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Re: Echoplex Footpedal not responding

The EDP footpedal isn't badly designed, but it's not perfect.  The
resistance based control method isn't as fragile or error prone as you
might think and it does allow for people to easily make custom
controllers in different form factors (although few people did so),
and also allows for easy end-user repair of the foot controller.

Remember that the footpedal design is about ten years old, and there
were no cheap Behringer MIDI controllers back then.  For people that
want immediate access to the most of the core features of EDP without
the programming issues of a MIDI controller and/or who can't spare the
floorspace the Behringer requires, the EDP footcontroller is a very
useful tool.

It also helps to remember that "stompbox" is a nickname, not an
operating instruction.


On 8/31/02, Adrian Bartholomew <adrian@bartholomusic.com> wrote:
> the edp footpedal is badly designed. i have seen posts that suggests
> that it uses different resistances in the switches that the brain
> translates to decide which function to perform. dumb idea. anything
> could throw that off. dirty switches, interference etc. maybe its not
> even debounced adequately as someone also had some luck with putting
> capacitance across it. either way its very unreliable. frightening to
> depend on onstage.
> all u can do is clean it with contact cleaner and say 3 hail marys.
> the behringer FCB1010 is the choice of most including mine for
> versatility, price and reliability.
> ___
> Adrian Bartholomew
> Leawood KS
> On Aug 31, 2005, at 6:32 AM, Frederik Leroux-Roels wrote: