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Re: Seeking advice on SMALL midi pedal

Check out the MIR:


It has an expansion kit that adds programmable footswitches and an  
expression pedal.

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On Dec 28, 2005, at 1:33 PM, Per Boysen wrote:

> Dear List,
> Can someone recommend a SMALL midi foot pedal? I could do with just  
> a button that send a midi note (note on, note off) or two values of  
> a midi cc parameter. I would also appreciate an expression pedal,  
> but that's not on top of the list.
> The background is that I'm having enough of this bulky and heavy  
> Behringer FCB1010 pedal board (yesterday I was caught  "overweight"  
> at a flight check-in). I want to use the two ultra small MIDI  
> mixers seen on this picture:
> http://www.faderfox.com/Erweiterungen/Pict0024/pict0024.html
> I already own the one with faders and I'm hoping to get the one  
> with buttons as well. But I need at least ONE midi button for foot  
> work. What are you keyboard players using? Aren't there small  
> pedals that send just one MIDI msg?
> I'm thinking that I really don't need all the ten buttons of the  
> FCB floor board. Instead of tap dancing over it to pitch transpose  
> my looping into chord vamps I could as well program the pitch  
> transpose action commands into a MIDI files (in Ableton Live) and  
> use the pedal to "step to the next chord". In Ableton Live you may  
> have hundreds of such chains (differently related pitch transposing  
> intervals) and you can use a hand button to choose the sequence and  
> then the foot button to step through it. That would be a much  
> neater set-up IMHO.
> I've been able to try out a rig as described above by using a usual  
> "sustain pedal" for a synth and them collecting the synth's MIDI  
> OUT for the command going into the looper, but I would need a plain  
> MIDI pedal because I can't take that big synth to gigs just to use  
> it as a converter from an analog switch into a MIDI cc msg.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
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