Boss FV 300L Expression Pedal with Factor Pedals?

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      jcshirke
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      Is anyone using the Boss FV 300L expression pedal with their Factor pedals? It's definitely not working for me so far.

      I have plugged it in directly to my PitchFactor pedal, but I'm not seeing any results whatsoever. When I turn the min/max volume knob on my Boss pedal, the Eventide display does change, but the display shows something like "FB-b: [Numerical Value]" where "Numerical Value" seems to run between about 70 or so up to 100 as I turn the Boss volume knob. Bizarre.

      Before I even attempt to trouble shoot further, I want to know if anyone has been using this particular pedal with their Factors. If I need to go buy the Ernie Ball pedal, I'd like to get that settled right now instead of wasting more of my time.

      Thanks,

      Jeff

    • #119801
      jcshirke
      Member

      Follow up: At first I was using a stereo (TRS) cable to connect the Boss pedal to the PF. On a whim, I decided to try a mono cable. It worked. I don't think it worked optimally, but it worked. The sweep could be smoother from the minimum to maximum values. I set a min. value of 0 for Knob O, Mix, on the Crystals effect, and a max value of about 55. The transition from the minimum to maximum values was not very smooth and even when depressing the pedal. I will probably try the Ernie Ball, if I can find one at my local GC (yes…I'm that desperate).

      My next step will be to do the same exact thing, but I do not want to connect my exp. pedal to the PF itself. Instead, I will be connecting it to my MIDI controller. I'm a little confused about what CC value I use, as well as how to assign that value to my controller, so I will probably be posting again with a whole other set of questions.

      Thanks,

      Jeff

    • #119810
      nickrose
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      Eventide Staff

      It sounds like it is behaving as it should. You would appear to have the unit configured so that the pedal drives feedback on voice B (FB-B). Depending on the effect, this is usually the bottom right knob, "yknob" or knob 7.  Turn this knob and you should get the same display. If you look under setup/MIDI/RCV CTL you should be able to confirm this hypothesis (read manual if necessary).

      You may need to adjust the knob on the pedal to get the best control range.

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