Expression pedal mapping

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inaheartbeat
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Expression pedal mapping

Post by inaheartbeat » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:58 pm

It would be nice if the expression pedal could be a modulation source for more things such as filter cutoffs and envelope attack times.

Neil
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Re: Expression pedal mapping

Post by Neil » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:50 am

Aaahhhh another good idea - I use this function a lot on the Kurzweil to great effect.

christeck
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Re: Expression pedal mapping

Post by christeck » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:38 am

Yep, here as well on a Virus TI. I often use the foot pedal (MIDI CC #4) to repeat the modulation of the mod wheel or some other modulation (like applying some ring modulation), which is useful for accenting notes while playing with both hands.

John Bowen
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Re: Expression pedal mapping

Post by John Bowen » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:08 pm

Yes, a good idea! For now, you have to rig up one of the CC controllers (CC1-5) to do it, but it takes a bit of work.

christeck
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Re: Expression pedal mapping

Post by christeck » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:59 am

Any hint how to do this? Setting CC1 to 4, 7 or 11 didn't cause the desired result. And even if, it required to decouple the pedal from the main volume.

John Bowen
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Re: Expression pedal mapping

Post by John Bowen » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:58 pm

What exactly did you set up for modulations? I'll see if I can test here...

john b.

christeck
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Re: Expression pedal mapping

Post by christeck » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:36 pm

I chose an Init patch, plain square wave from oscillator 1.
I use a Yamaha FC7 pedal connected to the Solaris.
I set it to expression and + polarity.
=> The Solaris responds accordingly by turning the volume down.
=> The MIDI monitor software tells me the Solaris sends MIDI CC 04 (foot pedal). Great so far.
I assign CC1 a value of »4«, the controller number the Solaris sends out.
I turn down EG amount and cutoff of the lowpass filter.
I set CC1 as a modulation source for the filter cutoff at 100%.
=> The pedal still behaves as a volume controller.
=> The pedal does not raise the filter's cutoff.
=> It also does not work on the oscillator's pitch.

Frankly, I didn't even expect it to work this way, but I thought I should give it a try :) .

reno
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Re: Expression pedal mapping

Post by reno » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:31 pm

Hi,

I would like to do exactly the same thing (use an Expression Pedal to control Filter CutOff), is this possible in the end ?

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Re: Expression pedal mapping

Post by John Bowen » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:41 am

You can also just use Pedal1 in the Mod Sources lists since this is the Expression Pedal. We will rename the 2 pedal entries in the Mod Source lists in a future OS update, so to make it more clear.

John B.

jgale
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Re: Expression pedal mapping

Post by jgale » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:58 pm

Thanks John - this clears things up for me and adds a new dimension to the Solaris that I was unaware of. I am now doing crazy Edgar Winter filter sweeps and pitch bends with my expression pedal!

John

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Re: Expression pedal mapping

Post by John Bowen » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:18 pm

Jim has renamed the pedals in the Mod Source Lists. This will happen with the next OS release.

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