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Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 12:13am

foot pedal controllers?

does the virus have an input for a foot pedal controller, if so what type would you recommend. Im not after an on/off type one, more one i can use with the filter etc



Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 6:13am

The keyboard versions of the virus do have such an input. Since there is no unified standard in the expression pedal world, you should be very cautious. I've heard that the Yamaha FC7 works well, and that many Roland pedals give strange results. It would be nice if the Virus had a way to calibrate the pedal response so that it could be adjusted to work with as many makes and models as possible.


Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 6:17am

hmm yes id like more info before i buy something. Like i was saying- id like to use it to possibly control the likes of filter cutoff, or anything i assign it to. So not just a volume pedal. Ive seem maudio have a usb pedal but again not sure how that would work considering the virus and its usb conflicts



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Friday, April 20th 2012, 1:04pm

I get on well with my M-Audio EX-P as you can actually calibrate it depending on what you are putting it into (it has a pot on the side). It also has a switch on the back, which seems to do nothing - or fixes something that doesn't matter on my gear...



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Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 6:33am

I use the Yamaha FC7 with my Virus TI Keyboard and it works beautifully.


Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 1:51pm

Access support also recommended to me the Yamaha FC-7 pedal so it looks like that's the one to go for!


Sunday, June 24th 2012, 3:27am

ive got hold of an fc7 to try, but it doesnt seem to work in the mod matrix? its seems to work in the HOLD input, but nothing else? whats the "control" input listed as in the matrix?




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Sunday, June 24th 2012, 6:42am

If I remember correctly, you can set the expression pedal to any CC. I have mine set to control Filter 1 Cutoff level as my default. What I think you are looking for is this:

Set it up as modulation and then set modulation as your source in your matrix. This will allow you to bypass the modulation knob and use your foot pedal instead. This also works great because so many of the patches have a nice setting on the modulation knob.


Monday, June 25th 2012, 9:46am

"set it up as modulation" ? when i set the cut off filter 1 to foot pedal, or expression nothing happens. Do i need to set the pedal to a midi cc some-where first? how do i do that?


Monday, June 25th 2012, 7:09pm

I've just got my Yamaha FC7 today and have gotten it working with my Virus TI, it was quite simple really. All I had to do was plug it into the right port at the back. Then I pressed the CONFIG button on my Virus until Keyboard 1/5 showed on the display, I then had to press the PARAMETERS keys to the right to Keyboard 4/5. Then you can use either the VALUE 1 knob or VALUE buttons below the PARAMETER buttons to choose what you wish your pedel to control. I personally chose #9, which in the mod matrix is controller 9. I was going to make it control the mod Wheel but this way I can still have the Mod Wheel assigned to other controls, giving me more live control which was, of course, the purpose of buying a controller pedel in the first place!