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How volume pedal slowly increase and descend in volume?
by naruto177 on 2012-11-17 16:23:00.4930

I have been ending on solos pretty high and I try to slowly fade it but when I move like 1 inch down the voume is off or most and its dramatic drop. Also when I do volume swells, you dont hear the swells till the pedal is like 75% down and increase pretty fast from there.

How can I get it where the volume slowly increa and decreases. I want to be able to barely push pedal and slowly get volume instead of having it 75% down to get any sound

Re: How volume pedal slowly increase and descend in volume?
by silverhead on 2012-11-17 17:02:48.3960

First thing to do is to calibrate your pedal.">">

Then, set the min/max levels on the pedal to a more narrow range. This will take some experimentation, but the idea is that the more narrow the range, the less difference occurs with minor modifications in depressing  pedal.

For instance, with a min level of 50% and a max level of 75%, the entire range of the pedal will only move you through 25% of the potential range, equivalent to the 1/2 to 3/4 range when the min is 0% and max is 100%.

This a preset-based setting, not global.

Re: How volume pedal slowly increase and descend in volume?
by scottyo78 on 2012-11-18 03:24:55.3720

Yep, Silverhead is right... play with your Min/Max levels and the range in between.

You can also setup the volume swell in the same way WITHOUT the volume pedal taking up an effects block.

You do this in the "Controller" section by selecting the Amp Volume to be controlled with the expression pedal.

Watch this video starting at the 2:40 mark.

Re: How volume pedal slowly increase and descend in volume?
by jimsreynolds on 2012-11-19 10:07:57.1160

I too use Min and Max on the expression pedal to limit the range ...  but with gain rather than volume.  Just be aware that iby fixing the max and min at anything other than 100% and 0% respectively will mean that you either cannot hit max possible volume or total silence respectively.  Still, this is probably the only approach that will help you here.

Personally, I don't really use the volume pedal and prefer my guitar volume for swells.  However, I understand that the Pod expression pedal always generates a linear change in the parameter that it is controlling.  In some cases this is fine but this is not good for a volume pedal, where a logarithmic change is required .

More discussion about this in the thread here -->">">

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