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I really want to be able to control my digitech wh4 from my guitar using midi, but I don't know how I'd be able to do it
I think it'd be pretty good just as a knob like an ordinary volume knob, but can you use one of these to control a whammy in this way, using a potentiometer? (do the pitchshifting as if you had your foot on the pedal).

Please help if you know anything about this kind of thing... I know nothing...



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I know that Matt Bellamy has a Midi Strip from something on one of his guitars to control it, I don't know anything else about it though :P

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:P Yeah I know, thats where I got the idea from... But that I think was the midi strip from quite an expensive keyboard...



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The best way to do this, wire a potentiometer on your guitar through an extra jack, all the way to your whammy pedal where the inputs from the pedal connect and solder it there. To do something using midi, it would involve a lot of data converting and such.

That or look for an onboard wah like this http://store.guitarfetish.com/onswwamiboco.html
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#5
The Korg Kaoss pads have an x y midi touch screen. I think that's what Matt uses on his guitars. It takes a little dissasembling/ tech skill to get in in your guitar though.
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so you want to take something that is easily controllable while playing and make it completely uncontrollable while playing? why would anyone want to do that?

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The best way to do this, wire a potentiometer on your guitar through an extra jack, all the way to your whammy pedal where the inputs from the pedal connect and solder it there. To do something using midi, it would involve a lot of data converting and such.


uhhm... no. wiring a pot on the guitar to control the whammy wont work like that, especially since the treadle on the whammy is a photosensitve one, not a pot like on a wah.

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:P Yeah I know, thats where I got the idea from... But that I think was the midi strip from quite an expensive keyboard...


expensive keyboard? uhhm... no again. you can buy midi ribbon controllers without resorting to destroying other pieces of gear. unfortunately a google search just brings up thread after thread of people asking about matt belamy's midi strip so if you want to find it you gotta go digging online for it.

still it makes no sense to me why anyone would want to do a mod like this where the ease of use of the pedal becomes rather limited. if i can easily control the whammy with my foot while playing why would i want to do a mod where i have to stop playing to use it? makes no sense.
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sounds like a good idea but i think just using the pedal will be easier
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Quote by AgresiveNapkins
The Korg Kaoss pads have an x y midi touch screen. I think that's what Matt uses on his guitars. It takes a little dissasembling/ tech skill to get in in your guitar though.

there's a guythat sells a purpose made pad system for guitars. I've got one. cost me £90 for it the pad and all.

works with the Whammy a treat. and setting it up to work with cubase took a few days too. i say look inot someone making a midi strip system. be better than pot. at least with the pad/strip, it resets itself when you take your finger off (hold function with the pad is brill with whammy too).
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#11
I'm not too sure as this works since I don't have the pedal for it, but check out Guitar Rig.

Also, in a lot of DAWs (i think I'm using the right acronym, I'm a little out of it ATM) you can edit modulation so if it's wired into the computer you can go back and edit it. Like a Mod Wheel on a keyboard.

I'm not sure, but you can always check it out.
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