AIRSTEP User Manual

AIRSTEP User Manual


Control Spark with AIRSTEP

> #### Bluetooth Host mode

The Bluetooth Host mode is enabled by default, when you connect multi-devices and feel the Bluetooth connection is not stable, you can try to turn off the Bluetooth host mode.

Hold the B footstwich and turn on your AIRSTEP/LITE, the Bluetooth host mode will be turned off.

Host mode on: "I" Indicator will flash Green once when turning on the AIRSTEP.

  • If the Bluetooth host mode is off, you can't connect to your Spark, THR-II, Katana-air, and Waza-Air.

Connect To Spark

This function requires fimrware to 1.8 or above and latest AIRSTEP App, please update firmware and the airstep app to the latest.

① Turn on the power switch of the Spark 40 amp, and make sure that the hardware connection with the Spark app has been ejected or forgotten.

  • How to Eject/Forget your Spark from the app(iOS): Click the profile in the Spark app, enter "Hardware settings", then click "Eject".
  • How to Eject/Forget your Spark from the app(Android): Click"" ,then Click “Forget this device” (Do not forget the Spark 40 Audio, click “Close”.)

② AIRSTEP will automatically pair with the Spark amp nearby after the firmware 1. 8 updates, after the successful connection, the connection indicator will indicate green. (At the same time, the connection indicator also shows the number of connected smart devices, so the status of the indicator may be green/green with blue blinking/blue-green, depending on how many smart devices are connected to AIRSTEP)

③ Load the Spark presets you would like to use in the AIRSTEP app (The APP need to upgrade to V1.5(IOS), V1.2.3(Android)), and save, Footswitch LED will indicate the on/off status of Drive/Mod/Delay/Reverb via solid blue color/off.

Note: If you feel there is a significant lag in channel switching, please refer to this FAQ to reset your Spark Amp: [Reset Your Spark Amp](https://www.showdoc.com.cn/AIRSTEPSpkEdition/6943585716410515 "Reset Your Spark Amp") Also, due to the protocol of Spark, if AIRSTEP is connected to multiple smart devices when using Spark, the status of Toggle Effects may not be displayed correctly. So when controlling Spark, the fewer smart devices connected, the more stable connection.

About Spark App’s functions: When AIRSTEP connects with Spark, you can still use all the functions in Spark App except preset editing. Please make sure the Spark 40 Audio is connected to your smart device in Bluetooth settings.

If you want to edit the presets in Spark App, please power off the AIRSTEP, and reconnect the Spark amp in Spark app. After editing, repeat the first two steps in this chaptor to use AIRSTEP with Spark amp.

Edit the Spark preset Message Type: MIDI | MIDI Type: System Common

Parameter Function Byte2 Byte3
Switch to next channel 1 0 0
Switch to previous channel 1 0 1
Channel 1 1 0 2
Channel 2 1 0 3
Channel 3 1 0 4
Channel 4 1 0 5
Toggle DRIVE 1 1 0 = off, 1 = on
Toggle MOD 1 2 0 = off, 1 = on
Toggle DELAY 1 3 0 = off, 1 = on
Toggle REVERB 1 4 0 = off, 1 = on
Toggle J.H Legendary Wah 1 5 0 = off, 1 = on

Note:For using toggle J.H Legendary Wah function and Hendrix Pack, you have to update the firmware to 1.9.2

HOW TO SET LOOPY HD AS SPARK LOOPER (iOS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6rqgBwkX5Q&t=137s Official Video Tutorial for Setting AIRSTEP/Lite and Loopy HD(iOS) to Control And Looper your Spark Amp.

After setting, you can use AIRSTEP to control and looper the Spark Amp at the same time! Please note that AIRSTEP Spk Edition CAN NOT use the looper function.

Before setting, you need to prepare: AIRSTEP/AIRSTEP Lite: https://xsonicaudio.com/pages/airstep Loopy HD(iOS): https://loopyapp.com/download-hd Spark Amp's USB cable, and a Lightning to USB cable for your iOS device.

Key Steps:

  1. Connect your iOS device with Spark Amp via the lightning adaptor and USB cable.
  2. Load the"Spark + Loopy" preset in AIRSTEP App, and save it to AIRSTEP.
  3. Bind keynotes(sending from AIRSTEP) in Loopy HD app's Bluetooth key bindings.
  4. Enjoy!

HOW TO SET BEATS AND LOOPS AS SPARK LOOPER (Android)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JNtjaCM1D0 Official Video Tutorial for Setting AIRSTEP/AIRSTEP Lite + Beats and Loops(Android/iOS) to Control And Looper your Spark Amp.

After setting, you can use AIRSTEP to control, looper the Spark Amp, and use the drum machine!

Please note that AIRSTEP Spk Edition CAN NOT use the looper function.

Before setting, you need to prepare: AIRSTEP/AIRSTEP Lite: https://xsonicaudio.com/pages/airstep Beats and Loops: https://kovaluu.com/beatsandloops-download/ Spark Amp's USB cable, and an OTG or Lightning camera adaptor for your smart device. Please choose the OTG that fits the interface type of your smart device.

Key Steps:

  1. Connect your smart device with Spark Amp via the OTG/Lightning adaptor and USB cable.
  2. Load the"Spark + Beats'n'Loops" preset in AIRSTEP App, and save it to AIRSTEP.
  3. Assign MIDI messages (sending from AIRSTEP) in Bluetooth MIDI Settings of Beats and Loops.
  4. Enjoy!

Important Note: For the Android device, your loop recording may have latency due to the limitations of the Android system.

HOW TO USE THE JIMI HENDRIX PACK INCLUDING TOGGLE THE J.H. Legendary Wah?

Since Spark 40 Amp needs to obtain the purchase verification of the paid package from the Spark App, every time Spark Amp restarts, you need to connect to the App once to activate the Jimi Hendrix Pack. Then disconnect the tone control connection of Spark App and Spark Amp to use AIRSTEP with Spark Amp. Please note that this step is only for Jimi Hendrix Pack.

For the J.H. Legendary Wah, after the firmware update, connect your AIRSTEP to your mobile device, and enter your Spark preset in the AIRSTEP App, and choose any toggle message(DRIVE/MOD/DELAY/REVERB)to easily re-edit.

J.H Legendary Wah Setting: MIDI Type(System Common) - Function(1-Spark 40); Byte2(5); Byte3(1-On, 0-Off); Rename the footswitch as “Wah” or anything else. Remember to save the preset!!!

About CONTROLLING SPARK AMP AND SPARK APP AT THE SAME TIME:

There is a new function for AIRSTEP Spk Edition Since this is a new function that is still being improved, The regular AIRSTEP and Lite are currently not available.

After the V1.3 firmware update of AIRSTEP Spk Edition, you can use the Spark App to control the Amp tone when AIRSTEP is connected to the Amp. This update is only available for the iOS Spark App.

But there is an update package in the AIRSTEP Updater called "Turn into SpkEdition V1.3", which can turn your regular AIRSTEP into an Spk Edition, and of course you can turn it back via the same way of updating back to AIRSTEP firmware.

More info about the setting if you have changed it to AIRSTEP Spk Edition: [Spk Edition Manual](https://www.showdoc.com.cn/AIRSTEPSpkEdition/6943585716410515 "Spk Edition Manual")

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