I’ve searched the forum but can;t figure out how to get my sustain pedal to send cc11. I just got EWQL Hollywood Strings and got the pedal set up,and it works when playing it in but cubase does;t record any data from the pedal,the mod wheel data records fine. If somebody could spell it out for me I’d really appreciate it,I’ve tried to figure it out with the manual but no success.Any help would be great.
I think you will get a problem when trying so: a sustain pedal knows 2!! states: under 64(off) and over 64 (on). CC11 is a continuous controller knowing all 127 single midi steps. A sustain pedal though cannot produce those steps. So I cannot imagine what you could want to do with a sustain pedal here. What you need would be a so called expression pedal which looks similar to a wahwah pedal and can send all steps of the midi range (1-127).
Really? What a drag! Mine isn;t the blue one,it’s black,but it’s the 3rd gen one. Can I cc11 to the pitch wheel?Any recommendations of lower priced midi key boards that will work with the expression pedal?
In fact, you can map any CC to different one in Cubase. Use MIDI Insert Modifier. But I’m afraid, Pitch Bend is not the right one for this. This is because of central default value. CC11 has default value 127. If you would like to use Pitch Bend Wheel, you have to leave your finger on it for whole time. Because the wheel goes back to center automaticly.
All pedal inputs should be mark, if this is Sustain/Switch, or Expression/continual on the keyboard.
Of all the lower priced keyboard controllers on the market, there are actually surprisingly few that have expression pedal inputs. I bought a Roland A-800 61 key which has one, but eventually I really wanted an 88-note hammer action keyboard, So I bought a digital piano ( a Casio Privia - actually sounds and plays very well for the price), and use a Steinberg CMC-QC to control modulation and expression (it has 8 knobs which can be assigned to anything). Unfortunately it is not a foot controller, but it is nice and compact and works well. I needed an expression controller for the Sample Modeling brass plugins, which won’t function without one.
No, that USB interface handles audio only, not MIDI.
But what you suggest is possible, using a different MIDI interface (but much more expensive, unfortunately)… http://www.midisolutions.com/prodped.htm is an interface that converts your incoming expression pedal into MIDI data, but unfortunately, the interface’s own output is MIDI, not USB, so, because your Oxygen doesn’t even offer a MIDI merge input, you’d then need a 2nd adapter, to convert that MIDI into USB (M-Audio do offer one… the UNO-1X1).
You might indeed eventually be better off, looking for a different keyboard, with a continuous controller pedal input, but they all seem to be around the $450 mark.
ya,it looks like it works but not flawlessly,you have to re assign c-11 to the pedal every time you turn the keyboard back on and you lose the vol slider as well,may be stuck with the slider for expression for now.