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Re: Even crazier thoughts about ideal footcontrollers

I started building a box very similar to the one Warren described.  
But then I got this job with native-instruments and i should be using  
that rig kontrol 2 within a few weeks. (i will post on my experiences  
with it). So for now i am sticking with my current midi only foot  
controller. Good news is the NI rig kontrol has midi i/o so my  
current controller will still be part of the rig. As soon as possible  
i plan to rackmount a mac mini and get the whole rig boxed up nicely.  
To be honest my hope is to find a 15 or 17 inch powerbook with a bad  
screen or otherwise broken so i can rackmount it's guts, that way i  
can use an RME cardbus interface. Fingers crossed.

What your talking about (warren) is definitely possible, i make those  
sorts of things. If you want to contact me off list we can discuss  

- b

> From: Warren Sirota [mailto:wsirota@wsdesigns.com]
> Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 5:59 PM
> 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