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Re: EDP and FC-200: Can I send only a "note off"?

Hello. Thank you for your help, Jeff and Andy (always here when people need

I'm working with the CC mode, which indeed allows many options, as for
example the possibility of determining whether the pedal works as latch 
or momentary type pedals when sending control change message. You can have 
seperate setting for each pedal. (when I said "note off", I actually meant 
CC value=0)
But unfortunately, it seems impossible to send directly a "off" message. 
have to first send a "on" by pressing the pedal, and the "off" will come
after the second press or by releasing depending on the mode (latch or
After all I've tried, I think there's no option to send just one value...
But I may be wrong?
It's not a really big problem, as I can switch between loops either by
assigning each loop to a pedal, or use virtual "next loop" button. But it
woul have been simpler for me to also use the "previous loop" function.

Thanks anyway, and if you have any other idea, do not hesitate! ;-)

A K butler wrote:
AFAIK the Roland FC-200 is very limited in what it can do for Note-On-Offs.

You could try with CC values;-
EDP ControlSource = Ctr

then a CC value of 0 is equivalent to note-off

Last time I looked Roland didn't have the manual on-line, but I have had a
brief look at it some time ago.
The unit will send either notes, or CC, or ProgChange depending on it's
The notes are always laid out in keyboard fashion.
there seemed to be a couple of options for CC, which might allow you to
send CC value=0 on release of the pedal (for normal EDP operation), and
also an option to send just one value.

andy butler

Jeff wrote:
> This is an issue for the FC-200, do you have the manual?
>  From what little I was able to gather on the web about the
> FC-200 when I was looking at foot controllers awhile ago,
> I doubt you can make it send only a note off.  Most foot
> controllers in "note mode" send note on when you press
> and note off when you release, which is almost always
> what you want.
> Look in the manual for any references to things like "MIDI bytes"
> or "MIDI string", if you can configure a switch to send an arbitrary
> string of MIDI bytes then you're golden.  But this is a rather
> rare feature.
> More likely, a switch can be configured to send one program change,
> control change, or note message.  Find the description of how to specify
> the type of message.  If all it says is "note" then you're probably
> out of luck.  If you see specific phrases "note on" and "note off" then
> you might be able to do what you want.
> Since you were able to ferret out the relatively obscure SUSNextLoop
> trick in the formidable EDP manual, I would think you could
> find out how to program switches in the FC-200 manual :-)
> Jeff