Keith McMillen Instruments SoftStep 2 MIDI Foot Controller

Keith McMillen Instruments SoftStep 2 MIDI Foot Controller

Keith McMillen Instruments SoftStep 2 MIDI Foot Controller

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Keith McMillen Instruments SoftStep 2 MIDI Foot Controller

Keith McMillen Instruments SoftStep 2 MIDI Foot Controller

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  • Ten Pressure Sensitive Foot-Pads
  • Pads Detect XY Directional Movements
  • Transmits MIDI, MMC and OSC
  • Fully Customizable
  • Includes Editor Software
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The SoftStep 2 from Keith McMillen Instruments is a USB powered MIDI foot controller that features ten foot-pads, each able to detect foot pressure and XY directional movements for a myriad of control possibilities. With the included editor software, the SoftStep 2 is capable of sending MIDI notes, MIDI CCs, Program Change, MMC, and OSC messages for full customization to your unique musical workflow. Use your feet to trigger the parameters of your favorite soft synths, and using the KMI MIDI Expander, Soft Step 2 will also control 5-pin MIDI hardware without a computer.

UPC: 091037792051
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Keith McMillen Instruments SoftStep 2 MIDI Foot Controller
  • Editor Software
  • USB Cable (5 m)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Controllers 10 keys with pressure and location (X/Y) sensitivity
    1 navigation pad with pressure and location sensitivity
    Display 10 bi-color (red/green) LEDs
    4 character alpha-numeric display
    Connections USB connector
    Mini-USB connector
    Power Source USB bus power
    USB power supply (not included)
    Power Consumption ~140 mA max draw @ 5V
    Data Transmission Class-compliant MIDI over USB
    MIDI over 5-pin DIN (via KMI Expander)
    System Requirement Software Editor (Mac):
    Mac OS 10.5 or later
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor or greater
    50 MB free hard disk space

    Software Editor (Windows):
    Windows 7 or greater
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor or greater
    50 MB free hard disk space
    Dimensions 17.70 x 4.10 x 0.94" (450 x 105 x 24 mm)
    Weight 1.3 lb (0.59 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.3 x 7.8 x 1.6"
    SoftStep 2 MIDI Foot Controller is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent device Well designed and engineered and seems highly durable (I have slight doubts about the protruding USB connector on the back, seems highly kickable, but that seems to be a drawback of using the consumer USB connectors in general). People complain about difficulty in programming, but honestly, I had my first patches made in minutes. Seems solid, and I'll enjoy using it - this is probably the last MIDI triggering device I'll need for a very long time.
    Date published: 2015-03-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from If you are not an expert programmer... I'm very frustraded with this pedal just because it's very hard to program and the producers seem to no little about it. I've been talking to them for a month already and they just can't help me programm the pedal to work with Ableton Live as a Looper. serious midi errors that they just can't figure out. DON'T bUY if you are musician and not a programmer
    Date published: 2015-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good and light Some problems using it with macbook pro running mavericks OS but after that no problem. The Nav pedal is not so handy (footy?) but the overall result is great. Use it with PD and works fine using the SSCOM1 chanel
    Date published: 2014-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five-star hardware, two-star app This is a great quality, rugged foot controller. I use it as an alternative to conventional pedals on my MIDI keyboard. The pressure sensitivity on the 10 keys is outstanding, which makes it a great way to have absolute control over pedal depth and pedal release. The navigation pad (the large key on the right side) is not pressure sensitive. Also the pedal can't hook up directly to a MIDI instrument. Either a computer or a MIDI extension (sold separately by Keith Ma illen) is needed. The keys are very close together. I ended up playing barefoot, which was the only reliable way I found to consistently hit the key I wanted without tapping the ones around. To compensate, there is a setting that only allows one pedal to be pressed at a time, but that wasn't going to work for me. The accompanying software is confusing and leaves a lot to be desired. I'm not taking off a star for that, because it's good enough to get the pedal working and no one expects top-quality software with their prosumer camera, for example. But if you want to do any of the following: - Use the SoftStep as a pressure-sensitive keyboard to play notes - Filter the MIDI data - Combine 2 or more different parameters You will need to use another app to modify the MIDI data. (I use PD-extended.) There are a couple weird bugs, for example, the smoothing function can cause an infinite loop of controller values, and turning off the backlighting crashed my SoftStep twice. Overall a top-class product that is definitely worth the small amount of time and frustration that it takes to get it working.
    Date published: 2016-11-11
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