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RE: Midi Foot Controller - Which One?

You might find something that does the job here:

From: Ivodne Galatea [mailto:takas20@hotmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2014 12:14 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: RE: Midi Foot Controller - Which One?

I use the Peak foot controller made in Thailand, bought from the maker via for about 150$, but there are more advanced ones there

It is built like a tank, folded sheet metal and quiet switches, easy to program, easy to use. I have had it about 8 months but not left the house with it. It has probably had a couple of thousand presses, but shows no wear.

I make use of midi thru so it hasn't bothered me that it only has one midi out but I am sending midi out to two AKAI Mixbays, a Maxon switcher and my Roland SP404sx sample player.  I send program changes to all (including bank selection). Because the Roland and the Maxon lack a Midi thru, I had to get a splitter to get it to run.

Two clicks to do that (first holding down to scroll). Really easy.

The advances one are, well, more advanced, but still only one Midi out.

But a really nice unit


From: rejyna@msn.com
To: loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Midi Foot Controller - Which One?
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 07:09:03 -0800

Gear Question:

At the start of each new song in a live performance, I need to change the starting patch number on four devices at once (drums, midi guitar, guitar multi-effects and vocalist harmonizer).

I have been told that there are devices that would make all these changes for me with one button push - neato!

So, here's some of the choices, any advice?

  • RJM Music MasterMind - $329.00 - 4 simultaneous devices on different channels

  • Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro Prog MIDI Foot Controller - $399 8 simultaneous devices

  • Rocktron MIDI Raider MIDI Footcontroller Pedal  $499 - Not sure how many devices simultaneous

  • Rocktron MIDI Mate - $219 - Six changes on six channels simultaneously

  • GORDIUS Little Giant 2 - $699 - Higher $ than I want to go and how many simultaneous?

Any I'm leaving out?  (don't really want a keyboard in my rig and without a computer in the rig, USB powered controllers are out)

Thanks folks!