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Re: Sharing a controller pedal between 2 devices?

Hi David, 

I'd think using an EV-5 with a headphone splitter would probably be a bad
idea. You could try a "four pole double throw" switch to switch the EV-5
between the two units but there is a risk that either of both of the units
might get confused by being disconnected and reconnected.

I use a FV-50 (which is meant to be a stereo volume pedal) to control the
feedback on two EDP. This is possible because there is a stereo (ganged) 
in it so each device is independent electrically.




> From: David Trenkel <improv@peak.org>
> Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 11:22:30 -0800
> To: <loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Subject: Sharing a controller pedal between 2 devices?
> Not quite on topic, but since this list has the highest concentration
> of smart gear geeks I know, I figured I'd ask before trying (and maybe
> frying).
> I have a Roland EV-5 continuous controller pedal that I'd like to use
> to control 2 devices, a Moogerfooger filter pedal and a Line 6 DL4. It
> works with either individually. Can I share it between both with a
> headphone splitter Y cable? The only problem I can think of is that one
> of the wires is carrying a voltage from the device to the pedal, if the
> output voltage is the same from both devices, I can clip one wire so
> only one device is sending to the pedal. I almost never use both
> devices together, and really only want to control one patch on the DL4.
> Am I being completely stupid here?