IS there a reason the designers have stated clearly for why not, or is this an open ended speculation ?
I don't know about other modelers, but this is easy to do with the Fractal AX8 with or without a toe-switch.Also, with external ones it's quite not as easy to realize, say, a wah/volume switching scenario, let alone using a toeswitch.
Yup. If you're like me and don't really want an expression pedal, the saved space is a bonus. If you want one, a built in is obviously going to be more convenient. Different strokes for different folks.Well, there's pros and cons to internal pedals. If you need a pedal, an internal one will take up less space and less weight, compared to an external one.
Also, with external ones it's quite not as easy to realize, say, a wah/volume switching scenario, let alone using a toeswitch.
Certainly true. I have an old crybaby I really love the feel of, so I ripped out the circuit board, installed an appropriate linear pot from Dunlop and turned it into my expression pedal. Feels just like it did when it was a real wha pedal.I think also because alot of players have preferences on the Exp pedal they like from a hardware standpoint (travel, feel, resistance), and unlike effects and amps that are modeled, the Exp is a hardware device, so can't really be changed much.