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Modes of Operation:

Preset Mode:

Button A-D:  Select a preset.  Tap the current preset for bypass.
Bank Button:  Change preset banks.  Hold to enter Manual mode.
Special Functions:
Button A:  Hold for tuner mute
Button B-C:  Hold to select preset folder 1-4
Button D:  Hold to save the current settings to a preset

Manual Mode:

Button A-D:  Select loops 1-4 (blue bank) or loops 5-8 (green bank.)
Bank Button:  Change loop banks (1-4 or 5-8.)  Hold to enter preset or MIDI mode.
Special Functions:
Button A:  Hold for Tuner Mute
Button D:  Hold to save the current loop settings to a preset

MIDI Mode:

Buttons A-B:  Select program for MIDI device A.  Hold to fast-scroll device A.
Buttons B-D:  Select program for MIDI device B  Hold to fast-scroll device B.
Bank Button:  Tap for tap tempo.  Hold to enter Preset mode

DPC-8EZ Insert Connector

The DPC-8EZ Insert allows the controller to function as two separate switching systems with separate audio paths
  • Split the paths to place loops 1-4 in the preamp of your amp, 5-8 in the effects loop
  • Split the paths to switch effects in two separate amplifiers or signal chains
  • Place a volume pedal after your drive pedals / before your modulation and time-based effects
  • Use the Stereo Link feature to have the left stereo channel use loops 1-4 and the right stereo channel use loops 5-8

MIDI Functions

The DPC-8EZ features a limited but powerful MIDI implementation.  Selecting a preset on the DPC-8EZ will send a MIDI program change message to any other connected MIDI devices (MERGE mode.)  This program sending is user-definable using the MIDI mode.
Each loop on the DPC-8EZ may also be controlled by a MIDI CC (continuous controller) message.
Any Disaster Area Gen3 device can control the DPC-8EZ as a slave device.  This allows the DMC or DPC to select saved presets on the DPC-8EZ and still pass MIDI control data to any other MIDI pedals on your board.

Cables and Connections

Please note that in order to pack the maximum connectivity into the DPC-8EZ, the jack spacing is very tight.  We have tested several different brands and types of patch cables and have found DisasterPlugs to be the best solution for cabling up a DPC-8EZ.  36 plugs (3 kits) are required to cable 8 effects and one volume pedal into a DPC-8EZ.  Other options include George L’s and Lava solderless kits, including Mini-ELC and Tightrope kits.  Customers wishing to use soldered connections may use Switchcraft 380 straight plugs.
We also offer several cable options for the MultiJack.
TRS Insert Cable:  Connects two device TIPs to the MultiJack.  Works for Empress and Meris devices.
TRS Insert RP1:  Connects one device TIP and one RING to the MultiJack.  Works for one Empress / Meris device and one Chase Bliss device
TRS Insert RP2:  Connects two device RINGs to the MultiJack.  Works for two Chase Bliss devices.


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(509) 315-5849

616 E. Third Ave Spokane, WA 99202