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Stage 3 Dual Kb Independent Sustain Ped Problem

Postby oisinwp » 10 May 2022, 16:28

Having trouble with the sustain pedal on my controller which I'm using in Dual Kb mode for a lot of different patches on a tour.

I'm using a Novation Launchkey 61 MkIII as my secondary keyboard with my Nord Stage 3. The problem is arising when I have a sustain pedal plugged into both the Nord and the Novation. The sustain that's plugged into the Novation isn't working at all even though the MIDI is being registered (midi light comes on when depressed).

This is really frustrating as I had been using the same patches with with different controller (Juno-D) and it was working just fine. I want to be a to hold chords with the Novation pedal while playing piano (for example) on the nord with its own pedal...

I have tried different midi routings and changed between Panel and Seperate instrument Dual Kb modes but haven't found a solution yet

Any help would be very much appreciated!

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Re: Stage 3 Dual Kb Independent Sustain Ped Problem

Postby FZiegler » 10 May 2022, 16:48

I do have 2 sustain pedals attached for my DualKB setup. Everything is fine with it. The controller is a Yamaha stage piano, though.

Could you explain a bit more about your setting? As your Novation might be vastly configurable, are you sure the sustain is sent on the right (DualKB) channel - the same as the notes?

Edit: The sustain needs to come from extern for the externally controlled engines if you are in Panel DualKB mode. You can use both the external or the Stage sustain pedal for the external part if you are using single engine DualKB mode. You need to use the Nord's sustain signal to control the internally controlled engines. At least that's how it is on my NS3C.
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Re: Stage 3 Dual Kb Independent Sustain Ped Problem

Postby Alaskanulu » 12 May 2022, 18:44

I have MIDI out to my wave 2, MIDI in to my stage 3. A sustain pedal in ns3 sustain slot; and a sustain pedal in wave sustain slot. When I’m Dual KB mode I have to use the sustain in my wave 2 for the dual kb mode midi controller (in this case my wave 2).
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