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Remuda will start automatically when it is connected to your Fender Super Champ X2 amplifier. Simply connect your Android device to your amplifier using an OTG adapter and your original USB cable. An Android window will pop up asking you whether you want to “Open Remuda” whenever you connect your Amplifier. Say OK. You may also be asked if you want to ALWAYS use Remuda for this device. You may answer this as you see fit.
If you follow the above instructions and you DO NOT see any messages then you are most likely using a device that DOES NOT support USB Host mode OR you have a bad OTG adapter.
Note: OTG adaptors range in price from a few dollars to twenty dollars or more. We recommend getting the OTG adaptor sold by the manufacturer of your device but others have reported no problems using the generic adaptors. Defective OTG adaptors are the most common problem that users report with Remuda. Sometime it is better to spend a bit more money to get a more reliable adaptor than to try to find a working adaptor at a bargain price.
If everything is working then after a few seconds you will be taken to the main screen and shown a list of your current Voices and a separate List of Current F/X selections..
Note: If you are using the clean channel then you will ONLY see the list of F/X Selections.
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For those owners with a spare Android device, the connection to the Amplifier can be made using a Bluetooth connection to a second device that is connected to the Amplifier. The second device will be connected to the Amp using the normal OTG Adapter and USB cable. This device will run the Remuda Remote server and will communicate via Bluetooth with Remuda and via USB with the Amplifier. Your main device will be running Remuda and will connect using the built-in Remuda Remote client. Both the Server and the Client are accessed from the action menu. The actions are as follows:
Start Remuda Remote server…
Use this action to start the Remuda Remote server on the device connected to the Amplifier. The server screen offers you the option of setting Remuda to always start the server at App startup. You must have Bluetooth enabled on the device and this device must be paired with any devices that will attempt to connect to the server. Tap on Stop Remuda Remote Server to close the screen and go back to normal operation.
Connect to Remuda Remote server…
Use this command to connect to a device with a running Remuda Remote server. The screen will offer you a list of paired Bluetooth devices to which you can connect. Select the appropriate device and tap on Connect to attempt the connection. If the selected device is too far away OR if it is not running the server you will not be able to connect. You can also configure Remuda to always start up in Client Mode by selecting it from this screen. If a connection is established, you will see a pop up message informing you of that. You can now use Remuda as if it was connected to the Amplifier directly. When you are connected the action menu will change to say, Disconnect from server, and selecting this will return you to normal operation.
Note: Remuda uses Bluetooth at the application level and will drop the connection if a phone call is received OR if the Remuda App is suspended for any reason. Options are provided to automatically restart the Server or Reconnect the client if the connection is lost. A future version of the App may address this behavior.
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F/X Bypass / Lock Buttons
These are the five buttons located at the bottom of the Remuda screen directly below the Effects list. These buttons appear on the main screen only.
The first four buttons correspond to the four effect categories available in the Super Champ. These buttons are only active if the selected Voice or F/X Selection has the appropriate effect defined. Pressing an active effect button will toggle the current bypass state of the effect.
Tip:Pressing and holding an effect button will allow you to edit the Effect even if it is not currently assigned to the Voice or F/X Selection
The “lock” symbol to the right of the Effect buttons will allow you to lock the interface so that you don’t make inadvertent changes to any of the parameters in the current mode. The Editing Lock is provided in Remuda to prevent accidental changes that may occur during a live performance.
Note: Be sure that the Lock button is showing an open lock whenever you want to edit the Voice or F/X Selection. The Effect bypass buttons are always active.
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The main screen shows you all of your Voice and F/X options in their own scrollable lists. The currently selected Voice or F/X is marked with a green indicator. The main screen is where you will do all of your editing of voices and effects.
Select a Voice or F/X
Tap on any of the Voices or F/X Selections to select it. The green indicator lights up and the Voice or F/X is selected on the amplifier. You can also change the Voice or F/X Selection on the amp and the App will update to show the current selection.
Edit a Voice or F/X
To edit a Voice or an F/X Selection you will first select it and then tap it again to edit it. The edit screen will open showing you all of the available options. The Edit Voice and Edit Effect screens are very similar and use a standard set of controls to adjust the various parameters provided in the Super Champ’s DSP models.
There are three types of control elements used to display and select parameter values in the Edit screens. Each type is described below
This type of control is used whenever a small set of options is available. You cange the parameter by tapping on the desired value. The original value of the parameter is indicated by the use of all CAPITAL letters for the option value. All other choices are shown in lowercase.
This control is used when there is a larger selection of options to choose from. The original value for the parameter is shown with a “<“ next to the selection.
The most common control is the slider. These are used to adjust the value of a parameter to a specific numerical value. The slider control incorporates two buttons to either side that will decrease or increase the value by one. Sliders also display a numeric value on the right. This value will turn red when the value is different from the original value.
Tip: You can reset a slider control to its original value by holding your finger on the numeric values display for a second or two.
Note: Certain Voice parameters are only controlled by the on-amp knobs and these parameters will be shown as disabled in the Application. The App will respond to changes you make on the amp but these values are not saved as part of the Voice definition.
Certain parameters are time based (either period in miliseconds or frequency in Hertz) and these parameters can be set by tapping the screen to match the tempo of a song. Those items that can be tapped will have a small button at the right showing the current value of the parameter. Simply tap on the button a minimum of three times to set the value.
Voice and F/X Elements
The elements that can be defined in a Voice or F/X Selection are stored separately in the amp. The Voice is defined as an Amplifier Model and an optional Stomp Box type of effect. An F/X Selection consists of up to three optional effect types. These are the Modulation, Delay, and Reverb effects. Both Voice and F/X Selections have a name and multiple adjustable parameters.
Changing the Voice or F/X name
Tap in the name field and enter in the new name. The name can be up to 19 characters long.
The current amplifier is shown in a drop-down list. Tap this control to select a new amplifier model for this Voice. The parameters in this section will update to show you the available parameters for this type of amplifier. You can collapse or expand the section by tapping on the open/close icon to the right of the selected amplifier model.
Note: In this section the value of the parameters will remain the same for each model of amplifier selected. This allows for an easy A-B comparison of amplifier types.
Note: The amp Gain, Volume, Bass, and Treble controls are disabled in this screen. The disabled controls will track the adjustments that you make on the amp.
Stomp (voice) /Mod/Delay/Reverb (F/X Select)
The four different types of effects are located in their individual sections and are selected independently of each other. The parameters that are displayed in the section are those parameters that are available for the selected effect type. You can collapse or expand the section by tapping on the open/close icon to the right of the selected effect type in any category.
If you select “empty” as the type for any effect then it will be disabled and no parameters will be displayed.
Note: When you chnge the type of effect, the initial parameter settings will be based on how you last set up the effect previously. This Parameter Memory makes it easy to try out favorite effect types with the preset.
Saving or Cancelling
Although you can hear the changes to the Voice or F/X as you make them, they will NOT be saved to the amplifier’s memory unless you click on the Save button. Clicking on Save will close the window and return you to the Main screen. If you do NOT want to save your changes, then you can click on the Cancel button to restore the Amplifier to the original settings to the Amplifier.
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This release of Remuda for Super Champ does not have any custom settings but this is the screen where they will go as they are added.
Shows the current version of the Remuda for Super Champ X2 Application.
Shows the build number of the application.
Amp firmware version
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