Midi Foot Controller for multiple Looper tracks

I have a (seemingly) simple goal: to use a midi foot controller to work with Looper on multiple tracks. I don't need the controller to access or adjust effects etc - I just need 4 or 5 distinct loopers (i.e., on 4 or 5 distinct tracks) for hands free use at my gigs.

i have an APC 40 and 2 footswitches which works great with midi mapping, but the 2 dedicated footswitch inputs aren't enough.

I saw a related forum post that said the Tech 21 Midi Moose controller can do this, but:

"it needs a program to convert the program change info to note change info (mac = midi pipe / pc, bomes)
then use the "one pedal looper" tip (found as a heading in the forum, i think) to set up a looper template, and youre in business (if a looper is what you want). "


curious if anyone else has had success? or other ideas? I don't want the Behringer FCB1010. Numerous reports say it's a huge hassle for setup. I'd expect there are other users looking for a similar solution, so if you have any, please let met know. So far I'm coming up with blanks except the one idea posted above.

thanks in advance folks.

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danadiamond 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • bosonHavoc
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    I have used the FCB1010, the yamaha mfc-10, and I currently use the Keith Mcmillen Softstep. I like the sofstep for its size and flexibility. warning  it takes a minute to learn the software editor but if you learn the software you will be able to do things that you can do on no other controller and it is small and portable. That being said I the Yamaha is a solid piece of gear and is fairly simple to get set up for a basic set up. 

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • chaircrusher
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    The FCB1010 programming can be kind of painful, but the setup you're describing is the easiest possible application.  I have done a live set with one, and I didn't use the looper device at all -- just armed a bunch of tracks for record and used two footswitches to switch tracks and the rest to start and stop recording.

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • mattmccoy
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    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • X-ACTO
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    7 months ago | 0 comments

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