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Re: Cheap bass floor keyboard?

If you have some soldering experience, you may try something like this.
I haven't try but it might work.
Find something like a old roland TR505.
Open it and replace the switches (these are switches not pad with 
with jack connectors.
You can then connect footpedals to these and configure the beast to send 
to 16 notes messages.

layout is up to you and you still can add the kickdrum or Hhat to your 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stuart Wyatt" <loopersdelight@swyatt.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 1:01 PM
Subject: Cheap bass floor keyboard?

> I'm trying to find a way to include a 1 octave+ midi floor keyboard into
> my setup. I think I'm desxtrous enough on the old violin to be able to
> duet using my feet - thus allowing the loops to develop much quicker - as
> well as being able to kick in a full sound inbetween loops.
> The Korg etc. models that are identical to the bass pedals on organs are
> hugely overpriced, thus ruling them out for the moment.
> The FCB1010 can be set up in bass keyboard mode, but the layout of the
> pedalboard is not ideal - plus you can't switch between keyboard and 
> mode without physically switching the unit off and on.
> I found on ebay yesterday a 61 key midi roll-up piano for about £40 (Item
> 7389290029), which although not velocity sensitive, looks like a very
> practical piece of kit. Something like that in bass form would be ideal
> for what I am looking for.
> Does anyone else on list have any suggestions/ideas as to how I can do
> what I want to do on a tight budget?
> Cheers in advance!,
> Stuart Wyatt
> - http://swyatt.com


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