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Re: laptop joystick footcontrol


That foot controller is very cool! How difficult was it to build? Did
you run into any difficulties? What did you use for the foot switches?
What expression pedal are you using and are you happy with it? Sorry
to pepper you with questions, but I'm thinking seriously of trying my
hand at build one.

On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 8:33 AM, Tilmann Dehnhard <tilmann@dehnhard.com> 
> when travelling i use a laptop setup.
> here is a picture of my box w/switches:
> http://www.dehnhard.com/picture
> my electronic gear is 100 percent hand luggage now!
> for controlling mobius (inside bidule) i have built a controller based on
> this joystick control chip:
> http://www.lbodnar.dsl.pipex.com/joystick/
> well, it's sexy to have your whole gear in a bag you can carry on board.
> and astonishingly security has NEVER asked what all these cables and 
> are for. i guess the flute in the same bag gives it away...
> but computers are risky.
> once i had a virus the day before the gig (and i was in india and there 
> no german windows recovery disc in sight...).
> another time the laptop started to fire key commands at mobius randomly
> about 20 min before the gig, probably due to high temperature and 
> i stopped that by getting rid of all key commands and go foot control 
> call me a pessimist, but i also expect my laptop to fall one day.
> accidents happen and stages are not the safest places on earth - cables 
> people and quick soundchecks...
> as per suggested, i will get together a survival kit for travelling:
> an identical harddrive with the whole music setup already installed, a
> windows cd and a cd with all the progs i use.
> keeping the fingers crossed - tilmann

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