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Will a Boss FV500H exp.pdl work with Eventide stompboxes?

wilkinsi
April 01, 2012 - 05:31 pm

I know it will work with my Boss GT-10, but am hoping I can control both that and my Space pedal at the same time.

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April 03, 2012 - 04:26 pm

Bonus question: Assuming the Boss FV500H is compatible, I want to send commands to three stompboxes simultaneously (e.g.: control pitch on the Pitchfactor, control modulation level on Space, control phaser depth on GT-10). Will splitter boxes cause problems even though they are designed to work with stereo cables?

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April 09, 2012 - 12:30 pm

Not sure about the H version, but I used the L version fine.

I did use a splitter box when I had three factors... It technically worked... But was not very practical to be honest as it controlled too much that just seemed to make things a mess... I suppose I could have spent more time switching off the factors I did not want to control.... But it go kinda complicated.

Another way to do it is control the first factor with a single lead then control the others with MIDI.

For me, in the end I opted for a mission expression pedal that has 2 channels, you change channels with a toe press... Down side is you can only control 2 units and only one at a time... Unless you use the midi option.

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April 10, 2012 - 11:59 am

The Space's spec sheet says the exp pedal socket requires a mono 1/4 jack, not a stereo like my Boss unit. I was under the impression a stereo cable would be seperate send and return/toe and heel, no?

As for the FV500, the L means low impedance, the H meaning high impedance, so I'd be able to use the H version as a volume pedal if required at some stage. Both versions only have one EXP jack, hence the need for a splitter for controlling parameters on both the Boss GT-10 and the Eventide Space at the same time.

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April 10, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Understood... Re HIgh and Low impedance ... Although in all honesty I have used the L version cot volume too without the drama I expected.

The splitter box I had made was all TRS ... Let me go and check again as it was years ago that I was using it with my TimeFactor and ModFactor then the PitchFactor... But I changed to Mission Just after the PitchFactor came out

Let me go and check to see if it works with Space as I would probably have only used the mission with Space.... But it is still a TRS.

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April 10, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Just checked, buth TRS and Mono worked fine, TRS seemed to work out of the box as I would expect.... Heel = 0 Toe = 90 (need to calibrate I guess)

Interestingly Mono worked the other way and I had to play with the knob on the side to get it to go from heel = 100 to Toe = 0

Either way it works, but would need a little calibration work.

Tried it on a couple of stock presets ModEchoVerb and Blackhole.

I double checked and I do have the L version.

Cheers

Martin

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wilkinsi
April 10, 2012 - 02:16 pm

So stereo it is then. Thanks.

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April 10, 2012 - 03:49 pm

No worries, happy to help.

Sorry I could not be speciffic with the H version.

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April 17, 2012 - 12:31 pm

I connected the stereo jack to the Space. The SPC manual says move the exp pedal to heel, the EDITED LED flashes (briefly I might add), then move the knob to be controlled. By the time I move the FV500's pedal position, its already controlling two parameters I don't want. The EDITED LED also stops flashing/goes solid very quickly. Do I need to clear the exp assigns somehow? Is there a more intuitive way to assign the pedal to knob functions? All I want to do is control the Pitch A and B, so that when A moves to a positive amount, B moves to a negative. On another preset, I want the FV500 to adjust between Flange 100 and Sweptverb 100.

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April 17, 2012 - 08:49 pm

Forget my 2nd example. I fixed that with the Hotswitch.

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April 27, 2012 - 08:41 pm

I feel there must be a more intuitive way to clear and assign new EXP PDL settings, perhaps using FactorLib by setting (alpha-)numeric values for toe and heel position? Educate me please.