Generally, you should avoid doing this unless you absolutely need to. All ZOIAs are calibrated during production by a squadron of robotic hockey beavers.
To recalibrate the colours on ZOIA's button grid, you'll need to have installed firmware 1.13 or later. *if you are on the latest firmware 2.70, the steps to recalibrate the LEDs have changed slightly so this FAQ is not fully accurate for you. On 2.70, the Zoia's screen will give you instructions on how to recalibrate but a more detailed FAQ is in the works, as of 7/13/2022.
Calibrating the LED Grid on your ZOIA
Underneath each button on the ZOIA, there is a red, green, and blue LED. The pedal combines different amounts of these LEDs to display the range of colours that make your patches pop! When the 3 LEDs are set to the same brightness, the resulting colour should be white. But sometimes there are slight differences between the individual LEDs for each button, which can make your white grid look not quite right. It might look like a few buttons are greener than the others, or maybe the entire grid will look more pink than white. This guide will show you how to adjust the grid so the colour of all buttons is consistent.
While powering on your ZOIA, hold down the left stomp switch until you see this screen. You should see the following screen, letting you know you’ve entered calibration mode.
For now, press the right stomp switch to continue. (The second option will be explained later in step 6)
Next the grid will light up and you’ll see some instructions on the screen.
This will now let you adjust the brightness of the LEDs to make the entire grid look a consistent white. Each LED starts with a brightness of 127, which can be set as low as 0 or as high as 255. Pressing the left stomp switch lets you select the buttons you want to adjust. The number of buttons selected is shown in the top left corner.
Pressing the left stomp switch again lets you adjust those buttons. Turn the rotary encoder to increase or decrease the brightness of the LED that is currently selected, which is indicated by an asterisks to the right of the value. The middle stomp switch selects the next colour.
When you’re not selecting which buttons to adjust, pressing any one will switch between dimming the grid and making it bright again.
When you’ve made some adjustments and you’re satisfied with how the grid looks, press the right stomp switch. You’ll see two options on the screen:
Pressing the right stomp switch will save all the adjustments you just made to the Zoia, so the grid will continue to look great every time you boot up your ZOIA. You can also disregard any next steps displayed on the Zoia's screen since those only apply when we are building and testing each Zoia at ye olde Zoia factory. One note, if you enter calibration mode again, it will reset the brightness of all LEDs back to 127 and you’ll have to start over.
If you make a lot of adjustments, you might want to save the calibration values to an SD card so you can change them again without having to start over.
Create a new folder in the root directory of your SD card named led_grid_calibration
Insert the card into your ZOIA then press the middle stomp switch to select ‘save led cal to sd’
You’ll see a message on the screen telling you that the led calibration file has been saved. If you look inside the led_grid_calibration folder now, you’ll see a file named ‘cal1.bin’
Next time you want to adjust the calibration file, boot up into calibration mode again and press the middle stomp switch this time.
Regardless of whether you saved the data to the SD card, the new led calibration settings are now saved. You can unplug the ZOIA and reboot it as normal.
Note: if you want to exit calibration at any point and don’t want to save your changes, just unplug the pedal.