What is the best way to control my DAW via my feet??????

Discussion in 'Computing' started by lavasong, May 15, 2008.

  1. lavasong

    lavasong Guest

    Hi. I see all sorts of MIDI controllers for PT and Digital Performer but nothing that lets me hit record without using my hand. I'm trying to decide between these two and if there's something that works for that it could clinch it for me. Thanks in advance!!!!!
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Sure. Learn how to type with your toes. Just like those thalidomide folks of my generation.

    20 digits
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Distinguished Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    Many controllers have a 1/4" socket that you can plug a foot switch into to control functions that you select.

    Or you can go this route http://www.roland.com/products/en/FC-300/ which is probably more control than you need.

    Or this route if you are handy with a soldering gun http://www.maxmidi.com/diy/foot/

    Best of luck!
  4. Imaginaryday

    Imaginaryday Active Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Washington, DC
    hi lavasong, i believe this is what you need: i got to warn you... at $500. it is way overpriced.

  5. stringfling

    stringfling Guest

    I have the x-tempo POK and it is WELL WORTH THE MONEY.

    It is so easy to set up that I was able experiment with different ways of doing things and within a day I had solved most of the things that had been really holding me back. Zero stress. It even stays connected all the time without me having to do anything, which was one concern I had before I bought it but it's been a wonder.
  6. Imaginaryday

    Imaginaryday Active Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Washington, DC
    i still think it's way overpriced for what it does. x-tempo needs to be more reasonable. $500.? come on!
    for those who can afford it, i say go for it.
  7. lavasong

    lavasong Guest

    Hm... I think I'm going to go for the xtemp anyway. I tried a friend's midi board and wasted most of last night on it. Nightmare!!!!!! the specs on the pok look like it will do what I was looking for without the extra steps. plus its wireless. thanks!
  8. ENW

    ENW Guest

    Remy, you are a hoot. When I read the topic line, my first mental image was of working the mouse with my toes.

    Sorry. I know that's not what was intended.

  9. RECmole

    RECmole Guest

    You could try one of these (much less expensive than prev suggestions).
    They can be programmed for the shortcut keys of your choice:

  10. lavasong

    lavasong Guest

    thank you for the suggestion, recmole. usb game buttons, who knew? i already did get the pok and i gotta say I AM LOVING IT. no cables, no troubles and most importantly easy to label (set up with commands). it just works. thank you everyone for your input!

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