4.2. Getting Started

Emote’s interface contains three key areas:

  • Menu bar

  • Tool Bar

  • Browser

Emote’s Menu Bar.

The Menu Bar offers the following menus:

  1. Session

    • Open: ctrl/⌘ + o Open a session from a file you have saved to your computer.

    • Open Recent: Open a Session that you have recently opened from a file you have saved to your computer.

    • Save: ctrl/⌘ + s Save the currently open Session and keep the same name and location.

    • Save As: ctrl/⌘ + shift + s Save a Session file to your computer.

    • Save To H9000: ctrl/⌘ + alt + s Save a Session file to the connected H9000.

  2. FX Chain

    • Open: Open an FX Chain from a file you have saved to your computer.

    • Save: Save the currently selected FX Chain and keep the same name and location.

    • Save As: Save an FX Chain file to your computer.

    • Save To H9000: Save an FX Chain file to the connected H9000.

  3. Algorithm

    • Import Algorithm: Currently only supports the .9ka file format. To upload algorithms in the .sig2 file format, use Vsig3 instead of Emote.

  4. Preset

    • Open: Open a Preset from a file you have saved to your computer.

    • Save: Save the currently selected Preset and keep the same name and location.

    • Save As: Save a Preset file to your computer.

    • Save To H9000: Save a Preset file to the connected H9000.

  5. Preferences

    • Reset Session Load Options

    • Reset All Dialogs

  6. View

    • Toggle Browser ctrl/⌘ + [

    • Zoom In ctrl/⌘ + =

    • Zoom Out ctrl/⌘ + -

    • Reset Zoom ctrl/⌘ + 0

    • Select:

      • FX Chain 1 ctrl/⌘ + 1

      • FX Chain 2 ctrl/⌘ + 2

      • FX Chain 3 ctrl/⌘ + 3

      • FX Chain 4 ctrl/⌘ + 4

      • Algorithm 1 alt + 1

      • Algorithm 2 alt + 2

      • Algorithm 3 alt + 3

      • Algorithm 4 alt + 4

      • I/O alt + `

      • Session Tab Q

      • Chain Tab W

      • Algo Tab E

      • Preset Tab R

  7. Window

    • Minimize ctrl/⌘ + M

    • Meter Bridge: Displays all of the H9000’s hardware I/O meters in a separate window that allows you to view any physical I/O source or destination in banks of 8. This is useful for debugging setup issues or doing more precise gain staging, as these meters are hardware-based, unlike the software metering provided within each FX chain.

  8. Help

    • User Guide ctrl/⌘ + G

    • About Emote: Shows what Emote software version you are running.

4.2.2. Tool Bar

The tool bar allows you to select between Emote’s View Pages and offers the following options (from left to right):

  1. View Options

    • Show/Hide Browser Panel ctrl/⌘ + [

    • Show Devices View 5

    • Show Setup View 6

    • Show Direct I/O View 7

    • Show Scenes View 8

    • Show Combined View 1

    • Show FX Chains View 2

    • Show Algorithms View 3

    • Show Parameters View 4

  2. Color Blocks

    • Show Devices View 5

    • Show Combined View 1

    • Show FX Chains View 2

    • Show Parameters View 4

  3. Globals

    • TAP: Click the TAP button a single time to temporarily display the current tempo used by the H9000. Click the TAP tab repeatedly to manually set a new tempo.

    • MUTE: Click the MUTE tab to toggle global mute on/off.

    • BYP: Click the BYP tab to toggle global bypass on/off.

    • Eventide: Hover your mouse over the Eventide logo to view Emote’s version number.

Note

Keyboard shortcuts are only supported in the standalone version of Emote.

4.2.3. Browser Window

The Browser Window may be shown/hidden in Devices View, Combined View, FX Chain View, Algorithm View, and Parameter View.

To load a Session, FX Chain, Algorithm, or Preset, drag it from the Browser Window and drop it onto the appropriate spot in the middle of the main screen. This dragging concept also extends to other areas such as moving algorithms, or creating Input/Output connections. Emote makes use of the “drag and drop” method for most operations. Alternatively, you can double-click any item in the Broswer Window to load it, or select it with your mouse or arrow keys and press RETURN.

4.2.3.1. Adding and Removing Sessions

  • Use the mouse to drag and drop a session (preset or user-created) from the browser to the middle of the screen. The session will then load.

  • If you have a session file on your computer that you’d like to open in Emote, you can go to Emote’s Session menu and click Open. From there, you can browse your computer’s file system to find your desired session. These files will be prefixed with .9ks.

  • You can also type text into the search box at the top of the browser to find a particular session. Click the “X” to clear the search box and show all sessions.

  • To delete a session permanently, right-click the session in the browser and click delete.

  • To clear a session, either load one of the default sessions numbered 1001-1008, or delete everything in the current session.

4.2.3.2. Adding and Removing FX Chains

  • Use the mouse to drag and drop an FX chain (preset or user-created) from the browser to the specific FX chain slot you wish to populate. The FX chain will then load.

  • You can also type text into the search box at the top of the browser window to locate a particular FX chain. Click the “X” next to the search box to clear the search field and show all FX chains.

  • To remove an FX chain from a session, drag the FX chain you want to remove back to the browser window on the left and drop it. The FX chain will then be removed, after first prompting you with an “Are You Sure?” message.

  • To delete an FX chain permanently, right-click the FX chain in the browser and click delete.

  • To clear an FX chain, either load one of the default template FX chains numbered 1601-1615, or delete all algorithms and audio connections in the FX chain.

4.2.3.3. Adding and Removing Algorithms

Type text into the search box at the top of the Browser window to locate a particular algorithm. Algorithms that match your search will appear in the browser. If the algorithms have presets then the number of presets will be shown in a circle to the right of the algorithm’s name. Click the circle to show and hide the algorithm’s presets. Click the “X” next to the search box to clear the search field.

Emote also offers powerful tag filtering capabilities, built to quickly narrow the choices from the large number of available algorithms.

  • In the browser window, click on a “+” icon to show/hide an algorithm category.

  • Within that category, click on an algorithm type to toggle it on/off.

  • The browser will now display algorithms that match any of the tags that are currently highlighted in red.

  • Right-click an algorithm in the browser and select “more info” to display its description.

  • To remove tags, click on your previously selected tags to un-highlight these selections.

  • Clicking “Sort By” allows you to sort algorithms by ID ascending, ID descending, name, most used, and last used.