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An little more info on the Eventide MIDI Footcontroller
----- Original Message -----
From: "Italo De Angelis" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 5:57 AM
Subject: [eventidehelps] Re: More on MIDI Controllers
> --- In eventidehelps@y..., Richard Zvonar <zvonar@z...> wrote:
> > At 7:43 AM +0000 11/8/01, Italo De Angelis wrote:
> > >Let's start the thread about EVENTIDE MIDI PEDALBOARD !
> > >Any ideas, folks?
> > I think there are at least two categories of users, those who want
> > reasonable measure of control at a reasonable price and those who
> > want a great deal of control and are willing to pay for it.
> > it is probable that we'll be talking about two different units.
> > presents a problem, because the sales numbers may not justify the
> > parallel development.
> I agree and think we need something better than what we have around
> in the market now!!!
> Let's make one, better and cheaper than the ONLY very good one
> available today.
> > * Whether there is one model or two, the obvious control elements
> > must include switches, (optional) control pedals, and one or more
> > displays.
> > * Programming of this unit should be easy to do on the unit itself,
> > but there should also be cross-platform software for programming
> > an external computer. I stress that this software must be available
> > for both PC and Mac.
> > * A built-in programmer should be similar in layout to the standard
> > Eventide keypad, but for the sake of durability underfoot the
> > programming switches should probably be membrane switches.
> > Programming switches should be distinct from the operational foot
> > switches. The layout of the Mitigator RFC-1 may be a good model.
> THERE ARE SURELY OTHER WAYS TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE
> > * Switches should be robust AND quiet. They should provide both
> > tactile and visual feedback to indicate that they have indeed been
> > pressed, but there should not be a resounding "click" - not
> > plays at rock and roll levels.
> SIMPLY EXTRA-COOL
> > * Switches should be able to function in several modes, assignable
> > software: momentary, toggle, step forward/back through several
> > states, etc.
> LET'S ADD A WAY TO CALIBRATE PEDALS!!!! MANY OF THEM HAVE PROBLEMATIC
> OR POOR POTENTIOMETERS. ORVILLE/7000/ECLIPSE ALREADY HAVE THIS
> > * There should be direct support of multiple continuous control
> > pedals. Some performers may need eight or more (I've seen as many
> > 24). There might be a pair of pedals built in, as many existing
> > controllers do have, and there should be some number of 1/4" jacks
> > accommodate common expression pedals.
> OK; I WOULD PERSONALLY GO FOR 2 BUILT IN PEDAL AND 6 MORE INPUTS
> USEFUL FOR BOTH more PEDALS AND/OR SWITCHES
> > * There should be an option to daisy-chain multiple external pedal
> > modules. These modules should have a similar form factor to the
> > Mitigator CFC-4 pedal, four continuous pedals mounted together in a
> > solid frame. These frames could optionally be locked together with
> > hardware that would permit them to be in a straight line or at a
> > variety of angles. The pedal groups should probably link
> > electronically by MIDI, or by EVE/NET if it's up to the task.
> THIS MAKES THINGS MORE EXPENSIVE!!!
> PEOPLE CAN BUY PEDALS ALREADY EXISTING ON THE MARKET FOR LESS MONEY.
> BUT IT'S WORTH CONSIDERING , OF COURSE.
> > * The system should accommodate inputs from other types of
> > controllers, designed by Eventide or third parties. One pedal
> > idea I've been promoting for years is a continuous controller pedal
> > with a return-to-center function such as is commonly found in
> > keyboard pitch bend wheels.
> mmmhhh MUMBLE...WORTH CONSIDERING
> > * The controller should have multiple visual displays. Ideally,
> > switch should have its own alphanumeric label. This will certainly
> > bump up the cost, but it will be a big ergonomic improvement over
> > most other pedal boards.
> SUPER EXTRA COOL!!!
> WHAT ABOUT BEING ABLE TO ADDRESS ANY MIDI COMMAND, FROM PROG CH TO
> CONTROL CH, FROM SYSEX PROGRAMMING TO START/STOP/ETC...
> AND SOME MORE COOL STUFF...LIKE A COUPLE OF BUILT IN LFOS ABLE TO
> ADDRESS MIDI MESSAGES TO SWEEP THEM! and A RANDOMIZER TOO!
> Thanx Richard!!!
> Come on folks...we know you Eventide Users have creativity and lots
> of power to control!
> What's next?
> best regards
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