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Foot Controllers: Ground Control Pro vs. All Access?
I've been doing live looping with Ableton
Live 3 on a laptop, controlled by a
Behringer FCB1010 foot controller.
The FCB has served my purposes quite well,
aside from a few bumps in the road (the
second expression pedal doesn't seem to
work; occasionally I'll hit a switch not hard
enough to trigger an event, even though
the switch's light turns on; and of course,
the programming interface and user's manual
seem to have been designed for robots, not
But the FCB, with its two expression pedals,
is a good 27" long, or so. I'm flying back East
for a small tour next week, and I'd like to buy
a foot controller that fits in my carry-on
suitcase, with the rest of my gear. (I hate
checking luggage, and I don't want my foot
controller being thrown around by a baggage
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So, my specifications are:
1) It must have lots of switches (at least 10).
2) It must be no bigger than 19" x 12" or so.
3) It should let me connect an external
4) Ideally, I don't have to make a long-
distance call to Lichtenstein for tech
support or repairs.
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I have turned up two controllers that fit
the bill: the Ground Control Pro and the
Rocktron All Access.
Any pros or cons on these models that I
should know about -- ease of programming,
reliability of the switches, manuals, tech
Any other controllers out there that I
should consider? (The CAE RS-10 looks a
little homebrewed, and I worry that the
Skrydstrup SC-1 would violate Rule #4
Thanks in advance for your help,
Andrew Chaikin, aka Z-ROX
http://biggerbread.com | http://z-rox.com