Triggering Loops w/ SoftStep Foot Controller

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Matt McCoy walks us through triggering loops and scenes with the SoftStep foot controller and Ableton live.


Paul Case · December 20, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Soooooooo soft step is your primary controller now???

Matt McCoy · December 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

in transition.

Lee · December 21, 2011 at 2:49 am

So what is it about the softstep that’s made you switch from the ability controller?
As far as I can see from the video above it seems to do exactly the same, can you explain the benefits over the ability?
Thanks 🙂

Stefan Schlag · December 21, 2011 at 2:56 am

Nice Video! 🙂 Thanks a lot..

Was it hard to set up your soft step like this?
Is there any way to program the soft step in a way that the LEDs of the song buttons 1-0 would remain switched on while the certain part is playing…?

Matt McCoy · December 22, 2011 at 12:09 am

It’s USB powered, LED backlit, Customizable display… you can have each button display custom text, you can program the pedal in many different ways and set the banks up however you want. You don’t have to use all 10 buttons, but could have 5 buttons per bank. Each button is also multi-directional and pressure sensitive. Possibilities are endless with this pedal.

Matt McCoy · December 22, 2011 at 12:10 am

Yep! Definitely – that can be edited and changed using the SoftStep Editor that comes with each pedal.

John · January 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

How did you configure the pedal? We want to do just as you are doing but after hours I still can’t figure out how to set up banks. Can you please explain this set up to me.
Thanks so much

Matt McCoy · January 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I’ll send you an email with presets.

John · January 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Hey man,thanks that would be amazing. Still havent figured it out!! Not sure if you sent it already. But i havent recieved it yet, if you did> Thanks again for the response…your help is appreciated!!

Matt McCoy · January 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I emailed it over again… did you get it? Check your junk mail. m

Chris · January 14, 2012 at 11:06 am

Hi Matt. Great video.

I am in the same boat as John. I love the set up you have, and was wondering if I could also get an email of your presets.


Matt McCoy · January 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Hey chris, did your buy your soft step controller from us?

Matt McCoy · January 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

Download the Loop Community SoftStep preset here:

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