Yamaha FC5 (sustain pedal)

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This is traditionally used as a sustain pedal for MIDI keyboards. It can also be used to send on/off events for any binary MIDI control.

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Tripecac (Travis Emmitt)

I've bought two of these Yamaha FC5 sustain pedals in the 2000s. I probably paid $20 or $30 each.

I use one as a sustain pedal for my Triton (keyboard workstation). I think I may have had to reverse the polarity (via a menu on the Triton), but I don't remember. Other than that, I don't think I had any problems.

I use the second one as a delay switch for my Pod Pro. I plug it into my Yamaha SY55 (keyboard workstation), which sends MIDI to my PC. The PC uses MIDI OX to convert sustain on/off events into delay on/off events, and then sends those events to the Pod Pro.

Both of these pedals work fine. They're really simple devices. I haven't tried stress-testing them.