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I have a Korg Triton Pro X I plugged in a non Korg foot

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I have a Korg Triton Pro X I plugged in a non Korg foot pedal and it is working opposite, when I don't touch the sustain it sustains and when I press down the pedal
It is staccato
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
Expert:  Rusty replied 10 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** is the model of the pedal you are using?

We're dealing with either polarity, or mechanics of the pedal. If the wires are backwards, it could cause it to react oppositely. If the pedal is not for sustain, it could have a different mechanical build.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It is a Yamaha
Expert:  Rusty replied 10 months ago.

Is there a model number on it?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
FC4A
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Did you get it?
Expert:  Rusty replied 10 months ago.

Yes, please stand by a minute.

Expert:  Rusty replied 10 months ago.

Ok, that's definitely a sustain, but how it's built is not quite clear... When you step on the pedal, it closes the contacts, activating the sustain in the piano. You can try cutting the jack and reversing the two wires. This will work depending on how the insides are wired up.

Korg is built a bit different than Yamaha, and they are always throwing surprises. I would recommend using a Korg pedal with a Korg keyboard. Yamaha and Roland are interchangeable, but Korg is unpredictable.

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