The question in short:
How to set up an expression pedal without being restricted to specific device (in Midi in)?
I’m a keyboard player and in some songs I have set a small volume boost for the expression pedal. For this I’m using “Gain and balance controller” and a widget for it.
I have different setup at home than what I ave in our rehearsal place. So when I’m practicing songs at home, I don’t have the same keyboard I have when practicing with our band in rehearsal place.
As I told I have set up a widget controlling the volume. And I’ve set the widget to listen the expression pedal. At home I have to assign it to my keyboard at home. So when I’m at our rehearsal place, the setting doesn’t work, since there’s a different keyboard.
I’m sure there has to be way to set the widget to listen expression pedal without being restricted to certain device. But the question is: how?
@dhj Thank you so much for the tips and especially for the screenshots. Those helped a lot.
I tried the Rig Manager, but I couldn’t wrap my head around it. Even tried to read documentation about it, but still it feels a bit overwhelming. I should try to study them more.
I manage to add the expression pedal in Rig Manager. I have a question about this:
When I’m at my keyboard at our band’s rehersal place, should I add my gigging keyboard’s expression pedal there as well?
And again, thanks for those instructions of creating a Midi in component just for the expression pedal. I managed to create one with your instructions. And good tip about saving it as a favourite. But how should I use it? I can’t assign the “My Expression pedal” to the widget? What am I missing here?
@npudar Sorry for very late response. Yes that video was very helpful and informative - as was pianopauls video. I think I now understand the Rig manager feature and in my case it was the solution I needed. I have now setup a rig for my home equipment and other rig for my gigging/rehearsal equipment. So everything’s fine now. Thanks for the help guys