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Re: Even crazier thoughts about ideal footcontrollers

I'm building something like that for my personal use,i just bought a 4 port usb hub,an usb joystick (8 buttons and four axis),added a diy usb audio interface ( add you your favourite one,from m-audio or similar)... i also bought a 512mb pendrive,that's inside the box ( the box has 8 foostswitches wired to the joystick buttons) so you can have the installer for the plugins/programs you need,and your custom banks...in the software side vmidijoy or nial's pedalboard let you convert the joystick events into midi events...and you'll connect everything via a single usb cable ...my footpedal is not self powered,because the usb audio card  i built is not so good in the analog section,but has spdif input ,so i added a diy a/d converter with a transformer at the output of the spdif signal,for having complete galvanic isolation from the electronics in the notebook or pc...but as i told ,all of this hassle is avoided by using a better usb inbterface than mine

Hope this is a bit of contribution to the crazy pedalboard idea  :-)


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--- Warren Sirota <wsirota@wsdesigns.com> wrote:

From: Warren Sirota <wsirota@wsdesigns.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 17:59:19 -0500
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Even crazier thoughts about ideal footcontrollers

This is really dreaming, but do you think that, for enough $$, it would be
possible to build in a very-sturdily-cushioned 8-in/2-out computer audio
interface (OK, 4 in would do in a pinch, 6 would be better), and let me
connect the whole thing up to the computer with a single firewire or usb
cable, and forget about midi cables and external interfaces altogether? I'd
sell my MOTU 828 and find a way to come up with $1000 or more for that
combination. I wouldn't even mind if it was a bit heavy. I could just go to
a gig with my guitar, the fc/interface, laptop and plug into a sound system.
*That* would be awesome. Probably a pretty limited market, I guess.

Best wishes,
Warren Sirota


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