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#591714 - 04/13/20 02:50 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Expression Pedal Topic
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Bernier Offline

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I think I have posted this before but cannot find the thread.
I have an FBV Express MKII expression pedal. It has a wah pedal and four programmable switches. from my understanding and past research, the switches can only be programmed with midi commands. I would love to be able to use one of the switches to turn on/off the recording function in PT 2019. It is such a pain to have to use the mouse to press the record icon or press the r key and then get back to my guitar neck. Any suggestions highly appreciated!

#591723 - 04/13/20 03:37 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Expression Pedal Topic [Re: Bernier]
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I don't think that pedal is capable of the desired result.
Ideally you would be looking to have RB sync to another sequencer clock you could use to control Play/Record as well as know where you are in a song.

If there is a standard MIDI message that can trigger recording of audio (send computer keyboard messages) that this pedal could use, I don't know about it.
/Wouldn't surprise me if forum member Pipeline knew of something though. <grin>

1. Can you give yourself enough lead in when you hit record that you can comfortably get ready?
2. Do you have a spare keyboard that you can rip all of the keys off except the R and the spacebar? A few of us have gone to the extreme of using such a Frankenstein solution as a foot pedal.
Makes Start/Stop/Record pretty easy.
3. Would a wireless keyboard help? If it could sit somewhere more convenient and you just reach over and tap 'r'

just trying to help
Make your sound your own!

#592392 - 04/16/20 12:56 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Expression Pedal Topic [Re: Bernier]
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Bernier Offline

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#1. Yes, I usually do that
#2. No
#3. Yes, good idea!
Thanks so much for the help!

Edited by Bernier (04/16/20 12:56 PM)


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