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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-22-2002, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looking for a midi foot controller...

I'm after something really basic just to switch patches on a midi pre-amp.

I already have a Lexicon MPX-R1 that I currently use to switch both effect rack and pre-amp patches but I want to try and seperate it so the R1 is just used for effects, and I have another controller for the pre-amp. Consequently I want something that is pretty small and only needs 4 or 5 buttons, preferrably the pin-head type buttons. The only thing that I can find that is anywhere near close to what I want is the Roland GFC-50, but this is a little large and I'm not too keen on the switches.

Anyone know of anything that might fit the bill ?

Many thanks.

Ving
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 09:36 AM
 
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What you're looking for is something similar to the Line6 FB4. 4 'pin' foot switches and a midi-out port. Problem is this, the FB4 comes with a cable that won't fit anything other then Line6 products. I still think you could replace the original cable (it plugs in from a normal looking midi 5-pin cable port with a large telephone type plug on the other side) with a normal midi cable and use it without problems. Check at your local music store to make sure though.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 10:37 AM
 
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All Line6 floorboards hook up with an ethernet cable. If you can figure out how to re-wire it, go for it, but it'll be more trouble trying to get it to work with your other gear.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 01:15 PM
 
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Try here http://www.axess-electronics.com/products.htm about half way down the page they have a controller called the MFC5.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 09:28 PM
 
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The TC Electronics G-Minor is a useful little pedal - very handy if you just want to change patches, and fully configurable... It only has three "buttons" per sé, but you can switch between modes for a variety of uses. I like mine, ymmv, etc... There's a picture of mine on my rack control pedal board about half-way down the page here:

http://www3.sympatico.ca/jimi_d/jimsfx.htm
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2002, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey, thanks for all the info guys. Sorry not to have replied earlier myself but I was away over Christmas.

Time to browse round and decide which one to get

Thanks again.

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