Author Topic: SY-300 - Question: What external controllers do you use?  (Read 411 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Rhcole

SY-300 - Question: What external controllers do you use?
« on: July 05, 2017, 11:23:00 PM »
Just wondering whether others are just using Ctl 1, external controls, exp pedal or MIDI. I am presently using the exp pedal, which is valuable but I miss using Ctl 4 and 5, especially for holds. I tried a Y cable with exp pedal and external controls, I didn't think it would work and it sure didn't!

I think you gotta have external controls if you're serious about the SY. I haven't figured out how to stack/unstack oscs using just the exp pedal yet, might not be able to do it.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 11:19:33 AM by admsustainiac »

Offline chlorinemist

Re: Question: What external controllers do you use?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 11:29:30 PM »
Can't go wrong with a Behringer BCR2000
https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-B-Control-Controller-Illuminated-Encoders/dp/B000CZ0RJC

I'm currently using mine to control 56 parameters on my Spicetone 6Appeal on page 1, 32 parameters and 20 buttons on my Looperlative LP1 on page 2, and 24 parameters mapped to my H8000 on page 3.  The BCR2000 is quite an old product now but there still is little to no competition for it on the market really

Offline Brak(E)man

Re: Question: What external controllers do you use?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 02:30:44 AM »
Only an expression pedal dedicated to volume , in front of delay, reverb.
I'd like to have more options but I like the size.
swimming with a hole in my body

I play Country music too, I'm just not sure which country it's from...

"The only thing worse than a guitar is a guitarist!"
- Lydia Lunch

Offline szilard

Re: Question: What external controllers do you use?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 10:20:18 AM »
I haven't been using much external control, but I do have an external pedal that I use for HOLD and an MFC10. So far I've just used the expression pedal on the MFC10.

Offline gumtown

Re: Question: What external controllers do you use?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 03:53:11 PM »
EXPression pedal for dry/synth mix, and sometimes effect depth/rate control.
Free "GR-55 FloorBoard" editor software from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grfloorboard/

Offline lumena

Re: Question: What external controllers do you use?
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 06:52:27 AM »
I recently bought an Allen and Heath Xone K1.
I got tired of all the large midi controllers with things I didn't need. Knobs and faders.(Yay faders)
They are also about $60 if you look.

Xone:K1
Width 135 mm(5.3”)
Height 54 mm(2.1”)
Depth 358 mm(14”) 460 mm(10.2”)
Weight 1.0kg (2.2lbs)

I am in the process of figuring out the mapping. More in about a week.

I have a volume pedal on the input and an expression pedal on 5.

Offline Rhcole

Re: Question: What external controllers do you use?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 05:27:08 PM »
Lumena,

That looks pretty cool. Obviously you need a hand free to use it...

Offline Rhcole

Re: Question: What external controllers do you use?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 05:28:27 PM »
BTW,

Look under the Patch sharing section to read about my adventures with the Exp Pedal recently. Dual Holds are where it's at for polyphony from the SY!

Offline sec6

Re: Question: What external controllers do you use?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 06:36:54 PM »
Allen and Heath Xone K1. They are also about $60 if you look.

The case alone is $60.  These go for $249 dollars.
Les Paul DC Standard (GK Kit), Ibanez RG420GK, Boss GP-10, Ableton 9 Intro, Omnisphere 2, Arturia Synclavier, Arturia VDM

Offline lumena

Re: Question: What external controllers do you use?
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2017, 06:07:48 AM »
The case alone is $60.  These go for $249 dollars.

You're right. I didn't even realize that I had checked the wrong item. It was sitting in my studio in box and I felt really stupid when I opened it. Case has since went back and I should have the actual K2 in a day or two. I have high hopes for it. My plan is to use all the knobs to do programming - I don't think it's great to have to use your hands to change things live but after watching Simeon Harris doing his live looping setup I decided trying to jump around and play ambient music was not really a congruity.
Examples here


The k2 also will work with Ableton and my fishman so that I have a simple interface to crossfade 1/4" and midi sounds.

Offline admsustainiac

Re: Question: What external controllers do you use?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 06:21:55 AM »


5 pages of MIDI Controller threads here
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=7.0

 

Blog