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Offline alakino2

Expression pedal
« on: November 09, 2020, 03:04:53 PM »
I am trying to install Yamaha FC7 expression pedal on my SX900.  Following the instructions, I choose direct access, activate pedal, choose voice, volume.  Nothing, what am I-doing or not doing together the pedal to work?
 

Offline Fred Smith

Re: Expression pedal
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 03:28:25 PM »
What is it you're trying to get the pedal to do: sustain? articulate? volume? glide? something else?

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Offline Bill

Re: Expression pedal
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2020, 04:02:12 PM »
Make sure you have plugged the FC7 into the correct pedal socket.  Since the FC7 is a volume pedal it will not work if plugged into the Switch Pedal socket.

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Offline Arnie

Re: Expression pedal
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2020, 05:04:08 PM »
Have inserted my FC7 into Pedal 2 at the back of SX900, using for volume so had to alter Pole because it works the wrong way round. Selected what I wanted the volume to effect R1,2,3, left, style, multi pads etc, works a treat.

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Offline Fred Smith

Re: Expression pedal
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2020, 05:08:58 PM »
Have inserted my FC7 into Pedal 2 at the back of SX900, using for volume so had to alter Pole because it works the wrong way round. Selected what I wanted the volume to effect R1,2,3, left, style, multi pads etc, works a treat.

I assume by "Pole" you meant polarity.

Normally, you don't have to assign polarity. The keyboard figures it out during the power up sequence. The only time you have to reset it is if you touch the pedal during power up.

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Offline overover

Re: Expression pedal
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2020, 05:57:42 PM »
I am trying to install Yamaha FC7 expression pedal on my SX900.  Following the instructions, I choose direct access, activate pedal, choose voice, volume.  Nothing, what am I-doing or not doing together the pedal to work?

Hi alakino2,

if you have not already done so, please download the SX900 Reference Manual and open it on your computer so that you can refer to it if necessary (starting with page 111, section "Controller Function Settings").
>>> https://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/keyboards/arranger_workstations/psr-sx900/downloads.html#product-tabs

I recommend using the Pedal socket #2 for the FC7. But in principle, you could also use socket #1 for the FC7, since you can set any functions for both sockets in the pedal settings. (By default, pedal jack # 1 is set to "Sustain" and jack # 2 to "Articulation 1".)

Note: You should always switch OFF the SX900 before connecting (or disconnecting) Pedals, because during the power up sequence the keyboard detects the Polarity of the connected Pedals (as already mentioned by Fred).

When the keyboard is fully booted, press "Direct Access" button and move the Pedal up/down a little.

The "Assignable" display should be opened automatically then, and the "Foot Pedal #2" box should already be selected (if the FC7 is connected there).

Set this Pedal to the function "Volume" now.

At the bottom of the current display you can set which PARTS the Volume Pedal should act on. I recommend only ticking the Right 1 - 3 Parts here and removing all other checkmarks. In this way you can control the Volume of the Right Parts using the Volume Pedal.

Please note that you can only lower the volume with the Pedal. When creating Registrations, you have to make sure that the FC7 is fully depressed if you want to adjust the maximum possible Volume of the Right Parts.

Press "Exit" button to save your Pedal Settings to the so called "System Setup". (In contrast to earlier Yamaha arranger models, the SX900 "remembers" the current Pedal settings even after restarting.)

But be careful: The Pedal settings can also be changed by Registrations (if memorized to the individual Registration).

I therefore recommend memorizing your current Pedal settings also to a Registration. If you always work with the same Pedal settings, you simply load this so-called "Setup Registration" first after switching on the keyboard. You don't need to memorize the Pedals in all your other Regs. If something changes later in your basic settings, you only need to change ONE Reg.

Of course, you can also save the Pedal settings in ALL your Regs. But then you cannot change the settings "globally" later, if needed.


Hope this helps!

Best regards,
Chris

« Last Edit: November 09, 2020, 06:04:50 PM by overover »
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Offline juketsu

Re: Expression pedal
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2020, 09:07:15 PM »
Hello!

Im sorry, if I ask the same thing again, Im not sure I got it right. I also have a new FC7 pedal, I got it today. At first it worked logically, but now it works the wrong way, if I want more effect or volume I have to lift pedal. If I press the bottom, the effect or or intensity disappears completely. My keyboard is SX900 and I have connected a pedal Foot pedal 2 jack...

Do I have to change polarity? How can I do that...

Its not easy to be a keyboard player, why I didnt start to playing harmonica. It would be easier to put in my pocket and go to gig ;)

Juke

Offline Fred Smith

Re: Expression pedal
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2020, 10:04:02 PM »
Hello!

Im sorry, if I ask the same thing again, Im not sure I got it right. I also have a new FC7 pedal, I got it today. At first it worked logically, but now it works the wrong way, if I want more effect or volume I have to lift pedal. If I press the bottom, the effect or or intensity disappears completely. My keyboard is SX900 and I have connected a pedal Foot pedal 2 jack...

Do I have to change polarity? How can I do that...

Its not easy to be a keyboard player, why I didnt start to playing harmonica. It would be easier to put in my pocket and go to gig ;)

Yes, you have to reverse the polarity. Its in Menu, Assignable, Foot Pedals.

Cheers,
Fred
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Offline EileenL

Re: Expression pedal
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2020, 10:46:14 PM »
Press pedal with toes for full volume. Press down on heel to take volume down.
 
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Offline juketsu

Re: Expression pedal
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2020, 08:19:18 AM »
Hi Fred and Eileen!

Thanks a lot, I found it polarity reverse, now it works fine!

Regards,

Juke