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  1. I'm hijacking the thread a little bit here, but I will concur that the documentation and revised documentation available from the website in PDF format has some seriously large holes in terms of referencing certain terms but never explaining what they are, where they are, how to make them work. I only finally learned what this mysterious toe switch is after doing websearches, and only because others asked, did I get some clues about where it's physically located and how it's physically triggered (or not triggered as seems the be the case on the HD500 in many threads). That said, my question is this... can someone please explain the rationale behind adding a switch that can only be used if the expression pedal is at MAX, and then once the switch is activated (say from Exp1 to Exp2), that pedal secondary pedal (both pedals really) is/are automatically at MAX. I might be exposing my ignorance here, but I'm a little frustrated that my Moog EP-3 universal expression pedal isn't working as Exp2. I've set up a dual-input/output chain for Guitar and Vocal Mic each with it's own amp and volume pedal (or with the pedal assigned to the volume property of the 'amp'.) Obviously if I'm trying to control two separate volumes I cannot switch between by going to MAX, switching, and automatically being at MAX for the other volume pedal/knob. Could not the Looper or Hold for Tuner switches be reconfigured to switch between Exp1/Exp2 if one was willing to lose use of the looper or tuner? Wishing there was a separate volume control for the headphone mix. Wishing there was a way to configure the headphone mix so that if you've panned Guitar and Vocal so you have two 'channels' and two 'outputs', that you could hear a blend if you wished. Does the mic input have phantom power? Utterly confused as to the purpose of the 'amp knobs' under the PODHD500 text. They don't seem to affect anything or be assignable (except for the Master knob). Thanks for any answers.
  2. I own a Moog EP-3 Universal Expression Pedal which has been rather fantastic for all that it is rather big and heavy. I cannot get it to work with my HD500. Reversing the polarity switch does nothing. I'm assuming that 1/4" TRS is universal (or are some 1/4" Tip+Sleeve only) and that 1/4" TRS is what the HD500 is manufactured to accept. When plugged in and not adjusted, the Editor shows it as pegged at 100% If I finesse the adjustment knob on the pedal to somewhere up in the last 8-10% of it's range, I can get the 'knob' in Editor to back away from Max.... and if I'm very careful, all the way to MIN. The only problem is, once establishing min-max and confirming that communication is happening, Any movement forward on the pedal pegs the "knob" in editor to MAX and any move backwards on the pedal immediately pegs the indicator to MIN. So, at the moment, I can configure it to be an on/off switch, or a 'choose lower value' to MAX switch... i.e., if I adjust until the indicator is at 50%, then all the way off is at 50%, and anything other than off is MAX. This is an excellent pedal. What's the deal? Impedance? Can I build a custom adapter with resisters to attenuate signal, or a transformer to step the impedance into the correct 'range'? What are the published specifications for the HD500 that an expression pedal needs must conform to to work? I figured out how to calibrate the on-board pedal, but nothing for the external. I assume no such functionality exists.
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