GregP Posted January 18, 2006 Report Share Posted January 18, 2006 Hey all, I now have 2 MIDI devices with a total of 3 1/4" Stereo jacks which accept footswitches. Any old footswitch will do, because the devices do all the processing and the switches just create or break a circuit. What I want to do is create a MIDI floorboard. I don't have the skill to retrofit an actual wah/volume pedal yet, but I have a cheap expression pedal that works, so that's not a problem. The only thing I need to do are the very basic footswitches. Of course, being the kind of guy that I am, I just HAVE to make it more complicated than it needs to be.... An amp footswitch "latches" like any other pedal. You press it once, the circuit is "on" and you can release your foot. Press it again, and the circuit is "off" and you can release your foot. But a MIDI sustain pedal is momentary. It's only "ON" as long as you hold your foot in place. Ideally, I'd like to have 3 footswitches that can alternate modes. Is it possible without processor-based circuitry (ie. I just want simple switches and soldering) to set it up so that I have 3 footswitches, each also connected to a "latch / momentary" selector to determine the operation mode of the footswitch? Any advice on how to do this, or a generic shopping list (ie. "you need 3 dptp footswitches and 3 ____ switches" would be handy! Thanks, Greg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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