DL-4 Experts - Help with the expression pedal please!

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  1. troykennedy

    troykennedy Member

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    I got in the habit, years ago, of using an expression pedal to control the effect level on my delays.

    Only bummer with the DL4 is that I can't get it to de-couple from the delay time. So, when I tap in a song and change the effect level in the middle, the delay time changes a bit too. I have tried a couple of things, but no luck.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks for your help!!
     
  2. kldonegan

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    You gotta tap it in the heel and toe positions if you want the time to stay the same... no real way around it. Bugs me to death!
     
  3. troykennedy

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    that is a drag!

    no other solutions?
     
  4. groovadelic

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    You can figit with the delay time until you don't hear any warble with the shifting of the tempo. You can do this by setting the delay time in say the heel then moving to the toe position, twist the delay time knob ever so slightly in one direction and move back.

    I can usually "get lucky" after trying for a few minutes.
     
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    Ditto on what everyone else says. I usually program one patch for the same delay time on heel and toe and use the pedal for increase in feedback or level.
     
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    its not too hard, you get good at setting it after awhile. it used to bug me too, now im pretty good at it.
     
  8. troykennedy

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    bummer

    I am usually singing when I play and having to tap the tempo in twice is one extra step I don't need. Too cumbersome when you are multi-tasking.
    Oh well. I wonder if the new M13 will get me there? I am kind of married to the Lo Res delay.

    You know what is wacky is that my old Tonelab SE does this really well.
     
  9. frizbplaya

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    I saw a little contraption a while back that was an expression pedal that had a cable running out of it that physically connected to a knob pot and twisted a knob when you moved your foot. If you're ONLY changing repeats this might be an option to replace an expression pedal. Sorry I can't remember the name or anything, I did a quick google search and couldn't find it :(
     
  10. GuiltySpark

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    This is the pedal of which you speak: http://www.toneinprogress.com/
     
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    YES! Makes me wonder if I should use that instead of my expression pedal??
     

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