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foot/pedal controller for max

June 27, 2008 | 10:11 am

Ive heard of the Roland FC series which look good but are expensive. Are there any cheaper options?



f.e
June 27, 2008 | 10:17 am


June 27, 2008 | 10:29 am

>Ive heard of the Roland FC series which look good but are expensive.
>Are there any cheaper options?

you can use a used FC50 (roland/boss) which is great with max

but basically all midi controllers work with max

then you can (try to) have MESI build you a custom pedal board – i
have one and it’s great – it’s usb (no power supply) and the pedals
are in the 0-1024 range

or they also make a great usb expression pedal

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June 27, 2008 | 2:26 pm

I can deeply recommend Behringer FCB1010.
It is not as heavy (and clumsy) as the Roland Pedals are and it is much cheaper…..


June 27, 2008 | 2:34 pm

> Behringer FCB1010.
>It is not as heavy (and clumsy) as the Roland Pedals are and it is
>much cheaper…..

cheaper, yes, but i did tour (many times) with a roland FC50, and
would never do it with the beringher – which IS heavy and clumsy

seriously, a second hand FC50 (sometimes called FC50G) is your friend

best

kasper


June 27, 2008 | 2:43 pm

I have been touring a lot with my Behringer and dropped it several times on stage vice versa. No problems !

Anyway, there is another option too called Ground Control Pro made by an american company. It is handmade and should be a monster midiwise…check it out !


June 30, 2008 | 1:34 am

As long as the thread is still active… I’ve been looking for a simple
MIDI footswitch that will send an on/off controller message (cc 64?) I
realize I can do this using the sustain pedal with a midi keyboard, but
it’d be nice to have something that could stand alone. (the patches I
need it for are all MSP and I only need the pedal to cue up responses to
the player’s input.)

The foot controllers that have been proposed are all fairly expensive
and way more elaborate than I need. Anyone know of anything simpler?

Jon

Thomas Sandberg wrote:
> I have been touring a lot with my Behringer and dropped it several times on stage vice versa. No problems !
>
> Anyway, there is another option too called Ground Control Pro made by an american company. It is handmade and should be a monster midiwise…check it out !
>
>


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June 30, 2008 | 7:52 am


June 30, 2008 | 8:40 am

raja schrieb:
> But there’s also the article from the home page on how to make your
> own USB foot controller:
> http://www.cycling74.com/story/2007/10/16/1252/3782

If you take the same principle, but hack one of these cheap joysticks,
you’d have the advantage, that your foot switches are independent of the
keyboard by using the hi object. But anyway, hacking cheap hardware is a
good option, as you decide about the ergonomics of your switches yourself…

Stefan


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June 30, 2008 | 9:09 am

Stefan Tiedje skrev:
> raja schrieb:
>> But there’s also the article from the home page on how to make your
>> own USB foot controller:
>> http://www.cycling74.com/story/2007/10/16/1252/3782
>
> If you take the same principle, but hack one of these cheap joysticks,
> you’d have the advantage, that your foot switches are independent of
> the keyboard by using the hi object. But anyway, hacking cheap
> hardware is a good option, as you decide about the ergonomics of your
> switches yourself…
>
> Stefan

Behold, my weapon of choice!
http://leobodnar.com/
cheapest one 25 euro, up to 32 buttons and eight 10-bit analog inputs.
for just a single footpedal these may be a bit much, though ;)
a.


October 15, 2008 | 7:36 pm

Hi guys,

Anyone have any review about the Boss FS-5L (latch)or FS-5U (non-latch) or FS-6 ? does latching or non-latching really matter ? I’m about to get one of these …

Thanks


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