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FC: which external switches?

Discussion in 'FC-12 and FC-6 Controllers' started by Guitarman69, May 6, 2019.

  1. chris

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    I would not suggest LEDs for external switches.
     
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  2. #22 Moke, May 10, 2019
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    I really prefer lower profile switches like this for time-sensitive functions. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PedalSquare--m-audio-sp-1-sustain-pedal

    You can easily hover your foot over it with your heel on the ground and press it when ready. Comes in handy when singing during a change, as you can get your foot in position at a more opportune time, and easily rest it there and hit the switch when needed, without having to look down.

    I use one like this (it's an all metal one that I got years ago from 'Grainger') for launching backing tracks, some times mid song, while singing backing vocals. https://www.grainger.com/product/LINEMASTER-Light-Duty-Foot-Switch-2W810

    The typical switches work great for in between song stuff, like Banks, Tuner, Tap Tempo, etc...
     
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    small hijack here but I've been looking for a cheap easy switch for my MFC101 for volume +/-. that Mosky looks like it would work
     
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    The great thing about these latest updates (FX 5.07 and FC 1.06) is we now have a lot of additional switch options if using an FC. Whether using a single FC-6, like myself, an FC 12, or multiple FC's . You can never have too many ways to make a rack mount unit change things on command using only your feet when you hands are else wise busy (but yes you can have more switches than you can remember what their purpose is LOL ) !
     
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    Cool, thanks!
     
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    How did you set the polarity? I’m having an issue for tap/tuner where sometimes a light tap will execute the tuner.
     
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    I have them set to reverse.
     
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    Using a Boss FS-6. One TRS wire for two switches. Works great.
     
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    Would something like the Mission Engineering TT2 external footswitch work as a stand in switch?

    Sorry I’d post a link but I’m new to the forum so it won’t let me attach a link just yet
     
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    https://missionengineering.com/shop-2/products/expression/multi-use-exp/tt2/

    "The TT-2 is switchable between TRS and TS mode. TRS mode supports two switches on a single cable compatible with devices such as the Line 6 HX Stomp, Eventide H9, Fractal Audio MFC, and RJM Mastermind. In this mode you can connect both switches to the device with just a single TRS cable, removing the need for Y cables or adapters."

    Looks like it should work. You could use TRS mode.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response!
     
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    I got Dan from T1M to make me 2 dual tap tempo boxes, each wired to a TRS jack. I think I paid like $40 a piece for them. I also ordered 2 of his Mini Expression pedals to use for various controls in blocks .... mostly Delay mix or Reverb mix .... that I can adjust on the fly with the end of my foot if I want. I used them with my Axe FX XL/MFC rig for years .... they transitioned right over to the Axe III/FC.

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    There’s a page under FC setup to configure the switches. One of the options is Normal/Reverse polarity. This will only help if your issue actually is due to polarity.
     
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    It’s so you can change pickups while strumming.
     
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