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RE: EDP foot controller: touch buttons
I discovered another thing I do sometimes with my boat feet, I accidentally
hit the overdub button next to the record button!
I think what I may do is get some 1/2" wood dowel, cut little pieces, about
1/4", maybe 5/8" long and glue them to the buttons I use most to give a
little elevation to help prevent false hits on the adjacent buttons.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Travis Hartnett [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 8:38 PM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: EDP foot controller: touch buttons
> I've encountered erratic behavior if you get dirt in the
> switches, such
> as when you're playing somewhere with a lot of grit on the floor. If
> after a few tunes you start to notice an accumulation of fine black
> particles around the oft-used switches, get down there and clean
> everything off ASAP. If possible, sweep the area you're going to be
> standing on before you start playing. In really dirty
> situations, you
> may want to open up the footpedal and blow everything out
> with a can of
> compressed air once you get home.
> The more-expensive switch option often introduces its own problems,
> such as decreased accuracy from the longer throw/greater force
> required, and an increase in the acoustic switching noise.
> On Feb 18, 2004, at 9:20 AM,
> Loopers-Delightemail@example.com wrote:
> > Subject: EDP foot controller: touch buttons
> > Hi all,
> > To you EDP users, those who'e used the foot controller
> that's designed
> > for it:
> > Have you experienced touchy behavior from the record button? I'm
> > finding mine extremely sensitive in that I'll try to step on it for
> > record and when I release it senses another button push (ending
> > record) and I end up with this tiny short loop.
> > Also, on a long push to clear the recording, on release it
> will start
> > recording again, apparently sensing yet another push.
> > Is this characteristic of the cheap switches in these units? Will
> > replacing them with better switches resolve this?
> > Thanks,
> > Paul