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#2124282 - 07/28/13 03:07 PM External pitch-bend wheel?
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Anyone know of any? Internet search didn't turn up anything offhand. I ask as I'm looking at keyboards and may want one which is the better overall fit for me...but doesn't have a built-in such device, and the more I think about it, the more I think I do want this ability.

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#2124306 - 07/28/13 04:20 PM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: bill5]
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Edited by Ojustaboo (07/29/13 07:00 PM)

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#2124310 - 07/28/13 04:34 PM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: bill5]
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A-300Pro Roland
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#2124353 - 07/28/13 05:47 PM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: bill5]
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If the DP of your choice has a CC Pedal input, you could use something like the Yamaha FC 7 (Kurzweil and Fatar make similar) and control the pitch with your foot. Just an idea - but I don't know how many DP's have a CC input. Certainly the higher-end models with workstation-like features do.
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#2124419 - 07/28/13 08:05 PM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: bill5]
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Originally Posted By: bill5
Anyone know of any? Internet search didn't turn up anything offhand. I ask as I'm looking at keyboards and may want one which is the better overall fit for me...but doesn't have a built-in such device, and the more I think about it, the more I think I do want this ability.


If it doesn't have what you need, it's possible it's not a good over all fit.

Have you considered the PX5S?

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#2125535 - 07/30/13 08:53 PM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: LesCharles73]
bill5 Offline
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Originally Posted By: LesCharles73
If the DP of your choice has a CC Pedal input, you could use something like the Yamaha FC 7 (Kurzweil and Fatar make similar) and control the pitch with your foot. Just an idea - but I don't know how many DP's have a CC input. Certainly the higher-end models with workstation-like features do.

No not a "pitch pedal" but a wheel up top.

Sounds like not. Amazing in this day and age. Oh well thx anyway.


Edited by bill5 (07/30/13 08:54 PM)

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#2125576 - 07/30/13 10:13 PM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: bill5]
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If you are good at DIY take a look at this.

Yamaha made a very cool external MIDI module - a little bigger than what you need probably:
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#2125722 - 07/31/13 07:09 AM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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Yes, I understood your question. Sorry about your luck. Hope you find something.
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#2126101 - 07/31/13 08:25 PM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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Originally Posted By: Plinky88

If you are good at DIY take a look at this.

Yamaha made a very cool external MIDI module - a little bigger than what you need probably:

That hurt my head just to look at lol - but appreciate the idea

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#2126117 - 07/31/13 09:19 PM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: bill5]
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Originally Posted By: bill5
Originally Posted By: Plinky88

If you are good at DIY take a look at this.

Yamaha made a very cool external MIDI module - a little bigger than what you need probably:

That hurt my head just to look at lol - but appreciate the idea



Here ya go... wink
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#2126707 - 08/02/13 12:22 AM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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#2126929 - 08/02/13 12:34 PM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: bill5]
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If you have an iPad:

http://www.mididesigner.com/
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#2126949 - 08/02/13 01:24 PM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: bill5]
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If you used this app with your iPhone & wireless MIDI via Wi-Fi it would be a very small and wireless virtual pitch and mod wheel. smile

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/modwheels/id519468137?mt=8




This standalone app will work for an iPad or iPhone.. I think implementation is easier with with an iPad - but I have been able to get my iPhone to work via MIDI Wi-Fi....
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#2127128 - 08/02/13 08:15 PM Re: External pitch-bend wheel? [Re: bill5]
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Cool find. Thanks for posting chaps!
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