Qu-SB TRS Footswitch

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  • #61525
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    Rascal
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    I’m a drummer who also controls the mix (yes, I know – dodgy job to give a drummer). Loving the Qu-SB (which allows other band members to step out front and tweak the sound). I’m planning to make a dual footswitch to run into the TRS socket so I can toggle on/off Mute groups and FX between numbers. I’m not sure whether to build latching (plus LED) or momentary switches. The QU-SB can cope with either (assignable in set-up).
    Does anyone have any practical experience of which type of switch is easiest to use on stage and gives most control?
    I’m veering towards latching switches since the LED will tell me whether channels / FX are muted or not – but its more complicated to wire up. The parts are cheap so maybe I’ll make both. Any views/experiences?

    #61743
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    For tap tempo, I would want a quiet, easily engaged switch.

    For ALL or everything but MP3 muting, I would want a latch.

    For mute effects (brief announcements), I might prefer momentary. I always forget to turn effects back on! For longer announcements, I would use QU-Pad and not a switch.

    #61744
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    Thanks for the advice Barryjam. So far, I’ve made up a box with two momentary switches because its easy to do and I had the parts to hand. I’ve been using it with the soft latch setting on the Qu-SB to mute channel groups and also to stop and start recording, for which it works well. Momentary switches don’t have the loud click of latching switches which is good. The only disadvantage – and I’ll have to see if it bothers me – is that you can’t use LEDs on the box to tell you whether the switches are on or not (but a quick check on the iPad tells me this). Anyway, my initial experience is that the TRS switch on the Qu-SB is well worth making use of for a performing musician who wants a quick physical way to change a couple of settings without having to fumble for the iPad. Happy days!

    #61997
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    Our singer uses a Boss FS-6

    with our QU-SB for mic muting and reverb on/off. The two switches can be independently set for either latching or momentary operation as can LED polarity. The switches are silent in operation (I’m guessing solid-state?) and the whole thing’s built like a tank. Retails for around 45GBP and to my mind, a lot less hassle than building your own. Hope that helps…

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