Finally a nice footswitch

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Finally a nice footswitch

Post by ze2be » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:59 pm


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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by Donnie » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:23 pm

Looks perty nice

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by ze2be » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:01 pm

Second quarter though, so a lil bit o wait.

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by PEAVLEY » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:24 pm

Looks great.Any idea of price?

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by Donnie » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:29 pm

ze2be wrote:Second quarter though, so a lil bit o wait.
Gives me a little bit of time to sign the divorce papers with my FCB lol.

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by mikemc » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:36 pm

^ :-) if it is cheaper than the FCB, that would be great, but it seems like your new footwife is likely way pricier. I'd have to say it seems over-fancy, with the continouous controller pads (ok if you perform in socked feets, i guess).

But the layout, the backlighting, the fact that it includes editor software and the form factor are all just right.

It is USB powered, also a plus, but it is not clear how it does the controlling, if it sends MIDI or what.

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by eisnein » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:41 pm

doesnt seem like too much on his site is even priced remotely close to the price of the FCB so i'm gonna wager a no. I'm sure its hard working great solid parts but i'm not sure how much i dig the "soft" aspect of it. I know its waterproof which is freaking great but do i need to take my birkenstocks off to play it? and seriously blue leds?
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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by ze2be » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:48 pm

$289,- A bit stiff.. :?

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by 3dot... » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:49 pm

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by Donnie » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:22 pm

Im cool with the price honestly if it does everything is says on the tin.

As much as I loved my el cheapo FCB, after years with the thing im itching for something a little more "defined" for lack of a better term. FCB is a clunky device, its just too big and too much of a pain when I need to make changes to my workflow.

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by #1thelark » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:25 pm

I bet you could do the same with the Wii Balance Board :lol: just paint some numbers on it..

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by Donnie » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:34 pm

Hell, I cant even get the Balance Board to work right with Wii fit. Cant imagine what it would be like controlling music software. That thing really hates people with flat feet. :lol:

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by bigbadotis » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:36 pm

Looks pretty cool to me... and it sends OSC! Anything that moves us towards a midi-less world is a step up in my opinion.

I'm assuming the software actually programs the board and doesn't need to be running all the time...

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by mikemc » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:39 pm

ze2be wrote:$289,- A bit stiff.. :?

yep. really, a footswitch like a double length nanoPad, with larger pads, maybe not as many, in a single row minus the x/y control would be plenty enough.

I bet it could be done for $99 easily and would sell like hotcakes.

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Re: Finally a nice footswitch

Post by dum » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:26 pm

the soft buttons look like mega fail to me...
he should have gone with switches a la:
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