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Currently I'm using my guitar through a Ubisoft Rocksmith adapter, and I'm thinking of buying an expression pedal with a 6.3 mm jack output, but I don't know how could I connect it to my PC so I could use it in i.e. Amplitube.

Is the only solution to this is buying a relatively big and expensive USB interface?

I want to use only this pedal. Is there a single adapter on the market?

What other solutions are there?

  • You need something that turns analog expression pedal voltages into a digital signal that a computer can interpret. One of the most popular and easiest ways to do that is to get some kind of MIDI controller that has an expression pedal input. – Todd Wilcox Sep 16 '19 at 20:07
  • @ToddWilcox could you recommend one which just has that one input? – Tudvari Sep 16 '19 at 20:26
  • I've found this beatbars.com/en/home.html , but it's a bit expensive for me. – Tudvari Sep 16 '19 at 20:28
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    This isn’t a site for product recommendations. Even if it were, I don’t know of much in the way of midi controllers for less than €50. You might look at a music instrument retailer web site and see what they have. – Todd Wilcox Sep 16 '19 at 21:26
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USB instrument interfaces don't have to be large and expensive, there are small and inexpensive versions available.

If you want to use a standard effects pedal like a WAH then a simple USB interface will work.

The Behringer interface line starts at around $30 USD. You would send the guitar into the expression pedal, then into the interface.

If you want to control the software to use built-in expression, then you need to use a MIDI controller. There are a few different configurations available, but the most direct for what you describe would be an "Expression pedal to MIDI adapter" which starts around 50 Euro.

I have seen stand-alone MIDI expression pedals on the market before, but I believe the price range starts around $150 USD and goes up from there.

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