expression pedal - yes works, kind of
so my Yamaha FC5 sustain (not expression) pedal works fine , as on/off as expected.
however, my Yamaha FC7 expression pedal has two minor issues:
- its a TRS (stereo jack) which is common for expression pedals, and this does NOT work with the Organelle, however , if I take the right only side of the jack (so mono) it works.
- it appears to be reversed to what is expected, and slightly compressed ranged
i.e. full down is close to zero, full up is about ~100 , so not 127
id be interested to hear from @oweno on this, as honestly i dont know much about expression pedals, but thought the FC7 is pretty common/standard.
(I admit, i was kind of surprised to see that the FC7 was stereo , I assumed it would be mono)
Im assuming the pedal input on the organelle is mono, but confused why this is the case if the FC7 is stereo?
Reversal, is this something that should be compensated/allowed for in mother.pd?
so yeah, it kind of works, but not sure if its as intended/needs some tweaking.
(hey, i admit the FC7 is almost the size of the Organelle, so perhaps not the expected pedal… but what I have to hand )
as to patches… given ive not seen any comments about the above before=
(im guessing few have tried… or my pedal is different/exceptional… anyone saying their expr pedal is different?)
though it makes me wonder…
I think its cool for patches to be able to code for pedals directly, but if few users (and patch developers) have them , then perhaps we should consider some ‘standard behaviour’ for them?
- sustain pedals could sustain notes without the patch having to do anything (i.e. we mess with r notes)
- expression pedals could be ‘mapped’ to knob 1-4, volume , again so patches dont have to do anything
(there was also talk of using switch pedals as patch switching)
of course this could be ‘optional’ behaviour which a patch could opt-out of, but at least then those with pedals get a reasonable experience regardless of the hardware/inclinations of the patch developer…
(sorry if this is considered OT, but given the question here is essential will the Expression pedal work on the RC300, I think its relevant ?!)
EDIT: ok, so a bit of search on the internet, looks like the Yamaha pedals are reversed polarity, not noticed before, as other hardware works fine… anyway, Im not sure if this is contributing to the issue … certainly might explain the requirement for mono adapter… I dont have necessary cables to completely switch polarity, and then insert back as stereo… to see if it completely works.
(I doubt this can be handle in software, as i think its part of the microcontroller software which cant be reprogrammed)
Id still be interested to hear from @oweno if the pedal input is mono or stereo though.