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Posted on: April 26, 2013 @ 07:22 PM
JFN
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I just got a CP5 and am very much enjoying it.  After spending time on the various piano sounds, I started playing some of the organs.  There is a knob below the display that controls the Leslie speed from slow to fast.  I have an FC4 Foot Switch plugged in and would like to control the Leslie speed with the pedal. I have tried assigning the foot switch to Mod Wheel but that only made a sickly vibrato sound (very different from the speed knob).  I was using the Performance called Fat B at the time.  Any advice is appreciated.

John

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Posted on: April 27, 2013 @ 04:07 AM
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In the CP5 reference manual p.34 it says you can assign the foot switch to ModFX.

If “modFx” is selected as a destination with Source set to “PB”, “FC1”, “FC2”, or “FC”, you can then use the corresponding controller to adjust one of the parameters from the Modulation Effect block up or down with respect to the current setting. For details on the actual parameter that will be assigned, see the Modulation Effect block’s parameter list in the Data List pdf document. Specifically, the parameter markedin the Control field will be assigned to the controller.

So program it to control the Leslie speed.

Good luck!

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Posted on: April 27, 2013 @ 08:36 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply.  I’ll give this a try.

John

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Posted on: April 27, 2013 @ 05:11 PM
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Well that was close, but unfortunately the same page also states:

NOTE: If Source is set to “FS”, the function assigned as the destination can be turned on and off by pressing the controller in question. If the destination is specified as “vibrato”, “modFx”, or “pwrAmp”, pressing the controller will have the same effect as pressing the [PRE-AMP], [MOD-FX], or [PWR-AMP] button.

This results in the foot switch turning off the Mod-FX which takes the Leslie effect out of the signal chain.  I tried plugging the FC4 foot switch into the FC2 jack and trying to get FS2 to control the rotor speed but that didn’t work either.  Thanks again for your help, but I guess I’ll have to dig deeper.  Maybe BM will have a suggestion.

John

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Posted on: May 05, 2013 @ 11:11 AM
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Still looking for any advice on the above topic…

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Posted on: May 05, 2013 @ 01:10 PM
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The Rotary Speaker Speed Control switch, is assignable to the front panel knobs.
The FS can be assigned just as you’ve correctly recounted.

The CP5 is primarily a Contemporary Piano - featuring both sample and modeling technology to bring acoustic piano, classic electro-mechanical tine and reed pianos, combined with other keyboard centric sounds.

The flexibility of assigning Controllers is nowhere near as flexible as you would find on a synth like the S90 XS, for example, and certainly not as flexible as the Motif-series, which lies at the other end of the spectrum. The primary focus (piano centric) as it is the CP5 does not even feature a Mod Wheel… (not found on pianos, epianos, either).

We know this is often difficult to understand (why every feature is not just included in every product) but the role of the CP5 was to be a ‘specialist’ at acoustic pianos, Rhodes type EPs, Wurlizter type EPs, and to also cover FM type EP. The SCM pianos (CFIIIS, S6), the history of the tine piano from felts through to the ‘dyno-my’ modification, and the original and updated Wurli, are specially rendered with physical models of the processors that were some much of the ‘sound’.

The degree of control over the (non-modeled) sampled Voices is not going to be as in depth as it would be in a synth focused product. The same kind of CONTROL SET matrix is not found in the Stage Piano, sorry.

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Posted on: May 05, 2013 @ 02:31 PM
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Thanks for responding.  Now I know.  I bought it for the piano sounds anyway.  I found that particular organ patch useful and wanted to make the same Leslie switch setup that I use on my XF8 and S90ES.  Not a big deal though for the CP5.

John

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