Hotone AMPERO MINI User Manual
Hotone AMPERO MINI User Manual

Hotone AMPERO MINI User Manual

Amp modeler / effects processor

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USER'S MANUAL
For Firmware V1.0
DESIGN INSPIRATION
※In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or the content of products (including but not limited to appearances, packaging design, manual content, accessories, size, parameters and
display screen), are subject to change without prior notice. Please check with local supplier for exact offers. Specifications and features (including but not limited to appearances, colors and size) may vary by
model owing to environmental factors, and all images are illustrative.

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  • Page 1 USER'S MANUAL For Firmware V1.0 DESIGN INSPIRATION ※In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or the content of products (including but not limited to appearances, packaging design, manual content, accessories, size, parameters and display screen), are subject to change without prior notice. Please check with local supplier for exact offers. Specifications and features (including but not limited to appearances, colors and size) may vary by model owing to environmental factors, and all images are illustrative.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    RVB······························································································31 TUNER······························································································5 Drum Machine Rhythms································································32 DRUM·······························································································5 Troubleshooting················································································35 LOOPER····························································································6 Technical Specifications································································35 Using CTRL Function········································································6 Tap Tempo and Tap Divide·······························································6 Customizing your Ampero Mini·······················································7 Edit···································································································7 Patch Edit Menu···············································································7 Module Edit Menu···········································································8 Control Settings···············································································8 Current Settings············································································9 Quick Access Paras·······································································9 CTRL Settings················································································9 EXP Settings··················································································9 SAVE······························································································11...
  • Page 3: Welcome

    Welcome Thank you for purchasing a Hotone product. Please read this manual carefully to get the most out of your Ampero Mini. Please keep this manual to use for further reference. Notice Please read this manual carefully. It contains information regarding the proper use of this product and other important information.
  • Page 4: Definitions

    Bank Variables that determine the application of an effect are called A set of 3 patches is called a “bank”. Ampero Mini has a total of 66 “parameters”. If we imagine each module as a separate effect pedal, banks, including 33 editable player (user) banks and 33 factory banks then each parameter would be a knob on that pedal.
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Getting Started 1. Connecting your Device Plug your guitar in to the Ampero Mini input jack and run a 1/4" mono cable from OUTPUT to your amp. Please remember: (1) Keep your amp volume down. (2) Connect your cable to the amp’s FX Loop Return if it has one.
  • Page 6: Using The Screen

    The “+/-” buttons will disappear if it is not operated for a period of time or press the current parameter again. Ampero Mini Tools Ampero Mini is equipped with some great tools to expand your playing experience: a tuner, drum machine, looper and CTRL function. TUNER In default mode, pressing 1 and 2 footswitchs together will open the tuner.
  • Page 7: Ampero Mini Tools

    Drum style list Controlsdrumspeed BPM sync on/off switch Controlsdrummachineoutput Use the style list to scroll between genre styles. Ampero Mini has patch tempo. 100 drum styles. See page 32. Exit the drum machine menu by pressing BACK at the top left. Exiting Use TEMPO to adjust the drum tempo, ranging from 40BPM-250BPM.
  • Page 8: Looper

    None there’s no data function. ( see page 9 Tap footswitch 1 while Ampero Mini supports up to 3 CTRL controls (CTRL 1-3). Press and recording, overdubbing, or Play Steady green Steady green hold footswitch 1 to apply CTRL 1 function, use external footswitch...
  • Page 9: Customizing Your Ampero Mini

    Customizing Your Ampero Mini This section will show you how to customize your Ampero Mini’s settings, edit patches, setup the expression pedal, and change other features to your taste. EDIT Edit your patches to get the tone you want. Remember that turning the modules on/off and adjusting parameters will change the current patch. If you switch patches or turn Ampero Mini off before saving your changes, the changes will be lost.
  • Page 10: Module Edit Menu

    Use the control settings to determine the CTRL function and quick access para targets, setup the expression pedal parameters, and calibrate the expression pedal. Remember that all the control settings will change as you change patches. If you switch patches or turn Ampero Mini off before saving your changes, the changes will be lost.
  • Page 11: Current Settings

    CTRL Settings Pressing Current Settings allows you to see the CTRL footswitch This menu is used to set the CTRL function of Ampero Mini. Ampero function for the current patch, the quick access knobs targets, Mini allows you to set up to 3 CTRL functions, you can assign the and the expression pedal target.
  • Page 12 Customizing Your Ampero Mini In the selection panel, turn VOLUME switch ON for using the - Calibrate expression pedal for overall volume control (post volume). The range The Calibrate option helps you calibrate your expression pedal. It is is fixed: minimum at fully heel and maximum at fully toe.
  • Page 13: Save

    GLOBAL Use the GLOBAL menu to set Ampero Mini’s global functions, including I/O settings. You can also return to factory settings from this menu. Global settings will affect Ampero Mini’s overall working status. These will override any other settings made to your patches. Any changes made in Global setting will be automatically saved and immediately operational.
  • Page 14: Usb Audio

    FX1~RVB On/Off: Switch modules on/off USB Audio Display Use this menu to set up USB audio settings when using Ampero Mini This menu setup the display and language of Ampero Mini. as a USB audio interface. The Rec Mode options allow you to select USB recording input sources on left (L) and right (R) input channels.
  • Page 15: Factory Reset

    Factory Reset Use this menu to perform a factory reset. Remember, resetting Ampero Mini will delete all of your saved changes and personal settings. Once it is executed, it cannot be undone, so please back up your settings before performing a factory reset.
  • Page 16: Suggested Setups

    Using with your instrument and amp Plug your instrument into the Ampero Mini instrument IN jack, and run a cable from the OUT to your amplifier (s). For stereo connection, a Y cable is needed to split L/R output channels (Tip=Left channel, Ring=Right channel).
  • Page 17: Connecting Your Mixer, Interface, Headphones, And Other

    If necessary, you can use a DI box (purchase separately) to convert the unbalanced output signal to balanced output signal for better S/N ratio or reducing signal loss over long cable lengths. Turn on the Ampero Mini and turn the output volume all the way down before connecting mixer or audio interface to prevent harm to your device.
  • Page 18: Connecting To Your Computer As An Audio Interface

    Connecting to your computer as an audio interface Connect USB cable from Ampero Mini to your computer. For PC systems, you’ll need to set up the driver. Ampero Mini is plug and play for macOS. Run line out cables to your monitors, or use headphones.
  • Page 19: Using The Aux In Line

    Suggested Setups Using the AUX IN line Connect a male-to-male 1/8” stereo cable from your audio source (phone or music player) to Ampero Mini’s AUX IN jack. This line will be unaffected by Ampero Mini’s internal effects and USB audio.
  • Page 20: Effects List

    Effect List Effect Models List FX1, FX2, FX3 Dynamic FX Title Description Parameters & Ranges Sustain (0~100) Controls the compression amount Comprosso Based on the legendary Ross™ Compressor Output (0~100) Controls the effect output volume Threshold (0~100) Controls the compression threshold Ratio (0~100) Controls the compression ratio Output (0-100) Controls the effect output volume Attack (0~100) Controls how soon the compressor starts to process the signal...
  • Page 21 Based on legendary Dunlop CryBaby * wah pedal To use expression pedal as a wah pedal, assign Range as control target; you’ll hear the difference by switching the pedal on and Based on Hotone Bass Press (WAH mode) Bass Press moving back and forth...
  • Page 22 Effect List Effect Models List Mix (0~100) Contols the wet/dry signal ratio A ring modulator for creating intresting inharmonic Freq (0~100) Controls the modulation frequency Ring Mod frequency spectra (like bells and chimes) Fine (-50~0~+50) Fine tune the modulation frequency by 1Hz Tone (0~100) Controls the tone brightness This model is auto swell effect that creating Attack (0~100) Controls how fast the effect swells the input signal...
  • Page 23 Effect List Effect Models List Gain(0~100) Controls the gain amount Based on MI Audio Crunch Box * distortion peal, ® ® Crunchist Tone(0~100) Controls the tone brightness providing classic UK-style high gain stack sound Volume(0~100) Controls the effect output volume Gain (0~100) Controls the gain amount Blend (0~100) Controls the wet/dry signal ratio Based on a yellow bass overdrive pedal...
  • Page 24: Amp

    Effect List Effect Models List Depth(0~100)Controls the vibraro depth Based on a BBD-based blue vibrato pedal, Rate(0~100) Controls the vibrato speed Pulser producing natural analog vibrato sound Sync(Off/On)Switches Tap Tempo sync on/off Depth(0~100)Controls the vibrato depth Based on the legendary huge ensemble chorus pedal Rate(0~100) Controls the vibrato speed born in late 1970s (vibrato mode), producing rich, Grand Vibrato...
  • Page 25 Effect List Effect Models List Gain (0~100) Controls the amp pre gain Master (0~100) Controls the amp output volume Bass (0~100) Controls the amp low frequency response Black Twin Based on Fender ’65 Twin Reverb * ® ® Middle (0~100) Controls the amp mid frequency response Treble (0~100) Controls the amp high frequency response Bright (Off/On) Switches extra brightness on/off Volume (0~100) Controls the amp pre gain...
  • Page 26 Effect List Effect Models List Gain(0~100) Controls the amp pre gain Presence(0~100) Controls the amp presence Based on Matchless™ Chieftain 212 combo* Master(0~100) Controls the amp output volume Emperor Drive (dirty tone) Bass(0~100) Controls the amp low frequency response Middle(0~100) Controls the amp mid frequency response Treble(0~100) Controls the amp high frequency response Gain(0~100) Controls the amp pre gain Drive (0~100)Controls the amp drive amount...
  • Page 27 Effect List Effect Models List Gain(0~100) Controls the amp pre gain Fryman B1 Presence(0~100) Controls the amp presence Based on the famous“Brown Eye”UK-style boutique amp head (BE channel) with 2 different onboard switch combinations Master(0~100) Controls the amp output volume Fryman B2 Bass(0~100) Controls the amp low frequency response Middle(0~100) Controls the amp mid frequency response...
  • Page 28: Cab

    Effect List Effect Models List Volume(0~100) Controls the amp output volume Ampage Flip Based on Ampeg B-15* "Flip Top” bass amp ® Bass(0~100) Controls the amp low frequency response Voxy Bass Based on vintage VOX * AC-100* bass amp ® Treble(0~100) Controls the amp high frequency response Volume(0~100) Controls the amp pre gain Master(0~100) Controls the amp output volume...
  • Page 29 Effect List Effect Models List Ace 20 1x12 ® Morgan AC-20 Deluxe* 1x12 cabinet UK G12M 1x12 Marshall * 1x12" cabinet ® Voxy 2x12 Vintage VOX AC30* 2x12" cabinet ® Emperor 2x12 ® Matchless Chieftain* 2x12" cabinet Jazz Twin 2x12 Legendary "Jazz Chorus"...
  • Page 30 Effect List Effect Models List FactoryAcousticIR Dreadnought 1 Dreadnought guitar simulation 1 Dreadnought 2 Dreadnought guitar simulation 2 Orchestal Simulates an OM type acoustic guitar Simulates a jumbo acoustic guitar Jumbo Hum Bird Simulates the iconic "H-Bird" acoustic guitar Auditorium Simulates a GA type acoustic guitar Classical Simulates a classical guitar...
  • Page 31 Effect List Effect Models List 50Hz(-50~+50)Boosts/cuts the frequency band 120Hz(-50~+50)Boosts/cuts the frequency band 400Hz(-50~+50)Boosts/cuts the frequency band Equalizer designed for basses Bass EQ 1 800Hz(-50~+50)Boosts/cuts the frequency band 4.5kHz(-50~+50)Boosts/cuts the frequency band Volume(0~100)Controls the output volume 125Hz(-50~+50)Boosts/cuts the frequency band 400Hz(-50~+50)Boosts/cuts the frequency band 800Hz(-50~+50)Boosts/cuts the frequency band Equalizer designed for basses...
  • Page 32: Dly

    Effect List Effect Models List Based on the legendary 3-knob BBD analog delay Sweetie Mix (0~100) Contols the wet/dry signal ratio pedal with "REPEAT RATE" control Feedback (0~100) Controls the feedback amount Based on legendary Electro-Harmonix ® Time (20ms-4000ms) Controls the delay time Recaller ®...
  • Page 33: Rvb

    Effect List Effect Models List Mix(0~100)Contols the wet/dry signal ratio Feedback(0~100)Controls the feedback amount Time(20ms-4000ms)Controls the delay time Trem Depth (0~100)Controls the tremolo depth Producing a delay effect with tremolo altered repeats Trem Eko Trem Rate (0~100)Controls the tremolo speed Trem Sync(Off/On)Switches tremolo Tap Tempo sync on/off Time Sync (Off/On)Switches delay Tap Tempo sync on/off Trail (Off/On)Switches effect trail on/off...
  • Page 34: Drum Machine Rhythms

    Effect List Effect Models List Special-tuned reverb effect with Mix(0~100)Controls the wet/dry signal ratio Izumi liquid-like decays and deep low ends Decay(0~100)Controls the reverb decay time Northstar Special-tuned reverb effect with lush, bright decays Trail(Off/On)Switches effect trail on/off Oceandeep Special-tuned reverb effect with huge, deep decays Mix(0~100)Controls the wet/dry signal ratio Pre Delay(0ms-100ms)Controls the pre delay time Decay(0~100)Controls the reverb decay time...
  • Page 35 Effects List Drum Machine Rhythms Type Number Name Time Signature 4-Beat 1 4-Beat 2 4-Beat 3 4-Beat 4 4-Beat 5 4 Beat Rhythms 4-Beat 6 4-Beat 7 4-Beat 8 4-Beat 9 4-Beat 10 Roots Classic Rock Pop Rock Slow Rock Rock Shuffle Rock Rock Ballad...
  • Page 36 Effects List Drum Machine Rhythms Type Number Name Time Signature Latin Rock Latin Latin Dance Hip Hop Trip Hop Techno Electronic Break Beat Drum n' Bass Waltz Polka March 6/8 March Army March World Mazurka Musette New Age World 3/4 Beat1 3/4 Beat2 6/8 Beat1 6/8 Beat2...
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting

    Dimensions: 134mm (W) x 120mm (D) x 49mm (H) • Check your effects parameter setup. If effects are set to extremes, Weight: 529g Ampero Mini may only emit noise. • If you’re using stereo output connection, please make sure you’re using a proper Y cable.

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