[PD] midi controller advice?

Conor J Curran forward at forwind.net
Thu Oct 11 13:10:34 CEST 2007

Hi Bryan,
Sorry for the 3 month delay in responding to this :) . I bought the CME
GPP3. One expression pedal, two switches. Seems a little flaky, gets
itself in a muddle and needs to be restarted to get it going again.
Quite cheap though and looks and feels lovely. 
I must take a look at the behringer as of when the time comes where I
need more expression pedals.
All the Best B,

On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 00:51 +0200, Bryan Jurish wrote:
> moin Conor,
> On 2007-08-06 23:56:30, Conor J Curran <forward at forwind.net> appears to
> have written:
> > Hi all,
> > I was looking around recently for a foot controlled midi controller. The
> > more expression pedals the better. I was under the impression that the
> > expression pedals have a range of 0-127 (is this correct?).
> Yep, that's what mine do.
> > I was hoping
> > to map as many expression pedals to a controller number each in order
> > for each pedal to control some aspect of an external. 
> > 
> > The only midi controller I could find which had a decent number of
> > pedals was the fatar mp117. 
> ... looks cool, but also very much like an organ-emulator rather than an
> expression pedal bank.
> I recently got a behringer fcb1010, which has 2 expression pedals, 10
> bang stompers, and 2 vestigial stompers (device-internal use only).
> I've been using the bangs (via [pgmin]->[route]) to select where the
> expression pedal data goes (via [sprinkler]), which works quite well.
> the device itself is cheap but poorly constructed:  in particular, the
> expression pedals use a good 80% of their physical range for maybe 10%
> of the data range ... with only whole byte values, that's a serious pain
> ... but hey, it's behringer: what did i expect?.  I think roland and
> yamaha also make 1-2 expression pedal multi-bang stompboxes along the
> same lines, but have never used them.
> If I had the time, I'd get an arduino and a mess of burned out wah
> pedals on ebay and solder my own ;-)
> marmosets,
> 	Bryan

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