MANUALS AND EDITORS
BladeEdit is a software editor for both Mac and PC used to simplify the task of creating awesome presets on your Switchblade GL, 8B, 8F and 8 in a pleasing, easy to use visual environment. Although the front panel programming on all our Switchblades was designed to be very fast and intuitive, with BladeEdit, large numbers of complex presets can be created with lightning speed and auditioned as they are created. This allows fine tuning of your tone with a minimum of fuss.
BladeEdit Version 3.50 (Beta) is the renamed version of WinBlade designed for both Windows and Mac (under Wine) and has been updated with a smoother worksurface, cleaner operation and an overall more pleasant experience. This version is a substantial update internally although the user interface will still be very familiar to WinBlade 3.48 users. Check out the What's New section of the program Help for more details.BladeEdit 3.50 for Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
Installation is standard. Simply download from the above link and click on the download to begin installation. The default installation folder will be in the Sound Sculpture folder in a new BladeEdit folder and you will still be able to use your old version if that is still installed.BladeEdit 3.50 for Mac (Tested on Sierra - BladeEdit350.zip)
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTES - PLEASE READ: BladeEdit for Mac operates under Wine. Wine is an open source emulator program and is included in the installation package. Installation is easy, but a bit different. The program wrapper (BladeEdit + the Wine program) is very large (450MB) so downloading will take around 3 minutes on a typical cable connection. IMPORTANT - When download is complete, open your DOWNLOAD folder and copy the file BladeEdit350.zip and past it to the WINESKIN folder in your APPLICATION directory (YOUR application directory, not the system application directory), Then do a Ctrl-click to open it to bypass the security message, and it will say “Are you sure”, then click Open. The program will seem like its not doing anything, but will open in about a minute the first time you open it. Subsequent openings will be much faster. DO NOT TRY AND OPEN IT FROM THE DOWNLOAD FOLDER or you will get an error message telling you about a permission error. Sorry for this hiccup, but this copy to the application folder also puts the BladeEdit Icon in your Launchpad area so you can start it up anytime from there so it's not all that bad.
We are VERY HAPPY that we now have this program running on OSX for you. It's been a long wait, we know, but here it is! Have Fun and tell your friends about it!
NOTE FOR 8F OWNERS: Only the MIDI ports are available as the USB direct connection to the 8F is not yet implemented on the Mac so you will need a USB to MIDI adapter such as the Midiman (M-Audio) 2x2 Anniversary or other quality adapter. Be sure to install the driver that comes with your adapter.
System Requirements for BladeEdit on Windows
As of right now BladeEdit has only been tested on Win10 but there will likely run on XP/7/8/8.1 as well. If you do have a problem please email with your findings.
NOTE: If you have a Switchblade 16 or Studio Switchblade WinBlade 3.48 will only work with Firmware Revision 2.75 or later in the Switchblade 16 or Revision 4.14 or later in the Studio Switchblade. BladeEdit may also work and is worth trying. These units are very old now and so we cannot ensure that BladeEdit will work with these units and have stopped testing for use with these these older products. .
Who Can Download BladeEdit?
If you have been wondering about all of the power locked up in the Switchblade and would like to get a better feel for how it works, we urge you to download the BladeEdit software and give it a try. BladeEdit is so intuitive it's a snap to learn and use. With the visual interface you can get a good feel for the many ways to connect signal processing devices and to check out just how the Switchblade can fit into your guitar rack or studio rack systems. Many of the features found in the Switchblade and the amazing things you can do with one are demonstrated nicely in the BladeEdit software.
Manuals and Documentation
- Switchblade Product Intro and Applications (Adobe PDF; 1,039 KB)
- Smart Insert User's Manual (Adobe PDF; 530 KB)
- Switchblade GL Manual (Adobe PDF; 242 KB)
- Switchblade 8B Manual (Adobe PDF; 242 KB)
- Switchblade 8 Manual (Adobe PDF; 230 KB)
- Switchblade 8F Manual (Adobe PDF; 2,205 KB)
- SB8F Smart Insert Feature User's Guide (Adobe PDF; 486 KB)
- Volcano Manual (Adobe PDF; 591 KB)
- HeadTrip Manual (Adobe PDF; 368 KB)
- ABCadabra Manual (Adobe PDF; 207 KB)
- FootSim Manual (Adobe PDF; 107 KB)
- PowerSwap Manual (Adobe PDF; 108 KB)
- MidiUp Manual (Adobe PDF; 207 KB)
- Cosmix Manual (Adobe PDF; 983 KB)