Inspired by a thread on setting knobs on pedals, I got to thinking about how folks out there name and organise patches on their multi-effect devices. I'm thinking about devices like the Zoom B3 and MultiStomps, and rack-based units with named patches. For example, do you name your patches after the type of sound (e.g. 'clean', 'sparkle', 'grunge'), do you name them after effects in the patch (e.g. 'Co-Ch-Rev', 'SVT+PHAS') or do you name them specifically for the song you will use it on? Do you have a patch (or group of patches) per song or do you stick to a group of patches that you use on everything? Do you reserve a bank/group of patches to align with your set list (keeping the originals in another bank/group), or do you just step through to find the one you need at any particular time? As an example, I use an old Alesis Quadraverb, which has a footswitch input allowing me to cycle through a pre-set range of patches. Within this range I have some 'generic' patches and a handful of patches named after the tune which I use them on - normally these have 'special' settings like matched tempo multi-tap delays or particularly heavy reverbs or radical EQ settings. Outside of this range I keep copies of the generics to use when working on new material. I can tweak these to better suit the music without messing up the 'live' version then, if necessary, save as a 'named' patch within range of the footswitch. So - who does what?