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Midi Solutions Footswitch Controller
Midi Solutions Footswitch Controller


 

Midi Solutions Footswitch Controller

Provides a 1/4" phone jack input for connection to a footswitch or contact closure which can be used to trigger MIDI events
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Midi Solutions Footswitch Controller

The MIDI Solutions Footswitch Controller provides a 1/4" phone jack input for connection to a footswitch or contact closure which can be used to trigger MIDI events (for eight footswitch inputs in a single rack space unit, see the MIDI Solutions F8). Triggered MIDI events are merged with incoming MIDI messages and sent to the MIDI output of the Footswitch Controller.

Triggered event types are programmable and include:
• Note
• Control Change
• Pitch Bend
• Program Change
• Start/Stop
• System Exclusive

Other functions include:
• Program Change INC/DEC
• Rechannelize
• Transpose
• Tap Tempo
• Note-on Filter

MIDI Echo and Footswitch Toggle parameters are selectable on/off.
The Polarity of the footswitch can be determined automatically on power-up, or programmed to normally-open or normally-closed.
The Footswitch Controller is programmed by sending it MIDI System Exclusive messages (see FAQs - Programming). This can be done easily with the Processors Programming Tools software. Once programmed, its settings are retained even after power is removed. The Footswitch Controller can be reprogrammed with new settings as often as needed.

The Footswitch Controller is MIDI-powered, and requires no batteries or power supply to operate with most products (see FAQs - Power for more information). A MIDI indicator LED lights up when the product is powered and flashes when MIDI data passes through it.

Specs:
weight: 3.9 oz.

dimensions: 4-3/16" x 2-3/16" x 1-3/32"


MIDI Solutions Footswitch Controller Block Diagram:




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Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

 
 
Works perfectly and lasts a long, long time April 5, 2015
Reviewer: Bob "Notes" Norton from Fort Pierce, FL United States  
This is my third one. The first one lasted over 15 years of hard use. I play one-nighters for a living.

I bought #1 and #2 over 15 years ago, programmed them both with the downloaded software and the first one suddenly failed. I went to the gig bag, got out the spare that I programmed way back then and it works. So now I need another spare (the show must go on) so I purchased #3.

I use them on my wind controllers and they have seen action on Yamaha WX7, Wx11, and WX5s.

But there are plenty of songs I learned on my Bb tenor sax or my Eb alto sax that I now want to play on the WX. The footswitch controller turns the C instrument into a Bb or Eb instrument instantly, so instead of re-learning the old songs, I can learn brand new ones.

Plus I can pick up the alto or tenor instead of the WX anytime without having to think about the key. Very convenient and that gives me time to think about other things also important to the gig.