asked Dec 31 '15 at 03:50 by Anderberg (11)


I'm using a yamaha FC4 sustain pedal with an Akai MPK261 and the inputs are reversed (off when the pedal is down and on when the pedal is up).

Is there a way to reverse this in BitWig either in the config or by editing the control script?

I'm replying to this old thread as this is invariably going to come up for someone else (it did for me.)

Within' Bitwig? No idea. However...

A generalized/generic answer is that usually the easiest fix is with the pedal itself. Many pedals have a small polarity switch. Flip that and try again (I don't believe this was an option for OP's model tho'.)

Some pedals are fixed polarity (no switch). For these, try either holding down the pedal when you plug it in (listed above) or try restarting the keyboard with the pedal plugged in, then wait for the keyboard to 'boot up,' then press the pedal once.

Or, try the settings on the MIDI Controller. Most will let you edit the MIDI parameters relating to the pedal (this ended up being my solution, with an Alesis keyboard.)

Or, do some minor surgery on the pedal: Crack it open and reverse the wires.

Or, order another pedal. They can be found for around $15 on Amazon, or sometimes as low as $5 on Craigslist, etc.


answered Jan 25 '17 at 01:38 by JEHighley (16)

Sometimes it helps holding down the pedal while you plug it in...



answered Dec 31 '15 at 14:38 by boerup (146)

Thanks, I tried that and it didn't work. I'll try and see if i can reverse it in the controller script.


answered Jan 04 '16 at 01:48 by Anderberg (11)

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Asked: Dec 31 '15 at 03:50

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