I am currently setting up an MC8 + ML10x which I’m really enjoying so far.
I’m using a combination of patches and adding specific loops on top of the existing patches. This is to mirror a similar setup coming from using a Gigrig G2. Where I had core patches with things I add on top as needed.
Here’s an example: I have a “base” patch which is a preset in the ML10x. This is a simple preset with everything in the order I want it, but with only a couple of pedals engaged (In my case it’s a preamp plus a reverb). Then when I want to add a delay for example, I’m using the MC8 to toggle on just that loop. I have it set so that going back to the “base” patch clears everything toggled on and restores the “base” patch. So if I select the “base” patch, toggle on fuzz, and toggle on a delay, when going back to the base patch, it disengages those extra 2 loops.
The issue I’m having is that there doesn’t seem to be a way to have spillover work when disengaging an individual loop e.g: a delay. I can get this working going from preset to preset, but not for disengaging indivudual loops. This only works preset to preset by selecting a single specific loop for spillover. Last connected doesn’t seem to work,
but I’m not sure what that is supposed to do, and I haven’t yet found anything describing it in the docs. Found the docs here: User Manual
The manual says:
The Spillover feature allow you to merge signals into your output signal when you bypass a selected spillover loop or change Presets where the selected spillover loop isn’t used in the signal chain.
I have been able to get something working as I want in advanced mode (see diagram below) as per this entry in the docs, however the immediate downside of this is that I can’t toggle on loops in advanced mode (which makes sense due to the inherent ambiguity).
As a feature request and assuming there’s no existing way to do this, I think what I’d like is a way to say: “disengage this loop and spillover”, but on a per loop basis.
This would mean that as long as that loop isn’t engaged on the next preset or set of programmed loops, the input would be disconnected but the output of the pedal would still be connected to the main output (I’m thinking this would probably need to provide a choice of which output you want it to go to (tip/ring/both?)). This option would only be available if spillover was enabled in global settings.
In other words the diagram above would represent what would happen if I programmatically bypassed the binson + ardx20 + timeline all in one go to get back to my base sound on the basis I’d configured my toggle off for each of those loops to explicitly “disengage with spillover” if that was possible.
Let me know if clarifications are needed, and let me know if I’ve missed something in the docs.