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#3165645 10/21/21 07:56 PM
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Bought this piano a few weeks ago and I'm very satisfied with it. However, I just ordered the optional DS-1H damper pedal to have half-dampening and I'm having some issues. All the info online states the pedal supports full continuous MIDI values (0-127), but my PC is only registering 4 different values (0, 38, 74, 127). It doesn't seem to be a problem with the USB connection because when I use the headphone jack on the D1 its very obvious when I'm triggering each value. Can anyone confirm that both the D1 and DS-1H support full continuous values? If that's the case I'll order a replacement pedal. Thanks--

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Originally Posted by Syld
All the info online states the pedal supports full continuous MIDI values (0-127), but my PC is only registering 4 different values (0, 38, 74, 127).

Are those values consistent - i.e. do you see the same values every time you press and release the pedal?

If so, it suggests that this may be the intended specificati of the instrument.

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Yep, they are consistent. I'm suspecting it's a limitation of the D1 and not the pedal, but I need a confirmation. Thanks!

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Yes, it could be that the pedal is technically able to transmit a full range of values, however the D1 is only capable (either due to hardware or software) of interpreting a limited number. It's also possible that the internal tone generator is using the full range, while only four values are output via MIDI.

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I’ll check this tomorrow in the office ( where my D1 is)


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The pedal is just a dumb object with analog electronics inside -- a potentiometer that is. It doesn't limit the values. The piano does.

A Yamaha from the 80's already had 4 sustain values and in the 90's they had more so it's really not a technological challenge to provide smoother sustain pedal behavior.

Must be a cost cutting thing.

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Hello,

The Roland FP-10 does something similar: it reads a continuous pedal (for instance Roland's DP-10 in continuous mode), but only creates 0, 127, and one value in-between to mimic some kind of half-pedaling.

Therefore, I now use Kawai F-10H pedals instead, interfaced to my PC (so not through the piano at all). Note: I don't use the FP-10's internal sounds, only my virtual library on the PC.

Cheers and happy pedaling,

HZ


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