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  1. Peter
  2. Sherlock Holmes
  3. MOTIFXF
  4. Sunday, 22 February 2015
I have a live gig with my Motif XF6 this weekend and will be using an FC-7 pedal for volume control. It’s plugged into Foot Controller 1, and does work, but I would like to set the “range” of the pedal to be wider. Or perhaps there is a parameter I need to adjust, or perhaps the pedal is defective.

More specifically, in the “zero” position, (all voices/performances that I’ve tried), I get silence. As I push forward on the pedal, less than 1/3rd engaged, the volume goes quickly to maximum.

I’ve found the same to be true whether the pedal is routed to “channel volume 7” or “expression 11”.

1. Is there a way to widen the range, so that the increase is more gradual, and analogous to the whole physical pedal range?

2. Can the pedal be routed to “master volume” of the keyboard?

3. Can you kindly refer me to places in the manual I need to read?

Thanks!
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Final verdict: It was a defective pedal. Bought a new one and it works properly. :-)
  1. more than a month ago
  2. MOTIFXF
  3. # 1
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Thanks for the fast reply BM. . . .and i always did suspect something was wrong with the pedal. Bought it at GC a few years ago, and it's been sitting at the bottom of a cord case since then.

To your points - - I've done no voice-specific control set programming, and the problem does occur on every voice, and every performance.

I think it's just a bad pedal -- no biggie. I'll pick up another one. If the new one does the same thing, I'll write back. :- Thanks again. Pete Radd
  1. more than a month ago
  2. MOTIFXF
  3. # 2
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More specifically, in the “zero” position, (all voices/performances that I’ve tried), I get silence. As I push forward on the pedal, less than 1/3rd engaged, the volume goes quickly to maximum.
This is not normal behavior. The heel-down position will be zero, the toe-down position will be 127... When the pedal is set to the default for the Foot Controller 1 jack: sending cc011.

If you are certain the pedal is a genuine Yamaha FC7 I would tend to think it is not working properly from your description. While you could program it to behave differently, nothing you have recounted leads me to believe that this is the case. Certainly moving it "less than 1/3rd engaged"... should not make it go to maximum unless you set it up that way. When you have it set to cc007 or the default cc011 heel down is 0, toe down is 127.

You don't mention whether you have been programming the Control Set of a specific Voice or whether this is how behaves on every Voice. And before we conclude it is broken, could you talk a bit about how it behaves on specific Preset Voices; for example, the "Full Concertf Grand" or the "16+8+5&1/3" organ Preset Voices.

Let us know.
  1. more than a month ago
  2. MOTIFXF
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