Super solid MIDI Expression pedal ?

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  1. Garry

    Garry Senior Member

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    Thanks, yeah, I definitely looked at this, before opting for the FC7 (largely on the strength of EvilDragon's recommendation earlier in this thread - this guy really knows his stuff!). I do like the Reflex, but the FC7 is $40 and the Reflex is $220. Personally, I can't justify 6x the cost, just to control expression (which is all I'll use it for) - the extra functionality it has, for me, I don't think I'd use it. Does look good though.

    The FC7 is now working great (except for that damn annoying STOP button light now blinking away on my s88 - what the hell is causing that!).
     
  2. EvilDragon

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    Does the stop button stop blinking if you unplug FC7? Highly doubtful this is related, though...
     
  3. chimuelo

    chimuelo Star Of Stage & Screen

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    Totally agree, I use several FC7s but it’s MIDI exceeds most controllers costing more money, and few people know about it. Figured I plug the guys for making such a great piece of kit.
    You have to know they won’t be flying off the shelves like FC7s or EV5s, so it was from the labor of love.

    And yes the Dragon reigns supreme on multiple levels, and multiple dimensions.
     
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  4. Garry

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    No, but I've now realized it only stops when I mouse click off the Logic screen; clicking back into Logic starts it again! :/

    Happened right after I installed the 2.0.2 version of CE.
     
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    SOLVED!!

    Thanks to Chris @ NI - there is an update in the new version of Komplete Kontrol (v2.0.5) that came out on Oct 25, and fixes a known issue of intermittent transport LED flicker on S-Series keyboards when used with Logic Pro X.

    Great - so, for anyone considering the FC7 (comes with an EvilDragon recommendation, and for what it's worth, mine too), this can now be used with Komplete Kontrol keyboards: use v2.0.2 of Controller Editor and v2.0.5 of Komplete Kontrol.
     
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    Final update, in case anyone is reading this thinking about using the FC7 with Komplete Kontrol: NI just advised me to now try again reinstalling v2.2.5 of Controller Editor, and sure enough, the calibration option now shows up (I know for sure it didn't when I had this version installed previously, as you can see from my screenshots earlier in the thread, but now, (since installing KK v2.0.5) it works, and the calibration option is available.

    So, to confirm: the FC7 can be used with s88 keyboards, using the latest drivers for both KK (v2.0.5) and CE (v2.2.5).
     
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  9. chimuelo

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    FYI these adapters work for every Controller out there.
    If you have a problem where calibration is difficult or you need polarizing these Ashby FC7X-II allow the very best control of FC7s on any controller.

    My controller is Italian so they use Pedals from Thomann, some are OK.
    But I’m spoiled by FC7s.
    They calibrate from 0-127 every time. Pretty close to the immediacy of CV Audio.
    I’ve used FC7s for decades. Nothing else is wide and big with as much throw.
    Can’t be without them.

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