Last year, beat bars released MIDI adapters which were well received by musicians. Their success led them to develop a series of new standalone MIDI pedals.
The EX3 MIDI expression pedal is an easy way to control a DAW with your feet. It provides flexibility for MIDI users and musicians working with DAWs. The pedal converts the foot's movement into a stream of MIDI events, which makes it a helpful tool for controlling thousands of VST plug-ins.
EX3 provides instant plug-and-play connectivity. The device can be powered from the computer via the USB port or a standard USB adapter and requires no batteries.
FS3 is a programmable footswitch tailored to all needs related to MIDI control. It is a robust tool for triggering effects in VST plug-ins, stompboxes in Amp Simulators, and for switching entire programs and sound sets. It is ideal for controlling states and parameters in DAWs or loopers when you just want to play without using a computer. You can completely reconfigure entire sets of VST plug-ins at the push of a button, start/stop backing tracks, and even synchronize the tempo.
EX3 (€169.90) and FS3 (€129.90) are available at beatbars.com.