Did you know...
Most MFX patches are files that record and set various control parameters
of fixed built-in Models inside the Effects box. They are easy and convenient
ways to store tones that you like. They are also a great way to share tones with your friends !!
For example, suppose a Yamaha MagicStomp supports a "Heavy1" Amplifier
model. The Patch file can then save details of your chosen gain, volume and equaliser settings for this built-in Heavy1
The Yamaha MagicStomp does not allow a user to define from scratch a new Amplifier
model that did not exist before. You are limited to only the models that originally came with the box.
However there do exist some advanced MFX boxes that offer more capability
than the normal settings patch files of earlier MFX units. They actually allow you to create
new Amplifier and Cabinet models that did not exist before.
The Patch files of these advanced MFX units carry all the information necessary
to define new Amplifier and Cabinet Models !!
Currently there are some Line6 and DigiTech MFX units that support the advanced capabilities of user definable Amplifier and Cabinet Models.