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Re: AB/Y Switch

I did say I appreciated learning about the site.  How much was the pedal BTW?  

But for now, the Radial AB thing works....enough.  Probably does drop the connection when switching, haven't checked that.  But, I already have it so that's a step ahead of the others.


On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 6:41 PM, Teddyjam.com <teddy@teddyjam.com> wrote:
Did u guys not read my final solution... The disaster area pedal? Works great really... Not very expensive

Teddy Kumpel

On Oct 24, 2013, at 9:34 PM, David Lamkins <david@lamkins.net> wrote:

There are two problems involved in running an _expression_ pedal through an A/B switch.

First, the _expression_ pedal relies on a TRS connection while most A/B stompboxes make only the TS connection.

Second is the question of what happens when you switch away from one of your targets: it's like unplugging the _expression_ pedal. You might like to have the "last" pedal setting maintained when you have the pedal connected to a different target.

The Mission Engineering Expressionator is designed to control up to three targets from one _expression_ pedal. Expensive, but it's the only game in town, AFAICT...

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 10:53 AM, Kevin Cheli-Colando <billowhead@gmail.com> wrote:
While I'm glad to have made acquaintance with the Disaster Area Designs site, I'm also happy to report that the Radial ab/y pedal I have does actually work with the Line 6 M9.  I can take a single _expression_ pedal and split it to either just loop control or the fx control or both simultaneously.


On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Teddyjam.com <teddy@teddyjam.com> wrote:
That doesn't work

I've tried every possible combination of things to do this. There's the $700 solution in the Moog MP 201. Unnecessarily bulky if all you want to do is what u just said.

Then there's the midi solutions 3 box chain of pedal controller/foot switch/midi event processor,.. That worked but was almost as expensive as the Moog solution and not less bulky at the end of the day.

I dreamed of a pedal that spit out midi and had a switch to go between the 2 cc's but couldn't find anything elegant... Until...

I ended up with a brilliant solution from disaster area designs. He made me a pedal, similar to a wah pedal but much lighter, with a push button switch on the side to switch between cc1 and cc2. He wanted to put a switch in like a wah toe switch, but I didn't think that worked in practice since then you would be forced to leave your exp at max every time you switched. I couldn't be happier with the result and I think anyone who wanted to simply control a line 6 m series box would be equally happy.

It has midi in and passes midi clock thru to the out port.


Here's a pic of mine. You can get different colors.

On Oct 22, 2013, at 6:07 PM, Kevin Cheli-Colando <billowhead@gmail.com> wrote:

Anyone know if it would be possible to run an _expression_ pedal output to an A/B/Y switch and use a single pedal for two parameter jacks?  I was thinking of trying to use a single line 6 pedal for both inputs, assigning one to the looper and one channel to the effects.

Till now you seriously considered yourself to be the body and to have a
form. That is the primal ignorance which is the root cause of all trouble.

- Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)


Till now you seriously considered yourself to be the body and to have a
form. That is the primal ignorance which is the root cause of all trouble.

- Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)