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AERO AE-1 User Manual rev. 1.0.3
You are now the owner of an AERO AE-1 wireless
The AERO lets you control the parameters and presets of existing and future Aalberg Audio effects
pedals. Like the EK-1 EKKO
Delay Pedal, RO-1 ROM
Reverb Pedal or the TR-1 TRYM
Pedal (purchased separately).
Included in this package:
AERO AE-1 Wireless Controller
Quick start guide
USB charging cable
Velcro pads - 1 black, 1 transparent
Surface cleaner sachet
You can attach the AERO to your guitar strap or belt using the included clip with Velcro.
Alternatively, you can mount the AERO directly to your guitar by using the included Velcro pads (1
black, 1 transparent).
NB! Remember to clean properly with the attached Surface cleaner sachet before applying it to
the surface of your guitar. General instructions on mounting: clean properly and let dry, apply the
Velcro. After 24 hours in room temperature, the bonding strength is 90 %. For more detailed
information about this, please go to:
Turn the power on/off
Store/recall your favorite settings including: parameter levels, bypass
status for pedal (on/off), active parameter for wireless control (FX-
- STORE: Press and hold one of the three preset buttons (‘I’,’II’
or ‘III’) for 2 seconds (Pedal will light up for one second to
indicate that the preset has been stored)
- RECALL: Press one of the preset buttons to recall the
previously stored preset
Toggles between the different parameters of the effects pedals to
choose which parameter to be active for wireless control from the
AERO rotary knob. Active parameter name is lit up on the pedal.
Increase/decrease the value of the chosen effect parameter
The rotary knob button has two main functions:
- TAP tempo for time-based effect parameters (eg. Delay Time):
click the button two times to set the timing (eg. Spacing
between echoes for delay effect)
- BYPASS toggle for active* effects pedal: Press and hold button
for 2 seconds to toogle between bypass ON and OFF
(*The pedal with an active parameter lit up)
Use the attached USB-cable to charge your AERO’s rechargeable
battery using a standard 5V cell phone charger or one of the USB
ports on your computer
5V rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery,
200 mAh (typical)
Up to 30 hours
Battery charging time
Approx. 2 hours
Range (wireless transmission)
Up to 30 meters (98 feet)
USB input (micro USB) for battery charging
Presets (I, II, and III), prev/next parameter, power
ON/OFF, rotary knob, rotary know pushbutton
- Pairing mode status
- Software update status
- Battery charging status
(see more details in the following pages)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (H: incl knob and
44 x 36 x 74 mm / 1.73 x 1.42 x 2.91 inches
Weight (excl. clip)
0.040 kg / 1.41 oz
Weight (incl. accessories and packaging)
0.141 kg / 5.0 oz
The AERO uses a 5V rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery.
We recommend that you charge the battery fully before first time use. The charging time is
approx. 2 hours.
You can charge it through the USB-input found on the back of the AERO using a standard micro-
USB cable (included in the AERO package). Connect the AERO to a 5V cellphone charger or one of
the USB-ports of your computer.
The LED on the back of the AERO indicates the status of the charging:
- Green LED – charging in progress (unit must be turned on; slide switch set to “I” position)
- After a while the LED turns off, which means the battery is fully charged.
APP NOT READY YET! ESTIMATED READY: AFTER SUMMER 2015
Running software updates on your wireless Aalberg Audio product is easy:
1. Set your Aalberg Audio pedal in update mode:
a. Unplug power jack
b. Press and hold ON/OFF and FX-SELECT footswitches simultaneously then plug in
c. The LED at top right of the pedal will light up to indicate that the pedal is in update
2. Go to App Store and search for the AALBERG UPDATER app (Iphone 5 / Ipad 3 (incl. Ipad
Mini) or later is required). For Android users: we are working on it!
3. Download the app on your mobile device and launch the app.
4. The Aalberg Audio device set to update mode will now show up in a list in the AALBERG
UPDATER, and you can check the current revision of the software found on the device.
5. You can now choose if you want to update to the latest software available.
6. A status bar indicates the upload process and displays a confirmation when the new
software has been successfully updated.
For more information, please visit: www.aalbergaudio.com/support
WIRELESS CONTROL – PAIRING
CURRENTLY: ONE AERO-ONE PEDAL COMMUNICATION ONLY!
ONE AERO – MULTIPLE PEDALS READY AFTER SUMMER 2015
In order to control your Aalberg effects pedal using the AERO wireless controller
(optional) you need to pair the devices.
Below is a step-by-step guide:
1. Set your devices in pairing mode:
i. Turn off the AERO (slide switch set to ‘0’)
ii. Press and hold rotary knob button and left button* simultaneously, then
turn the AERO on (slide switch set to ‘I’)
iii. The AERO LED starts blinking (red) to indicate that the AERO is in pairing
b. Aalberg effect pedal:
i. Unplug power jack
ii. Press and hold FX-SELECT then plug in power jack
iii. Lowermost LED in mid row starts blinking to indicate that the pedal is in
iv. Next to lowermost LED in mid row lights up when AERO in pairing mode is
v. Repeat step i-iv for any additional Aalberg effects pedals
2. Confirm pairing:
a. When you have repeated the above steps for all of your Aalberg pedals, you
need to press and hold the rotary knob button for 3 seconds, then release
b. To indicate that pairing is completed, AERO LED (red) and lowermost LEDs in
mid row for all pedals will light for 2 seconds
3. You are now ready to control your Aalberg effects pedals wirelessly!
For more information, please visit: www.aalbergaudio.com/support
All use of our products is undertaken at your own risk and expense and Aalberg Audio cannot be
held liable for any direct or indirect losses or cost incurred through use, default or malfunction of
our products. Repair or replacement of defective units under our warranty provisions serve as the
sole remedy in the unlikely event that our products does not comply with product specifications.
Aalberg Audio accepts no liability for any damages made to persons or equipment when attaching
or removing the industry velcro (AERO accessory).
ONLY SEND PRODUCTS THAT:
- YOU HAVE TESTED YOURSELF
- ARE FOLLOWED BY A COPY OF THE RECEIPT
- ARE FOLLOWED BY AN EXPLANATION OF THE FAILURE
We offer a 2-year warranty on all our products. In the unlikely event of a malfunction, please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before sending us the product for repair. When the
product has been returned to us at the cost of the sender, we will repair or replace your product
and send it back to you - free of charge and usually within 4 weeks (shipping not included). The
product needs to be accompanied by a copy of your receipt, serial number, return address, phone
number, e-mail address and a brief explanation of the problem. If the product is altered or
repaired by someone unauthorized by Aalberg Audio the warranty is no longer valid. Stores and
distributors must always check products before sending them to Aalberg Audio for repairs. Please
note that we cannot replace a product before we have received it here in Trondheim, Norway.
The inspiration for the delay pedals with wireless controller came to guitar player and inventor
Rune Aalberg Alstad back in 2009, when he was tired of having to run over to the pedals and bend
down all the time to change the effect settings. Five years later, after lots of testing and
prototyping we are proud to introduce the world’s first EKKO EK-1 Delay Pedal with the AERO AE-1
Wireless Controller. (Below you can see the different prototyping stages (from left to right): “The
Coffee Filter”, 2010 – “The Tank”, 2012 – “Prototype 3”, 2013 - the final product, 2015)
Design Protection pending in EU & USA
International Patent pending PCT/NO2014/050236
Aalberg Audio accept and follow these regulations and directives.
ABOUT AALBERG AUDIO
Aalberg Audio AS is located in Trondheim, Norway. We produce wireless guitar effects with
accompanying hardware and software. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any
questions or inquiries! Visit: www.aalbergaudio.com
™ and © 2015 Aalberg Audio AS. All rights reserved.
The information in this manual is subject to changes without further notice.