Roland KPD-90-WH Pedal Unit for FP-90X and FP-60X Pianos - White
There are several reasons for which volume pedals are employed. These include fetching organic sounds that copy the human voice and making music crisper and reverb effects like sound. Volume pedals are integral items for musical setups, especially for musicians who perform live as these can easily imitate different effects. They also prove to be essential for studio sessions as they don’t just mimic the effects but also do looping and focus on volume.
Mainly, the volume pedals are employed when musicians are playing pianos, guitars or drums, and other musical instruments for a special kind of effect that adds crispness to the volume and music. The pedals help make it possible for the musician to get the right and suitable type of sound the needed play style. There are several brands and models available in the market and here is some information to help you get the best pedal:
What type of pedal are you looking for: stereo or mono volume?
The majority of affordable regular pedals are mono and stereo models come at around double the rate of a mono pedal. Stereos are quite expensive when compared to a mono pedal but it comes with a variety of benefits that make it worth the money.
In the case of a stereo pedal, it gives you the flexibility that enables you to enjoy more than one instrument at a time. There will be two ins and two outs in the unit so you’d get the chance to connect and control more than one instrument at a time. A stereo unit also enables you to achieve a panning effect because it lets you chain the entire signal chain in two different amps.
Is a potentiometer better than an electro-optical circuit?
Volume pedals utilise potentiometers or electro-optical circuits. Volume pedals that use potentiometers or pots for regulating volume get worn out quickly compared to the ones that use electro-optical.
However, they are easily available compared to the electro-optical pedals and they are often called the standard pedals. Electro-optical volume pedals make use of sensors (not pots) to control the volume and check if they need to apply attenuation. There is much lesser wear and tear in these pedals so they make a better choice for a higher rate, lasting long.
How about the pedal being powered or unpowered?
Volume pedals that need power will also need more battery supply or a strong adapter that can be easily plugged into power. A majority of pedals come with adapters that are unique to them but they come at an extra price. Powered pedals prove to be more reliable when there is a power source easily available. However, if you are in a remote area, consider a non-powered unit so you can work with quality batteries even when there is no power source.
For specific pianos, there are also custom pedal units available like the Roland KPD-90-WH Pedal Unit for FP-90X and FP-60X Pianos.
Roland KPD-90-WH Pedal Unit for FP-90X and FP-60X Pianos is a custom pedal unit that offers sustain, soft, and sostenuto for Roland's FP-90X and FP-60X portable pianos.
It needs Roland's dedicated KSC-90 or KSC-72 stand through which the pedals are secured easily and safely. The pedal is available in white finish so if you have a white piano, it would look great with it.