Re: QS6.1 foot pedal calibration

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Posted by Bob on August 28, 2000 at 12:05:39:

In Reply to: Re: QS6.1 foot pedal calibration posted by Paul W on August 22, 2000 at 22:49:26:

: : Can the foot pedal be calibrated? The volume increase/decrease all happens in a short span, impossible to control smoothly. Or do you have to use the Roland EV-5 pedal that has an adjustment knob on the side?

: You have the wrong pedal. Some pedals can be reversed, i.e. one of the Yamaha volume pedals. (sorry, I can't remember which model #), but you can reverse the leads in the plug to make it playable in the QS'es.
: I had a Roland EV-5 and it worked pretty well with the adjustment on the side of pedal. Hope this helps. PW

From the tech dept.@ Alesis: the Roland EV-5 or EV-7 pedals are the only ones designed to work with the QS keyboards. So I got one and it works better, but there is still alot of dead space and the volume must be controlled carefully to avoid radical jumps. The adjustment pot on the side of the pedal doesn't help much as moving it forward only increases the dead space. This is a major design flaw in my opinion. You should be able to calibrate the analog (moving parts that send voltages)controllers to allow for drift etc.My Emu Proteus keyboard has this capability and it's 9years old. Oh well, I guess it's chalked up to cost cutting. Still, it would've been handy.The manual says you can use the Roland pedal or a compatable, but there aren't any as far as I know.

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