A suggestion for for a hybrid switching mode that would provide max flexibility for 8 switches. A 3 tier style hybrid mode:
Some effect and amp blocks can be assigned to “state”. These states are controlled by a press and hold function of the footswitches. That way before a song or gig you can select your “state” based on genre of music and all of the appropriate effects and amps turn on similar to “scenes”.
Scenes are selectable by footswitch and and function exactly as you’d expect, except they don’t affect the blocks assigned and controlled by the “STATE” effects and they toggle with a single footswitch tap.
Toggle individual effect and amp blocks, but selections do not affect the “STATE” or “SCENE”.
I know that is mega complicated but this would be an awesome hybrid mode being able to access all of this in a single preset and take advantage of the QC processing power. In this mode you have mixed scene and Stomp footswitches, as well as a press and hold function to set the “state” of the preset.