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That Pedal Show – What Is An Expression Pedal & How Do I Use One?

Published on Sep 15, 2017

In this episode we delve into the world of real-time control via expression pedals. An expression pedal connects to a compatible effects device and can be assigned to change certain parameters. For example, manual control of delay time, delay repeats, modulation speed, depth, extent of pitch shifting etc etc etc. Have a play around with one, and you’ll soon see why they’re called expression pedals.
We start off simply, talking about single-parameter changes on a single pedal, and end up in multiple parameter changes on multiple pedals using MIDI CC messages. The sounds are out of this world, so this is one for all you sonic explorers out there. Please forgive my look of total bemusement for almost the entire video. (Mick here).
Enjoy the video!

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• D’Addario Pedal Tuner
UK & http://bit.ly/2tIN4lD
USA: http://bit.ly/2x4Bm6m
Australia: http://bit.ly/2tfHqHN

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & http://bit.ly/2oTblU1
USA: http://bit.ly/2rfACMd
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pUDUAE

• Thorpy FX Veteran
www.thorpyfx.com - no longer available

• Walrus Audio Monument
UK & http://bit.ly/2upuijX
USA: http://bit.ly/2vPy3mP
Australia: http://bit.ly/2upcQ37

• JAM Pedals Delay Llama Supreme

• Empress Echo System
UK & http://bit.ly/2x5i4z4
Australia: http://bit.ly/2x0K9K7

• EarthQuaker Devices Rainbow Machine
UK & http://bit.ly/2xoN3s6
USA: http://bit.ly/2jt2IkK
Australia: http://bit.ly/2y2860y

• Strymon BigSky
UK & http://bit.ly/2wpLdEx
USA: http://bit.ly/2wllChP
Australia: http://bit.ly/2x0GSdY

• Ernie Ball Expression Drive
UK & http://bit.ly/2y2MiSe
Australia: http://bit.ly/2wtEOqm

• Ernie Ball Ambient Delay
UK & http://bit.ly/2x3pPoU
Australia: http://bit.ly/2vXnzys

• Roland EV-5
UK & http://bit.ly/2weM7qH
USA: http://bit.ly/2y2DAn5

• Source Audio Reflex
Australia: http://bit.ly/2fapzQL

• The GigRig G2: http://bit.ly/2h8xSay
* Why do we have preferred retailer links? Find out here: http://www.thatpedalshow.com/partners

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro & background: 00:00
- It’s been a while… 1:25
- What are we doing today? 3:10
- The most complex board ever for TPS? 3:58
- Dan needed to ‘nut up’? 4:22
- Ernie Ball Ambient Delay & Expression Drive: 4:45 (06:45, 7:40)
- Amps today: 5:00
- Ernie Ball Expression Drive sounds: 7:40
- Ernie Ball Ambient Delay sounds: 11:45
- Roland EV-5 and Walrus Audio Monument Tremolo: 15:25 (17:20)
- What is an expression pedal anyway? 15:52
- Jam Pedals Delay Llama Supreme 22:01
- Standard and proprietary expression pedals and…
- Source Audio Reflex: 31:05
- A Steven Wilson / Mike Vennart tangent: 31:55
- Source Audio Reflex and EarthQuaker Devices Rainbow Machine WOW! 33:30
- …and the Delay Llama Supreme: 34:50
- …and the Empress Echo System: 36:25
- CC messages – Reflex, Strymon Big Sky
- D&M Drive, Rainbow Machine, Echo System and Big Sky: 46:22
- Tuck Andress? 47:12
- Ed O’Brien: 49:20
- Most important – GET INSPIRED! 50:35
- A little bit on the Thorpy Veteran and some more sounds: 51:20

Guitars in this episode
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Collings 290 DC S – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2dDG96k
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Duesenberg Bonneville – https://www.duesenberg.de/en/guitars/...