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« on: April 01, 2009, 09:45:42 PM »

I can't believe it took me this long to build a bank of foot switches.

Anyone that plays live with circuit bent gear- and particularly solo performers- will relate to the desire to be able to trigger more sounds than two hands will allow.  So I built a panel with 5 sturdy metal momentary switches that interfaces to a D-sub 9 port (like for joysticks) and then retrofitted a few instruments to work with the new switches. 

I have to tell you, as a solo guy,  it is a total game changer.

For a bit I had a second person with me to work the drum machine and sampler, but now I just use my feet for both machines.  It's fantastic.