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How do I do this? I just got a Yamaha MFC10 and I've programmed in my patches to the foot switches, but I can't figure out how to assign values to the foot pedal. I want to be able to turn a wah-wah off and on with the pedal (with it defaulted as off when I go to a patch). I have no idea how to do this. Help me out!~
 

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How do I do this? I just got a Yamaha MFC10 and I've programmed in my patches to the foot switches, but I can't figure out how to assign values to the foot pedal. I want to be able to turn a wah-wah off and on with the pedal (with it defaulted as off when I go to a patch). I have no idea how to do this. Help me out!~
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Assuming the pedal is plugged into the Pedal 1 input on the back, press I/O, go to the CTRL page, scroll down to External 1, then fiddle with the wheel until it says Pedal 1 (should be the first one). Now you have the expression pedal assigned to External 1, and you can use it to control any parameter that has the little "box" under it. Now, to control the wah, you need to go to the edit screen for the wah, choose FREQ, press Enter, and set the source to Extrn 1. Now your pedal should control the wah. To have the wah turn off when the pedal is in a certain position (heel up or heel down), scroll down to AUTOENG, and turn it on. Fiddle with OFF VAL until it feels right.
 

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He's not using a standalone expression pedal, he's using a MIDI pedalboard. Is the process different for that?
 

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Not that much different, just have to find out what CC message is assigned to the wah on the MIDI controller, then assign that value to the External controller in the Axe IO menu.
 

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Oh, sorry. Slight change: in the CTRL page, highlight external 1, press enter and it should say LEARNING. Now rock the pedal back and forth until it goes away. It should now display a number, which is the MIDI message the pedal sends. Everything else is as I posted before.
 

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Not that much different, just have to find out what CC message is assigned to the wah on the MIDI controller, then assign that value to the External controller in the Axe IO menu.
You don't actually need to know that. Just use the LEARN function and the Axe will take care of it. I forgot about the LEARN thing, since it's been more than a year since I've had to touch any of those settings.
 

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Shit, I forgot about the learn function too :lol: Been awhile since I setup my expression pedal. I know the CC number anyways since I have to manually assign it in the GCP for my patch because I'm controlling 2 MIDI devices.
 

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Thanks, Aleksi. That worked perfectly. So far I'm not really liking how the autoengage works. It doesn't seem smooth enough... but I guess I'll tweak it later. I'd rep you, except it seems I need to spread around the love some more. ;)
 

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Yeah, I'm not a fan of autoengage. That's why I bought an expression pedal with a toe switch, so I can bypass the volume block, and turn it into a wah, so I can use both volume and wah with 1 pedal on a single patch. Of course, the GCP doesn't have the functionality to make it work correctly, but when Fractal releases their controller it will, that or I have to buy a Liquid Foot. Voodoo Labs are working on a firmware update that they say will add the functionality I need, but it's been over 6 months, so right now it's just a waiting game to see who releases their shit first, Fractal, or Voodoo Labs. My money is on neither, and I'll end up getting a Liquid Foot :lol:
 

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Yeah, I'm not a fan of autoengage. That's why I bought an expression pedal with a toe switch, so I can bypass the volume block, and turn it into a wah, so I can use both volume and wah with 1 pedal on a single patch. Of course, the GCP doesn't have the functionality to make it work correctly, but when Fractal releases their controller it will, that or I have to buy a Liquid Foot. Voodoo Labs are working on a firmware update that they say will add the functionality I need, but it's been over 6 months, so right now it's just a waiting game to see who releases their shit first, Fractal, or Voodoo Labs. My money is on neither, and I'll end up getting a Liquid Foot :lol:
If that's the case, maybe I should just plug my Vox wah-wah pedal in before my guitar goes into the "input." I haven't used that wah-wah pedal since I bought my GNX3000, but I love the way it sounds.

Doesn't really give me any options about routing order, though...

I have another idea about something I can do for the wah-wah, but... eh...
 

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With all the great comments about the AxeFX maybe it's overcome the issue with the "zipper" sound from a wah when using MIDI CC messages. Personally I've always had an issue with trying to use a MIDI controller for wah. It's just not smooth enough for my tastes. You might have much better luck with an analog expression pedal. I know I do (not an AxeFX user though).
 

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I'd attribute the zipper effect to shitty expression pedals. There's a little virtual knob on the Axe that controls the frequency, and you assign the CC to control that. When you move the expression pedal, you can see the knob turn, and it's pretty smooth. It sounds great too.
 

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I love when Google turns up results from my own site. :lol:

Thanks for the helpful bits here guys. :yesway:
 

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This is a blast from the past. I've had my Axe-FX Ultra for over a year now and pretty much for that entire time, I haven't been using the Axe-FX's built-in wah-wah, but have been using my VOX classic wah-wah that I already had before I got the Axe-FX. :yesway:
 
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