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Postby gsc1ugs » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:06 pm

Hi
The yamaha mg8fx mini desk does it require latching or non latching footswitch to turn the effects on and off please?
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Re: Footswitch pedal

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:40 pm

The manual specifies an FC5 which is non-latching.
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Re: Footswitch pedal

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:49 pm

Pages 17 and 19 and 20 and 22 of the manual all reference using a Yamaha FC5 footswitch for this purpose. The FC5 is a non-latching (sustain) type.

https://jp.yamaha.com/files/download/other_assets/8/327658/mg8_2fxe.pdf

https://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/music_production/accessories/fc5/index.html

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Re: Footswitch pedal

Postby gsc1ugs » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:52 am

I thought the sustain works when you keep foot on? Does it work off the pulse signal so you only need tap it?
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Re: Footswitch pedal

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:40 am

From Page 17 of the manual again:

• ON Switch
Switches use of the internal effect on or off. The internal effect is applied only if this switch is turned on. The switch lights up orange to indicate that it is on.

With the (separately sold) YAMAHA FC5 foot switch connected, you can use your foot to toggle the digital effects ON and OFF.

...so pressing (tapping) the foot-switch will turn the effect on if it is currently off, or off if it is currently on. You don't need to hold the pedal down.

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