JET Micro HX 3.0 User Manual

Overview, Features, and how to use the JET Micro HX 3.0 MIDI controller

Overview

Basic features and controls of the JET Micro

Overview

Description

The JET Micro HX 3.0 is a three button MIDI controller made specifically for the HX Stomp. The Micro comes pre-programmed to control all of the Stomp's "utility" features such as preset scrolling, tap tempo, tuner, snapshots, & looper controls. Alongside the pre-programmed "utility" features, you can also use the three buttons to bypass blocks and/or toggle effect parameters up/down for up to 6 individual blocks.

As an additional bonus, the JET Micro can also control limited functionality to several other popular MIDI enabled pedals such as Strymon, Eventide H9, Boss, GFI Systems, Source Audio, Chase Bliss, & Empress. The Micro will send PC messages on different MIDI channels to control up to 5 additional pedals whenever you engage Snapshots. Snapshot 1 will send out the first PC#, Snapshot 2 will send out the second PC#, and Snapshot 3 will send out the third PC#. Use our "MIDI Implementation Table" to see which MIDI channel you should set your other devices to for proper operation for each pedal manufacturer. Link to the "MIDI Implementation Table" can be found here: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0219/3041/0084/files/JET_Micro_-_Midi_Implementation_Chart.pdf?186

*Note that this feature can be turned off in the Global Settings if desired.

We've also had a lot of customers ask about making one of the buttons in the red bank (Stomp Mode) be assignable to tap tempo, giving you access to an "always active" tap tempo button in lieu of having to navigate to the blue bank (Tap/Tuner Mode) to access the tap tempo. Now with the JET Micro HX 3.0 you can assign any of the three buttons (A, B, or C) to tap tempo, which can be setup within the Global Settings.

 

Getting Started

Instructions for setting up your HX Stomp to use with the JET Micro

Getting Started

Setting Up Your HX Stomp

Let's take a moment and setup your HX Stomp to work with the Micro...

**** IF PURCHASED AFTER 4.24.21 SKIP THE NEXT TWO INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEED TO MIDI/Tempo BELOW ****

Operating the JET Micro

How to use the JET Micro HX 3.0

Operating the JET Micro

Red Bank (Stomp Mode)

The Red Bank is where you will likely spend most of your time with the JET Micro. In this bank you can toggle blocks on/off, toggle effect parameters up/down, recall Snapshots, and scroll up and down presets. You can even setup one of the buttons to be an "always active" tap tempo if you wish, see "Global Settings" for details and how to set this up.

Each button has three time based press actions, which are a short press, double press, and long press.

To recall Snapshots, simply do a long press of any button.

Two button presses will scroll up and down presets. You can also hold down the buttons to fast scroll in either direction

To bypass blocks within the HX Stomp, make sure the block you want to control is highlighted and then follow the steps below using the MIDI "Learn" feature. When you press (or double press) a button, the Micro will automatically send its respective MIDI CC message to the Stomp and the Stomp will sync to the Micro.

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To toggle effect parameters up/down, follow the steps below to assign a button on the Micro to the effect you choose. When you press (or double press) a button, the Micro will automatically send its respective MIDI CC message to the Stomp and the Stomp will sync to the Micro.

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Operating the JET Micro

Green Bank (Looper Mode)

The green bank is dedicated to using the looper within the HX Stomp. Remember, in order to use the looper features you must have one of the blocks assigned to the "Looper" within the Stomp. All of the buttons listed below are pre-programmed and cannot be user assignable.

 

Operating the JET Micro

Blue Bank (Tap/Tuner Mode)

The blue bank is used to access tap tempo and the tuner. When in the blue bank, the follow buttons have been pre-programmed and cannot be user assignable.

Operating the JET Micro

Navigating the Banks

The JET Micro has three different banks (Red, Green, & Blue), each bank is identified by the single color changing LED and offers unique features to control your HX Stomp.

When the pedal first powers up it will automatically pull up the red bank (Stomp Mode). To toggle back and forth between the red (Stomp Mode) and green (Looper Mode) banks, quickly press and release all 3 buttons simultaneously.

The blue bank (Tap/Tuner Mode) can be called up in either the red or green bank. To access the blue bank, simply press and hold all 3 buttons for at least 3/4 of a second and then release the buttons. To exit the blue bank, simply press the B button and the pedal will return to whichever bank you were previously in (red or green).

Global Settings

Access various features of the Micro

Global Settings

Controlling External MIDI Pedals

For detailed information about this feature and how it works, please visit the Description page.

To enable or disable this feature, turn power off and back on to the Micro. While the Micro is in the startup phase (blinking LED's) press down button A and continue to hold it down. Once you are in the global settings (the LED will either be solid green or red) pressing button C will toggle the LED between red and green. If the LED is green, this feature is enabled, if red, this feature is disabled. Once you have reached your desired setting, simply release button A and the Micro will save your settings into permanent memory and exit the global settings.

Global Settings

Turning Off Double Press

In order for the Micro to tell the different between a single press and a double press, there is a little bit of timing magic that has to happen behind the scenes. Unfortunately this will cause a slight delay between the time you perform a single press and the time a block (or effect parameter) is changed. While this slight delay is minimal (1/2 of a second) this may be undesirable for some users. If you only need single press actions (access to 3 blocks) and not double press actions (access to 6 blocks) you can turn off the double press action (and it's respective delay) by following the steps below.

To enable or disable this feature, turn power off and back on to the Micro. While the Micro is in the startup phase (blinking LED's) press down button B and continue to hold it down. Once you are in the global settings (the LED will either be solid green or red) pressing button C will toggle the LED between red and green. If the LED is green, double press is enabled, if red, double press is disabled. Once you have reached your desired setting, simply release button B and the Micro will save your settings into permanent memory and exit the global settings.

Global Settings

Always Active Tap Tempo

For detailed information about this feature and how it works, please visit the Description page.

To enable or disable this feature, turn power off and back on to the Micro. While the Micro is in the startup phase (blinking LED's) press down button C and continue to hold it down. Once you are in the global settings (the LED will either be off, solid red, green, or blue) pressing button A will toggle the LED between off, red, green, or blue. 

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Once you have reached your desired setting, simply release button C and the Micro will save your settings into permanent memory and exit the global settings.

FAQ

Frequently Askes Questions

FAQ

Can I Update the Software on my Old Micro?

Yes, currently we only have a solution for Windows users, however please check back as we are working on a solution for Mac users.

In order to update your Micro please follow these steps below:

  1.  Remove the backplate by removing the four silver screws holding it into place.