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Noob MIDI Expression Pedal Questions
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Noob MIDI Expression Pedal Questions

Hiya!

I use a Roland PK5 live (one of the foot controlled single octave pedal things).

MIDI >>> interface >>> laptop >>> Reaper >>> Interface >>> PA/Amp. All works fine. Cool. No worries.

But... how can I control the master volume coming out of my interface? (hands free)

The PK5 has velocity sensitive pedals but I want to control the volume of held notes for tremelo effects and to turn the volume down for quiet bits and to chat with my many fans (j/k). I set up drones with held notes so taking my feet off does not turn off the sound.

There are a million MIDI expression pedals available. But how do they actually work? I guess I could plug it into the MIDI IN on the PK5. Would this 'just work'?
Or is using a USB pedal to trim the volume in Reaper a better idea. Or using MIDI THRU to do that?

Thanks in advance!
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