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Re: Seeking advice on SMALL midi pedal

Oh I am with you on the Behringer.....its always the odd piece out. I  
finally found a case to fit it...an old vintage violin case (at the  
Chicago Music Store in Tucson)....and then last week it was CRUSHED  
by United Airlines. They wouldn't let me carry it on because I had 2  
carryons already (I always carry the RPTR) and I had to gate check it.

I never use those expression pedals anyway, they're too far way when  
sitting. So I'm going to give the Rocktron MIDI Mate a try.

Not a lot out there really. It seems like foot controllers are out of  
fashion because rack-mounted effects are out of fashion (i.e. not  
"retro" enough....yawn...insert comments here).

On Dec 28, 2005, at 11:33 AM, 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
> www.looproom.com (international)
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
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