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April 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm #110881mc_deliMember
I want to use my EV5 expression pedal to control both my Modfactor and Pitchfactor – at the same time. Without MIDI implementation.
(I am quite happy to set up my favourite presets so that, if I want both pedals on, but only one receiving the controller data, I just edit the preset parameters so the exp control does not function. But most of the time one of the PF/MF is bypassed. If you follow…)
So, surely I can just use a Y splitter cable from the EV5…? Any reason why not?
April 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm #124416nickroseModeratorEventide Staff
You should be able to use a "Y" lead as long as you can avoid creating ground loops.
April 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm #124417mc_deliMember
I was thinking I would make a little "one-stereo-in-three-stereo-out" box for this, in case I need to use the EV5 with something else as well.
(Actually I was thinking of also making the same splitter for the FS 3X 3 button footswitch I have and mounting it in the same box… but I digress)
If I was making a splitter for a pedal power cable I understand how lifting the ground on one of the connectors will eliminate ground loops, but with a passive balanced splitter like this are you hinting that there is some thing I should do to eliminate ground loops?
Thanks for the reply by the way
April 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm #135334nickroseModeratorEventide Staff
I can't give any hints about avoiding ground loops – each setup is a thing in itself. I just wished to alert you to a potential problem if you couple the two stomps together via a shared pedal.
Try it and see – it will probably be OK.
April 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm #135335mc_deliMember
Nick, can you explain to me why this should work?
…others are saying it won't work and/or might damage pedals. I understand you cannot recommend I do it. But can explain how it works, how the voltage control works etc…?
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