This is an email I sent to the owner of Boomerang with some questions regarding my phrase sampler III:
I would like to entertain the idea (maybe a possible software update, perhaps with some DIY'ing, to get a second exp out so that we can have decay and volume controlled with their own _expression_ pedal, instead of either or...
As Randolphs says: "I can understand why you would want that but unfortunately that's not possible as it involves coding". So I thought I'd bug the master directly about these two issues/suggestions :)
Naturally, this is the reply I got from Mike:
Individual loop volume control is definitely not something that can be added on. While it's possible to do it, it would require a serious software mod.
The second idea is also totally reasonable, but probably not something that we'll add soon. A second exp pedal port would require mods to everything: chassis, circuit boards, software...
So, I present you guys the case, in hopes of coming up with a definitive solution. So far I get that it's "impossible" other than perhaps unmounting(?) the individual volume pots on the actual Rang III and wiring them out to a (DIY?) _expression_ pedal, where those pots would be laid horizontally, so as to avoid having to bow down and adjust by hand..but I'm not sure/don't think those pots can easily be unmounted and I don't wanna f up the pedal in the process :) Same as with the _expression_ for decay and volume separately, I see that that will not be possible given that I can't mod the software myself. But again we have a dedicated decay volume pot on the device - so the question is - should I spring for a used 3rd hand for each of the volume pots potentially, or do you guys have some alternative ideas? Thanks :)