Sustain Pedal

Covers the Yamaha MODX6, MODX7 and MODX8

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Sustain Pedal

Unread post by RatherBeGigging » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:48 am

I am trying to use one of my old sustain pedals with MODX8. It is a Kurzweil pedal that also worked fine with an M Audio Axiom midi controller. When I plug it into the "sustain" foot switch jack on the MODX, notes ring automatically when the keys are pressed and the sustain stops when I press own on the pedal (i.e. the opposite of what I want).

Before I buy a new sustain pedal, is there a way to make my current pedal work correctly with MODX8?
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Re: Sustain Pedal

Unread post by Les Turnbull » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:28 pm

Switch sounds like it is closed when pedal is up and open when depressed which is opposite to what you need , picture of the inner workings will show if it can be reversed or not . Some switches have three contacts on them and swapping the contacts around can reverse them .
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Re: Sustain Pedal

Unread post by RatherBeGigging » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:51 pm

Thanks for the reply. Unlike many of the newer sustain pedals, my Kurzweil pedal does not have any external switches for reversing the polarity. I opted to pick up a new one. Back in business!
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Re: Sustain Pedal

Unread post by anotherscott » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:44 pm

I don't think it's so much a matter of "newer" pedals... I think it's more that the major keyboard manufacturers have little interest in assuring that their pedals work on anyone's boards other than their own. Whereas companies who are more invested in the "accessories" market have more of an incentive for a broader level of compatibility.
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