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Re: Best/most suitable expression pedal (for Boomerang III/Novation ReMote 61)

I can't answer the specific question regarding what is best for the
Rang 3, but like Ted I use EV-5 pedals. Four of them, CV to MIDI
conversion handled by a Gordius Little Giant for a vast laptop based
rig. EV-5s are easy to pick up anywhere if one should go sudden
belly-up, but that hasn't happened to me yet.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Ted Killian <tedkillian@charter.net> 
> Torben,
> I do not know if this would be helpful to you or not
> I use a lot of EV-5 pedals in my hybrid software/hardware set up (a 
> dozen to be exact).
> I am aware of alternatives out there to the EV-5 but not aware of 
> anything that is particularly **demonstrably** better for the price.
> If you want to plug multiple EV-5s (or some other sort of CV pedal) into 
> your MacBook via USB to control software may I suggest one of these: 
> <http://www.eowave.com/instruments.php?prod=53>
> I've been using one for over a couple of years now and it really works 
> quite well.
> The 4 individual ports on it can each be programed to work with a CV 
> pedal (like the EV-5) or a momentary switch (like a Yamaha FC5 
> footswitch or anything similar).
> The brand of pedal is not that important.
> So you can imagine that with this you could have 2 CV pedals to control 
> parameters of software FX and 2 momentary switches to turn the FX on and 
> off or to step through a menu of FX presets, etc. (depending on how 
> flexible and programable your software is).
> It's a pretty light weight little plastic box, simple to plug in and 
> operate.
> It's not cheap...but it is a really good, dependable solution.
> EoWave is a French company, and getting stuff shipped to the US adds to 
> the price.
> I'm sure others here will pipe up with other ideas, but that's mine.
> It works for me, and I bought one as a gift for my pal, Jeff Kaiser, who 
> now uses one as well.
> And, Oh yes, USB powered, no batteries.
> Best,
> Ted Killian
> On May 18, 2012, at 5:07 AM, Torben Scharling wrote:
>> Hello Y'all,
>> I own a Roland EV-5 expression pedal, that works fine with both with
>> my Boomerang III Phrase Sampler, and my Novation ReMote 61 SL midi
>> keyboard. Now I wanna get one more (or two), so that I have one for
>> both. Actually, I'd like to have 3 or 4 in total, one for the rang, 2
>> or 3 for the laptop. So that I can control different parameters with
>> the expression pedals hooked up the laptop. So I guess this is
>> actually a two part question.
>> 1: Which additional expression pedal would you guys recommend ? (mind
>> you I'm on a budget) I think the EV-5 is okay, so I wouldn't mind
>> getting another one of those since they're cheap. But obviously there
>> are better out there...
>> 2: What would be the best solution in order to get some more
>> expression pedals hooked up to my system? (So far I'm using a 15"
>> MacBook Pro with the M-Audio FireWire 1814 soundcard, and obviously
>> some sequencers with midi - the Novation keyboard is hooked up via
>> USB, and the soundcard has got break out MIDI in/out if necessary)
>> Btw. I'm trying to get as mobile and powerless system as possible
>> I might as well ask a third question now that I'm at it: I wanna have
>> my pedals etc. working using battery, and as few, but obviously some
>> of the power, being drained from the laptop. So the Novation can use
>> batteries, and bypass the laptop's usb power. My soundcard (and mic's)
>> will get power through the firewire port. I'll be using a battery
>> powered amplifier/speaker cabinet when necessary. My Boss LS-2 pedal
>> can use a battery. However the Boomerang III only has power input.
>> 3: So what would be the ideal "battery pack" for powering the Boomerang?
>> Thanks guys :)
>> http://torbenscharling.com