Exponential Curve for Volume Pedal

  • I'd find quite useful and interesting that the Volume pedal could be configured to respond to an exponential curve.
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    I'm using the volume pedal in pre and post- stomps position, and often I find the following:
    with the pedal completely resting in heel position, I have to move it very little for the amp to start sounding neraly at full volume (just with less gain as, it's post-stomps).


    So by adding an exponential curve response, we'd be able to produce more soft and progressive volume swells when using the volume pedal positioned previous to the stack section.

  • I think it all depends on what type of pedal you have. The kp1 is smooth.


    I have both a Ep1-KP and a SP-25k, getting same results with both, and not being able to produce a smooth volume transition in the lowest range due to them being linear and the situation explained above (pre-stomps pedal position).


    Well in my experience, most expression pedals out there are linear, and that's why many manufacturers include different curve responses to a product that uses conventional expression pedals.


    That's why I'd like to add such curves, anyone else have found themselves in this situation?

  • The Volume Pedal funktion is very exponential!
    When the pedal is set to 10%, the level is at 1%, that is -40 dB.


    It is a natural fact, that only a fraction of the pedal will control the volume, when positioned in front of a gained amp.
    Alternative curves would not cure this situation.


    Why don't you position the pedal after the amp ("Pre Effects") to configure a Volume Pedal, rather than a "Gain Pedal"?

  • Why don't you position the pedal after the amp ("Pre Effects") to configure a Volume Pedal, rather than a "Gain Pedal"?


    Thanks ckemper for chiming in!
    Well I'm putting it previous to the stack section for the type of sound/effect I want to achieve. If you say there's no actual "cure" for the issue and that curves are actually exponential, I guess I could manage to get a similar effect by morphing gain and volume parameters at the same time.