Matt McCoy shows us how you can trigger band cues during a worship set using Ableton Live and a SoftStep Foot controller.
Powered by Facebook Comments
Awesome!!!! So could you also set up pads in different keys and use them in toggle mode one trigger them over the top of loops you are running normally without interrupting them? Great work BTW
Yep! You definitely could! Or you can use the “12 Step”, which I’ll make a video of soon.
Can you talk a bit about your pedalboard setup there? Very intrigued. I noticed particularly the video game controller on there. I’ve built some custom pedals and am always interested in new/better ways of doing things.
Also, who makes the soft step controller? I play guitar/keys for an artist and use an Akai keyboard along with an Akai trigger pad to fire samples. It would make things a lot easier if I could keep my hands on the guitar and trigger with my feet on some songs!
Bottom left is the aBility controller – a midi foot controller with 20 banks, 6 patches per bank.
The small square button is a MIDI switch for stopping ableton.
I use the game controller to trigger band cues within Ableton. I use a program called USB overdrive, which allows me to trigger key commands using the game controller.
Top right is an LR Baggs DI for my guitar.
The softstep controller is made by Keith McMillen Instruments. I HIGHLY recommend the SoftStep. It’s the best pedal out there. Each button can be programmed to do just about anything you want. Pressure sensitive, multi-directional, twist with you foot to control as a knob, etc. Check it out for sure. We have some available here: http://loopcommunity.com/hardware/softstep-foot-controller
We give away a Preset too that makes the SoftStep very easy to use.
Thanks for the info! I’ll check that out.
Text formatting is available via select HTML. <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>