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CV control: Empress Reverb question
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CV control: Empress Reverb question

Hi, CV noob here, apologies.

Instead of buying the Empress MIDI box (which is an extra purchase and how MIDI is normally controlled with Empress pedals), I would like to control the Empress Reverb with CV from my existing gear. Empress manual:

"With CV control, the Empress Reverb responds to CV signals from 0 to 5 volts. Otherwise, the CV configuration works exactly like the expression pedal configuration.. Each parameter, with the exception of the mode knob, can be controlled simultaneously via the expression pedal."

So.. I'm thinking my Dreadbox Nyx V2 patch bay might be able to help out. (Note: The new Nyx V2 built-in reverb is fine, the Empress with be connected to something else. Also - I don't have an expression pedal.)

1. GATE : outputs the gate CV (0-6.5V pulse)
2. WHEEL : outputs the modulation wheel CV (0-5V)
3. mod1 : outputs the Modulator 1 CV (0-5V)
4. MOD2 : outputs the Modulator 2 CV (0-5V)
5. CV : outputs the MIDI notes to CV (0-10V) over 10 octaves
6. LFO : Direct output of the LFO. When patching this, the effect on the pitch of the oscillators will be cancelled. (+/- 3V)
7. OSC2 : outputs the selected wave of the OSC2 (+/- 5V)
8. MOD REV : outputs Reverb Modulation CV. Always at max level (+/- 5V)

And I've got this cable:

But I'm not sure it's a good match - the Empress manual says expression pedals:

"..should have the following pinout: tip to signal, ring to power, and sleeve to ground."

Any thoughts as to whether this all will work? What are the possibilities?

(the Empress hasn't arrived yet - Black Friday purchase - so can't experiment, just getting prepared)
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