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Re: looperlative control

Few people dislike programming MIDI footpedals more than I do, but in
this case I think it'd be better to have a MIDI controller rather than
a non-MIDI proprietary one.  The key is to make the looper be able to
"learn" any MIDI command and map that to any controllable function. 
So, rather than buy a large programmable controller, you could use any
of the standard small MIDI foot controllers and have the looper
respond to program change messages.  Cheap, non-programmable MIDI foot
controllers are plentiful and cheaper than the usual going price for
an EFC-7, and offer more buttons.


On 12/31/05, David Kirkdorffer <vze2ncsr@verizon.net> wrote:
> Steve - Thanks for your answer.  I'm a non-midi person.  I don't use
> laptops.  My selfish desire is to have a EDP style footpedal (Record,
> Overdub...) with one more button to switch "Loop Tracks."  That would 
>get me
> a lot - perhaps more than I can imagine fully using right there.
> And I would very humbly suggest that such a non-midi footpedal would open
> the Looperlative up to a much larger marketplace of buyers.  :-)
> David
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Lawson" <steve@steve-lawson.co.uk>
> To: "Loop List" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 2:57 PM
> Subject: looperlative control
> > >>>So - if I'm understanding the implications of this posting, the
> > Looperlative
> > requires a Midi interface / footpedal to operate its functions.  But,
> > does
> > that mean no functions are controllable without midi?<<<
> >
> > have a look at www.looperlative.com - the picture there shows the
> > front panel, which has button control for rec/overdub, play/stop and
> > then four user programmable buttons to whatever functions you want to
> > have on them. I have mine set to 'stop now' (the play/stop button is
> > quantised to the end of the loop), 'erase', 'all stop' and, er,
> > something else I can't remember...
> >
> > you can also access all the possible operations on any one track via
> > the buttons and dial (at the moment I'm doing all my feedback control
> > via the buttons and dial), and same with all the global functions
> > (overall volume, play all, stop all, etc.)
> >
> > But in case it's what you were asking, there are no other ways to
> > connect controllers at the moment than via the MIDI port - though I
> > guess it could be possible for Bob to write some kind of ethernet
> > thingie into the controller features at some point so you could rig
> > something up via your PC.
> >
> > cheers
> >
> > Steve