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Re: softstep. anyone using it successfully?

Well, I had some speed bumps setting it up to work with my system and  
needed some hand-holding from support to make for banks that work just  
like my four banks on the FCB.

Now I'm practicing with it.

I am having some difficulty getting the keys to respond, in particular  
the nav keys that move between banks. I think its because I'm sitting  
down, and I need to relearn my fancy footwork. If I set the threshold  
of the pedal to be low, and raise the gain (a setting that amplifies  
your foot presses), I can get the keys to trigger reliably...but then  
I run the risk of triggering keys in the bottom row as I reach for the  
top row. The nav keys (to move between banks) have some kind of trick  
to it (pressing on the outer edge of the button seems to be the  
trick), because I can't get that one to go reliably. I need to change  
banks pretty rapidly and I'm having a bit of difficulty.

I'm sure I need to just practice more, which is what I'm doing but I  
wanted to hear other peeps experience. I'm making live music for live  
production of Radiolab in DC on Saturday and I would really love to  
travel with only the SoftStep, but I'm too nervous.

On Nov 10, 2010, at 3:23 PM, Christopher Darrow wrote:

> I'd be happy to hear it to. That's why god invented the OT prefix.
> Besides, I'm sure information about your looping techniques will  
> necessarily be intwined with the SoftStep functionality. Could be  
> quite telling!
> (And I just bought one last night.... bottom line, should I cancel  
> or keep?!)
> ---Christopher "I-wish-I-took-up-knitting-instead" Darrow
> On Nov 10, 2010, at 1:50 PM, looppool@cruzio.com wrote:
>>> anyone using the softstep and wanna talk shop offline???
>> Would you mind, terribly,  talking shop online, Zoe?
>> I'm fascinated by this product but so far, unconvinced,
>> and could benefit from your discussions.
>> If you mind, no worries, but I thought I'd ask.
>> rick