Yesterday I saw a Boss EV-30 Dual Expression Pedal in a local shop. I almost got it because it’s Dual, metal made and just around 100€, when the EV-5 is around 70€ (I use an old EV-5 that works perfectly).
But then I thought I don’t really “need” it:
I mean I think I can do everything with a single one. I could use two single ones if I wanted two different expression options in the same SCENE, but the DUAL wouldn’t work for this purpose.
Am I ok or missing something?
Is the DUAL Expression Pedal useful for the Quad Cortex?
Eh, it really depends how much you want to control on the fly without toe tapping scenes or presets. For me, I would only use one (on the way!) since it’s doubtful I would be controlling more than one sound “effect” at a time live, whether it be wah, volume, dry/wet fx mix, or a combo of parameters to get a certain “effect”. Two would be cool for let’s say you’re on a lead scene and want both wah and volume immediately without switching anything.
It’s not useless at all. If you switch and change a lot of parameters in the same scene it could be quite useful - ex: if you use a pitch shifter on one pedal to swing to a specific pitch and then use the 2nd pedal to add feedback to a delay (or wah or whatever). But I’m not that type of player and I’m guessing you aren’t either hehe. I would say save your money for now unless you start to feel limited with just one pedal.
I haven’t quite figured out how to use a dual XP pedal with the QC. A pedal w/ toe-switch makes sense to me, using the 2nd XP for the switch, toggling fx, etc. 2 separate XPs make sense. But I have yet to figure out how to utilize a dual-pedal efficiently. Is anyone doing it? (I bought the Boss EV30 because of the size, not really thinking thru how it’d replace an XP w/ toe-switch)