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INTRODUCTION Thank you and congratulations on your new ART purchase. The SGX 2000 combines the dazzling effects of ART's own digital VLSI technology with applied analog and tube technology. The result is an incredible preamp/analog/digiital effects processor offering a level of processing resolution with the sound quality of multiple devices.
SGX-2000. Follow the hookup directions for the setup you use and then start playing. After the initial thrill wears off (if that's possible!), and you want to get to know your SGX-2000 better, refer to the rest of this manual for details, hints, and examples. Till later...
XLR OUTPUTS The male XLR outputs are balanced outputs for use in sending your final effects signal to a mixing board. Pin 2 is hot (+), pin 3 is negative (-), and pin 1 is ground. The Stereo Master Output control does not effect the levels present at this output.
(+)9 Volts DC. Use this jack to power external devices requiring a wall mount adapter. The ART X-11 and X-15 can be powered with this power jack. The jack will accept a female connector with an inside diameter of 2.1mm. Do not plug in any external power supply such as a wall mount adapter to this jack.
the output jacks. As you move the slider to the right the output signal level of the unit increases. When the slider is fully to the right, 100% effect output is achieved. With this slider you control the level to the Loop 2 effect send and the XLR outputs, as well as to the final output section.
indicates the effect is present in the preset but has been turned "off" from an external controller such as the X-15 ULTRAFOOT. ROTARY CONTROLS ENCODER The rotary Encoder enables you to make fast and accurate changes to presets, parameters, and values accessable in each preset or function. You will notice the encoder will turn continuously in either direction.
PUSH SWITCHES MASTER OVERIDE: EFX LOOP 1 Switches Effect Loop 1 in and out. When the switch is in, the effects loop is engaged. EFX LOOP 2 Switches Effect Loop 2 in and out. When the switch is in, the effects loop is engaged.
STORE button. You may also control the Mix parameters with an external MIDI controller such as the ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT using the SGX 2000's Performance MIDI. NOTE: Presets may have varying output levels due to a level control as one of their parameters.
When you are in MIDI or UTILITY mode, pressing the Param button will allow you to select the available parameters with the Encoder knob or by pressing the Param button repeatedly. While you are editing a preset, the Param button may be used as a cursor left key.
You may preview presets while in Edit Mode by engaging the PRESET button. Use the Encoder to scan through the presets. Only the titles of the presets are shown, so it is helpful to know the contents. The processed output signal is not affected. To recall the preset when you are ready, press the RECALL button.
-Using the Encoder, GOTO preset 151 (the Preset LED should be lit). -Press the RECALL button [<blank title>, <no effects>]. -Press the ADD EFFECT button once -Turn the Encoder until you see [ADD:COMPRESSOR?]. -Press ENTER (you have just entered the compressor into the chain), bottom display reads [1 CMP].
When you see text within the [ ] brackets, it is describing the text as it appears in the LCD. Recall preset 151. -Press the EDIT MODE button -Press the DELETE EFFECT once. [DEL:COMPRESSOR?] *Do you want to delete the compressor? NO. -Turn the Encoder knob to the right until you see [DEL:ACU ENV SIM?] *Let's delete this effect.
When you first recall a Sampler preset it is usually geared up and ready to record a sample. Most of the Factory Presets using the Sampler in the SGX 2000 are "record/ready". When the preset is recalled and signal is presented to the SGX 2000, recording is automatically triggered.
If you are using an ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT, you can use the Bypass Jack feature on the X-15 to control one of the SGX 2000's Remote Jacks. A momentary (normally open) switch should be used in applications other than the X-15's bypass feature.
-Press the UTILITY button. -Use the Encoder or Param and Value buttons to select screen reading [HIT RECALL FOR ART PRESET #] -Make sure the Value LED is lit. -Use the Encoder to select the preset you want to recall, i.e. Preset 96.
-Press the RECALL button. *Even though the title is not displayed in the LCD , the factory preset is now active, but, IT IS NOT PERMANENT. If you wish to make the preset permanent, you must STORE it. To store the preset in the first 110 locations, you must first unlock the existing preset.
FX ON/OFF ENABLE (USING X-15) ON, OFF [ON] When the SGX 2000 is used with an ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT, the two devices "talk" to each other. In order for the two devices to talk, Enable must be ON. The SGX 2000 enables commands to be received from the X-15 to turn the effects in the preset on or off.
REVERB DELAY PITCH TRANSPOSER FLANGE/CHORUS SPECIAL EFFECTS *The default status is On when the effect is selected. MIDI Event data Monitoring Mode When you select this Mode, MIDI information is displayed in either easy to read and understand or technical terms. The LCD displays certain MIDI events as they occur, regardless of which MIDI channel is selected.
Presets in the SGX 2000 are set up to be controlled by Performance MIDI via the ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT. See the section "Operating the Multiverb SGX 2000 with the X- 15 ULTRAFOOT" further on in this manual for more information. Don't let MIDI scare you.
There are some digital categories that cannot be combined together. Rather than tell you which effects cannot be combined, the SGX 2000 automatically selects (or defaults) to which algorithms may be combined and displays them in the LCD when you are "ADDing an EFFECT". All of the analog and digital effects parameters including the Mix Control parameters are controlable via the X-15.
1) If you add the compressor and set its' slope to 1:1 you get a programmable level control on the input of the analog signal chain. This works great as a variable distortion drive, or volume pedal effect. 2) The Compressor can be re-patched and replace the input signal on the "DRY" portion of the mix.
NOTES: 1) The Tube Drive Contour control on the front panel does not do anything when a tube distortion is not part of the effect chain. 2) The Bite parameter of the distortion effect does not do anything when a tube only distortion is present in the effects chain.
2) Using a Distortion with the Envelope Filter adds some harmonic interaction to the sound. 3) The release time is fixed at 200ms. 4) If you use the X-15 Ultrafoot, you must assign a Performance MIDI controller to the Threshold parameter. NOISE GATE [NOISE GATE], [NGT] Parameter:...
-15db ready to set 100Hz band 10KHz 40Hz,100Hz,640Hz band (+)6dB, 250Hz (+)15dB ready to set 10Khz band ACOUSTIC ENVIRONMENT SIMULATOR [ACU-ENV-SIM], [AES] Parameter: OFF, DEAD ROOM, HEAVY CARPET, WOOD/RUG MIX, DRAPE/CARPET, WOOD + TILE, PEWS/PEOPLE, WOOD BAFFLES, LT FLOOR RUG, CEILING DRAPE, STONE CEILING, WALL DRAPES, NATURAL WOOD, OPEN AMBNCE [OFF] The Acoustic Environment Simulator (AES) allows you to simulate adding in baffles or sound absorption materials to alter the high end response of your signal.
:BASE KEY = OFF, 1 through 127 (key note on) [OFF] :REGENeration = 0 to 100 percent in % increments [0%] :LEVEL = 0 to 100 percent level in % increments [100%] Pitch Transposing or pitch shifting can be used to develop helpful second harmonies or other effects for vocals, instruments and even mixed material.
The base delay of the Flanger is set and the sweep WIDTH and SPEED is user controlled. REGENeration may be adjusted to vary the "strength" of the processed signal. The output level of the FLANGER may be adjusted to control it's "depth" in the preset.
When you choose the Panner, the signal is automatically panned by the SGX 2000 from left to right at a depth and speed you set. Choosing the MIDI-PAN allows you to assign a MIDI Controller to change the signal's position with an Expression Pedal or other MIDI device.
:TYPE= HALL-3, ROOM-3, PLATE-3, VOCAL-3, OFF (REVERB-1 and REVERB-2 TYPEs are also available) [HALL-3] :IN = PRE DDL, POST DDL [PRE DDL]:DECAY = 0 to 25 seconds in varying increments [2.4s] :HFDAMP= 0 to 50 percent in % increments [14%] :POSITN= FRONT to REAR in % increments [67%] :DIFFUS= 40 to 100 percent in four % increments [100%] :LEVEL = 0 to 100 percent in % increments [100%]...
:DIFFUS= 60 to 100 percent in four increments of 20% [100%] :LEVEL = 0 to 100 percent in % increments [100%] GATE-VERB-2 [GATE-VERB-2], [GAT] Gated Reverb Parameters: :TYPE= SLOPE-2, FLAT-2, RVRS-2A, RVRS-2B, OFF [SLOPE-2] :IN = PRE DDL, POST DDL [PRE DDL] :DECAY = 0.05 to 0.40 seconds in 5 ms increments [0.40s] :DIFFUS= 60 to 100 percent in four increments of 20% [100%] :LEVEL = 0 to 100 percent in % increments [100%]...
Since this delay algorithm has the characteristic of being in parallel with a reverb program if used with one, it can be used to add a small amount of depth, or wrap-around effect to the sound. A "hard reverb" effect may be achieved by using longer delay and a moderate amount of regeneration.
:HFDAMP= 0 to 100 percent in % increments [0%] :LEVEL= 0 to 100 percent in % increments [100%] *Total possible delay is 1350ms You can split image or create alternating regenerative patterns between the left and right outputs using Stereo Digital Delay. The ability to set separate delay times for each channel enables you to do this.
FINE=(-)4.00 to (+)4.00 half steps in 0.06 cent increments [0.00] BASE KEY=OFF, 1 through 127 (key note on) [OFF] LEVEL= 0 to 100 percent in % increments [100%] Status always informs you of the state the Sampler is in. After a sample has been taken, status is Idle waiting either to be Re-Armed or played.
PATCH BAY [PATCH BAY], [PBY] Parameters: DRY = INPUT, POST CMP [INPUT] LOOP1 = OUT, IN [IN] LOOP2 = OUT, IN [IN] Use the Patch Bay to route the input "dry" signal either pre or post compressor to the programmable Mix control. When set to Input, only "dry" signal taken directly after the Drive control is sent to the Programmable Mix [DRY] parameter.
TUNER [TUNER], [TNR] Parameters: TYPE = BASS, GUITAR [GUITAR] REFRNC (guitar) = OFF, E 82, A 110, D 147, G 196, B 247, E 330, A 440, AUTO [OFF] (bass) = OFF, B 31, E 41, A 55, D 73, G 98, C 131, A 440, AUTO [OFF] DETUNE = (-)2.00 to (+)2.00 in 0.04 (four cent) intervals [0.00] LEVEL =...
before attempting continued tuning. The most accurate tuning will be obtained by adjusting the string after it has "sung" for some time while dying out. If insufficient audio level prevents the unit from making measurements the LED window will look like Display 1 . When you are more than a half step (100 cents) sharp or flat the LED window will look like Display 2 or 3.
MIDI DATA MONITOR The SGX 2000 has 2 MIDI features collectively called "MIDI DATA MONITORing". These include the Performance MIDI(tm) Data Monitor, referred to as [DM] and the MIDI EVENT MONITOR, referred to as [MEM]. PERFORMANCE MIDI Data Monitor [DM] This Data Monitor allows a user, while viewing a Performance MIDI (PM) controller's definition under Edit Mode, to see the data associated with the MIDI event selected to control an effect's parameter unaltered.
CHANNEL VOICE events: NOTE ON, NOTE OFF: Actual note names and accidental (Sharp only) shown. POLYPHONIC AFTERTOUCH (Note names and accidental). CHANNEL PRESSURE AFTER TOUCH PITCH BEND CHANGE Other MIDI events monitored: PROGRAM CHANGE MEM does NOT monitor: System Exclusive messages Channel Mode messages (All Notes Off etc.) Real Time messages (Timing Clock) System Common messages (MIDI Time Code)
Examples of Screen Displays for MIDI EVENT PROGRAM CHANGE "ENGLISHed" Mode Decimal PGMCHNG=192 CH01 PROGRAM #069 Hexadecimal PGMCHNG=C0h CH01 PROGRAM #45h DISPLAYED TEXT ACTUAL NAME -------------- ----------- MODWHEEL Modulation Wheel BREATH Breath Controller FOOTCTLR Foot Controller PORTAtim Portamento Time DATA msb Data Entry MSB MAIN VOL Main Volume...
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION About the Presets The presets of the SGX-2000 are grouped together for various sounds and applications. Locations 1 thru 21 are set up for instant use with a guitar, try presets 22 thru 30 with an X-15 ULTRAFOOT and guitar for foot control of the effects.
SGX 2000 bypass default setting is MIDI Controller # 84. X-15 If you are using your SGX 2000 with the ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT, refer to APPENDIX G in this manual or to the X-15 manual for any detailed information you may need.
APPENDIX A HELPFUL HINTS Building Your Own Presets Building presets is easy, really. Don't let all those effects possibilities scare you. What we suggest is to start by modifying existing presets. By doing this, you'll become familiar with how presets are built, what's in them and most importantly the level settings.
3) Whenever you add an effect that has gain (ie. compressor or distortion), add the Expander first and if the noise is still high, add the Noise Gate also. 4) Limit the maximum gain in a preset. If you add compressor and distortion, you can have as much as 90dB of gain! This will bring up the noise of the guitar to ear shattering levels.
Miscellaneous Suggestions It is not suggested to use a microphone plugged directly into the SGX 2000. Even though the device will function properly with some types of microphones you may encounter level mismatch or level problems. Some type of preamplifier is required since the input sensitivity of most microphones is less than -40dB.
COPYING A PRESET You may copy a preset from any location into another easily. (If you want to copy a factory preset into another factory preset location, you must first Unlock the destination preset.) To copy a factory preset into one of the 90 user presets follow these steps.
NOTE: Don't forget, many foot pedals are configured for their preset 1 to recall MIDI program 0. This example allows for this and preset 1 is recalled when the foot pedal preset 1 is recalled. EXAMPLE 2: Editing the MPT with a keyboard or external controller. Using this method of editing, you select the desired patch on the keyboard or foot pedal, and then select the desired PRESET on the SGX 2000 for that sound.
in Example 3 with a footswitch. Example five shows how to program the REMOTE jack for normal bypass operation. EXAMPLE 3 Setting up a preset sequence including a bypass preset. If you need to change between presets quickly without scanning or MIDI, this procedure will be to your advantage.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF MESSAGES Set Bypass OFF: F0 1A 0x 12 03 00 00 F7 Set Bypass ON: F0 1A 0x 12 03 00 01 F7 This allows remotely setting the state of BYPASS in the SGX 2000 without affecting anything else in the unit. MIDI controller messages may also be used to turn Bypass ON/OFF.
Notes: 1: Factory default is channel 1, OMNI ON. maintained in non-volatile RAM and does not change when the SGX 2000 is powered on. Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY Current setting is Mode 2: OMNI ON, MONO Mode 3: OMNI OFF, MONO O: Yes X: No...
GUITAR OR KEYBOARD INTO SGX 2000, CONTROLLED BY AN X-15 ULTRAFOOT GUITAR KEYBOARD INST LINE HEADPHONE INST HEADPHONES GUITAR AMPLIFIER NOTES: 1) Not all Inputs and Outputs need be used at once. This diagram shows what may be plugged where. 2) If you do use the Instrument and Line Inputs together, the SGX 2000 will mix the inputs and process both together.
APPENDIX G USING THE SGX 2000 WITH AN X-15 ULTRAFOOT When an ART X-15 ULTRAFOOT is used with the SGX 2000, remote control of the parameters and the ability to turn on and off the effects themselves greatly extend the capabilities of the SGX 2000. More than half of the SGX 2000's factory presets are set up with MIDI controllers providing you instant access to the parameters with your X-15.
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MR. CLEAN REV-1 CHO CMP HAR EQL AES LVL 2 controllers: 11 4 The first line of the preset description tells you the name and location of each Factory Preset on the first line. On the next line, which digital effects present in the preset are shown.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SGX 2000 EXPRESS ADDENDUM TO THE SGX 2000 REFERENCE MANUAL A.R.T. has increased the power of the SGX 2000 by 400% and kept the ease of use factor unchanged. There are some variations between the two units which will be explained in this addendum.
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SGX 2000 EXPRESS does! X-15 ready patches (23-28) show off just what the SGX 2000 Express is capable of when used with the ART X-15 MIDI Controller pedal. To finish off the tour, there are ten semi-dirt, lead/rockin' rhythm patches (29-40).
Bank "C" PRODUCTION Individual effects in a patch, small rooms with different mic placements, clean/dirty miced amps, drum and vocal reverb patches are all represented here. From preset 1 to preset 29, each individual effect has its own patch. This allows you to just use chorus or compression or any other effect alone.
This diagram displays a preset in bank "A". The top line shows the preset title and the bank designator (last character space). Look at the numeric display to the right of the LCD for the actual preset number. To switch between presets in a bank, be sure the PRESET LED is lit. If it isn't, press the Preset button.
which bank the preset came from. If you modified a preset or created one from scratch, the bank designator letter will change to a "U" indicating the preset is your work. If the preset location was blank, the LCD will look like: NOTE: If you store any preset over an existing factory preset in any bank, that preset will overwrite each existing factory preset in each bank! We suggest you start storing your presets starting with slot 200 and working down.
Edit button and select a preset slot with the Encoder and then press Store. USING THE ART X-15 WITH YOUR SGX 2000 EXPRESS RECALLING PRESETS You can access all two hundred memory slots of the SGX 2000 Express with your X-15.
:PITCH 2 =  (-)12 to (+)12 half steps in 1 half step increments :FINE 2 = [0.00] (-)4.00 to (+)4.00 half steps in 0.06 (six cents) increments :REG-FD = [PRE] PRE, POST :LEVEL = [100%] 0 to 100 percent level in % increments :POSTN1 =  0 to 63 in on step intervals :POSTN2 =  0 to 63 in on step intervals Pitch Transposing or pitch shifting can be used to develop helpful second harmonies or...
Regeneration Feed ([RGN-FD]) controls where the digital delay's (if used) regeneration comes from. The insert point is either before (PRE) or after (POST) the first voice. When the Stereo Digital Delay is used with the Dual Pitch Transposer and the RGN-FD is set to POST, the glissando effect of the normal Pitch Transposer is the result.
Type allows you to choose what instrument you are going to tune. There are four choices, two for Guitar and two for Bass. Open string tuning can be done when you select either the GUITAR or BASS TYPE. Select TYPE GTR12F or BASS 12F to tune your instrument to the twelfth fret.
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