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Best way to control lead sound volumes on the fly?

6 days 13 hours ago
Diki
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Best way to control lead sound volumes on the fly? #5336
Nice! A combination of this and the Korg EC5 would go nicely into the FC-7 jack...

It might be cool to have Perf. Next and Perf. Previous as the two choices (as long as you never find yourself accidentally hitting them!) which would allow extensive customization of what they do without being limited to the choices that the FC-7 offers...

What's the model number of the pedal? By now, probably a few are out there used on Ebay, etc..

BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.

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5 days 18 hours ago
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Best way to control lead sound volumes on the fly? #5342
The Roland PK-9 vol/expression pedal is part no. 04019645 (10kohm impedance)

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5 days 15 hours ago
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Best way to control lead sound volumes on the fly? #5343
OK, took a look at that. I guess you would need to cobble a floor-plate to it, as it is designed to be screwed to the PK pedal unit...

How's the throw? I know most of us old organ players (I trained as a pianist, but my first few professional years were as an organist in rock and pop bands) tend to prefer those longer throw organ type pedals.

I keep an EV-7 at the studio for doing organ tracks, but it's a bit bulky for my live gigs (minimal gear at my age!) so I use the EV-5 out and about. Far prefer the EV-7, though. Be nice to modify it to add the toe switches... Can those be ordered as replacement parts, or do you have to get the whole kit and caboodle?

I always felt poor organ players got the shaft when it came to accessories... hell, a PK-9 costs more than an E-A7! :woohoo:

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Best way to control lead sound volumes on the fly? #5345
I would say it's more of a Volume Pedal than a Wah/Wha although Roland call it an expression pedal. -Since its designed primarily for their Atelier organs

Mine is screwed simply to a block/plate of wood to stop it moving around and the pedal is mounded at an angle of 45 degrees on the block/plate, which for me gives me more comfort and also enhances more precise control of volume and especially when flicking the toe switches. I play my keyboards whilst sitting on a folding bar stool with my left foot resting on the stool's feet bar and right foot on the pedal when playing -this way I feel I am more in command and in control of my 'boards and the foot pedal, hence the reason for increasing the angle/slope of the pedal.

Here in the UK I paid Roland no more than 60GBP -three and a half years ago for this pedal which. as I said, can only be purchased from Roland's Spares Dept

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4 days 17 hours ago
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Best way to control lead sound volumes on the fly? #5348
That's pretty inexpensive! I might make some inquiries over here in the US.

Many of us that came up during the 70's were familiar with Hammond's, Elka's etc., and that particular angle and throw is very comfortable and suitable for organ control. Back then, really only things like pianos, Rhode's, etc. were velocity sensitive, nearly everything else (synths, string machines, Mellotron's etc.) had no way to control expression except a pedal.

Nowadays, nearly everything is velocity sensitive, including a lot of organ patches (!), but to get the TRUE 'organ sound', you have to turn off velocity and pump that pedal! If you eventually get a BK-9, you will love its VK Hammond sim (probably the best Hammond in an arranger), but without a decent expression pedal it is utterly crippled...

BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.

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