How do I use the foot pedal as a sustain on a Yamaha DJX


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I've read the manual until I'm blue in the face and still can't work it out.
I need to know how to use the foot pedal as a sustain on a Yamaha DJX

Can anyone help
 
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Welcome.

The manual does not show a socket on the DJX for connecting a pedal.

There is also no mention of damper or sustain in the index.

So alas you seem to be unlucky.
 
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there is a midi in jack on the keyboard so you could purchase a midi solutions foot controller device:

http://midisolutions.com/proddfs.htm

and connect a sustain pedal to it. Here is a used one in excellent condition for $99:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MIDI-Solutions-Footswitch-Controller-Works-perfectly/323502352810?
hash=item4b523e29aa:g:idgAAOSwlY5bxeXo:rk:1:pf:0

then connect the midi solutions box to the midi in of the yamaha.

The question is as to whether or not the yamaha will respond to sustain via MIDI (it should). A quick way to validate this is to temporarily use another keyboard that has a sustain pedal input, connect a sustain pedal to that keyboard, then connect the midi out of that keyboard to the midi in of the yamaha. Have the other keyboard send sustain via CC#64. Then play the Yamaha and use the sustain attached to the other keyboard, it should send a sustain message through midi to the yamaha. if the yamaha responds to the sustain message and sustains then you can go the above route, otherwise you are stuck.

Page 112 of the owners manual indicates that the DJX responds to CC64 so the above solution of purchasing the midisolutions box will work.

https://usa.yamaha.com/files/download/other_assets/3/317533/DJX_E.PDF
 
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Thank you for all your replies.
I'll take a look at page 112 of the manual.
 

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