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FYI - Importance of a good Pedal
#3006222 07/24/20 07:06 AM
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Just an FYI.... I was critical of my VILabs Ravenscroft pedaling.... would get some odd happenings... like sometimes a note would not sustain. I slowly discovered that I had to press my pedal harder and realized something may be wrong. I had an old Yamaha pedal and another Roland.... the alternative Roland made all the problems go away... not only that, I just made playing way more natural. Odd, the RD-2000 was way less susceptible to oddities than the Ravenscroft software and I don't know why.

When I purchased my RD 2000, I asked the dealer to throw in the Roland tripple pedal, the RPU-3 which they did for free. The RD-2000 comes with a single pedal, the DP-10 and I never opened the box. Well it turned out there is something not quite right about the RPU-3. I took it apart a few times but there is nothing adjustable and difficult to tweak. It didn't look like it was assebled incorectly, so maybe the potentiometer is out of spec... I may order a new part... I dunno.

The Yamaha pedal I had in my closet is a an on/off pedal (a switch), the Roland pedals are variable (the DP-10 has a switch on the side to make it an on/off or variable).

Anywho.... way to late to return the RPU-3, but something to check on.... is your pedal an on/off type or variable? Make sure you have a good one.

Peace
Bruce in Philly

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Re: FYI - Importance of a good Pedal
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Originally Posted by Bruce In Philly
RD 2000

Just an FYI.... I was critical of my VILabs Ravenscroft pedaling.... would get some odd happenings... like sometimes a note would not sustain. I slowly discovered that I had to press my pedal harder and realized something may be wrong. I had an old Yamaha pedal and another Roland.... the alternative Roland made all the problems go away... not only that, I just made playing way more natural. Odd, the RD-2000 was way less susceptible to oddities than the Ravenscroft software and I don't know why.

When I purchased my RD 2000, I asked the dealer to throw in the Roland tripple pedal, the RPU-3 which they did for free. The RD-2000 comes with a single pedal, the DP-10 and I never opened the box. Well it turned out there is something not quite right about the RPU-3. I took it apart a few times but there is nothing adjustable and difficult to tweak. It didn't look like it was assebled incorectly, so maybe the potentiometer is out of spec... I may order a new part... I dunno.

The Yamaha pedal I had in my closet is a an on/off pedal (a switch), the Roland pedals are variable (the DP-10 has a switch on the side to make it an on/off or variable).

Anywho.... way to late to return the RPU-3, but something to check on.... is your pedal an on/off type or variable? Make sure you have a good one.

Peace
Bruce in Philly

Hey Bruce smile

Don't know about Roland's, but with my MP7 and MP7SE, at first I thought that there was a fault with the triple pedal or expression pedal, only to come across posts saying that one needs to calibrate the pedal,which fixed the issues.

Kind regards,

Doug.


Instruments: Current - Kawai MP7SE; Past - Kawai MP7, Yamaha PSR7000
Software: Sibelius 7; Neuratron Photoscore Pro 8
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(the DP-10 has a switch on the side to make it an on/off or variable).

I have to confess that was absolute news to me. I had to check it right away as I thought you were wrong. You were not. smile


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RD 2000

Just an FYI.... I was critical of my VILabs Ravenscroft pedaling.... would get some odd happenings... like sometimes a note would not sustain. I slowly discovered that I had to press my pedal harder and realized something may be wrong. I had an old Yamaha pedal and another Roland.... the alternative Roland made all the problems go away... not only that, I just made playing way more natural. Odd, the RD-2000 was way less susceptible to oddities than the Ravenscroft software and I don't know why.

When I purchased my RD 2000, I asked the dealer to throw in the Roland tripple pedal, the RPU-3 which they did for free. The RD-2000 comes with a single pedal, the DP-10 and I never opened the box. Well it turned out there is something not quite right about the RPU-3. I took it apart a few times but there is nothing adjustable and difficult to tweak. It didn't look like it was assebled incorectly, so maybe the potentiometer is out of spec... I may order a new part... I dunno.

The Yamaha pedal I had in my closet is a an on/off pedal (a switch), the Roland pedals are variable (the DP-10 has a switch on the side to make it an on/off or variable).

Anywho.... way to late to return the RPU-3, but something to check on.... is your pedal an on/off type or variable? Make sure you have a good one.

Peace
Bruce in Philly

For myself, I own an LX708 and the pedal is a double edge sword. It seems to work really close to the real thing, so a 90% lift up may result in extra harmonics on the next bar. However, when you need only a tiny bit of pedal on some notes to simulate some reverbe like sound, just put your feet on it and it works like a charm. Hands down for Roland latest grand pedal smile


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