6.1. H9000 Front Panel

H9000 Front Panel

The H9000 front panel contains the following controls:

  1. Setup

    Press the Setup button to enter the setup menu, where you can configure preferences for your device.

  2. Save/Import

    Press the Save/Import button to save the different types of presets to internal memory, as well as optionally saving to a FAT32-formatted USB drive. Long-press the Save/Import button to import saved presets into the H9000. See the section “Saving and Importing” for more details.

  3. Tap/Scenes

    Press the Tap button multiple times to set a BPM tempo (BeatsPerMinute). This tempo setting will be used as a sync reference for time-based effects such as digital delay.

    The Tap button’s inset LED illuminates in time with the tempo you have set, giving a visual indication of the tempo. Note that if you’re not a fan of constant flashing, this can be disabled in the Setup menu.

    Long-press the Tap/Scenes button to bring up the SCENES screen. See section 5.9: Scenes for more details.

  4. Mute/Bypass

    Press the Mute/Bypass button in order to mute the audio output of the H9000’s FX Chains. Long-press the Mute/Bypass button in order to bypass all processing while still preserving the flow of audio through the I/O connectors and FX chains.

    When either Global Mute or Global Bypass is activated, an indication will illuminate in the upper right hand corner of the display until deactivated.

    This has no effect on Direct I/O (Section 4.3.7).

  5. Meters

    Press the Meters button to switch the display to a full meter bridge.

  6. Soft Keys

    These eight unlabeled buttons (four on either side of the display) allow you to quickly navigate the H9000’s front panel user interface. The soft keys correspond to different functions and are always context sensitive to the currently selected screen.

  7. Color Display

    The H9000’s color display allows you to both view and control all aspects of the product while working with its front panel controls. The color display on the front panel is not a touchscreen.

  8. 8-Channel Meters

    These three-segment hardware meters display audio level information for the H9000 and are active at all times.

  9. Cursor Diamond

    Use the four keys of the cursor diamond to navigate up, down, left and right.

  10. Enter (√)

    Press the Enter (check mark) button to confirm or complete an action that you just set up.

  11. Cancel (X)

    Press the Cancel (X) button to cancel out of an action.

  12. Jog Wheel

    The large, weighted jog wheel is used to both navigate around the display, as well as to adjust a currently highlighted setting. For example, if adjusting a room size parameter in a reverb algorithm, you can spin the wheel to adjust the specific parameter value.

  13. Mode Buttons

    The H9000 has four dedicated Mode buttons (SESSIONS, FX CHAINS, ALGORITHMS, and PARAMETERS) that let you switch to any of the editing modes with a single touch. The selected button illuminates to indicate the current mode.

  14. Power

    Press the latching power button to turn the H9000 on or off.

  15. USB Ports

    The front panel USB ports provide three separate functions:

    • Connect a FAT32-formatted USB thumb drive to either of the front panel USB ports to save or import any H9000 presets you have created or perform an offline firmware update.

    • Attach the included USB Wi-Fi adapter to connect the H9000 to a local area network.

    • Connect a class-compliant USB MIDI controller for real-time adjustment of many H9000 parameters.

  16. Number Pad

    Use the buttons on the number pad to enter a custom name when presented with a naming screen. The number buttons operate “vintage mobile phone” style, where each button cycles through multiple letters and also offers special characters.

  17. Up/Down Arrows

    The up/down arrows act as modifier keys for the number pad when naming an object, allowing you to switch between upper and lower case characters as well as to enter different symbols. You can also use the arrow keys to fine-tune parameter values, as well as scroll through list items.

  18. CXL

    Press the CXL button to delete a character you have typed when creating a custom name. Long press the CXL button to clear the entire text field.

  19. Return

    Press the return arrow to confirm the name you entered in the naming field.