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Re: MIDI Foot controllers

Hi Cara,

Thanks for your response, Its good to make contact with other visually
musicians who are into using technology and working to try to make it
accessible to use (and into looping too!). I've been moved by the amazing
response I've had to my question (thanks so much everybody). From the
responses, I have a much better idea of what to look for. I guess my issue
technology is that my own expectations of equipment (in terms of what I
want to
do with it) are often far tgreater than the accessibility of it to me.
equipment that I can use a magnifying glass to read the screen in my home
studio become much less easy to use live. I'd really like to be able to
and automate most things from a pedal board - prog changes, note on (for
dronesand held arpegiation), tap tempo, sequencer/drum machine start/stop, 
stuff that I haven't even thought of. I've tried the Yamaha MFC10 which I
impossible. What do you use? 


At 22:10 04/02/03 , you wrote:
>  Hey Ian, I'm also visually impaired, and have run into this issue 
>  I end up using double rows anyway though, because I'm so damned picky!
>lol!   I like using alot of different sounds and such.  
>  Anyway, which FC's have you had experience with before?   What features
>or functions  are you wanting to control?   Does it need to be midi?   A
>friend was nice enough to create a couple of custom controllers for this
>last loop fest in Palo Alto,  and you can also replace the switches in the
>EDP foot controller with more positive ones which will trigger easily
>enough, but not unless you want them to.  They can also have a higher
>  Anyway, please don't  hesitate to send along any other questions or
>concerns ya might have.   I'd be delighted to help out if I can...   
>At 09:23 PM 2/4/03 +0000, you wrote:
>>I have posted on this subject before but am still looking for what I need
>>and could do with a bit of help.
>>I'm looking for a good MIDI foot controller with just one row of
>>well-spaced foot switches - with or without a pedal. This is because I 
>>very little eye sight and can't hit the double-row controllers with any
>>degree of accuracy. I posted a couple of weeks ago about the Philip Rees
>>MM5 (now discontinued) but guess that nobody on the list has experience 
>>using it. I've checked out as many makes and models as I can find but 
>>all now seem to have two rows - Yamaha, Roland, Behringer, Digitech, 
>>Rocktron, Peavey(?)...
>>I use a MIDI Wind controller with a couple of modules, a synth with
>>arpegiator and fx units and am saving for an EDP (I currently use a 
>>DL4) -. I need/want to be able to send MIDI clock, prog changes, set up
>>drones, start/stop arpegiator and transmit chord info to arpegiator, + in
>>the future control the EDP. If I can't do all these things, my access to 
>>pedalboard is more important to me than features - some of em would be
>>better than none.
>>Any advice would be very helpful.
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