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midi bass pedals

Post by saer73 » 29 Aug 2014, 16:37

Hello All,
I am trying to find some information on Hammond XPK 100 or Roland PK6 bass pedals. I remember there was a post about them but I can't find it now. I am thinking of buying a set but I would like to know more about them before I buy.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: midi bass pedals

Post by Eileen » 29 Aug 2014, 16:47

I have a set of the Hammond ones which I use occasionally and they work fine on my Tyros 5.
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Post by saer73 » 29 Aug 2014, 21:20

Thanks Eileen,
Are they easy to set up?
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Post by Eileen » 29 Aug 2014, 23:02

Hi Howell,
Yes just take Midi out on pedals and plug into midi B in on keyboard.
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Post by saer73 » 31 Aug 2014, 14:42

Thanks Eileen,
I am going to order a set shortly.
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Re: midi bass pedals

Post by Bob4play » 31 Aug 2014, 14:59

Eileen

I play the pedals on my Lowrey Imperial and considering trying the pedals for my 950. Is it the same setup on the 950 midi as your Tyros 5? Also is there enough room when using the stand ....ie I have the X stand and not sure about the room for the pedals.

Thank you for your help

Bob

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Post by Eileen » 01 Sep 2014, 11:06

Hi Bob,
I have not tried the bass pedals on my 950. I did have my Tyros stand extended by five inches to accommodate these. I think it is a case of trying them Bob and seeing how they feel.
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Post by Bob4play » 02 Sep 2014, 07:06

Eileen,

I have ordered the pedals to try them on my. 950. I assume that I can get the basic base as I do on the Lowrey....I suppose you can specify the base sound through the pedal system. Haven't tried the midi on the 950 yet so it will be new to try. I hope I can configure my setup to use the pedals....I miss having them on the keyboard compared to the Lowrey.

Thank you and when I return from our vacation to Victoria Canada later next week, I look forward to trying the pedals ...THANKS

Bob

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Post by Eileen » 02 Sep 2014, 09:52

Hi Bob,
Yes you select the bass pedal sounds on board to play. Have a nice Vacation.
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Post by Bob4play » 16 Sep 2014, 23:01

Eileen

Well, being technically challenged I need help to configure the midi pedal board on my 950. What I want to replicate is the same pedal sound as I had on my old Hammond B3 many years ago. I would like to have it as the default everytime I bring up the 950 I called he Hammond people and they said that on the Hammond keyboard you go to channel 3 for Midi....I get a piano sound now which I guess is the default setting on the Yamaha. I appreciate any help to configure the Hammond XKP-100 to play basic base sounds on the 950

Thank you for your help

Bob

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Post by Eileen » 16 Sep 2014, 23:23

Hi Bob,
I just select one of the on board Pedal bass sounds to use and then mute the style part.
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Post by Bob4play » 17 Sep 2014, 00:04

Eileen

Thank you ... there is a basic understanding beyond turning on the system where I get lost. OK..what is an onboard Pedal sound...how do you get to it and how do you mute, etc, etc,etc. Naïve questions I know but again anything after the on off button needs a FULL set of instructions. I looked in the manual and I'm sure its in there somewhere but at least not in the table of contents. I get TOTALLY lost without help. It took me several weeks of phone calls and emails on the tutorial forum to even learn the registration process....step by tedious step.

Soooooooo

1. What button to push to address the on board Pedal sounds.
2. What buttons to push to get to the pedal sound wanted....I want the Hammond B3 pedal sound as the one and only sound and as the default everytime I turn on the 950.
3. What button to push to mute the style
4. What button to push to save as the default.

Please forgive my stupid questions but my simple, relatively senior brain needs VERY simple instructions at every step from the moment I turn on the 950.

Thank you for your help...I'm still adjusting to all this electronic stuff....I learned on the old Hammond organ with vacuum tubes..

Regards

Bob

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Post by Eileen » 17 Sep 2014, 10:39

Hi Bob,
You will find all the Bass pedal voices the keyboard has by pressing the Guitar /Bass button in the voice section on the right hand side of the keyboard. I have never come across a B3 bass voice on the keyboard though.
If you are using a style with your song but want to play your own bass pattern then you will need to go to the channel on/off button. Select Style page and turn bass to off. Then you need to save to registration bank. As I said Bob I have not used my pedals on my 950 only my Tyros 5 but the principle is the same.
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Post by Bob4play » 17 Sep 2014, 15:47

Thank you Eileen. I'll try it tonight when I get home from work. Does this mean that the pedal setup is for each style? Can you setup the pedal setting independent of a specific style as a default when you turn on the system? In a set up registration that Fred Smith talks about could that be a feAture?
I'm thinking I could play the pedal along with a style and try to compliment the existing style bass.....on my Lowrey, however when I play the pedals the bass on a style goes off until I stop pushing a pedal....can do a lot of variation but I know that can't be done on the keyboard.

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Post by Bob4play » 18 Sep 2014, 20:06

Eileen,

I feel really stupid but still having a big problem. I followed your directions:

1. Guitar/Bass button
2. Channel button .... turn off bass

Now trying to find any other voice for the bass other than the default piano voice that is programmed into the Hammond Pedals. Believe me I pushed every button on the system to try and find a different voice and to change the volume........stupid is that stupid is but for the life of me I don't know what to do. Step by tedious step is what this senior brain needs to find a voice on the pedals, change the volume and then save it in any manner for future use......thank you for any help you can offer and forgive my naïve questions and frustrations with the technology.....

Thank you

Bob

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Post by Eileen » 18 Sep 2014, 22:17

Well Bob,
On my tyros 5 I have my bass pedals connected to midi B in. I then select No 2 on the control panel of the pedals and I can then play my bass.
As I said I have not used them on my 950 as I only use that for rehearsals where I don't need pedals.
Maybe Andy could help you.
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Post by Bob4play » 19 Sep 2014, 12:42

Eileen

Great.....after tedious button pushing I think I am making some headway. Last night I did finally get to the area where I could get the pedal sounds I wanted. The function key got me to the midi section and I went to pedal 2 as you mentioned. I found I could still,have the bass on for a style and use the pedal to compliment the rhythm ... At least it was a start.

Thank you for your patience with my naive questions. Still a lot to learn however but on track to work on integrating the pedals intoI my playing.

Thank you for all your help

Bob

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Post by Eileen » 19 Sep 2014, 13:14

Hi Bob
I am pleased you are getting there.
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Tyros 5 and S970.

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