice of parameters to be assigned for control.The Genesis3 includes 2 Low Frequency Oscillators and the optional Control X Foot Controller offers 3 individual Expression Pedal assignments, and an assignable Footswitch.The Assign menu is entered and exited by pressing the TAP-IT andEDIT buttons simultaneously. Both of these buttons will light green when the assign menu is active.The Data knob is used to select the expression controller and the 5 knobs directly beneath the display are used to make assignments to the selected expression controller.The following subsections describe each of the assign options in more detail as well as outlining the procedure for assigning parameters to these expression controllers.

Expression Pedal

The Expression Pedal on the Control X can be assigned to control up to 3 Genesis3 Parameters in real time including the Volume,Whammy,Ya Ya, or just about any other parameter.. When a parameter has been assigned to the Expression Pedal, the minimum and maximum values the assigned Parameter will reach can also be programmed.The Control X Expression Pedal includes DigiTech’s exclusive V-Switch.TheV-Switchallows the Expression Pedal assignment to be switched on the fly. Applying extra pressure to the toe of the Expression Pedal will engage the V- Switch and the function of the Expression Pedal will switch between the assigned parameter and Wah. The sensitivity or amount of pressure required to engage theV-Switchcan be adjusted to suit your personal taste (or weight of your foot). See page 32 for theV-SwitchSensitivity adjustment procedure.

The procedure for assigning a parameter to the Expression Pedal is as follows:

1.Press the TAP-IT andEDIT buttons simultaneously to enter the Assign menu.

2.Rotate the DATA knob until the Display readsEXPDL1 (Expression Pedal Link 1),EXPDL2 (Expression Pedal Link 2), orEXPDL3 (Expression Pedal Link 3), depending upon which assignment you wish to use or the number of Parameters you intend to assign.The Display will alternate between showing the Expression Pedal selection and the currently assigned Parameter.

3.Rotate the P1 knob until the desired Parameter appears in the Display. See the Expression Parameter Assignment List on page 29 for a complete list of assignable Parameters.

4.Rotate the P2 knob to select the minimum value the assigned parameter will reach with the Expression Pedal in the toe up position (not available when volume is the assigned parameter).

5.Rotate the P3 knob to select the maximum value the assigned parameter will reach with the Expression Pedal in the toe down position (not available when volume is the assigned parameter).

6.Store your Expression Pedal assignment to your Preset. See page 14 for more information on the storing procedure.

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Other Functions

LFOs

The Genesis3 includes two assignable low frequency oscillators (LFO1 andLFO2) which can be assigned to any of the same parameters available for assignment to the Expression Pedal. A low frequency oscillator will automatically vary the value of the assigned parameter at a steady rate. A minimum and maximum value each LFO will reach may be also be assigned. For instance: if the Amp Gain was assigned toLFO1, and the minimum value was set at 1 and the maximum value was set at 99, the Genesis3 would automatically sweep the amount of distortion from a fully clean sound to a fully distorted sound. Individual LFO speeds are also available for assignment. In the previous example, the LFO speed would determine the length of time it took the LFO to sweep from the clean to the distorted sound.The procedure for assigning the LFOs in the Genesis3 is as follows:

1.Press the TAP-IT andEDIT buttons simultaneously to enter the Assign menu.

2.Rotate the DATA knob to select whether you want to assignLFO1 (LFO1) orLFO2 (LFO2).

3.Rotate the P1 knob until the desired Parameter appears in the Display. See the Expression Parameter Assignment list on page 29 for a complete list of assignable Parameters.

4.Rotate the P2 knob to select the minimum value the assigned parameter will reach at the bottom turn around point for the LFO (not available when volume is the assigned parameter).

5.Rotate the P3 knob to select the maximum value the assigned parameter will reach at the top turn around point for the LFO (not available when volume is the assigned parameter).

6.Rotate the P4 knob to select the speed at which the LFO will oscillate from the minimum to the maximum values.

LFO speed ranges from .O5 HZ (.05 Hz) to1ºO HZ (10.0 Hz).

7.Rotate the P5 knob to select the waveform the LFO will oscillate on.Your choices include:TRINGL (Triangle) - a smooth rise and fall, but abrupt turn around in oscillation.

SINE (Sine) - a smooth rise, fall, and turn around in oscillation.SQUARE (Square) - an abrupt rise, fall, and turn around in oscillation.

8.Store your LFO assignment to your Preset. See page 14 for more information on the storing procedure.

Amp Footswitch

From the factory, the Genesis3 has the Amp Footswitch on the Control X assigned to change between the Green and the Red Amp Channels. However, the Genesis3 allows you to select the function of the Amp Footswitch.The procedure for assigning the function of the Amp Footswitch is as follows:

1.Press the TAP-IT andEDIT buttons simultaneously to enter the Assign menu.

2.Rotate the DATA knob until the Display readsAMP FS (Amp Footswitch).

3.Rotate the Number 1 knob to select the desired function of the Amp Footswitch.Your choices include: G-R - Switches between the Green and Red Amp Channels.

G-Y - Switches between the Green and Yellow (Warped) Channels.R-Y - Switches between the Red and Yellow (Warped) Channels.

G-R-Y - Switches between the Green, Red, and Yellow (Warped) Channels.

4.Store your Amp Footswitch assignment to your Preset. See page 14 for more information on the storing procedure.

Expression Parameter Assignment List

The following Parameters can be assigned to the any of the 3 Expression Pedal links, LFO 1, or LFO 2. NOLINK (No Link) - No Parameter is assigned

CMPATK (Compressor Attack) - Controls the Compressor’s Attack time.CMPRTO (Compressor Ratio) - Controls the Compressor’s Ratio.CMPTHR (Compressor Threshold) - Controls the Compressor’s Threshold.CMPGAN (Compressor Gain) - Controls the Compressor’s Gain.AMOUNT/SHIFT (Parameter 1) - Controls the interval for the IPS module.

WHMPDL (Whammy™ Parameter 2) - Controls the pitch bend when Whammy™ is engaged.SCALE (IPS Parameter 2) - Controls the scale when the IPS module is engaged.

KEY (IPS Parameter 3) - Controls the key type when the IPS module is engaged.IPSMIX/IPSLVL (IPS Mix/Level) - Controls the wet/dry mix or Level for the IPS module.AMPCHN (Amp Channel) - Switches Amp Channels.

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A WARP (Amp Warp) - Warps the Green and Red Amp Models.

C WARP (Cabinet Warp) - Warps the Green and Red Cabinet types.

WARP (Warp) - Warps the Green and Red Channels.

GGAIN (Green Gain) - Controls the Amp Gain for the Green Channel.

GLEVL (Green Level) - Controls the Volume of the Green Channel.

RGAIN (Red Gain) - Controls the Amp Gain for the Red Channel.

RLEVL (Red Level) - Controls the Volume of the Red Channel.GATTHR (Gate Threshold) - Controls the Noise Gate’s Threshold.

GATATK (Gate Attack) - Controls the Noise Gate’s Attack time.

PLKSNS (Gate Pluck) - Controls the Noise Gate’s Pluck Sensitivity.

Modulation Effects Parameters

 

 

 

 

 

Effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chorus

SPEED

DEPTH

PREDLY

MODBAL

MODLVL

 

Flanger

SPEED

DEPTH

REGEN

MODBAL

MODMIX

 

Phaser

SPEED

DEPTH

REGEN

MODBAL

MODMIX

 

Triggered Flanger

SPEED

SENSTV

LFO ST

MODMIX

 

 

Triggered Phaser

SPEED

SENSTV

LFO ST

MODMIX

 

 

Tremolo

SPEED

DEPTH

 

 

 

 

Panner

SPEED

DEPTH

 

 

 

 

Vibrato

SPEED

DEPTH

 

 

 

 

Rotary Speaker

SPEED

DEPTH

DOPPLR

XOVER

MODBAL

MODMIX

Auto Ya™

SPEED

DEPTH

RANGE

MODBAL

MODMIX

 

YaYa™

YA PDL

DEPTH

RANGE

MODBAL

MODMIX

 

SynthTalk

ATTACK

RELEAS

VOX

MODBAL

SENSTV

 

Envelope Filter

SENSTV

RANGE

MODBAL

MODMIX

 

 

Detune

AMOUNT

MODBAL

MODLVL

 

 

 

Pitch Shift

SHIFT

MODBAL

MODLVL

 

 

 

DLYFBK (Delay Feedback) - Controls the amount of Delay Feedback.DUKTHR (Delay Threshold) - Controls the Ducker Threshold for the Delay.

DUkATN (Ducker Attenuation) - Controls the attenuation level applied to the Delay signal when the Ducker Threshold is exceeded.

DLYLVL (Delay Level) - Controls the Mix Level of the selected Delay Type.DLYBAL (Delay Balance) - Controls the left/right balance of the selected Delay Type.RVBPRE (Reverb Predelay) - Controls the Reverbs Predelay time.

RVBDCY (Reverb Decay) - Controls the Reverbs Decay time.RVBLVL (Reverb Level) - Controls the Reverbs Mix Level.

RVBBAL (Reverb Balance) - Controls the left/right balance of the selected Reverb Type.VOLPRE (Volume Pre) - Controls the Volume after the Amp Modeling but before the Effects.VOLPST (Volume Post) - Controls the Volume at the end of the Effects chain.

LF1SPD (LFO 1 Speed) - Controls the modulation speed of Expression LFO 1.LF2SPD (LFO 2 Speed) - Controls the modulation speed of Expression LFO 2.

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Other Functions

Utilities

The Utility section contains various menus which affect global functions of the Genesis3.These menus include: Output Mode,Target System Setup,Tuner,V-SwitchSensitivity,Volume Pedal Update, Bank Names, MIDI Channel, MIDI Bulk Dump, MIDI Preset Dump, MIDI Mapping, MIDI Merge, Digital Output Level, Dry Track Enable, Expression Pedal Calibration, and Factory Reset.To access the Utility functions, press theAMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. These buttons appear green when in Utility mode. The wordUTILITY will scroll across the display indicating that you are in Utility mode.The Display will then alternate between showing the currently selected Utility menu, and the current status or value for that menu. Once the Utilities have been accessed, pressing theTAP-IT button will select the previous Utility menu, and pressing theEDIT button will advance to the next Utility menu selection. Rotating theDATA knob will change the value or status of the selected Utility. Pressing theAMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously will exit the Utility menu and return the Genesis3 to the previous mode.

Tuner Mode

The Tuner in the Genesis3 allows you to accurately tune your instrument prior to a recording session.The Tuner can be instantly accessed from the Control X Foot controller, or through the Utility menu in the Genesis3 processor.The following steps outline the procedure for entering the Tuner from the Genesis3 front panel:

1.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities.

2. Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons until theTUNER displays.

3.Press the flashing STORE button to enter Tuner mode.

4.To begin tuning, play a note on your guitar (a harmonic at the 12th fret usually works best).The red numeric Display will show the note being played, and the green alpha-numericdisplay will indicate whether the note is sharp or flat, or in tune. Arrows pointing to the left (<<<) indicate the note is sharp and should be tuned down. Arrows pointing to the right (>>>) indicate the note is flat and should be tuned up.When your note is

in tune, the Display will read -><- .

In Tuner mode, you can select your tuning reference with the DATA knob. The default factory setting is A=440 Hz.The tuning reference ranges from 427 Hz to 453 Hz, which is the equivalent of ± 50 cents (1/2 semitone) in either direction from 440 Hz.When you scroll below 427 Hz, you will also find three alternate dropped tunings. Alternate tunings areREF A& (A=Ab),REF G (A=G), andREF G& (A=Gb).The display window will briefly flash the currently selected tuning preference.

Exit Tuner mode by pressing the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again.

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Output Mode

The output mode is used to select whether the Genesis3 will produce a stereo image or a mono signal at the left and right outputs. Setting the Output mode to Stereo will produce a Stereo image. Setting it to Mono will produce a mono signal.The procedure for selecting the Output Mode is as follows:

1.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light green indicating you are in Utility mode.

2.Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons untilSTEREO orMONO appear in the display.

3.Rotate the DATA knob to select whether the Stereo Output mode is either on or off.

4.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to exit.

Target System Setup

The Genesis3 can be connected to any type of amplification system. However, the signal requirements will change depending upon the type of amplification used.The Target System Setup is intended to optimize the Genesis3 for the type of amplification system it will be used with.The procedure for selecting the desired Target System is as follows:

1.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities.

2.Using the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons to scroll to the left or right until the display shows one of the following listings of Target Systems:

DIRECT (For direct to console applications)IN1X12 (Instrument input of a 1x12 combo amp)

FX1X12 (Input into the effect return of a 1x12 combo)IN2X12 (Instrument input of a 2x12 combo amp)

FX2X12 (Input into the effect return of a 2x12 combo)IN4X12 (Instrument input of a 4x12 combo amp)FX4X12 (Input into the effect return of a 4x12 combo)

3.Rotate the DATA knob to select the type of amplification system (from the preceding list) to be used.

4.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously to return to the Genesis3 Presets.

Volume Pedal Update

The Genesis3 provides the option of selecting the Expression Pedal’s position to be updated after changing Presets when it is linked to the Volume Parameter. This feature allows you to change Presets and retain the same volume level from the previous Preset if the Expression Pedal is assigned to control volume on both Presets. If this feature is disabled, new Presets will initialize at the volume level stored to the Preset.The procedure for enabling or disabling the Volume Pedal Update is as follows:

1.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities.

2.Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons until the Display showsvOLUPD (Volume Pedal Update).

3.Rotate the DATA knob to selectOn (enabled), orOF (disabled).

4.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to return to the Genesis3 Presets.

V-SwitchSensitivity

Applying extra pressure on the toe of the Expression Pedal of the Control X Foot controller engages a feature we call the V-Switch.TheV-Switchis used to alternate between the Expression Pedal controlling the assigned Parameter(s), and acting as a Wah Pedal.The sensitivity of theV-Switchcan be tailored to engage with the amount of pressure you wish to use.

The following steps outline the procedure for adjusting the V-Switchthreshold:

1. Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities. 2. Press theTAP-IT orEDIT buttons until the display showsvSWICH (V-Switch).

3.Rotate the DATA knob to select the threshold setting you desire. Ranges from1 to99 (with 99 requiring more pressure to engage).The sensitivity may be auditioned while making adjustments.The display will read eitherWAH

ON, orWAHOFF (depending on the status of the Wah) as theV-Switchengages and disengages.

4. Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to return to the Genesis3 presets.

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Expression Pedal Calibration

The Expression Pedal on the Control X Foot Controller needs to be calibrated for use when first connected or after a factory reset has been performed.This calibration procedure is automatically entered if the Control X is connected at the time of the factory reset procedure. In the event the Pedal’s calibration fails, or if the Pedal does not function properly, it can be re-calibratedusing the Pedal Calibration menu.The procedure for Calibrating the Expression Pedal is as follows:

1.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light green indicating you are in the Utilities.

2.Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons until thealpha-numericdisplay showsPDLCAL (Pedal Calibration).

3.Press the blinking STORE button once to enter the Pedal Calibration Menu.Thealpha-numericdisplay readsTOE DN (Toe Down).

4.Rock the Expression Pedal all the way forward to the toe down position and press the blinking number2 Footswitch.The display changes to readTOE UP (toe up).

5.Rock the Expression Pedal all the way back to the toe up position and press the blinking number3

Footswitch.The display will showVSWTCH and allow you to adjust theV-Switchthreshold.

6.Rock the Expression Pedal forward and apply the desired V-Switchpressure to the toe of the pedal. If further adjustment to the threshold is required, use theDATA knob to select the desired threshold.

Note: If the display showsCALERR, an error has occurred and steps 2 through 5 should be repeated.

7.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to return to the Genesis3 Presets.

Bank Names

The Genesis3 provides the ability to customize the names of each of the 16 User Banks where the 48 User Presets reside. Customized Bank names aid in quickly identifying the User Bank containing the Presets you may need for a particular song or set.The procedure for naming the User Banks is as follows:

1.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities.

2.Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons until thealpha-numericDisplay showsBANKS.

3.Rotate the DATA knob to select the User Bank you wish to rename.

4.Press the Store button once which takes you into the naming menu.The first character of the Bank name begins to blink.

5.Use the DATA knobs to change thealpha-numericcharacter.

6.Press the EDIT button clockwise to select the next character to the right, or press theTAP-IT to select the previous character to the left.

7.Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the desired Bank name is shown in the display. To abort saving a name, press the AMP SAVE button and turn the data knobs counter clockwise until Banks displays.

8.Once the desired Bank name is showing in the display, press the Store button again.The display will briefly show NAMSVD indicating that the Bank name has been saved, and then return to the new Bank name.

9.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to return to the Genesis3 presets.

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MIDI

The Genesis3 utilizes full MIDI implementation to control parameters and presets in real time. Every aspect of the Genesis3 can be controlled using MIDI, as well as programming your presets using the GENEDIT™ Editor Librarian software.

NOTE: Before making any MIDI connections to the Genesis3, make sure that the MIDI IN/FC switch on the rear panel is depressed (MIDI In). Leaving this switch out (FC position) could damage any connected MIDI equipment.

MIDI Channel

The MIDI channel in the Genesis3 is used for receiving incoming MIDI data only. The Genesis3 does not send out any MIDI program change commands or CC data.The procedure for selecting the MIDI channel is as follows:

1.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities.

2.Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons until thealpha-numericDisplay showsMIDICH.The numeric Display will show the currently selected MIDI channel.

3.Rotate the DATA knob to select the desired MIDI channel. your choices include1 through16,al (all), andOF (off).

4.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to return to the Genesis3 Presets.

Bulk Dump

The Sysex Bulk Dump menu allows up loading of all the Genesis3 Presets and Utility data to a sysex librarian, or MIDI recording device.This is useful for making a backup copy of all your customized settings.The procedure for performing a Bulk Dump is as follows:

1.Connect a MIDI cable from the Genesis3 MIDI OUT/THRU to the the MIDI In of another Genesis3.

2.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities.

3.Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons until thealpha-numericDisplay showsBLKDMP (Bulk Dump).The Store button begins blinking indicating that you must press the store button in order to send a bulk dump.

4.Set the MIDI recording device to record.

5.Press the STORE button to begin the dump.The Display readsSNDBLK until the dump is complete at which time the Display will return to showingBLKDMP. This may take several seconds.

6.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to return to the Genesis3 Presets.

Note: The Bulk Dump will send information on the MIDI channel defined in the MIDI Channel menu.

MIDI Preset Dump

The Sysex Preset Dump menu allows up loading of just the Genesis3 Presets to a sysex librarian, or MIDI recording device.This is useful for making a backup copy of your customized Presets, or loading your Presets into another Genesis3.The procedure for performing a Sysex Preset Dump is as follows:

1.Connect a MIDI cable from the Genesis3 MIDI OUT/THRU to the the MIDI In of another Genesis3.

2.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities.

3.Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons until thealpha-numericDisplay showsSNDPST (Preset Dump).The numeric Display will show1 indicating that the Genesis3 is ready to dump Preset number 1.

4.Use the DATA knob to select the Preset number you wish to send out.

5.Press the STORE button once.The Display readsSND TO which is asking you to select the destination Preset location.

6.Use the DATA knob to select the destination Preset number.

7.Set the MIDI recording device to record.

8.Press the STORE button again.The Display readsPSTSND until the dump is complete at which time the Display briefly readsDONE before it returns to showingPSTDMP.

9.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to return to the Genesis3 Presets. The Preset Dump will send information on the MIDI channel defined in the MIDI Channel menu.

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Hypermodel™ Amp Dump

The Amp Dump menu allows archiving of just the Genesis3 Amp HyperModels™ to a sysex librarian, or MIDI recording device.This is useful for making a backup copy of your customized Amp HyperModels™, or loading your HyperModels™ into another Genesis3.The procedure for performing a Sysex Preset Dump is as follows:

1.Connect a MIDI cable from the Genesis3 MIDI Out to the the MIDI In of a MIDI recording device or the MIDI in of another Genesis3.

2.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE once.The LED in the Utility button will light indicating you are in the Utility section.

3.Using the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons, scroll to the left or right until thealpha-numericDisplay shows

AMPDMP (Amp Dump).The numeric Display will showU1 indicating that the Genesis3 is ready to dump Amp number 1.

4.Use the DATA KNOB to select the Amp number you wish to send out.

5.Press the STORE button once.The Display readsSND TO which is asking you to select the destination User Amp location.

6.Use the DATA KNOB to select the destination User Amp number.

7.Set the MIDI recording device to record.

8.Press the STORE button again.The Display readsAMPSND until the dump is complete at which time the Display briefly readsDONE before it returns to showingAMPDMP.

9.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to return to the Genesis3 Presets.

MIDI Mapping

The MIDI Mapping in the Genesis3 allows any of the Factory, or User Preset to be accessed from external MIDI program change commands which may not necessarily correspond to the desired Genesis3 Preset.This is useful when multiple MIDI devices are chained together and are all controlled by one central unit. For example, the main MIDI controller can send out a program change command telling a particular MIDI unit to change to Program 10, but you may want the Genesis3 to change to User Preset 27.You can remap the Genesis3 so when it receives MIDI Program change 10, it calls up User Preset 27. The Procedure for mapping MIDI program changes is as follows:

1. Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities. 2. Press theTAP-IT orEDIT Buttons until thealpha-numericDisplay showsM 1>U.

3.With the digit to the right of the M blinking, use the DATA knob to select the incoming MIDI program number you wish to remap.

4.When the incoming MIDI program number has been selected, press the EDIT button.The digit in the red numeric Display will begin to flash.This number represents the Preset number within the Genesis3 that will be accessed when the Genesis3 receives the MIDI program number shown to the right of the M in thealpha-numericDisplay.

5.Rotate the DATA knob to select the desired Preset number the Genesis3 will recall when it receives the selected MIDI program change.

6.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to return to the Genesis3 Presets.

MIDI Merge

The MIDI Merge function is used to echo the incoming MIDI data to the MIDI OUT/THRU port of the Genesis3. This is necessary when multiple MIDI devices are chained together and you want to pass the incoming MIDI Data on to MIDI devices downstream from the Genesis3.The procedure for enabling or disabling the MIDI Merge function is as follows:

1.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities.

2.Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons until thealpha-numericDisplay showsMMERGE (MIDI Merge).The red numeric display will read eitherOn (on) orOF (off) depending upon the current status of the MIDI merge function.

3.Rotate the DATA knob to select the desired status.

4.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to return to the Genesis3 Presets.

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Digital Output Level

This menu allows you to adjust the signal strength at the S/PDIF Digital Output.This is useful in getting enough level into a digital mixer or recorder.The procedure for selecting and adjusting the Digital Output Level is as follows:

1.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities.

2.Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons untilDIGLVL shows in the display.

3.Rotate the DATA knob to select the desired Digital Output Level(1-20).

4.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to exit.

Dry Track

The Dry Track feature is useful for recording dry guitar tracks with the intent of adding processing after the tracks have been recorded. All effects can be monitored through the analog left/right and headphone outputs when Dry Track is enabled. With Dry Track 1 enabled, the signal delivered to the Digital Output signal includes processing from the Pickup Modeling module through the Noise Gate module. With Dry Track 2 enabled, the signal is tapped of the input jack and sent directly to the digital output. This lets you record an unprocessed signal that can be fed back into the input for the purpose of ‘re-amping’your signal through different amp models. If Dry Track is disabled, the signal is tapped off after all effects (same as the analog outputs).To access the Dry Track option:

1.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light indicating you are in the Utilities.

2.Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons untilDRYTRK shows in the display.

3.Rotate the DATA knob to selectOF (disabled),1 (Dry Track 1), or2 (Dry Track 2).

4.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to exit.

Factory Reset

The Factory Reset procedure is used to restore the Genesis3 to it’s original Factory settings.This procedure will erase all user programmed Presets, and Utility settings.The procedure for performing a Factory Reset is as follows:

NOTE: Performing this function will erase all user-programmeddata. All such data will be lost forever! Be sure you want to erase the memory and start fresh before continuing with this procedure.

1.Disable the DigiTech Control X foot controller (if connected) by switching the FC/MIDI switch on the rear panel to the MIDI position.

2.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously. Both buttons will light green indicating you are in the Utilities.

3.Press the TAP-IT orEDIT buttons until thealpha-numericDisplay showsRESET (Reset).

4. Press the flashing STORE button.The display readsNO Yes (No Yes) and theNO is blinking.

5.Press the STORE button while the no is blinking in the display to abort the Reset procedure.

6.If you are sure that you want to reset all user settings, press the EDIT button until the wordYES begins blinking in the display.

7.Pressing the STORE button will reset the Genesis3.The display will return to theReset screen

8.Press the AMP SAVE andSTORE buttons simultaneously again to return to the Genesis3 Presets.

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Foot Controller Options

The Genesis3 can be remotely controlled using the optional Control X Foot Controller (or any MIDI controller).The Control X is a full function foot controller with 8 switches and an expression pedal.The Control X will change Presets, toggle Amp Channels, and turn on and off the Chorus/Mod Effects, and Delay.The Control X displays the active Preset number, and provides access to the Tuner as well as Tuning indicators.The Control X’s expression pedal controls any assignable Parameter including Volume,Whammy, and Wah.The Control X connects to the MIDI In/FC jack on the rear panel of the Genesis3, and is phantom powered from the Genesis3. A switch on the rear panel of the Genesis3 is used to select whether the jack will be used with the Control X and provide the phantom power, or as a MIDI input. The Genesis3 requires that the Expression Pedal on the Control X be calibrated in order to function correctly.The following steps outline the procedure to Calibrate the Pedal:

1.Turn the Genesis3’s Power switch to the off position.

2.Press and hold the Tuner/Utility button while turning the Genesis3’sPower switch on.The Genesis3’s Display will readCA (abbreviation for Calibrate).The Display on the Control X will show the software version followed byPb (abbreviation for Pedal back).

3.Rock the Expression Pedal back to the toe up position, and press any footswitch.The Control X Display now reads PF (abbreviation for Pedal forward).

4.Rock the Expression Pedal fully forward to the toe down position and press any footswitch.

This completes the Pedal Calibration procedure. If an error occurs during the Calibration, the Control X Display will read Er followed byPb and the Calibration procedure must be repeated.

GENEDIT™ Editor/Librarian

The creative flexibility of the Genesis3 is impressive by itself. However, the possibilities are endless when you install the GENEDIT™ Editor/Librarian software in your home computer. Before installing the GENEDIT™ CD in your Mac or PC, connect the MIDI out from your computer to the MIDI In on the Genesis3. Connect from the MIDI Out on the Genesis3 to your computer’s MIDI In.Then insert the GENEDIT™ CD ROM into the CD ROM drive on your computer.

PC

If the GENEDIT™ setup window does not appear on your monitor automatically, just select Run from your start menu, and double click on the Setup.exe file in your CD ROM drive.The GENEDIT™ Editor/Librarian software is intuitive and includes help menus to answer any questions, as well as guide you through programming and controlling the Genesis3.

Mac

If the GENEDIT™ setup window does not appear on your monitor automatically, double click on the CD icon in your desktop.When the GENEDIT™ window opens, double click on the “Read Me” file.This document will provide the latest information and instructions for running the GENEDIT™ software.You may want to print this document out.Once you are finished with the Read Me file, close the document and double click on the Installer icon and follow the installation instructions from there.

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Appendix

Preset List

Bank 1 (SHOCAS)

Bank 9 (METAL)

1. HYBRID

25. RECTFY

2. CLNCHO

26. SOLO

3. 2CHUNK

27.WHAMMY

Bank 2 (GENETX)

Bank 10 (STUDIO)

4.WARPME

28. STACKD

5. BLKBAS

29.VOLSWL

6. MEAT2X

30. BIGDUK

Bank 3 (STARS)

Bank 11 (JAZZ)

7. ERIC J

31. JAZZY

8. CARLOS

32. 5THS

9. KOBB

33. FUSOLO

Bank 4 (AMPS)

Bank 12 (VINTAG)

10. BASSMN

34. SURFIN

11. MATCHD

35. FUZZO

12. VOXTOP

36.TREMBO

Bank 5 (BLUES)

Bank 13 (FUNK)

13. BLUDLY

37. CLNWAH

14. BLUBAL

38. FNKPHS

15.TEXBLU

39. ENVLOP

Bank 6 (CNTRY)

Bank 14 (HYBRID)

16. PICKEN

40. BLKFUZ

17. PSTEEL

41.TUNCAB

18. A MIXO

42. TRGPHS

Bank 7 (ROCK)

Bank 15 (STARS2)

19. MO WAH

43. CUSTRD

20. FAZOUT

44. DEDODO

21.THICKR

45. OLDEVH

Bank 8 (CLEAN)

Bank 16 (SPECIA)

22. ACOUST

46. WHALIN

23. CMPCLN

47. TRIPLT

24.WRMCLN

48. AUTOYA

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Continuous Control (CC)

Continuous Control is a type of MIDI command capable of changing the value of a parameter in real time..These CC commands make up the backbone when using the GENEDIT™ software to control or program the Genesis3. Every Parameter in the Genesis3 is assigned an individual CC number. Sending value changes on these CC numbers will change the Parameter setting in real time. Conversely, changing the values on the Genesis3’s front panel will display changes on the GENEDIT™ control panel.The following list identifies each Parameter’s assigned CC number:

Parameter

CC#

Pickup Type/Off

CC 1

Wah On/Off

CC 2

Wah Type

CC 3

Wah Minimum

CC 4

Wah Maximum

CC 5

Wah Pedal

CC 6

Comp On/Off

CC 8

Comp Attack

CC 9

Comp Threshold

CC 10

Comp Ratio

CC 11

Comp Gain

CC 12

IPS On/Off

CC 13

IPS Type

CC 14

IPS Level

CC 15

IPS Param 1

CC 16

IPS Param 2

CC 17

IPS Param 3

CC 18

Whammy Pedal

CC 19

Amp Channel (FS)

CC 20

Green Amp Type

CC 22

Green Amp Gain

CC 23

Green Amp Level

CC 24

Green Cab Type

CC 25

Green Cab Tuning

CC 26

Green Bass Level

CC 29

Green Mid Freq (Coarse)

CC 30

Green Mid Freq (Fine)

CC 31

Green Mid Level

CC 32

Green Treble Freq (Coarse)

CC 33

Green Treble Freq (Fine)

CC 34

Green Treble Level

CC 35

Red Amp Type

CC 36

Red Amp Gain

CC 37

Red Amp Level

CC 38

Red Cab Type

CC 39

Red Cab Tuning

CC 40

Red Bass Level

CC 43

Red Mid Freq (Coarse)

CC 44

Red Mid Freq (Fine)

CC 45

Red Mid Level

CC 46

Red Treble Freq (Coarse)

CC 47

Red Treble Freq (Fine)

CC 48

Red Treble Level

CC 49

Parameter

CC#

Amp Morph

CC 79

Cabinet Morph

CC 80

Amp/Cabinet Morph

CC 81

Gate On/Off

CC 50

Gate Type

CC 51

Gate Threshold

CC 52

Gate Attack

CC 53

Gate Pluck

CC 54

Effect On/Off

CC 55

Effect Type

CC 56

Effect Level

CC 57

Effect Param 1

CC 58

Effect Param 2

CC 59

Effect Param 3

CC 60

Effect Param 4

CC 61

Effect Param 5

CC 62

Delay On/Off

CC 63

Delay Type

CC 120

Delay Level

CC 65

Delay Time (Coarse)

CC 66

Delay Time (Fine)

CC 67

Delay Feedback

CC 68

Ducker Threshold

CC 69

Ducker Attenuation

CC 70

Delay Balance

CC 71

Reverb On/Off

CC 72

Reverb Type

CC 73

Reverb Level

CC 74

Reverb Decay

CC 75

Reverb Damping

CC 76

Reverb PreDelay

CC 77

Reverb Balance

CC 78

Volume Pre

CC 7

Volume Post

CC92

LFO 1 Speed

CC 105

LFO 1 Waveform

CC 106

LFO 2 Speed

CC 110

LFO 2 Waveform

CC 111

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MIDI Implementation

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Specifications

A/D Converter:

24 bit

D/A Converter:

24 bit

Sampling Frequency:

44.1 kHz

DSP Section:

Dual DSP architecture with true 24-Bitstereo processing @ 128 Million Instructions Per Second (MIPS)

Connections:

 

Guitar Input and Outputs:

1/4" TS

Headphone:

1/8" Stereo TRS

CD Input

1/8" Stereo TRS

MIDI:

In and Out/Thru

Foot Controller:

Input via MIDI In jack

Digital Output:

S/PDIF format

General (all distortions and effects disabled):

Frequency Response:

25 Hz. – 20 kHz. +1, -3dB

S/N ratio:

Greater than 101 dB (A weighted); ref = max signal, 22kHz measurement bandwidth.

Total Harmonic Distortion:

Less than 0.009% (1kHz).

Memory Capacity:

48 Factory/48 User

Power Requirements:

 

US and Canada:

120 VAC, 60 Hz

Japan:

100 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Europe:

230 VAC, 50 Hz

UK:

240 VAC, 50 Hz

Power Consumption:

19.5 watts

Dimensions:

Width 10.5" x Depth 6.6" x Height 2"

Unit Weight:

2.24 lbs.

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