midi foot controller

Aug 3, 2006 at 4:02pm

midi foot controller

Hi there,

I know this has probably been asked hear a million times before
however I’ve searched previous posts without learning much from
them. Basically I want to purchase a midi foot controller to trigger
things in max (and ableton live). I have looked at reviews for a lot
of them online but I haven’t read anything in relation to max
itself. I have looked into the behringer FCB1010, the Roland FC-200,
Voodoo labs pro control, yamahas MFC 10, and a few others; I’ve also
seen people talking about doepfer DIY kits. Im looking for
reliability above all else; can anyone please advise or share
experiences? You can email me off list if you’d prefer not to repeat
things that have been said already on the list,

thanks in advance,

eamon.

#27032
Aug 3, 2006 at 4:28pm

>Hi there,
>
>I know this has probably been asked hear a million times before
>however I’ve searched previous posts without learning much from
>them. Basically I want to purchase a midi foot controller to
>trigger things in max (and ableton live). I have looked at reviews
>for a lot of them online but I haven’t read anything in relation to
>max itself. I have looked into the behringer FCB1010, the Roland
>FC-200, Voodoo labs pro control, yamahas MFC 10, and a few others;
>I’ve also seen people talking about doepfer DIY kits. Im looking
>for reliability above all else; can anyone please advise or share
>experiences? You can email me off list if you’d prefer not to repeat
>things that have been said already on the list,

the FC 200 is the absolute king – but expensive

the behringer is ok, and cheap, i use very often rolands FC50 – i
don’t like the yamaha as the CC inputs are the opposite of everyone
else……

but basically they all work in max, no problem

if you want the top of top, have money and are willing to carry the
bulky thing, the roland FC200 is the best (in versatility etc)

best

kasper

Kasper T. Toeplitz
noise, composition, bass, computer

http://www.sleazeArt.com

#81410
Aug 3, 2006 at 4:31pm

I use the FCB1010, it works great with both
Max and Live. I definitely recommend it.

Anthony

—– Original Message —–
From: Eamon Brady
Date: Thursday, August 3, 2006 11:08 am
Subject: [maxmsp] midi foot controller

> Hi there,
>
> I know this has probably been asked hear a million times before
> however I’ve searched previous posts without learning much from
> them. Basically I want to purchase a midi foot controller to
> trigger
> things in max (and ableton live). I have looked at reviews for a
> lot
> of them online but I haven’t read anything in relation to max
> itself. I have looked into the behringer FCB1010, the Roland FC-
> 200,
> Voodoo labs pro control, yamahas MFC 10, and a few others; I’ve
> also
> seen people talking about doepfer DIY kits. Im looking for
> reliability above all else; can anyone please advise or share
> experiences? You can email me off list if you’d prefer not to
> repeat
> things that have been said already on the list,
>
> thanks in advance,
>
> eamon.
>
>
>

#81411
Aug 3, 2006 at 6:38pm

I have the FCB1010 and am just starting to use it for both max and live, using a midi guitar/roland gi-20 and macbook pro. Would be good to share patches/experiences!
For live I programmed the 1010 to send a note mesage for each pedal push which makes linking to events in live very easy:)
In short the fcb1010 is a powerful tool i could ever need (although would be nice if it was usb equipped to manage pressets)- otherwise a very decent piece of kit imho

#81412
Aug 4, 2006 at 12:29am

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I had been leaning towards the
roland for reliability’s sake however this has given me some more
food for thought. I should probably try demo each product before buying,

Thanks again,

Eamon

On 3 Aug 2006, at 19:38, Milton Mermikides wrote:

>
> I have the FCB1010 and am just starting to use it for both max and
> live, using a midi guitar/roland gi-20 and macbook pro. Would be
> good to share patches/experiences!
> For live I programmed the 1010 to send a note mesage for each pedal
> push which makes linking to events in live very easy:)
> In short the fcb1010 is a powerful tool i could ever need (although
> would be nice if it was usb equipped to manage pressets)- otherwise
> a very decent piece of kit imho

#81413
Aug 6, 2006 at 4:12pm

If you want a simple, small footswitch
with not too many buttons on it, I would
recommend DigiTech Conrol8 – it’s very
reliable.

#81414
Aug 6, 2006 at 7:11pm

I would definitely suggest staying away from the FCB1010 if you are looking for quality. I worked in music instrument retail for a short time, and I saw more returns of defective behringer gear than anything else. I own the FCB1010, and if it were being used for anything other than light use at home I would be in the market for a new controller. It feels cheap. The pedals have no resistance to them. It’s way harder than any midi controller should be to program.

#81415

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