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What functions can you control with pedals?

 
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henrikp



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:34 am    Post subject: What functions can you control with pedals? Reply with quote

After a few weeks with the EK-50 I'm so happy with it. It's really a great arranger keyboard.

Besides sustain and volume, are there any additional functions you can control with pedals on the EK-50?
What does an expression pedal do?
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Mitzie
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only sustain and volume control with the EK_50

An expression pedal, which some people mistakenly liken to a volume pedal, theoretically is a volume pedal with a shorter incremental stroke which gives more of a sudden WAH effect, in volume when depressed. Guitarists tend to favour this effect with their WAH-WAH pedals in particular.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok! Thanks, Mitzie! Smile
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Teo



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitzie wrote:
Only sustain and volume control with the EK_50

An expression pedal, which some people mistakenly liken to a volume pedal, theoretically is a volume pedal with a shorter incremental stroke which gives more of a sudden WAH effect, in volume when depressed. Guitarists tend to favour this effect with their WAH-WAH pedals in particular.


So in ek 50 the expression option in settings for pedal itís just a volume option but renamed ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teo wrote:

So in ek 50 the expression option in settings for pedal itís just a volume option but renamed ?


Yep !
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Teo



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitzie wrote:
Teo wrote:

So in ek 50 the expression option in settings for pedal itís just a volume option but renamed ?


Yep !

Sad thatís sad 😞 I was planing to get an expression pedal but not for volume control ..but for the wha effect ..are you sure you try it ? 😁
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you check out the Internet you will find that many guitar WAH pedals will work with keyboards Teo
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitzie wrote:
If you check out the Internet you will find that many guitar WAH pedals will work with keyboards Teo


So with this volume expression pedal you control all sounds ? I mean if a style itís playing it controls this to ? Cause thatís inconvenient,or they think about it and control only the keybed
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally I read closer the manual and itís say it that control upper keyboard sets ,so today I give a try and took and m audio exp pedal just for 19 euro,works great and also works like a sustain ,if you change the ek 50 setting Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Teo ... I tried 'expression' but notice it does not seem to change overall volume and simply voices, so i abandoned it .
I did mail support some time ago regarding this as i would prefer a 'global' setting personally or a choice at least.

I do think we could have greater function options for pedal...but again its an entry board, so i can expect much....

keith
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Teo



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Backpool wrote:
Hi Teo ... I tried 'expression' but notice it does not seem to change overall volume and simply voices, so i abandoned it .
I did mail support some time ago regarding this as i would prefer a 'global' setting personally or a choice at least.

I do think we could have greater function options for pedal...but again its an entry board, so i can expect much....

keith


Hi Keith , change upper 1,2,3 and lower part volume at the same time,doesnít change volume at drum percussion bass and other parts ,English ainít my mother language so sometimes I donít understand the full meaning of something like :Ē it does not seem to change overall volume and simply voices ď Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant - EVERYTHING does not change ....only the voices 1/2/3 and lower voices are changed. 'expression' is not for the volume of ALL sounds heard.

Hope that helps ....sorry.
I do forget ....not everybody understands English fully

Keith
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you adjusted the Volume/Expression pedal parameters as described in the Appendix?
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Elsensee



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure at the moment to keep my EK-50, caused by the many limitations.
Mainly I miss the "songbook" of my old PSR 620: 32 KBS with each 4 OTS.
At now I write down my notifications on paper, then calling the bank number...

@ Teo
Did you find a solution re your volume pedal?
If I keep my EK-50, I react a foot pedal from the seventies I build my organ myself. Better perhaps is this one:
https://www.thomann.de/de/boss_fv50h.htm (or ask mom google)
It works passiv by stereo pots, is placed between EK-50 outputs and external amplifier inputs. The output cable to the amplifier should not be as longer than approx. 1.5 meters because of loss of high frequencies.
The disadvantage of this solution: you controll the overall sound level of the EK.
Let's keep in mind: the EK-50 only is a incentive to by a PA...
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