Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

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Gornvix
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Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by Gornvix » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:57 pm

I have both and an RME, but I never used the pedal. It uses a TRS cable, right? So I'm a little confused. Can it only work with the Voyager keyboard?

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Re: Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by Markyboard » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:58 pm

It should work on both the keyboard version and RME. Which pedal?

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Re: Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by Gornvix » Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:35 pm

I think it's either an EP-2 or EP-3. I'm not sure how I can tell.

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Re: Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by Markyboard » Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:48 pm

Either one should work. The EP3 has a polarity switch. Try the other position if you have it. Also can you confirm the pedal works with another device?

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Re: Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by Gornvix » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:38 pm

When you say "polarity switch" is that labelled "standard <-> other" on the bottom of the unit? If not then it sounds like I've got the EP-2, as I only have the one switch on the bottom.

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Re: Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by Markyboard » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:14 pm

Yes- that is the polarity switch. I believe the EP-2 has a fixed cable and the EP-3s is removable.

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Re: Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by Gornvix » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:06 pm

Excellent I have the EP-3. One last question: so basically I can connect the pedal to any input on the VX-352? Although I guess MOD 1 and MOD 2, filter cut off, oscillator pitch and wave would be sensible choices.

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Re: Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by Markyboard » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:11 pm

Yes, exactly. You can also connect Control Voltage (CV) signals (example LFO output from another synth) if you have them available.

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Re: Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by Acid Mitch » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:27 pm

My xv352 has white rings around the sockets that take expression pedals.

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Re: Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by djwillderness » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:07 pm

I would like to see a eurorack format version of the VX-352 produced. Unfortunate that this unit is so hard to come by/expensive in 2021, lots of great modular units out now that could expand the possibilities of the RME.

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Re: Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by Acid Mitch » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:22 am

A euro rack version wouldn’t fit in the moogerfooger rack kits alongside the xv351 and cp251. If you want to patch with eurorack you can use cables with 1/4 inch jack on one end and minijack on the other.
If you have the money put aside for one you’ll find they come up every so often at reasonable prices or you can make offers to sellers.

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Re: Can the expression pedal be used with the VX-352?

Post by djwillderness » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:51 am

I already have a eurorack version of the vx 351 with some nice improvements, and have a different eurorack preference to the CP 251.

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