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Aux footswitch question (general Q, specific application to Pigtronix)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Adamixoye, Apr 12, 2014.


  1. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Disclosures:
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    Hey guys, I don't know NEARLY as much about electronics as I should considering my degree, profession, and hobby. So can someone explain a little bit about auxiliary/remote footswitches to me? I understand, in general, TS vs. TRS, one switch vs. 2 or 3, etc.

    I sort of understand latching vs. momentary. That is, I understand it conceptually even if I don't understand it electronically. Last, for momentary switches I sort of understand "normally open" vs. "normally closed," but not entirely.

    (A) Does someone care to enlighten me?
    (B) Pigtronix sells a remote switch for their Infinity Looper. It is a momentary dual footswitch. But I can't find anywhere in their literature whether it is "normally open" or "normally closed." I would assume "normally closed" is the standard? I have written Pigtronix tech support to ask this question and am awaiting their response. If anyone knows, I would love to hear which it is.