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Re: fd-8 footcontroller inconsistent

Postby daniele99 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:38 pm

From that thread, by Synthex:

"Yes, you can use Roland FD8 for the hihat controller.

You need to plug it like that :
HiHat Power Source <-----> A fixed resistor (5k to 25k) <-----> HiHat Input <-----> Roland FD8 Controller <-----> GND"

Yes fd8 is only a pedal with a film variable resistor and a rubber finger. But it works well and right out of the box...:)
I soldered the resistor on the input jack of MD (follow the scheme from Synthex)
I don't use alternate input, i use the main one.
Try with an exp1 or exp2 curve.
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Re: fd-8 footcontroller inconsistent

Postby talrusher » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:51 pm

daniele99 wrote:From that thread, by Synthex:

"Yes, you can use Roland FD8 for the hihat controller.

You need to plug it like that :
HiHat Power Source <-----> A fixed resistor (5k to 25k) <-----> HiHat Input <-----> Roland FD8 Controller <-----> GND"

Yes fd8 is only a pedal with a film variable resistor and a rubber finger. But it works well and right out of the box...:)
I soldered the resistor on the input jack of MD (follow the scheme from Synthex)
I don't use alternate input, i use the main one.
Try with an exp1 or exp2 curve.


thank you for your help. i dont understand it. my english is really bad ...

what is the hihat power source? can you plz explain me, how i have to solder it? have the megadrum32 from dimitri. it would be very nice. thx and regards.
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Re: fd-8 footcontroller inconsistent

Postby dmitri » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:25 pm

talrusher wrote:what is the hihat power source?

It is the power source (+5) for a HiHat pedal. It is on the ring connector of the HiHat pedal input.
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Re: fd-8 footcontroller inconsistent

Postby talrusher » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:56 pm

dmitri wrote:
talrusher wrote:what is the hihat power source?

It is the power source (+5) for a HiHat pedal. It is on the ring connector of the HiHat pedal input.


okay, then hihat input is the tip and i have to solder the resistor between both?
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Re: fd-8 footcontroller inconsistent

Postby dmitri » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:14 pm

talrusher wrote:
dmitri wrote:
talrusher wrote:what is the hihat power source?

It is the power source (+5) for a HiHat pedal. It is on the ring connector of the HiHat pedal input.


okay, then hihat input is the tip and i have to solder the resistor between both?

Yes.
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Re: fd-8 footcontroller inconsistent

Postby talrusher » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:23 pm

thats the only thing? should i cut the existing ring to tip connection out?
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Re: fd-8 footcontroller inconsistent

Postby daniele99 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:00 pm

I did it half an year ago...time pemitting tomorrow i'll open my MD and then i'll explain to you the right path.
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Re: fd-8 footcontroller inconsistent

Postby dmitri » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:59 pm

You don't do it in the module - you do it in the cable.
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Re: fd-8 footcontroller inconsistent

Postby daniele99 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:23 am

See the attachment. This is my connection and it works.
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Re: fd-8 footcontroller inconsistent

Postby talrusher » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:48 am

i simply soldered a 10k resistor between tip and ring without cuting anything and it works perfekt. my hihat pedal is absolute consistent and very very very smoothy... love it now ;)
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