Need foot controller to on the fly record/play various loops

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Sebastian
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Need foot controller to on the fly record/play various loops

Post by Sebastian » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:15 pm

Which unit and which unit is a snap to program the functions via the MIDI assign function on Ableton?

I dont wanna spend hours and downloading other software

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Re: Need foot controller to on the fly record/play various loops

Post by Jekblad » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:17 pm

Soft step
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Re: Need foot controller to on the fly record/play various loops

Post by bartend7 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:48 am

Jekblad wrote:Soft step
+1

there is some software you need to use, but its easy.

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Re: Need foot controller to on the fly record/play various loops

Post by H20nly » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:32 am

if you want simplicity:

http://logidy.com

i have one. it's built solid and just works. no drivers, no fuss. low price.

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Re: Need foot controller to on the fly record/play various loops

Post by h3rtz » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:01 pm

I am using 2 icon g-boards along with a bunch of other midi controllers to fire and record clips. Sorry but i cant attach a link due to my crappy chinese internet connection. When i try to get on the manufacturers site chrome reports a bad link. Amazon had them afaik but i dont want to link a resellers site here.

I bought mine directly in hong kong about a quarter year ago and never had an issue. If you can live without unlimited flexibility ( for instance: you cant change the midi channel, the device will always send on 10) and the fact that the LEDs do whatever they want instead of indicating the clips status you'll get some sturdy compact and cheapo devices that never miss a hit. The design is pretty ideal imo. U need more switches? Just add another board. Maybe i'll get a third one to control guitar fx.

Edit: it comes with mapping software and drivers, but you can map it like any other midimdevice in ableton. No bome or ox or yoke or anything.

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Re: Need foot controller to on the fly record/play various loops

Post by h2jazz » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:31 pm

I use a G-Board too. Very simple. But I'd like to have LED feedback, e. g. when I switch the chorus on, I'd like to have the button's LED on. Does anybody know how to do that?

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Re: Need foot controller to on the fly record/play various loops

Post by doghouse » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:00 pm

Thanks for the tip on the UMI3, H2Only! I've never heard of this unit before and the price is excellent. This thing will definitely solve a few problems for me.

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Re: Need foot controller to on the fly record/play various loops

Post by H20nly » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:47 pm

doghouse wrote:Thanks for the tip on the UMI3, H2Only! I've never heard of this unit before and the price is excellent. This thing will definitely solve a few problems for me.
nice 8)

i love mine. simplicity is a wonderful thing. besides my bass, the thing is the most reliable piece of kit i own.

as a bonus, you can bludgeon someone with it and keep using it afterward. :twisted:

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Re: Need foot controller to on the fly record/play various loops

Post by EnjoyRC » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:23 pm

I have discovered the Nektar Pacer... Wow, what a great controller. Quiet, easy to control pedals live.
https://nektartech.com/pacer-midi-daw-f ... ontroller/
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