Keith McMillen SoftStep 2

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USB controller

  • 10 Illuminated cross-shaped, pressure-sensitive buttons
  • Raised rear button row
  • 10 x Two-color LEDs
  • 4-Character LED display
  • Control of controller data by up / down and right / left movement
  • Up to 6 commands per pad: note, CC, pitch bend, program, MMC, HUI or OSC
  • MSB & LSB Pitchbend support
  • Special adaptation to the Kemper Profiling Amp
  • Power supply via USB
  • Class Compliant
  • Robust, stage worthy construction
  • Housing: carbon / fiberglass
  • Graphical interface for programming the hardware
  • Compatible with MAC OS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 445 x 107 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 0.54 kg
  • Including Softstep Software Suite
Amount Of Switches 11
Number Of Pedals 0
Display Yes
Connector For Expression Pedal Yes
available since February 2014
Item number 333410
sales unit 1 piece(s)
USB 1
Pads 10
Diplay 1
Rotary Knobs 0
Fader(s) 0
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Highly programmable pedalboard
blueveek 30.04.2017
One of the most feature-rich midi foot controllers I've ever used. Very easy to program with downloadable software (which has both easy and expert modes!), and extremely diverse in the multitude of things it allows you to do.

Frankly, I'd expect this product to cost a whole lot more for what it provides. This feels like a 700? or more product.

It provides midi over usb, and can operate in two modes: hosted and standalone. Hosted mode is when you use it with your computer, and it provides a superset of features of the standalone mode (still more than enough for almost all use cases). It draws little power from the USB type B plug, so I'm successfully using it with a Puc+ over bluetooth.

Be warned though: the soft pads and their "smart fabric" gets a bit getting used to. I'm still not sure whether or not I prefer physical switches or these "soft step" switches. They're illuminated so you know what you're pressing if you're looking, but if you're the type of person who prefers feeling switches instead of seeing them, you'll have a difficult time at first finding the right thing to press with your foot.
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incredible
Hans7253 21.01.2015
it's simply amazing how deep you can programe the soft step and its presets. With two different editors for basic and Expert users. Really well made and portable (about 500 gr). It will change the way I do music with Ableton Live and my horns. Really excited with this new toy!

Furthermore, I asked for some support to it's developer team and they (thanks Evan) modified some of his work (Ableton Clip Launcher) for get the SoftStep working on the way I was wishing!

Really happy with this money I've spent on this!
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Powerful but a bit stiff
T Molloy 01.06.2021
This controller is great and the software is easy to use.
There are light and complex versions of the software available depending on your needs, so you can do simple patches easily or dive deep by investing some time.
The sensitivity/ tracking of the pads isn't amazing. X/Y tracking for example isn't as sensitive as you might hope.
I've had this product for years though and the build quality is top-class.
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nice piece of gear
LeonardM 14.03.2019
The features are amazing, however for that price I was expecting more in terms of quality. I've been using it for a few months now and it shows noticeable signs of wear, the plastic cracked on one of the edges and something is peeling off the rubber parts. Also, the carrying pouch is a few centimeters too small for it and you can't close it properly. Too bad since it's really nice and useful.
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