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Peterson VSS-C Stomp Classic Tuning Map Software - Version 1.0.

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The tuning MAP software allows a Stomp Classic owner to select what Sweeteners are active,
create custom Sweeteners and custom presets to load in the Peterson Stomp Classic pedal
tuner/DI.
DEFINITIONS
Sweetener A set of cent offsets designed for a particular instrument or group of instruments. This
is the microtonal raising or lowering of the pitch of individual notes within a tuning by precise amounts
(0.1 cent increments) which can enhance the consonance, or sweetness of an instruments sound.
A collection of Peterson Sweeteners* is included in the tuner memory and additional Sweeteners can
be created by the user in the Stomp Classic software editor.
Creating your own Sweeteners gives you the power to precisely tailor a tuning for a particular
instrument so that it can consistently sound its best.
Offset A deviation from Equal Temperament (which is regarded as zero deviation) expressed in 0.1
cent increments above or below the zero point (00.0) for each note in each octave.
Concert Pitch The note A4 is calibrated to a Hertz value (most commonly 440Hz) as a global
reference pitch for the tuner.
Drop/Capo Tuning The tuning is altered in semitone increments up (Capo) or down (Drop) while
retaining the original note name.
Preset A combination of Sweetener, Concert A pitch setting and Drop/Capo setting. This group of
settings can be stored and recalled as a preset.
Configuration A list of presets which can be saved to a computers hard drive or loaded into the
Stomp Classic pedal tuner/DI.
*The default Sweetened tunings that come with the Stomp Classic are not editable, nor can they be deleted from the editor.

Selecting active Sweeteners for your tuner - Check the box for each Sweetener that is required to
be active in the tuner. The default sweeteners will never be deleted from the editor regardless of what
is checked, and will remain stored for future inclusion.
Creating custom Sweeteners Click on the + sign on the bottom of the sweetener selection box. A
new box will open and allow a three-digit name for the new Sweetener to be entered. If no name is
entered by the user, the software will assign a name automatically.

With the new Sweetener name highlighted, in the lower portion of the screen select the first note and
octave of the tuning and click on the + sign to add the note. Repeat for all notes in the tuning. If there
is a note that will not have a cent offset, there is no need to enter a cent value for it - the software will
assume it is 00.0 cents. After adding the note, a slider control will appear which can be dragged up
or down to set the offset cent value. To set the value in .1 cent increments, hold the shift key down
while dragging the slider.
Because the Stomp Classic allows multi octave Sweeteners, separate offsets for the same note in
different octaves can be programmed. For example, the high and low E string in a standard EADGBE
tuning can each have different offsets. If the offset value should be the same for the note in all
octaves, set the Octave setting to ALL.
(Examples of use: If you want to be able to tune a guitar or bass using the open string or its
harmonic/flageolet, the offsets for each note should be the same for that note in all octaves)
Important: if a notes octave setting is set to ALL, a second cent offset cannot be added for that
note. The setting must be deleted first and the correct octave number and cent offset for each of the
notes should be selected.
(Examples of use: If you want to compensate for string deflection affecting two strings tuned to the
same note but in different octaves or to set a stretch tuning for an electric harp, each note in each
octave may need a different cent setting)
Creating presets The first step to creating a preset is to select the Sweetener desired. EQU is
zero cents setting for all notes in all octaves so if no Sweetener is required to be in the preset, select
EQU. After selecting the Sweetener, click on the NEW arrow icon to create a preset. The new preset
will appear with the selected Sweetener and default settings of concert A=440.00 and drop/capo=0.
Adjust the latter two settings as needed by clicking on the current value and typing in a new value.
When creating and adding presets, it should be remembered that this is also the order in which they
will appear on the Stomp Classic tuner itself. The Stomp Classic only LCD readout displays 1Hz
increments but .1 Hz settings that you enter will be active. A preset which appears grayed out
indicates that it is a duplicate of an existing preset and will be deleted when synced to the Stomp
Classic.
Correct notes and octave numbers for Standard Guitar & Bass Tunings:
4 String Bass: E1, A1, D2, G2
5 String Bass: B0, E1, A1, D2, G2
6 String Guitar: E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4
7 String Guitar: B1, E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4
Important: If you are in the habit of tuning your instrument using harmonics/flageolet tones as well as
using open strings, when creating your own Sweeteners please ensure that you use the ALL octave
setting for all notes or at least add an identical offset one octave higher than each open strings
octave.
Deleting Settings - Highlight the setting to be deleted with the mouse and click on the trash icon.
Saving a configuration- When all required presets have been created, save them by clicking on the
Save icon and giving the configuration a name. You can create as many configurations as you like.
Save them for later recall and/or load one into your Stomp Classic as required.
Syncing your configuration to your tuner- To transfer a configuration to your Stomp Classic,
connect the tuner to your computers USB port with a USB cable. The software will recognize your
tuner and show the firmware version that is currently loaded into your Classic.

IMPORTANT Before trying to load a configuration be sure that the tuner has the latest firmware,
which is always available for download at www.stompclassic.com
After confirming that you have the latest firmware, press the SYNC icon in the Editor program. An
indication will appear on the lower left side of the Editors screen to confirm the successful loading of
the configuration into the Stomp Classics memory.
Your Stomp Classic tuner will now have your own presets and any selected sweeteners available for
choice using the front panel controls.
Points to note:
1. When connected to USB, the Stomp Classic will not work as a tuner. The MUTE LED will blink
to indicate USB mode. The displays will be blank.
2. When connected to USB to sync a config or update the firmware, it is not necessary to have
power to the unit. It gets all the necessary power from the USB port.
3. When connected to USB it is not necessary, and not desirable, to have a plug inserted into the
input jack. It will work fine if a plug is inserted, but once the USB operation is completed the
tuner must have the jack removed to turn power off, before the tuner will exit USB mode.
4. The Stomp Classic can be returned to the factory defaults using the config menu on the Stomp
Classic. To gain access to the user Config menu in the Stomp Classic, press and hold both
the menu button and the preset button at the same time for two seconds. The Config menu
disables the current settings. If you have downloaded a custom user config from the Tuning
MAP tool the display will show USR for user config. If you want to revert to the factory settings
press the + button and FDR will show in the window and the factory defaults will be restored.
Your user configuration is still in memory and you can switch back to using it anytime

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