(hopefully I posted this in the correct place)
I have an s80 that I use for music production with Logic Pro, and for years have just had some third-party sustain pedal/button that worked fine, but didn't have half-pedaling functionality. I finally decided to get a better sustain pedal for more realistic piano pedaling, and decided on the fc3a because it's made by Yamaha and so is the s80. I've had two problems...
1) It doesn't seem to be recognized when plugged into the "Sustain" port (maybe the s80 is so old that the sustain port won't even recognize a pedal that isn't just on/off?)
2) When hooked up to the "Foot Controller" port, I can assign the FC to MIDI CC64 and get a full range of sustain midi data, BUT it has the reverse polarity problem where sound is sustaining when the pedal is up, and when the pedal is down the sustain is off. (I also have an FC7 pedal plugged into the "Foot Volume" port, and that is working perfectly fine.)
For problem 1, I can't seem to find any sort of way to view/edit anything about the Sustain port (neither in the manual nor in the Utilities settings on the s80.)
For problem 2, I've looked at several threads here and other places online about the reverse polarity possibly being caused by plugging the pedal in while the keyboard is on, or having the pedal held down while turning on the keyboard, etc. I've tried to "reverse engineer" the problem many different ways but have had no luck. I'm wondering if the simple reverse polarity fixed I read about only apply if the pedal is actually in the sustain port(?)
If somebody has any advice or workaround for either problem 1 or 2, that would be a huge help. Thanks!