The EP-3 Expression Pedal from Moog is a universal expression pedal for keyboards, synths, and pedals that have either an expression or CV input. It has a polarity switch for compatibility with non-Moog products and a scalable output knob for different musical ranges. The pedal itself is designed for smooth operation while being rugged enough for daily use and touring. A 6.5' 1/4" TRS cable is included.
- Universal Expression Pedal
- For Keyboards, Synths, & Pedals
- Expression or CV Control
- Polarity Switch
Moog EP-3 Overview
Moog EP-3 Specs
|Weight||2.6 lb / 1.2 kg|
|Package Weight||2.45 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||12.6 x 4.1 x 4.05"|
Moog EP-3 Reviews
Solid As a Rock
I bought this to replace another expression pedal that I was disappointed with because it felt very delicate, lightweight and a limited envelope on volume swells. It's more for home use. Also, the trs cable was very short making set up more difficult than necessary.. Anyway, the Moog EP-3 has a solid, durable construction and the trs cable has plenty of length. The pedal has a smooth glide to it as well. I have one for home and live set ups.
Great Pedal with no documentation
Try as I may, I cannot remove a redundant best use. Cc should be CC for Continuous Controller. My first trial at an expression pedal was the Yamaha FC-7. It was not linear. It sent most of the expression data before the pedal was even half way depressed. It was much too difficult to be accurate with it. So I decided to try the Moog EP-3 Expression Pedal. This was based on reviews I read which spoke of the polarity switch and the scalable output knob. The polarity switch allows you to use this pedal with lots of different instruments. Some have wiring that's reversed (as viewed from Moog's standard wiring setup). The scalable output knob was what I assumed to be a way to make the pedal move more quickly from 0 to 127. I was wrong about that, but more on that below. Upon opening the box, I realized there was no printed material in the box. I looked for technical info on the web but could not find anything more than the specifications listed on B&H. I connected the pedal as it came to an older model Roland keyboard. I could see the data that was being sent. The pedal was smooth from 0 to 127 (but often by jumps of 2, which should never be a problem), and it took the whole pedal travel to do that. Fantastic! The scalable output knob is strange to say the least. If I set the output to zero, the pedal doesn't change anything. Setting it to 2 results in a pedal range of 2-6. A setting of 4 = 4-8. 6 = 6-10 ... 12-27 ... 19-45 ... 21-45 ... 24-58 ... 26-74. After that, further turns of the knob result in the lower range number decreasing, but the upper range number increases. So I got (low-high) 22-97 ... 18-105 ... 14-113 ... 12-117 ... 9-122 ... 5-127 ... 0-127. The ... means I skipped data here. Maybe this is important when using the pedal for Moog synths? The pedal is heavy, with a metal base. The movement feels almost pneumatic (maybe it will get looser with age). To me, it's perfect for either standing or sitting down. The throw of the pedal is sufficient for accurate control. I tried it on a pedal steel VST and it worked great. The build quality is high. The plastic is more than sturdy enough for studio use anyway. It's plenty heavy not so slide away from you, but I've read where the weight is too much for mounting it to a pedal board. I don't know if the weight is removable.
Delivery was super fast and the pedals work exactly as described. Would definitely order from B&H again.
Using with Axiom 61 Mk2 in expression in (onboard re-programmed to CC1 - Modulation). However in both default CC11 and CC1, when the pedal is at full heal position, the 0-127 value is at 0. when depressing ever so slightly, the value jumps to mid 20s-30s. about 5 degrees in, the value is already anywhere between 50-70. 50% through the throw, the value is maxed at 127 whereas the remain throw stays capped to 127 obviously. in reverse, the same. top 50% throw is useless, etc. It seems the Axiom (M-Audio) does not play well with others or there is a definate issue with the pedal. I have found no other reference online where someone is using this with an Axiom let alone having this problem. i will hold onto it for a different item down the road. I just bought through B&H the actual M-Audio EXP for use with their own products. Meh ... cheap build? i don't care ... i just want something that works. Need both hands on keys.
A great place to do business
The right item at the right price + prompt delivery and reliable service = a most satisfactory online shopping experience. You got it right B&H !
Solid bi=polar Expression
Well built, metal cased pedal for almost half of what Roland or any other keyboard mfr. charges for their plastic fantastic expression--and it will change polarity with the flick of a switch!
sexy and smooth
Definitely does what it's supposed to. Smooth control, Sleek looks. One issue - does not have QUITE the full value range when going through my KMI SoftStep 2.. It doesn't hit 127 at the top.. only reaches about 110.. Definitely could be frustrating if looking for certain effects, but with appropriate midi mapping in Ableton my problem can be... not solved, but worked around.
Solid, not too heavy
Pretty sturdy but not too heavy. Nice, smooth action. Rubber things on bottom help it stay put. Comes with a stereo cable which was a nice plus.
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