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Keith McMillen Soft Step MIDI Controller

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Keith McMillen Soft Step is multi-touch controller featuring 10 key pads, each with Sensor Key Technology enabling 5 degrees of control that are unique to each key. These parameters include X, Y, Clockwise Rotation, Counter Clockwise Rotation and Pressure. Additionally, these sources can be mapped to destinations up to 6 times for each key, providing the possibility of a dense data source from a single motion of the foot.

The included software application for both Mac and Windows works with the hardware controller to manipulate sensor data for finely tailored control. These modified control sources can be mapped to any MIDI or OSC (Open Sound Control) destination, giving the player unlimited potential for creative expression. The board is USB bus powered and has an expression port to plug in an expression pedal.

The Keith McMillen Soft Step controller has blue backlighting for easy viewing on stage. A four-character alpha numeric display is user programmable and LEDs for each key can be programmed to display a choice of data. There is also an expansion port for the SoftStep MIDI Expander (sold separately) to enable use without a computer to control a MIDI synthesizer and/or rack. Power can also be supplied through the expansion port.

Keith McMillen Soft Step is a leap forward in foot controller portability and functionality. It weighs in at just over a pound and fits into many laptop and guitar cases for unparalleled flexibility. The board is rubberized and has a carbon fiber back to give it maximum strength and stability. TheKeith McMillen Soft Step controller is versatile and expressive, whether used with an effects rack or with popular software programs.

Pressure: Each key is pressure sensitive for expressive control
Direction: Translate up/down and left/right foot movements into control values.
Portable: Weighs just 1.3 pounds, stands <1" at its tallest, and is USB powered
Deep: Up to 6 Note, CC, Pitch Bend, Program, MMC, or OSC messages per key
Rugged: Elastomeric skin and a carbon fiber backing... "it's beer-proof!"
Flashy: 4-character LED display, 10 dual-color key LEDs, and EL underglow
Stage Control: Live, Traktor, Guitar Rig, AmplitTube, MainStage, Loopers and more
Studio Control: MMC and HUI control for ProTools, Logic and more
Hardware Control: Avid Eleven Rack, Line6 POD, keyboards, and FX units
Beyond Sound: Control lighting and video effects, robotics, pyrotechnics...

Connects to a computer or works standalone
10 multi-touch keys control up to 6 unique notes, Continuous Controllers, Program Changes, MMC, Aftertouch or OSC (Open Sound Control)
Control effects, looping and sample triggering in hardware and software apps such as Live, AmpliTube, Logic and Guitar Rig
Set up scenes and setlist presets for each key
Each key is responsive to 5 degrees of control: X- and Y- axis, clockwise rotation, counter-clockwise rotation, and pressure.
4-character alpha-numeric display and 10 red-green LEDs give performance feedback
Weighs in at just over a pound, making it ultra-portable and airline carry-on friendly
Super-super durable design using elastomeric and graphite composites gives SoftStep maximum strength
SoftStep comes equipped with USB connector and expression pedal jack and has 5 meter USB cable, expression pedal adapter and protective sleeve
Stage Virtual Pedalboard - connect to your MIDI hardware to switch programs, control parameters, trigger samples and loops
Guitar/Bass Players - control your MIDI FX hardware or software apps such as Guitar Rig and AmpliTube
Laptop Musicians/DJs - trigger and process loops/FX in Live, Reason and TRAKTOR, sample triggering
Keyboardists - keep both hands on your keys while switching patches, sweeping filters and tapping tempos
Studio - control punch-in/out, levels, jog wheel, panning and transport functions in Digital Audio Workstations/MIDI Sequencers. Control multiple DSP plug-in parameters in real-time. Map each of 10 multi-touch keys to 6 unique notes, CC's, program changes or OSC in your studio applications
Silent Switching - click-free control of program change, patches, FX while recording
Beyond Sound - control lighting effects, video, robotics, pyrotechnics, and more

Product Highlights
10 Multi-Touch Keys
Pressure, X/Y Motion, Rotation Sensitive
Lightweight and Rugged Construction
4 Character LED
10 Dual Color LEDs
Application Software
Mac OS X
Windows XP/Vista/7

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Keith Mcmillen warrants its products to be free from defects for 90 days from the date of purchase.