Guitarists & Midi Footcontrollers

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KVRist
94 posts since 7 Feb, 2021

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:55 pm

Hi All,

Probably a bit niche but I’m after some opinions/experiences on MIDI Footcontrollers when playing guitar into a DAW.

I’d be using it in Ableton (Looper) and looper plugins like Audio Damage’s Enzo

And also in Bias FX for switching pedals in/out

So I’m guessing I need easily programmable midi settings for a couple of ‘profiles’

There’s a Behringer foot controller which crops up a lot but looks like overkill & also huuuuuuuuge so something more compact would be nice.

Thanks

KVRer
10 posts since 23 May, 2021

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:42 pm

I use Line 6 FBV Express MKII with ampsims.

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KVRAF
8653 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:28 am

I use both the above, I’d recommend trawling places like Reverb, Gumtree and eBay for second hand FBV Express units, sometimes they pop up at around £50.
You can also get their bigger brothers cheap too.

Edit: Here’s one…
https://reverb.com/uk/item/43764677-lin ... controller

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KVRist

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94 posts since 7 Feb, 2021

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:49 am

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:28 am
I use both the above, I’d recommend trawling places like Reverb, Gumtree and eBay for second hand FBV Express units, sometimes they pop up at around £50.
You can also get their bigger brothers cheap too.

Edit: Here’s one…
https://reverb.com/uk/item/43764677-lin ... controller
Thanks for that. I’d thought I’d have ended up with the Blackstar Live Logic but that price is great - not considered second hand with me not really know what to go for but thanks to all for the recommendations- the expression pedal is a huge plus

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KVRAF
8653 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:04 pm

(blacklight) wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:49 am
WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:28 am
I use both the above, I’d recommend trawling places like Reverb, Gumtree and eBay for second hand FBV Express units, sometimes they pop up at around £50.
You can also get their bigger brothers cheap too.

Edit: Here’s one…
https://reverb.com/uk/item/43764677-lin ... controller
Thanks for that. I’d thought I’d have ended up with the Blackstar Live Logic but that price is great - not considered second hand with me not really know what to go for but thanks to all for the recommendations- the expression pedal is a huge plus
Another trick that's worth knowing if you have a MIDI keyboard with an expression input this tends to go on CC number 11 so you can use that CC to trigger whatever you want in your guitar software such as a Wah or Volume and there are perfectly usable cheap expression pedals around. I bought a M-Audio EX-P for about £15 and they're even cheaper on Amazon at the moment. I wouldn't want to gig with it, but fine for light home use.
It has a guitar style jack plug on the end so you need something to plug into. USB ones are available but tend to be comparatively expensive.
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/M-Audio-EX-P-E ... th=1&psc=1

KVRist
307 posts since 12 Sep, 2007

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:04 am

Keith McMillen SoftStep 2, works great and is incredibly flexible.

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