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Expression Ev-5 Pedal on G-70

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Expression Ev-5 Pedal on G-70 #6854
Diki, u mentioned on my last problem with very little sound on keyboard with the Expression pedal hooked up being an issue ( it was closed) that u didn't know if it worked with the styles softening when using it. Well, I've read and looked and played around with it and cannot get the style to work with the pedal. All I've been able to do is to turn the style way down to try and get the effect of soft and loud when I play. It's not the best way to solve it b/c when u go loud the style is there but not much sound. Just need your verification that I'm right that the pedal doesn't work in conjunction with lowering the sound in the style. Thanks a bunch.

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Expression Ev-5 Pedal on G-70 #6856
Ruthie, it”s in Perf. Edit>Rhythm Parts>Exp.Pedal. You can also set here whether all style Parts or just some of them respond to the Exp. Pedal. I was, however, mistaken that you can change the amount that the Exp. Pedal affects each Part separately. It’s basically an all or nothing setup. So you can change the overall volume of the style, but you can’t change the balance within the style. My bad!

You can change whether the style Part responds at all to the pedal, so this is a cool way to swell some of the Parts in and out, but you can’t for instance have the guitars go down a little and the brass go out completely... but it IS one of the Performance settings, so unlike the Part Mute button it isn’t a Global setting, so easy to change from song to song.

Don’t forget to check that the little knob on the side of the EV-5 is set to 0 if you want the maximum range of swell. But if you don’t use the EV-5 for anything else and just want to use it for bringing the style Parts down a BIT, but not all the way off, you can set this higher to the level you want the style to back off to. With the EV-5 being such a short throw expression pedal, this can help you make subtler changes.

Overall, using the pedal to adjust the backing is something you might want to do if you don’t already use it for keyboard Part expression much. And if you’re using it to swell the entire backing up and down rather than individual Parts, you can always do the same thing by using the Balance knob if you have time to adjust it and still play.

The mistake I made was thinking the control that Keyboard Parts get with the Expression Pedal was the same as Styles. Keyboard Parts you can preset a minimum and maximum volume for each keyboard Part, and also invert the pedal (good for doing cross fades between sounds) but it turns out Style control is more basic. Sorry...
5 days 20 hours ago Last edit: 5 days 20 hours ago by Diki.
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Expression Ev-5 Pedal on G-70 #6857
By the way, make sure that is a Roland expression pedal... if you’ve accidentally confused it with a Yamaha pedal, that won’t work correctly.
5 days 20 hours ago Last edit: 5 days 20 hours ago by Diki.
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