5.8. Saving and Importing Data

The H9000 allows you to save various types of data, both to its internal memory or a USB drive connected to any of the USB ports.

Once you have saved this data to an attached USB drive, you can import it to a different H9000, allowing you to share your work among machines.


It is recommended to use the included FAT32-formatted USB drive. Please contact support@eventide.com if you need assistance formatting another USB drive.

5.8.1. Saving

Press the front panel Save/Import button. The Save screen will appear and you will be presented with the following options:

  • Save Session

  • Save FX Chain

  • Save Preset

  • Export Sessions

  • Export Presets

  • Export FX Chains

  • Export Algorithms

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The data to be saved is contextually based on the currently selected item, as follows:

  • Save Session will always save the currently loaded session.

  • For FX Chains and Presets, the current FX chain and algorithm container selected on the screen will be the items saved for each save option.

At any time, you can refer to the cursor highlight or the title bar in the FX Chains or Algorithms view in order to see the currently selected item.

  • Navigate to one of the choices above and press the Enter key to access the naming screen.

  • Use the front panel keypad to type a custom name for your saved data, then press the OK soft key. The data will be saved to the H9000’s internal storage.

  • If a USB drive is attached, you will then be presented with the option to also save the data to the drive as well.

  • Press the YES soft key to save your data to the attached USB drive.

  • To backup your H9000, refer to Section A.4: USB Dump Data.

5.8.2. Exporting

  • If you have a USB drive plugged in, you will also see the “Export” options. The export options will NOT appear in the list if no drive is attached.

  • Whereas “Saving” refers to storing something onto the H9000’s internal memory, “Exporting” transfers it from the H9000 to the USB drive.

  • When saving with a USB drive plugged in, you’ll also be given the option to export after the save is complete.

5.8.3. Importing

Once you have saved H9000 data to a USB drive, that data can be imported to any H9000 unit by connecting the drive. Importing works as follows:

  • Attach a USB drive containing H9000 data to a USB port of your H9000.

  • Long-press the front-panel Save/Import button; the Load Options screen will appear.

  • Use the cursor up/down buttons or wheel to navigate to the specific type of data you wish to load, then press the Enter key.

  • You will have the option to load Sessions, Presets, FX Chains, and Algorithms.

  • Use the cursor up/down keys or wheel to select the data you wish to load, then press the SELECT key; the selected data will be loaded into memory.

  • If you wish to load all of the data in the list, press the SELECT ALL soft key instead, or press the CANCEL soft key to cancel out of the load operation.

load dialog


Any algorithms you load would be sourced from a development environment, such as Eventide’s “VSig” software editor. Once you have registered your H9000, the VSig software will be available for download at: https://etide.io/vsig3