Expression Pedal

What functions does an experssion pedal do? Pedal or switch(es)??? Would love more foot control options, what can be done currently?
Thanks in advance!

absolutely nothing yet

Hey there, not built in yet, but we do hope to start off with allowing volume changes (for the sake of users who don’t like using the wheel). Stay tuned on this!

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Seems like a very, very low priority. Would be better to focus development effort on features that are not currently provided by the Aeros and fixing bugs you have not been able to reproduce.

Why not out that effort into:

  • Making the foot wheel work better for all people (configurable sensitivity, acceleration to allow for fast coarse grain control and slow fine grain control)
  • Perhaps, improving the midi implementation so that people who need that pedal control can use expression on their midi controller.
  • Or even better, some out the box thinking engineer realizes that you can add an external switch on the expression input with the right adaptor cable. Certainly a cheap ($5-10) device attached to switch can emulate an expression pedal at two positions (and I suspect the right passive cable might work as well).
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Thanks so much. When will I be able to load a loop I have made in logic?

You can do that now with the SD card! Just make sure to remove 360 samples from the end of your loops, as these extra samples are never heard, but help with playback and fades on the Aeros between parts.

Make sure for best quality session is at 44.1kHz and 24bit

This should be easy on logic, you just need to make sure you are reading the selection you cut from batch of tracks from each part is 360 samples in length.

Again you must cut these from the end of each .wav file only!

Great, thanks. Worked perfectly.

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My pleasure!

Or better yet maybe use a expression pedal to engage real-time forward speed / reverse speed functions per track whenever that comes (hope very soon).

Example: Have some way to engage it with a footswitch on aeros and then on the expression pedal, toe forward speeds the track up and heel down slows it down and let us be able to do it while live recording the track(s) too. Perhaps different speed options in settings too for this. Like 1/2 speed or double speed both ways etc…

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The possibility could be there, there is still plenty of road to cover before we can explore this however, thanks for the feedback and stay tuned!

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Hi, totally agree on that, using the expression as volume should not be a priority since you already have that option built-in. In my case, when I want to record something and volume is out of mix I just arrange it from the source or mixer before the aeros loop or use the wheel as last option if the track is already recorded. But, when I want to track a piano or another instrument far from the pedalboard, I can’t just put the aeros loop out (with all the cables attached) or let it in the middle of the floor where everybody walk (690€ device) because I can’t use a 2 or 3 switch controller.

Other solution could be that I put a track on record but doesn’t start to record or measure time before I start to play (like the trio band). I noticed that you could start to record when you start to play but the time measure was counting since you press record so the end-track was totally out of loop with the other tracks because that time in between (pressing record and start to play) was added to the final recording of the track.

Possibilities are endless, even an Aeros-footswitch wireless :wink: will be a great add for multi instrument players, I let it there…

You will use the exp pedal connection, to have the same function twice on the looper, really stupid! I would have preferred to be able to choose what I want on the expression pedal, a bit like the footswitch on the beatbuddy. But really putting the same thing twice is really stupid!

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Noted!

What would be good options for your workflow?

-Panning between left and right inputs
-Input vol with wheel as master output vol or vise versa
-The Absolute BEST Option… to control a 2 button external pedal such as the SS footswitch+ or the Boss FS6/7, to add 2 more functional buttons to the Aeros such as silent clear all or any of the numerous upcoming features or midi commands

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  • Footswitch to add 2 more function like Lash say(single mute tap,navigate up AND down between the 6x6 tracks and part, lock etc…
  • Something like on the Ditto X4 that you can choose a FX and actived it
  • A pitch changer/reverse
  • A fade out control (that you can fade like you want in time and on any tracks you can fade short or long)
  • A level input control so that you can have nice overdubs
  • All what I mention above so you can choose which you want to use
    But the best is a additional footswitch.
    Use this input to have the same existing function twice , not really useful !
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What’s even more funny is releasing something and the expression port don’t even work 1 1/2 yrs later lol.
Yes I agree with the above… many things it can be used for instead of just using it for volume which would be dumb considering there’s already a scroll wheel for it.

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@Quad, @Brockstar while a volume expression pedal is redundant, I find the scroll wheel very cumbersome to achieve a smooth fade out. Perhaps having the option to set the character of the wheel could remedy that. And it would be nice if the volume could control both the loop and the input. We’re all a bit frustrated.

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I think the fade out can be added to the start/stop as a additional function on the Stop all. Adding in the Settings Stop with or without fade and length of the fade (Pigtronix had this)
A bit frustrated is to pay 645 euro on a looper and have 2 same function on it - No logic !

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Thank you all for your feedback

We will take it all into consideration, thank you again!

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Has the expression pedal been activated for volume? The reason it is important even though the wheel is there is to be able to set a range and besides to use the wheel with your foot brings in the danger of hitting the button right below it…

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