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Re: softstep. anyone using it successfully?
I just got my replacement softstep and this one seems to be working
I've been testing it out and noticed that I have to press in the corner of
the keys to reliably get it to trigger. If I press in the center (no
matter how much pressure) it does not trigger.
See if you aim for the corners if it helps you reliably trigger the keys
as well as the nav pad.
On Nov 10, 2010, at 7:35 PM, Zoe Keating wrote:
> 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
>> (And I just bought one last night.... bottom line, should I cancel or
>> ---Christopher "I-wish-I-took-up-knitting-instead" Darrow
>> On Nov 10, 2010, at 1:50 PM, email@example.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.